Classroom Freebies

Hanukkah Multi-Purpose Game Board

Happy Hanukkah!

Enjoy the 8 days of Hanukkah with this game board! It can be played to practice a number of skills. The students can play with task cards, math facts, sight words, or more! Come on over to Elementary Matters to grab this Hanukkah Freebie!

Writing Lesson: The Case of the Missing Snowman

I just gave this assignment to my students this year.  As a pre-write they created a Missing Poster shown above.  Then they created a draft of a snowman that comes to life and disappears.

Students can choose what point of view they want to use to tell the story.

The Case of the Missing Snowman is available from Artistry of Education @ Teachers Pay Teachers.

Letter to Santa Writing Activity

Hey y'all!  Jen Bradshaw here from

letter to Santa template

Students LOVE writing letters to Santa and they can be a great letter writing activity to add to your holiday bag of tricks.

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

Best wishes!

Jen Bradshaw

Stay engaged! Holiday & Christmas Foldables for your Interactive Notebooks

Hey y'all!  Jen Bradshaw here from

holiday foldables for interactive notebook

Wow! Keeping your students engaged is NO EASY task during the holiday season. How about keeping your students motivated with foldables and interactive notebooks this season??

Grab your Holiday & Christmas Foldables.

Best wishes!

Jen Bradshaw

Free Christmas Multiplication Activities

As it is getting closer to Christmas I am always looking for ways to engage my students and keep them learning. My students always have fun with these Multiplication riddles and sorting activity.
Included are 3 fun Christmas/winter themed multiplication pages for students to practice multiplying numbers to 10 x 10.
There are 2 riddle pages and a multiplication sentence sort page.
Answer keys included to make your life easier!

To get your free copy you can click on the picture or here.  

Holidays Around the World FREE Reading

Are you thinking about teaching the Holidays Around the World this year?  Are you looking for some reading passages to help you get started and save you time?

Are you thinking about teaching holidays around the world?  Grab these free reading passages that will engage your students and help you gain understanding of their reading comprehension!

I have just the thing to get you started for FREE!  Head over to my blog post and read about all my different ideas I have for teaching Holidays Around the World and then at the end of the blog post, grab my free reading passages to get started!  Click here to head that way now.  :)

You'll definitely be glad you did!  How will you spend your free time you'll save from planning?

Using Christmas Songs for Word Work, Fluency, and More!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

When your little learners are working in December, do you often hear the buzz of Christmas songs being hummed, sung, and even whistled? Our kiddos are just so full of holiday excitement that it bubbles out of them!

Here's a way to put that energy and enthusiasm to good use in literacy lessons!

Check this post to find ideas for word work, fluency, vocabulary, readers' theater, and more. You'll also find ready-to-go lyrics sheets for three songs, with those nice big fonts that your emergent readers need!

Susan Berkowitz’s Free Christmas Tree Craftivity for Practicing Shapes and Colors

This is a fun language building craftivity for the  season.  Even students who do not celebrate Christmas can have fun practicing their colors and shapes while following directions to create a decorated tree. 
Just click the link above.

Meet CCSS for 
  1. describing familiar things (SL K.4), 
  2. producing complete sentences (SL 1.6) and 
  3. sorting objects into categories (L K.5 and 1.5)

Have a great holiday, no matter what you celebrate (Hannukah comes early this year).
And - keep on talking

5 Games to Play With a 100s Chart

Hi there - Rachael Parlett here from The Classroom Nook.

The hundreds chart is one of the most versatile math tools to use in the classroom.  I especially love using them for games that help promote number sense.

Feel free to download my 5 favorite games to play with a hundreds chart in this post, as well as learn how I have used them with my own students. 

Money Interactive Notebook

I enjoy using interactive notebooks with  my second graders. This freebie that addresses money and I think you might enjoy using it with your students! It includes a helpful coin reference chart and some flap books for students to practice finding different coins to show money under $1.00.

Click here or on the image below and if you do grab it I'd appreciate it if you would take a few seconds and leave feedback. You might have to click your browser back arrow to do so after you click download. Thanks!

Studying the Weather

Studying the weather is a great science unit.  You can study it any time of the year, and it doesn't require special equipment to make the observations.  Studying the air, and the weather is fascinating, and important.  To learn about the weather, it's important to understand how the air affects it.  I created this free lesson Air mini lesson to help students better understand this.


Fern Smith's FREE Christmas Quick and Easy to Prep 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 Christmas Elf division center is perfect for introduction or review of dividing by two and four...this resource can be played 3 different ways...  1. divide by two, 2. divide by four or 3. mixed together, divide by two and four. Visit my blog to learn how to use my centers for Old Maid, Concentration, Match Game, 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.

Data Collection for Busy December Days!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Save time for some data collection mini-lessons during your busy December days! Just print and go for six quick graphing and tallying experiences. Choose one or as many as you have time for!

Then use any or all of them to kick off some seasonal writing! There's even a cover included, in case you'd like to collect these into a class book.

Happy Teaching!

Print & Go Christmas Activities for Grades 2-4

If you're looking for some FREE Christmas activities you can use for holiday centers, fast finishers, homework, or as an option during some of that holiday downtime, check out this set of December Holiday Fun Printables. It includes an Elf Equations math activity, Santa's Flight path US geography practice, letter writing paper, and a Holiday Tree Dot Game you can use to save a little sanity during this crazy month! Fun for kids and NO PREP for you!

If you're looking for some FREE Christmas printables you can use for holiday centers, fast finishers, homework, or as a holiday option during your classroom Christmas party, check out these four December Holiday Fun Printables. Includes math, US geography, letter writing, and partner game printables. These ideas are perfect for kids in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade classrooms. #christmas #education #secondgrade #thirdgrade #fourthgrade #freeprintables #freebie #teacherspayteachers #tpt #teachers

Just CLICK HERE to hop over to my blog for the freebie.

Have a fab day Super Teacher,

Free Christmas Syllable Sort

I am in love with elves so I have a soft spot for this super adorable Christmas syllable sort. Your students will be completely engaged as they sort the Christmas words based on their number of syllables. This is perfect for a holiday themed literacy center.
Included are 2 versions of the word cards; one with a red background and an ink saving version which is black and white. 

http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.caTo get your free copy, click on any picture or here.