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Christmas Mosaic Craftivity



Do you need a cute Christmas holiday activity for your kids?  Check out this mosaic art project!  Students tear small pieces of construction paper apart and them down to the holiday picture.  When they are finished, the project looks like a mosaic.

You can find these mosaics here!

Here is an example from one of my 5th graders!  There are a total of 14 different pictures to choose from.

These lights would be cute strung along in the hallway to actually look like Christmas lights.

Freebie – Fact Family Task Cards (x) and (÷)

Do your kids need extra practice with fact families?  I know my kids loved using these cards as an additional practice in the classroom.  Promote your students deeper understanding of how multiplication and division are related to one another.

These task cards are perfect for additional practice, special ed students with paras or even extension activity for the lower grades.

I hope you enjoy using these in your classroom. Please leave feedback or visit my store for more great task cards and products!

You can find this free product here!

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Free – All About Me Foldable

Do you need a FREE cute back to school activity?  This foldable is perfect for you and your students.


This foldable was designed for use for all elementary classrooms K-5th grade.  You will need to print off the grade level for your classroom, and make copies for your students.

You can find this printable HERE!


My students will be completing the foldable, partner up, then introduce their partner to our new class. It will be a great way for kids to work together and learn about each other.


Here is an example of the 1st grade page.


I hope you can use this in the first few days of school.  I’d love to hear for different ideas and uses for this foldable.


Thank you so much for viewing this post!

Sara Oberheide

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Print and Go – 5 U.S. Regions Scavenger Hunt Bundle

Combine literacy and social studies while letting your students have fun! Your students will love these 5 scavenger hunts about the U.S. Regions.  This is a bundle of the 5 regions into one, so you can click print and have a great supplemental activity for your class. Each region contains 25 task cards for a total of 120 task cards and 120 questions for the bundle.  Your students will learn at least one fact for state and also national monuments, famous buildings, national parks and tourist attractions.


Slide1You can use these cards in anyway you want for your classroom, but this is how I use them in my class.


1.  Print the region that you are currently working on in class.

2.  Cut the task cards apart and print the student questions for students.

3.  Tape the cards around your classroom or hallway.

4.  Let the students hunt for the cards and answer the questions on their sheets.

5.  Answer keys are included for quick grading.


My students beg me to keep working on this activity and I really truly believe that the movement of walking around the classroom searching for cards helps them remember more facts.

You can find this resource HERE!

US Regions Scavenger Hunt – BUNDLE

Here is an example of the task cards and questions from the Northeast Region.











Thank you for viewing this post.  I hope this helps you in your classroom!

Sara Oberheide



MyMath Chapter 2 for 5th Grade – Supplemental Resources

Chapter 2 is FINISHED!!



I’m working my way through each chapter of MyMath for 5th grade, putting together extra resources for teachers and students.


I’m finally finished with Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 will start very quickly. So,  here it is!  Included are 3 sets of task cards, worksheets with a spiral curriculum, posters, I Can statements and more!  60 total pages of great support!


You can find it here


3 sets of task cards for students to practice their math skills in a fun way.



Your kids will love this resource.  My 5th graders do!  Thanks for viewing!

Sara Oberheide

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.





You can find these cards for free HERE!


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.


Thanks for viewing!


Sara Oberheide


Reptiles Scavenger Hunt!


Slide1I started making these scavenger hunts to support science in my classroom. However, what I found was that these hunts are a great way to also support reading.  Students read to find information about reptiles and then answer questions.  It works great a supplement to your science curriculum.


Reptile Scavenger Hunt


Here is a picture of the task cards. There are 20 total task cards.  Hang them up around the room and it lets kids get moving while they answering questions. Trust me they will love this activity, my students beg for them.



Here is a picture of what the question pages look like.  One thing that I will be doing next year to extend my higher kids, is to have them write their own questions.  The lower learners can still participate with the already made questions.



This is my first science scavenger hunt, but I’m working on more this summer.  If you have a topic you would like a scavenger hunt for leave a comment for this post with your email and topic.


Sara Oberheide

TPT store


MyMath 5th Grade Chapter 1 Resources

Calling all 5th grade math teachers!



Click here for this math product!

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!

Thank you for viewing my post!

Sara Oberheide

TPT Store


Freebie! Exponents Matching


If your students are like mine, they need extra practice with exponents.  Why not let them practice in a fun way with QR codes.   This is one of my free products that was featured in the Teachers Pay Teachers Weekly Newsletter.

You can grab it for free by clicking here!




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Students scan the QR code for the answer and then match the exponent card.  It’s so much fun, your kids will love it!  To scan the QR code you will need to download a QR Reader on your device. There are many many free ones out there in the app store.

Sara Oberheide

Independent Reading Response Journal




I have always struggled with helping my kids to understand what they are reading, when they read independently.  If you have struggling readers you know that they will read the book, take the AR test and completely bomb.  They can’t remember what they are reading from day-to-day.


So, I created this awesome reading journal.  I have my struggling readers fill out one page per day.  They will work on reading skills such as identifying setting, character traits, main idea, cause/effect, and so on.  It has really helped my kids with comprehension because they are becoming more engaged with their chapter book.  Kids also track the page they started reading on and finished so they are held accountable for actually reading during silent reading time.  I found that just keeping track of their page number makes a huge difference in motivation!




You can find this resource at the link below!


Thanks for viewing! Happy Teaching!

Sara Oberheide

Freebie – Multiplication Crossword Puzzles


This is a great way for your kids to get extra practice with double digit multiplication.  The best part is that it’s free! Included are 3 crossword puzzles to practice 2×1 digit, 3×1 digit, and 2×2 digit multiplication.


These crossword puzzles are great for extra practice, extension, homework, math centers, and much more.  You can find them at the link below!

Thank You,

Sara Oberheide