Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

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, or just looking for some great ideas. You don’t want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift: Anticipation, Generosity, Reading Lesson Ideas & A Freebie!By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

In this post, I use a picture book, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” to unpack our thinking about protagonists, antagonists, theme, conflict and persuasive talk and writing. This includes an idea for a motivating Generosity Challenge, too.
Holiday Musings
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For some of us, this is a joyful time, but there are many who are alone, and unhappy.  Some have no money to buy gifts and others are out in the cold with no homes.  It breaks my heart realizing that some people feel alienated from their families which can lead to depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Our kiddos aren’t immune, they see what’s going on and may not know how to deal.  
The Great Homework Debate Comes Home
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning


Thoughts on the place homework has in real life. What makes homework authentic and a part of lifelong learning?

Hour of Code is coming: My top 5 web sites/apps!
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

My top five programs/apps for coding!


Identifying Learning Disabilities in English Learners
By Rebecca Olsen of 2livNearn

Distinguishing between the second language acquisition process and a learning disability can be tough, even for seasoned professionals. But it’s not impossible to tease apart the two in order to make appropriate educational decisions for students. Click to find out more!  

How Many Ways Can I Use This Toy?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

If you’re gearing up for holiday gift giving, here are some tips for ways to build language through play.

Wiggly Kids: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Thinking & Remembering!
By Thia Triggs of Print Path


Researchers have found evidence for the use of movement tools, but there are some children with whom these tools have the opposite effect.

Geology Rocks!
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Teaching Next Generation Science Standards is easy with the help of theater arts! Students explore the various aspects of earth science while reading, speaking, singing, and dancing about the concepts!

Bring History To Life With Informational Texts
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

Tips on how to use more informational texts with your students.


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How to Write a Paragraph



How to write a paragraph


Product Description
The Paragraph package is an easy to use document that will help students learn how to write effectively using the proper form.
The document includes a detailed description of the different types of paragraphs as well as how to effectively write the paragraph (with sentence by sentence instructions).It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Christmas Cupcakes Kit for SELLERS Clipart ~ Commercial Use OK”

by Teacher Karma

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade



Christmas Cupcakes Kit for SELLERS Clipart! Merry Christmas! These graphics are just what you need for this season. You will LOVE these ** 15 ** graphics that are so much FUN! They are absolutely perfect for adding to YOUR TPT EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS, parent newsletters, literacy and writing stations, activities, printables and student worksheets, class invitations, etc.

These graphics may be added to your classroom materials and resource products that you sell.

These graphics are intended for you to create your own teaching resources in a document form. The images must be embedded and NOT easily extracted.

In the download, there are instructions on how to give me credit for these images. Please make sure that you are using the graphics within a document, and not an image file.

The graphics absolutely may NOT be shared for any reason. You may also NOT use these graphics to create your own clipart. If you have any questions about this, please contact me at the email below.


*There are 15 great graphics included in this download. Each png graphic was created at 300 dpi.

Included in this download:

** Color clipart: 5 Christmas cupcakes

** Blackline clipart: 5 Christmas cupcakes

**** Digital Papers: 5


Additional CHRISTMAS seller’s clipart kits:

Christmas Seller’s Kit with Santa.

Christmas Elves Seller’s Kit

Snowman Seller’s Kit

Christmas Seller’s Kit

Penguins Seller’s Kit


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