Everyone loves a sale, especially at this time of the year. Well, you are in luck.
it is time for the big Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Sale.
I am linking up with Jenn over at Teaching in the Tongass for a wishlist linky. Check out some of my most wishlisted items below and then head on over to see some of the other wishlists in the linky.
This is one of my favorite units to do because it involves planning the community and then creating a 3-D model in the classroom. It is the perfect mix of investigation, planning, and representing learning for young children. Parents always marvel at how much their child has learned through this experience.
I love teaching Social Studies in this manner. Most of my units involve different ways of representing learning so that all children have a chance to shine.
What child doesn't love learning about the solar system! My students were always so excited when I told them that we were going to learn about space and the planets. They loved having the opportunity to create different models, postcards, invitations, or essays to share their learning. This allowed everyone opportunities to share their learning in a way that worked best for them. They also enjoyed the chance to work with their families on the final projects.
Check out the scaled model of the solar system. This dad really got into the project with his son. He even wore his space shirt to the celebration.
Money is a tricky thing for some children to understand. Word problems can also be difficult for children. I created these task cards for my class to help them work on both skills. Using real life type situations made it easier for them to understand and with the help of manipulatives like play money, they were able to successfully grasp the concepts.
Everything in my store will be on sale for 20% off during the Cyber Sale. That means you can save 28% if you add the code SMILE at the checkout.
To find out about more wishlists from other stores, click on the image below to take you to the main link up page.
It's nearly time for DJ Inker's annual 12 Holly Daze celebration!!! Don't miss these HUGE 24 hour SALES, NEW holiday products... and even DAILY FREEBIES! The festivities begin Friday, November 27, 2015. Sign-up for their weekly e-newsletter list to join in the fun!
DJ Inkers has also given me a copy of the CD to giveaway. To enter, you just need to leave a comment with at least one suggestion for NEW clip art, fonts or printables that you would like to see from DJ Inkers in 2016.
Here is a freebie that I created using some of the clipart and word art from the CD. It is a sampler of greeting cards. Check it out here.
I have also included some pictures that show what they look like when printed and folded.
The last photo is a message I made for my students. You can create a message of your own and insert them into the cards. I created them on a separate page and then put the card page into my printer and put the message on the back of the card.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to get your own copy of the Jolly Holly Days CD.
You can check it out here. It is filled with cool pieces of clipart, borders, frames and wordart. You will also get 2 specialty fonts.
On November 11th, Canadians took time out to remember our veterans. Here is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the National War Memorial in our nation's capital. This was just one of the places where ceremonies took place. Ceremonies of remembrance also took place at towns and cities across the country.
This year I had the privilege of working in a classroom of a colleague prior to Remembrance Day. It was a special time to share ideas and discuss what Peace is all about. We began with a few videos and some discussion around them. If you would like to see them, click here to read about them in an earlier post.
The next day, we discussed what Remembrance Day was about and why we had it. Here are some of the ideas that we came up with.
After discussing war and who veterans were, we talked about Peace. We brainstormed what it is and then we shared examples of peace. We also talked about a kindness explosion. I showed them the following poster and we talked about how children can make a difference by spreading kindness and getting along with others. We tried to imagine what it would be like to have everyone in the gym create the model of paying it forward. This would be fun to do sometime.
After all of our brainstorming, the children wrote poems about peace. They were to come up with 4 things and then end it with "Let's all live in peace." Here is the template they used. If you right click on the image you can download a copy.
To encourage them to do their best writing and to help them with the concept of draft and good copy, they were given a colored copy after the draft was complete and edited. They then did the good copy on the colored template. This concept of having to rewrite the poem was difficult for some.
Here are the final copies of their poems. The colors pop and make for a great bulletin board display.
These pictures were hanging in the hotel that I stayed in on the weekend. I thought they were perfect for this time of the year, so I am sharing them with you.
Let's focus on what is right in the world and how we can work towards a world of peace, especially in light of what is happening around us right now.
As these special celebrations approach, it is important to share them with our children. Here are a couple of products that are special to me that I have used in my classes. I have added these 2 special deals to my Educents store. Click on the images to see more of what is included.
If you would like to know more about how I share this special time with my students, click here to read my recent blog post.
If you are looking for more ideas for Remembrance Day/Veterans Day, click here for a collection that has been put together by the people at Educents.
If you are looking for some educational gifts for friends and family, you can give the gift of education. Educents is offering $10 off their first order. Click the image below to learn more.
Here's wishing you all a very special time with family and friends as the holiday seasons approach.
Remembrance Day/Veterans Day is a special day that is dedicated to our veterans and their service for our country. It is a time to show respect and appreciation for what they have done for us. This is an important time for sharing with children as they do not understand that the freedom we have today was because of sacrifices of others. Many adults do not know either.
I usually spend several days focusing on this because I believe that children can still make a difference and that we have a responsibility to share ways to spread peace and kindness in our world.
I don't have my own class this year, so I would like to share with you some special moments from my previous classes.
After sharing the importance of the poppy and why we wear them, a couple of my students went home and made these with their lego pieces. One made a poppy and the other made the poppies growing between the crosses of Flanders Fields.
Writing is a great way for kids to express what they know and understand about peace and remembering our veterans. Here are some different ways that they shared. Notice the big PEACE poster. This was a group activity done by the students. One year I had parents and students do it together for student-led conferences. Talk about making connections. It was wonderful to see them sharing stories and feelings with each other.
Here are a couple of samples of the writing they did.
Here are a couple of pictures from my Remembrance Day/Veterans Day activities package for you to download and color.
These are some of the videos that I would play each year for my classes. It was interesting how they would ask to see them over and over. They lead to some very thoughtful conversations.
Well, there you have a snapshot of how I worked with Remembrance Day/Veterans Day with my students. I hope this gives you some ideas for sharing this important time with your students. If you want to check out some of the other products that I use, they are available in my TeachersPayTeachers Store and in my Educents store.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.
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