Tracing lines is a great way for little ones to strengthen their hands and develop their coordination to ready themselves for writing. Download these free line tracing activities from Liz's Early Learning Spot! While you're there you can read about what pre-writing skills are and how we can develop them in our children.
Cause and effect is a tough concept, right? My second graders have been working on it all year but some of them still need more practice. If this sounds familiar, you might benefit from this freebie! Your kiddos will get extra practice making sense of cause and effect.
Download it by clicking here or on the image below. If you download it, please leave feedback. I am so grateful when folks do so! Thank you so much!
Have you had a chance to play this wonderful, quiet, indoor recess game? I have a printable direction sheet on my blog for you, feel free to download it and created an Indoor Recess Notebook of ideas! Click here to see all of my FREE Indoor Recess Printables for you!
This freebie includes a scavenger hunt, photo caption cards to hold in each photo, and an activity log on which students provide details about their activities. I'm linking to the tutorial on my blog that includes these freebies.
Designed for upper elementary and intermediate students, each activity on the hunt is easy-to-complete and related to the content areas of English-Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies. Get this resource and more details about to facilitate it here.
The students in my class go to a computer station during our language arts block. I manage the computer station with computer number cards. The number cards are laminated and hooked to the side of each computer. As each student finishes at the computer center, the student turns his/her card to the back, and the student's number that is in front shows the student who has the next turn on the computer.
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As a family, we found we were doing quite a bit of traveling. Alex has a passport with stamps from at least 5 different countries and has visited many more via closed loop cruising (where passports are not needed). He has been on 6 cruises ranging from 7-12 day trips each. Some of his favorite places in DisneyWorld in Orlando, Disneyland in California, and Disneyland in Paris (maybe you have noticed a trend – haha!)
On a recent trip to Hawaii, mom realized that there are so many kids out there who don’t get an opportunity to travel like Alex. As a former teacher, she also knows learning about interesting things outside of our regular environment can broaden the mind inviting students to think bigger.
Unfortunately this idea was hatched while on a 24-hour travel day back home AFTER the trip was over so we missed out on some amazing places and facts to share. The good news is that the idea was hatched and that gives us even more of a reason to travel. ;)
Thanks for stopping by and Alex looks forward to sharing some fun facts along the way!
Our vision is for science and social studies videos between 3-5 minutes that teachers can use as morning or pack up work. Alex is just starting to learn about video presence, enunciation, and the facts he will be sharing on the fly. They will get even better with time. Eventually we will even ask for "guest vloggers" from K-5 students so that we are able to include even more cool facts from all over the world! www.FunFactswithAlex.com
Stop by and check out the beginnings of what we hope to be a great resource for teachers everywhere!
~Charity Preston, Classroom Freebies creator
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Are I I Have Who Has style games a hit with your class? And are you working on antonyms? This freebie may be right up your alley! This is a star themed activity that will help your students practice their antonym skills. The game does not have cards for a whole class set but would work well in a small group for extra practice or students can work on it with a few friends as a choice!
Click here or on the image below to download it. I always appreciate when you take a few moments to leave feedback. I find it so valuable!
Whooooooo's excited for the end of the school year? Give your littles a fun end of the year gift with these cute owl bookmarks. There are 4 bookmarks in this download: 2 in color and 2 in black and white for your little friends to color themselves.
Just click HERE for your freebie. I'd love to hear what you think of these fun little owls.
* 11 PAGES of a printable center game including a variety of different ways to play the game.
* Distinct Cover Sheet to glue on folders, or place in a baggie.
* Two pages of Matching Problems & Answers in Color to be cut apart
as playing cards. Or use one page as a game board and one page cut apart
as the matching cards.
* Everything also comes in Black and White if you want to save on color printer ink!