Knowing how to make friends comes naturally to some children. However, others really struggle. These 24 friendship cards can help those struggling students to learn social skills that will help them to make and keep friends. Use them as discussion prompts in small groups or as writing prompts. Another idea is to combine the two by first having students answer the question on the card
Just in case you missed them, here are some fun and free Christmas (and Hanukkah) activities to use with your students. Christmas Would You Rather Questions for Kids Christmas Analogy Fun Christmas Break Scavenger Hunt Twelve Days of Christmas Math Word Problems Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe Journal Prompt Grid Elf Hunt Hanukkah Vocabulary Matching and Word Search Menorah Logic Puzzle And, of course, the giant TpT Winter Holiday Tips
Those of us who sell on TpT appreciate those of you who buy our products so very much! Some of us wanted to say thank you by giving you all a special holiday gift. Fifty of us collaborated on this ebook! Each page was contributed by a different TpT seller and each one includes a holiday tip or activity idea and at least one link
Here is a fun game to play with your students during that last week before the holiday break. Just print and cut out the twelve numbered elves and hide them around your classroom. Tell your students that twelves elves are hiding in the classroom, and it is their job to find them. During the week, students can search for the elves whenever they have a few
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I was surprised and delighted to see how popular the 11-11-11 Challenge was last week, so I decided to create a similar activity for Thanksgiving. Your students will love this fun combination of creative thinking, trivia/research, and math. You can use it in class as bell work or as enrichment, or you can send it home for the long weekend. Perfect for grades 3-6. Download
Here are five free worksheets (with answer keys) to use with your class to help reinforce affixes and to introduce word roots. These five worksheets will work fine as stand-alone activities but are actually part of a much larger 40-page prefixes, suffixes, and word roots product. Download this worksheet plus four more right here!
This year, November 11 is rather a special date…three elevens! 11-11-11 is considered by many to be a particularly lucky number, so this date is considered to be lucky, as well – some would say extremely lucky. 11-11-11 also happens to be my birthday, so I made a fun little birthday present for you and your students. This activity is perfect for grades 3-8 and will