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These Chinese New Year activities for kids are the perfect addition to the other crafts, lesson plans, and books you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students!

So...I have a confession to make.
I might just happen to be a Panda Express lover. Ok, so I really, really am. In fact, this year my friend, knowing how much I love orange chicken, gave me a Panda Express gift card that was disguised in a cute little Chinese food box full of fortune cookies! I wish I had taken a picture of it! 

Anyway, the Chinese New Year is right around the corner.
And 2020 is the year of the...rat. 

I'd like to share a Chinese New Years Activity Pack with you that's full of many different activities to choose from.
--> It also updates each year to match whatever the new year it is! <--



From emergent readers to a variety of craftivities...
...rhyming, beginning, vowel, and ending sounds...
...mazes, posters & pocket chart pieces...


...labeling worksheets, ABC order and counting by 2s...


...Write the Room, Flip Book, & Graphic Organizer
SO much is included!

And now...I leave you with a virtual fortune cookie! 
Wishing you tons of luck this year 
(and orange chicken too)!

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These Chinese New Year activities for kids are the perfect addition to the other crafts, lesson plans, and books you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students!

These Chinese New Year activities for kids are the perfect addition to the other crafts, lesson plans, and books you have planned for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students!

Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

Happy New Year!
    

It's time to get ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 
Are your lesson plans ready?
I have some amazing resources to share with you that will help you plan.

The first set of activities is from this:
Martin Luther King Jr. Pack for Kinders

This pack includes 9 different types of resources for you to use on MLK Jr. Day:
1) "I Have a Dream" Emergent Reader
2) MLK 3 pieces puzzles in Black/White & Color
(Use them for fast finishers, to send home for fun, or have students paste them together on a writing prompt!)
3) I Have a Dream Color-by-Number
4) I Have a Dream Writing Prompt
5) All About Dr. King Graphic Organizer
6) I Have a Dream Cloud Cut-Out (1-2 sentence writing prompt)
7) All About Dr. King Facts Organizer
8) Pocket Chart Pieces
9) Full Sized Vocabulary Classroom Posters

Another fun, quick, and easy resource is this MLK Jr Flip Book.


The MLK Jr Flip Book has two character pictures to choose from. Let your students choose which one they prefer to use!



Either one they choose will look great along the side of their flip book!



The first tab has students writing down some basic facts All About MLK Jr.


We all have dreams! Have your students think about what one of their biggest dreams is and write it down.


Do you ever wish you could travel back in time and talk to this famous leader? What would you say? The next page has students practicing letter writing.


Next, have some fun seeing what words you can make out of the name "Martin."


Then bust out your artistic skills and illustrate a picture of MLK Jr giving one of his speeches.



Finally, spend some time thinking about MLK Jr and write down 5 words that describe him.


Glue all of the tabs at the top of each page together. Then pick which MLK Jr character you want to glue to the side.



Get the MLK Jr Flip Book HERE!




Here is a great video about MLK's life that you can show your littles.

We also talk about respect during our MLK unit. 
We learn and sing this RESPECT rap:


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Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

-Til next time
      
Fables are fun! Here are some activities for your kids to go along with The Boy Who Cried Wolf story. They're a perfect addition for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students and will compliment the other lessons, crafts, or centers you have planned. Plus, a FREE Little Red Hen emergent reader download!
Ah...the little boy who is infamously known for his false cry of a wolf! A boy who lies so many times, that when the wolf actually does show up...none of his friends believe him.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is one of Aesop's Fables. From it, comes the idiom "to cry wolf," which means to give a false alarm. Teachers around the world teach this story to students, in hopes that it will warn them of the consequences that come from telling lies.

As I did some brief reading about this fable, I discovered that an educational experiment was done that suggested that this fable, when read to children, actually increased their likelihood of lying instead of decreasing it - YIKES!

Regardless, I think it is still an important fable to read and teach! This 18 paged emergent reader simplifies the story for new readers while giving you a chance to focus on sight words at the same time.


I tried to include as many sight words as I could. The book is longer than I usually like to make them, but the kids didn't seem to mind at all.


This reader is also a perfect way to introduce and practice reading quotation marks. Have your students look for them and color/highlight/underline the words in quotes so that they can easily remember to read them with expression!



The last page of every book sneaks in a mini writing opportunity in which students reflect on what lesson is learned in the fable!





First, have your littles color the picture cards below on the left. They can think about the story while doing this. The picture cards are in order and the will help prepare them for what they will have to do later!

   

Next, have your kiddos bust out those scissors and practice their cutting! I intentionally left space between each of the picture cards so that students had 1) room for improvement and 2) room for mistakes! Once they are all cut out, mix them up!


Have students retell the story and glue the picture cards on the paper in the order that they go. Another option is to make a few master copies yourself, laminate them, and use them at a center year after year while also giving students a copy to take home.


And when it's all done and put in order, it will look something like this:



Get The Boy Who Cried Wolf Sequencing Activity HERE.

Get The Boy Who Cried Wolf Emergent Reader HERE.
Or... get it in a bundle with 20 other Aesops Fables Emergent Readers HERE.


Want to try out a fable emergent reader absolutely free? Your littles will LOVE having their very own version of The Little Red Hen to take home and read to parents or keep in their book box at school!



Get this FREE Little Red Hen Emergent Reader HERE!

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Fables are fun! Here are some activities for your kids to go along with The Boy Who Cried Wolf story. They're a perfect addition for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade students and will compliment the other lessons, crafts, or centers you have planned. Plus, a FREE Little Red Hen emergent reader download!

Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

-Til next time
    
Count & color leaves with a fun emergent reader that will enhance the other fall lessons, activities, and crafts you have planned for your kids. A great way to tie in math and color words practice. Plus, get a FREE download!
Fall came and went quickly for us. We actually had a lot of snow on Halloween this year! Bleh! Before the leaves get crunchy and crumbled, I wanted to show you an awesome fall counting reinforcement that I snuck into an emergent reader, a few other fall activities, and then I have a FREE DOWNLOAD for you to use with your kiddos!

Fall is a perfect unit for working on counting and color words. Students love collecting and looking at the beautiful leaves that fall from the trees.


Here's a full picture of the cover of the reader:

There are actually two versions you can choose from. One has a blank for students to count and write in the number of leaves on each page. The other doesn't and just includes the number word. Both include numbers 1-10.

You can get this Fall Counting Leaves Emergent Reader HERE.

If your kiddos are needing to simply just work on color words, there is a very similar emergent reader that focuses on that!


Each page simply introduces (or reviews) a new color word. They follow this format (see the next pic), and the last page has many leaves that they can choose to color whatever they would like. It's a great way to casually tie color words into your fall unit. It's also a great way to informally assess which color words your kiddos need to keep working on!

Make sure to have a few extra copies handy for kids who miscolor and need a new copy!
You can get this Fall Coloring Leaves Emergent Reader HERE.

Both of these readers, plus even more readers and other ELA and Math activities centered around Fall, are included in a Fall Activities Bundle.


This bundle includes yet another emergent reader that follows a simple "I can see..." format and introduces or reviews fall vocabulary.


Vocabulary posters are included to hang around your room for decor and most importantly, for use as a reference and also for use with a write-the-room activity.


Large, colorful pocket chart pieces are included as well!


One last thing...

I have a FREE DOWNLOAD for you to use with your kiddos.
Get these Fall 3-Pieces Puzzles to use with your fall unit!

They include a black/white version too. A perfect filler for fast finishers who finish their center work and want something more to work on! Have them color it, cut it out, and give it to a friend to put back together.


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Count & color leaves with a fun emergent reader that will enhance the other fall lessons, activities, and crafts you have planned for your kids. A great way to tie in math and color words practice. Plus, get a FREE download!

Thanks for letting me share these activities with you! I hope your littles love and enjoy them. I also hope they make your teacher life & prep just a tad bit easier!

-Til next time
    

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