New offering! The Ice Cube Investigation Resource is now being offered as a standalone resource and separate from the February and Valentine’s Day Pack. This resource is a fun way to incorporate science fun and writing into the classroom.
Included in this resource are two different versions. The Classic PDF version of the Ice Cube Investigation offers printable worksheets for students to discover how an ice cube melts in water, salt, and vinegar. However, I have also included an Editable Templates version of this resource that you can edit in different substances if you would like to change what your students test their ice cubes in (please note, for the Editable version of your resource you need to have Microsoft PowerPoint to edit your templates).
The Ice Cube Investigation includes a cover page that can be colored or decorated, a prediction page, an observation page, and a project summary page. Students can practice filling in the blank, making predictions, charting observations, drawing a picture of what they learned, and forming sentences or even an entire paragraph.
My latest creation is a super bundle of Editable Newsletter Templates. I have created 21 different designs and then offered them in 4 different layouts so that you can pick and choose what template fits the amount of information you need to relay. Your newsletters will always look robust with this resource at your fingertips!
In all, you end up with 84 different templates! Here are some examples of the kinds of Newsletters you could create with the templates:
The blank templates are super easy to use so if you don’t have experience with Microsoft PowerPoint (which, please note, you must have to use this resource) don’t be intimidated it is super user friendly. First download your purchased Editable Newsletter Templates resource and unzip (or extract) your file just like you do with any resource you buy on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Next open your resource in your Microsoft PowerPoint software. Pick a template you would like to use and then you can add text to any part of the template. I have created heading boxes and boxes where you can add information. All you have to do it click on “Insert” and then “Text Box” from here you can draw a box anywhere on the template and type in text. You can choose different fonts and adjust the how small or large you would like the text. (Please note: the design of the template and its clipart are not editable, they are embedded to protect the rights of the original clip-artists that I have invested in, and whom I adore!)
I’ve created both holiday themes and non-holiday themed templates so you can pick and choose what would be appropriate for you student population. Here is a sneak peek at the template designs included in one of the four template layouts offered:
These newsletters can be created and sent to parents via email, be printed out, photocopied and sent home, you could even post it to your teacher website if your school district has this kind of technology in place. There are endless possibilities. You can find more about this resource HERE.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m thinking ahead and getting ready to celebrate the Irish culture by offering the St. Patrick’s Day Crown/Headbands Resource. This resource features two different crowns/headbands and one set of side panels that will fit either crown style.
This craftivity is so easy to make and so much fun! If you haven’t noticed, I’m obsessed with crowns! We make them for everything, and the kiddos love to wear them.
To complete this craftivity all you will need to provide students are crayons, scissors, and tape/or glue to fit the side panels of the student’s head. A super easy way to celebrate and to get the kiddos moving and using their creative brains!
To find out more about this resource you can find it HERE
I love classroom celebrations! I also love crowns! There is nothing like seeing a room full of kids coloring, and gluing crowns together. I love to see what colors they pick and they just look downright adorable in them!
I have this adorable Groundhog Day Template to make a crown craft in with your students available for instant digital download in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. All you need to provide is crayons, tape or glue, and scissors. It is a simple cravtivty that brings a lot of joy to a classroom of kiddos on Groundhog Day. You can find the template HERE.
I hope you have a wonderful Groundhog Day celebration!
One of my favorite things to do as an educator is to develop resources that incorporate hybrid lesson approaches. I especially love to do this with History and English! In the Presidents Day: Lincoln, Washington, and American Symbols resource American History, reading comprehension, and knowledge checks come together to help students immerse themselves in the information they are learning. The more we read, write, and discover about a topic the more the information makes sense and stays with us. I love this approach so much and I know so many fellow educators that do also!
This resource features a focus on eight different American symbols. Each symbol includes an information sheet about the American symbol, a vocabulary sheet to help fill in knowledge gaps, and a symbol review sheet. The review sheets are a great way for students to practice going back in the text to find the correct answer and solidify the knowledge they have been taking in. I encourage students to look at it as a fun scavenger hunt!
The next part of the resource provides one study about Abraham Lincoln, and a second study about George Washington. To begin each unit is a KWL Worksheet so students can express what they know, what they would like to know, and later, what they have learned. Next is a book about each president. Each book can either be kept as full sheets, or if you prefer, the pages can be cut in half and stapled together to create a booklet. Are you in a district or homeschool with a limited budget? (Who isn’t? Am I right?) You could even print a copy and laminate it to send home in a read and return bag to save on printing ink, or use it for one-on-one instruction. With some imagination the possibilities are limitless on how you can use this in a meaningful way in your classroom. (I’ve worked with a very tight budget of my own, so I know the struggle is indeed “real” as the kids like to say!). After reading the book students fill out a review question worksheet to work on comprehension, they can find the answers by looking back in the text.
Lastly, there is a small project for each president, Washington and Lincoln. I have included a cover sheet, a fact worksheet, and a summary sheet. The worksheet helps reinforce close reading. The summary sheet is an opportunity for each student to practice writing while explaining why each president is an important historical figure in American History. This is a great way of finishing up this mini lesson while incorporating close reading skills.
Use this resource on its own or to bulk up lesson plans you already have in place. Want to know more about this lesson? You can check it out HERE