Classroom Freebies

Non-Standard Measurement Book

measurementfreebie1    non-standard measurement booklet - free printable from Raki's Rad Resources
Have your students practice measuring with paper clips and hands using this free, printable student booklet.  Download this booklet for free from my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources.
Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

Fall Fun for Fast Finishers

I am so excited that autumn is here again.  Here is a free set of 20 autumn-themed, opened-ended task cards that will work great in a literacy center or as a station activity. You could even use it with the whole class as bell work. Each of the 20 cards features a different open-ended challenge. A great way to work on writing skills as well as higher level thinking.

Happy Teaching!
Rachel Lynette

Build Fluency with Autumn Sight Word Phrases

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Beef up your students' comprehension by having them read phrases instead of individual words. Here's an easy way to promote fluent phrasing in your primary grade students while also reviewing sight words and seasonal vocabulary. This CCCS-aligned set includes 19 phrase cards and a follow-up writing activity and will be perfect for use in a literacy center. 

Happy Teaching!

Boo! Compare & Contrast

After reading this book...
have your students do this fun compare and contrast activity.


An Alphabetical List of 55 All-Time Favorite Fire Safety Books

Do you study fire safety with your kiddos in October?  The official week for fire safety in 2014, is October 5-11, as Fire Prevention Day is always on the 9th.

If you're looking for some awesome books to read to your kiddos, here's an alphabetical list of 55 of my all time favorite fire-themed books.  Click on the link to grab a copy.

From Diane, over at

Monsters Love Books

Happy October! These monsters love to read!

Use this free set of bookmarks as reading incentive prizes during the month of October, or fun additions to Halloween goody bags. The monster theme is versatile, so they work even if you don't officially celebrate Halloween at your school.

Grab your free download right here.

Wishing you a month filled with treats!
-Erin Wing

Higher Order Thinking Cards

Here's a colorful tool to support using HOTS with your students!

Please click here to read more and download your own set of 
Higher Order Thinking question-cards.

Thanks! Jen from

Scarecrow Writing Prompt Craft

I find that students get more excited about writing if I give them a simple and quick craft to attach their prompt to.
With that in mind, I created this easy Peeking Scarecrow. 
As you can see by the pictures, there are several ways to display student writing.

The packet includes 24 scarecrow-themed writing prompts for students to choose from, a completed sample so you can easily whip an example together, plus a blank border for students to write inside, for that extra bit of pizzazz.

Encourage older students to type their final draft.  Finished projects make an adorable bulletin board, or look sweet hanging back-to-back from the ceiling as well.

Click on the link to view/download the Scarecrow Writing Prompt packet. 
From Diane, over at

Fern Smith's FREE Fire Safety Week Multiply By One Center Game!

Want to incorporate a little fire safety fun at your math center?
Multiplicative Identity Property of One
Visit my blog to see more about it!

Helping Students Find the "Right Fit" Books

A "right fit" book is a book that your student can enjoy reading on their own.  Reading "right fit" books helps students develop as a reader.  Here's a quick and easy strategy for students to find out if a book is just the "right fit".  Click HERE to download this printable.


Scarecrow Paper Chain Craft

Make Patrick, the paper chain scarecrow and hang from the ceiling to review patterning, counting, subtraction etc.

Make enough links in an ABAB or ABC color pattern, for however many days are in October.
Tear off a link as each day passes.

Via discussion, have students count how many days are left 'til your Halloween party, field trip to the pumpkin patch or whatever.  A raffia bow adds that finishing  touch.

If you have time, have students make their own scarecrow in a variety of colors. Suspend from the ceiling or along a hallway wall for a lovely autumn display.

Click on the link for this fall FREEBIE: Scarecrow Paper Chain Craftivity. 
From Diane, over at

SC Blends With Scarecrows

Here are lots of quick, easy and fun ways to help your students learn the SC blend using a scarecrow theme.  Many of these activities are perfect for Daily 5.

Click on the link for your SC Scarecrow Blends packet. 
From Diane, over at

Bear's New Friend - predicting

If you love this book...
and if your students need to work on predicting, try this...

Have fun!

Fern Smith's FREE Mixed Addition We Love School Themed Printable

Fern Smith's FREE Mixed Addition We Love School Theme Printable for 1.OA.6 and 2.OA.2
FREE Mixed Addition Printable for 1.OA.6 and 2.OA.2
Terrific for a review to send home when parents ask for help at Open House! Swing by my blog and download it for your back to school files.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Your kids will ♥love it!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas


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