Friday, August 30, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “FREE! I See Colors: Emergent Reader, Sight Words, Colors, Common Core”

by Differentiation Station
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten


This is an emergent reader to help students learn color words and the sight words: I, see, a.

This book is in bright colors to catch the students' attention.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

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I am thrilled to receive your feedback, suggestions, and requests. I look forward to working with you!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Fraction Area Model Manipulatives (Bars and Circles) In Color and B&W!”

by Tabitha Savage
2nd - 5th Grade

Are you in need of visual fraction models for your upcoming unit on fractions?

These can be quite expensive to purchase, so print off this document instead!

The visual fractions in this document are perfect for learning to add, subtract, or comparing fractions!

This document comes with color and black and white fractions, one whole through twelfths. Fractions are represented in bars and circles! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Scissors Practice”

by Reading with Mrs D
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Here are 8 worksheets for Scissors practice.

Please find a Superhero, pumpkin, apple, Easter egg, hat, Valentine, present, and a poppy.

Watch my blog for additions to the package.

Thank you for Downloading, 

Mrs. D from readingwithmissd@blogspot,ca

Sunday, August 25, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Kinder Color Game Board and Color Cards”

by Fun to Teach
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Get ready to have fun practicing colors with this great colorful game board and color cards. This 2 page kindergarten packet includes a gameboard and color cards for endless fun and color name practice. This kinder unit will definitely get your students motivated to learn through hands on activities that are so much FUN!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Order of Operations Color by Number FREEBIE”

by Jill Powers
5th - 8th Grade

Color by number lessons can be a fun change of pace for students and may be used for practice, as a review, as a math center, or as an assignment choice for differentiation of lessons.

Notice: All calculations in this puzzle involve positive numbers. If you are interested in order of operations problems with negatives, please check my store for an activity very similar to this one!


You may want to check out the Order of Operations Bundle which includes this activity.

Friday, August 23, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Communicate! Game - Icebreakers Free Printable”

by Looks Like Language
2nd - 5th Grade

Your students can have fun getting to know each other and practice asking and answering questions at the same time- a quick icebreaker activity.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Monsters vs Robots, Math and Literacy Fun Freebie”

by Big Idea Learning
Pre-Kindergarten -  2nd Grade

This is a 3-page sample of the Monsters vs Robots Mathematics and Literacy Fun Unit that I have just released. The 3 pages are: numbers 1-5, adding numbers and nouns.

Mathematics and Literacy - fun and relevant? You bet, and hopefully this helps. This gorgeous unit of work covers many areas across the CCSS and Australian National Curriculum through 40 high-interest, engaging activity pages.

I trust you are able to make great use of it in your class or home. This unit is designed to look great in both color and grayscale. Some people are able to print in color, or have access to projectors or smartboards - so I wanted to provide for them. Yet, I’m very aware of printing constraints and I’m confident you will be happy with how it looks printed in grayscale if you can’t justify the color version. This unit could be used like a booklet or you could print and use whichever lessons you need. I was also careful to use non-specific UK/US spelling.

The unit is available for purchase now, with updates through August. That allows me to put finishing touches on pages and add more content. When complete, it should be approx. 40 pages of high-interest activities and worksheets. In the meantime - enjoy the sample!
Please feel free to ask any questions and leave feedback on the product page!
big idea learning

Monday, August 19, 2013

Last Day to Save Up to 28% on TpT Products!

Today is the last day of the Back To School Sale at  Use the promo code BTS13 and you will receive 10% off of all TpT products.  

All of my products are also on sale for 20% off. You may want to buy my bset-selling Test Prep Tournaments For Any Grade and Any Subject.

Revised version now has 12 test prep tournaments. Students will have fun reviewing for your state's standardized tests, district tests, and classroom tests. The 72 pages include football, baseball, and tic-tac-toe game boards & specific directions for 12 tournaments. 

The tournaments may be used for any grade and any subject, but you need to supply the questions you want your students to study. Go to the Internet to access your state's released questions of past standardized tests. Use questions from test prep booklets or your classroom textbooks. Write your own questions to review the skills you want your students to learn.

Students may review spelling words, vocabulary definitions, and important events in social studies in whole class tournaments or at a learning center. Students may work in cooperative groups to solve computation problems or word problems.

These tournaments work! When comparing my students' California Standards Test scores with me and how they had done the year before, one student went from Far Below Basic in second grade to Below Basic to Basic to Proficient with me in third grade and went up three levels. Three of my students went up two levels. Nine of my students went up one level. Three students stayed in their same level from second grade to third grade (one student was Proficient and stayed Proficient & two students were Advanced and stayed Advanced.) The final student in my class last year did not have a second grade test score, but scored Advanced in my class. I receive similar test scores each year. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sale Starts Tomorrow!

The Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sale is on August 18th & 19th!  Use the promo code BTS13 and receive 10% off  all Teachers Pay Teachers' products.  Take an additional 20% off  all of my products at TpT.  

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Friday, August 16, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Number Puzzles - Number Words, Pictures,Ten-Frames, Tally Marks, and Numerals”

by Stacey Fisher
Pre-Kindergarten -  Kindergarten

This freebie contains puzzles for the numbers 1-9. Students match number words, pictures, ten-frames, tally marks, and numerals. Just print, laminate, and cut the puzzle pieces apart. 

If you liked this product, check out my ten-frame unit. The 82 page packet contains LOTS of differentiated activities with ten-frames. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Fern Smith’s A Moose For All Seasons Place Value Race Game!”

by Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas
Pre-Kindergarten - 4th Grade

My Place Value Race Games are one of my best sellers!
Try this one out for free and see if you like it!
~Fern Smith

Common Core Standards For Place Value
1.NBT.2 ~ 1.NTB.3
2.NBT.1 ~ 2.NBT.3 and 2.NBT.4
TENS ~ A Moose For All Seasons Place Value Race
HUNDREDS ~ A Moose For All Seasons Place Value Race
THOUSANDS ~A Moose For All Seasons Place Value Race

* 29 PAGES of adorable Seasonal Moose Friends Themed Game!
* Distinct Cover Sheet to glue on the folders, or place in a Ziplock Baggie.
* Everything also comes in Black and White if you want to save on color printer ink! Print on color paper for another idea!
* It is cute, colorful and is completely designed to be an independently led student activity. 
* Send the black and white version home for weekly homework practice!
To see more information, please visit my blog! {Click Here!}
This game is a year round version of

*Once your students know how to play this, your math small groups can run smoothly since it is the same game, just different seasonal graphics! Excellent for a spiral review during math time.
How to Play {Hundred's version}:
1. Pick a character! 
2. Shuffle all your character cards and place them in one stack face down.
3. Circle your character on your GAME SHEET.
4. Turn over the first three cards and try to make the largest number possible.
5. Record it on your sheet while your partner{s} record their number. 
6. The winner has the highest number and they place a check in their score column.
7. The winner is the first one with 10 checks. 

Thank you,
Fern Smith

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Magnet Center and Mazes”

by Debbie Bryant
1st - 4th Grade

FREE - Kids love magnets! This is a quick and easy science center activity. I copy the first two pages on the front and back of a piece of tagboard and then laminate it to last a long time. 

You will need some magnets and some small objects that are attracted to magnets and some that are not. The kids can observe and test the "attraction," then go further to see if they can affect the attraction with wood, paper, plastic or cloth. Then they can record their findings - just like a real scientist!

For the "mazes," you will need some stiff cardboard pieces, the same size as a piece of paper. Copy the maze onto regular copy paper, have the kids cut out their mouse or car, then pin a paper clip onto it. Place the maze on top of the cardboard and put the paper clipped piece on START. Then put a magnet under the cardboard and the kids can "pull" their piece around the maze to the end. Try it - you'll have fun, too! I let the kids make their own mazes and then share with each other. They really enjoyed it!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Steps of the Scientific Method”

by Maggie’s Teaching Files
7th - 10th Grade

is a learning interactive show in power point that is going to help you teach the basic steps of the scientific method. This power point includes the concepts of the scientific inquiry, research, variables, types of graphs, and two examples of experiments. In addition you will find 3 interactive formative assessment. 

This presentations is fully animated, contains original images, animations and more....real value. 
Enjoy it.....
by Maggie's Teaching Files

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Monday, August 12, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Classroom Reward Tickets”

by Polliwog Place
2nd - 8th Grade

I have a very simple positive behavior reward system in my classroom. I give out reward “Super Star Tickets” for positive behavior. When students earn 10 tickets, they can trade them in for a prize drawing slip. At the end of each month, I hold a class drawing and choose 3 drawing slips to choose an item from my prize box.

This system works well for me because I can give out as many tickets as I want, but only 3 prizes are needed at the end of the month. The extra step of turning in 10 tickets to earn a drawing slip seems to motivate students by making it a little more challenging to enter the drawing. They like trying to “save up” for a prize drawing slip.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Common Core Math: Free Back-to-School eBook for Grades 3-5”

by Wise Guys
3rd - 5th Grade

TpT sellers have been busy this summer, and for good reason!

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards is a back-to-school priority for many teachers. We’re pleased to help you get off to a good start with our series of collaborative bundles of “Tips and Common Core State Standards Resources from TpT Authors.” 

Several hundred TpT sellers have pooled their talents to create 8 different files loaded with tips for implementing CCSS skills, free downloads, and related CCSS-aligned materials. Our series covers grades k-12 and features resources for ELA, math, science, social studies, and various other subjects. This particular file offers Math materials for grades 3-5. Download, open, and start looking for your favorite sellers.

Follow the following links to other grade levels and subjects:

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “The Common Core Classroom Guide to 2.NBT.3 Read and Write Numbers to 1000”

by The Common Core Classroom
2nd Grade

This packet is an easy way to get started with the math common core state standard 2.NBT.3. It will help you make informed decisions on how to teach the place value concept of reading and writing numbers to 1000 using base-ten notation, number names, and expanded form. Classroom activities and student learning targets are suggested. A short assessment is included and can easily be used as a pre-assessment as well as a post-assessment. There are also prompts in varying formats that are easy to use as journal prompts or exit slips. 


***We also have some great games that will help students practice this standard.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “High School English Rubric Sampler”

by Open Classroom
11th - 12th Grade

This rubric sampler includes two CCSS aligned writing rubrics including a holistic narrative writing rubric (grades 11-12) and an analytic argumentative writing rubric (grades 9-10). Both rubrics come from a rubric bundle called The Complete High School English Rubric Bundle. Enjoy!