This is an excellent time to get the products that you need for the next few months or even to prepare for the rest of the school year! Some upcoming holidays and events are:
*Black History Month
*Easter & Spring
Think about the units that you will be teaching during these months. Some of the additional themes that I will be covering are Holidays Around the World, Arctic Animal studies, Health & Nutrition and Fairy Tales. I'm going to show you some suggestions for you based upon upcoming events and the items that are the best-sellers in my TPT store. There are also links to several FREEBIES!
Arctic Animal Research Papers
Arctic Animal Research Pages are the most popular item in my store! If your students write Arctic research papers this is an excellent resource. They are also available for other habitats - ponds, ocean, etc. Each page features a different Arctic animal. It includes information about the animal that is written for beginning readers. There are also research recording forms so they know what to look for in the informational text. It features real pictures of the animals! This pack includes information on 24 animals. The Mega Bundle includes 4 habitats (99 animals!).
Scoot games are fun because the kids get to move while reviewing concepts. Check out these 2 fun games for winter:
*NOUNS - North Pole Express Noun Scoot
*SUFFIXES - Arctic Animals Suffix Scoot
Winter Math Activities & Worksheets
Here are 2 fun addition games with winter themes:
*Gingerbread Addition Game
*Football Fever Addition Game
Here are some winter ELA activities. There are even a few freebies! The picture above was sent to me by another teacher. She was in a PD meeting at the beginning of the year, and one of my products (freebie!) was used as an example of using informational text in your teaching. It was an exciting moment for me to see one of my products in use at the other side of the states.
*READING & WRITING Penguin FREEBIE
*COMPOUND WORDS - Christmas Cactus FREEBIE!
*READING - Literacy poems for winter reading practice
*RHYMING - Winter Rhyme Time Game
*LISTENING CENTER - QR Code stories for Winter
*PHONICS - Frosty Families Word Families with Long Vowels activity FREEBIE
Black History Month
Martin Luther King Jr. craftivity & mini-book
Patriotic Bundle - This bundle has activities that could be used with any patriotic holiday.
Fairy Tale Fun - Kids create a fairy tale mad-lib style by spinning or rolling words! The picture above is of the spinner from this activity. BTW, the picture above shows a great way to make a spinner that will actually work! Just use a large paperclip and put a pony bead on top of it. Use a long brad (a little longer than the standard size) to go through both of these. This makes the spinner move smoothly and your paperclip doesn't come off and get lost!
Fairy Tale Template ~ create your own I have...Who has...game
Fairy Tale QR Code Stories - great for centers and Daily 5 (listen to reading)
*Fill My Plate game
*Food Group Sort
*Healthy Habits Mega Bundle - Includes the 2 items above PLUS lots more!
*Valentine's Card Freebies - Mustache theme - FREEBIE!
*Sweet Literacy & Science Center - not specific to Valentine's Day, but it would be the perfect time to use my Sweet Literacy & Science Centers to study honeybees and strengthen ELA skills!
*Valentine's Teacher Pack
*Nouns - I Have..Who has game - FREEBIE!