Friday, November 16, 2018

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “The ABC's Of Being Creative (A FREEBIE List!!)”

by One Arts Infusion Collaborative
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

I have heard so many students and so many adults say," I am just not creative," and that becomes their excuse for not trying to come up with a new idea. Everyone is creative, you just need to be willing. I believe that play is the root of creativity and creativity is the root of innovation, so if we want to raise up a generation of students who will become tomorrow's inventors, composers, problem solvers, and innovators, we need to model for them and encourage them to be willing to be creative today. No excuses. This product offers 26 simple suggestions for strengthening creativity in the classroom; A-Z. 
One Arts Infusion Collaborative seeks to create original music, poetry, and other creative resources that support and enhance curricular content, celebrate holidays, stir imaginations, and help build meaningful connections to content.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Freebie! It's Snow Christmas - Clip art”

by KB Konnected
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

A festive Christmas freebie from me to you!

1 frame (with and without white center.)
1 snowman with tree

2 line art images

5 png images in all. 300dpi

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Snow Buddies 

20 "It's Christmas" Page Dividers 

Shiny Winter Frames 

22 Winter Page Dividers! (Line art included.) 

Commercial use welcome. Thanks for following guidelines of my TOU. 

KB Konnected TOU
1. May not be sold as clip art, frames, borders, or digital papers. 
2. All your commercial products/freebies using KB...Konnected clip art/frames/papers/graphics must include my credit button (included in file) with a link to my store.
3. All your products/freebies must be in a flattened (locked) format such as PDF.
4. KB...Konnected retains all copyrights to images/graphics and you may not claim them as your own.
5. May not be used for Smartboard (or interactive whiteboard) products.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

We Teach So Hard...Episode 16...It's a Teacher's Thanksgiving

Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and TURKEY! It's a buffet of Thanksgiving topics for teachers! We're laughing and crying our way through Thanksgiving cocktails, teaching ideas, sing-a-long songs, culturally responsive teaching, and more! You don't want to miss this episode...we PERFORM a head banging rendition of our favorite Thanksgiving song! The words are included for you below!  (To the tune of Frere Jacques) Turkey dinner, turkey dinner, gather round, gather round, who will get the drumstick... yummy, yummy yumstick? All sit down, all sit down. Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffin' pudding pie, one foot high. All of us were thinner, 'til we came to dinner, me oh, my... me oh, my.

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FREE MATH LESSON - “Winter Math Clip Cards FREEBIE”

by Mrs Ps Specialties
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Reinforce and generalize number concepts with these FREE math clip cards. Students demonstrate their understanding of tens frames and sets by choosing the correct number from a set of 3. 


*Snowman tens frame clip cards 0 to 10

*Snowball sets clip cards 1 to 10

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 11/14/18

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

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By A Teacher's Teacher
ELA/Writing; Grades 7-10

This four-passage text set is accompanied by an argumentative prompt regarding the topic of the relationship between homework and student learning. It's a perfect assignment to engage students, as most students will have a personal opinion going into the assignment. On that note, it will also strengthen your students' experience with the idea of using the text to support their writing, rather than their own personal experiences.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation. The text set, itself, is 5 pages long.

By Primarily Learning
ELA; Grades PreK-1

Thanksgiving, a time for harvest and giving thanks. Check out these diverse Thanksgiving Writing & Reading Emergent Readers. What do your children need? Choose to cut and paste, write, draw and/or color. Share your finished Emergent Reader with a friend!

By Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers
Numbers/Math; Grades K-1

This easily differentiated, super hero themed, game set focuses on comparing numbers to find the number that is greater than or less than. This is an important skill in the area of number sense or numeracy. There are four game boards to choose from.

Critical Thinking / All Subject Areas; Grades 6-12

Who Killed Santa? is a fun and engaging activity that challenges your students to use their critical thinking skills, team work, communication skills, and deductive reasoning abilities to solve the murder of Santa.

By Mickey's Place
ELA; Grades PreK-2

Holiday Word Match is an activity in which students will practice their holiday vocabulary while matching words to their picture. Four sets of words and pictures are included: Holiday Symbols one and two, Holiday Treats and Santa's Workshop.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “FREE Words Their Way Word Sorting Schedule”

by Down Under Teacher
1st - 4th Grade

This free file consists of the headers and activity card labels for my word sorting rotations. 

It can be used on a bulletin board or pocket chart. It shows what activity each group will be doing each day while I meet with a group to introduce the sort. 

It comes with days of the week and day numbers (e.g. Day 1, Day 2 etc) in case you do your word sorting over more than a week. I am notorious for running out of time and skipping a day here and there, so I personally use the Day headings so I don't muck up the schedule! 

The activities I have listed are ones I think are most common. Just let me know if you need any others made. 

The first thumbnail shows what it will look like once it is up. 

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Monday, November 12, 2018

November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's November Teacher Talk Time.....Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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Politics, Elections & Voting, Oh My!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
We educators, need to have faith that students care enough about our democracy to become voices of change.
Holiday Self Care
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
My message today is about some ways that you might consider in taking care of yourself during these always fast paced couple of months ahead.
*********************************************************** It Depends on the Angle - Complimentary and Supplementary Angles
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi
Since most students are visual learners, I try to visually help them remember definitions. This is how I visually taught them the difference between complementary and 
supplementary angles.

Why Does U Always Follow Q in English Spelling?
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight
Have you ever wondered why the letter U always follows Q in English spelling? Here's the answer.

  Do You Know These Top 5 Core 2-Word Phrases?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Far too many students never make it to the symbol sequencing stage of AAC use. Whether because of presumed lack of potential or lack of knowledge about how to move students along beyond single words, we end up with many AAC users who are not communicating as competently as they could - and need.

Avoid Comparing Adjectives That Are Absolute
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess
Something can be unique, but not more unique.
Free Art DecoChristmas Tree Coloring Pages to Support St Jude's Childrens Hospital
By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile
Get some free "Art Deco" Christmas coloring pages with links to powerpoint tutorials showing how to make Christmas graphics using basic shapes. 

Five Tips for Teaching Literary Analysis Writing in Grades 5-8
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing
Learn five practical tips for teaching one of the most challenging genres in writing.

Preserving History
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
History books (& Hollywood) have often depicted Native Americans in very stereotypical and often degrading roles. Researching and creating scrapbooks of California tribes highlights the important relationship between the regions and natural resources, dependence on the land, as well as their beliefs.

Reasoning with Evidence & Persuasive Thinking
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs
Raise your hand if you wish your students would support their thinking with evidence! Visible thinking's Claim-Support-Question is a great way to build your students' capacity. This post explores how reasoning with evidence can flow across your curriculum with one BIG thinking routine!