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FREE LESSON – Differentiated Mother’s Day Card for beginning writers (and BIG TpT site-wide sale on today and tomorrow!)

Free Lesson: Differentiate Mother's Day Card!

Hello my friends!
Is it just me, or did Mother’s Day sneak up on us as quickly as Easter this year?

In times like these, I’m grateful for the stash. (We all have a collection of never-fail, warm-fuzzy lessons and go to printables, don’t we?)

The time-saving factors in this Mother’s Day Card is twofold: 1) Print or photocopy and your students instantly have something to color, and 2) the inserts that allow each child to print (or paste if unable to print) at the level they are comfortable with. By pre-printing the various options, your students have different choices for how they can complete their Mother’s Day message, and most will be able to do something independently.

Disclaimer: Student names do need to be added to individual cards! 

Inside MD card 1

Some students might be capable of printing a message on their own. Others may copy from a strip or trace. Those who are not printing yet can simply glue their message in.

Copying Th4

Perhaps you’re working on 1:1 correspondence and would like to take this opportunity to practice. Cut the words apart and have your students reassemble the sentence in order, with or without a model.

Lesson from a recovering over-achiever:

Over the years I realized that I had to adjust my expectations to my circumstances. Some years we may have a smaller number of students in our class, students that work more independently or more support for our students with special needs. Particularly at this time of the year, and even more with Father’s Day, schedules go awry and every week feels more frantic than the week before.

This activity worked best, especially in more challenging years, when I let the students choose how they wanted to do the inside of the card. It came down to a decision:

Was the goal of the activity to teach and assess a particular goal or skill for any or all of my students, or for my students to simply enjoy creating something special for mom?

If you like to #DifferentiateByPrinting as is done with this card, check out these growing collections: Sight-Word-Stages Leveled Reader Sets and Read and Write and More!

On another note…

Did you see what I added to the title?  I am a mom and a teacher and a MAJOR appreciator of teachers myself. Thank you to all of you for getting in there with your students everyday. TpT has announced that it’s time to appreciate teachers with a big, site-wide sale! Please see the button below for details!

Enjoy the sale, and Happy Spring!

Teacher Appreciation Sale! Free Mother's Day card

SWS sq 350 Father's Day card


Free Mother’s Day Flower Craft

May is magical, memorable, and magnificent!

For teachers, it can also be draining with end of the year report cards, testing, record maintenance, ceremonies, field days and packing up the classroom for the summer!  On top of all that, Mother’s Day is in the month of May.  Our students deserve to take home something special for their moms/mums for Mother’s Day.  Finding the time to put together a thoughtful craft for our students to make can be a challenge during this busy month.

I created a tropical flower pattern which is super simple and inexpensive.  Best of all, no two flowers turn out the same because the children add their own unique designs to the flowers.  If your students are first graders or older, they can also create their own leaves for the flowers with green construction paper and a black markers.  It will be best to model a leaf drawing first.

The photo below shows how a few of our tropical flowers turned out.


Mother’s Day Flower Craft

If you plan to use glue, I recommend that you start EARLY during the school day so that the project will be dry by the afternoon for dismissal time.  I stapled the stems, leaves, and flowers together.  We used glue for the “seeds” inside the cupcake liners.  If you need a copy of the pattern, follow this link:

Tropical Flower Pattern

If you need a complete tutorial on how to make this craft, follow this link:

Mother’s Day Flower Craft

Happy Mother’s Day!

Post created by Molly McMahon, Lessons by Molly

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Free Mother’s Day Count and Graph, Roll and Graph

Free Mother’s Day Count and Graph, Roll and Graph

This post has a Mother’s Day count and graph, roll and graph freebie for Pre-K through grade one. The printable has black and white and color printing options. The graphs are all different, for a total of four possible graphs. Place these in the math center for a week of easy prep of hands-on learning. This is a link to the freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Answer keys are provided for the counting and graph pages. Answers will vary for the roll and graph options.

Free Mother's Day Count and Graph, Roll and GraphThank you for reading.

Carolyn Wilhelm, MS, MA, NBCT


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