Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Don't Be A Fool on April Fool's!

Hello there Friends!

I can't believe it's already Spring. SPRING, Friends!!!! Spring means butterflies and gardens and all things new and Easter and SPRING BREAK!! Woohoo!!! I know that you all are getting ready for Spring break and buying all those awesome no prep teaching packets, but I'm here to take care of you AFTER all the Easter festivities and all those eggy centers and worksheets expire. Enter... my No Prep April Fool's Day unit. Because really, whether you're just coming off of Spring Break or crawling your way towards it... or just a teacher in her right mind, the words "NO PREP" just makes this time of year doable. Don't be fooled though! These pages can be used whenever you need them. You know, on those days when your mind is already at the end of the year and all you can do is grab that stack of packet to the copier, enter 25 copies, double sided, stapled, and uncollated. Yup! I got you covered my friend!

This unit is fun! Your kids will follow Prankster Pete as he unscrambles sentences, mixes up numbers, hides words, and many more fun activities that are all common core aligned. Most worksheets have 2 different levels so that you can differentiate within your class. Keep talkin'?  OKAY! There is even a creative writing activity where students write a story about Prankster Pete and what they witnessed as he pulled off an EPIC (<---- all the cool kids are saying it) prank. Will they catch him? Or did he get away? OR... did they join forces with him? Your students will get to decide. :)

Here is a sneak peak of the unit.











A closer look. Just because we all like close ups!










 Here is my 9 year old trying out some pages. Because when you need a kid tested worksheet and you don't have time to wait until tomorrow morning at school because you want to blog about it already, you just go grab the nearest kid. Level 1 was too easy for him.





I had my son color code the Thinking Map. Then I had him read the passage and highlight it. Scroll down to the next picture. 



He highlighted the information in the passage that coordinated with the colors on his Thinking Map. Similarities were done in yellow, the fool's gold information in pink, and the gold information in orange. That way it would be easier to see the necessary information as he filled out his organizer.






I know that you and your kiddos will enjoy practicing these skills in a fun way! You can grab a copy of this unit in my TPT store for the same price as a latte. :)  Just click on the picture.




Blessings,