Classroom Freebies

Make Your Small Group Time Run Smoothly

Hi, Teaching Friends!

If interruptions to your small group time push you to the limits of your patience, give this a try. This set of posters will give your little interrupters gentle but firm reminders to think about whether it's necessary to have your attention right away.
Happy Teaching!

Fern Smith's FREE Safari Themed Giraffe Math Center Sign

Do you have a animal themed classroom? Come download this math center sign for FREE to add to your classroom!
Click here to download it at my blog!
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Your students will ♥love♥ it!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies

Free Differentiated Emergent Readers

Three Differentiated Emergent Readers for the 
Story of Adam and Eve - 
One Free Download

Download free at TPT Store

Contraction Flip Book & How To Video

I was flipping through some of my files and ran across this contraction flip book. I forgot all about it! You can get yours here, complete with a 'how-to' video. If you would like to read more about using these flip books in you room, you can head on over to my blog. I'd love to see you!

Expository Writing - Students Create a Newspaper

Looking for a way to get students writing?  Here's a fun and easy expository newspaper assignment that my students have always enjoyed.  I ask them to create a themed newspaper - they pick the theme!  I've had newspapers based on animals, music groups, book characters, favorite vacation spots....  
 Everything you need to get started right away is included!

Happy Writing!

Apple Math Mats

This apple "craftivity" is a super-fun way to reinforce addition and/or subtraction.
If you teach older students, I've also included a template to make a multiplication apple game.

Students roll a dice to see if they will work on their addition or subtraction skills.
If they roll an even number they will add and use that side of the apple mat.
If they roll an odd number, they'll flip the mat over and use the subtraction side.

For their 2nd roll, they toss two dice to determine their equation, which they jot down on their recording sheet.

Students can either use the paper seed tiles, sunflower seeds, or pom poms as manipulatives to show "how many" on their mat.

To help reinforce greater and less than, have students use those math symbol ovals in the middle of their apple mat.  (They will cover the addition/subtraction oval). Students can also write these equations down on their recording sheet.

You can make a class set of apple mats to use each year, or have students make their own.  Click on the link to grab your FREEBIE today:  Apple Math Mats.

From Diane, over at

120 Chart Fun

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Even after all those clever new non-tangible incentives that you've created, do you find that your little guys still love the occasional shiny star or smelly sticker?  Sure they do!

Here's a game for the 120 chart that uses that love of stickers and stars. It's a fun way to practice adding one and adding ten!
Happy Teaching!

3D Life Cycle Of An Apple Craft

The life cycle of an apple dangler, is quite lovely when completed. Younger children can make this as a flat project, older students can add extra pizzazz, by making it 3D.

To do that, simply glue 2 treetops and 2 tree trunks together on the fold.  The 3D apple is made up of a red, yellow and green apple cut out that is folded and then glued together.  The blossom is a coffee filter, with the edges colored by a pink marker.

Click on the link to start creating a 3D Life Cycle of an Apple craft
From Diane, over at

WBT: Smarties Scoreboards!

Here's a mega-bundle of scoreboards I use with my small groups:

Please click here to read how I use them and download your own set!

Thanks! Jen from

Apple Bibliography

Here's a list of 33 of my all-time favorite apple books. 
From Diane, over at

Back to School Scoot!

I love Scoot games! My kids love Scoot games! 
This Back to School Scoot game helps you get to know your students a little better.
Just click on the pic above or my blog button below to visit my blog and get your Scoot game.

Free Story of Creation Printable Booklet

What did you do on Labor Day Weekend?

I am excited to say that I finally found time to create another free emergent reader! 

This one is based on the story of Creation.  It uses simple sentence patterns and predictable ending to make reading fun for younger children.  All the graphics were create by Charlotte's Clips.

Click on image below to download from my TPT store.

Download God Made Us

Owl Mustache Bookmark Freebie

Here's a back-to-school freebie for your students that I'm sure your students will love! Who doesn't love owls and mustaches!

Tabitha Carro

Alphabet Apples Matching Game

This apple matching game is inexpensive to make, as they sell clip-on clothespins at The Dollar Store.  Print off an upper and lowercase apple using two different colors of construction paper, add a leaf and stem, laminate and trim.

So that the letters appear correctly on the apple when clipped, clip the clothespins to your apple and then write the uppercase letters on the front of the clothespins.  For easy sorting, use a red marker for uppercase letters and a black marker for the lowercase letters (written on the back of the clothespin.)

Store your clothespins along with the apples in a large Ziplock Baggie.  Also included: A note home to send with a struggling child, for more one-on-one work, as well as a reminder note if a child fails to return the game, + an apple alphabet anchor chart, so students can self-check their work.

Click on the link to grab your game today.  Alphabet Apple Matching Game
From Diane, over at

Fern Smith's FREE Two Forest Friends Math Center Signs

Fern Smith's FREE Two Forest Friends Math Center Signs
Here are two FREE Math Center Sign for your classroom.
How can you not love their cute little faces?
Click here to download them from my blog!
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Your students will ♥love♥ it!
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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebies at Classroom Freebies


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