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Visual Schedules in kindergarten and primary classrooms – the benefits!

The benefits of using a visual schedule in kindergarten and early primary classrooms | That Fun Reading Teacher.com

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Do you use a visual schedule in your classroom? As a special education teacher working in many kindergarten and primary classes, I’ve seen how beneficial they are for the whole class!

The origin of visual schedules

In special education, we had been putting picture symbol schedules in place for our students with autism for years, as they provide

  • an overview of the student’s day, in parts or as a whole, so the student has an idea of what to expect (this helps prevent anxiety)
  • a means of communication for students who struggle with oral language and / or auditory processing (they can point at the pictures to help get their message across, follow the pictures to understand what they might have missed verbally)
  • structure and increased independence, allowing students to manage transitions with less support
  • the flexibility of making changes to only the necessary parts of the schedule without having to change the entire day.
  • a sense of understanding how their day works, and counts down as blocks of time wrap up, helps kids feel a sense of accomplishment, more safe and in control of their emotions

The shift to whole class schedules

Our consultants began recommending visual schedules for more groups of students as time went on – students struggling with anxiety, managing behavior, transitions.  I began to notice that a few classroom teachers had just stopped using the individual student schedules (too cumbersome with multiple students with schedules in the class) and gone to a classroom one instead – and the effect was amazing.

Students checked in on that schedule all day. As time passed, a card was moved or taken down. If plans changed, the teacher simply switched out the card, and the kids understood and accepted it. The morning schedule was discussed at the carpet in the morning, and the process repeated in the afternoon.

Why it’s becoming the new normal

How many times have you heard this lately?

Kindergarten is a social communication program.

Do you agree? My very first class was a kindergarten class, in 1996, and the catch phrase at that time was ‘We’re teaching them how to play the game of school’. 

There are so many children in our classes now that struggle with social-communication, anxiety, self-regulation, learning disabilities, being in an overcrowded classroom, among other things.  And teachers have more to manage than ever before.

Consider that:

  • students regularly referring to the schedule throughout the day are prepared for transitions and managing themselves with greater independence
  • the visual schedule takes on the role of a ‘first-then’ board, as students are able to see things they are looking forward to coming up (for example, homesick students can see blocks of time disappearing as it gets closer to home time; students who dislike pencil / paper tasks can look forward to recess etc.)
  • students take pride in showing a visitor to the class that he or she can read, and knows what’s happening next
  • it is easy for a substitute teacher to step in with an already established structure in place (and it can be left prepared for the next day without having to write an explanation!)
  • With my Reading Recovery background, I can’t help but love the fact that this is just another way to drive home ‘reading the pictures’ for meaning first!
  • it can be used as a tool for teaching ‘time’ (some teachers add clocks beside each item) and sequencing events in order
  • The visual schedule makes a nice link to learning centres / centres

Have you tried using a visual schedule in your classroom? How has it been going for you?

Best wishes with your littles,

Ida Mae

If you are looking for a visual schedule and center / centre cards set, please check out mine below. The cards fit nicely into a pocket chart, can be used with adhesive magnets on the back, or simply pinned to a bulletin board. I’ve included months, days and Troll-themed editable name cards as well. Click the image to take you to my store to see the preview!

Are there cards you would like to see added to the schedule?

If so, please click the ‘ask a question’ tab in my TpT store, or email me at thatfunreadingteacher@gmail.com to suggest it for an update!



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April Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s April and so many groovy things are happening this month, Easter, Passover, spring vacation and so much more. Be sure to stop by and see what these teachers are doing in their classrooms and gather some great tips and ideas.

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If You Love Jelly Beans

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Can’t you just smell spring in the air? Daffodils beginning to bloom, Lilac trees starting to flower, and Lilies of the Valley popping up. I just love the aroma. Not only is my birthday in April but it brings us Passover, Easter, and one that you may never have heard of, can you guess? If you said Jelly Bean Day, you’d be right. It’s April 22nd.


Plan a Portfolio Party

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Plan a celebration for your young writers as they bloom in the Spring!


April Math FUN!

By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom

Make Math FUN this Spring! These spring math riddles are great for reviewing previous topics or practicing current skills. These riddles can be helpful in your classroom at this busy time of year. (And sneak a little fun into the classroom) I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.


How Many Ways are Words Related?

By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Individuals who use AAC need to learn to take a conscious path to the words they need. If they want an apple, they need to think about how to navigate to categories -> to food -> to fruit -> to apple. SLPs can help them learn how to do this.


6 Tips to Support English Language Learners in Your Classroom

By Kathy Simpson of Sunshine and Lollipops

Do you have English Language Learners in your classroom? If you do…you will want to take a look at this post and discover 6 easy and fun tips to support your ELL students. I am sure you will LOVE #1!


Apollo 13: The Ultimate STEM Challenges

By Kerry Tracy of Kerry Tracy

The Apollo 13 mission shows how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome with scientific reasoning and problem solving. Specifically, the carbon dioxide filter fix shows why STEM Challenges are so much more than just “fun.”


The Magic of a Circle

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Using only a circle, students fold and learn a multitude of geometric terms. This is a fantastic way to teach geometry and for students to experience more than just shapes!


Increase Engagement and Maintain Rigor-Hands-on Fun in the Upper Grade and Middle School Classroom

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Maintaining student motivation is important during any time of year, but it’s even more crucial when they return from a break. I save several of my “great” activities for those Mondays after a week off.


Poppies & Pantoums: Poetry Comes Alive with Georgia O’Keefe

By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

4th and 5th grade students explore the life of Georgia O’Keefe via a biography and her fabulous artwork. We look closely at the natural world using photographs and author Pantoum poems, a cool poetic form from Malaysia. We recuperate from our testing angst with a poppy craft.


Painting Poetry: Children’s Voices

By Virginia Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

We hope that you will take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy a slideshow of our paintings of poems. We hope that you enjoy seeing them as much as we enjoyed painting them!


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FREE MISC. LESSON – “How to Make the S Sound Spaghetti Clues!”

by Kathy Babineau

Speech Language Pathologist



How to Make the S Sound Spaghetti Clues!

The S sound is such a tricky one for so many of our early elementary students to pronounce!

In this freebie, I’ve included a quick description of a mini lesson for teaching the S sound in the classroom, a poster, and a worksheet.  There are so many touch cues and verbal cues for this tricky sound, but this is one that has worked for me!


Kathy Babineau MS, CCC-SLP

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FREE MISC LESSON: Martin Luther King Jr Reading Freebie!

By:  The Owl Teacher

Grades 2-5


Martin Luther King Jr was a hero to me.  He stood up for civil rights and did so in a peaceful and loving way.  He demonstrated bravery and courage as he fought for equality and justice.

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr Day, I have some great teaching ideas for you!  Over at my blog (www.theowlteacher.com) I have provided several ideas for you – all related to vocabulary, reading, and writing.  I have provided some great mentor texts to use along with a freebie for you to download!

You can read all about these great ideas by clicking here.

Martin Luther King Package 8x8

My Martin Luther King Jr Freebie can also be located at my Teachers Pay Teachers store ready for you to download.  Check it out here.

I hope you enjoy it!

Have a great day!


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MISC LESSON: “Check out our Holiday Crafts”

Right now, over at my blog, you will see that I have linked up with a few other bloggers to share with you our exciting holiday crafts we make in the classroom each year!

For instance, I love to make these adorable reindeer made from a hanger and knee high pantyhose!  It’s so simple and inexpensive.  My kiddos love it every time!

Then I have this craft on there that only requires a spoon, markers, and a few craft items!  It’s so adorable.  I add a candy sucker to mine for a special treat to my little ones!

Head on over to my blog (click here) to read about many more ideas for your classroom this holiday season!



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MISC LESSON: “New Year’s Resolution Flip Book”

I love New Years!  It’s a great time to start fresh with new goals.  Am I successful?  Not always, but it is fun trying right?  And it’s the perfect time to do so (and easier to keep track of when you started it!).

Kids are the same way- at least  my kiddos in my classroom are.  They are already telling me predictions for Christmas and what 2016 will bring them.  That’s when I got the idea… Why not have the little ones create their own New Year’s Resolution too!

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I created this easy flip book for students to work through as they think out their goal (along with a graphic organizer to brainstorm on).  In it students will not only determine what their goal is, but also describe why it’s their goal and just how they will accomplish it!  I also can have them turn it into a written piece or reflect on how 2015 went so they can better determine how to reach their goals this year!  Plus, it’s just cute!

New Year's Resolution Flip Book Again

So are you thinking this would make a great morning work project on the first day back from winter break?  Or maybe you are thinking it’d make a great center activity or for early finishers.  Head on over to my TpT store to check it out!  I think your kiddos will definitely enjoy this cute little keepsake!


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Math Lesson ~ Bundle of Fun with INTEGERS!

Have Fun & Engage Students on Positive & Negative Integers!


3 Methods of working with Operations of Integers are Included – the number line method, visual method, & algorithm method.  Perfect to differentiate and teach operations with Integers!



Help your students understand all operations with positive & negative integers

with this packet of activities!

 ★ Several methods of solving problems with positive & negative integers are included! A great resource for interactive notebooks & differentiation! ★

Included in the Positive & Negative Integer Bundle

•  8 pages showing the various methods to solve positive & negative integer problems

•  6 pages of graphic organizers for interactive journals to assist you in differentiation

•  A page of number line ladders for students to utilize

•  2 pages demonstrating the Ladder Method of subtracting negative integers

•  2 pages of Integer Operations Card Games directions & instructions
•  2 pages of Integer Operations Card Games recording sheets
•  7 pages of Addition & Subtraction of + and – Integers including Answer Key
•  7 pages of Multiplication & Division of + and – Integers including Answer Key
•  Cover page, Page of instructional tips, strategies, & End Page
•  Please NOTE – the color and black & white pages are the same pages –

they are in color if you wish to print in color and they are in black & white

to assist in printing only B&W pages if that is what you wish


Learn more about this bundle here…..

Positive & Negative Integer Bundle of Fun!


Related products you may like

34 Page Multiplication Bundle of Activities

Fraction, Decimal, Percent Challenge

Multiplication Card Game

Best Wishes,

M Moore

Certified K-6, 6-9 math, and 6-9 science

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FREE MATH LESSON – Order of Operations!

Order of Operations ~ PEMDAS, BODMAS, BEDMAS!

 Use these great graphic organizers/printables for Interactive Notebooks!

These are samples from my Order of Operations Bundles!

Enjoy a printable created for Order of Operations – PEMDAS, BODMAS, & BEDMAS Versions Available. Perfect for interactive notebooks. This is an excellent resource for teaching order of operations as a guide to assist students!

Great for teaching or reviewing the Order of Operations!



This is a Printable for interactive notebooks and 1 set of problems is a sample of my Order of Operation products. I’m offering this FREE for a limited time because I think you’ll like it so much you’ll want my complete Bundle of PEMDAS products.

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Best Wishes,

M Moore

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Not Another Parent Night!


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Are you thinking, Oh No!!! Another parent night, what am I going to do? Do you stay up worrying the night before?, or feel butterflies in your stomach? Are you self conscious about getting up and speaking in front of parents? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone.

My teaching partner and I came up with a way to make parent night fun for everyone, including ourselves, since neither of us likes to get up in front of an audience, other than our classroom, lol!

It happened one afternoon, after the kids had gone home.  We wanted to do something different for parent night.  Suddenly, the phrase, “Actions speak louder than words,” came into my head, and I had an Ah ha! moment. Why not show parents what our program is like instead of telling them.  That’s  how our Parent Night Video Program began.

We prepared for the  taping by making sure we got the go ahead from the principal as well ICS_MS_lockersas all the teachers who work with our students. Next we let our classes in on it, and they just loved the idea.

When the appointed day arrived, we were at the front door, camcorder in hand, to tape them as soon as they got off the bus. We were  greeted with waves and hellos as they entered the building and proceeded to their homerooms.

Mostly, we recorded  the kids, but we also wanted to show our teaching style so the parents could get to know us a little, We would go back and forth between rooms creating a short video of both. This can be tricky because the kids are alone for a few minutes just about every period. It’s amazing how much you learn about yourself and your charges when you watch yourself teach. We always made sure that we captured each child doing something, we never wanted anyone to feel left out, or for any parent to say, “I didn’t see my Sally.”

After period one which was either history or science, we’d escort them to Unified Arts, taping while walking. Some of them would be sewing, others would be doing woodwork, art, or metal shop. Again we would go back and forth between classes doing our filming. Parents loved to see them in action, we’d hear “oohs and ahs,” as they saw their little ones using power equipment, or sewing machines, and cleaning up after themselves. They were in amazed at the types of things the kids did, especially in metal/wood-shop, without losing fingers or limbs.

Unified Arts were over, we would then tape either English or Math classes  continuing to make sure that everyone was included.

At the finish of a busy morning,  we would switch classes and get ready to go to lunch. which is a real trip. We filmed them going through the lunch line and showed the cafeteria staff serving their food. Watching their child eat, and what they threw away was eye opening for many parents.

Back to class to continue taping either math, English, world history or science classes.  As the day drew to a close, you could still see us taping the children while in homeroom study period. and as their buses were being announced over the loudspeaker.  Our ending statement says it all, “The last bus has been called, the room is empty, and quiet and sometimes we like it like that.” We always get chuckles from the parents because they can relate.

Our final step, before parent night, was to send notes home letting them know that they will be viewing a  presentation of, A Day in the Life of their Child. Then we did some edits.

During the day of parent night, the class gets to see the end production, We give them popcorn or some type or snack and enjoy the movie together. We can now laugh at ourselves and congratulate the students for a job well done.

Parent night finally arrived and our production was ready for viewing. We introduced it and told them that the video will probably answer every question that they might have and it usually does. Jokingly we called ourselves Marin & Filipek DeMille after the Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille and the parents cparents clappinghuckled over that. The ice had been broken and we’re ready to begin.

Of course, there were times when the unexpected happened, like the video player doesn’t work, or we can’t find the TV that we signed up for. We’re all human, and these things occur. We took it in our stride and the parents were understanding. Eventually, we got everything up and running and all were happy.

The best part is to watch the reactions of the parents as they watch their kiddos in action. They marvel at how busy they are and how
much work is done throughout the day. They’ve never seen how their child behaves in school and they just love this. Better still, they realize what a difficult job we, as teachers have trying to tame these middle school children.




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Middle School – Let’s Play 24 Exponential Challenge

Let’s Play 24 Exponential Challenge!

A great way to engage students in learning and reviewing Exponents!

Let's Play 24 Exponential Challenge


Include something new on Exponents this year….

A Challenging Game with 120 Tasks on Exponents with 48 Test Prep Tasks Included.

★ Included ★

5 sets of TASK CARDS

Set 1 – Basic Exponent problems to Solve, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 2 – Product Laws of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 3 – Quotient Laws of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 4 – Test Prep 1 – Basics of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• Set 5 – Test Prep 2 – Product & Quotient Laws of Exponents, 24 Task Cards & Answer Key
• 1 Page – End page of Important Information.


A great bundle to teach, review, or reteach operations with Exponents.

For 5th & 6th Grade several items may be used for Teaching the basics of Exponents and

used for GATE so students are more prepared to deal with the operations of Exponents

in 8th Grade and High School.


NOTE: The task cards do not include the Fractional Laws of Exponents.

That is covered in the exponents worksheets product in my store.

Also: If you are an international client, the exponent products are a great resource.

There is a blank recording sheet in the ‘Let’s Play 24 Challenge Game’ you may write in Orders or Indices.  Also, you may ‘white out’ any exponent terminology and write in orders & indices to utilize the products.

5.NBT.A.2 • 6.EE.A.1 • 8.EE.A.1 • HSN.RN.A.1 • HSN.RN.A.2


Click Here to get the ‘Let’s Play 24 Exponential Challenge’! 


Check out all of my Exponent Products by Clicking Here! 


More Numbers, Expressions, & Equation products along with other products I’m currently working on will be added throughout the year in my TpT store!



Best Wishes, M Moore

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An important lesson from my Reading Recovery days: Begin at the very beginning

Begin at the very beginning

I taught for a decade before I started my Reading Recovery training, beginning with kindergarten in a school where half of my students understood only Portuguese when they arrived. In those first ten years I moved between kindergarten, primary special education and grade one. My grade one students who struggled the most were lucky enough to have the Reading Recovery program in place, and I was astounded at the changes I saw in them in such a short time. Those teachers had some kind of magic and I was thrilled when I was able to take the position at my school. There was a mystery that surrounded what really happened in that little room.

Wait a minute – the kid learns nothing new and the teacher does everything for them?

I began my Reading Recovery training like my fellow trainees, enthusiastic, and in a hurry to get my students reading and writing! I was impatient with the ‘Roaming around the Known’ period: ‘Roaming’ being delicately consolidating (with ABSOLUTELY no teaching) around what the child already knows (the ‘known’), perhaps discovering more about what is known or stumbling upon areas of difficulty somehow missed in the testing process. It was a ten lessons, two week complete, no-stress, the-child-does-all-he’s-capable-of-and-you-do-everything-else period of (what felt like) non-structured, laziness. It drove us all nuts – at first.

But here’s what actually happened.

We had LOADS of fun. The kids, who at the beginning of grade one already knew they were ‘the worst readers in the class’ and had already been refusing to take risks and try anything new, gained confidence and trust in us, the process and themselves and started to try. They were excited to come to Reading Recovery every day, before we even started lessons.

What did we do?

  1. We read familiar books over, and over, and over again.
  2. We made our own story books, sharing the marker; the child writing the words s/he knew, the teacher writing the rest.
  3. We played games with the words and letters the child already knew. We painted (with water) on the walls of the school and the playground, in sand trays, and shaving cream.
  4. We practiced moving from left to right…and I could go on (and will in a future post)…

My point is, we learned that there is nothing wrong with EASY, especially when dealing with a child whose confidence needs a boost.

Most of the children I have worked with in recent years are these very children. For many of them, the little things are giant in their minds. Anticipation of a task can be more difficult to manage than the task itself. We need to start with success and build up one baby step at a time. You do remember Baby Steps, don’t you?

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And, of course, humor keeps us all going when the going gets tough!

Here are a few links to help anyone who is starting at the very beginning of the literacy journey this year. Best wishes to you!

Fam Read Fun Th Dos & don'ts of motivating young children to write Th1 Reading Logs - rejigged!

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PreEmergent Sight-Word-Stages Readers (two words per page, also available in bundles):

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Collaboration & Cooperative Learning ~ Bring Students Together


Engage Math Students in a Read, Write, & Research project that they Debate!

The “Read, Write, Math Project Lesson” incorporates all of these tasks!


This lesson brings Language Arts, Collaboration, and Math together.

Engaging students in collaboration assists them in team work, cooperative learning, and more that they will utilize throughout their life!  Bring it all together with this unit!


This assignment is completely {editable} to suit your class and how you have students turn in the assignment.

This lesson may take 3 days of class or more – a day to research and review the lesson with students, a day for students to collaborate, then a day to debate.

Note ~ I allowed 2 weeks for students to complete this project.

Learn more about this lesson by clicking here…  “Read, Write, Math Project Lesson” .





Best Wishes, Mary Moore

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Math Bundle of Engaging Activities to Start your Units



250+ Pages of My Collection of Math Activities

Graphic Organizers ~ Activities ~ Assessments ~ Projects ~ Cooperative Learning ~

GREAT for Any Pre-Algebra Class or Reteaching/Review in 9th Grade!

Additional {Editable} Lesson Plans and more now included!!!

 Engage your students with excellent visual tasks and stations!  A Great way to start your math units this year in 8th Grade with the ULTIMATE Math Pack of Activities!!!  Perfect for Interactive Notebooks, Stations, and More.


• Pythagorean Theorem Bundle with Real World Word Problems
• Pythagorean Theorem Poster
• Pythagorean Theorem PowerPoint
• Pythagorean Theorem Lesson Plans
• Real Number System Bundle of Activities
• Real Number System Poster
• Real Number System Lesson Plans
• Geometry Vocabulary Activities
• Geometry Lesson Plans
• Time to Get Ready Statistics and Probability Lesson
• Read, Write, Debate, Math Lesson (meets 11 ELA standards with math vocabulary)

Skill Builders and Additional Files Included
• Properties of Addition & Multiplication Tasks
• Properties of Addition & Multiplication Lesson Plans
• Fraction, Decimal, Percent Challenge
• Multiplication Dice Game
• Rules of Decimal Graphic Organizer
• Fun Testing Signs for test days
• The ULTIMATE sub binder.


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Science Haiku

Would you like a way to blend Language Arts and Science?   Introduce / review two poetry types and integrate science topics with Science Haiku.    Your students will be able to use this product for classwork, homework or assessment.

This product contains a Science Haiku and Acrostic Poem Format for each of the following subjects:

Science Haiku

Science Haiku

– Sun
– Butterfly
– Recycling
– Chameleons
– Circuits
– Plants
– Flowers
– Frogs





MISCELLANEOUS LESSON-SPANISH COLORS- Vocabulary & Word Search @ Colorea tu Helado Favorito

This Coloring Package is an amazing resource to practice spelling colors, and having fun doing the Coloring Activity. Great package for Elementary students and for fifth grades students who never had Spanish before. This lesson may be included in the “Moving Up” packages where fifth students can see how easy Spanish vocabulary can be, use a dictionary to complete the word bank, do the word search and complete the Ice Cream Coloring activity.


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It contains

1) 12 colors vocabulary/assessment worksheet with word bank

2) 12 Colors Word Search- Make it a game. Divide students in small groups and give stickers to winning groups or homework passes.
3) Ice Cream Coloring Activity -The top part of the ice cream is free so students can color their favorite ice cream and answer the question – What is your favorite Ice Cream?



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This FUN 20 word  Word Search is the perfect Morning Work Search for June 5. National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June to commemorate the “doughnut lassies” who served fresh doughnuts to American soldiers  during World War I.






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Gifted and Talented Materials by Joyce Lansky is having a sale now through June 4th. I have 267 products on sale for 10% off

Your best savings will come from my many literary guides or book units.

But I also have a lot of math lessons and logic. I have it all!

Please stop by my store to take advantage of savings of 10% off these next few days.


Stories to Keep Students Engaged

Now that school is winding down, teachers often find themselves looking for that extra reading passage to keep kids engaged. I wrote these five original stories, which come complete with activities. 


In this bundle, you will find the following:

Nonfiction Sports Story With Expository Writing Activity 

This nonfiction story depicts Josh Pastner, coach of the University of Memphis Tiger Basketball Team. His motivational story is quite impressive and provides a great model for kids. I have also provided directions for kids to write an essay about what they read in the story. Nonfiction writing is high on the common core expectations, and this activity is perfect for providing high interest curriculum and current events.

Help! I’ve Misplaced My Modifier. Humorous Story to Explain Misplaced Modifiers 


This humorous story helps students to learn about misplaced modifiers. Students are given the task of finding the misplaced modifiers in this story about a child’s birthday party. Answer key included.

Electromagnetic Energy Story (Creative Writing Activity about Science) 


This creative story shows the path of electricity from a neutron’s point of view. Students are asked to write their own stories that relate to a scientific topic.

The World’s Most Loyal Dog: A Nonfiction Story With Questions 


I am an author as well as a teacher, and I wrote this story about Hachiko, the amazing Japanese dog who spent about a decade waiting at a train station for his master who had died. This story comes complete with vocabulary and comprehension questions.

Beware of Cooties 

Here’s a bonus story that one cannot buy individually on TPT. I fear it will never find a home due to its shocking ending, but none-the-less, it’s one of my favorites that must be shared. If you dare to share it with the kids, I promise they’ll get a laugh. Enjoy!

I have plenty of stories and reading activities at my TPT store. Won’t you please stop by?  


Logic Problems to Last The Year

Logic problems are a fun way to keep kids engaged, especially at the end of the year. My store is packed with these that may be purchased for a dollar a piece or in bulk for a discounted price. Why not plan ahead and take care of all the holidays at once with one of my logic problems to last the year packets.

This original packet was made to challenge students in third through fifth grades, but some of these problems are tough and most likely would meet the needs of older students in the regular classroom. 

The booklet contains twelve logic problems from the first day of school until the Tired Teachers at the end. Along the way, students will tackle challenges centered around Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (2), Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, April Fools Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Right now it’s set at a reduced price of $8.75, so please check it out.   https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Logic-Problems-to-Last-the-School-Year-IG-1264788

If you teach younger kids, no worries, I have the materials for your kids, too, with Logic Problems to Last the Year (Book II) for grades 1 – 3. This mini version of the original book contains six logic problems surrounding the holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and our American Independence Day. These matrix logic problems contain one grid to challenge our bright younger students, but once again, they could also challenge an older child in the regular classroom. Book II sells for the reduced price of only $3.95. 


If you like logic or any activities to challenge bright students, please check out my store at:



Summer Fun For Kids

Here in the south, we’re looking at the last week before it’s off for summer vacation. Before you get too green with envy, please note that teachers started this school year in July. Luckily, the powers that be got some sense, and we won’t see our classrooms until August this next school year.

Being a lover of summer, I never understood the concept of, “I’M BORED!” over the summer; however, we all know kids who yearn for things to do. Why not send your kids off with my Boredom Busters at the end of the school year? Once they take up your text books, you can even keep them happy with these fun puzzles to challenge minds.

This booklet is for the young minds in grades 1 – 3. It contains three summer themed logic puzzles, a sedoku, a maze, and a quote puzzle. It is targeted to gifted and talented students and I’ve marked the price down to $3.95 this week. That’s a real bargain since I sell my puzzles individually for $1 a piece.


For those older intellectually gifted kids in grades 3 – 5, I made the original Boredom Busters. Inside, you will find three logic problems, a sedoku, a quote puzzle, and a funny story, “Beware of Cooties,” that is guaranteed to bring a chuckle. This, too, has a reduced price of $4.25. 


I’d love for you to stop by and check out  these products or others at my store.

If logic is your thing, my store is loaded with it!

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End of School Craziness

Perhaps you’ve seen the owls circulating Facebook.

I am totally the owl on the right; so to celebrate all of us losing our minds, I’ve created a logic problem about us at the end of the year. It’s called Tired Teachers, and it might give your third through fifth grade students a chuckle when they read about what exhausted teachers do in May.

You may purchase this little gem for just $1 


Plus it comes complete with an answer key-a necessity because let’s face it,

We’re Tired!

If you like logic, please check out my store. I have 

plenty of problems to challenge bright kids.


End of School