Friday, August 31, 2018

FREE MATH LESSON - “2nd Grade Place Value - FREE Google Classroom Sample Resource”

by Games 4 Gains
2nd Grade

FREE! Google Paperless Practice - 2nd Grade Place Value to 1,000
Engage your students with this interactive DIGITAL resource that works with Google Slides™. No more copies to be made, no more printer ink, and no more lost papers!
With this 5-slide digital resource, your students can test out a sample of our digital resources while practicing their place value skills. Students will love interacting with the movable pieces and typing their responses on these slides!
This digital resource was designed to support these 2nd grade Common Core standardsCCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.3
When you purchase this DIGITAL resource, you'll receive:
• Instructions for opening, sharing, and using this Google Slides™ file
• 5 interactive slides for your students to complete
• Teacher answer key
If you have a Google classroom, this activity is sure to make practicing these key skills way more fun than if they were done with paper and pencil.
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IMPORTANT: This is a digital resource, so please only purchase this resource if you have the capabilities in your classroom to use it (computers, laptops, or tablets, Internet access, and a Google account).
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Do You Want Some Free Hands On Task Cards for Addition Facts Within 20?

Why use task cards for addition math facts instead of just printing of a worksheet? 

Kids pay more attention to things they can hold in their hands.  Task cards are more engaging. Kids enjoy using task cards more and when kids enjoy an activity more, they learn more and retain more.  Task cards are so versatile. Click here for a list of 20 Ways to Engage Students with Task Cards.

How can I hold my kids accountable when they are working with task cards?

Require students to use a recording sheet to keep them accountable for their work.  There is a recording sheet included in this set of free task cards.  Students enjoy being able to choose a card out of numerical order and then find the correct space for their answer on the recording sheet. I like to put the task cards in a container and have a rule of three.  The students may choose a card and put it back twice but if they do, they must complete the third card.  Eventually, if you they will complete all or most of the cards, depending on what you require. If you don’t want to use a recording sheet, another idea is to have a snap digital pictures of students’ completed task cards during the transition to your next activity.

Why are clip style cards special?

Students have a chance to develop fine motor skills while they practice addition facts.  Students can clip clothespins onto their answer choices.
They can also mark their answers with
  • ·        paper clips
  • ·        mini erasers
  • ·        math counters
  • ·        beans
  • ·        any small manipulative that you have on hand.

Laminate the cards and students can circle their answer choices with dry erase markers. I hope you and your students enjoy these free task cards. 

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Pirate Independent Reading Challenge”

by Pirate Queen Teaching Treasures
3rd - 5th Grade

Use this engaging product to implement an independent reading program for the school year during your language arts block and at home. There are step-by-step directions for introducing the program and how to maintain it throughout the year.

In addition you will find:
• Overview/explanation to share with parents and students 
• Individual reading log 
• Example of a written response assignment
• Printable student worksheet for written response assignment 
• Book list of fictional literature (fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction) ranging in reading level and complexity; 50 authors, 60 book titles, and 30 book series

The pirate theme presents books as treasure and adds a fun, whimsical touch that will motivate even reluctant readers. 

Useful and time-saving this product will help you navigate your wee pirates as they sail into the Sea of Reading!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Editable Picture Day Reminder Bracelets FREEBIE

Editable Picture Day Reminder Bracelets FREEBIE

You can use the Editable picture day reminder bands to remind parents of the upcoming picture day. The reminder bands are easy to prepare and will save on paper too! You can hand out the bands at the end of the day. You can put these on students’ wrists (using a glue stick, staple, or tape), put in on your students’ backpacks, or glue it in your students’ planner. 

Since students wear these charms home, parents will get to see the reminder. Click HERE for more reminder bracelets for a quick way to get parents to keep up with notices and is great for parents who don’t always check their child’s backpack. These slips can open and/or improve  communication between you and your parents to set the tone for a productive school year! 

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And Thank-You Notes for Students, Parents, and Co-Workers
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FREE MISC. LESSON - “How to Use a Google Resource on a Promethean Board”

by Stress-Free Teaching
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Digital resources created with Google Slides can be used in many ways. Students can access digital resources on Chromebooks, iPads, and other types of tablets. Did you know that you can also use them on Promethean boards? This video will show you how!

I have embraced the power of digital learning in my classroom and you can, too. 

**Special note - The title slide of the second part of the video has no sound. The sound will continue once the board section of the video continues. The volume in the second part of the video is a bit lower. 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

FREE MATH LESSON - “Everyday Math *Freebie* : Lesson 4.11 (First Grade)”

by Heart2Teach
1st Grade

This powerpoint is great to use with Lesson 4.11. (Adding with Dominoes) It includes a math message at the beginning and provides practice for students to come to the board to solve problems. It also has some animation to help keep students engaged.

You may also like this Symmetry Slideshow!

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Monday, August 27, 2018


by Keep Your Chin Up
3rd - 5th Grade

This is a bookmark for those who participate in the Accelerated Reader program.

Print, laminate, and encourage your kids to meet their AR goals... or reward your shining stars who have met their goal!

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

We Teach So Hard: Read Aloud Books for the Beginning of the School Year

Join WE TEACH SO HARD as we talk shop about great back-to-school reads that foster community, conversation, and collaboration. In this episode we explore ways to use picture books with all students, as well as some great chapter books to start your school year. Project ideas abound! Be sure to visit our blogs this month for more ideas and free resources about starting your year off right with winning books. 

Tried & True Picture Books to Begin the Year
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

You're never too old to be read to and who doesn't love a good picture book? I always begin the school year reading picture books to my class, rather than jumping right into a novel. (And I continue to read them throughout the year!) There are so many great themes in pictures books, as well as starting points for meaningful discussion.

A Gift from the Sea to Start Your Year
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
Maybe you have already started your school year, or maybe you are about to start. There are so many wonderful picture books to get your students off to a great start: Enemy PieEach Kindness, and of course First Day Jitters! The best ones, I think, speak to us about how we treat each other and the everyday choices we make.

A Good Book Can Start the Year Off Right
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child's Mossy Oak Musings
My room has a lot of soul. I learned early on in my career that a good book can change my classroom world, create a paradigm shift, and cultivate respect, empathy, imagination and empowerment. I moved around a lot early in my career, so I needed to take those powerful books with me. I never stopped hoarding. Let me tell you about some of my back-to-school teaching treasures.

Read Aloud Books for the Beginning of the Year in Middle School
As Teachers, we want our students to step over stumbling blocks, and not be intimidated by obstacles that stand in their way. We want them to realize that they can do anything they set their minds to. Characters in novels can help them overcome these challenges head on, and develop strategies to alleviate them. The books I've chosen to share with you are humorous, thought provoking, and great for 6th graders.

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