Sunday, November 18, 2012

If You Take A Mouse To The Movies week long unit!

Hello Everyone!
We are on break and I finally had time to put the finishing touches on my first winter unit.  If You Take a Mouse To The Movies, by Laura Numeroff is one of those special books that makes a great springboard for so many wonder-filled activities.  I managed to create some activities that correlate beautifully with the learning objectives we are covering when we get back from Thanksgiving break! In the unit you will find, activities on visualization, setting, sensory details, some word work, an ABC order activity, lots of math (problem solving, addition and subtraction practice, doubles, some math tub activities), and a fun science activity with heat and matter. Once I got creating, I couldn't stop!  The unit turned out to be 46 pages long.  I did make all but 3 of the pages in black and white.  I don't know about you, but the color printer ink is a touchy subject (sometimes) at our school. I know I have def. used my share and then some! No problem, though.  Black and white is fine! :) Here are a few samples of what is included. 

Unit comes with craft connection patterns

a six page problem solving book for the kids to make is included in the unit!

 For your free download (46 pages) click here!

Hope this helps get you started with the season!!  Have fun and let me know how it goes! I love receiving little notes!!  Have a wonderful week!


  1. As we approach Thanksgiving I just wanted to say thank you for all of your wonderful work-you are a generous creative teacher. Thanks for sharing your talent with the teaching community! Mary M.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for always sharing! You are truly a wonderful teacher!!!!!!

  3. Oh WOW! I love Laura Numeroff books and I always use her books for an author study. Can't wait to try some of these activities. Thank you sooooo much.

  4. Hi Nancy,
    You continue to amaze me with your creations and your generosity! This unit is great. Thank you so much and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  5. This looks great! Thanks so much for sharing!! I can't wait to use it with my kiddos! :)


  6. Nancy,

    You are amazing! You have such a generous heart! I am so blessed by you and your kiddos are beyond blessed to have you as their teacher. I am so happy that God brought you into my life. If you ever head to East Texas, let me know. I would love to meet you!

    Where in Texas are you again?

    BTW-What kind of things do you do with magnets since that is one of our 1st grade TEKS?

    Hugs to you sweet friend!

    Heather's Heart

  7. Nancy, you are amazing. Thank you, thank you for sharing your units. I can't wait to use this unit when I return from the holidays. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Primary Paradise

  8. Thanks for sharing. This reminds me of the mouse craft from The First Grade Parade posted a couple of years ago. Cute! Thanks again.

  9. WOW, wonderful job, Nancy! Love the adorable craft!
    Finally in First

  10. Thank you so much! You have been such a blessing to me!

  11. You are so creative and kind! Thank you so much for sharing. I look forward to reading your blog!

  12. This is awesome! Thank you for your willingness to share. My first grade WOW email wow's me daily. Thanks for being a bright spot in my day. Very thankful for you, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  13. Wow, wow, wow! Thanks for sharing this wonderful unit! I hope you have a relaxing break filled with great family and friends. :)

    Granny Goes to School

  14. Thank you for sharing your wonderful and creative ideas. You are a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  15. Thank you so much! I am super excited I found your site last week searching for a fun Thanksgiving craft. I will be checking back a lot! I LOVE this kind of stuff, but I don't have as much time to put into it with a one and three year old at home now. Thank you! Thank you!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your cute unit. I know my class is going to have fun with all of the different activities and the craft.

  17. I am so thankful for your generosity and creativity! Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. Thank you for your willingness to share your amazing, creative ideas! You are blessing so many children!

  19. You are so amazingly AWESOME for sharing this unit for FREE! Thank you so much!

    Strive to Sparkle

  20. Thanks you for your blog! I just found it and love it. I have a preschooler and he loves all your mystery pictures. He loves to color so it is a good way for him to practice recognizing his large number. Just FYI, on this mystery picture (If You Take a Mouse to the Movies) you have two 38 and no 39. He did it without noticing, but I just wanted to share in case you wanted to fix it. Thanks again for sharing all your great ideas!

  21. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! We will have so much fun learning with this unit. Thank you for making it in black and white! I can not tell you how much I appreciate that!

  22. You are truly a blessing to the teaching community!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. I will definitely use this unit in my classroom ASAP! Thanks again :)

  23. Wow this is great! I love reading this book with my kids and I can't wait to use these activities! Thank you so much for sharing!!


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