Classroom Freebies

Canva Design Program Video

• “The easiest design program in the world” - The Webbys
• “Canva enables anyone to become a designer” - PSFK

Design Posters, Presentations, Cards and Social Media layouts using Canva. This video explains how to create an account and start using Canva in your classroom.  

Click on the link below...

Canva Design Video

An Alphabetical List of 150 Songs For End of the Year Slideshows & Graduation

No one has to tell a teacher how an entire day can zip by when looking for something on the Internet.

I spent countless hours searching the web, for lists of songs that teachers have shared in chat rooms and on their blogs, which they felt were great choices for their end of the year slideshows & preschool or kindergarten graduations.

Since I had already done the work, I decided to compile an alphabetical list to share with others, in the hopes you find it helpful and a great time saver. :-)

There are 150 songs. I included the artist (if I knew it.)
To find any of them, simply Google it.

I also spent several hours on YouTube looking for memorable performances from children singing a variety of songs at their graduations, and included the links so you can get the words and be inspired.

I found a few little notes while researching and included those links as well.

Click on the link to zip on over to my blog, where the alphabetical list of "End of the Year Slideshow & Graduation Songs" are today's featured FREEBIE. 

From Diane over at

Free Reading Strategy Activity - Visualizing

Are you starting to plan for next year or looking for some engaging reading activities to end the year with? This lesson is one of my all time favorites. I love teaching visualizing as a reading strategy because no two student's work is the same. I love seeing their creative minds at work.

This activity can be used with any book and students get a thrill out of seeing how their image compares to that of the book.

Click on any of the pictures to get your free visualizing graphic organizer and a more thorough explanation of how I teach this particular lesson. 


Quick and Easy End of the Day Activity

I have been using this quick and easy end of the day activity for many years. It is  called This is My Week because at the end of the week students can bring it home to share with their families. It is a nice summary of the week. Personally, I don't check for spelling or errors so it also a good unofficial assessment for me and parents to see what their child is doing  on their own. If you'd like to try it, click here or on the image below to grab it. If you have a moment to leave feedback, I'd appreciate it!

Fern Smith's Free Memorial Day Color For Fun FREEBIE!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Memorial Day Color for Fun Coloring Pages and Thank You Stationary Freebie at TeacherspayTeachers!

This THANK YOU FREEBIE for my followers has six writing papers that can be used as Thank You Letters to your military family and friends. Also included are 20 coloring pages of the different branches of the military.

Use it as a class project during this busy time of year and then send them to:
A Million Thanks
17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355
Villa Park, CA 92861

Or you can also Google "Where to send a thank you to our veterans and military." for more organization that are willing to help.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Memorial Day Color for Fun Coloring Pages and Thank You Stationary Freebie at TpT!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Resources and Freebies to Help Elementary School Teachers!

Your students will ♥love♥ it!

Math Fun with Riddle Task Cards

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Do your students love solving riddles?  Then they're sure to have fun with this set of number elimination riddle cards! In fact, they'll hardly believe that they're practicing at all! These cards address a variety of primary grade math skills, and are a great way to review with partners, in small groups, or in a math center.

Here's a sample of 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!

Practice Multiplication Facts with Multiplication Bingo

I have a set of math games I let students play when they are finished with other activities.  It is a sneaky way of getting them to work on their skills.
To play Multiplication Bingo, students roll two dice and place a marker on a filled in multiplication chart. They develop strategies for completing an entire row of facts while playing against an opponent.

You can download Multiplication Bingo from Artistry of Education @Teachers Pay Teachers.

Artistry of Education

Field Trip Wrap-Up

Hi, Teaching Friends!

It's the time of year for all those fun field trips!  When everyone one is wiped out from the big day, here's a way to fill those empty minutes when you're back at school but it's not quite time to go home yet. Plus, this printable is a great way to start some conversations at home about the Big Day!

Happy Teaching!

Google Drive Share & Collaborate Video

This video explains how to Share within Google Drive and the benefits of collaborating in Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Drawings. 


1. Share in Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings
2. Sending a Google Form
3. Share Options (Can Edit, Can Comment and Can View)
4. Share a Link
5. Copying a Doc
6. Files and Folders
7. Shared with Me 
8. Protecting Your Work - Save as PDF

Google Drive Share & Collaborate Video

Fern Smith's Free Memorial Day Word Search

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Free Memorial Day Word Search & Answer Key at TpT
Free Memorial Day Word Search & Answer Key!
Perfect for morning work, homework, seat work, centers or small group!
Click Here to Download it Now!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Resources and Freebies to Help Elementary School Teachers!

Your students will ♥love♥ it!

Patriotic Battleship

Hi from The Classroom Nook!

With Memorial Day coming up, add in this fun Patriotic Battleship game into the mix this week.  This partner name include patriotic words including freedom, military, army, hero, flag, troops, and defend.

Grab it here:


Graphic Organizers for Cinderella

Comparing different versions of the same story is a great way to work on text to text connections but to also expose students to stories from different cultures.  I've got some free graphic organizers for you that specifically help compare different versions of Cinderella.  
Free Cinderella graphic organizers to teach students to compare two different versions of the book

Science and Social Studies Brain Breaks

Science and Social Studies Brain BreaksThese are perfect for those kiddos that need to move! Here are some Brain Breaks that will keep them learning with Science and Social Studies concepts! 

Irregular Plural Noun Practice

Irregular plural nouns are so challenging!

My second grader students  need tons of extra practice and this freebie helps! This will  get  your kiddos practicing making singular nouns that end in y and s into their plural forms. Click here on the image below to download if you think your students would benefit from the extra practice. If you do download it and you can take a moment to leave feedback, I'd appreciate it as always!

Fun Charlotte's Web Freebie

There are not many Children's books that have remained in print as long as Charlotte's Web has.  Each time I read it, I am reminded why it has stood the test of time.  The novel has so many rich and wonderful themes that children are able to connect with - friendship, farms, and the cycle of life are just a few.  This Charlotte's Web freebie is a perfect way to introduce the novel to your class. It also includes a quiz and answer key, which is a great measure of your student's understanding of the story.