Thursday, January 24, 2013

February Freebies Galore!

February is such a fun month in elementary school, even in the upper elementary grades. You can do all sorts of activities with the holidays in February as well as create fun winter lessons. Learning doesn't have to be sacrificed in the name of fun, either, as you'll soon discover! Over the last few years, I've created loads of free resources for February that I'd like to share with you now. I've also invited other bloggers to link up their free February items, too.

February Activities Mini Pack
This 25-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Activities include math word problems, a candy heart fraction lesson, a friendship poetry activity, a word challenge, and directions for writing a President or Black History biography. The February Activities Mini Pack is offered for free as a sample of my Seasonal Mini Pack Collection. Thanks to everyone who has rated it after downloading it! Your ratings keep this item near the top of the freebie list on TpT.


Chinese New Year Activities
The Chinese New Year begins on February 10th, and this packet includes two literacy activities to use when studying or celebrating this special event. Both activities were designed for cooperative learning teams, but they would work equally well with partners or in a small guided reading group. The first lesson is a sorting activity in which cards with facts about the Chinese and American New Years are placed on a Venn diagram. The second activity involves discussion cards to use with the book Sam and the Lucky Money.


Black History Character Bios
During February, many classrooms celebrate Black History month. Students often research famous Black Americans and write a report or share the information in some way. Unfortunately, many students don't know how to research, organize, and write a report and do far too much copying and pasting. The Character Trait Bio activity is a little different from the normal writing assignment because students are asked to organize their essays around character traits which makes plagiarism almost impossible. This is activity is a sample from my Character Bio Reports Mini Pack.
Believe it or not, I have several more February Freebies, too! You can find them all through the end of February on my Seasonal Activities page on Teaching Resources or in my TpT Store all year round. Be sure to follow me on TpT to be notified when I add more freebies and products. I hope your students enjoy these engaging activities and learn a little something along the way. Please visit the blogs below to find more February goodies!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Laura-

    Just wanted to let you know that there's a error in the heart button code, two ll in the html, so it redirects to an error page. We fixed in manually in our html.

    Thanks for hosting this. It's our first time sharing!

    Nicolette & Karen
    the classroom creative

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    1. Thanks so much for pointing that out! I just corrected that link.

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  2. Thank you for the Linky party!

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  3. I have acquired so much traffic from your site alone. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your Linky Party!! Your site is awesome!!

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  4. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your fabulous linky party!

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  5. Thank you for hosting this. I have had many new visitors to my blog. I also have found some new blogs to follow.

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  6. Sorry I tried several times to link up - not sure why it wasn't working. Wanted to share this Valentine's Sign Language coloring page
    Thanks!
    ...http://www.hearmyhandsasl.blogspot.com/2013/01/sign-valentines-we-created-free.html

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    1. Sorry - the link up closed automatically but I opened it again. You can add your link now.

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