Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spider, Bats, Owls and Cats! A MASSIVE New Unit!

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Hi Guys,

What a weekend! We had a super fun time at the pumpkin patch yesterday – definitely some fun family memories that I’ll treasure forever :-)

I also FINALLY finished my “Spider, Bats, Owls and Cats” unit and it’s now posted in my TPT store. This thing is MASSIVE (205 pages) and took me AGES….the problem is that I kept wanting to add more!

Anyway, here are some pictures of what’s included:

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Language Arts:
Web Sleuth (Beginning Sounds)
Whoo Knows Lowercase Letters? (Lowercase Letters)
Whoo Can Rhyme? (Rhyming words)
A Web Of Letters (Upper/Lowercase Letters Match. Includes 3 cut and paste worksheets).
Letters Are a Hoot (Alphabetical Order)
Spin and Write (Letter Writing)
Hanging Around Letters (Missing Letters. Includes Upper and lowercase)
Batty Beginnings, Middles and Ends (Beginning, Middle and Ending Sounds of CVC Words).
Owl Roll and Cover (Letters/Sounds - Includes Upper and Lowercase).
Colorful Creepers (Pocket Chart. Includes Worksheets and 2 Booklets)
Scat Cat! (A sight word game like "Boo")

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Roll and Color (Using 2 Dice)
Creepy Crawly Patterns
Bat Patterns
Batty Numbers (Ordering 1-20)
Numbers Are a Hoot (Number Ordering)
Spin a Hoot (Counting)
What Comes After?
What Comes Before?
Cat and Mouse (10 Frames)
Cool Cats (Cut and Paste number 1-20)
Branches For Owls (Measuring)
Flies in the Web (Counting)
How Many Cats?
Making Numbers With Crazy Cat (includes booklet)
Scoop and Count Spiders
Spiders and Flies (Counting and Comparing)
Sticky Tally Marks

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Emergent Readers:
Spiders, Spiders Everywhere!
Creepy Crawly Patterns
I See Spiders
Creepy Counting
Graphic Organizers
Posters and Worksheets included for:
Lifecycle of a Spider Craft
Itsy-Bitsy Poem (craft)
Eeeeek, a Spider! (original poem by me) Poster and worksheets included.
My Spider Story

Detailed instructions, common core standards and recording papers (INCLUDING many that are differentiated) are included for EVERY activity!

If you’re interested, I’m selling the pack for $5 . Click on any of the above pictures to get there.

PS – I’m doing a giveaway of the unit on my Facebook page but be quick, it’s only for the first 3 people that follow me on FB and leave a comment (with email address) under my “Yay it’s done” post :-)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Leaf Man

Far out, overnight it has turned to WINTER here……….the boys and I went on a leaf hunt yesterday around our yard (which is quite large) to find some different leaves and my nose just about froze off…….BRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! The leaves on the other hand are still turning and will probably have their peak sometime this week…….I have my camera ready and waiting for the perfect day for fall pictures of the boys :-)
When we got inside, we turned our “fireplace” on, sat all cozy in front of it and read “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert………one of my favorite fall books!
After looking at each picture about 20 times (the boys were quite fascinated with all the animals that were made with leaves), we made our own.
The first thing Channing wanted to make was a dinosaur. I think it turned out really cute :-)
He also wanted to make a leaf man, a cave  (the upturned leaf) and 2 guards………..
Sully made lots of little leaf men :-) It’s SUCH a shame that we won’t be able to take these with us to Australia…..(there are VERY strict rules about bring plants, leaves etc. into the country) but at least I got some good pictures……..and we’ll just have to do it again when we get there….especially since it will be Autumn when we arrive :-)

I have some freebies all lined up for you….I just have to figure out how to upload them to Google Docs……….I’m also working hard at a new unit  - “Spiders, Bats, Owls and Cats”.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

The leaves are JUST starting to change around here…..have I mentioned that I LOVE fall :-) We read “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” by Lois Ehlert and then we made this:


We used large construction paper and ripped pieces of brown to make the trunk. Then we colored a coffee filter with food coloring (we did this a few days in advance).


We used the coffee filter to tear colored “leaves” and out on our tree :-)


Monday, October 1, 2012


I finally did it! My little blog now has a  Facebook page  :-)

Click here to “like” it.

Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend…..we had plans that were unfortunately cancelled………but our weekend ended up well – my lovely husband and I got to sneak away for a night to celebrate our 8th anniversary (which will be on Tuesday)! Yay……a night of non interrupted SLEEP!!!!