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FREE MATH LESSON – “Elf Subtraction Subtracting 0 FREEBIE”

by My Kinder Garden

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

FREEBIE! This is an awesome math activity that is Common Core aligned with kindergarten and first grade standards (K.OA.A.5 and 1.OA.C.6). Great practice for subtraction. There are 2 different pages for subtracting 0.

If you like this freebie then check out this product: Elf Addition Adding 0-10

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Christmas Background Paper: CraftBliss
Frame: Teresa Lewis
Elves: Scrappin Doodles

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December Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Years, or just looking for some great ideas. You don’t want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift: Anticipation, Generosity, Reading Lesson Ideas & A Freebie!By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

In this post, I use a picture book, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” to unpack our thinking about protagonists, antagonists, theme, conflict and persuasive talk and writing. This includes an idea for a motivating Generosity Challenge, too.
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Holiday Musings
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For some of us, this is a joyful time, but there are many who are alone, and unhappy.  Some have no money to buy gifts and others are out in the cold with no homes.  It breaks my heart realizing that some people feel alienated from their families which can lead to depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Our kiddos aren’t immune, they see what’s going on and may not know how to deal.  
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The Great Homework Debate Comes Home
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

 

Thoughts on the place homework has in real life. What makes homework authentic and a part of lifelong learning?
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Hour of Code is coming: My top 5 web sites/apps!
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

My top five programs/apps for coding!

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Identifying Learning Disabilities in English Learners
By Rebecca Olsen of 2livNearn

Distinguishing between the second language acquisition process and a learning disability can be tough, even for seasoned professionals. But it’s not impossible to tease apart the two in order to make appropriate educational decisions for students. Click to find out more!  
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How Many Ways Can I Use This Toy?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

If you’re gearing up for holiday gift giving, here are some tips for ways to build language through play.
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Wiggly Kids: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Thinking & Remembering!
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

Researchers have found evidence for the use of movement tools, but there are some children with whom these tools have the opposite effect.
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Geology Rocks!
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Teaching Next Generation Science Standards is easy with the help of theater arts! Students explore the various aspects of earth science while reading, speaking, singing, and dancing about the concepts!
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Bring History To Life With Informational Texts
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

Tips on how to use more informational texts with your students.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Christmas Cupcakes Kit for SELLERS Clipart ~ Commercial Use OK”

by Teacher Karma

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

Christmas Cupcakes Kit for SELLERS Clipart! Merry Christmas! These graphics are just what you need for this season. You will LOVE these ** 15 ** graphics that are so much FUN! They are absolutely perfect for adding to YOUR TPT EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS, parent newsletters, literacy and writing stations, activities, printables and student worksheets, class invitations, etc.

These graphics may be added to your classroom materials and resource products that you sell.

These graphics are intended for you to create your own teaching resources in a document form. The images must be embedded and NOT easily extracted.

In the download, there are instructions on how to give me credit for these images. Please make sure that you are using the graphics within a document, and not an image file.

The graphics absolutely may NOT be shared for any reason. You may also NOT use these graphics to create your own clipart. If you have any questions about this, please contact me at the email below.

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** Color clipart: 5 Christmas cupcakes

** Blackline clipart: 5 Christmas cupcakes

**** Digital Papers: 5

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Additional CHRISTMAS seller’s clipart kits:

Christmas Seller’s Kit with Santa.

Christmas Elves Seller’s Kit

Snowman Seller’s Kit

Christmas Seller’s Kit

Penguins Seller’s Kit

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Christmas Reward Chart – Boardmaker Visual Aids for Autism”

by ZippadeeZazz

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Autism visual aids are most commonly referred to as PECS, which means: Picture Exchange Communication System. #jollygoodfreebie

This system has several phases spanning from pointing at symbols on a communication board, exchanging large cards with symbols or real photo’s for the item, and using smaller hook and loop fastener routines and schedules.

Visual aids can be used for in a variety of situations and occasions, such as: school, shopping, and home.

Some children who are non-verbal find visual resources brilliant for communicating their wants and needs.

Our range of Boardmaker and real stock photo visual aids have been tried and tested, and we’ve received excellent feedback regarding successful response rates and communication breakthroughs.

You can buy our handy bundle which contains ALL our Boardmaker resources (excluding any visual aids made after Sept 2016) which totals 141 visual aids: CLICK HERE TO VIEW MONEY SAVING BUNDLE 

This pack includes:

* Christmas Tree Reward Board
* 6 x Baubles and 1 x Star Reward Card to dress the tree

– PDF and ready to print

– Print, laminate, trim, and Velcro 🙂

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Christmas Around the World Doodle Posters”

by Tied 2 Teaching

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Perfect for the month of December, these Christmas Around the World Doodle Research Posters are a fun an engaging way to help your students organize their learning about holiday customs and traditions from around the world. Kids love to make their learning colorful and these Christmas Around the World doodle research posters help them do just that.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Holiday (Christmas) Literacy Activity”

by Apple House Learning

1st – 4th Grade

 

 

FREE Holiday/Christmas Literacy Activity

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town Pass the Christmas Gift Game FREE”

by HappyEdugator

2nd – 8th Grade

 

 

FREE Santa Claus is Coming to Town Pass the Christmas Gift Game. A Christmas game that’s fun and teaches the concept of left and right. Just print out this lyric sheet and song history, and you are good to go. SING THE SONG AS YOU PASS THE GIFTS AROUND. This silly gift passing game will have everyone scrambling as they listen for you to say right or left while they sing the lyrics to Santa Claus is coming to town. When the song is over, players keep the gifts they are holding. Have fun and merry Christmas!

© Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator. For classroom and homeschool use.

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Roll, Say & Keep: Christmas Style”

by Jungle Learners

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Christmas Roll, Say & Keep

How to play: cut out the cards and place one card on each square on the mat face up. One child rolls the dice, and has to say the answer of the card on that spot.

If they get it right, they get to keep the card, if it’s wrong, they leave it there. It’s then their partners turn.
Play continues until all the cards have been taken.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Solving Multi-Step Equations Holiday Theme FREE”

by Positively Pre-Algebra Plus

7th – 9th Grade

 

 

Even the big kids need a holiday-themed activity. This FREE cut-and-paste activity gives you two choices for practicing multi-step equations. One activity includes distributive property and equivalent equations, while the second focuses more on the steps for solving two-step equations. These options allow you to more easily differentiate to best meet the needs of all your students. The first problem of each worksheet is labeled to help student know where step 1, step 2, and the answer goes. A full answer key is included.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Christmas FREE”

by Jason’s Online Classroom

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

Christmas Free Create Your Own Luck Bingo – This resource includes 24 Christmas related images and vocabulary words and a blank “MY BINGO CARD” template that students can use to create their own unique Christmas themed bingo cards.

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Holiday Traditions Grammar Stories

Holiday Traditions Grammar Stories

Grammar practice does not have to be boring! Students can learn about origins of Holiday Traditions (such as greeting cards, carols, plants, foods, Santa Claus and more…) while practicing grammar skills. Great for homework, seatwork, and learning centers. Answer Key + explanations for each correction included.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Christmas Ideas: Outside the Box Activities for the Middle Years”

by Mining the Middle Years

4th – 10th Grade

 

 

Christmas Ideas and Activities created by Mining the Middle Years engages students in seasonal open ended activities to stretch their thinking beyond the basics. These activities are great for differentiated instruction to reach a wide range of student learners.
These activities offer a twist to traditional Christmas activities. These activities are designed to be inclusive of a variety of learning styles. Activities and ideas are interdisciplinary in nature and include: writing, math, science, socials, drama, music and P.E.

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Christmas Cootie Catchers – FREE”

by Runde’s Room

3rd – 7th Grade

 

 

Your students already love them, why not use cootie catchers for a fun holiday activity. This file contains 6 different cootie catchers with a Christmas theme: Christmas jokes, Winter Jokes, Musical Next Lines, 12 Days of Christmas, Movie Trivia, and Christmas Trivia. The file also contains a blank template for making your own cootie catcher (a perfect activity for test review questions).

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE December Busy Work Quick Printable”

by Barnett’s School House

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Try out this sample of my Christmas busy work packet!!! You’ll love it!!!
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So far the growing pack includes content that covers sounds, letter recognition, blends, matching, counting, addition and subtraction, beginning sounds, and making tens.
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Gifts for Students: FREE Life/Mercy Cards for Teens”

by Secondary Sara

9th – 12th Grade

 

 

This holiday season (or whenever you want in the year), give students what they really want – some mercy when “life” happens!

These cards might be the easiest holiday gift ever (or back-to-school, new quarter/semester, etc.) Use EITHER the ready-to-print PDF version or the editable file to print, cut, and pass out your own “life” cards, which gives the student a one-day extension on an assignment of his or her choice. These are great for the student who had a printer problem, forgot to do an assignment, or just needs a little more time to do a task right!

The download comes in black and white AND color, as well as versions that say “Life” and “Mercy”.

Enjoy!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Holiday Postcard Gift Cards and Notes FREE”

by Ruth S.

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

Holiday Postcard Gift Cards and Notes

Add a special touch to the meaning of the holidays by having your kids or family members write holiday postcards to friends and other family members. Each postcard has a matching gift tag and special note paper.
Special notes can be written by your kids anonymously to their classmates and displayed in your classroom.
Black and white templates are included for each of these.

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Christmas and Holiday Language Art Activities
North Pole Headline News Students have fun writing news articles about the North Pole. Examples of headlines are: Santa Loses His Cell Phone, Santa Buys an iPad, Rudolph’s Nose Turns Blue and many more! Fun!
North Pole Prepositions FREE! Fun!! You’ll love your students’ illustrations of the sentences with prepositions!
New Year Resolutions Mine My Town My Country The World School is included in this packet. Students think “out of the box” to write the resolutions.
Langston Hughes Dreams FREE! A fantastic resource to encourage your students to follow their dreams. Use during Black History Month, to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday or add it to your poetry unit!
St.Patricks Day Legend of Irish Leprechauns Worksheets
Ireland Mini Report for St. Patricks Day FREE!
Valentine’s Day Fun Cards
Valentine’s Day Fun Alphabet Cards FREE!

ALL TIME FAVORITES
Book Report Trifold Use with any book or story.

Bloom Ball Reports Use with any fiction, nonfiction or subject. Based on the latest Bloom Taxonomy verbiage. These reports encourage higher-level thinking and make colorful year round classroom displays! For 5th grade and up. Middle and high school teachers tell me they’re using them too!

Design a Game Book Report An amazing book report. Students create games based on stories they’ve read. All time favorite activity of students, their parents and teachers.
Encourages students to read different genre. Have a Game Day!

My fantasy literature guide is a fairly recent resource and I’m loving teachers’ comments! Use with any fantasy book or story!
Fantasy Essentials Literature Unit Use with any fantasy book or story.

Teacher comments
– Outstanding! Starting an interactive read aloud with fantasy soon. So many great things to choose from as we delve deep into the genre. Thank you!!
– Fabulous! The worksheets provide an exhaustive analysis of fantasy stories and many different perspectives on writing and structure!

Frindle Literature Guide 87 pages. This story raises the issue of “free speech” in the classroom. Does free speech include disrupting the teacher by using the word “frindle” instead of the word, pen? Have students read the informational background article about the Bill of Rights, specifically about freedom of speech and freedom of the press prior to reading the story.

Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets A very handy reference chart with examples of figurative language as well as other activities. Students use their copies of the chart as they work on written assignments in class. . A VERY popular resource all teachers must have!

Movie Review for Students Do your students take videos you show in class, seriously? Use the activities in this packet to keep your students focused as they watch videos in class. Add these sheets to your sub folder!

Nonfiction Bingo A great way for students to become very familiar with nonfiction features.

Novel Response Cards This is one of my VERY popular resources that teachers and students love. Read their comments. Laminate the cards for future use

Number the Stars 19 Page Packet This is now a 70 page packet. An informational article about World War II for pre reading, activities, was added with questions and answers. Also included are maps of Europe and Denmark with questions and answers.

Poetry Task Cards Even your reluctant students will join in the fun! Each card has a definition and sample poem.

Similes Metaphors and More Use with any book or story! Examples and definitions are given on each page.

BOOK REPORTS AND OTHER REPORTS
Book Report Trifold Use With Any Novel Use the pages year to year with any fiction book or story.. Students will be motivated to work for the extra bonus points that are offered! A note to parents is also included with all the instructions about the report and a slip to send back to you. Complete instructions are included.

Design a Game Book Report An amazing book report. Students create games based on stories they’ve read. All time favorite activity with my students and their parents! Be sure to have a game day!

Bloom Ball Reports Inspires students to “think out of the box” to create reports for any subject, book, or story. Based on the latest verbiage of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students, teachers and parents LOVE these reports!

Book Report Trifold Use With Any Novel Use the pages year to year with any fiction book or story.. Students will be motivated to work for the extra bonus points that are offered! A note to parents is also included with all the instructions about the report and a slip to send back to you. Complete instructions are included.

Design a Game Book Report An amazing book report. Students create games based on stories they’ve read. All time favorite activity with my students and their parents! Be sure to have a game day!

Bloom Ball Reports Inspires students to “think out of the box” to create reports for any subject, book, or story. Based on the latest verbiage of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students, teachers and parents LOVE these reports!

COMMON CORE
The following resources can be used with any book or story!
Common Core ELA Informational Text Posters
Common Core Figurative Language
Common Core Reading Themes
Common Core Reading Standards Main Idea
Common Core Setting Comparisons
Common Core Foundational Skills Task Cards Great informal assessment to determine who needs review or who has achieved mastery. Use year to year
Common Core Character Comparisons
Common Core Problems and Solutions

NONFICTION
Close Reading Informational Text Polar Bears This is the perfect informational text, no prep resource, to connect English Language arts with social studies and science! The article about polar bears’ lives in the arctic regions of Earth and how they survive, will inspire your students to research these beautiful animals on their own. Creative activities! Questions and answers are included.
Nonfiction Bingo A great way for students to become very familiar with nonfiction features.
Nonfiction Detective Task Cards
Nonfiction Find It and Check It This packet helps to reinforce nonfiction text.
Common Core Informational Text Article (Cheetah) FREE!

LITERATURE GUIDES AND BOOK ACTIVITIES
Al Capone Does My Shirts
A Wrinkle in Time Literary Activities
A Wrinkle in Time Whole Book Assessment and Extension Activities
Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets
Brians Winter Student Worksheets Gary Paulsen’s survival books keep students on the edges of their seats!
Chasing Vermeer 65 Comprehension Activities Task cards
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
Fairy Tales Worksheet PacketFun! Imagine Cinderella’s glass slipper is a sneaker and she arrives to the ball in a limo. Students love these activities!
Freak the Mighty Themes
Frindle Literature Guide 87 pages. Includes an informational article about the Bill of Rights and Freedom of Speech with questions and answers. Is freedom of speech different in the classroom than what is says in the Constitution?
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activities
Gullivers Travels
Hatchet Student Worksheets
Holes by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets
Hoot Student Worksheets
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Lord of the Flies
Love that Dog,Test
Maniac Magee 32 Page Packet
Maniac Magee Task Cards
Maniac Magee Bullying
Maniac Magee Vocabulary
Maniac Magee Fortunate and Unfortunate Events If you purchased my Maniac Magee packet, please do no purchase this. It is in the packet.
Moby Dick
The Kite Runner
The Tiger Rising Activities
Where the Red Fern Grows Activities
Woodsong Packet

VOCABULARY DETECTIVES
Who doesn’t love a contest? You’ll notice that even your most reluctant readers will join in this weekly fun! See the links for more details.
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 4 Pronouns, Proper Nouns, Conjunctions
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 5 Similes, Metaphors, Personification
Vocabulary Detective Task Cards 6 Common Proper Nouns and Contractions

GRAMMAR AND SPELLING
Parts of Speech Animal Theme Posters Laminate for future use!
Subject and Predicate Activities
Irregular Past and Participle Forms of Verbs
Adjective Adverb Game Common Core Supplement
Adjective Adverb Task Cards
Common and Proper Nouns Practice for the Common Core
Spelling Activities To Use with Any Spelling List
How to Spell Plural Nouns FREE!
Common Proper Nouns Game

Scoot Games Get your students moving! Great way to informally assess your students and they don’t even know it because they’re having FUN! Play a game with them and they’ll be surprised teachers also love to have fun!
Scoot Fun! Adjectives
Scoot Fun! Nouns
Scoot Fun! Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs
Scoot Fun! Prepositions
Scoot Fun! Subjects Predicates
Scoot Fun! Verbs

READING AND WRITING
Making Connections Packet
Sequence Packet
Reading Response Cards Packet
Facts or Opinions You Decide
Idioms are Fun Packet Have a frog in your throat? Students don’t seem to know what common idioms mean. They’ll have fun discussing the literal and true meanings of them.
Writing and Journal Prompt Task Cards Topics students relate to!!
Fairy Tales Worksheet PacketFun! Imagine Cinderella’s glass slipper is a sneaker and she arrives to the ball in a limo. Students love these activities!
Literary Packet Generic Worksheets High School or College
Movie Review for StudentsKeep your students focused as they watch videos in class. Add these sheets to your sub folder!
Creative Writing 48 task Cards
Education Quotation Posters Student Activity FREE! Inspire your students to think about education and learning by displaying these 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch posters year round. A perfect monthly writing activity. Students discuss the meanings of the quotations and write their interpretations.

SOCIAL STUDIES, MATH AND SCIENCE
Color the States
United States Reports Travel Agent Edition Students role play as travel agents as they research the U.S states.
You Decide Articles of Confederation or the Constitution
Climate and Weather Match up Card Games
Geography Flash Cards
Moon Exploration Activities Students create a moon exploration time line. Math is integrated.
Isaac Newton Laws of Motion Activities students relate to!
Inventors Research Project Extensive list of inventors. accompanies this research project!
Rockin Math Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division
Cool Cells Flash Cards

SNOWBALLS
These activities can be hands on cut and paste activities or students can write their answers on the snowballs.
Snowball Antonyms
Snowball Synonyms
Snowball Math Addition Subtraction
Snowball Math Multiplication and Division

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Behavior Reinforcing Student Responsibility
Behavior Forms for Teachers

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Ruth

 

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* FREE Christmas Tree Craftivity: Shapes and Colors in Speech Therapy 

* Free! Vocabulary: I have…/Who has…? Winter Sampler Game for Primary Students

* Counting Hot Chocolate Marshmallows Clip Cards (0-10)

* Christmas Acts of Kindness – for month of December

* Sight Word Winter BOARD Game 

* Game Boards FREEBIE! (Set 4) 

* Mooseltoe Graphic Organizer and Craft 

* FREE! Adding Doubles and Doubles Minus 1 Reindeer Theme Task Cards Black & White

* New Year: Memories, Goals & Dreams 

* Google Slides Interactive Addition Games – Get Your Skates On!

* FREE Winter Multiplication Activities NO PREP

* Penguin Nonfiction Unit (Booklet, Craft Pattern, Lapbook)

* Fact Family Gingerbread Houses

* Standard Mathematical Practices (SMP’s)

* Pattern Task Cards (Christmas theme) FREE

* Holiday Book Chat

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Play-Dough Gift Tag”

by Keep Your Chin Up

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

I’m using this gift tag to give my students their winter break play-dough gift. Write your name on the tags, copy, cut, and just tape the play dough container to the paper, it’s too easy! 🙂

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Christmas Place Value 100s Chart Mystery Picture Activity Freebie”

by Kiddos and Crayons by Jordan Piacenti

1st – 2nd Grade

 

 

Practice place value with a fun Christmas themed puzzle. Students will practice place value by identifying numbers through base ten blocks, expanded form and tens and ones on their answer sheets. Then, they use their answers to color a 100s chart to reveal the mystery picture (santa).

Each worksheet shows a two digit number in either expanded form, word form (i.e. 6 tens and 5 ones) or as picture of tens and ones blocks. After students solve the problem and write the correct number on their worksheet, they find the number on a blank 100s chart and color it a specified color. When they are done they will have revealed a fun mystery picture.

This activity works great as a math center or a fast finisher. It can also be used as a whole group listening activity by having the teacher call out the number of tens and ones for each problem.

Check Out My Other Place Value Mystery Pictures

Spring and Summer Themed Place Value Mystery Pictures

Winter Themed Place Value Mystery Pictures

Back to School Themed Mystery Pictures

Fall and Thanksgiving Themed Mystery Pictures

Halloween Themed Mystery Pictures

Christmas Math Place Value Mystery Pictures

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE! Literacy & Math Christmas Activities: Counting; Numbers; Number Words; KDG”

by Amanda Butt

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Literacy and Math Christmas Holiday Activities Kindergarten; First Grade; Special Education; Autism; Homeschool

In this packet, you will receive: 
★ An interactive Counting Book – Counting Christmas Tree Ornaments 1-10
★ Matching numbers to number words 1-10

This packet is great for individuals or small groups. It’s great for 1:1 work and centers. Velcro is highly recommended!

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Christmas Matching – Shapes – Numbers- Rhyming Pictures

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Community Building Question of the Day Christmas Edition {FREEBIE}”

by Cait’s Cool School

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

This week long set includes 5 questions that will help to build a strong community in your classroom. Questions are a combination of thought-provoking, motivational, seasonally relevant, and sometimes a little silly. They are perfect for morning meetings or morning work!

I use these questions daily and my students look forward to finding out the question each day and answering them! Start building your community the first week of school!

Each day of the week is themed- see the preview and thumbnails for the different options. This set includes a color version of each poster.

Need them for the whole year? Check out this bundle:
Question of the Day Year Long Bundle

Or just grab more questions for December with this Community Building QOTD December Edition.

Want more engaging Christmas activities? Try these:
Elves on Strike Narrative Writing Unit
12 Days of Christmas Poetry Mini Lesson Booklet
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Cause & Effect Writing Project

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Question of the Day November
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Question of the Day February Edition

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Reindeer Fact Families”

by Down Under Teacher

1st – 2nd Grade

 

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Christmas Mouse or Christmas Mice? An Irregular Plurals Game”

by Curriculum Craze

1st – 3rd Grade

 

 

Christmas Mouse or Christmas Mice? is an irregular plurals game that will help students become familiar with common irregular plurals.

Contents:
game board
6 game pawns
30 word cards
spinner
directions
answer key

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Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

Opinion Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

The 4 peer editing checklists are very detailed (for a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Practical and easy to understand. Students will know what is expected of them and they will have opportunities to reflect on their work.

Included in this resource:
✓ How I Use This Resource
3, 4, 5, & 7 Paragraph:
✓ Peer Editing Checklist Half Page
✓ Peer Editing Checklist Full Page
✓ Terms of Use
✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit

Try part of the opinion essay bundle before you buy it right here…FREE Opinion Writing Basic Rubric CCSS Aligned

*Teacher rubric on one side while student self-assessment is on the other side when printed.
*Rubrics are created with variation to meet your classroom’s needs.
*Can print rubrics front and back to save on paper (cut it in half.)
*Peer edits for students to share and learn from each other.
*It’s a very detailed checklist.
*For a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph opinion essay.
*Checklists are full & half page PDF format.
*Can print checklists front and back to save on paper.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers and students.
*Easy scoring on a 10 or 5 points each category out of 100 points.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Teacher and student self assessment to grade a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.6 by having students research the Internet and type up the essay to implement technology for a cross-curricular assignment.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.7 & W.3-5.8 by having students conduct a research project by assigning a prompt. Have them gather relevant information through printed or digital sources. Be sure to have them add a bibliography.
*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*Can be used as enrichment for 2nd grade students.

The way I use this resource…
In writing, I scaffold and model information to my students. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I start with the basic rubric and introduce 1-3 new concepts each essay. Once I introduce a concept, I hold students accountable for the concepts I taught. If it appears that the majority of the class does not understand the concept, I do not hold them accountable and I reteach the concept. I try not to stifle their creativity by focusing on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation during the first two terms of school depending on the class. I also can easily use the 6 traits of writing with the rubrics. Make sure you choose a topic that is relevant, relatable, and the reasons are researchable.
Next, I introduce the peer editing checklist. I have students pair up and exchange papers. I have clipboards students can use while they sit around the room for this activity. It’s important for you to model for the students how to peer edit. Many times students just want to be nice and not give feedback. However, this is a great opportunity for students to read each others essays and learn from each other. I try not to let the same students peer edit with each other every time in order for students to view a variety of styles over the school year.
Finally, you are able to print front and back! Then you can cut them in half to save on paper. For example, pages 12 and 13 are the same rubric. Simply print it from your computer or printer as two-sided. If this does not work for you, print the first rubric for a full page rubric.
Happy Teaching!
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Social Skills All Year

by Kathy Babineau

Grades KG – 5th

 

This kit contains 240 cards covering seasonal scenarios and topics. For each month of the year (including summer months), there are 4 Topic Talker cards, 4 Role Playing cards, 4 Facial Expression/Body Language cards, 4 Problem Solver cards, and 4 Perspective Taker cards, for a total of 20 cards for each month of the year. Cards are simply marked with the month of the year, but they can also be mixed and matched throughout the year if you would rather not focus on themes.

The Topic Talker Cards offer suggested topics of conversation, many of which are related to timely topics and holidays. Some other generic school based topics have been included in order to be sensitive to students who may not observe particular holidays. These topic talker cards are helpful for students who are trying to work to maintain on-topic exchanges with peers, addressing attention to conversation and even general expressive and receptive language.

The Role Playing cards also address many timely topics. When using the Role Playing cards, I like to have multiple teams role play the same scenes, because there may be several correct ways to “act out” the situation. It is also fun sometimes to role play the situation in an inappropriate way and then discuss why it may be hurtful or inappropriate or offensive. Be sure to brainstorm and discuss how body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice and word choice are all important to communication.

The Facial Expression/Body Language cards are fun to use to think about and practice ways that we communicate with our faces and our bodies.

The Problem Solver cards offer students opportunities to think about social situations, analyze the problem and generate practical solutions. There is not always just one correct answer to these problems.

The Perspective Taker cards encourage students to put themselves in a situation or in someone else’s shoes and decide how they might feel.

To use this kit, simply print out all sheets and then cut apart and laminate (optional) the cards, and you are good to go! They are all in black and white (except the cover page) to go easy on the color copying budget.

I hope you like this and find it helpful when working with your students!

Kathy Babineau

Here are a few other social skills products you may like:

Super Problem Solvers

Social Skills for Teenagers

Social and Safety Skill Discussion/Question Cards


December Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Years, we have some great ideas for you. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.


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A Celebration of Values

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Reasons and ways to incorporate values into your lessons this holiday season.

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Election Musings in December

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I came across this letter, written by a father to his children after the election. He said what is probably on many of our minds.

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Make Math FUN this Christmas!

Engage your students with these Christmas Math riddles worksheets! I began creating math riddles to make math more fun in my own classroom. I love hearing my students giggle as they solve the riddle at the end of the worksheet. Students solve problems, each problem has a letter assigned to it and the letters help to solve the riddle. It is a great way to combine fun and learning! Make math FUN!

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AAC From A to Z: A is for Aided Language Input

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

If you are supporting an AAC user, you’ll want to watch this short video about using Aided Language Stimulation. This is the first step in implementing augmentative communication.

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Keeping Your Students Engaged After a Vacation Break

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn tips for re-engaging students after a vacation break.

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MAKING SENSE OF NUMBERS – BEYOND COUNTING

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Many children enter kindergarten being able to rote count. What comes next? There are 5 key elements of number sense within a kindergarten age group. 

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Forging Connections By Studying Family

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

Why Studying Family with young children is so important.

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My Top Five Christmas Read Alouds

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Here are my top five Christmas read alouds with some ideas fro activities.

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Four Quick Strategies to Check for Understanding

By Shametria Routt of the Routty Math Teacher

As teachers, we are constantly assessing our students and gathering formative assessment data to drive our instructional decisions. When we use student feedback and data to make decisions, we cut-down on the time spent teaching concepts and skills our students already know or aren’t quite ready for yet. Check out four quick strategies you can use today to check for your students’ understanding.

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Kids Moving for Math

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Keep students on task and engaged! 3 math resources that get students up & moving, while practicing math skills.

An Existential Tug-of-War: Making Thinking Visible with Tuck Everlasting

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

This post explores critical thinking routines using Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. It shows the diversity of thinking that can occur in one novel study with upper elementary students. 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Gingerbread Man Bulletin Board Display FREE Read! Read! As Much As You Can!”

by Linda Kamp

2nd – 4th Grade

 

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Here’s a quick and easy holiday bulletin board or door display for your gingerbread unit! Students choose a favorite book, rate it, then choose their words carefully to write a one sentence summary! I’ve included the display title to save you time. Just print, trim and you’re all set!

Looking for more gingerbread ideas?
Check out Catch Me If You Can! Thinking About the Gingerbread Man

Visit my blog Around the Kampfire to see a 2-part series on this unit being used in my classroom!

Happy holidays to you and yours!
Linda Kamp

 

 

 

 

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About Gifts…

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-1-25-30-pmAcross from me at a parent-teacher conference, she sat crying. This single mom was relating how she was unable to buy the most desired gift for her child—a pair of very expensive tennis shoes.

I tried to remind her about all the important things that parents can give to their children which do not cost money and are much more valuable. Later, I started thinking that those priceless gifts might be important reminders for other parents in our materialistic culture.

If you think it would be helpful, download this free parent handout from

My Reading Spotlight Store at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/About-Gifts-2193017.pdf

 


FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Christmas & Holiday Shopping for Syllables Sorting Activity and Assessment”

by dannerk

1st – 4th Grade

 

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This 10 page document has students sort picture word cards of various items you may find under the tree under Christmas “holiday” tree for 1 syllable, 2 syllable, 3 syllable, or 4 syllable words. There are six words for 1 and 2 syllable words, six words for 3 syllable words, and there are four 4 syllable word cards. There are also blank cards for creating your own syllable cards. In addition, there is a recording sheet to go along with this activity for a group or individual, and an independent assessment sheet. This item is a fun way for students to learn and practice syllables, and can be used in a whole group, centers, or independently.

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Holiday-Shopping-For-Syllables-sorting-activity-and-assessment-424258

 

 

 

 

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Estimate & Count (Gingerbread Edition)”

by Rita Mitchell

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

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Grab any candies or manipulatives and just print. Students will have a blast estimating, filling, counting, and comparing. I hope you enjoy!

For more gingerbread activities check out my Gingerbread Bundle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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