Classroom Freebies

260 Journal Prompts

Every year there are students who say they don't like to write.  I know reluctant writers have a lot to offer, so I decided to create some prompts that would get their pencils flying across their papers! 

You might have already downloaded this packet and if so, there were 210 prompts. I finally added to the list and now there are 260 free journal prompts, so please download them again!
  They're in a whole new format with a new design. 
Happy Writing!

.

Ruth


Common Core ELA Informational Text Article (Cheetah)

Add this FREEBIE to your Common Core Informational Text/Nonfiction folder! 
This packet of ready to print student worksheets includes an article about cheetahs 
with questions and answers. 


Ruth

photo of Common Core ELA Informational Text (cheetah), pdf, Ruth S., TeachersPayTeachers.com





Author Project Books and Picture Books

This project is a great way to motivate your students to read more than one book written by an author and to explore different genre. They research an author, read two of his or her books, write reviews and rate the books! Laminate the cards and make them available at centers, so your students can work on them independently or review the author cards their friends have written. This can be used with picture or upper intermediate books.

Ruth

photo of Author Project Books and Picture Books, PDF, Ruth S., TeachersPayTeachers.com

Owl Writing Prompt Craftivity

Whether you do this activity at the beginning of the school year for a back to school icebreaker, or in fall, for October or November, this owl craftivity, is a wonderful way to get to know your students, or for students to get to know their classmates better.


Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board.  A caption could be: "Owl Stars!"

For those finishing touches, have students cut out their owl, fold the wings inward, add some highlights with crayons and perhaps a photo & pair of wiggle eyes.  Where they place the eyes really changes the personality of this cute little critter.


There are two options.  Students can make an owl for themselves: "Owl" About Me... or have children pick a partner and make one for that student: "Owl" Be Your Friend.

Click on the link to grab this versatile fall FREEBIE: Owl Writing Prompt Craftivity. 
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com 

Holiday Cookbook for Kids

Free holiday cookbook to help students learn how to cook important holiday recipes.  Compiled by Raki's Rad Resources

 

Cooking with kids can be an extremely educational experience.  Kids can learn measurement and estimation skills, as well as the cultural and historical importance of certain foods to cultures around the world.  Additionally, students learn life skills and real life problem solving.  Download this free E-book, with a compilation of holiday recipes donated by teacher bloggers from around the world, from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

Smart Cookie!

Here's a set of fun little cards to remind your students how wonderful they are!



Please click here to read more and download your own set!

Thanks! Jen from

Fern Smith's FREE St. Valentine's Day Multiply By Nine Multiplication Center

Fern Smith's FREE St. Valentine's Day Multiply By Nine Multiplication Center Game
St. Valentine's Day Multiply By Nine Multiplication Center Game
Fern Smith's FREE St. Valentine's Day Multiply By Nine Multiplication Center Game
This is a perfect center for a school volunteer to help you with, just print, laminate and cut out the cards....it's a quick and easy center to make!
Click here to download it at my blog!
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Your students will ♥love♥ it!
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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies

Candy Corn Craft and Fraction Fun

This quick, easy and fun candy corn craft is very versatile.
Use it to reinforce circles, the concept of small, medium and large; or  have students write whatever you want them to practice, on the individual sections of the candy corn pieces.


I've made examples to give you some ideas, such as CVC words, upper and lowercase letters, shapes, showing a number, counting to 30, color words, writing down examples of things that are those colors etc.

If you're working on fractions, I've included pocket chart cards for a quick review.

You also have the option to have your students cut their candy corn circle into 1/4ths, 1/5ths, 1/6ths, 1/8ths, or 1/10ths.  (I've included templates to run off so they can place them on top and cut on the black lines. )

Click on the link to grab this fall FREEBIE: Candy Corn Craft and Fraction Fun. 
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Put Some Spooktacular Into Common Core

Are you looking for a few activities to plug in on Halloween party day, but still want to cover some standards?  Then I think you'll enjoy this ghost-themed packet.

The packet includes:
  •  A ghost craftivity.  Students trace their shoe, trim & add some wiggle eyes to make a keepsake ghost that they glue to the back of the tombstone, which has a little poem on it.  Older students can complete the writing prompt: Things that scare me... on the back.
  •  Spooky sliders.  Even though this packet is mostly about numbers, I've also included extra sliders to cover other things.  Sliders for: upper & lowercase letters, shapes, numbers 0-30, counting backwards from 10 to 0 & 20 to 0, plus skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's.
  • A Five Little Ghosts rhyme poster. (Use the number cards as manipulatives for the poem.)
  • All sorts of number cards, plus a 3-page tip list of what to do with the number cards, including the Kaboom game.
  • An Odd Todd & Even Steven sorting mat.
  • 3 trace & write worksheets for numbers 0-120.  I faded out the cute little trick or treater, which I thought made rather a cool looking effect. :-)
  •  
    Plus a ghost rhyming word worksheet, with answer key.  Can you think of anymore words that rhyme with ghost?
Click on the link to pop on over to my blog and grab your copy of the Common Core Ghost Packet.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Fern Smith's FREE Summer Monkey Writing Papers for Your Writing Center


This is one of four summer beach theme writing paper printable that is available in this resource. Use it at your writing center, seat work or even as a cute take home writing assignment!
Fern Smith's FREE Summer Monkey Writing Stationary Printable
Click here to download it at my blog!
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Your students will ♥love♥ it!
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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies

3D Pumpkin Writing Prompt Craftivities

Triple Play is a very versatile pumpkin craftivity, as you can choose to make it in a variety of different ways and for various reasons.  

Keep things simple and do just a front and back for little ones, or make it 3 dimensional (with 3 or 4 sides) for older students, and pick from 3 different writing activities: measurement, adjective practice, or writing about being scared. 

Color choices are another option.  Give students a variety of pumpkin colors to choose from, to reinforce the fact that pumpkins can be orange, red, green, or white, with all of the shades in-between.

Click on the link to pop on over to my blog to get a copy of this FREEBIE: 3D Pumpkin Writing Prompt Craftivities.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

ACK Family Making Words Literacy Center from Raki’s Rad Resources

ACK word family making words literacy center from Raki's Rad Resources

Need a great literacy center to help your students practice word families?  With this center, students can create ACK family words and match the words to pictures of those words.  This helps students decode and comprehend ACK family words.  Download this ACK family center from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

 

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

Fern Smith's FREE Back To School Syllable Sort for One and Two Syllables

Back To School Syllable Sort for Common Core
http://www.fernsmithsclassroomideas.com/2013/06/ferns-freebie-friday-back-to-school.html
 ALL my Syllable Sort Center Games have one, two, three and four syllable skills and worksheets. This sample has everything you need for one and two syllable sorts, terrific for first and second grade.
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Your students will ♥love♥ it!
Click here to download it at my blog!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies

Pumpkin Classroom Management

Need a fun way to make it through the week of Halloween!?  Check out my blog post on how to embrace the craziness of the week and use a fun activity where you use pumpkins (real or fake from the Dollar store!) to help build class community as well as good behavior!





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Common Core Halloween Colors Activity Packet

This cute little booklet covers all sorts of standards.
Students read the simple sentences; correct the capitalization and add end punctuation.
They trace, write and then color the color words and matching pictures.

A "favorite colors" graphing extension is also included, as well as a color word matching worksheet.

There are teachable moments for pronouns and plurals because of the way I set up the easy reader booklet.

The color spinner game matches the booklet.
Use it as a way to assess comprehension, or hang up the answer key color poster to assist children as they play for fun.  Sweet activities for your Halloween party day. 

Click on the link to grab this FREEBIE: Common Core Halloween Colors Activity Packet.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

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