Creative Inspirations

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I use this interest survey as a beginning of the year introduction to the students. I've used a variation with my 2nd and 3rd graders but this year I'm using it with 2nd grade gifted students/ parents. The first two pages are for the student to
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.00
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By Creative Inspirations
After introducing growth mindset to students, I created this activity as the next step to practice applying a growth mindset in the classroom. It helps bridge the gap from knowing about mindset to being reminded what it takes to apply a growth
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
MP1
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By Creative Inspirations
This is an introduction to collective nouns. I'm using this with my second graders as my district adopts the new Common Core standards.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Creative Inspirations
This slideshow includes 18 slides- The first 2 slides include the Common Core standards for K-3 that are addressed. The 3rd slide shows a few teaching notes from me. The slideshow is definitely geared towards more 2nd- 3rd grade though it does fit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
L.K.1f, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, L.1.1b, L.1.1c, L.1.1d, L.1.1e, L.1.1i, L.1.1j, L.1.2a, L.1.2b...
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By Creative Inspirations
This is a great experiment reflection you can give for most experiments. This is geared towards 2nd-3rd graders. My unit included an in depth study of nonfiction and then my students explored questions they came up with as they learned about
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Science Centers
$2.50
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By Creative Inspirations
This is a 0-5 rating scale for students to convey their knowledge of various new vocabulary words or concepts. We'll use this to drive instruction (what do the students already know) and help us differentiate lessons. I made color copies to
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Posters, Rubrics
$2.00
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By Creative Inspirations
I created this introductory lesson for my 2nd grade gifted students to do before learning about Bloom's Taxonomy. We then spent some time learning about those levels of thinking and ended with the project included in this product. The final
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.00
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By Creative Inspirations
I teach gifted students in our elementary and wanted to create an open-ended introduction activity that encouraged creativity and really had them thinking. Here's what I came up with! It's designed as a 3-part challenge with teacher checkpoints
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
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By Creative Inspirations
I created this for my 2nd grade teachers to use as an extension of their time and money units. It's geared to be a bit more open-ended! I included a KEY for the problems that have concrete answers. This is a pdf document to keep the formatting
Subjects:
Other (Math), Word Problems, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Activities, Math Centers
$3.00
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By Creative Inspirations
I work as an instructional coach and help teachers create engaging activities that extend concepts. My 5th grade team was looking for vocabulary activities they could for any unit so I came up with this choice board. It would be a great extension
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4a, RF.4.4c, RF.5.4a, RF.5.4c, L.6.1e, L.6.2, L.6.4, L.6.4a, L.6.4d, L.6.6...
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By Creative Inspirations
This is a great visual to use in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and even 5th grade to help students understand place value. My 5th graders extended the train and with younger students, I only use a few cars of the train. While the place value standard is more in
Subjects:
Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.3, 3.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3
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By Creative Inspirations
This is a great tiered math extension for 5th graders that will get them excited. I introduced this activity and students asked to come in during recess to work on it!Students are asked to create a game board with VERY specific math criteria.
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.OA.A.2, MP4
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By Creative Inspirations
Students preview and outline the topics they may learn in a nonfiction text. Students can preview a book using post-its and then record the information on the "roadmap" or they can simply record the topics on the "roadmap." We use lots of post-its
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Outlines
$1.50
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By Creative Inspirations
This is a single page enrichment handout that includes 9 choice activities for students to complete in 3 categories: reading, writing, and creating. The activities support the text Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and are open ended. Access to notebook
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Printables
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By Creative Inspirations
Inspirational poster for the classroom to encourage more thinking, innovation, and creativity... more lightbulb moments! A student brought me the lightbulb in this item and I couldn't resist turning it into a poster!
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving, Classroom Community
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.99
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By Creative Inspirations
This is for you if you’re... • Ready to speed up your lesson planning process • Unclear and feeling stuck about how to engage students better with the weight of the hefty State standards • Struggling to keep your head above water and losing interest
Subjects:
Professional Development, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Teacher Manuals, Outlines
FREE
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By Creative Inspirations
Looking for some fun, engaging activities that also support math concepts? This choice board integrates reading and math and can be used as an extension (especially for 1st grade) or as a way to guide independent activities (2nd-3rd grade). You
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.C.4, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.1a, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, 2.NBT.B.7, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.D.7, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8...
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By Creative Inspirations
This product includes 2 pages. The first page is a comparison matrix to compare/ contrast hurricanes and tornadoes (to supplement the 4th Grade Journeys lesson on hurricanes) and is modeled after Marzano's best practices. It includes a space for
Subjects:
Science, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, GATE
CCSS:
RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.7, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$3.00
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By Creative Inspirations
You are one step closer to getting feedback from the most important voice in education- your students. By offering your students the opportunity to give you feedback AND by willingly accepting it, you are showing up a brilliant, vulnerable human.
Subjects:
Curriculum & Instruction, Classroom Management, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Professional Development
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I taught 3rd grade for 9 years and then took a year's leave to be with my son. I went back to teaching 2nd grade and jobshared there for 3 years. Now I'm teaching gifted, grades 2-3 and love it!

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