As an elementary school kid, I always looked forward to telling my classmates all the cool things I did during the summer. I also usually wanted to tell my teacher about my summer… and so did everyone else! Teachers can facilitate a mass “share your summer experience” activity with this simple (self explanatory!) page. Depending on your grade level, have your students draw or write about each of the 5 prompts.
Some students don’t have amazing vacation stories to tell, so I tried to include things that every kid can write/draw about (like “things I ate”) when I was creating this page. Good luck on your first day!
Tomorrow’s Fourth of July! Yay, America! Check out this free printable page all about sorting letters (consonant vs vowel). It’s simple: color the letters based on the type of letter. Then enjoy a hot dog and the fireworks!
You’ve probably seen those pages where the teacher chooses a number and the students do a bunch of stuff with it. That’s exactly what I made (FOR YOU FOR FREE!) over at We Are Teachers! Click here to check it out!
I’ve got a cool teacher bonus to share with you! SeaWorld has perks for teachers in California (and Arizona), Texas and Florida! Each park has different perks, so click here to check them out! Here’s my favorite perk: “SeaWorld® San Diego is proud to offer a complimentary Teacher Fun Card to all active and credentialed California and Arizona K-12 school teachers. The Fun Card is valid for unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Diego through December 31, 2015.” Awesome! Thank you, Sea World! 🙂
The following was submitted by a fellow teacher: “Izzit.org is a website that gives teachers a free DVD once a year. You do have to log in and set up a free account. But free is free!”
This piqued my interest (I’m all about free stuff!), so I did some research.They have a free membership and a paid membership. Here’s what you get in the free membership (as quoted from their website):
A FREE video each year: Receive a FREE video, complete with Table of Contents, Teacher’s Guide, Discussion Questions, Quizzes, and more, each year for as long as you teach! Just provide feedback after using the video in your classroom.
Educational Standards Alignment: See how each video meets your state standards, or search for which of our videos meet a specific standard. Now includes Common Core Standards.
Current Events: Two daily lessons with news articles and stimulating discussion questions.
Student Zone: Allows your students to access Current Events, games, and other resources.
I couldn’t find details about exactly what free DVD you get every year, but it’s worth investigating! There are always resources seeking your money and there are plenty of awesome teacher resources out there for sale. But if you’re like me and don’t have the luxury of extra funds, this might be a cool option. Here’s a link to the FAQ if you want more information.
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