Monday, June 23, 2014

Superhero Unit to the Rescue!

Hello Everyone!!
I hope you all are doing well! The last couple of days have been rainy! We need the rain soooo bad, so I'm not complaining! In fact, I love a good rainy day!! It means "Cleaning and Creating!"  Needless to say, I worked on the "creating " part first! I was able to finish up my Superhero Unit! Are you still trying to figure out your beginning of the year theme? Well, this little unit ended up to be over 100 pages, but it is full of "setting the stage for a positive year" activities. I have included some "Getting to Know You" activities, as well as organizational, incentive, goal setting, ELA, Math, Science, and Just for fun endeavors. Most of the supplies you will need to enjoy and learn through these activities can be found at The Dollar Tree or Target Dollar Spot. Here are just a few pics of what is included.

First Day Poster to color


Patterns for this little cutie are included in unit

Use Glow Bracelets for mini portable Venn Diagrams

A Strategy Game

A Subitizing Game

This little unit is Super Free!
I hope that you can use even a small part of this.  Please let me know if you spy any typos or if you can think of something else you want me to include!! I can't wait for school to start again!! I'll share pics of hallway and door displays when we get those up!
Now off to do some cleaning and then maybe some more creating! Oh! And I need to read our ELA book for our summer bookstudy.  We are working on "Make It Real" by Linda Hoyt. So far, I'm loving her practical strategies for using informational Texts with our littles!!
Looking forward to this joy filled day!! Hope you are too!


  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for this unit! I love the POWer pellets and I am totally doing that in the fall. I have superhero fluency for letters and sight words so I can use the skittles for their rewards :) I also love your first day awards for my kindergarten class.

  2. Hi Nancy! I just would like to say that your generosity is overwhelming. Thank-you for your willingness to always share. It is so refreshing since we live in such a GREEDY world. Your love for your students is reflected in the design of your lessons- always making learning meaningful and fun, but more importantly your love for children shines through in your willingness to share the wealth of your lesson ideas so other students benefit as's not about the mighty dollar with you...this is very apparent. I enjoy reading your BLOG. You are my HERO!

  3. Nancy once again I want to thank you for your extremely generous sharing of your talents with other teachers. I have always looked forward to all of your postings and ideas. I have reccommended your blog to a friend who is re entering th world of teaching and she is thrilled with your knowledge and generosity. You rock!

  4. WOW This is an amazing unit. I am so excited to use it for my classroom this year. Many thanks for all of your work and effort to create such amazing units for the classroom.

  5. Wow! No other word for it. So many fun ideas.
    Just a couple of thoughts-- Could you change it to "If I WERE" instead of "If I WAS" for the writing pages? On the counting back from 30 page-- I couldn't get to 25. The only other thing that puzzled me was that there are a few other vowels on the coloring vowel/consonant page that are not included in the key...
    Excited about putting some WOW into the first days of school!

    1. Hello Anon! I fixed the vowel color page. Thanks for your eagle eye!! The poem If I Was a Superhero was not written by me. The author wanted me to keep as it. On the counting down page- everything should work! Thanks again for your editing help!! You're the best!! :) Nancy

  6. I just stumbled upon your blog tonight! I'm so excited to use some of your great ideas!!!Thank you so much for sharing. I really appreciate it:)

  7. Hi, Nancy - I just discovered your blog after a tip from a teacher on Proteacher. You are awesome!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the wonderful ideas and resources you share. I have been checking a few more of yours. Thanks for letting us download them for FREE! Love your stuff!

  8. Hi Nancy!
    Is there a pattern for the cape? Also any chance you could make a kinder color page?
    Thanks a bunch!

  9. Thank you for your awesome file. Thanks for providing it freely. What a blessing.

  10. You are a superhero, Nancy! This pack is amazing - will definitely be put into good use this fall!

  11. This is great!! I used a hero theme last year and I will be adding on to it this year (because I love it so much)!!

  12. Thank you so much! I will definitely be doing this with my firsties this year!

  13. I love this. It is such a positive self-esteem building theme especially for incoming firsties. Thank you for sharing.

    First Grade by the Sea

  14. Love your hero theme! I was going to use owls like I did last year, but now I'm seriously reconsidering. You are so talented and generous to share your work- thank you!

  15. You are such an amazing teacher and person. I can't thank you enough for sharing.


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