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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Time Fairy Tale Units


Just had to post this in case someone needed quick, print and go activities for The Elves and the Shoemaker - since it is CHRISTMAS TIME!! 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Elves-and-the-Shoemaker-Fairy-Tales-Worksheets-Activities-Games-and-More-818148

37 printables ready to use – color. 


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Elves-and-the-Shoemaker-Fairy-Tales-Worksheets-Activities-Games-and-More-818148
and black and white.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Elves-and-the-Shoemaker-Fairy-Tales-Worksheets-Activities-Games-and-More-818148


Plus, answer keys (which are ALWAYS a plus!). 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Elves-and-the-Shoemaker-Fairy-Tales-Worksheets-Activities-Games-and-More-818148


Aren't these elves adorable! 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Elves-and-the-Shoemaker-Fairy-Tales-Worksheets-Activities-Games-and-More-818148


I guess I need to post The Gingerbread Man Unit, too. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Gingerbread-Man-Fairy-Tales-Worksheets-Activities-Games-Printables-and-More-818041
Another fun unit study at CHRISTMAS TIME! 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Gingerbread-Man-Fairy-Tales-Worksheets-Activities-Games-Printables-and-More-818041
Run, run, as fast as you can!




Monday, November 28, 2016

Fairy Tales Story Elements Matching Interactive


So much fun using fairy tales to learn story elements – setting, characters, problem, and solution. And 23 fairy tales for the low price of $4? WOW!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tales-Story-Elements-Matching-Interactive-2894309



Used as a group activity, students are given a story element card of a fairytale and asked to find others belonging in his/her group.
Characters


Setting

Problem
Solution







The activity can be completed as an individual activity, small group, or a whole group lesson.

Also included are heading cards for Character, Setting, Problem and Solution that students can use to sort the story element cards.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tales-Story-Elements-Matching-Interactive-2894309
And a recording sheet is included for students to record the beginning, middle, and end of their fairy tale along with their favorite part of the story!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tales-Story-Elements-Matching-Interactive-2894309

 And they all lived Happily Ever After!!!




Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Ugly Duckling

Den Grimme Alling, one of Hans Christian Andersen’s original Dutch fairy tales, was first published in 1843. Initially titled "The Young Swans", Andersen changed the title to “The Ugly Duckling” so as to not give away the surprise ending.

The Ugly Duckling can be used in the classroom to teach:

Self Image: How ever you appear to others is not important.

Acceptance: Accept one another no matter how different we might appear.

Kindness to Others: Treat others with kindness no matter what they look like.

Our kiddos really enjoy The Ugly Duckling. They also enjoy the printables in our unit packet - (while I enjoy that the unit is print and go!).


We especially enjoy the Story Map:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

and the Character Attributes:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

the Comprehension True or False:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

and students can use the Story Sequencing Cards to retell the story:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Unit-818072

If your kiddos are into origami like our kiddos, here is a Pinterest treat for you:
http://www.marcels-kid-crafts.com/origami-swan.html

Here is an online Ugly Duckling puzzle for the kiddos to put together.

 http://www.first-school.ws/puzzlesonline/fairytales/ugly-duckling.htm


And I really hate to do this to you, since this chorus will stick in your head ALL DAY, but wow, the kids do like this song "One Egg Different From the Rest":

https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=KM_n2lKjlRQ


Oh, and I cannot forget my Ugly Duckling Count and Clip Cards:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Ugly-Duckling-Count-and-Clip-Cards-902772

In fact, I am making this resource FREE for the weekend. Just click on the picture to go to my store download - YAY!

I love teaching fairy tales! I believe I will share Cinderella next (since it is pumpkin time!). There are SO many good stories, aren't there?!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thumbelina


Tommelise, one of Hans Christian Andersen’s original Dutch fairy tales, was first published in 1835. The fairy tale gained popularity in 1847 with the English translation by Mary Howitt who changed the story a bit. Her tale opens with a beggar woman, instead of a fairy, giving a peasant's wife a barleycorn in exchange for food. Once planted, a tiny girl, Thumbelina emerges from its flower.

Thumbelina can be used in the classroom to teach:

Money Cannot Buy Happiness: Thumbelina knew she could not be happy by marrying the mole even though he was very wealthy.

Good Friends are Important: Fish, butterflies, and mice help Thumbelina along her way.

We All Belong Somewhere: Thumbelina persevered many hardships to find a field of flower-fairies such as herself.

The kiddos really enjoy reading Thumbelina. They also enjoy the printables in our unit packet - (while I enjoy that the unit is print and go!).

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082

We especially enjoy the Story Map:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082

and the Character Attributes:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082
and the Comprehension True or False:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082
And students can use the Story Sequencing Cards to retell the story:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Unit-818082


I found a couple of neat Thumbelina craft projects on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/519251032021255880/

http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2010/01/thumbelina-egg-carton-craft.html


And here is an online Thumbelina puzzle for the kiddos to put together.


Oh, and I cannot forget my Thumbelina Count and Clip Cards:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thumbelina-Count-and-Clip-Cards-902784
In fact, I am making this resource FREE for the rest of this week. Just click on the picture to go to my store download - YAY!

I love teaching fairy tales! I believe I will share The Ugly Duckling next. There are SO many good stories, aren't there?!

Have a great week!








Friday, October 21, 2016

White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker Recipe


You just walked in the door after a long, hard day. You're pooped.
What’s for dinner, Mom?”

Cook? Unh-unh, no way, not today.

Growing up, we always called it a crockpot.

One word for you – slow cooker. Okay, that's two words, but still. Cooking a meal in a single pot reduces having to clean multiple dishes, and the low cooking temperature makes it almost impossible to burn food. Everyone should own one. Seriously! 






And one of my family's favorite slow cooker meals? White Chicken Chili. Easy, affordable, and everyone likes it.




Want it spicier? Add chopped jalapeno.


Ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 oz can chopped green chilies
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cayenne pepper
29 oz chicken broth
45 oz white beans
3 c boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Place chicken atop mixture for easier removal to shred.

Instructions:
  1. Combine all ingredients (except chicken and cheese) in a slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Place chicken breasts on top and press down slightly.
  3. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.
  4. 30 minutes before serving, remove chicken breasts and shred.
  5. Return chicken to slow cooker and mix together.

    I love my food chopper!

     
My youngest does not like the cheese (I should disown him, right?!), so I leave the cheese out of the slow cooker and folks add it onto their own bowls.


Don't forget the sour cream and tortilla chips!
Who's hungry?!



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Money Coin Booklet - Penny


It's All About the Money!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teaching-Tykes/Category/Math-Concepts-145719


When I was a little girl, my aunt, who worked at the bank in town, would bring coin bags and coin wrappers home for me to help her roll coins. (Yep, that shows my age!) I loved sorting and counting and wrapping those coins. I still love playing around with money, and I think most kids do, too.

I wanted to display my Money Booklets here. Engaging, interactive booklets to use in math stations or as morning work or in small group time.
With these coin booklets, students will identify, count, and state the value of a specific coin while completing interactive activities.
Just print and go – NO PREP!
We learn each coin separately first, then combine coins later, so, here are pics of my Penny Booklet:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Penny-Booklet-2741888


All of these Money Booklets have the same format, so I will just post one image for my other booklets. You can click on the image to view the product in my store.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Nickel-Booklet-2743788

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Dime-Booklet-2743798

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Coin-Quarter-Booklet-2743826


 
And if you need Money Clip Cards to go with your Money Booklets. . .
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-Clip-Cards-910239

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Money-with-Bills-Clip-Cards-996958