Monthly Archives: April 2015


Free Mother’s Day Count and Graph, Roll and Graph

Free Mother’s Day Count and Graph, Roll and Graph

This post has a Mother’s Day count and graph, roll and graph freebie for Pre-K through grade one. The printable has black and white and color printing options. The graphs are all different, for a total of four possible graphs. Place these in the math center for a week of easy prep of hands-on learning. This is a link to the freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Answer keys are provided for the counting and graph pages. Answers will vary for the roll and graph options.

Free Mother's Day Count and Graph, Roll and GraphThank you for reading.

Carolyn Wilhelm, MS, MA, NBCT

 


May Learning Activities For Kids…

May Holidays!

School  Nurse Appreciation Week – May 6-12!


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That Fun Reading Teacher’s Sight-Word-Stages Leveled Readers: Differentiate just by printing!

 

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As educators, we have all kinds of fun activities and strategies for teaching and reinforcing sight words for reading and writing. Many of them involve practicing these words out of context. The point of Sight Word Recognition is to be able to recognize these words at a glance, in isolation. But all of the practice needn’t be.

I am in the early stages of creating a series of readers called ‘Sight Word Stages’ readers to help teachers differentiate for their students within the same reading level. While some of our students may struggle with putting all of the pieces of the reading puzzle together and need to work on that, there are many others who simply have difficulty remembering, and who require extra opportunities to practice using these little words in context.

Here is an example of a DRA/Reading Recovery Level 2 Reader:

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 A color PDF is included in the package, indicating the sight words of focus on the cover.

I print these on thicker paper, laminate them and keep them with other guided reading books.

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 Directional support is provided with the go to stop method.

 

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 A regular black and white copy is provided. Students can color and keep these, if you wish.

 

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 A trace-the-sight-word copy is provided for students requiring this level of support.

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 A fill-in-the-blanks copy is also provided for each title.


Supplementary Materials:

Color and black & white sentence strips                                                                                                                                     (Tip: Print color copy onto card paper and laminate, and store with color readers for reuse)

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Color and black & white Self-Check lists                                                                                                                               (I have a laminated color one on the wall over the writing table with a dry-erase marker, but know classroom teachers who give each child their own black and white copy, one who shrinks it to half-size. Early finishers draw or practice words on the back!)

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Sometimes – there’s a surprise bonus activity – particularly in the bundles. Check the previews!


 Here is what is currently available in the Sight-Word-Stages Readers Series:

Please note that freebies will not contain all of the parts mentioned above.


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 4 Book Bundle long More titles coming Summer 2015!  Save with bundles!

Are there any particular themes you would like to see covered in these early levels? Please leave a comment and let me know! (Easter and Earth Day are already started in draft!)

Have a wonderful spring day, and pop into my store for a visit sometime by clicking my button!

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Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella No Prep Unit: Common Core Aligned

by Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti

Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Jouanah Chapin-Pinotti No Prep Unit CoverThis is a no prep unit for Jewell Reinhard Coburn’s “Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella. These engaging activities are turn-key…read the story to your class or have them read it as part of literature circles, go over the Cinderella story elements and engage them with these lessons!

Activities are naturally differentiated and aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Included:
#1: About Jouanah…In My Opinion
#2: Jouanah Story Connectors
#3: Story Characters – Jouanah
#4: Jouanah Grammar Fix
#5: Sentence Sorting – Cinderella
#6: Jouanah Sentence Sorting
#7: From Sentence Sorting to Essay Writing
#8: Jouanah Dictionary Skills Activity
#9: Comprehension Quiz for Jouanah: The Hmong Cinderella
#10: Questions Along the Way
#11: About: Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella: In My Opinion…
#12: Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella: Constructed Response #12
#13: Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella — Character Conflicts
#14: Quick Write Compare and Contrast
#15: About the Author
#16: Story Summary
#17: Character Changes
#18 Text to Text: Connection Fiction Texts
#19: My Thoughts While Reading Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella
#20: Inferring Character Feelings
#21: Cause and Effect
#22: Compare and Contrast Cinderella and Jouanah
#23: Think, Question and Analyze
#24: Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella Report Card
#25: Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella Book Review
#26: Lights, Camera, Action
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If you have any questions…please email me at elizabethpinotti@gmail.com

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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The Beauty of Interactive Notebooks

ELA: “MEGA POETRY UNIT : {INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK , QR CODES, EDITABLE POWERPOINT}”
By Laurane Rae@TeachToTell
Grades 3-6

 

Interactive notebooks templates are so versatile! Other than sharing in the commonality of being a printable with the humble worksheet, they serve to greatly economize on space.

For instance, you can scaffold teaching and learning effectively.

You can have prompts on the cover tabs followed by responses under these tabs.

Here I’ve scaffolded the structure of different poem types. Students can look at the prompts and follow along when writing their own poems.

    

They serve as excellent graphic organizers and effectively target kinesthetic learners with all the cutting and gluing:  active hands = active minds.

Great for Compare and Contrast features too.

And above all anything in an Interactive Notebook looks appealing!

It’s all in this bundle!

 

Sincerely,
Laurane Rae


Humpty Dumpty Fluency Pyramids

NEW product from Teacher See Teacher Do!

 

This product includes: 

A full color anchor chart of the Nursery Rhyme with illustration
5 Fluency Pyramid Reader’s Task Cards
P.E.A.R Fluency Self-Evaluation Rubric
Teacher’s Instruction Sheet
CCSS Correlations 

Terms of Use

Copyright © April Bryant. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.



“Springtime Fun in The Classroom” Brought to you by “Sharing is Caring Elite Teacher Blogger Collaborative”

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How Do I Keep Students Interested in School Between High- Stakes Tests???

– For ideas on keeping students engaged in between high stakes testing- check out the following for some ideas on multi-media activities. This post includes a FREE photo essay rubric and leveled sample objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs!

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What Better Way to Combat “Testing Blues” Than With a Fun Mother’s Day Project?

What better way to combat “testing blues” than with a fun Mother’s Day project?! Mother’s day can be a really happy time for many children–or a sad time, if children do not have a mom at home. This 50-page best-selling packet includes the main “flowers in a vase” craftivity, along with tons of other options–all for “mom,” “mommy,” “grandma,” “mum,” or for whomever else your children choose.

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What Would You Change if YOU Could Create Your Own Country?

This is a Great End of the Year Hands-on Project! Newly updated and improved with informational articles, vocabulary words with posters, and engaging student activities related to all the different themes such as culture, flag facts, climates, housing, natural resources, agriculture, transportation (and more) of this creative hands-on project.

 

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I LOVE these ideas! Thank you for reading! Please let us know if you use, or plan to use, any of these in your own classrooms! We love to hear from readers!

Kindest Regards,

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Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella: No Prep Unit: Common Core Aligned

by Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti

Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5

This is a no prep unit for “Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella” Chapin-Pinotti Cindy Ellen Unitby Susan Lowell. These engaging activities are turn-key…read the story to your class or have them read it as part of literature circles, go over the Cinderella story elements and engage them with these lessons!

Activities are naturally differentiated and aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Engaging interactive notebook pages included.

Included:

Table of Contents

Cinderella Elements
#1: Cindy Ellen Problem Solution Interactive Notebook Page
#2: Cindy Ellen Character Traits RL.3
#3: Joe Prince Character Traits RL.3
#4: Critical Thinking Literature Questions Interactive Notebook Page
#5: Ask and Answer Questions from the Story RL.1
#6: Inferring RL.6
#7: Cindy Ellen – What do you think? RL.1 and 3
#8: Problem/Solution Interactive Notebook Page RL.5
#9: Critical Thinking Questions
#10: About Cindy Ellen RL 1 and 2
#11: Recounting Cindy Ellen
#12: Character Motivation and Evidence RL.5
#13: Idioms: RL.4
#14 Cindy Ellen: Character Conflicts RL.1 and 3
#15 Sentence Sorting RL.2
#16 From Sentence Sorting to Essay Writing RL1 and 2
#17: Quick Write: Compare and Contrast RL.9
#18: Text-to-Text RL.9
#19: I Can Answer Questions About the Text RL.1
#20: Theme
#21: Moral RL.2
#22: Inferring RL.6
#23 Retell the Story through your Favorite Drawings RL.7
#24: Cause and Effect
#25: Cindy Ellen Report Card
#26; Cindy Ellen Book Review
Rubric for Constructed Response

Don’t for get to look at my other Cinderella Units!!

If you have any questions…please email me at elizabethpinotti@gmail.com

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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Here’s what’s up with Sandra’s Savvy Teaching Tips.


Happy Saturday! I hope you’re relaxing and getting a chance to enjoy the weekend. It’s pouring rain here in Vancouver this morning, but hopefully things will dry out for my children’s baseball games this afternoon.

I had the chance to participate in a fun product swap hosted by Melissa over at Jungle Learners.

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This time around I was partnered with Lisa from Second Grade Stories. I feel very lucky to have been partnered with her.  When I looked around her store, I think I wishlisted half of it.  She has a real science focus which I love.   And check out how cute her blog is.  I’m so happy that I found another great teacher-blogger to follow.   



I’ve only just started using this great unit with my kiddos.  But here’s a quick summary of the great stuff included.


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Digital Citizenship Unit

This is an excellent unit that introduces the concept of digital citizenship. Perfect for classes that are just starting to use technology in the classroom or for classrooms using iPads extensively. This unit teaches students how to use technology in the classroom safely and responsibly. Topics covered:

Going places safely online
Sites I like

Searching safely online
Making safe blog posts

My preview gives one of these lessons away for free!

After each short 10-15 minute teaching portion, the students get to create something that reinforces the lesson about digital citizenship and safety.

This unit also provide letters after each safety session to send home to parents to prove that that students have been trained in using digital technology.

Check out my other iPad units here
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Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella No Prep Unit

by Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti

Grades 2, 3, 4

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella No Prep Unit

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This is a no prep unit for “Cendrillon” by Robert D. San Souci. These engaging activities are turn-key…read the story to your class or have them read it as part of literature circles, go over the Cinderella story elements and engage them with these lessons!

Activities are naturally differentiated and aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Engaging interactive notebook pages included.

Included:

Table of Contents

Cinderella Elements
#1: Cendrillon Problem Solution Interactive Notebook Page
#2: Cendrillon Character Traits RL.3


#3: Godmother Character Traits RL.3
#4: Critical Thinking Literature Questions Interactive Notebook Page
#5: Ask and Answer Questions from the Story RL.1
#6: Inferring RL.6
#7: Cendrillon – What do you think? RL.1 and 3
#8: Problem/Solution Interactive Notebook Page RL.5
#9: Critical Thinking Questions
#10: About Cendrillon RL 1 and 2
#11: Recounting Cendrillon
#12: Character Motivation and Evidence RL.5
#13: Non-Fiction Quick Write: French Creole
#14 Cendrillon: Character Conflicts RL.1 and 3
#15 Sentence Sorting RL.2 Answers: 3, 2, 4, 1, 5, 7, 6
#16 From Sentence Sorting to Essay Writing RL1 and 2
#17: Quick Write: Compare and Contrast RL.9
#18: Text-to-Text RL.9
#19: I Can Answer Questions About the Text RL.1

#20: Theme
#21: Moral RL.2
#22: Inferring RL.6
#23 Retell the Story through your Favorite Drawings RL.7
#24: Cause and Effect
#25: Cendrillon Report Card
#26; Cendrillon Book Review
Rubric for Constructed Response

Don’t for get to look at my other Cinderella Units!!

If you have any questions…please email me at elizabethpinotti@gmail.com

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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Grid Drawing eBook: Learn to draw with grids, shade, doodling, art journaling and art history

 

LEARN TO DRAW AND DOODLE WITH GRIDS!!

 

  • 35 Total Activities
  • Instructions for grid drawing
  • 10 practice illustrations with numbered grids
  • 10 practice illustrations without numbered grids (same illustrations)
  • Photography grid drawing instructions + What is aperture?
  • 3 practice photography grid drawing sheets
  • About Shading
  • Shading project: make stones
  • About Contrast
  • About tools such as pens, pencils, blending stumps and erasers
  • 10 Doodling projects using grids
  • Make an art journal! 1 sheet with art journal writing prompts
  • 10 Art history / picture study sheets featuring 10 artists with discussion points. These are part of the 35 activities stated.

About this eBook

Now more than ever, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, should be heavily emphasized in education. It is without a doubt, the base of a huge sector of our future workforce. Too often, the connection between art and these other important disciplines is overlooked. And it shouldn’t be. A creative mind is an innovative mind. Mathematicians are brilliant painters. Inventors are often great sculptors and mathematicians. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Artists are often brilliant software designers. All of these areas should be respectively developed in our children. Let the mathematically inclined make messes and paint! Let the tinkerers experiment with musical instruments. Our next great inventions will come from today’s children. Help them develop and grow by encouraging them to be creative with art! Encourage it. It’s so good for the brain!!! It’s so good for their imaginations and goodness knows it’s fun. My point is, it’s a great outlet and enhances the other areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

This book makes it easy! Download and print the projects you wish to use. Be sure to point out the overlap of math (grid-lines and counting) with art. Thanks for purchasing my book and be sure to look for more volumes in the future.  Thanks again!

 

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eBook: Learn to draw and doodle with grids!

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Book Review Banner and Report Activities 1

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Need a great activity to finish out the school year?

This unit includes three engaging activities that are perfect for any time of the year. They can be used with any book! The best part is that they make a super cute display in your classroom.  It’s a fun way for the students to look at the elements of a story. You may choose to have them all do the same book, but I love letting them pick out the book of their choice. It’s a great way to get them motivated about reading!

Activities included: Book Review Banner, Book Review Trifold(brochure), and book report(graphic organizer and final draft)

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School Memories Grades (Grades 3-6) FREEBIE

By Deann Marin at The Best of Teachers Entrepreneurs

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Offering for Educators, Comprehensive Teaching Aides. If you’d like to see what else I have to offer please visit my store

This is an end of the year FREEBIE for grades 4-6 called,”School Memories.” Children are to add a photo of themselves or draw one, and answer some questions about their school year. There is also a page for autographs. It will be so nice for the kids to look back at this and remember their wonderful school experiences. I truly hope that both you and your class enjoy using this FREEBIE. 

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Follower Appreciation Week – Flash Sale Finale Friday

Giveaway and Sales
By Brittany Washburn

It’s the final day of our follower appreciation week and we are going out with a bang! Not only will we be announcing our four giveaway winners, but we will also be having an out of this world deal you won’t want to miss! Are you ready for the big surprise? Hold on to your hats because this one is going to be super fast! Tonight at 7pm (EST) sharp we will be having a $5 FLASH SALE FOR 5 MINUTES ONLY!!!! We are marking down some of our biggest bundles priced between $20-$26 to only $5 but only for 5 minutes so you’ll have to hurry! That’s 75-80% off!!! You may want to get your shopping carts ready ahead of time! Below are the five bundles that will be marked down to $5 tonight.

 

 

 

 

Thank you again to all of our followers! We hope you have enjoyed our follower appreciation week!


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Trio of Writing Freebies”


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Trio of Writing Freebies”

 

by Constance D. Casserly

Grades 6-12

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With this Trio of Writing Freebies, teachers will just say, “YES!” to reinforcing proper paragraph format, to luring in readers with magnetizing hooks and to reinforcing powerful word choices.

 

 Language Arts Comprehension Check: Ten Sentence Format

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This Ten Sentence Format is perfect for clarifying and reinforcing the parts of an essay, for using as an announced or unannounced quiz when teachers of students grades 6-12 wish to check reading and writing comprehension and for general writing practice or warm-ups.

This writing format reviews and reinforces the basic structure of a paragraph: Introduction (Hook, overview, Thesis statement), Body (Main Idea, supporting details), and Conclusion (Concluding statement – thelast thought). I call this final sentence a kicker, as the last statement should end with a bang and not a whimper (thank you T.S. Eliot for this phrase).

Once students master this concept, they can easily be shown how the Main Idea paragraphs can be expanded with details and developed into more paragraphs so they can create a complete essay.

Download it from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Language-Arts-Comprehension-CheckTen-Sentence-Format-16081

 

 

 

Writing (All Types) Activity: Reel in Readers With Magnetizing Hooks

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Readers are more apt to keep reading if the writer grabs their attention. Students are more apt to write with vivid verbs and specific nouns and adjectives that will snag their readers’ attention when we teachers entice them by baiting our lesson plan hooks with a multitude of opportunities for them to own their writing.

When we do this, our students will become emotionally involved with their writing and will understand that the lead sentences act as a fishing hook, and every word that forms them is the bait. They will learn that the hook has one main purpose: luring readers to the writer’s world.

Not only will they hook their readers, but they will also capture the interest of the people who rate their standardized test writing responses. Most importantly, though, they will embrace writing because they are Writing Right.

Download this Freebie from  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-All-Types-Activity-Reel-in-Readers-With-Magnetizing-Hooks-623112

 

 

Writing – “Just Say, ‘NO!’ to Dull Writing”

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This year-long activity was always one of my core Middle and High School lesson plans. On the first day of school, I  handed it out to my students right after we reviewed the syllabus and classroom rules and expectations.

I explained to my charges that they were required to refer to it for any writing-graded or non-graded – throughout the year. Also,  I made a poster of it to hang in the classroom and I taped a copy of the list to each desk for continual writing reinforcement.

Olga, a former student who is now a senior in college, asked me to send it to her because she was tutoring at a Virginia university’s writing center. She said, “I have to do a presentation on making writing concise and precise. Would you send me a copy of your taboo words list please? It has been – and will continue to be – the best advice on writing well that I’ve found.”

When this Taboo Words and Phrases List impacts your students’ thinking and writing, it will become a lifelong tool for them,  just as it has been for Olga.

Download it from  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Just-Say-NO-to-Dull-Writing-1555338

 

Give yourselves the gift of time and relax, knowing that this triple play of lessons lessons will review and reinforce the effective writing that you have been teaching them all year. If you are asked, “Are your students ready for the  standardized tests?” you can smile and say, “They are ready to hit home runs”.

 

Enjoy a Teach IT Now Day, every day,

Connie


Follower Appreciation Week – Thankful Thursday

Giveaway and Sales

By Brittany Washburn

Day four of our five day celebration is really what our whole week is about – YOU!  We hope that you have been taking advantage of the deals and goodies we have been offering so far!

What are WE thankful for? Thanks for asking!

Jen: I am so thankful for the Teachers Pay Teachers/blogging community. I feel like a better teacher because of your many ideas, resources, pictures, encouragement, and support. Teaching is tough, but when you surround yourself (literally AND virtually) with positive, like-minded people, the never ending to-do list and constant demands feel more rewarding instead of daunting. THANK YOU for following me and being a piece of my inspiration!

Meredith: I am so thankful for my followers’ feedback and suggestions! When one of my resources works well in a classroom or homeschool, it is one of the best things in the world to hear! I am also thankful when someone shares an idea for a way to improve a resource or make it more useful. With so many amazing resources readily available on TpT, we have a full and diverse homeschooling experience. Thank you to my followers and the TpT community!

Brittany: I am thankful every day for my followers. You motivate me to keep creating even when I’m having writer’s block. You inspire new ideas and help me improve my products with your feedback. Thank you for pulling all of this creativity out of me. I look forward to our continued collaboration! Thank you for following me.

Kelsea: I am so thankful to God for allowing me to do what I love and for my TpT followers! I feel very blessed to be able to stay home with my precious kiddos while still using my teaching talents to create resources for other teachers. It is such a joy to read feedback from teachers who are using my resources in their classrooms. I read every piece of feedback and am constantly learning from you all how to better my products. I appreciate you all more than you could know!

April: I am thankful for all the love and support I get daily from teachers who use my resources! I have never experienced such a positive community of people as I have running my little store! I have received encouraging letters, positive praise, and helpful tips. My words cannot begin to express the love I have for all of you! Thank you for always being a bright spot in my day!

Now that we have shared what we are thankful for, it is your turn – of course, with a little reward for sharing your story!
Visit each of us on Facebook to find the THANKFUL THURSDAY post – leave a comment to let us know what you are thankful for –  teaching related or non-teaching related!
 
Each of us will be picking a winner later tonight that will win a $10 gift certificate to our stores! Clicking on the logos below will take you to our Facebook pages to enter.

 

 

 

If you haven’t entered the big giveaway yet, make sure to check out the Rafflecopters below for your chance to win a piece of $175 in prizes!!  Winners for this grand prize giveaway will be announced tomorrow – don’t miss out!

 


Follower Appreciation Week – Wishlist Wednesday

Giveaway and Sales
By Brittany Washburn
Thank you for joining us for our Follower Appreciation Week!
Together with 4 other blogging friends, we have teamed up to bring you a huge giveaway with special events each day of the week. Today we are marking down our top wishlisted products in each of our stores by 50%!

 Click on the picture(s) below to go directly to each product page. 



Technology I Can Statements Bundle for Grades K-5

Word Problem Task Cards, Fractions, 4th Grade (QR Codes) Common Core

Place Value and Whole Number Unit
Sequencing Sort Skill Center
Place Value Bingo *Base 10 Blocks*
Check back tomorrow to see what we are offering for “Thankful Thursday.” Be sure to check out our Giveaways (Yes there are 2) and enter to win these amazing prizes!
 

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Language Arts – “Adjectives”

By Christina L

Grades 2-4

 

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Here are some fun activities that can be used in literacy centers, small or large groups and when you need something fun to review adjectives.

Includes:
2 Games
Matching: Match the pictures and adjectives (30 cards)
Sorting: Nouns, Verbs or Adjectives? (24 cards) + Answer Key

6 Worksheets
•1 A to Z Adjective Word Hunt “Can you write an adjective for each letter of the alphabet? Write your adjectives below.”
•2 Adjective Illustrations “Read the adjectives below. Think of a noun that can be described using these adjectives. Then draw a picture in the box.”
•2 Adjective Illustrations “Write two adjectives for each picture.”
•1 Adjective Word Challenge (Have students work individually or in pairs to come up with the most unique answers.)

Click here for a closer look!

***Newly revised April 17, 2015!***

Thanks for looking!

Christina

My Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Christina-L


MOTHER’S DAY KEEPSAKE BOOK

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  Check out my new Mother’s Day Keepsake Book!

MOTHER’S DAY ABC BOOK

A Book Written in Verse

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This engaging ABC Book (written in verse) is fun for students to complete and meaningful for moms to receive as a Mother’s Day Keepsake Gift.    Students personalize the books by using their best observations and memories about their moms to complete the pages.

This product includes:

  • Both a Colored Cover and a Black and White Cover
  • A 14-Page Mother’s Day ABC Book Written in Verse
  • Teacher’s Instructions for Completion of the Book
  • 2 pages of images/phrases for the “cut and paste” sections

To complete the book, each student will:

  • Write mommy quotes
  • Draw items found in mom’s purse
  • Cut and paste bedtime routine pictures
  • Measure and record his/her height
  • Make handprint (paint, ink or trace)
  • Create a list of “mom’s favorite things”
  • And much more!

This project is best completed over the course of several days!  Check out the Preview to get an idea of the verses and the activities.

 

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Follower Appreciation Week – $2 Tuesday

Giveaway and Sales

By Brittany Washburn



Today is DAY 2 of our follower celebration!  If you missed yesterday, here’s the run down!  I have had the good fortune of collaborating with these wonderful ladies for the last few months. We have all hit a big milestone and would like to give back to the people who made it all happen:  



Our followers!



This week, we have loads of discounts and giveaways planned!  All you have to do is follow us to know what the deal is going to be and enter to win the big prizes like…



* $100 Grand Prize ($50 in TpT gift certificates + $10 to each of our stores!)

* 3 $25 TpT Gift Certificates

(Keep on reading to find out how to enter)

 

 

Today is $2 Tuesday!  We have chosen some of our favorite products to showcase for just $2!  You can click on the links below to check them out!



Brittany Washburn – She is the technology guru and has some pretty amazing Pinterest boards!



Meredith Anderson – This girl is brilliant and has some great engineering and math ideas!






Cupcakes & Curriculum – She has the cutest stuff!  I am sure her kiddos LOVE her class!



Teacher Gems – This girl has tons of wonderful products that range from elementary to clip art!



Schoolhouse Diva – Here are some of my favorite resources!  I’m a math girl at heart, but I do change it up occasionally!





The deals keep getting bigger, so follow us to find out what’s happening this week and to enter to win prizes!


Enter the giveaways here!

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Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more amazing deals on Wishlist Wednesday!


Follower Appreciation Week – Math Markdown Monday

Sales and Giveaways for 5 days.

By Brittany Washburn

Today is the first day of a five day celebration of our wonderful followers! Since we were all nearing a level of followers that warranted a giveaway, we decided to join forces make this a huge week long celebration just for you! What can you expect this week? Giveaways, $2 dollar deals, and discounts on many of our best-selling resources! You can also enter for a chance to win a $100 grand prize ($50 in TpT gift certificates and $50 to spend at our TpT shops) or one of three $25 TpT gift certificates (scroll to the bottom of this post to enter).

 

Today is Math Markdown Monday! Each of us has discounted one of our best selling math resources by 20%.

Read on for the details!

Schoolhouse Diva has discounted Math Restaurant Menu Bundle (grades 2 and 3). Solve and reason your way through math problems using a restaurant menu!
Schoolhouse Diva
Schoolhouse Diva
Math Restaurant Menu Bundle (2nd - 3rd)
Math Restaurant Menu Bundle (2nd – 3rd)
You don’t want to miss Brittany Washburn’s Multiplication and Division Review (grades 4 and 5) with 15 packs (that’s 70 pages!) of mystery pictures:
Brittany Washburn
Brittany Washburn
Multiplication and Division Review Mystery Pictures BUNDLE
Multiplication and Division Review

Mystery Pictures BUNDLE

 

Up next from Cupcakes and Curriculum is Second Grade Math Center: S’MORES THEME (grades 1-4) which includes 8 math stations:

 

Cupcakes and Curriculum
Cupcakes and Curriculum
Second Grade Math Centers: S'MORES THEME
Second Grade Math Centers:

S’MORES THEME

Teacher Gems is discounting First Grade Math Agents: Common Core Aligned Math Print and Go Activities (grades K-2) which includes cut and paste activities, worksheets, and puzzles:

Teacher Gems
Teacher Gems
First Grade Math Agents: Common Core Aligned Math Print and Go Activities
First Grade Math Agents: Common Core

Aligned  Math Print and Go Activities

Meredith Anderson is discounting Geometry for 1st Grade MEGA Unit: Fun with Shapes (grades K-1), which includes cut and sort activities, posters, and a craft:

Meredith Anderson
Meredith Anderson
Geometry for 1st Grade MEGA Unit: Fun with Shapes!
Geometry for 1st Grade MEGA Unit:

Fun with Shapes!

Enter the giveaways!

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Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more amazing deals on Two Dollar Tuesday!


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Spring Homework Freebie!!”

by Casey Herling

PreK-1st Grade

 

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Spring homework FREEBIE!! Two spring-themed homework pages (answer sheets included). If you like these resources, please check out the whole Spring Homework Packet here!

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“Caterpillar Addition” Mathematics/Writing
We learn to add groups together to find a total, write numerals, and write purposeful marks and letters.

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“Little Lovelies”
Reading/ELA/Fine Motor
We learn to match sounds in words to printed letters (phonics), and strengthen and refine our small muscle skills.

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How to Hone a “Soft Skill” (& a GIVEAWAY – Read On)

This week the Sharing is Caring Elite Blogging Cooperative is blogging on this week’s topic “Incorporating Soft Skills Into the Classroom.”

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If you haven’t heard the phrase “soft skills” (I had to look that one up) basically it means, how to you teach that stuff students aren’t assessed on in class. We used to call them social skills, manners, etc… Now it includes a bit more like how to handle a bully, and what to do in an emergency.

These soft skills may be the most important things you actually teacher students this year. More than how well they read, how well they can navigate various social situations (Sometimes referred to as emotional or social intelligence), predicts how successful students are in their future lives.

Want to read about social Intelligence? Check out these sites (Yes I know Forbes isn’t a research magazine – but employers read it and they are learning what to look for in an employee of the future):

Ok, So how do we teach soft skill in the classroom, when we have no time set specifically aside to do so?

In many schools (mine, my children’s, their grandmother’s to name a few) PBIS has become the norm. What it essentially amounts to is using loads of positive praise in the classroom daily to focus students in on what behaviors we want to teach. Schools tend to adopt school wide behavior incentives, such as praise tickets, used to purchase prizes in a school store, or admission to a fun event at the school. Teachers (or teaching teams) are often left to devise their own in class rewards and incentives. Read On


Frankenstein: Teacher’s Guide and Lesson Activity Unit Common Core Aligned

by Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Link to Unit

Cover of Frankenstein

Cover of Frankenstein

This is a Common Core State Standards – Higher Order Thinking Unit for Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein”.

Revised — new graphic organizers and activities for differentiated instruction included!!

Activity templates, vocabulary, chapter descriptions, teacher note pages, critical thinking comprehension questions by chapter, fluency and chapter-by-chapter close reading assignments are perfect for all level classrooms with some differentiation to span from intervention to AP settings. This unit also includes Socratic seminar/discussion plans as well as lessons around the gothic novel, theme and so much more.

The comprehension activities included herein are designed to spark learning and thinking, while partner activities will inspire critical thinking in both challenged and Advanced Placement learners. Dozens of reproducible student lessons are included as well as notes on chapter content, theme, genre and much more.

This interactive teacher’s guide will help you help your students gain a better understanding and appreciation of Mary Shelley and one of the greatest literary works of all time…Frankenstein.

The entire packet is available for previewing so please look to know exactly what you are getting.

Great video lesson clip to enhance this packet: Clipped Classic Video Lesson of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Common Core

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Motivating Students on STAAR

Welcome to Standardized Test Season!  I believe is important to keep students motivated when it comes to standardized testing.  One way to keep students motivated throughout this stressful time can be found in the following product: Slide1 This packet includes PDF and Editable PowerPoint Documents that will help you during test taking administrations:

  • Treat and Goodie Bag Cards
  • Testing Signs for Classroom Doors
  • STAAR Teacher/Student Name Signs
  • Student Motivation/Incentive Tickets
  • Test Taking Strategy Posters
  • Test Taking Strategy Bookmarks
  • Super STAAR Pendant Banner

Slide2 Here are a sample of some of the items:

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Tags to use with student treats. Attach to a bag of cookies.

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Testing sign to post outside of the testing room door.

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Tickets to use with students during test review sessions. Tickets are given to them for earning a certain number of points on review sheets. Use tickets to cash in or in drawings for prizes or treats.

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These slips can be given out during test review used to cash in for prizes or treats.

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Example of Test Taking Strategy Signs

 

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Test Taking Strategies Bookmark

The items in this packet help to keep students motivated and upbeat during test time.  I hope you find them as useful as I have.   Click here to get the Super STAAR Classroom Incentives and Motivation Packet. Slide1   Check out the other STAAR materials in my store: Slide1


Grammar Review

By Little Achievers

Grade 1 and 2

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This Grammar Review packet consists of 10 sets of language review printables to practice and assess grammar skills.

All sets included in this packet follow the same format and gradually increase in difficulty level.

The grammar skills included in this packet are:
sentence, subject & predicate, types of sentences, sentence editing, noun, plural form, common and proper noun, rhyming word, pronoun, action verb, linking verb, contractions, synonyms, antonyms, prefix & suffix, adjective, and possessive form of noun.

Check it on my TPT store! Click here to buy it!

Thank you!

Little Achievers


End of the Year Arithmetic Game and Worksheet Bundle (Grades 2-4 & Sp.Ed.)

 By Deann Marin at the Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs
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Offering for Educators, Comprehensive Teaching Aides. If you’d like to see what else I have to offer please visit my store.

Has it ever seemed like the school year will never end and you find yourself counting the days and hours until summer vacation. You are in desperate need of some fun learning and reinforcement activities for your class because they are already on vacation. I’ve been there and I know exactly how it feels, so, I have created an End of the Year Arithmetic Game and Worksheet Bundle that may just do the trick.
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This is an end of the year arithmetic fact review that can be used for grades 2-4 and Special Education it consists of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts from 1-12. All of the facts are on flash cards that may be used for the card game, “Spring into Summer War,” and the board game, “Spring Up, or Fall Down.” There are answer sheets for the class to use to make sure they have said the correct answer. When games are finished, there are worksheets that can be used as class work or homework. Just for fun, some pictures are at the end for coloring.
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What’s Inside:
Pages 4-7         Instructions for Teacher
Page 8              Spring Up or Fall Down Game Board
Pages 10-12     Addition Tables Answer Sheets
Pages 13 52     Addition Cards
Pages 54-56     Subtraction Tables Answer Sheets
Pages 57-80     Subtraction Cards
Pages 82-84      Multiplication Tables Answer Sheets
Pages 85-122    Multiplication Cards
Pages 124-126  Division Tables Answer Sheets
Pages 127-166  Division Cards
Pages 168-183  Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication
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Pages 184-200 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication
                     & Division Answer Sheets
Pages 201-202 Pages to Color

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Language Arts: CinderHazel No Prep Unit: Common Core Aligned

3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

by Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti 

CinderHazel Unit Cover

CinderHazel Unit Cover

Chapin-Pinotti CinderHazel Unit Activity from LessonThis is a no prep unit for Deborah Nourse Lattimore’s story “CinderHazel”. These engaging activities are turn-key…read the story to your class or have them read it as part of literature circles, go over the Cinderella story elements and engage them with these lessons!

Activities are naturally differentiated and aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

CinderHazel Book Unit Includes:

Table of Contents

Cinderella Elements
#1 CinderHazel Draw A Title Page
#2 Questions Along the Way
#3 CinderHazel Constructed Response Questions
#4 Story Connections for CinderHazel
#5 CinderHazel Characters
#6 CinderHazel Math Connections
#7 CinderHazel My Own Word Problems
#8 CinderHazel Comprehension
#9 CinderHazel Character Conflicts
#10 Sentence Sorting: CinderHazel
#11 Quick Write Compare and Contrast
#12 About the Author
#13 Story Summary
#14 Character Changes
#15 Text to Text – Connecting Texts
#16 My Thoughts While Reading CinderHazel
#17 Inferring Character Feelings
#18 Cause and Effect
#19 Compare and Contrast CinderHazel and Cinderella
#20 Cinderella Sentence Sorting
#21 From Sentence Sorting to Essay Writing

If you have any questions…please email me at elizabethpinotti@gmail.com

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

 

CinderHazel Unit Activity

CinderHazel Unit Activity

CinderHazel Activity Chapin-Pinotti