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Snowy Day Writing with Picture Prompts

Hello, Teaching Friends!

It's time to think about winter writing! This set of four picture prompts addresses the writing skills of using a graphic organizer, labeling, and justifying opinions.  Each page can be used for a whole class lesson or copied and used in your writing center. You might even want to leave them for a substitute teacher to simply put up on your SMARTboard... just in case you might be needing another shopping day between now and Christmas! {wink, wink!}





Happy Teaching!



Christmas Around The World

Do you do a Christmas Around The World theme?  It's one of my students' favorite units.

Even if you don't, this poster and "color me" Christmas  card is a quick, easy & fun "sanity saver" for the last day before holiday break.

Simply "print & go".  The packet includes an alphabetical list how 28 countries say "Merry Christmas", with 4 links to different sites with even more countries.

Students can find their nationality and write their greeting on the back of the card, or they can list the ones from the countries you have studied in your geography travels.

"No matter how you say it, I'm wishing you a happy one!" can be the closing message before signing their name.

Click on the link to zip on over to my blog, where the Christmas Around The World poster & card are today's featured FREEBIE.

From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Susan Berkowitz's Free Christmas Tree Shapes and Colors

Are you working with preschoolers or Kindergarten students who need to practice shapes and colors?  Do you have older language disordered students who still have a hard time with these concepts?  
Well, here is an activity just right for this time of year that can help with developing those skills.


My Christmas Tree Shapes and Colors craftivity allows little ones to have fun cutting and pasting.  Your occupational therapist will love you for working on cutting skills, and helping students to get just the right amount  [not too much] glue on the paper is also practical.

This activity works on triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles in various sizes and colors, while building your very own Christmas tree, complete with ornaments and presents.  There is even a star to put on top.

Have fun, and Keep on Talking!  Have a great holiday season, and a safe New Year's eve!




Free ACK Word Family Literacy Center Game

Free ACK Word Family file folder game - a great literacy center from Raki's Rad Resources.

Anything labeled as a game is exciting to my students. Last year the favorite in my classroom was this ACK Word Family File Folder Race Game. The students would work in pairs and race to see who could find their words that matched their pictures first. While they were playing, the students didn't realize that they were also work on spelling and reading patterns and building their vocabulary. I love when that happens! Download this free literacy center from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.



Letter to Santa Writing FREEBIE

Hey y'all!  Jen Bradshaw here from TeacherKARMA.com

letter to Santa template


Students LOVE writing letters to Santa and they can be a great letter writing activity.

Grab your free Letter to Santa Template from my Polar Express resource.

Best wishes!

Jen Bradshaw

2016 Interactive Teacher Gift Guide!

Teachers are a giving bunch by nature. But others may not know how to give back to teachers. Here is a 2016 Interactive Holiday Gift Guide to take or share!

Do you want to give some great ideas to others for what a teacher might like for the holidays?

Maybe you are an administrator who is searching for an awesome staff gift for your teachers?

Co-worker gifts?  A parent who is looking for ideas for your kids' teachers?

Looking for a special treat for yourself?  :)

Check out this FREE Interactive Holiday Gift Guide for 2016 where no matter whether you are looking for other teachers or yourself, you are sure to find some personalized ideas!

Take the super short FREE quiz HERE.

Happy shopping!

~Charity
Teachers are a giving bunch by nature. But others may not know how to give back to teachers. Here is a 2016 Interactive Holiday Gift Guide to take or share!


Snowy Days Compound Words


Kids love the snow! Here are some cute task cards to use for focusing on compound words that go with the snow. Click on the image to get your copy.

My Model for Converting Fractions to Decimals

I was looking for another model to teach students how to plot decimals and fractions on a number line.  On Pinterest I saw where teachers used clothes pins on a paint stirrer, and it occurred to me that I had a class set of models already in my class: meter sticks.

Once I taught my lesson, I kept the clothespins in a bag as a math station.  They have decimals on the front and the corresponding fraction on the back. Students worked individually and in pairs to put all the clothespins in order and then they brought them over to me to check.

To read my step by step instructions and links to my other lessons, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.



Artistry of Education

School Supplies Vocabulary for ESL Students

Free school supply vocabulary packet for English Language Learners from Raki's Rad Resources.

It's happened more times than I can count. We're halfway through the school year. All of the students are in a groove. Then I get a new student who speaks little to no English. How do I get this student to integrate into my classroom? For me, step one is to help them to help themselves by teaching them the names of the items around them. This Back to School English Language Learner Vocabulary Packet is my go to resource to help these students. We start with level one and make sure that they take the time to connect these important school supply words with the words they already know in their own language. This helps them to remember these all important words as we build their English vocabulary slowly. Download this free resource from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.



Free Christmas Word Puzzles

Are you looking for some last minute activities to keep your students engaged during this busy time? 
If so look no further... here are 2 word searches, a crossword puzzle, word scramble with answer key, and a maze to get Santa to the house.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Word-Puzzles-107342

How fun!!! Click on the picture to get your FREE copy.
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca 

Cheers,
 

Fern Smith's FREE Christmas Math Division Center Games Divide By Two and Four

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Fern's Freebie Friday ~ FREE Christmas Math Division Center Games Divide By Two and Four. #TeachersPayTeachers #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This new Christmas center is perfect for introduction or review of dividing by two and four...this resource can be played three different ways, divide by two, divide by four or mixed together, divide by two and four. Visit my blog to learn how to use my centers for Concentration, Match Game, Old Maid, Go Fish, Scoot and so much more!
Visit my blog to download your freebie now,
your students will ♥ love ♥ it!
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Quick and Easy to Prep Christmas Math Division Center Games Divide By Two and Four at Classroom Freebies.

Pointsettia Art Project

Are you looking for an easy, beautiful art project? My class was singing a poinsettia song for our Christmas concert so I wanted to tie it into art some how. I played around with different ideas and then decided on this BEAUTIFUL art project. I am so in love with how they turned out. 
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca/2015/12/poinsettia-guided-drawing.html

http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca/2015/12/poinsettia-guided-drawing.html



Click on any picture to get the details on how we completed the project and how your students can too!
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca/2015/12/poinsettia-guided-drawing.html 
Cheers,
 

Free Alphabet Phonics Sound Posters

Free alphabet phonics sound posters to help beginning readers from Raki's Rad Resources.

Students who are just learning to read need to connect these letters to the sounds they make. One great way to help students make this connection is to give them a picture clue. These Alphabet Phonics Sound Posters help students connect the letter sounds to words they already know. Download these free posters from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.


Holiday Party Ideas!


Our Collaboration Wednesday question was all about what you do for holiday parties in your classroom! Lots of ideas – including one from me at the end!

Our Collaboration Wednesday question was all about what you do for holiday parties in your classroom! Lots of ideas – including one from me at the end!


Grab your free eBook with all sorts of ideas!  Stop at Organized Classroom now!

~Charity
Our Collaboration Wednesday question was all about what you do for holiday parties in your classroom! Lots of ideas – including one from me at the end!

Positive Reinforcement with Class Dojo

Have you been using Class Dojo with  your students or do you plan to try it out this year? I have been using it for a  few years now and it is great to help reinforce positive behavior. Over the last few years I have come up with many options for giving out positive points so I would put something together to help other teachers!  Here is a  free resource with 35 ways to give positive Class Dojo points!  Click here or on the image below to download the freebie!

If you do try it, please consider taking a few moments to leave some feedback for it in my store. It is super helpful and I do appreciate it!