Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Celebrate Freedom Week

Did you know that five states- Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas- participate in Celebrate Freedom Week? There are laws requiring teachers in those states to recognize Celebrate Freedom Week in their classrooms. This means teaching about the founding fathers and documents that created the United States of America, from memorizing part of the Declaration of Independence to understanding the Bill of Rights.

In Texas and Kansas Celebrate Freedom Week is recognized the week of September 17th, when the U.S. Constitution was signed. Oklahoma celebrates the week of Veteran's Day, and Florida and Arkansas celebrate during the last week of September.

I created some products to help teachers teach Celebrate Freedom Week. Since I'm in Texas I looked at the TEKS- Texas Essential Knowledge & Standards- which outlines the standards that need to be taught for every grade level. The products I made cover every requirement set forth by the state of Texas. You can buy each piece separate, or the bundle is at the bottom (and it's the best value!)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Back to School We GO!

School is quickly approaching if you live in Texas. Maybe it's approaching even faster if you are out of state! In case you missed the sale on Teachers Pay Teachers I am offering my back to school packets for only $1. They are grade level specific and an easy way to keep students busy on the first day of school while you sort supplies, work on transportation passes and other paper work, etc. 

If you want to get some things made by your student hung on the wall quickly, the second page is an All About Me page- easily personalized by each student. I put each page on construction paper and then hang on the wall for Open House. 

I also have this little bundle of printables and task cards to keep students busy. I use these throughout the first week. The task cards are great to help students (especially those new to the school) to learn important things like your name, room number, the principal's name, etc. 

You love me!