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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FREE....really good anchor chart for common capitalization. Yours to copy and keep. (just please don't sell it)

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Have you noticed the unbelievable number of free tutorials on the internet? These could be used to help kids write better expository "works". Read about this idea here!

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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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Keep your child's school-learned skills sharp with this fun way to remember already learned words and to learn some new ones. This is reading and spelling....but I don't think the kids will know. Don't tell them...just enjoy!

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Get the combo card and Dad's gift here for Fathers Day.              

                                 

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Math and Science songs for your kids.

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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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Here's a freebie for you: an adorable movement poem for the position words bottom, middle, top, and an anchor chart to demonstrate this concept. Thanks for visiting. While here, take a look at my website about the "Color Coded Multiplication" program. Not "color by number" like the days of yore! It's a lot more and is based on nuerological fundamentals.

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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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The only props you need for these classroom games are brains!

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Too hot in the summer sun?  Do your summer reading inside this "cool" reading nook igloo made of plastic milk cartons!

 

Too cold outside to play in the snow and build an "igloo"? Bring the outdoors in! Build a life-size igloo out of plastic gallon milk cartons. Great for a reading nook or "hide-out" for the classroom or home!

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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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Simple and direct liquid measurement chart with big pictures representing gallon, 1/2 gallons, quarts, pints, and cups. No kings, queens, robots, etc....just bottles within bottles. Get your free anchor chart here.

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Measuring with a ruler to the nearest ¼, ½, ¾ can be tricky. This post comes with a video that shows how, a lesson, and some worksheets.

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Ordinal numbers product has an apartment house, a department store elevator, kids in a row, a train, snowman parade and more to give your child an opportunity to sequence ordinal numbers in more than one way (instead of just left to right). Get some free sample pages here and get the whole thing at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ordinal-Numbers-Apartment-House-More-for-BottomTop-LeftRight-Front-Back-2230722.

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Need help identifying different types of word problems so that the correct basic operation(s) could be applied to get the solution? This is the most complete list I've seen yet! It even gives you specific example word problems for each type. Use it as a poster, anchor chart, or for your own reference.

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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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It's your choice! Many recycling projects and activities are listed in this We Are Teachers article. Recycle with Penny Pencil as well!

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Action Alphabet proudly presents the marvelous Mr. Moody. See him switch his mood from merry to mad for letter M.

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Shape up alphabet skills with Action Alphabet's Lifting Lion for Letter Ll. Great for letter and sound recognition.

 

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Make a simple kitten with a movable "kissing" mouth. Letter K of the Action Alphabet free for you here at www.margosmathand more.com

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Finally! Jiggly Jellyfish joins the Action Alphabet team!

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Be patient...Jiggly Jellyfish is slowly making its way to our shore. It will join the Action Alphabet very soon!

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Action Alphabet is a cool summer project. Finish off the summer with this fantastic alphabet project. Every item that represents a letter "does" what it's superlative says. For instance, Dizzy Dogs is made up of dogs chasing each other's tails while running in a circle. The dogs really move. Complete instructions and photos/pictures to help with construction. Every few days a new letter with its accompanying project is posted here. Come visit and get your freebies here.

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Hugging hippo is now ready for you to take for free! This is the latest member of the Action Alphabet .

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Action Alphabet's Directions for Letter G, Glowing Ghost

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Help yourself to this addition of the Action Alphabet-Letter F Famished (or Frisky) Frog. The kids will be delighted with this one..a frog that "sticks its tongue out".So silly! Please leave a comment under the directions.

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Keep the summer Action Alphabet project going! Free activity-letter E Elephant elevator.Make a "movable" alphabet!

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Get ready to add this elegant elephant to the Action Alphabet for letter Ee! Going up? Make the easy elephant elevator coming soon!

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Get the free templates and directions for Cc, the next letter in the Action Alphabet project. Crawling caterpillar is here now! Be on the look out for action letter Dd, on it's way!

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It's time to meet and make the "active" B in our Action Alphabet project. Add Bouncy Bug(Bb) to Active Acrobat(Aa). C will join them soon! What will it be? Keep checking our blog at www.margosmathandmore.com to get the FREE directions and templates for the next letter, C. We'll be doing this all summer up to letter Z. A great summer project!

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Every letter in this Action Alphabet is represented by a movable "action figure" or a prompt for the viewer to interact in some way. Easy enough for kids to make themselves (a few may require the guidance of an adult). All directions are here at Margo's Math and More, and of course, all are free. Keep watching for the next letter, Bb, coming soon!

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Spring is here and the peepers are back. Make your own tree frog using these simple but thorough instructions and photograhs. Part of my Action Alphabet Project. Watch out..... this famished frog is looking for food and doesn't hesitate from sticking its tongue out to grab some grub!

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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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Posted by Margo Gentile on Aug 25, 2014 under

Make apple puppets for beginning of the year apple poem.

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Practice responsibility for possessions and the environment with the pencil forest! Use measurement and graphing to see the rate at which the pencils "shrink".

Will 1 pencil last a student for a month? Maybe...with care and conservation in mind. Recycling is involved too!

 

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Students get to discover little known facts about their classmates as they enter a new schoolyear. Whole class activity for grades K-6.

 

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These puzzles are fun to make, exchange, and solve!

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Can you find all of the pictures of words that have the different sounds of o?

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Use left over Christmas candy canes for Valentines Day activities!

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What is truly the predicament of today's math? See if you can figure out the puzzle.

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