Thursday, November 30, 2023

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Dynamic and Flat Characters II”

by The Teacher Treasury
4th - 5th Grade

Students must analyze characters and determine whether they are dynamic or flat character types.

Here's a link to Dynamic and Flat Characters (FREE)

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Wednesday Weekly 5 under $5 - 11/29/2023


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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Christmas Emergent Readers - Write, Add Vocabulary, Read & Spell 7 Sight Words - $3.09

by Primarily Learning
K - 1st grades
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Centers

These Emergent Readers align with the Science of Reading, explore Christmas vocabulary & add a few sight words to read & write. Get these engaging Christmas Writing & Reading Emergent Readers for your students! Choose to cut, paste, write, draw, and/or color. Develop Reading Comprehension Skills.

Christmas Multiplication Bump Games | Christmas Math - $3.00

by Believe to Achieve by Anne Rozell
2nd - 4th grades
Printables, Games, Centers

Christmas Multiplication Bump Games are the perfect way to get your students excited about math and make learning multiplication facts fun! With one game per fact set from x2 to x12, there are 11 color games and 11 ink-saving black and white games. This highly versatile resource is great for differentiating your instruction, engaging the whole class, or providing dedicated math centers or sub tubs.
by Urbino12
11th - 12th grades
Cultural Activities

Students will read a cultural passage about Christmas traditions in Italy. They will then answer four questions about the informational text. Can easily be done as a Distance Learning activity, individually or in a classroom together as a class.

Charlotte's Web Bundle: Unique Strategies - $4.99

by Reading Spotlight
2nd - 5th grades
Activities, Assessment

A great gift to your students—a read-aloud of Charlotte’s Web, the greatest children’s book of the twentieth century, and still worthwhile today! Perfect for the long winter ahead, this bundle is overflowing with unique strategies based on reading research. It is still a fun read—the movie does not touch its power. 

by Scipi
4th - 6th grades
Activities, Handouts, Printables

These two Bible crossword puzzles for Christmas are designed to review and study the birth of Christ as recorded in the Bible. Both are free form crossword puzzles that feature 25 words with Scripture references. If an answer is unknown, the reference provides a way to find the answer while encouraging the students to use the Bible. 

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FREE MATH LESSON - “Write the Room One to One Counting 1-10 Freebie”

by KinderBeez
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten

Get your pre-school or kindergarten kids up and moving with this fun write the room activity! Practice one to one counting and number formation.

Write The Room Math Kindergarten

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

FREE MISC. LESSON - “FREE Christmas Snow Globe ornament for parents”

by Brenda Tejeda
1st - 5th Grade

My favorite gift to parents, and a favorite of my students' parents as well!

Have students write a letter to their parents and attach the snow globe ornament.

Templates for snow globe, stationery, and cover included, as well as step-by-step instructions.

*Updated for 2021 and 2022*

Includes WINTER as an alternative to CHRISTMAS, as well as a blank snow globe in color and B&W

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Monday, November 27, 2023

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “1st NGSS Life Science Animals Body Parts Help Them Survive (1-LS1-1)”

by The STEM Shop - NGSS Science STEM Resources
1st Grade

How do animals use their body parts to survive?

This fun inquiry-based lesson includes step-by-step instructions, structured students questions, vocabulary, and a graphic organizer! Students will be making observations of various organisms and how they use their body parts to survive. Next they will use the structure & function graphic organizer to record their observations and then communicate those observations with their class!

An animal body parts PPT is included with a fun animal part guessing game for your kiddos.

Follow-up the activity with a Kangaroo and/or Shark Animal Body Part Labeling & Fill in the blank sheet.

This structure & function mini-lesson will help your students develop background knowledge for 1st Grade Life Science NGSS standard 1-LS1-1- Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow and meet their needs.

Structure and Function is an essential cross cutting concept for the Next Generation Science Standards and will help students better make connections across the sciences!

This awesome mini-lesson is included in our COMPLETE 1st Grade NGSS Life Science Unit. Check out the unit to see all of our other amazing 1st grade Life Science lessons.

Check out what you'll get in this resource

Structure & Function

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Structure & Function Graphic Organizer & Answer Key
  • YouTube Video suggestions
  • A Shark Has Body Parts that Help it Survive Worksheet & Answer Key
  • A Kangaroo Has Body Parts that Help it Survive Worksheet & Answer key


Our Complete Life Science Word Wall Vocab Cards with Picture Support!

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COMPLETE YEAR 1st Grade NGSS Bundle - Life, Earth & Physical Science

1st Grade NGSS Physical Science Unit!! 1st Grade NGSS Earth Science Unit!

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Holiday ELA Maker Space Creative Writing Project (Digital and PDF)”

by Spark Creativity
9th - 12th Grade

HOLIDAY FREEBIE! I hope this helps take some stress out of your holiday season.

Holiday creative writing projects help keep students (and teachers) going during the busy month of December. If you want happy, engaged students in the build up to winter break, this engaging unit can help.

I was inspired by the amazing book Make Writing, by Angela Stockman, to create a series of ELA maker space projects. First, students make something using art or maker materials. Then, they write about it.

Students who struggle with writer's block will find their ideas flowing better. Students who love art will connect more to their writing. Students will have a chance to really visualize aspects of their writing before they begin.

With this project, students first create a winter holiday setting. Maybe they paint a frosty arctic scene with a tiny cottage on the horizon. Maybe they create a finger puppet theater with characters at a holiday dance. Maybe they build a wooden set for an ice skating rink and light it with Christmas lights. The sky's the limit.

Next, they share their scenes with a partner and talk about them, building up ideas for their writing. They set their written pieces within their own scenes, working on novel chapters, poetry, short stories, or plays.

After completing the peer editing workshop and then their final drafts, students share their art and writing in a winter holiday gallery, completing fun award tickets for the projects they like best.

From the Reviews:

  • "Incredibly detailed with plenty of room for students to express their creativity. Thank you!"
  • "The ELA makerspace projects saved my floundering Creative Writing class."
  • "Love all the creative ideas. I especially like the "Extra Cookies" ticket!"
  • "I am so excited to use these next school year! They look absolutely wonderful! My students will really enjoy this resource at a time when they really need something to keep them grounded and focused. Thank you!"

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Winter Holiday Lessons By The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs MC - 2015”

by Victoria Leon
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Enjoy free winter holiday lessons by members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative:

* Free Holiday Tree Art Project

* FREE Communication Boards for Hanukkah and Christmas for AAC Users

* Build a Snowman ABC Activity

* Subitizing Snowmen

* Winter Holiday Fun Pack Freebie

* Twas the Night Before Christmas

* FREEBIE! Gingerbread Engineering Extended Response Tied to Science Common Core

* Let’s Write Sentences - Christmas {Dotted Lines}

* Holiday Themed Graphic Organizer in English-Spanish

* Best Christmas Gift

* Christmas in a Pinch

* Holiday Logic Pack

* Study Habits Self Help Test

* Santa’s Favorite Cookies

* Find a Friend Holiday Game

* FREEBIE Winter Holiday Math for 3rd Grade

* December Character Comprehension Project: Winter Wonders

* Christmas in Mexico Holiday Treat

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Wishing you the best during the holiday season,
Victoria Leon

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Friday, November 24, 2023

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Teacher Planner Daily, Weekly, Monthly Pages and Wellness Journal Prompts”

by Kids are the Future
Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade

This instant download digital and print teacher planner includes daily, weekly, and monthly pages with 4 journal templates. Wellbeing journal prompts and journaling tips and ideas are included to support teacher wellness and self care. Use time blocking and other journaling strategies ideas to reduce anxiety and support your success. This is perfect for your teacher morning routine!

This product includes

-daily, weekly, monthly pages (4 templates) with journal prompts

-instructions for digital and print use

-journal tips and ideas

You can use the digital planner in Goodnotes or print it for a paper journal.


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