Second Grade Nest: Primary October Resources and a FREEBIE

Friday, September 30, 2016

Primary October Resources and a FREEBIE



I'd love to show you guys what I think is perfect to use in the primary classroom during the month of October. Many of the resources are activities that my students loved and many are brand new activities that I can wait to test out! I am also including a freebie for my blog readers!


ELA Resources: 

Halloween Fictional Comprehension- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!   Making Words (part of October Interactive Notebook)- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**On the left, you see one of the stories from my fictional reading comprehension set. There are five spooky stories for 2nd and 3rd grade students. For each story, there is also two follow up comprehension activities. 
**On the right, you see my October Interactive Notebook. There are ELA and math activities in this pack, 15 of each! They cover 1st and 2nd grade skills.

October Paired Passages- covers scarecrows, pumpkins, trick or treat, and more- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!    October Writing journal prompts- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**My paired passages are monthly themed. In the picture you can see how you get two different formatting options. You can either choose to print out the traditional printables and have students complete them. Or you can make them into interactive notebooks! 
**Writing journals are a huge hit. In my October writing journal prompts, one sheet has that day's prompt that a teacher (or a teacher helper) can cut out and pass out for the students to glue into their writing journals.

Coloring sheets for Halloween- Color Me Spooky- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!     October Intervention Activities for ELA- Early Literacy intervention centers- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**These coloring sheets cover teen numbers and sight words. Made for kindergarten and first grade review and practice activities.  
**These intervention activities will help students with early literacy needs. They are to be used during intervention drill or practice time. If you don't have that in your own classroom, these activities can be used during small group or even during review centers!

Differentiated Reading Passages (comes with 3 levels and fiction/nonfiction) Fall Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!    small group Fold and Go Differentiated mini books- Fall Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**My differentiated passages come with three levels. The two levels shown in the picture are the middle range. There are fall themes in the passage, such as leaves, scarecrows, and bats. Each theme comes with a fiction and a nonfiction passage.
**The mini books are similar to the differentiated passages in that they come with three different levels. The books are made to fold twice to create a book. There are follow up activities, too. Some of the topics are nonfiction, while others are fiction.

Halloween Writing activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!   Halloween reading centers- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**This is an updated product from 2012. It was not very pretty from when I first started TPT. But, I just redid the entire pack and added some fun, fresh ideas. On the left, you see two writing activities. The one at the top is to display on the white board. Unless you want to print the picture out and stick it in a picture frame at the center. The bottom activity is a roll-the-story activity where they roll a setting and a character to create a quick paragraph. On the right, you see a compound word game and a Making Words activity.


Math Resources: 

 Interactive Notebook activities for math- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!    Halloween math centers- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**This is the same product as the Making Words picture you see above. My interactive notebooks activities are made by month. They cover ELA and math topics (15 each). They're geared towards first graders, but second graders can definitely find benefit in these review activities during centers.
**This product on the right is the same product at the Halloween Activities shown two rows above. So fun to work into their centers or morning work. You see two of the math activities, which practice graphing and counting money.

Print and go october worksheets to use in centers, for morning work, homework, or early finishers- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**These printables come with ELA and math standards. Geared towards a first grader, there are certainly still activities that a second grader can do for review or when they're early finishers. We always used our printables as early finisher work, homework, and morning work when it got close to a holiday.


Science Resources: 

Pumpkin Life Cycle mini book and comprehension- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!    Pumpkin Life Cycle activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**The two pictures shown show resources that are included in my fall life cycles pack. The pack covers both apple and pumpkin life cycles, but I am showcasing the pumpkin activities for this blog post because it's October!

Fall Life Cycles with pumpkin topper- discusses both apple and pumpkin life cycles- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
**This flip book also covers both apple and pumpkin life cycles, but it would be great to teach in the month of October, too. My flip books come with reading and comprehension activities.


October Flip Books: 

spider flip book with reading and comprehension activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!    pumpkin flip book with reading and comprehension activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
*Each flip book comes with a reading passages, an answering sheet with four questions about the passages, a sorting page for true/false, fact/opinion, or step-by-step, and finally a writing page to write about what they've learned.

Fire safety flip book with reading and comprehension activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!    spider flip book with reading and comprehension activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!



Freebies for you!  

FREEBIE pages for fall activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!

FREEBIE pages for fall activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!   FREEBIE pages for fall activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!   FREEBIE pages for fall activities- October Activities for a primary classroom- PLUS a freebie!
Grab the freebies here. 
In this freebie you will get two sample pages from my Life Cycles pack. You are getting three levels of "Fall is Here", which is a fictional story in my Fall Differentiated Passages pack. And finally, you're getting one set from my interactive writing stories.  You can test out the fallen leaves interactive story and see how the kids like it!

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