Friday, February 28, 2014

Three Fun Freebies for Read Across America

Happy last day of February!  Spring is just around the corner and I couldn't be happier.
National Read Across America Day, also know as Dr. Seuss Day is also just a few days away.  Like many of you, our school has some special events planned to promote reading and the love of books during that week: Crazy Socks Day, Hat Day, Dress Like Your Favorite Character Day, and so on.  We kicked off the festivities today with a green eggs & ham breakfast.

I'm still trying to narrow down my list of activities I want to share with my firsties.  There are just so many books and so many possibilities.  Maybe over the weekend I can get my thoughts in order and decide exactly what fun learning we are going to get into.
If you are still looking for some activities to use during Read Across America, I thought I'd share a few freebies that you might find useful.

First up is a free literacy center, Reading Buddies Verb Tense.  This center is from my Oh So Lucky {10 Literacy Centers for March} packet, at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
With this center, students will match present and past tense verbs together and then write their answers on a recording sheet.
Click on the picture to find out more info or to download your own copy.


Next up is a free math activity.  Ten Frame Apples Up On Top is a ten frame and equation matching center.  It is from my September Smarties {10 Math Centers} packet, also at my store.
I like to use Ten Frame Apples Up On Top in September, when we're knee deep in apples.  But it is perfect to use during RAA since it was inspired by Dr. Seuss's Ten Apples Up On Top (one of my favorites).
Again, click on the picture for more details or to download.


And last but not least, is an adorable Birthday Cat craftivity.  My class made Birthday Cats last year.  They turned out so cute, I knew we had to make them again this year.
If you would like to make these too, click on the picture below for your free pattern.

I hope one (or all) of these activities will help you as you plan for Read Across America.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.
Best.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the cute Birthday Cat pattern! Maria

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  2. Thank you!
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  3. That cat is so cute! Thanks for the fun pattern!

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  4. I love the cat pattern!!! I'm with you, there are SO many cute ideas for the upcoming Read Across America week. I found a really cute turtle to make and Pinterest is loaded with great ideas! Happy weekend!

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  5. Thank you for the great freebies!! I love the birthday cat!! Adorable!

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  6. Oh my gosh! I love your freebies! Thank you so much. We're kind of doing a week long celebration for Dr. Seuss and I'm so excited to use your activities.

    Lee Ann

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  7. Thanks for the great activities! The cat is so cute!

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  8. This is an adorable craft! Thank you!

    ~Cristina
    http://aisforadventuresofhomeschool.blogspot.com/

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  9. My fourth graders get together with our first grade buddies to celebrate Dr. Seuss day. Thank you for the ideas.
    Artistry of Education

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  10. Such sweet kitties! Thank you for sharing this at Teaching Blog Addict!
    Linda
    Primary Inspiration

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  11. Such sweet kitties! Thank you for sharing this at Teaching Blog Addict!
    Linda
    Primary Inspiration

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