Classroom Freebies

Getting Organized

I try to keep my desk as organized as organized as possible but sometimes it is a real struggle. I am slowly creating spaces for all my things and it is helping. I have all my office supplies in my teacher organizer but the papers are the real problem. So far I have found this drawer organizer to be working!!!! I have a slight obsession with plastic drawers and bins so when I saw this idea I knew I would love it.
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca/2014/09/clutter-free-desk.html
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca/2014/09/clutter-free-desk.html
Here are some free labels for your plastic drawers. There are 6 different labels to choose from. All you have to do is click on any of the pictures to get your FREE copy.
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.ca

Cheers,

Fact and Opinion: I have, Who Has Game

Fact and opinion is a skill we teach in almost every classroom and in every grade.

Make it fun with this "I have... Who has..." whole-class game!  Students really have to listen and focus on the facts and opinions being read aloud in order to make the game work!

Snag your free copy here:





 

Home-School Communication Freebie

I have a fun and fairly easy activity for the end of each day. I call it 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. 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.



Heritage ESL Vocabulary Packet

Free differentiated vocabulary packet for English Language Learners. This packet teaches the verb "to be" as well as how to say countries of the world in English. Free Resource from Raki's Rad Resources.

Students who are learning English come from a variety of countries and cultures. They need to be able to talk to each other about the countries they come from and in order to do so they need specific vocabulary. This Heritage Vocabulary Packet for English Language Learners has four levels of vocabulary to help students name the countries that they or their classmates might be from. Download the entire free packet from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.


100th Day Freebie

Is the 100th Day of School getting close for you?  If so, you might like to check out this 100th Day freebie.


Just click HERE to download it from TpT.  I'd love to know what you think of it.

Enjoy!






100th Day Fun Stuff Freebie

If you're looking for free 100th Day activities, hop on over to my blog and check out my 100th Day Fun Stuff Freebie.  It includes a 100 Second Challenge that can be used as a brain break or math, two Spelling Activities, and Hundreds Day Art Activity templates.

A free 100th Day resource from I Want to be a Super Teacher includes 100th day brain break/math, art, and word work activities!
Happy Hundreds Day,
http://www.iwanttobeasuperteacher.com/

http://www.iwanttobeasuperteacher.com/

Let's Build Sentences About Trucks!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

It seems like all kids LOVE trucks, doesn't it? There's something very exciting about the big rigs with all those sets of giant wheels and those big loud horns ... and the ever-present hope that some kind passing truck driver will honk that horn just for them!  Your little literacy learners will be very engaged when they're building sentences with this set of 22 word and punctuation cards and related activities.





Happy Teaching!


Susan Berkowitz’s Free Core Word Roll-and-Finish-the-Phrase




Are you supporting an AAC user in your class/caseload/home?  If so, you know that the best way to build competence with AAC is to use it throughout the day for genuine communication interactions. 
But, we also know that that may not be enough practice for some of our kids.  So, some decontextualized practice also comes in handy.  We often play BINGO-type or Memory-type games to help AAC users become proficient at finding specific words.  I also have used fill-in-the-blank sentence games, too.  And usually I encourage silly sentences, as well as “real” ones.
Here is a dice game that asks students to create a phrase or sentence using a specific core word, generated by a roll of the die.  Simply select the (already constructed) die appropriate for the specific student, have him roll it, and use the word in a phrase or sentence.  For more beginning students, you might begin by just having them locate the word in the AAC system.

So, rock and roll your way to competent AAC use and……Keep on Talking!


100th Day of School Freebie

Celebrating the hundredth day of the school year is a big deal in lower elementary classrooms.  I liked to celebrate with learning centers all revolving around the number 100.  I've included one of the center activities along with a fast finisher activity in my freebie.  Happy 100th Day of School!

Celebrate the 100th day of school with this freebie.  Make your hundreds day celebration a little more fun!








Snowflake Writing Prompt Craft

     Here's a versatile writing prompt craftivity, that will work for Martin Luther King Day or any other winter-theme you have going on, such as resolutions for the New Year, things students like about winter, adjectives that describe snow, or why an individual thinks they are unique.

PK kiddos can simply make a snowflake and practice writing their name, while older students can add a writing prompt or word work.

Completed projects make a vivid bulletin board on a black background. Caption: Brrrr-illiant work!

I plan to do this for MLK Day after reading and discussing the book We Are Different; We Are The Same.
  • For more writing practice, students could also continue to write on the back of their snowflakes ways they are the "same" and ways they are "different" from other students in the class.
  • Incorporates patterning as students arrange their school photo and paper-punched hearts and snowflakes.  If you don't have punches use stickers or an Elison die cut of regular or tanagram shapes.
  • Easy-peasy, simply cut the strips in a variety of colors to make a rainbow blizzard.
  • Directions also include links to short You Tube videos about Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream..." speech. 
Click on the link to zip on over to my blog, where  the snowflake writing prompt craft is one of today's featured FREEBIES. 

From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Winter Fun and Celebrations

Christmas festivities are over and we have rung in the new year. Now it is time to get back to learning and the curriculum. This doesn't mean we have to take away the fun.

The New Year is a great time to incorporate winter celebrations into curriculum activities. There are so many different choices and events happening during the winter. 

Here are some activities that will help to keep away the winter blues and let the children have fun while learning important math skills. 

If you would like a copy or want to find out more about the activities and how to use them, click here.

http://diamondmomstreasury.weebly.com/blog/winter-fun-and-celebrations
 

Free Activities for Reading Reversals


Helping struggling readers can be a challenging endeavor, because many young learners have not developed the core cognitive skills to manage this complex task.  Some may experience letter reversals, memory difficulties, tracking problems, visual processing challenges and more.  The secret lies in developing these foundational skills.  Here is a sampling of some fun game-like activities that will develop these skills.  Click here to download your free sample.

Cheers,
Dr. Erica Warren

Superstar Antonyms Freebie!

Could your students use some  practice with antonyms? Are they fans of the I Have Who Has style games? I made a fun game. This free superstar themed activity that will help your students practice antonyms too. You can easily use this game 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.






Fern Smith's FREE Mixed Addtion Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable

Fern Smith's FREE Mixed Addition Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable
 Fern Smith's FREE Mixed Addition Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable
Here's a cute little mixed addition center game to get your October math centers started!
Click here to download it at my blog!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies
Your students will ♥love♥ it!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies
 Click here to download it at my blog!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies
Your students will ♥love♥ it!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies

Word and Picture Puzzles for U-Z

This is the last day of our week-long alphabet giveaway! 

Today's activities are word and picture puzzles for the letters U-Z. Kids enjoy cutting up the puzzles and finding the words by rearranging the strips.

Hop on over to Liz's Early Learning Spot to download this pack and while you're there pick up the rest of this week's free printables!


A-E: Beginning Sounds Picture Sorts
F-J: Alphabet Mazes 
K-O: Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Sorts
P-U: Matching Words and Pictures (plane-themed)

Till next time!