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Two's Day (Tuesday), 2/22/22

Mind blown! Need I say more?! 

What an incredibly unique and fun day to make memories on!

Celebrate Two's Day on Tuesday, 2/22/22 (OR on 2/2/22) with a fun and easy Two's Day Flip Book that incorporates writing, patterns, task skills, finding pairs, counting by 2s, drawing & more!


Six different tabs provide fun, quick, mini activities that won't take up your whole day but will still allow your students to have a little fun on this special day. 


The cover has a place for your student to write their name so that they can proudly display their celebratory work on a classroom bulletin board or in the hallway.


 
The first page of the flip book allows students to work on their writing skills. First they will trace the gray scale date, and then they will write the date on their own. 
This page has two options: one for February 22 and one for February 2.



The next page asks students to draw triangles and count by 2s! Encourage your students to continue counting verbally to you or a friend by 2s past 28. 



Pairs come in twos! Can your students find the matching pairs? Guide your students through this activity by setting up sentences for them to finish. 

"Milk and _________."
"Salt and ________."
"Eggs and ________."
"Cat and _________."
"Bread and _______."
"Cake and ___________."
"Burger and ________."



I'm always looking for a way to sneak in some ways to get students to consciously think about being kind! See if they can come up with 2 ideas of things they can do TO-day to be kind to someone else. 


Get your students started on some AB pattern review while they brainstorm which friend they would like to draw a picture of themselves with. Bonus points if they are doing something kind for that friend in the picture!


Simple check lists can improve student learning. Use this opportunity to talk to your kiddos about what a check list is, how to make one, and how to implement one! Then get them jumping and hopping with this "Two"-do list page.


My favorite part is next-putting them together! Show students how to stack them up by putting some glue on the "glue" tabs. 






You can get this Two's Day Flip Book HERE
Celebrate Two's Day on Tuesday, 2/22/22 with this fun, easy to make flip book that incorporates writing, patterns, counting by 2s, task skills, & more
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Celebrate Two's Day on Tuesday, 2/22/22 with this fun, easy to make flip book that incorporates writing, patterns, counting by 2s, task skills, & more


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
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!
    

These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!
Another New Year is here - bringing along more fresh starts and more opportunities to make New Year's resolutions! 

If you're like me, you find yourself making resolutions every year to become more prepared, organized, and ahead in your lesson planning. This year, I'm helping my kiddos think about goals and resolutions they want to make for the new year.

We're going to do that with this simple and easy to make New Years Flip Book.
Students start out choosing a boy or girl character they'd like to represent them. There are 10 to pick from...5 boys and 5 girls. 
Each character has a place for your student to write their name so that they can proudly own their goals and resolutions!
The first resolution page encourages students to consider what they will eat in the new year. This is a great time to have discussions on healthy eating. My daughter made the sample below and decided she wants to eat more healthy grapes this year! 
The next resolution page has students considering what books they would like to read. They might have a specific book they want to read...or maybe they have a certain number of books they'd like to read!
Next, what are your kiddos going to play this year? Maybe they are going to try to play something new, like a new sport or activity. Or maybe they want to try to play with something they haven't played with in a long time. 
The next resolution page is my favorite! Who will your student help this year and how will they help that person? 
Where will your kiddos visit this year? Somewhere they've never been? Or maybe a favorite location? It might be a museum, a park, or even grandma's house! 
Finally, have your students make a short and quick reference list of 5 goals they have for the new year!
You can get the New Year's Flip Book HERE
You can get the New Year's Flip Book HERE

Another way to incorporate New Year's Resolutions is with an emergent reader that ties in both reading and writing practice! 

The emergent reader is 6 pages long. It includes simple sentences that were made with Kindergarten and First grade in mind. 


I tried to include as many high frequency words as I could into each page. 


Practice counting to ten on the fourth page! And check out what midnight looks like on a clock on page five! 


The last page is my favorite... It sneaks some writing practice into the reading activity! Students write three short and simple resolutions. 

This emergent reader is included with many other New Year's activities in a pack. 
You can get that pack of New Year's Activities HERE
You can get these New Year's Activities HERE

I love that some of my kiddos are wanting to make reading more as one of their resolutions. I found these fun New Year's bookmarks from Let's Learn S'more that are FREE on Pinterest:
This noise maker is always a big hit too...even older kids LOVE making noise!
One last idea...
This New Year's fireworks paint activity is always a simple but fun one!
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These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your Kindergarten or First grade students!

These New Year's activities for kids are a great way to help students make resolutions and think about their goals for the new year. These activities are quick and easy - a perfect addition to the other lessons and crafts you have planned for your 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!

-Til next time
    
Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with a flip book and emergent reader for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First grade kids! The duo pack is a perfect addition to the other activities, crafts, and lessons you have planned this holiday for your students.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...! This nursery rhyme and Christmas song is already being sung by the kids in my house. Christmas seems to be hitting us earlier this year. We've had record breaking temperatures and snow as early as Halloween. It seems to be inspiring people to put up trees and decorations a little earlier than normal. 

As you begin to compile activities for your Christmas lesson plans, there are two brand new 12 Days of Christmas activities in The Barefoot Teacher shop this season that you won't want to miss out on. 

This '12 Days of Christmas' flip book gives kids a chance to practice writing (and cutting & gluing) skills while practicing counting to 12. 

There are 12 pages, plus a cover included. There is one page for every verse of the song.
Here is a close up of just the cover that the kids will color and cut out:


Each page has a 'glue' tab at the top to show students exactly where to glue. Glue sticks are best for this. That way, if they make a mistake, it can easily be fixed! 


Here's a peek at the last 12 pages of the book:

When they are done, they can cut them out and glue them together at the top (don't forget, the tabs show where to glue on each page). And the complete project looks like this:
It's great for helping the kids remember the order of the song. Even I often forget which number has maids milking or pipers piping, lol! 
You can get the 12 Days of Christmas Flip Book HERE!
The second activity goes right along with the flip book. It's a 14 pages emergent reader that comes in two versions, which I'll explain below. This book will fit right into your kids book boxes and is great for keeping at school for reading practice. 
This reader is printed two to a page so that you can use the copy machine's double staple function when making your copies, and then use a slicer to slice the books apart.
The first page students will read is set up to introduce all the objects given during that 12 days of Christmas. 
Students can highlight number words and practice counting on each page! 
I included two versions of this book. You can use:
'seven geese laying' OR 'seven geese a-laying' for your little readers.
Get this 12 Days of Christmas Emergent Reader HERE.
Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with a flip book and emergent reader for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First grade kids! The duo pack is a perfect addition to the other activities, crafts, and lessons you have planned this holiday for your students.
Don't forget to PIN this post so that you can remember these activities for future planning!

PIN ME
Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with a flip book and emergent reader for your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First grade kids! The duo pack is a perfect addition to the other activities, crafts, and lessons you have planned this holiday for your 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!

-Til next time
    
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