Saturday, November 22, 2014

Language Arts - "Open Syllable [Vowel] Bundle Packet"

by Amanda Trump
Grades 1-3


This reading bundle packet provides 106 pages of the open syllable type word lists, activities, and games. The open syllable words in this packet include words using each vowel in conjunction with one, two, or multi-syllable words. The activities are presented in a fun and basic way so that students can easily and quickly grasp the idea of open syllable words. After some practice, students will easily locate the open syllable in the words--whether at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.

Here’s a list of the activities/games in the packet:
1. Bubble Yum Relay
2. Flower Power
3. Open Syllable Word Count, Sort & Write
4. Open Syllable Cut, Sort & Glue 
5. Open Syllable Count & Divide
6. First or Last Syllable Open?
7. Fill Up the Jar
8. I Spy
9. ‘y’ says ‘i’ or ‘e’
10. First or Last Syllable Open Picture Sort
11. Hear, Write & Draw
12. Open Syllable Booklets
13. Dominoes
14. Try Spelling/Draw & Spell
15. Move the Cow to the Barn







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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Striped Color Frames {FREEBIE}”

by Sing Smile and Learn
PreKindergarten - 12th Grade



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Friday, November 21, 2014

Coloring Sheets for Fall with Language Arts and Math Follow-up


by Art Action - Laurie Carpenter

Grades1-6

Art, Grade level classroom, Home school, Language arts and math, Independent seat work












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PROJECT OVERVIEW-PURPOSE: WHAT FUN IT IS TO COLOR, BUT THESE SHEETS ARE MUCH MORE THAN THAT!

This lesson is designed to make life easier for the classroom teachers - a simple
way to incorporate "art action" into independent activity time. It will provide the
student with an experience in art, language arts, writing, and math through simple
seasonal coloring sheets, practice papers, and optional challenge pages. Many
new vocabulary words will be learned. Attention to detail is encouraged.

Small muscle development is enhanced in this project, as well as, both counting
and easy addition.

DOWNLOAD INCLUDES:
Printable practice papers
Printable challenge questionnaires (optional)
6 coloring sheets
Finished samples
PDF lesson plan

As an art teacher, I, of course, feel that it is so important to incorporate art into the classroom activities - especially, if you are not fortunate enough to have an art teacher or art room as part of your school environment. But,
I also realize that classroom teachers are busy striving to meet all the common core requirements, and, thus, do not have time for planning and creating many extras. THAT IS MY JOB!

As a retired elementary art teacher, with a lifetime of my original lesson plans, samples, and projects, I am now attempting to simplify and re-write these ideas on TPT, to be used as "extras in YOUR classroom." Many of them will assist in common core, especially in the language arts area. Please check out my store of over 60 products, including easy motivational and follow-up activities that incorporate other subjects, besides visual arts.

* Remember, in art, "anything is possible - you can do it" is a great philosophy! Students should feel that "art is a place where you can feel good about yourself!" So, HAVE FUN!

Language Arts - "Closed Syllable [Vowel] Bundle Packet"

by Amanda Trump
Grades K-3


Fifty percent of our English language is closed syllable type words. Once a student learns this syllable type, they have a great foundation upon which to build. So it is a well worth our efforts to invest our time teaching this syllable type if we are going to have successful readers. 

I created this packet for my students to have fun learning closed syllable type words. There are 6 syllable types, and closed syllable is the most basic type to teach. There are multiple word lists in the unit, 'Reading Closed Syllables.' This reading unit provides 158 word lists of the closed syllable type words. Also, a master list of all the words is included as a quick reference. The lists in this unit include words spelled using each vowel in conjunction with common phonograms. These lists of words will help students recognize the common patterns seen in closed syllables. Also, reading will become more manageable for students once they understand the different syllable types. 

The unit, '15 Games & Activities Teaching Closed Syllables' include 15 fun games and activities that can be placed in literacy centers for the students to enjoy. The following games are included in this packet:

1. Bubble Bath 
2. Bubble Yum Relay
3. Scrambled Eggs
4. Bag the Odd Chip
5. Morph the Word
6. Flower Power
7. My Closed Syllable Word Book
8. Recording Sheet
9. Roll a Word
10. Spin a Word
11. Puzzle Words
12. Hangin’ Out the Laundry
13. Map Out The Treasure
14. Connect 4
15. Beat the Clock.









FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Insect Freebie”

by Fantabulous Firsties
PreKindergarten - 2nd Grade



This little insect worksheet and butterfly life cycle will give students the opportunity to learn about how insects protect themselves and about the life cycle of a butterfly. After completing the activities, they can take them home and share what they learned with their parents. My kids LOVE these activities . . .I hope your kids will, too!

If you like this activity, be sure to check out my insect unit!

  


Thursday, November 20, 2014

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Turkey Story Map FREEBIE”

by Rockin’ in Second
PreKindergarten - 5th Grade



Turkey Story Map FREEBIE

Perfect for the Fall season. You can use this as a book report outline or for your weekly stories.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “Probability Stations”

by Brain Ninjas
3rd - 6th Grade


Your students can explore probability outcomes by moving through ten stations that each pose a question which can be answered with more likely, less likely, equally likely, possible, impossible or certain. One questions reads: What is the chance this 6 sided dice will land on a number between one and six? (certain) Some students had to pick up the die and look at all the sides while others could figure it out in their minds. Either way, students stay accountable by filling out a passport with each of their answers. An answer key is included.

If you have three 6-sided dice, three decks of cards and a coin you have the majority of the supplies needed to set up. Templates and instructions are included to make three simple spinners. Just print the station cards and set up. It's so simple your students can even set it up for you.

These stations were tested with fourth and fifth grade students who thought it was a fun way to practice the terms. They had a better understanding of the meaning of each of the terms and could provide different scenarios that would provide similar or alternative outcomes.

This activity directly aligns with the Alberta Program of Studies Math-Statistics and Probability (Chance and Uncertainty) Grade 5 SO3 SO4.

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Maybe you're interested in one of our creative math activities like these:

The Price of Life - Students can practice addition and subtraction of decimals to the hundredths place value while working through this "choose your own equation" style activity.

Decimal Operations - This activity practices addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through open-ended questions that students choose.

Thank you for your consideration! Happy teaching from the Brain Ninjas!  





Math Lesson - "Common Core Math 5th Grade Geometry Activities (5.G.1,2) Coordinate Plane"

by Hilda Ratliff

Grade 5

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 There are four separate activities in this resource.

1. Guided notes and graphing points.
2. Identify the coordinates of points that are graphed in the 1st Quadrant.
3. Draw a picture by plotting a list of points and connecting them in the order given. The picture will be a pterodactyl dinosaur.
4. Three application problems.

Detailed answer keys and teacher notes are included.

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Language Arts - "10 r-Controlled Games & Activities"

by Amanda Trump
Grades 1-3




This unit is a package of 10 activities and games that are designed to make it easy for students to learn to read r-controlled syllable type words. There are 6 syllable types, and r-controlled is one of the six types. These syllables are called –r-controlled because the –r is in control and the vowel is out of control when sounding out the word. Instead, of the vowels making their normal sounds, the –r decides for them what sound the vowel is going to make. Reading and spelling r-controlled words require visual memory and experience. These games will teach students a few consistent tips to remember when reading these kinds of words. There are five -r-controlled vowels--ar, -er, -ir, -or, -ur. These five vowel spellings make 4 different sounds. The packet includes 75 -r-controlled words cards and the following 10 games: 


1. Climb a Tree 
2. Grow a Centipede
3. Football Frenzy
4. Dominoes
5. Uno 
6. Clear the Board 
7. Snail Shell
8. Wild Animal Race
9. Checkers 
10. Circle Out



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Language Arts - "Open Syllable Bundle Packet"

by Amanda Trump
Grades K-3


This reading bundle packet provides 106 pages of the open syllable type word lists, activities, and games. The open syllable words in this packet include words using each vowel in conjunction with one, two, or multi-syllable words. The activities are presented in a fun and basic way so that students can easily and quickly grasp the idea of open syllable words. After some practice, students will easily locate the open syllable in the words--whether at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.

Here’s a list of the activities/games in the packet

1. Bubble Yum Relay
2. Flower Power
3. Open Syllable Word Count, Sort & Write
4. Open Syllable Cut, Sort & Glue 
5. Open Syllable Count & Divide
6. First or Last Syllable Open?
7. Fill Up the Jar
8. I Spy
10. First or Last Syllable Open Picture Sort
11. Hear, Write & Draw
12. Open Syllable Booklets
13. Dominoes
14. Try Spelling/Draw & Spell
15. Move the Cow to the Barn







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Language Arts Lesson - "Fiction Football: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet"

by Dianne Mason
Grades 7-12


Both you and your students will love this fun-filled game based on the rules of football. It provides a thorough review of Shakespeare's most famous love story - The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Players are “passed” questions. Yardage is gained based on the difficulty of the question and whether the “receiver” answers correctly. The question cards are divided into 4 categories from 5-yard cards to touchdown cards with varying degrees of difficulty. There are penalties for wrong answers and chances to “intercept” by the opposing teams. For touchdown questions, the team can “huddle” to come up with an answer. Also included are character descriptions, vocabulary lists with definitions, and a plot summary that students use as references as they scramble to answer the questions and move down the field toward victory. 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Language Arts - "15 Games Teaching Syllable Types"

by Amanda Trump
Grades K-3



This is a packet of games that students can play and have fun learning about the 6 syllable types. It includes 65 pages of syllable type word cards and a variety of 15 games. Students will become better readers as they learn to differentiate the 6 syllable types. They will see words in a whole new way. Their decoding skills will become sharper as they begin to break the mystery to the reading code. These following learn and play games can be placed in language stations or be played during small groups:

• Tic-Tac-Toe
• Concentration
• Find & Search
• Reach for the Stars
• Follow the Rainbow
• Syllable Sorting Work Mats
• Syllable Sorting Graphic Organizers
• Climb the Ladder
• Bingo
• Blockbuster
• Battleship I
• Battleship II
• Football Frenzy
• Build a Tower
• Be a Superhero Syllable Star





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Math Lesson - "Math Functions Lesson - High School Algebra"

by Hilda Ratliff

Grades 8-10

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This resource will save you time as notes, examples and independent practice are ready to be copied for your students. Guided notes and examples will keep students engaged as they must fill in blanks to complete the notes and examples.

This lesson is an introduction to functions.
1. Definition of a function
2. Domain – Input Range – Output 
3. Mapping Domain to Range
4. Determine if a relation is a function.
5. Function Notation 
6. Evaluate functions for a given value in the domain.

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FREE MATH LESSON - “Make Ten Freebie - Color a Ten Frame With Two Colors to Make Ten”

by Janetta Hayden
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade



Students use two different colored crayons to color in a ten frame to represent an addition sentence.

I made this for my students who were having trouble with this skill.  






Sunday, November 16, 2014

Language Arts Lesson - "Reading Syllable Types Bundle Packet"

by Amanda Trump
Grades K-3




This bundle contains six units that give specific word examples of each syllable word type. The six syllable types of reading are Closed, V-C-e, Open, r-Controlled, Vowel Digraph & Diphthong, and Final Stable. Each unit provides a plethora of word lists that target each syllable type. Teaching reading by syllable types provides students with a clear-cut understanding of the English language. The basic overall purpose of learning syllable type reading is to give students 6 reading strategies to aid them in chunking longer words into short, readable parts.








How to love being a teacher (again?)


I've been teaching for a few years now and there have been many ups and downs. There were times when my class would get out of hand or there would be an incidence that needed dealing with right away and at times I was prepared and during others, I was less so. However, what I've found is that being a teacher is about much more than simply telling a bunch of facts to your students. Teaching is about expressing your subject in a way that your students leave thinking it's as awesome as you do. It's about getting them excited and wanting to learn because learning new things is awesome!! Teaching isn't easy by any means. There's a lot of work and the students can break your heart sometimes, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yes it's hard starting out but it does it easier, trust me. Have a read through the following keys, I think you will be glad you did.

1. Be weird, be different, be funny and be memorable because it's a proven scientific fact that kids remember memorable things more than unmemorable ones. I'm sure my kids will always remember me creating giant fireballs using methane bubbles to demonstrate combustion while few may remember my awe inspiring talk on cellular organelles. 



2. Push through the politics, bureaucracy and other crap we deal with as teachers every day. You are a teacher, you are there for the students so don't let the powers that be get you down. You know what you're doing, you know what works and what doesn't. Be your own person and teach because you love it.

3. Don't take things personally. This includes underachieving and poor behaving students. Regarding those who underachieve, don't feel like a failure, learning goes both ways. You can only present the material the best way you know how, it's also up to the students to do their part. If you've done everything you can, provided every opportunity to help and still your student fails, don't take it personally because you can't force someone to learn. Secondly, poor behaviour can sometimes be attributed to an outside factor like a difficult home life, being bullied, peer pressure or maybe the kid is just having a bad day. Consider these things carefully before you take something to personally.

4. Continually innovate, stay updated, mix things up and always try to think of how you can improve. This can mean coming up with a new and exciting method of teaching/assessing and/or keeping up on the happenings in your field. If you're still teaching that humans contain 40 chromosomes or that the U.S.S.R. is the greatest threat to world peace, you need to do some research. Also, try some new technologies in your classroom like iPad's or perhaps give the flipped classroom a chance.  For some fun innovative freebies, please see below.

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5. Love what you do. You have the most amazing job in the world. You get to educate young minds and shape who they are to be. I've met some incredible kids during my career and they've told me I've made a difference in their lives. Keep that in mind when you're wading through the choppy and uncertain waters at school or struggling to get that first teaching job. 6. To take a phrase from the TV show How I Met Your Mother, "BE AWESOME" because excitement is contagious. Learning can be fun but it's your job to make it so. Make passionate learners out of your students and teach them that school isn't about learning thousands of useless facts they will never use, it's about discovery, innovation and creativity and hopefully, learning something new and amazing.   Thank you for reading my post.  I love Task Cards and as a means of fulfilling number 4 above, I love to innovate. VOLA, I came up with my Task Card Activity sets which take task cards to a different level.  I've included a list of my Task Card Activity resources below.

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Science:
Space - The Study of the Universe
Biology: Cells and Body Systems
Chemistry - Atoms, Compound Naming and Chemical Reactions
Ecology and Ecosystems
Electricity - Current and Static
Forces and Motion

High School Mathematics:
Polynomials - Binomials and Trinomials
System of Linear Equations
Measurement of 3D Objects
Solving Quadratic Equations Solving 
Trigonometry Problems

Elementary Mathematics:
Area and Perimeter of Polygons Word Problems
Converting between Decimals, Fractions and Percentages
Decimals - Four Basic Operations
Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Fractions

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