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I have taught at both the elementary and high school levels. I also homeschooled my own children for seven years. I have taught high school English and SAT/ACT prep courses. I have also taught English as a Second Language for several years at schools in France, Hungary, and Slovakia.

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I have taught at both the elementary and high school levels. I also homeschooled my own children for seven years. I have taught high school English and SAT/ACT prep courses. I have also taught English as a Second Language for several years at schools in France, Hungary, and Slovakia.
Poland
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Poland

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Poland This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a girl named Ola who lives in Poland. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Poland 2. A 2 page letter from Ola that describes her life in Poland 3. Facts about Poland and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Create Polish Paper Art 7. Make Stained Glass Tissue Paper Polish Eggs 8. Postcard Writing Activity 9. Poland Writing Activity 10. Polish Phrases 11. Crossword Puzzle about Poland 12. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
Hawaii
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Hawaii

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Hawaii, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different state. This particular book tracks the life of a girl named Lani who lives in the state of Hawaii. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Hawaii 2. A 2 page letter from Lani that describes his life in Hawaii 3. Facts about Hawaii and discussion questions 4. Hawaii Word Search Puzzle 5. HawaiiSecret Code Puzzle 6. Make a Hawaiian Lei 7. Make a Pineapple 8. Color a Hawaiian Girl 9. Life on an Island Writing Activity 10. Hawaiian Phrases 11. Crossword Puzzle about Hawaii 12. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Texas Writing Activity All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford Total Pages 22 Answer Key N/A Teaching Duration N/A
South Korea Country Study
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South Korea Country Study

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South Korea, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a girl named Ji-min who lives in the country of South Korea. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about South Korea 2. A 2 page letter from Ji-min that describes her life in South Korea 3. Facts about South Korea and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Make a South Korean Fan 7. Create a South Korean Flag 8. Color a South Korean Girl 8. Postcard Writing Activity 10. South Korean Life Writing Activity 11. Korean Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle about Korea 14. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Columbia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford Total Pages Answer Key N/A Teaching Duration N/A
Interactive Addition Activity: Build a Spaceship
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Interactive Addition Activity: Build a Spaceship

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Interactive Addition Activity: Build a Spaceship is a fun and easy craft for your children or students to put together and either paste in their math journals or hang up as a decoration on the wall of the classroom. Cut out the parts of a spaceship and piece them together, then add up the numbers in each spaceship part to come up with a sum to enter into the tailpiece of the spaceship. The spaceship parts can contain easy (single digit) or challenging (double digit) numbers, and can be printed out in color or in black and white so that your students can complete the coloring themselves. And it's Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned. I hope you and your students enjoy this math craft! All graphics are original and created by myself. Thanks for stopping by my store, Yvonne Crawford
France
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France

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France, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named Louis who lives in the country of France. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about France 2. A letter from Louis that describes his life in France 3. Facts about France and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Poisson d'Avril (Fish of April) Lesson and Activity 7. Make Your Own Paper Beret Activity 8. Design Your Own Pastry Activity 9. Postcard Writing Activity 10. If I had Wednesdays off from school...Writing Activity 11. Basic French Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle for Basic French Phrases 13. France Writing Activity and Graphic Organizer 14. All about France Printable Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Colombia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba Sweden Tanzania Madagascar Ethiopia Poland Pakistan Slovakia Iceland Austria All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
Mexico
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Mexico, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in Mexico compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a girl named Maria who lives in the country of Mexico. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Mexico 2. A 2 page letter from Maria that describes her life in Mexico 3. Facts about Mexico and discussion questions 4. Mexico Word Search Puzzle 5. Mexico Secret Code Puzzle 6. Mexican Flag Activity 7. Make Mexican Maracas Activity 8. Make a Piñata Activity 9. Postcard Writing Activity 10. How Can I Help? Writing Activity 11. Basic Spanish Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle about Mexico 13. Design Your Own Sombrero Activity 14. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity 15. Coloring Page 16. All About Mexico Page I hope your students enjoy my Mexico packet! Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Colombia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba Sweden Tanzania Madagascar Ethiopia Poland Pakistan Slovakia Iceland Austria All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
STEM Challenges - Back to School
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STEM Challenges - Back to School

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STEM Challenges is a fun way to incorporate science, technology and design into your classroom. This packet focuses on STEM challenges with a Back to School theme. Each activity in this book includes step by step instructions, large challenge card with instructions, six page STEM mini-journal and a one page quick STEM page. The STEM, STEAM or Makerspace challenges are: Apple Schoolhouse Sculpture Sitting on Me Block Playground Cardboard Challenge Student Backpack There are two different options for your students to use to journal their STEM challenges. The first is a mini-booklet that they can make which has a half of piece of paper to work on each section of the design process. This option gives the students more room to work on the design process. The second option is a quick STEM printable you can use which saves paper, while giving students to develop their project using design methodology. Each option has its own benefits and you can use which one suits your needs. You can also attach both options into a stem notebook if you have one available for each student. All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
Malaysia Country Study
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Malaysia Country Study

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Malaysia, This Kid’s Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named Ahmad who lives in Malaysia. Included: Pre-test about Malaysia Word Search Puzzle Secret Code Puzzle Make a Malaysian Star Make a Malaysian 3D Flag Postcard Writing Activity Living on an Island Writing Activity Malay Phrases Crossword Puzzle about Malaysia Color a Boy from Malaysia Malaysia Facts Organizer Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Facts about Malaysia and Discussion Questions
Opinion Writing
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Opinion Writing

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Opnion Writing is Common Core Aligned and will get your students writing their own opinions, arguments, and persuasive texts; weighing positive and negative points; and agreeing or disagreeing with other kids’ viewpoints on up-to-date subjects. Included are 52 separate worksheets that will get your students expressing their opinions, coming up with reasons and examples for their opinions, and writing short passages to explain their thought processes. Types of questions in this packet include: Opinion Writing, Hits and Misses, Persuasion, Weighing Positives, A Kid’s Viewpoint, Comparison, Pros and Cons, Quotes and Sayings, and Yes or No questions. These pages can be used as classroom activities, in writing centers, as groupwork, or as homework. Argumentative writing plays a key role in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Standards covered include: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence All graphics are original and created by myself. Thanks for visiting my store! Yvonne
Italy
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Italy

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Italy, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in Italy compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named Matteo who lives in the country of Italy. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Italy 2. A 2 page letter from Matteo that describes his life in Italy 3. Facts about Italy and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Gelato Activity 7. Make an Italian Flag Activity 8. Leaning Tower of Pisa Activity 9. Postcard Writing Activity 10. If I Had Two Free Afternoons Each Week... Writing Activity 11. Basic Italian Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle about Italy 13. Design Your Own Pasta Dish Activity 14. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Colombia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba Sweden Tanzania Madagascar Ethiopia Poland Pakistan Slovakia Iceland Austria All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
India
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION India, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a girl named Anika who lives in the country of India. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about India 2. A 2 page letter from Anika that describes her life in India 3. Facts about India and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. 3D India Circle Flag 7. Make an Elephant Puppet Activity 8. Henna Hand Cut-out Activity 9. Postcard Writing Activity 10. If I Had to Ride a Train for Over One Day... Writing Activity 11. Basic Hindi Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle about India 13. Saffron Information and Coloring Sheet 14. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Columbia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford Total Pages 23 Answer Key N/A Teaching Duration N/A
Portugal
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Portugal, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named João who lives in the country of Portugal. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Portugal 2. A 2 page letter from João that describes his life in Portugal 3. Facts about Portugal and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Make a Rooster of Barcelos 7. Create Portuguese Painted Tiles 8. Color a Portuguese Boy 9. Types of Transportation Writing Activity 10. Basic Portuguese Phrases 11. Crossword Puzzle about Portugal 12. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Columbia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford Total Pages 22 Answer Key N/A Teaching Duration N/A
Germany
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Germany, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named Johann who lives in the country of Germany. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Germany 2. A 2 page letter from Johann that describes his life in Germany 3. Facts about Germany and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Coat of Arms of Germany 3D Activity 7. Make a German Flag Activity 8. Make an Edelweiss Hat Activity 9. Postcard Writing Activity 10. If I Only Had School for Half a Day...Writing Activity 11. Basic German Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle about Germany 13. Cuckoo Clock Coloring Sheet 14. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Columbia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford Total Pages 22 Answer Key N/A Teaching Duration N/A
Figurative Language
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Figurative Language

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Figurative Language - Close Reading In this packet you will find reading passages that cover these figurative language types: clichés, alliterations, onomatopoeias, assonances, metaphors, personifications, idioms, hyperboles, and similes. Included are six original stories that exhibit all of these types of figurative language. There are 6 activities that go with each original story. Works great for 4th through 8th grades. All artwork is original and created by myself. Thanks for stopping by my store, Yvonne Crawford
Australia
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Australia

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Australia, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in Australia compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a girl named Ruby who lives in the country of Australia. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Australia 2. A 2 page letter from Ruby that describes her life in Australia 3. Facts about Australia and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Make a didgeridoo 7. Create an Australian sheep 8. Create Aboriginal artwork 8. Postcard Writing Activity 10. Aussie Life Writing Activity 11. Australian Slang Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle about Australia 14. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Colombia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba Sweden Tanzania Madagascar Ethiopia Poland Pakistan Slovakia Iceland Austria All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
Brazil
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Brazil, This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in Brazil compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named Thiago who lives in the country of Brazil. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Brazil 2. A 2 page letter from Thiago that describes his life in Brazil 3. Facts about Brazil and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Make Maracas 7. Make a Brazilian Flag 8. Carnival Masks 9. Postcard Writing Activity 10. Half a Day of School Writing Activity 11. Basic Portuguese Phrases 12. Crossword Puzzle about Brazil 13. Color a Soccer Player 14. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity Check out these other countries from the same series of This Kid's Life: Bundle of all Countries - includes a big discount! China France Germany Japan Mexico Italy India Canada Norway Russia Ireland Brazil England Australia Saudi Arabia Spain South Korea Thailand Morocco New Zealand Netherlands Argentina Peru Ukraine Portugal Finland Tunisia Kenya Scotland Puerto Rico Israel Greece Chile Antarctica Egypt United States Switzerland Hungary Colombia Belgium Wales Venezuela Turkey Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Cuba Sweden Tanzania Madagascar Ethiopia Poland Pakistan Slovakia Iceland Austria All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
Cuba
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Cuba

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Cuba This Kid's Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in their own country. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named Pablo who lives in Cuba. Included: 1. A pre-test to see what your students know about Cuba 2. A 3 page letter from Pablo that describes his life in Cuba 3. Facts about Cuba and discussion questions 4. Word Search Puzzle 5. Secret Code Puzzle 6. Create Cuban Art 7. Make a Cuban Flag 8. Postcard Writing Activity 9. Cuba Writing Activity 10. Spanish Phrases 11. Crossword Puzzle about Cuba 12. Similarities and Differences Organizer and Writing Activity All artwork is original and create by myself. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford
French Interactive Notebook
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French Interactive Notebook

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My French Interactive Notebook has 130 pages and more will be added! The price will increase as the notebook grows. This French interactive notebook is completely hands-on and interactive. Each chapter in this interactive grammar journal includes a divider for the topic that is covered in the chapter, at least one hands-on activity for students to put in their French notebooks and an assessment. There are also pictures of children using this notebook to give you ideas about how to set up your French notebooks. Topics covered: Les Phrases - Basic Phrases Les Couleurs - Colors Les Nombres - Numbers être - to be aller - to go La Famille - The Family avoir - to have Body Parts Clothes aimer - to like Les Pronoms - Pronouns Le Pluriel - Plural Forms Les Adjectifs - Adjectives Topics to be added: Pets Months er Verbs and more! Make sure to look at the preview for more details about this fun and interactive way to teach French in your classroom! All graphics are original and created by myself. Thanks for visiting my store, Yvonne Crawford
France Copywork and Activities
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France Copywork and Activities

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This booklet focuses on the country of France. Your students will learn facts about France while practicing their manuscript and cursive handwriting and engaging in fun activities. Your students will begin this booklet by cutting out a passport stamp and pasting it on a passport that you can receive by emailing me. This booklet is a great resource for fast finishers or a quiet-time project. All artwork is original and created by myself. Thanks for stopping by my store, Yvonne Crawford
April Fools' Day Math Journal Prompts
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April Fools' Day Math Journal Prompts

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April Fools' Day Math Journal Prompts is a fun and free way to recognize April Fools' Day in your classroom in late March and early April. A Math Journal is a great way to promote your students' abilities to learn and grow through words, numbers and even drawing. Print and cut out as many prompts as you need for your students. Then, have your students paste them into their math journals. This mini-booklet contains 5 math journal prompts for your students. number writing addition subtraction graphs number writing comparison higher level thinking All artwork is original and created by myself. I hope you enjoy this booklet. Thanks for looking at my products, Yvonne Crawford