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February Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from Field Trips and ELA and reading ideas, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs
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 Adding more to the air than love this February.
 

Ya Gotta Love Field Trips or Not!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 
I was inspired to write this blog post after listening to my 3 podcast buddies tell about their Field Trip Follies: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, on our podcast, We Teach So Hard. I, too have stories to tell. So pull up a chair, sip some wine and read on… 

Black History Month Celebration
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

 Showcase your students’ learning with a black history month celebration. Show your students learning creatively, inviting parents along the way. 
 

Design a Monster: A Makerspace Activity
By Laura Cripe of Under One Roof 

 Makerspace activities are all the rage these days. Learn how my kids used our makerspace to design and create their own Halloween monster. This is the perfect activity for elementary students who are too excited about Halloween to do any kind of regular school work.
 

How to Choose Between Eager of Anxious
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

 Be sure to say what you mean when choosing between “eager” and “anxious.”

 
 Writing with Colors
 I’ve found that using colors when writing on the whiteboard can be helpful in multiple ways. Colors can be used to create associations in the minds of learners, and the more you repeat the same method of color usage, the more those associations will strengthen in the learners’ minds. Using these associations, students are quicker to find mistakes or identify what they’re supposed to do.
 
Is Dyslexia a Gift?
 Can dyslexia be considered a gift? Read this post before you decide.
Put Your Heads Together to Brainstorm
Brainstorming can be an intimidating and daunting task for many students.  It’s hard for young writers to come up with ideas for a topic without having a lot of life experience.  It is necessary to brainstorm WITH your students in the beginning, then gradually hand over the responsibility to students once you have taught them strategies and skills to use.
 
Valentine Tabletop Decoration Gift for the Family
 Your older elementary(gr.4+) can make this beautiful Valentine tabletop decoration gift for their family. Part construction/part craft, the kids will enjoy making this project. It even lights up.  
Differentiation in the Classroom
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Differentiating in your classroom can be a lot easier than you may think. Learn five easy ways to differentiate in your 4th through 8th grade classroom and help all students succeed.
 
 

By Lisa Robles of LisateachR’s Classroom

  Here’s your go-to for some Valentine’s help!!
 

3 Questions to Get You Through Teacher Evaluation Season
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs 

 It’s that time of year…You’re going to be observed and evaluated. What will you teach? Sometimes, it feels like a dog and pony show. These 3 questions will help you authentically reflect on your growth.

 

 Tried & True Bookmaking: Pop-Up Book

 By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Here’s an oldie but a goodie: the pop-up book. Kids (and adults) never get tired of making these because there are so many options for creativity.
 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Valentine’s Card Freebie”

by A Series of 3rd Grade Events

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like a Valentine freebie! These adorable teacher Valentine cards were created with graphics from TpT’s very own Graphics From the Pond. I hope you enjoy them!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “German Brag Tags – Deutsche Lobkärtchen – Valentinstag”

by Learn German With Fun

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

German Brag Tags are great to show your students, that you valuable their efforts.
There are 6 different Valentine Brag Tags in beautiful colour.
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Diese deutschen Valentinstag-Lobkärtchen eignen sich hervorragend, um deinen DaF-Schülern zu zeigen, dass du ihre Bemühungen würdigst.
In diesem Produkt sind 9 verschiedene farbige Kärtchen enthalten. 

Lies mehr zum Thema Loben hier:

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Check out my other German products. For example:

German Writing Prompts for Kids:

German- 10 Creative Writing Templates- 10 kreative Schreibideen


State your Opinion- 22 Sage deine Meinung 


Finish the Story- 11 Beende die Geschichte


Pick a Topic- 21 schreibe über ein Thema


write a Short Story- 15 schreibe eine Kurzgeschichte

I Have- Who has?

Animals- “Ich habe…Wer hat…? Tiere”l


Verbs- “Ich habe…Wer hat…? Verben”


School- “Ich habe…Wer hat…? Schule”


Fruits&Vegetables- “Ich habe…Wer hat…? Obst&Gemüse”


Food- “Ich habe… Wer hat…? Lebensmittel”


Clothes- “Ich habe… Wer hat…? Kleidung”

Grammar:

Deutsche Artikel und Genus- German Article


Verben konjugieren- German: Conjugation of verbs


German Grammar – Aktiv und Passiv –

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “As Sweet As Can Be Writing Prompt”

by Abc123is4me

1st – 3rd Grade

As Sweet as Can Be is a writing prompt paper that can be used anytime of the year! I always use it around Valentine’s Day, but can be used in a candy unit or anytime you want your students to write some nice words about somebody else! I have students pick a student in the class and then they give it to them as a gift. No matter who you let them choose to write about, it’s a nice writing assignment for them to to!


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “My Little Book of Love”

by Little Learner Toolbox

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

This Valentine’s Day Little Book of Love, is a fun and simple way to have students write about the people in their life that they love. As they personalize the pages students are encouraged to think about who they love, why they love them and how they feel when they are with them. This would be a sweet valentine for them to share with their loved ones. 

**My Little Book of Love has been updated – please download again to update your book**

Copyright © 2013 Little Learner Toolbox. All rights reserved by author.Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.


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Invisible Valentine

Classroom Magic!

Classroom Magic!  Yes, the heart on this valentine card really IS invisible! Very Clever! Simple! Easy to Make! Great Fun! A perfect lesson in following directions–this Invisible Valentine can be used with ALL ages–as a science experiment or as an exercise in composition of a valentine to someone special. Only white and colored paper, scissors, a stapler, and a pencil are required. Clear directions for use with all ages are included, as well as a wording format to be copied, if desired. Find out how to do it. It’s FREE! Enjoy the smiles! 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie”

by Exceptional Kinders
Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie

This is a 2 player game. Each player takes a game board. 1, 2, or 3 dice are needed for this game. For younger students, roll one die and place the correct number of candies on their heart box. Older students can roll 2 or 3 die and add the numbers together to get the number of candy they should take. When all of the candies are gone, the students count the candy on their game board. The player with the most candy wins. Directions for a subtraction game are also included.

Common Core Standards:
K.CC.1 Count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
K.CC.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g./ by using matching and counting strategies. (Include groups with up to 10 objects.)
1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction
1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

Snowball Fight! A Winter Math Game Freebie
Decorate the Christmas Tree! A Christmas Math Game Freebie
Count the Spiders! A Halloween Math Game Freebie
Get Ready for School! A Back to School Math Game Freebie
Collect the Easter Eggs Game Freebie
St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold Game Freebie

Thank you for viewing my Valentine Candy Math! A Valentine’s Day Math Game Freebie. I hope you enjoy it! 
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Carolyn – Exceptional Kinders

Resources
Fonts by: Clip Art by Carrie @ C&C Teach First, www.ccteachfirst.blogspot.com and Kimberly Geswein Fonts, http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kimberly-Geswein-Fonts
Graphics by: Cara’s Clips, http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Cara-Taylor-8656


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Valentine Math and Reading Activities”

by Shari Beck

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

SIGHT WORDS ** NUMBER RECOGNITION ** INITIAL SOUNDS

This free packet of adorable Valentine Math and Reading Activities will provide fun and excitement for your PreK-2nd grade classes. In the sight words Valentine heart puzzle, students will color various site words from the Common Core a specified color. On the number recognition activity, students will connect the numbers from 1 to 20 in a dot to dot that produces a Valentine heart. On the initial sounds activity, students must identify the initial sound of the given picture and write it in the box to produce a secret message of “Be My Valentine”.

While the free packet contains 3 activities to give you a sample, the same concepts are extended with 6 more activities in another Valentine packet. Please be sure to check out my store for the Valentine packet containing: sight words (different from the ones in the free activity, letter and number recognition, shapes Bingo, addition, ending sounds, and ordering numbers.


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Valentine Flower Glyph and Craft”

by Growing Smart Readers

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Free Valentine Fun–Three ready to print activities!
Use the template for the craftivity, but there’s opportunity for students to personalize this and add uniqueness to it.

Students love reading conversation candy hearts. They enjoy writing their own messages, too! This set calls for a little conversation fun. 

Good Skill Practice for:
1. Reading
2. Following written directions using the flower glyph
3. Vocabulary usage with words: center, right, left, top, bottom
4. Fine motor skills, such as cutting and pasting, writing
5. Spelling long vowel silent e words, and ee, ea words for students who are at this level. (3rd activity has to do with writing words from the word “Valentine”.)

Here are the 3 main activities in this freebie: 
1. Flower Glyph Pages: follow directions, color, and show data 
2. Make a flower craft (patterns included)
3. Spell words using the letters in the word “VALENTINE”. 

It’s also easy fun for fast finishers, homework and independent workers, and if you need something for the substitute teacher.

If you have a question, please to the Ask a Question tab (right here on my store page) before leaving feedback. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “{FREE!} Valentine’s Day Bookmarks – I LOVE To Read! Just Print, Cut, and Gift!”

by Blair Turner

1st – 6th Grade

These free Valentine’s Day Bookmarks make a fun and easy gift for your students. Just print and cut! You can punch a hole in the top and use a ribbon for added cuteness. 

The bookmarks are printed 4 to a page – there are 4 pink designs, and 4 red designs. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Click HERE to check out my other Valentine’s Day resources!

© Blair Turner 2014


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “*FREEBIE* Heart Frame”

by Sparkle in Second

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Here’s my first digital clip art product I created, and I am giving it to all of you! I love it, and I loved making it! I am hoping to continue creating more frames! Please leave feedback! Thanks!
Jamie Paino 

*For Personal & Commercial Use*

Please check out some of my other products!
Biography Template

Foldables

All About Book Packet

Skip Counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s

Foldables and Interactive Notebook MEGA PACK

Place Value Packet


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “CVC Words A and E Valentine’s Day Just in Time One Page Freebie”

by Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

This FREE Valentine’s Day CVC Words A and E resource is perfect for morning tubs, early finishers and bell ringers. Great for small groups and guided reading. Students will cut and paste the pictures onto the correct words.


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FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine Village”

by Ashleigh

2nd – 5th Grade

Have a little fraction fun with this Valentine’s activity! This is similar to my Fraction Avenue, but it has a Valentine’s twist. Students decorate a “Valentine Village” using fractions. There are two versions of this activity to allow for easy differentiation. In one version, students model basic fractions, and in the second version, students must model equivalent fractions.


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January Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s 2019! Time sure flies. We have some great ideas for you in our January
edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these 
creative educators are doing this month.

If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacherentrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here….The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.

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Success Begins with Baby Steps
Are you one of those people who starts the new year with the intention of making goals for yourself but never quite follow through? If you said yes, you’re in the majority, statistics show that only 8% of the people who make goals keep them. Why do so many of us, me included, fail at goal setting?
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Culturally Responsive Teaching
 Is your classroom culturally responsive? This post might surprise you!
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Tried & True Bookmaking: Poof Book
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools 

 There’s nothing like making a book to get students excited! They oooh and aaah, as if it is magic! This blog post is the first in a series: Tried and True Bookmaking. 
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How to Respond to Incorrect Answers
 By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

 Have you ever wondered if there is a helpful way to respond to students’ incorrect answers— a way that will improve not only their comprehension, but also their mindfulness when they are reading and participating in class discussions? Here are some constructive tactics to use in replying to incorrect answers. 

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 How Do Velcro Dots Help to Regulate Behavior
By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile 

 This was a spontaneous last resort behavior mod intervention that was really effective! Whatever works!
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 THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF ZERO, The Exponent- Why Any Number to the Zero Power Equals One
By Vicki Rauch of Scipi 

 Sometimes my college students like to ask me what seems to be a difficult question. (In reality, they want to play Stump the Teacher.) One such infamous question is, “Why is any number to the zero power one?” Find out how I showed them that the answer is always one using patterns.
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 Goal Setting for the New Year: One Word
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

 Be intentional! Choose one word to focus your year.

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 Be My Valentine Treats
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess 

 Here are a free Valentine’s Day lesson idea and a free activity to help your students correct run-on sentences.
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 Hook Your Students in Writing
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans 

The hook isn’t just the attention getter at the beginning of an essay. Get your students interested in the type of essay by playing an activity before you teach!
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Roses are Red: Using Poetry in Reader’s Workshop
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings 

 Poetry + Reader’s Workshop = Common Core & Complex Text! It’s a winning equation. If you’re not using poetry in your reader’s workshop, you’re missing out on some phenomenal learning opportunities. This post is chocked full of ideas to help you incorporate poetry 
into your workshop.
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 5 Easy Ways to Implement Differentiation Into Your Classroom
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing 

 We all want to help every student succeed. Learn 5-easy ways you can start implementing differentiation in your classroom today.
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Child’s Play: Phonics Bingo Games

Perfect Activity for Last Days of School!

Simple to Use!

Great Phonics Review!

Provide extra review of short and long vowels with this Bargain Bundle: Vowels. Includes 24 classroom-tested cards and uncomplicated format with directions. Enjoy the smiles while your students review important phonics fundamentals. All Bingo Games are also available individually in the Reading Spotlight store.

 


February Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from  proof-reading ideas, to ELA to math activities, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. This month, we’re honored to have Daniel with us, as our  guest blogger.
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Navigating Life as a Single Dad
By Daniel of Dad Solo whose guest post can be found at Rainbow City Learning 

Single parents have a difficult job, and even in the best of circumstances, it can be a struggle. Moms have it tough, but so do dads.
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I Dreaded my Third Period Class
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It was cold and blustery outside, one of those days that you just wanted to stay under the covers. But it was only hump day and I had a busy schedule, so I dragged myself out of bed, had my cup of coffee and a piece of toast, jumped into my car and was on my way. 
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Is This Routine? Why Not?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

 

Research tells us that routines are the heart of language and symbbol development. Routines are a sequence of actions or events that are repeated over and over again.
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Add Projects to Your Bag of Tricks!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

Have you ever set a goal to cover everything you are required to teach during the school year?  Many teachers try to meet this goal each year and end up frustrated because we are short on time!  It is very difficult to get everything we are required to teach during the school year, take the cross-curricular approach!
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Improving Class Cooperation
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

 

Wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying, for a courteous and amenable class? Then give students a little nudge toward cooperation and affirmation of each other this month.
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Amazon Alexa in Your Classroom
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Learn about using Amazon Alexa in your classroom.
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Building Understanding, One Brick at a Time
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

 

Getting your hands muddy is a great way to learn! Social Studies is meaningful when students experience content learned.
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How to Select Books for Your Classroom Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

 

Read five essential tips for finding “just right” books for your classroom book clubs. The books you choose are crucial to running successful classroom book clubs.  
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The Fine Motor Advantage
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

What does research tell us about the impact of fine motor skills on early academics?
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FREE Solve It! February Sampler Pack

Want to bring a little Valentine’s Day fun to your classroom? 

Developing solid critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the early grades is essential to support higher-level mathematics in the later ones.This February-themed sampler pack includes 4 problem solving and critical thinking tasks that represent tasks from my Solve-It! series: traditional problem-solving scenario, number clue puzzle, weight logic, and logic puzzle. In addition, a solution guide is included for your convenience.
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Solve It! February Sampler” pack. 
Want to know more? 

Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website (or click the image below) to read about how to celebrate the season with a week of Valentine’s Day Math Starters. Find it here!

 

 
Enjoy!

Valentines and Adjectives: Little Love Letters

Improve vocabulary and classroom cooperation

Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time!

So much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines!

Little Love Letters includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of many adjectives that explore character traits. It improves word power while also serving as written prompts for the personal Valentines.  The notes themselves give students a little nudge toward class cooperation and affirmation.  Complete, clear, and simple instructions and forms for busy teachers are added.

You might also be interested in another unique Valentine activity from the Reading Spotlight Store:

An Invisible Valentine Card

Yes, it really is invisible!

Enjoy the smiles!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Valentine Writing {FREE}”

by Growing Smart Readers

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Have students write a thank you for being a friend, or a letter to tell someone why they are special. Writing a Valentine letter is a great alternative to a store-bought card.

Make it ANY day letter writing, Not just Valentine’s Day!
These brief letter template letters are versatile and applicable for ANY day to write and send.

They are not necessarily Valentine specific! But the bows and hearts do make it a Valentine-theme.

There are just a few lines for the body, but that’s so the kids just get the gist of the parts of a letter.

* 1 page for “parts of a friendly letter”
* 3 letter writing frames (with sentence stems)
* 6 stationery pages (no words) with lines for the 5 parts of a letter.
* Some have colored graphics, some are black and white.

Great for struggling writers who WANT to write, but have difficulty getting started.

Include in your writing center–Or teach the parts of a friendly letter, and hand this out for homework.

Younger children may even want to write a letter to a favorite stuffed toy! 🙂 Great practice even if they do not send their letters!

Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if this was just what you were looking for!

Also, if you like this, you may want to check out these:

Valentine Heart Friends
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Friendly Letter Writing
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Thank you for your interest!
Karen

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Valentine Monster Clipart”

by Elementary Creations

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

 

 

FREEBIE!! This will be free for this weekend only!
These are fun and colorful monster clipart that can be used for Valentine’s day. You can use them for personal or commercial use. There are 5 silly monsters plus there BW set for a total of 10 monsters. All graphics are saved in a PNG format and have high resolution. If you distribute the graphics for a fee or for free I do ask that you give credit back to me. Simple add my store logo or my link to your product.
Thank you for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave me feedback, so you can get your TPT credit!!
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FREE Valentine’s Day Weight Logic Pack!

 

 

Want to bring a little Valentine’s Day fun to your classroom? 

Developing solid critical thinking and problem solving skills in the early grades is essential to support higher-level mathematics in the later ones. This pack provides three holiday-themed weight logic puzzles that are sure to engage your students’ strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
This holiday pack includes 3 sets of weight logic puzzles. Each set includes:
• a blackline master for student use
• a solution guideTo complete each puzzle, students use their strategic thinking skills to determine the value of each symbol based on the weight on each scale.
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Valentine’s Day Weight Logic” pack. 
Want to know more? 

Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website and check out my Solve It! Friday page where you can find a new task, similar to the one above, each week. You can even get free access to my library of nearly 100 problems. Find it here!

 

 
Enjoy!

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Valentine Cards {FREEBIE}”

by Innovative Teacher

Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

Make Valentine’s Day memorable with these cute and easy to use Valentine Day Cards. Included are 6 hearts that your students can cut out, color, and practice writing their friends names on them. Then exchange for Valentines.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Valentine Card”

by Barnett’s School House

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

Here’s something a little different for all you TpT sellers out there! Enjoy this funny, yet perfect Valentine Card for your special someone. If you truly enjoy sitting side by side and scrolling through your phone, then this card will be perfect!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

– 2 Jpg files 5×7 and 8×10 format
– 1 PDF file
– high-resolution: 300 dpi for perfect printing quality

YOU MAY:
-use this for your significant other
-share this on your blogs with a link back to my store

These designs are copyrighted by Barnett’s School House, you may not resell, redistribute or share these templates in whole for any reason.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!!

As always, please ask any and all questions prior to purchasing!

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine’s Day Color by # *FREEBIE*”

by Josie’s Place

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy this color by number for Valentine’s Day. Stop by my store for other free color by numbers and follow for more freebies.

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You might be interested in taking a look at my entire EDITABLE Collection for your classroom organization and labeling needs:

ULTIMATE EDITION EDITABLE Labels Bundle & Save!
EDITABLE MEGA Labels
EDITABLE Labels in Solid Colors- 30 colors to choose from!
EDITABLE Labels
Math Labels For Your Manipulatives * Editable Option Included
BACK TO SCHOOL EDITABLE Class Signs, Labels, Word Wall & Cards, Desk tag & More in Chevron
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Create your own posters, signs, anchor charts and more! Editable
Monthly EDITABLE Newsletters
Class Job Posters EDITABLE
EDITABLE Class Signs
EDITABLE How Do I Get Home? Dismissal Tags, Charts and Notes 
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FREE MISC. LESSON – “FREE Valentine’s Day Center Activities {Short/long vowels and math}”

by Geaux First Grade

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

Have fun this Valentine’s day with love letter sorts. There is a sort for ELA and one of Math.

ELA- Sort long and short vowel words. Also includes a recording sheet.

Math-Sort greater than, less, addition, subtraction, tens, and ones into whether it is true or false. Also includes a recording sheet.

 

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Valentine’s Day FREE”

by Teacher Tam

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

FREE! Valentine’s Day Patterns and Skip Counting. Your littles will enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day AND processing pattens and skip counting with this 5-page FREEBIE! It includes 2 pages of pattern coloring and 3 pages of skip counting. Students will color the Valentine’s Day items in patterns such as AB, AABB, ABC, and more. They will fill in the blanks to skip count by 2s, 5s, and 10s.

 

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “Valentine’s Day Reward Coupons”

by Lisa Frase

Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

This file contains 12 different reward coupons for Valentine’s Day. Tuck a coupon in your student’s Valentines!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Roll a Story : Valentine’s Day”

by Little Learner Toolbox

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

 

 

Roll a Story is a great activity for engaging students and inspiring them to write! This a low prep activity will fill your students with creative ideas working individually or as part of a group. There are so many story possibilities decided with the roll of the die!

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Simply photocopy the sheets and provide a die (or several if you have several kids doing the activity) and you’re ready to go! It’s so easy to set up Roll a Story in your classroom!

This Roll A Story pack included two different options for each sheet, so you can choose what best suits the needs of your students.

This pack includes:
– Choose from A Roll Story Sheet with/without character pictures, or without.
– If your students are eager for an additional challenge there’s an ‘Extra Story Element’ they can roll and add to their story.
– Two different planning sheets are included (with and without the extra story element)
– And a sheet for writing the final story

 

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Valentine Notes for Students FREEBIE

Valentine Notes for Students FREEBIE

Valentine Notes from the teacher to students! The first set of hearts are to give for all students with or without a gift. The second set of hearts for the students who give a gift. As an option, you can put your student’s name at the top and your name on the bottom.

You may be interested in the Birthday Certificates and Brag Tags for Students
You also may be interested in the Thank-You Notes for Students, Parents, and Co-Workers
Check out my End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE at…End of the Year Bookmarks FREEBIE

Included in this resource:
✓ Themed Notes (Valentines): Teacher to Students

Check out my blog at Purposeful Plans for more conferencing tips!

Happy Teaching!
Sally


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!
Sally

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