Saturday, May 11, 2019

Summer Learning Journeys






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I've found these cool summer learning fun activities for summer school, parents and the homeschooler.



A terrific site with ideas for summer learning in a small amount of time. Cute organizational worksheets are free. A reading list is available for Kindergarten to young adults makes finding good books easy.


 Math problems to be solved in the problem of the week along with key in the following week.


Play a mars rover game and look for water. Find out about other interactive mars games, sending postcards and new discoveries.


A science project dedicated to pollinators, get free bee identification cards and sign up for various programs.

5. Learn all about birdhouses

Know what kind of species you can attract by making different sorts of birdhouses. Also learn about species of birds in your area.

6. Thisreadingmama.com

Free Preschool and Kindergarten learning packets to download made by a reading teacher.

7.  Ocean activities for kids sensory crafts printables educational

Designed for primary grades, octopus crafts, egg carton turtles, to jigglin' jellyfish cupcakes, these fun, sensory oceanic projects will keep your students' attention.

8.  30 fun summer ideas for teens and their parents

From family fitness routines and reading groups to service projects, these ideas might be shown to parents.

9. Crystalandcomp.com

8o more ideas for summer such as, putting on a magic show, building a clubhouse or fort, skipping rocks, having a garage sale, creating a lemonade stand and more.

10. Foreignlanguagesforkids.com

Learn a foreign language, such as Spanish, with this award winning program.

11. Pioneer.asd20.org

Give parents some helpful hints on what to do this summer to have their children to continue to learn.

12. Prekinders.com

A nice summer packet with make-a-science kit suggestions, watch chemical reactions with baking soda and vinegar, create a simple machine, use scissors and play dough for motor skills.

13. Kodable.com

Coding for grades 3-5 has a free trial period.

14. Activityvillage.co.

Summer printables and learning worksheets for elementary school students.

15. atozteacherstuff.com

Camping themes for math, science and literacy, songs, poems, recipes and crafts for elementary school students.

16. momto2poshlildivas.com

Dancing raisins? Homemade bouncing balls? Floating versus sinking eggs? Try these and 12 more science experiments for elementary children.




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Monday, April 29, 2019






Bundle Tens Frames Math Add Subtract Counters Activity Seasonal Holiday


In Add or Subtract with Tens Frames Holiday and Seasonal Bundle, learners answer math questions with recording sheets and super cute tens frames as a visual/manipulative tool for seasons, holidays and just plain fun 'round the year. Just print and go.
Adding or Subtracting Within 20 Holiday and Seasonal Bundle can be used as...

  • a class game
  • in cooperative groups
  • a math center station
  • a small group intervention
  • an assessment
  • for extra credit
  • for early finishers

This Adding or Subtracting within 20 Bundle includes...
  • 11 student recording sheets
  • 11 tens frame counters
  • 330 task cards
  • 11 keys
  • 22 awards cards
  • tips for teachers
The following season/holidays are included...
  • 1 fall
  • 1 summer
  • 1 spring
  • 1 winter
  • 2 Christmas themes
  • 1 Thanksgiving Theme
  • 2 Halloween Themes
Plus 2 non- seasonal fun themes to be used at any time, Count the Donuts and Count the Cupcakes.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

And It's Spring 15 Classroom Learning Activities


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Spring Classroom Learning Activities



1. Growing Seeds

All of us know about growing seeds, but growing seeds in an eggshell? Have your students observe what is happening at each stage of a seed's growth.

2. At Risk Species

From the National Wildlife Federation students in grade 3-4 and 5-8 learn about what makes a species at risk for extinction.

3. Anemometer

Build an anemometer and find out about wind speeds.

4. Make a Nature Journal

Print out the Sierra Club nature journal template and begin recording observations of the outdoors.

5. Spring Puzzles

Spring themed fun puzzles for elementary grades.

6. Spring Festival of Colors

Learn about this unique Indian festival.

7. News for Kids

This newspaper for children tells of current events in the world.

8. Spring Poem

Create a spring acrostic poem with this worksheet.

9. Reading Challenge

Have your students read to win.

10. Spring Tales Reading Challenge

Free worksheets to go along with the books.

11. Exercise Games

Hallway bowling? Sock skating around the room? Bubble Smashing? Fun exercise games for indoor class activities.

12. Science Activities

 Fourteen STEM science experiments for students.

13. Best Fantasy Books

The ten best fantasy books for young readers. Spot some of your favorites?

14. Spring Music

Sing poetry with these lyrics and classic tunes.

15. Music Tools

Music worksheet templates and materials for your classroom.





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Thursday, March 28, 2019

FLASH FREEBIE from Now Until?



FLASH FREEBIE Your student will have fun reading and color coding! Use Spring Phonics Color by Code as
  • a whole group activity
  • an English Language Arts center station
  • an intervention
  • homework
  • an assessment
Spring Phonics Color by Code includes:
  • Short vowel sounds of a, e, i , o, u
  • 16 color by code and worksheets activities
  • answer key
  • teaching tips

Saturday, March 23, 2019

FREE Cinco De Mayo Vocabulary Word Search and Key

FREE Cinco De Mayo Vocabulary Word Search

FREE Puebla, maracas, victory, folklorico... a free Cinco De Mayo worksheet for your students. This word search contains 26 Cinco De Mayo vocabulary words and a teacher's key. Great for center station use, and to complement a unit. Happy Cinco De Mayo Day!


FREE Cinco De Mayo Vocabulary Word Search and Key

Friday, February 8, 2019

18 Winter Learning and Teaching Ideas



18 Winter Learning and Teaching Ideas

Got the winter blahs? Looking for some new teaching ideas to inspire your students? Well, bring on the snowflakes and flurries with these amazing ideas.

1. Fine Motor Skills
https://earlylearningideas.com/winter-fine-motor-activities/

Work on fine motor skills with these winter craft ideas, from Marshmallow Letter activities and Hammering into Ice  to sorting in a sensory bin.                                                                                                                                                 
2. Sensory Play Learning
https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/winter-activities-for-kids-winter-sensory-play-learning/

Gotta try Snowflake Slime and Hot Chocolate Scented Cloud Dough!

3. Winter Books and Crafts
http://www.readingconfetti.com/2013/01/25-winter-books-and-crafts-for-kids.html

A nice selection of winter books along with matching crafts to do.

4. Winter Science Experiments
https://lemonlimeadventures.com/must-try-winter-science-experiments-for-kids/

Snow Volcanoes? Snow storm in a Jar? Biology of Bread? Find it here for primary grades.

5. Winter Solstice Activities
https://carrotsareorange.com/winter-solstice-activities-for-kids/

Try Classic Medallion Snowflakes, Orange Bird Feeder, and reading some winter books.

6. Winter Storytelling Activities
https://nurturestore.co.uk/storytelling-activities

Make a Fairy Land, Make your own Ice Palace, Learn to Read with Speech Bubbles are just of few of these activities made to inspire imagination and play.

7. STEM Activities
https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/28-days-of-stem-activities-and-steam-activities-for-kids/

Indoor Soil Science and Engineering Challenge, Explore Force & Motion with STEAM Activities, Homemade Pan Flutes and more.

8. Learn about Arctic Animals
https://www.giftofcuriosity.com/arctic-animals-9-learning-activities/

Arctic Animals Camouflage, Arctic animal identification, Blubber experiment to learn about Arctic animal adaptations and other fun ideas to try.

9. Winter Observation Journal
https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/looking-for-signs-of-winter-after/

10. Free Winter Printables
http://cottonridgehomeschool.com/2014/02/21/winter-themed-educational-activities-for-kids-free-printables/

11. 55 Winter Olympic Activities and Crafts for Kids
https://tipjunkie.com/winter-olympic-activities-and-crafts-for-kids/

Ski Jump 3-d Art, Balloon Hockey, Luge Marble Track Race Indoor Game, Tacky the Penguin and the Winter Math Games, Winter Sports Writing, free printables, and other original ideas for indoor learning and play.

12. Winter Terrarium
http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/winter-wonderland-terrarium/

13. Investigate Winter Weather
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/?page_id=62

Click winter storm activities for lesson plans on investigating the weather.

14. Winter Themed Classroom Ideas
http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/winter-theme-gradesK-5.html

The Shadow Knows I, Hibernation Worksheet, Daylight Savings Time, Ping-Pong Avalanches, Extreme Cold Prevention Guide,Starry Night Education and other ideas for elementary grades.

15. Winter Learning Packets
https://www.mcas.k12.in.us/winter

 Elementary, Middle and High School student packets to promote academic success during winter break. Great idea for an intervention tool or homework idea.

16. Pre K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide (for winter, too)
https://www.plt.org/curriculum/environmental-education-activity-guide/

Apply for a grant for project funding or attend a training for the teaching materials.

17. Lists and Rules of Olympic sports
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Sports/Olympics.pg_01.html

18. Snowy Day Winter Lessons
https://www.teachhub.com/snowy-day-winter-lesson-ideas

Precipitation-Inspired Problems, Weather's Effect on History, Snowy Prose: Snow Day Adventure Story, Snowy Poetry and more.






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