April Fools is a great, light-hearted day, so it’s a lot of fun in elementary school. Your students will be so surprised that this cute little spring word search is a complete joke! I always try to keep a straight face (but it’s so hard!) as I pass out their word search. I make sure I haven’t mentioned anything about April Fools Day before I give this to them, so of course I give it to them first thing in the morning! It’s such a fun way to start our April Fools Day full of giggles and smiles. Gotcha!
This joke word search is set up to resemble an actual spring-themed worksheet, but the words in the word bank are nowhere to be found!
One exception: April.
Your clever students will find that the term “April” actually extends to form the term April Fools Day!
Enjoy this April Fools Day freebie, and have a fantastic day with your students!
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Students will have fun as they read and hunt through their books in search of examples of the four different types of sentences.
Two forms have been included so it can be differentiated for your students.
One form has students hunting for examples of statements, questions, commands, and exclamations.
The other form has students searching for declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences.
This free download is part of my Four Types of Sentences Foldable and Assessments. It serves as a perfect wrap up to that activity or as a stand out on its own. If you like this activity, you might like to check that one out as well.
This is a great activity for students to practice fluency of addition and subtraction equations within 5. Students will drag and drop the 2 equivalent equations to the scale. Click here for the Google Slides version.
1. An introduction to Matter 2. States of Matter 3. Definitions/Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases 4. Matter sort cut & paste activity 5. Changing States of Matter 6. Condensation 7. Evaporation 8. Precipitation 9. The Water Cycle
This book is perfect for introducing Matter to your class or as a review of what your students have already learned!
Welcome to our February Teacher Talk. All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy February. We have so many fab tips this month from Math, ELA and reading ideas, to High interest learning and our featured author for the month, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.
You’re a middle school teacher, you and your 11 year old have just turned on the television to watch the news. What you see in front of you nearly blows you away, you rub your eyes, no, you’re not imagining it, there’s a riot at the United States Capitol.
Now that the first semester is over, have you recognized your struggling readers? Teachers are very busy teaching, teaching, teaching…but is everyone learning and retaining? ***********************************
CUE Los Angeles just had their CUE Palooza today and my mind is blown 😲 by everything I did not know about Google slides. I’m going to give you a few of the tips and tricks I learned today. ***********************************
Michelle Webb of “Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching” is Teacher Talk’s Featured Author. Learn more about this National Board Certified Teacher. Your students will enjoy her free product, Paul Bunyan Reading Lesson on Hyperbole and Pop Up Book! ***********************************
This St. Patricks Day craftivity bookmark is a quick and fun way to celebrate the day AND encourage a bit of reading as well! It’s easy enough for the younger crowd and helps develop tracing and cutting skills, but is fun for older kids as well that might enjoy embellishing their creations a bit more. Great for homeschool classrooms!
This St. Paddy’s Day activity can be executed in three different ways: Use the one-page printable students can color, cut out, and assemble OR Copy tracing patterns onto cardstock to create templates that students can trace onto various papers, OR Copy printing patterns onto various colored papers and distribute to students to cut and assemble.
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Just Print and Go! Here are eight pages to sample pulled from my thirty-one page packet of options to add to your instruction during literacy or math block or use for extra practice during morning work or homework. Full packet includes acknowledgment of March celebrations (National Pig Day, Dr. Seuss Day, and St. Patrick’s Day).
Phonics ~ Beginning and ending blends Alphabetical order Label the picture Building compound words Plurals ~ Spelling patterns Punctuation ~ sentence endings Building sentences Parts of speech ~ Noun vs. adjective Parts of speech ~ Verb forms Identifying opposites Graphing Fact families Roll and color adding 10 Skip counting by 5 Counting backwards (2, 5, 10) Time ~ Analog and digital Tally count 10 more 10 less Coin counting Missing addends 3 addend number models Number stories Fractions
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Make practicing sight words fun with the Make, Take & Teach activity “Fishing For Sight Words”. This activity is perfect for small group instruction or for use in your literacy centers. 75 fish contain sight words from Lists 1-3 of the 220 Dolch Sight Words. Simply print the activity, cut out the fish, assemble the fishing rod and your activity is ready to go.
This is a shape game. This can be used as a whole group or as a center. Lucky Leprechaun has stolen a shape off of each game board. Your students have to figure out what shape is missing by using the shape cards. My students loved this activity and I hope yours will too.
This cute little Tooth Tally SMART Board file is a fun way to bring some authentic data into your classroom. It is part of my SmartBoard Math Calendar for Grades 1-3 set. When students lose a tooth, they drag an infinitely cloned tooth to either the boys’ or girls’ side of the page and update the total. This provides opportunities all month long for comparing teeth lost; boys vs. girls. The second page in the file is a place to record monthly totals, which could then be analyzed and graphed. The third page where you can make a graph, if desired. It is a blank template so you can make a variety of graphs. I cloned the teeth on this page in case you want to make a pictograph with each tooth representing a certain number of teeth lost.
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by The Three Square Pegs Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade
Here are ten tips for classroom teachers and school counselors to help grieving students in the classroom. These tips are not the typical stages and symptoms of grief that are in most articles and books. Instead, they are simple strategies and reminders that help both the grieving student and the student’s classmates.
Want to know how to best respond to the death as a whole class? Want to know how to prepare the student’s classmates for the student’s return to the class? Want a strategy to use during class if the student is becoming emotional? If the answer is “Yes!” then this free product is for you.
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This game is a Bible Skills memory quiz kids love to play! It’s an excellent way to learn the books of the New Testament.
some Solo cups (one set of 27 for New Testament)
some permanent marker/Sharpie/etc
PREPARE: print on separate drinking cups the books of the New Testament.
INSTRUCTIONS: Allow individuals or teams to build the New Testament Pyramid by finding Matthew and lining up the cups through 1 Corinthians. Place 2 Corinthians on the second level between Matthew and mark. Continue stacking the New Testament Pyramid topping the pyramid with the “New Testament” cup. Allow two individuals or teams to complete the pyramid first and accurately. Play as many times as time allows. The kids won’t get tired of playing!
by Finntastic Visuals Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade
I hope this FREE clip art sample of teenagers and teachers wearing face masks will be helpful for adding cultural and ethnic diversity to your resources. The images are realistic in style, which makes them also suitable for middle school and high school resources. You can use these images for any subject to make your resources reflect the current reality amidst the global Covid pandemic.
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Free Bubbles Vocabulary 3-Part Montessori Cards This is a set of 3 part cards that could be used in a tray or rug activity. It could also be used as a center in a traditional primary school. There are 4 cards for each vocabulary term for differentiation. Select 2, 3, or 4 cards as best suits the students.
These cards could be used in conjunction with a bubbles unit, text, and/or experiments.
Capitalize on your student’s interest in the monthly book club order! Cut apart these cards, fold the direction tent, put out some extra copies of the book order and you have an instant high-interest center! Most activities focus on literacy skills, but there are a few math activities as well.
An answer sheet and center sign are also provided.
Directions: Cut apart the number searches so each student gets one-fourth of the page.
Choose a number you want students to find addends for. Write this number in the blank center box. Students can find addends vertically, horizontally or diagonally. (I usually keep the middle number between 6 and 20.)
You can give each student a different number search (to discourage copying) OR you can give each student the same number search to encourage collaboration (or competition!)
You can also give different students different numbers in the blank middle box to meet their developmental level.
Blank sheet, examples of student work and directions included.
by Page Protector Printables and More Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
A simple and cheap word work idea: use for phonics, RTI, word work, spelling, and centers!
How many milk caps do you and people you know throw away every year? Don’t spend money on expensive letter tiles that have tiny writing on them! MAKE YOUR OWN ALPHACAPS INSTEAD!
This sample FREEBIE will give you a look at the potential for using AlphaCaps in a Word Work Center or for individual learning.
What’s Included? • 18 Task Cards • Optional Word Bank with suggested words for differentiation • BLANK Word Whiz for students to record their answers • Storage suggestion for your AlphaCaps (also using an item you’d probably throw away so no extra cost to you!) • Labeling Instructions for a complete set of AlphaCaps you can use with more advanced Word Work
Revolutionize your budget and your centers with Task Cards for AlphaCaps that you make from items you ALREADY HAVE ON HAND. Be sure to ask your friends and neighbors for their milk caps and be the talk of the town as they oooh and aaah over what you’ve done with a piece of trash!
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