Saturday, November 30, 2013

Teachers Notebook Thanksgiving 2013 Sale

Just wanted to let all of my followers or viewers that shop at Teachers Notebook know that everything in my shop is 30% off from November 30th through December 3rd. Just click on the image above to see all my products. I've added 2 new Holiday packets which are my featured products.

There have been many changes at Teachers Notebook over the last few months which makes shopping a lot easier.

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Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.




Friday, November 29, 2013

Kwanzaa, Christmas, and Hanukkah: Free Resources, Crafts, and Activities


Hard to believe that there are only a few weeks left until Christmas vacation, so I've put together some great free resources, crafts, and activities for all 3 December holidays for you to check out.

If you are looking for free resources and activities for Hanukkah, you can check out my blog post by clicking on the picture below. You will find great websites, books, crafts, and free activities and some freebies from me!
If you are looking for December Holidays Around the World free Resources and Activities you can access all the information by clicking on the picture below.

I have also found some great resources about Kwanzaa. If you are looking for some great Read Aloud Books then click on the picture below. This is one I used for my ESL students.

I have found some wonderful websites with free lesson plans, crafts, and activities like the one below. You will also find lots of links to Kwanzaa resources as well. Just click on the picture below.
You can also find lots of free information about the history and celebration of Kwanzaa by clicking on the picture below.
If you are looking for crafts, you will find some great craft ideas at DLTK by clicking HERE or like the one below at Activity Village.
Looking for great Read Aloud Books for Christmas? There are so many to choose from. You can see a list by clicking on the picture below.
You can find fun free activities, printables, and crafts at Activity Village like the one below by clicking on the Origami Elf.

 I also found this great website with 20+ Activities for kids you really need to check out. Just click on the picture below.
 I also found a large selection of Christmas printables which you can access by clicking on the picture below.

If you still need more, then check out apples4theteacher by clicking HERE.

I have a fun December Holidays Activity Pack that has Word Sorts, Literacy Center Activities, Games, and Writing Activities which you can check out by clicking on the picture below. If you download the Preview file you will see sample pages of all the activities and materials in this packet.
Here's a sample of some of the activities.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/December-Holidays-ELA-CCSS-Activities-Packet-1-2-447211
Of course I have a fun freebie for all my followers and viewers. "December Holidays Syllable Sort."
Just click on the picture below to download your free copy.
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Here are 2 you might like:

I hope you find some great ideas and resources for all your teaching needs. Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Early Bird Sale: Get Ready, Get Set, Shop!

Thanksgiving dinner is over and I'm joining many of my blogger friends in a Special Black Friday Sale. Everything in my STORE will be 20% all day Friday. So
GET READY!
GET SET!
SHOP!

If you are waiting for the CYBER Monday sale on December 2nd and 3rd where you will get an extra 8% off  for a total of 28% by using the PROMO CODE: CYBER then this is a great opportunity to browse some new holiday and winter products to wishlist until then.

If you have been looking for a great December Holiday Celebrations and Traditions Around the World product for Grades 2-3 you may want to check out my newest product.
Here's just a sample of all the countries your students will visit. After their visit they will fill out each page in their passport and engage in some fun writing activities. Just click on the picture above or below to check it out. Just download the preview to see all the materials and activities.
For Grades 1-2 I have a fun December Holiday Packet full of literacy center activities such as 3 different word sorts, learning games, writing activities and more. Just click on the picture below to read about all the activities. When you download the preview file you will get a free activity.
If you love poetry you might enjoy my Snow Poetry Unit with all original poems and literacy activities to go with each poem. This is one of my favorites. Find out more by clicking on the picture below.
You might also like Animals in Winter for K-1 and Wonderful Winter Literacy Centers

Finally a special freebie for all of you. Here is your chance to get my "December Holiday Edition of Don't Get Skunked" free only until November 30th. Just click on the picture below.

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Hope you finds some great deals for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Happy Shopping!


Happy Thanksgiving from LMN Tree

I have so much to be thankful for today. I will soon be sharing the day with my children, grandchildren and wonderful friends. I am so very thankful for all of you who follow my blog or stop by to view one of my posts. You are all so very special to me and I appreciate each and everyone one of you.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students and your communities.

For those who celebrate Hanukkah, I wish you you all a Happy Hanukkah as you celebrate the "Festival of Lights.

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

December Holiday Celebrations and Traditions Around the World Free Resources, Books, and Activities

Hard to believe that it's almost December! I've been so fortunate to have lived all over the U.S. and other countries and been part of their December celebrations. I've had a lot of fun putting together some great resources for you and a special December Holiday Celebrations and Traditions Around the World Thematic Unit.

For any unit about Holidays around the world, finding good books for your Read Alouds is important. I found a good list at Amazon which you can access by clicking on the picture below.
There are so many wonderful websites with lots of information for free resources and activities. You can find links to great resources and lessons at NEA  by clicking on the picture below.

Education World is another great website for free lesson plans and resources. Just click on the picture below to access some great resources. They also have lots of resources for Christmas Around the World that you can access by clicking HERE
I also found lots of great information about how countries around the world celebrate Christmas. Just click on the picture below.
Looking for a free ebook about Christmas around the world? Click HERE

I've finally finished and uploaded my own December Holiday Celebrations and Traditions Around the World unit. It starts with a fun "Where in the World is this" activity where students will look at pictures of different countries they will travel to and guess where they are. Then they will each get a folder and make a passport book with all the pages of countries they will travel to with country stamps, flags, and symbols of each country.
Then they will read about 8 different countries and write Subject poems about each one. Here are all the materials for each country.
Finally they will wrap up the unit with Informational and Opinion Piece Writing Prompts. There is also a fun activity where students will get into groups and design a travel poster about a country and write a persuasive speech about why you should travel to their country in December.
Just click on any of the images above or the one below to Download the preview file to see the Unit Daily planning guide and sample pages all the materials and activities in this packet.
I have a great freebie that I just uploaded. It's "December Holiday Celebrations and Traditions in Sweden" which you can add to my complete holiday unit. This one is not included in my complete unit.
Hope you will enjoy it! Just click on the picture below.
Have you checked out all my new Pinterest boards. Just click HERE. 
Here are a few you may like to follow.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for all of my followers and viewers.

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What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Animals in Winter: Free Resources, Free Activities, and Great Books for Read Alouds

It finally feels like winter in Tallahassee today with cold winds from the north blowing and temperatures dropping. What a great time to teach students about what animals do in winter. I've put together some great resources to check out.

There are some wonderful books for Read Alouds. This one is my favorite. If you click on the picture you will find this book. Just scroll down the page to see lots more books to choose from.
Looking for some lesson plans? Look no further that Scholastic for the Pre-K-2 grades. Here is a sample of one of the free activities from Scholastic which you can access by clicking on the pictures below.
If you are looking for lessons for intermediate grades you should check out this one. Just click on the picture below to see the full lesson plan.

I love writing my own Read Aloud and Guided Reading Books for students. Here is my Unit: Animals in Winter for K-1. I have just revised it and added 25 new pages of activities and materials.
My original Shared Reading Book, "What Animals Do All Winter Through" is a fun book in poem form that students will love to hear over and over again. You can make copies of the 3 ways animals get through winter like the one below: (There's a B/W one for students). After each page students will hold up the card to show what each animal does in winter.
Below is a preview of the Shared Reading book, Word Wall, Picture Word Cards, and the Early Emergent Reader.
Here is the preview of the 2 Emergent Level Readers, Comprehension Activities, and Hibernate, Migrate, and Adapt Animal Word Sorts.
There are also 3 different level "My Animals in Winter Writing Books, Opinion Piece Writing Activity, and 4 Literacy Activities.
Just click on the images above to download the preview file to see sample pages of all the materials and activities in this packet.

Just for my wonderful followers and viewers an extra freebie: Animals in Winter Literacy Packet.
 It would be a great supplement to my Animals in Winter Unit. Just click on the image below to download your free packet.
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Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Stay warm! Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

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