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Plant and Animal Adaptations

Plant and Animal Adaptations

These task cards will test your students' knowledge of plant and animal adaptations. Questions cover behavioral and physical adaptations. Students will identify type of adaptations, function of adaptations, and specific adaptations for certain animals and plants. Includes 24 task cards, recording sheet, answer key.
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Human BODY SYSTEMS Worksheets, Reading Comprehension, Posters

Human BODY SYSTEMS Worksheets, Reading Comprehension, Posters

This is a set of activities for teaching about human body systems. Includes the following systems: ✓ circulatory ✓ digestive ✓ endocrine ✓ excretory ✓ lymphatic ✓ muscular ✓ nervous ✓ reproductive ✓ respiratory ✓ skeletal POSTERS This pack includes 11 full-color posters with a description and diagram of each system. There are two posters for the reproductive system - one for male and one for female. VOCABULARY MATCH Includes a picture card for each system and a description card. These can be used as an independent activity in a center or during whole group instruction. READING COMPREHENSION There are 10 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each worksheet also includes a diagram of the system that students will label. Includes answer keys. WORKSHEETS Two worksheets that require students to identify the function of each system and name three major parts of each system. These are provided in two versions to allow for differentiation: fill-in-the-blank and cut-and-paste. Includes answer keys.
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STEM Activities Pack: The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge

STEM Activities Pack: The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge

The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge is a set of 5 different activities centered around the story of a shipwrecked traveler stranded on a deserted island. After hearing the story of the shipwreck, students will read 5 of his diary entries. Each one will challenge them to design something to help him survive and get back to civilization. STEM Challenges: • Island Architect: Construct A Hut • Crocodile Crossing: Build A Bridge • Message In A Bottle: Waterproof Container • Pirate Defense: Coconut Catapult • Float Your Boat: Raft Design These STEM challenges use common materials that you probably already have in your classroom. They incorporate concepts of linear measurement, weight measurement, area, force and motion, properties of shapes, simple machines, and scientific process. Each STEM challenge in this pack includes: • teacher instructions • student challenge sheet • planning and design pages • scoring rubric There is also a set of team member role cards, design process cards, a master score sheet to find out which group is the most successful at helping the explorers, and associated NGSS standards.
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First Grade Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

First Grade Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

This is a set of 15 different reading passages with comprehension questions perfect for first grade homework or assessment. Each page includes a short text in a large, easy-to-read font, followed by three comprehension questions. Two are multiple choice and the third is short response. Students are prompted to read each passage three times and color in a smiley face each time they read it before answering the question. Multiple choice questions have two possible answer choices with large “bubble” circles for students to color to indicate their answer. Great practice for standardized testing. Each page is provided in two versions: Version A - Includes space for parent initials to use as homework Version B - Includes space for a score/grade to use as classwork or assessment
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Perimeter Games for 2 Players

Perimeter Games for 2 Players

This is a set of 2-player games to practice finding perimeter. • Perimeter War - Players roll dice, color in shapes on a grid, and calculate the perimeter. The player who accumulates the most points wins. • Perimeter Pop - Players take turn drawing cards and finding the perimeter of the shape on the card. Includes regular rectangles and irregular shapes. Also includes a poster/anchor chart to remind students what perimeter is and how to calculate it.
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Easter Vocabulary Word Wall

Easter Vocabulary Word Wall

This is a set of illustrated word wall cards for Easter. I use them with my class for writing during the holidays but they also lend themselves well to various literacy centers (abc order, sort by categories, read/write the room, etc.) and bulletin boards. Includes: bunny basket candy chocolate jelly beans eggs grass hunt carrot chick ham flowers lamb Sunday March April church Jesus cross tomb (Please note that a few religious words are included.)
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Earth Day Vocabulary Word Wall

Earth Day Vocabulary Word Wall

This is a set of illustrated word wall cards for Earth Day. These can be used as writing aids, on bulletin boards, or for literacy activities (abc order, sort by categories, read the room, etc.). Includes: • Earth • recycle • trees • lake • litter/rubbish (both are included) • recycling bin • smog • pollute • paper • glass • plastic • cardboard • metal • lights • trash can/rubbish bin (both are included) • water • birds • fish • wildlife • compost
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World Traveler Social Studies & Math Research Project Continents Elapsed Time

World Traveler Social Studies & Math Research Project Continents Elapsed Time

This is a research-based learning project that integrates social studies, math, and writing. To complete this project, students will go on a world tour of six different countries around the world. Through their travels, they will learn the location of these countries along with important facts. To get to each destination, students must use their budgeted money to buy plane tickets. They will use subtraction to calculate how much money they have left after each purchase and determine the length of each flight (elapsed time). They will also mark each location on a world map and label the continents. After traveling to all six destinations, students will use 3-digit addition to calculate the total money spent. They will also write a descriptive paragraph about a landmark of their choice and an opinion paragraph about the location they would like to visit again. Includes: ✓ Teacher instructions ✓ World map in color and black/white ✓ 12-page passport booklet ✓ Customs stamps for each country ✓ Boarding passes/airline tickets ✓ Travel book to hold tickets and stamps ✓ Answer keys The passport book is where students will record their work. They will research each location to complete its page in the passport. They will find the country, continent, capital city, official language, currency, climate, and important landmark. Kid-safe website suggestions for conducting research are included. The first page of the passport is the travel budget. Students will use this page to keep track of their tickets and calculate how much money they have left after each purchase. The last three pages of the passport include a landmark matching activity, a page with addition, subtraction, and elapsed time questions, and the descriptive and opinion writing activities. The countries students will visit include: • Australia • Brazil • China • Egypt • Germany • Russia
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Pourquoi Tales Reading and Writing Worksheets - Origin Stories

Pourquoi Tales Reading and Writing Worksheets - Origin Stories

This is a set of supplemental activities to go with your pourquoi tales unit. It includes: • How The Giraffe Got A Long Neck reading passage and comprehension questions • Pourquoi story outline - This sheet can be used with any pourquoi tale. Students identify the setting, characters, problem, character feelings, and solution to problem. This page also works as a guide to help students write their own simple pourquoi tale. • Pourqois planning page - Spaces for students to plan the main elements of their own story. • Answer key for the reading comprehension passage
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Los Numeros SPANISH Number Posters

Los Numeros SPANISH Number Posters

This is a set of posters in Spanish for numbers 1 to 10. They include a tens frame and tally marks along with the numeral and Spanish number word. Bright colors with a neutral black/gray polka dot border coordinate with any classroom theme.
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SPANISH Language Posters Bundle - Shapes Colors Numbers

SPANISH Language Posters Bundle - Shapes Colors Numbers

This bundle contains 3 sets of posters for Spanish language learners or the preschool-kindergarten Spanish or bilingual classroom. It includes las formas, los numeros, and los colores. The number posters display the numeral, ten frame model, tally marks, and the number word in Spanish. The color and shape posters have the word in both Spanish and English. Large, easy-to-read fonts and bright colors make these appealing to younger students.
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Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

Figurative Language: Metaphors and Similes

This is a set of task cards and worksheets for teaching metaphors and similes. Students will identify each type of figurative language, find examples within text, and use them in writing. • Task Cards - Includes 12 cards, recording sheets, and answer key. Students will identify similes and metaphors within text and interpret their meanings. • Simile/Metaphor Sort - Cut and paste activity in which students identify which type of figurative language is being used in a sentence. • Similes and Metaphors In Context - Students will read a short passage, finding examples of figurative language, and interpreting their meanings. • Using Similes To Compare - Students will complete similes by choosing the best descriptive phrase. • Describe Yourself With Similes - Students will write an acrostic poem using similes to describe themselves. • Figurative Language In Poetry - Students will read two short poems and identify examples of similes and metaphors. Answer keys are included.
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Story Elements with Familiar Tales

Story Elements with Familiar Tales

This resource is designed to help teach the story elements of setting, characters (protagonist and antagonist), plot, problem (conflict), solution (resolution), theme, and moral. The concepts are presented in the context of familiar fairy tales. Because most students already know these stories well, they can focus on each individual element. Includes: • Story Elements Heading Cards • Story Elements Sorting Cards for each fairy tale • Reading Passages for each fairy tale • Graphic Organizers The fairy tales included are: • The Three Little Pigs • Cinderella • The Three Billy Goats Gruff • The Ugly Duckling • The Mouse and the Lion • Hansel and Gretel The sorting cards are provided in two formats: color-coded and black. The color-coded cards will make it easy to see which elements go with which story. For older or more advanced students, you may want to use set with the all black border so they will have to determine which elements go with which story themselves.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Reading Activity

Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Reading Activity

Learn about Martin Luther King Jr. while practicing essential reading comprehension skills including main idea, context clues, vocabulary, and text features. Topics covered: • MLK’s childhood • Civil Rights Movement • Rosa Parks • “I Have a Dream” speech • Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Students will: Read each page, using context clues to fill in the missing information. Determine the main idea and choose the correct title for each chapter (cut and paste). Complete the table of contents by adding titles in the correct spot (cut and paste). Use the glossary to understand new vocabulary. Includes links to supplemental websites and videos about Martin Luther King Jr.
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10 More 10 Less Bingo Game for Powerpoint

10 More 10 Less Bingo Game for Powerpoint

This is a whole-group Bingo game to practice finding 10 more and 10 less of a given two-digit number. The game includes 22 different Bingo cards and a Powerpoint presentation for calling out the game. Each slide of the presentation shows a number pattern with the middle number missing. Students must find 10 more or 10 less to determine the missing number. Then they mark the corresponding number on their Bingo card. The slides will advance automatically so you can start the game and then get something else done while your students play. This is a great activity to build number sense and math fluency in a fun way! It’s easy enough to use that it can be left for a sub.
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Telling Time to the Half Hour Bingo Game for Powerpoint

Telling Time to the Half Hour Bingo Game for Powerpoint

This is a whole-group Bingo game to practice telling time to the hour and half-hour. The game includes 24 different Bingo cards and a Powerpoint presentation for calling out the game. Each slide of the presentation shows a clock (analog). Students determine the time and mark the corresponding spot on their Bingo card. The slides will advance automatically so you can start the game and then get something else done while your students play. This is a great activity to build math skills in a fun way! It’s easy enough to use that it can be left for a sub.
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Addition Within 30 Bingo Game for Powerpoint

Addition Within 30 Bingo Game for Powerpoint

This is a whole-group Bingo game to practice addition up to 30. The game includes 24 different Bingo cards and a Powerpoint presentation for calling out the game. Each slide of the presentation shows an addition sentence. Students solve to find the sum and mark the corresponding number on their Bingo card. The slides will advance automatically so you can start the game and then get something else done while your students play. This is a great activity to build addition fluency in a fun way! It’s easy enough to use that it can be left for a substitute.
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Christmas Around the World Webquest

Christmas Around the World Webquest

This Christmas webquest is the perfect activity to keep kids engaged in learning during those crazy days before the holiday break! They will explore ten other cultures and their holiday traditions. For each country they visit, students will complete a travel brochure. Inside the brochure, they will record information about the country and its Christmas traditions. Before beginning, give each student a copy of the “Pack Your Bags” page. This sheet gives them a list of websites to visit in order to find the information they’ll need. You can have students complete just one country or all ten. Another idea is to put students into groups and assign a country to each group. When finished, they can share their travel brochure with the rest of the class. Includes: ✪ Pack Your Bags student instructions ✪ Brochure template ✪ "Stamps" for 10 different countries
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