Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Eating a Healthy Breakfast

Here's a picture of my grandson Jackson eating breakfast after a "sleep over' with us! I've also included an activity that you may want to use as 'morning work' with you class! Find the activity on the KidZ Learning Connection TPT store!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Fun to Start the Week!

Here's 2 free ideas to start Halloween Week fun!  The first idea is a bundle of free activities that you can use in English language arts classes this week. The kids will love the Halloween Word Work activities!

The second picture is one that requires a little explaining!  My grandson wanted to hang our Halloween Ball from the island light!  

This might be something you would like to make for you class for a Halloween treat. It's fun, easy, and cost effective. I purchased a styrofoam ball, a bag of Dum Dum suckers, some orange ribbon ---and put my grandson Jackson to work.  The suckers make a cute ball---or pumpkin when inserted into the ball. Finish off your product with a large orange  ribbon---and you have a ready made treat!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween ---and Stranger Safety

With Halloween just around the corner----and with Halloween scavenger hunts and hikes going on already, it's a good time to review safety rules with kids.  Use this stranger safety checklist as a quick and easy introduction to the 'do's and don'ts' of stranger safety. Find it on the KidZ Learning Connection TPT page!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

More Halloween Fun!

Just had to share this picture of my husband and grandson creating a "haunted" Halloween backyard!

Also ---check out the Halloween freebie activity on the KidZ Learning Connection store (

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pet Safety Practices

Just had to share a picture of our favorite mascot here at East Dakota!  Chewie comes to work everyday is a 'student' at the Career Academy.

I've also attached the cover page of a pet safety activity that you can find in the KidZ Learning Connection Store.  Topics are important ones for kids of all ages to remember!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bat Bash - Planning a Halloween Party

Use this fun Halloween graphic organizer (free too!!) for your students to plan a real----or pretend Halloween party!  Find it at

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bullying Prevention Month - Friend or Not?????

Friends or Not??  This is a question all of us -no matter what age ask ourselves.  Are we sometimes hurt by things our friends say or do? Do we do things that affect people the same way? The activity causes us to stop and think about how our actions and words affect others  The "Friends or Not" activity is targeted to grades 2-5---but can be used for middle and high school levels as well.

Students are asked to read the sentences  and then assign themselves a plus or minus value or each sentence.  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fire Prevention Week

This week is Fire Prevention Week --a good time to review basic fire safety practices and procedures both in school and at home.  

This 4 page activity booklet provides basic information in a fun and easy to read format.  The activities are targeted to grades 1 through 3, however the Fire Prevention Safety Star checklist can be used with kindergarten and fourth grade students too.

Here's  a brief look at the activities!

1. Firefighter Writing Prompts. Students are asked to write sentences by looking at the pictures and responding to sentence starters.

2.  Magic Math - Safety Star Burn Breakers.  Students match sentence numbers to star words and then add rows and columns to come up with the 'magic' number.

3.  Firefighter Job Description. Students complete multiple choice questions centered around the topic of firefighter job duties.

4.  Firefighter Safety Star - A Self Checklist. Students respond to basic safety rules written n a question format.  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bullying Prevention Month - Am I Good Friend Checklist

Am I A Good Friend Checklist
October is Bullying Prevention Month. A good place to start this month is for us---and our students---to look at ourselves first.  This basic checklist provides simple things that all of us can do and should be doing to be a good friend to others.   

How do you rate? Are you a good listener?  Are you forgiving --or do you hold a grudge? Can you be trusted ---or do you share things told to you in confidence?  Do you make enough time for your friends?

I know I can do better----and am going to work on it this month!

Happy Thursday!