December 14, 2018

💕✅Friday freebie 💕✅✅

💕✅ Hello Teachers!
Here is a great math freebie just for you!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-by-8-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28642Multiplying by 8 - Multiplication Math Games and Lesson Plans


Check out this 26-page package freebie that focuses on multiplying by 8. Teaching elementary students to multiply is quick and effective when students practice their multiplication facts with these fun and engaging reproducible multiplication games, lesson plans and activities.

 

This package includes 5 Math Games:
*Multiplying by 8
*Match It Up!
*Concentration
*Multiplication Bingo
*Flash Card Bingo

ALSO INCLUDED:
*Homework Black lines
*Timed Tests
*Score Graphs


Each multiplication game includes game boards, cards, practice sheets, a 5 minute-timed test and graph for efficient assessment.

Also included are 5 black lines, which can be used to differentiate your instruction, as seat work or sent home as homework. Flash cards also come in this packet.


These games are effective ways to reach and teach your English language learners and at risk students. Differentiate your elementary instruction with this great 26-page multiplication game and activities.

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Click here to download this freebie!

Happy teaching!💕 

December 10, 2018

💕Monday Quotes to brighten your week💕


💕Monday Quote







December 7, 2018

💕Friday Freebie✅

Hello everyone,

Today click here and get this great freebie that students love!


This 18-page Skip Count By 2 Flipbook has interactive flipbooks for students to create and practice counting by 2s. These are engaging books to make as a center activity, or as an extension to your math lesson.

Get your students counting by 2s with this great Skip Count By 2 Flipbook. Students simply color, cut and assemble. Watch your young learners take off counting.

Skip Count By 2 Flipbook can be used during guided math as openers, small group time and math work stations

How to use this book:
Assembly:
• Print on cardstock.
• Cut at the dotted line to separate the base of the flipbook from the picture pages.
• Cut around each rectangle picture box.
• Arrange the number cards one on top of the other and staple or bind the top of all pages to the flipbook base.

This is an engaging way for students to practice their numbers and share their knowledge with family and friends.


Happy teaching!💕







December 4, 2018

Aren't idioms fun💕

Hello everyone,

I thought I would re-post this blog article.  💕Idioms are so fun to teach and learn about!  Enjoy!

Aren't idioms fun!  Check out this fun video and then read on to make your own interactive idiom bulletin board!



The Third Wheel from Melissa Kumaresan on Vimeo.


This is a picture of an interactive idiom board  for the whole school to participate in.




Idiom Bulletin Board - Step by Step Instructions

This easy, fun and creative bulletin board makes you look like a pro as you develop student vocabulary and language skills. This bulletin board works great in a classroom or hallway for the whole school to be involved with. I wanted a way to involve my school in language development and used this idea. Follow these quick steps and you will be on your way!

Materials:

4-5 idioms and simple definitions
Computer/word processor
Images to represent the idioms and the definitions
Construction paper
Glue
Scissors/paper cutter
String
Tacks

Step 1:

Decorate the Bulletin Board with colored Butcher paper of your choice as a background. Use a contrasting borders that complements the color you chose.

Step 2:

Choose a theme for the idioms you will use. Some popular themes include:
Bees, horses, weather, dogs, tired.

Step 3:

Choose 4 idioms. Take care in choosing the idioms. Idioms for intermediate language level students should be idioms that give a hint to the meaning. An example of this is "it's raining cats and dogs". The word "raining" is a clue to the meaning. Early advanced language learners can work with idioms such as, "you're pulling my leg" which doesn't give the learner any clues to the meaning. Choose which language level you want the students to work with.

Step 4:

Collect 1 picture per idiom that displays what the words say and another picture that shows what the idiom means. Use your own classroom images for this or do a quick Google search for "idiom images".

Step 5:

Type up and print the idioms. Glue the typed idioms and the images onto colored construction paper. Cut to size.

Step 6:

Place the 4 idiom images that display what the words "say" at regular intervals across the top of the bulletin board.

Place the text under each picture.

At the bottom of the bulletin board place the image of what the idioms "mean" in random order.

Step 7:

Staple a piece of yarn under the text of each idiom long enough to reach to the image that shows the true meaning of the idiom. Tie a loop in the end of the piece of yarn so children can attach the yarn to the correct meaning.

Step 8:

Stick a pushpin into the bulletin board above the random images that shows the true meaning.

💥You now have an interactive bulletin board where students can match up the idiom to the image of its meaning by attaching the looped yarn to the push pin above the image of the true idiom meaning! Watch your students have fun and learn about idioms!



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Happy Teaching!💕







December 3, 2018

💕Monday Quotes to brighten your week💕


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November 30, 2018

💕✅Friday Freebie

 💕Hello everyone,

Here is this weeks freebie!
The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense freebie Verb Game  This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.  This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.  This package consists of : *GAME BOARD *GAME CARDS *WORD CARDS *NUMBER CARDS  These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!  Please follow us!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505

This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.

This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505This package consists of :
GAME BOARD
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-3-Sounds-of-ed-Past-Tense-freebie-Verb-Game-469505
GAME CARDS
WORD CARDS
NUMBER CARDS

These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!

Click here to get your freebie!  Please follow us and rate this product!

Happy Teaching!

November 28, 2018

✅ Friday Freebie! ✅ ESL/ELD K-5 Curriculum Map a year long pacing guide!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESL-ELD-K-5-Curriculum-Map-a-year-long-pacing-guide-3967021

ESL/ELD K-5 Curriculum Map - a year long pacing guide!

Planning for the year can be overwhelming. Many of you have been asking me for my ESL/ELD curriculum map so here it is!

This year-long ESL/ELD curriculum map, broken down by week, will help you plan your year for all 3 language levels.

✅ Beginner/early intermediate
✅ Intermediate
✅ Early Advanced/Advanced

Each month, under each language level there are language components that I teach during that month. You more than likely have your own resources, activities and curriculum to teach these components. ♥If I have a product that contains all or parts of the language I teach during that month I have listed it. All resource images are click-able links for your convenience. Just click on the image you want to see and it will take you to my TPT store.♥

Each month has a combination of ELD units and/or grammar components essential for English learners. Again choose some or all of what I have here. Feel free to mix it up to suit you!

Click Here to download from TPT!

Every classroom is different! Every teacher teaches differently, and I tried to create this year curriculum map with many different types of classrooms and teachers in mind. I know you may need to tweak this to the needs of your students, classroom, and administration. That’s OK! For example, March is testing month for me. If you need to switch months around to meet your testing time, that is just fine. Do what is best for your students in your classroom.

There is even a column for holidays, which you can use or not use, your choice. How awesome is that people? I mean the whole year is planned out for you.

Click here to download!

Happy Teaching!

November 24, 2018

💕TPT Cyber Sale 💕 SHOP, SHOP, SHOP :0)


TPT Cyber Sale 

starts Monday November 26 and 27th!

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Are you ready to shop?  This super cyber sale will get you in the mood as everything in the Fun To Teach store is on sale!



It is that time again~ Teachers Pay Teachers is having their annual Cyper sale.

Use Promo code CYPBER18 to save on fun to teach products!



Download for your TpT Store Page Column Banner - 160 × 200As busy teachers we have hectic schedules.  Check out some of these resources that will cover you for upcoming school holidays, events, etc.  Happy Shopping!
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ESL Newcomer Sentence Starters
 I am so excited about my new line for ESL newcomers.  



Here is the first resource to help get your newcomers writing!
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 My newest products are just around the corner!  I am so exicited about the ESL Newcomers packet Series.  They  are about to be released on TPT!  If you are looking for a  systematic instructional curriculum resource to offer your ESL Newcomers, this is it.  
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50 Back to School Sentence Starters


50 Back to School Sentence Starters
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Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey - Guided Reading/lesson plan/Unit

Valentine Verbs Vocabulary Word Wall
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fun-To-Teach 

MLK Martin Luther King Word Wall Cards

MLK Martin Luther King Word Wall Cards

End of the Year and Summer Vocabulary Word Wall

End of the Year and Summer Vocabulary Word Wall 




fathers day word wall 

Father’s Day Word Wall


Kindergarten Bundle
Are you looking for Kindergarten activities?  Check out this bundle with a little of everything to make your winter lessons fun and engaging! 

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Happy Teaching! 

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November 23, 2018

💕FREEBIE Formative Assessment Graphic Organizer for Reading💕

Formative Assessment Graphic Organizer for Reading

 

Hello everyone!  Here is a great freebie to add precision to your instruction!  Enjoy!

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Formative-Assessment-Graphic-Organizer-for-Reading-4215049#show-price-updateFormative assessments are used during instruction to support the learning process. This student feedback helps us adjust and differentiate ongoing instruction to improve student achievement. 

Most formative assessments are quick and easy and do not take an excessive amount of time. They are easy to use on a daily basis. 
   

Formative assessments include:
✅ exit tickets
✅ lists
✅ bell ringers
✅ summaries
✅ quick write
✅ check lists: interview and observation
✅ journal your learning reflections
✅ graphic organizers 

✅ lists on sticky notes 
✅ anecdotal notes 

Click here for this great freebie!
 
Questions to ask:
💕What did we do in class? 

💕Why did we do it? 
💕What did I learn today?
💕How can I apply it?
💕What questions do I have about it? 


Adjust and differentiate ongoing instruction and improve student achievement with this easy to use graphic organizer.

 

Click here for this great freebie!

 

Happy Teaching! 

 

 

November 21, 2018

💕Procedures not Punishment💕


💕Hello everyone!  💕
Holidays are coming and has me thinking about vacation time and students returning to school.  Time to think about reteaching behaviors I expect!


I practice procedures not punishment.   Teaching and practicing classroom routines and procedures reduces many if not most of the behavior problems in elementary classrooms. Engineering the physical classroom for productive passage and explicit teaching is a must!  When students know what to do and when to do it, classrooms run smoothly.

I explicitly teach expected behavior using the following:
  • Provide a rationale
  • Explain expected behaviors
  • Model expected behaviors
  • Provide opportunities to practice
  • Provide feedback
  • Reteach

Some procedures I teach:

  •  How to walk and enter a room
Lead with a smile and positive learning attitude
  • Where to sit
Boy – girl reminding students that when adults are at work they work together
  •  How to sit
I use a story about what students would think if I lay on my table while teaching
  •  What your body looks like as a student
Sitting up straight, eyes and ears on the teacher




Children should be moving while they learn, so I use activities that include action. Motion wakes up a student’s brain, reduces distractions and fidgeting.  Movement keeps learning fun!  Here are some of my favorite vocabulary activities:

·      End of the line
o   Students line up, single file, taking turns naming vocabulary pictures.  Students go to the ‘end of the line’ by walking around the table to line up for another turn


·       Slap it!
o   Lay out vocabulary cards face up.  Students gather round the table, hands on their heads.  Call out a vocabulary word and the first person to slap the card gets a point.


Happy Teaching!