When the storms of life get you down or wash you down the water spout, you need to let the sun dry you out and climb up again! This growth mindset freebie was inspired by Hurricane Michael as I see family and friends recovering from disaster. We should all remember the lesson of the little nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” This poster is an inspirational quote from the Itsy Bitsy Spider himself! You can also project this on your whiteboard (for an inspirational morning message or writing prompt) instead of printing.
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 Field Trips and ELA and reading ideas, to celebrating Black
History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these
blog posts from some awesome educators.
Have you ever told your students to take notes and they either highlight almost everything (sometimes even changing colors with their fancy highlighters to make it look like a rainbow pattern) or they take bullet points on everything? Mine used to write pages of bullet points, with no organization or greater understanding of patterns, themes, or bigger ideas. In comes Note-taking Stations!
Did you know that there is a Random Acts of Kindness Week? It runs from February 16 through the 23rd. Actually, this is the first I’ve heard of it, but what a groovy way for all of us to unite by being kind to each other. It begins with one simple act – one hello to a stranger, a simple smile, a pat on the back, a cup of coffee for someone you don’t know, or as my husband experienced, pay it forward. This is a chance for participating individuals to make our world a better one and inspire others to follow suit.
Does a circle have sides? Believe it or not, this was a question asked by a primary teacher. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but in retrospect, I was stunned. Therefore, I decided this topic would make a great blog post. Discover the answer on my blog.
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This 6 page pack was born from several ideas on pinterest…unfortunately I don’t know who the original idea came from – however I created my own version to share with you for free. Photo and directions included. Enjoy and I hope this helps with any behavior issues that might arise in your classroom. keywords: blurt chart behavior management
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Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade
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Soon to be published is a TpT Clip Artists e-book. A great way to discover new clip artists stores. I’m adding this freebie to my store so anyone new to KB…Konnected Clips can check out my work and also as a thank you to all of my current customers and followers. (I would appreciate feedback if you pick up this freebie. Thanks!)
“Sandy” is a distressed paper/pencil collection. If you haven’t checked out any of my distressed collections here is a perfect way to do so. I’ve had excellent feedback so far so I thought I would create another one.
Collection includes: 5 distressed papers (blue, green, orange, pink and purple) 5 distressed pencils (blue, green, orange, purple and line art) 1 BONUS doodle frame with a translucent center
11 png images in all. 300dpi
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This rhyming story/poem tells of the experience of a young girl whose birthday is on Leap Year Day, February 29, as she considers the ramifications of one birthday every four years. This young girl grows up to be my nana.
After researching and/or learning about Leap Year, students can use this graphic organizer and coordinating writing paper to express how they feel about February 29th happening only once every four years.
Please note that the informational text needed to write this opinion piece about Leap Year is not included in this FREE download.
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Encourage friendship and community in your classes while improving vocabulary at the same time—so much better than those common, perfunctory, pre-printed Valentines! The set includes a Matching Exercise (with KEY) for improving knowledge of adjectives that explore character traits. They are then used as prompts for the blank, individual Valentines that are included. Ideas to make this process easy for busy teachers are also included.
Encourage acts of kindness with this Winter Kindness Freebie!! Students will set goals in throughout winter. Each time they achieve one of these goals, they will color a pair of mittens on their sheet and write about it in their Kindness Book. After all of their acts of kindness are completed, there is a writing activity included for students to write about what they have learned and how their acts made a difference!
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“When it comes to adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, many students have great difficulty. In reality, it is a very confusing and abstract idea; so, it is important to give the students a concrete visual to assist them in seeing the solution. Find out how I teach this concept to my remedial college math students in my newest blog post. “
This clip chart is used to track students’ progress as they go through the writing process. Students change their clip after conferencing with an adult so that students can work at different paces. This helps with differentiation for writing.
There are three sets of clip charts and they can be used separately or mix and matched. There is black and white chevron, yellow and white chevron, and pink and lime green polka dots. These match my classroom decor sets.
Emotions can carry quite a range, and they all stem from the heart ♥ Celebrating the good, the bad, the positive, and the negative with this freebie Heart Emoji clipart! Included are 12 color and 12 white-filled blackline heart expressions for a total of 24 images in this emoji hearts clip art set. Enjoy!
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************************************************************************** I am so excited to share these five sets of questions that can be used for African American historical figures and hero paired passages. For each person, there is one page of paired comprehension questions and one extended response question. The pairs of historical figures included are: Jesse Owens & Ruby Bridges Frederick Douglass & George Washington Carver Martin Luther King & Thurgood Marshall Harriet Tubman & Sojourner Truth Mary McLeod Bethune & Rosa Parks
Students may conduct research to answer these questions via computers, apps, or nonfiction books. I also recommend my Black History Month Close Reading Passages for the information needed to answer the questions. All of the paired comprehension questions and extended response questions were written based on the content of the passages.
This fun FREEBIE is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Your students will love this fun Valentine’s word search to celebrate the holiday. There are 18 Valentine themed words to find. An answer sheet is also included in the resource.
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Use this Valentine’s Day Freebie to encourage your students to write the Top 10 Reasons why they love a special member of their family. Glue it inside a card or use it alone! It’s a quick and easy way for your students to write how they feel about a special member of their family. I am even using it to write to each of my kiddos, my husband, and my parents to give to them on Valentine’s Day! It is always nice to hear the reasons why someone loves you and it is important to teach kids to express their feelings in positive ways!
The Memory Coat book study goes along with an blog post about teaching inference.
This heart-warming book is about families immigrating to America to escape persecution. A young boy lost his parents due to an epidemic and he ends up living with his relatives. His only reminder of his family is the coat his mother made for him. Grisha’s coat is tattered on the outside but beautiful on the inside. This story is about the family’s journey to American and going through the immigration process at Ellis Island.
In this FREE unit, activities include making inferences, vocabulary, and crafts with a coat and suitcase. This unit can go with cultural studies, historic fiction, and family heritage.
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Get your students ready for testing! This set of Geometry standards aligned questions were inspired by previously released PARCC, NJSLA-M, and Smarter Balanced Test questions. Great for test prep, review, or exit tickets.
•Multiple questions aligned to every 3rd Grade Geometry Standard
•4 pages of questions
•2 pages of questions per standard
•Multiple Choice Questions
•Multiple Answer Questions
•Aligned to PARCC, NJSLA-M, and Smarter Balanced Tests