Monday, December 31, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Happy New Year Handout”

by Happy Edugator
6th - 12th Grade

Happy New Year Handout. Defines what a custom is and explains how different countries around the world celebrate the New Year in different ways and at different times. This is a good reading activity to do when students come back after Christmas break. After reading, students can discuss and write about New Year's traditions in their own homes and share any New Year resolutions they may have made. 
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - New Year Goals and Memories Craftivity (Freebie)

by Being Inspired
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

The beginning of a new year is a great time to teach reflection and goal setting skills.

Included in the pack are:
- Drawing and writing worksheets for memories and goals.
- Star craftivity for memories from 2012 (with 3 different drawing and writing options for easy differentiation).
- Star craftivity for goals for 2013 (with 3 different drawing and writing options for easy differentiation).

This activity has been designed to be used after a reflection upon everything that has happened and everything your students have achieved in 2012. I use think, pair, share to ensure each child is fully participating. First they think to themselves, then they discuss it with their partner and then you call upon a few children to share either their or their partner's memories. Then they can complete the drawing and writing activity. Repeat this with the goal setting part of the craft, first discussing hopes and dreams for the new year and then using think, pair, share again.

Print on colored card or allow the children to lightly color the stars with pencils or crayons when they have finished writing. Once the stars have been completed and glued together, punch a hole in the top of each one and hang them with string in your classroom. Encourage the children to refer to their goals throughout the remaining school year and reflect upon their successes before the summer holidays.

There are different drawing and writing requirements on each star so you can choose the ones that best suit the abilities of your individual students.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “New Year’s Resolutions and Goals Mobile {FREEBIE}”

by MrHughes
3rd - 7th Grade

Those first few days back from winter break can be difficult, but with the great interactive FREEBIE in your corner, you are sure to have them focused and ready to learn in no time.

The fun and simple mobile kit provides your students with an opportunity to reflect on the past year and a chance to set goals for the coming year. Not only will you students students enjoy making this mobile kit, but you will end up with an amazing display to decorate your hallway or classroom ceiling!

Here's to an amazing New Year! Thanks for your support of Created By MrHughes. Don't forget to follow me so you can be notified of other great freebies and resources for your classroom!



Friday, December 28, 2012

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Celebrate the New Year With Sight Words - A Common Core Center for K-3”

by Ms. Jessica
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

This FREE New Year's themed sight word game is sure to be a hit in your classroom! Give your students a chance to practice reading their sight words with this fun, seasonal game!

This game includes all of the Dolch Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade words for free! They're organized so you can easily print just the grade level(s) that you need!

This fun centers game addresses the common core standards CCS:K.RF.3c, CCS:K.RF.3d, CCS:1.RF.3g, CCS:2.RF.3F, and CCS:3.RF.3d!

-Ms. Jessica
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Happy New Year Resolutions”

by Christine Maxwell
3rd - 8th Grade

This thought provoking creative writing assignment is a fun way to bring in the New Year. It is designed to stimulate positive thoughts and actions for the coming year.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “I Can Set the Table: ‘Color Me’ Kwanzaa Placemat”

by Art Teacher Carol
Pre-Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Simply print the template onto legal size paper. Children decorate this craft with crayons, stamping, paint or stickers. Laminate for a wonderful Kwanzaa craft, as well as a lesson in etiquette.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - "The Best Gifts: Class Compliments for the Holiday Season (FREEBIE!)"

by Blair Turner
1st - 5th Grade

Use these resources to have students create meaningful and
character-building gifts for one another that they will cherish
for years.

-Compliment and character trait anchor charts
-Compliment cards in color and black and white
-Envelope covers in color and black and white

Have students write a compliment to each of their classmates. Collect all of the compliments and collate them into individual envelopes for each student. Seal the envelopes and attach the envelope covers.

At the end of the last day of school before winter break, pass out the envelopes--no peeking until you get home! Over vacation, students will love reading their compliments.

This is a great way to build classroom community, raise self-esteem, and promote positive relationships. I love this activity because it's non-denominational, meaningful, and best of all--FREE! Enjoy!!

Happy Holidays!!
Blair Turner

Saturday, December 22, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - Reindeer Snacks: Holiday Recipes for the Classroom!

by Curriculum Castle
Pre-Kindergarten -  2nd Grade

Your students will love making "Reindeer Food" and "Reindeer Sandwiches" to celebrate this holiday season! Great for teaching measuring skills and following directions. Seasons Greetings!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Christmas Cracker ABC Upper and Lower Case Match-Up”

by It’s a Wicked Good Life
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

This freebie consists of upper and lower case letters on pieces of a Christmas Cracker. These lovely graphics are from Graphics from the Pond.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “~~FREE~~Santa’s Wacky Reindeer Sneak Peek Grades 1-2”

by Yara
1st - 3rd Grade

Christmas is just around the corner. I decided to release a preview of the full unit, Santa’s Wacky Reindeer Grades 1-2. The activities I have included are:

Christmas Tree Number Jumble. (Addition, subtraction and number sort.)
Wacky Letters cut n paste. (Letter recognition)
Christmas Vocabulary Mega Match. (Vocabulary Match)
English Punctuation, prepositions and Verb Recognition worksheets.

Hope you enjoy this activity! 

See the full unit here: Santa's Wacky Reindeer Grades 1-2

Can't wait for Christmas! :D

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Christmas Letter Maze Freebie - Help Santa Find Rudolph!”

by Being Inspired
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten

Santa and his friend the penguin are lost! Can you help them get back to Rudolph and the igloo? 

Children practice letter identification and fine motor skills as they find capital and lower case letters in the maze. This little activity focuses on the letters S and P and makes a cute addition to your literacy centers during the holidays. Print and laminate the sheets and allow children to complete the trail through the maze using erasable whiteboard markers or print out one for each child and have them color in each square that has the correct letter in it. 

Includes “S is for Santa” and “P is for Penguin” cards, 6 mazes and solutions. 

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - I Have Who Has {Freebie}”

by MrHughes
3rd - 7th Grade

Who hasn't heard the classic poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore?

This fun and interactive activity will have your students begging to play again and again as they try to beat their best time by reading fluently and more quickly each time.

The poem has been divided into 28 cards in a "I have, Who Has" fashion. Students will have to listen carefully as they only get the 3 or 4 words in poem ahead of their lines. I have also listed several alternate ways to enjoy the included cards.

I have used this activity for over 10 years in my classroom and my students have loved it every year. I am offering it as a free resource as my Holiday gift to you!

Enjoy and please remember to rate this resource.

Happy Reading and Listening,

Monday, December 17, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Christmas or Holiday Drawing Mania”

by Teacher Addict
2nd - 5th Grade

This is a game that is played like the popular game Pictionary. There are 32 sets of cards in color and black/white with holiday terms on them. One artist from each team draws the chosen card trying to get their team to guess the correct term. The team with the most points at the end wins the game. I have included a directions page with some other options for this game as well.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silence For Sandy Hook Elementary

There are absolutely no words for what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School...  Meghan Farley of Oh' Boy Fourth Grade has asked all teacher bloggers to have a day of silence on their blogs on Sunday to honor and remember the Sandy Hook students, teachers, and families.

Hug your children and loved ones...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “FREE A Christmas Carol: Scrooge’s Diary Entry Writing Assignment”

by Jessica Osborne
6th - 9th Grade

Use this writing assignment at any point in the reading of A Christmas Carol. Use it several times throughout the book even! This assignment focuses on comprehension of the text, point of view, setting, character analysis and so much more. It's far more interesting to students than simply writing a summary or answering some questions over a chapter. (Great for use with a substitute as well!)

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012


by Jennifer Dougherty
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

These Color Words Cards are utilized as part of my Color Words Literacy and Math Mini Unit, available here:

Check it out!

This free Color Words Matching Cards resource is a brightly colored set of 12 pairs of color word cards and matching photo cards. I have also included:
- A color words page, which can be used as a mini-poster or blown up to larger size
- Directions and a recording sheet for a color matching game
- Blank cards and directions for making additional cards. Once you have added additional color cards to the original set, you have an excellent base of color words and photos for word sorting!
- Directions for how to use the color word cards as an 'I Have, Who Has' game

It is 12 pages in total; but 3 are the cover, a letter, and my acknowledgments.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “History: The Ancient Egyptians Powerpoint”

by Denise - A little bit of this and that
7th - 12th Grade

This Powerpoint gives a good overview of Ancient Egyptian Civilization. 65 slides in total.

Monday, December 10, 2012

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Rock Cycle Simulation Lab”

by Science Teacher Resources
6th - 9th Grade

Teaching about rock types or the rock cycle?
This printable lab activity can help!

Students will be able to describe, compare, and model various rock cycle processes and components.

This lab walks students through modeling rock cycle processes, and asks them to make analogies between the activity and the rock cycle.

-Resource Summary
-Necessary Supplies/Materials
-Crayon Cycle Lab Worksheet
-Crayon Cycle Lab Worksheet Key

Sunday, December 9, 2012

FREE MATH LESSON - “Regrouping Using American Money”

by Diamond Mom
2nd - 3rd Grade

Regrouping is a difficult concept for some children to understand. Using manipulatives helps, but I find that using money makes it easier for the children to visualize the exchange of ones, tens and hundreds.
It also connects them with real examples of Math in their world.

When referring to trading ones for tens and tens for hundreds, I tell the students that they need to go to the bank. They need to deposit their pennies and get a dime or deposit their dimes and get a dollar.

When referring to changing a ten into ones, I use the analogy of going to the bank and trading a dime for 10 pennies.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Behavior Basics: Social Scenarios”

by Lynn Hubbell
5th - 12th Grade

"Social Scenarios" is a packet of skill building activity cards designed to help students develop strategies for responding to others in an appropriate manner. Students with social skill deficits tend to have more negative interactions with others. They often have difficulty interpreting social cues and can be inflexible in their desire to have things a certain way. This can make navigating the social landscape very difficult at school. "Social Scenarios" present challenging vignettes set within the school setting which call upon the student to apply conflict resolution and problem solving skills to resolve. Suggested responses are included as are ideas for using the cards within the classroom. These cards can be used for individual and group instruction and are ideal for use in social skills groups. 

The five page skill building packet includes:
9 Social Scenario cards
9 suggested response cards
9 Answer Key cards with picture prompts

Thursday, December 6, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Candy Cane Glyph”

by Best Practices 4 Teaching
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

This activity can be used in any grade K-5. A glyph is like a pictograph. They are fun and entertaining, but also show whether or not a student follows directions! The best part is having students use the glyphs to identify the creator!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


by Anna Sanders

Go to Anna Sanders’ blog, Tchrgrl, and download a free set of “short a” picture task cards.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Winter Candy Scenes”

by Downeast Teach
1st - 6th Grade

This has become an annual tradition in my 4th grade classroom. We are not really supposed to have a holiday party, so years ago I started making Winter Candy Scenes with my students instead. They all bring in ingredients to share and I ask for parent volunteers. This ends up being one of my students’ favorite memories of 4th grade. 

You will receive a pdf file with photos of candy scenes created by my students, tips and suggestions, and an editable word document to send home to parents.