Friday, March 10, 2017

Easter Teaching Ideas and Crafts

I love combining teaching and the holidays. I've gathered up some Easter-themed resources for you to use with the kids.

Here's a fun bunny coloring worksheet for kids to practice reading their color words. I just posted it at my website. Just click on the picture to go to my website to get your free copy.


http://www.learningworkroom.com/free-worksheets---prek---gr.1.html
Easter Color Words

If you'd rather make a fun, easy bunny craft with the kids, click on the picture to get directions.



http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2014/04/inexpensive-heart-shaped-bunny-craft.html
Construction paper bunny
Do you have lots of plastic eggs? Use them to help kids practice their addition or multiplication facts. Click on the picture for directions.


http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-egg-addition-developing-math.html
Plastic Eggs and Addition Facts
Practicing sums of 10 is another way to use the plastic eggs. Click on the picture for details.


http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2013/03/sums-of-ten-easter-addition-fun-with.html
Plastic Eggs and Sums of 10
Do you have some inexpensive paper plates? Use them to make clocks. Kids need lots of practice with telling time. Make clocks for all the holidays! Click on the picture to get directions.



http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/02/easter-paper-plate-analog-clock.html
Paper Plate Clocks

For more Easter and Spring Ideas, visit my SPRING TEACHING IDEAS PINTEREST BOARD. Click on the picture below.

https://www.pinterest.com/marcia_murphy22/spring-teaching-ideas/
SPRING TEACHING IDEAS PINTEREST BOARD


Happy (almost) Spring and Easter!!!




 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Presidents' Day Teaching Ideas and Craft

Presidents' Day is celebrated in the United States on the 3rd Monday in February. This year we will celebrate on February 20th.  Many schools pay particular attention to George Washington's birthday which is February 22. Abraham Lincoln's birthday, which is also in mid-February, is also often celebrated this month.


I found this great video that gives the names and pictures of all the presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump. I think the kids will enjoy it.  I want to thank the creator of the video, Mr.Harms, for sharing it with all of us. Click the link below to view the video.

https://youtu.be/Cj-q2VNa89c

Of course reading with the kids about the different presidents including Washington and Lincoln is always a great idea for Presidents' Day. Here is a sampling of books you might find at your library.



If you would like to make a craft with the kids, here is a fun windsock to make to make using patriotic colors of red, white, and blue. Click the picture below for directions.



http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-wind-sock-with-kids.html
Presidents' Day Craft

To  view more Social Studies Teaching Ideas, visit my Geography Pinterest Board.
https://www.pinterest.com/marcia_murphy22/geography/


Happy Presidents' Day!





 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Teachers Pay Teachers Sale - Feb. 7 and 8

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Marcia-Murphy
Teachers Pay Teachers SALE!

Teachers pay Teachers is having a Sale starting tomorrow February 7 and 8.

I've put everything in my TpT store on sale also! I'm giving 20% off everything (including bundles which are already discounted). Click here.
 
Use the CODE: LOVETPT at check out to get an EXTRA 10% off!

 LOTS of other sellers will have sales going on also!!!
 

Happy February!
 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine's Day Activities for Kids

Happy almost Valentine's Day! Do you need some fun, educational, inexpensive activities to do with the younger kids.

http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-day-and-2d-shapes-fun.html
Valentine's Day Craft
My favorite has always been the Valentine's Day people made with paper heart shapes. Just click HERE to get directions from one of my previous posts. Then after Valentine's Day you can follow up with other 2D shapes. Click HERE for my post about 2D shape people.


http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-paper-plate-clock.html
Paper Plate Clock
Another fun and inexpensive activity is to make a Valentine Paper Plate Clock. Click HERE for directions. Then later the kids can use the clocks to practice telling time.


www.LearningWorkroom.com
120 Chart
Finally here's a 120 Chart printable that the kids can complete and color to review and practice counting from 1-120. This free math printable is on my website. Click on the picture above or the link below to go to my website.

www.LearningWorkroom.com

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fun Winter Literacy Worksheets For Kids

We are having winter temperatures here in New England but no snow has been predicted, at least for this weekend! :)

Here are a few, fun, Winter Literacy Worksheets to use with your students.
The topics are Reading Color Words, Counting Syllables, and Identifying Nouns and Verbs.


www.LearningWorkroom.com
Reading Color Words


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Counting Syllables


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Identifying Nouns and Verbs
These FREE worksheets can be found on my website, just click on the link below.
www.LearningWorkroom.com

For FREE Winter Math Worksheets, read my last blog post. Find it here.


For more winter ideas, visit my Winter Pinterest Board.
https://www.pinterest.com/marcia_murphy22/winter/

Stay warm!


 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fun Winter Worksheets and Activities for Kids

Happy New Year!!!

WINTER is here in New England! We got lots and lots and lots of SNOW on Saturday and Sunday!


Winter Math Worksheets

Now that we are all shoveled out, I want to point out some Free WINTER WORKSHEETS that I have for your students. Here are two fun 120 charts and an addition table.

These free worksheets are at my website which just got a make-over by Go Daddy! Check it out! I think it (my new website where I keep my freebies for you) is organized much better than my old website. I hope it will be easier for you to use.

Just click on the picture above or the link below to go to my website to get the free worksheets.
www.LearningWorkroom.com

If you are looking for a nice educational craft to make with your students, I recommend paper plate clocks. Paper plate clocks are always a hit and can be used over and over again with the kids while learning to tell time. Click here to go to my blog post which gives directions for this fun winter clock.

Winter Paper Plate Clock


Now you probably need a good book to read with your students. I recommend a poem by Robert Frost - a wonderful kids' version with illustrations by Susan Jeffers. Check with your local library to see if they have any copies. Read my post about this book here.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
 
For more winter ideas, visit my Winter Pinterest Board.
https://www.pinterest.com/marcia_murphy22/winter/


I hope you are enjoying the winter with your kids!
Stay safe and warm.




 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Free Christmas Lights Worksheets

I just love staring at all the Christmas lights at this time of year! It's something that many children also enjoy. Using the theme of Christmas Lights, I have 3 fun worksheets for you to use with your students!!! They will need some crayons or colored pencils to complete these worksheets.


http://www.learningworkroom.com/free-worksheets---prek---gr.1.html
Christmas Lights - Color Words

The first worksheet is for the youngest kids and it's a fun way for them to read color words.


http://www.learningworkroom.com/free-worksheets.html
Christmas Lights - Nouns and Verbs
 
http://www.learningworkroom.com/free-math-worksheets.html
Christmas Lights - Odd and Even
 
You can use the other two worksheets with older students. They can use the odd and even coloring worksheet or the noun and verb coloring worksheet.

Click on the pictures! Each picture will bring you to the correct page at my website to download the particular worksheet..

Enjoy this wonderful time of year!

 

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