Saturday, October 13, 2012

Columbus Day ,October Poem freebie and a Giveaway!

Hi Friends,
 I have been really having a hard time posting but I have so many post ideas so hopefully I can get back into the habit. First, I wanted to share some pics from Friday. We had Monday-Wednesday off so I taught about Columbus Thursday and yesterday. We read and talked about Columbus and then acted out the story.

                Here's Columbus asking King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to pay for his voyage.

Here's Columbus and his men aboard the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.

Here's Columbus and his men trading with the Native Americans at the Bahamas.
We had a lot of fun acting out history!!!
We practiced three times and the whole thing took us 30 minutes tops. Consider adding some drama into your teaching... so powerful!
I also wanted to share a poem I wrote for my first graders that they love! My three year old even sings it and can now spell October!
Click on the pictures to download. There is a bw full page, color full page and a small bw student copy. Please leave a comment if you download. Thanks!

I also wanted to share Katie King's No Tricks, All Treats Giveway! Click the pic to link to her blog and enter!!!! There will be 8 winners!


Have a great weekend!


  1. Just found your blog. VERY CUTE! Love the poem. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower.

  2. Love it! I'll definitely use it next year. Thank you!