10-tpt-gift-card-giveawayI am thrilled to announce that starting today, July 15, 2019 up to the end of this month, July 31, 2019, when you purchase one product from my TpT store, you may get a second product (of the same price of less) for FREE! Once you purchase the  product from my store, please send me an email indicating what product from my TpT store you would like to receive…and I will send it your way.  When you email me, please include the name of the product you purchased, date purchased, and ID number.  The email address that I am using for this offer is

Also, from today, 7/15/19 up to 7/31/19, when you purchase a resource from my TpT store, you will be entered in a raffle to win one TpT gift card for $10.00.  The winner will be announced on my blog, on August 3, 2019.

Happy Shopping!

~ Naomi ❤️


UPDATE: Anamaria Anderson is the winner of the $10.00 TpT gift card.  Please email me to claim your prize. ❤️

Informational Text for K-1

Kindergarteners and first grade students need to be exposed to quality informational text.  Nonfiction writing exposes  students to real life reading and helps them develop their background knowledge.

When selecting informational texts, teachers need to take into account their student interests.  In my years of teaching, I have found that the majority of students are attracted to animals.  Therefore, when selecting nonfiction texts and/or creating materials for my students, I focus mainly on different types of animals.  Once students are interested in a specific nonfiction text and I have their attention, I can definitely teach the skills I have planned.

With this goal in mind, I created a series of nonfiction texts, which is called RESEARCH IT!  Each resource in this series features a different animal.   One of my objectives when creating this series was to have my students participate in shared research and writing projects (See CCSS.K.W.3.7).   Each resource in the series includes a non-editable PowerPoint presentation with photographs in color and information about the featured animal and a PDF file that includes the items below:

  • Informational booklet in black and white, which my students use for conducting their research project {or for independent reading or guided reading}.
  • Poster in B/W, which includes additional interesting facts about the featured animal
  • Life cycle anchor charts {colored and B/W which include cut-n-paste activity with answer key}
  • Worksheets for note-taking {2 choices}
  • Graphic organizers as pre-writing/research activities {4 choices}
  • Research template {2 choices: flip book with topper and Animal Research Book}

The series is available in both English and Spanish (separate or as a bundle).  Please click on the covers for additional information.


The last resource, Starfish, is in progress at this time, but will  be available at my TpT stores, Star Kids and Star Kids by Naomi soon.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below.


~ Naomi ❤️


Ideas to Accompany the Text “Duck for President”

“Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin is one of my favorite books to read in my classroom.  In this text, Duck is not happy with the chores that Farmer Brown assigns to him, so he decides to hold an election to get a different job.  He does this a few times because he does not like the jobs he is elected to.  He also finds that being president is very hard.  I do not want to spoil the end, so read it for yourself.  It is a funny, wonderful book to read at any time of the year that.  You may find in your classroom library, Media Center, bookstore, or Public Library.


After reading the text and asking comprehension questions orally, I pass the worksheet below to sequence the events of the story.  Students color the events illustrated on the bottom of the worksheet.  Then, they have to cut them out and place them in the order that the events happened in the story.  Last, they paste the pictures in the correct order.

I have posted photos of this activity below:



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You may find this activity and others in the resource listed below:


What activities do you do in your classroom with “Duck for President”?

~ Naomi ❤️

Guaranteed Ways to Make your St. Patrick’s Day Easy and Fun

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow Sunday, March 17th.  We celebrated it this past week because we have Spring Break this coming week.  Yay!  We read various literature books on leprechauns and completed St. Patrick’s Day activities that integrate math, science, language arts, and art.  One of them was to create leprechaun traps to catch these mischievous creatures.   However, on our last day before the break, after we had made the traps, leprechauns visited our classroom when we stepped out and made a BIG mess!  Our hypothesis is that they entered though the roof.  You have to see for yourself.


What a mess they made in our classroom!

They even left a message and Skittles in our leprechaun traps!

It was a memorable day for the students…and the teacher!

~ Naomi ❤️


Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

March is full of wonderful opportunities to promote engagement in the classroom.  On March 1st, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  I know… his birthday is on March 2nd, but we have no school on Saturdays, so we celebrated it on Friday the 1st.  Here are some of the fun things we did.


We read some of our favorite Dr. Seuss’ books. We displayed them on top of our classroom library under our Author Spotlight bulletin board for all to see, read, and enjoy.  We did many math, science, language arts, and art activities related to the books we read.


At the end of the day, we enjoyed a special treat: Blueberry Jello and Swedish Fish… a total hit!


Do you like our door decoration to celebrate Dr. Seuss?




I hope you enjoyed this post!

~ Naomi ❤️

New Additions to the Star Kids Family

I have been busy these past months creating new products that are appropriate for grades PK-1.  These are my new additions:


The ABC cards are also available in Spanish HERE.


This resource is not new, but it was recently updated to refresh the graphics that I had previously used.  I also created a Spanish version HERE.

The latest addition to my TpT store is Parts of Speech Cards for Small Pocket Charts.


The Spanish version is available HERE.

To access the resources listed above, just click on the images you will be redirected to my TpT store.  Once there, take a look at the previews and feel free to ask questions.

Happy Shopping!

~ Naomi ❤️