Wednesday, December 26, 2018



FLASH FREEBIE from now until ? Hilarious! Pets in Disguise Writing Prompts Unit is a collection of funny dogs and cats in their groovy costumes. Amazingly fun for interactive whiteboard use. Suann F. said, "Lots of laughter and creative writing happening!"

This 5 week daily writing activity can be used as...
  • whole group activity
  • intervention
  • assessment
Pets in Disguise Writing Prompts Unit includes...

  • teaching tips
  • evaluation rubric
  • student journal print-outs
  • 26 disguised pet scenes and key word writing prompts

Friday, December 7, 2018

21 December Holiday Celebrations Learning Fun

   Happy winter holidays! I've found some interesting and fun holiday educational learning ideas for your classes. These 21 links are from a variety of celebrations. Try a few.

1. What is Kwanzaa? (K, 1 and 2)

Students learn about the basic concepts surrounding the holiday of Kwanzaa.

2. Hanukkah Crafts for Kids

Create crafts such as dreidel, Star of David, Hanukkah Advent calendar. Select from 44 different ideas. There are also Christmas crafts to make, too.

3. 12 Questions of Christmas - What is Hanukkah?

Puppets answer the question of what Christmas and Hanukkah are.

4. Jewish Circle Dance Instruction

Why a circle dance? Find out the answer to this question and try some dance moves. 


How do other countries celebrate Christmas? Find out how over 50 countries celebrate Christmas. 

7.  Christmas in Europe 4k

What is a Christmas market? It's not only a place to find classic wooden toys and foods sold only around Christmas.

8. Kevin's Kwanzaa | Children's Books Read Aloud

A story about Kwanzaa for elementary school grades.

9. Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles Read Aloud

A Hanukkah story for elementary school grades.

10. What is Las Posadas? Christmas Around the World

Learn about what happens with Las Posadas in this short video.

11. How to Draw a Christmas Tree

Grab a paper, pencil and colored pencils and draw along with the artist. 

12. Instrumental Christmas Music

Relaxing holiday music (under 4 minutes long) with a fireplace.

13. Christmas Around the World Song | Christmas Traditions

Learn about the traditions of other countries in this short video.

14. Crazy Santa Dance

Follow these wild dance moves as best as you can in this fun dance!

15. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Rises And Lights

A time lapse of  events of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

16. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

The Royal Ballet presents this dance segment from the Nutcracker.

17. Hanukkah Dance

Music string arrangement by Matt Conaway.

18. African Bell Carol

19. Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Sleigh Ride

20. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Christmas Time Is Here

21. Nat King Cole Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Friday, November 23, 2018

FLASH FREEBIE From Now Until ?

Flash Freebie! Northern lights, angel making in the snow, polar bears, toboggans. Winter Scenic Writing Prompts is great for interactive white board use. This resource for 1 month of student journal writing includes:

  • writing prompts for interactive whiteboard

  • notes to teacher

  • student journal stationary

  • writing rubric

Monday, November 5, 2018

Winter Learning Fun Ideas

   Is winter really here now? Maybe not yet. But, a teacher has got to plan. What can be done for winter learning fun on a budget? 

1. Hide and Seek Turkey

This free turkey template shows you what you'll need and how to make it. Every few weeks, get some free templates or craft ideas from this site. If you are in the area, there are free craft class for kids.

2. Edible Finger Paint Recipes

Learn how to make non-toxic finger paint for activities with kids.

3. Use Arts and Crafts in English Lessons

Ten tips to integrate English Language Arts activities in the classroom and focus on learning objectives at the same time.

4. 28 Winter Crafts for Kids

From ice catchers to edible bird feeders, and paper plate Arctic foxes, this site has very interesting and creative learning ideas to try... and the cutest puffy paint polar bear face!

5. Great Reasons for Arts and Crafts

Read this great article about the benefits of arts and crafts. Try making snowflakes and creating cards for friends.

6. Winter Crafts

Construction paper strips and doilies make beautiful snowmen!

7. Winter Themed Educational Tools

Lesson plans and activities for pre-k until high school are available here to download. An excellent unit geared for upper elementary and through high school is Weather Scope: An Investigative Study of Weather and Climate.

8. Teaching Outside in Winter

From Project Learning Tree, some useful ideas on how to teach out-of-doors in winter. Make snow animals for younger students,  identify trees for upper elementary and a whole module on forests for high school students.

9. Winter STEM Activities

Crystal growing, making winter lava maps, and igloo challenges are great fun!

10. Winter Science Ideas

Oobleck, snowman slime, snowstorm in a jar are just some of these indoor science activities.

Be back soon with some holiday learning ideas for your classroom!

Monday, October 22, 2018

FLASH FREEBIE from now until ?? Happy Halloween!


from now until?

FLASH-FREEBIE Halloween Frankies Conversion Math Distance Time Volume Mass
   Reading about Frankenstein or another monster story? This not so scary math follows the Mary Shelly story line in a fun way with word problems about distances, time, liquid volumes, masses, measurements and quantities. With Frankie's Conversion Math, get ready to convert measurements! Frankie's Conversion Math can be used as a class game, in cooperative groups or placed in a math center station. Frankie’s Conversion Math includes directions for the teacher, lesson plans, 30 task cards, Conversion Facts sheet, answer key, and two awards cards.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NEW Product 50% Off for 48 Hours I Gnome Nouns Verbs and Adjectives Center Station

NEW Product 50% Off 48 Hours I Gnome Nouns Verbs and Adjectives Center Station

I gnome grammar! In I Gnome Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives, students use their skills in attending to language rules and sentence structure. This fun lesson activity includes:
lesson plans for 4 ELA class days
30 task cards
student recording sheet
2 charts of nouns, verbs and adjectives
2 awards cards
instruction for use as a game or center station

Sunday, October 14, 2018

New Product 50% Off for the First 48 Hours

NEW 50% off for 48 Hours Fancy Restaurant Math Calculations Center Station

Ooh, la-la and welcome to Hazel's. In Fancy Restaurant Math, students use their skills as maître d' with Hazel's customers who have asked about a pricey bill. Fancy Restaurant Math aids students in attending to writing simple expressions which solve a problem. Becoming fluent in writing math expressions will help students determine solutions and persevere in solving them for future learning and important tests.
Fancy Restaurant Math includes:
lesson plans
3 Hazel’s Menus
30 task cards
student recording sheets
and 2 awards cards
This lesson supports Common Core State Standards for the following:
NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Write and interpret numerical expressions.
5.OA.A.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
5.OA.A.2 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.

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