Sunday, February 19, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “St. Patrick's Day Grammar Proofreading Activity, NO PREP Coloring for Teens”

by Julie Faulkner
3rd - 12th Grade


In this fun St. Patrick's Day-themed coloring activity, students are are working on standards while coloring!! Students must edit sentences for errors in subject/verb agreement, apostrophes, capitalization, commas, spelling, pronouns, fragments, run-ons. 

I have this listed all the way from the little kiddos to the big kiddos, because some days, even the big kiddos need a "brain break" and some simple review! Two fun coloring pages included!

Answers and suggestions for use are included! Great for literacy centers!! 

Looking for more of these creative grammar practice pages?
Thanksgiving Grammar Worksheets 
Halloween Grammar Worksheets 
Christmas Grammar Worksheets 
Winter and New Year Grammar Worksheets 
Valentine's Day Grammar Worksheets 
Patriotic and Veterans' Day Set 
Summer Set
Christmas Set
Back to School Set
Sports Set
Valentine's Day Set
Earth Day Set
Halloween Set

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Homophones Identifying Worksheet with answer key (FREE)”

by Jessica Osborne
3rd - 6th Grade


Homophones! In this worksheet, students will go through sixteen sentences with two or more homophones in each. This is a good introduction to homophones. Some of them, especially the sentences with three homophones, can be tricky. However, the directions are easy enough that you could use it with a substitute.

Download my FREE Homophone List Poster/Notes for any homophone assignment.

For a more in-depth study of the most commonly misused homophones including vocabulary lists, test, exit slips, and a student-interactive word wall, take a look at my product Commonly Misused Vocabulary Pack (homophones and other usually misspelled words).

***This is included in a bundle of ALL my homophone products:
Homophones Bundle

Click HERE to view all my homophone products! 

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By copyright law, the download of this product entitles one teacher the use of the digital and printed files for a single classroom. Files are not to be shared or published (including being displayed on a website) in any way without direct permission from the author: JessicaAnnOsborne@yahoo.com





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Friday, February 17, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Holiday Writing Paper Sample Set FREE”

by Keep Calm and Teach
3rd - 12th Grade


Holiday Writing Paper Sample Set- This is a much smaller version of my complete set of Holiday Writing Paper. These colorful pages can be used for any writing activity narrative, essay, letter, or just for fun. Dress up your bulletin boards, and motivate students by allowing them to choose fun writing paper styles to complete their holiday writing. 

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Each of these writing pages is lined and is full of color. Holidays included are: 
- Valentine's Day
- St. Patrick's Day
- Halloween
- Thanksgiving
- Christmas

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Click below for the complete set, which includes 46 pages: 
Holiday Writing Paper Set with Decorative Frames and Graphics 

I also have a general writing paper set in my store for sale: 
Writing Paper Set with Decorative Frames 

If you're looking for writing centers or activities to use with these, check out the writing items in my store: 
Writing Centers or Activities Set of 4 
How the Creature Got its Feature Narrative Writing Project 
Fractured Fairy Tale Writing Project 
Poetry Book Do-It-Yourself Set 
A Turkey's Troubles: A Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Activity 
'Twas the Night Before Christmas Mad Libs Activity 

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Earth Day Math - Patterns”

by D Conway
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade


Kindergarten and first grade students can strengthen their patterning skills with this Earth Day patterning activity. Perfect for use in a math station and a great way to combine science, ecology and math. Both color and grayscale versions are included.





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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

FREE MATH LESSON - “St. Patrick's Day Pot O' Gold Game Freebie”

by Exceptional Kinders
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade


This is a 2 player game. Each player takes a game board (a pot of gold). 1, 2, or 3 dice are needed for this game. For younger students, roll one die and place the correct number of coins on their pot of gold. Older students can roll 2 or 3 die and add the numbers together to get the number of coins they should take. When all of the coins are gone, the students count the coins on their game board. The player with the most coins wins.

*1/12/14: This game has been updated to include instructions for counting, addition, and subtraction games. Also now included is special coins to count by 2s, 5s, and10s.* 

Common Core Standards:
K.CC.1 Count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
K.CC.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g./ by using matching and counting strategies. (Include groups with up to 10 objects.)
1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction
1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

Thank you for viewing my St. Patrick’s Day Pot ‘O Gold Game Freebie! I hope you enjoy it! 
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Carolyn – Exceptional Kinders

Resources
Font by: Clip Art by Carrie @ C&C Teach First, www.ccteachfirst.blogspot.com and Kimberly Geswein Fonts http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kimberly-Geswein-Fonts
Graphics by: My Cute Graphics www.mycutegraphics.com





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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Kindergarten Syllables, Sight Words and Snow! Freebie!”

by KD Creations
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade


Your Kindergarten students will enjoy practicing syllables and sight words with these winter activities! This freebie is a sample of our Kindergarten Syllables, Sight Words and Snow! resource.

The activities include:

* 1 identifying 3 syllable words 
* 1 cut and paste 2 syllable words
* 1 sight word sentence scramble
* 1 sight word strip puzzle

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Kindergarten Syllables, Sight Words and Snow!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

February Teacher Talk





Valentine Day, President's Day, Black History Month, Kindness Week and so many teacher tried and true ideas are here for you this February. So pull up a chair sip some hot chocolate and savor some Valentine goodies will reading our englightening blog posts.

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Light up the World with Kindness
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
Did you know that there is a Random Acts of Kindness Week? It runs from February 12 through the 18th. 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.
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Make Math FUN this Valentine's Day!
By Sara Snyder of Snyder Classroom
Valentine's Day can be a fun time of year! It can a busy time and also little distracting. I have often found myself looking for fun yet engaging activities for my students to use while still sticking with my curriculum. I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.
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AAC 101: Who Should Use AAC and Why?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz
Anyone who does not have speech or whose speech is not sufficient to meet their needs should be considered for an AAC system.
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6 Ways To Help young Children Enjoy Non-Preferred Tasks
By Thia Triggs of Print Path
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or therapist, do you know children who would benefit from play experiences and practice performing tasks that do not come easily?
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The Broken-Winged Bird: Musings on Poetry and Complex Text
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs
Wade into the deep end and use poetry in your reader's workshop. This post lays out several strategies to deepen your students' reading comprehension when using poetry. Explore compare/contrast, figurative language, character theory, and metaphorical thinking with Wild Child Designs.
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Use Your Literature Text to Teach History
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing
Sometimes I find exactly what I need in the most unlikely place. My literature anthology recently proved to be the perfect vehicle for teaching historical context, and the lesson went better than I could have imagined!
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FREE MATH LESSON - “March Freebie”

by Sailing into Second
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade


Here is a March themed math freebie! Your students will have tons of fun finding the pot of gold match to the coin values. 

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lighting the World With Kindness

Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Did you know that there is a Random Acts of Kindness Week? It runs from February 12 through the 18th. Actually, this is the first I’ve heard of it, but what an 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. This is a chance for participating individuals to make our world a better one and inspire others to follow suit. 

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Random Acts of Kindness (RAC) is an international non profit foundation that believes a little kindness is the key to helping people make the world a better place to  live. Their goal is to remind people that kindness is a choice.  In light of this, they have free tools to help make kindness a part of our everyday lives. 

Learning about kindness in the classroom is one of the most essential things for children to understand.  Scientific studies have shown that it improves our self-worth and helps us feel that we belong to a group.  It improves our health by lowering blood pressure, while decreasing depression and anxiety. This not only helps the receiver, but it REALLY helps the giver. It’s such a wonderful feeling when you know you’ve done something to make another person feel happier.

When a child is happier and more content, grades will improve, attention span will increase, students will be better able to remain calm during stressful situations, there will be less bullying, drug use, violence and school drop outs.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if your classroom and school participated in kindness week. Here’s a video with a link for you to sign up.
https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/rakweekpartners




Here are a few ideas that you can use to get your charges thinking about kindness. 
 1.  Introduce the concept that kindness begins with oneONE person. 
      If every ONE person does ONE kind think for someone else, it 
     would make the world a better place.
 2.  Set up a kindness bulletin board and whenever a child does something kind for someone, add their name and what they did. You can cut out large hearts to use for your valentine bulletin board.
 3.  Have students participate in a game where they say kind things to each other. You can then discuss how they felt about receiving a compliment, and how it felt to give one. Later they can write a paper about this.
 4.  Write this phrase on the board..."Walk a mile in my shoes."  Ask what it means and discuss it. Introduce the subject of bullying and pose this question...Have you ever been bullied, or do you know anyone who was bullied. When someone answers, Have a different child view the situation and share what they might have done to defend the person being bullied. Also ask how the bully may have felt. They can then write about this experience.
 5.  Role play different situations that show random acts of kindness. The children can work in groups to write short skits about this.

You may be interested in this resource entitled Caught in the Act of Being Kind.


Caught in the Act of Being Kind @ Socrates Lantern
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