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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Novemeber... ALREADY???

Yes... November is indeed right around the corner. Tuesday is Halloween... the start of Holiday insanity here. It does not end for me until mid-January as we not only have holidays but birthdays galore to deal with.

That is why I am truly loving my new monthly series and I know many of you are as well!! It is now in stores and ready for your use.

I took a poll on FB and election information was not included in this package by request. My election unit and freebies are also in stock. Just a few more days until the move is over and I am hoping to complete a few more items I have been working on. =)

Instead - we are focusing on families, harvest, fall, and Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any suggestions on additions you would like to see in future packages, leave me a comment. I am trying to add more to each one to make it truly one stop shopping.

I polled my children and this month they wanted to make 3 different sets of calendar numbers and letters. I also changed it by making the vowels a different color than the consonants.

One of my personal favorites of these packages are the monthly sight words. I included an easy way to track these with my Sight Word Magic set as I use the same method for both. We all know how important vocabulary is.  We have all seen and used the Fry's list for sight words but I wanted something more.

Each monthly kit includes 50 seasonal "sight words"! These are words that are specifically related to the season and the events that occur in this month. These are words your students will encounter while reading seasonal books. By creating a list of words for them to learn, I know that no matter what they check out of the library, they will know these words.

It is also a great way to challenge your "gifted and talented." =) 

As a bonus... my students know that these words MAY show up as challenge words on their vocabulary and/or spelling tests. I may require them to use these words in their writings this month. There is so much I can do with these lists!!

Just like last month... this kit includes calendars, journal prompts, newsletters, center labels, stationary, and interactive notebook pages. Some of the fun this month includes:

Creating a family tree! Writing about our families and traditions. Exploring our origins and learning more about the trip to a new land.

Math in action... recipes! There are 2 different versions. I am hoping to complete a freebie to go with this to take this one step further math wise. =)

Speaking of math... I have been working a lot on a math project lately! But I realize that many students are still struggling classifying numbers. So this month's packet focuses on identify odd, even, and prime numbers.

In addition I spent A LOT of time this month going through my personal library (well the boy's library anyways), polling teacher friends, and researching to find books for this months collection! I found some new favorites and hope you will as well.

Please leave me a comment with your book suggestions for fall, Thanksgiving, or the upcoming elections and I will be sure to add them.

As always... there is a lot more inside but this is just a sneak peak at what is in this month's  packet o'fun! You all enjoyed my freebie weeks this month and so I am going to try and schedule another freebie week and linky party too!

As always - leave a comment and I will have one of my boys pick a lucky winner! =) 

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At October 27, 2012 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Heather Mathews said...

These are cute activities! You've been busy this past month.

Isn't it crazy it's already almost November? I've been thinking about skipping Thanksgiving altogether and moving right on to the winter holidays. ;)

Peacocks & Penguins

At October 27, 2012 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Rachel said...

Great packet!

At October 27, 2012 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Ash said...

Great unit! Love these! Hopefully the kiddos won't be too rowdy for you all the way until January!

Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

At October 27, 2012 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Suzy Q said...

Oh, great! Next thing you know, you'll be telling me Christmas is right around the corner!

Packet looks great!

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At October 27, 2012 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Lori said...

This looks great! You have been busy!

At October 28, 2012 at 2:41 AM , Blogger susan said...

Duck for President is a fave at our home! We also enjoy The Pumpkin Patch.

At October 28, 2012 at 6:56 AM , Blogger Sara said...

I LOVE these, Misty! I'm actually doing a project for one of my masters courses where we're talking about families! And family trees! What a cute idea you came up with :)

Miss V's Busy Bees

At November 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM , Blogger TammySF. said...

What a great post!!! Thank you so much for linking up!!

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