Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “Free - Fun Math Animation Based Activity for Multiplication and Problem Solving”

by PrepToon - Bring Math to Life Using Visuals 
5th - 8th Grade

The Mall of Amazingness is a fun and short animation video followed by a question and the solution. 

The animation is lively and engaging and will encourage critical thinking and problem solving in students. It depicts a scenario in which Sammy’s Uncle gave Sammy a gift certificate for $50.00 to spend in a mall and he is going to try to spend every penny. Sammy’s challenge is to determine which combination of choices (Movie Passes, Arcade Passes and Recreation Passes) would help him spend every penny.

Teachers have used this in class and found it very creative and useful in engaging students. This is also a great tool as a Warm-up, Remediation, and Special-Ed activity. 

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2-minute animation video showing the Math real life scenario
problem text followed by a question and the solution

The file is in MP4 format, which is playable on any PC/Mobile/Mac.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FREE MATH LESSON - “Classroom Masters: Ten Frame Cards”

by Cindy Baird
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Ten Frame Cards are great for strengthening student's number sense and for helping students to learn basic facts. Included with this set of cards are the directions for playing "Make Ten." 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Word Family Poster and Bookmark - at, et, it, ot, ut”

by Bright Little Learners
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade 

This is a bright word family poster that lists all words in the at, et, it ,ot, ut families. These can also be cut up in strips and used as bookmarks which is quite appealing for children. Hope they enjoy and benefit from this poster. Happy Teaching!
This file contains 2 pages -
1 B & W poster
1 Color poster

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Misc. Lesson - Working With Shapes

Misc. Lesson - Working with Shapes
By – TheBeezyTeacher
Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st

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You'll find this product to be useful for your students who need additional practice on learning to form and identify 2-D shapes while working on other math skills such as sorting, graphing, tallying, symmetry, and positional concepts. There are additional activities on 3-D shapes for the learner that is ready to move on. 

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English Language Arts - "Social Justice Poetry"

Poetry Lesson - "Social Justice Poetry"

by Dianne Mason
Grades 7-12

This common core aligned poetry unit enables students to understand what is meant by identity and how poetry can be used as social commentary. They will build on their poetic vocabulary in order to recognize how poetic devices can be used to enhance meaning and will demonstrate that knowledge through daily writings, quizzes, class discussion, group activities, and a final essay or presentation. The package includes answer keys for all quizzes as well as a rubric for grading the final essay. This is a great lesson for middle school students and can easily be adapted for use in high school or even college classrooms. It's one of my students' favorite lessons. Find it at
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Aeolian Round Worksheets”

by Klerrisa Custom Music
5th - 8th Grade

This is a series of worksheets using the Aeolian Round which is a 5 note melody using the Aeolian Mode. The worksheets begin with a student worksheet covering a rhythm dictation, and explanations of a drone, melodic and rhythmic ostinatos, improvisation and structure. The students begin creating a group composition using the afore mentioned elements, and the package concludes with a homework sheet for review. These worksheets were created by Kerri Lacey for Klerrisa Custom Music.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Classroom Tool – Beezy Rotation 15 Minute Timer
By: TheBeezyTeacher
Grades: PreK-6
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Use this 15 minute automated timer for any rotation groups in your classroom!
Daily 5
Guided Reading
Guided Math
…And More
The timer file is made in PowerPoint and is automated! Just launch it and choose your timer set!
Don’t have PowerPoint? No worries! Just Google PowerPoint Viewer (for PCs) or PowerPoint Viewer for Mac to download the viewing software for FREE! Mac users will need PowerPoint installed to run the file.
Looking for more options to this timer? Want it customized? Contact us for specific transition times, number rotations, and different clip art theme changes!

Great for Centers, Group Work and Cooperative Learning.

FREE MISC. LESSON - “FREEBIE! QR Code Use in the Classroom, Literacy, FREE, Generate QR Codes”

by Apple Tree Learning
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Using and creating QR codes in the classroom can be very beneficial to students and to teachers. 

Many teachers just don't know how to get started with QR codes. This handout will answer questions and guide you to where to begin.

*What is a QR code?
*How can I get started with QR codes?
*Examples of QR codes in the classroom?
*How can I create my own QR codes?

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Misc. Lesson – “Venture into Venn Diagrams”
By: TheBeezyTeacher
Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

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These venn diagrams can be used to teach concrete concepts or objects starting at the Kindergarten level. They are visually organized to compare and contrast concrete concepts. These venn diagrams clearly show which characteristics make the concepts similar to and different from one another. Included are twelve cut and paste venn diagrams and 26 venn diagram alphabet activities. You can place these onto an Elmo or document camera to use this as a whole classroom lesson discussing the answers as you go along.

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - "In Honor of Soldiers-Every One: A Veteran's or Memorial Day Project"

In Honor of Soldiers-Every One: A Veteran's or Memorial Day Project

By: Connie Casserly
Grades 6-12

In Honor of Soldiers-Every One: A Veteran's or Memorial Day Project

This is a FREE activity to honor and remember all military personnel who died in battle (Memorial Day), and all men and women, living or deceased, who served in the military (Veteran’s Day).

Students select a book to read from the list provided, or one that they choose.  The list given with this project covers all conflicts involving the United States military from the Civil War through Afghanistan and Iraq. After they read the book, students complete two projects: one visual, and the second where they write a letter to an active duty soldier (websites are given for addresses).

Student Directions

Directions: Read a book, fiction or non-fiction, about American men and women who have served the United States by fighting in any war from the Civil War to Afghanistan and Iraq. When you are finished, complete the following two assignments:
1.  Prepare a project relating your knowledge and understanding of the story. This can follow any format. Here are a few ideas: A poster, painting, sculpture, photographic collage, video, skit, song, book report, or project of your choice. For the latter, get your teacher’s approval. These will be due on the date specified by the teacher.
2.  Write a letter to a soldier. Here are two places to find soldiers’ names, to get ideas about what to write and to learn how to address the letters,  check out: and
NOTE: Show the letter and addressed envelope to the teacher before sending it.
In Honor of Soldiers-Every One: A Veteran's or Memorial Day Project
 In Honor of Soldiers-Every One: A Veteran's or Memorial Day Project

Although Memorial Day is not for five weeks, I offer it now so students will have time to read their book of choice and complete the two assignments.

Teachers can also use the activities in this posting if they are reading a military-based book as a class (example: All Quiet on the Western Front- Erich Maria Remarque, The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane, or The Things They Carried- Tim O'Brien).

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FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Animals in the Forest Matching Center Freebie!”

by The Crazy Pre-K Classroom
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Here is a sample of the matching center included in my new “Where do animals live?” habitat unit. The unit has 11 habitats and their animals and can be found in my store.

This center can be printed in color of black and white and includes full instructions. The preview file will show you more images of what is included in the full unit. Besides this center there is a minibook for each habitat, photo cards and a craftivity. Full photo instructions are included in the full unit. Where do animals live? 206 page Habitat Unit

Each habitat is also listed separately in case you don't need all 11.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - "Civil War Weapons and Battles Webquest (Great Lesson Plan)"

5th-12th Grade
By:  The History Wizard
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
Civil War Weapons and Battles Webquest

Students will gain basic knowledge about the Civil War by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Civil War Weapon and Battles Webquest uses an amazing virtual museum website by Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The website allows students view historical artifacts and gives a basic overview of the conflict.

Click on 'Civil War' on the webpage
The webquest contains one hundred and ten questions and is a great way to introduce or review key facts and events related to the Civil War. An answer sheet is included for the teacher.

My students love examining and reading about the Civil War weapons, leaders, and battles from the website. I usually use this webquest as an introduction or review activity for my students and it takes most students at least two class periods to complete the webquest. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

This webquest is in the following lesson plan collections:
Civil War and Reconstruction Webquest Lesson Plan Collection
History Wizard’s Whole Year of American History Webquest and Internet Worksheet Collection
History Wizard’s One Year of World History, American History, and Geography Worksheets/Webquests

Individual Civil War Lesson Plans:

Civil War Webquests
Civil War Webquest: History Channel Website
Civil War Weapons and Battles Webquest: Great Lesson Plan
Civil War Presidents Webquest
Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Webquest
John Brown Webquest: Bleeding Kansas and Harpers Ferry
John Brown Worksheets and Webquest Collection
Civil War Webquest: New York City Draft Riots

Civil War PowerPoints
Civil War 3D PowerPoint: Petersburg Campaign
Civil War Strengths and Weaknesses of the North and South PowerPoint
Civil War: The Death of Stonewall Jackson PowerPoint

Civil War Mapping
Civil War Mapping Activity (1860 USA Map)

Primary Source Worksheets:
Civil War and Reconstruction Primary Sources Internet Worksheet Collection
The Assassination of Lincoln and the Death of Booth Worksheets
John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry Primary Source Internet Worksheets

Civil War Writing Activities:
Battles of the Civil War Writing Collection: Student Letters
Andersonville Letter: Civil War Letter Activity
Battle of Antietam: Civil War Letter Activity
Siege of Vicksburg: Civil War Letter Activity
Battle of Gettysburg: Civil War Letter Activity
Siege of Petersburg: Civil War Letter Activity
Civil War Research Paper

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Look Around Your School for Earth Day Treasure. Recycle. Reuse. Refurbish.

Contributed by Danielle Knight, Study All Knight

Around Earth Day we can't help but think about all the "stuff" we use in our lives on a daily basis that get thrown away. I especially do this at school. When it comes to teaching items, things can be expensive. A brand new teaching cart can run from $150-$400. And, if you prefer a cart with a bottom shelf, plastic, or maybe has a drawer, well then you are way out of any teacher's budget! 

One Teacher's Junk, Can be Another Teacher's Treasure!
In 2010: After several requests for a cart I was lucky to receive a dilapidated 35-ish year old full metal cart from the world languages department. I was fortunate though, there was not a cart in the building without an owner. This cart was an eye sore; it had scratches, rusted shelves and legs, lots of half-ripped stickers, questionable stains, and dented. But I didn't mind! It was all mine! I was ready to give it some TLC. So slowly, I began to use the cart for student's projects. But, then, it sat in my department office. Idle. Lonely, Cluttered. Collecting unwanted junk.

November, 2012: My co-teaching partners and I embarked on a journey, in a pilot program to teach with "secondary centers." All of a sudden we needed to be mobile with our folders, task cards, posters, index cards, markers, file crates, clip boards. Wall-ah! The cart was ready to rise to the occasion in the English department and house our centers and teaching materials.

Summer, 2013: Pinterest gave me inspiration, lots of hope, a dream. I saw lots of pins on how to refurbish old filing cabinets, old office chairs, stools, metal why not my cart? September, 2013: With the expertise of my physical education teacher husband (who has a summer painting business) we made a list of all the things I needed from Home Depot to complete the process: spray paint, blue tape, 4 bags, steel wool, and clear contact paper (optional) 

So here are the before and after pictures of our process in turning the cart into a viable and integral teaching center! ENJOY!
Here are some Earth Day teaching ideas for your classroom this week...
Grades 1-5. Once assembled your students will love that it will actually look like Earth! Lines up perfectly with numbered pages, dashed guidelines for cutting, and engaging pages with activities. 
  • Facts, history, and background about Earth Day
  • Reuse, Recycle, and Reduce 
  • Coloring and sorting activity
  • Puzzle & Writing Prompt pages
  • Acrostic Poetry page
  • Slogan and T-Shirt design page
Great for ELA, science, social studies, or health. CCSS Reading Informational Text, Writing, and Language. Recommended for grades 1-5. You know your students best. 
  • Display in your classroom on the wall...better yet, hang them in the hall in a showcase! 
  • Have the assessment due on April 22nd… which is Earth Day!
  • Earth Day is a great school holiday because all students will enjoy the celebration (there is no religious significance).
  • Earth Day is celebrated worldwide! 


SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - "Greek Mythology Webquest for Kids"

Greek Mythology Webquest for Kids
4th-8th Grade
By:  The History Wizard

Students will gain basic knowledge about the Greek gods and goddesses by completing an internet-based worksheet. This website is great for students who might be studying World History, Literature, Mythology, Greek, or Latin. The Greek Mythology Webquest uses the following great website.

My students enjoy learning about the Greek gods and goddess using this website. This website is tame and is a G or PG version of Greek Mythology. I use this activity as a review or introduction activity and it takes at least one class period to complete. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students. The webquest covers 21 Greek gods and goddess and a teacher answer sheet is included. The following questions are covered are in the webquest for each god or goddess.

Greek Name:
Roman Name:
Who was he or she married to?
What is this god or goddess most well known for? 
List at least two special powers, abilities, or interesting details about this god or goddess: 

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