Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “Strategy for Math Fact Strugglers: Incremental Rehearsal (Grades 1 - 6)”

by Beyond Traditional Math
1st - 6th Grade

This is a routine that I have used to help students master math facts. I use this for students that are struggling below grade level expectations. I teach math fact strategies for the group of facts, and then I follow up with this strategy. If you feel like you cannot connect 1 to 1 with a student, I've had success with parent volunteers. If all else fails, you could also send this home with a parent in a plastic baggie. The document included is a simple instruction page, that is all that is included with this free resource.

By the end of:
Kindergarten - Sums and Differences to 5
1st Grade - Sums and Differences to 10
2nd Grade - Sums and Differences to 20
3rd Grade - Multiplication and Division within 100

This is a way to build on known facts to develop confidence and burn it into their memory. 

* Again: It is VERY important to teach math fact strategies first. This method is often used for students with learning difficulties.

* Adapted from Burns, M. K. (2005). The method attached decreases the number of facts used for younger learners.

Misc. Lesson – “Mothers Around the World”
By: TheBeezyTeacher
Grades: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
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This is truly a beautiful book that makes an excellent Mother’s Day gift for a mother from a child who enjoys reading and who enjoys being read to. Every child wonders what the world is like beyond their own borders and provides a window into the lives of their fellow children. As young readers will discover, there are similarities in the way mothers do for their children all over the world. What is it like to be a mother in Africa? How do mothers and children around the world differ in their lives? Children will discover that life in other nations is often very much from their own. Hopefully it will inspire them to be better global citizens and to appreciate all moms of the world.

The point of this book is to make clear to a child that moms love them through all circumstances, that they can count with that love as long as they live because the bond of love between mother and child lasts forever.

Mothers of the World includes:
A color and black and white gift book
Toilet paper roll cultural dolls

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Friday, April 18, 2014

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FREE MATH LESSON - “Fraction Addition Poster (Common Core)”

by Scaffolded Math and Science
4th - 7th Grade

This poster demonstrates the new Common Core way of adding fractions - see ya LCD! "a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd" The "crisscross" method to add (and subtract) fractions is a lot less cumbersome than finding the lowest common denominator. Thanks Common Core! In this download you will receive the poster seen in the thumbnail as well as one without a border. On the 3rd page of the download is a set of directions to enlarge the file into a classroom-sized poster for free (sorry, Staples!) from any printer.

For a complete lesson with practice and answer key on adding and subtracting fractions:

More Fraction stuff from Scaffolded Math and Science

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “Multiplying/Factoring Polynomials Match Game”

by Mrs E Teaches Math
8th - 11th Grade

This is a polynomial matching game that can be used as an end of lesson informal assessment or review.

These cards can be used as multiplying polynomials practice or as factoring practice.

The matching cards can be used as a basic matching game, old maid (by inserting a blank card), go fish, or memory.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Misc Lesson - "Nuts About Ten"

Misc Lesson - "Nuts About Ten"
By: TheBeezyTeacher
Grades: PreK, Kindergarten

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This product is great for teaching number sense and all the different ways a number can be represented – in this case the number 10.It includes activities centering around the number 10, writing the number, number word, understanding the ordinal order, tally marks, ten frames and much more! This is an extension to the free product High Five to Fire Prevention that focuses on the number 5.

FREE MATH LESSON - “Free Printable Playdough Number Mats 1-10”

by KTeacherTiff
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

These number mats are perfect for an independent work station. Students can make the numeral with playdough and fill in the ten frame with the appropriate number of dough balls. The number word is displayed at the top to support number word recognition.

Monday, April 14, 2014

SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - "Cold War Primary Source Worksheet: The Russians Discover a Spy Tunnel in Berlin"

By:  History Wizard
5th-12th Grade


This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about spying during the Cold War.

This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
Click here to view the website.

The primary source document is labeled (The Russians Discover a Spy Tunnel in Berlin, 1956)

Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 10 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Alphabet & Counting to 20 Literacy Math Center FREEBIE-CCSS”

by Linda Post The Teachers Post
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade 

Alphabet & Counting Literacy Center Activities FREEBIE –Matching Upper and Lower Case Letters and Counting to 20 and Award Certificates

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

14 Page Download - 4 Ways to Play -School graphics with the lower case letters of the alphabet match up to other back to school graphics with the upper case letters. Numbers 1-20 to arrange in order as well. Optional recording sheets for students to write the alphabet and the numbers. 6 Different Award Certificates at various levels.

Page 1-2 – these directions and seller Info
Pages 3-5 - School graphics with lower case letters and numbers 1-10
Pages 6-8 – School graphics with upper case letters and numbers 11-20
Pages 9-11 – Optional recording sheets
Pages 12-14 – 6 Different Award Certificates at Different Levels

Cut the sheets on the paper cutter into 12 square cards each. 

Ways to Use:

1. Match the upper case letters to the lower case letters.
2. Arrange the lower case letters in alphabetical order.
3. Arrange the upper case letters in alphabetical order.
4. Arrange the cards in order for numbers 
5. 1-10 or 1-20.
6. Print the upper and lower case letters.
7. Print the numerals 1-20.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Misc. Lesson - "Number Art"

Misc. Lesson – “Number Art!”
By: TheBeezyTeacher
Grades: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st

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Before moving on to learning other math concepts, a crucial math skill is to recognize and understand number relationships. Developing a deep understanding of numbers is the basis in which all other math skills can be applied. While you’re running guided reading groups, young student’s attention span is short and will need to be creating and doing hands on activities. So why not cut, color, and glue large numbers? At the same time they are reinforcing number words, ten frames, tally marks and domino relationships. I use these pages as independent practice during the time that I need to run guided reading and math groups. It also makes a great math center as well as seatwork for early finishers or homework. This packet is designed to engage our youngest learners in hands on math art work that requires others skills such as fine motor skills. It will work for Pre-K and K as well as other early primary grades where students need remediation. I have also included some examples of how you can vary the number art!

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Scipi Featured in the TpT Newsletter!

The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative's member, Scipi, was featured in the TpT Newsletter on April 13, 2014.  Try Scipi's lesson, Trash to Treasure - FREE Activities & Lessons Using Recycled Items.

This FREE Trash to Treasure handout is an eight page booklet that features clever ideas, fun and engaging mini-lessons in addition to cute and easy to construct crafts made from recycled or common, everyday items. In this resource, discover how to take old, discarded materials and make them into new, useful, inexpensive products or tools for your classroom.

Learn many out-of-the-ordinary ways to use milk lids for math. Did you know two plastic beverage lids can be made into card holders for kindergartners or for those whose hands are disabled? Discover how to use butter tubs to create a fun indoor recess game that practices math skills. How about practicing math facts using egg cartons?

Because these numerous activities vary in difficulty and complexity, they are appropriate for most classrooms, and the visual and/or kinesthetic learners will love them. 

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “10 Sensational Story Starters for 5th and 6th Grade Students”

by Tracy Wasem
5th - 6th Grade 

Students will revel in the creative, detailed writing prompts. Bone chilling to laugh out loud humorous, the starters are springboards for success. Students will be carried to the future, transported to the past and improve their writing skills in the present.

The provided 10 story starters are an excerpt from 101 Sensational Story Starters for 5th and 6th Grade Students by Tracy Wasem.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


by Kennedy’s Korner
1st - 5th Grade

Easter Basket FREEBIE ~ Includes directions for the teacher and a letter to send home to parents. 

Have fun making this easy EASTER BASKET! 

Kennedy's Korner 

Friday, April 11, 2014

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Our Environment Earth Day Activities FREE”

by Ruth S.
3rd - 6th Grade

Design a hybrid car! Play an Environmental Match Game! Draw or paste pictures on a Recycle, Reduce, Reuse poster! Research animals and add the information to the animal cards!

These are FUN, educational and ready to print activities that cover a wide range of environmental issues! 

This packet also includes great environmental and animals websites for kids and many teacher suggestions.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Math Lesson - "Kicking It Math Multiplication Fact Fluency Program"

Kicking It Math Multiplication Fact Fluency Program

Want to get your students excited about learning their multiplication facts? Try this fun karate/martial arts incentive program with your class! I’ve been using this program with my students and have found it to be a very successful and motivating way for my students to learn/memorize their multiplication facts. It only takes about 5-10 minutes a day to incorporate in your math block and your students will be begging to take timed tests each day to pass to the next level and earn their black belt in multiplication!
The program works with brain research and introduces only a few new facts each day. It engages both written and oral practice at school and at home. As students pass levels, they earn new colored “belts” on their way towards earning a black belt.
This resource includes:
Directions/Tips for each page
Color Photos and Examples
26 Different Timed Tests with Answer Keys
Parent Letter Explaining Program
Multiplication Fact Rings
Flash Cards along with directions for use to maximize fact mastery
Teacher and Student Tracking Sheets
Belt Beads for Each Level
Wall Hanging for Tracking Class Progress
4 Games for Additional Practice
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year

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Social Studies Lesson - "Civil War Webquest/Answer Sheet (History Channel Website)"

Civil War Webquest/Answer Sheet (History Channel Website)
By:  History Wizard
5th-12th Grade

Civil War Webquest:

Students will gain basic knowledge about the Civil War by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Civil War Webquest uses a great website created by the History Channel. The website allows students to explore the key people, battles, and technology of the Civil War. The website is:

Click here to view the website

The webquest contains 82 questions and is a great way for students to learn more about the Civil War. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. The webquest takes most students at least two class periods to complete. You can have students do all parts of the webquest at once or one part of the webquest at a time. Another option is have students work in groups of twos, threes, or fives and share their answers through a discussion during the next class period. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

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Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour

Salute the Military Kids!

Social Studies Lesson – “Salute the Military Kids”
By TheBeezyTeacher

K-1st Grade

April is the month of the military child. There are several hundred thousand children today in US or overseas public schools whose parents are in the military. A high degree of mobility is demanded of these children and of their parents. Relocation is a reality that a significant number of these dependents are separated from at least one parent due to overseas deployment. Kids of Active Duty, move around the world, acclimating themselves to new cultures, new friends, new homes and new surroundings. As overseas educators, we are of the belief that those who serve our country should not sacrifice the success of their children. They are strong. They are resilient. They are adaptable. They have inspired us to give it our all as we walk into the classroom each day. I hope these activities will create awareness of the service and sacrifices of our military's children. This is an opportunity to thank children for their support to our nation's war fighters, and recognize the important role they play in the strength of our nation by contributing to the strength of the military family.

A Salute to our Military Kids includes:
Military visor
Dog tags
Math prompts
Friendship hugs
Shirt decals
“Keep Daddy/Mommy Safe” Bracelets
Pencil toppers
Time keeping watches
Writing paper

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FREE MATH LESSON - “FREE Easter Color/Colour By Number”

by Down Under Teacher
1st - 2nd Grade

This freebie is a color/colour by number sheet with sums 12-19. Both spellings of color/colour with and without the 'u' is included. 

I've also listed another Easter freebie - Rabbit Racers - Race to 100 place value game. Follow my store to be updated on other freebies!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON -"Ropin' Fraction Fun Freebie"

Ropin' Fraction Fun Freebie

Looking for a fun way to review fractions with your students?  Your students will love this free game where they race to find the matching fractions in this cooperative learning game with a fun cowboy theme.  Included in this set are 36 game cards which can be used individually, in partners, or small groups.  There is also an independent assignment for assessment or extra practice.   

Aligned to Common Core 3.NF.2, but can be used in fourth or fifth grade as well.

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English Language Arts Lesson - "Close Reading Poetry Activity"

Poetry Lesson - "Close Reading Poetry Activity"

by Dianne Mason
9th-12 Grades

In this close reading activity, students will visually illustrate a poem in order to better grasp its meaning. Students may illustrate the poem on poster board with a collage of images from newspapers and magazines, a Power Point slide presentation, or shoot their own video. They can include audio if they so choose. It’s really up to you to determine exactly what format your students should use.

The lesson provides a Power Point Presentation using “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold as an example. Also included is a copy of the poem, lecture notes, and suggested poems. This activity can be used with almost any poem and adapted to learners of all ages.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Free - "Beezy 10 Minute Rotation Timer (Free Version)"

By: TheBeezyTeacher
Grades PreK-6

Use these automated timers for any rotation groups in your classroom!
Daily 5
Guided Reading
Guided Math
…And More
The timer file is made in PowerPoint and is automated! Just launch it and choose your timer set!
Don’t have PowerPoint? No worries! Just Google PowerPoint Viewer (for PCs) or PowerPoint Viewer for Mac to download the viewing software for FREE! Mac users will need PowerPoint installed to run the file.
Looking for more options to this timer? Get the paid version for various times and numbers of rotations.
Want it customized? Contact us for specific times, transition times and different clip art theme changes!

Great for Centers, Group Work and Cooperative Learning.