Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gearing Up for Another Week

Happy Sunday, friends.  Have the Sunday blues set in yet?  Hopefully you're enjoying your day and you have your lessons all planned for the week.

Do you use Houghton Mifflin for your core language arts program in your district?  It is what we use in my district.  This week, we will officially begin Theme 1.  Hopefully I won't offend anyone when I say that it can be a little dry without some creative supplementing.  While planning for the week, I was so glad I was able to pull ideas and materials from my Theme 1 Resource Pack for activities and ideas. 
This resource is packed with activities for high-frequency words, phonics skills, and comprehension activities.  It contains 2 centers as well as a fun game for your kiddos to play. 
All of this for only $5.00.  Check it out to make planning for Houghton Mifflin so much easier!  Just click on the picture above to head over to my TPT store. 
If you're not a Houghton Mifflin user, the centers contained within this packet are also available to purchase separately in my TPT store
Stay tuned this week for another freebie.  Keep sparkling!


  1. I am your newest follower! I love when I find other HM users and I get to check out what they do to change it up a bit. This is great! Hop on over to my blog, become a follower and then check out my focus wall page on my blog. There is one for every week, every theme and they are all free for now. You might want to get them before I change that :)

  2. Hi! I am getting ready for my giveaway. Can you send me links to your store and blog and what you are contributing? My email is
    Thanks again

  3. hello, did you ever make the whole series of themes? I would love to see them if you do or if your willing to share what program you use to make your units? Houghton mifflin series for 5+ years now in addition to guided I am always looking for resources and yours look awesome, I just could only find to theme 4

    1. Hi Jessica,
      I'm currently working on the Theme 5 packet and am hoping to add it to my TPT store very soon. I do plan on making all the other themes as the year progresses, but it's so hard to get these out quickly:) I use Microsoft Word to create the resources contained in each packet. I'm so glad you think they look awesome:) Thank you! You can follow my TPT store to be notified when new Theme Resource Packs are added to my store.