Thursday, March 31, 2022

THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of TpT Gift Certificates!


Follow these directions to enter to win THREE $100 GIVEAWAYS of Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Certificates... 

Directions on how to win the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate:

Complete the Rafflecopter Contest Application at the bottom of this post to enter to win the FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate.  Click on the link, A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, located under "BETTER ODDS THAN VEGAS!!! " to earn the raffle ticket entries.  (You may have to wait a minute for it to appear on your computer.)  The FIRST $100 GIVEAWAY of a TpT Gift Certificate will end at 12:00 A.M. on April 29, 2022 Pacific Time.

Directions on how to win the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate:

All new members and members who have renewed their membership in The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative from March 8, 2022 - April 29, 2022 at 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time will be entered to win the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate.  

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Measuring Capacity Cups Pints Quarts Gallons Worksheets | Digital and Print

Get your students excited about practicing capacity measurement with these fun worksheets! Are you looking for an easy-to-use resource to help your students practice capacity (cups, pints, quarts, gallons) measurement skills? These 11 measurement pages include practice on cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. Plus a student friendly Robot Guy visual to help students perfect their math measurement skills. Your first, second, or third grade students will be champs at converting cups, pints, quarts, and gallons after they practice with these capacity worksheets. 

⭐NOTE: I recommend having a real-life example of a gallon, quart, pint, and cup container available to students to assist as a visual.

Maybe you need both printable and digital options to reach all your students. The same 11 cups, pints, quarts, and gallons worksheets are also included in a digital version! There are answer keys for easy grading. With this purchase, you will have access to both a printable and digital versions. 


  • Cover Page
  • 11 Measuring Capacity Worksheets
  • Printable PDF Version
  • Digital File Utilizing Easel Activities
  • Student Friendly Graphics
  • Answer Keys for all 11 pages

The graphics make these measurement worksheets very student friendly. These cups, pints, quarts, and gallons activities are the perfect addition to your math or science curriculum. This resource would work for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade, older students who could use some review, or younger students who need a challenge!

★★★What teachers are saying about this resource:

✎"Fun way to teach capacity to my 2nd graders, thanks!" Laura E.

✎"This was great extra practice for my 3rd graders."Heather C.

✎"Perfect practice for measuring capacity." Jennifer B.

✎"Thank you for this lesson - I love it. As we get ready for state testing I will use this to teach them. Also, thank you for not making it expensive." Joyce P.


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by Elena Weiss The Left-Handed Teacher
1st - 5th Grade

Use this round rainbow poem template to create a simple rainbow display.
Simply cut out the round template and glue to a colorful plate (not included).
Arrange all plates to form a class rainbow or display individually.
With this freebie you get 2 templates.
1 with solid black letters and 1 with black outlined letters (so students can color their own)


Thanks so much! Elena

Your feedback is so important and greatly appreciated!
©elena weiss 2018
All rights reserved by the author.
Permission to copy for classroom use only.
This product is to be used by a single teacher. 
Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school or school system is prohibited.
This product may not be displayed or distributed digitally for public view without written permission from the author.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “FREE Spelling Strategies Anchor Chart Pieces”

by Brenda Tejeda
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

If you teach kindergarten or first grade, you know how important spelling strategies are for helping your emergent writers become independent when writing! freeunderthesea

This freebie has anchor chart pieces for NINE spelling strategies your students can use when they are "stuck on a word." Plus, it reminds kids to check their writing.

Model each one and add it to an anchor chart, then keep on display for your kids to use.

You can also take a picture of it and make mini-charts to include in a binder or in student folders!

For my blog post on teaching spelling strategies, click here.

For more emergent writer resources, click below!

Labeling for Emergent Writers

Build it & Write

Sequence & Write

Adding Dialogue

Adding Onomatopoeia

Writing Journals for the Year

Digital Build it & TYPE

Pocket Dice Writing Centers


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Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - March 30, 2022


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!

In addition, if you're a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) who would like to get more information about joining TBOTEMC, contact me via email at or by simply leaving a comment on this blog post.

On Passover Coloring - $3.00

by Urbino12
preK - 4th grades
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables

What do we do on Passover? On Passover we....  Your students will be able to:
-trace and color the vocabulary word being depicted
-color nineteen beautifully illustrated Passover foods and activities.
-complete the statement: On Passover we...

by Reading Spotlight
4th - 12th grades
Worksheets, Fun Stuff

So much better than standard grammar exercises, this set provides a unique format to practice homophones—with interesting, sometimes surprising, fun facts. Research shows that homophones are the number one cause of spelling errors, and usually poor grammar usage causes these mistakes. Help your students improve spelling, grammar, and writing in an enjoyable way!

by History at Home
K - 3rd grades
Homeschool Curricula, Activities

This pair pack includes Part 1 and Part 2 of the American Revolution! Your student(s) will learn about the American Revolution - what caused it and some of the famous battles, join George Washington as he crosses the Delaware and survives the winter at Valley Forge + more battles! They will learn through text, links to vocabulary words, pictures, crafts, maps, and more! PLUS - ADDITIONAL RESOURCE - learn about the history of the American flag!

Frog and Toad Science Activities - $3.50

by Sunshine and Laughter by Deno
1st - 2nd grades
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Science Centers

Is it a frog or is it a toad? This engaging frog and toad resource will help your students learn how to tell frogs and toads apart from one another through a variety of fun science activities. This no-prep resource includes several frog and toad posters, worksheets, center activities, life cycles, and a fun bulletin board activity. Your students will enjoy this unit and have so much fun learning about frogs and toads.

Under the Sea Fact Review Game for Any Subject - $2.00

By Tammy's Toolbox
K - 3rd grades
Activities, Flash Cards, Games

This engaging under the sea themed board game is perfect for end of the year review, sight word practice, addition practice, multiplication review, math facts, phonics, test prep, and vocabulary. It can be played with any set of flashcards, task cards, or word cards. Increase retention by having students create their own review cards for any subject. It can be individualized for any level making it perfect for special education, homeschool, and ELL.

As always, I encourage comments and any ideas or suggestions by emailing me at

Renee Heiss

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

πŸƒ‍♂️πŸƒπŸ»‍♀️ “If only I had more time in a school day...” πŸƒ‍♂️πŸƒπŸ»‍♀️

Hello friends,

Have you ever caught yourself uttering this phrase?  

 “If only I had more time in a                school day...”  

You can easily add those instructional minutes to your day by explicitly planning for your transition times.  Carefully considered transition times offer the key to maintaining an optimal learning environment, minimizes disruptions and behavior problems while maximizing instructional time. 

By providing the structure of predictable routines, procedures, and behavioral expectations, teachers offer their students, including second language learners and those who struggle with poor attention and impulsivity, an avenue to success during transition times. 

Plan for the transition periods in advance.  

Take a few minutes and think about the transition times that occur in your classroom.  
Grab your free planner here!

Common transition times include: 

entering the classroom first thing in the morning
changing from one subject to another
leaving or coming into the room after assemblies
recesses or lunch, clean up time at the end of the day

The first step in planning for transition times

is selecting a signal that you will use for each transition time.  Be consistent and use the same signal for all transitions.  Make sure it is a visual and auditory signal.  Provide enough “wait time” for students to respond.

Choose a method to instill a “sense of urgency” in the transition

Students respond well to the feeling that their work and time are important.  By giving the situation “a sense of urgency” students respond quickly.  Set a timer, count, or sing a song to give students that “sense of urgency.  Often simply saying, “Class we have 40 seconds to enter the room quietly and slowly, return to our desks/tables safely and begin reading.  Ready go.” is sufficient to instill that sense of urgency.

Always follow the same procedure

During transition times where students leave the room, teach them to put their materials away, stand up, push in their chairs, move slowly and safely to the door.  During transition times to the next activity include an activity that will help children adjust to the change.  Consider adding: 
  • a quick opportunity to stretch
  • a song that focuses on the new activity or subject
  • skip counting
  • reciting a poem.  
This gives students a break to readjust and provides slower students a bit more time to complete the transition.  Be deliberate in ending this very short brain break. Go right to work, don’t waste time here.  This creates a “sense of urgency” and shows your students that you value their time and work.

Be consistent 


Smooth transitions occur when students know what to do and how to do it.  Adhere to your schedule.  Have work ready for students.  As students enter each morning have a plan for exactly what they will do as they enter.  Look at your morning and plan for success.  Teach students to enter the room and 
Hang up backpacks, jackets, and coats
Turn in homework
Sign up for hot or cold lunch 
Find their seats
Begin reading, handwriting, or whichever morning activity you choose

Consider playing music or setting a timer the students can hear for the first minute students are entering the room


Be very consistent and choose the same amount of time the music ends or the timer goes off in order to create that “sense of urgency”.  Transition times will be efficient and productive parts of your educational day when you value your students’ time and work. 

Finally, good teaching of any routine and procedure is the key to success

Remember to explain the expected behavior, explicitly model the routine and procedure, practice, practice, practice, and finally provide feedback. 

 Congratulations, you are on your way to smooth, efficient, and safe transition times.

We created a helpful worksheet you can download forfree.  

What strategies and activities do you use during transition times?  Please share your ideas with us!

Happy Teaching!

April Math Worksheets 3rd Grade | Digital and Printable

Are you looking for an easy-to-use resource to help your students practice math skills with a fun April theme? Maybe you need both printable and digital options to reach all your students. These 33 worksheets are perfect for practicing math skills in April. There are answer keys for easy grading. With this purchase you will have access to both a printable and digital version.

This 3rd Grade Math for April resource has 30 pages of math work plus a bonus activity which is perfect for April! Great for keeping math skills strong as morning work, home work, math stations, small group work or tutoring! Also, perfect for sub days or days when you have meetings and a teacher friend or aide needs to continue working with your class!

This product features 2 options:

1. Printable pdf file with answer keys

2. Digital file using the Easel Activities tool (Click on red button "Use as buyer" to access your digital resource.)

The Easel Activities tool allows you to assign activities directly to your students using Google Classroom. Once the student accesses the link through Google Classroom, they will complete, turn in, and receive your feedback on the TpT platform.

Here's what is included:

▶30 pages of math work plus bonus activity

▶Digital version to use with your students

▶Answer keys

▶Table of Contents

▶Common Core aligned for 3rd grade

▶TEKS aligned for 3rd grade

▶VA SOL aligned for 3rd grade

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Check out this FREE sample: 3rd Grade Math for April | Free Sample | Digital and Printable

★★★What teachers are saying about this resource:

✎"Perfect for distance learning, and thank you for the KEY!" Mary J.

✎"Thanks!!! These are great warm ups!!" Emily C.

✎"Very detailed. Just what I was looking for."

✎"Great product! I will buy from this seller again!" Miriam R.

✎"This was prefect review at the end of the year!" Casey M.

✎"It's always nice to have extra materials." Margaret N.


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