Monday, April 19, 2021

April 2021 Teacher Talk

  Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

Welcome to our April Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a happy and prosperous spring.  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.

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Let's Have a Poetry Jam

Usually when I tell my students that we are going to learn how to write poems, some of them say, “I can’t write a poem,” or “Yuck, Poetry!.” By the end of the  workshop, which takes about 2-3 weeks, most of the kids realize that they can in fact write all sorts of poems.

The Power of Words, Sound and Rhythm

I'm embarrassed to admit that I used to think of poetry as boring or rambling. Or silly rhymes in a sing song pattern. Never before has poetry been so mainstream and "cool".

The Miracle of Friendship

Friendship is a miracle and also something that can be taught.

A Poetry Slam 

April is National Poetry Month, and poetry is experiencing renewed interest and excitement, due to one, very special person. R U ready for a Poetry Slam? Here’s how to do it.

5 Tools for End of the School Year Success

Learn easy tips for making your end of the school year a success for both you and your students.

Building a Nest: An Easy, Engaging, and Messy STEM Challenge

Looking for a fun spring STEM challenge! Students will enjoy learning about robins and then building a nest within given parameters.

Set Theory in Precalculus

A Venn diagram is a nice approach to solve problems by deduction. Here is a sample problem using a Venn diagram.

Let's talk picture books for SEL

Social emotional learning is always important but even more so with living through a Pandemic and your world being upended. Here are three great books for SEL.

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FREE MISC. LESSON - “How to Make a Google Copy for Students”

by Rockin Resources
2nd - 12th Grade

Download these directions to make a separate copy for students to write on. If not, they will all be editing the same document. This works for slides and docs.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Digital Escape Room for Teachers”

by The Ginger Teacher
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Can you escape the school?

Make sure the art teacher has her coffee, organise free cakes in the staffroom and try to distract the head so he doesn’t give you more jobs to do!

This fun, point and click escape room is to help teachers understand how engaging and useful escape rooms are for teaching. The puzzles are designed to be challenging as well as educational.

This escape room teaches about gamification and the use of games in education.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Rainbow Spelling - Roll + Write - FREEBIE”

by MrM'sInstaStuff
2nd - 4th Grade

✏️ KEYWORDS: Spelling, Literacy, Hames, Words

✏️ DESCRIPTION - This is a great interactive way to make spelling fun and engaging . Learners use this game style activity to enhance their word attack skills. This can be used individually or within a group .




✅ RAINBOW ROLL + WRITE - FREEBIE- This pack includes 4 page PDF in colour with Display sheet and main worksheet

PLEASE NOTE | All forms are UK A4 size .

These are all designed to be easily accomplished by students at school. You will not need many resources or additional materials. You can decide whether students will complete each task independently or whether you will work together as a class community to complete each act.



⭐️ Multiplication Flashcards

⭐️ Rainbow Editing Display

⭐️ Handwriting Alphabet Workbook



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PLEASE NOTE | All forms are UK A4 size .

■ 4 page PDF in colour .

■ Display sheet and main worksheet


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Friday, April 16, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “MOM cinquain template”

by 180 Days and Counting
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

What a great way to practice poetry and show Mom how much she's appreciated! Grandma page included.

Students will complete an organizer and complete a cinquain template.

Cinquain format:
line 1: one noun (topic)
line 2: two adjectives
line 3: three verbs
line 4: a phrase (4-5 words)
line 5: one synonym (to line 1)

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Building Compound Words”

by Mr and Mrs
1st - 3rd Grade

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Mother’s Day Thumb Body Loves You Poem”

by The Schroeder Page
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

This is a FREE page for Mother's Day. We are making Thumb print heart necklaces for Mother's Day and I wanted a little something to go with them. I am going to have my students draw their face in the circle at the end of the poem and write Happy Mother's Day. We are then going to add it to a construction paper card.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - 4/14/2021

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Farm CVC Words BOOM Cards™ Distance Learning - $3.00

By Kamp Kindergarten
K-1st grades
Fun stuff, literacy center, parents

In this farm themed digital task card deck your little learners select the correct CVC word for the picture. This paperless phonics resource works well for a spring or farm theme, but may also be used at any time during the year. Boom Cards™ are exciting, interactive, and fun! They are great for learning stations, technology specials classes, extra practice, RTI, and assessment.

Contact - Math Strategy Game to Create Equations and Use the Order of Operations - $3.25

By Scipi
5th - 8th grades
Activities, Computation, Games

Contact is a math strategy game in which students create three digit equations, practice basic math facts and properly use the order of operations.  The object of the game is to touch as many other players’ squares as possible in order to receive the most points.  Two to four players roll three die and create equations with answers that are on the Contact Board.  

AP French Cooking Project - $4.00

by Urbino12
11th-12th grades
Projects, Assessment, Cultural Activities

Students in your AP French class will cook an authentic French or francophone recipe at home and create a class cookbook! They will also speak for two minutes, present their recipe to the class orally and compare it to American cooking as per the Presentational Speaking (Task 4 Cultural Comparison) section of the AP French Language and Culture Exam. Grading rubric included.


Biomes - Grassland Animals Three/Four Part Cards - $2.99

By Vicky Leon

K - 6th grade
Homeschool, Montessori, Science centers

This set of three/four part cards can be used to teach students about the grassland biome and the animals that inhabit it. Animals included are: zebra, bison, pronghorn buck, prairie dog, elephant, rhino, elk, and lion. Also included is a 'grassland' card and a 'biome' card. This set contains a control card (word and picture), word card, picture card, and information card for each animal/term. Cards should be printed onto card stock, cut and laminated before classroom use.

Soft c & g Spelling Activities & Printing Practice | Alternative Spellings - $3.00

By Primarily Learning

1st - 2nd grades
Worksheets, Activities, Printables

Would you like to combine Spelling Activities and Handwriting Practice? The English language is difficult because of the many spelling variations of each sound. Check out these engaging alternative spelling worksheets that provide Letter Formation Practice for Soft c, Soft g.

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FREE MATH LESSON - “Mother’s Day Math”

by Michelle Oakes
1st Grade

Students will choose a 2 digit number card and spin the multiple of 10 spinner to create a number sentence. They will then add the two numbers to find the sum. They will record each number sentence until their recording sheet is full.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Mother’s Day - Mom’s Purse”

by RFTS-Preschool-Kindergarten
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

MOM’S PURSE Preschool PreK Kindergarten 1-Day Lesson Plan



Circle Time: Group Discussion: Mom’s Closet Memory Game

Pre-K: Clip-a-key Cards

Game: Mom’s Shopping List 4 of a Kind Game

Math: Counting Coins Coin Purse Puzzle

Writing: Message Math Cell Phones

Math: Mom’s Beauty Items & Fancy Purses

Craftivity: My Purse Craftivity

Student have so much fun completing MOM’S PURSE Lesson plan.

Students will enjoy participating in this group discussion surrounding the items they might find

Mom’s purse. Items are arranged in a specific order on a tray, students close their eyes, the order of the items are changed, and students are asked to put them back in original order. Guessing continues as we remove an item and try to guess which item is gone.

Students look at the lock, find and clip the correct key as they work through the Clip-a-Keys activity. They play a shopping list game of 4 of a kind and match up 2 pc. Puzzles as they find the number of coin purse coins to the matching coin purse number.

Students guess the sum as they read text math messages using Mom’s cell phone. Students complete make-up puzzles matching 2 pieces. They will match-up Mom’s Beauty cards and Fashion bags into pairs.

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