Polka-dots in the Panhandle

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This is an interactive unit that goes along with the book Mr. Popper's Penguins. I will be using this book as a read aloud with my first grade students but it could easily be used in a small group or literature circle type setting. Included in this
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$6.50
230
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Mad Minute Math is a unit to enhance multiplication facts. Each week I give a one minute timed multiplication fact test. Everyone starts at x0. If the student passes within the minutes time, they go on to the next number and earn a piece of the ice
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homework, Posters
$9.50
99
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
This unit consists of the five regions of the United States: * Northeast * Southeast * Midwest * Southwest * West I've created a study guide for the students as well as an assessment with a key. The study guide separates the states within a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Printables
$3.50
134
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
I created these close reads as a tool for my students to more fully understand about each region of the United States. There are three passages and questions for each region. One page has a overview of the region. The other two pages deal with
Subjects:
Reading, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Homework, Printables
$4.50
76
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This resource was created out of a need to teach a somewhat difficult concept in a fun and approachable way. This unit combines the economic concepts of: need vs. want, goods and services, producer and consumers, trade, entrepreneurship, opportunity
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Economics , Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Printables
$6.50
93
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
This packet is for the beginning of the school year for third grade, actually the 3rd day of school. They activities include: Synonyms Antonyms Sentence structure Writing Math / hundred's chart/ place value / basic operations Creative art Have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Back to School
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
59
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Use this mini-unit to enhance your rock and mineral unit, or earth layers unit. This unit includes vocabulary cards, a pet rock take home project complete with a writing activity and rubric, types of rock song, type of rock hat and a fun science
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
81
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
I created these task cards for my students to use as a review for simple, compound and complex sentences. These can be used as a center activity or for independent review. I use them as a scavenger hunt and place them throughout my room. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.3.1i
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83
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
This cute craft and writing project is a great companion to any 2-Dimentional Shape or Geometry Unit. It is also a great companion to the popular children's story "The Greedy Triangle." This unit includes all of the templates just download and
Subjects:
Geometry, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.50
50
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Mad Minute Math is a one minute timed mixed math test that I start at the beginning of the year as a remediation for multiplication. Upon entering fourth grade the students should know their multiplication facts up to 10. We all know that not all of
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities
$4.50
12
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
These activities can be used during whole group, small group instruction and/or during center or workstation time. I created these activities in order to give my students a fun hands on approach to learning how to add three numbers. The first
Subjects:
Numbers, Word Problems, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.50
53
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
The unit was designed to accompany the Magic Tree House Book #16, Hour of the Olympics. It includes comprehension questions for each of the ten chapters, character maps, a character map writing activity, a map skills activity, four non-fiction close
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$6.50
42
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
This is a great activity for building number recognition and number sense. You will need to give each student a cup and the same number of counters as the sum. The students will shake the counters in their cup and then spill or gently dump them in
Subjects:
Math, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
43
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This unit is designed bring mentor sentences into a kindergarten or first grade classroom. The primary focus of this unit is proper conventions, penmanship and basic sentence structure. This unit takes a sentence from the mentor text: The Very Busy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
19
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
I created these task cards for my students as a review for common narrative pronouns, he, she, him, her, they, them, I etc. These can be used as a center activity or for independent work. Check our blog, polka-dotsinthepanhandle.blogspot.com for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
FREE
83
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
This unit is designed to go along with the books: "Me On The Map" and "Me and My Place In Space." Like these stories this writing project starts with the student in mind with the Me page, it then moves outward to: my home, my street/neighborhood, my
Subjects:
Geography, Writing, Earth Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Printables
$3.50
22
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
The 30 Book Challenge and Readers Workshop Journal are a 2 part program that incorporates reading and writing. The 30 book challenge requires the students to read 30 books of different genres, "in class" throughout the year. The Readers Workshop
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Printables
$2.50
43
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Math strategies for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Each handout contains several different strategies to reinforce methods for problem solving, besides the traditional algorithm. I created these handouts to give to my
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$2.00
74
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
These posters, bookmarks, and parent handouts will be a great addition to any K-2 reading program. There is a poster for each of the ten reading strategies, a book mark for each strategy, two book marks with all of the strategies listed and handouts
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core, Early Intervention
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, For Parents, Posters
$3.00
17
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
I created this unit after searching for interactive math activities for my third grade students that aligned with the CCSS for Math. Jen Runde from Runde’s Room created an Interactive Math Journal for her sixth grade students. I loved how she
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Writing
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$12.50
32
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We teach Fourth grade and Kindergarten and live in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. We are a mother and daughter who love exchanging educational ideas. We are always creating things for our classes that tie in children's literature and art.

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