Saturday, December 3, 2016

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Silver Snowman Pocket Chart Activity”

by Animal Crackers and Apple Juice
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten

This cutie activity goes great with my Silver Snowman Mini Unit. Students will become familiar with the words, I, like and snowman. Have fun with this pocket chart activity.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Christmas Fact/Opinion Sort {FREEBIE}”

by Katie Jones
2nd - 3rd Grade

This product comes with 18 fact/opinion sentences for your students to sort. This would be great to use in a center. I've included a recording sheet for students to complete after working in the center. 

Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016


     Crying, she sat across from me at a parent-teacher conference. This single mom was relating how she was unable to buy the most desired gift for her child—a pair of very expensive tennis shoes.
     I tried to remind her about all the important things that parents can give to their children which do not cost money and are much more valuable. Later, I started thinking that those priceless gifts might be important reminders for other parents in our materialistic culture.
    If you think it would be helpful, download this free parent handout from

FREE MATH LESSON - “Dot Marker Shapes - Fire Safety - Stamp Out the Fire! {FREEBIE}”

by Polliwog Place
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Dot Marker Shapes - Fire Safety - Stamp Out the Fire! {FREEBIE}
This Fire Safety Dot Marker Shape Activity focuses on identifying shapes. Each page features a large shape made of dots. Students stamp out the fire by dabbing their dot marker (or bingo dauber) around the shape. There are five different shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle, and diamond. I am including a rhombus page as an alternate name for diamond.
This is a low-prep activity. Simply print and go. Each page comes in both color and black lines. Laminate color pages and use with a dry erase marker for a dab and wipe activity.
Alternate Idea: You can also cover the dots with small math counters or paly dough.
This Fire Safety Dot Marker Shape Activity is a fun and engaging way to practice key language skills for young learners.
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Thank you! -- Polliwog Place

Look for additional teaching resources in my store:
*Color Matching Activities
*Card Sorting Activities
*Write the Room Activities
*Sentence Scrambles
*Label the Picture Activities
*More activities

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FREE HOLIDAY LESSON "Holiday Traditions Flip Book"

This Holiday Traditions Flip Book can be completed at home or in class. It is a fun way to get students thinking and writing about their own holiday celebration. 

It includes
• Directions for students and/or teacher
• Graphic Organizer that can be used as a pre-writing activity
• 5 page flip book

Thanks for looking,

FREE MATH LESSON - “Bump Like an Egyptian Number Recognition”

by Kathy Ryan

Bump Like an Egyptian is a fun way to help your students develop Number Recognition and One-to-One Correspondence skills. Students roll a die, count the number of dots, and cover the corresponding number on the game board. Even kindergarteners will love the Egyptian theme!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FREE MATH LESSON - “Snowy Day Addition”

by Keep Your Chin Up
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Practice basic addition facts using this addition game that can be played solo or with a small group of children.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

PARCC Practice - High Quality Questions For Grades 3-5

By: Greg Jusinski
3rd-5th Grade

I am excited to bring this PARCC bundle pack to you.  I created a product that will allow you to expose your students to the rigor and language of the PARCC. The problems in this bundle pack are presented as problem of the day and are great for discussions. They can be used as assessments, homework, some have even used them as a passport activity! You get all of the math CCSS included in this pack. I have used these in my classroom for the past few months and my students have greatly enhanced their math skills, changed their thinking, and are now justifying and modeling their work...a teacher's dream if you ask me!

The best part is that this pack also informs the teacher about certain aspects of the PARCC, such as the different question types, the language they use, and the fluency timed section. If you click the picture below it will take you to the PARCC Math Bundle at my TPT store. I also have a freebie if you'd like to try it out! 

Check out some testimonials from other teachers:

"It's that time of year & thank heavens for this product! Up until now, the only resource out there that looked like PARCC was PARCC! Not even textbooks or sample tests offer the same level of questioning to which students are exposed. This bundle has so many uses: spiral review, test prep, higher level thinking, centers, math journals, homework, etc. Great value for a year's worth of CCSS. As a K-5 specialist, I bought bundles at EVERY grade level to ensure kids are prepared for what lies ahead in just a few weeks!" - The Maen Teacher (TPT Seller)

"MOST AMAZING RESOURCE EVER. Bought it for 3rd grade and now I teach 4th, so I bought it again!" - Buyer

"This product was a life saver! It was a great resource to use in preparing students for PARCC. I'm switching grades so I am excited to see that there is one for 5th grade. I can't wait to use this throughout the year. I really enjoyed how you had Type I, Type II and Type III questions. It gave my students an understanding of how the questions can vary. Great product!!" - Devon M.

"This is by far one of my favorite resources for my my students. I like how the type of question is indicated along with the standard. The questions keep students engaged and thinking. It is really beneficial." -Buyer

"This problem of the day resource is INCREDIBLE!!! I love how it gets the students to understand/think about math in a deeper context. Thanks SO much!!!" - Cheryl W.

"These PARCC practice problems are awesome! Thank you so much for making them. I would gladly buy more if you feel like making a volume II for third grade:) 

Thanks for all your hard work...worth every penny." -Jennifer R.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Interactive Book for Autism: Holiday Edition (Special Education)”

by Autism Classroom News-Christine Reeve
Pre-Kindergarten - 6th Grade

This interactive book is a quick and fun way to teach students with autism and related disabilities to respond to multiple cues in reading and educational materials and to pay attention to details. It's a quick holiday activity that has students choose the correct picture to match the phrase in the book. 

It can be used in morning meeting and group story times and in 1-1 instruction as an interactive book that reinforces these concepts. It is easy to differentiate by changing how many pictures are available to the each student during instruction.

What's Included
The book has 10 interactive pages focusing on 10 toys and holiday items that students identify by combining the name and a characteristic (e.g., color, size). Visuals for the students to choose from on each page are included.

If you like this book, you may like

Autism Adapted Vocabulary Books: Clothing Words

Autism Adapted Vocabulary Books: Household Words Bundle.

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This product is copyrighted to Christine Reeve 2014 for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes. Please see the terms of use in the download and refer others interested in the book back to this site to download. I appreciate your respect for the work. Happy Holidays!

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Give Brainy Gifts from Multiple Intelligences”

by Ellen Weber - Brain based tasks for growth mindset
6th - 12th Grade

Think of this activity as a celebration of winter holiday giving, as students reach into their own mental pool and build on multiple intelligences. 

Students love this wind-down activity that teaches mental gift-giving approaches. 

Student groups can select gifts to create for another small group. Or students can create for friends, for an unsuspecting classmate, or for a family member. 

Grades are based on the assessment criteria (provided), and on team participation for this lesson. 

Hopefully these brain based materials are beneficial to your students as they are to mine at middle school, secondary and university levels. 

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. 

Do visit the Mita International Brain Center at where you can follow my latest additions, get updates of new brain based materials and find FREE student-ready materials to download. 

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

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

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The Top 10 Traits of an AAC Classroom

I made a list of the Top 10 Traits of an effective AAC classroom after I was asked this question by an advocate during an IEP meeting.

I also summarized the Top 3 Issues of AAC classrooms, as I see it in my daily practice.  They included programming, planning, and organizing.

And finally, I also discussed the 1st Best Thing to Do in an AAC classroom at the beginning of every year; which is:  Back. It. Up. Now.

So, what did I tell this advocate we should see in classrooms with AAC users?

1. Students who do not have sufficient verbal language skills to meet all of their communication needs have an AAC system that offers them at least basic core vocabulary.

2.  Staff are consistently using Aided Language Stimulation and modeling, and are familiar enough with the students’ systems to do so effectively.

3.  Staff redirect students to their AAC systems if they are not understood, or if they are relying on gesture and body actions when they are able to use more standard modes.

4.  Staff model and require communication for a variety of functions - not just requesting.

5.  AAC users are being taught literacy skills using effective teaching strategies.

6.  Staff repeat, affirm and then elaborate student responses.

7.  AAC skills are taught and reinforced in natural, contextual activities, not drill formats.

8.  Core vocabulary is taught, reinforced and expanded continuously, and topical materials for the classroom are modified to use core words.  Teachers are teaching descriptively, not referentially.

9.  Student narrative skills are a focus of classroom activities.

10.  Conversational interactions are a focus of classroom activities.

So, those are my top 10.  How do your rooms add up?

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