Polka-dots in the Panhandle

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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
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
179 ratings
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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
124 ratings
4.0
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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
87 ratings
4.0
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Comprehension strategy posters for fiction and nonfiction texts. Ten strategy posters consisting of: Schema Text Connections Text to Text Text to Self Text to World Visualizing Questioning Synthesizing Inferring Summarizing Great for Bulletin
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
67 ratings
4.0
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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
72 ratings
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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
63 ratings
4.0
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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
77 ratings
4.0
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
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
82 ratings
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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
53 ratings
4.0
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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
43 ratings
4.0
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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
45 ratings
4.0
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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
31 ratings
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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
38 ratings
4.0
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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
38 ratings
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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
19 ratings
4.0
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Parts of speech posters that could be basic enough for First grade, or more advanced for 4th or 5th grades. The packet includes: Noun Pronoun Verb - Helping / Linking Adjectives - Comparative / Superlative Adverb - Comparative /
Subjects:
Grammar, Visual Arts, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
22 ratings
4.0
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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
39 ratings
4.0
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Here are some quick filler activities for the first day or first few days of school. I love to bring literature into a lesson whenever possible so I have listed some great options in my teacher note section that compliment this unit. Also included:
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
1st
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
21 ratings
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
The activities in this mini-unit are designed to go along with the book, Have You Filled A Bucket Today?, by Carol McCloud. We created this unit so that it could be used with a variety of grade levels from kindergarten to fifth grade. With this in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Minilessons, Task Cards
$4.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By Polka-dots in the Panhandle
Polka-dot anchor charts to help your students identify the different two-dimernetional shapes. The shapes included in this set are: circle, octagon, oval, pentagon, rectangle, rhombus, square, star, triangle, hexagon, and trapezoid.
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.50
26 ratings
4.0
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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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