Monday, July 29, 2013

The Book VS The Movie

Hi there!
Jessica here - from Joy in the Journey
Here's a fun packet of graphic organizers to use when comparing and contrasting a book and a movie that it inspired:
Click on the pictures above or HERE to grab your FREEBIE!
If you download it and like it, please leave me some love :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Lunch Notes

A little something I whipped up today! Click on the picture to pick it up in my store!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Visual Dictionary

I just created a freebie for you to download that can be used for vocabulary in any subject area. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

We've Had a BLAST This Year

The school year is winding down and I have created a fun
Help your students reflect on the year with this space-themed activity:
It's perfect for a memory book, a student portfolio, a writing prompt, and/or a bulletin board display:
(Options available for every grade K-6)
If you want to download the freebie, please CLICK HERE!
Note: this is a special freebie on this blog and is for followers only. Please don't share with coworkers or other teachers - send them to this blog post!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Activities

May 5th is known as "Cinco de Mayo" and to introduce my students to different aspects of Mexican history and culture, I have created an activity packet.
Here are some sample pages:
*I hope you - and your students! - enjoy this fun-filled packet*
Cinco de Mayo Packet

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

"A Day in the Life" Imaginative Writing Activity

Hello Fifth Grade Friends!
This is Jessica from "Joy in the Journey"
Joy in the Journey
Here's a freebie to brighten your Saturday:
 "A Day in the Life" Writing Activity
"A Day in the Life" is a fun and engaging writing center activity that provides students with an object or an animal and has them imagine what a day would be like. 
Included are 40 idea cards:
A brainstorming/planning sheet:

and a final draft writing template:
 Here are some of my kiddos' rough drafts - we're going to write the final copies on Monday.

You can download this writing activity for FREE by clicking here: "A Day in the Life" Imaginative Writing Activity

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And exciting news... TBA is now 2 years old! Grab some (or hundreds!) of freebies :)
Happy Freebie Hunting!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

"The Ants Go MARCHing!"

"The Ants Go MARCHing"
As we welcomed the new month of March, the students were reminded of an old nursery school song, "The Ants Go Marching In." (Get it?!? - MARCHing) I decided to capitalize on the fun they were having and using it to review fundamental skills. We've been really drilling our parts of speech, so I created a worksheet where they categorize the words from the song lyrics:

Then I thought we could continue our mini-unit on ants (and get some excellent critical thinking and creative writing skill practice)

Leave a comment below:

What was your (or your child's) favorite nursery school song? I used to baby-sit my younger cousin a lot and her favorite was "Yankee Doodle." She sang is endlessly! :)

Hop on over to my blog to read more and access more freebies - plus I'm currently hosting a 100 Follower Giveaway! Click here to enter - contest ends TONIGHT (March 9th)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Principal Appreciation Day is March 6th

Next Wednesday (March 6th) is School Principal Day!

Have your students complete this simple yet sentimental activity sheet. Then, combine the class pages into a booklet and present it to your principal to show your appreciation:

You can download this item for FREE from my TpT store by clicking here: Principal Appreciation Activity

This will make your principal's day... ENJOY!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Highlights of My Spring Break Freebie

Just a quick post to hop in on some freebie sharing! I created a fun activity to use after winter break, so I swapped out some clipart so that you can use it for spring break! Click on the image to get it!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

CUTE Signs for Any Classroom

Hello fellow fifth grade friends!

I have a FREEBIE to share with you! This is an 18-page packet of  signs and decor to use in any classroom:
 Here are some samples:


Aren't they cute?!? Click here to download them for FREE: Classroom Signs

If you download them, let me know what you think!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Stock Market Class Activity

Stock Market Project
We've been studying the 1920s and as we transition into the 1930s, we've stopped in at the Stock Market Crash of 1929. I find the stock market one of the trickiest things to teach - the kiddos can't grasp the concept of banks running out of money. They don't understand that when you deposit money in the bank, it doesn't just sit there in a box. So we read articles, watched videos, and played a classroom interactive stock market simulation called "Buy, Sell, or Trade" 

Here's a sample of what the display and student report could look like:
 Here's a blank template for the students to fill out:
Click here to grab a FREE copy of the packet: Stock Market Class Simulation

It may seem a little daunting and over-the-heads of many students, but it's worth it for the few students who really grasp it and are challenged by the concept - I have kids BEGGING to do it again for another five days next week!