Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool - Book Extension

Pete is about the coolest cat in town.  He's just not sure he likes Valentine's Day! After a little encouragement from his friend Callie, he quickly sees how much fun it can be and joins in the celebration. This is a cheerful read for your kids and one more book to add to your Pete collection. (The book even comes with a poster and 12 valentines!) 
We love Pete, the groovy, cool, fun-loving cat. 
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In our book extension, we included valentines for your kids to make for each other, as well as some comprehension graphic organizers, fun sheets, crafty things like a Pete valentines bags, and more.  Your students will be making connections and comparisons with their own Valentine's Day experiences as they listen to this COOL story.  
Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool Book Extension K-1
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Click Clack Moo I Love You

LOVE is in the air this month, and there is nothing more fun to read about than this barnyard crew getting ready for a Valentine's Day dance. This book is a must have with BEAUTIFUL glittery pages your kids will love and HAVE to touch. Honestly, I can't wait to share this one with my three granddaughters!!!  Did I mention GLITTER?!?!

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This book extension is filled with activities to teach skills and fun stuff too that go right along with the book. We included graphic organizers, activities for comprehension like sequencing, retelling, and making connections, as well as some "just for fun activities" too. Your students will be making connections and comparisons with their own Valentine's Day experiences as they listen to this cute story.  
Click,Clack,Moo I Love You Book Extension 1-2
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Love Letters - A Writing Unit

Love Letters are something that we have done with our first graders for years and decided to share it with the world. We start them in February, or whenever you start talking about Valentine's Day. We talk about what we love about each other in our classroom. It creates a great sense of community when children have to look for the positive traits in all of their classmates. After discussing the "How to's" of writing a friendly letter, we put it in a center with a class list and highlighter. Children have to choose a classmate from the list, highlight their name, then write them a letter telling them all the things they like (OR LOVE) about them. Then we put it in their classroom mailbox and they open it and take it home at the end of the day. You can also add some cute Valentine's Day stickers or smiley face stickers to use to seal the letters together. Watching the children beam with pride as they read their letters is PRICE.LESS! We keep it out long after Valentine's Day is over because it is such a success.
Love Letters for Valentine's Day (or any day)
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Monday, January 8, 2018

The Adventures of Marco and Polo

If you are looking for a way to get your children excited about reading, try this book extension for January, or any month. We like it in January when we are talking about the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions and making snowmen and having fun being cool. Ha! This book is about two animals from polar opposite parts of the world who meet up and compare how OPPOSITE they really are. There are anchor charts for the genre fiction and purpose. There are also many engaging activities for reading such as comprehension involving rereading to match opposite words, labeling, letter writing activities, coloring pages to practice our artistic ability and work on fine motor skills. There is also a fun animal sort. 
The Adventures of Marco and Polo Book Extension 1-2
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Reindeer - A Nonfiction Book Extension

Our favorite winter animal is very interesting. This nonfiction book teaches you many facts about reindeer. Kids are fascinated with this wonderful creature and with good reason. Without these guys, how would we EVER get our toys on Christmas morning?????? HA!
So grab this book (or any factual book about reindeer) and start locating those cool videos of these animals in action. Then, use what you learned to make our cute little Reindeer Facts booklet with cute little hands for antlers. 

You can get our Book Extension here.
Reindeer A Day In The Life: Polar Animals Book Extension

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Moostletoe - Book Extension

This funny Christmas story is about a very busy moose. He has many things to do to get ready for Christmas. This book is PERFECT for teaching verbs with all the action going on during the rush to get everything ready for Christmas Day. Our kiddos love this story, and all of the other versions as well. We think yours will too. It's a great way to sneak in those skills your students think are just fun and games. 

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Mooseltoe Book Extension

Monday, December 4, 2017

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas - Book Extension

What's a Cool Cat to do when he gets a call on his cell phone from Santa himself, in need of emergency assistance???? He gives it his all, and saves Christmas of course. Another hit, and must have, to add to your collection. WE. CAN'T. GET. ENOUGH. OF. THIS. CAT! Pete's books are the most popular thing to fight over in our room right now. 
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We have included some rhyming, some color word work, some writing, some roll and cover math, some comprehension with summarizing, and more. 
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Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Book Extension