Fall Favorites Blog Hop- Turkey Time

Hi! After some techical trouble I am back and ready to share with you some fall fun and a blog hop! Plus a freebie and a giveway!

I have a fun and easy turkey craft to share with you and it goes great with just about anything fall, turkey or Thanksgiving related! 

What you need: construction paper in brown and various other colors, scissors and glue, plus a free template you can grab at my TPT store.

It is so fun to see what the kiddos come up with! They also really add some flair and fun details too. check out the turkey with the headband, and the guy on top added little feet too. Click on the images above or here to snap up  the free pattern.

Now, more fall fun... How would you like $20 in items from my TPT store? Check the rafflecopter below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, hop on over to Sweet Integrations' Blog to see what she has for you!

Don't Miss Your Freebie for Halloween

Happy Friday Everyone!

I didn't want you to miss this Halloween Place Value Freebie! It is one sample activity from my larger Halloween themed Place Value Pack and is a cut and glue activity for students to practice their place value. Check it out by clicking the image or here to see it at TPT or here to grab it from Teachers Notebook. Click  here to get the full product from Teachers Pay Teachers. Here is the link to get the full product at Teachers Notebook.

Asessing English Language Learners

Hi everyone! Today's post is over at Adventures in Literacy Land and it is titled Teaching English Language Learners: Assessment. It is chock full of ideas on assessing your ELL students. To be honest, I think many of the ideas would be good practice for any student, not just ELLs. Check it out here  or click the button and let me know.

Adventures in Literacy Land

Halloween Picture Books and a FREEBIE!

Hey everyone!

Can you believe Halloween is approaching so fast? I can't but I can tell you I do have my costume AND I pulled out my Halloween books at school and put them out for display. 

Here are 20 of my all time favorite Halloween picture books! You will see some old classics (ones I read when I was little- I still remember thinking Clifford was hysterical as a ghost) and some very new ones. What is your favorite Halloween book? Under the collage I will list the books-click on the titles for more information at Amazon!

Below I will share some links to resources AND a Halloween Freebie!
Where's my Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin
The Halloweiner by Dav Pilkey
Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley (and yes, I know it is not specific to Halloween, but it's cute and monster related, so I let it get on the list!) 
Arthur's Halloween by Marc Brown
Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell
Halloween Night by Marjorie Murray
It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse by Laura Numeroff
Franklin's Halloween by Pauline Bourgeouis
Clifford's Halloween by Normal Bridwell

* Random comment:  a lot of these Halloween books have commas in the title!

Check out a few pins I repinned that I thought were fun for Halloween! (and I can not figure out for the life of me why some are aligned to the left, some to the center, etc.!)

And here is my Halloween/Thanksgiving board that has a lot of other fun Halloween ideas! Stop by and check it out!

Here are some Halloween resources I found that might come in handy for your classroom (both free and paid).
Sequencing Fun for 3 read alouds (including 2 of the above)
Room on the Broom response activities
Main Idea and Details Learning Center with Halloween Theme
10 Timid Ghosts Literacy and Math Packet
Where's My Mummy Counting (free)
Free Happy Haunting Amelia Bedelia Idioms
Halloween Themed Place Value Practice
Spooky Writing  Prompt Collection

And now for the freebie! It is a free sample from My Halloween Themed Place Value Practice! Download it here and please leave feedback.  Happy halloween everyone!

Freebie Fridays

New Subject and Predicate Freebie

Hey all! I am back with a new FREEBIE for you! Do your students need to work on what subjects and predicates are and how they are put together to make complete sentences? This freebie might help you out! The pictures give you a little sneak peek. Clicking on any of them will take you to grab the freebie or click here.

Harvest of Freebies Blog Hop

Hey everyone! I know I have been MIA on my blog for the most part this month (thanks, school :) ) but I am back! Hooked up with some amazing teacher bloggers for the Harvest of Freebies Blog Hop! We have some fun blog posts with ideas and freebies for you! Just read my post, and head down to the next stop pumpkin to go to the next blog in the hop!

I don't know about you but I love to work on writing with fall topics! It seems like autumn is full of ideas. I have a writing prompt collection that includes ideas for the beginning of the year (summer memories, goal setting for the year ) to later in the fall (write a letter to the principal requesting new playground equipment, tell about your favorite animal). I also always include a checklist with the prompts for student accountability. I like to start to build the accountability right from the beginning of the year, even if it means working on modeling and guiding students on how to use a writing checklist. Take a look at the product over at TPT here:

GOOD NEWS for you! Just for this blog hop I made a fun freebie! You can get a sample of one prompt from the collection. I included 4 different kids of writing paper - Handwiritng without Tears style and regular lined paper, with an without borders. 

Check out some of the images and the prompt itself. Click on any to grab it from TPT. 


The next blog in the hop is Big Time Literacy! If you have never been to her blog you are in for a treat. Click on the pumpkin to head over!

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