You’re in the home stretch now….one week left of teaching until a glorious break is upon you. If you’re anything like me, you want to have January resources ready and at your fingertips BEFORE you leave for break. At the same time (if you’re anything like me), there’s always something you forget to do and it’s hard to shut down the school brain over break. For the past couple of months I have been collecting some of my favorite monthly resources. I’m thinking that if it helps me to have it all in one little blog post, it might help someone else, too. So, here we go:
Then we start to study each nonfiction text feature up close and add them to our anchor chart along the way. The photos along the side of the chart are the visual “photos” we glue into our scrapbooks so the students see a connection and reminder each time they refer to our anchor chart.
January can also be great timing for studying Geometry. When our district used Everyday Math, the topic always seemed to pop up in the winter. I used this with my students. It has a sorting activity, posters, and several options for practice pages, too:
Keeping in the spirit of Geometry, this pack has some great 2-D and 3-D shape booklets that my kids loved making. It really helped them solidify the vocabulary for sides vs. edges, corners vs. vertices, etc.
These are my FAVORITE 3-D shapes. It was a box I inherited and I hope it still has my name on it when I return next fall:
I also created this pack last winter and the kids loved it. It’s a freebie for practice with 3-addends:
I also use activities from this pack for both math and literacy that the kids enjoy. The pics only show a few of the activities included, but if you click on the cover page you can take a more in-depth look at what’s included:
I have one last little freebie for you. It’s a new pack I created just for my blog followers (aka – not found on TpT). It has 12 different winter-themed writing prompts and a few different paper options.
Click here to grab your own copy.