Sunday, May 20, 2012

Memorial Day Freebie & Ray of Sunshine Craftivity!

Hello Everyone! HAPPY SUNDAY! It's a gorgeous day over here in Jersey, hope it's the same wherever you are!
Memorial Day is quickly approaching and I sometimes find it hard to explain to my little ones all about it, without getting in to too much detail. I tell them it's a time to remember all the soliders who didn't get a chance to come home and a time to thank all the soldiers who protect us. I came up with a little writing activity that I will be doing with my kiddies TOMORROW! I have 2 very dear friends who are in the Marines and once my kiddies are finished, I will be mailing their letters to them. I hope that this project brightens a solider's day! These are the two worksheets I created. Some of of my kiddies need sentence starters and some can just begin writing.

Guess what!?! If you click HERE , you can download both worksheets for FREE!!

Now, for a fun Crafitivity! Of course there are those days when our kiddies drive us crazy, but on most days, they are little rays of sunshine. I created a craftivity that can be used in 2 different ways. A while back I did an Adjective lesson in which my kiddies found 6 adjectives that described them. They wrote their name on the sun and 1 adjective on each sun ray. I also used an anchor chart to brainstorm adjectives.
You can also do a fun summer writing activity with this packet. I had my students write 6 different things they were going to do this summer. We first used an anchor chart and listed 6 things we were doing this summer. Then they wrote 1 sentence on each ray. In the middle of the sun they wrote, "This summer I am going to..."
They had a lot of fun with both activities and it definitely *brightened* up the classroom!
Adjective Sun

"This Summer I am going to.."

Anchor charts I used

If you like what you see, please head on over to my Tpt Store and download my Ray of Sunshine Craftivity!

Packet includes-
[sun and ray stencils]
[directions for both uses]
[adjective anchor chart]
[This summer I am going to.. anchor chart]


Let me know what you all think, I love reading the comments. Have a WONDERFUL DAY!

8 comments:

Jessica Stanford said...

Love the soldier letters!
Blessings,

Jessica Stanford
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Just Wild About Teaching said...

love!! downloading it now toots

Heidi said...

I LOVE the soldier letters too. Thank you so much :)

Heidi
My (Not So) Elementary Life

EmBellish said...

LOVE the sun and Memorial Day Freebies! Thanks for sharing.

Emily
Tangled with Teaching

Sarah O'Brien said...

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Lisa R. said...

Thanks so much! These are precious! :)

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Nice idea for Memorial Day!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Michaela May said...

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