Sunday, May 31, 2020

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Writing Innovation: The Day The Crayons Quit”

by MsFultzsCorner
2nd - 3rd Grade

I love using picture books with my students during writing workshop. When we do innovations, students take a familiar text and rewrite it with a twist. This writing packet includes writing activities to do after reading the picture book The Day The Crayons Quit by Daywait.

-3 writing ideas
-4 black and white writing pages your students can color
-4 color writing pages

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Saturday, May 30, 2020


by Deedee Wills

This is a fun CVC activity for your students!
The best part? This FREE Seesaw activity has been already loaded for you. All you need is a Seesaw account and the link that is provided in this file. WOOT!
Students simply use the eraser tool inside of SEESAW to reveal the secret message. You can even add your own voice to the message. The details on how to do that are in the download.
  • SEESAW Preloaded link in the READ ME FIRST File
  • Google Slides ready PowerPoint. With a few clicks, add this activity to your Google Classroom.
Q: Can I see a step by step process on how to load the files to Seesaw?
A: Yes! Click on the video links above

Q: How does this connect to Seesaw?
A: Inside the download, you will find links for each activity for the week. You simply need to open the file called READ ME FIRST. Then click on the link (inside of the PDF) and it will ask if you want to add it to your Seesaw library. How EASY IS THAT!?
Q: Will these files also work in Google Classrooms?
A: We have added a PowerPoint version and the moveable parts/backdrop screen have all been saved as individual files. You can upload them to your Google Classroom account.
Q: Do you need my Seesaw login information?
A: No, inside of the document, there are links. As you click on the links, the lesson will be added to YOUR set Seesaw activities. It does not matter if your TpT email is different than your Seesaw email.
Q: Can I share these files with my parents?
A: These files are meant to be shared. They may not be placed on a school-wide server that is not password protected.
Q: Can I share these files with my team:
A. This purchase is for a single classroom use only. You may purchase an additional license if you wish to share the files with another teacher.
Q: Will my parents need a different login to use these activities.
A: No, these activities will be added to your library and you can assign them as usual.
Q: Can I edit the audio of the premade Seesaw activities.
A: Absolutely! Directions are included in the download.
Q: I'm having trouble loading the activities into my Seesaw account.
A: Please know that Seesaw is a bit busy right now. A trick is to log out of your account then click the link in the PDF again. That seems to work perfectly. You may need to repeat these steps of logging out and then clicking the links.
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Friday, May 29, 2020

FREE MATH LESSON - “Counting Coins Made Easy! (Sample Pages)”

by Nicole Rios
1st - 3rd Grade

Are your students having a difficult time with counting coins? The Magic Money method has worked for me for the last 9 years of teaching money to 1st and 2nd graders. This download includes:

- a chart that students might place in their homework/classroom folders with realistic, dual-sided pictures of each coin, coin values, a chant for each coin, and the placement of the dots that will aid them in counting the coins.

- a one-sheet parent explanation of how the Magic Money system works, and how to use it to help their child become successful at counting coins at home

- a hundred chart that specifically aids children in becoming fluent at counting by 5's (a necessary sub-skill for using this method)

-a coin counting worksheet sample with answer key

-a sample word problem page

This method will work for the vast majority of your students. Don't worry about them relying on the dots. With time, they will begin to chunk larger values together until they are counting coins in a more traditional way.

If you find this download helpful, this product is part of a larger download "Counting Coins Made Easy with Differentiated Materials" that you can find HERE.

I also offer an ActivInspire flipchart to accompany these learning materials HERE.

Nicole Rios

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Story Organizer: Beginning, Middle and End Sequence”

by Fun To Teach
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

This effective graphic organizer can be used for Guided Reading or a book/unit study. This printable black line helps students focus on before, during, and after reading activities to engage students and deepen reading comprehension and vocabulary. This printable guides students through setting, characters, beginning, middle, and end of story. A great printable to excite and interest your students in any great story!
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

FREE MATH LESSON - “Measure It: Matey”

by Michelle Oakes
1st Grade

This center requires your students to use non-standard units of measurement to measure pirate themed objects. It includes a recording sheet for assessment.
It covers CCSS. 1.MD.A.2

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt”

by Juggling ELA
6th - 12th Grade

I love William Shakespeare. I love the language, the time-period he lived in, and the timeless themes that his plays have. I tend to teach a lot of Shakespeare. I like to do the Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt in my school’s library but you can do it in the computer lab as well. It’s just a basic series of questions about Shakespeare and his time-period. I like to have my students go to the library because it gives them a chance to move around. Doing a scavenger hunt like this is also more fun than just sitting there and reading a biography about the author. This activity can be done individually or in a group. I usually give a prize to the winner. I like to give five points on the next quiz as a prize. It's a fun way to start any Shakespeare unit. I have included an answer key for your convenience.

*I have updated this item to include the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-12.

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Monday, May 25, 2020

May 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's May already, time sure flies.   Time to stop by and see what our teaching friends are doing during the school closures. This is the last link-up for this school year. We'll see you again in August.

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