We LOVE Halloween. We are busily are getting our costumes prepped to be in New York’s Halloween parade. We have our house decorated and we are in right spirit. We kicked off the Hallowe’en season by heading up up to Sleepy Hollow, New York a few weeks ago to nerd out at Washington Irving’s home (the author of A Legend of Sleepy Hollow). We topped off our weekend escape with a Headless Horseman themed haunted house. It was amazing and both events get our resounding endorsement.
Earlier this week the Yellin Center showcased my free Hallowe’en resource (you can find the full article below). It is a fun Bingo Game. It follows all the traditional rules of Bingo. However if you need a refresher the free download from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store has all the details you need. Happy Halloween!
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Another resource is up on The Jordan Project Teachers pay Teachers Store this week. Today’s resource are the series of handouts I used to organize my home reading program. At the start of our home reading program I would send home the Reading Log Handout, which outlines the expectations of our reading program as well as tips for reading with a child in the home. The log would be packaged with an appropriate reading level book in a large zip lock freezer bag. When the time came, for my extra avid readers I would simply print off and add extra reading log pages to their home reading package. Below you can read the handout I sent home to parents which outlines the simple but effective structure of my home reading program. From there, head over to the store to download the entire Home Reading Package. Continue reading “Home Reading Program and Log”
I wrote another article for the Yellin Center Blog. This time on using Time for Kids Magazine, an excellent resource for building literacy skills in young learners. It is also a great medium to get kids excited about non-fiction content and reading about current events.
So head over to the Yellin Center Blog and check out my review!
The Yellin Center Blog showcased another one of my resources this week. You can head over to my article on the game for the full lesson plan and game play rules, as well as an in depth detailing of how I have used the game in my own classrooms. An augmented version of the game is also available free for download on the Yellin Center Blog, or the full version is up on my Teachers pay Teachers store. Continue reading “Freebie Friday: Find Five Quadrilateral Math Game (+ other geometry activities)”