Thursday, December 24, 2015

Global Glitter December Linky...a little late!

I am a little late to the party, so I will get right to the point!

It is time {{ past time }} for Global Glitter's December Linky.

Staple Recipe - - Party Mix
My mom makes the BEST Party Mix. She uses the recipe on the Chex Mix box but doubles the about of goupy stuff. It is sooooo yummy!

Holiday Read Aloud Favorites - - Memoirs of an Elf
I have too many holiday favorites I read aloud to my first graders. I didn't even get to read all of them this year.  A favorite this year was Memoirs of an Elf. There is a great page about an "elfie." An elfie is an elf version of a selfie. Our classroom elf on the shelf took an elfie on his last day with us and left a copy for every student. They LOVED it!

Integrated Technology - - ChatterPix

This is the new favorite app in our classroom. There is a free version!  Here is a preview of an example of a product my kids made last week. I used it as a formative assessment.

New Find - - Snapseed App

This is a FABULOUS picture editing app. It is FREE!

Engaging Books - - Knuffle Bunny
My first graders absolutely adored this story this year! It was great for making text-to-self connections.

Snow Day - - Snow Day
I live in Florida. We have Hurricane Days, not Snow Days! The day before Winter Break we had Snow Day. We wore our pajamas, learned about snow, wrote about snowmen, made snow people, watched Frozen, and had snacks. Here is a picture of our hot chocolate in honor of Frozen!

Hop on over to Global Glitter to see who else has linked up or link up yourself!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12 Days of Giving

Hey Friends!
I am joining the Global Glitter Tribe for 12 Days of Giving. I actually have TWO Christmas freebies for you!

First up is Addition and Subtraction Strategies to 20.
The pages in this freebie can be used as practice pages, formative assessments or summative assessments. It practices the strategies of counting on, doubles, doubles plus and minus one, and making a ten. It requires the students to EXPLAIN which strategy the used! Click the picture above grab the freebie.

Next up is an ELA Mini Unit for The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty.
This unit covers Story Elements, Central Message, Retell, Summarize, and Compare & Contrast.

Feedback on TPT is greatly appreciated!

Click the picture below to get the book on Amazon!

Be sure to check out the other goodies and giveaway by clicking below!