Memorial Day Freebie

I did a guest post at Hojo's Teaching Adventures a few days ago (Thanks, Heather!). You can see the original post here. I included a little rhyming freebie for Memorial Day. Just print copies for your kids - that's all you really have to do. Click on the picture below and you will be sent to get the product FREE!

Additionally, if you love using books like I do, here are a few on the topic. You could also use some for Flag  Day (yes, we're still in school for Flag Day - our last day is June 26). Clicking on the images or price will bring you to where you can learn more.( Don't you love the Maestros? And I really enjoy Pam Munoz Ryan's work!)

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Freebie, Guest Post and Swimming into Summer

Its been busy around here (to put it mildly). I was trying really hard to finish up a summer themed pack for my 2nd graders. I plan to use it at school, but I figure you could probably also send it home with your students for them to do over the summer to keep some skills fresh, or parents could download it themselves. The pack includes my Summer Antonym Fun game cards, 3 differentiated levels of a rhyming activity, writing prompts, and some skill work including reality/fantasy, predicting, and a couple other things. Here are a couple pictures from it. You will be able to get it from both my Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook shops. If you click on the first picture, it will take you to my TPT store.I'll also attach a link for the free preview of  this product which you will find at the end of this post! Keep reading!

Included are a few writing prompts and an acrostic poem templates.

Here are some of the words from set  2 of the rhyming activity. Set 1 has slightly easier words and set 2 has harder words.

This is one of the record sheets where students would glue the rhymes.

My Summer Antonym Fun is included in this (it otherwise is a separate paid product) and this is a card game that can be played at least 2 ways.

In addition, I was lucky enough to do a guest post over at HoJo's Teaching Adventures! It includes a Memorial Day themed freebie so go over and check it out. If you click on the image below it will take you to the post, but also feel free to click her button below and check out all the other great stuff she has to offer!

Finally, as promised, if you'd like a free preview of the Swimming into Summer Reading and Writing Pack, you can hop over to TPT and grab it. I'll also be linking this up to Classroom Freebies and Friday Freebies! Yay! Click on the picture below.

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Freebie Fridays

Do you Feel the Need to Laminate?

Just a quick hello and I found this fun quote for you ! Have a good weekend!

By the way, this is the laminator I am craving! So tempted. This is a link to it at amazon but I know you can get them other places too.

 And the sheets:

100 Ways to be a Good Friend

I am a little slow with posting this, but earlier this year my class was working on friendship skills. After a class discussion, we started brainstorming a list of ways to be a good friend! I thought it was kind of fun so I took a picture of the first part of the list. They thought of all the usual ones like "Don't lie" and "Play with them", but I really like "Don't be sassy" and "Make good eye contact!"

Here are a couple of friendship books for kids that I love! 

May Currently!

It's May ! (well, it's 10 days into May, but it's still May! ) I have gotten my act together and finished my May currently and  linked it to Farley at Oh  Boy Fourth Grade. Love her ! Here's mine and please go and check out her awesome blog and see everyone else's  Currently!

Antonyms Summer Fun: New Product, in time for the Sale

Hey everyone! How is your week going? What have people done lately to make you feel appreciated?

I have a brand new item up called Summer Antonym Fun. Its a fun printable card game set with antonym pairs. After you print them out you can have the students use them in a Go FIsh style card game, or face down like Concentration. I try and make the end of the year productive yet fun so this should help. PLUS it is sale time at the teacher stores so you can get it for only 80 cents through the end of Wednesday, plus Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook give you 10% off the sale price too, so overall 28% off . Wow!

Here's an example of some of the cards:

Also don't forget a couple other things: I am participating in the Calming the Chaos blog hop with some other terrific teachers. Everyone is offering a freebie or free idea of something to do to get you through the end of the year. I am sharing the activity SCOOT with rhymes for the hop. My post for the hop is here or click on the icon below!

Get Summer Antonym Fun from My TPT Store by clicking the image:

Or get it from my Teachers Notebook Shop by clicking here.

Check out the blog hop by clicking the image!

My Teachers Notebook sale is already happening. Plus, the Grammar Pack is 40% for the rest of tonight (May 6). Its a Daily Deal! You can get it for 20% tomorrow which is still pretty good! All items will be on sale until Thursday. Yahoo! Click the image of the cover page to check it out:

Head over to see all my items for sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking the image below. This sale starts tomorrow.

Calming The Chaos

Welcome to the Calming the Chaos Blog Hop hosted by 2peasandadog. All of us bloggers have come together to share our top tips for making the last month of school run smoothly. Visit each of our blogs to learn something new and catch a freebie or two! Happy Hopping!

So the end of the year is pretty hectic right? There is SO much to do and so little time. Often is it SO hot! You are tired. The kids may either be hyper or shut down (or both). Here is one end of the year strategy that I use  that may help you !

You have heard of SCOOT right? If not, you will love it! A couple years ago a friend mentioned it and I said, "What?". Turns out I had already been doing it. Basically, it is an activity where the kids go around the room from desk to desk, usually for a very short time , moving when the teacher signals (with a bell perhaps). At each desk they have an activity to do. For example, one I use at the beginning of the year is simple adding. You put two playing cards or two dominoes on each student's desk. The students either get a pre-made record sheet or what I have often done is have the students fold a paper into 16 squares and on each square write the answer. At the end we often correct it together and they can bring it right home.

Here is an example of what a blank preprinted SCOOT sheet might look like.

Other skills you can practice with scoot include subtraction, multiplication, division, telling time, identifying coins, counting $, the list goes on and on. You can also work in skills from language arts, such as rhyming words, antonyms, and so on.

I have attached a freebie for you called SCOOT Rhyme Time. SCOOT requires little planning, if any ( you can even have students put the materials on each desk). It can be a sanity saver and I hope it can calm the chaos at the end of the year!

Just click on the picture below to grab it from google docs! Also, you may want to head to Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies to see other great ideas for the end of the year ! Click on their logo at the end of the post!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Please also head over to the blogs of the other amazing teachers who are participating!

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