Sunday, January 31, 2021

FREE MATH LESSON - “Counting Forward and Backward FREEBIE - Teaching Tool & Math Centre Activity”

by Bees Knees
Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Looking for a way to make oral counting with your class more fun, visual, engaging and challenging? Math warm ups have never been so good with our Bees Knees FREEBEE Traffic Light Counting Resource! This versatile resource is a great addition to any teachers math toolkit. They can be used year on year across different age groups and we have found kids of all ages have loved using them.

Print, cut and laminate the traffic light and the number cards, selecting the cards within the number range your kids are working within 0-20, 0-50 or 0-100. Explain to children that green means go and red means stop. Choose two numbers and place one on the green go light and the other on red stop light. Talk about which number is bigger and then discuss whether you need to count forwards or backwards.


Green 8 and Red 23 – Kids are counting forwards/up

Green 56 and Red 12 – Kids are counting backwards/down

This resource also works really well as a math centre activity as a paired or independent task . Put the number cards in an envelope for children to take out and place on the traffic light. They can then count aloud to their partner or record the numbers on a whiteboard.

Visit our TPT store for a range of fabulous Math and Literacy resources, including these counting task cards which complement this freebie:

Counting Forwards and Backwards 0-20 Task Cards

Counting Forwards and Backwards 0-50 Task Cards

Counting Forwards and Backwards 0-100 Task Cards

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “Boom Cards™ Digital Task Cards Scientific Variables and Observations NGSS”

by Ratelis Science
6th - 8th Grade

Ready to go "digital" by using Boom Cards™ in your classroom for stations or online lessons? These are not just multiple choice cards! Uses the interactive features of Boom Cards to include sorts, and multi-selects in the card deck.

I designed this deck of question cards to be used for review of common vocabulary as well as DOK 1 and 2 concepts that my students need to know connected to NGSS SEP for designing experiments and making observations to grapple with the higher DOK level questions and tasks found on my unit assessments and performance tasks

Topics include:

  • Identifying manipulated, responding and controlled variables for research question or from a description of a an experiment
  • Identifying observations as quantitative or qualitative
  • Vocabulary definitions for manipulated, responding and controlled variables

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  • TOU
  • Teacher Tips for Differentiating the Boom Card Deck
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  • Credits for fonts, backgrounds and Clip-art

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• Boom Cards™ Middle School Physical Science BUNDLE

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• Boom Cards™ Motion and Forces NGSS Science Skill Boosters

• Boom Cards™ Newton's Laws of Motion NGSS Science Skill Boosters

• Boom Cards™ States of Matter and Changes of State NGSS Science

• Boom Cards™ Thermal Energy NGSS Science Skill Boosters

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Friday, January 29, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “S’Mores 1st Grade Sight Word Card Game”

by Dana Designs
3rd - 6th Grade


If you're sick of going through boring flashcards, this is a great resource that is quick to play and easy to learn. Students can practice Dolch sight words within the context of a card game. Because each card is labeled with the grade level, it is easy to switch cards from different levels in and out. In this file, you get a page with all the directions (as listed below) and four pages of playing cards that print 12 per page.

To Win: Be the player with the most s’mores at the end of the game.

To Play:
Shuffle cards and place in a single pile face down.
On each player’s turn, choose the top card and read the word. Keep the card.
Continue play until all cards are picked up.
All players see how many complete s’mores they have made (a complete s’more is one of each card: chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker, and fire).
The player with the highest number of complete s’mores wins.
In the event of a tie, the player with the highest number of words that begin with the letter t is the winner.

Other Ways to Play:
*The first card turned over is the wild card. Whatever type of card that is will be what players try to get the most of to win the game. (For example, if the first card is a marshmallow, then the player with the most marshmallows at the end of the deck wins).
*At the end of the deck, count the number of pairs of matching cards. Each pair counts as one point.
*Shuffle the deck and deal cards out (face down to each player). On each player’s turn, they flip their top card onto the pile and say the word. If the current word is the same card type as the one below it, the first person to say the word and slap the pile gets to take the cards. Continue play until one player has the entire deck. (Similar to playing Slap Jack).

Download more versions of this game to mix and match cards!

S’More Dolch Word Bundle (Grades 1-3)

S’More 3rd Grade Dolch Words

S’More 2nd Grade Dolch Words

S’More 1st Grade Dolch Words

S’More R-Controlled Vowel Words

S’More Long E Words

S’More Silent E Words

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Snowman - Stuffed Craftivity”

by ART ACTION -Laurie Carpenter
Kindergarten - 4th Grade

A fun 3-dimensional "pretend" snowman, who is stuffed and big like a real snowman. The project is a fun art activity, where teamwork and imagination work together.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “My List of Prepositions”

by Kelly's Classroom Online
2nd - 5th Grade

My List of Prepositions

(prepositions, parts of speech, printable, graphic organizer)

A preposition is a word or a group of words that usually describe the position of something.  Prepositions can also describe when, how, or possession of something.

This is a simple chart of the most commonly used prepositions. Students can keep this list in their language arts folders and notebooks for future reference.

Some slang / shortened words are included. (For example, 'round' as in I'm going 'round' the block or 'till' for 'until.')

One page, black and white only.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - January 27, 2021

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

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By Urbino12

10th - 12th grades + higher ed

Cultural activities

In Italian, students will read a cultural passage about Carnevale traditions in Venice, Italy. They will then answer twelve questions about the informational text. This resource can easily be taught as a Distance Learning activity individually or in a classroom together as a class.

I Can Read and Write: Dealing with a Virus - FREE

By Primarily Learning

K - 1st grades

Literacy center

A virus is here!  How do we help children understand how they can help?  How do we make it less scary?  Encourage them to talk about how they feel!  Choose to cut and paste, write, draw, and/or color.  Read your finished Emergent Reader to someone. (Kindergarten, 1st Grade, ESL)

Grammar Review: Stories About Careers - $4.99

by Reading Spotlight

6th - 12th grades


Many students have no idea what careers might suit their individual interests and talents. Rather than using sets of unrelated sentences, they can review spelling and grammar skills while learning about numerous job possibilities. This collection focuses academically on the most common errors in spelling, subject--verb agreement, apostrophe, capitalization, punctuation, irregular verbs and plurals, and homophones. It includes a Venn diagram to help students contemplate "The Perfect Job." 


Digital Letter Reversal Activities for Distance Learning - $3.00

By Scipi Products

K- 3rd grades

Literacy center

These digital letter reversal activities are a fun way to use distance learning and classroom learning with Google Slides™ to practice visually identifying the letters b, d, p, and q. Students can interact on the screen making this an active, multisensory, and engaging experience.


Contraction Puzzles and Assessments for Winter - $4.50

By Mickey's Place

K- 3rd grades


"The purpose of the Contraction Puzzles with a winter theme, is to give students a way to practice this skill with manipulatives.  58 sets are differentiated by contraction family.  They can be sorted by picture to picture or picture to word.   Assessments are included. 

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Progressive Amendment Worksheet: 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th Amendments Chart”

by Social Studies with Ms Mc
8th - 12th Grade

Students will research the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Amendments and complete a chart.

Students will learn:

  • the content of the 16th-19th Amendments
  • WHY these amendments were ratified (What problem did they solve?)

They'll secure their understanding by drawing or inserting an image that symbolizes each amendment.

There are 2 summarizing questions, as well! This is a great research OR review activity. Use this worksheet during your unit on the Progressive Era to reinforce ideas about the massive political and social change taking place in America during the early 1900s.


Related Resources

Progressive Era Project: Report Card for Reformers

Progressive Era: Intro Worksheet, Notes, & Progressive Reformers Dialogue Project


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