Free Grade 2 Word Wall Printable

Free Grade 2 Word Wall Printable

This post has a free grade 2 word wall printable.  This PDF opens right here.  It is intended to accompany writing workshop or class writing time.  Students all know they aren’t supposed to constantly ask, “How do you spell _______?” yet some just can’t help asking.  Part of the solution is to provide an A to Z list of frequently used words with some space for adding more.  I used something similar to this format, and just wrote the requested words in the same column as those for a letter, on the right side of the column.

Click on these words or the printable below to download your copy, right here.

free grade 2 word wall printable

Thank you for reading, Carolyn

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Free Printable Where is Reunion Island

Free Printable Where is Reunion Island

Most children are aware of where the island of Madagascar is thanks to recent movies. However, where in the world is Reunion Island which is right near Madagascar?  Do you know? Many can probably easily find Madagascar on a globe or world map.  This mini-lesson will help extend their knowledge to another “nearby” (at least to our eye looking at a map) island, Reunion Island, or La Réunion. With a fabulous landscape, volcanoes, adventure sports, and cultural activities, it is also very interesting.  Tourism is a major business there, and at the official tourism site there are 360 degree sea and sky views with breathtaking views. I am only linking to this one page.  So, here is my free printable.  Classes may need a very short filler during the busy month of December, or something for the fast finishers in class.  This is just a mini-lesson and it is free.

free printable where is Reunion Island differences-between-Reunion-Island-and-Madagascar-Island

Madagascar has more wildlife and exclusive creatures.  Reunion has more city areas, as well as astounding natural beauty.

Thanks for reading,

Carolyn Wilhelm

 

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Free 2014 Winter Holiday eBooks Now Available on TpT

Free 2014 Winter Holiday eBooks Now Available on TpT

The free 2014 Winter Holiday eBooks are now available on Teachers Pay Teachers  Each year the winter holiday eBooks have been a popular way to see the new holiday and subject area freebies by groups of sellers and by grade levels.

Below are the links to the eBooks which can be downloaded for free on TpT.  Teachers Pay Teachers has generously sponsored these books.

First, here is the free Pre-K and K 2014 Winter Holidays eBook, linking to holiday freebies. The book was compiled by Krissy Miner of Mrs. Miner’s Monkey Business.  Wise Owl Factory is on almost the last page in this eBook.

Free 2014 Winter Holiday eBooks Now Available on TpT

The grades 1-2 2014 Winter Holidays Tips and Freebies eBook is now available, also. This book was compiled by Hilary Lewis, that Rockin’ Teacher!

Free 2014 Winter Holiday eBooks Now Available on TpT

Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom compiled the grades 3-5 eBook again this year.  Here is the 2014 Winter Holiday Tips and Freebies:  Grades 3-5 Edition.

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This next one is for grades 6-12 and is for English and Language Arts.  You will probably recognize some familiar names from this blog such as Charlene Tess in this product. This book was compiled by Julie Faulkner of Made by Julie Faulkner fame.

2014 Winter Holidays Tips and Freebies eBook: Grades 6-12 ELA/SS Edition

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Let’s not leave out the math and science eBook! Addie Williams of Addie Education Teacher Talk compiled this grades 6-12 product.

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Thank you for reading!

Carolyn Wilhelm

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Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop and Free Printable

Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop and Free Printable

Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop and Free Printable

Thanks to The Pleasantest Thing Blog for hosting a Christmas read and play blog hop about what Christmas books to  read to children. Her post is about making snow globes, and she used the book The Animals’ Santa by Jan Brett.

The Fun a Day blog has a Christmas Nativity craft for children, and her book is Santa’s Favorite StoryBetsy’s Photography has a The Polar Express extension about making cocoa. The Where Imagination Grows blog read Snowmen at Christmas and made a snowman sensory boxRubber Boots and Elf Shoes wrote about kid friendly quilt making.  P is for Preschooler read Olive the Other Reindeer, and shared an Olive Reindeer ornament project. The Adventures of Adam read Aliens Love Panta Claus, and shared a corresponding Christmas Tree project. They also have another post for you about the book Russell’s Christmas Magic. The Jenny Evolution shared 20 marvelous Christmas books in this post. Bambini Travels read Star Bright and has a star related activity.  One Time Through read The Jolly Christmas Postman and shared pretend Christmas mail play. Cutting Tiny Bites read How the Grinch Stole Christmas and shared a cardboard tube  Grinch Max idea. Handmade Kids’ Art read The Gift of Nothing and made a gift box. The My Bright Firefly blog read Quiet Bunny and Noisy Puppy and has a book inspired Christmas craft and game for you. Totschooling read the Gingerbread Man and has a book inspired pretend play activity on the post. Kitchen Floor Crafts read The Night Tree and shared homemade wildlife treats. A Little Pinch of Perfect also read How the Grinch Stole Christmas and shared a Christmas heart activity for children. Laly Mom has a Mooseltoe activity on her post.

For my part in the Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop, I have a free Christmas play printable to use with young children. The activities are easy to use and you can pick and choose which pages you might like to print.  Alternately, you may be inspired to use your own similar DIY ideas. Here is a photo collage of some of the pages in use, and more photos are further down in this post. The printable includes decorating a paper Christmas tree and houses, play-dough mats, and Sudoku puzzles.

Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop and Free Printable

The book Father Fox’s Christmas Rhymes written and illustrated by Wendy Watson,  is nice to share during the holiday season as just one, a few, or all the poems may be shared.  It might be good to have on hand to fill a few minutes when cookies are baking or waiting for guests. Rhyming is important for the language development of children, and these are all about the season to catch their attention. “Secret things in secret places, whispered words and knowing faces . . .” is a line from this book that captures the excitement of the season for children.  The Sudoku puzzles in the free printable each have four rhyming words for a corresponding book activity.
Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop

Inside, Outside Christmas by Robin Spowart has adorable mice who are preparing  for the holiday season inside and outside. Each page has just two words.  The mice are baking, buying, giving, lighting, writing, and more. Inside and outside both have love! So for this book, the tree and house decorating pages are the extension activity. There are pages to use with milk caps or just print on card stock and cut out the circles.  Maybe you are making peppermint play dough?  The play dough mats would work with that! Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop and Free Printable

The free Christmas DIY play printable has mix and match activity mats for use with milk caps or card stock circles.

Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop and Free Printable

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It also has a simple snow matching activity for the very young or children who enjoy snow or who need an easy success experience.Christmas Read and Play Blog Hop and Free Printable

There are several play-dough mats of varying levels.  If the pictures are placed in plastic sleeves, they may be reused.  Only one copy of each page wanted would need to be printed. play-dough-mats-for-Christmas-free

There are also four Christmas Sudoku puzzles and suggestions for introducing and using with children. Sudoku-Christmas-puzzles-free-printable-tray-set-up-photo-of-puzzle-in-use

This picture has a view of each page included.

Free Christmas printable with play dough mats, milk caps activities, and Sudoku puzzles

Thank you for reading,

Carolyn Wilhelm

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