Jack and the Beanstalk and a Few Presidents

Hope you're having an awesome weekend! 
We are officially on Spring Break! 
Today, I want to share a few activities we did while learning about Presidents and reading Jack & the Beanstalk.

Last week, we used Cara's Pint-Sized Presidential Unit and wrote
 about what we would do if we were President.  


"If I were President, I would tell the house builders to put cameras
 in houses so that kids would behave..."  
Teacher's Kid!!

 "If I were President, I would help my Mom's boss lady eat and put her clothes on."
Her Mom is a Home Health Nurse! Ha!

We also learned about Dental Health! How did I not take pics?? 
I'll post those next time!

Jack and the Beanstalk
We read Jack and the Beanstalk each year with our Plant unit. 
Well, I decided to make a mini-unit to go along with the book. 

The mini-unit is 41 pages of comprehension activities. 
Here's a sampling! 

What’s Included:
Mini-unit Cover-page 1
Table of Contents- page 2
Vocabulary/Character cards- page 3-9
Sequence the Beanstalk-Story Sequencing- pages 10-11
What would I say? Character Speech Bubble Match (color)-pages 12-14
What would I say? Character Speech Bubble Match (B/W)-pages 15-17
What Would I say? Speech Bubbles-pages 18-20
Unscramble the Beanstalk-Sentence Scramble (color)-pages 21-25
Unscramble the Beanstalk-Recording Sheets-pages 26-27
Make Words with “beanstalk”-Making Words letters- page 28-29
Make Words with “beanstalk”-Making Words recording sheet-page 30
Describe Jack-Bubble Map- page 31
Describe the Giant-Bubble Map- page 32
Label The Beanstalk-Labeling Mat in color-page 33
Label The Beanstalk-Labeling Mat in B/W-page 34
Creative Writing: What would you trade for Magic beans? page 35
Creative Writing: would you climb the beanstalk? page 36
Beanstalk Craftivity-pages 37-41

I'm excited about the craft! It's easy to prepare and won't take forever
 for the kiddos to complete! I think it turned out really cute!

You can find my mini-unit at TpT and TN for $5!
Click here for TN!

The Arctic
How cute are these??
Our Venture students (Gifted Classes) studied The Arctic
 and created this polar bear and igloo! 

The polar bear is made out of newspapers. 

The igloo is made out of water and milk jugs.

We couldn't help but use this as a photo op!! 
The kids thought the inside looked really cool!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Spring Break (if that's you)!!


  1. Oh my gosh! I love those presidents...and I'm heading to your TpT store right now to put that Jack and the Beanstalk unit in my cart! Too cute!
    A Pirates Life for Us

    1. Thank you, Jenn! Just saw your purchase! I hope you like it! Let me know! Thanks! Thanks!

  2. We do a Jack and the Beanstalk activity during our plants unit, too. Love it!
    Dragonflies in First

    1. Love Jack! So much fun! Thanks, Traci!

  3. That Jack and the Beanstalk craft is TOO cute!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. Your unit looks amazing! I'm doing fairy tales right now too. :)
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  5. I am so glad you found my blog because I have really enjoyed exploring yours! My kiddos would LOVE that milk jug igloo for their sensory break area. Did you attach them using hot glue? So neat!

    1. I would love to take credit for that igloo, but the Gifted classes did that! They did use hot glue, though! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Your Jack and the Beanstalk unit looks fabulous. Just may have to buy it. Take care!

    Grade ONEderful

    1. Thanks, Barbara! Can't wait to see your new blog!

  7. Thanks for following my blog because it made me follow yours. I love the Jack and the Beanstalk craft. I do this unit with plants too! I haven't started it yet but know I can't wait. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I agree! Jack and the Beanstalk is so much fun!

  8. I just bought your jack and the beanstalk unit and it is soooo great! I seriously can't wait to use this. I love that story and your activities are going to make it even better this year for my students. Thank you and keep the units coming.

    1. Thank you so much, Perrine! Your comment just made my day! I hope your kiddos have fun! Let me know if you have a particular unit in mind, and I'll see what I can do!

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