Sunday, December 16, 2018

FREE MISC. LESSON - “French New Year's Resolutions 2019”

by Mme R's French Resources
9th - 12th Grade

2019 Goals and resolutions writing activity for French class.
Can be used in a any level of French where students are writing sentences.
3 different writing activities to meet your needs!
1. Making a resolution and setting goals for the year
2. What I want to accomplish this year, what I want to improve, dos and don'ts list, what I can't wait to do
3. Looking back on last year
Makes a great portfolio piece and a very cute bulletin board!
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New Year: Memories, Goals & Dreams - FREEBIE

By Sparking Children’s Thinkibility

Grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and Homeschool

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New Year: Memories, Goals & Dreams

Reflect on the memories of last year. 

Encourage students to document goals and dreams for the new year.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Free Winter Creative Writing Activities”

by Tracee Orman
3rd - 10th Grade

Free Winter Creative Writing Activities

Lighten up the winter blues with these fun creative writing activities for the winter season. Correlated to the Common Core State Standards for Writing, this 13-page document (nine student handouts and two pages for examples & teacher's guide) includes poetry prompts, short story activities and prompts, and a fun narrative prompt using Twitter for inspiration. 

As always, I like to create activities that will appeal to a wide range of students. These will be appropriate for ages 10 and up, though some of the activities may need to be modified for younger students.

If you like these activities, check out my other seasonal creative writing bundles:
Spring Creative Writing Activities
Fall Creative Writing Activities
Free New Year Writing & Goals Activities for 2015

Poetry and Writing resources:
Writing Like Poets: How-To Presentation and Activities for Students {Powerpoint}
Poetry 911: First Aid for Writing Poetry
Interpreting Poems Through Song Lyrics Comparison

Created by Tracee Orman
Mrs. Orman's Classroom

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Friday, December 14, 2018

FREE MATH LESSON - “Elementary Math Posters”

by Charity Preston
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

This is a set of 9 elementary math posters for you to print and hang up in your room, or print and place in student math binders as visual reminders for specific math skills!

The posters include the following sayings:

-More on top don't stop, More on the floor go next door and borrow 10 more, If the numbers are the same, Zero is the game

-Five or more let it soar!

-Four or less, let it rest!

-The little hand has the power, That's why they call it the hour!

-30 days hath September, April, June and November, All the rest have 31, Except February alone (And that has 28 days clear, With 29 in each leap year).

-The alligator is so hungry, He always eats the larger number!

-One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door. Five, six, pick up sticks. Seven, eight, lay them straight. Nine, ten, begin again.

-Mark your place. Look next door. Five or greater. Add one more!

-5 tomatoes - 5,280 feet in a mile

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Digital Papers Moody Blue”

by Fun Hands-on Learning
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Digital Papers
Perfect for scrapbooking, making cards, invitations, collages, crafts, web graphics, and so much more.

File contents:

-.Zip File
- 4 digital papers
- 12x12 inches
- PNG format
- High resolution (300dpi)

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We Teach So Hard....Episode 19 STOP the INSANITY! Teacher Self Care

We might be aging ourselves, but remember that fitness guru Susan Powell and her "Stop the insanity" commercials? That sums up our teacher angst this time of year. Stop the insanity...cuz we wanna get off this bus! December always feels like cardiac arrest for teachers. Give us a listen as we laugh and cry our way through self-care ideas!

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Homophone Crossword Puzzles

Did you know that research proves that homophones are the most common spelling errors, even in adults? Textbooks do not provide nearly enough practice to approach proficiency. This set of Homophone Crossword Puzzles makes homonym exercises more enjoyable than the standard fare, and students get extra practice in very important spelling and grammar skills. Easy to check for busy teachers, they include all Answer Keys. Great as homework, seatwork, or in learning centers!

FREE MATH LESSON - “Addition and Subtraction to 10 WINTER Math Pack by Ms. Lendahand:)”

by Ms Lendahand of Lendahand's Printables
1st Grade

Addition and Subtraction Timed Tests within 10 - Fluency Practice Printables.

This file has been updated and includes a clear, crisp copy unlike what is shown in the PREVIEW FILE.

This is a 31 day resource to reinforce math fluency skills with addition and subtraction math facts through ten. (Includes EZ Grader on each Sheet for quick grading)

Detailed “How to Use Instructions”

2 Versions of CCSS for 1st Grade in Poster Format

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Student’s Graphing Snowflake Chart 
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Sheet for Students to Write Missed Facts 2, 3, 4, or 5 Times Each

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 12/12/18

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!

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By Teaching's a Joy
Math; Grades K-1

Fourth grade teachers LOVE it when their students arrive moving in to and out of ten with fluency and ease--something students are expected to learn in Kindergarten and First Grade. This DIGITAL, NO PREP, NO GRADING product has your students practicing reaching the sum of ten with addends 1 through 9, using ten frames (with drag and drop counters) and If/Then thinking. Product is suitable for repeated (REPEATED) use by any age student.

By A Teacher's Teacher
ELA; Grades 9-12

This bundle, part of the Scholarly Shakespeare Series, includes both quote quizzes for Julius Caesar - the first one covers Acts 1-3, while the second addresses Acts 4 and 5. For both sections of the play, you'll receive a preparation packet you can use as homework or an in-class assignment, a link to a review game, and even multiple different versions/types of each quiz!

By Sally Hansen - Purposeful Plans
ELA/Writing; Grades 2-12

The 4 peer editing checklists are very detailed (for a 3, 4, 5, & 7 paragraph essay) created for the progressing writer. Excellent for mixed or leveled classes to give students individualized instruction. Practical and easy to understand. Students will know what is expected of them and they will have opportunities to reflect on their work.

Vocabulary / Speech Therapy; Grades PreK-1

These Vocabulary Building Activities provide opportunities for children to practice identifying and naming items that can be found, and activities that people do, during the Christmas holiday celebrations. Great vocabulary activities for PreK, Kindergarten, Grade One and ESL classes!

By Susan Berkowitz
Speech Therapy / Special Education; Grades 2-8

This is an adapted biography for students in special education or receiving speech-language therapy. It uses picture assisted text, and includes comprehension questions and materials to make a flip book. There are also vocabulary cards included! Prepare for the upcoming month of January with this terrific, affordable product that you can use for years to come!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018


by Unitedtoteach
2nd - 8th Grade

This is a FREE item to introduce a larger product that I have for sale in my store. This is a great activity to introduce a unit on Ancient Greece, because students become familiar with Ancient Greece through things they see around them in their own modern world. There are cards you can print out on card stock to engage students even more in a class setting. They draw a card. They have to be listening for their topic to be mentioned, and hand it to the teacher as it is covered. The hands-on activity is a cut and paste about different categories that we have inherited from the Ancient Greeks. If you would like to see my larger product, you can go to this link:

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Monday, December 10, 2018

December Teacher Talk

It's December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for the holiday festivities or just looking for some great ideas. You don't want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.

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Connect Kids to the Real World with PBL

What if you could connect your units of learning to current events without missing a beat with meeting the standards? Find a way to accomplish this here!


Qi Gong and Emotional Well Being
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
This past summer, I developed a love of Qi Gong which is a mind-body-spiritual practice that enhances our mental and physical well being by integrating posture, movement, correct breathing, self-massage, sound, and deep focus


Beware of Creating Sweeping Generalizations
Be careful not to say way more than you meant to say when comparing adjectives and adverbs.

Recycle Drinking Straws Into Christmas CreationsBy Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile
Make a beautiful Christmas tree plaque using only drinking straws and paper! Teachers and students will enjoy making these and giving them as gifts. Learning happens incidentally-lots of math, "engineering", and language skills involved.

An Ideal Gift
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight
It costs not a penny! It's so easy, and it fills everyone (teacher included) with genial feelings! Perfect at this time of year, or anytime! Give this gift to your students.

Finding Success With a Challenging Class
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing

My Favorite Teaching Things
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching
My favorite things to use in my classroom.  Simple tools to make a teacher's life easier.  Pleasures perfect for teachers classroom gifts. 

From a Wanna Be Organizer
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
Okay, I admit it. . . I'm a wanna-be organizer. I'm envious of those classrooms (and homes!) that never have piles. Here are some tried & true tips for what has helped me (attempt to) tame the chaos.


Please check out the tips from all the members in this link-up. You'll find 
some fab ideas.