Happy week 2 of fall break for me! It’s been very nice to relax a bit! But I admit I miss my little ‘staches! And after my center making party today…i’m a bit anxious to get back to it! A bit…
I am linking up with my friend Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It fun! Be sure to check out the linky party for some awesome ideas!
So, I was
shopping browsing at Target and saw these little guys!
Naturally, I did what any good teacher would do…I bought 250 of them! They’re $1 so it’s OK!
My 250 Frankenstein erasers inspired this:
I finished this last night at 11:30 and posted it! I think it’s so stinking cute and I’m just bursting at the seams to turn my ‘staches loose on these activities….
So today I decided to get busy and do some center prep! I literally spent all day printing…cutting…laminating…cutting…drove to Sonic…and now sharing all of my successes with you!
I just love this clip art from my friend Beth at Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah! I cannot wait to see my ‘staches use this center! They’re going to pick an eye from the witch’s cauldron and find the picture that begins with the sound! Who doesn’t love playing with eyeballs?!
My class has gone cray cray over write the room! I decided to make it a little more…academic…so we have a sight word write the room featuring The Frankenstein Family!
This is not my creation…but it uses those amazing eyeballs so I just had to buy it! This is from my friend Teaching With Grace! How stinking cute is this? Students count the eyeballs and match them to the number?! This is going to be a very popular math center!!! (CLICK THE PICTURE TO CHECK IT OUT!)
And then I decided to go ahead and keep printing…cutting…laminating…and moved onto my fall centers!
Candy corn counting…and yes we will use real candy corn for counters! Who loves candy corn? THIS GUY!
CVC words are falling from the trees!! Students read the word and find the picture!
Yep…we love writing the room! How about a fall themed write the room?! That will be 3 different write the room activities going at once in my room! I can’t wait to see the
chaos fun and learning that will surely happen!
And why not more CVC words!? How about building some CVC words?!
Now that I’ve bored you with my day of center madness…how about something free that I made!? Remember the eyeball clip art that I am just crazy about?! Well, I used it to make some ten frame cards! I use these in our mental math time to help kids build that rapid recognition of number dot patterns! (Or matching games…or Go Fish games….)
Click the picture for your freebie!
And then I made something that my awesome teammate (Mrs. P) and I devised together…we’re pretty proud of this little guy!
We wanted a scarecrow glyph but we couldn’t find any we liked…mainly because a lot of them included eye color and because of the demographics of our classes, eye color isn’t necessarily diverse enough…so we made our own. I admit, when I put him together today I cracked up. He is just so darng cute!!
Click either picture to download your free scarecrow glyph!
PS Glyphs=listening skills, following directions, and comprehension skills! See…crafts=common core aligned!
So that was my Monday!
If you’re interested in any of these centers, check them out by clicking these pictures!
OH YEAH! My common core creations are 20% off through tonight!
Let’s do a give away for my new Franken-Core pack!
Leave me a comment with themes you’d like to see in my next few creations and skills you want to see or skills you students need more practice with! I will pick a winner tomorrow! (Leave your email!)
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Thanks so much for the freebies! The Franken-core unit looks super! Anything you create would be fantastic. I just got the QR code letters and Frolicking into Fall units and they are going to be so much fun! Thanks for always creating such great stuff!
LOVE your Frankenstein creation! I just picked up those erasers and the candy corn pack at Target yesterday, too! I've been looking for Thanksgiving type activities that don't include pilgrim and native american images (more just turkeys and harvest, etc). The parents I deal with would work themselves into a tizzy otherwise!
Can't wait to see what you create next!
I would like to see some winter themed cvc games. I live all your centers
I absolutely LOVE your stuff!! Themes I'd like to see: Coral Reef and African Savannah – skills – ANYTHING! You're awesome!
I forgot to add something – 50th day of school activities!!
Don't you love the dollar spot at Target? Your Frankenstein inspired activities look so cute. Your kinders will love them! We have been using the erasers (of course I couldn't pick so I grabbed Frankensteins, candy corns, and pumpkins) as markers in ten frames and as self correction tokens in guided reading.
Polka Dots & Teaching Tots
Oh my—LOVE your Frankenstein activities. I need to run to Target now…I try my hardest to stay away from the dollar spot.
Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten
I love your Franken-Core! I have got to get to Target! I would like more CVC activities any theme or just general to use anytime. Thanks so much! firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the freebies and the giveaway! Anything you create will help reinforce what needs to be taught and you always make it fun! 🙂
lorepuckett at verizon dot net
GREG!!! Wow!!! I love love love your Franken-Core!! You are seriously incredible! Your mister is a very lucky man! Hmm, some ideas that we are working on in the near future are syllables, subitizing, 10 frames (love the eyeball one!!) and then of course native americans and pilgrims with Thanksgiving coming up. One that I really enjoy doing in the beginning of November is The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. Kiddos love to act out this story! Your glyph will be perfect for this theme too! I also need some new morning activity ideas, I have been doing my morning time a lot like yours but I feel like I am missing out on the emergent reader part. Where do you find yours at? Do you make them each week? Love all you do and share you are an inspiration!
Thank you for the freebie. I would love to see some things to teach numbers to 20, CVC words, and syllables with the winter theme.
What kind of laminator do you use?
I have to agree with the reply that wrote they love everything you do! I have the language and austic cluster of kindies who are still struggling with some of the basic concepts, so even in to late fall I would love some of the beginning stuff. (1st letters, matching upper/lower case, numbers to 5 or 10)
Have you checked out the Target Halloween Party section…glow in the dark pointer fingers….24 for $3. Great for reading time!
I love you scarecrow glyph! I'll have to remember it for next year. Our scarecrow week was a few weeks ago. My team and I have a schedule for the year with our themes, math and reading lessons so we can pace ourselves. I think you should do a nutrition pack. I need some stuff to teach nutrition. I haven't started on anything and I'm thinking it was my weakest theme last year.
The Franken-core pack is ADORABLE! What is more fun than Frankenstein? I would love to see more of anything to use with iPads/iPhones/iTouches. My grade is piloting iPads for our district and I would love to use them as much as possible so I get to keep them!
You're the best! Thanks for always being so generous 🙂 I was a new kindergarten teacher this year and I honestly come and check out your plans every single week!
I love your creativity!! Thank you for sharing your ideas and freebies! I'd love anything with spiders!! Thanks a million!
Greg, I love this! Way cool! I would love to see a hero or veteran theme coming up soon. We will be working on shapes, addition, and location (above, below, ect.) As always, you rock!!!
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Greg, This is amazing!! I love it!! You are so creative. Upcoming themes: Thanksgiving, addition and subtraction. This year I have 26 students and they are very challenging. I have many who are very low class so any suggestions you have I would I love to hear from you.
Thanks a million,
Thanks for the freebie! And I also saw those frakenstein erasers and almost bought them. I will have to see if they still have some and get your unit too!!
The Land of I Can
I must go to Target and get those erasers! Thanks for the freebies! I love all of your centers and ideas. Just a question: could you give an example of what you do in your small groups?
You won my Franken-Core unit! I need your email! Just shoot me an email and I'll send it your way!
Love, love, love your site. I have been blogging for such a short time and when I stumbled upon your site, I knew that I could find great ideas to share with my K-1 teachers that center around science and more. I am on my way to Target, which is by a Dollar Tree. I will check out both to find erasers for this cute idea! This is the first time I have worked with kindergarten, any ideas to get them writing more in science?