Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder

 (21,714)
United States - Indiana - Westfield
Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
5.0
66,288 votes
I’m having a
sale
+ TpT Sale Event
sale
5
Click to Learn More!
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
Leader Board Superb
My Products
sort by:
Best Sellers
view:
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Replace that hum-drum reading log and Infuse new life into students’ independent reading, at school or at home, with the “Tower of Books” Challenge! Perfect for a summer reading challenge or an alternative to the stuck-in-a-rut reading log
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Homework, Printables
$8.00
$6.40
3,991
Digital Download ZIP (36.89 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Begin the year with some fun and fresh back to school activities to help your students get to know each other during the first weeks of school! These seven back-to-school activities, geared toward students in grades 3 through 5, are engaging and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.50
$5.20
4,457
Digital Download PDF (4.38 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
End of the Year Memory Book: Help your students remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting keepsake for your
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
$4.80
1,857
Digital Download ZIP (54.92 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
This DIGITAL End of the Year Memory Book will help your students remember their school year together with a lasting keepsake. Bright, engaging pages for students to fill out using Google Slides, perfect for distance learning. **6 new slides are
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps
$5.00
$4.00
1,314
Digital Download PDF (0.87 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
These end of the year awards will make a great keepsake for your class of students! The awards are designed to resemble ribbons, with a fresh and appealing (but not overly "cutesy") style. 40 fun categories are included. Printable and Digital
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables
$6.00
$4.80
2,563
Digital Download ZIP (41.57 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
End of Year Activities: End the school year with some fun and fresh activities! These six end-of-the-year activities, geared toward students in grades 3 through 5, are engaging and interactive! Includes all the descriptions, printables, and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
$4.80
3,454
Digital Download PDF (7.17 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
3rd Grade Memory Book: Help your third graders remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting keepsake for your
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
1,291
Digital Download ZIP (18.53 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
2nd Grade Memory Book: Help your second graders remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting keepsake for your
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
932
Digital Download ZIP (18.51 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Four full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Christmas-related focus questions. Digital and Printable versions included!This product is a bundle of the following four resources:• Opinion Writing For Christmas {Gifts}•
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$16.00 $9.00
$7.20
629
Digital Download ZIP (9.82 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
4th Grade End of Year Memory Book: Help your fourth graders remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
858
Digital Download ZIP (18.62 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Thanksgiving-related focus questions. Digital and Printable versions included!This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Opinion Writing for Thanksgiving {Turkey}•
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$8.00 $6.00
$4.80
872
Digital Download ZIP (5.53 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
"Make Words!" is a fun way to incorporate word work into your daily or weekly routine, and gives students valuable word study practice. Students cut apart a group of letters and use them to form words.The resource includes 28 activity sheets, each
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics, Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$8.00
$6.40
1,267
Digital Download ZIP (3.54 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
5th Grade Memory Book: Help your fifth graders remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting keepsake for your
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
638
Digital Download ZIP (18.51 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
The Box is Locked! is an engaging math challenge for Thanksgiving, with an addition and subtraction focus. A turkey named Tad has locked a prize inside of a box, and students must solve his clues and find the key to open the box and earn the prize!
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.7, 3.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.B.4
$4.00
$3.20
495
Digital Download PDF (6.26 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook style, to use with virtually any piece of literature or informational text. Printable (both half-page and full-page) AND digital (Google Slides)
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
$38.00 $29.00
$23.20
935
Bundle
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Looking for a fun and fresh "About Me" activity for back-to-school? This "About Me Roll-Up" is perfect for the first week of school!Students fill out the front and back get-to-know-you sections, cut out the peek-through windows, and then roll their
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
$2.40
582
Digital Download PDF (1.90 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook style, to use with virtually any piece of literature or fiction text. Printable (both half-page and full-page) AND digital (Google Slides)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
$19.00
$15.20
2,313
Digital Download ZIP (63.28 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, is one of my favorite winter read alouds. This literature unit for Snowflake Bentley is packed with reading, writing, and word study lessons and activities! In addition to the printables, digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Printables
$6.50
$5.20
586
Digital Download ZIP (11.69 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a St. Patrick's Day-related focus question about four-leaf clovers. Digital and Printable versions included!The focus question for this lesson is: "Is a four-leaf clover actually
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$4.00
$3.20
1,035
Digital Download ZIP (2.36 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
This resource is a reader's notebook book study for Frog and Toad Are Friends, a classic early chapter book by Arnold Lobel, commonly used in first and second grade classrooms.Kids love having their own little notebooks. Teachers love having kids
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.10, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, W.1.1, W.1.8, W.2.1...
$5.00
$4.00
874
Digital Download PDF (20.90 MB)
showing 1-20 of 195
Ask Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Eleven years of teaching at the elementary level, including 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Five years serving as a Lead Teacher for my school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in helping students become bolder, deeper, better thinkers. I believe authentic, meaningful learning impacts children. I believe in risk-taking, and showing students that making mistakes can help you grow. I believe in expecting a lot from a child, but to guide them in reaching those expectations. I believe that the best way for children to become better readers is to READ, a lot, and usually with good-fit books.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have the honor of being a teacher and a dad and a husband... does that count?

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Miami University Reading Endorsment

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Check out my blog! The Thinker Builder. Or find me on Facebook or Pinterest too!

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up