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Money I have, who has Game - Instead of money, we accept ratings and comments as "payment" for this free money game (puns intended!).
This is a free U.S. Money I have... Who has? Game to help students learn to recognize money and count money $1 and under. This free money game features 42 cards in t
Great for back to school! Team building ideas, ice breakers, get to know you ideas, and more!
Included in this TOP-SELLING resource are 30 fun beginning of the year, back to school, team building activities to bring community into your classroom! You can even use these all
Your time is precious! Intervention should be powerful, purposeful, and easy to prep! This BIG intervention binder for your beginning readers is ink-friendly and can be used over and over again with the use of sheet protectors and dr
Kindergarten Morning Work - This pack contains 3 months of printables that can be used as Morning Work, Homework, or as an Assessment. Language Arts and Math are reviewed on a daily basis and support the Common Core State Standards.
Three other packs are also available:
Word Work activities that work for any vocabulary words.
It can be so hard to find appropriate, challenging word work for big kids in the intermediate grades... These activities are perfect word work for big kids to use with Daily 5 or in literacy centers for upper elementary studen
This super-cute paper backpack craft and learning activity is a great way to build community with your students! It also helps students develop the critical skills of following step by step directions and speaking and listening to members of a group!
This product includes step by step directions wit
****UPDATED MAY 2016******
I've included props and ideas to throw the BEST award ceremony ever!
Due to many technical issues opening the zip file, this product is no longer available as an editable version. My sincere apologies.
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UPDATED FEBRUARY 2017! Main idea is a difficult concept for students to grasp. Often, main idea is taught by having students identify the topic sentence, but this doesn't always work. This resource helps scaffold students into having a true understanding of the difference between main idea and supp
These blank, editable interactive notebook templates are specially designed to work in your interactive notebooks. These templates also work well in lapbooks.
YES YOU CAN! You may use these templates in your own TpT products – credit not required (but always appreciated).
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UPDATED on April 6, 2014- Same product, but just received a facelift. :)
Of all of my units, I think I am MOST proud of this one! As I have been teaching the common core standards for 4th grade this year, I noticed that there are two standards in particular that address Greek Mythology.
Here is a fun little packet for you to help teach manners and expectations in school the first few days of school! I hope you enjoy it!
Project Based Learning: GEOMETROCITY! Build a City Made of Math with Geometry.
Imagine, Design, and Build a City with this 2D and 3D Adventure!
-Project Based Learning
-Real World Application
-Geometry, Maps, & More
This interactive notebook includes interactive math activities to use in the students math journal. Included are problem solving activities with graphic organizers and math journal prompts. There are picture manipulatives included with each word problem for the students to cut and glue down. There
Each of these 60 brains breaks is not only super-fun, but also quick and easy! Everything you need is on the card. Just print, cut, and go. No gluing needed!
These 60 brain breaks have been carefully selected and created to meet the following criteria:
*** They all require students to get up out o
Use these 27 Figurative Language Task for ELA enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The tasks on these cards are designed to be done without extra help or extra materials other than paper and
*NOW EDITABLE! This is a fun activity to do in the early days of school. My students love it and always want to play it more than once. Basically, each student has a mini-bag of M&M’s and, depending on which color they draw out, they tell different things about themselves. Studen
Included in this TOP SELLING pack is a checklist of procedures to teach, in order to keep you organized throughout the year.
This product takes all of the guesswork out of your beginning of the year management plan. Simply take out this list, and teach each procedure based on your
Back to School Activities for 1st Grade:
This 88 page packet has everything you need to start off a fantastic year in first grade. This packet has everything you will need for your first week back teaching!
The beginning of the school year is such a fun and magical time for first graders (and for t
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This download includes the first edition of my no-prep H.O.T.S reading response sheets. The activities are designed to encourage your students to understand, create, evaluate, and analyze text on a deeper level. They are aligned to
Calm Down Strategies for your classroom! This huge pack is filled of different supports for students with behavioral needs. All of the products can be printed, assembled and placed in a "Calm Down Kit" box for students to pull out when feeling overwhelmed or anxious. In this kit includes:
Author's Purpose is easy as P.I.E.! Persuade, Inform, Entertain! This adorable cutie pie is perfect for enhancing your author's purpose lessons. Included in this packet are
*P.I.E. Foldable Book
*Blank P.I.E. for your own use or modifications
*Directions and Suggestions page
Looking for your students to really grasp those classroom rules? These activities will help jumpstart your school year, and even provide reinforcement throughout the year!
- My School Rules! Student Booklet: includes pages for 10 rules for students to write and draw about and a booklet cover
Check out the preview for a closer look!
Hey, y’all! This packet can be used in so many different ways! It was initially designed with kindergarten RTI in mind, specifically to meet the needs of students struggling with number sense. Additionally, it could be used to support your nu
This file is an entire year's worth of interactive, foldable, and flippable fun, with hundreds of pages of activities to teach and review each and every 3rd grade math standard.
THIS BUNDLED SET OF 3RD GRADE MATH INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK ACTIVITIES IS A BEST-SELLER!
Buy them together
Are you looking to expand your collection of short informational text perfect for close reading? Text that you and your students can read and reread in one session? If so, then I think you will love this first volume of articles in a new Informational Text series of mine called Hello 411.
**NOW UPDATED FOR 2016-2017**
*Designed for Kindergarten*
***NOW INCLUDES MONTHLY CALENDAR SONGS***
The Daily Focus wall is not available in this kit, please go to my blog for a free download: http://growingkinders.blogspot.com/2013/10/daily-focus-wall.html
Take your calendar time to a whole new l
Do your students have trouble writing complete sentences? Do they write in fragments and run-ons? Perhaps they write with complete sentences, but their sentences are short and choppy. Sentence Go Round is a simple and fun cooperative learning strategy to teach students how to write longer, more compl
This is the perfect math activity for practicing, reviewing and enriching your area and perimeter unit!
In this fun activity, your students will create a robot with arms, legs, a body and a head that have specified area or perimeter. It will make a cute bulletin board display in your classroom and
Project Based Learning: Zoo Design with Area and Perimeter, Map Skills, and More!
This also includes differentiated activities, math skills, problem solving, aligned with Common Core, and extension activities.
This project is based around the idea of students creating a zoo using their knowledge o
Cursive - These cursive handwriting practice pages are meant to enhance your cursive instruction. The letters in this unit correlate and are similar to the Zaner-Bloser handwriting method.
Cursive Handwriting - Included in this unit are:
26 lowercase letter pages (Trace It, Color It, Practice It, C
A set of 32 MULTIPLE CHOICE context clues task cards that require students to read a sentence with an underlined word then choose the correct meaning, in context, from three different meanings. These can be used in a variety of ways--centers, partner work, as a whole class, homework, etc. These ar
Handwriting practice and instruction is here! Quick, concise, easy to implement! My kind of handwriting instruction. This unit includes:
UPDATED AND EXPANDED ON 8/28/15 WITH 156 PRACTICE PAGES
*Path of Motion Cards with script for each letter
*Handwriting practice pages (Capital & Lowercase
This will be your go-to writing center for building sentences. Perfect back to school ideas for writing. There are Silly Sentences Writing Prompts for the entire year. Comes with BW and color options. Check out the feedback to see how other teachers have loved it.
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GROWTH MINDSET BEST SELLER! This growth mindset resource includes EVERYTHING you need to teach about growth mindset in a meaningful way!
Imagine if your class was full of students who would:
* Be willing to try new things
* Stick with hard tasks and not give up
* Push themselves to do their best wo
NUMBER 1 BEST SELLER ON TPT * Functional, differentiated skill work that is the perfect addition to your morning routine and calendar time. This adapted binder will help your students start their day off right, and once mastered, can be a set of skills they complete successfully and independently.
Use these 32 task cards to help students learn the difference between fact and opinion. Each card features three related sentences. Students must select which one is either a fact or opinion. The multiple choice format makes these cards ideal for test prep. If you want your students to go a little d
*******UPDATED! I made the directions more detailed on the task cards and added examples of the the math journal components! *****
Base Ten Blocks-24 cards and place value mats
Snap Cubes-40 cards
Pattern Blocks - 48 cards
Math Action cards are structured activities and games that the students can
Do you need a little help with Classroom Management? This resource is packed full of classroom management tools that will have your classroom running smoothly in no time.
NOTE: This unit is a few years old. CHECK OUT THE
All standards for reading are addressed! The research behind "Interactive Notebooks" supports implementation in the classroom as it is proven that students will refer to the notebook as an anchor. The instructional practice by the teacher to support the promise to cover Common Core standards utilizi
**If you are a Guidance Counselor or Administrator who plans to use this product school-wide, I invite you to check out my School Wide Product License as this product is limited to single classroom use only. Thanks!! You can check it out here:
Tattling vs. Reporting - Does tattling drive you bonkers? Here are some fun ways to remind kids the difference between tattling and reporting. Kids will cut, sort, and paste situations as being either tattling or reporting.
GREAT for back to school! You could even do it as an interactive whole group
Your time is precious! This HUGE intervention binder has OVER 300 PAGES of math intervention!! Intervention should be powerful, purposeful, and easy to prep! This binder is ink-friendly because it can be used over a
Your time is precious!! Intervention should be powerful, purposeful, and easy to prep! This HUGE 2nd Edition No Prep Intervention Binder for your emergent readers is ink-friendly and can be used over and over again w
This Editable Book Kit will help you create the perfect Meet the Teacher book for back to school! Editing your book is quick and easy! Just open the template in the PowerPoint version you need, edit the text boxes and font to your liking, then add your own photos to create a colorful autobiography!
Are you a Bucket Filler? Get your kiddos ready to "fill some buckets" with this cute lil craftivity. The perfect addition to your "Bucket Filler" story or any character ed lesson!
Let's all be Bucket Fillers!
Are you ready for your students to stretch their brains? Use these fun creative thinking A-Z task cards to do just that! These cards are perfect for early finishers, morning work, brain breaks, enrichment, or centers. You can even give your students a card for homework (which my students love, bel