Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!


Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter...

Vicky
and
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “What Time Is It? A Telling Time Matching Game”

by Exceptional Kinders
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade



What Time Is It? Matching Game

This matching game is two sided. When printed, the cards will have the clocks on one side, and the name of the game on the back. 

I have included a color copy of the back of the cards and one that is black and white. 

Common Core Standards:
CC.1.MD.3 - Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
CC.2.MD.7 - Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m and p.m.




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Friday, March 29, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Myths and Mental Makeovers for Secondary School Lessons”

by Ellen Weber
6th - 12th Grade



Myths and mental makeovers for secondary school lessons, will help you replace mental myths with tools for higher motivation and achievement. 

Secondary and higher education brain-friendly learning communities can exchange myths for new realities with easy-to-use tools. 

For example, it’s commonly held that it’s best to learn a thing before you teach it to others. We now know differently thanks for neuro discoveries, however. Teach others at the time you learn and you will retain far more.

10 such myths tend to limit your students’ brainpower and these mental makeovers listed will help to improve learning as they show brain facts that challenge secondary school myths. 

Further instances to exchange myths for realities that improve students’ success: 

1 Retain far more by creating a book for a younger reader on your lesson topic. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Create-a-Book-for-Younger-Reader 

All materials here involve proven student –lead learning tasks that rewire the brain for higher motivation and achievement: 

Dr. Ellen Weber is a brain based curriculum developer – who designs lesson materials from a unique perspective that supports new neuro discoveries for teens and adults.

See her popular books and lesson materials for aha moments based on new neuro discoveries




Thursday, March 28, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Teen Numbers With 20 Frame”

by Right to the Core - Kindergarten
Kindergarten - 1st Grade



We have been working on making teen numbers using a large 20 frame. The size of the frame made it fun for whole group and center instruction. The children have started noticing that the teens are ten plus another amount. So, we used this printable to assess individual learning with the 20 frame.




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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Place Value - I’m Thinking of a Number Set 1”

by MathCoach
1st - 2nd Grade






Place Value: I'm Thinking of a Number - Set 1 


This is the first of six different sets of "I'm Thinking of a Number Cards" to use when teaching place value. This set uses only 2 digit numbers.

I use the cards in a small group at first and have them build the number on a place value mat with base ten blocks. We discuss how they determined the number from the clues. 
When the activity is moved to a center, students shuffle the cards, draw one card, build the number on their place value charts and then record it on the response sheet. 

Included are thirty-six clue cards, a place value mat with tens and ones, and a student response sheet.

Common Core State Standards:

1.NBT.1
2.NBT.1 (for students needing more practice or remediation)
2.OA.3 (for students needing more practice or remediation)






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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Fun Writes for Spelling and Word Work”

by Jessica Hamilton
Kindergarten - 4th Grade


These fun writes are great for students to use when practicing the spelling words, sight words, or for word work. It provides a fun way for students to write their words. Students may choose a fun write or the teacher may assign a one for their students. Teachers can also encourage students to create their own fun write. I also send them home as part of their homework.




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Monday, March 25, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Newspaper Hunt”

by Arisbeth Rossi
1st - 6th Grade



You can use this recording sheet to have students search the newspaper for various spelling patterns, vowel patterns, nouns, verbs, etc. You can use any focus that suits your class. I created two sides for your classroom use.





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Saturday, March 23, 2013

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “How Clouds Are Made, or Cloud in a Jar”

by Jillian Ramoly
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade



This lesson plan provides directions for a teacher-led experiment to demonstrate to students how clouds are formed.

*Please note, this experiment should NOT be completed by students, as the water needed is extremely HOT*

Included in the lesson plan are directions for the teacher, a worksheet for students to complete, and an answer key. Also provided are suggestions for differentiation and how to assess students on the ability to sequence/give directions. Common core framework references are provided. 
This activity utilizes common household objects such as mason jars, ice, and metal cake pans. This is a fun and engaging experiment for students K-3rd, as they explore how clouds are formed on a small scale.



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Thursday, March 21, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Walking Punctuation”

by Adventures in Teaching
1st - 5th Grade



Walking Punctuation is a kinesthetic activity that provides the opportunity for students to move while reading and teachers to spot check prosody. This download contains directions and 4 posters to display in the classroom.





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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “This is My Week - End of Day Sentence Summary Form”

by Reading and Writing Redhead
1st - 3rd Grade



This is a one page document in which students can write sentences about their day. It is called This is My Week. At the end of each day, my class writes 1-3 sentences about what happened. They love to read them out loud to the class. Then on Friday, they can bring them home to share what their week was like with their parents.






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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Spring Numbers 0-30 Game”

by Diving Into Learning
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade



This game focuses on number recognition for numbers 0-30. 

Object of the game is to identify the number that is on the card. 

Great activity to use as a math center game and can be differentiated (by adding/removing cards) based on students needs.



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Monday, March 18, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Factor Flip Prime & Composite Game”

by Dennis McDonald
4th & 5th Grade



This fast-paced game is a great way to for kids to explore with the concept of factors, allowing you to address the Common Core Math Standards within the Grade 4 cluster "Gain familiarity with factors and multiples." Students will quickly discover the difference between prime and composite numbers, as well as realize the fact that 1 is a factor of every number. This two-player game will require two-sided color tokens and a paper clip to use as a spinner. Resources include teacher directions, student directions, a gameboard and spinner, a recording sheet, as well as a resource sheet that students can refer to as they learn the factors of the numbers 1-20.

I hope your students enjoy the game! 

Dennis McDonald


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Sunday, March 17, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Farm Words Initial Sound Match and Clip Cards”

by Nancy Alvarez
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten



Farm Words initial sound match and clip cards includes 20 cards.

Instructions: Print cards on white cardstock, cut apart, glue answers to the back of cards and laminate for durability. 

How to use: Look at the picture on the card and say its name. Listen for the initial sound and place a clothes pin over the letter that makes that sound. 

Includes 20 cards:
cow
barn
nest
hen
bunny
goat
goose
horse
rooster
pig
mouse
bird
cat
duck
dog
pumpkin
lamb
farmer
corn
tomato




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Saturday, March 16, 2013

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Cause and Effect Graphic Organizers”

by Beverly Gonzalez
2nd - 4th Grade



Use these simple graphic organizers to supplement your lessons about cause and effect.

Enjoy! It is a freebie! 

Please don't forget to rate my work.



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Friday, March 15, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “FREEBIE! Student Learning Survey”

by Pencils and Chalk
2nd - 4th Grade



Do you ever face a class of students and wonder what their little minds are thinking? How do they learn? What can I do to motivate them? Do they prefer working alone? How do they view a difficult task?

Using this simple, easy to understand survey, you can gain more insight into each student's learning style, preferences, and fears. Students can write their answers on provided lines, and simple wording is easy for them to understand.

This is most appropriate for 2nd grade and up, or whenever students are able to read independently AND can make intrapersonal observations.

This survey complements my Parent Learning Survey, which you can find here:





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Thursday, March 14, 2013

FREE MATH LESSON - “Frost Clocks”

by Venus Brown
PreKindergarten - 12th Grade



These clip-art clocks are saved as 300 dpi png files. 
They include frost styled clock faces
stylized minute, hour, and second hands
flat black hour and minute hands
plus outlines of the clock-face and hands

These can be layered and arranged with the clock hands displaying any time you like.




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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Misc. Lesson - "Test Prep Tournaments For Any Grade and Any Subject"

by Victoria Leon
1st - 12th Grade




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! My students took the California Standards Test. 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.

Have fun,
Vicky



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