Friday, December 2, 2016

Freebie Friday

Can you believe it is already December? Where has the year gone? Today is Freebie Friday!  Look and see what is new today.


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Freebie Friday

Welcome to Freebie Friday.  Find free teaching resources.  See what is new today.


    An InLinkz Link-up

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

10 Mannequin Challenges For The Classroom

This is going to be fun!  You have most likely heard of the mannequin challenge.  This is when someone or a group of people freeze in place, and someone snaps a picture.  There are some really cool challenges out there. Singers and other notable figures have gotten involved in the craze.

The mannequin challenge can also be implemented in the classroom.  Students can freeze in place to show their reaction to what they have learned.  Look at these 10 fun mannequin challenges you can use in your classroom.

What is Needed:
  • A Camera
  • Creative Poses
Students can:
1.  Show the response to a reading passage.  A finger to a temple could show questioning, a surprised look could show one understands, etc.
2.  Freeze as they work in a group to solve a math problem.
3.  Use frozen gestures to show how they feel about what they have just read.
4.  Act out a scene from Westward Expansion, early colonialism, etc.
5.  Act out the parts of speech in language arts.
6.  Freeze to show what should be done or proper behavior when working in a group.
7.  Act out what has been learned about simple machines.
8.  Act out the laws of motion in science.
9.  Act out the different weather patterns.
10.  Act out a math principle.  For example, They can act out the properties of multiplication, addition, or exponents as a group.



--Daily Reading Comprehension Practice--- These high-interest passages review the Common Core Reading Standards in just five minutes per day.  Historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, informational text,drama/plays, fantasy, and science fiction passages are all included to give your students quick, daily practice at your grade level. Common Core Standards are written right next to each short passage for easy progress monitoring. Best of all, the passages are thematic so each week, students build important reading, science, and social studies knowledge as they review each standard.  

Monday, November 14, 2016

Daily Reading Comprehension (Grade 3)

 Grade 3 -- 35 Full Weeks of Daily Practice
This series has been one of my top sellers.  Each day contains a quick, daily reading passage (175 passages) and comprehension questions which can be completed in just a few minutes each day.  Many of the comprehension and close reading skills repeat across each week to help teachers measure student progress.  A weekly progress chart is also included.  

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Freebie Friday and Saturday

Welcome to Freebie Friday and Saturday!  Access Free resources.  Look and see what is new today.


    An InLinkz Link-up

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Differentiated Science Readers

Doesn't the year fly by fast?  We have already changed seasons.  The change of seasons brings with it a change of weather and a freebie!  

Yes, it is time for a freebie!  Included are differentiated nonfiction booklets.  There are three levels of passages.Click Here To Access Them

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

(Free) Growth Mindset Motivation Cards and Posters

What is a Growth Mindset?
A growth mindset is a positive attitude about a task or situation.  Students that have a growth mindset persevere even when a task is challenging.  They also look for ways to solve problems.  A growth mindset helps students think positively about their school work and interact with peers in a positive way.

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I am giving away free growth mindset cards and posters.  They are a great tool to use in the classroom.