Saturday, February 11, 2012

Label It! President's, Valentine's, St Patrick's Days and even Safari Animals! *Plus a Freebie, too!

Wow...now that's a title length you don't see every day!  
First off, I had a couple of sweet customers ask if I could do some new Label It! Packs...one for Safari/African Animals and then another for holidays for around February and March.  
So here are the new packs, up and ready to go:
The Label It Pack for February and March is huge (to me...lol)  42 color and BW mats 
(BW not pictured below)

And then there is the African Animal Safari Style Pack that is a combination of color and 
BW mats, 26 total...along with 10 (1/2 color, 1/2 BW) bonus Thinking Maps!  I really tried to listen to feedback and make the fonts simple, and the boxes bigger...I hope you love them!

And one last thing...Pinterest must have blown up with the "er, ir, ur Sisters" poster I had as a freebie a long time ago...because all in one day I have had several emails about it because it is/was missing from my shop.  Well, long story short, there were some clipart policy changes about freebies and I just took it down...but I used some time this morning to do some newer, even cuter versions and here is a pack of three for free on TPT (hey, that totally rhymes!)  
Leave me some love and let me know if you can use one of them!
I have another pack I am feverishly working on...and it is gonna be one of my favorites I think!!
Hope everyone has a great rest of their weekend!!!

33 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing your er, ir, ur Sister posters!!

    Jennifer
    The First Grade Dream

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  2. I LOVE your Label It mats!!! They are so cute :) The "Sisters" poster is adorable, how did I miss that on Pinterest??? Thanks again for just being a rockstar :)

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

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  3. Love them Jennifer! Thank you for sharing.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  4. Jennifer, these look great as always:)

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  5. Whoa you are the label queen! These look great! :)
    Rambling About Reading

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  6. Wow! Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing.
    Life with Mrs. L

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  7. Very cute!
    That should give my kiddos lots to do.
    Thanks.
    Dragonflies in First

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  8. Wow! You've been busy! I love your labeling activities. They're already in my cart! Thanks for the freebie too!
    Jenn
    A Pirates Life for Us

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  9. Looks awesome! I love the sisters and am printing them now!
    Thanks so much!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

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  10. I always love your labeling packs! I'm off to shop!
    Thank you!
    Tammy

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  11. These look AWESOME! I'll have to check them out.
    Thanks so much!
    ~Andi

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  12. These look awesome, girl. You have been busy!!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  13. Thanks for the sisters!! This was last weeks spelling pattern but it is great for review!!! Thanks so much!!! I also love your labeling sheets!!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  14. Thank you for the sisters freebie. I will post these up in the classroom.

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  15. Love the sisters poster!! I am teaching that in a couples weeks so they will be perfect! THANKS!!!


    April
    Come check out my blog:
    wolfelicious.blogspot.com

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  16. You've been working hard!!!!!!! Thanks for the freebies!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  17. these are way cute!!
    can I ask a question without soundin dumb?? lol...I've never taught first before, so I was wondering if labeling is a big standard??? I see a lot of you making these things...I was just wondering...sorry - lol
    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

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  18. Labeling is definitely something that is important for early learners, it adds connections to words- that the word has a meaning, it is something concrete (noun usually). Young kids need practice making those connections between print and their world, it also leads to being able to independently fill in thinking maps, identifying and describing parts of things later- most anything that encourages writing, speaking, reading in a station is valuable for young children. Most early childhood teachers have and use labels all around their room, it is just part of our classrooms to label the "door", the "desk", the "computer", etc. I don't know that labeling is a "standard" itself, anymore than 'playing with dice' is...but it is a valuable tool that teachers can use to get their students to practice skills that are standards. We are generally talking about early childhood when it comes to labeling, kids who are focusing on print rich environments are not always capable to doing a ton of things independently without a lot of practice in stations...labeling is fun to them, something they can be successful with, and it gets them involved in a thematic unit and while they are working together to complete one, they are having to sound out words (generally decodable) and then write them for the correct part. I have so many packs because it is fun to include them in seasonal and thematic units, so a teacher doesn't necessarily have all the packs, but she or he may want to have something for Halloween or for a fairytales unit to add to their writing station. In several of my packs of labels I have also included thinking maps... and as I rework some of the packs later, I will probably provide that for them all. I have had a lot of positive feedback, they aren't expensive, and most are requested by teachers, so I provide them when I can in my store. But no, I don't exactly teach "labeling" in my classroom...it is just a tool to make connections and to get my kids reading, writing, and interacting.

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  19. I love your sisters poster! My first graders have only learned -er so far, so when we get to the other ones I will totally whip this out. I think they'll love it. Thanks!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  20. Wow you are very busy with all those labeling activities. I love the "r" sister posters.

    Sue
    theverybusykindergarten

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  21. Thanks for the freebies! The labeling activities look great! :)

    Andrea
    Stepping Into First Grade

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  22. Thanks Jennifer!! You are a rock star!! I love your sisters! :)

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  23. LOVE LOVE the label-it mats! My kids went label crazy the first day we talked about it in Writer's Workshop this year and it hasn't stopped since. Awesome idea! :)

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

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  24. Love it all! Those posters are PRECIOUS! Thank you for sharing.

    Lyndsey
    ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

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  25. You do such cute work!! Love all the ideas that are collaborated on blogs. Keep up all your hard work. Have a great short week... (I'm guessing do to President's holidays )
    :o) ~ Vicky
    http://traditionslaughterandhappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

    http://www.vickymoore2.com

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  26. Cutie-Patootie as always!!! I so love the "sisters"! Thanks a bunch!!!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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  27. Jennifer,

    You are such an inspiration! I walk into your classroom and I am amazed at all you do. I wish I had a tenth of the creativity that you have!

    =)Jada

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  28. Do you ever sleep?!? Thanks so much for all of the fun!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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