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Friday, March 7, 2014

St. Pat's -ly Hunt -- Freebie

When I was a Common Core Coach for our state this summer, almost every group of teachers I worked with wanted to discuss Reading Foundations Skill 3.3.a: Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

A derivational suffix changes the meaning of the word and usually changes the part of speech of the word. For instance, happy is an adjective. If you add the suffix -ly to happy, it becomes happily,  an adverb.


Today's freebie gives your kiddos a chance to get up out of their seat and find the adjectives on cards you have hidden around the room. They record the adjectives and add -ly to make the word an adverb. Once they have the new word, they must write a sentence containing the word.

Click on the pic above to download your freebie.

Looking for resources for a particular CCSS in either Math or ELA? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

St. Patrick's Multiple Meaning Words -- Freebie

Today's freebie gives your kiddos practice working with words that can be both a noun and a verb. Students draw one of the cards and write two sentences using the word. One sentence must use the word as a noun and the other as a verb.
For instance, if they draw the word root, they must be sure to use the word correctly as a noun and as a verb.

The healthy plant's root soaked up the nourishing water.
I will root for my favorite team at the championship game tomorrow.

Just click on the pic above to get your freebie.
Please leave a comment. I'd love to know if your kids were successful with the activity.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rounding with St. Pat -- Freebie

I HATED rounding numbers when I was a kid. HATED it. So I've made this activity for a Math literacy station so my kiddos won't have the same attitude.
Just click on the pic above to get your freebie.
Happy early St. Pat's Day!

Don't forget the big sale on TpT starts today and ends tomorrow at midnight.
Just click on the pic below to go visit my store.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Fun with Clusters -- Freebie

Have your kiddos been having trouble working with consonant clusters? This activity for a literacy station should help.
It's a game for two players, so if you want to make enough for all your class to play, you can get some good practice in.
Just tell them no pinching is allowed!
Click on the pic above to get the game.

Don't forget to make a wish list at TpT so you will be ready for the big sale. It starts at midnight on Thursday morning. Click on the pic below to visit my store. Everything is twenty percent off and TpT is adding even more off! Enter the promo code TpT3 when you check out to get the savings.


Happy wish listing!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ready for St. Patrick's Day?

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day?
Teachers Pay Teachers is holding a big sale this Thursday and Friday. It's different than anything they've done before. Instead of a weekend sale tied to a holiday or special event, they are celebrating  reaching their three million mile mark!
I'm marking all items in my store twenty percent off. TpT is adding an additional percentage off, so you can save 28 percent on anything you purchase from my store!
Click on the pic below to visit. The sale starts at midnight on Thursday, February 27, and runs through Friday, February 28. Just enter the promo code TPT3 at checkout. Make your wish list now!
Here are some freebies to get you in the mood for St. Patrick's Day.

Take Five Lucky Nouns was one of my kiddos favorite activities to play last year. Just add a timer and you are ready to go!


Here's a fun writing activity to practice writing directions. Ask your students how they would catch a leprechaun. Remind them of signal words for sequencing and turn them loose!


Check back tomorrow for a brand new St. Patrick's Day freebie.

Don't forget to make your wish list over at TpT!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

St. Patrick's Fortune Teller Games for Addition and Subtraction/Multiplication and Division -- Freebie

Here's a quick activity for small groups or math stations.

The game is for three players.
One player gives the other two players one card each. They hold the card to their forehead so that the other players can see it, but they cannot.
The dealer multiplies the two numbers on the cards together and calls out the product. Each player looks at the number on the other player's card and uses division to determine their own number. The first player to call out their number wins the round.
The game may also be played using related addition and subtraction facts.

I have included a set of black and white number cards in case you need to save your color ink.

Click on the pic above to get the file.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Giveaway to Celebrate My Friends's Blog

One of my friends has started a blog aimed at middle school teachers, but valuable to others as well.
To help her celebrate, I am giving away one product of your choice to the first five readers who visit her blog by clicking on the pic above and leave a comment wishing her well. When you leave the comment, be sure you leave an email address so I can contact you.
Go visit now!