How do the old dots and squares games support learning for students? There's a multitude of ways! Find tips on how to make these and 3 completed sample games here!

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Looking for a spring themed language arts vocabulary builder and bulletin board? Look here...sticky notes to the rescue!

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Showing someone how much you're a fan of theirs is easy with these Valentine fans. If you can fold paper "accordion style", you can make these! Minimum

materials required.

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Take a look at these wonderful Christmas gift catalogs. Specifically for Kids and teachers. 

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Combine language arts and math learning with crafts. Give the kids a little fun "engineering" to do with making this cool pumpkin spinner/hanger.

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Hello parents and teachers! Are you falling for fall yet? Here's something to get your "autumn on". Easy fall leaf art that looks beautiful in the home or classroom. Can be done by kids and adultds. Great bulletin board. See sample and website address. FREE 

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Don't buy a commercial card for Dad! Get this one for free and make it personal with your own decorating and a photo. This is a special card with a "view" that Dad and everyone involved will have lots of laughs and fun with. This is what you can truly call an "interactive" Fathers Day card.

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Do you like this Venn diagram for comparing Memorial Day and Veterans Day? Would you like it for FREE? Even better, how would you like a 34 page learning packet that includes this, 4 other Venn diagrams, and much more about these 2 patriotic holidays for only $1.00? Read more to find out how easy it is to do so!

 

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Help yourself to this FREEBIE for a Mother's Day gift.

This is only a part of a Mother's Day product of mine. There are more interview questions and a colorfully bordered "statement" that professes one's love for mom. It could be put into a frame....to make a beautiful plaque. You'll have lots of laughs while doing this activity...create special memories of Mom.

To see more of the complete product, go to https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mothers-Day-Interview-Card-2524470

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Here are 2 Zen-type Easter Coloring pages that can be a terrific Easter basket item. Just roll into a scroll, tie with a ribbon, add coloring tools (crayons, markers. colored pencils) and pop into a basket! Not too detailed for children and not too simplistic for adults. Do these together! Color and connect! These 2 pages are actually part of a set of 18 pages. If you like these, you may want to see the others at:  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Be-Calm-and-Color-for-St-Patricks-Spring-Easter-2400465

 

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Math Tip Monday March Math Activity is ideal for K-8. Yes!! It's a very flexible activity that can be easily modified for all of these grades. It provides practice with number sense, counting, and computing with basic operations including fractions and decimals if you want. Use of 100 charts, counters, number lines can be used by younger students for this activity. It's yours for free...download away!

 

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Therapuetic coloring is "in" right now. The pictures to color are usually for adults...but now I've made them for children. My pictures have a valentine theme. As a matter of fact, they are hearts that are filled with beautiful designs for you and your children to color. Help yourself to this freebie. If you would like more, go to https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hearts-A-Flutter-Valentine-Cards-Coloring-for-Calm-2381123

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Want to make positivity contagious in the classroom? Launch the new year with a good start by usingthis activity to ensure mindful positivity. Good attitudes will abound!

 

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These ornaments are fun to make, they help with addition, and they are edible!

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Open this post to link to a video that shows how to make this simple muffin pan Advent calendar!

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Word Shape Pictures are in! Have your students express their words of thanks while "drawing" the shape of a cornucopia with their written words. Read more to get this FREEBIE!

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A fun creative writing/persuasive writing activity where the author will take on the stance of a turkey who is trying to convince prospective diners not to eat it for Thanksgiving. Great for elementary school writers. Comes with turkey template, outline guide for the components of a persuasive composition, and idea suggestions. Persuasive writing doesn't always have to be about a serious topic! 

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Here's a colorful Patriotic Venn diagram Free for you to use with your students. Use this to compare Veterans Day to Memorial Day. Only 1 out of 4 here. See the rest (also free) at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Margo-Gentile

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Halloween Costume Math.....compare with graphs and fractions.

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This is such creative genious! Decorate cardboard boxes, hinge them together, put a kid inside....and you've got a moving, changing Transformer. It's like the movie's main character came to life! See the photos here and get the link here to view the video. It's fantastic!

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Posted by Margo Gentile on Mar 17, 2015 under ,

Let your little leprechauns try their "thinking power" on this free practice sheet designed for St. Patrick's Day and math! Colorful challenging fun.

 

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Here is  a free printable for you to use on Valentine's Day (or any day).There are 3 sizes....the smallest is to be used as a tea bag tag. The larger images

can be attached to hand warmers("Hot Hands"), feet warmers, gloves, mittens, socks, quilts, blankets,etc. Simply  cut out on the outer...

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A holiday craft and math lesson all in one. Create a contemporary looking Christmas tree with colored strips of paper. Designed for preschool-first grade. Number recognition, shapes, size perception, positions, hand-eye coordination.

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This is something different to do for March math (no leprechauns or pots of gold here) Or for any time of the year! These multiplication activities have an Irish theme---without the shamrocks!

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Make some fraction lessons using this fractional candy cane pizza. Also great to serve as a treat for a party.

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Use left over Christmas candy canes for Valentines Day activities!

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Flashcards don't have to be boring! They can even get you into the holiday mood. Have fun making and using these turkey and Indian flashcards. Knowledge is only a feather flap away.

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Get into the Halloween spirit with addition. Fun, not scary. Good activity for grades K-2. A little hands on and pretending help students experience basic addition. Can be enacted as a whole class, small group, or with 2 individuals.

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Using household items-paper plates and tiny buttons-plus a print out or screen shot of my graphic of a spiderweb are all the materials all you'll need to make this fun educational activity. Addition, addition facts, commutative property.

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