Monday, December 30, 2013

Snowman, Snowman What Do You See? {PLUS a giveaway!}

I am gearing up for January!

I wanted a simple emergent reader this year. Something to ease the kiddos back in to the swing of things slowly... but still hit on all those standards....and have a "winter-y" flare to it!

So I decided to create a little "Snowman, Snowman What Do You See?" book.

And then next you know... I have made a whole lot more than just the reader.

How did that happen?

That wasn't my plan.... but these activities just evolved and some were things I already have been doing in my classroom, they just needed a little refresh action....


And so I am happy to present my first new product of 2014 - okay... I'm 2 days early... but close enough!
And keep reading.... because I am going to tell you how you can win this little unit, too!

It is 4 language arts and 4 math activities rolled into one little unit!
Language Arts:
*The Snowman Emergent Reader
*Winter Word Practice
*Winter Stories
*Brrr! Sight Word Game

Math:
*Winter Counting {practicing teen numbers}
*Button Sorting
*Button Equations {addition to 10}
*Snowman Subtraction

Here is a glimpse at the reader:
It is 14 pages long and covers 11 colors. You can use all 14 pages or just a few. I like to make these types of books different lengths for different groups of kids.

This book will be something that they color and "be a word detective" {searching for sight words} independently. I have no problem differentiating when the little ones are at the reading table with me... or even when working with other adults. I find it is hardest to differentiate their independent time and the length will help me out with this.

I won't show you everything...you can click HERE to see the whole preview, but I want to share just a few more things from this unit.... and stick with me... there's some giveaway action at the end....

Button Sorting mats in color or black and white...with 2 categories or 3..... Some are ever pre-programmed and tell the student what to sort by:




The snowman subtraction game is one of my favorites. Students draw a snowman like these two:
Count his buttons and record the number on the first line. Then they roll a dice and record that number on the next line. Using a dry erase marker they can "X" out the number of buttons on the snowman {make sure he is laminated!} to match the die and find the difference.

These little snowman can double as some extra counting practice and I provided a recording sheet for that too!

Last thing to share from the Snowman Unit....hmm, what should I pick?

I think I will go with the Brr! Sight Word Game! This is an old favorite in my room... and am so happy to have a revamped one for 2014!

There are 2 versions of the game - each with 18 words. The words are numbers 11-46  on the Fry Top 100 Word List.

My favorite part of this game is when a little one has to shiver and give us their best "Brrr!!!" and I don't allow a boring "brr".... we need some acting skills as if we are freezing in the arctic.... I want a "BRRRR!!!"


I am so excited for this new little ditty that I want to share the fun and give 2 copies of it away!! Not only that, but BOTH winners will get the unit emailed AND one hard copy of all the COLOR activity pages! {Unit is 119 pages long- you will get 46 pages mailed to you!} 

No need to mail those black and white ones.... those aren't the ones eating up all your color ink {plus there are too many choices!} I will send every single color page straight to your mailbox!

In case you missed it above... right HERE is the link to see more of this unit on Teachers Pay Teachers!

You have until the end of 2013 to enter!  Ok no, we need a bit more time..... how about you have until the clock strikes midnight on January 2nd 2014!

No cute giveaway button for this one people... not enough time... just a Rafflecopter! Get set...GO!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck and Happy New Year!

7 comments:

  1. What a unit! Would love to win!

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  2. This is an adorable unit! I would love to win a copy!! Thank you for making this!!!

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  3. Thank you for making this chance possible. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  4. This unit is fabulous! Thank you for this opportunity to win a copy of this unit! I know my students would enjoy engaging in all the activities you have created and I love how each of them are aligned to the common core standards, which is what we are focusing on. Have a happy new year! :)

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  5. Looks so awesome! Happy New Year!

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  6. Wow! This looks awesome!!! Happy New Year!!

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