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Friday, January 24, 2020

VALENTINE'S DAY FREEBIES for TEACHERS!

It's about time, teachers, to turn the page on the calendar.


February is one busy month... Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Dental Health month, Black History month, 100th Day of School (for many), and this year, Leap Year!  Whew!  That's a lot for the shortest month of the year.  To make your life a little easier, I have FREEBIES to share.

If you missed this post, it covers you for Groundhog Day.  

For Valentine's Day, you may enjoy these FREEBIES:
  • Get your room ready with these beautiful and fun banners.
VALENTINE'S DAY DECOR Pennants Banners Flags Love Messages
VALENTINE'S DAY HINK PINKS HINKY PINKIES HINKITY PINKITIES Critical Thinking GT
  • SCRATTLE (Scrabble + Battle) is great for either your literacy center or math center.  It's awesome for differentiated instruction and enrichment.  It was created to challenge students from 1st grade through middle school.  Sound impossible?  I assure you it's not.  As the academic coach for my building, I developed this (and many other) products to apply to multiple grade levels.  I'm particularly proud of this one because it combines word work (verbal fluency) with computation (simple addition to mixed operations), individual effort with competition, exercises HOTS, and encourages students to up their game every time they play it.
HOLIDAY MATH and LITERACY CENTER Valentine's Day SCRATTLE Differentiated

  • The final FREEBIE for Valentine's Day is Bee Mine Making Words Literacy Center.  Once again, multiple grade levels can use this resource in which students manipulate letter tiles to make words.
MAKING WORDS LITERACY CENTER Bee Mine Word Work ELA Valentine's Day Activity


Hopefully, these FREEBIES fill your heart with happiness.  Check back soon as February FREEBIES are not exhausted.



You may also like these February resources:
POETRY UNIT February Poetry Activities Poetry Forms Poetry Elements WritingPOETRY UNIT Black History Month Activities Poetry Form Poetry Elements Writing  
CRITICAL THINKING PUZZLES Valentine's Day Brain Teasers Differentiation GATE






SYLLABLES LITERACY CENTER Valentine's Day Activity Syllable Sort Prefix SuffixGRAMMAR VOCABULARY BUNDLE Monsters Literacy Centers

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Chinese New Year Poetry Possibilities




It's about time, teachers, for 



That means it's about time for some Poetry Possibilities to help you celebrate.

Included in Poetry Possibilities: Winter Edition are 2 poems and many possibilities for teaching with them.  









The possibilities include teaching points about poetry, but also include lessons from multiple subjects.  They even include several craftivities.

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!


You may also like:
POETRY UNIT February Poetry Activities Poetry Forms Poetry Elements WritingPOETRY UNIT Black History Month Activities Poetry Form Poetry Elements Writing

ANIMAL POETRY UNIT  Animal Poems  Poetry Activities  Poetry Elements  WritingPOETRY UNIT 100th Day Poetry Activities Poetry Elements Poetry Forms Writing

Thursday, January 16, 2020

It's About Time for FREEBIES!

It's about time, teachers, for 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is almost here.  This FREEBIE is perfect for upper grade classes.

POETRY UNIT MLK Jr. Day Poetry Elements Poetry Forms Writing FREEBIE

POETRY POSSIBILITIES for MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY contains 2 poems. Each poem is accompanied by custom designed teaching points covering a variety of skills. These poems are copy ready and, thus, may be added to your students’ poetry anthologies. The range of reading levels in these poems makes them appropriate for all intermediate classrooms and provides for differentiation.

It's also the time of year that classes celebrate the 100th day of school.  Primary teachers will enjoy this FREEBIE!

POETRY UNIT 100th Day Poetry Activities Poetry Elements Poetry Forms Writing
There are 4 poems in Poetry Possibilities -- 100th Day of School Edition. Each poem has a teaching point related to poetry and teaching possibilities from multiple disciplines that are custom designed for them.

It will soon be Groundhog Day.  I have 2 FREEBIES for that special day.
GROUNDHOG DAY HINK PINKS HINKY PINKIES HINKITY PINKITIES  Critical Thinking GATE
Groundhog Day Hink Pinks, Hinky Pinkies, & Hinkity Pinkities are the perfect way to celebrate this just-for-fun holiday in your intermediate classroom.  Your students will work on language arts skills, critical thinking, and problem solving with these fun word riddles.
HOLIDAY MATH and LITERACY CENTER Groundhog Day SCRATTLE Differentiated
Groundhog Day Scrattle is a differentiated, math and  literacy, learning center activity that combines word work with computation; individual effort with competition. As in Scrabble™, students use a set of letters to create words. After recording their words, they calculate each word’s score using the letter values. Then they engage a friend in a battle wherein they compare their scores using >, <, and =. The student with the most >s wins the battle! (SCRAbble + baTTLE SCRATTLE!)  Because this FREEBIE is differentiated, it is appropriate for ALL elementary classrooms.

Enjoy the FREEBIES!  Coming soon will be more FREEBIES just for Valentine's Day.



You may also like:
POETRY UNIT Black History Month Activities Poetry Form Poetry Elements WritingPOETRY UNIT: Winter Poetry, Poetry Activities, Poetry Elements, Poetry Writing

TANGRAMS TANGRAM PUZZLES WINTER Math Center Problem Solving Critical ThinkingMATH WORD PROBLEM TASK CARDS: Story Problems, Winter Math, Math Journals

Saturday, January 11, 2020

HINK PINKS & HINKY PINKIES for KINDERS




It's about time, teachers, for a new bundle!

HINK PINKS & HINKY PINKIES for KINDERS BUNDLE Vocabulary Critical Thinking

And, it's 50% off for 48 hours!  

This bundle includes 4 products that promote critical thinking and boost vocabulary.

HINK PINKS for KINDERS I Critical Thinking Vocabulary Syllables Rhymes
HINK PINKS for KINDERS II Critical Thinking Vocabulary Syllables Rhymes
HINK PINKS for KINDERS Set III Critical Thinking Vocabulary Syllables Rhymes
HINKY PINKIES for KINDERS Critical Thinking Vocabulary Syllables Rhymes

These visual clues lead your learners to a two word phrase that rhymes.  For Hink Pinks, each word must have just 1 syllable.  Hinky Pinkies have 2 syllables each.  Because no reading is required, these activities are perfect for pre-readers, ELL, and speech and language students.

Want to try them before you buy them?  Download this FREEBIE!

HINK PINKS for KINDERS FREEBIE Critical Thinking Vocabulary Syllables Rhymes




















Monday, December 30, 2019

NEW YEAR'S DOLLAR DEALS!!

It's about time, teachers, for 

Image result for 2020 new years clipart

To celebrate, I've joined with a group of talented teacherpreneurs to create a hashtag sale.



This sale offers hundred of resources marked down to just $1.  All you have to do is type #RingIn2020 in the search bar on TpT.  Then scroll through the resources, filling your basket as you go.  At $1 each, you can start the new year off with a bang without breaking the bank.

Here are my offerings for this sale:


ANTONYMS LITERACY CENTER Monster Antonyms Activity Word Work Grammar Activity



ONE DOLLAR WORDS 2.0 Critical Thinking Challenge Math ELA Research GATE


This sale only lasts 2 days, 12/31/19 and 1/1/20, so hurry over to TpT now and scoop up these great deals.


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TpT Dollar Deals Hashtag Sale

It's about time, teachers, for 

Image result for 2020 new year clipart

To celebrate, I've joined with a group of talented teacherpreneurs to create a hashtag sale.



This sale offers scores of resources marked down to just $1.  All you have to do is type #NEWYEARNEWDEALS in the search bar on TpT.  Then scroll through the resources, filling your basket as you go.  At $1 each, you can start the new year off with a bang without breaking the bank.

Here are my offerings for this sale:

CALDECOTT BOOK ACTIVITIES Story Sleuths Set I Literature Extension GATE HOTS

SYLLABLES LITERACY CENTER Frog Theme Syllables Game Literacy Activity

This sale only lasts 3 days, 12/31/19 - 1/2/20, so hurry over to TpT now and scoop up these great deals.