Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Be Kind - Talking about things that matter

Kindness is extremely contagious! The sense of doing good develops as kids grow. If kids are provided with good role models it becomes intrinsically rewarding to do kind acts for people. Nurturing kindness in kids is nice for the other person and for the kid. Kind kids even experience a better sense of self-value. They see the impact that that actions and behaviors have on other people.

Kindness might mean something different to each kid. Yet, kindness is something that is universally understood. Naming emotions helps kids to emphasize. Understanding where emotions come from and being able to name and identify them will help kids to identify emotions in others, which may help them to carry out kind actions. Talk about what kindness is. Look up some definitions in a dictionary and let kids write their own definitions of the word. One way to explain the word is to say that it is a powerful yet simple action. Think of words that are connected to kindness such as caring, respectful behavior, and thoughtful.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Thankful Sale!

Guess What? Every single resource in my store will be 20% off!  Awesome, right?!  It gets even better. If you use the promo code CYBER21, TPT will give you an additional 5% off! That is a total of 25% off of all resources, including bundles. This amazing offer will only be available Monday Nov. 29 and Tuesday, Nov. 30.  
You need to be quick. So how about getting your cart ready now?  

Not sure where to start?  Here are five of my newest resources: 

Designing an Animal Habitat:
What better way to learn about the places animals live than this creative Designing Animal Habitats project. Pick up this hands-on resource now and watch students sort animals according to where they live. Students discover about the diversity of life on Earth and how animals make their homes in a variety of habitats across the globe - from the grassland to the desert and the rainforest. Exploring different habitats are the perfect way to make science interactive, engaging & fun! 

Designing a Community Helper's Office - Dentist and Doctor:
Your students will love designing a dentist or doctor's office. Design challenges provide a wonderful learning opportunity where students build and adjust plans to fit the community helpers' offices. A great way to gain a deeper understanding of what tools and equipment doctors and dentists need. Students will explore the work carried out by community helpers by mixing art and literacy.
This resource will allow you to create a doctor and dentist office. As you build your offices, you will have the opportunity to sort items according to what is found in each office.

Designing a Healthy Grocery Store
What if you could design your own grocery store? Pick up this engaging resource now and watch your students explore healthy eating. Grocery shopping is an important life skill and the finished project together with short writing sample is a lovely prompt for classroom discussions. This mini-project has two differentiated levels so you can be sure that all your students can enjoy the challenge of exploring healthy eating. 

4 Designing and Decorating Homes for the Holiday:  
Are you looking for an educational Christmas resource that combines art and writing? Included in this resource are materials that allow your students to design and decorate a home for the holidays. There is nothing quite like bringing the festive spirit to your home and neighborhood, and this resource will save you hours of preparation and reduce your workload during this exciting and busy time of the year. The decorating possibilities are endless, and you can rest assured that your students will be fully engaged. Grab this wonderful resource for the holiday season now!

Community Helper Activity Bundle - Dentist and Doctor    Are you planning a community helper's theme and looking for inspiration? This bundle is of great value and it contains fun and engaging materials to make this a memorable theme. Using this resource can save you hours of work time and it has everything you need to cover the work carried out by doctors and dentists. Your students will have great opportunities to practice their skills when they design offices. A great way to mix, health, art, and understanding about community helpers.  This bundle includes the following resources:
Dentist Fact Booklet, Doctor Fact Booklet, and 
Designing a Community Helper's Office - Dentist and Doctor.

 I hope this helps you to get your cart ready for the big sale! Let me know if you have questions. Click HERE to head to my store.

November is here and ready to race. Themed
learning in November can get quite expensive; therefore our group will be sponsoring a giveaway.  Winner will have a choice of: $200 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card OR $200 Amazon Gift Card. The giveaway starts on November 24th and ends on December 1. Simply enter here:   Enjoy and be thankful! 

Thank you!

Saturday, November 13, 2021

November 2021 Books to Read

November is full of opportunities, and it is an exciting time of the year. We have engaging books that focus on how we celebrate Thanksgiving, Veteran's Day, and Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). It is time to read stories that will make the kids reflect on all that this season stands for but offer an opportunity to giggle.

Teachers and parents today are concerned about raising kids that will be good to have a positive impact on the world. There are countless books that offer beautiful stories about compassion, friendship, and kindness. Books are the most powerful tool to get the message about kindness, being thankful,  and love across in a fun and interesting way. The World Kindness Day is on the 13th of November, a lovely opportunity to read and explore books about kindness.
November is the Native American Heritage Month and sharing positive information from Native Americans themselves that reflect their history and culture is a great start to learn to do better. We cannot erase what has been done but educating kids and sharing books is a great way to make the world a better place. Help your kids imagine how others feel during difficult situations by reading a wide range of books.  Books that promote caring and respectful behaviors are great discussion starters for many of the interesting topics that you can dive deeper into during November.  Reading in November is a real treat!

Monday, November 1, 2021

November 2021 Products

November is between light and dark, warmth and cold, and living and dying. It is one of my favorite months filled with fascinating topics to explore. Discover topics that reflect on our country's history and culture. Topics such as Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos),  Native Americans, Then and Now, and Veterans Day are perfect for the November Classroom.

Learn about the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated at the beginning of the month. The holiday originated from Mexico but is now celebrated around the world, especially by people of Mexican heritage. It is a celebration of life and death. Drawing and painting activities are a wonderful way to learn about how people dress when they take part in the celebrations, for example, dressed in skeleton costumes and painted faces like Calavera or Sugar Skulls.

In many classrooms, kids may draw turkeys to mark Thanksgiving. By using engaging fact booklets kids can research why many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving and who the first Pilgrims were. Many of our traditions are carried over from Native Americans, and giving thanks is central in many Native American tribes. Kids love to read about Native Americans' rich culture and history - a perfect topic for a project.

Raising awareness and sparking an interest in social studies creates curiosity about real-world issues. Comparing Then and Now is a wonderful way to support kids to discover similarities and differences. It helps them to reflect on issues they watch or read about. An engaging activity that often leads to interesting observations and discussions.

Kids may wonder who is a Veteran? Honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces on Veterans Day, the 11the of November. A flipbook is a great tool to use to make the celebrations of our veterans meaningful. Let us enjoy 

November! Here is a freebie to enjoy! American-Freebie-412736

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