Thursday, February 28, 2013

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Scientific Method Kitchen Myth Lab: ‘Getting the Most Out of Lemons’”

by Cooking with Science
6th - 10th Grade

Need a one day lab for break? Need to reinforce basic scientific skills? Want to reward your kids? This is THE lab for you.

Students will investigate whether or not they can obtain more juice from a lemon once it has been microwaved. I'm sure you're thinking, "what happens to the juice?" I'm glad you asked! Your kids will then make a fizzy lemon drink recipe to enjoy as they share data, perform basic calculations and draw conclusions based on the data.

This stand alone ONE DAY lab reinforces the scientific method and data collection/processing skills. When life hands you a lemons, you do a lab!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Peter the Great of Russia Jigsaw”

by Alex Reinecke
7th - 12th Grade

This is a jigsaw project over Peter the Great. I split my classes up into several groups and had them answer two questions a piece. I then had them teach each group in front of the class about the two questions they answered. The kids really liked this project and they enjoyed teaching their classmates. I would recommend this project to anyone covering the Age of Absolutism!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Alphabet Word Work Mats”

by The Hazel Owl
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

These alphabet mats are great for alphabet word work activities during center times. Students use the mats and other materials to practice letter formation. Can be used with crayons, markers, wikki stix, molding dough, shaving cream, etc.

To convert into word-making activities, print the mats 4 or 6 to a page and cut into smaller cards!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Red, White, and Blue: Irregular Plural Nouns FREEBIE”

by The Teachers’ Aide
1st - 3rd Grade

Literacy Center FREEBIE! 
Complete the Sentences with Irregular Plural Nouns

*Aligned with the Common Core for 2nd grade. This can also be used for 1st and 3rd graders.*

12 sentences with terms. Students are to place the correct term in each sentence. *Recording Sheet is included.

Common Core: Gr. 2 ELA Lang. IV A: Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. I B: Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns.

Note: This literacy center is one that you will find in my Red, White and Blue Literacy Centers product that I have for sale in my store. 
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Dolch Pre-Primer Memory Game”

by Dana Designs
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Enjoy this freebie to assess the quality of my work! This download includes all pre-primer sight words on adorable little owl cards. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Paying Bills *SIMPLE* Worksheet”

by Breezy Special Ed
9th - 12th Grade

When teaching bills to my students, I first give them all a bill to look at. We discuss sections of the bill as a class so that each student is familiar with what they are looking for (date due, amount due, account number, etc). Students then fill out this worksheet including real life applications, such as an envelope to write out the address and a check to fill out the amount. 

Learning goals, standards, and objectives:
Learning Goal: Students will gain a broader knowledge on the items that people are billed for each month. Students will recognize key words/numbers in a bill or statement. Students will continue to gain knowledge on the value of money.

CC.2.MD.7 Work with time and money. 

Given a bill students will:
Identify date due, amount due, account number, company, and address.

Given an envelope students will:
Legibly write out the company’s name on the first line.
Legibly write out the PO Box number on the second line.
Legibly write out the city, state, and zip code on the final line.

Given a check students will:
Legibly write the date in numbers.
Legibly write the company’s name on the pay to: line.
Legibly write the amount due in numbers after the $ sign.
Legibly write the amount due in words on the next line. 
Legibly write the account number on the memo line.
Sign their name on the signature line, in cursive if the student has the ability to do so.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Large Classroom Tree (in color)”

by Lessons By Mrs B
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

All of my activities are drawn by me. Please make sure that the children are properly supervised when doing these activities. (Especially activities that involve small items or scissors.)

This is a large tree that you may wish to put up on a classroom door or wall. This file contains one page of instructions and 16 pages that you can print and attach together to make the classroom tree! There is also a black and white version available for free in my store!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “FREE 2013 Watch, Think, Color Hundreds Chart Fun Game”

by The Primary Techie
Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

I am so happy with these games that I want to share one with you for FREE!!! Try this with your class. I think you will be back for more! I am planning more free Watch, Think, Color games. Follow me for updates!

Watch, Think, Color! Students watch the board, think about the clues to figure out the number, and color the spot indicated. When they are finished, they have made a cute picture. In this version of the game, numbers are displayed and students must color-in the corresponding number on their chart. This is a great level for kids who are still becoming familiar with finding numbers on a hundreds chart or are just getting used to playing the game. There are lots of versions of the Watch, Think, Color games focusing on many skills - counting coins, place value, reading number words, and expanded notation. Find the skill that is right for your class!

This game gets the whole class focused on the activity. They get so sucked into the game, they don't realize they are practicing math skills! Slides change automatically! This game lasts approximately ten minutes. That gives you a chance to grade papers, check email, write a note to a parent, do whatever you need to do! Your class is actively engaged and learning while you can get some work done! This is also great to have on-hand for a rainy day or if you have a sub.

Students will need a hundreds chart to play this game. You can download it for free in my store!

Enjoy this free game and have a great 2013!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Greek Alphabet Wall Display Gifted Language Arts”

by Simone Ryals
3rd - 12th Grade

If they already know the alphabet, try posting this one above your whiteboard instead! It includes upper and lower case symbols, English (Latin) equivalences, and pronunciations. 

It prints in landscape format with two letters per page and fits just perfectly in a horizontal row over my board as traditional alphabet displays do--but with a real wow effect that makes everyone entering the room stop and actually look at the letters. Letters are clear and large for easy viewing.

My precocious 5th graders picked up the Greek alphabet in about ten minutes after a quick review of this display thanks to free online videos I found that tie in cute story lines. Of course, you could always come up with your own story or challenge your students to create one.

Why teach children the Greek alphabet? It comes up more frequently than I realized before I incorporated this in my classroom. 

The first connection they usually make is to "alpha" and "beta" forming the basis for the word "alphabet." Someone cries out, "Oh, is that why they call the leader of wolf and dog packs the Alpha males?" Another child notices that Pi is used in math... Last year, a few creative students used it in writing code. At the end of the school year, a little sweetie commented that he'd miss me, but the school year had gone from Alpha to Omega, so it was time to go.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Colorful Fraction Bars”

by MissMathDork
3rd - 7th Grade

Colorful Fraction Bars from 1 to 1/12. Student can use these in the classroom, or can take them home so they have their manipulatives at their finger tips. 

A black and white version has been added as well. 

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Both have corresponding colors to the Fraction Bars!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Script: The One Item Mystery Dinner Theater Drama”

by Kathleen Applebee
8th - 12th Grade

Use as a Reader's Theater or fundraiser for your class or group. Comes complete with script and directors notes.

The audience gathers for what they think will be a memorial service for the missionary fondly known as Uncle Buck but ends up trying to save Sadie McCrady (Buck’s niece) and themselves from being swindled by the unscrupulous pawnbroker Harry Sneed. Not only must they solve what ONE ITEM Sadie should choose for her inheritance but they must uncover who the impostor is.

Plot is broken into 3 scenes. One before dinner, one between dinner and dessert and the last after dessert is served. A sample ending is provided in the event this is produced as a fund raiser for missions. It can be adapted for any occasion as best suits the individual situation.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Teacher Review Game - Baseball Blitz”

by Andy Runyan
5th - 12th Grade

Baseball Blitz is a PowerPoint Review Game that can be used for any discipline across multiple grade levels. Teachers divide the students into groups and they play the game based on correct answers during the review. 

Cheap and easy, Baseball Blitz comes with a "Room Setup" slide, a list of materials needed and teacher instructions. The only additional purchase necessary is a Nerf gun and suction darts. Achieve unheard of student interaction with this engaging and fun review game. Guaranteed, students will anticipate the day before the test when Baseball Blitz is used for review!

Friday, February 15, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Bright Polka Dots Set for Scrapbooking, Backgrounds Commercial”

by Sallie Borrink
Pre-Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Add a bit of fun to your teaching products and resources with these three free polka dot pages. 

This packet includes three pages of digital paper. 

Each page is 12x12 and 300 ppi so it is suitable for print as well. 

Each page is provided in both JPG and PNG format.

Digital Art Terms of Use

Giving credit using Sallie Borrink logo:
• Use the logo provided when publishing your materials. The logo is in a folder in the zip file you will download when you purchase this product.
• If you are using it in your own classroom, you do not need to use the logo.
• If you are creating products to sell on TPT or other education related sites, you must include my logo and a link back to either the purchase page or my store in your product.

You may:
• Use these for your own private teaching and craft projects.
• Use these for your own classroom use.
• Use these to develop commercial products for TPT and other similar teacher/education sites.

You may not:
• Sell or redistribute these products in any manner.
• Give away this product.
• Use these graphics for other commercial endeavors.

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the terms of use or desire to use the product for something beyond these terms. I will be happy to discuss it with you!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Acts of Kindness and Justice: Build a Wall”

by Rainbow City Learning
3rd - 6th Grade

This idea was inspired by The Kindness and Justice Challenge proposed by Martin Luther King III and Coretta Scott King in 1999 through an organization called The intent of the challenge is to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive for children following MLK Day and into the future.

The resources in this packet may be used within your own classroom, grade level, or school. Students receive a “brick wall” page and begin collecting data on acts of k & j that they do. Each time they do an act of kindness or justice, they write a sentence on a brick about the act.
The completed pages may then be displayed on a bulletin board or wall in your classroom or on a wall in a school hallway.