November 2021 Newsletter

Happy November!

Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Jana York, author of U is for Understanding: Claire’s Journey Toward Mindfulness. We had a great conversation about mindfulness and its role in our personal and professional lives. Jana embraced mindfulness years ago because it allows her to fully experience the present. “I claim it as my superpower,” she writes in Educating Mindfully: Stories of School Transformation Through Mindfulness. Throughout the past few years, Jana has worked hard to give others this superpower through her work as a Public Health Coordinator, teacher, and author.

To read more about our conversation and access free resources for starting a mindfulness practice in your classroom, visit my blog post. Jana offers great freebies such as Grapeful Eating and Gratitude Clouds. My First of the Month Freebie for November is a 30 Days of Gratitude Writing Activity

Also, I’m giving away a copy of Jana’s book this month! You can enter to win by clicking here– the raffle ends November 7th and I will notify the winner by email. Please feel free to share this giveaway opportunity with your teacher friends!

On another note, if you have purchased the First Grade Math Centers Mega Bundle, I just added a PDF listing all of the activities & corresponding skills and standards. Hopefully this helps you stay organized! Just visit this resource in “My Purchases” on Teachers Pay Teachers to download the update.

November Freebie Round-Up:
Free 30 Days of Gratitude Writing Activity
Free Fall Fact Fluency
Free Grapeful Eating Activity
Free Gratitude Clouds Activity
Free Hot Cocoa Breathing Mindfulness Printable
Free Shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner Math Center
Free Thanksgiving How-to-Draw Activities
Free | The Ugly Pumpkin Book Activity
In case you missed October’s newsletter, you can access it by clicking here. I hope you enjoy November’s First of the Month Freebie! Thanks for reading and best wishes for a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Take care,
Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats

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Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats believes in creating warm, engaging classroom environments that are inclusive of all students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University in 2008, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, K-6 from Western Governors University in 2016. She also studied Reading Education at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. Erika taught 5th grade for a year, but she found her true calling teaching first grade for eight years.

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