Friday, January 19, 2018

FREE Valentine's Day Weight Logic Puzzles

Want to bring a little Valentine's Day fun to your classroom? 

Developing solid critical thinking and problem solving skills in the early grades is essential to support higher-level mathematics in the later ones. This pack provides three holiday-themed weight logic puzzles that are sure to engage your students’ strategic thinking and problem solving skills.

This holiday pack includes 3 sets of weight logic puzzles. Each set includes:
• a blackline master for student use
• a solution guide

To complete each puzzle, students use their strategic thinking skills to determine the value of each symbol based on the weight on each scale.
Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Valentine's Day Weight Logic” pack. 

Want to know more? 
Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website and check out my Solve It! Friday page where you can find a new task, similar to the one above, each week. You can even get free access to my library of nearly 100 problems. Find it here!


FREE MATH LESSON - “Valentine Candy Cane Pizza is a Fractional Treat”

by Margo Gentile
1st - 4th Grade

This Valentine pizza could be served at a party and/or be used to teach about fractions. 
Similar fraction activities could be done with the Christmas Candy Cane pizza as well.
Or, if you don't want to use them as a math activity, they could be used as a holiday craft project. For instance, the Christmas Candy Cane pizza would be a nice Christmas Candy cane Wreath as well.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

PARCC Math Review Grades 3-5

PARCC Prep Grades 3-5

Grades: 3-5

It's that time of year! Getting ready for the PARCC or any state assessment can be a challenge, especially for teachers. We may not have access to rigorous materials to help prepare our students to answer these types of questions. Exposure is key, allowing students to see the rigorous questions and allowing them to think through them really helps improve confidence and reduce testing anxiety. I have created a resource that can be used in grades 3-5. The questions are aligned to the Common Core and are rigorous, multi-step questions. You can use them as Do Nows, small group work, homework, assessments, etc...

4th Grade PARCC Prep Click Here! 

5th Grade PARCC Prep Click Here!

Third Grade PARCC Prep Click Here!

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Colored Hearts Memory Card Game - Valentine's Day Theme”

by Readable Creations
Pre-Kindergarten - 6th Grade

This Memory Card Game matching pairs of colored hearts is a fun activity to integrate with a Valentine's Day theme. A blank template is included - the hearts could be made into other Memory Card Games (matching numerals, words, pictures); perhaps each heart square could form the front cover of a book filled with numerals/words and pictures by your students ...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

By: Third Grade Triumph
Grades 3-4

Are you looking for a fun way to engage your students in math review? Then look no further! This product allows students to review essential third grade addition and subtraction skills in an interactive and engaging way. They will have so much fun. The game requires minimal prep. This comes with a recording sheet or you can have your students record their answers on a whiteboard or communicator. Whatever works for you! This is perfect for 3rd graders, but can be used to enrich second graders or help struggling 4th graders. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT. 

This is part of a growing bundle. I've already added multiplication, division, area, perimeter, and more are coming soon! Check it out! 

Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 1/17/18

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

In addition, if you're a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) that would like to join the Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 team, click here to get more information about joining TBOTEMC.  Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, as I'd be happy to help in any way possible.

By Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers
Math; Grades 1-2

A wintertime Snowman Theme fun resource.  This is a self correcting interactive math activity for use with Google Slides and Google Classroom.  Check it out, and join in on the fun!

By Knowledge Box Central
Art/History; Not Grade Specific

Beginning with the Renaissance and continuing through modern times, there have been many different styles or movements of art. This Timeline covers 28 different periods of art, as well as dozens of artists.  Use this timeline as a stand-alone lesson or in conjunction with Knowledge Box Central's artist line of Interactive Booklets, Art Movements Booklets or Art Terms Flashcards. This ebook is a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, & create!

By A Teacher's Teacher
For All Subject Areas; Grades 3-12

This three-passage, 5-1/2 page set is accompanied by an argumentative prompt regarding the topic of the use of social media in hiring and firing practices in the workplace. It's a perfect assignment to engage students, especially as students start to become more aware of the significance of the role of social media in the world around us. While many students might have personal opinions, this assignment will strengthen your students experience with the idea of using the text to support their writing, rather than their own personal experiences, since that is what is required.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation.

Holiday; Grades Pre-K-5

Bring back the beloved tradition of giving Valentines! Choose from 15 different designs. Print and personalize with individual messages for each of your students to wish them a happy Valentine’s Day!

By All About STEM
ELA; Grades Pre-K-4

QR Codes are perfect for the tech savvy classroom! Not only are QR codes a fun and easy way to incorporate technology, they are also an excellent way to enhance your Daily 5, literacy station and reading centers. This set is packed full of classic 100th Day themed books that your students are sure to love.

Other WW5U5 Team Members on TpT to Visit:

As always, I encourage comments below and any ideas or suggestions by tweeting me @ATeachersTeach or contacting me via e-mail.

A Teacher's Teacher

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Poster Reminder to Learn Through Play”

by Ellen Weber - Brain based tasks for growth mindset
5th - 12th Grade

Free Poster to Inspire Play’s Place in a Learning Brain of Any Age!

This FREE Poster is part of a larger complete play unit to help you build a brain based culture one game or playful task at a time. Find games and playful ideas in these materials to connect student strengths to facts about their brains. 


Engage students in fun learning adventures so they question for curiosity, target brain facts, expect quality outcomes, move multiple intelligences into action and reflect of gaming possibilities for any topic they learn. 

Students love to design user-friendly, adaptable, easy-to-play games. Find playful challenges to identify individual and group preferences for games that teach through fun. 

Brain based materials here are tested and proven to get higher motivation and achievement for all ages. No extra prep needed – games are designed by students - and related materials come with ready to roll games and answer keys. 

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond. 

Do follow my TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class. 

If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at and I’ll be glad to help further. 

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind! 

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Free Valentine's Day Lessons By The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative - 2018

Enjoy these free Valentine’s Day Lessons by The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative…

* Valentine Notes for Students FREEBIE

* Valentine Number Flipbook 0-19

* English Valentine’s Day Edible and Non Edible Vocabulary Cards

* Valentine’s Day Color by Number FREEBIE! 

* Random Acts of Kindness: Valentine’s Day Coupons - redeemable anytime! 

* Valentine’s Day Long Vowel Silent e u-e Game

* Which Fact Does Not Belong Valentine FREE 

* FREE Valentine Addition Task Cards (QR Code, Self Check, NO PREP) 

* Division Task Cards (Valentine’s Theme) - FREE!

* Shades of Meaning {VALENTINE Edition} 

* Multiplication Heroes

* Skip Counting Freebie 

* FREE: Valentine Broken Heart Opposites for Speech Therapy Vocabulary 

* Solve It! February Sampler: Valentine’s Day Problem Solving Activities Pack 

* DNA Evidence Worksheet Sample - Forensic Science 101

* Geometry Review Freebie: (20 Boom “Digital” Task Cards) with Paper Version

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day,
Victoria Leon and 
members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative

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Presenting...Teacher Talk's Featured Author! January 2018

It's TEACHER TALK'S Featured Author
January 2018
Marcy Howe

Introducing Marcy Howe of It's A Teacher Thing!

I’ve been teaching upper elementary and middle school for the past 23 years.  I love my job.  Each day is a new challenge, and the ideas for bettering my teaching never cease.  There’s always something new, and I especially like that I don’t have to sit a lot!  I enjoy being active and outdoors.  Last summer I was fortunate to head to Monument Valley after the TPT conference in Anaheim.  A-MAZ-ING! (both the conference and Monument Valley).

It's A Teacher Thing's Specialities

My products are specialized for upper elementary and middle school ELA and social studies.

Favorite and Best-Selling Products

My favorite free product in my store is "How to Have a Discussion (And Learn From One Another)." You can see it by clicking the picture below!

My favorite product is also my best-selling product! It's "Book Clubs for Upper Elementary and Middle School."  I have spent years honing the art (and it is an art) of running successful book clubs in my sixth grade classroom.  I’ve used my successes and failures to create this amazing product. Click on the picture below to check it out. You won't be sorry!

What do you like best about The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and Teacher Talk?

I love the collaborative spirit...and Vicky is pretty spectacular!

Where can you find me?

Stop by for a visit!

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Social Skills Activity: Conversation Hearts Game”

by Looks Like Language
3rd - 8th Grade

Answer questions related to friendship and caring while having fun matching conversation heart colors in this FREE Valentine's Day game from Looks-Like-Language!

The game includes:
* varied teaching levels
* 12 different heart shaped matching boards for younger students
* Conversation heart pieces (or use the candies!)
* Hearts with questions about friendship and caring for varied levels
* A roll the dice game with only the social questions for older students
* a grayscale set for photocopying 

I decided to make this free in appreciation of my followers!!! Thanks for shopping with me! Linda@Looks-Like-Language

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Conversation Bundle for saving $$

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