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Valentine's Day Addition Doubles Game {printable}

Valentine’s Day Addition Doubles Game {printable}

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, get students practicing their math skills by adding doubles. This Valentine’s Day Addition Doubles Game has a set of cards to match up the addition fact with the answer. I’ve also included a recording sheet to go along with the matching cards or separately later to check for mastery. This …

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4 Creative Snowflakes You Have to Make This Year

No matter where you teach, it’s time to bring snowflakes in the classroom. Here are 4 of the coolest and creative snowflakes you’ll want to make with your class. You’ll love that with a little science and technology – these snowflake projects will last for a long time! Creative Snowflakes Snow Crystals Art Project – …

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47 Elf On The Shelf Classroom Escapades and Resources

47 Elf On The Shelf Classroom Escapades and Resources

An elf visiting a classroom brings mischeif, learning and fun. How to do the Elf on the Shelf in the classroom is easy with these elf photos, elf name ideas, elf printables and what to do if someone touches the elf {{gasp}}. Elves are known to have magic and you can use that to your advantage …

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Valentine's Day Gift Printables {Goodie Bag}

11 Valentine’s Day Gift Printables {Goodie Bag}

Valentine’s Day  simple gift printables makes it easy for a teacher to give student gifts!  All of these free downloads for Valentine’s Day can help make choosing the perfect gift for your class a snap and inexpensive! These are shared by fabulous women with fantastic skills and a loving heart!  It is a joy to share each …

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All About Penguins - Penguin Books, Art and More - Teach Junkie

All About Penguins – Penguin Books, Art and More

Penguin books are great non-fiction read alouds to use during January and February. Here are lots of ways to bring in learning about penguins with a penguin art project, penguin books, videos and more. This is a great collection of penguin resources for teachers. Featured from Teaching Idea Tuesday Penguin Books, Art and More This teacher has collected …

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Counting Syllables Printables : Syllables - 8 Easy to Print Activities Teach Junkie

Syllables – 8 Easy to Print Activities

Learning how to count syllables in words is a skill for kindergarten through third grade. Here are 8 syllables activities ready to print and use in a classroom. You’ll find a syllables counter activity like sorting syllables, Holiday vocabulary words and a syllable worksheet are all included. As always, the Teach Junkie English/Language Arts (ELA) section is growing in numbers …

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40 Roll and Cover Bump Cool Math Games

40 Roll and Cover “Bump” Cool Math Games

Roll and cover games for math are a hit for helping students practice a multitude of math skills. Cool math games like all of these compiled here are dice games that help practice addition and subtraction with fun themes. You’ll find themed games by character, season and inspiring variations on this classic game. To make …

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Frozen Snowman Olaf Craft Activity - Teach Junkie

Frozen Olaf Snowman Craft Activity

Olaf from Frozen makes a cute math craftivity. Here is how one teacher makes a Frozen Olaf snowman craft activity connect with spending money and counting pennies in her kindergarten classroom. You could use this at older grade levels too with different amounts of money. Featured from Teaching Idea Tuesday Frozen Olaf Craft Activity Start with the …

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17 Quick Cootie Catcher Printables and Lesson Plan Ideas

17 Quick Cootie Catcher Printables and Lesson Plan Ideas

Cootie catchers are a fun way to practice skills. These 17 quick cootie catcher printables are all free and just might spark some lesson plan ideas. In the classroom there are times where we just need to find creative ways for independent practice to help students master skills. These printables were designed by such creative …

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Playdough Recipes

7 Unique Playdough Recipes for Teaching

Want to know how to make playdough? Here are 7 unique playdough recipes to make learning kinesthetic. Playdough can make for an inexpensive manipulative and be extremely powerful for students at all ages! Playdough will greatly increase the fine motor skills for younger students, improve creative thinking skills in older students and be the right touch …

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Scrambled Winter Vocabulary Words Worksheet - Teach Junkie

Scrambled Winter Vocabulary Words Worksheet

Scramble up winter words in a fun word search free download. Here is a winter vocabulary spelling worksheet for third through fifth grade. Students unscramble 15 wintery words and then use the words in 5 fun and creative ways. This is a great activity to plan for a substitute teacher or to build into your morning work. …

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52 Printable Emergent Readers for All Year Long

52 Free Emergent Readers for All Year Long

Emergent readers play a big role in learning how to read. These 52 emergent readers are all free and all teacher-created! There are Holiday emergent readers, alphabet and sight words,  themed printable readers, non-fiction, book based and vocabulary readers too! How wonderful to be able to work on reading comprehension along with emerging reading skills all …

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Coolest Crystallized Winter Paint Project - Teach Junkie

Coolest Crystallized Winter Paint Project

Did you know that with hot water and one other ingredient you could produce this awesome effect? Take any art project that your students do on paper and turn it into a crystallized winter scene. With just a few ingredients mixed together, you’ll have crystals forming on top creating a magical winter scene. Crystallized Winter …

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Winter Estimation Activity Printables - Teach Junkie

Winter Estimation Activity Printables

Bring on the winter fun with this estimation activity. Here is a winter estimation printable worksheet that makes a fun activity! This set of two worksheets are the perfect backdrop to exploring estimation and still requires students to be hands-on. Students will use fingerprints and cotton balls to estimate and compare numbers on a snowman …

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Non-Fiction for Kids: Penguins Research Cards

If your class will be learning about penguins, grab a copy of kid friendly penguin research cards. Here is a free printable set of non-fiction for kids cards.  Get the basic facts about penguin babies, body characteristics and habits to make conducting research easier for kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Penguins: Free Printable Non-Fiction for Kids Combine …

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Addition and Subtraction Fact Sort Snow Globes - Teach Junkie

Addition and Subtraction Fact Sort {Snow Globes}

Make a file folder addition game with a snow globe themed fact sort. Students will add or subtract using dominoes and sort the sums as odd or even. Games make it so much more fun to practice math facts and by sorting the sums or differences gives an end purpose to this game. Sorting Addition …

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Snowman Craft {Adorable} Freebie: Snowman Craft - Teach Junkie

Snowman Craft {Adorable} Freebie

Snowman crafts are easy to do! Here is an adorable snowman craft where the unique perspective makes all the difference. This cut and paste activity means that kindergarten and first grade students use shapes to glue the snowman together. Pin this free download pattern so you can use it in January or the winter months. …

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Valentine's Day Time {differentiated centers}

Valentine’s Day Time {differentiated centers}

Bring on the Valentine’s Day learning fun with this differentiated centers free printable. There are two included. One is assessing time to the hour and the other is time to the hour and half hour. You can make learning fun with this Valentine’s Day theme by turning this into a matching activity or walk the room …

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Penguins - Poems for Kids - Teach Junkie

Penguins – Poems for Kids

Poems for kids come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a cinquain poetry free download to write about penguins. This penguin poetry freebie helps students structure a cinquain poem for kids! Featured from Teaching Idea Tuesday Penguin Cinquain Poems for Kids Writing poems with kids is a great way to get reluctant writers engaged. Here …

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Winter Themed Fraction Practice {free printable}

Winter Themed Fractions Practice {free printable}

Bring on the winter math fun with a packet of 4 fractions practice pages – each with 10 simple problems and 3 word problems. This winter-themed fraction practice can be used as individual practice or homework, as additional practice or during remedial teaching for 2nd graders working on fractions. It correlates with Everyday Math Units …

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Teach Junkie: Snowman Cut n' Build {Free Download}

Snowman Cut n’ Build {Free Download}

Let students show their uniqueness by creating their own snowman! This snowman activity works great to connect to descriptive writing, even for younger grades. Students can cut and build their own and add lots of descriptive words to share how theirs is unique. If you need a writing template to go with this activity, be …

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All I Need for a Snowman {Free Download}

Five free snowman leveled writing pages to go with “All You Need for a Snowman.” Snowmen and winter brings about a sense of magic for students! Integrating reading about snowmen is a great way to encourage writers to write! With this free download of “All I Need For a Snowman,” young writers will be encouraged …

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