Sunday, March 3, 2013

He Who Must Not Be Named

The beginning of March means time to celebrate a famous author.  Many of you have emailed me asking about my free unit I posted last year about this particular author.  Unfortunately, the corporation in charge of the publications of this author has put a stop to ALL products containing his name or book titles.  This includes all clipart as well.  {Yes...you will still be able to find some items out there, but it is actually illegal and I'm not willing to take a chance.}
So, I cannot give you the organizers or writing papers we used last week, but I will show you some pictures of some activities we completed.
This is one of my favorite writing activities to complete after reading "Oh, the Places You'll Go."  The students write about what they want to do when they grow up and we make hot air balloons.

 
We learned all about alliterations and tongue twisters after reading "Oh Say Can You Say?"
 
We came up with sentences about each student together as a class.  Then, each student wrote their sentence on a strip of paper, rolled it up, and attached it to their picture to show their "twisted tongues."

 
We made this anchor chart while reading The Lorax.
 
After reading The Foot Book, we discussed antonyms. {This idea came from The First Grade Parade.}  I passed out an index card with a word to each student.  Each card had an antonym pair and the students had to find their partner.  Then each person traced their foot and cut it out.  They wrote their word and illustrated it.
 
One another note, I updated my Spring Fluency packet as well as my March, April, and May packets to include the Common Core Standards.  If you have already purchased any of these packets, just click on the pictures below to go and download your Common Core Correlated version.
{The Spring packet includes the March, April, and May packets...60 fluency passages in all.}
 
You can see in the picture below that the standards being addressed on the fluency page as well as the supplemental language arts page {not pictured below} are posted in the top right corner.
Here are the March, April, and May packets.

 
One more update for you...my March Poems and Songs now includes the fluency strips. 
 
 
Now...if you've stuck with me that entire time, I will be giving away three Spring Fluency packets.  Just be a follower of my blog, TpT store, and Facebook page.  Once you are a follower of all three, leave me a comment.  I will randomly pick three winners on Wednesday.
 
 


39 comments:

Emma Eckert said...

Jodi-

I have been a big fan and follower of your blog for quite a while! You have such great ideas! It has been so helpful as I transitioned from 5th to first the year and am the only first grade teacher in the building... Yikes!!! I love the alliteration activity you did with the kids! What fun... may need to try it with my class:)

Emma
msemmasedventure@gmail.com
Ms. Emma's Edventure
(My blog that I have had trouble getting off the ground despite my good intentions... !)

Kim said...

I follow all three!!! I love love love your fluency packets! I just bought March last week! Thanks for sharing all of your fun ideas for "He who can not be named!"

Kim said...

I follow you on all 3!

kkish1110@gmail.com

Sara Soucy said...

The twisted tongues are so cute!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

ksteacher81 said...

I follow your blog and TPT store as well as like you on Facebook. I think you have some of the cutest ideas!
Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

Erica said...

I am a follower of all 3: your blog, your Facebook page, and your TPT store!

butler . erica @ gmail . com

Teacher At Heart said...

I follow all three!

Teacher at Heart
teacheratheart123@gmail.com

Karyn said...

I follow all three, :-)
Karyn
Kideducator@comcast.net

Liz said...

I am a follower of all three! My kids could really use some fluency practice! :)
Liz
Teaching in the Valley

Busy Bee Z said...

I follow you on all three as well! Love reading your great ideas - keep it coming!

Beth Donahue said...

I follow all three! I have been a blog follower for quite some time. I added facebook and TpT. Thanks for the great ideas!
Beth
b_donahue@ymail.com

Cherie said...

I follow all three!

cheriemae@gmail.com

Katie said...

I follow all three!

summerslk@gmail.com

Michelle Jaquillard said...

I am a follower of all three! I love your fluency packets!
Michelle
Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

Molly Wiard said...

I follow all three as well :) I was wondering, do you use the fluency pages to listen to students read or do you have them read them alone and answer the questions then have them take them home and read them. Are you giving a grade on them and how and at what point? Love all your stuff. Bought both of your math strategy packets and LOVE them. Thanks for all your hard work!
wiardmolly@yahoo.com

Kristen Breeding said...

I follow you on all three! rykrbr@yahoo.com

danae said...

I follow all three! These fluency packs look amazing :)
delting01@yahoo.com

Mendy said...

I follow all three! Thank you for offering these! I heart your work!!
Mendy Schanck
mkschanck@baschools.org

Yvonnee said...

I follow you on all three. Thanks for the opportunity.
yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I follow you on all three. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Melissa
mizemelissa@gmail.com

aclark said...

I follow you on all three! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com

Liz Podolski said...

I follow all three! I love your ideas!
Epodolski@arcsgalloway. org

Deanna said...

Jodi, I follow your blog and your store. I don't use face books so that probably counts me out. I do enjoy your blog though and all the great ideas you have!
Think all night…..Teach all day

Delaney White said...

I follow all 3!! Would love to win!

delanej23460@aol.com

Jessica said...

I follow all three! I love your blog and ideas!
jessc63@hotmail.com

Meredith McMackins said...

After finding out our spring break vacation plans have been cancelled, the highlight of my day would be to win your Spring fluency pack! I'm a kindergarten teacher, but I would love to challenge some of my students with your wonderful fluency passages. You are awesome! I have my fingers crossed! I'm also your newest TPT follower, blog follower, and Facebook follower! mmcbride@dyercs.net

Christina Bainbridge said...

Super fun! I can't believe you DARED to blog about the feline in a fedora! ;)

:)
Christina
*Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

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Heather S. said...

Hello! I am your newest follower. I found you through the TPT newsletter. I think what you did was amazing! I was also connected to you in the fact that I was a Special Education and Elementary Education major at ISU also. I even did a placement at Deming Elementary! I am looking forward to following your blog and seeing what great ideas you have. Maybe we can work together in the future on something blog or educationally related.

Heather Salsman
Teaching Through Turbulence

Jodi said...

Congrats!!!! I am emailing you the entire Spring Fluency packet :)

Jodi said...

What is your email??

Jodi said...

We do them together and complete the questions together. Then they take them home to practice.

Jodi said...

Congrats!!! I am emailing you the Spring Fluency packet!!

Jodi said...

Lol!!!

Jodi said...

Congrats!!! I am emailing you the Spring Fluency packet!

MeredithM said...
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Meredith McMackins said...

Jodi, thank you so much for sharing your Spring Fluency packet with me. I can't tell you how excited I am to have won it! Well, actually I just wrote about your blog in my Facebook status to share your blog with all of my teacher friends! I look forward to using it with my kindergarteners. Congratulations on being featured in the TPT newsletter. You deserve being in the "spotlight!" Thanks again!

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