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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 – 9/13/17

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!


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By A Teacher’s Teacher 

ELA/Writing; Grades 7-10

This three-passage text set is accompanied by an informational prompt regarding the topic of skydiving. It’s a perfect assignment to engage typically apathetic students, as well as those students who are typically successful in your classroom, while still relying on the skills of using the information in the text set.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation. The text set, itself, is 5 pages long.

  

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Math; Grade 3

Are you looking for PowerPoint interactive activities to use with 1 to 1 computer time, blended lessons, and more? Do you need a fun and engaging way for your students to practice multiplication? This Scarecrow themed Interactive Self-Correcting PowerPoint Slide Show with sound may be just what you need. This interactive PowerPoint activity addresses CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 Multiply and divide within 100.  See more details on the product’s page to learn about this great affordable item!

By 2livNlearn

Classroom Management; All Grades

Group your students quickly and easily with these cards! There are a myriad of cards to choose from which can be used in multiple ways. Group in pairs or up to eight students at a time. Included are: Groups of two 21 pairs, Opposites groups of two 18 pairs, Groups of two 10 pairs, Groups of two 14 pairs, Groups of three 6 sets, Groups of four 4 sets and Groups of eight 40 sets.  That makes a total of 320 different cards!  Never have to worry about “randomly” grouping again!

Reading/Social Studies; Grades 3-5

Have students learn about September 11th with this informational text passage while also practicing their reading comprehension skills.  Included in this product are the following: An Informational Text Passage entitled “The Attacks of September 11th,” A reading comprehension Assessment, Student Answer Sheet, Foldable for recording short response, Teacher Answer Key. and Foldable Directions (easy as could be! … no-prep required).  See the full description on the item’s page for a sample video about this terrific product!

By El Jaguar

Spanish; Not Grade Specific

This wonderful “El Grito “Cultural unit is the perfect way to celebrate Sept 16. Mexican Independence Day in your classroom.  The unit addresses the history of the Father Hidalgo in Dolores and his legendary “Grito de Dolores” that started the Mexican Revolution. The unit also describes in detail the reenactment ceremonies done on Sept 15 every year in the Zocalo of Mexico by the President of Mexico. It is a fun unit with wonderful Word Searches both in Spanish and English to reinforce the reading and cognates. Finally a fun coloring activity can be used for Elementary students. You can do it as a class reading and then little ones can just have fun coloring the Sugar Skull on a bed of Roses and doing the English Word Search.  See the item’s page for a full description of what is included for a great price!

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

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 – 8/23/17

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!


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By 2livNlearn 

Back to School; All Grades

You love this Editable Welcome Back Signs Freebie item!  Enjoy these Welcome Back Signs for your classroom door, including being able to edit them to include your name and room number. There are 10 different designs to choose from.  While you’re getting these, check out the other terrific products offered by 2livNlearn!

  

By The Literacy Garden

Reading; Grades 1-3

This unit 2 item working on reading and text evidence provides students with opportunities to analyze and annotate different engaging informational texts through guided practice and text-based questions.  Reading passages cover high-interest topics, including giraffes, bats, owls, lions, and apples. If your not sure about making a purchase, look at the details for this item at the linked page, as their is a free sample to download.  However, I’m confident that you’ll find this product to be another great offering from The Literacy Garden! 

By The Teacher Down the Hall

Math; Grades 4-5

Who doesn’t love Google Interactive Slides? Your students will draw lines to match answers, write in the correct answers, and drag buttons to the correct locations!  With this product, students will: use models to identify numbers; match standard, written, and expanded form numbers; find the value of different digits; and use mental math and place value to add.  Students can then turn in their work electronically by selecting “turn in” after closing their slide presentation. Great for math centers, quiz, extra practice, and even homework!

 

Class Decor: Superhero Supply Labels – $3.00

By Teach to Tell

All Subject Areas; Grades PreK-6

Use these 85 editable labels to label all your school supplies. From stationery to book/notebook shelves, and manipulatives, these labels will do the job. Best of all, these labels come in two different sizes: 3 labels on a portrait-sized page (8.5 in x 11 in) (27 labels) OR 6 labels on a portrait-sized page (8.5 in x 11 in) (28 labels).  Also included are 30 editable labels; all you have to do is type in text box to edit content.  A must have for a heroic new year!

By Kathy Babineau

Life Skills / Speech Therapy; Grades 2-6

Encourage your students to think of logical, appropriate solutions to everyday social and safety situations! Use one or two a day as part of a whole class morning meeting discussion or use multiple cards in short discussions or in a game format!  There are no specific “right” answers to these questions. Encourage your students to think about how to solve everyday issues and justify their responses.  This set contains 40 question cards and an optional board game for optimal student engagement.

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

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April Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s April and so many groovy things are happening this month, Easter, Passover, spring vacation and so much more. Be sure to stop by and see what these teachers are doing in their classrooms and gather some great tips and ideas.

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If You Love Jelly Beans

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Can’t you just smell spring in the air? Daffodils beginning to bloom, Lilac trees starting to flower, and Lilies of the Valley popping up. I just love the aroma. Not only is my birthday in April but it brings us Passover, Easter, and one that you may never have heard of, can you guess? If you said Jelly Bean Day, you’d be right. It’s April 22nd.

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Plan a Portfolio Party

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Plan a celebration for your young writers as they bloom in the Spring!

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April Math FUN!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

Make Math FUN this Spring! These spring math riddles are great for reviewing previous topics or practicing current skills. These riddles can be helpful in your classroom at this busy time of year. (And sneak a little fun into the classroom) I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.

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How Many Ways are Words Related?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Individuals who use AAC need to learn to take a conscious path to the words they need. If they want an apple, they need to think about how to navigate to categories -> to food -> to fruit -> to apple. SLPs can help them learn how to do this.

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6 Tips to Support English Language Learners in Your Classroom

By Kathy Simpson of Sunshine and Lollipops

Do you have English Language Learners in your classroom? If you do…you will want to take a look at this post and discover 6 easy and fun tips to support your ELL students. I am sure you will LOVE #1!

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Apollo 13: The Ultimate STEM Challenges

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

The Apollo 13 mission shows how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome with scientific reasoning and problem solving. Specifically, the carbon dioxide filter fix shows why STEM Challenges are so much more than just “fun.”

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The Magic of a Circle

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Using only a circle, students fold and learn a multitude of geometric terms. This is a fantastic way to teach geometry and for students to experience more than just shapes!

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Increase Engagement and Maintain Rigor-Hands-on Fun in the Upper Grade and Middle School Classroom

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Maintaining student motivation is important during any time of year, but it’s even more crucial when they return from a break. I save several of my “great” activities for those Mondays after a week off.

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Poppies & Pantoums: Poetry Comes Alive with Georgia O’Keefe

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

4th and 5th grade students explore the life of Georgia O’Keefe via a biography and her fabulous artwork. We look closely at the natural world using photographs and author Pantoum poems, a cool poetic form from Malaysia. We recuperate from our testing angst with a poppy craft.

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Painting Poetry: Children’s Voices

By Virginia Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

We hope that you will take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy a slideshow of our paintings of poems. We hope that you enjoy seeing them as much as we enjoyed painting them!

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March Teacher Talk

St. Patrick’s day and so many teacher tried and true ideas are here for you this March. Best yet, spring is next week and the end of the year will be here before you know it.

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  Zen Classroom

  By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

                                                               

Some ideas for bringing peace and calm to your classroom, using practices found in yoga.

 

                                                                           A Disciplined Child is a Happy Child                                                                               

  By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern                                                                  

 I can’t express enough that one of the worst things a teacher can do is to prejudge a class or a student before they even enter the room. Let’s face it, some kids get along better with some teachers than they do with others, so it’s better to listen but with a grain of salt and                                                                                           make your own judgment.                                                                                                         

 

Make Math FUN this St. Patrick’s Day

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun time of year and can break up break up the monotony of the winter months and make way for some fun! I think you will enjoy this limited release of engaging activities for students to use while still sticking with my curriculum. I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.

Harnessing the Wind

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Exploring NGSS physical science with some engineering! A true inspirational story motivate students to apply the engineering process to real life.

Illuminated Angles: Using Medieval History to Classify Angles

 Math doesn’t have to make you or your students cry. This explores one way to make measuring and classifying angles fun while “getting your history and literacy on.” Guaranteed teacher smiles AND student engagement.

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December Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

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


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A Celebration of Values

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

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

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Election Musings in December

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

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

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Make Math FUN this Christmas!

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

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

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

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

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Keeping Your Students Engaged After a Vacation Break

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

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

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MAKING SENSE OF NUMBERS – BEYOND COUNTING

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

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

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Forging Connections By Studying Family

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

Why Studying Family with young children is so important.

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My Top Five Christmas Read Alouds

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

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

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Four Quick Strategies to Check for Understanding

By Shametria Routt of the Routty Math Teacher

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

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Kids Moving for Math

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

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

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

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

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

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Math Lesson – “Common Core Assessments – All 3rd Grade Math Standards!”

By: Thirdgradetriumph

Grades: 3rd (could enrich 2nd graders or be used as progress monitoring RTI for 4th graders).

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Are you tired of searching all over the internet to find quality math assessments that are not only aligned to the Common Core, but can also be used as a progress monitoring tool or an enrichment tool? Well then search no more, because this is the set of assessments for you! These assessments are aligned for the 3rd grade common core, but can also be used to review 4th grade math concepts and to enrich 2nd graders. These are quality assessments that will help you determine if your students have achieved mastery of a particular standard and these assessments will help you differentiate your math instruction too! The progress monitoring graphs included will allow you to keep data on your students progress and you can even manage tier 1 interventions if you use the RTI (response to intervention) model. Answer keys are provided in this product along with two quality assessments for each math standard in third grade.

 

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August Teacher Talk 1

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s August Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully many of you are still enjoying your summer

vacation. Some of you are back to school already, while others are getting your classrooms ready for an exciting new school year. 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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Teaching Tolerance During this Election Season

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I don’t know about you, but this was the first political convention I’ve followed with interest and a great degree of concern. We need to embrace our diversity, to look for the good in each other, and notice the positive things we see happening every day.


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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Some tips for bringing respect back to your classroom.

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Setting Up Your Classroom With Style

This time of year I love to find new ideas to make my classroom functional, yet cute. The way I figure it, I spend more awake hours in my classroom than any other room in my house. So, why not make it visually appealing! Here are some ideas that are functional, yet adorable at the same time.

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5 Teacher Must-haves for Back to School: Working on a Budget

My top five must haves for the classroom teacher!

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Back-to-School Ice Breaker

Do you hate ice breakers? Me too. That’s why I created something a little different for grade 4 – 8 to enjoy!


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Using Productive Struggle to Promote a Growth Mindset

By Shametria Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

“Using Productive Struggle to Promote a Growth Mindset” is the second part of my Summer PD with The Routty Math Teacher blog series. In this four-part series, I define productive struggle, advocate for its purpose and usefulness in the classroom, illustrate how it is reflected in a teacher’s instructional decisions, offer a list of expectations for both students and teachers during productive struggle, provide an opportunity to see productive struggle in action via a Teaching Channel video, and connect productive struggle with growth mindsets. 


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 It’s Back to School Time! Have fun with the Marshmallow Tower Project!

By Mary Moore of Moore Resources

I will be implementing a project the first week of school, “The Marshmallow Tower Project”, shared with me at a Teaching Summit in June. Materials needed are: A box of….


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Using Handwriting Without Tears to Teach Printing

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Most every Occupational Therapist that I have ever met loves the Handwriting Without Tears© [HWT] program to teach handwriting. But not every OT, and many teachers and school districts do not use this program. Why not? I would like to discuss what I have observed about advantages and disadvantages of using HWT. 


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Tips For Teaching The Presidential Election

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching 

Tips for teachers to use while teaching about the Presidential Election.


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What Happens When a Classroom Theme Drives Instruction?

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

When teachers talk about themes, they’re usually talking about classroom decor. But could they be missing out on some real instructional power? Let your themes drive your instruction for the entire school year!

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March Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Welcome to our March Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  We have so many fab things this month from  Women’s History Month to Reading and Math activities, as well as Easter Stem Olympics, there’s even a post on Kite Flying to reward your classes for good behavior. So relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and take a look at what these educators have to say. You’ll be happy you did!

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Lead Like a Girl

Finding positive role models for our students in Women’s History.

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite

  When I taught special needs kids, each month we would do something special for those who earned enough points. One of their favorite activities was to make and fly kites in March. Years later, I was mainstreamed to 6th grade and the children also loved this activity. After they flew their kites, they wrote two papers, one explaining how to make a kite and the other about their experience.

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Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month. Here are some great books to read to your kids!

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Pi Day is March 14th

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

What is Pi Day? Why was March 14th chosen?

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Using Core Words Every Day

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Teaching AAC users to communicate doesn’t take a lot of fancy materials or extra planning. Most of the time it’s as simple as engaging the learner with what he likes to do.

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Fast-Paced Fractions

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

Fraction review is filled with action & movement! Playing Scoot gets students up & moving, while practicing fraction concepts!

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March Into Eggstravagant Math

By M. Moore of Moore Resources

March into an Eggstravagant Math Activity. Enjoy a great activity I’ve completed with First Graders & Middle Schoolers! Every year around spring break I’ve enjoyed executing this wonderful fun egg math activity with my students. There’s minimal prep time and materials for this activity.

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Math Menus

By Shametria L. Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

Menus, a content-focused set of options from which students choose activities and tasks on which to work, are a great way to add some challenge and pizzazz to your everyday mathematics curriculum and can be created for a variety of purposes and designed to include a variety of activities. In this 4-part series, I share four of my favorite math menus that provide instant opportunities for differentiation because students choose which activities they would like to complete based on their own interest and ability levels. Each post describes a different menu, provides examples of how to use it, illustrates advantages and disadvantages, and includes sample work from some of my past students.

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Recharge Your Batteries!

By Megan Bodman of Adventures in Teaching 4th

Get 8 tips for recharging your batteries during the time of year when stress is high!

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Easter STEM Olympics

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Blog post outlines 5 egg-celent Easter-themed STEM challenges that can be modified for use with grades 2-8: Nice Nest, Carrot Carriage, Bean Bind, Basket Bounce, and

 Egg-hanced.

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Increasing Student Time On Task

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Increase student time on task with a few simple yet effective tools.

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Zones of Regulation: Using Visuals for Feedback and Self-Regulation

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Do your children shut down or act out when they hear your voice giving then behavioral cues and feedback?  If so, visual cues can be a lifesaver!

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If This Spells D-E-A-D How Do You Spell Head?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Manipulating sounds in words can be a very difficult task for students who just can’t figure out how the individual sounds go together to make words, and how they can come apart.

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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  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.

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The Proof is in the Pudding, Proof-Reading That Is!

As a veteran English and Social Studies teacher, I’d like to share some effective proof-reading tips that I’ve used to help students improve their writing skills, and to make my life a bit easier.


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Love is All We Need

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Just a little inspiration for building confidence and acceptance in your learning community.

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IMWAYR: Funny Bones

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Have you read Funny Bones? Winner of multiple awards and a great informational addition to your Dia de Los Muertos collection!

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Valentine’s Day STEM Olympics

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Blog post outlines 5 infatuating Valentine’s Day-themed STEM challenges that can be modified for use with grades 2-8. Help Cupid get some target practice, build a tower of love, design the perfect candy container, find the “heaviest” heart, and have a flower frenzy!

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 Cooperative Learning – Bring Core Subjects Together for Student Learning!

By M. Moore of Moore Resources

 Cooperative Learning – Bring Core Subjects Together for Student Learning!

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What Word Does This Say: B-L-E-N-D?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

This is part of a series of posts about phonological awareness and the different steps and skills to teach. This post is about blending sounds and syllables to hear the word.

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Teaching Self-Regulation Skills to Elementary Age Children

By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Finally! A systematic method to teach self-regulation skills to children with sensory, emotional, and behavioral needs. Color coded task cards give students managed choices to learn specific skills that meet their sensory needs and also calm them down, so that they can perform their academic classroom tasks.

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My Funny Valentine: Love Letters by Arnold Adoff

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

A review and glimpse into “Love Letters” poetry by Arnold Adoff. This post also includes a teaching idea for its use in the classroom.

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Robots + Math & Science = Total Engagement

By Megan Bodmann of Adventures Teaching 4th

Get your students engaged in learning by introducing robots into your classroom. They are not only a ton of fun, but you can easily utilize them in your math and science lessons. Find out how easy it is to do!

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Playground Problem = Real Life

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

The Playground Problem is a real-life math challenge! It keep students engaged and practicing their area and perimeter skills in a meaningful way.

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Understanding Fractions: A 6-Part Series

By Shametria Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

Fractions– a single word that deflates the confidence of our most competent students and adults alike. In this series, I share some of the essential fraction understandings that I have developed over the years, including the many math tools you can use to reinforce these essential skills. With that in mind, each of the six posts highlights a fraction tool and activity that can be used to address a specific Common Core Math Standard (with a few printable freebies too). 

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Leveled Math Assessments

By Tammy Roose of Tarheel State Teacher

Do your math assessments encourage a growth mindset? Create an entry point for students who are not yet meeting the standards? Allow above average learners to show they know more than just what’s expected for their grade-level? Find out 7 reasons why I’m committed to leveled math assessments this year! 

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FREE MATH LESSON – Math Addition Game

By:  The Owl Teacher

Grades 1-3

When I first began creating products for Teachers Pay Teachers, I experimented a little with creating some fun, tic-tac-toe math games.  That is where this freebie was born!  (Hence my old Owl Teacher Logo.)

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This is a fun game where students play in pairs practicing their basic addition facts!  Here’s how it works…

Students draws a card and chooses a place to put their designated letter (an X or an O).  Just like tic-tac-toe, students want to get three in a row to win, while blocking and preventing their partner from doing just that.  So in order to place their letter, they must solve the math problem correctly.  Each time a student wins a round, he or she will keep that task card and move on to another.  The student with the most task cards at the end, wins!  Below is an image of four different task cards!

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You can download this entire set of task cards FREE by heading over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store here.

Happy Teaching!

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January Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

                      

Happy New Year 

All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a

healthy, happy and wealthy 2016. May all of your wishes and dreams become a reality.


If you’re interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs and blogging buddies and 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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By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

As a child of the 60’s I remember so vividly that fateful April day in 1968 when Martin Luther King Jr. was brutally gunned down by James Earl Ray. I remember sitting by the television set, just horrified by what I had just witnessed.

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By Mary Moore of  Moore Resoources

ALL IN ONE: Statistics, Probability, Classroom Management, Scatter Plots, Student Engagement, & Graphing!

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By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Help your kids get the most out of waiting in line!

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By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

A simple strategy for activating prior knowledge and gets students to make connections. 

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By Shametria Routt of the Routty Math Teacher

Math stations are one of the current hot button topics for educators and the sessions with the longest lines at any math conference because they are not only fun for students but can be adapted to address a whole host of learning styles– more than we can typically address in a whole class setting. However, using math stations effectively in the classroom can seem like an overwhelming endeavor for beginners. To support those teachers who have been wanting to get started with math stations and to share some of my favorite tips and techniques with beginners and novices alike, this 6-part series features the 5 Ws of math stations: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. 

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By Tammy Roose of Tarheelstate Teacher

Are you ready to harness your greatness in 2016? I’m recommending 3 of my favorite resources for developing new positive habits and being the best you can be! Happy New Year! 

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By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Phonological awareness refers to awareness of and access to the sound structure of language. Spoken words are comprised of strings or sequences of phonemes that signal different meanings. Awareness that changes in these sequences result in changes in meaning is crucial in literacy skills development. If a student cannot conceptualize the order of sounds and syllables in words, he cannot associate the sound units with written symbols.

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By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Books and resources to teach kindness.

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By Kerry Tracy of  Kerry Tracy

If your 4th – 8th grade students are struggling to produce grade-level writing, start here!

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By Tammy DeShaw of The Owl Teacher

Are you looking for some great ideas for teaching about Martin Luther King Jr? This blog post is a great opportunity to still teach your reading common core while teaching about this legend. The great part? A freebie to help you get started is included!

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By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Can you read these letters? Do you know why they are so hard to read? What can we do as teachers to prevent this?

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By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

Keep writing projects from lingering on and on by using a writing scheduler.

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Gifts of the New Year

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning


Now that “the holidays” are over, the decorations are packed away, and the ribbons, bows, tinsel, and paper have been disposed of, many of us think that the huge whoosh of gifting is over. I disagree! January is the perfect time to gift yourself! Here are some gifts that I hope you will lavish upon yourselves during the often cloudy, gray, and chilling days of January!



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Helping Reluctant Readers Find the Magic

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

How can you help your reluctant upper elementary and middle school readers? Check out this veteran teacher’s post on how she helps struggling readers.


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Finding Balance & Doing the Fandango

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Quick! Can you stand on one foot and cross your eyes? Me neither! Find out how this teacher is reclaiming her sense of balance.

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From teaching math to writing to reading to learning how to form letters properly, to celebrating Martin Luther King, you don’t want to miss reading these fabulous blog posts from some awesome educators.


MATH LESSON – Place Value and Rounding Unit

By:  The Owl Teacher

3rd Grade

I love Math Workshop!

Ever since the implementation of reading workshop and writing workshop, I have been hooked!

I love the structure of it and how engaging it is for kids.  Plus, with all these students struggling to focus for long periods of time- it’s perfect for them!

Since most people are relatively new to math workshop, I have created detailed and engaging lesson plans to help teachers implement it in their classroom, without the fear of losing important instructional time while learning all the many other new practices!

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My Place Value and Rounding Unit (Titled Number Sense) is a great unit to start off Math Workshop with!  In this unit, there are 15 days of detailed, scripted lesson plans!  Of course, you are not obligated to utilize the script, it is only there to assist you in becoming familiar with the workshop language.

This unit contains a pretest to help you target the specific needs of your students along with a post test to see how well it went!  Additionally it contains the all important common core vocabulary on cards for your word wall or anytime you need them.

Each lesson contains a warm up activity, a mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice, and a closing!  Of course there are also practice sheets, answer keys, and games to assist your students in learning!

Of course, it’s a hands-on unit, so you can expect lots of concrete activities with manipulatives to help all learners grasp the important common core standards.  Finally, to ensure I meet the various needs in your classroom, each lesson contains intervention suggestions and enrichment options!

This Workshop Unit is DEFINITELY worth it!

Read some of the reviews received so far:

Beth says:  “This product is AMAZING! Not only have you have thought of every single detail, but you have laid it out in a beautiful way that is easy for kids to use and keeps them engaged. Thank you for including visuals like anchor charts for each lesson and vocabulary cards. This will really help the students understand the concepts more clearly. I especially love that you even included scripted lesson plans. They will be really helpful when I have tutors or others pull kids for intensive intervention because it will guide them on exactly what to say! I also appreciate that you included standards for grades 2-4 so that these lessons can both remediate and enrich depending on the needs of the students. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Will you be making more sets for other math standards? (I hope so!)”

Mary says:  “Wow! You have put a lot of time and thought into this unit. It will be wonderful to have something to help me with guided math workshop for my students with special needs. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with 3 groups, but this will help me teach everyone the basic concept and then differentiate to meet their needs!”

You can check out this unit for yourself by clicking here to head on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

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FREE: Math lesson “Multiplication Freebie”

As the school year is winding down before winter break, you are probably looking at just review materials for your little ones!  I imagine if your kiddos are like mine, they are starting to shift around in their seat more and are talking waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much about break- as if they are already on it!  There is no way their brain is going to take in any new material right now!

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So, I created this Holiday Multiplication Math Freebie to review our multiplication facts (because they could really use some extra practice to get those facts down!) that is Christmas based to hold their attention a little as they work on it.

Some of the sheets I have used as morning work or a quick warm up!  I have not only included practice with their facts, but I have also added array practice and story problems!

Head on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to download it FREE!

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Counting by 2s, phrasing, fluency and quotation marks with REINDEER!

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Have you ever noticed how perfectly the Santa’s reindeer and Rudolph stories lend themselves to teaching kids about counting by twos? The reindeer are paired up in the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer song and in Santa’s famous line at the end of the classic story Twas the Night Before Christmas. The teachable moment is just sitting in front us begging to be used!

Perhaps that is why I, That Fun Math Reading Teacher, have started passing on this Phrasing and Fluency Reader to teachers as a math resource as well. (For anyone who may have purchased it more than a year ago, please go back to your purchases page and download an updated version.)

Last year I was using 10 at the Sled primarily for the phrasing, fluency and fun factor. That is, after all, the purpose for which it was written in the first place. It can be sung to the tune of Ten in the Bed, and even if students are not familiar with the song, they do catch on to the simple melody quickly and enjoy the repetition. They also hear how certain words fall together naturally to create phrases.

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After several requests for a black and white student booklet last year, I created one over the summer, using speech bubbles where there are quotation marks used in the color edition:


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I wanted to show students what quotation marks really mean, in a visual way, rather than only telling them. I am finding that with this year’s students, this concrete approach has made a huge difference. We compare my color copy with their black and white copy and discuss how quotation marks and speech bubbles really serve the same purpose. *Lightbulb moment*!

The tone, expression (and curiously deep voices) they use when reading the ‘spoken’ lines are hilarious! But clearly, meaningful to them!

Thank you to all of the teacher bloggers who provided feedback during the Christmas in July sale that led to these revisions.

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December Teacher Talk

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
 
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Happy Holidays Everyone, Welcome to our December Teacher Talk Blog Hop.
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By Mary Moore of Moore Resources

 The Scientific Method is Fantastic for All Subjects and for Life! The Scientific Method is a great method to use for teaching students how to solve problems and investigate questions in all educational subjects along with solving life situations.

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By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

If You Give a Reindeer a Root Beer… Studying Circular Plot Structure Have your students learned about circular tales? Here is how I used it in my classroom.

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The Perfect Snowman Craft!

By Tammy DeShaw of The Owl Teacher

Do you want to create the most adorable Winter Craft as a gift or just for fun? Check out this inexpensive and fun craft idea of making snowmen – out of socks!

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Can You Make a Snowman?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Making a snowman is a favorite activity for kids in the winter. Almost everyone knows how to make a snowman. But can they tell someone else how to make one? Can they articulate the steps? Join Max and Mo in their story and learn sequencing and comparing language skills.

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Teacher Talk: Student Self Assessment

By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

Give students the opportunity to self-assess their growth and learning thus far in the school year.

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Teaching Young Children to Write Their Names


ByThia Triggs of Print Path

An unfortunate myth is that young children, 3 & 4 years old, should learn to write their name with an initial capital letter followed by lowercase, rather than all capitals. Research shows that to be incorrect and even detrimental, for several reasons.

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Christmas-Winter STEM Olympics

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

Keep kids engaged this holiday season with five festive, fun, & fabulous Christmas/Winter themed STEM challenges that can be modified for use with grades 2-8! 


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Five Ways to Increase Students’ NWEA Math Scores

By  Crystal Brown of  Dr Crystal Brown

Do you want to make sure your students reach their growth targets in math? Learn five ways you can easily implement into your math instruction. 


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How to Help Beat the Holiday Blues

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

We all know that kids love to send notes to each other. This activity allows them to do that.


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What’s My Error? Extraordinary Math Hack

By Tammy Roose of The Tarheelstate Teacher

Do your students continue to make common errors when computing and learning different math concepts? Mine were too, until I instituted some fun error analysis with “What’s My Error?” problems! 

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Our Homes Have Stars

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Sharing the holiday spirit in a classroom of diverse faiths.


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Critical Thinking with Pattern Blocks

By Shametria Routt of The Routty Math Teacher

Did you know that pattern blocks can be used for more than just teaching shapes in your geometry unit– pattern blocks can be used all year long! The proportionality of the pieces extends the number of ways in which they can be used, including analyzing the characteristics and common attributes of two-dimensional shapes, identifying fractional relationships, and building an understanding of operations with whole numbers. Check out this 5-part series to explore ways to get your students thinking critically with pattern blocks!


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Tantalizing Tessellations: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

Project-orientated learning engages students and leads to critical thinking. It’s differentiation at its finest!

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Tips To Enjoy Holiday Teaching

By Michele Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

Tips to keep holiday teaching fun and stress free.

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December in the Classroom

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Enjoy December in your classroom. Learn how to keep the curriculum challenging, your days calm, and find links to several “go to” items to help you enjoy December in your classroom.

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Magic Books Motivate Writing!

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Students buy-in to writing if it is in a book. This magic book motivates students to compare and contrast!

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Please Read these great ideas that these educators are using for the month of December and beyond. 


MATH – “Math Workshop Can Work For YOU!”

By:  The Owl Teacher

Grades 3-5

There are so many workshops out there- Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop, and even Math Workshop!  Just when you get one down, the another comes around!  The nice thing is, they are very much alike!  Even if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed or exhausted, I can make it easy for you!

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Head on over to my blog where I have posted lots of information regarding math workshop and how to make it work in your classroom – without being overwhelmed and exhausted!

I love math workshop and you can too!  Click here to read my post on making math workshop work in your classroom!

Click here to read my Math Workshop – Guided Math Series!

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Multiplication Strategies Mobile and More!”

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The common core standard in third grade, 3.OA.1 states that we have to teach our students the various multiplication strategies such as equal grouping, repeated addition, using a number line, and forming arrays!  So, I created this fun and engaging lesson for you to choose from on which way you wanted students to demonstrate their understanding and use of these strategies!  It’s all found here in my Multiplication and Division Math Workshop Sampler!

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This exciting sampler comes with one complete scripted lesson from my Multiplication and Division Math Workshop Unit.  The lesson is in the math workshop format – with an opening, a mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice, and a closing activity!

You can choose to have students represent their understanding of the multiplication strategies by the adorable 4 door foldable or the star mobile!  (My blog contains information about how to create it as a Hot Air Balloon too!  Click here to see that post!)

 

To download this exciting FREEBIE just click on the picture above of the cover  (or click here)where it will take you to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store to download it!  While you are there, follow my store so you can be up-to-date on all newly posted math workshop products!

Multiplication strategies foldable and mobileOther related products you may enjoy:

Multiplication and Division Complete Workshop Unit

Multiplication and Division Fact Fluency Program

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MATH: Complete Math Workshop Lesson Plan Unit for Time

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What’s the newest and hottest trend in math right now?  That’s right! Math Workshop!  Would you like to implement math workshop but don’t know how?  Are you new to math workshop and are still trying to figure it out?  Why not let me do that work for you!

Time Math Workshop Lesson PlansI’ve created some complete math workshop units just for you!  My newest unit on Time is complete with the following:

*15 days of complete lesson plans

*A unit overview

*Vocabulary and Word Wall Word Cards

*Time Pretest

*Scripted Lesson Plans to assist with the language of math workshop (Perfect for substitutes!)

*Warm Up Activities for each lesson

*Anchor Charts

*Mini-lesson materials

*Guided practice and independent practice activities

*Games

*Review practice sheets

*Interventions for each lesson for remediation

*Extensions for each lesson for enrichment

*Closings such as ticket out the door or mini-assessments

*Post Test

*Answer Keys

You can check it out here in my store (click on the link):

The Owl Teacher’s Math Workshop Units

I’m constantly creating new products – including more units in math workshop!  Follow my store to get updates on the newest materials!

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FREE MATH LESSON – Order of Operations!

Order of Operations ~ PEMDAS, BODMAS, BEDMAS!

 Use these great graphic organizers/printables for Interactive Notebooks!

These are samples from my Order of Operations Bundles!

Enjoy a printable created for Order of Operations – PEMDAS, BODMAS, & BEDMAS Versions Available. Perfect for interactive notebooks. This is an excellent resource for teaching order of operations as a guide to assist students!

Great for teaching or reviewing the Order of Operations!

 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Moore-Resources/Category/Order-of-Operations

This is a Printable for interactive notebooks and 1 set of problems is a sample of my Order of Operation products. I’m offering this FREE for a limited time because I think you’ll like it so much you’ll want my complete Bundle of PEMDAS products.

If you download these free resources, please leave feedback.  You earn credits for feedback and it means so much to TpT Authors to know it is helpful to you.

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M Moore

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Excite Your Students with this Real Number System Bundle!

REalNumberBundleA Great Bundle Tasks on The Real Number System

Great for Middle School Students, Pre-Algebra, & More

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→ Completed handout on the Real Number system – great to glue in interactive notebooks

→ Blank graphic organizer handout on the Real Number system for students to either use in interactive notebooks and fill in the information OR use the number cards and let students draw numbers and fill in where they go on the Blank Graphic Organizer

→ Sorting task Game CHALLENGE – excellent hands on activity,

with number lines and handout!!! Set up as 2 STATIONS.

→ Assessment & answer key with the Sorting Challenge

→ Foldable directions for interactive notebook with photos.

→ 2 sets of number cards plus in color and black & white,

→ Instructions for all tasks

→ 17 Pages of the Real Number System Foldable, color & black & white.

→ 72 Task Cards in the 31 Page Real Number System Tasks Bundle included!

→ 1 Assessment and Answer Key with a page on converting fractions to decimals in the Real Number System Tasks Bundle included!

→ Use the task cards bundle in Stations, As Review, Starter Problems, quizzes, and MORE! All options and instructions are included in the package!

→ TWO pages on how to convert repeating decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals! A great reference for student’s interactive notebooks.

→ BONUS • One Page {Editable} Lesson Plan with all standards written on the plan page as a guide to this bundle!

A COMPLETE UNIT in one bundle!

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CCSS STANDARDS • 8.NS.A.1, 8.NS.A.2

TEKS 6th & 8th grade Real Number System Math Standards.

Click Here to get the ‘The Real Number System Bundle’! 

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View All of my Real Number Products by Clicking Here! 

More Products along with other products I’m currently working on

will be added throughout the year in my TpT store!

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Best Wishes, M Moore

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Math Lesson – “Engaging Math Centers 3rd Grade Standards”

By: Thirdgradetriumph

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

 

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***NEWLY REVISED*** IF YOU’VE ALREADY PURCHASED, THEN DOWNLOAD FOR FREE!

Let’s play a math game! This huge pack of over 80+ pages of card games, board games, and assessment activities to practice 3rd grade math CCSS. This is a perfect way to jazz up your math centers and instruction with this fun and engaging pack! Be sure to check out the preview!

What’s included:
Math Go Round (practice essential math skills in this fun activity around the room. Get’s students up and out of their seats) – Assess a majority of 3rd grade math CCSS

Division Bingo (fun and engaging way to review division concepts) – 3.OA.7

Divide-O! (fun card game designed to review and practice division) – 3.OA.7 and 3.OA.5

Fractiontastic (fun and engaging activity to complete around the room. Also, a great way to review fractions!) – 3.NF.1, 3.NF.2, 3.NF.3

Expanded Form Headbandz (practice standard and expanded form with digits up to the hundred thousands with the classic game headbandz. You don’t need the actual game to play this one, you can make your own headbandz out of sentence strips and paperclips!) – 3.NBT.1

Don’t get it Twisted (practice multiplication facts with TWISTER. You don’t need the actual game of twister to play this. You can, like I did, make my own twister game mat by using white butcher paper and printing out the appropriate colors as the circle spots, then laminating for durability.) – 3.OA.7

 

This pack is sure to engage your students and have them coming back for more! It’s a perfect way to break away from the ordinary and have your students practice math concepts in an engaging and fun way. They will have so much fun that they will forget they are learning/reviewing. My kids always beg for more!

 

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Middle School – Let’s Play 24 Exponential Challenge

Let’s Play 24 Exponential Challenge!

A great way to engage students in learning and reviewing Exponents!

Let's Play 24 Exponential Challenge

 

Include something new on Exponents this year….

A Challenging Game with 120 Tasks on Exponents with 48 Test Prep Tasks Included.

★ Included ★

5 sets of TASK CARDS

Set 1 – Basic Exponent problems to Solve, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 2 – Product Laws of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 3 – Quotient Laws of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 4 – Test Prep 1 – Basics of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 5 – Test Prep 2 – Product & Quotient Laws of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• 1 Page – End page of Important Information.

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A great bundle to teach, review, or reteach operations with Exponents.

For 5th & 6th Grade several items may be used for Teaching the basics of Exponents and

used for GATE so students are more prepared to deal with the operations of Exponents

in 8th Grade and High School.

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NOTE: The task cards do not include the Fractional Laws of Exponents.

That is covered in the exponents worksheets product in my store.

Also: If you are an international client, the exponent products are a great resource.

There is a blank recording sheet in the ‘Let’s Play 24 Challenge Game’ you may write in Orders or Indices.  Also, you may ‘white out’ any exponent terminology and write in orders & indices to utilize the products.

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5.NBT.A.2 • 6.EE.A.1 • 8.EE.A.1 • HSN.RN.A.1 • HSN.RN.A.2

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Click Here to get the ‘Let’s Play 24 Exponential Challenge’! 

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More Numbers, Expressions, & Equation products along with other products I’m currently working on will be added throughout the year in my TpT store!

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Best Wishes, M Moore

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Collaboration & Cooperative Learning ~ Bring Students Together

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Math Bundle of Engaging Activities to Start your Units

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250+ Pages of My Collection of Math Activities

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Creative Math Warm-Ups

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Creative Warm-Up Activities for Math Class

Are you looking for creative ways to get your class ready for math class?

 You’ve come to the right place. Check out these great ideas that educators are using in their classrooms.

 

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Warm Up With a Math Song!

By Jennifer Kramer of Jenny’s Class and Edutunes

Are you looking for a great way to “warm up” for a math lesson? Songs are a great way to introduce concepts, to review concepts,and to pave the way for any lesson. Follow the link to hear 5 song samples, and discover ways they can be used to introduce important concepts!

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Math Warm-ups

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

My students and I have never liked jumping into math class feet first without a chance to dip our toes in the water and get used to the idea first. Math warmups, short whole group activities based on the math you’ll be studying during the lesson, are a perfect way to dip your toes.

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Creative Math Warm-Ups

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 There are so many creative math warm-ups to help get your class excited about math class. Here are some that I’ve used.

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Warming Up for Math!

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Math warm ups get your students thinking about math! Quick ways to get your kids thinking! Low prep!
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Creative Warm-Ups for Math Class

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Math Warm Ups 2There are so many creative math warm-ups to help get your class excited about math class. Here are some that I’ve used. At least once a week, we had a math bee using flash cards for addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division. I would hold up a card and each child would have a chance to answer. If the answer was correct, they would keep the card..  We would do this for at least 30 minutes and the student with the most cards would win.  The winner would act as the teacher and hold up the cards for the next game.

The math bee could also be done as a collaborative group activity. One child would be the leader/teacher of the group and hold up the card, and each child in the group would have their chance to answer. The winner would be the leader the next time we did the activity. Collaborative groups worked so well because each child had a turn more often. Of course they all wanted to win because they liked being the leader/teacher of the group or the class.

 

This next warm-up lasts about 5-10 minutes and you can do it at the beginning of each math class. Write 5-10 math problems on the board, have them work on them at their seats. Then call on students to come to the board and write their answer. I would ask questions such as, what operation or operations did you use to get your answer, or is this answer correct, why or why not. If we were working on math facts, I would sometimes put the problem on the board with the incorrect answer and ask them to fix it and  then have them explain why the answer was wrong. In addition to this, you could write down a problem with the correct answer and ask why it is correct. At other times, I would put a  problem on the board with the correct answer, but without a mathematical sign. They would have to tell me whether the example was addition, multiplication, addition, subtraction or a combination .

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My partner used an awesome activity called mental math. He would come up with a math example, or word problem that the children would do in their heads, they couldn’t use paper. The first child to answer correctly would come up with a math example for the other students,/teacher and/or both to figure out. He also had them make up mental math problems for a homework assignment. They enjoyed it so much that often times I would hear them doing mental math with their friends while walking down the hall or sitting in homeroom. They especially loved it when they could stump the teacher, which didn’t happen often, but when it did, you could hearthe class cheering.

Another great activity for the beginning of each math class is called Help Me Get There. I would put a number on the board such as 150 and the class would figure out all the combinations of numbers that are equal to it.

Here are some examples:

  • 75=75=150
  • 130+20=150
  • 160-10=150
  • 30 X 5=150
  • 450 ÷3=150

Another fun activity is Guess What Number is in My Head. This game is similar to 20 questions. Draw a big head on the board with a question mark. The class will ask questions to arrive at the correct answer.  The child who guesses the answer gets to think of the next number. This can also be done in collaborative groups. I actually prefer this method because the kids get more chances. As closure for this activity, each group gets to pick a number for the teacher and classmates to guess.

Questions you might ask are:

  • Is the number odd or even?
  • Does the number end with a 0?
  • Is the number smaller than 25?
  • Is the number divisible by 2?
  • Is the number an integer?

Use your imagination and I just know that you will come up with some great ideas.

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Prime Factorization Task Cards – Freebie

These task cards are great to help support students with Prime Factorization. My students always need a ton of extra practice with this skill.  Here are free task cards that I made to use this fall.

 

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I place task cards around my classroom, give my kids the response sheet that is provided, then they walk around the room answering the questions.  They will love it.  One thing that I’ve found is that task cards really help differentiate between high and low levels of learning.  The high students will get to answer all of the cards.  The lower students, you can take time and walk with them helping them.

 

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Math Bingo Games for Interactive Whiteboards

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Use online bingo callers to draw question cards
and display called answers while
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Calling all 5th grade math teachers!

 

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Below are all of the resources you can find in this bundle for common core math standard 5.NBT.  This is designed to help teachers who use MyMath as their curriculum, however, if you teach 5th grade math you can easily use these resources in your classroom.

 

-Task cards with QR codes to support place value
-Task cards to support expanded and standard form with decimals
-Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
-Vocabulary Cards
-Essential Question Poster to display in your classroom
-“I can” posters to display in your classroom
-5 worksheets (with answer key) for additional practice with these skills.

 

This pack is well worth $5, just for the task cards alone!

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