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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Behavior Management

No Yell Bell™ Classroom Attention-Getter
Simply dial one of seven unique sounds, tilt the bell, and point it at your students. The crystal-clear sound begins immediately and gets everyone's attention! Use the No Yell Bell to signal the beginning or end of an activity, to warn children that they're too noisy, or to applaud a job well done. High-quality speaker and volume controls allow you to use the bell indoors or out. Sounds include bugle call, applause, tick-tock alarm, hand bell, alarm clock ring, and more. Requires 4 "AAA" batteries

Just too cute!!!

Sand, surf, an umbrella, a funky beach chair, and a beach ball top off this cupcake. But we didn't stop there -- bite into it and you'll see gummy fish swimming around in blue cake water!
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • Blue food coloring
  • Cupcake pan with liners
  • Small Swedish fish (2 per cupcake)
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Graham crackers or shortbread cookies
  • Small ziplock bag
  • Blue sugar crystals
  • Fruit Stripe gum (1 stick per cupcake)
  • Gumballs (1 per cupcake)
  • Small drink umbrellas (1 per cupcake, available at party stores)
  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the cupcake directions. Add blue food coloring, drop by drop, until the batter is the desired shade of ocean water. Put liners in the cupcake pan and fill each cup two-thirds full with batter. Submerge 2 Swedish fish in each cup. Bake as directed and let the cupcakes cool.
  2. Scoop half of the frosting into a bowl and add blue food coloring until the color matches the batter. Frost half of each cupcake blue (making waves if you like) and the remaining half white.
  3. Crush graham crackers in the sealed ziplock bag and spread them over the white side of the cupcake to resemble sand. Spread blue sugar crystals onto the blue side of the cupcake.
  4. Bend a third of a stick of Fruit Stripe gum to look like a beach chair and position it.
  5. Add a gumball (as a beach ball) and an umbrella to finish your beach scene. (Depending on your container, you may want to leave the umbrellas off until you get to the beach.)

Year End Worksheets

FREE Download. Year end vocabulary worksheets.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

End of The Year Note to Parents!

Tuck into Your Students Year End Take Home Folder.
Parents will appreciate your effort!


 FREE DOWNLOAD..... Match the State to the Capital with these fun State Capital Flash Cards.

FREE DOWNLOAD.....  Match the picture of the state to the state name.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Download writing prompts for June.

Ocean Theme Math Center.

Free to download. Laminate to use in your Math Centers.
 Complete the theme and download the Language Arts ABC order!
Watch for more ocean theme center activities.

Language Arts Center Idea.

DOWNLOAD and laminate to use as a Language Arts Center!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Social Studies.

Click on picture for FREE download.


Expanding on yesterday's Writing Numbers. Included in this download are 21 number writing practice sheets. Students will learn to write the number, word, and then do a number hunt to help encourage number recognition for numbers 0-20.
Thanks to www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com for the great download. You rock for sharing!!

Recognizing Coins. Hidden Picture.

Looking for a new way to teach coins?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


These include some pre-writing practice then a larger version of the number practice. There are dots and arrows to help students learn how to write their numbers, along with some fine-motor skill handwriting practice. Thanks to Confessions of a Homeschooler for sharing!!!

Language Arts.

Fun card game to fill those last days!

Language Arts.

Little reader plus simple sequencing cards to put the story in order or to use on a pocket chart.

Monday, May 21, 2012

FREE Father's Day Download

This fun project can be made into book that your students can give to their dad on Father's Day as a gift. Students can also pick and choose which pages they would like to use! From Panicked Teacher.

Math Center.

Download and laminate for a quick Math Center.

If You Take A Mouse To School Reader's Theater Script:

 A great way to introduce our Year End Writing Idea! Students love this when performed in a fast pace.

Year End Writing Idea...

TOO CUTE!!!!! 
Your kiddos will love doing this and their stories are always so funny. You could change the grade level to meet your needs.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Night!



Spelling iPad

This is such a great idea to engage your tech savvy kiddos!!  I have an iPad that I use a lot in class so my students are familiar with it.  Print on cardstock and laminate to use with expo markers.
Students print sight words on the screen {there's room for ten}.
Then they practise typing the words using the keyboard.

Behavior Management.

Great way to have your student take responsibility for their actions and critically think about the situation.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hallway Song

Totally using this next year!!! 

Father's Day – Daddy's Shoes

Love this ideas for Father's Day,,,,
This would also be cute with "Following in ____'s shoes" and do the footprints of them and special person and fill in name. You could adapt it to fit you student/child. Just use a generic man's shoe print, then add your student's print makes workable for school.

Money... Making Cents!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Reader's Theater Scripts

Mother's Day and Father's Day Reader's Theater Scripts: FREE Mother's Day Readers Theater Script and Father's Day Reader's Theater Script with a bonus Parents and Kids Choral Reader's Theater Play!


 I have seven FREE new downloads, what will happen next.... 
I infer some Language Arts going on today!!!

Making Inferences with Pictures 1...
Making Inferences with Pictures 2...
When Am I...
Where Am I...
Who Am I...
You make the Call...
Reading Between the Lines...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Here's a freebie to celebrate the life of Maurice Sendak!

For 2 - 8 Players. Great for Math Centers!


This game is great to help students practice their Addition/Subtraction Facts.
Great for year year end activity or summer retention.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Free Year End Activity.

Free Antonym Task Cards.


Tips to use task cards in your classroom from Rachel Lynette.
  1. Learning Centers - One of the most popular ways to use task cards is at centers. Students can use sets individually or in groups by passing the cards around. You may also want to have students work in partners with one partner checking the other partner's answer. If you provide an answer key, students can self-check their work. Another option is to write the answer directly on the back of each card.
  2. Independent Work - Students could also work individually by taking a set of card to their desks, or even home as homework. This can be an ideal option for your high-end students who might need a little extra challenge as well as for your struggling students who need more practice with a given skill. Task cards make differentiation easy because you can decide which set is appropriate for each of your students.
  3. Whole Class - Another way to use task cards is with your entire class. You could display cards one at a time on the document camera and have students answer on white boards. Have students hold up their boards so that you can scan the room to be sure everyone is answering correctly. You could also put one card on each student's desk and have students rotate with clipboards, completing each task as they move around the room (one version of this is the game Scoot) Allowing students to randomly select a card to complete is a great way to use cards that have longer tasks - such as writing prompts.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ms. Scheetz Selected As Teacher of the Year for St. Mary's County, Md.


Congratulations to  Ms. Bernadette Scheetz, a mathematics teacher at Esperanza Middle School, who was selected as SMCPS 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year.