Verb Tenses Worksheet

Verb Tenses previewI’ve posted another freebie over at We Are Teachers! It’s about changing words for past and future tenses. Perfect for ESL/ELL students! (Click here to check out my post!)

Favorite Game (Paragraph Writing Graphic Organizer)

Paragraphs are so basic that sometimes we as teachers want to zoom right through them and get on to essays. But good essays are made of good paragraphs, and the more  paragraphs you have together, the more important it is to organize your thoughts properly. For this reason, I’ve built a few paragraph organizers to help you focus on the important pieces (transitions, introductory sentences, etc.). I’ve intentionally chosen topics that won’t be hard for kids to write about (there’s no “right” answer) so the content won’t distract them from focusing on proper paragraph construction.

favorite game STICKER

The first one is about their favorite game to play. For the supporting sentences, kids could write about 3 aspects of the game, 3 reasons they like playing, etc.

Click here for the free printable PDF: My Favorite Game to Play – paragraph practice

Check back soon for more paragraph practice!

End of the Year Awards (#Awards for Upper Grades)

It’s that time of the year… time for end-of-the-year classroom awards! This time, I’ve chosen a social media theme . I call these “Hashtag Awards” (Follow me on Twitter!). There are 45 ready-to-go awards and a blank one for you to get creative with! They’d be perfect for upper graders, who think they’re too cool for the rest of the fun, cheesy elementary school stuff. (Also check out my other collection of end-of-the-year awards!) Here are a few awards from the collection:

Hashtag Award 1 Hashtag Award 2

Click here to download the 46 page collection: End of Year Awards – Hashtag Collection

Like what you see? Poke around some more! Support my blog by checking out my other posts and the advertisers who sponsor me. :-)

 

OO Like Spoon – Worksheet

I made another freebie for We Are Teachers! It’s centered around the “oo” sound like in the word “spoon.” Click here to visit my post (and download the worksheet) over at We Are Teachers.

OO Like Spoon Preview

Teacher Appreciation Poster Idea – Cinco de Mayo Theme

My friend recently shared this picture with me:

Teacher Appreciation Week - Cinco de Mayo

Their school celebrated teacher appreciation week the same week as Cinco de Mayo. I love how the parent who helped coordinate this poster combined the Cinco de Mayo and teacher appreciation themes! And what kid can resist taking a picture with a fake mustache!? :-)

Send me photos of fun teacher appreciation ideas! Email them to squarehead teachers at gmail dot com.

Statements & Questions Worksheet

Check out the statements and questions worksheet I made for We Are Teachers:

Statements and Questions preview

 

Click here to check out the free printable worksheet over at We Are Teachers.

Matching & Counting Money Puzzles

Money! So much fun to have, but so much work to teach little minds about! Check out my recent matching game for learning money. I’ve got two sets: one for matching the words to the coin and another for also adding up the coins to find the total amount. These would probably be most appropriate for second grade.

Money match Sticker

Click here to download the matching-only puzzle:  Money Match

Money match and count

Click here to download the money match and countingpuzzle: Money Match and Count

Alter Your World by Recognizing Innovative Teachers

Here’s a cool opportunity from Altitude Summit:

“We have partnered with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who supports teachers and celebrates innovation in education, to bring our Alt community a fantastic opportunity. During the next two weeks, we hope you will join us in a contest to celebrate just that and participate for a chance to win a ticket to Alt Summer for yourself and $500 cash for a deserving teacher.

Between May 1st and May 15th, you have three ways to appreciate an educator in your life who is using social media in innovative ways in the classroom. If you’re an educator, we’d love to hear how you are using social media.”

Click here to read more.