Friday, March 24, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Can You Make A Paraprosdokian?”

by Runde's Room
4th - 10th Grade

A paraprosdokian is a humorous type of figurative language in which the first part of the phrase is commonly known, and the second part is often unexpected or surprising. In this fun activity, students learn what a paraprosdokian is, read examples, and create their own. The file also contains a page on which students write their own paraprosdokian and illustrate it. This could be handed in for a quick assessment, or posted to make an entertaining bulletin board display.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

FREE MATH LESSON - “Create-A-Graph Cards”

by Charity Preston
3rd - 6th Grade

Looking for a fun tech tool to use when teaching graphing skills? Make sure to check out Create-A-Graph's website! I created these math word problem cards to supplement the site, along with blank cards so that you may customize to your needs!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Frog Theme Alphabet”

by Barnett's School House
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

This is a Frog Theme Alphabet with letters A-Z. If you would like a different theme please let me know! Email me at to discuss a preferred theme. Thanks!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

FREE MATH LESSON - “Adding and Subtracting Integers”

by Shari Beck
7th - 10th Grade

Students often become frustrated and confused trying to memorize rules for the operations of integers, especially with addition and subtraction.

Instead of memorizing rules, students can learn the concepts of addition and subtraction using money. This freebie offers a look into my game titled "Battle the Banker" where students learn how to add and subtract integers with the concept of money. The freebie highlights some of the animated PowerPoint slides that are included with the "Battle the Banker" games.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Script: Nick and Joe”

by Kathleen Applebee
5th - 12th Grade

Nick and Joe is a 10 minute script for 11+ characters. As they prepare Christ’s body for burial, Nicodemus and Joseph remember their interactions with Jesus and regret keeping their faith a secret. ZIP file includes .PDF script and diagram for staging. FK reading level: 5.5.

More free Easter products
Easter skit package 5 free scripts including Nick and Joe
Christ the Shepherd, Christ the King full length
Christ the Servant, Christ the King full length
Mizpah free script
Easter choral reading 2
Easter graphics free & copyright free
Christmas skit package free

Free Christian drama resources at Fools for Christ 
Free interactive Bible games

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Sunday, March 19, 2017


by Teaching Treks
4th - 6th Grade

Free Easter Activities: Easter Traditions FREEBIE contains 2 printable task cards, an Easter Internet Quiz, 5 Easter Traditions word cards and a link to my free Easter Traditions online pathfinder to help kids locate quality Easter websites quickly
Easter Traditions Pathfinder

Easter FREEBIE is part of my Easter Teaching Trek that contains: over 40 pages including

24 creative and critical thinking Easter TASK CARDS
NO PREP printables
Internet Easter Traditions Quiz and answer sheet
Mapping Activity and answer sheet
55 Easter Word Wall Cards
Easter Traditions Poster

You can find it here: Easter Traditions

You may also like:

Easter for Kinder Kids

St. Patrick’s Day

Chinese New Year

Australian Geography

Happy Easter!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Starring now...TBOTEMC's FEATURED AUTHOR March 2017

It's TBOTEM's Featured Author
March 2017
Tracy Willis 

I've been teaching for 24 years, and I still love exploring new approaches to learning and teaching.  My favorite approaches include using art, music, and movement in my lessons. My products reflect the marriage of academics and the arts.  I chose my store name because I am a "wild child." I love animals, trail running, and hiking...anything to do with nature. My favorite thing about teaching is experiencing that moment when a student loses herself in her learning, forgetting to be resistant. There's nothing better than, "What are we going to do next, Ms. Willis?"

My best selling product came about because I was looking for a way to excite and challenge my students while teaching fractions, decimals & percents.  You can find it here (click):
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In this math and art project, inspired by Piet Mondrian's art, we view his art and question the amounts of colors in examples.  We measure the amounts using a transparent overlay, and then figure out the fractional, decimal and percentage amounts of each color.  Students then create their own Mondrian-inspired art using mathematical parameters. There are also reading and writing components to it, too!

My favorite product is one of my newest. Check it out below!
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This is another math, art and literacy project.  In this product we learn about  Kandinsky and synesthesia, which fascinates my students. Using critical thinking strategies, students view a color study by Kandinsky, explore circumference, and creative problem solving before collaging their own Kandinsky-inspired artwork.

My favorite thing about writing for TBOTEMC's Teacher Talk is the virtual collaboration.  It's exciting to read about other teachers' classroom journeys.  It's exciting to be a part of that conversation, too!

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You can check out my most recent blogpost below!

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.
                                                                                       Dean Schlicter

There was a time in my life when this quote would've terrorized my whole existence (insert traumatized laugh). I remember fifth grade like it was yesterday, because that was the beginning of my obsession with history and my loathing of math. That year, I read every book I could find about the medieval time period. My imagination blossomed with tales of knights and the bubonic plague. And at night, I was tormented with nightmares of rogue long division problems. And now as a fifth grade teacher, when I think of math, it conjures up images of King Arthur, Merlin, death and destruction and the sounds of Gregorian chant.  I can't help but wonder what my classroom math experiences might have been had my teacher linked the math to something that I love---like medieval history.

One awesome thing about being a teacher is that you get to right the wrongs you may have experienced yourself as a learner.  That's what I did.  I took my students' angst about classifying and measuring angles and I turned it into a math and art project, as I wished my fifth grade math teacher had done.

We began by reading about illuminated texts.  I brought this part of the project into my reader's workshop and used it as a center.  Students read a three page history about illuminated manuscripts and completed a close read. This worked really well, and I was able to extend it into a lesson on nonfiction text structures. 

After reading about illuminated texts and the history of monograms, I gave my kids copies of medieval lettering.  They cut out their monograms from these letters and glued them onto another page to examine them more closely.  Together, we explored the angles in each of our letters.  Using highlighters, my students began highlighting the angles they found in their letters. Reviewing acute, obtuse, right and straight angels, as well as supplementary and complementary angles, we began to sort our letters according to their "angle traits."  We did this in small groups. At first, we eyeballed the angles and then used protractors to measure them.

The last part of this math project was great fun. We closely examined a close up photo of a real illuminated manuscript.  I was able to blow this up on my SMART board using the pdf I had created of the photo. We completed a visible thinking routine called "See-Think-Wonder."  Students named and noticed the types of pictures painted in around the illuminated letters. 

 I created an illuminated alphabet using some fantastic gold glitter lettering from Paula Kim Studios. After printing it on cardstock paper, my kids selected their first or last initial and began drawing in details around their gold letter. They were required to sketch in details about their lives around their illuminated letters.

After sketch was complete, we used colored pencils to fill in our drawings with vibrant colors.  My students knew the colors had to be bold and vivid after looking at illuminated manuscript examples.

What are we going to do next in math, Ms. Willis?

This literacy, math and art project was fun. I teach fifth graders, so this was a review of fourth grade learning for them.  It enabled us to review measurement concepts and address learning goals in other curriculum areas. After having taught fourth grade for umpteen million years, I would use this project with fourth graders as an end-of-unit alternative assessment. 

Perhaps the BEST part of this learning experience was my students asking, "What are we going to do next in math, Ms. Willis?"  Eyes shining. Faces smiling. No tears. Learning cemented. Not a worksheet in sight. 

To check out this project for yourself, click on the graphic below.  It's all there for you...the literacy, math and art. Enjoy a SURPRISE SALE for the month of March!

You might also be interested in these math, literacy, and art projects, too! 

This month, I've teamed up with some other teacher bloggers. Be sure to check out their posts below!


FREE MISC. LESSON - “Spring Bunny Rabbit Frames **FREEBIE** ~ Watercolor ~ Commercial Use OK”

by Teacher Karma
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Spring Bunny Rabbit Frames in a beautiful watercolor style! Add these to your classroom materials and TpT items! These graphics are just what you need for your classroom and educational products. You will LOVE these ** 5 ** graphics that are so much FUN! They are absolutely perfect for adding to YOUR TPT EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS, parent newsletters, literacy and writing stations, activities, printables and student worksheets, class invitations, etc.

Looking for watercolor frames? Click on the link below to access pretty pastel watercolor frames:

Watercolor Painted Skinny Borders

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Friday, March 17, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Insects Clip Art FREE”

by HappyEdugator
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Insects Clip Art - Free Insects Clip Art - FREE clipart! Spring Flower, Bee, Caterpillar, Ant, Butterfly, Grasshopper, Dragonfly, and Ladybug. All hand drawn (8 pictures, each in black and white) to use for personal, classroom, or commercial use! Includes a total of 16 digital drawings that may be used for personal, classroom, or commercial use. I like to doodle...I have them up just for fun. Enjoy! Jpeg format. Please give credit back to my store. Thanks!

Terms of Use: This is free for you to use for personal, classroom, or commercial purposes as long as you give credit and provide a link to my store. Do not post any of the digital files online as is, or resell it as clip art. They may be sold on a product in a secure, flattened form like PDF.

Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches:
• Look for the green star near the top of any page within my store and click it to become a follower.

How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:
• Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product.

©2016 HappyEdugator. This product is the intellectual property of Deborah Hayes aka HappyEdugator. Your purchase buys one license. You may purchase extra licenses at a 50% discount. This material is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017


by Ms BBZ
1st - 4th Grade

A quick low-prep way to work Earth Day into your classroom. 
This pack includes a quick teaching slide to explain the words "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle," some examples of each and thinking questions to get a discussion started. Then there is an activity to encourage kids to think creatively of something they could reduce, reuse or recycle! 

Happy Earth Day - enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Easter Bunny Word Game”

by KinderKay
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

This is a great game for you to put into your early finishers tub! Use buttons or mini erasers as game pieces. Students play in partners and move around the game board by reading CVC, CVCe, color, and high frequency words. 

Common Core Standard: 
I can decode words.
I can read words by sight. 
I know that vowels make 2 sounds.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's a Giveaway! Make a Wish!

Who hasn't wished that their fairy godmother would smack them upside the head with her twinkling wish wand? In honor of St. Patrick's Day and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you can win a $10.00 TpT Gift Card or a resource from Wild Child Designs! Two winners will be chosen, announced here on Friday, March 17th at 8 p.m. and also notified by email.

Head over to my facebook page to enter!  The entry is pinned to the top of the page.

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Spelling Test Forms for 5, 10, 15, or 20 words! (Free!)”

by Mrs Magee
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Use these spelling test forms for your weekly spelling test. Included are test forms for:

5 words
10 words
10 words + 2 bonus words
10 words + 2 bonus words + a dictation sentnece
15 words
20 words
* dictation sentence page to copy on back of a test of your choice
* dictation sentences page to copy on back of a test of your choice

There are no numbers on the tests. Either have your students write the numbers themselves or write the numbers on your master copy before making copies for student use.

If you're looking for a spelling test form with more or fewer words I'd be happy to create it for you to add to this pack!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

March Teacher Talk

St. Patrick's day and so many teacher tried and true ideas are here for you this March. Best yet, spring is next week and the end of the year will be here before you know it.

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                                                       Zen Classroom
                                    By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Some ideas for bringing peace and calm to your classroom, using practices found in yoga.
                                          A Disciplined Child is a Happy Child                                                                                  By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
I can’t express enough that one of the worst things a teacher can do is to prejudge a class or a student before they even enter the room. Let’s face it, some kids get along better with some teachers than they do with others, so it’s better to listen but with a grain of salt and make your own judgment.                                                                                                        
Make Math FUN this St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day can be a fun time of year and can break up break up the monotony of the winter months and make way for some fun! I think you will enjoy this limited release of engaging activities for students to use while still sticking with my curriculum. I have made these math riddles to combine fun and learning for this time of year.

Harnessing the Wind
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
Exploring NGSS physical science with some engineering! A true inspirational story motivate students to apply the engineering process to real life.

Illuminated Angles: Using Medieval History to Classify Angles
Math doesn't have to make you or your students cry. This explores one way to make measuring and classifying angles fun while "getting your history and literacy on." Guaranteed teacher smiles AND student engagement.