Classroom Freebies

Mother's Day and Father's Day Gift Books

Help your students say "I Love You!" to their parents this Mother's Day and Father's Day!  

All you need to do it print and let your students add their own special touch!  Such a perfect (and cheap!) gifts for your students to give their moms and dads!

Click either picture (or both!) to choose the version you'd like!  Each version also includes text for aunts/uncles and grandmas/grandpas for those of your with students who do not live with their parents!






Enjoy!



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Fern Smith's FREE Forrest Friends - Two Math Center Signs

Fern Smith's FREE Woodland Friends - Two Math Center Signs at Classroom Freebies 

Brighten up your math center with these cute two woodland friends math center signs!
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

Moms are something to tweet about: Mother's Day writing prompt craft

"A sweet tweet" is a cute 3D bird craftivity that's also a quick, easy and fun writing prompt Mother's Day card.

Students write why their mom is special (something to tweet about) on the back of the bird.  Include a school photo to make it even more of a keepsake.

Accordion folding the legs is a wonderful fine motor skill and adds that finishing touch. The wing is 3-dimensional and a flap.  The little "Happy Mother's Day" tag is tied on too. 

Click on the link to get a copy of the Sweet Tweet Mother's Day writing prompt craftivity.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Fern Smith's FREE Cute Little Boy School Themed Math Center Sign


Visit my blog to download this cute little guy to hang at your math center. The school theme goes with any classroom decore!

Click here to download it at my blog!

Your students will 
♥love♥ it! 
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Flip Flop Reflections! {An End-of-the-Year Activity}

I know you've got the countdown going till the end of the school year!  There are so many ways to celebrate the end of the year, and I've got one more for you to add to you bag of tricks!

"Flip Flop Reflections" is a fabulous way to get your students to share their school year memories with their friends!  See all the details by downloading the freebie game at The Classroom Game Nook.  The game is available exclusively in my "Holiday Games" archives (because the end of the school year is considered a holiday in my book :), right? }




See you over there!


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Reading About Place Value

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Get both math and reading practice rolled into one with this emergent reading book about place value! Your kids will love reading about Maddy and Matt, the Math Stars, and you'll love watching them grow in both their reading skills and their understanding of tens and ones.


http://primaryinspiration.blogspot.com/2014/01/free-emergent-math-reader.html



Happy Teaching!



http://primaryinspiration.blogspot.com/2014/01/free-emergent-math-reader.html



My Mom Is Bee-utiful Because...Writing Prompt Craftivity For Mother's Day

There are two crafts to choose from in this packet.  Each one makes a sweet card for Mom, and doubles as a May writing prompt that's perfect for your Daily 5 activities.

The first craft-card is a cute bumble bee.  Students can draw on their own face, or use my pattern. As a writing prompt, students think of reasons why they think their mom is beautiful.  They write their sentences on the yellow stripes of the bee.  Older students can write more on the back.   The bees wings are made out of wax paper.

 beehive with the same writing prompt.  Make this extra special by having students dip their finger in yellow paint to make the bees buzzing around the hive. When the paint dries, have students add details with a black marker.
The other craft is a

Click on the link for the "My Mom Is Bee-utiful Because...." writing prompt craftivity.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Mother's Day Keepsake Card Craft

"My love for you grows and grows", is a simple, yet awesome-looking Mother's Day craftivity card.
Older students can write on the back, why their love for their mom continues to grow.

Click on the link to grab this sweet FREEBIE: Mother's Day Keepsake "Growing" card.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

Interactive Math Notebook Start Up Guide from Raki’s Rad Resources

Free interactive math notebook set up guide from Raki's Rad Resources.

 

Thinking about utilizing Interactive Math Notebooks in a 3rd – 6th grade math class? This start up guide gives you everything you need to start your notebooks, from table of contents pages to parent/student agreement pages to your first week’s lesson. As an added bonus, this packet also includes teacher’s instructions for utilizing Interactive Math Notebooks in a Flipped Classroom model. Download this Interactive Math Notebook Start Up Guide from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

Riddles = More Math Fun and Learning!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Did you ever notice that when your students are having fun, you never need to remind them to pay attention?  Hmmmm....

Solving riddles is an activity that's definitely on most kids' Fun List. Try this set of math vocabulary riddles with your students, for some fun with lots of great review packed in there, too. Bonus: extra practice with inference and key details, thank you very much! :)





Happy Teaching!




Mother's Day Keepsake craftivity

Make this sweet Mother's Day bouquet as a special keepsake.

Students take turns tracing each others hand, with a bit of wrist, and then trim.  Run off the pattern page on white construction paper. 

Students trace the stems with a green marker or crayon and then glue their hand over them, so that it looks like they are holding the bouquet.

Using different colored stamp pads, have students add fingerprint "petals" and "leaves."  Older students can complete the writing prompt:  "If I could choose any mom in the world, I'd still pick you because..."  or "I'm giving you this special bouquet because..." on the back of their picture.

Click on the link for the Mother's Day Keepsake Craft.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com

7 Creative and Critical Thinking Printables

Encourage creative thinking with these seven fun thinking activities! These would be great at a center, as morning work, for extra enrichment or to use during testing season. The activities focus on creative thinking, logic, and  lateral thinking as well as math, reading, and writing. I hope you and your students enjoy them!

Mother's Day Poem

Just in time for Mother's Day I have a special Mother's Day Poem for you. Students can include it in their cards they make or recite it at a special Mother's Day Tea or luncheon for them.

If you would like to download this Mother's Day Poem, just click on the image below.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

Fern Smith's FREE Spring Mixed Subtraction Printable and Task Cards

Mixed Subtraction Spring Task Cards and Printable 
Fern Smith's FREE Mixed Subtraction Spring Task Cards and Printable
 This four star freebie has a cute Spring theme, for subtraction, with task cards, a subtraction printable and the answer key.
 Fern Smith's FREE Mixed Subtraction Spring Task Cards & Worksheet
The four color task cards also come in black and white to save you ink money.
Print the black and white task cards on colored card stock for something colorful, but different!
Click here to download it at my blog!
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Your students will ♥love♥ it!
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Vocabulary Detectives 3 Cards! Vocabulary Contests


If you want a way to motivate your reluctant readers to dive into books they're reading, 
try my
Vocabulary contests!
Students fill in nouns, verbs and adjectives on their Vocabulary Detective cards
as they're reading books in class. 

They slip them in the Detective Jar and can't wait for the weekly drawing for winners! 

Students and teachers love Vocabulary Detectives Contests!
Complete instructions included! 

Ruth

photo of vocabulary detectives 3 cards, free, pdf, teacherspayteachers.com, Ruth S.

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