Monday Made It

Hey everyone! I am so excited to be linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! This week I used paint chips to create resources for the classroom. Guess what!? Paint chips are free at your local hardware store! 
First, I selected wider paint chips to create color books. For this activity, students can find and cut pictures from magazines that match the colors on the paint chips. Then, you can add a cover (grab it HERE) and attach to a binder ring. Students can complete one paint chip per day/week as they learn their colors.

Next, I selected paint chips with multiple shades to use for a color bulletin board. Grab the crayons for free HERE!
The paint chips with the square cutouts are perfect for this next activity! I added strips with consonants and vowels behind each square. Students can then shift the letters to create multiple CVC words. This is great for kindergartners learning to spell! I created a recording sheet that you can grab HERE

For my last "Monday Made It" I created an interactive activity for students to learn about shares and practice their fine motor skills. I used my 1" hole punch to cut out one circle from each shade. Then, I glued the circles on the end of clothes pins. This activity is so easy to create and perfect for a center in a pre-school or kindergarten classroom. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Head over to the link up to see what others have created this summer! 

Exploring the United States

With the Teachers Pay Teachers sale right around the corner, I'm sure many of us are finalizing a few amazing resources to share with others. I am so excited to share this new resource with you! "Simply Stated" is a complete, comprehensive unit to explore the United States with your students. Information and activities in this unit are ideal for grades 3 through 8.  

 Help your students understand the difference between a city, state and county. The "Simply Stated" flip book provides an interactive activity for students to visualize the connection between a city, state and country while learning about where they live.   

"Simply Stated: Map Quest" activity sheets allow you to assess students' knowledge of state recognition, state capitals and the regions. Students can practice memorizing state shapes and capitals using the flash cards. 

Students are able to explore any state using the "State the Facts" sheets shown below. Two options are included in this unit. Students can complete independent research studies of the selected state using the internet or they can access the information using the states cards.
 Finally, 4 word search pages and 4 state/capital match-up pages are included. States are divided according to their region (Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest/West). 

Click HERE to add this unit to your cart! 
Please let me know if you have any questions/comments! I would love to see and hear how you use this unit in your classroom!