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No prep, paperless, and highly engaging!This interactive digital resource contains 11 interactive slides that students use to learn about different winter holidays. This resource is a great way to keep your students engaged and learning during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Fun Stuff
$3.00
40
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Fully editable! This colorful bulletin board set lays out your expectations for students with an academic theme. Twenty-nine positive character traits are included, along with room for your school’s name and mascot. It is designed for a large
Subjects:
Chemistry, Back to School, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
19
Digital Download ZIP (0.15 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Superhero Bookmarks for your Super Readers!Fun superhero bookmarks! This set includes 12 different bookmarks in 2 styles: - color superhero with white background - black and white superhero- great for kids to color!If you're interested in more
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff
$1.50
17
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Properties of Matter QR Codes give your students an engaging way to practice their observations skills! I find that although my students can easily label an object as a solid, liquid, or gas, they often struggle to name properties of those same
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Games
$3.25
72
Digital Download PDF (0.74 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
This fun Properties of Matter Scavenger hunt provides your students with a chance to use their observation skills. I find that although my students can easily label an object as a solid, liquid, or gas, they often struggle to name properties of
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Chemistry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.25
66
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Even and Odd Fun! Three fun activities to teach even and odd numbers. These can be used with the book "Even Steven and Odd Todd" written by Kathryn Cristaldi. One activity has students answer questions about themselves to decide if they are Even
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
19
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Chris Van Allsburg QR Codes! Thanks for checking out this product! It includes 3 activities to go along with the book Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg. 1. QR code scavenger hunt- each code leads to a kid-friendly website about a landmark.
Subjects:
Geography, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Webquests, Activities, Printables
$2.50
21
Digital Download PDF (1.26 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Measuring to the nearest inch has never been so much fun! Zap! Bam! Pow! Get your students engaged in linear measurement with Superheroes! This file includes 6 activities: SuperFeet Measurement: an introductory, non-standard measurement activity
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Measurement
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Activities
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4
$3.25
15
Digital Download PDF (3.14 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Skip counting made fun! Skip counting is one of those skills that some students master quickly, while others need a bit more time. These jigsaw puzzles are an engaging way to squeeze in extra practice for your struggling kids, while keeping the
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
15
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Ancient Egypt research using QR codes! This QR code scavenger hunt can be used as an introduction to your Ancient Egypt unit or as a review at the end of the unit. All the video clips have been run through SafeShare and all the QR codes lead to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$2.50
23
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**UPDATED 4/30/19Cloud Research Using QR Codes!I love teaching my students about clouds every year. They’ve all had the experience of finding different cloud shapes in the sky, and are fascinated to learn about different types of clouds and the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Internet Activities, Research
$3.50
32
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By The Upside of Teaching
Thanksgiving QR Codes!**Updated 11/2018!**These Thanksgiving QR codes will keep your students engaged and learning during that crazy time right before a holiday! The scavenger hunt will teach your students about the history of Thanksgiving. Fair
Subjects:
U.S. History, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
43
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By The Upside of Teaching
American Indians Games- Updated July 2014! Thanks for checking out this product! Included are the materials and instructions for 3 different American Indian review games (Tribe Trivia board game, Memory, and Content Cubes). The games focus on
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
15
Digital Download PDF (2.80 MB)
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This QR code scavenger hunt can be used as an introduction to your Ancient China unit or as a review at the end of the unit. All the video clips have been run through SafeShare and all the codes lead to child-friendly websites. How I use this
Subjects:
Ancient History, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$2.50
16
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By The Upside of Teaching
American Indian Scoot! Updated July 2014! This is a fun Scoot game that gets your students moving and thinking. It focuses on Virginia SOLs 2.2 and 2.4 and the Lakota, Powhatan, and Pueblo tribes. It can be used as review for 2nd graders and also
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.50
40
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Telling Time to 5 Minutes Fun! Included are 7 engaging activities to help your students master telling time to 5 minutes. These activities will get your students up and moving around, and keep them focused and interested! 1. Bump!- Students
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Other (Math)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Games
$3.50
11
Digital Download PPTX (16.66 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Valentine Double Digit Addition and Subtraction! Thanks for checking out this product! Double digit addition and subtraction are huge challenges for my students every year. I’m always looking for different ways hold my students’ interest as they
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Printables
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.5
$2.00
8
Digital Download PDF (1.27 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
New Year's QR Code Scavenger Hunt!**Updated January 2020!**A fun learning activity that can be completed before or after New Years! We all know how crazy kids can be around the holidays, so I created this activity to teach my students a little bit
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, The New Year, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Webquests, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
13
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By The Upside of Teaching
Doubles and Near Doubles I Have, Who Has! This fun game will help students learn and practice doubles and near doubles math facts. It is a great way to review facts, build math fluency, and work together to "beat the clock"! My students love to do
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.50
9
Digital Download PDF (3.57 MB)
By The Upside of Teaching
Monthly Writing Prompts for the Whole Year! Tired of hearing the dreaded “I’m done!” from students? These journals give students extra writing practice responding to fun and interesting prompts. The journals can also be used for morning work,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$9.00
$6.00
7
Digital Download ZIP (26.74 MB)
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