Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse mini unit

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by this little "Window On Wonder."  A first grade classroom is wonder-filled place to be and first graders are simply amazing little learners . I love starting off the year with Kevin Henke's books as they are so relevant to the lives of our little cuties.  Chrysanthemum and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse are perfect to teach classroom behaviors.  Last year I shared my Chrysanthemum unit. You can get it HERE!! :)
This year I want to share a little Lilly mini unit with you.  The unit is an integration of ELA and SS. At the beginning of the year, we include lessons on rules and leaders in our community as well as laying the foundation for beginning reading strategies.  
Here's a quick peek into my Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse unit.

A little picture/word matching game

Make a little purse to store your game pieces
HOV (Hands On Visual) connection

Thinking map

To get your free 20 page Lilly unit, click here!! :)

The unit includes patterns to make Lilly's Purple Paper Purse and a little Lilly.

Hope you can use even a little part of this unit!  I can't wait to introduce Lilly to my new little ones!!
Don't forget to leave a little comment if you have time.  I learn so much from you!!
Till next time!
Have a joy-filled day!!


  1. Thanks a bunch for another great unit. I use this book at the beginning of the year too and I can't wait to add in these new ideas.

  2. I love Kevin Henkes! Thanks for always offering great units with teachers everywhere. Your awesome!

  3. Thanks for sharing your GREAT units! I love all of your stuff and I am blessed to have found your blog since I am moving to First! I had trouble opening the unit:(

    KeAndra Davis

  4. Thank you for sharing. I wanted to start my year off with some literacy to connect to classroom rules/expectations. You have helped tremendously!

  5. Thank you! I also like to start the year with Lilly and Chrysanthemum. This will be a perfect addition to my lessons. I especially LOVE the purse!

  6. Wonderful unit, thanks again for sharing! I love your ideas, they are so fresh and exciting! Can't wait to use this unit with my new students!

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  8. Nancy! I used your Chrysanthemum Unit last year and the kids loved it! Kevin Henkes is one of my fav's. I can hardly wait to share your unit with my grade 1s this year. THANK YOU for sharing your talents with us!

  9. Nancy,
    You are an excellent example of a great teacher - one who shares freely and collaborates with others in order to meet students' needs. Your blog is a JOY to read and very inspiring. Thanks for all you do.

  10. Kevin Henkes is very popular...Chrysanthemum is perfect for engaging the students in conversations about their names...they truly love Owen!!!!!Thank you so much for sharing your creative endeavors with all the children far and wide. As a librarian I love to extend the books that we read together and your generosity makes that possible.

  11. I just found your blog, and am so thankful I did! Wow is right! You are such a creative, talented and giving teacher. Your students are very fortunate. Thank you so, so much for all the resources. I downloaded some things this morning (love the poems and eat your word activities). I just became your newest follower. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talents. You have now enriched my classroom as well!

  12. You have an amazing blog! I love how you make so many wonderful ideas available to so many! I am your newest follower!

  13. First Grade Wow indeed! You have tremendous resources - even freebies!! I am so happy to have found your blog - it's jam-packed with great ideas for teachers and wonderful lessons and activities :)

    I am your newest follower

    Mindful Rambles

  14. I just found your blog by searching for activities to go with Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse to add to my own blog post that I'm doing. I have linked your blog up to my post because your packet looks so darn cute! My post won't be going up until Tuesday, but please check it out!!!


    Thanks so much for fun freebie!

    Allison Stuckey

    1. Okay, your post is linked up to my post today! Check it out! :) Thanks for the great info!!!


  15. Love Kevin Henkes....now my class will too!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  16. Your stuff is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  17. WOW! No pun intended - I really mean WOW! I'm a first grade teacher (this will be my 4th year), and all of the units and activities you have created are wonderful! I'm really looking forward to using many of them this year - I want to try some new things with my first graders and these are some great ideas. Thank you for all the time and talent you have put into these! And thank you for sharing so generously!!

  18. I'm a new teacher and starting in my first grade one class this year. So blessed to have found your wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing all of these awesome ideas!

  19. You. Blow. Me. Away.
    Thanks so much for everything you do, I love your thinking, your creativity and your work. I am curious about your response journals..are they purchased or homemade. I am trying to find an appopriate one I can afford, or create. I'd love to know what you used.

  20. Where do you find the time. This is great! Love it!


  21. Thanks for this post.Its useful for us. I would like to share related post.
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