Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Comprehension Mini-Lessons

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. One of the reasons is because of all the fabulous children's books that are about Christmas. I love sharing these books with my kiddos and I have a big collection of them to share. With my schedule this year, my time to share books I love is very limited so I thought I'd develop some mini-lessons using those oh-so-important comprehension skills and share these wonderful holiday books with my students.

I'm in the process of developing mini-lessons on my favorite books and I've finished two packs this weekend. My first a cause and effect pack for "Olive, the Other Reindeer."


In this pack, you will find a detailed lesson plan, cause and effect posters, cause and effect response pages, a cause and effect matching game, and much more.
Click on the image to view on TPT. 

My next pack is for character traits for the book "Mooseltoe." 

This pack has lesson plans, an anchor chart idea with printables, character trait posters, character trait response sheets, character trait photo examples, and more.

I'm really loving this anchor chart for this set.

Click on the image above to view on TPT.

Best of all, TPT is having a Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale. My store will be 20% off and you can save more money by using TPT's promo code TPTCYBER.

These packs and all my other holiday goodies will be on sale.

 Full of Cheer literacy and math center bundle
Starring Santa

 Snowmen at Christmas

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!

Winner of both sets is Victoria Hoover. Congrats Victoria!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Visual Plans for November 10th

I'm back with my visual plans for the week. I had to take a little break because I have been having some health issues. I have had major shoulder pain since the end of June and nothing that I've done (therapy, rest, ice, cortisone shot) would help. A few weeks ago, I started having pain in my ears and vertigo. I felt like I was moving even when I was sitting still. Turns out, it is all from compressed vertebrae in my neck. I've been going to physical therapy at a new place three times a week after school and it has really helped. I've been working on my posture and trying to strengthen my neck, my back, and my shoulders.

So here are my plans for this week. As always, you can download them by clicking on any of the pictures. If you download, please leave me a comment.
I'm linking up with Mrs. Wills Kindergarten to share my plans. 

Have a great week!