Saturday, April 21, 2018

Whose Ready for Earth Day Freebies?

Here is a quick FREEBIE: History of Earth Day reading and writing. I have included 6 links for kids to learn about how they can contribute and participate in Earth Day. I'd love for you to download it and leave a little love (in the form of feedback). Just click on the the picture or title.
The QR codes are embedded into the writing as well as being on a separate sheet. 
You may have noticed that Google put out a short video clip of Jane Goodall, which I have included here.

If you would like to dive deeper, I also have an An Earth Day Research Project
This purpose of this project is to promote awareness of the Earth and our responsibility to take care of it. The message can be as simple as "Throw your own trash away."  This seems to be a huge problem in many neighborhoods, and water systems. If we can "picking up after yourself" to become second nature to our students, then we will had achieved something special in this young generation.

One of several project covers
The really cool part of this project is the potential for the students to study the issues that are important to them .

More Amazing Freebies You May Be Interested In:

There are over a 1000 free Earth Day products on Teachers Pay Teachers. Here are a few of my favorites that you might want to grab.
Created By Jason's Online Classroom

Created by a Teachable Teacher

Created by Education to the Core
Created by Creative Clips

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Who's Ready for a $100 Teacher Giveaway?

Are you ready to win $100? Join the fun and sign up for this amazing opportunity.

Prize: $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)


Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  Giveaway ends 4/13/18 and is open worldwide.
Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media?  Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome group of bloggers! 

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

How Do You Modify Your STEAM Lessons to Meet Your Student's Needs?

This is my first year teaching a STEAM class to K-5th grade students. It's also the first my first year working with K-2 students, and I have discovered that most lessons need to be modified to meet my students needs.

Not only is it my first year teaching STEM/STEAM lessons, but it is my students first year. They have had a special STEM project

Last week, I wanted to use a very cool activity from Lisa Taylor from Teaching the Stars and Sarah Barnett from Simply STEAM who teamed up to create several top-quality stem lessons.
Click on the Picture for Product Information.
Click on names to visit each store.
I chose the Easter Egg towers and began going to the classes. I love the project, but my students were not ready to build while being timed. They absolutely could not stop at the one-minute timed build. I had to modify. I also discovered that the kinders and first graders needed to count the eggs instead of measure them. To modify, I whipped up a couple of recording sheets and added a color page to the back. Here it is:

K-1 front page
Back page for all three grades
For 2nd & 3rd graders
Next year my third graders will do the original version that I purchased above because they will be ready for it. My 4th and 5th graders will do the other amazing activities.

I set up my activity like this:
My favorite containers at the moment are these rectangle  boxes
from ZipLoc. I purchase them from my local store, but they can also be purchased from Amazon.
Ziploc Container Large Rectangle, 9 cup Containers -  2 ct

Here are some more of my students in action:

My Egg Tower will be free all day Easter and Monday (since I am still writing on Easter) Just click on the picture.

Happy Easter,

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

FREE Materials, Activities, Giveaways, Resources & Membership ~ Yup! March Madness for Teachers

There is a ton of great material and freebies out there for teachers. Here are a few!

Of course I have to begin with my favorite "Teacher Rafflecopter" that I co-host with Kelly Malloy and a group of amazing teachers. I have actually won one of these Rafflecopters and had such fun spending the $100 that I just have to help other teachers win it.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Khan Academy is hosting a a fun skills program for classes to participate in to make practicing skills a fun competition. The classroom program is free and lasts four weeks. Check it out by clicking on the picture above.

I purchased this special appreciation bundle by Creative Clips. Krista Wallden, just came out with a freebie explanation of what will be included this month and the timeline for that. Click the picture above to purchase the whole thing, or the picture below to find out when all the freebies and great dollar deals will be.

This amazing day is happening in classrooms all over the world. We all need to be involved.
Check out the video for more information.

Click Here for the Global Day of Design web-page.

You need to jump on this one. A free one-year membership to CUE (Computer Using Educators). Among the many benefits, members can borrow tech from the STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Teacher Dance ~ Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Cause I'm A Rafflecopter Winner!

You all know that I love teacher Rafflecopters because I periodically co-host them. Well, when I'm not co-hosting a Rafflecopter, I also enter them. Can you guess? Yep!

I won a $100 TpT gift card. It was so much fun!
Yes! I did a little happy dance and then immediately went to my wish list to get some needed items from TpT.

Want to win? Then you have to enter. One great source is Kelly Malloy's weekly Rafflecopters.

Each week she does a $25 Rafflecopter and once a month she does a special one. I was too late to get co-host the last big one, so I entered it, and actually won! Check them out. The beginning of the month I'll be co-hosting one, so stay tuned....

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Who Loves Valentines Logic Puzzles?

I just can't resist some very fun activities. Here is a new one that I found on TpT dealing with logic. I love these kind of puzzles, so I hope you can carve out some time for students to work on this.
Games for Gains created this delightful freebie, so you will want to check it out.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Who's Ready for a $75 Teacher Giveaway?

I thought I should start of the new year with this $75 Teacher Giveaway.

A group of dedicated TpT bloggers have joined together to host this fun giveaway. I am hoping that one of my readers will be the lucky teacher to win. Joining in is easy and only takes a few minutes.


Prize: $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy

Co-hosts: An Apple for the Teacher, The Literacy Garden, A Plus Kids, M&M Bilingual, Ms. K, It's Kinder Time, Digging Deep to Soar Beyond the Test, Kelly McCown, Teacher Game Room, Jackie Crews, Amanda's Little Learners, Kathryn Watts, Catch My Products, The Chocolate Teacher, Reading and Writing Redhead, It's a Teacher Thing, Little Owl's Teacher Treats, Livin' In A Van Down By the River, 180 Days of Reading, Mickey's Place, Glitter is Everywhere, The Bender Bunch, KB3Teach, Mrs Hansens Helpfuls, Kamp Kindergarten, Walk with Me a Second, and Sliding Into First.

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 1/13/18 and is open worldwide.

Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media? Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Keep scrolling down to find another amazing opportunity to win.

Happy New Year,