Monday, August 31, 2015

5 Tips for New Teachers and Everyone Else

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

As veteran teachers, we all remember what it was like when we walked into our first classroom. So, in this week's blog hop, from Sharing is Caring Teacher Blogging Collaborative, we've decided to share some tips with you.

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
5 "tried and true" teaching tips for new teachers. All that I wished someone had told me in the beginning!

By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing

Tips for new teachers and great reminder for the rest of us targets advice for survival in the classroom. Veteran teachers discuss their hard-earned expertise on making it through the early years of teaching.

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Five things I wish I could tell to my new teacher self when I started my career.

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
One of the first things that I learned in college was to be nice to the custodian. He or she is your best friend.


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Free Scrambled Sentences”

by Michelle Dupuis
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Free : Free Scrambled Sentences for your classroom. Who doesn't love a free download?

Print and go with this fun Back to School Scrambled Sentences FREEBIE.

This product will allow students to develop important skills like:

- Reading
- Understanding the Capital letter. (beginning of sentence)
- Understanding the period. (end of sentence)
- Making sure the sentence makes sense.

It includes:

4 scrambled sentences (6 words per sentence, with colored pictures). Print on cardstock and laminate for extra durability.

5 scrambled sentence worksheets. On each worksheet, students must cut and paste the words in the correct order, write the sentence and draw the sentence. 

To use:
Center or a station
Morning work
Individual or group work

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Teach Well and Maintain Your Sanity

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8th Grade Interactive Notebook

All of these activities are included in my 8th grade interactive notebook.  I also have an 6th and 7th grade interactive notebook.

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Kindergarten Writing”

by Dana's Wonderland
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Kindergarten Writing - This is a FREE sample of my product Writing Simple Sentences Hands On. It offers writing practice to the students who need to learn how to write sentences. It is designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten but you can also use it with struggling 1st graders.

If you like it and want to purchase the full version you can purchase it by clicking on the following link:

Writing Simple Sentences Hands On

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Language Arts - "Fact and Opinion Task Cards"

By Christina L
Grades 2-4

Here's a fun way to review fact and opinion while learning some interesting facts! Use as a center activity, for early finishers or whole class review.
Be sure to laminate cards to use year after year. 


•3 sets of fact and opinion statements (16 cards each) that include the following topics:
Continents and Oceans
Famous Americans 

•A brief explanation with an example

•Answer keys for students

Thanks for looking! 
Christina L
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Rainbow Spelling Worksheet”

by Simply Special Ed
2nd - 5th Grade

Student writes each spelling word and traces it over in 3 different colors. Great for special education students who learn by repetition or students with Autism!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS - "September Writing Activities"

By Christina L
Grades 2-5

Visit my Blog "A Classroom for All Seasons" for some fun ideas and free writing activities for the month of September.

The writing activities include the following:
• Labor Day writing prompt
• Apples "Five Senses" activity
• Fall haiku with a template
• September acrostic poem


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FREE MATH LESSON - “Math 3-Digit Addition”

by Custom Core Creations
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

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This packet covers 3 Digit addition to help students keep on target.

-10 versions of addition
-Answer keys
-Great for fast finishers
-Great for morning work for substitute 
-Great for end of the day refresher

Products from my store that will go along with this product are:

Core Math Word Problems 4-6 grade

January NO-PREP printable Fractions and Decimal Review

36 Week Review for Fractions and Decimals

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Synonyms for the Word "Said"”

by EducationallyOurs
3rd - 6th Grade

Students will learn to use a variety of words when creating a narrative.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Grades 6-8 and Homeschool
Sarah Peterson




This product is great for Social Studies (History) and Language Arts (Reading Comprehension).  The product contains:  12 one and two-page reading passages of informational text on the Plymouth Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving; 12 pages of Reading Comprehension questions (one for each passage); and the teachers keys.   Questions are true or false; multiple choice and open ended, and include both literal and inferential questions.  The reading passages can be used for CLOSE READING with other non-fiction graphic organizers as well! 
THIS PRODUCT CAN BE USED FOR A QUICK SAMPLES FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS!   It may be used for Independent Reading, Homework, or as a Supplemental Worksheets.


There are thirteen pages of informational text about the topic: Plymouth Pilgrims, the Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving.  The passages cover the following topics:
·         Anglicans and Separatists
·         The Separatists Separate
·         The Mayflower Voyage
·         The Mayflower Sets Sail
·         The Mayflower Compact
·         Well Known Pilgrims
·         William Bradford Arriving in the New World; Leader and Author
·         The First Winter
·         Moving to the Settlement
·         The Pilgrims Meet the Native Americans
·         Squanto and the Pilgrims
·         The First Thanksgiving A Recorded Event




Note: The informational text also appears in my Colonial American Careers Lesson Plan.  The passages can also be used for CLOSE READING, using any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included).

Grades 4-7 and Homeschool


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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Phonics Interactive Notebook”

by 180 Days of Reading
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

This is free sample of my Interactive Notebook for Short vowels. These activities are made for students to be able to do independently, once they are taught how to do so. It is designed so that students have enough activities to last for 5 days of centers or independent work. Great to use with any Core Program! Activities are easily differentiated for all learners, and aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sight Word Interactive FREE

How much fun would it be if kids learn their sight words without feeling like they're actually learning but playing with paint, play doh, clay or anything really!

These mats allow kids to work on their sight words while reading, writing and developing their fine motor skills! Check them out here.

Click on any of the pictures below to take you to the post and download the sampler mats free! ;)