Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bears Unit, St. Patrick's Day, Freebie

Only 2 more days until Spring Break! Yahoooo! I am SO ready! I love my class this year, but am ready for some down time and to recharge my batteries. I am excited to visit my sister at her college for a few days over will bring me back to the good ol' days!

Tomorrow and Friday I am going to squeeze some St. Patty's day fun into the mix, since we really won't get a chance to do it any other time with Spring Break falling so early this year. By the way (little plug here)... I marked down my 38 page Lucky Leprechaun's St. Patty's Activities at my TpT store to only $2.75 just in time for the holiday! We will be doing the leprechaun class book page, a math activity, and the "How to Trap a Leprechaun" writing project from this packet tomorrow! Click the picture to go to my TpT store and check it out. (The picture preview only has some, not all, of the activities).
After break, I have lots of assessing to get done for the end of the third quarter! Is anyone else in that boat? I wanted a somewhat easy theme for the two weeks following break, so our team decided to do a fiction/non-fiction unit on bears. I am excited since I've never taught all about bears before!

We are even going to do a teddy bear slumber party where the students come to school in their PJ's and bring their teddy bear. The teddy bears stay at school overnight and have a "slumber party" where they mess up the room with their sleeping backs, popcorn crumbs, toys, etc. When the students return the next day, they find the big mess and a note from their bear at their table spot! I am so excited for this and know my kiddos will LOVE it! Getting new ideas is the great part of being new at a school (this is my first year in this district). I will be sure to post pictures after we do it in a few weeks!

We will also weave the "Famous Threes" stories (3 Bears, 3 Pigs 3 Billy Goats) into this theme during our shared reading time---favorites of mine to teach! Below is a freebie that accompanies the book "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs", which is written from the wolf's point of view. The students write a letter to the wolf while he is in jail! It's pretty funny to read what they write!


  1. This packet looks so great! Have fun on your spring break!

    Apples and ABC's

  2. I can use that wolf letter with my folktales unit! Thanks!
    Conversations in Literacy

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