Classroom Freebies

Fern Smith's FREE Addition Plus Ten Concept Quick and Easy Center with an Ocean Theme

THIS CENTER HAS BOTH A COLORED VERSION TO PLAY IN CLASS AND A GRAY SCALE VERSION TO SEND HOME FOR HOMEWORK REVIEW!
Fern Smith's FREE Quick and Easy Ocean Themed Addition Center for Plus Ten Concept
Click here to download it at my blog!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Your kids will ♥love it!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas

Fall Leaves Guided Reading Book

Fall is my favorite season of the year. It's a great time to go outside with your students and look at all the different colored leaves. Would you like to have a free "The Color of Fall Leaves" book for your students to read and color? Here's a sample of one of the pages.
If you would like a free copy of the book just click on the image below.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. 


Daily Math Pages

Part of my calendar routine is using this daily math page for the number of the day!  I uploaded it to the Promethean Board and we complete it together.  There are two different levels.




I make monthly booklets with the cover.
Stop by to see a video of my using Whole Brain Teaching with the mirrors technique while do the math page.



Lab: Determining the Density of Unknown Metals

Lab: Determining the Density of Unknown Metals

Click image to download product.

This lab is perfect for any science students in grades 6 and up.  Students will determine the mass and volume of different metals to determine the density.  From a table of densities, the student will then determine the identity of the unknown metal.




This download also includes a graphing reinforcement lesson, which can be used along with the lab, or as a stand alone lesson.


This lab has a simple materials list.  It is easy to set up and clean up.  Enjoy!



Fern Smith's FREE Puppy Themed Nines Times Tables Quick and Easy Center and Printables

Fern Smith's FREE Quick and Easy Center and Printables - Multiply By Nine - Puppy Themed! 
Help your students review their basic facts with a make and take center game!
 Common Core
K.OA.2 and K.OA.5
1.OA.6 and 2.OA.2 
Click here to download it at my blog!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Your kids will ♥love it!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas

Pete the Cat Spinner Game For I Love My White Shoes

This is a fun game for students to play after you read the book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by James Dean and Eric Litwin.

It will help reinforce colors and color words.

Students choose a partner and take turns spinning.  Whatever color they land on, they color that sneaker, and then trace and write the matching color word in that color. 

The first one to complete their bookmark with all of the colors is the winner.  I've included a certificate of praise for them.

Click on the link for the Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes spinner game. 
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Apple Games: Matching Numbers With Number Words

Here's a fun way to help your students learn how to read number words and match them to the correct numbers.

There are 5 ways to play the matching games.  Print, laminate and trim the templates and use them as independent math centers.

This is an interesting game for a Daily 5 activity as well, and can also be sent home with a struggling student for 1-on-1 practice with a parent.  The packet also includes 3 worksheets.

Click on the link for the Apple-Themed Number and Number Word Games
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

FREE Chevron Flower Themed Bulletin Board Display

Brighten up your room with these Chevron flower-themed borders and poster.

http://www.flapjackeducation.com/2013/05/chevron-flower-bulletin-border-and.html

Tabitha Carro

Reading Warm Up Phrases - Dolch Pre-primer Level

I like to start my reading groups with a warm up. Experts say that sight words should be learned in context, rather than isolation, so I made these Dolch phrases. These are often what my students use to warm up! Come on over to Elementary Matters for a free set of warm up phrases, and some ideas on building fluent/ accurate readers!

8 Colorful Reading Strategy Posters

Check out these reading strategy posters to help your students remember these important concepts. Perfect to brighten up any classroom or center.

Posters included:
  • Author's Purpose (using the PIE acronym)
  • Summarize It (Using a SUM acronym that I created)
  • Connecting (Text to self, Text to Text, Text to World) 
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Inference
  • Questioning
  • Visualizing
  • Predicting
UK/AU spellings for Summarising and Visualising are included at the end of the document.

Rachel Lynette



Letter/Sound Assessment

The Make, Take & Teach Letter/Sound assessment is perfect for assessing and tracking student growth.  When you download this file you'll receive the assessment materials, recording forms and progress monitoring charts.  This assessment is perfect for your Response to Intervention initiative.
Come on over to the Make, Take & Teach 10 Activities for Teaching and Practicing Letters and Sounds blog post to download this freebie!

 

Easy Reader For Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes


Do your kiddos love Pete the Cat?  This is a fun easy reader for students to make, which will help reinforce colors, color words, capitalization, and end punctuation.

It's a nice activity to transition to, after reading Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by James Dean and Eric Litwin.

Students read the sentence; correct any letters that need to be capitalized, and add end punctuation.  They trace and write the color words in the matching color, and then color the shoe the appropriate color as well.

Teachable moments can be made by the use of various pronouns, as well as plurals in the sentences.  Be sure to point these out to your students as you read the book, as a whole group, after everyone has completed their booklet.

Click on the link to view/download the Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes easy reader. 
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Crayon Melt Apple Craftivity

For fun fine motor skill practice, students peel red, yellow and green broken crayons and then "shave" them with a crayon sharpener to make a small pile.  Children pinch a bit and sprinkle the shavings on the apple that they cut out, being careful not to get any on the area where the poem is.

Teacher puts a piece of wax paper on the top and then presses down for a few seconds, with an iron on its lowest setting.

Gently peel back to reveal the awesome effects. Students add a construction paper leaf and stem, and write their name on the leaf.

Completed projects make an awesome bulletin board, or can be hung back-to-back from the ceiling, by punching a hole in the stem and tying on a piece of yarn.

Click on the link to get your Crayon Melt Apple FREEBIE.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Fern Smith's FREE Tacky and the Winter Games Test Prep A Math Book Companion

Fern Smith's FREE Tacky and the Winter Games Steal and Slide Test Prep A Math Book Companion
Do you love Tacky the Penguin? I do!
This Problem Solving Measurement packet is a Math Book Companion to go with Tacky the Penguin and the Winter Games book. I've even included a YouTube video of the book being read that you can show in class!
Click here to download it at my blog!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Your kids will ♥love it!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas

Printable Birthday Bookmarks for your students!


Add something special to your students' birthday celebrations with these printable bookmarks to color! You can copy these at the beginning of the school year, and have them ready to add to a gift when student birthdays roll around.

Or you can make a quick learning center, by having students write biography facts about a famous person on the back of the bookmark, including the famous person's birth date.

Click on the link for Free Printable Birthday Bookmarks.
From Cari, at LibraryLearners.com.




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