Monthly Archives: August 2015


5 Tips for New Teachers and Everyone Else 1

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

Teaching Tips

As veteran teachers, we all remember what it was like when we walked into our first classroom. So, in this week’s blog hop, from Sharing is Caring Teacher Collaborative, we’ve decided to share some tips with you.

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By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

5 “tried and true” teaching tips for new teachers. All that I wished someone had told me in the beginning!

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By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Tips for new teachers and great reminder for the rest of us targets advice for survival in the classroom. Veteran teachers discuss their hard-earned expertise on making it through the early years of teaching.

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By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Five things I wish I could tell to my new teacher self when I started my career.

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By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

One of the first things that I learned in college was to be nice to the custodian. He or she is your best friend.

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How to Communicate Effectively With Parents

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

 

If you feel uncomfortable talking to parents, these creative educators have some sage advice for you. Read on to see how they deal with this subject.

 

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Parent Communication: The Good, the Bad, and Everything Else!

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Family communication makes for a smooth year! 4 “tried and true” tools that are must-haves!

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Communicating With Parents in a Caring Classroom
Ways to include parents as you build caring relationships in your classroom community.

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  How to Get and Keep Parents on Your Side

 

One of the main things that I realized, after years of teaching is that parents need you to care about their child, they want you to make their learning experience interesting, challenging and fun.

 

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Please take a look at more tips from these fabulous teachers in our Sharing is Caring Teacher Blogging Collaborative


FREE MATH LESSON – “Can I Buy It? Money Word Problems”

By Robin’s Resources

2nd – 3rd Grade

 

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*Answer Key Now Included* These two sets of money word problems require students to solve problems with smaller amounts of money (mostly bills, but some bills and coins) and larger amounts of money (just bills). The first set relates to buying snacks with smaller amounts of money, and the other to buying items in a toy store with larger amounts of money. Students are given the amount of money they have and the price of the item. Some problems have two steps – students must determine if they have enough money to buy more than one of the item. These problems can be used in a small group or as a math center for individual students.

 

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Start the Year Kindergarten Freebies”

by Gretchen Ebright

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

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This free download consists of two worksheets for beginning of the year in Kindergarten:
-one is for fine motor control of a glue bottle
-one is ‘I can write my name’ – worksheet – using pencil, highlighter and Rainbow Write.
These could also be used for advanced PreK or below level first grade.
These worksheets are a small sample of my packet ‘Start the Year’ in Kindergarten, which contains 43 pages of worksheets.
Check it out at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Gretchen-Ebright
Thanks,
Gretchen Ebright

 

 

 

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Don’t Go Back to School Without…

By Deann Marin at The Best of  Teacher Entrepreneurs

 

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As much as I love seeing those smiling faces each year, I always get a bit sad when the summer ends and I have to go back to work. I get so spoiled, getting up in the morning and doing whatever I want. No alarm clock to wake me up, no set schedule, I can stay up late, go out and party during the week, no rules, no lesson plans, no prep. It’s so easy to get used to that. Don’t you agree. This summer I’ve decided to make life a little easier for myself and teachers out there by putting together a few items that will just make your job so much easier.

 

 

Here are a few lessons that I’ve included in my “Getting to Know You,” Back to School Bundle. Something that you shouldn’t go back to school without. You’ll love my chevron apples for the names of your students, if they’re little you can pin the little apples on each child to help you remember their names.

Collages1-001You might want to place the larger chevron apples on the bulletin board, under a tree.Collage 2Once my homeroom gets settled and we’ve  taken care of those tedious little tasks, like  filling out forms and schedules it’s time for  some ice breakers, we need to get to know  each other. I play “Getting to Know You,”  from Rogers and Hammerstein’s, The King  and I.  Next we discuss the meaning of the  song and how it relates to the first day of  school.

  1. Play the song, “Getting to Know You,” from The King  and I. A YouTube Link and lyrics are included.
  2. Talk about the song and ask them how they get to know someone.
  3. Pass out Getting to Know You cards and have each child pick one. They will answer the question about themselves. The Teacher should also pick a card. and answer it, that will help them to get to know you. too.
  4. Want to make sure they are listening, you could have the class repeat something  that they learned  about each other.

  Example for younger children

Teacher answers 1st question, Rachel is the 1st student, she repeats teacher’s question and answers it, then Rachel has her their turn to  answer the question.. Josh is next he repeats Rachel’s question and  answers it, he then answers his own question.. You continue this way till everyone has had  their turn.

Example For or older children

Begin the same way as you would for younger children. When Josh has his turn, he has to repeat teacher’s Rachel’s question and answer, before he answers his own question. As game continues,  each child has more and more to remember. At the end, you should try it.

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One more thing, as if this isn’t enough, they have to say each other’s names and then say the question and answer before they can read and answer their question.  If this is too difficult, just have them repeat all the names of the students before them. Another tip for remembering names is to keep your seating chart in front of you. It’s a great ally until you know all of their names.

For me, the next task at hand is opening lockers which is a very challenging activity. I’m sure to have one or two sixth graders in tears. There is an image of a locker with directions on how to open them, you can make a copy for each child.

Homework Options you can use all of the worksheets or just a few. it’s up to you.

  1. Have students answer questions about themselves in complete sentences and make sure they use correct grammar.
  2. For younger children, I’ve included 4 all about me pages They are to answer questions about themselves and  color in the picture of a boy or girl and make the eyes and hair the same colors as their own. Two pages are in color and two pages are black and white.
  3. There are 7 writing prompts to help you begin to assess the writing skills of your class.  A grading rubric has been included for your convenience.
  4. Family tree, I’ve included 8 trees depending on the size of each child’s family. Before you pass out  the  trees ask them how many people are in  their family and give them the one with the correct amount of ovals. They can  include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, if they like. They are to  either draw the family member’s picture in the  oval, or use a photo., then write name of the person in the box underneath the picture.
  1. As a bonus, I’ve included a Back to School Crossword  Puzzle with an answer sheet.

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Another bundle that has earned the name Don’t Go Back To School Without, is my Behavior Modification Bundle which will make your life much easier. It has everything that you could possibly need to help achieve the type of behavior that is optimal for learning.

Here are some of the lessons that I’ve included.

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This was used for special education classes. It can also be used for any grade. Fill in the subject, activity or time, at the end of the period put a smiley face, sticker or check mark in the box if the goal was met. You could also give each task a number equivalent, that way if they child pays attention for some of the time, he could still earn credit for being on task part of the time. That way he/she will not give up. You could make each category worth 5 points, or what ever you think is appropriate for your class. Included is a blank form for you to fill in yourself with your own goals and subjects.

2.  Time or Subject Card Instructions

This was used with special education classes. Tape card/paper to each desk. When child behaves appropriately, attach a colored star (it can be handmade), sticker, check mark, or whatever you’d like.  Do this every 15-20 minutes. At end of day add it up and child earns a pre-determined reward for a certain number of stars.

  1. Daily Behavior Form for Primary Grades

Just like a traffic light. Green means go, orange means caution, and red means stop. Circle the appropriate colored oval. Green is for good behavior, Orange is for caution, not the best choice, and red means poor decision.

  1. Weekly Behavior Chart for Teacher and Child to Fill Out

It is so important for children to learn that they need to be responsible

for their own actions, that’s why this worksheet is useful. Very simple circle the number that corresponds with behavior. 5 is great, 1 is poor. The child may fill out his/hers, the teacher may fill it out, or both the child and teacher can fill it out. There is a spot for comments as well as signatures from the teacher and the parent.

Weekly Behavior Chart

Before you introduce this chart to the class, you should discuss the desired behaviors, the highest amount of points they can earn for each subject/activity or time period, and the amount of points needed by the end of the week for their desired reward.

For example, you may decide the children can earn up to 10 points, you can give them less, depending on their behavior. Each chart has a place for their name at the top, a section for subjects/times, and a place to put the points earned for that particular activity. At the bottom the child will write how many points they need for the particular reward that they would like. You have 6 activities each day, they can get 10 points for each. They can earn 60 points per day and 420 by the end of the week.You will have to decide ahead of time how many points each reward is worth. Discuss rewards with the class and see what they would like.

One Free Homework could be worth at least 375 points

Computer time 275 points

Board games  325 points

Chewing gum in class 400 points

Movie 400 points

  1. Class Reward Chart

I’ve included two class reward charts for you to keep track of the rewards used. There is room to write the names of the students, I’ve left a blank space, next to points for you to fill it in yourself. That way, the class will know how many points everything is worth and they won’t have to bother you about it. When the child uses his/her reward, put the date. That’s it.

7.  Problem Solving Worksheet

I’ve already mentioned how important it is for children to learn responsibility for their actions. Two worksheets are included that address this. The first one can be used with younger children. The child is to write about a problem that has occurred between himself/herself and another child. Not only focusing on the negative but the positive, they are asked how they could have handled the situation better, and what they have learned from it.  The second worksheet is for older students, they are asked to tell their side of the story, and how they could have handled it better. These worksheets are given to all children involved in the incident. If the child has an issue with another adult, they can use this for that also.

  1. Incident Report

As a final recourse, this form is for the teacher to fill out. It should be kept as part of the student’s record and may be copied to give to the principal and sent home to the parent.

  1. Happy Grams

So many times the only notes that are sent home are negative, that’s why I’ve created Happy Grams for any type of good behavior. I’ve included a few letters for different subject areas and good behavior, plus a blank one for you to fill in.

  1. Detention Notices to Parents

Last of all, there are 5 types of detention notices if you want to keep a child after school as a consequence for their actions. This will give you some time to speak with the child and find out what is going on. That way the child will know that you care, you are taking the time to talk. Sometimes just one detention is all it takes.
If you’d like to have the worksheets that go with the rest of these activities please visit my Tpt Store.

I hope that this post has helped to make the beginning of your school year a bit easier.

Best of luck to you..
Deann

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Back to School and Fall Graphic Organizers: Kindergarten and Primary – and a SURPRISE ONE DAY SALE!

 


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Hello my friends. Are you fans of graphic organizers? Since I have started teaching Special Education, I have become one, particularly of repeating the three-frame format regularly to encourage sequential thinking and organization in our youngest students. It helps them understand, make predictions and retell the stories they hear and read, and plan out those they create.

I say create, and not write, because some of our students do not write, in a conventional way. When focusing on beginning, middle and end; first, next, finally; list creation or anything else that a three-frame organizer can accommodate (and really, the possibilities are wide open, which you will see in the post I wrote here demonstrating some options for the free Earth Day 3-frame graphic organizer).

Regardless of age, motor skills, or writing ability, this format allows space for drawing, stamping, pasting pictures, using stickers, and large invented spelling with the teacher’s translation below!

I have created a bundle of over 20 3-frame graphic organizers for Back-to-School and Fall. The following are the pages contained within it:


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Th2 All About Me Th 5 Best Things About School Th 8 Goals

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Th 11 Fall animals Th 12 Fall Th 13 Pumpkins

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I also wanted to let you know that TpT has just announced a one-day surprise Site-wide sale for Wednesday August 19th! I have marked everything in my store down by 20%, and with TpT’s discount (use PROMO code MORE15), that’s 28% savings! I am bundling more items for even more value to you!


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Best wishes to you for the rest of your summer, and to those of you returning to school already!


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Don’t Go Back to School Without…

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

What are some things that you Don’t Want to go Back to School Without?

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These seasoned educators from our Sharing is Caring Teacher Blog Collaborative have some tips for you that will make those first few days easier. 

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Back to School Freebies

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

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Here are three freebie to get you started this school year!

Don’t Go Back Without

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Four things that will make school your happy place this year!

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Don’t Start Your School Year Without …

By Crystal Brown of Dr Crystal Brown

Learn the four products every middle school math teacher needs to begin the school year.

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Back to School Bonanzas

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Begin the new school year with routines in place and a few FREEBIES! Tips to consider as you start afresh!

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 Don’t Go Back to School Without

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

As much as I love seeing those smiling faces each year, I always get a bit sad when the summer ends and I have to go back to work. I get so spoiled, getting up in the morning and doing whatever I want. No alarm clock to wake me up, no set schedule, I can stay up late, go out and party during the week, no rules, no lesson plans, no prep. It’s so easy to get used to that. Don’t you agree. This summer I’ve decided to make life a little easier for myself and teachers out there by putting together a few items that will just make your job so much easier.

 

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Don’t Go Back to School Without…

By Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

What can’t you do without in your classroom? Here’s my favorite from twenty years of teaching.  

 

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Healthy Teacher: 9 Tips for Eating Right

By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

 Your classroom is ready for your students, but have you forgotten to make plans for how you will take care of YOU this year? Follow these 9 tips to help make this a healthy school year for you!

 

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Newly Revised Items Ready For School

Summer is over for us, and I’ve been back at school for two weeks, already (one week with kids). I didn’t work in the coal mines, but I did a lot of revisions this summer.


Check these out:

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All of these products may be purchased at my store.


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Level 2 is here! This is the second bundle in a series of bundles to help students meet their NWEA MAP target scores. 221 – 230 covers math skills from the end of 5th grade to the end of 8th grade. Repeated practice of most middle school math skills are provided in this bundle.  Regular price – $20 Bundle discount – $15 ON SALE NOW FOR $7.50! Visit Dr Crystal Brown’s TpT Store.


An important lesson from my Reading Recovery days: Begin at the very beginning

Begin at the very beginning

I taught for a decade before I started my Reading Recovery training, beginning with kindergarten in a school where half of my students understood only Portuguese when they arrived. In those first ten years I moved between kindergarten, primary special education and grade one. My grade one students who struggled the most were lucky enough to have the Reading Recovery program in place, and I was astounded at the changes I saw in them in such a short time. Those teachers had some kind of magic and I was thrilled when I was able to take the position at my school. There was a mystery that surrounded what really happened in that little room.

Wait a minute – the kid learns nothing new and the teacher does everything for them?

I began my Reading Recovery training like my fellow trainees, enthusiastic, and in a hurry to get my students reading and writing! I was impatient with the ‘Roaming around the Known’ period: ‘Roaming’ being delicately consolidating (with ABSOLUTELY no teaching) around what the child already knows (the ‘known’), perhaps discovering more about what is known or stumbling upon areas of difficulty somehow missed in the testing process. It was a ten lessons, two week complete, no-stress, the-child-does-all-he’s-capable-of-and-you-do-everything-else period of (what felt like) non-structured, laziness. It drove us all nuts – at first.

But here’s what actually happened.

We had LOADS of fun. The kids, who at the beginning of grade one already knew they were ‘the worst readers in the class’ and had already been refusing to take risks and try anything new, gained confidence and trust in us, the process and themselves and started to try. They were excited to come to Reading Recovery every day, before we even started lessons.

What did we do?

  1. We read familiar books over, and over, and over again.
  2. We made our own story books, sharing the marker; the child writing the words s/he knew, the teacher writing the rest.
  3. We played games with the words and letters the child already knew. We painted (with water) on the walls of the school and the playground, in sand trays, and shaving cream.
  4. We practiced moving from left to right…and I could go on (and will in a future post)…

My point is, we learned that there is nothing wrong with EASY, especially when dealing with a child whose confidence needs a boost.

Most of the children I have worked with in recent years are these very children. For many of them, the little things are giant in their minds. Anticipation of a task can be more difficult to manage than the task itself. We need to start with success and build up one baby step at a time. You do remember Baby Steps, don’t you?


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And, of course, humor keeps us all going when the going gets tough!

Here are a few links to help anyone who is starting at the very beginning of the literacy journey this year. Best wishes to you!


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New Beginnings: Classroom Organization

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Are you looking for Ways to Organize your Classroom?

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 You’ve come to the right place!

Get help from these seasoned and creative educators from Caring is Sharing Teacher Collaborator Blog Hop

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By Mary Carr of Carrberry Creations

Feeling over whelmed by where to start when organizing your classroom this year? Find strategies for success int his blog post.

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by Jenny Kramer of Miss Jenny and Edutunes

As you prepare for the beginning of the school year, consider organizing your day–and your lesson plans–around music. Music brings joy to both students and teachers. Songs are amazing tools for organizing a classroom, and managing a classroom, in a very positive way.

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By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Great ideas for classroom organization to save you time and money.

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By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

Looking for some quick tips to help you organize your desk this year? Here are 7 tips to help you get there! #5 is my favorite!

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By Crystal Brown of Dr. Crystal Brown

Learn how Microsoft OneNote can improve how you plan as teacher, organize your notes and files from meetings and professional development and share them with colleagues. 

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How Using Binders Saved My Teacher Sanity

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

How a disorganized person found a way to bring organization to my teaching life.

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By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It seems like every year, summer vacation goes quicker and quicker and before we know it, school comes a calling. What I’ve always liked about teaching is that each year is a new beginning. What happened last year is in the past and I’m always so happy to meet my new charges. New challenges, new things to teach, new things to learn, different methods and programs keep my teaching fresh. I’m going to share some of the things that I do to organize my classroom into a good environment for learning.

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Featured Seller

Hello from North Carolina!  First, let me thank you for taking time to learn about me.  Below are just a few tidbits about me and my life.

 

Tell us about yourself.

I’ve worked with Special Pre-K through 8th grade over the past 8 years with the past 2 years teaching in Middle School (6-8 math and science) in North Carolina. Other experience includes ~ Student teaching in 1st grade, 10+ years experience as a Designer, and 15+ years experience in Management.  The experience I’ve enjoyed the most has been teaching and seeing my students succeed.

Being a mom, teacher, and licensed educator has assisted me to find various ways to reach students so they understand what they are learning!

 

What do you like best about teaching?

I enjoy creating tiered lessons for students of all levels to learn a task while working collaboratively. Captivating student’s interest is the first step in teaching any task.  By incorporating my creativity, I’ve found many students become more engaged in lessons while meeting standards set in the educational field.

 

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My favorite TpT product is the ‘Fractions {50 pages ~ complete Bundle of Activities, Tasks, & More!}’ because it offers handouts, printables, graphic organizers, number lines, circles, task cards, challenge games, hands on student centered lessons with art, and team building all in one package! This bundle I utilized in a 5th grade classroom. My principal loved my ‘puzzle fraction activity’ that is also included in this package. You can get it here ~ Moore Resources Fraction Bundle.

 

What advice would you give to someone who may want to become a seller at Teachers Pay Teachers?

I am new to Teachers pay Teachers and the social media. Therefore, it is hard to offer advice at this point since I’m still learning. I would say it does take a lot of time and effort, yet, it is worth it posting and sharing lessons and materials you’ve created and used in a classroom for students! The best part so far is sharing far and wide excellent resources for students to learn! If I can help teachers and students, that is fabulous and the main reason I’m creating and posting my lessons.

 

What do you like best about being a member of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative?

I have to say that I was very nervous at first joining ‘The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative’ and skeptical, yet, I am learning so much and enjoying the experience! This is a great group of professionals working together to assist educators and students that I am excited to be a part of! I am looking forward to a great year working with the ‘best of the best’!

 

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Best Wishes, Mary Moore

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Collaboration & Cooperative Learning ~ Bring Students Together

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Engage Math Students in a Read, Write, & Research project that they Debate!

The “Read, Write, Math Project Lesson” incorporates all of these tasks!

 

This lesson brings Language Arts, Collaboration, and Math together.

Engaging students in collaboration assists them in team work, cooperative learning, and more that they will utilize throughout their life!  Bring it all together with this unit!

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This assignment is completely {editable} to suit your class and how you have students turn in the assignment.

This lesson may take 3 days of class or more – a day to research and review the lesson with students, a day for students to collaborate, then a day to debate.

Note ~ I allowed 2 weeks for students to complete this project.

Learn more about this lesson by clicking here…  “Read, Write, Math Project Lesson” .

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Best Wishes, Mary Moore

Certified K-6, 6-9 math, and 6-9 science

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Free – All About Me Foldable

Do you need a FREE cute back to school activity?  This foldable is perfect for you and your students.

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This foldable was designed for use for all elementary classrooms K-5th grade.  You will need to print off the grade level for your classroom, and make copies for your students.

You can find this printable HERE!

 

My students will be completing the foldable, partner up, then introduce their partner to our new class. It will be a great way for kids to work together and learn about each other.

 

Here is an example of the 1st grade page.

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I hope you can use this in the first few days of school.  I’d love to hear for different ideas and uses for this foldable.

 

Thank you so much for viewing this post!

Sara Oberheide

My TPT Store

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Math Bundle of Engaging Activities to Start your Units

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250+ Pages of My Collection of Math Activities

Graphic Organizers ~ Activities ~ Assessments ~ Projects ~ Cooperative Learning ~

GREAT for Any Pre-Algebra Class or Reteaching/Review in 9th Grade!

Additional {Editable} Lesson Plans and more now included!!!

 Engage your students with excellent visual tasks and stations!  A Great way to start your math units this year in 8th Grade with the ULTIMATE Math Pack of Activities!!!  Perfect for Interactive Notebooks, Stations, and More.
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INCLUDES

• Pythagorean Theorem Bundle with Real World Word Problems
• Pythagorean Theorem Poster
• Pythagorean Theorem PowerPoint
• Pythagorean Theorem Lesson Plans
• Real Number System Bundle of Activities
• Real Number System Poster
• Real Number System Lesson Plans
• Geometry Vocabulary Activities
• Geometry Lesson Plans
• Time to Get Ready Statistics and Probability Lesson
• Read, Write, Debate, Math Lesson (meets 11 ELA standards with math vocabulary)

Skill Builders and Additional Files Included
• Properties of Addition & Multiplication Tasks
• Properties of Addition & Multiplication Lesson Plans
• Fraction, Decimal, Percent Challenge
• Multiplication Dice Game
• Rules of Decimal Graphic Organizer
• Fun Testing Signs for test days
• The ULTIMATE sub binder.

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visit my TpT Store for more Engaging Products!!

 

 

 

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Certified K-6, 6-9 math, and 6-9 science

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Ready to Talk About Your Summer Vacation?

One book I love to use at back to school time is “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” by Mark Teague.  It is a fun book to use as a lead-in to students writing about their own vacations.  Its exaggerations are humorous, and can be fun as a modern-day tall tale.

The hero of the story is a boy who has a wild imagination.  His parents hope that sending him out West to his Aunt Fern’s for the summer will give his overactive imagination a rest.  But when he returns, the story he tells his classmates is full of kidnapping by cowboys, Wild West outfits, cowhand tricks, and charging bulls.
There are a number of problems within the story that can each be used separately to talk about the story elements, problem-feelings—solution triangles, and sequences.  You can use the old Somebody- Wanted – But – So frame to retell the story or each of its episodes.  Or you can use any other story element or sequence structure.  The book is able to be distilled down into a 3 or 4 picture sequence if that’s what your students need, or all 12 elements of the book can be sequenced out.
And, for working on emergent literacy skills – it’s told in rhyme!  When I use it I capitalize on the rhymes in the story to focus on some phonological awareness activities.  I have rhyming words cards (catch them below) that we use to play a “Memory” type game, as well as some sound substitutions fun, where you swap out a letter/sound in one word to make another.  Since “cow” comes up a lot in this book, that one’s easy to find word family members for.  “Train” is another.  I haven’t figured out how to use “matador” yet.
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Mark Teague is a master humorous story-teller, as evidenced by all of his books.  I haven’t used any of the others yet, but I know I’m going to have to try them.  I have used this particular book with kids with autism, kids with language disorders, and kids with learning disabilities, so it’s got lots of possibilities for any group.i  If you want to see what I’ve done with it, check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store for the materials here.
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Keep on talking!
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Safety on the Internet with Digital Citizenship

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

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What is Digital Citizenship? You might wonder.  Read these blog posts from some creative

educators to find out.

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   By Megan Bodmann of Adventures Teaching 4th Grade

Learn ways to easily incorporate digital citizenship into your lessons and find free resources.

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6 Digital Citizenship Do’s

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

                                         In this age of technology, teaching students to become responsible digital citizens is crucial. Discover the 6 Do’s of Digital Citizenship!

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Becoming Better Digital Citizens

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

           Using paper and pencil rehearsals to guide students as they become better digital citizens.

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A Few Thoughts about Digital Citizenship

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

               Years ago, before the onset of digital technology, an educator’s job basically consisted of teaching academics. Social Skills were learned at home.

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By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

What is digital citizenship? It’s about being responsible users of technology.

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5 Great Websites for Teaching Digital Citizenship 

By Crystal Brown of Dr Crystal Brown

This post provides a list and description of five websites that offer teachers free resources to teach their students how to be responsible, digital citizens.

 

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Back to School Bundle for Kindergarten

 

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Kindergarten Back to School Bundle

It’s that time again, and if you’re anything like me, you are frantically getting your supplemental worksheets and centers ready for the upcoming year!  I am so excited to share five of my personal favorite products in one discounted bundle!

Just in time for the back to school season (and the Back to School Sale on Teachers Pay Teachers), please consider this Kindergarten Back to School printable bundle.

With over 145 pages, there are LOTS of no-prep worksheets, in addition to some fun centers for math and language arts. As you can see, these are freshly laminated and ready to go for our fall math center rotation!

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Each of these products has a 4.0 star rating currently, and I have used (and revised!) them all.

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Students will love making their own apple ten-frame booklets, weather booklets, and insect booklets! So many of these activities can be done during centers or rotations, making it easier on you during the first weeks of school.

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If you teach in Pre-K or Kindergarten, you might also like to consider these products for the fall semester:

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Farm Mini-Unit

Sight Word and Alphabet Bundle

Sight Word and Alphabet Bundle

Wishing you and your students the very best for the upcoming year!

Intentional Momma
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Misc Lesson- The Case of the Back to School Scavenger Hunt

by Casey Herling

PreK-3rd Grade

 

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The Case of the Back to School Scavenger Hunt is a great activity to introduce students to your classroom. A fun and engaging story line leads them into the world of Chilly Detective Agency, where they will help Detective Penguin Sleuth solve a mystery! Each clue gives them a new piece of information they will need to solve the case. Have fun watching your students solve a mystery while they learn all about their new classroom!

Children will:
-Learn to improve their auditory memory and follow simple directions
-Put pieces of information together to form a conclusion
-Strengthen and refine gross motor skills
**all while learning how to find important areas/items in your classroom!

Give your students the opportunity to join Detective Penguin Sleuth and help him solve this confounding mystery!

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Ok, I may be a little late creating this, but I am so excited to offer these Star Wars inspired back to school forms, favors, slide presentation and more! I will be kicking off the year in style!

and the mega rescource pack here

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This massive 85 page back to school resource includes the following:

* 8 BOOKMARKS
* 4 POSTERS
* 4 GIFT TAGS / WELCOME FAVORS
1. HAN’S ROLOS
2. JABBA JUICE
3. EWOK TREATS
4. C3PO OIL
* NAME BADGES (EDITABLE)
* WELCOME TO JEDI TRAINING LIGHTSABER GIFT TAG (EDITABLE)
* TABLE / GROUP TAGS (EDITABLE)
* HUGE 50+ PAGE EDITABLE OPEN HOUSE / MEET THE TEACHER POWER POINT
* 17 PAGES OF MUST HAVE OPEN HOUSE / BACK TO SCHOOL PRINTABLE FORMS AND RESOURCES
* WELCOME POSTER

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW FOR A MORE COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS BACK TO SCHOOL STAR WARS PACK!

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