I know plans for February are well underway, so I wanted to pop in to share a few things you might find helpful as you prepare your units! I’ve elaborated on some of these in previous posts and have other posts scheduled about others, so this is simply a Cliff Notes version 😉
First up, is Groundhog Day! (Side note: Bill Murray in that movie – hilarious). Here’s a cute little groundhog craft to make with your kiddos!
Then, of course, we have Valentine’s Day! This writing activity is SO GOOD for showing gratitude towards a special staff member and teaching letter writing.
Don’t forget Presidents’ Day on the 20th! This fact sort is a fun way to share little bits of presidential information with your little ones!
And, just because February isn’t thematically full enough, there’s Dental Health month after eating all the candy hearts and hoarding them in your desk drawer pre-party…or is that just me?
My word, February is going to keep us twelve kinds of busy!
Here’s where you can grab the featured activities:
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Omigoodness, I’m relying HEAVILY on Punxsutawney Phil to NOT see his shadow this year. I NEED SPRING! We’ve just endured an eternity of germ bugs at our house, and I am ALL THE OVER IT. I need fresh air and sunshine, wagon rides around the neighborhood, and the color restored to the outside baaaaaad.
So, I hope it’s the gloomiest of days on February 2nd and that chubby little rodent doesn’t forecast six more weeks of winter. Because this quarantine can’t last much longer! Rant over 😉
Some of my favorite read-alouds during the beginning of February center around this curious creature. Your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade students will LOVE to read these fiction and non-fiction selections! Here are some of my favorites (these are affiliate links):
And, while you’re learning about this shadowy little character (see what I did there?), you can record your students’ knowledge on this fun little anchor chart!
Or, provide your students with the templates and let them create their own groundhog craft to adorn their school work, the classroom, or your hallway! Fun and EASY!
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Check out this fun Presidents’ Day activity perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students!
Your kids will love to learn fun facts about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Sort the facts as a whole class on poster board first…
Then, have your kiddos complete the individual fact sort sheets.
This is a great way to teach about the presidents in a fun and engaging way!
You can snag the poster templates as part of February Anchor Charts and Class Posters, Anchor Charts and Class Posters Bundle, OR you can get the poster templates + fact short sheets shown in the post by clicking HERE or the graphic below!
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Can you believe January is already nearing an end?! So. Crazy.
Which means, thoughts of February are starting to creep into your mind. Groundhogs, hearts everything and everywhere, boxes of chocolate, and after all that sugary goodness, dental health! But, of course!
This resource is packed – literally, BRIMMING – with activities perfect for the primary classroom. The best part: you can do as much OR as little as you want! In addition to the strong emphasis on science, there are plenty of ways to cross-curriculize (totally a word). There are no restrictions here, and your kiddos will LOVE IT ALL.
Heart-melting observations? Check. Disappearing cotton candy? Check. Listening to your heartbeat? Check. Shadow studies, gumdrop structures, egg observations and SO much more? Check, check, double check! The Science of February will not disappoint!
Here’s a pacing calendar, so you can visualize the month:
We’ve placed a heavy emphasis on vocabulary, so there are plenty of activities to structure you word studies throughout the month.
I’m obsessed with this month’s science activities. While the investigations can definitely be teacher-led, it is amazing what your kiddos will discover when they’re given the freedom to explore on their own!
This month’s pack also includes two non-fictions texts that we wrote. And, while we’ve provided trade book suggestions, you don’t necessarily have to use them. You might already have something in your classroom perfect for teaching these themes!
Plus, there’s a plethora of ELA and math activities to really engage your students and extend their learning beyond the science of each theme.
There’s even some darling ELA and math craftivities and projects that your kiddos will just adore!
Also, today is a SALE day on TpT! Click on any of the pictures to check out The Science of February!
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Hello and Happy Cyber Monday to you!
If you’re planning to get your click on today, head over to Teachers Pay Teachers to snag some deals from your favorite sellers. I was an early bird this year and already made my purchases! Using my feedback credits and the code SMILE, I saved almost $15! #winning
You can visit The Inspired Apple shop >>> HERE <<< or by clicking the graphic below.
PS. Have you seen all the precious sales graphics featuring throwback smiles? I love this idea from Vera over at The Tutu Teacher! Precious!
Here are some great seasonal items to pick up at 28% off when you use the code SMILE! (And don’t forget to leave feedback on your previous purchases, so you can apply the credit to make the deal even sweeter!)
Have fun shopping and let the countdown to Christmas break begin!!!!