Saturday, June 30, 2012

Free Daily 5, CAFE, and Whole Brain Teaching Posters

The following sets are now listed for free in my TpT Store. Pick them up today and enjoy :)


Disclaimer: The Daily 5 & CAFE resources are unofficial adaptations of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser. This freebie is not endorsed by the 2 Sisters.

The Whole Brain Teaching posters are my unofficial adaptations of information found on

Visit both of these sites IMMEDIATELY, they are awesome :) 

For more information about how I implement these programs in my class, visit my blog:

3rd Grade Thoughts

Free 5 Themes of Geography Assignment

This Social Studies assignment has students apply their knowledge of the 5 Themes of Geography to their own community.  What a terrific way to make this subject personal!  Click on the picture below to get this great resource from Addie Williams at Teacher Talk.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Teaching square roots

This will help with practice of reinforcing the concept of square roots :) I looked all over on TPT and couldn't find anything simple to use for my third graders so I created this printable. Hope you enjoy!

Click here to download on TPT!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Free Classroom Newsletter Templates

Check out these eight super cute newsletter templates from Ginger Snaps. Included are Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, Valentines Day, Pirate, and Western. What a time-saver!
Download yours for free right here.

Facebook in the Classroom: Edmodo

The Common Core standards require a lot more interaction and online collaboration between students.  If you haven't heard of Edmodo, you have to check it out!  At 3 Teacher Chicks, you can download a freebie lesson on how to get started and start with a getting to know you activity at the beginning of the year!

Cute End of Year Activity

This  cute activity was created by Kelly Dolling.
Take a look at this ADORABLE end of year activity.  Click on the picture to download this item from TPT.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Free Tutorial: Making Editable Files

So as I was blog stalking today, I came across Ginger Snaps and found that she had made an awesome tutorial for creating editable files.  If you create for TPT or Teacher's Notebook, you have to check this out.  She shows you how to create a file so that the graphics are safe!  You could probably even use this for fill in the blank notes or worksheets for your students to do on the computer...

Happy Blogging!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Free Resources to use with Daily 5

Listed below are 3 fabulous resources to use when incorporating the Daily 5 in your classroom.

The first resource is brought to you by Vanessa Escobar. This resource is a Daily 5 introduction packet.  Included are printable I charts, printable I pick posters, a check in sheet, and tips and tricks.  You can download this product by clicking on the picture listed below.
The second resource is brought to you by Mel D.  This resource  includes peace themed Daily 5 Launch Posters.  Click on the picture below to download this product.
The last resource is fabulous for the intermediate grades.  It is brought to you by the Wise Guys.  This resource is a powerpoint introduction to the Daily 5.  Simply click on the picture below to download this product.

Please don't forget to leave these individuals some love for such a great resource to use with the Daily 5.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Third Grade Common Core

Look at the latest freebie from Teacher Chick: Common Core Checklist for Third Grade! :)

Click here to download it from TPT... be sure to leave a nice comment for her if you use it!

Laura, Love to Teach Third Grade :)

To Scream or Not to Scream...

Does screaming at your class get you results?  I know it certainly doesn't work for me.  Here is a book of suggestions on some other ways to get your kid's attention.

Head on over to The Organized Classroom Blog to download your free copy of sanity in the form of an ebook!  :)

Grades:  All
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No Name?

How many times have you graded a stack of papers and had at least two papers with no name?  Here's a great way to get kids to remember to write his/her name:  highlight the name before it gets turned in!  Simple.  Fun.

Head over to Welcome to Room 36 for your free download.

Grades:  3-5
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Polka Dot Behavior Freebie

I am OB-SESSED with polka dots right now. Pamela over at First Class Teacher just posted super cute polka dot incentive charts. I've been using "star student" cards the past few years, but I totally see myself making the switch. Click on over to grab yours!

Grades: 3-6
Pages: 9

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Properties of Matter Chart & Sorting Activity

Properties of Matter Chart & Sorting Activity
Great for third grade.

Character Relationships Map from 26 Fairmount Avenue
Great for third grade.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Colorful Bloom's Taxonomy Posters & Bookmarks

Wendy Smith  at One Happy Teacher offers some wonderful freebies to help you with Bloom's Taxonomy.

There is a colorful poster set:
And a matching set of bookmarks:
Check them out!

Multiplication Relationships in a Table Freebie

Multiplication Relationships in a Table Freebie

Great for third or fourth grade to introduce relationships in tables.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Free Desk Name Tags

With the beginning of the year approaching quickly here are some super cute name tags for you to use!    This set has several different themes and it's free! Get it here!

I hope you enjoy! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

FREE Colorful CAFE Posters for the Daily 5

Check out these bold, bright CAFE posters.  Included are one poster each for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary along with a brief description and image.

Download it for free here!

Guided Reading Level Tracker

Guided Reading Level Tracker

Have students color in their level and date it. When they move up, they can color in new squares and date them. Great way to motivate readers.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

-Ful -Less Sentence Completing

-Ful and -Less Sentence Completion

Choose the correct word from the box to complete the sentence!
Great for 3rd and 4th grade.

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