There Was A Love Monster Who Swallowed a Heart




"There was a Love Monster who swallowed a heart,
  I don't know why he swallowed a heart.
  It's not very smart!
  There was a Love Monster who swallowed a pen.
  He started to grin when he swallowed the pen.
  He swallowed the pen to write on the heart.
  But I don't know why he swallowed the heart.
  It's not very smart!"

-There Was A Love Monster Adapted Book



I guess it's no secret that I love cute little monsters.  So when I added tiny white hearts to the face of this already adorable little pink guy, I knew he had to have his own Valentine's Day themed book. So here it is!

There Was a Love Monster is a silly and fun Valentine's Day themed story that targets Valentine's Day themed vocabulary words. Like the newly updated units, this set also includes an interactive adapted book, a sequencing stick activity, a sorting and classification activity, positional words and concepts practice, and a matching set of interactive vocabulary cards. (See Photos Below)

In a small group, the teacher or therapist reads the story as students follow along and match a picture and word to each page.  After the story is complete, the teacher can extend comprehension activities with the the interactive -Wh questions provided. Students may also practice retelling the story or sequencing the story events with the help of the sequencing stick visuals.

This Valentine's Day themed set also includes sorting and classification activities:


Positional Words and Concepts Practice:


And Interactive Vocabulary Cards:


If you think your students will enjoy this book during the month of February, you can find it on File Folder Heaven Here:


And on TPT Here:


February Freebies



The February Freebies are up! This month's freebies include 4 Match and Flip Books that focus on fun February themes.

Match and Flip Books are simple books, that focus on basic matching skills.  They include BIG pieces for little hands and focus on matching one object at a time. This is very helpful for students with beginning or emerging matching skills.

The four books included in this download are:

Whose Shadow Is It?
(Groundhog's Day)


Match the Mail 
and 
Which Heart Is It?
(Valentine's Day)


And The Toothbrush Match 
(Valentine's Day)


 These activities work well in small group instruction, one:one teaching situations, centers, and independent workstations.

If you want to grab these activities for your centers and workstations this month, you can find them at File Folder Heaven Here:

February Match and Flip Books

and TPT Here:

February Match and Flip Books

Happy February!

"Busy Busy Farmer Brown" Adapted Book and Vocabulary Activities


"Busy Busy Farmer Brown
  rides his tractor round and round.
  He milks the cows, but he's not done.
  His busy day has just begun!

 Busy Busy Farmer Brown
 rides his tractor round and round.
 He shears the sheep, but he's not through.
 There's lots of busy work to do!

 Busy Busy Farmer Brown
 rides his tractor round and round.
 He checks the chickens, gathers eggs--
 He's off again on busy legs......"

-Busy Busy Farmer Brown Adapted Book



I just love Farmer Brown.  Like most farmers, he's always working and he's never not BUSY.

 (And I'm so glad I finally got his book updated too!) ;)

The Busy Busy Farmer Brown Adapted Book and Vocabulary Activities focuses on farm themed vocabulary and concepts.  Like the previously updated units, these updates will include a brand new book, a sorting and classification activity, a sequencing stick activity, farm vocabulary labeling cards, and a build a farm scene/farm position concepts activity.

Here's a little peek:

Busy Busy Farmer Brown Adapted Book and Activities

Sorting And Classification:  Lives On a Farm/Lives in the Wild
Build A Farm Scene/Farm Position Concepts

Farm Vocabulary Labeling Cards
If you own the Busy Busy Farmer Brown Adapted Book, or the Busy Busy Farmer Brown Complete Adapted Books Unit, you can find links to the updates below.

At File Folder Heaven:



And at TPT:



More updates soon.... ;)

"Plant A Garden" Adapted Book And Vocabulary Activities



"Plant a garden.
 Watch it grow.
 Grab the shovel!
 Grab the hoe!
 Dig in dirt--
 And sprinkle seeds.
 Pour on water.
 Pull the weeds.
 Flowers grow,
 In rain and sun.
 We'll pick them when the growing's done!

--Plant a Garden Adapted Book



The "Plant a Garden" Adapted Book has been updated!

This spring-themed adapted book teaches basic garden vocabulary words, through simple rhymes, repetitive text, and hands-on interaction. In this activity, the teacher or therapist reads the book as students follow along matching a vocabulary word and picture to each page.  Students working at an independent level can work through the book in a literacy center or independent workstation. 

This adapted book now includes several new supplemental activities that focus on sequencing, sorting and classification, position concepts, and labeling and identification.

Here's a sneak-peek:

Basic Identification And Labeling

Gardened Themed Position Concepts Activity
Sorting and Classification: Things That Make a Garden Grow/Things That Do Not
You can find the updates for theses activities at File Folder Heaven here:



And at TPT here:

"Hearts In Many Colors" Adapted Book and Vocabulary Activities


The "Hearts In Many Colors" Adapted Book has been updated! This Valentine's Day themed adapted book and vocabulary activities focuses on color identification and color words. Students engage with the text by matching a colored heart and color word to each page as the teacher or therapist reads the story.  There are several new extension activities included with this book.  These include a sequencing stick activity, a color sorting activity, a labeling activity, and and activity that targets position concepts.

Now for the update!
The original book looked a little something like this:


And the latest update looks a little something like this:


So much better!  Don't ya' think? ;)

Here is a closer peek at the extension activities included:

Color Sorting Activity:  Sorting Blue and Red Objects
Identifying Colors and Working With Position Concepts

Identifying Colors and Color Words And Labeling Them

You can find all of these activities at File Folder Heaven Here:



or at TPT Here: