An Upgrade for April

Hello my friends! Just popping in today to share the latest update to my April Printable Pack. Lots of you have this one (Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!) so I want to be sure you have all the new goodies. So, the first big change is the cover. I remember when I made it originally I thought the cover was so stinkin' good - it's amazing how much I keep learning along the way.

The title is also a big catchier, so be sure to look for April's Ready, Set, Print if you try to download it from your purchases to get the updated version. Click here to see it in my tpt store.

I've added quite a few things since last year. First is this cute comic strip that the kids can caption. Great for those reluctant writers! There's some new phonics and spelling practice with choosing ight or ite, and some synonym work. There's also a count and graph page. My kids love those! As always,  the applicable Common Core State Standards for grades 1-3 are printed right on the page.



I've also included everything you need for a great spring bulletin board. You'll find the words "Kites from Cool Countries!" in those blue polka-dotted letters ready to print, cut, and hang. My kids are working on the country report now, but I'll post a pic when they're done. Just print the words and cut around them in one piece. Send home the report form and BOOM - done!


We can't forget Earth Day on April 22nd. Even if you don't have time in your regular curriculum you can squeeze in a little something for homework, morning work, or your sub plans or a quickie word work center activity.

My kids need a lot of pre-writing activities and discussion before we actually write something we want to publish and display or add to our portfolios. In this pack you have a great pre-writing planning page that you can discuss together and even have kids work together to complete before writing their first draft. I've also included a page that they can use to proudly publish their work.


These are the rest of the original printables from the pack. Everything is seasonal for April, but I did stay away from dwelling strictly on Easter or Passover, because I know that in many schools we keep things kind of generic so that we don't seem to favor or alienate any certain culture or religion.



The calendar page has been updated to include accurate dates for this year. I work with the calendar a lot and it's amazing how some kids still get tripped up on this one. No worries, we'll just keep practicing! The Egg Hunt page is great practice with carefully reading and following directions. Then there's some problem solving with money and addition and subtraction with larger numbers.

And there's no way I can finish this post without sharing this awesomeness. We gave the kids the Math Chicks page as homework and look how this one came back!!  I was blown away by his creativity. So much detail, right down to the little curl on Superman's forehead!


This entire pack of April goodies including the bulletin board set, all of the CCSS aligned printables that you can use in so many different ways  and answer keys costs about as much as a trip to Starbucks. Not a bad deal, right?





6 comments

  1. You always do such a great job on your packets. Do they take you forever? They always come out so great :)
    Kirsten

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    1. Hi Kirsten!
      Yes, they take me forrrrever! lol! Mostly because I keep going back and changing, adding, and updating things. It's ok though, it's like my hobby. I'm a little obsessed!

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  2. Thank you, it all looks great can't wait to print it out and start using it!

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    1. I hope you and your kids enjoy the activities!

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  3. Your student's homework is amazing!! I really enjoyed starting my morning with a smile!
    ~Fern

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    1. Right? That's some serious creativity!

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