Thursday, August 4, 2011

Houghton Mifflin Resource Pack

From correspondences that we have had with many of you since beginning our blog we know that there are a lot of Houghton Mifflin users out there.  Since adopting this curriculum several years ago we have created numerous resources that we use in our own classrooms every day to supplement the series. 

We have been hard at work the last few days (and nights) trying to compile all of these activities into one BIG 319 page resource pack so we could get it posted on TpT before the sale ends.


Click {here} to download a sampling of every activity from Theme 3. 

If you are not a Houghton Mifflin user, but have a teacher friend who is, we would really appreciate it if you would pass along the word about our new resource pack.  We have put a lot of time, energy and LOVE into every single page!!!

A few little something's we want you to know . . .

1.  Many of you may have have noticed that at the beginning of the year all of our sentence building activities include proper capitalization and punctuation.  As the year progresses we begin to leave these elements off of our activities (example:  center cards sentence scrambles).  It isn’t because we forgot!!!  It’s because we want our students to begin applying what they’ve learned and be able to independently incorporate these elements into their writing.

2.  Since opening up our store on TpT there have been more and more sellers popping up every day offering products that are very similar to ours . . . if not the same.  We understand that you have a choice when it comes to purchasing items for your classroom and we want to thank you for your support and loyalty.  We try very hard to create items that are developmentally appropriate and meet state and national standards.  We teach in thematic units by incorporating skills we have covered in math and reading.  There is a natural skill based progression to each of our units. 

3.  We are extending our sale for ONE more day so you can continue to save money on any items that may still be on your wish list.  Remember to enter code B1T1S at checkout to receive an additional 10% off your purchases.  This would be the perfect time to pick up a copy of our new resource pack if you are a Houghton Mifflin use.



  1. This is amazing! This makes me wish I still taught HMR!

  2. Looks look fantastic! Does it include all 10 themes?

  3. Great job girls! I have used HM and this will be a tremendous help to those who use it!!!! Upon going to tpt to view the pack, I did not see that it was listed on sale. Is it supposed to be or is it not included at a reduced rate, other than the 10% by TPT? I purchased your fall unit and it is amazing! Thanks again for your hard work and resources.

  4. Thank you so much Pam . . . our brains had kind of turned to mush this afternoon after we got the resource pack all compiled into one document. We just went in and updated our sale on TpT so the item should be showing up at 20% off through the end of the day tomorrow (Friday).

    And to answer your question Katie, YES, it does include all 10 themes.

  5. I happily passed the information on to the first grade team. I'm gonna need to have a talk with your administrator though about moving you down to Kindergarten sometime soon though. ;)

    Having Fun K-1


  6. Hi Girls! This looks GREAT!! Do you know if it the same Houghton Mifflin that we have here in California? I would LOVE to buy it, but when I looked on the Theme 3 freebie, for 3-2 our story is Mr. C's Dinner and the story you had listed was a different one. I think it was the same problem for 3-3. I so want to get this because it is FABULOUS, but will the stories be the same?? Our Houghton Mifflin is called Medallions. Is yours called that? Thanks so much!
    Kerri B


    I am buying this right now! If you would like focus walls to go along with this, I have uploaded Back to School and Themes 1-6 to my blog and my TpT store. They are free! This is perfect, I think I am done planning for the year!

  8. Love the HM pack! Wow! Purchased this morning! Thank you!

  9. Thanks Janine . . . we will have to head over and check those out.

    It looks like there must be several versions of HM out there being used. We are not familiar with Medallions or Treasures.

    Here's a link to the stories that are used in each theme of our series.

    Kelly & Diane

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