Here is a great freebie to handout to parents of primary students who are still working on sight words. It describes how to teach sight words and gives ideas for games to help make sight word learning fun.
One super fun game I use with my son is to tape sight word cards to the wall and have him shoot them with a Nerf gun. What ever word he hits, he has to read. He loves it!
Get your students engaged and moving around while learning how to find the slope when two points are given on a graph. Who likes sitting around for the entire period? As a teacher, it’s wonderful to see students move around the classroom, learn, and be engaged at the same time!
Activity: Scavenger Hunt
Topic/Skill: Finding the Slope of Two Points on a Graph
*Set contains 12 game cards with recording sheet and answer key
How to Play:
- Scatter the cards around the classroom and give each student/group a copy of the answer sheet.
- Assign or have them pick any card to start with.
- Before answering the problems, have students copy the symbols first which can be found on the upper right corner of each card.
- After solving each problem, students will then look or “hunt” for the next card that contains the answer from the previous problem. Each problem should have an answer that will lead them to the next card to work on.
- They will keep repeating the process until they have solved sixteen (16) problems or have gone back to the first card they started with.
- You may ask the students to show their solutions on paper and staple them with the answer sheets. You may check their answers using the answer key provided.
Make sure to cut and laminate the cards so you can use them many times.
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Printable poster for your students to complete for New Year's Eve. Create a Time Capsule using an empty potato chip canister and roll this poster to put inside. Add other items that are special to your students such as a penny with this year on it. Instruct your students to open when they are 13, or some other year. What a special memory this will make!
If you use cooperative learning in your classroom, you will probably be forming new teams when you return to school in January. It's important to do some type of team building activity when students are first placed together in a team so they can connect with each other personally. Use the New Year Reflections spinner as a fun way for your students think about the old year and look ahead to 2014. Team members spin the spinner and discuss the questions. Spending five to ten minutes on a simple ice breaker can make a big difference when setting up new teams!
Let your students throw balls in the classroom! In this notebook file for your SMARTboard, students can aim at and throw a koosh ball, bean bag, etc. at a New Year's image on the home page. Each icon on the first page links to a different slide in the file. Each linked slide contains a question about goal-setting or New Year's resolution that the student has to answer. The first page also contains an animated image for added interest. At the bottom of each linked page is a New Year's hat to bring you back to the home page. Note: if students throwing balls at the SMARTboard gives you heart palpitations, the icons can also be pressed in the old-fashioned way ;).
Start the year off with a fun game that reinforces addition! Great, easy morning work or use as a center!
Students roll 2 dice (not included), add, and color the box with the sum!
If you like this sample, please click below to view the full set, with lots more fun, including color and B&W picture mats, and 4 games to reinforce adding, subtracting, rhyming, and sight word recognition!
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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.
Instead of students buying meaningless presents for each other before winter break, I have my students buy each other books! This 3 page document includes a lesson plan on how to run an effective book exchange for a winter classroom party, a parent letter to send home, and a student book sheet to fill out. This is so much better than exchanging toys. There is also a plan for families in need of financial support. Give the gift of reading!
Use this form & directions to have a classroom Secret Santa exchange (or organizational or team exchange) before the holidays. Students will fill out a questionnaire for their favorites or things they like.
Directions & alternatives (such as having a "junk" exchange so kids don't have to buy a gift) are included with the handout.
Creating Christmas themed items? These digital papers are a perfect addition! 12 pages in coordinating Christmas colors. Everything is green, white, and red. There are polka dots, stripes, and chevrons with various patterns.
All files are .png files saved at 300 dpi for the highest quality for you.
This is a fun seasonal activity for Christmas that can be used a variety of ways.
There are several versions of this in color or blackline download. One has the words “Santa’s List” at the top, one “Nice,” one “Naughty” and the last is blank.
Children can write down things they have done to get them on the Nice List and the Naughty List! It helps to give them an understanding of good behavior and not as good behavior. Plus, motivate positive behavior to add to the Nice List that will last long after Christmas!
Children can write down what they want for Christmas right on the scroll! The list can be mailed to Santa after coloring.
Here are 20 fun Would You Rather Questions to use with your students. These are great discussion starters for when you have a few extra minutes. They can also be used for classroom polls or journal prompts.
I like to give my students a homework pass at Christmas time, so I thought I would pass on a few that I created. I did a couple without an overt Christmas theme, as not every student celebrates the holiday. Enjoy!
PLEASE RATE ME...I"M FREE! This is a writing themed paper that includes both Primary Lined Paper (K-2) and Standard Lined Paper (3-6). It has a beautiful banner on top and bottom of the first page as well as a cute clipart. The second page also has a banner on the top and bottom. This is a great resource for your students to write their letters to Santa, display at open house, or keep for an end of the year memory book. (Also look for Writing Themed Paper Easter by Innovative Teacher)
Welcome to the third annual TpT Winter Holiday Tips and Freebies Ebook!
50 amazing sellers have come together to create this terrific holiday gift for you! Each page was created by a different seller and includes a holiday teaching tip and a link to a free holiday product! We hope this will be a source of many, many great activities for you and your students.
There are four books total, divided by grade level. Check them all out by using the links below: