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Exerpts from MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech which contain names of states. Student use a US political map to locate states and label on the handout map.

Exerpts from MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech which contain names of states. Student use a US political map to locate states and label on the handout map.

social studies interactive notebook. I also LOVE the paint card poems. Color is... Smells like...tastes like....feels like...looks like....

social studies interactive notebook. I also LOVE the paint card poems. Color is... Smells like...tastes like....feels like...looks like....

One way {quite possibly the easiest!} to document which standards have been taught!

Document, Document, Document

One way {quite possibly the easiest!} to document which standards have been taught!

simple, parent-friendly handout to share with parents when explaining the Common Core at Back to School Night

simple, parent-friendly handout to share with parents when explaining the Common Core at Back to School Night

Australian Animals Adaptations. - What Could I Be?Two to a page with space for answers, and an answer key.

Australian Animals Adaptations. - What Could I Be?Two to a page with space for answers, and an answer key.

"Find Someone Who..." is a great activity for the beginning of the school year to help get your students talking and moving around the classroom. I hope you enjoy!

"Find Someone Who..." is a great activity for the beginning of the school year to help get your students talking and moving around the classroom. I hope you enjoy!

QR Codes are a great way to help students read.  Learn a little then grab the freebie QR Code Breaker: Scan, Read,  Answer

QR Code Breaking & A Freebie

QR Codes are a great way to help students read. Learn a little then grab the freebie QR Code Breaker: Scan, Read, Answer

Black History Month Activities for Kids.   3 Black History Month worksheets related to researching a topic, critical thinking, and multimedia involvement.  For grades 1, 2 and 3.

Black History Month Activities for Kids. 3 Black History Month worksheets related to researching a topic, critical thinking, and multimedia involvement. For grades 1, 2 and 3.

These pages were created to be used in Pre-K thru 3rd Grade classrooms as a way to get to know your students at the beginning of the year. They can be used to decorate the hallway, your classroom or be put in a book to share with the class. If you would like me to edit this in any way to fit your needs please e-mail me at laughinglonestarteacher@gmail.com.

These pages were created to be used in Pre-K thru 3rd Grade classrooms as a way to get to know your students at the beginning of the year. They can be used to decorate the hallway, your classroom or be put in a book to share with the class. If you would like me to edit this in any way to fit your needs please e-mail me at laughinglonestarteacher@gmail.com.

This project asks students to do a brief book review on a book they have read that they think will "GROW" on someone else! They will create a big paper flower to highlight their "mini book review". As required in the Common Core, students need to justify their thinking as they evaluate their books. This makes an adorable door or bulletin board display for spring!

"SPRING into a great book!" Bulletin Board Project

This project asks students to do a brief book review on a book they have read that they think will "GROW" on someone else! They will create a big paper flower to highlight their "mini book review". As required in the Common Core, students need to justify their thinking as they evaluate their books. This makes an adorable door or bulletin board display for spring!