Saturday, November 2, 2013

Laura Numeroff Is Such A Smart Cookie!

I love, love, love Laura Numeroff!
I know right?!
She is just such a clever lady...
she is one of my literary heroes!
Of course, one of my favorites is:

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Give-Mouse-Cookie/dp/0060245867/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383399578&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+give+a+mouse+a+cookie
Totally one of those books
you read thinking
"Why didn't I think of that!"
For the next few weeks,
I'll be reading her fabulous 
circle stories to my students.
Cool!
In honor of her wonderful books,
I am making this a working post 
where I'm going to continue to 
add to as I go along!
So....pull up a chair, 
put your feet up,
get some cookies and milk,
...or a large Coke in my case. 
and download away!

Make sure to check back....
there may be something
showing up in the future
that you may just want to grab!

http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Give-Mouse-Cookie/dp/0060245867/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383399578&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+give+a+mouse+a+cookie
http://www.4shared.com/office/BItg5W0r/Mouse_Around_The_House.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/BItg5W0r/Mouse_Around_The_House.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/BItg5W0r/Mouse_Around_The_House.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/BItg5W0r/Mouse_Around_The_House.html
Click Above To Download


If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Story Maps just for you!
Character....Setting....Problem....Solution
http://www.4shared.com/office/WKZCBEAQ/Mouse_Around_The_House_Story_M.html


http://www.4shared.com/office/WKZCBEAQ/Mouse_Around_The_House_Story_M.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/WKZCBEAQ/Mouse_Around_The_House_Story_M.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/WKZCBEAQ/Mouse_Around_The_House_Story_M.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/WKZCBEAQ/Mouse_Around_The_House_Story_M.html


http://www.4shared.com/office/WKZCBEAQ/Mouse_Around_The_House_Story_M.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/WKZCBEAQ/Mouse_Around_The_House_Story_M.html
Click Above To Download


If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Story Sequencing Cards
Have your students really understand the concept
of this being a circular, repetitive story. 
 My students really enjoyed doing this activity!
It was great for them to strengthen
their reading and cutting skills, 
and they LOVED that they could easily retell
the story to their families at home. 

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: Story Sequencing 
http://www.4shared.com/office/2_OweWOe/Mouse_Around_the_House_Sequenc.html
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie sequencing pictures also come in 
large, circular cards for students to hold up during whole group.
http://www.4shared.com/office/2_OweWOe/Mouse_Around_the_House_Sequenc.html



I actually ended up using these circle "puppets" for 
my students to use for retelling the story while using
the story sequence sheet.  They moved the "puppet" 
around the pictures as they retold the story.
 
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Puppets: 
http://www.4shared.com/office/mBZV38Er/Mouse_Around_The_House_Puppets.html


I made the next activity to help my students read
CVC Words and/or practice their letter naming and
letter sounds depending on what they needed to work on. 

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: 
CVC and Letter Reading Practice 
http://www.4shared.com/office/cV2r8fxI/MouseMinute_cvc_words.html
How many cvc words can 
your students read in one minute?
I had my students use a button to mark
where they stopped each time,
so that they could see if they could beat their time.
I'm thinking giving everyone 1 small "cookie"
from Cookie Crisp cereal to move around
as a time marker may make it even more fun
for a special occassion.
(I just couldn't get to the store in time!)
http://www.4shared.com/office/cV2r8fxI/MouseMinute_cvc_words.html

How many alphabet letters can 
your students read in one minute?
http://www.4shared.com/office/cV2r8fxI/MouseMinute_cvc_words.html
After reading the letter names
as quickly as they can,
have your students go back and try
to read as many alphabet letter
SOUNDS in one minute!
 


Funny Teacher Week Ecard: If you give a teacher a day off, she'll probably work on school stuff. If she works on school stuff, is it really a day off? Hmm...
*AttaGirl Funnies by Angela Furgal AKA Fairy Funtastic*
If you see this pinned somewhere else...know that you saw it here first!


If You Give A Pig A Pancake is another of my favorites!

http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Give-Pig-Pancake/dp/0060266864/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383618678&sr=8-1&keywords=pig+pancake



Here is  simple puppet for you to use....Enjoy!
If You Give A Pig A Pancake: Character Puppet

http://www.4shared.com/office/IUrLd3d0/Pig_Pancake_puppets.html


I'm really excited about this sequencing sheet...
it took me a while to make (long while), 
but I think the end result is well worth the time!

If You Give A Pig A Pancake Story Sequencing:
http://www.4shared.com/office/Z2UIMj9C/Pig_Pancake_Sequencing.html
If You Give A Pig A Pancake sequencing pictures also come in 
large, circular cards for students to hold up during whole group.
http://www.4shared.com/office/Z2UIMj9C/Pig_Pancake_Sequencing.html

Whew!  I'm printing this out and using it tomorrow!
Yay!
Time to sleep!

The next day: I used the pig sequencing activity with my class.
They loved it, but I found out that there was a TYPO.....
"Boo Hiss!" quoting my buddy Angela!
Please re-download if you got it before 11/7/13....
Also, my kids wanted actual bubble pictures 
added to the bubble bath bottle, 
so I changed that for everyone!

Here is a handwriting sheet I made
that has of some of my Kindergarten sight words.
I'm giving you the option of using print or modern manuscript.
My kids just  REALLY needed to work on their
handwriting skills, so at a teacher station they'll practice
these words using the correct letter formation on white boards
and then write the words on the sheet with the cute pictures.


If You Give A Ping A Pancake: Perfect Penmanship
http://www.4shared.com/office/hPVg_HWI/Pig_Pancake_Penmanship.html
If You Give A Pig A Pancake Handwriting Sheets...
These free, printable pages great for 
practicing both handwriting and sight words!
http://www.4shared.com/office/hPVg_HWI/Pig_Pancake_Penmanship.html
I included both print and modern manuscript,
because I have worked at different schools
that require each type of handwriting style.
Enjoy!
http://www.4shared.com/office/hPVg_HWI/Pig_Pancake_Penmanship.html
Click Above To Download
 
If You Give A Cat A Cupcake
http://www.amazon.com/You-Give-Cat-Cupcake-Books/dp/0060283246/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383950239&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+give+a+cat+a+cupcake

Cat And Cupcake Rhyming CVC Words "Craft"
 I made this last year, and my kids really liked 
"feeding" the cat each time they read
one of the words on the cupcake.
Just have your students color and cut
the cat and the cupcake out....
then they help the cat to read the words
on the cupcake and pretend to feed him a bite.
http://www.4shared.com/office/olEppQXM/Cat_Cupcake_Rhyming_CVC.html
Cat wants to eat
a yummy, yummy treat.
Read all the words that rhyme,
so he can have cupcake time!
http://www.4shared.com/office/olEppQXM/Cat_Cupcake_Rhyming_CVC.html

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake: Story Poster
http://www.4shared.com/office/RwlmKnlC/cat_cupcake_poster.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/RwlmKnlC/cat_cupcake_poster.html

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake: Story Sequencing
My kids really like putting these 
sequencing sheets together
and using the "puppets" to walk around
the sequence sheet to retell the story.
It's been great for their reading skills
as well as their cutting skills!

http://www.4shared.com/office/LY0iUcTU/Cat_Cupcake_Sequencing.html
If You Give A Cat A Cupcake sequencing pictures also come in 
large, circular cards for students to hold up during whole group.
http://www.4shared.com/office/LY0iUcTU/Cat_Cupcake_Sequencing.html

Here are the puppets that can go
with the sequencing & retelling activity.

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake: Character Puppet
http://www.4shared.com/office/_u1xmJa2/Cat_Cupcake_Puppets.html
Kindergarten is all about alphabet letters,
letter sounds, and cvc word practice!
Here you go!
Enjoy!
If You Give A Cat A Cupcake:
CVC and Letter Reading Practice
http://www.4shared.com/office/SllMpeJg/Cat_Cupcake_cvc_alphabet.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/SllMpeJg/Cat_Cupcake_cvc_alphabet.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/SllMpeJg/Cat_Cupcake_cvc_alphabet.html
Click Above To Download

If you like the little cat I made, 
you may be interested in purchasing my 
Colorful Cat Commercial Clip Art
to use in your own creations:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Colorful-Cats-Commercial-Clip-Art-966081

Next, I decided to use the book, 
http://www.amazon.com/If-You-Give-Dog-Donut/dp/006026683X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384389245&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+give+a+dog+a+donut
as a chance for my students to practice
the difference between the 
lowercase letters "b" and "d".
I don't know about you, but my
Kindergarteners can ALWAYS use a 
chance to practice these tricky letters!
http://www.4shared.com/office/W_qKyp34/Dog_Donut_HW_bd.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/W_qKyp34/Dog_Donut_HW_bd.html

http://www.4shared.com/office/W_qKyp34/Dog_Donut_HW_bd.html
Click Above To Download
FREE: Donut or Doughnut Clip Art on TPT
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AFREEBIEClip-Art-Donut-or-Doughnut-1219038

Dog With Spots Clip Art on TPT
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Dog-With-Spots-Clip-Art-1167376

I made this next activity to help my own students
learn about authors and illustrators.

 Free Author And Illustrator Chart:
Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
http://www.4shared.com/office/t0KqT0uo/Author__Illustrator_Chart.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/t0KqT0uo/Author__Illustrator_Chart.html



More to come! 

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15 comments:

  1. These are FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinned it!

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  2. Aw.....you made my day!
    You are very welcome!
    Pin Away!
    :)

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  3. You are such an awesome blessing! Thank you so very much for these wonderful resources!

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  4. You are very welcome! You made me smile today!
    :) Regina

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  5. These are amazing resources. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. You are very welcome! If you share a little here and a little there....then someone out there will share a little bit back!
    :) Regina

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  7. Your resources are awesome! I couldn't get the Pig/Pancake printing sheet, it kept coming up with the cat/cupcake sheet.

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    1. Hi Denise,
      Try it now.....it should work!
      Happy Printing!
      :) Regina

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing these. They are going to be a wonderful addition to our author study.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful activities. My kiddos will love working with these stories!!!

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  10. You are very welcome....I'm so glad to hear that your kids will be using these materials! I hope they like them as much as my students did!
    Enjoy!
    :) Regina

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  11. These are awesome! I can't wait to use them with my class. Thank you and hope you both have a great year! :)

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  12. You are very welcome! I'm so glad that you like them! I hope this year's going to be the best one yet.for all of us. That's one of the perks of our jobs...we get to start over every year!
    2014-2015 Here We Come!
    :) Regina

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