Sunday, July 26, 2020

FREE! Boom Cards Alphabet Phonics Letters C and O


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FREE ! Boom Cards Alphabet phonics are introduced for the letters C and O based on easy to learn, comparable symbols. Students select the object that has the O or C beginning sound from multiple choice.
Boom Cards™ are compatible with Google Classroom™ .
Assign Boom Cards with Google Classroom™.
Boom Learning is an Academics' Choice Awards™ Smart Media award winner.
To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires.
For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards).
Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details: http://bit.ly/BoomTrial.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

FLASH FREEBIE For Google Slides™ Deserted Island Survivor Writing Unit

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Ready to write about a castaway survivor on a deserted island? In Deserted Island Survivor Writing Prompts Unit For Google Slides™, learners choose to write a story or narrative about humorous castaway scenes with writing prompts. At the end of the unit, our castaway is rescued. Deserted Island Survivor Writing Prompts For Google Slides™ can be used as a distance learning tool, a whole group presentation or as a center station for 5th grade and middle school students. This amazing slideshow is ready to go.

Why use Google Slides™ in your lesson plans?

  • Learners can work on the assignment from home and log on to their computer, tablet or laptop
  • Teachers choose the file from their Google Drive
  • The file is added to lesson plans as an assignment for learners in Google Classroom
  • Students click, read information and then write from their computer onto their paper or open up a new window, write on a document, print or save writings to flash drive
  • Early computer skills and navigating digitally aids students in their school career and future jobs
  • High engagement and fun!

For Google Slides™ Deserted Island Survivor Writing Prompts includes...

  • how to use
  • writer's checklist
  • writing rubric
  • 17 days of writing journal entries with writing prompts and castaway photographs
  • great for establishing a writing routine

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

NEW FREE Boom Cards™ Counting Balloons One to One Correspondence



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FREE Counting all balloons! Boom Cards™ Counting Balloons One to One Correspondence can be used as a math center station and for your students to practice their basic math skills. Just in time for back to school!

Boom Cards™ are compatible with Google Classroom™ .


Assign Boom Cards with Google Classroom™.


Boom Learning is an Academics' Choice Awards™ Smart Media award winner.


To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires.


For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards).


Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details: http://bit.ly/BoomTrial.




Sunday, June 7, 2020

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 It's all about playing games! Let your students have fun today with this Circus Learning Game Board. Circus Learning Game Board can be used as game with various task cards that are sold separately, as a cooperative group learning activity, intervention or center station.
Why use themed learning game boards?
  • have fun while applying challenging concepts
  • learn and review objectives with others
  • game format is competitive, yet friendly

This game board for up to 4 students includes...
  • 1 game board
  • materials list
  • directions for putting the game board together
  • 4 playing pieces
  • spinner template and directions
  • how to use

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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Best Lessons My Students Ever Taught Me by MK Mueller


About Me

Award-winning author and TEDx Presenter MK Mueller spent ten years as a high school teacher and loved it, but at the age of 34 she found herself in a domestic violence shelter. There she learned new insights that she now shares through her 8 to Great life-skills SEL program for high school students and educators. Today MK offers in-services and assemblies around the country, regularly presents at national education conferences, and continues to train and certify hundreds of teachers and life coaches in her 8 to great SEL Process each year. 

The Best Lesson My Students Ever Taught Me

I was never planning on teaching. I wanted to be an actress, so I went off to Washington D.C. and performed on the Kennedy Center stage. I thought I was on my way until a volunteer position changed my life forever. 

I signed up to help out at an alternative high school in an old house on Dupont Circle with more cockroaches than books. My first day I met Kai, who had always wanted to learn piano. I taught him his first scale and his first song. He was ecstatic. The next week I met Nick who had never finished a book. After an hour of listening to him talk about life, I recommended The Hobbit. He finished that and the trilogy in two weeks. 

Now, 35 years later, those students still inspire me to really listen. Some days in my crowded classrooms I would think I was listening. I’d look at each student while they were talking, giving them my full attention. But what I wasn’t listening to was what they weren’t saying. 

So I invited my students to journal, and discovered that students will write what they will not say. I recall an experience that brought that home while substituting for another English teacher. We finished our lesson early, so I handed out half sheets of paper with the invitation, “Write anything - questions, comments, a poem, a drawing. Signatures optional.”

One young woman wrote that the regular English teacher hated her because she was always late. “What she doesn’t know is why I’m late,” she wrote. “My father is dying and the nurse who cares for him is supposed to be there by 7:30, but she always says her bus is late, so I have to run eight blocks after she gets there because I can’t leave him alone.”    

She had signed it, so I found her during her last period of the day. I asked if she had spoken with the teacher and she said she was too afraid to. I offered to be there with her for support. She agreed. Their conversation ended in a teary hug.

And then there was Russell. He transferred to our school mid-semester. Russell was always the first to arrive and the last to leave. I stood at the door at the end of each class to collect their folded journaling pages, and he would always hand his in blank. 

The fourth time it happened I looked him in the eye and said, “I’m listening.”

That day after school I stopped by the principal’s office and asked what he knew about our latest transfer. “He and his Mom and sister ran away from their abusive dad and were living in the Salvation Army shelter, but there was an electrical fire in their room two nights ago. I think they’re living in their car so I asked the counselor to check it out.”

“That explains why he never smiles,” I said. “I’m concerned his rage could erupt. He needs an outlet. Do you know any martial arts teachers?” 

Our team was able to get Russell into a martial arts class, and the counselor helped them find a safe place to live. Russell started smiling again. 
During this coronavirus, what might journaling look like? Maybe mailing each student four pre-addressed envelopes with stamps, and inviting them to write to you once a week for a month. It could turn out to be the most rewarding month of your career.  Regards,
MK Mueller
Podcast: MK Mueller's Positive Powercast
To receive weekly inspirational messages from MK,
just text 8togreat to 22828.

About MK Mueller's handbook Social Emotional Learning - The 8 to Great Life Skills 

This student handbook (each a separate skill) of The 8 to Great SEL process includes bullet journal activities, easy to remember formulas for success, a quiz, and stories of students using that skill to become more successful. 

This 8 Step Life-Skills process has been taught in over 300 high schools, middle schools, home schools and rehab centers around the country in a variety of ways:
- Freshman Orientation
- Homeroom/advisory
- Leadership classes
- Health classes
- Senior Seminar/Retreat
- Creative Writing
- Juvenile Justice Recovery Programs
- Career Prep Classes




Sunday, May 3, 2020

What are Boom Cards?



Bundle Boom Cards Grocery Store Money Math is a fun way to practice basic calculation, life skills, and math word problems.

What are Boom Cards? 

Boom cards are Internet based tools used in the classroom or as a distance learning tool.



Boom Cards™ are compatible with Google Classroom™ .
Assign Boom Cards with Google Classroom™.
Boom Learning is an Academics' Choice Awards™ Smart Media award winner.
To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires.
For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards).
Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. For additional assignment options you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details: http://bit.ly/BoomTrial.



Sunday, April 5, 2020

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FLASH FREEBIE In Grocery Store Math Change from $20.00 For Google Slideslearners solve real world money problems. Grocery Store Math Change from $20.00 For Google Slides™ can be used as distance learning, a whole group activity and as a math center. This lesson includes directions on how to solve one or two step problems for students, examples of two ways to solve for money word problems, and 30 questions.
Grocery Store Math Change from $20.00 in color is available here.
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Grocery Store Math Change from $20.00 For Google Slides™ is easy to use and with no prep.
Why use Google Slides™ in your lesson plans?
  • Learners can work on the assignment from home and log on to their computer, tablet or laptop
  • Teachers choose the file from their Google Drive.
  • The file is added to lesson plans as an assignment for learners
  • Students click, read information, calculate, and then write answers from their computer onto their paper
  • Early computer skills and navigating digitally aids students in their school career and future jobs
  • High engagement and fun!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Teaching Raptor


Please welcome guest author, Teaching Raptor from Georgia. 


I am a Georgia teacher who often brags to my colleagues that I teach the best grade ever – second grade! While I love this grade, I have found 3-digit subtraction to be a very challenging topic for students to master. Year by year I have been tailoring my lessons to help students tackle this topic.

The best thing I have done so far is develop this:






Think of the mistakes that your students make when subtracting with regrouping:

·        They cross out only one number.
·        They cross out all the numbers.
·        They make both numbers bigger.

They do things to those numbers you’ve never seen before. It is truly impressive, but none of those things are errors relating to subtraction. Those are all errors that relate to the core understanding of what regrouping is. If students are making these mistakes, what you need to provide support in is building their mental representations of how hundreds, tens, and ones are related.

This bundle offers you the opportunity to target the concept of regrouping. Students will not be subtracting. The activities have been developed so that students will interact with the place value concept of regrouping over and over. You know what they say: brains need repetition.

What is included:

 









HOW TO USE:


-      All cards have answers on the back so students can check their work

-      Differentiate by choosing if you will have students work with manipulatives, the cards with visuals, or the cards with no visuals

-      When using the cards with no visuals, tell students to imagine what is happening before writing their answer down. This is an important bridge that encourages students to be creating mental representations.



  • Use in a small group with manipulatives  for reteaching
  • -      Use the cards with white boards to allow students to get extra practice
  • -      Play scoot with the included recording pages to get students moving around but still working with the same concept 
  • -      Have students complete the regrouping journals. Reading their writing will help you learn their true level of  understanding

-      Also, make sure to pull these cards back out when students start putting all the steps of subtraction together. My kids “warm up” with 2 or 3 regrouping cards before subtracting to get those regrouping juices flowin’. After using this bundle the only thing you’ll have left to teach is *WHEN* students should regroup.

TeachingRaptor 

 For more Teaching Raptor learning materials, go to Teachingraptor on TPT.



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