Sunday, July 7, 2013

2 Linky Parties for the Price of 1

It's our last full Monday of our annual summer vacation in Minnesota (home for me).  This week will be filled with a boat ride on Lake Superior with some beach hopping, fun in Minneapolis for two days (including a trip to Lakeshore Learning!!!) and a Disney Cruise in the Caribbean!  Then we fly back up to Alaska...

I love to stumble upon good deals at outlet malls, a good magazine at the nail salon and linky parties!  I'm a regular over at
and am sharing a number writing class book that you can use to teach and encourage great handwriting of the numbers 0-9.  One of the things I love about the start of the school year is teaching handwriting.  I'm a stickler for neat handwriting and try my hardest to help kiddos learn, form and maintain good handwriting habits.

Click to grab this freebie!

and for the first time I'm going to link up to 
I love using picture book read-alouds to teach character education!  The concept of "seeing someone else's viewpoint" is a tough one for K-2 because kiddos are naturally very egocentric.  But these two books, which focus on ants, are great at helping students start to think and care about someone else's viewpoint.


I've also created a Readers' Theater play for each book and you can check out the scripts by clicking on the book covers.


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    1. Hi Fern! I'm so excited you visited my little blog and left a comment :) I found your blog the other day and was checking out so many things!

  2. What great choices. Thanks for linking up!

    First Grade and Fabulous

    1. Hi DeAnne! Thanks for hosting such a neat linky party :) I hope you'll continue the series!

  3. Jaime, a Disney cruise?! Wow! That sounds fabulous! Hope you have fun! Thanks for the great freebie!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by! Yep, a Disney Cruise! My daughter has been telling everyone for the past year that on her 5th birthday (May 13th) she's going to Disney we had to figure something out :) I've always wanted to go on a cruise so it's a win-win!