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Hoppy Easter Friends

Hi my friends!  I'm so excited to be posting on EASTER!!!  It's Vicky from Teaching and Much Moore and I hope you are having a blessed Easter with your family.  I just want to share a quick little freebie for y'all as a gift on this special holiday!  I head back to school after 2 glorious weeks off for Spring Break so my mind is getting back in the game.  If you are still in school right now I'm sure this will come in handy right after Easter.  Enjoy and have a wonderful Easter!!! 

                                                                xoxo, Vicky

Celebrating Easter in the Classroom

Hi friends! It's Haley from My Silly Firsties! I wanted to stop by and share a little bit of Easter fun we have had and things we will be doing for the rest of the week! :) I have babies of many different religions in my room so I definitely keep it very non-religious! We still have tons of fun though! 

First, we did a fun little skip counting activity! We are working hard skip counting by 2s and immediately I thought of bunny ears! We used Jennifer's directed drawing. First, I showed them how to do it once. Then I gave them a LONG sheet of butcher paper and let them go to town!

Then they skip counted above the bunnies to count the ears! It really helped solidify not counting each ear, but counting by 2s to make it more efficient!

We had state testing today and it was a LONG day for us. My babies had to be quiet and that just does NOT come natural to them, hahaha. I needed a fun "break" this afternoon that would still let them practice their writing! We did this precious craftivity from Cupcake and I'm so glad we did!! I barely ever do crafts where they just cut/glue but it was too cute to pass up. Plus, like I said, I just needed a break, haha!

 A few years ago, I made this simple little write the room freebie that you could easily print and use this week!

I also made these SUPER fun math and literacy centers! My sweeties LOVE them! I can't wait to use these this week! You can click the pictures to see it on TPT! :)

Here are some of my favorite Easter read-alouds!

And finally, if you want some more holiday ideas, be sure to follow my holiday board on Pinterest!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Easter! I'd love to know how you celebrate!

For the 'Pun' of it: Fun Ideas for Teaching About Puns!

Hello Friends!!  

I am excited to share the fun way my kids have been learning about different puns.  

They have been having a blast getting their own secret pun each day and creating a visual display for the literal and non-literal meanings behind each pun.

Puns can be found by simply searching google.  I found a great FREE resource that I used.  Check it out!

And here are some of the fun ways my kids have described these fun puns:

I hope you can have as much fun with your class as we have learning about puns!

Happy Teaching!
Jen Bengel

Who Wants to Go to VEGAS?!?!

 Have you ever been to VEGAS?!?!?!
Sparkling lights, amazing sights, and delicious bites...can't you just picture yourself in VEGAS?


Well Primary Chalkboard and SDE are giving you a chance to visit LAS VEGAS!

That's right!  Primary Chalkboard and SDE are giving away your choice of any SDE session in Vegas.

But that's not all, we're also giving away a $25 gift card to the Crystal Springs Bookstore, so you can have a little something to take home with you!

Still, that's not all!  Primary Chalkboard is also giving you $300 in cash to help pay for your transportation, room, food, or whatever expenses you have!

NOW can you "Picture Your Selfie" in VEGAS?

I'll bet you're asking yourself how can you enter to win this fabulous prize, right?

Well, here's how to do just that.

Each of us has a "tip" for visiting Las Vegas.  You simply visit and "like" each page below.
On each tip, you will find a card and on that card is a number.  Keep track of those numbers and add them together.  You will enter that on the Rafflecopter below.

You can also get an additional entry by posting a selfie on Instagram holding a sign telling us why you want to come to Vegas.   
Be sure to use #primarychalkboardsendmetovegas so it will count.

We hope we see YOU in VEGAS!


Teaching Kids about Bees- Freebie

Hello, Katie here form Teacher to the Core! Is there anything better than the Springtime? Yes, summer vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But for the moment the world is blossoming and so are our students!!!

 Bees are fascinating to children, thus making them the PERFECT material for reading, writing, close reading questions, and smart art!
Busy Bees Freebie From Teacher to the Core- Enjoy
The passage is about  a RR 16, Level H/I, and Grade level 2.0 with questions to test comprehension.  It’s a freebie for you!!! Enjoy my loves!
Download now new
If you would like to buy this unit it is on TpT. You can click {here}.

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No Worksheet Wednesday #4!

It's our final No Worksheet Wednesday!!!
We just want to say THANK YOU for participating in this fun linky all month!
Everyone learned so much and gathered so many wonderful ideas from all of the bloggers who participated. Although our linky party ends this week, we know that we will all continue to embed the thinking behind No Worksheet Wednesday into our classrooms EVERY day! :)

Link up below to share your fun-filled day of learning with us!

No Worksheet Wednesday #3!

It's No Worksheet Wednesday #3!
Let's keep these fabulous ideas going by linking up with us again this week!

If this is your first week joining us, make a vow not to use a single worksheet every Wednesday for the month of March.  (Remember, recording sheets that allow students to record their thinking are not worksheets. Writing paper and journals are a great way to embed authentic writing into your lessons without the need for a "worksheet.")

Each week, take pictures and blog about a couple activities you did for No Worksheet Wednesday. Share those pictures and activities on your blog and then link up with us on the Primary Chalkboard to share with others!  The linky party is below this post. 

Please be sure to grab the button at the top of this post and use it in your blog post. Link back to us in your post.  The linky button will be open from Wednesday morning at 6:00am EST  to 11:00pm EST on Tuesday.  Then, the next week's "party" will begin! 
The final linky party for will be held on Wednesday, March 25th!