Saturday, December 14, 2019

FREE MATH LESSON - “Snowball Fight! A Winter Math Game Freebie”

by Exceptional Kinders
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Snowball Fight! A Winter Math Game Freebie

This is a 2 player game. Each player takes a game board (a snow fort). 1, 2, or 3 dice are needed for this game. For younger students, roll one die and place the correct number of snowballs on their game board. Counters for counting my 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s are included.
Older students can roll 2 or 3 die and add the numbers together to get the number of snowballs they should take. When all of the snowballs are gone, the students count the ones on their game board. The player with the most snowballs wins. Directions for a subtraction game are also included.

Common Core Standards* Supported by this Product:
K.CC.1 Count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
K.CC.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g./ by using matching and counting strategies. (Include groups with up to 10 objects.)
1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction
1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

Thank you for viewing my Snowball Fight! A Winter Math Game Freebie! I hope you enjoy it!
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Carolyn – Exceptional Kinders

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Graphics by: Educlips and Educasong

*The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers.  © 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved. The standards are available online:   The author of this product is neither affiliated nor endorsed by any of these organizations.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Teacher Talk's Featured Author - Charlene Tess!

I started teaching just a few months shy of my twentieth birthday in El Paso, Texas. I have been teaching in some shape or fashion ever since. Even now, after all these years, I am homeschooling my youngest grandson.

My wonderful husband Jerry and I live near our two daughters and three grandsons, and we spend many enjoyable hours with them. We recently moved from Texas to Colorado to be closer to them, and although I miss El Paso, and I am still adjusting to the cold weather, we love it here. Jerry is originally from Green Bay, so all these white flakes falling from the sky are nothing new to him.

I taught English and creative writing to high school students and adults in public schools in Texas for over three decades. At one point in my long career, I was honored to be the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Ysleta Independent School District, and one of the five finalists for Region XIX Texas Teacher of the Year. 

Grammar is my specialty, and I have spent years writing workbooks and resources that make learning grammar easy and fun for students to learn and easy for teachers to use. Teachers tell me that their students enjoy using my Simple Steps to Sentence Sense books and that they are successful. You can read their testimonials on my website.

In the past few years, I have divided my time between writing resources for and writing fiction and teaching fiction writing to adults. I am the author of fourteen novels, four grammar eBooks, and two other nonfiction books. I co-write romantic suspense novels with my sister under the pen name Tess Thompson. You can find all of my novels in the Kindle Store on

Charlene Tess is the name of my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I have been selling ELA resources with an emphasis on grammar and writing on TpT since 2006.

My favorite free product is Step One from my Simple Steps to Sentence program. When learning sentence structure, the key is to follow the eight simple steps in order. The place to begin is to find and eliminate prepositional phrases, which will make the sentence shorter and thus easier to analyze.

The best-selling product in my TpT Store is my grammar eBook Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School. Teachers have been using it since 1996, and it is my best seller to this day. This powerful eBook comes complete with lessons written directly to the student, projection masters for easy instruction, group and individual practice pages, reviews, and tests. I have provided everything the teacher needs. The teacher doesn't need to have a background in English grammar to be successful when using this eBook. Even teachers who have never taught grammar will find this program easy to use and stress-free. And even better, the students will love this program and find it easy to learn.

I would consider all of my Simple Steps to Sentence Sense resources as my favorites in my TpT store. They represent years of work and practice, and I know how much students can learn from them.

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FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Study Skill Graphic Organizer: Compare and Contrast Concepts (Common Core)”

by Amy Brown Science
4th - 12th Grade

Common Core Aligned: Free Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer for Any Subject and Any Topic
This very simple, one-page graphic organizer has become one of the best study and review techniques that I use in my biology classes. It forces students to think deeply about two topics or concepts as they search to find the similarities and differences between them. Students are better able to organize information to see the relationships between two concepts.
I use this graphic organize to have students compare and contrast:
1. Photosynthesis and respiration
2. Mitosis and Meiosis
3. Protostomes and deuterostomes
4. Vascular plants and nonvascular plants
5. Prokaryotes and eukaryotes
6. Various animal phyla
7. Systems of the body
I keep a stack of these copied and ready to pass out to my students, and use them whenever a suitable opportunity arises.
This document is suitable for all subject areas and can be used by students in grades 4 and higher.
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

FREE MATH LESSON - “Solving Problems with Scale Drawings - Playlist and Teaching Notes”

by Wisewire
7th Grade

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Students explore standard 7.G.A.1 with this playlist. They will identify the scale used in a scale drawing. Students will solve problems involving scale drawings. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.
This product includes:
• 6 links to instructional videos or texts
• 3 links to practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of key terms, such as enlargement and reduction
• Visual examples of how to use proportions to find unknown measures in scale drawings
• An accompanying Teaching Notes file
The Teaching Notes file includes:
• A review of key terminology
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities on certain parts of the standard, such as interpreting scale drawings
• Links to video tutorials for students struggling with certain parts of the standard, such as calculating the scale factor incorrectly
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Christmas Writing Papers”

by Diamond Mom
1st - 5th Grade

These whimsical Christmas papers are perfect for many different writing activities including letters to Santa, poems, and stories. There is a template for boys and for girls as well as a generic form. The Christmas light frame adds a touch of Christmas charm.
There is a black and white version for each page included. I have also included a blank girl and boy template.

Check out some of my other Christmas and Holiday products.

You’ve Been RACKed
December Countdown RACK
Holiday Sight Words
Relay Writing

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Holiday Literacy Bundle
Holiday Literacy and Math Bundle

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 12/11/19

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

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By A Teacher's Teacher
Not Limited by Subject Area; Grades 6-12

Turn your classroom's tile floor into a gigantic Scrabble board with this fun product. In addition to playing the game like a regular game of Scrabble, you can encourage students to use terms/ideas from your content by offering bonus game points for the use of vocabulary, important people or terms, etc. This would be a fun way to wrap up leading into Winter Break!

By Kamp Kindergarten.
Math; Grades K-1

This resource provides inviting gingerbread themed math centers for your little sweeties to practice addition facts to 10. There are 5 addition clip card math activities in this packet. Each activity has 12 clothespin clip cards and an optional recording sheet. They are perfect for morning tubs, fast finishers, informal assessment, and take-home practice. These activities work well with gingerbread boy, gingerbread man, and Christmas themes.

By Mickey's Place
ELA, Grammar; Grades PreK-1

Christmas Language Sequencing will engage your students in several ways: Christmas Language Sequencing will engage your students Included are 20 separate activities, learning centers, and assessments. Check out this great product that will keep your students engaged in the weeks leading up to Winter Break!

ELA; Grades 9-12

Christmas Multiplication Task Cards 2-Digit by 1-Digit is a 24-Task-Card set that helps students to practice multiplication of 2-Digit by 1-Digit numbers. Included are 8 word problems with a Christmas Theme! You'll room will be sure to turn into a busy workshop at the North Pole with this engaging item!

By History at Home
U.S. History; Grades K-3

Great for homeschoolers or enrichment! In this bundle/unit study, your student(s) will learn about famous Americans Thomas Paine, George Washington, James Madison, & Thomas Jefferson! They will learn through text with links for vocabulary words, pictures, crafts, maps, games, speeches, and more!

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-A Teacher's Teacher