Classroom Freebies

September Holidays and Celebrations Freebies

Can you name all the holidays and celebrations in September? September is jam packed with so many and I've put together some great freebies to help you get ready for some of them. For 9/11 I have this wonderful Hero Poems and Writing Activity that would be appropriate for younger grades.
I also have this September Holiday Noun Sort to not only help students sort common, proper, and compound nouns but also learn words associated with different September holidays.
Did you know that September 19th is "Talk like a Pirate Day?" Your students may love this Making Words and Sentences Literacy Activity.
Just click on any of the images above to download your free activities. Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

                                            

5 Back to School Freebies!

I'll bet you could use some freebies for Back to School! Be sure to grab all 5 to help you through those first few weeks of school! Just click the image or click HERE!

Google Classroom Updates for the 2017/18 School Year!



Google recently added a number of helpful updates to Google Classroom for teachers. 



These updates include...

1. Reorder your classes on the homepage
2. View all of a student's work on a single page
3. Use decimal grades to award partial points
4. Display the class code in full screen
5. Transfer class ownership to another teacher
and more...


Click on the link below to download this free guide...


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Hungry, Hungry Hippo Sums Sheet

Free sheet to incorporate hungry, hungry hippos into your math centers - from Raki's Rad Resources.

Hungry, hungry hippos is a great game to add to your math centers. Take a sharpie and write digits 0 - 9 on each marble. Then let the kids add together the numbers they "eat" with this hungry, hungry hippos sums sheet that you can download from my blog - Raki's Rad Resources.


Back To School With Charlotte's Web


As we set up our classrooms, and begin planning our first lessons of the year it's important to think about the themes we want to study with our students.  I like to begin the school year learning about the importance of friendship and being kind to others.  Charlotte's Web is a great first novel of the school year because it teaches these qualities in a classic way.  I created this Charlotte's Web freebie to go along with the novel.  Enjoy it with your students!






Back to School Math Challenge for 2nd and 3rd Grade

Use this free school-themed math printable as a challenge for your 2nd and 3rd grade elementary students!  This September math challenge can be used as a whole class problem solving activity, advanced math center, fast finisher, or homework worksheetHead over to my blog to read about 3 Back to School Math Activities I love and download the freebie!

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Have a fab day Super Teachers!
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Classroom Management for the Beginning of the School Year

Oh the end of the school year can bring some exciting behavior in the classroom.  I use this year around but at the end of the year it can be used for those last few precious weeks.  I print out a bunch of these on cardstock and laminate them for durability.  I wrap a shoe box in my classroom and cut a slot in the top of the lid.  There are slips of paper beside the box along with a pencil for students to write their name on it.  Each week, I have my caught being terrific cards with me at all times: hallway,cafeteria, etc.  My students know they can get a ticket  at any time.  If they receive one they are to return the ticket to a container, put their name on a slip of paper , place in the box, and at the end of the week we have a drawing (I draw several names) to go to my prize box filled with lots of fun stuff.  The kids LOVE it and so do I.  :)  Head on over to get your copy of them.  It will be a hit at the end of the year.
http://theteachingbug36.blogspot.com/2014/01/classroom-management-tool.html

Math Riddle Task Cards

Hi, Teaching Friends!

When your students use riddles to practice math, they'll hardly believe that they're practicing at all! These number elimination riddle task cards address a variety of primary grade math skills, and are an engaging way to review with partners, in small groups, or in a math center.


Here's the kind of riddle cards this set includes.




                              




Click here or on the cover to get your riddle set. The post also has lots of ideas for using riddle cards with your class!




Happy Teaching!



How to Make Your Own Paper Flowers



http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca/2017/08/stop-buying-tissue-paper-flowers.html 

I see SO many teachers spend a lot of money on tissue paper flowers for their classrooms. You all can stop doing that now :) Here are step by step instructions on how to make your own and SAVE you money!

I love tissue paper flowers just like everyone and I use them in my classroom quite often but I found that it was getting pricey buying all the different ones I wanted. 
By making your own you save money and you can get creative with what they look like. 
They are so easy to make that I even have Grade 2 students making them. 
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca/2017/08/stop-buying-tissue-paper-flowers.htmlClick here if you want to save yourself some money and still have stunning flowers in your room.

Cheers,

September Writing Activities


Grab these free September Writing Activities for your elementary classroom! They include a reading passage about Labor Day, September Acrostic Poem, Fall Haiku and a descriptive writing about apples. Click on the picture above to download these free activities!

Enjoy!



What's My Number?

Need a fun way to have your students practice reading numbers while also developing number sense?

What's My Number? has been my "go to game" when I have a few extra minutes with my students. The students keep their game board in their notebook and have it ready to go if we have a few extra minutes. All I need to do is grab my 10-sided die and we are good to go.
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For my blog post with detailed directions, variations of the game, and a copy of the game board, click here.





Susan Berkowitz’s Free IEP Objectives for AAC Users

Just in time for the new IEP or school year, here are some guidelines to follow when writing IEP objectives for students who use AAC systems.  One of the common pitfalls in writing these objectives is the way we try to create measurable targets out of less-than-easily-measureable language skills.


I often see IEP objectives written for making a request for (X item/activity) Y# times/day.  How do we know the student is going to want to request (X) every day, let alone a given number of times.  Why do we focus on specific, structured, responses when we don’t actually know what the students is going to want to say? And, finally, why can’t we write objectives for increasing the variety of functions of communication used, or the complexity of the “utterance” rather than counting the number of times Johnny says, “X?”

Gayle Porter and Linda Burkhart have addressed this issue well in Gayle’s PODD trainings.  I have attempted to summarize their thoughts for distribution to others as often as I can.  So, take this information with you to the next IEP meeting for a nonspeaking student, and see how it can change how your write IEPs and measure communication interactions.




Sea of Knowledge's Free All About Me Back to School Poster Activity

Looking for an All About Me activity for back to school? This free and fun poster activity will be a hit with your students! These will be a great way to get to know the students, to have them get to know their new classmates or even as a fun way to find out students’ birth-dates!

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Head on over to the BLOG POST HERE to download this freebie! 
Yara

Pete's "It's all good!" Writing prompt & Poster Activity


Even before Pete the Cat made the saying "It's All Good!" popular, others felt the same way, like Glennon Melton, so I used her quote to make a cat-themed poster.

There's one in black and white for kiddos to color, as well as a colorful one for you to introduce the writing prompt with, then hang in the center of your display of students' work.

Using the worksheet, children write whether they agree or disagree with the quote and why.

Use the poster for discussion with PK children, who can also color their own.

Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop  to grab Pete The Cat's "It's all good!" writing prompt poster activity. 

From Diane, at TeachWithMe.com

Free Number Aerobics Poster

Free Number Aerobics Poster to get you and your students exerecising with math every morning. From Raki's Rad Resources.

Do you get to exercise during the work week? One trick that I have used in order to get a work out in is to add number aerobics to my morning routine. The students and I count to one hundred every morning, changing movements every ten numbers in order to work on groupings of ten. This activity gets the students' blood flowing to start the day and gets a workout in for us too! Download this free number aerobics poster from my blog. It will help your students know what movements to do for each grouping of ten.