Thursday, October 31, 2013

Goldilocks & the Christmas Elves: A Reader's Theater Script

Get ready for a rip-roaring romp across the North Pole in this mixed-up fairy tale Christmas play. Goldilocks wakes up Sleeping Beauty and transports her to the North Pole, and what follows is a hilarious adventure with lovable and memorable characters, including Santa Claus himself, and a madcap variety of Christmas Elves! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Halloween!

What are you going to be for Halloween? Do you dress up for your kids and do they have a costume "moment" or parade in class? What time do they start trick-or-treating? We are finding it goes later each year, with older kids "haunting" till the wee hours, and younger kiddies starting around 5pm to go door-to-door. We have a "harvest" celebration that the church across the street hosts each year, which seems to get busier and louder each year, and we certainly get an influx of trick-or-treaters - older - right after the festival ends. How is it in your neighborhood, and what do you do to celebrate, both in and outside of the classroom? If you still need some last-minute activities, try a printable packet for both early and upper elementary grades, and you can download a free "preview" printable at each link. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

1. Early Elementary Halloween Printables:

2. Upper Elementary/Middle School Halloween Printables (including a Pumpkin Explorations and Cycles of Corn Web Trek):

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Themed Shape Books, Lined and Unlined

Find several different Thanksgiving-themed shapebooks here to use with your students. Selections included both lined and unlined pages (except for turkey template, unlined), with acorns, pumpkins, oak leaves, maple leaves, apples, and templates for both autumn leaves and turkeys.