Classroom Freebies

Free ACK Family Self Correcting Puzzle

Free independent literacy station - ACK family self-correcting puzzle from Raki's Rad Resources.

Let your students match ACK family words with their pictures using this ACK Family Self-Correcting Puzzle. Since every word will only match with its corresponding picture, this makes a great independent literacy center. Download the center for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Fall Apple Picking Cut/Paste Middle Sound - Free Activity -

Kids will enjoy practicing word middle sounds with this printable.
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Social Studies Resource Videos!

Hey all!  Introducing a new FREE resource for morning work - or even at the end of the day while packing up!

Fun Facts with Alex!

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!

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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Fern Smith's FREE Cat Color For Fun Printable

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Color For Fun Dog Printable!
FREE Color For Fun Cat Printable!
This freebie is perfect for any Cat Story you might be teaching, give it to your students with a piece of writing paper and the possibilities are endless! It would make a wonderful display for Halloween. Place them along a white picket fence on a bulletin board in your classroom, for an adorable fall display. All sorts of cute and quick ways you can use it!
Click here to download it at my blog!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Resources and Freebies to Help Elementary School Teachers!

Your students will ♥love♥ it!

FREE Hands-On Literacy Center

Do your students need more work on their beginning sounds? Then grab this hands-on puzzle directly from TpT by clicking on the picture below!

Thanks for looking!
~Heather aka HoJo~

Book in a Box Book Report

Here is a fun and creative book report format! This would work great with independent reading selections. Be sure to allow time for students to share their boxes, either with partners or in a small group. You'll be amazed at the connections kids make as they fill their boxes and write about the objects they select.

Happy Teaching,


Rachel Lynettea

Fern Smith's FREE Have You Ever? Indoor Recess Game Printable

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Have You Ever Game Printable
A Terrific Indoor Recess Game
Have You Ever?
Have you had a chance to play this great indoor recess game? I have a printable direction sheet on my blog, feel free to download it. It's a terrific brain break!
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

A Synonym and Antonym Sing-Along!

I don't think it's a secret that I love using songs to introduce and reinforce language arts skills and concepts throughout the year. They are one of my favorite teaching tools because the songs make the skills STICK! :) 

This is one of my favorite songs to use. I love that the language is challenging for 2nd graders, but strong enough to use with 3rd and 4th graders as well. 

I've also added two FREE interactive notebook pages to this pack. They are a great way to practice the skill after you introduce the song. You'll probably have time to stretch them out over a couple of days as well! 

Click on either of the images in this post to grab this freebie pack from TpT, or PIN the image below and save it for later!


Ecology Internet Scavenger Hunt

Free internet scavenger hunt on ecology from Raki's Rad Resources.

Using the internet to research is an important skill for students of any age. This Ecology Internet Scavenger Hunt provides students with a scaffolded way to learn internet researching. Using QR codes or clickable links that will take them directly to the websites needed for research, students search around and find the answers to the questions. Download this internet scavenger hunt for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Free CVC Close Reading Passage

Close reading is such an important skill for students to learn, that I like to introduce the concept as soon as possible after students begin to read. Going back to the text to show where information is found is something that even beginning readers can master, with a little practice!

Click HERE to try this passage for FREE! 

Fall Poems--Printable for Poetry Notebooks

I love reading, writing, and teaching poetry in the classroom.  To download the printable page shown above, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.

Artistry of Education

Estimation Jar Math Center

I always like to have math centers available for my students both as an assigned/choice center and also for early finishers.

I created an estimation jar center that is easy to prep and change throughout the school year. I put a variety of objects into an estimation jar. Students can go to the center and estimate how many objects are in the jar. It's fun to change out the objects to go with a topic of study, season of the year, or a holiday.

The estimation recording sheets can be cut and placed into a math center.

The poster can be displayed alongside the jar of objects. 

You can download the poster and printables HERE.

Informational Text Structure Posters and Handouts

Here are five free posters and student handout  to use in your classroom! Each one features a list of signal words and tips for identification. These will work well for teaching CCSS RI.4.5 and RI.5.5.

Text Structures Included:

  • Description
  • Sequence
  • Problem and Solution
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect

Happy Teaching!
Rachel Lynette

Free ESL Vocabulary Packet for Fruits and Vegetables

Free fruits and vegetables vocabulary packet from Raki's Rad Resources.

Second language learners often have gaps in their learning. They are often very strong in academic English, but lacking in the types of vocabulary words that are usually taught at home. This Fruits and Vegetables Vocabulary Packet helps students to build some of that vocabulary by introducing them to many different fruits and vegetables. These vocabulary words will help students with reading comprehension and writing. Download this vocabulary packet from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Fire Safety Escape Plan

Fire safety is one on the most important life skills teachers can share with their students.

With that in mind, I designed this "note home" to families asking them to make a fire escape plan with their child, then have them draw a picture of their home escape route, complete with their meeting place.

If there's not a home-school connection, with parental follow through, all the teaching at school about fire safety is not as effective as when we have teamwork.

To clarify things, I’ve included a sample drawing at the bottom, which they can use to help design their own.

I like to believe that this small effort on my part, to get families to make a personal fire escape plan, might someday save a life.

Click on the link to zip on over to my blog, where the personal Family Fire Escape Plan, note is today’s featured FREEBIE. 

From Diane, over at