November 4, 2012


Hooray . . . I finished it folks!  This contraction pack has been rollin' around in my crowded brain for what seems like an eternity.  However, yesterday it all came together!  I give you . . . Contractions: As Easy as Pumpkin Pie.  (Oh, and a freebie too!  It's hiding down there!!)

My kiddos have been saying "easy as pie" lately in class - something a teacher loves to hear, because (1) you taught the standard oh so well and your kids are feeling successful (2) you can raise the bar again!  So, I parlayed this concept into a packet with a little dash of holiday flavor.

This collection has a contraction introduction (pocket chart sort), Contraction Rap by Ron Brown's Intelli-Tunes, center games, and a number of independent activities/worksheets.

In addition, this contraction pack has an Easy As Pie Craftivity that the kiddos eat up every year . . . snicker . . . snicker . . . eat up.  It looks great on the wall and it's one that you don't feel the need to rip down right after Thanksgiving Break.  

You can have the kids use the optional labels or hand write the contractions.
There is just something about that "whipped cream" that cracks the kids up.
This pic is from my very first year of teaching . . . they all look a little jacked and that's what I love about them.
NOTE: This was right before I took it down.  I slapped up that Christmas boarder over Turkey Break
Then, I was able to throw up a new craft with ease (when I got around to it).
Well, I couldn't have you go through all of that without a little freebie, now could I??!!  NOPE!  And, It has been much too long since I offered a little goodie up! So, below you will find a selection from my pack - My Little Book of Contractions.  It's pretty self-explanatory.  They write a contraction on the top line, write a sentence using that contraction, and draw a corresponding picture. My writing center for at least two days this week . . . CHECK!

CLICK HERE to download this free ditty.
Thank you to Ashley Hughes from The School Supply Addict for the amazing graphics.  
She is my new fave!  Go check her out :)

Alright friends . . . I am off to finish up this week's lesson plans and work on my latest pack.  I am out of coffee so I will see how far I get.  Might need to take a little field trip in an hour or so.  If you are interested in scoring my whole Contraction Pack, visit my TPT Shop for more details.  

Oh, and I did want to show you . . . the "after."  It ain't great, but at least it doesn't look like yesterday's disaster :)  Thanks for visiting my friends.  I'll see you soon.  


  1. FAN-TAS-TIC!!!! You just combined something my kids have to learn with my all time favorite Fall dessert. . .what more could I ask for??!!?? I knew you would come through with something PERFECT, that's why you are one of my super heros. I'm off to pin ya.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. You are a woman of your word . . . thanks for coming back today friend! Hugs to you :)

  2. This looks adorable!! I love how unique each pie is!

    Happy Sunday!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

    1. Halle . . . thanks so much for visiting. I cannot wait to run with your candy bar election pack this next week. We already held our primary race and it's a showdown between Kit-Kat and Twix!!!

  3. Are you kidding me with the pie craftivity??!?! The CUTEST thing ever!!!

    Michelle :)

    1. Oh friend . . . you made my day. Thanks Michelle :)

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    1. Thanks Hadar. I can't wait to see your pies ;)

  5. I'm loving that craft!! :)
    Great job friend!
    Sweet Times in First

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    1. Sending a BIG OLD cyber hug your way girl!

  7. This looks great! Thanks for the freebies. I can pair them with the contraction games at the Vocabulary is Fun site.

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thanks for taking the time to say hello!

  8. SO CUTE, my friend!!!! Loving it!!!

    1. Whoop . . . whoop . . . loved seeing your little face show up on my blog today. Thanks for taking the time friend!!!

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    1. Hugs. Hugs. And more Hugs. Oh, and a cupcake on top too :)

  10. This contractions unit is so wonderful! You are so incredibly talented and creative, my friend!
    Teaching With Style

  11. This is so cute! We did Cara's contraction crocodile last year. He brought us crocodile pie...with a song of course. =) I'll have to add your pie to our activities...adorable sweet friend.

    I think I am having email issues with you. =(

    Is there another email I can reach you by?

    Heather's Heart



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