Trick-Or-Treat! A blog hoppin good time!

Is it a Trick or a Treat? How about both!
Thank you for blog hopping through our neighborhoods full of tricks and treats. Come see what we have in store for you through October 31st. There are lots of goodies along the way so be sure to get my tricks and treats and hop on to the next blog for more. Link will be provided at the bottom of this page.

Who’s ready for a Social Studies and Language Arts lesson, all wrapped up into one little bundle? I thought you might be! Well, here’s a nifty little trick for you when it comes to incorporating Social Studies and Language Arts into one big lesson.

I’ve always had a tough time trying to squeeze ALL of my Socials Studies standards into the nine weeks that are already jam packed with other standards.  How do you choose? What do you teach in depth and what do you just cover?
Well, this year I decided to cover it all. Yes… all! I hope! J
I carefully looked at where and how I could incorporate Social Studies into my LA and writing block. My goal was to cover as many standards as I could without over doing it.  I spent many nights trying to come up with something that would teach my students what they needed to learn and how to keep them engaged. With a little insight from a sweet team member, I came up with, Biography Lap Books, based off of the “Who Was” book series.
These are just fact-based printables that can be used with the “Who Was” books or just about any resource. But, have you read any of these Biography books? Sad to say, I just started this year and now I’m hooked. My kiddos love them too!
We started off with Milton Hershey and during my conferences last week, more than 70% of my kids parents raved about how much their kids loved working on biographies and how they now want to travel to Hershey, PA. Well, if I have to be honest, I want to go there too.
Milton was a fascinating and very giving man. I learned so much while teaching my own students about him. We had a blast learning, making connections, studying his timeline, discovering some interesting facts, and most importantly learning what a great entrepreneur and good citizen he was. We were able to write, read, study and have fabulous book walks while completing the lap books.

After we completed our lap books, the kids asked to read the books I had purchased on Milton Hershey and they wanted to know when they get to make another one. Well that got me thinking. Who was (get it, Who Was. haha) our next historical figure and what could we do to make him just as interesting. And so it began, Who Was Biography book studies and lap books are part of our Social Studies and Language Arts block and I couldn’t be happier! I even put them into a center and let the kiddos work on them independently. They love it! How would you like to win a copy of this Biograhy Lap book? It's an easy 1 step entry in my rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
 You can see the unit by clicking the picture.

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So, my little treat to you is a free Fall themed Addition and Subtraction Write the Room. These can be used as a whole group lesson and in centers. You must click the image below to get it free. This is a paid item in my TPT store. I hope you enjoy this treat as it will only be available during this fabulous blog hop. 

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  1. I love those Who Was books! They are such a fun way to introduce kids to famous people! Thank you for the freebie. My kids are going to love it!

  2. Thank you Crystal and Sarah! My kiddos and I love these units. I have more in the makings!