Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Snow Day Freebies!

Well, my wish came true! I am staring at about 8 inches of freshly fallen snow and ice coated sidewalks and trees out my window right now, so thankfully my school called a SNOW DAY! I am in such a great mood and have extra time for a change so I thought I'd share some freebies with you!

I mentioned in a previous post that my kiddos are working on that bossy silent E this week. I love Heather's Magic E Hunt and plan to use that with my above-level students at the beginning of next week (since today was a scratch!). I found several other printables from TpT and blogs to use for centers, too!

For a whole group mini-lesson, I made my own Magic E wand which my students LOVED! They took turns being the princes and princesses of Magic E Land and used the wand to magically transform CVC words into CVC+silent E words! Yahoo...kindergartners are easy to impress! After read both versions of the word, we sorted them into real or nonsense word categories on chart paper.

To make my wand, I painted and added some curling ribbon to a brown cardboard star wand from Paper Source (lovvve that place) that I had laying around. I included a template for you to make your own wand in a Magic E Mini-Packet that I have just finished. Just click the pic below to be taken to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and download for FREE! While you're there, take a moment to check out my other products that 20% off for the big Leap Day Sale going on now! Don't forget to add the promo code L2P9Y for an additional 10% off.

Finally, here are two Dr. Seuss themed freebies if you are celebrating his birthday with your class on Friday.
The first is a Crazy Seuss Creature page where students draw a crazy creature similar to one of Dr. Seuss'. I give my students several examples from books. There was a large poster with examples from a March Scholastic "Let's Find Out" if you still have it! The bottom lines are for students to write "It is a _____" and write the silly name for their creature. The second is a writing page where students write directions for making green eggs and ham.

I am excited to make green eggs and ham and do some fun projects with my kiddos on Friday! Best of all, my mom is coming in to help out! Love when I can recruit family members:)

Happy Leap Day!

PS >>>>Don't forget about my St. Patrick's Day GIVEAWAY. Click here to go to my post and comment on or before Friday for your chance to win the whole packet!


  1. Yay for a snow day! Love your Magic E wand.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. These are fabulous freebies! WOW! I also bought the Magic E pack from Heather. Your free pack is a great extension of hers. :)