Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Few "Franken-storm" Freebies

     There's a hurricane brewing here in coastal Connecticut and they've nicknamed it the "Franken-storm" because not only is it hitting during Halloween, but it is also monstrous. We got a call today that school is cancelled Monday through Wednesday, then they'll update us about the rest of the week.  While it's nice to have a few unexpected days off, it's pretty stressful worrying about the storm.  So, before we potentially lose power, I thought I would get out a couple of quick freebies that you might be able to use this week.

     The first is a literacy station that my kids love.  All you need is a few cheap plastic jack-o-lantern pails and some dry erase markers. Using the recording sheet, the kids practice forming upper and lowercase letters on their pumpkins, then check them off on the sheet.  When they're finished, they simply erase their writing and the pumpkin is ready for the next group. How's that for some festive handwriting practice? You can grab the recording sheet under the picture.
Click Here for the Jack-O-Lantern Writing Station

     I also wanted to share the calendar cards I made for November.  The pattern that the cards create is a little more complex than October's ABAB pattern, as their are three different pictures that make an ABC pattern.  I also included special cards for Election Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. If you'd like a fresh set of cards for your calendar, you can grab a set below the picture,
Click Here For the Calendar Cards

   Well, that's it for now.  I'd love a comment if you grab one of the freebies (especially the calendar cards - let me know if you're using them so I can know if I should keep posting them!)

Have a great night and stay safe if Hurricane Sandy is heading your way!


  1. First of all, please stay safe! Watching the weather channel now and it's so scary. We're thinking of you!

    Secondly, love the jack o lantern idea!!! Cute and engaging! Thanks for sharing!


    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

  2. Yes, School here in NY is closed too! Thanks for the storm freebies, and like Greg said... Be safe!!

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  3. Stay safe. I love the jack-o-lantern idea. I will be pulling out some jack-o-lantern pails in the morning. thanks

    rubberboots and elf shoes

  4. Be safe. Keeping all of our East Coast in my prayers and my little K's prayers as well. Thanks for your kindness sharing your work with me!

  5. I would like to thank you for the calendar cards. We are out of school today as well and getting a few extra minutes harvesting treats from my RSS is wonderful.
    Please DO! keep making the cards.!

  6. I'm loving the calendar cards. Printing and laminating right now. Keep 'em comin'!! And praying that everything goes well with Franken-storm, too.

  7. I'm loving so many of your ideas and thankful for the freebies, but I am not able to download/open them in google docs at my school. Do you know if there is another way to open or get your stuff?? I would especially love a copy of the 50th day ideas.
    Jo Lynne

  8. Love the calendar pieces and all your freebies. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. LOVE your calendar pieces! They are the perfect size and GREAT for patterning!

  10. Hope you are staying safe.

    I love the freebies, especially the calendar pieces. We have had many discussions about where patterns fall in Kindergarten now that it isn't in the common core, but this is a PERFECT way to sneak it in :)

  11. I love anything you do...
    But I love the calendar pieces ..I have been using another set but love the sized of these and the extra fun days in the month cards.
    Best of all I love that they are FREE..hehehe

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