Classroom Freebies

Fill-in-the-Blank Story: Letter from Camp

 This activity could be used right now as students are anticipating summer activities or at the beginning of next year as a reflection.  Students fill in the blanks to create a "Letter from Camp."


In our district, intermediate students go to outdoor school.  This could be a writing connection for that event as well.

To download "Letter from Camp" please visit this post at Artistry of Education. 



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A Google a Day Search Game



“A Google A Day” is a trivia game (Developed by Google) using Google “search” to find answers using savvy search skills.  The faster you search, the more points you score and the more badges and achievements you get.  Players learn how to adjust their search terms to eliminate unnecessary words so that they can use Google more efficiently.  Each day Google creates new questions for students.

Google Search Game Guide



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4 Reasons to Teach Effective Ways to Say NO


An effective NO means -- the person you are saying NO to hears the spoken information and responds respectfully.



1.  Knowing how to successfully say NO, while letting others know where your boundaries are is an important skill set. (Boundaries are rules people have for themselves that are reasonable and permissible ways for other people to behave around them). It is a nice way of letting people know how to treat you.

2.  Kids of all ages don’t do it well.  Even adults have problems with this issue – see an example of a true story below:
  •  (I spent almost an hour coaching a middle age woman on how to respond to an abusive supervisor. She knew how to respond in a passive way (ineffective) while really wanting to respond in an aggressive way (didn’t want to get fired). She was going to quit her job that gave her family medical benefits until I taught her what to say, the proper body language and proper vocal tone. She went to her work place and taught the other ladies. They almost wanted the supervisor to go off on one of them because they knew how to handle the situation.)
3.  Saying NO is confidence building, and a self-respect issue; it is also a learned skilled that requires practice.   In my Healthy Mind Curriculum lessons, individuals get a chance to practice saying NO in a number of different situations with a variety of different types of people — parents, siblings, teachers, peers, bosses etc.   My goal, is for all individuals to be able to:

  • say NO nicely, calmly and respectfully
  • with ease
  • while maintaining their cool factor
4.  It’s empowering, confidence building and it demonstrates leadership and grace under fire. The person with this skill is respected; people aren’t eager to cross their boundaries. We want the people we around us to hear what we say and respect our standards as we respect theirs.






A Memory Book for the Teacher

Still in school? Go to school year 'round? Teaching summer school?
OR...
If you're out for summer vacation (woo hoo!) you can tuck this away for next year.

This freebie is a sweet Memory Book for the TEACHER!

If you're a teacher and would cherish one of these, simply show the idea to a fellow teacher.
If they like it too, you can swap students for 15-20 minutes.
You make one for her, with her students, and she makes one for you, with your kiddos.

If you help in the classroom, this is a wonderful activity to send home with the kids as a surprise for the teacher.
To make this easy & do-able, I've included a note home to parents.

Have a student teacher? This makes a thoughtful gift.
A special, keepsake page includes a place to glue a group photo of the class with their teacher.

There are 15 clip art options for student pages, which provide a nice variety.
Run them off & pass them out, or give students a choice.

 I've also included color copies for the 1st three pages, as well as black and white templates.


The last 2 pages include some cool quotes. 

I used a notebook and glued the pages in, but you could also mount them on construction paper, laminate, trim and collate into a sweet keepsake.

Click on the link to grab the "Memory Book for the Teacher" activity.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com
If you're a teacher and would cherish one of these, simply show the idea to a fellow teacher.  If they like it too, you can swap students for 15-20 minutes.  You make one for her, with her students, and she makes one for you, with your kiddos.
If you help in the classroom, this is a wonderful activity to send home with the kids as a surprise for the teacher.  To make this do-able, I've included a note home to parents.
There are 15 clip art options for student pages, which provide a nice variety.  I've also included color copies for the 1st three pages, as well as black and white templates.
I used a notebook and glued the pages in, but you could also mount them on construction paper, laminate, trim and collate into a sweet keepsake.
- See more at: https://teachwithme.com/downloads/item/4393-teacher-gift-ideas-memory-books#sthash.XRV5WXvO.dpuf
If you're a teacher and would cherish one of these, simply show the idea to a fellow teacher.  If they like it too, you can swap students for 15-20 minutes.  You make one for her, with her students, and she makes one for you, with your kiddos.
If you help in the classroom, this is a wonderful activity to send home with the kids as a surprise for the teacher.  To make this do-able, I've included a note home to parents.
There are 15 clip art options for student pages, which provide a nice variety.  I've also included color copies for the 1st three pages, as well as black and white templates.
I used a notebook and glued the pages in, but you could also mount them on construction paper, laminate, trim and collate into a sweet keepsake.
- See more at: https://teachwithme.com/downloads/item/4393-teacher-gift-ideas-memory-books#sthash.XRV5WXvO.dpuf

Free Book Hospital Labels

Are you starting to prep for next year? I love an organized classroom library and was tired of having damaged books piling up on my desk. I decided that I wanted to add a book hospital to my classroom library as a place for students to place damaged books until I had time to fix them.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Book-Hospital-Label-Chevron-and-Dots-1493480
 Click on the picture to get a free copy of the bin label I use in my classroom library.
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca 
Cheers,

Social Studies Reading Passages - Immigration

If you teach immigration to your elementary students, then you know it can be hard to find appropriate  reading passages for second and third graders on this topic. This freebie may help! It includes a reading passage with two difficulty levels for differentiation and there are also follow up questions to the reading passage. The topic is why people immigrated to America in the 1700s and 1800s! Click here or on the image below to check it out and always , please take a few minutes to leave feedback. I am so appreciative when you do so!




Kahoot - 10 Free Public Games Guide



• Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system
• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser
• Motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting
Students Love Kahoot!
• I know students love this game from the feedback I receive from other teachers and from my own experience with using Kahoot.
• Students ask me, “Can we please play Kahoot?” For every game there is always lots of laughter and students are very engaged.
• At the end of the 2014/15 school year, I gave students a day to complete missing assignments. There were several students who were finished all of their work. These students got together and set-up their own game of Kahoot. I did not suggest it, they just really wanted to play. This was more evidence for me that students love this interactive tool.

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Summer Division Practice

 We have one more week of school here in the Seattle area.  Here is an activity I send home with students who need more fact fluency practice.

The activity is simple.  Students study a set of division facts and then hand the sheet to someone to quiz them.  

(If you are already out for the summer, you can get it now for the beginning of next year.)

To download Quiz Me Division, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.





Artistry of Education

Teaching the 4 Types of Sentences: Imperative Sentence Freebie

The mastery of the 4 types of sentences (imperative, exclamatory, declarative, and interrogative) is an abstract and difficult task for many elementary students.  These are large words that are challenging to read and pronounce, and remembering the rules can be painstaking!  Come to my blog where you can get a free sample of how I teach imperative sentences in a fun and memorable way!  Click here 
Cheers, 
Dr. Erica Warren

Google Timer



• Timers are a great classroom tool to break up the day/period into blocks of time to help focus students
• Stopwatches can also be used to time a response to a problem or question
• Google Timer and Google Stopwatch are quick and easy to access 

Opportunities to use a Class Timer and Stopwatch

• End of an activity
• Beginning of a new activity
• Switching between activities
• End of the day/beginning of the day 
• During an indoor recess, snack or lunch break
• Cleaning up a work area
• Solving a problem
• Responding to a question

Google Timer Guide



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What is your biggest classroom organization challenge?

What is Your Biggest Classroom Organization Challenge? 



Take this FREE Quiz to find your personalized results!

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FREE American Flag Math Mystery Picture

Your upper elementary students will love this fun graphing activity. Use the coordinates to color in the squares on the alphanumeric grid and create the mystery picture!




Summer Bookmarks

It's summertime, but that doesn't mean that your kiddos have to stop learning.  Encourage them to keep up their reading habits during the summer with these fun summer bookmarks.


These also make a great gift for the end of the year or for your summer school students.  Click HERE to download this freebie. I'd love to know what you think of them.

Stay cool, friends.




Rainbow Flip Book FREEBIE

Howdy!  Jen Bradshaw here from TeacherKARMA.com

FREE Rainbow Foldable Flip Book Template for your Interactive Notebook TeacherKarma.com


Grab your FREE Rainbow Foldable resource, and find 14 creative ways to use interactives in your classroom.

Perfect for interactive notebooks! :)


Best wishes! 
Jen 

Count the Sheep Clip Cards

Clip Cards are a fun way to practice counting and fine motor skills as young learners work to open those clothespins and clip the right answer. These count the sheep clip cards were designed for Vacation Bible School but could be used in both religious and non religious classroom settings.  These cards practice numbers 1-10. 
FREE Counting Sheep Clip Cards to practice counting numbers 1-10.  Awesome counting and fine motor practice all in one fun activity.