Friday, January 13, 2017

Freebie Fridays - January 13th, 2017

It's Friday! I know you teachers are excited! I hope that you had a wonderful week with your students. Enjoy the freebies. Don't forget to leave positive feedback for our hard work and follow the stores.

Freebie Fridays - January 13th, 2017

Write The Room is a favorite activity of many students because they get to get up and move around the room. They are having fun while learning! It is a perfect learning brain for them. Here is Write The Room Sports Sight Words that I made a couple of years ago that you can download for free by clicking on the pictures. There are two different levels of sight words. A very simple one and a more difficult one.


Write The Room Sports Sight Words FREEBIE

Write The Room Sports Sight Words




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Friday, January 6, 2017

Freebie Fridays - January 6th, 2017

Happy first Friday of the new year!!! Wishing each of you a restful weekend as I know the rest of you likely head back on the 9th or very shortly after.

Freebie Fridays - January 6th, 2017

This weeks featured freebie is a new one I created about a week ago for fractions of a group that I plan to use during tutoring. To make it hands on have your students use manipulative bear counters. Click the picture to grab it and please show your kindness by leaving positive feedback for my hard work. Remember I pay for the fonts and clip art to make them free for you.

FREEBIE Fractions of a Group Bears



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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year! I tutored one very amazing girl throughout this year and found out I went to elementary school with her father. Now how cool is that? It's funny how you reconnect sometimes. I am also still working for The Learning Station. It's been a tough year for me trying to find a full time job with health benefits and have had some health issues. I'm hopeful that 2017 will be the most incredible year ever!

I am again putting my top 10 products on sale until I wake up on January 2nd for just $1.15. They are valued from $2 to $6. Stock up now as many of these won't be this price again until next New Year and some will likely not be as new ones move into the top 10. I have two new ones that did just that this past year. Click any of the covers to go to the teaching product to purchase it. Don't forget to leave positive feedback so you get credit for future purchases. Thank you!

Addition and Subtraction Regrouping Problem Solving Cards

I Have Who Has Suffixes

Input Output Table Task Cards

Elapsed Time Problem Solving Task Cards

Common Core Reading Essential Questions Task Cards For 2nd Grade


Linking Verbs Task Cards

I Have, Who Has Prefixes
Owl Place Value to 1 Million
Zombie War Multiplication 2 Digit by 1 Digit
Phonics Mega Word Sorts Pack


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Friday, December 30, 2016

Freebie Fridays - December 30th, 2016

Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone is enjoying their break. I know some of you go back on the 2nd or 3rd and others not until the 9th. I saw many who don't go back until the 9th complaining that they were still in school when others weren't. Like I told you now you get more time to enjoy after the holidays before going back. Enjoy it! I myself always enjoyed having more time after the holidays to rest up! With that said Freebie Fridays are back!!!



This week's featured Freebie is a brand new one. Winter Mugs Subtracting from 11 Bump is a fun hands on math game perfect for your math stations, centers, rotations, early finishers, or small groups. Please leave positive feedback if you enjoy this new game as it cost me money to create and a lot of time! I will be using it in tutoring. Click the picture to download it.

Subtracting From 11 Winter Mugs Bump FREEBIE



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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

5th Blogiversary

Wow, my blog is 5 years old!!!!!!! I can't believe I have been blogging and creating products for so long. Time flies when you are having fun, right?



I now have 1,265 followers in my TPT Store, 237 followers on Teacher's Notebook, 2,471 on my Facebook page, 225 on Instagram, and over 14,000 on Pinterest. I thank each and everyone of you who are following me in someway, have made a purchase, or downloaded a freebie and left feedback. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am giving 20% of my TPT store through the 29th. I never do this when there isn't a sitewide sale so take advantage of it now!!!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Freebie Fridays Back Next Week

Happy Friday!!! Since everyone is likely off for the holidays now and Christmas Eve is tomorrow I will not have a Freebie Fridays this week. I will try to bring it back for you next week. Be sure to hop on over to my blog on the 28th to celebrate my Blogiversary with me and then again on January 1st for another surprise!

I do have 68 freebies in my TPT shop for those that want to check them out before my link linky party by clicking here!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate other holidays. Here's my beautiful reindeer!


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Freebie Fridays - December 16th, 2016

Happy Friday! Only a couple of more Fridays left of 2016. Wow where has time gone? I'm debating whether to do a link up next Friday with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day following that Friday. Let me know if you would still like me to host one in the comments! Now let's get to what you want, the freebies!

Freebie Fridays - December 16th, 2016

Here's a new freebie I put out last week "Gingerbread Man Doubles Race". This fun game has been tested and tried out in tutoring. Students roll a dice and move that many spaces. They solve the equation they land on. Should they land on a fox he chased the Gingerbread Man back to start, but if they land on a gingerbread man he got away from the fox so they can go again!  Click the pictures to grab this fun free game. Be sure to leave positive feedback as it cost me money to create the game for you as well as my time. In return I'll keep making freebies for you to enjoy! I'd also appreciate it if you would follow my store!

Gingerbread Doubles Race FREEBIE

Gingerbread Man Doubles Race FREEBIE




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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas and Holiday Songs

Many of you will be having your holiday parties soon before leaving on winter break! Your students will love these Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukah songs from The Learning Station. Many of the songs have fun movements that make a fun brain break after doing a lesson or for your party. Others are animation videos and fun classic songs that your children will be sure to enjoy.

Here you can watch a video with many of The Learning Station's Christmas songs as a collection, which would be perfect for indoor recess or your party. Below in my linky party you can check out their other current Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukah songs! They would love to hear in the comments, which one is your favorite?





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Monday, December 12, 2016

How to Teach Your Child to Read Quickly and Correctly

How to Teach Your Child to Read Quickly and Correctly

Are you concerned about the future of your child? If yes, then this paper is just for you! You may
be unaware, but the ability to quickly and correctly read greatly affects the performance and the
comfort of your child. So how do you make your kid a speed reader?
Regardless of the age, there are the next groups of children according to their reading speed:
just learning how to read;
  • 30 words per minute;
  • 80 words per minute;
  • 120+ words per minute.
As for the average comfortable reading speed, it should be about 180 words per minute, because
this speed correlates with a good level of perception and understanding of the text.

Factors to Pay Attention to:

#1 Anticipation

When an adult reads, he anticipates the following words, phrases, and meaning and sees a
structure, which helps him to grasp the general meaning of the text. Children do not possess
reading to that extent; they rather recognize syllables and the next word. They have all the power
directed to it, so they often do not understand what they read and are unable to see the meaning
of the whole phrase, let alone the possible subtext.

#2 Memory, Attention, and Perception

Be sure to spend at least 50% of the time on the building of an intellectual base, as it’s the core
of fast and thorough perception. The point is not to teach a child to read fast, but to accelerate his
thinking process and cognitive skills that are in charge of reading, writing, and many other
development processes.

#3 Interest in Reading

Lack of interest is always the result of improper training, which can kill the desire to learn
something new. To avoid such an internal protest, ask the child what he/she wants you to read,
and stop reading once the child is bored.

#4 Fine Motor Skills and Physical Training

Every parent should know how to develop fine motor skills. It prepares the hand of your little
one to write and contributes to his handwriting. There a lot of exercises, for example, origami,
applique, sewing, clay modeling, puzzles, and so on. The main thing is to find what your child
adores and provide him with the best conditions and opportunities.

It may surprise you, but sports sections, dancing, walking, outdoor games, exercises, etc. are also
very important for the development of reading skills.

How to Teach Your Child to Read Quickly and Correctly

What You Mustn’t Do

Think the more the child reads, the better? That's not true. By suppressing the will of the child,
you risk exacerbating his/her reluctance to study.

If your kid doesn't like reading or have problems with it, let him/her read:
  • Short words of 3 to 5 letters until he/she is tired.
  • Short texts up to 30 words, gradually increasing the volume.
  • 1-2 pages in the case he/she reads at a pace of 60-80 words per minute.
  • 2-8 pages if he/she reads at a pace of more than 120 words per minute.
How to Train a Child to Read?

#1 Extracts

The bottom line: add 30 words to the actual reading speed.
If the child is reading at a pace of 30 words/minute, let him/her read the extract at a pace of 60
three times in a row. The first time the child will likely to be uncertain and slow and won’t cover
the whole text, but after a few repetitions, he/she will become faster and faster.
The training ends when the reading speed reaches 180 words per minute.

#2 "Wave" Reading

The bottom line: turn the book by 90 and 180 degrees
This exercise is suitable for children who can read at least 50-60 words per minute or faster.
First, give the child to read the text in the normal position, then turn the book by 90 degrees and
let the kid read it upside down and finally, turn the book by 180 degrees. Start with a few
sentences and bring it to the whole page.

#3 Retelling

The bottom line: read and retell from 1 to 8 pages of the text
This exercise must be done every day. If the baby reads really bad, then read the text and let the
child retell. First, let him/her retell a single paragraph, and then increase the volume up to a page
or even the whole text. Of course, you don’t need to ask the child to point to all the details let
him/her tell you the events, the participant, and the outcome.

#4 Writing a Mini-Essay on a Given Topic

The bottom line: a 12-sentence essay on a given problem
This exercise is effective for 10-12 years-old children. Check the logics of the narrative and the
connection between the problem and the arguments. Thinking time should be about 5–10
minutes. If you aren’t sure about the effectiveness of this method, you can always ask
professionals for homework help.
Keep in mind that you mustn’t force a child to train if he is tired or sick!

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Freebie Fridays - December 9th, 2016

Happy Friday! I hope each of you had a blessed week. I'm loving the 80's here in Florida with the exception of a day or two that was cooler. Enjoy the freebies!

Freebie Fridays - December 9th, 2016

I know many of you can't do Christmas activities in the classroom. Here are some winter themed graphic organizers your class may enjoy! None include Santa.

FREEBIE Winter Common Core Graphic Organizers

FREEBIE Common Core Winter Graphic Organizers




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Friday, December 2, 2016

Freebie Fridays - December 2nd, 2016

Bye November, Hello December! I wish each of you a happy healthy December as we finish off 2016 this month. Enjoy the few weeks with your students before you are on break. Now on to what you are looking for FREEBIES!

Freebie Fridays - December 2nd, 2016

I Have, Who Has games are very popular with students and help with listening skills! They have to listen and pay attention to see if their card is next. I made these 5 I Have, Who Has Christmas games to thank my amazing followers a couple of years ago. They include capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and two sight word games! Please leave positive feedback if you like the games to show your appreciation!

FREEBIE I Have, Who Has Christmas Kindergarten Games


FREEBIE I Have, Who Has Christmas Kindergarten Games

FREEBIE I Have, Who Has Kindergarten Christmas Games




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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cyber Sale 2016

It's time for the big Cyber Sale! Teachers Pay Teacher will have their sale on Monday and Tuesday the 28th and 29th of November. Use code CYBER16 to save 28% off my store. I will keep my store on sale an extra day to catch those of you who forgot about it or may have just been too busy. Wednesday, the code won't work but you will still get 20% off and this includes BUNDLES! Come shop with me HERE


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Check out some of my fantastic deals below! Remember everything is on sale including bundles!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Freebie Fridays - November 18th, 2016

I hope the United States teachers, parents, and children had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Only a few more weeks and everyone will get Christmas break off!

Freebie Fridays - November 18th, 2016

Last year I created a line of products called Word Boxes where students can write on the word boxes when the activity is laminated or in plastic sleeves. It helps children learn how to spell words in a hands on way and also helps them learn which numbers touch the top, middle, or below line. Here is a Freebie your students will be sure to enjoy "Christmas Word Boxes". Unlike my phonics word boxes this one has a word bank since the words are much harder for younger students. It also makes it easy to differentiate as some children can have the word bank and others don't for more of a challenge. Click the picture to grab them for free and be sure to leave positive feedback!

FREEBIE Christmas Word Boxes





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Friday, November 18, 2016

Freebie Fridays - November 18th, 2016

Happy Friday! Wishing my United States readers a happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate. Let us know in the comments what you have for your meat? Turkey? Ham? Fish? Something else?



Today's freebie is a very oldie. It's just some fun November Behavior Notes with a turkey theme that you can send home with your students. I created these way back in 2012. One way to use them is to pick one day before the start of the day and any child who had a good day gets a surprise at the end of the day by getting to take one of the notes home. Have their names already on them so you don't have to do that at the end of the day. Note these are supposed to be fun so they are not spelled perfectly. Please do not even me a bad rating for it. The kids love the fun sayings I put on the notes.


November Behavior Notes FREEBIE




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