Teaching Ideas for American Symbols

It is time to learn all about our American Symbols this week!



American Symbols Mini Video
We watched this free video on Brainpop Jr.  It is wonderful to have students view the video and discuss their background knowledge with American Symbols.




American Symbols Research Flipbook
We have been working on a research flipbook and it is really turning out to be so fun for the kiddos.  This is included in my American Symbols Unit.








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I also posted some FREEBIE pages from the unit. Enjoy!

Enjoy these American Symbol freebies with your primary learners!








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This engaging American Symbols unit is perfect for your firsties.  It includes non fiction vocabulary passages, student books, graphic organizers, and so much more!




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Sunday Steal of the Day

Steal of the Day
You can get my morning work for 10 bucks. It will last you an entire year and is Common Core aligned and my students love it!!!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Morning-Work-Bundle-for-ELA-Common-Core-Entire-Year-1051322






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Martin Luther King Jr Sale

I'm putting my store on sale for today only since it's a holiday.  Here's the image if you want to do the same or even throw a smaller sale.
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Giveaway Winners and Winter Olympics Unit and Freebies

Hey everyone!!!
 
Thanks for entering my giveaway for my Morning work bundle!  I really hope the winners love it!
 
Congrats to the following people:
 
 
I am so excited about the upcoming Winter Olympics!!!
We are doing a huge unit on them at our school. 
 
I hope these FREEBIES will be great for your classes! Enjoy!
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If you like those a lot....don't forget to check out my full unit on the winter Olympics!!
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MLK, Jr. Giveaway, Shapes Freebie, and Morning Work for the Entire Year Giveaway

Don't forget!!!! You literally have like only a couple of more hours to enter this amazing giveaway.  You can win some great Martin Luther King, Jr. products from me and many of my friends over at the Primary Chalkboard.
 
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My class started a shapes unit on last week.  Even though we had 2 snow days we were able to do a lot of intro activities.  We started with a shapes circle map.  My students brainstormed as many shapes as they could think of.  The next day we compared shapes by the different features each shape has.  We made shapes from toothpicks and marshmallows.  We had a great time!!!
 
 
 
We read these two books.
 
 
 
 
We also watched a shapes video on Brainpop Jr.
 
 
We also made this emergent reader that you can pick up on my facebook fan page.
 
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Click Here to pick up this freebie on Facebook.  Remember you have to like my page to get the Freebie!!!  After you like my page, click the fan only freebies tab!!!  Enjoy!!! 
 
 
 
Soooo.....How would you like to win ELA Common Core Morning Work for an Entire Year.  Well you can.....
I finally finished by big morning work bundle and I really want to give it away to 5 of my followers!!!
 
You can preview the BUNDLE here!!!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Morning-Work-Bundle-for-ELA-Common-Core-Entire-Year-1051322
 
Here are some features of each morning work page.  Each page features 10 problems with a bonus problem for fast finishers.  Each page is numbered 1-180.  Each problem has the matching CCSS standard and an I can statement.  Each page has a test practice problem so students can practice bubbling in answers. 
 
I am not biased at all (lol) but I really love my morning work.  I really do stand behind this product because I use it with my own firsties.  The other 7 first grade classrooms at my school use it everyday as well.  We are seeing great gains in our students' reading skills.  I will definitely say that my students really love it and are engaged while working on it.  Don't forget that you could make this into a workbook to use for the year as well
Here is one student completing a page from the bundle.
 
 
 
You can enter to win the BUNDLE in the rafflecopter below!!!
 
 
 

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