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We Teach So Hard…Episode 16…It’s a Teacher’s Thanksgiving

Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and TURKEY! It’s a buffet of Thanksgiving topics for teachers! We’re laughing and crying our way through Thanksgiving cocktails, teaching ideas, sing-a-long songs, culturally responsive teaching, and more! You don’t want to miss this episode…we PERFORM a head banging rendition of our favorite Thanksgiving song! The words are included for you below! (To the tune of Frere Jacques)
Turkey dinner, turkey dinner,
gather round, gather round,
who will get the drumstick…
yummy, yummy yumstick?
All sit down, all sit down.
Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffin’
pudding pie, one foot high.
All of us were thinner,
’til we came to dinner,
me oh, my…
me oh, my.
 

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November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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Politics, Elections & Voting, Oh My!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

We educators, need to have faith that students care enough about our democracy to become voices of change.
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Holiday Self Care
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

My message today is about some ways that you might consider in taking care of yourself during these always fast paced couple of months ahead.
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It Depends on the Angle – Complimentary and Supplementary Angles
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

Since most students are visual learners, I try to visually help them remember definitions. This is how I visually taught them the difference between complementary and 
supplementary angles.
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Why Does U Always Follow Q in English Spelling?
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Have you ever wondered why the letter U always follows Q in English spelling? Here’s the answer.
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Do You Know These Top 5 Core 2-Word Phrases?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Far too many students never make it to the symbol sequencing stage of AAC use. Whether because of presumed lack of potential or lack of knowledge about how to move students along beyond single words, we end up with many AAC users who are not communicating as competently as they could – and need.

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Avoid Comparing Adjectives That Are Absolute
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Something can be unique, but not more unique.
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Free Art DecoChristmas Tree Coloring Pages to Support St Jude’s Childrens Hospital
By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile

Get some free “Art Deco” Christmas coloring pages with links to powerpoint tutorials showing how to make Christmas graphics using basic shapes. 
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Five Tips for Teaching Literary Analysis Writing in Grades 5-8
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn five practical tips for teaching one of the most challenging genres in writing.
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Preserving History
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

History books (& Hollywood) have often depicted Native Americans in very stereotypical and often degrading roles. Researching and creating scrapbooks of California tribes highlights the important relationship between the regions and natural resources, dependence on the land, as well as their beliefs.
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Reasoning with Evidence & Persuasive Thinking
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 

Raise your hand if you wish your students would support their thinking with evidence! Visible thinking’s Claim-Support-Question is a great way to build your students’ capacity. This post explores how reasoning with evidence can flow across your curriculum with one BIG thinking routine!
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We Teach So Hard…Episode 15…Attitudes of Gratitude



Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do your students? How do you teach gratitude? Join us as we explore books and resources for teaching gratitude, not just in November, but all year long! The research says our brains and our bodies are healthier when we learn how to incorporate gratitude into our daily lives.


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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Math Counting How Many More To Make Ten? Pilgrim Black and White Version”

by Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

This task card activity provides counting and fine motor skill practice at the same time. A student looks at the number of objects that the character is holding, then he counts on to see how many more are needed to make ten. The student can mark his answers by clipping a clothes pin onto the answer, by covering the answer with a mini eraser, button, or any small game markers that you have in your classroom. I suggest laminating the cards for durability. If the cards are laminated, the students can circle the correct answer with a wipe off marker or crayon. To make the cards self-correcting put a small sticker or draw a star over the correct answer on the back of the card.

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Thanksgiving Color by Number Math Practice – Addition One and Two Freebie”

by HappyEdugator

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Students will love this Thanksgiving math worksheet for addition facts for one and two. Color by number of the answer. Includes answer key. This is a free sample of a larger color the answer product, so if you like this one, you may wish to purchase the bundle:

Color by Number Thanksgiving Math Practice Addition and Subtraction

Have fun! HappyEdugator

You can also purchase just the addition worksheets or just the subtraction worksheets separately here:

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Color by Number Thanksgiving Math Practice Subtraction

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Math-November Reward Card “Gobble, Gobble, Math Rules””

by Love2TeachKiz

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

 

 

Your students will love these reward cards. You will print them on business card stock which actually gives you 10 cards. They are sturdy and professional looking. The children feel very important when they earn these cards.

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Free Turkey Clip Art from Charlotte’s Clips”

by Charlotte’s Clips

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

Free Turkey clip art set just updated includes:

1 color turkey
1 bw turkey sign topper
1 bw turkey holding a sign
1 bw turkey with a sign by tummy
1 bw turkey dressed for dinner – disguise

All images are in a 300 dpi transparent png format. Please, read the
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These images are great for Thanksgiving worksheets, games, cards, newsletters, and printables. The blank signs makes them very easy to add letters, numbers, words, and messages.

Thanks be to God for so many wonderful teachers, parents, and people like you.

Feedback is so very much appreciated!

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Color By Code Color Words Printable and Coloring Page Freebie”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Your students will adore these Thanksgiving Color Your Answer worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. Two FREE Thanksgiving No Prep Print and Go Pages that can be used for your reading center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. One copy with color words and one blank for the students to color for fun for Thanksgiving!

© 2015, Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Keywords: FREE Color Words Printables, Thanksgiving, Color By Code, Color Your Answers, Thanksgiving Color By Code, Thanksgiving Color Your Answers

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Turkey Name Strips”

by It’s a Wicked Good Life

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Turkey name strips for your Thanksgiving decor.

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “I Am Thankful For ABC’s (No Prep) FREEBIE”

by MrsTech

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

There are so many things to be thankful for this time of the year and always. This short activity is no-prep and has students think of one thing that they are thankful for for each letter of the alphabet. This activity is fun with older students with a time limit, but can also be used for younger students as a whole group or center activity.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Thanksgiving Analogies Worksheet”

by Rachel Lynette

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Enough with the hand turkeys. Get your kids to use their brains with these fun analogies.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Fall/Thanksgiving Word Sort”

by SSSTeaching

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Looking for a great way to review short and long vowel sounds? Check out this Thanksgiving and fall word sort.

This includes 40 words to sort along with the headings!

This would be great for a whole group lesson, small group sort, or as a center.

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE DOWNLOAD : Thanksgiving FREEBIE”

by Sherry Clements

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

FREE: Thanksgiving Fix it Up Sentences (Capital Letters & Ending Punctuation) — 

This activity is connected to the CCGPS ELACCKL2a,b. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I and recognize and name ending punctuation. This is a one page Thanksgiving FREEBIE. It has a simple story including five sentences. The sentences are not written correctly. The first letter in each sentence is not capital, important names are not capitalized, and the ending punctuation is missing. Have your students rewrite each sentence correctly. Begin each sentence and important names with a capital letter and add the correct ending punctuation. The sentences used contain frequently used sight words and other decodable words that students should be able to read. These activities are great for morning work, literacy centers, or for a quick mini lesson on including capital letters and ending punctuation in sentences. Students can read the story to a partner or to the teacher after correcting the sentences. Students could also add other details to the story using the back of their paper.

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Numbers 0-20 Hide and Seek
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Numbers and Sets to 10 October
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November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern






It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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4 Ways to Balance Reading & Writing Instruction

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 

Is your language arts instruction balanced? What’s good for reader’s workshop is good for writer’s workshop. This post outlines 4 ways to find that balance.
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Raise Your Hand
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

 

Inspired by the Girls Scout’s new badge encouraging girls to speak up in class, this post offers some ways to encourage reluctant participants to raide their hand and speak up in your classroom.
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Great Gifts for Children

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

We all want to give our children their most desired gifts. Here are some inexpensive but worthwhile gifts that promote happy memories and rich relationships throughout their lives.

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Whoa, The Behaviors!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

The students have become secure with you as their teacher. You’re starting to see that they are comfortable with each other as well. This combination is something you want; however, it can bring out behaviors in students that are distracting to all that you have worked for!
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3 Ways to Use Comic Strips as Writing Scaffolds

2livNlearn of 2livNlearn

 

Comic strips can be used a scaffold to make writing more accessible to learners, reduce intimidation, motivate students to share their thinking, and make writing fun!

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Thanksgiving Traditions and Fun Classroom Resources
By Greg Litton of  Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

 

Do you enjoy special Thanksgiving Traditions? Here you will find some fun facts and two great resources.
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Bartering for Resources
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 

Teaching students about the relationship of region to natural resource, and the importance of bartering amongst Native American tribes. This is a simple and effective lesson! FREEBIE
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8 Essential Handwiting Readiness Skills
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

This 4-minute video demonstrates what skills are needed for young children before they are ready to learn to print.
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Thanksgiving Poem Template”

by Mrs Thompson’s Treasures

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

 

 

This cute and easy to use template is a great activity for your students to get thinking about everything they have to be thankful for!

Perfect for a Thanksgiving week fun activity!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Turkey Writing Paper Topper FREEBIE”

by Josie’s Place

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

Enjoy this free turkey topper for your Thanksgiving writing activities. It’s part of my Disguise a Turkey activity for grades 2-3. If you like the writing paper, you can grab it below.
There are 70 different designs for use throughout the year.

If you’re looking for a Disguise a Turkey Activity with math and language art activities designed for kids in grades 2-3, check out
DISGUISE A TURKEY in my store.
Do you teach K-1? Check out TURKEY TIME that includes emergent readers, math activities, and so much more.
I’m So Fancy Writing Paper Freebie Included!

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Writing Paper and Journal Covers for Throughout the Year
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving Free Printable! Line word search! FUN!”

by Alferi

1st – 4th Grade

 

 

Students will find the Thanksgiving words in the word line search.

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREE Math Counting How Many More To Make Ten? Pilgrim Color Version”

by Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

This task card activity provides counting and fine motor skill practice at the same time. A student looks at the number of objects that the character is holding, then he counts on to see how many more are needed to make ten. The student can mark his answers by clipping a clothes pin onto the answer, by covering the answer with a mini eraser, button, or any small game markers that you have in your classroom. I suggest laminating the cards for durability. If the cards are laminated, the students can circle the correct answer with a wipe off marker or crayon. To make the cards self-correcting put a small sticker or draw a star over the correct answer on the back of the card.

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Creative Writing – November”

by Ashleigh

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Use these November themed creative writing prompts to supplement your writing workshop. This activity is a great resource for morning work, students who finish their work early, and more more! These prompts were written to encourage divergent thinking and creativity. This can be printed as a booklet or as full size pages.

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “FREEBIE Turkey Subtraction”

by Sherry Clements

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

FREEBIE Turkey Subtraction —

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This one page FREE resource includes ten equations subtracting from 10. Images of turkeys are shown for each equation with a certain number of turkeys with an “X” on them to show they have been taken away. Students will look at the images and fill in the blanks for the entire equation.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Printables Mini Set ~ NO PREP! Reading Comprehension”

by Teacher Karma

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

Thanksgiving Printables – NO PREP {FREE version} was designed to keep your students learning and engaged during the holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

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This FREEBIE includes the following:

** Thanksgiving Response Prompts
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie

If this FREE Thanksgiving resource is a good fit for you and your classroom, please keep reading or click on the link found below.

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

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Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

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This can also be used for Guided Reading during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Using the Thanksgiving Printables in your classroom will give your students an opportunity to:

*Develop an in-depth understanding of the first Thanksgiving
*Encourage students to actively engage in deep thinking and metacognition
*Engage your students in creative learning through interactive printables
*Challenge students to think beyond the text

**You will find a wide range of student printables and activities to meet the needs of all of your students.

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Included in Thanksgiving Printables:

Thanksgiving Printables ~ NO PREP {full version}

**** Printable 2 page copy of The First Thanksgiving story that can be used with the following printables:
** Reading Response Prompts
** The First Thanksgiving Connections
** Connect to the Story
** How the Pilgrims Felt
** The First Thanksgiving Text Elements
** Visualizing The First Thanksgiving
** The First Thanksgiving
** Thanksgiving Day Story
** Thanksgiving: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Three Truths & a Lie
** Mayflower: Design a Flyer
** Pilgrims: Many Changes
** Letter to the Native Americans

**** Additional Thanksgiving Printables:
** Turkey: Can / Have / Are Writing
** Thanksgiving: Was / Can / Is Writing
** Pilgrims A to Z
** Thanksgiving Word Scramble
** Thanksgiving ABC Order
** How to Catch a Turkey
** Letter From a Pilgrim
** Being Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving Word Search
** Thanksgiving A to Z
** I Am Thankful
** Thanksgiving Compound Words
** About Thanksgiving
** Vowel Review
** My Life as a Pilgrim
** Life on the Mayflower
** Thanksgiving Traditions
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {girl version}
** What Thanksgiving Means to Me {boy version}
** Turkey Time!
** Life Aboard the Mayflower
** My Pilgrim Story
** I Am Thankful
** The First Thanksgiving
** The LIfe of a Pilgrim

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Thinking While Reading – Reading Salad

Metacognition Mega Bundle

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Thanksgiving Reflections (No Prep) FREEBIE”

by MrsTech

1st – 5th Grade

 

 

There are so many things to be thankful for this time of the year and always. This short activity is no-prep and has students reflect on their Thanksgiving. This activity is great to do as bell work or as a journal activity the first day back from break so that they can tell you all about their break without spending the whole day listening to stories about Thanksgiving Break.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Free Three Digit Subtraction With Regrouping Thanksgiving Theme 3.NBT.2”

by Copper Classroom

2nd – 4th Grade

 

 

Need extra subtraction practice? These printables focus on three digit subtraction. Most problems require regrouping. No prep, just print and go. There is an answer key included.

 

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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.
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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


November Turkey Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November and time for our Thanksgiving version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Turkey Day, 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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Thanksgiving Recipe Swap 

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Don’t you just love the aroma of turkey roasting in the oven? Sometimes I think that it smells better than it tastes. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Since Thanksgiving is the time for savory, mouth watering delights, how about having your class participate in a favorite recipe swap. This will get them ready for the holiday and have some fun while doing it.

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The Post Election Classroom

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

A strategy to use for healing post election anxiety that your students may be experiencing.

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Make Math FUN this Thanksgiving!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder’s Classroom

Engage your students with these Thanksgiving 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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Getting Started with Google Classroom

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Here is a primer for getting started with Google Classroom!

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Thanksgiving STEM Challenge: Turkey Transporter

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Highly engaging STEM challenge to keep your kids focused before the holiday. Includes modifications for grades 2 – 8.

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Teach your student how to have a productive discussion

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Teach your student how to have a productive discussion.

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Understanding and Supporting Pencil Grasp Development: 3 – 6 years.

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

As a school based Occupational Therapist the most frequent issue teachers ask me about is pencil grasp. Today I will explore: What grasps look like in the major three categories. Why some grasps are more advantageous than others. What ages typically-developing children are using these three types of grasp.

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Passion and Purpose: Bravery in a Broken World

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

With this week’s news being the icing on the cake, it’s imperative that we remember our passion and purpose in the classroom. This is the story of how one educator does just that, along with some resources, paid and free for doing so.

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Turkey Color By Numbers – Numerical Expressions (5.OA.1) FREEBIE”

by Quinnessential Lessons

4th – 6th Grade

 

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This printable Holiday Turkey is perfect for the last few days before Thanksgiving. The color by numbers activity is aligned with the Common Core Standards (5.OA.1).

Students solve each of the numerical expressions using order of operations. Then using the color code on the page, students color each sections of the turkey.

I have added a page for students to show their work and an answer key

Graphics by http://www.mycutegraphics.com/

Any questions? Do not hesitate to ask.

Kim

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Daily 5 Check In Smartboard Freebie – Turkey Theme”

by Smart Kinder Kids

Pre-Kindergarten – 4th Grade

 

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This colorful Fall inspired Daily 5 Check In SmartBoard is sure to get your kids excited about Daily 5 learning and learning to make choices!

There are five slides to use for check in. You can use just one or use the different colored ones for different days or rotations.

Teachers can track their students’ whereabouts in the room and ensure that all stations are being used and that students don’t go
Files can be saved by day, for the week or over the course of the year by using the “Save As” button and saving them by their date. You can also clone the page and add to different color backgrounds for different days of the week or different rotations.

Instructions are given in this file on how to input student names into the boxes. Once you have done this one time, you will have the names to copy and paste throughout the year for all sorts of Smartboards including attendance, lunch count, class graphs, etc. There is also a link to my blog to learn how to do screen shots if you want to learn how to ensure names don’t accidentally come ungrouped.

I do custom orders so if you have a special theme or would like me to enter the names for you please email me at smartkinderkids@yahoo.com

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***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Please remember that if you are having technical difficulty grouping, ungrouping, cloning, doing screen shots etc as you start to personalize your files that these are issues you campus technician can help you with or you can email me to help you, however, these are not grounds for leaving a poor feedback. Learning to use Smart Notebook software can be difficult and frustrating at first until you get the hang of it, so please seek out help if you feel something is not working correctly as there is often an easy fix. Thanks!

Please also note – this is a Notebook file for use with Smartboards. I believe there are ways to convert these files to other formats however I do not know how to do this and therefore you would need to ask your campus technician if you are using a different type of board to see if it is compatible.

Leigh Majer

 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Thankful Writing Craftivity”

by Laura Candler

3rd – 7th Grade

 

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Thankful Writing is a lesson plan and a set of printables for teaching students to write a simple expository paper about the things they are thankful for. You’ll find directions for introducing this easy expository format, leading a brainstorming session, and working with students as they complete Thanksgiving essays. The best part is that they can glue their essays into a folder, decorate them, and share them with their families on Thanksgiving Day!

This lesson is newly revised, but it’s still the same basic lesson. If you’ve used it before and like the updates, please leave feedback. Thanks!

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving FREEBIES”

by Mary Bown

1st – 5th Grade

 

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Have a wonderful holiday season!

Mary Bown
“Teach with a Smile”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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