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

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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

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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

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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.

Friday, September 21, 2018

September Flash Freebie

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4 "About Me" editable handouts for your students
4 parent/ guardian sign-in sheet, non editable
4 volunteer sign-up sheets, non-editable
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Monday, August 20, 2018

18 September Learning Ideas

September is a great month to try...

1.  Pumpkin Fall Experiments

   Pumpkin science and STEM activities featuring pumpkin cano, pumpkin slime, and exploring pumpkin guts. 

2.  Fall Books 
literature for reading centers and classroom library.

3.  Fall Bulletin Board Display Ideas   
new ideas for your bulletin boards.

4. Fall Festival Ideas 
planning an old fashioned festival for your community, families, school and friends.

5. Create Crafts  
Button Indian Corn to Delicious Fall Harvest Soup Mix  and a great variety of craft ideas.

6. Celebrate Autumn 
sorting leaves and seeds following this model.

7.  Science Experiments
lego trees, pinecone weather station, making leaf people, fall sensory rice trays.

8.  Freebie Math Packets
Domino Addition Sheet, Large Domino Die to Cut and Roll, and Roll a Pumpkin.

9.  How Heavy is a Pumpkin?
   a PVC pipe frame balance 

10. Fall Math Pumpkin Hunt a walk with clipboards, and pumpkin counting tens frames, to a pumpkin patch. Although demonstrated for Pre-K can be adjusted to fit math for primary children.

 a leaf scavenger hunt with these printable cards.

Haiku, animal migration, poetry, Ode to Autumn audio tape, Vivaldi and the Four Seasons.

word walls, and printable writing prompts.

sensory activities, exploring and art projects.

traveling the world with DLTK ideas for social studies crafts

this story about fall and weatherologist Papa Bear and the Berenstain Bears.

a  short video about chemical changes in leaves for upper elementary.

18.  Autumn Video
watching New England and the season with music by Vivaldi.

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