A Pirate's Life for Us

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By A Pirate's Life for Us
This literature unit is based on the book, "This School Year Will Be the Best!" by Kay Winters. It's a great book to use at the beginning of the year! The activities included can be easily modified to use in your own classroom!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
I’ve completely fallen in love with reading L. Frank Baum’s, The Wizard of Oz to my students. I start reading it when spring is upon us because in our neck of the woods, we can get some pretty serious wind and thunderstorms as our weather is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans
$6.00
28 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
This picture sort is based on the book, "Pirates Go To School" by Corinne Demas. Simple enough for most first graders to complete independently while you do your beginning of the year assessments or just take a minute to catch your breath during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
29 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
Tough Boris by Mem Fox is a sweet story filled with adjectives that describe the main character, Boris von der Borch. The following pages can be used to help the children learn about adjectives and/or extend their understanding of adjectives,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literature Circles
$3.00
7 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
I created this unit for a few of my top readers to work on in a small group. We would meet on occasion but for the most part, they were in charge of reading and completing the packet independently. Although I created it for a small group of students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literature Circles
$3.00
12 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
This was my very first packet to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers and since then, I've made a few updates and dressed it up a bit too! This activity was updated on July 27, 2014. Each monthly challenge includes themes that most of us will be teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
$3.00
17 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
I wanted to create a hands-on review and/or practice activity for my first graders that would help them practice and master their Dolch Pre-Primer and Primer Sight Words. Children will use a toy matchbox car and the parking lot mat to practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
7 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
This is another activity you can use at the beginning of the year! It reviews the sight words that were learned in Kindergarten. After reading "The Alphabet Tree" by Leo Lionni the children can complete the activity while you are pulling children
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st
Types:
Projects
$3.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
Thank you for purchasing this collection of literacy centers. Our school mascot is a pirate and the last week of January is our district’s Pride Week when we celebrate the pride we have in our school. It’s also testing season (again) in my school
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
7 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
This packet follows the same format as my Pre-Primer and Primer Parking Lots. I wanted to create a hands-on review and/or practice activity for my first graders that would help them practice and master their 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Dolch sight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
4 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
I created a book study based on Jan Brett's, The Mitten to help my first graders ease their way back into school after Christmas Break. This unit can be used as an in-class activity or you can copy specific pages and compile them into a book study
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.7
$5.00
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
I created a few activities to help our class celebrate Opening Day for our Cleveland Indians! If you're an Indians fan, this packet is ready for you to print and do! If you're one of those "other" fans, I provided blank pages where you could make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
$5.00
3 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
Updated: July 27, 2014 This Summer Reading Challenge can be given to your students on the last day of school with the intent to have them complete it with their families over the summer. When the Challenge is complete, your students can return it
Subjects:
Reading, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
FREE
19 ratings
3.9
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
I needed a very simple and easy "Needs and Wants" activity for my kiddos so I gathered some images, collected some old magazines and let them create a collage of their needs and wants. The kiddos used the "needs" provided and then they were able to
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Projects, Activities
FREE
14 ratings
3.9
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
There are a zillion things we can do with a map! Pick up a few maps while on your summer vacations and have fun. This activity lists just a few of the things we could do with a map! Nothing fancy...just some fun!
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
A simple back to school activity based on "Word Wizard" by Cathryn Falwell that can be adapted to any grade level. The activity in this set will work with first graders at the beginning of the year! On October 7, 2013, one of the teachers who
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
Nothing fancy here...just a very simple contraction activity to have your children do after reading the story, "What Santa Can't Do" by Douglas Wood and Doug Cushman. The children are expected to circle the words "can and not" in each sentence and
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
2 ratings
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
This packet includes 11 pages of contraction practice for your children. I tried to make the worksheets clean and simple to help introduce, practice, and master writing contractions within sentences. Contractions included in this packet: can't,
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
This packet includes 11 pages of contraction practice for your children. I tried to make the worksheets clean and simple to help introduce, practice, and master writing contractions within sentences. Contractions included in this packet: can't,
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
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By A Pirate's Life for Us
I made cards that spell out each of the common color words. Teachers can cut them apart and laminate them for durability. Students will unscramble the cards to build various color words. I framed each letter of the color word with that specific
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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