Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 12/13/17

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) that would like to join the Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 team, click here to get more information about joining TBOTEMC.  Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, as I'd be happy to help in any way possible.

Consider checking out our Special "5th Wednesday" Linky Party items from November 29th!


By 2liveNlearn
Math; Grades K-2 


Teaching US coins can be fast and fun! Use this game in a center or differentiated math group. This activity can be differentiated by choosing the cube that best fits your students’ ability levels, having students add the amounts on one cube or combine the sums of two, having students compare their answers, total their amounts by circling the greater, or use the greater than, less than, and equal to signs, or using manipulative coins, coin stamps, or have students draw their coins on their recording sheets.


By Anchors and ABC's
ELA/STEM; PreK-2

Want to prepare your students for a career in science, technology, engineering or math? Get them started with these great STEM QR Code Read Aloud Listening Centers!



By Spatial Projects
Science; Grades 1-4


Do you need colorful and inspirational classroom posters to decorate your science wall or classroom? Here's the perfect resource for you! These beautiful posters can be easily printed on a single piece of letter sized 8.5"x11" piece of paper.


Winter Long Division Math Riddles - $4.00
By Snyder Classroom
Math; Grades 3-6



Engage your students with these Winter themed long division math riddles worksheets! Students solve long division problems, each problem has a letter assigned to it and the letters help to solve the riddle. I love hearing my students giggle as they solve the riddle at the end of the worksheet. It is a great way to combine fun and learning! Make Long Division FUN!I

By Elementary Island
Social Studies/Writing; Grades 1-3


This unit is designed for the beginning researcher all the way to more advanced learners. There are 3 levels of research that students can do. Pick and choose 1 note taking page for you class or differentiate for each of your students by using different research paper or extending the research to a full-blown report! Also included is a classmate research and report option to help those students understand that another person writes a person's biography!  


Other WW5U5 Team Members on TpT to Visit:

As always, I encourage comments below and any ideas or suggestions by tweeting me @ATeachersTeach or contacting me via e-mail.

A Teacher's Teacher

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “ABC Book Template”

by Tried and True Teaching Tools
Kindergarten - 5th Grade


ABC books are not just for primary kids! This ABC book template created by Tried and True Teaching Tools is the perfect tool to use in conjunction with a novel.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Holiday Thank You Notes”

by Sailing into Second
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade


Are you looking for a quick and easy way to thank your students for any holiday gifts? These little note cards or printables are just for you! Simply print and cut! Jot down a sweet message to each student, and you're done! 

Thank you, and please be kind and leave feedback!





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Monday, December 11, 2017

December Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern





It's December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Years, or just looking for some great ideas. You don't want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.

If you're interested in joining this unique group of teacher entrepreneurs, blogging buddies and/or our blog linky, sign up here....The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative. If you decide to join, be sure to mention one of our names.
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The Quiltmaker's Gift: Anticipation, Generosity, Reading Lesson Ideas & A Freebie!
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs
In this post, I use a picture book, "The Quiltmaker's Gift" to unpack our thinking about protagonists, antagonists, theme, conflict and persuasive talk and writing. This includes an idea for a motivating Generosity Challenge, too.
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Holiday Musings
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
For some of us, this is a joyful time, but there are many who are alone, and unhappy.  Some have no money to buy gifts and others are out in the cold with no homes.  It breaks my heart realizing that some people feel alienated from their families which can lead to depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Our kiddos aren’t immune, they see what’s going on and may not know how to deal.  
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The Great Homework Debate Comes Home
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
Thoughts on the place homework has in real life. What makes homework authentic and a part of lifelong learning?
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Hour of Code is coming: My top 5 web sites/apps!
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR's Classroom
My top five programs/apps for coding!
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Identifying Learning Disabilities in English Learners
By Rebecca Olsen of 2livNearn
Distinguishing between the second language acquisition process and a learning disability can be tough, even for seasoned professionals. But it’s not impossible to tease apart the two in order to make appropriate educational decisions for students. Click to find out more!  
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How Many Ways Can I Use This Toy?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz
If you're gearing up for holiday gift giving, here are some tips for ways to build language through play.
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Wiggly Kids: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Thinking & Remembering! 
By Thia Triggs of Print Path
Researchers have found evidence for the use of movement tools, but there are some children with whom these tools have the opposite effect.
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Geology Rocks!
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
Teaching Next Generation Science Standards is easy with the help of theater arts! Students explore the various aspects of earth science while reading, speaking, singing, and dancing about the concepts!
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Bring History To Life With Informational Texts
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching
Tips on how to use more informational texts with your students.
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Click on these links and they'll take you to each post. They're all part of our December Link Up....



FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Scientific Method Vocab”

by The Teacher down the Hall
4th - 6th Grade


The Scientific Method terms were often confusing to my beginning scientists, so I made this anchor chart for them to always have available. 
Hypothesis is 'what I think will happen.' 
Observation is 'what I see, hear, smell, feel, or taste.' 
Results are 'what happened.' 
And Conclusion is 'what I learned,' and must answer the original question.
 

I have the poster printed on my wall, and my students used the ppt. to copy the terms and definitions into their journals. I hope it will be of use to you and your students as well.

You may also like:
Adaptations of Plants
I Can Draw Science - 11 Page Foldable
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Bundle of 4 Science Review Games

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

3 Months FREE Ink Code plus CHRISTMAS Freebies

For any of you that want or need an instant ink code....I have a promo code for you to receive THREE MONTHS FREE!  http://try.hpinstantink.com/jVcfJ  Enjoy!

I haven't blogged in a LONG while...but am finally going to "get my groove back" and start blogging more often.  To start off with I'd like to give you a chance to check out some of my holiday FREEBIES.

Here's a simple...Santa's Beard Parts of Speech Freebie.  Students are given Santa's beard and parts of speech word strips (nouns-verbs-adjectives).  They glue the top of the strip to the correct part of speech on Santa's beard...then curl the strip with their pencil to make santa's curly beard.  Fun-Easy!  Click pictures to get for FREE!

Santa's Beard Parts of Speech Craftivity
Santa's Beard Parts of Speech Craftivity

 Here's a little FREEBIE for the Beginning Reader (I taught kinder for a bit so I thought this would be fun for them).  It's a Christmas Tree--Real-vs-Nonsense Word Sort.


The next two FREE products are also for beginning readers and beginning mathmeticians.  You can also use this in January as it's just a Winter FREEBIE.  

Snowman Beginning Sounds Match FREEBIE

I also have a FUN, easy prep "make a snowman" number match. All you need to do is print and cut (easy cut with paper cutter). Students need to build each snowman matching the number, tens frame, and tally mark.

Snowman Numbers 1-20 Match

Enjoy the Freebies and I hope you can use the Instant Ink Code...THREE MONTHS FREE....YAY!

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Holiday Break Reading Bingo”

by Spark Creativity
6th - 12th Grade


Here's a great freebie to encourage holiday reading! 

Use these fun bingo cards to challenge your students to read more over the holiday season. Pick a fun prize (A Get-out-of-homework Free Card, Chocolate Bar, etc.) and pass out the Bingo cards the last day before break. Then let your students surprise you with how much they read! 

There are a variety of cards – pick the ones that you think will work best for your students. Some have specific titles (at varying levels of difficulty) and others stick to general genres and ideas for getting recommendations. You may wish to pick two cards you think would appeal to your students and photocopy them on the front and back of a sheet, giving them more options. 

Let students know they just have to complete a row, column, or diagonal to win a prize. But you might want to offer a special grand prize if they can fill in the whole card! They just might do it. 

Looking for more great Christmas items?

Check out all my Creative Holiday Resources.

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The Harry Potter Activity Pack

Orwell's 1984 Activity Bundle


You might also enjoy:

ELA Discussion Role Cards
15 Creative Discussion Warm-Ups
The Great Gatsby 1920s Magazine Project
Free Reading Tic-Tac-Toe

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