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Sunday, March 9, 2014

swap til you drop...a giveaway!

 To introduce our Iditarod unit, I showed this Arctic Animals Powerpoint Lesson from Creative Lesson Cafe. Confession: I hate Powerpoint presentations. BUT, I loved this one! The kids were so ENGAGED! The level of information and interesting facts about animals, paired with the high quality photos were just what they needed! Instead of me reading each slide about each animal, I had volunteers come up and read. We just loved this activity so much! There were lots of neat facts I didn't know either...and I won't spoil them for you so you'll have to check it out yourself! The kids were talking about it for the rest of the day...it was so cute!
Next, I partnered kids up to read these Arctic Animal Poems. Again, a huge hit! They took turns reading sentences and switching off, practicing reading with expression and perfecting their phrasing. After choosing a poem to perfect, they each got to recite to me. CUTEST thing EVER. I had them keep this in their reading folder and we'll be using it throughout our Iditarod unit!

So there you have it! 2 awesome Arctic animal activities that you can incorporate into your literacy or social studies lessons with ease! 
Creative Lesson Cafe is just about the cutest blog around, so please make sure you stop by and give Jeannine some love. She tried out my Iditarod Dog Craftivity and Adopt-a-Dog Journal...

but you can go check out her post about that yourself by clicking here!


  1. Love your blog and thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Such cute products! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!


  3. I'm excited that I found your blog! I have family in Anchorage, AK and I have always wanted to visit. Thanks for the chance to win some of your products.


  4. Thanks for the chance to win! Love teaching about the Iditarod!!

  5. my email address is katienussbaum87@gmail.com

  6. I love how you both coordinated your products to swap! They look amazing and it looks like your kids loved the activities. Thanks for being a part of our swap.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  7. Don't you love it when the kids are talking about something you did in class all day?! It's one of those "this is why I teach" days. :)

  8. Thank you for being part of this Giveaway. My e-mail is cwhaccent@aol.com

  9. I taught a penguin unit earlier this winter that made me feel like a rock-star teacher because I knew my students were SO into it. :) I loved seeing your ideas for a highly engaging, cross-curricular Iditarod unit. Powerful stuff. Thanks for the chance to win! laura.scheunemann@wrps.net


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