Saturday, February 28, 2015

Goodbye February! Goodbye Freebie February!

It's about time, teachers, to say good-bye to February and hello to March.

In March, our thoughts turn to all things green -- not just for St. Patrick's Day, but for the heralding of spring.  Ah spring.  Please hurry.

To encourage spring, I'm offering Poetry Possibilities for Spring as the final gift of Freebie February.  

This is a collection of 20 poems about spring weather, holidays, and activities.  Each print-ready poem is accompanied by a teaching point that enriches your students' understanding of poetry.  Also included are activities, skill lessons, writing projects, a literacy center, and craftivities custom designed for that poem. There are even instructions for a class play of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

If you love teaching with poetry (and I hope you do), this product will take you all the way to Memorial Day.  But remember, this product is free for just 1 day.

You may like these products just for March. Some are FREE!

Friday, February 27, 2015

FREEBIE FEBRUARY and Egg Equations

It's day 27 of Freebie February! Here in the Midwest, the temperatures are miserably cold.  So, I'm warming myself by thinking about spring. (That and wearing lots of layers!)  

In the spirit of spring thoughts, today's freebie is Egg Equations. It's a cute little math center that fits well with spring themes, Easter (although it is holiday neutral), and farm themes.

Here's a preview of this center...  

My students get really eggs-cited about this yolk center.  Give it a crack!

You may also wish to gather these egg-tivities:


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lost Tooth Tales and Freebie February

You probably use math journals. Do you need some subject matter for those prompts? During Dental Health Month, you have ample material. After all, losing and gaining teeth is a natural subtraction and addition situation.  

Make the journal prompts extra interesting by programming the problems with your students' names. For example:  

For a fun math center, put the tooth problems on tooth shapes. Copy them on cardstock and laminate. Store them at the center inside the pillowcase on an infant sized pillow.  

And now, it's about time for today's February Freebie:

MAD about MARCH, a Thematic Unit for Primary Grades includes activities in language arts, math, and music.

The activities in this unit are field tested and most appropriate for K – 2 classrooms. They include opportunities for differentiation of instruction and enrichment.

Remember, it's only free for 1 day.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Create Retell Sticks

I love this literacy center because it is so easy to make.  Create a retell literacy center station using objects that you most likely have at home.Click Here For Directions

Literacy and Math Ideas

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Differentiated Common Core Task Cards

If your experience is anything like mine, then you have students that read at different levels in your classroom.  Meeting the needs of students that are just learning their sight words, and meeting the needs of established readers while covering the Common Core Standards can be challenging.  I developed these task cards to help.

It includes two sets of cards plus printable, easy-fold boxes to make storage easier. Level 1 contains sight words and illustrations.  Level 2 contains longer sentences that contain long vowels and short vowel sounds.  Students review locating details from the task cards at their own ability levels.Click Here To Access It

Math Key Words Freebie

Knowing specific math key words can make understanding word problems or translating words into equations so much easier.  I am back with a freebie.  I recently released a chart that students can keep in their folders as a handy guide.

Literacy and Math Ideas

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Use Cups to Teach Measurement

Getting students to line up their rulers properly can be challenging.  Cups are a great tool to use to teach this.  Visit my blog for how-to directions.

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Literacy and Math Ideas

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