There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose {Sub Tub}

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I've completed my next sub tub in time for Valentine's Day.  I've been emailed a few questions about the tub and wanted to answer here.... 

My tubs are created to meet common core standards.  The Swallowed Series does a great job at using various skills in each of their books.  The skills featured guide the lessons in the tub.  Example: Swallowed Some Snow used onomatopoeia, Swallowed a Rose includes contractions, Swallowed a Clover has compound words. This may mean that the standard for skill in Swallowed a Rose is a second grade standard. I've worked to ensure all lessons were appropriate for Kindergarten and First. 

I prepare all my tubs in advance.  These files are not meant to have printed the morning of a substitute!  The activities include readers, pocket chart activities, and response sheets that may require time to prepare {print and cut}. The lessons are interactive and easy for the substitute to use but has depth. 

If you are like me... I want to teach the lessons myself.  Not planning on giving it away to my sub.  Sooo, I prepared my files in case of an emergency.  If a sub isn't needed, I teach a full themed day on  Fridays before the specific holiday or season featured in the book.  It's always nice to have on hand lessons for the days things just don't seem to work out.  Give me an AMEN, if you agree!

I've kept the a focus on Predictable Text in each tub.  The response to reading lessons are different.  The math and writing content are inspired by the theme.  As stated above, the skills come directly from the text.  I've kept some consistent activities such as sequencing, retelling props, and emergent readers. 

For my new followers, I've posted Swallowed Some Books, Swallowed Some Leaves, Swallowed a Pie, Swallowed a Bell, Swallowed Some Snow.  I do have plans to create Swallowed a Fly and Swallowed a Bat but will work on these files once I'm finished with the upcoming holidays. 

Soooo what's included in Swallowed a Rose...

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Pocket Chart Sequencing
Pocket Chart Vocabulary
Kindergarten Skills Lesson
First Grade Skills Lessons
Interactive Emergent Reader
Friendly Letters

Posters and Songs
Odd/Even
Color and Blk/White
Retelling Props

I need to put the finishing touches on Swallowed a Clover.  I'm hoping to have it ready next week. If you love the file, leave a comment.  I'd love to send a copy to one random winner on Sunday!







41 comments:

Cherie said...

I love anything Old Lady related!

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Magali T said...

These look amazing! I'm a new follower from Scotland but amazed of everything you do and teaching in America looks impressive. What do you use for creating the documents...we don't seem to have anything like that here.

divamags@live.co.uk

Thanks

Magali

Denise said...

WOW! This looks great. We love using these books.It show you worked had on putting this together.I will have to pick up a few of these.

jbales said...

What a fun way to meet the standards! I love the idea of using literature to teach concepts. Your ideas are so creative, engaging and fun! I am out of the room a lot this year to go to common core trainings- these units would definitely come in handy!
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Beth Ann Kempf said...

I love these books! I did not know that each of them had different skills in them! How wonderful!
They look beautiful!
❀Beth Ann❀
Taming My Flock of Firsties
bakteach16@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Thanks for including the various standards...and AMEN to wanting to teach the "fun" books myself!...however, when you have an engaging lesson for the sub everybody has a good day!
Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

absees123s said...

Both of these look wonderful! I love the "Old Lady" and her antics, lol..

absees123s@aol.com

Cindi

The Brown-Bag Teacher said...

All of these are great. Plus, Common Core connections - woohoo :)

Catherine
The Brown Bag Teacher

Sarah said...

These are great! I love how everything is aligned to CCSS :)

Sarah
scoatoam@gmail.com

Katy said...

The 'Old Lady' books are so fun, and the kids love them! This file has so many activities...looks great!

Katy
Kevans927@hotmail.com

Suzanne Schiess said...

I love your sub tub products, they are so easy to put together and the subs have commmented about how great they are.
THANKS
Suzanne

Jennifer said...

These look amazing! I am new mom so I am currently working on putting a sub tub together for those sick days. These sub tubs will be perfect!

The Polished Teacher said...

I just love your sub tubs! Your Ther Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose looks amazing! I was so impressed with all your other sub tubs that I am sure that There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover will be fantastic as well! Love the clip art as always!

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ThePolishedTeacher

Stacey White said...

I love your sub tubs but have to admit that they are so much fun that I like to teach the lessons myself. I love your idea of saving it for a themed Friday before the holiday if a sub isn't needed!!

Thanks for sharing!!
Stacey White
swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

Kiah said...

I've used one of these in a pinch with a sub before, it was great & easy for the sub to follow and do. Would love the opportunity to add another pack to my sub materials!

Kiah
kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

Brianne said...

I love your Old Lady activities!!!
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Mrs. Bartel's School Family (Alyce) said...

What a great idea! To have prepped for an emergency, and if not needed, you get to teach it all! Love it.
Alyce
alyce.bartel@gmail.com

mcoop1125 said...

I love old lady books! Darling packet! Thanks for the chance to win!
Michelle
Mcoop1125@gmail.com

Erin Rossell said...

I love these books!!!! Great packet I cant wait to use it and set one up for a sub:)
Erin
Erinrossell@yahoo.com

6be689e0-5cee-11e2-87c0-000bcdcb2996 said...

I bought this book when I was home for the holidays (I teach overseas at a military base). My kids love the Old Lady books!

Diving Into Learning said...

I (and my students) love these books, I would love to have it! Plus I really need to make a sub tub.

divingintolearning@gmail.com

aclark said...

I would love to win a copy! I've left your "Old Lady" plans/activities for subs before and the kids love it!

Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I love the "Old Lady" series and so do my kiddos this year. They are really engaging for the kids and activities to extend the books are always a plus!

Kristen
krislcorn@gmail.com

Mrs. Sutherland said...

I'm new to the sub tub world but I am so sure they will save my butt one morning when I wake up just feeling awful! I love how you've connected activities to these books, kids LOVE these books! This is a fantastic giveaway and my fingers are crossed :) !!!

Holly

hollyw_20@hotmail.com

Mrs. D said...

Already bought the book!! This would be awesome! Too cute!

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Sarah said...

Cant wait to check out the "Rose" book!! My students LOVE THEM! I have the "extra's" ready for NOVEMBER!! OY! There will be next year, right?! lol.

Cant wait to check out the rest of your books!! I thought the November packet was great for my K students!! Lots of pieces we could do together and some they could complete independently!!

Thanks for being awesome!!
Sarah
shetrick@gmail.com

Janah said...

I love all of the old lady books and retelling activities. Your rose and clover two would complete my collection. Thanks for creating!

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FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love it..Now I need to go get the book!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

gay Eskew said...

I love these books and my students do as well.

Michelle J said...

I love all of the old lady who swallowed a....book. My kids love them too!
mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

beebeetwins said...

Love all your Old Lady units !

Liz M. said...

I ordered all the Old Lady books through Scholastic during winter break and I am so ready to do all the fun actives your sub tub has to offer. There is just one little problem- that I want to do the activities with my kiddos :)

Nicole Reiner said...

So fun! What great activities!

Nicole Reiner said...

Oops- email is nicolereiner618@gmail.com

Yvonnee said...

Looks great! Thanks for the opportunity.

Yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

ronnie said...

I'm just getting into these selections. It seems every one is gets better. I like the activities. vhair61215@gmail.com

Mrs. J. said...

Oh these books are so fun! What a cool set of activities!

Mrs. J. said...

Oh these books are so fun! What a cool set of activities!

MDKinderTeach said...

I absolutely love this sub tub idea! The only thing is, in my district, we have set read alouds that we must read. I'm thinking I may not have time to include fun reads like There Was an Old Lady. How can I incorporate this?

More than Math by Mo said...

What great products! I'm your newest follower. I found you through Sunny Days where I also linked up for show and tell today. I just wanted to say I love your blog and I'm heading over to your store to put Swallowed a Rose in my cart-I have to have it!