Teaching Nonfiction Text Features (Free Download Included!

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Teaching nonfiction fiction text features is important, but some of the resources out there can be so DRY for our little ones! Last year, I was on a mission to create FUN, hands-on, and engaging resources to give my students more time to explore, identify, and understand nonfiction text features. I'm so excited to share with you some of the activities and games that have brought this first grade standard to life in my classroom! Click here to check them out! 


I SPY Nonfiction Text Features

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TpT Back to School BONUS SALE!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Have you heard the exciting news? TpT is having a bonus sale tomorrow (August 22nd)! Everything in my ENTIRE TpT store is 25% off when you use the code BTSBONUS at checkout. This includes already discounted bundles!

Start filling up your cart with new resources for this school year! 

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Solar Eclipse Activities

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Are you ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse?? I can't wait for this special event! Here are some of my favorite resources that I'm using to celebrate this special event!  

NASA Live Video Streaming
Did you know you can watch the live streaming of the eclipse  here? This would be awesome to view if you are unable to go outside to observe the eclipse. I plan to use it during our viewing breaks in the classroom while we eat a special eclipse snack!

Special Eclipse Snack 
Everyone loves a special snack! Celebrate the eclipse with Moon pies, Sun Chips, Solar Eclipse cookies, Sunny D, and/or Capri Suns! YUM!! 

Awesome Solar Eclipse Videos
Here are some of my favorite eclipse videos on Youtube!

  Solar Eclipse Songs

Free Solar Eclipse E-Book
Click Here 

Solar Eclipse Activities and Printables

Skip to my Lou has an awesome Solar Eclipse Questionaire and Coloring Page for free on her website here
solar eclipse graphic organizereclipse coloring page

Katie Mense from Little Warriors has the cutest Solar Eclipse hat for free in her TpT store here! It's sure to make the day extra special! 
Total Solar Eclipse Hats Freebie

Pencils to Pigtails has tons of amazing ideas for celebrating
 the solar eclipse  here!
Solar Eclipse 2017 Activities, Writing, Crafts, Viewers, Party Ideas and More!

I love this Solar Eclipse journal from Nancy Andrysco! Perfect for our primary kiddos! 
Solar Eclipse 2017 Journal

Grab this Solar Eclipse Word Search from Jaclyn Rodriguez!
This would be great to use when introducing solar eclipse vocabulary!

2017 Great American Solar Eclipse Word Search

Hope these resources help you have the best Solar Eclipse Day!!