Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fun With Peeps!

We had so much fun this week working with Peeps!  

One of our activities was exploring with our senses.
{Which you can download in the preview from TpT for free.}

We touched them and listened to them and smelled them AND ate them!
{I tried really hard not to eat them before science time.  LOL!}
Stop by to see all of our Peeps science and writing fun!  

(There is also a graphic organizer for free at the bottom of the post!)

Happy Spring Everyone!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

FREE Religious Emergent Readers for Easter

Hello Freebie friends! Tomorrow is the first day of Holy Week and I created two FREE Interactive Sight Word Readers to help Catholic and Christian students learn to read and spell the word "Jesus" during the most blessed week of the church calendar.

If you're not already familiar with my Interactive Sight Word Readers, let me tell you ALL about these great little book. Each six-page booklet uses repetitive text and sentence structures to help children grow in reading confidence. A featured sight word is missing from all pages in the book. Students cut out and unscramble the letters (included in the packet) and glue them onto each page of the book to complete the sentences. If you're short on time, letter stamps can also be used or children can simply write in the missing letters.

Two Versions for Catholic or Protestant Classrooms

Two separate books with a similar theme and the same clip art have been created to meet the needs of Catholic and Christian classroom teachers. Both versions are available for FREE on the Kinder-Craze blog. Stop by and grab the version that best suits your classroom needs. 

Wishing you a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type

I get SO EXCITED for the spring because that means I get to teach about the farm!  Here is a fun little freebie to go with Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type.  Head over to my blog to pick up the freebie!

Michelle from Apples and ABC's

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Long Vowel Freebie

Hey All!
This is Mary from
I hope you guys are finally enjoying some non snow weather.
I mean, it IS Spring after all...

I am officially on Spring Break this upcoming week,
 but I am going into work to making up my snow days.
{I have a total of 7 days to make up by May 31! 
Holy Cow that is a lot of hours!!}

As I am preparing to work in my classroom tomorrow, 
I was preparing this file ready to use on long vowels.
Can I assume you guys might need this as well???

I hope you take a moment to grab this file by clicking on the picture above or clicking {here.}

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Break Writing!

This is going to be short & sweet. I posted on Instagram & apparently this writing page was in I just posted this freebie on TPT. If your spring break is already done then save it for next year. Hope you can use it! Don't forget to follow me so you don't miss any more freebies! 
 Peace, Mel D

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

Sunday, March 30, 2014

FREE Lenten Interactive Sight Word Reader

Catholic and Christian teachers: integrate language arts into your Religion instruction with this FREE Interactive Sight Word Reader, "Lent Reminds us of Jesus."

Each page of this booklet uses predictable sentences to name Lenten symbols. The fun twist of the book is that all pages are missing the word "of". Students complete the booklet by cutting out letters to correctly spell "of" and glue them into the book. It is a sweet way to foster faith development while also building reading skills. 

Stop by the Kinder-Craze blog to download your FREE copy of "Lent Reminds us of Jesus."

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Have you checked out all the Free Spring Resources here at Freebielicious?
It's also a great time to stock up at TpT as many sellers are having a Spring Cleaning Sale!  

Check out these amazing Spring Resources!
(Have an amazing Spring Resource?  Link it up below!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Subtraction Art Freebie

I love incorporating art into learning and that's what Subtraction Art is all about!  

Students work to create a scene that they can act out the problems!  

And you will super love it because it's FREE and it comes with a full color center you can laminate to use again and again.  Oh - and they go home so families practice again and again with their students!  

Be sure to stop by to see jumping subtraction too!

Love getting those to really experience learning!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Write the Room Literacy Center

Are you looking for a fun and easy-to-set-up Literacy Center?
Have you tried Write the Room?
Your students search for hidden themed-words around your classroom and record them on a worksheet.
It's sooooo much fun and really easy to keep going for a couple of weeks before switching out to a new theme.
Want to try it out for FREE?
Come visit my blog to download your free Write the Room Literacy Center and try it in your class.
I think your students will be begging for more!
Let me know if you do try it out!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Oh My Gosh 100% of the Time! That's all!

When me and my students "OMG" we are 100% "Oh My Gosh"ing!

Stop by to read my little rant and grab your free poster to remind your students!

Simply Kinder