Monday, July 31, 2017

First Week of School Time Capsule

Your kiddos will have fun making  Back to School Time Capsules and will be amazed when they open them the last week of school!

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Homework Tracker”

by Custom Core Creations
2nd - 5th Grade

Homework Tracker is a great product to help your students stay organized throughout the entire year.

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This product is great for:
*Teachers to track and prepare students for their homework
*Teachers to help students understand planning
*Students who fall behind or forget their homework
*Students who have uninvolved parents
*Students who maybe can work ahead
*Advanced students 

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Missing Addend Task Cards

Soccer Theme Word Wall Packet

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Tips to Take Accurate Attendance and Track Participation without Effort”

by Ellen Weber - Brain based tasks for growth mindset
6th - 12th Grade

Students love to track their class participation, and you’ll love the attendance keeper here, as you see each step in this video. 

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Beginning of Year Foldable”

by SchoolBoxTreasures
3rd - 6th Grade

This is a simple 6 flap foldable idea for introducing your classroom rules, procedures and more at the beginning of the year! I hope you enjoy! 

PDF does show how construction steps as well as ideas for how to use it in the classroom.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Learning Names I Have, Who Has”

by The Primary Techie
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Teach your kiddos how to play "I Have, Who Has" while learning the names of all their new classmates! Just print the cards and attach photos of your kiddos.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

7th Grade Math Bundle (Entire Year of Curriculum)

As teachers are getting ready to go back to school, we are always thinking about starting the year off strong, and staying consistent throughout the school year.  With my year long math material, you can make sure that your school year is very organized, and enjoyable for students!  I offer math bundles for 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, and Algebra.  The bundles include interactive notebooks, assessments (pre-tests and post-tests), exit slips, foldables, and activities.  You can watch my video below that goes over my 7th grade math bundle:

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FREE MISC. LESSON - “First Day Jitters: Back to School Conversation Cubes FREEBIE!”

by 2livNlearn
Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Get your kids talking, lower students’ affective filters, and help start building relationships with these First Day Jitters Conversation Cubes. Two cubes included! Come back and visit often for more resources and freebies!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 7/26/17

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!  Also, for this week only, I'm featuring a special sixth item, which is a collection of free products from the TBOTE cooperative, so make sure to scroll down to view that item, as well!

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.

By Susan Berkowitz 
Speech Therapy; Grades K-4

Answering Wh- questions can be challenging for some students with language disorders for a variety of reasons. To address those difficulties, this product includes 54 cards, each with a sentence followed by Who, When, and/or Where questions. There are three to five questions per card/sentence, for a total of 179 questions, and it includes visual cues, a game board, and a data sheet as well! 

By Mrs Grays Place
All Subject Areas; Grades 3-12

These motivation posters are done in bright colors and are 11x17, so they are really great to hang in your classroom. They include quotes like “When you think about quitting, think about why you started,” “Sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn,” “Stop wishing. Start doing,” and many more. See the full description on the product page for more details about these great posters to help decorate your room for the upcoming school year.

By The Literacy Garden
ELA; Grade 2

Do you use McGraw-Hill’s WONDER’s program? These sentences are selected from the stories you are already reading, and are perfect for teaching grammar in the context of writing. The product is packed with plenty of material, including weekly lesson plans for each week, student response pages, mentor sentence display posters for each week, and even an end-of-unit assessment!

Back to School Cootie Catcher (Fortune Teller) - $1.50
By Exciting Math Activities
Back to School; Grades K-7

This activity is a fun way for students to show school spirit! It can be used as a whole group activity, in pairs or small groups. This would be a great way to finish the first week of school or later in the year for review. 

By The Balanced Classroom
Informational Text; Grades 2-4

This is a set of student friendly I can statements to post in your room when teaching a learning target from the common core information text strand. Each I can statement contains a polka dot colored frame to match the text color. The target standard number is included in each frame.

***SPECIAL 6th Item***
A Variety of Subject Areas & Grades

This year's collection from TBOTEMC group features 19 new lessons as well as a collection of previous back-to-school and holiday lesson packs.  Whether you teach Kindergarten or high school seniors - and every grade in between - there's sure to be something in this collection for everyone!

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

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Informational Text Response - For Any Text- Grades 1-3”

by MrsQuimbyReads
1st - 3rd Grade

There are three informational text responses that you may use with any book, magazine or reading passage. It is appropriate for grades 1-3 and homeschoolers.
*1st reader response -The children are asked to write 3 things they have learned, 2 interesting facts and 1 question they still would like to research. There is a space to write the topic of the text and also a space for an illustration.
*2nd reader response - four-square word study page. Students find a new or interesting word to find the meaning, illustrate and write in a sentence
*3rd reader response - find four fascinating facts about the topic read.

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5 Back-to-School Teaching Resources to find NOW … so you can relax and enjoy your summer!
Editable Teacher Binder – Important Forms, Monthly Calendars and Monthly Newsletter Templates
Posters for Classroom Display – Teach Kindness and Respect
Classroom Rules Posters for Display
21 Pages of Writing Prompts and Activities for the First Week of School – Grades K-2
I Am ME booklet – Grades PreK-1

You might also like the literacy-math study packs and teaching resources listed below, click on the link to preview:
All About Birds Primary Learners Literacy Pack
Charlotte's Web Literature Study Pack
The Trumpet of the Swan Literature Study Pack
Writing Checklist for Beginning Writers
Reader Response Journals Task Cards
Little Red Hen Literacy-Math Pack
Charlotte's Web Literacy Pack for Primary Readers K-1
James and the Giant Peach Literature Study Pack
Island of the Blue Dolphins Literature Study Pack
Aesops Fables Mini-Literacy Unit
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Writing Response Pages
Informational Text Book Circles Reader Response Jobs
Thank You Cards for Primary Learners to Read-Color-Paint-and-Send
All About Whales 
Make a Helpful and Organized Notebook for your Substitute Teacher
Multiplication Practice -USA-States & Capitals Game
My Garden by Kevin Henkes- Reader Response Pages 
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Critical Thinking Rubric for Writing & Projects - Suitable for All Subject Areas”

by Set Course with Mrs Rutters
6th - 9th Grade

Critical Thinking Rubric for Writing & Projects - Suitable for All Subject Areas

This product contains:
1. Full page Critical Thinking Rubric (original and embellished versions)
2. Lined generic response page with rubric
3. Open prompt page with rubric
4. “Critical Thinking: What Does Success Look Like?” display chart (original & embellished versions)

6 Usable Pages (+1 page - Suggestions for Use)

This rubric provides a clear explanation to students about how to create responses to show their critical thinking. The rubric is formatted generally so you can use it with a variety of prompts and projects. Students should be thinking critically in all subjects, but providing clear guidelines and assessing those standards can be incredibly difficult. This rubric is designed to provide a consistent set of expectations that can be referred to with any subject or with any project.

This rubric can be used in any subject area (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, STEM, Humanities, Art, Music, Foreign Languages, Physical Education, etc.) for any activity where students are expected to create something to show their critical thinking and understanding (reports, essays, multimedia presentations, slideshows, videos, skits, speeches, brochures, advertisements, games, picture books, magazine articles, posters, etc.).

There is great flexibility in how you use the rubric to generate grades. It can be a useful formative assignment tool to provide feedback to students about how to improve their responses. It can be used with summative assessments to evaluate student understanding.

The categories for the rubric are:
* Does not meet minimum requirements (students are then required to redo the assignment with scaffolding or re-teaching as needed)
* Satisfactory
* Exceeds Expectations
* Advanced

Common Core Anchor Standards in Writing:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.1 - Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

You may also be interested in these writing pages that provide an appropriate format for expository and argumentative writing:
Writing Pages (create your own magazine, newspaper, webpage) - Good for any writing task

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