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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.