Classroom Freebies

Miss Nelson Is Missing Activities

One of my all-time favorite back to school books is Miss Nelson is Missing.
No matter what grade I taught, my kiddos LOVED it.

The gist of the story is that Miss Nelson's students are so naughty, that she decides to take a few days off.  Her substitute is the very mean Miss Viola Swamp.  The result is that the children really miss their teacher & shape up. The surprise ending will make you smile.

With that in mind, I designed a jumbo math & literacy packet. Today's featured FREEBIES come from that packet.

A fun way to review the story is with the 12 pocket chart cards.  Print, laminate & trim.  Not only can you discuss the story via the cards, but using a dry erase marker, students fix capitalization & add end punctuation.

The other 2 FREEBIES from the packet are posters.  There's an anchor chart for parts of a story,
use it as a discussion starter: "What's the title of our story?  Who's the author, illustrator etc."

The other poster has a thought provoking quotation on it.  Ask students what they think it means. How does that quote relate to the Miss Nelson is Missing story?

To grab your FREEBIES & get more ideas for this engaging story, pop on over to my blog.
Miss Nelson is Missing Punctuation Pocket Chart Cards & Posters. 
From Diane, over at