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Happy Mother’s Day!  A Fun Writing Activity and Craft for Mother’s Day

Your students will love making this fun writing activity and craft that integrates opinion writing, science and conventions of language for Mother’s Day!

Children will enjoy planting the seeds, that you will include with the project, with their families and feel so proud watching them grow.  Some of my students have brought in pictures of their flowers growing in their gardens!

One way to use this is to glue to finished craft on the front of 12x18 sized construction paper folded in half to open as a card and glue the frames on the inside. Another option is to glue the finished craft onto the front of 9x12 sized construction paper and choose one of the frames to glue on the back of the craft.

Here’s what is Included:

1.  A My Mom Is, Can, Has frame

2. My mom is special opinion writing frame

3. Templates for the flower, leaves, stem and pot that can be copied for each child and they can make the craft.

4. Template for frame for students to color or to run off on different colored paper

5. A coloring template to run off if you would rather have the children color the flower and pot instead of assembling

6. Circle templates to copy for students to draw a portrait of their mom.

7. Copies of the saying to glue under the seed packets.

8. A coloring template of the seed packet if you would rather put a few seeds in snack bags and use this template as a cover for the seeds.

Thank you for purchasing, browsing, following, downloading and inspiring. I hope this brings a little sunshine your way!  ENJOY!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Novel Unit~Common Core Standards Aligned

This is a custom written literature unit to be used with Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling. This is a complete novel study that includes many individual products bundled together to offer you extensive savings! This unit also includes additional writing activities, teacher plans, and CCSS alignment that you cannot find in the individual components. This complete novel study is by far your best value!

This unit is designed to be used with some student/instructor interaction, but can easily be used as an independent study for the student. It is written for the 5-8th grade reading level.

This unit works great in a one-on-one setting for home school or for a teacher to use as a resource in the classroom for a small group or entire class. The unit is designed so that you can start teaching immediately with little to no preparation on your part. Great time saver!
This unit contains:
Teacher Packet containing: 
•Detailed daily lesson plans.
•Answer keys.

Student Packet containing: 
 Vocabulary activities for 68 words. 
 Comprehension questions for every chapter. 
•Extension activities that correlate with the book. **Only available in this complete Novel Study Product!

An Assessment Packet that contains: 
•Vocabulary quiz
•Comprehension quiz in both a short answer and multiple choice format
•Writing assessment

An End of the Book Activity Packet that can be used with any book.

A Story Elements Interactive Notebook Activity Packet that can be used with any book.

Common Core Standards Alignment for grades 5-8. This is included at the end of the unit so if you do not need it you can easily discard without changing the unit itself. To see how this is set up please see the free preview for the CCSS checklist in its entirety.

→Please download the free preview to see sample pages of all parts of this unit as well as the complete CCSS alignment checklist (23 pages) for grades 5-8 in its entirety. Please email with any questions you may have!

Multi-Match Game Cards 3F: Fractions on the Number Line

This set of printable cards will help students learn two important ways to represent fractions on the number line (CCSS 3.NF.2b).  The title is marked "3F" to indicate Grade 3 Fractions. The PREVIEW shows all pages and downloads quickly. This is the best-selling card set in this shop!


  • 36 math cards as 9 groups of four cards, one from each of four suits
  • A recording sheet and answer key
  • Brief instruction cards for four games
  • A folding card storage pocket
  • Perfect to use in a math center, by partners or groups
  • Great for emphasizing Common Core MP standards

Save 40% on game card bundles compared to buying card sets separately.

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Click, Clack, Peep!

Love this newest addition to Doreen Cronin's Click Clack series.
What fun is the newest addition to the barnyard animals...Baby Duck.
But the best is how duck decides to solve the problem. You and your class will enjoy the story Click, Clack, Peep!
The packet contains:
Baby Duck craft
12 colorful vocabulary cards for posting with pictures
Vocabulary Match
What were the animals thinking...write and draw
Making Connections...animals and what they did
Story Sequence...Beginning, middle, end
Pre Write and Final Write...Narrative
Word Search
Parts of Speech
Just enough activities to fill a Balanced Literacy morning or more!!

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Free ABC Order File Folder Game

I created this ABC order file folder game for my daughter who loves opossums, and wanted to share! Students simply place the opossums in the correct alphabetical order. Assembly instructions are provided.

This activity is aligned to the Common Core standards.

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Add and Read Sight Word Sentences for Spring

These games are great for 3 reasons: 1) Students can practice sight word recognition. 2) During the game, students will have to read several sentences more than once, which increases fluency. AND 3) They can practice addition at the same time! 

This product has 15 pages of sight word sentences with 10 sentences per page. One set is in black & white and another set is in color so it can be laminated for classroom use (for a total of 30 pages). Over 200 Dolch sight words are included! This game would make a great addition to your literacy or math center. It can also be sent home for extra practice or divide the class into pairs and play it as a group. You can use a set of dice or use one die and a number cube to practice "counting on."

This game addresses the following Common Core Standards in Language Arts & Math for Kindergarten to Third Grade:

RF.K.1.Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
RF.K.3.Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
F.K.4.Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
K.OA.2. Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
K.OA.5. Fluently add and subtract within 5.
F.1.1.Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
RF.1.3.Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. Recognize and read grade- appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.1.4.Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. Use context to confirm or self- correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
1.OA.6. Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
2.OA.2. Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
RF.2.3. & RF 3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.2.4. & RF 3.3 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

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Short Vowel Sounds Posters and More

These posters and sheets are great tools for learning the short vowel sounds!

a (apple)
e (elephant)
i (igloo)
o (octopus)
u (umbrella)

This download includes:
- Short vowel sound chart
- Posters for each of the short vowel sounds a, e, i, o, u
- A short song for each sound
- Practice sheets for students to write short vowel words
- Color and black line versions included for many of the sheets 
- Teacher directions 

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Animal Habitat Puzzles and Facts
This activity is a fun way to provide students with a hands-on approach to learning about animal habitats and animal facts. The puzzles provide students with an opportunity to think about the animal that they are creating, while the facts provide or even confirm information about the animal. This is a good center activity with enough puzzles to keep students busy and working independently.

This set includes 30 puzzles and matching animal facts.

1st Grade CC Outer Space Math Packet

This Outer Space Math Packet is a set of 30 math practice pages based on 1st grade Common Core math standards. The pages have an outer space theme, which students seem to enjoy.


Table of Contents

1. Missing Number Space Math – Writing numbers to 60.

2. Counting with the Stars – Writing numbers to 40.

3. Alien Graphing

4. Cont. Page 2

5. Space Person Graphing

6. Cont. Page 2

7. Spaceship Addition – Sums to 10

8. Alien and Spaceship Addition Match – Sums to 15

9. Addition Moon Puzzle – Sums to 20

10. Alien Subtraction

11. Alien Invasion Subtraction

12. Rocket to Space Subtraction

13. Missing Number Space Math

14. Missing Number Astronaut Math

15. Rocket Three Digit Addition

16. Alien Three Digit Adding

17. Alien Adding Doubles

18. Star Doubles

19. Spaceship Flip Flop – Use addition to solve subtraction

20. Alien Less Than Greater Than

21. Place Value

22. 1 More

23. 1 Less

24. 10 More

25. 10 Less

26. It’s Time for an Alien Invasion

27. It’s Time to Shoot for the Moon

28. Finish the Fact Family

29. Alien Sick Measuring

30. Cont. (page 2)

31. Alien Patterns

32. Moon and Star Patterns