Friday, December 30, 2011

Long Vowel Sounds Freebie

Hi guys!  Today I am back with a freebie.  Click on the link Long Vowel Sounds Freebie and click on free preview downloads for the long vowel activities.  Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade teachers check out my newest addition to my TpT store called Circus Math.  This collection of five print-ready math centers is sure to be a big top hit with your students.Long Vowels Sounds Freebie


Winter Freebie!

Hello Science Friends, 
I wanted to share with you a freebie that I have made for my class to practice patterning. I have uploaded it to my TpT store for you to grab. I am having a sale at both of my stores through the end of the year! I have been working on seasonal sorts to give my class more practice with sorting and classification and I needed a few things on hand for our Science Notebooks. We all have loved notebooking through Science this year. I am looking forward to all things Science and sharing those experiences on this blog. I am running to my mailbox each day waiting on something so scientifically fantastic to share with you in the coming days but I guess for now the freebie will have to do!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Roll the Dice Winter!

Roll the Dice is dressed up and ready for winter. Grab your copy today for free before it gets dressed up for a new season. If you grab your copy please consider following my TpT store or leaving some feedback. This download is for three pages! 

Currently all items in my stores are on sale! 

Nonsense or Real Word Sort Freebie!

Found this at Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business!  Totally Free and Fabulous center!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Year Creative Writing - FREEBIE!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Year Creative Writing - FREEBIE!: What is your New Year's Resolution? Why not get your kids writing about theirs with this creative writing freebie!? 

Just click the pic to get yours!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Math Mysteries for January!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: New Math Mysteries for January!: I have the newest additions to my math mystery collection ready! It is called 'The Case of the Silly Snow Day' and I have a version for 2nd and 3rd grades! Happy New Year!


Wonderful Weather Science Center

This Weather Unit is filled with 40 Pages
of Learning Fun!

Click Here to see More about this Fun Center Packet!

Feel free to follow my blog, Kleinspiration - too!

I'm hosting a super cute give-away right now,
click here to enter.


My other site, Crafty Community, is also hosting a fantastic give-away to celebrate!

click here to enter

Capitalizing I Sentence Sorts

Found at Classroom Freebies!  Another great one!

Kandinsky Inspired Math

Kids love art.  They especially love seeing their artwork used as manipulatives in their learning centers.   When students make their own version of Wassily Kandinsky's art, they can also use their art as manipulatives for learning math.  Addition, subtraction, and even multiplication can be taught using his artwork.  To see more, visit

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Silent E Center

Great for a word work or sound center!  Thanks Mrs. Miner's Monkeys!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hello friends,
I am hosting Day 21 of TBA's gifts for Christmas. Hop on over to my blog and grab your Freebie Math printables

More Pop-Up Books Kids Can Make

In my earlier post, I shared ideas about using kid made pop-up books to review concepts and for use as  math or literacy centers.  Check out my blog to see more pics.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pop-Up Books for Learning Centers

Are you looking for new ways to make your literacy centers "pop"?  Try pop-up books.  Not only do students enjoy making them, it is a great way to review concepts.  View some examples at

Initial Sound Sort

Found at Classroom Freebies!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Tree math

And this one, is an oldy, but goodie of mine. And it can be adapted to any way, shape, or form.
Come on over to The Teachers' Cauldron to see how I use these!

Christmas Cards Craft

I love to make Christmas cards with my kids. Here are two kinds I have created for my class. Use them in your Christmas Craft Center area.

Christmas Coloring Cards - these are great for kids in Kindergarten through to Grade 3. They include cards that are ready made, cards to be colored and coupons for the cards.

Christmas tree and Angel Scratch paper Cards. These I used to trace out the decorations on Scratch Art paper which goes on the front page of each card. For more details click here.

Merry Christmas!

Pop-Up Books Kids Can Make

Okay, put aside anything you have ever learned about students making their own books.  When pop-ups, flips, and tabs are added to student books, book making goes to a whole new level.   This week, I will show you how to create pop-up books with students for your centers as well as student examples at

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Driving Letters!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  Great for alphabet and spelling words!  And kids think it's FUN!  Click image to see full story!  Again.. found at Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter CVC Game

Found at Classroom Freebies!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Create a North Pole

Having your kids create a North Pole is so much fun! I did it with my 3rd graders, and I'm sure that 2nd graders can do it, and maybe even 1st graders if you did it together. And I know 4th and 5th graders would LOVE it!

Fly on over to The Teachers' Cauldron to grab your directions on how to build a North Pole!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Candy Cane Rhyme Game

Pokey Pin Sight Words

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  Need I say more.  Click the link to read all about it!  Great for Alphabet Center or practicing Sight Words.

New Author: Erin Klein from Kleinspiration

I'm so excited to be a part of this great new blog!  Here is a bit about me.... 

I'm the co-technology director for the state of Michigan's Reading Association, member of The National Writing Project, blogger for Really Good Stuff, SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator, Certified SMART Board Trainer, guest blogger for Edutopia, and Crystal Tiffany Teacher of the Year recipient. 

Additionally, I'm starting my post graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in their School of Education Program. 

I'm also the author of Kleinspiration, an EduTech Blog. My blog has won the following awards:  Edublog 2011 Best New Blog Top 5, Really Good Stuff First Place Blog Winner, Top 50 Elementary Teaching Blog, Top 10 Blog via, Top 25 Blog by Circle of Moms, and Runner Up for Parent's Magazine Best Mom Tech Blog.

I invite you to click here and follow my blog.  Please also join me on Facebook by connecting through my site.  I can also be found on Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.  Thanks for connecting!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tree Measurements

Need a quick math activity to review measurements??

Fly on over to The Teachers' Cauldron to see how we made these trees!


There has to be some fun creative ways to use these in center?  Another great one found at Classroom Freebies!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

3D Reading Center

We all know that 3D is all the rage these days.  How about bringing the 3D craze to learning centers.  This center is sure to motivate the most reluctant reader to read.  I stock my center with 3D glasses and 3D books.  I have even found some 3D books  Dollar Tree! Contributed by Dawn at

Monday, December 12, 2011

Water Bottle Literacy & Math Centers

Hi Everyone,
This is Dawn from  Have you ever wondered what to do with an empty water bottle?  Water bottles make great literacy and math centers.  Best of all, they are easy to store.

Add words from newspaper clippings

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