Thursday, November 17, 2016

10 Fun Mannequin Challenges for the Classroom



This is going to be fun!  You have most likely heard of the mannequin challenge.  This is when someone or a group of people freeze in place, and someone snaps a picture.  There are some really cool challenges out there. Singers and other notable figures have gotten involved in the craze.

The mannequin challenge can also be implemented in the classroom.  Students can freeze in place to show their reaction to what they have learned.  Look at these 10 fun mannequin challenges you can use in your classroom.

What is Needed:
  • A Camera
  • Creative Poses
Students can:
1.  Show the response to a reading passage.  A finger to a temple could show questioning, a surprised look could show one understands, etc.
2.  Freeze as they work in a group to solve a math problem.
3.  Use frozen gestures to show how they feel about what they have just read.
4.  Act out a scene from Westward Expansion, early colonialism, etc.
5.  Act out the parts of speech in language arts.
6.  Freeze to show what should be done or proper behavior when working in a group.
7.  Act out what has been learned about simple machines.
8.  Act out the laws of motion in science.
9.  Act out the different weather patterns.


10.  Act out a math principle.  For example, They can act out the properties of multiplication, addition, or exponents as a group.

 

--Daily Reading Comprehension Practice--- These high-interest passages review the Common Core Reading Standards in just five minutes per day.  Historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, informational text,drama/plays, fantasy, and science fiction passages are all included to give your students quick, daily practice at your grade level. Common Core Standards are written right next to each short passage for easy progress monitoring. Best of all, the passages are thematic so each week, students build important reading, science, and social studies knowledge as they review each standard.  

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Grade 3 Freebie (10 Free Reading Passages With Progress Checklists)


I hope your school year has been fantastic so far.  I bring greetings and a freebie.  Access these 10 free passages.  It is part of my full year of daily reading practice.  An answer key and progress charts are also included. This is a quick and easy way to review reading skills and reading strategies in just a few minutes each day.  Fiction and nonfiction topics are both included.
Click Here To Access This Free Resource

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Differentiated Readers


Doesn't the year fly by fast?  We have already changed seasons.  The change of seasons brings with it a change of weather and a freebie!  

Yes, it is time for a freebie!  Included are differentiated nonfiction booklets.  There are three levels of passages.Click Here To Access Them

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Short Vowel Sound Word Family Comprehension Passages (35 Passages)


If you are looking for convenient resources to assist with meeting the needs of your students, then you will find this resource helpful.  This document contains 35 different worksheets that review short vowel word families.  Just print and use.  This is a convenient addition to classroom lessons.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Algebra 1 - Classifying Numbers

This is truly a treasure of a product. Being able to fully classify a number is very important to grasping pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. 

Now it's one thing to know that a number is a "whole number", but in this product students will fully identify what other sets the particular number is a part of.

 Classifying Numbers Worksheets!

The number sets included in this product for students to identify include:

  • Natural Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Integers
  • Rational Numbers
  • Irrational Numbers
  • Transcendental Numbers
  • Algebraic Numbers
  • Positive Numbers
  • Negative Numbers
  • Real Numbers

Students will learn as well as have fun identifying and eliminating the appropriate numbers sets from the worksheets.

Here's how to use this product:


Print out the included full-page colorful “Number Classification Guide” for each student, and allow them to study it and it as a guide to help classify the numbers in the worksheets. Note that these worksheets can be administered more than once. Therefore, as a challenge have students classify the numbers again without using the guide!

Use the included answer key to check the answers.

Download the product here!




Thursday, August 11, 2016

Daily Math Practice Grade 1




If you are looking for daily math practice for first grade, then you will find this resource very helpful. (Follow the link to access more months of practice)

Additional grade levels and weeks will be released.  This document provides thorough and daily practice.  It is designed to help students fully understand concepts.  It also covers background concepts to fill in math knowledge gaps.  Many the the days include visual diagrams.  This makes it great for a variety of learning styles.


Grade 4 Freebie (10 Free Daily Reading Comprehension Passages With Progress Checklists)


Brand new--Just Released---This resource and freebie will be available at other grade levels soon.

Benefits Of This Resource
Review comprehension skills and reading strategies in just a few minutes each day. Students cover social studies, science, and reading topics as they keep their reading strategy use sharp.

Inferences, main idea, vocabulary, character analysis, literary devices, details, themes, and more are covered.

Nonfiction, poetry, realistic fiction, plays, and more genres are covered in the full document. Try these ten passages for free. Comprehension questions are included with each passage.  Answer keys and progress checklists are also included at the end of each week.


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