Daily Archives: August 21, 2016

Free Language Arts Lesson “Clip Cards and a Gift Card”

It’s “Back to School” season and I have a few goodies for you!  I’m excited to let you know that I am hosting a giveaway!  Teachers Pay Teachers issued a gift card to me so that I could promote my store.  Thank you TpT!

One lucky contestant will win a $10.00 gift card good toward teaching resources (or clip art) at the Teachers Pay Teachers website.

There’s only one requirement on the Rafflecopter to enter the contest.   A second task can be done to increase your odds of winning.  You’ll need to hurry!  The contest ends on August 23, 2016!  Although the contest will be short-lived, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards NEVER EXPIRE!  They may not be used with purchase orders.

Click the image shown below to visit my blog and enter the Rafflecopter contest!gift cardIf you’re a kindergarten or first grade teacher, you will like the second goodie.  It’s a complete set of FREE alphabet clip cards.  If you’ve never used clip cards as a center activity, I highly recommend them.  They’re easy to put together and provide hours of learning engagement.  You’ll need a package of clothespins and some bright colored cardstock paper.  This file prints with black ink.  letter identification activityChildren match the uppercase letters with the appropriate lowercase letters by “clipping” the clothespins to the appropriate answers.  It’s best to program the answers on the backs of the cards with a highlighter or circular stickers.  This way, the center becomes self-checking.  tips for creating literacy centersLetter knowledge is a kindergarten skill.  However, there are many first graders that require additional practice . . . especially at the beginning of the school year when they are recovering from the “Summer Slump”.  Additionally, many children enter first grade feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by their new grade level requirements.  Providing struggling first graders with a center that they can complete at 96% to 100% accuracy builds their confidence in working independently.  teaching alphabetClick on the image shown below to get the alphabet center freebie!free alphabet clip cardsThat’s all for now.

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FREE MISC. LESSON – “IB Learner Profile Bracelets”

by An Element of Fun in First

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade


IB Learner Profile Bracelets


Students can wear these bracelets when they are demonstrating one of the learner profiles. These bracelets are in color only, so print in black and white if you would rather not have color.
These bracelets have clip art that matches “The Big IB Bundle”, which includes the learner profile, attitudes, skills, action cycle, themes, and key concepts and can be found here at The Big IB Bundle.









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Librarian LightBox Slide Collection

Having a light box at my library circulation desk just makes perfect sense! I can let students easily know what’s happening or simply throw in an inspirational quote. There are plenty of people creating light box slides, but no one was creating them for the library…until now! This is a growing bundle, that I will be adding to as the school year progresses. Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 1.45.25 PM


Hurry now though, as the price will be going up August 31st (updates are FREE! So grab this resource at the lower price). I have a road trip coming up and will have 6 hours (each way) of time to fill…and creating more slides is part of my plan.


Easy to print, cut and use light box slides that are perfect for your library. This set will be growing, as events happen in my library.
Sized to fit your Heidi Swapp Light Box.


Slides include:

Welcome to the Library
Book Fair Coming Soon!
World Read Aloud Day
Books are now due.
National Book Week.


Library Light Box Bundle

MY TPT Share Board – new members welcome.

Mrs. Gray’s Place Instagram

Last but, and most important…by store: Mrs. Gray’s Place