January 19, 2016

Find Fun Activities For February!!

February will be here before we know it and what better way to prepare and stock up on your materials than with the sitewide TpT Sale on January 20th and January 21st!?  You can save up to 28% by finding the stores on sale and applying the TPT Promo Code: Start16.  Here is a list of FUN things for your students throughout the month of February created within my store Lovin' Little Learners!

I create Morning Work activities for every month that include Math and Literacy activities and align with the holidays for each month.  Click the link to find February's Morning Work.

Here is an example of some of the pages included:

Groundhog's Day Color by Sight Word

Reading CVC words with E as the medial vowel

Reading Heart Patterns (AB, ABC, ABB, AAB, AABB, ABCD)

Who Needs a Pencil? Count, Graph and Compare.

Groundhog's Day is February 2nd.  Two of my favorite books to read around the Groundhog's Day holiday are "Wake up, Groundhog!" and "Go to Sleep, Groundhog!"  I've created extension activities for each book and also graphic organizers that compare the two!
Find the Groundhog's Day Activities to compare both stories here: Groundhog's Day Stories 

Activities for "Wake up, Groundhog!"
Character Description for Phyllis

Text-to-Self comparison.  Phyllis wants to be Pynxsutawney Phil when she grows up.  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Students can make predictions throughout the story if you stop at the specified part in the story. Then, after you continue to read the story, compare answers with students.

Main Idea and Details for the story "Wake Up, Groundhog!"  They are provided with six details; only four of the six details are correct.  They need to glue the correct details onto the graphic organizer.

"Wake Up, Groundhog!" craftivity and writing prompt

Activities for "Go To Sleep, Groundhog!"
Character Description for Groundhog

"Go To Sleep, Groundhog!" predictions.  The students will predict if the Groundhog will see his shadow or not.  Then they will identify what it means if the Groundhog does not see his shadow.

Problem and Solution for "Go To Sleep, Groundhog!"

"Go to Sleep, Groundhog!" sequence the story.

"Go to Sleep, Groundhog!" clock craftivity

Finally, compare and contrast "Wake up, Groundhog!" and "Go to Sleep, Groundhog!" graphic organizer.

I also have many fun things for Valentine's Day too!

These can be used as the Valentine's Day cards that teachers give to their students year-after-year, or as an "emergency stash" for students forget to bring at the day of the party.

Character Description for Franklin

Problem and Solution for "Franklin's Valentines"

Beginning, Middle and End for "Franklins Valentines"

Writing Craftivity

 Finally a craftvity to recreate Franklin and his valentines that he forgot at home!

Finally a Valentine's FREEBIE!!!
This Candy Heart Sight Word Sort Canters game has the students count, sort and record the amount of letters in given sight words.  There are 48 words that are listed within the game.  The list of all 48 words are in the products description on my TPT store through the link below.

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