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Celebrate the King of Nonsense

Read Across America Day is coming up!  

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss on March 2nd!


Celebrate the King of Nonsense! Ideas, books, and resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the classroom. It includes a nonsense word freebie!

We'll be celebrating the whole week of his birthday!

Dr. Seuss was the master of rhyme and nonsense.  In his books, if he didn't have a word that rhymed that fit, he made one up!  And he did it well! Just look at this list of some of my favorite Dr. Seuss books! (Each image is a link to Amazon.)
                                     


So, how do I celebrate Dr. Seuss?  With Nonsense words, of course!  I have this board game freebie with 24 CVC, CCVC or CVCC Nonsense words  Click the image to download the freebie.

Nonsense Word Game Freebie
 
Celebrate the King of Nonsense! Ideas, books, and resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the classroom. It includes a nonsense word freebie!

Want to have the kids practice more than just short vowel words?  
This extended version has 30 short vowel words, 18 long vowel words, and 18 vowel pairs and R controlled vowels. Click the image for the link to this resource.

Nonsense Word Sort and Game Board
 
Celebrate the King of Nonsense! Ideas, books, and resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the classroom. It includes a nonsense word freebie!
  
Looking for a little more about Dr. Seuss? Try these two activities in this Science and Social Studies freebie! 

 
Celebrate the King of Nonsense! Ideas, books, and resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the classroom. It includes a nonsense word freebie!

How do you celebrate the King of Nonsense?


Celebrate the King of Nonsense! Ideas, books, and resources to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the classroom. It includes a nonsense word freebie!

Myers-Briggs Part 5: How Do You Live Your Outer Life?

The fourth and final scale that's part of the Myers-Briggs Personality Types deals with how people live their "outer life".   

Myers-Briggs Part 5: How do you live your outer life? The 5th in a series, this post explores personality types, and how people live their outer lives - spontaneous or organized, or somewhere in between.


There are two sides to this scale:

  • Judging types prefer organization and planning.  
  • Perceiving types like to improvise and explore options.
  • Judging types value punctuality and completeness of tasks. 
  • Perceiving types value spontaneity and flexibility.
  • Judging types prefer decisions made. They are task oriented and love to make lists.
  • Perceiving types prefer to multitask. They mix work with play, and love variety.
  • Judging types can be accused of being "too structured".
  • Perceiving types can be accused of being "too loosey goosey."

As I've mentioned in previous posts about Myers-Briggs, there is no right or wrong preference. We need both types in our world.  

Please don't confuse Judging types with the term "judgmental". They are not related.  

I'm a Judging type. I keep all my school supplies organized by the month I use them. I have tubs of activities for each month of the year.  All the clothes in my closet are in order by color. I have all the tops in hanging in one section, facing the same way, of course, starting with red, and going through the rainbow. Black and brown come at the end. The bottoms are on the other side of the closet. In color order, of course. All the money in my wallet is in order of denomination, all facing the same way.

I realized very early that my daughter was also a judging type when she lined up all her dolls around her by height. (She did this all the time, it was scary!)

Once a friend of mine told me I needed to be more spontaneous. I told him I'd put it in my plans.  

Of all four scales of the Myers-Briggs, this is one scale where I'm nowhere near the middle. I'm a strong "J".  

However, understanding personality types has helped me from becoming too extreme. I no longer panic if I don't know what's coming up. I'm ok if plans have to be changed.  

One of the things I appreciate most about understanding the different personality types is that I've learned to be tolerant and appreciative of the other types.  

I know and enjoy people who are Perceiving types. I admire spontaneity. I appreciate those who are good at improvising.  

For more information on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, click the links below.



Have you figured out your own type?


Myers-Briggs Part 5: How do you live your outer life? The 5th in a series, this post explores personality types, and how people live their outer lives - spontaneous or organized, or somewhere in between.

Happy Presidents Day!

Wow, I just survived Day 100 and Valentine's Day on the same day. (We had a blast, but boy, am I run down!)


Happy Presidents Day! Here are several resources, ideas, and three freebies for primary classrooms to learn about our presidents.

Monday is Presidents Day! I plan on spending most of next week celebrating our presidents as well as our country! 


If you've been following my blog, you know I have a strong sense of patriotism, and feel children should take pride in their country. I also LOVE teaching social studies and mapping skills.

Here's a freebie that I made that includes 3 fact mini-books. One is on George Washington, another is on Abraham Lincoln. Plus, it's been updated to include President Joe Biden! It also has a mapping activity, finding places related to these presidents. Click the image for the freebie!

 
Happy Presidents Day! Here are several resources, ideas, and three freebies for primary classrooms to learn about our presidents.

Here's another freebie to review the difference between most of the patriotic holidays we have through the year:  Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Constitution Day and Veterans Day.  I don't know about you, but my little second graders struggle to remember which one is which!
 
 
Happy Presidents Day! Here are several resources, ideas, and three freebies for primary classrooms to learn about our presidents.

Of course, you'll be needing brain breaks! Here's one more freebie!

 
Happy Presidents Day! Here are several resources, ideas, and three freebies for primary classrooms to learn about our presidents.
 
Looking for some books to read?  Here are some fun ones! (These are Amazon affiliate links, which means you'll help me earn credit at Amazon, but at no cost for you!)

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This is a lengthier, paid version of the presidential mini-books freebie.  It includes everything the freebie includes, plus a compare and contrast activity comparing the 2 different presidents. There are also 2 games to practice word work, a graphing activity, a mapping activity, and an opinion writing activity. Click the image or click here for the link!
 
 
Happy Presidents Day! Here are several resources, ideas, and three freebies for primary classrooms to learn about our presidents.

If you're looking for more, I do have a whole USA Bundle that includes the above items and several others here:
 
Happy Presidents Day! Here are several resources, ideas, and three freebies for primary classrooms to learn about our presidents.
 
Here are a couple of related blog posts that might interest you:

If you have the day off, have a great one!  (Be sure to thank George, Abe, and the rest for the day off!)


Happy Presidents Day! Here are several resources, ideas, and three freebies for primary classrooms to learn about our presidents.
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