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Monday, October 20, 2014

Hocus Pocus....a little Halloween Dramatic Play Center FREEBIE!

With Halloween just around the corner, my students thought it would be fun to turn our Dramatic Play Center into something "spook-tacular"!
The students loved pretending to make magic and cast spells so I created this fun and ready-to-print freebie, complete with labels, decorations and Halloween words.
 
 
To see more pictures of how we turned our Dramatic Play Center into a Witches' Brew, and to get your FREEBIE, click on the picture below.
 
http://www.mrsalbanesesclass.blogspot.ca/2014/10/dramatic-centre-fun-and-freebie.html
Bippity Boppity Boo!
Happy Halloween to you!
http://www.mrsalbanesesclass.blogspot.ca/2014/10/dramatic-centre-fun-and-freebie.html
 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Book Report Family Project

October is a great time to do Pumpkin Character Reports!

Students read their favorite book at home with their family, create a fun pumpkin, and then bring them to share with their peers!  It makes a great day for the Halloween without getting too Halloween-ish!

Be sure top by Simply Kinder to see all of last years pumpkins!

 Now is the time to be sending this free project home!  


Happy fall everyone!  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat Freebie

Hi friends! This is
 from Sharing Kindergarten
http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2013/10/there-was-old-lady-who-swallowed-bat.html

 I have a great freebie you are going to want to snag asap...
How about a sequencing sheet from the book, 
http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2013/10/there-was-old-lady-who-swallowed-bat.html

I am giving you guys BOTH the black and white version 
AND the colored version for free. 


Go to my blog post, 
read all about the unit, 
then hit this image on my blog post, 
http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2013/10/there-was-old-lady-who-swallowed-bat.html
 and click PREVIEW to download your freebie!




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Classroom Faces Custom T-Shirt Mega Giveaway

Hello freebie friends! We know how much you love great freebies, but we also know that you love to win great prizes for your classroom. Today we have an AMAZING giveaway to share with you, courtesy of ClassromFaces.com. You could could win AN ENTIRE CLASS SET of custom t-shirts featuring your students drawings. We will choose 3 winners that will EACH receive a class set of t-shirts (up to 24 shirts each). Each prize is worth over $250 dollars, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post for your chance to win.


Since the Freebielicious girls are such good friends, we designed our very own set of Classroom Faces t-shirts. We enlisted the help of our talented friend (and fellow Freebie gal) Nikki from Melonheadz to create custom drawings of each of our faces. The finished t-shirts were absolutely ADORABLE! 

Check out some of your favorite Freebielicious girls showing off their adorable new Classroom Faces t-shirts! 


About Classroom Faces

Creating a class set of t-shirts featuring your students drawings is easy. Each child just needs to create a simple drawing. To create t-shirts with one-color ink on a solid colored t-shirt (like ours) each child needs to draw their picture using a fine point black marker. The ClassroomFaces website has downloadable templates that you can use to guide your students. Full-color illustrations on a plain white t-shirt are also possible. Look how cute these t-shirts are! 

Extra Savings for Freebielicious Fans

Freebielicious fans that order a class set of tshirts can save $1 on each tshirt and receive 1 free teacher tshirt with their order using promo code FREEBIE14. Orders must include 15 or more paid shirts to qualify and must be postmarked by December 31, 2014. This offer is valid on new orders only.

Enter to WIN a Class Set of Custom Classroom Faces T-Shirts

Now that you have seen how ADORABLE these t-shirts are, it's your chance to try and win a set for your classroom. The wonderful people at ClassroomFaces are graciously giving away a class set of custom t-shirts (up to 24 shirts) to 3 lucky Freebielicious fans! Each set of custom t-shirts is valued at over $250. Use the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! 


 a Rafflecopter giveaway

A quick note about the giveaway

Up to 24 tshirts will be included in each prize pack. Winner can choose to order a class set of traditional single-color tshirts or tshirts will full-color illustrations. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $11 or $13 (depending on t-shirt size and style). Shipping is free for winners that live in the US. If a winner requires shipping outside of the US, the winner is responsible for shipping costs. (Shipping to Canada costs between $5-$20 depending on weight and location). 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Apple Number Writing Book

It may be October, but apple freebies are still in season! For the past few weeks my kindergarten students have been working to write their numbers in proper formation. This can be a very daunting task (especially for the tricky numerals like 5 and 8).

I created a simple apple-themed book to give my students an opportunity to practice writing numerals 0-10. The book also doubles as an emergent reader to foster early reading skills.

FREE apple theme book for numeral writing

Each page of the book features two rows of handwriting line to provide ample handwriting practice. The first three numbers in each row are provided as dashed numbers for students to trace and build muscle memory.



FREE apple theme handwriting book for printing numbers
FREE apple theme handwriting book for printing numbers

FREE apple theme handwriting book for printing numbers

Stop by the Kinder Craze blog to download a FREE copy of the Apple Number Writing Book. While you're there, be sure to click around and check out my new blog design. I've added lots of features to help you quickly find more great freebies and resources.




Wishing you a wonderful fall day! 



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Parent Teacher Conference Forms

I cannot believe how fast this school year has gone so far.  We started scheduling Parent Teacher Conferences and I wanted to try some Student Self Evaluation this year. I created this FREEBIE packet of must have Parent Teacher Conference forms.
 
You can find editable versions of forms that are perfect for Parent Teacher conferences.





 
Head on over to my blog to download this FREEBIE.
http://fun-in-first.blogspot.com/2014/10/parent-teacher-conference-time-and-must.html

 
 


No Bones About It

Hi Freebie Fan!
This is 
 http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2014/10/when-food-becomes-fun.html
from
http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2014/10/when-food-becomes-fun.html
I have a HUGE treat and 
no tricks to share with you!

 And the best part is... 
it involves food.
Say hello to Cheetos Bag of Bones snacks...
out for Halloween time. 
 
 And check out these ready to go printable activities...
http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2014/10/when-food-becomes-fun.html

This pack includes:
Sorting mats
Graphing sheet
Label the Bones
And ALL of this pack is completely FREE!
No strings attached.

Head to my blog and grab the link to get this file for free!
http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2014/10/when-food-becomes-fun.html
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spider Mini Unit

Happy October Freebie Friends!

October is one of my favorite months of the year, even if it is almost 100 degrees here today ;) I wanted to share with you a fun little freebie you can use this month!

One of my favorite stories to read in October is Aaaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks. It is such a cute story and my students really get a kick out of it!
If you haven't read this story yet, it's about a spider that decides he wants to be a pet spider. He shows a family all the things that make him a great pet, but all they see is a scary spider! And coming from somebody who truly dislikes spiders, I think it is a really cute story! Ha!

After I read this story to my class, we make a class graph and analyze whether we think spiders do or don't make good pets! You can definitely do this activity even without the book!


Then we use this graphic organizer to recall what the pet spider does in the story. Since this is for our pre-write we just write one or two words in each bubble instead of a whole sentence. For example we might write "feed itself" or "dance".


After that, we use what we brainstormed to complete our opinion writing prompt: "A spider makes a _____ pet because..."
The students write whether they think a spider would make a good or bad pet and then write why.
Of course we have to make a cute spider craft to go with our writing ;)
{A spider makes a good pet because it can feed itself.}

While I was browsing instagram last October, my friend Marsha posted some adorable spider buttons that she found at Jo-Ann Crafts and Fabrics! I obviously had to go out and buy them!


Accompanied with the pumpkin ice cube tray and foam dice I found at the Dollar Tree, they made for the perfect math center!


To play, have your students roll the die and place that many spiders in the "ten frame". Then using a different color, figure out how many more spiders are needed to make a ten.

You can download this mini-unit in my TpT store for free!
Enjoy!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Pumpkin Calendar Numbers

I can't believe October is next week.  Where has the time gone?  Are you ready?  Here's some calendar numbers to get you going.