Saturday, April 30, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Free Color Sorting Mats”

by Disha Digital School
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten

This product contains 2 color sorting mats:

There are 4 images to match on each grid. Just need to print, laminate, cut apart and velcro!

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

FREE MATH LESSON - “May Sampler Freebie”

by Blue Mountain Math
5th - 10th Grade

Need a quick (or not so quick) activity for unexpected absences or for earlier finishers? Includes a word search with May words with a secret message, a number puzzle, a cut and paste puzzle and a Calendar page for May to plan for the month.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “6th Grade Common Core Practice - RL.6.1, 3 mini-lessons”

by Mad Eye Moody Productions
6th Grade

Finally! Specific, targeted practice for Common Core or LAFS Reading: Literature 6th grade standard RL.6.1 with this NO PREP resource! These questions are specifically for this standard. These three mini-lessons use the research-based "model, guide, assess" (I do, we do, you do) instructional model. If you are tired of sifting through resources that have questions for multiple standards, only to find the one you're looking for practice on isn't included, this is the resource line for you. Each CIM has questions that only target the specific standard, so you know exactly what you're getting!

This is a "CIM" (a Continuous Improvement Model) resource. It is designed to instruct and assess students' mastery of CCSS.RL.6.1

→Important note: Because of how the state of Florida altered their standards (to become the LAFS), this tool IS appropriate for the LAFS as well. It aligns with LAFS.6.RL.1.1.

Want more CIMs and want to save some $$? You can purchase ALL my 6th grade RL and RI CIMs in my 6th grade CIM lessons super bundle:

6th Grade ALL Common Core Reading Standards Super Bundle

In this freebie CIM for RL.6.1, there are 3 lessons designed to take less than 10 minutes each. They can be done together on a single day or on 3-4 separate days.

Lesson 1: Teacher models how to find/cite strong evidence to support an inference based on a passage.

Lesson 2: Teacher walks students through finding/citing strong evidence to support an inference based on a passage.

Lesson 3: Students find/cite strong evidence to support an inference based on a passage - independently.

All three mini-lessons use excerpts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, which is a 6th-grade appropriate text.

I know this seems like a large product to be a "freebie," but there are only 10 pages of content on the teacher's version. The rest of the pages are just student versions that can be printed and distributed.

This file is a .zip containing 3 separate files: the teacher version (with script), student version without answer choices (open-response), and student version with answer choices (multiple choice). Student versions may be printed, copied, and distributed as necessary for the purchasing teacher's classroom.

The resource is in .pdf format.

♥If you decide to download, please leave a comment about this product. Thank you for your business and feedback!♥

★Here are some other CCSS resources you may find helpful:

Common Core vertical alignment by grade

Common Core Question Stems Bundle Grades 6 7 8

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Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - 4/27/2022


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!

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Geometry Test Review Task Cards for 3rd Grade | Digital and Printable - $3.25

by Believe to Achieve by Anne Rozell
2nd - 4th grades
Assessment, Math Centers, Task Cards, EASEL

Are you looking for an easy-to-use resource to help your students practice a variety of geometry questions with task cards? Maybe you need both printable and digital options to reach all your students. These 48 task cards (24 color, 24 ink-saving black and white) are perfect for practicing these math skills. The same 24 task cards are also digital! There are answer keys for easy grading and recording sheets. With this purchase you will have access to both a printable and digital version.

by History at Home
9th - 12th grades
Homeschool Curricula, Task Cards

This deck of 17 task cards is designed to help high school students learn how to apply for a job. These no-prep task cards work great for any high school student and are perfect for use in SPED classes and for teaching functional life skills.  Skills covered include: Getting an application, reading job descriptions, filling out an application, information on references, tips for completing applications.  4 task cards offer a chance to check student's knowledge and understanding.

End of Year Game - $2.50

by Sunshine and Laughter by Deno
2nd - 4th grades
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games

Are you looking for a fun, engaging game to keep your students entertained during the last week of school? This game has always been a hit with my students!!! This product is no-prep. Simply print off the cards, fold on the dotted line, and you're ready to play the game.

My Mother - $3.00

By Urbino12
preK - 3rd grades
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables

Happy Mother's Day! Included in this file are Mother's Day activities for your class.
A simple paragraph for students to complete about their significant female in their lives. A blank frame for students to draw or glue a picture of their special person. An acrostic poem to be completed as a class or individually. A blank greeting card with butterfly theme. A poem from son or daughter, and much more!

by Tammy's Toolbox
1st - 4th grades
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters

These build-an-ocean-animal crafts include back-to-school activities and bulletin board ideas so you can create a "fintastic" display. They coordinate with the Under the Sea Classroom Decor set. Color, cut, and assemble these projects to make a uniquely individual craft that students will be proud to display. Finished animals have movable parts. Ideas are included for getting to know you activities, classroom management, and bulletin boards/displays.

As always, I encourage comments and any ideas or suggestions by emailing me at

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

FREE MATH LESSON - “FREE CLOSE Problem Solving Bookmarks”

by The Schroeder Page
1st - 3rd Grade

Friends~This is a free copy of the Problem Solving Bookmarks I use with my students.
You can read more about how I use these in the classroom by clicking below.
Getting CLOSE with Math Problems

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Monday, April 25, 2022

April 2022 Teacher Talk

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

Welcome to our April Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like to wish you a happy and prosperous spring.  We have so many fab tips this month from fun activities, ELA and reading ideas, to high interest learning. You don't want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.

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April Activities Just for Your Students

Some fun and engaging activities for you to do with your students during the month of April or whenever.

Read Aloud Magic

Add a little magic to your read-alouds by taking your students through a portal inside the book.


5 Ways to Up the FUN Factor at the End of the School Year

The end of the school year can be difficult at best and disastrous at worst. Your students are ready for summer, and you are anxious to close the year out without incident. Here are 5 ways to up the FUN factor at the end of the year


Make an Old Story New Again

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Rework a plot from a story you've read or a movie you've seen and make it your own.


Junk Art

One of the best things about teaching reading is that you can find anything to read about any holiday and make it teachable. When April rolls around, one of my favorite Earth Day activities is making art from junk and having students write stories about their creations.


Let's Play Bingo!

Learn 3 ways to use BINGO in your math class.


The Best Strategies for Keeping Students Engaged During Tough Teaching Times

Learn some of the best strategies for keeping students engaged during the most challenging times of the year.


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FREE MISC. LESSON - “FREEBIE Spotted Numbers Font Clipart”

by Colleen's Cosmic Collection
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Are you looking for bright numbers to add to your resources? These spotted font clipart images are just what you need! With high-resolution images for printables and smaller images to use as movable pieces both included, you won't need to look anywhere else! 

This freebie is sample of a larger Font Clipart and Animated GIF Clipart GROWING BUNDLE. Click here to see the full bundle and save 30% by getting all the font clipart together!

This Font Clipart set includes:

  • Spotted numbers
  • 10 font clipart images
    • 5 different number images
      • Numbers 1-3
      • Different variations of number 1
    • 2 copies of each image
      • A high-resolution copy (300 dpi) for use in printable resources
      • A low-resolution copy for use as movable pieces in digital resources

You might also be interested in these Clipart sets:

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All designs and images from Colleen’s Cosmic Collection are the creative property of Colleen Schwartz.

As the original purchaser of this product, you have permission to use it for personal or commercial purposes. This licence is only for 1 person and is non-transferable. If more people wish to use these graphics, they need to purchase separate licences.

Most sets of clipart purchased from Colleen’s Cosmic Collection contains 2 versions

  • Large, high-quality images
  • Small, lower-quality images


  • Use my images in any way for your own personal and non-commercial creations with no restrictions!
  • Use my images commercially, provided you give credit to Colleen’s Cosmic Collection, with a clickable link to my store ( and follow all the requirements laid out in this document.
  • Use my images in resources as long as the main focus of the resource is your own content, not my clipart.
  • Use still PNG images in the “High-Resolution Images” folder in any resource as long as they are flattened and safely secured in the background of your resource.
  • Use still PNG images in the “Movable Images” folder as movable pieces in any digital resource.


  • Claim my images as your own.
  • Redistribute my graphics as is in any way.
  • Use my graphics to create clipart to sell.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you so much,

Colleen Schwartz

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