Friday, November 29, 2013

New TpT Packets

I have just posted two new packets to my TpT store.  First, my Owl Themed Nonfiction Text Structure Packet will be perfect to help your students understand text structures of nonfiction.  Included in this packet are posters, graphic organizers, and printables for interactive journal pages, all of which are owl themed.  I am offering this packet 1/2 off now through Sunday afternoon.  Snatch this packet up quickly, and don't miss this great deal!

Owl Themed Nonfiction Text Structures Packet
 
Next, I have added another graphic organizer to my collection.  This one is Christmas themed and will be perfect for this December!  Don't miss the great deal at 1/2 off!  These packets will go back to regular price before the TpT sale and will be discounted at regular price, so don't miss out on this great price!
 

 Christmas Graphic Organizers
 
 
Also, don't miss out on the big TpT Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale!  I know that I am already working on filling my cart so that I will be ready to buy on Monday!  Thanks to Krista Wallden for this cute button!  If you are not familiar with her cute clipart, you must visit he store!  Her clipart is some of my very favorite! 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kelly-Benefield
 
Be blessed!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cyber Monday and Fabulous Finds Linky

I have had a wonderful beginning to my Thanksgiving vacation.  We were out of school today, so I took my girls to the movies.  We had a lot of fun and saw a great movie!  I look forward to spending time with my family tomorrow for Thanksgiving.  I know that I have so many things to be thankful for. 

After tomorrow, I have a few new packets to add to my my TpT store to get it ready for the Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale!  I also need to get my cart filled up and ready to save money.  All of the items in my store will be 20% off, and with the TpT discount, you can receive 28% off!  I am linking up with Gina from Beach Sand and Lesson Plans, Fourth Grade Flipper, as well as other bloggers for Fabulous Finds and Favorite Feedback Linky.  Take a look at my fabulous finds below, then visit all of the other blogs to see what they have in their carts.  You may find some things that are perfect for your class!

 
Fabulous feedback makes my day.  It is wonderful to think that items that I have made are being used by teachers all over the country!  That amazes me!  Thank you so much for to everyone who has left feedback at my store!  Below are some of my favorites! 
 
Graphic Organizers for Common Core Reading Literature Grades 3-5

Next, I have several things in my shopping cart ready to purchase.  These are a few of my favorites! First, Jen Bengel's Interactive Edit: December is the perfect find for my language arts class.
 
 
 This Christmas Kindness Kit from Linda Kamp looks like the perfect way to write, celebrate the holidays, make a bulletin board, and promote kindness all in one great packet. 
 
 
Finally, from the incredible Mrs. Runde, these amazing Figurative Language Snowglobes look like the perfect winter figurative language craftivity. 
 Don't miss out on this great opportunity to save money and purchase some wonderful items for your classroom.  Below are some of my favorites from my store.  Just click on the picture to find out more.


Tall Tales Posters, Graphic Organizers, and Writing Prompts    Jolly Santa Christmas Packet      Describing Characters Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers for Common Core Informational Texts Grades 3-5  Owl Themed Common Core Reading Literature Graphic Organize
Owl Themed Figurative Language Posters

 
 
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


 


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nouns and Thanksgiving

Have I mentioned that my class must be the sweetest little class EVER?  They are just precious.  No, they are not perfect, but I have to admit that I enjoy each and every one of them!  They have been working so hard and learning so much!

I wanted to share with you a writing lesson that the students loved, and so did I!  This activity is The Peanut Gallery's Abstract Noun Jars Art and Writing Activity.   As she says,  "It provides students with an opportunity to use their creativity and imagination while learning about abstract nouns."  Abstract nouns can be a difficult concept for some students, but this fun activity definitely helped my students to understand the concept.  Here are some of the results!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Their writing that accompanied this activity was great!  We really enjoyed this simple, but effective project.  If you are looking for a way to review abstract nouns, I highly recommend this packet. 
 
 
I also want to share my new Owl About My Thanksgiving Posters.  These are great for a simple Thanksgiving activity to allow students to write and share about their Thanksgiving traditions and memories.  I can't wait to use these with my students. These are available at my TpT store. 
 
 
 
Be blessed!