This Geometry Mega Bundle includes 16 sets of task cards about Geometry  and 1 set of 45 Geometry posters! Great posters to display in your classroom! The task cards are a great way to review      Geometry skills or  use for differentiating! This set is available in my TPT store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Believe-To-Achieve-By-Anne-Rozell

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Here are the task card sets included:

✔Angles
✔2D shapes
✔2D Real life shapes
✔2D Memory Game
✔3D shapes
✔3D Memory Game
✔3D Real life shapes
✔Area
✔I Have, Who Has Game 2D
✔I Have, Who Has Game 3D
✔Perimeter
✔Symmetry
✔Types of lines
✔Types of triangles
✔Volume
✔Word Problems (Great for test review)

AND…
✔Set of 45 Geometry Posters!

 

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Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:

✿ early finishers
✿ tutoring
✿ sub tubs
✿ math stations/centers
✿ holiday work
✿ small group
✿ end of unit quick assessments
✿ homework
✿ reinforcement
✿ enrichment

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Here are some other math resources you might to check out:

Light box inserts- Geometry

3rd Grade Daily Math GROWING BUNDLE

Grade 3 Math Bundle

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Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

A unique idea for your classroom economy! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy in which students can learn while they earn! Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs.  There are 96 choices of student job titles. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities. You can use it as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.

Included in the job polka dot resource (Click HERE to view the product):
✓ Examples
✓ Class Jobs Title (4 options)
✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Blank Templates
✓ Job Application (2 Choices)
✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices)
✓ Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates
✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options)
✓ Editable Job Tracker (2 Options)

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Included in the money resource (Click HERE to view the product):
Included in this resource:
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White
✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation)
✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store
✓ Label your money Editable template with tips
✓ Wallet
✓ Coupon Reward Tickets with Editable Template included as a bonus!

There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the back of your money with the template! See the editable version.

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching!
Sally

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management
Editable Open House Invitations
Editable Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint Slideshow

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Argumentative Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 6th-12th

Argumentative Writing Peer Editing Checklist CCSS Aligned for Grades 6th-12th

The 3 peer editing checklists are very detailed (for a 5, 7, & 9 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.

<strong>Included in this resource:</strong>
✓ How I Use This Resource
<strong>5, 7, &amp; 9 Paragraphs (with and without CCSS Listed)</strong>
✓ Peer Editing Checklist – Half Pages
✓ Peer Editing Checklist – Full Pages
✓ Terms of Use
✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit

*Peer edits for students to share and learn from each other.
*It’s a very detailed checklist.
*For a 5, 7, &amp; 9 paragraph argumentative essay.
*Checklists are full &amp; half page PDF format.
*Can print checklists front and back to save on paper.
*Practical and easy to understand checklist for teachers and students.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-12.6 by having students research the Internet and type up the essay to implement technology for a cross-curricular assignment.
*Add CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-12.7 &amp; W.6-12.8 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.
*6-12th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*Peer Edit Checklist: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.1,W.6-8.4,W.6-8.5

<strong>The way I use this resource…</strong>
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 a topic that is relevant, relatable, and the reasons are researchable is chosen.
Then 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. Depending on the class, I may start the school year off by requiring a 5 paragraph essay and work our way up to a 7 paragraph.
Happy Teaching!
Sally


Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

Classroom Economy: Jobs, Bucks (Label Your Money), & Reward System

 

A unique idea for your classroom economy! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy in which students can learn while they earn! Students will take ownership in the classroom with jobs. There are 96 choices of student job titles. It’s a great way for you to manage your students’ responsibilities. You can use it as a clip chart, on library pockets, or add magnetic tape.

Included in the job polka dot resource (Click HERE to view the product):
✓ Examples
✓ Class Jobs Title (4 options)
✓ Color Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Color Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Black and White Job Header with Description Cards (96 Job Choices)
✓ Blank Templates
✓ Job Application (2 Choices)
✓ Job Tracker (2 Choices)
Editable Job Header and with Description Card Templates
✓ Fillable Job Application (2 Options)
Editable Job Tracker (2 Options)

There are black and white versions to save on ink. There are editable templates to create your own job and change the wording on a current job. See the editable version.

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Included in the money resource (Click HERE to view the product):
Included in this resource:
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White
✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation)
✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store
✓ Label your money Editable template with tips
✓ Wallet
Coupon Reward Tickets with Editable Template included as a bonus!

There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the back of your money with the template! See the editable version.

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching!
Sally


Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

 

This tracker allows a student to set behavior or task goals each day. It is editable to enter the goals/tasks and change them as needed. There are 6 choices of half page with 5 goals/tasks focus or one full page by schedule. The reward or incentive can be typed underneath the tracking box. I’ve also included goal/task ideas to copy and paste.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers for Classroom Management BUNDLE

Included in this Resource:
✓ Examples
✓ How I use This Resource
✓ 6 Half Pages Editable Goal/Task Tracker
✓ 1 Full Page Editable Tracker by Schedule
✓ Behavior Book Cover/Back Page
✓ 4 Choices of Pages for Behavior Notebook

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and tables cannot be edited.

I’ve also included the behavior book which can be used simultaneously. I suggest to use the behavior book for extreme or serious behavior incidents. I try not to overuse the behavior book.

Happy Teaching!
Sally


Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 – 8/30/17

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!


In addition, if you’re a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) that would like to join the Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 team, click here to get more information about joining TBOTEMC.  Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, as I’d be happy to help in any way possible.

By Sally Hansen – Purposeful Plans 

Back to School; Grades PreK-6

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.  The product includes the following: Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices), Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices), Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years, Parent Communication Sheet, and a Behavior Class Tracker.  Be aware that you must have Microsoft Powerpoint to edit.

  

By A Teacher’s Teacher

ELA; Grades 7-11

Are your students going to read (or maybe even finishing up reading) Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? Would you like a straight-forward prompt to assess students’ ability to think critically while also citing text evidence? If so, this is the item for you!  It comes complete and ready to hand out to your students. Just print off the PDF, add in the due date by hand, and you’re ready to go to the copier! If you’d rather edit the document in any way, you also will receive the Microsoft Word (.docx) version to make any changes you’d like.

By Susan Berkowitz

Speech Therapy; Grades K-4

Using storybooks in speech and language therapy allows us to target meaningful vocabulary and language objectives within the context of literature and well-constructed narratives. This book, “They All Saw A CAT” is great for building descriptive language skills and talking about point of view. It is a lot of fun to help kids see how the cat is viewed by each of the other animals – bigger, smaller, mean, furry.  Included in the project is a lesson plan for multiple days’ worth of activities. Use the book for up to 4 sessions; Matching cards for playing a Memory-type game; match the animal with how it saw the cat; 3 matching worksheets for matching the animal with how it saw the cat; Mix & match puzzles; and much more.  See the full details on the product page!

All Subject Areas; Grades PreK-6

Integrate geography, math, and writing activities using Edith Baer’s book, This Is the Way We Go to SchoolStudents learn about the different ways kids around the world go to school, and use a world map to locate each place. The class creates a tally chart and a bar graph to show how they all get to school. Questions for analyzing the data are included. Students complete a descriptive writing prompt sharing a new way to get to school – fun for sharing and/or making a class book.

By Kamp Kindergarten

ELA/Reading; Grades K-1

Get inviting literacy centers for your learners to practice reading color words. There are 80 clothespin clip cards with a color word and a choice of three pictures printed on each card. Learners read the word and clip a clothespin to the picture of that color object. You may use all the cards, select the cards that address specific color words for your lesson, or select the cards that best meet your learners’ needs. These cards are great for morning tubs, early finishers, literacy centers, and take home practice. The following color words are addressed in this packet: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, black, pink, and white. Please Note: How colors print often varies on individual printers. The free preview has a printer test page included that has a sample of each color from the graphics used in the packet. You may download the preview and print that page to determine how the colors will print on your printer before purchasing the resource. 

As always, I encourage comments below and any ideas or suggestions by tweeting me @ATeachersTeach or contacting me via e-mail.

A Teacher’s Teacher

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Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons for Classroom Management FREEBIE

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Coupon Reward/Incentive Tickets/Coupons for Classroom Management FREEBIE

Free rewards for your students! Coupons are a great way to encourage positive behaviors in the classroom. 20 black and white tickets on individual pages and an editable template are in a separate package.

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side with Editable Portions
Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions – Mini-Polka Dot (Editable)
Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management
Editable Open House Invitations
Editable Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint Slideshow


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Editable Open House Invitations are perfect for parents!

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Opinion Writing Rubrics & Graphic Organizers CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

Opinion Writing Rubrics & Graphic Organizers CCSS Aligned for Grades 3rd – 5th

7 writing rubrics with student self-assessments (for a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. There are 18 rubrics in all to include the extra credit variation. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Rubrics are created with variation. 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
✓ 12 Outlines/Graphic Organizers
✓ 2 Posters
✓ 1 Key Word List
3, 4, 5, & 7 Paragraph:
✓ Basic Rubric 1 – Without Extra Credit
✓ Basic Rubric 2 – With Extra Credit
✓ Basic Rubric 3 – With Extra Credit & Parent Signature
4, 5, & 7 Paragraph:
✓ Advanced Rubric 4 – Without Extra Credit
✓ Advanced Rubric 5 – With Parent Signature
✓ Terms of Use
✓ Graphics and Fonts Credit

*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 opinion 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.
When filling out the rubric, simply circle the number(s) the student(s) earned. The outline and graphic organizers are an optional teaching tool to help the students organize their thoughts. Depending on the class, I may start the school year off by requiring a 3 paragraph essay then work our way up to a 7 paragraph essay.
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.
Additionally, there is a student self-assessment included. This is a good tool to help students understand how they are being graded and reflect on his or her own writing. The self-assessment should be completed after the peer editing checklist if it was purchased.
When the class is ready (score 80% or higher), I introduce the advanced rubric to step it up a notch. The thesis statement is used in the advanced rubric. If needed, students can still use the basic rubric for their level for individualized instruction.
Furthermore, there are 18 rubrics in all (basic and advanced) for 3, 4, 5, and 7 paragraph essays. You can choose with or without extra credit. The way I use the parent signature for extra credit is that the parent can sign anywhere on the paper or rubric. I let parents and students know to look over their child’s paper and write directly on the final copy to fix any errors. There is only one rubric in basic and advanced that has the parent signature because it may not work for your classroom.
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

 

 

 

 


Classroom Economy Wallet for Cash FREEBIE

Classroom Economy Wallet for Cash FREEBIE

There are different choices of wallet patterns or black and white. They can be used with classroom money or tickets. Laminate them for durability.

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side with Editable Portions
Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions – Mini-Polka Dot (Editable)
Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management
Editable Open House Invitations
Editable Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint Slideshow

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Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

Editable Welcome Back to School Night/Open House/Meet The Teacher PowerPoint

This Editable Back to School/Open House PowerPoint has 33 pages of customizable content! It’s a huge time saver for back to school planning. Slides can be added or deleted as needed.

You might be interested in the Editable Open House Invitations

Included in this Editable PowerPoint Resource:
✓ Title Page
✓ Contact Info
✓ Meet the Teacher
✓ Teaching Beliefs Introduction
✓ Daily Schedule
✓ Snacks and Drinks
✓ Birthdays
✓ Donations
✓ Take-Home Folder (2 Slides)
✓ 1st Grade Homework
✓ 2nd Grade Homework
✓ 3rd Grade Homework
✓ 4th Grade Homework
✓ 5th Grade Homework
✓ Reading
✓ Optional Math Homework
✓ Homework
✓ Grading
✓ Missing Assignments
✓ Late Assignments
✓ Technology
✓ Expectations for Behavior
✓ Behavior Clip Chart
✓ Behavior Card Chart
✓ Rewards
✓ Background Clearance
✓ Field Trip
✓ Volunteer Opportunities
✓ Absences
✓ Supplies
✓ What Parents can do
✓ Questions
Editable Word Doc & PPT: Parent Volunteer Sign-up Sheet
Editable Word Doc & PDF: Parent Sign-In Sheet

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Great K-2 stories for the transition back to school – and $100 TpT gift card giveaway!

Tried and true stories for the transition back to school: K-2

 

Looking for some tried, tested and true picture books to help little ones through the back to school transition? There’s no better way than to show them examples of others who have been there, felt the anxiety and learned how to manage it! Here are the the stories I go back to year after year for their familiarity, upbeat rhymes and modeling for kids.

(Be sure to click enter the $100 gift card giveaway! The link is at the bottom of the page!)

 

Stories with well-known characters:

Franklin Goes to School: Franklin is up early preparing for his first day of school, and feels increasingly nervous between breakfast, the school talk on the bus, and arrival.  A great story about how we can be different in many ways, yet the same in others, and therefore not alone.

In Froggy Goes to School, students enjoy experiencing Froggy’s first day of school along with him, as his teacher, Miss Witherspoon, gently guides him through reading his name, paying attention, staying in his seat and taking turns speaking.

The Berenstain Bears Go to School begins with Back-to-School shopping, and an encounter with Too-Tall and his gang leaving Sister Bear fearing the third grade. Momma Bear thinks a trip back through the photo album to when Sister Bear started kindergarten is in order, but she is still skeptical! A great story to encourage trying new things!

 

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Rhyming Books:

These stories boast upbeat language and rhythm along with a humorous look at the preparation and jitters associated with starting school. With colorful pictures to draw kids in and laughter to ease tension, they are great picks for putting everyone at ease.


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Great books for easing anxiety:

These are the encouraging, warm-fuzzy books when subtle just isn’t quite enough.

The Kissing Hand is a sweet story of a mother Raccoon reassuring her child that has comforted millions suffering with separation anxiety over the past twenty years.  Older sibling wisdom gives I Am Too Absolutely Small for School its authenticity while Llama Llama Misses Mama offers the reassurance that parents do return at the end of the day to pick up their children.


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 Here’s a fun playlist for your listening center!

 

Back to School stories playlist free on ThatFunReadingTeacher.com

 

Do you have some favorite stories to recommend? Please share in the comments!

Related:

 

Feelings stories for children - When I feel anxious

 

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Thesis Writing Poster

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Thesis Writing Poster

 

Product Description

As any English teacher can tell you, the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. It defines the arguments and orients the reader. Unfortunately, many students have difficulty with the thesis statement. This is why I have created the “7 Steps to Writing an Effective Thesis Statement” poster.

The poster is a step by step guide on how to write the thesis starting with selecting a topic the student understands and walks them through the process until the end.

I am making the poster available in different formats for facility of use in the classroom: 

– The first format measures 70 cm (27.6 inches) (easy printing) PDF
– The second format measure 97 cm (38.2) – information can be more easily read from further away (easy printing) PDF
– One smaller poster PDF
– An image format JPEG

You may also be interested in the following resources:

Thesis Writing Activity with PowerPoint Presentation

Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

Teaching The Essay Package

Total Pages
4 different formats of posters
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 & Templates (Editable) for Classroom Management

 

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers for Classroom Management BUNDLE

The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.

Included In This Resource:
✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)
✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)
Editable PPT Calendar Templates for Future Years!
✓ Parent Communication Sheet
✓ Behavior Class Tracker

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art (theme for each month) and tables cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Behavior Clip Chart (Editable) for Classroom Management

This set contains EDITABLE behavior clip charts to change the behavior terms. There are 7 background choices to go with most classroom themes. Also, there are full and half page choices to meet your classroom needs. The “Ready To Learn” has a 2 page option. Also included are examples, award certificates (in color and black & white), award bracelets in color, parent introduction letter, parent contact form, and a behavior class tracker. A clip chart is a fantastic way to positively promote and manage student behavior in the classroom.

You might be interested in Editable Behavior Clip Chart, Calendars, Awards, & Trackers-Classroom Management BUNDLE
You may also be interested in the uneditable Behavior Clip Chart

Included In This Resource (Saved in the standard resolution of 300 pixels):
✓ How I Use This Resource
✓ Examples
Editable Parent Letter Home
Editable Chevron Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Star Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Mini Polka-Dot Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Mini-Chevron Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Foil Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Water Colors Behavior Clip Chart
Editable Raindrop Behavior Clip Chart
✓ Award Certificates in Color
✓ Award Certificates in Black and White
✓ Award Bracelets in Color
✓ Parent Contact Form
✓ Behavior Tracker
✓ Parent Communication Log
*There is a 600 pixel for the resolution available for download on Dropbox. The information is in the “How I Use This Resource” page.

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and backgrounds cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Superhero Theme Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 (Editable) for Classroom Management

Superhero Theme Behavior Calendars 2017-2018 (Editable) for Classroom Management

 

This set contains EDITABLE calendars for the 2017-2018 school year (August 2017-July 2018) AND templates for future years! Each calendar has editable behavior codes, a place to enter your e-mail address, and label the day if needed. The calendars are in color, black and white, and with regular font. The calendars show Monday-Friday only so it does not confuse the students with weekends.

The behavior calendar provides daily behavior documentation and opens communication with parents. I have my students color in the behavior earned for the day in the square at the end of the day.

Some teachers like the monthly calendar and others prefer to hand out a new calendar on a Monday instead of mid-week. Choose between the monthly calendar or a monthly calendar that is Monday – Friday.

Included In This Resource:
✓ Mon-Fri PDF Calendar
✓ Monthly PDF Calendar (3 Choices)
✓ Mon-Fri Editable PPT Calendar
✓ Monthly Editable PPT Calendar (4 Choices)
Editable PPT Calendar Templates for future years!
✓ Parent Communication Sheet
✓ Behavior Class Tracker

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and tables cannot be edited.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side with Editable Portions
Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions – Mini-Polka Dot (Editable)
Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

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Classroom Reward (Incentives) Cash/Bucks with Math Facts-You Can Label the Money

Classroom Cash!

A unique idea for your classroom money! Many students inevitably fidget with things in the classroom. Why not give them math facts and examples to review at the same time? Implement an original classroom economy so that your students can learn while they earn!

There are black and white versions to save on ink. Also, you can label the back of your money with the template! See the editable version.

Included in this resource:
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash in Color
✓ $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Class Cash Black and White
✓ Math examples and facts for back side of cash (22 Pages for differentiation)
✓ Classroom Pay and Deductions Scale/Classroom Store
✓ Label your money Editable template with tips
✓ Wallet
✓ Reward Coupons with Editable Template included as a bonus!

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and background cannot be edited.

Included math examples are addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts, place value (standard form, word form, short word form, expanded form, expanded notation, digit value, rounding, and decimal expanded form,), and scientific notation. With the different grade level math examples, you can differentiate for a diverse class or use the math examples specific to your grade.

I use the class money for job payment and positive reinforcement. The kiddos love it when I give money for exemplary behavior. And it will set a positive tone in the classroom. Students will take ownership in the classroom. Every minute in the classroom counts!

Happy Teaching!
Sally

You may also be interest in these classroom management products:
Superhero Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side
Superhero Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions (Editable)
Superhero Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Classroom Money with Math Facts on the Back Side with Editable Portions
Class Jobs with Headers and Descriptions – Mini-Polka Dot (Editable)
Classroom Economy (Editable) BUNDLE
Coupon Reward Tickets
Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Mini-Polka Dot Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Behavior Management Bundle
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Monthly Trackers
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) Chart
Superhero Theme Behavior Management (Editable) BUNDLE
Individual Student Behavior Tracker (Editable) for Classroom Management

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Hi from TpT Conference Anaheim 2017!!

Hi, this is Elise Parker and I just joined The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs! I’m having a blast learning a ton here at the TpT Anaheim Conference, and enjoying a great steak dinner with Victoria Leon!

I teach all sorts of social studies classes — world history, U.S. history, government, and economics. To see more about my particular vibe for these subjects, please drop by my blog, TpT Store, and Pinterest boards!

 

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5 Best Takeaways from NCTM’s Annual Conference

Welcome Back Friends!

Last month I was so excited to attend this year’s annual NCTM math conference. The best part—it was in San Antonio, Texas (about 100 miles from me)! Now, while some of you are thinking, “What’s so exciting about that,” I’m thinking 1.) It was a mini-vacay in the middle of the spring semester (Raise your hand if you could use one of those!); 2.) I got the chance to spend time with professors and colleagues who I hardly ever see; 3.) I got to share the same space with some of my math idols. Yes, I totally know that I am a math geek, but I thought that’s what you loved most about me!!

All kidding aside, attending this conference is a big deal. It’s an opportunity to learn from math teachers and authors across the country. Sessions are filled with presentations by people like Jo Boaler, Dan Meyer, Graham Fletcher, Kathy Richardson, and many others. It’s also a unique experience and a chance to hear what other teachers are doing to create strong mathematicians from states across the nation. With this in mind, I want to take this opportunity to share five of my biggest take-a-ways with you.

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One Million = One Thousand

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Read on to find out how one million can actually equal one thousand.

The benefits are enormous and proven!

We all have busy lives, including students, but this is not asking too much.

Many research projects reach the same conclusions. Read about this on the May

Blog Post @ www.readingspotlight.com/blog/

For more information about other research-based information , view Reading Spotlight’s Free Tips:

Why Kids Don’t Read

Choosing Books to Read for Pleasure

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LANGUAGE ARTS IDEAS – Fun Easter phrasing and fluency activities!

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Easter is a great time to have fun with phrasing and fluency with early readers. Grab your bunny ears and check these out!

Use poetry, music and movement!

Remember the Hokey-Pokey song? Years ago I rewrote it into The Bunny Hop for my Kindergarten students. It works particularly well if modeled and students are given the opportunity to echo it back the first few times before giving them a paper with the text (to color – you’ve got to do the actions!):

 

Click here to grab it free! 
(Black and white version included with it – ideal for poetry folders!)
Bunny ear construction is off the charts in the craft center when this song is in season – be ye warned! Everyone wants to be the bossy bunny who gets to say, “Stop!”
Seize teachable moments to model and emphasize phrasing

Certain phrases just belong together, don’t they? All about the seems to be one such phrase.

When Meghan Trainor was singing I’m All About the Bass every time I turned on the radio in 2014,  there was no getting it out of my head.  This Fun, Fluency Reader version practically wrote itself as I drove in to school listening to Trainor’s voice every day.

My students knew the tune instantly. I modeled the first read to them, and we practiced a few phrases in isolation before it was fluent and perhaps a little too fun…

There is a twist on a familiar Fairy Tale in this book that made the kids laugh (but humor is a topic for another day…).

Limitation of liability: It’s all about the Eggs is not recommended for those who are prone to getting songs stuck in their head or with one last nerve.

Encourage oral language beyond one word.

Encourage kids to speak in sentences and phrases by asking questions and modeling answers. Kids mimic the adults in their lives (cringe – I’ve heard my own phrases from the mouths of babes a few too many times, have you?). When hunting for an Easter Egg, asking ‘Where is it?’ may elicit a reply of ‘there’ from a little one, but an adult can follow with the modeling of a phrase or phrases, for example: “Oh, yes, it’s under the chair’ for a gentle teachable moment.

While teaching special education to a student with prepositional language goals on an IEP, one of my students did have Easter egg hunts in my resource room to ‘practice’ for Easter.

What are some of your favorite phrasing and fluency boosters?

Happy Easter everyone!

                





FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON: PAINTING POETRY

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Painting Poetry

 

PAINTING POETRY: CHILDREN’S VOICES

April is National Poetry Month. We hope that you will take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy our Poetry Paintings and find out how we did it@

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Debate with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream- The Battle of the Sexes

Teach BeTween the Lines

Grades 9-12+

Everything you need to teach debate with the Battle of the Sexes in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This Digital Interactive Students Notebook can be easily printed for non-digital classrooms!

This complete unit includes 5 lessons:
1. Introduction to the theme of gender within the play
a. In-depth class discussion questions
b. Mini-debate to engage learners and begin conversations on the
gender battle

2. Crafting arguments- the debate way. Introduce this step-by-step method
for crafting an argument specifically for debate.

3. Crafting counter-arguments- the debate way. Introduce this simple four
point method for crafting a counter-argument specifically for refutation in
debate.

4. Introduction to debate- introduces debate skills to students. Students learn
the why and how of debate, watch several examples, and grade those
debate examples using the assessment tools that will be applied to their
debates as well.

5. Introduction to Public Speaking- a mini-lesson to introduce the most critical
skills necessary for successful public speaking.

Your students will be able to take notes on all of these lessons inside of their Google Interactive Notebook. Students will also be able to prepare for their debate with specific graphic organizers for each step of the preparation process. They will also be able to craft their arguments and counter-arguments inside of this digital document with helpful graphic organizers. Additionally, they will be able to self-reflect on their preparation, their group’s preparation and arguments, and the quality of their own arguments. Rubric is included inside of this document for further self-assessment.

A complete debate scoring guide is included so a ‘winner’ can be determined post-debate.

A complete rubric is included for assessing the quality of each student’s debate skills.

PowerPoint, Word, and PDF versions are included for every document. This unit will be easy to print and teach as well!

41 Pages, 51 Slides.

CCSS Aligned:
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Check out these individual lessons for all things Shakespeare!
Theme Analysis in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Literary Analysis with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Character Analysis with A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Student Interactive Notebook for A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Complete Study Guide

Save money and get four additional lessons with: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Unit Bundle!!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Complete Unit BUNDLE!

Teaching Macbeth?
Theme Analysis &Thematic Literary Response Essay in Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Literary Analysis with Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Character Analysis with Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Introduction to Shakespeare:
Engaging and Collaborative Introduction to Shakespeare


Teachers Pay Teachers Sale and a Ten Dollar Gift Card

Happy February!

Ground Hog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, National Children’s Dental Health Month, and African American History Month.  Did I forget anything?  Whew!  It’s a busy month!  Fortunately, at the Teachers Pay Teachers website, educators have access to thousands of resources on all the topics I’ve mentioned.  Teachers Pay Teachers is having a sale on February 7th and 8th.  They’re just a few hours left to take advantage of the sale.  Use the code:  LOVETpT to get a discount on everything that you purchase.  Don’t forget to press the APPLY button when you enter the code at checkout.  In addition discount code, everything in my SHOP will be 20% off during the sale!

More good news!  I received a TEN DOLLAR gift card from Teachers Pay Teachers.  I can use the gift card to promote my business.  One lucky educator will receive the gift card good toward items at Teachers Pay Teachers.  I want YOU to have a chance to win!  Please visit the blog post HERE to enter.  The contest ends on February 14th, 2017 so don’t delay!  I don’t have many any entrants so your chance to win is high!  TBOTEMC boasts that is has THOUSANDS of page views so I’m hoping for entries!That’s all for now!

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January Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s 2017 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 teacher entrepreneurs, 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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Is Vacation Over Already?

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I don’t know about you, but at one time, it was a real downer for me to return to school after vacation. Stress was my middle name, I’d spend time worrying what I was going to teach, wondering about the lessons I’d have to reteach and thinking about that parent meeting scheduled after vacation. I’d get really bummed out the day before until I learned a few tricks I’d like to share.

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Gifts of the New Year

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Some gifts you can share with students this month.

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(Star)bursting for Rocks!

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Party accessories make setting New Year’s goals the perfect connection to a healthy, whole student.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Prompts

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

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Make Math FUN this Winter!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

Engage your students with these Winter 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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What is ACC?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Do you know exactly what AAC is? Here is an informative post to help guide you.

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Tech Talk – The Online Subscription Dilemma

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those who Love Teaching

Stop worrying about how to pay for online subscriptions for your classroom.

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Fact or Fantasy? Organization 101 for Teachers

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

A humorous exploration of systems organization in an elementary classroom. This post explores ways to organize and support word study.

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Check out these blog posts from other teachers in our collaborative.


Free Visual – Teaching the Essay

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Teaching the essay - Visual

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This is a creative visual to help students understand the importance of constructing the essay. By comparing the essay to a house, students are able to understand the importance of the thesis statement as the foundation of the essay, the arguments as the supporting walls, and the conclusion as the roof.
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Ten Dollar Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

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Happy December!

In my LAST POST, I mentioned a giveaway on a post from my own blog for a ten dollar Teachers Pay Teachers gift card.  “Tori” is the winner of the giveaway.  She has an extra ten dollars of spending money or she can give the code to another teacher as a gift.

I am happy to announce that I am running ANOTHER GIVEAWAY for the same prize!  This contest has a very easy requirement and you don’t need to follow anyone to enter!  The giveaway ends on December 15th and the winner will be announced that same evening.  This way, the lucky winner will have the code to use while we’re still within the Christmas season!  Of course, he/she can keep the gift card for later use because Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards NEVER EXPIRE!  Click on the word CONTEST to enter the giveaway.

That’s all for now!

Molly McMahon, Lessons by Molly

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Ten Dollar Teachers Pay Teachers Giveaway

Hello readers!

I hope you are enjoying the CYBER DAYS sale over at the Teachers Pay Teachers website.  It ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 29th.  Everything at my shop is 20% off until then.  Use the promo code:  CYBER2016 to get an additional savings.  Don’t forget to hit the “APPLY” button when you go to check out.

I’m having a GIVEAWAY at my blog!  A ten dollar Teachers Pay Teachers gift card is up for grabs.  Use it to buy items at the website or give it to a teacher.  It’s the perfect gift for every educator.  There’s just one question you’ll need to answer to enter the contest.  You’ll know the answer to it!  Answer question two to get an additional entry to the contest.  It’s something you won’t want to forget to do when you go through check-out on Teachers Pay Teachers today.  Click on the image shown to go to the contest.

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