Sunday, March 2, 2014

In Like a Lion (Mardi Gras Freebies & Centers Galore)

March is starting off with a bang.  I just realized a few days ago that Read Across America and Mardi Gras fall on the same week, plus my class will start work on new math and literacy centers for March.  Before all of that craziness starts I wanted to share a few things we will be doing.

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday.  While I do not live in an area that has big Mardi Gras celebrations, I think it's really important for my firsties to learn about all sorts traditions and holidays.  We'll have a King's Cake and for math we'll work on my Mardi Gras Math Mini Book.  The mini book is a collection of Mardi Gras themed word problems focusing on double digit subtraction, patterns, time to the half hour, place value, and more.  You are more than welcome to a free copy.  Just click on the picture below to check it out.
Thanks to Melonheadz for such adorable clip art and Cara Carroll for most of the fonts.

Last week we also made our Mardi Gras Friends spelling craftivity.  My Mardi Gras Friends got a little makeover since last year.  You are also welcome to this pattern if you would like to use it with your students.  There are two recording page options: a spelling list or a writing prompt.  Click on the picture for a free copy of this pattern.

Like I mentioned before, my students will also begin working through my new March centers for math and literacy.  
Oh So Lucky {10 Math Centers for March} is a packet full of colorful centers to go along with St. Patrick's Day, spring, Read Across America, and March Madness.  It includes work with number comparisons, balanced equations, time to the half hour, addition, subtraction, fractions, and more.  You can click on the picture if you would like more details.

Oh So Lucky {10 Literacy Centers for March} is a packet that also includes activities to go along with St. Patrick's Day, spring, Read Across America, and March Madness.  It features work with rhyming words, synonyms, long & short vowel discrimination, sentence types, syllables, contractions, antonyms, and more.  If you would like more details about this packet, click on the picture below.  Both packets are at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Whew . . . sounds like a lot.  In my opinion, it is best to stay busy and boy we are!  Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Wow! You have been busy! Your packets look wonderful and I see things that kindergarten could definitely use, too! So cute! The Mardi Gras Friends Friends are adorable! Here comes March!!! Have a great week, Amanda!

  2. Love the background on your cover page! Where did you get it?

    1. They are from Mel's Papers on Flicker and they are FREE! The link is
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I love the Mardi Gras packet and friends!!!! Mardi Gras is huge here since we are right across the bay from the birth place of Mardi Gras (Mobile, Alabama) and only two hours away from NOLA! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    Mrs. Spriggs’ Kindergarten Pond

    1. You are welcome. I hope you had a happy Mardi Gras.

    2. YAY for celebrating Mardi Gras! I saw your freebie and had to visit your site. I hope you add my book, THE KING CAKE BABY published by Pelican to your Mardi Gras collection. I Skype (free) with classes too!