Category Archives: Winter

Polar Creatures Lapbook, Interactive Notebook – Arctic, Antarctic, Penguins, Polar Bears and more!

Polar Creatures Lapbook Interactive Notebook Penguins Polar Bears

This lapbook is the perfect introduction to the creatures of the Arctic and Antarctic. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a few books about the topic.

This content-rich lapbook requires minimal writing and is perfect for right-brained learners and reluctant writers.

It includes:

Create a Cover – Students will choose the title box and pictures to add to the cover. Cut them out and glue.

Penguin Facts Flip Flap – Students will cut out the terms/phrases related to the different statements about penguins and glue them under the appropriate flap.

World Map - Students will color the Arctic and Antarctic on a map.

Polar Vocabulary - Students will cut out the definitions and glue them under the correct flap.

Polar Creature Cards – Students will cut out and glue the card holder. They will also cut out and read the creature cards with information about where the creature lives, what it eats, and a fun fact.

Polar Memory Game – Students will cut out and glue the card holder. They will also cut out two sets of cards for a memory game.

Arctic, Antarctic or Both? Venn diagram – Students will write words or phrases in the appropriate sections of the diagram.

Polar Creatures Lapbook, Interactive Notebook
Polar Creatures Lapbook, Interactive Notebook
Polar Creatures Lapbook, Interactive Notebook - Penguins, Polar Bears and more!
Price: $3.00

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Easy Winter Writing Project Ideas and Writing Prompts

Easy Winter Writing Project Ideas and Writing Prompts

Winter offers so many great opportunities for creative writing projects. If you are looking for something to add a little variety to your writing time, here are some quick, low-prep, and easy-to-implement ideas to encourage developing writing skills.

Cabin Fever Idea List

Brainstorm fun things that can be done inside when the weather is too bad to go out. Create a list, type it up and display it somewhere in the home for when you need inspiration!

Sticker Stories

Kids love stickers and they can be a great way to promote writing! Give your child a sheet of winter-themed stickers such as snowmen. As she writes, she can substitute one of the stickers each time she wants to use the word.

Winter Word Search

Brainstorm a list of winter-related words and write them on a piece of paper. Give your child a piece of graph paper and have her make a word search complete with a list of the words used in the word search. Give it to a sibling or parent to complete.

Shoebox Diorama

Have your child choose one of the writing prompts below and write a short composition. Then have her create a shoebox diorama that illustrates part of the written piece. Attach the composition to the top of the box and display.

Winter Themed Writing Prompts

Here are some fun writing prompts your child might enjoy.

Winter Writing Prompts
•    When Will It Snow?
•    Too Much Snow!
•    The Case of the Backwards Footprints
•    Feeding the Squirrels When I Meant to Feed the Birds
•    The Toboggan Race
•    The Disappearing Mittens
•    The Day My Snowman Came to Life!

Winter Sports Writing Prompts
•    The Ice Skating Disaster
•    Racing Down Big Thrill Hill
•    The Day I Thought I Could Snowboard
•    Ice Fishing Rescue!
•    Runaway Snowmobile!

If you are looking for some more winter fun, check out my Winter Days – 10 Themed Word Search Puzzles!

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Arctic and Antarctic Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

Arctic and Antarctic Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

Arctic and Antarctic Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 28 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics.

One teacher shared:
“My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they are sooo quick to remind me. And the parents are learning too! During conferences, I had many parents tell me how much they had learned from their children when we read the apple and pumpkin cards. Thanks!”

These cards are used multiple ways by teachers and parents in many grades. I love reading about all the different ways teachers and parents use them!

Quick Fun Fact – Read the fact card each day and store them in a small basket where the students can look at them again and again. Or keep the set on a ring.

Fact of the Day Bulletin Board – Read a fact each day and display the cards on a special bulletin board or foam board.

Hallway Display – One teacher displayed them on the hallway chalkboard outside her door so many students and adults could read them.

Calendar Pocket Chart – Put a fact behind each number on the calendar and have a different student take it out each day. You can then display on bulletin board.

Geography Extension – Put the cards on a wall map with a string that points to where it ties in.

Go Fish – Create two sets and use for a game of Go Fish.

Memory Game – Create two sets and use for a Memory Game.

Scavenger Hunt – Use the cards to create a Scavenger Hunt.

School Bulletin Board – One kindergarten class had two students take the fact of the day down to the office each morning, “teach” the fact to the office staff, and then display the cards on the office bulletin board for everyone in the school to see.

The cards are 3×3 and there are 6 on a page. I made them small so they easily slide behind your date cards on the calendar pocket chart. They are also a good size for small hands if using them for a game. I also made them smaller to find the balance between making them colorful, but not taking too much ink when you print them.

The cards are unnumbered so they can be used in any month and in any sequence. You can use all the cards in the set or only a portion. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher’s schedule. Use one set all month or use parts of two sets depending on your needs.

Also included is a hyperlinked list of the relevant websites where the facts were located.

Arctic and Antarctic Fun Fact Cards
Arctic and Antarctic Fun Fact Cards
Arctic and Antarctic Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time
Price: $3.00

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Black History Month Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

Black History Month Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games

If you are looking for a fun and simple way to learn during Black History Month, check out my Black History Month Fact Cards. I learned so much while researching these and I know you and your children/students will enjoy them too!

Black History Month Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 28 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics.

One teacher shared:
“My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they are sooo quick to remind me. And the parents are learning too! During conferences, I had many parents tell me how much they had learned from their children when we read the apple and pumpkin cards. Thanks!”

These cards are used multiple ways by teachers and parents in many grades. I love reading about all the different ways teachers and parents use them in their home and classroom!

Quick Fun Fact – Read the fact card each day and store them in a small basket where the students can look at them again and again. Or keep the set on a ring.

Fact of the Day Bulletin Board – Read a fact each day and display the cards on a special bulletin board or foam board.

Hallway Display – One teacher displayed them on the hallway chalkboard outside her door so many students and adults could read them.

Calendar Pocket Chart – Put a fact behind each number on the calendar and have a different student take it out each day. You can then display on bulletin board.

Geography Extension – Put the cards on a wall map with a string that points to where it ties in.

Go Fish – Create two sets and use for a game of Go Fish.

Memory Game – Create two sets and use for a Memory Game.

Scavenger Hunt – Use the cards to create a Scavenger Hunt.

School Bulletin Board – One kindergarten class had two students take the fact of the day down to the office each morning, “teach” the fact to the office staff, and then display the cards on the office bulletin board for everyone in the school to see.

The cards are 3×3 and there are 6 on a page. I made them small so they easily slide behind your date cards on the calendar pocket chart. They are also a good size for small hands if using them for a game. I also made them smaller to find the balance between making them colorful, but not taking too much ink when you print them.

The cards are unnumbered so they can be used in any month and in any sequence. You can use all the cards in the set or only a portion. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher’s schedule. Use one set all month or use parts of two sets depending on your needs.

Also included is a hyperlinked list of the relevant websites where the facts were located.

Black History Month Fun Fact Cards
Black History Month Fun Fact Cards
Black History Month Fact Cards - 28 Cards for Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games
Price: $3.00

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Penguin Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

Penguin Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

Who doesn’t love penguins? Children love learning about these cute birds. Penguin Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics.

One teacher shared:
“My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they are sooo quick to remind me. And the parents are learning too! During conferences, I had many parents tell me how much they had learned from their children when we read the apple and pumpkin cards. Thanks!”

These cards are used multiple ways by teachers and parents in many grades. I love reading about all the different ways teachers and parents use them!

Quick Fun Fact – Read the fact card each day and store them in a small basket where the students can look at them again and again. Or keep the set on a ring.

Fact of the Day Bulletin Board – Read a fact each day and display the cards on a special bulletin board or foam board.

Hallway Display – One teacher displayed them on the hallway chalkboard outside her door so many students and adults could read them.

Calendar Pocket Chart – Put a fact behind each number on the calendar and have a different student take it out each day. You can then display on bulletin board.

Geography Extension – Put the cards on a wall map with a string that points to where it ties in.

Go Fish – Create two sets and use for a game of Go Fish.

Memory Game – Create two sets and use for a Memory Game.

Scavenger Hunt – Use the cards to create a Scavenger Hunt.

School Bulletin Board – One kindergarten class had two students take the fact of the day down to the office each morning, “teach” the fact to the office staff, and then display the cards on the office bulletin board for everyone in the school to see.

The cards are 3×3 and there are 6 on a page. I made them small so they easily slide behind your date cards on the calendar pocket chart. They are also a good size for small hands if using them for a game. I also made them smaller to find the balance between making them colorful, but not taking too much ink when you print them.

The cards are unnumbered so they can be used in any month and in any sequence. You can use all the cards in the set or only a portion. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher’s schedule. Use one set all month or use parts of two sets depending on your needs.

Also included is a hyperlinked list of the relevant websites where the facts were located.

Penguin Fun Fact Cards
Penguin Fun Fact Cards
30 Penguin Fact Cards for Calendar Pocket Charts - Penguin Unit Extension Activity
Price: $3.00

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Christmas Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

Christmas Fun Fact Cards - Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Boards, Games, Circle Time

Christmas Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 30 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics.

One teacher shared:
“My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they are sooo quick to remind me. And the parents are learning too! During conferences, I had many parents tell me how much they had learned from their children when we read the apple and pumpkin cards. Thanks!”

These cards are used multiple ways by teachers and parents in many grades. I love reading about all the different ways teachers and parents use them!

Quick Fun Fact – Read the fact card each day and store them in a small basket where the students can look at them again and again. Or keep the set on a ring.

Fact of the Day Bulletin Board – Read a fact each day and display the cards on a special bulletin board or foam board.

Hallway Display – One teacher displayed them on the hallway chalkboard outside her door so many students and adults could read them.

Calendar Pocket Chart – Put a fact behind each number on the calendar and have a different student take it out each day. You can then display on bulletin board.

Geography Extension – Put the cards on a wall map with a string that points to where it ties in.

Go Fish – Create two sets and use for a game of Go Fish.

Memory Game – Create two sets and use for a Memory Game.

Scavenger Hunt – Use the cards to create a Scavenger Hunt.

School Bulletin Board – One kindergarten class had two students take the fact of the day down to the office each morning, “teach” the fact to the office staff, and then display the cards on the office bulletin board for everyone in the school to see.

The cards are 3×3 and there are 6 on a page. I made them small so they easily slide behind your date cards on the calendar pocket chart. They are also a good size for small hands if using them for a game. I also made them smaller to find the balance between making them colorful, but not taking too much ink when you print them.

The cards are unnumbered so they can be used in any month and in any sequence. You can use all the cards in the set or only a portion. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher’s schedule. Use one set all month or use parts of two sets depending on your needs.

Also included is a hyperlinked list of the relevant websites where the facts were located.

Christmas Fact Cards for Calendar Pocket Charts - Unit Extension Activity
Christmas Fact Cards for Calendar Pocket Charts - Unit Extension Activity
30 Christmas Fact Cards for Calendar Pocket Charts
Price: $3.00

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February Notebooking Pages with Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year and Black History Month

I’ve created a fun packet of February holiday-themed notebooking pages. Lots of cute, colorful graphics for notebooking, narration, dictation, handwriting, letter writing, or creative writing.

Every design includes both primary and standard writing lines. Matching generic pages are included at the end for overflow writing.

Topics include:
Black History Month ~ Chinese New Year ~ Groundhog Day ~ Presidents’ Day ~ Valentine’s Day

Click on thumbnails below for samples!

February Notebooking Pages with Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year and Black History Month
February Notebooking Pages with Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year and Black History Month
Fun and colorful notebooking pages for the month of February! Perfect for notebooking, handwriting, copy work, narration, dictation, and letter writing. 36 pages
Price: $3.00

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