Sometimes I've just got to say thank you and great job to the teachers, parents and others out there creating great stuff. Let's face it, recreating the wheel every day is just not realistic. Besides, we all need an inspirational boost once in awhile. That's where these powerhouses come in.
From weather experiments to egg carton helicopters, Sarah has tons of ideas that are easy to do and adapt for all ages. For fall try Why do leaves change color? Oh yeah! This simple experiment is worth doing. Keep it up Sarah! Check it our here.
Katie's fall leaves are so lovely. It would be easy to create a full lesson around these. Add this with the leaf experiment (above), mix in some of the picture books in Katie's post to teach the week's reading and writing concepts and you've got a full week. Thanks a bunch Katie! Check it our here.
Teaching doubles with Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins (and lots more). This post by Bethany has a fabulous book list for teaching primary math. So often I see lists of "great math picture books" and they are painful to read. It's pretty hard to find great picture books written to specifically teach a math concept. This list is solid. The books have math in them, but they can certainly stand out as just great picture books as well. LOVE! Great job Bethany! Check out her post here. (Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins with the downloadable game is about halfway down the page.)
Patty is AMAZING! Her art lessons are a fabulous place to find inspiration for pairing for art with many subjects. Here are some Thanksgiving and other Fall lessons/projects that will get you motivated. You rock Patty! Check out the fall projects here.
This resource is one that Scholastic has evolved over time. They used to do a live event close to Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, that has gone away. :( But, these great resources to help make your Thanksgiving lessons come alive are still around - videos, historical letters, a virtual field trip and lots more. Go Scholastic! Check it all out here.
This bonus is a little different, but sometimes you just need some sparkle in your life. Let's face it, FREE is always in season.
Jazz it up for Fall (or anytime) with some new FREE fonts. Did you know you can get Kimberly's fonts for free for private use? Yay! Now you can create cute, handouts, flyers, announcements, labels, etc. for your classroom all for FREE! Want to use one on your website? Try them all out. Once you decide what you love, just buy a license for the ones you will be using. Thanks Kimberly! Grab them here on TPT.
Every teacher wants their students to become committed readers. Here's a simple "how to" cheat sheet you can provide to help PARENTS support their kids in their reading journey. I call it the Sneaky Parent's Guide to Growing Readers because it's filled with loving, savvy tips to make reading feel fun and desirable.