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Rockin' Teacher Materials - Hilary Lewis

I am currently teaching 3rd grade high ability in Carmel, Indiana. I have taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade in the past 32 years. I'm getting to the time in my career where I can retire, but I'm having so much fun, who wants to retire?

I am currently teaching 3rd grade high ability in Carmel, Indiana. I have taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade in the past 32 years. I'm getting to the time in my career where I can retire, but I'm having so much fun, who wants to retire?
Article and Demonstrative Adjectives Practice and Worksheet

Article and Demonstrative Adjectives Practice and Worksheet

Help your students learn about Article and Demonstrative Adjectives with this activity pack. Your kids will have so much fun playing 'games', they won't even know they are learning! Included in this pack: Directions poster for the word sort 18 popsicle puzzle cards to practice adjectives - Put the answer on the back to make it self-checking! You can also cut them into puzzles so the kids have to match the correct sentence with the correct picture as well. a Worksheet to assess Article and Demonstrative Adjectives mastery Answer sheet for the worksheet Have fun! Thanks! Hilary Lewis
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Biography Presentation Ideas for Students with a Rubric

Biography Presentation Ideas for Students with a Rubric

This packet is all you need to get your kids started on their biography. It includes 14 fun and diverse project ideas to give your biography presentations some flare. These presentation activities go beautifully with the new common core standards. This packet includes: *a note to parents *a rubric *reminder notes to inform students of their presentation date These activities are designed for 3rd and 4th graders, but I've used them with 2nd graders toward the end of the year. If you have any questions or would like modifications, contact me...Hilary Lewis at hilary35@mac.com Check out my blog for ideas on how I use my items! Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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Idiom Booklets - 45 Idioms and Their Meanings for Kids to Illustrate

Idiom Booklets - 45 Idioms and Their Meanings for Kids to Illustrate

Use these pages to help your young students learn about idioms. Each page has an idiom and a sentence that helps them know what the sentence means. The children draw a regular picture and then a silly picture of the idiom. I have each child make a page and then make them into a book for our class library. There are 45 different idioms included. Choose the ones you want or even have some of the kids make more than one page. Thanks! Hilary Lewis
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Idiom Word Sort with Matching Worksheets

Idiom Word Sort with Matching Worksheets

Kids love learning about idioms, but they can be confusing and difficult to understand. There are 33 different idioms with fun and silly pictures to match with the correct meaning. There are also 6 worksheets for practice matching the idioms to their meanings. Have fun! Thanks! Hilary
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Colours and Colour Words - Sorting Mats

Colours and Colour Words - Sorting Mats

Learning colours has never been so fun! This pack includes sorting mats for the colours red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, pink, black, brown, white, gray, & grey. There are also 2 assessments included...one is a sorting activity and the other is a crayon/paper activity. These mats can be used in a variety of ways. *You can use this as a game for 4 children to play together. Choose 4 colours to focus on. Have each child take a mat. Put the pieces for the colours in a bag or box. Each child chooses a piece. If the piece can be placed on their mat, they lay it down. If not, they put it back into the bag. *Use the cards as a memory game. *Place the mats on a wall in your classroom. All through the day, pull out another colour picture. Choose a child to place it on the correct mat. *Use the posters to hang in your room as a reminder of colours and colour words. I am sure there are many other ways to use them as well! Check out some of my other sorting items! Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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Reading Reward Bookmarks-Christmas Edition

Reading Reward Bookmarks-Christmas Edition

These bookmarks are a fun way to reward good reading habits...and the kids love them too! I punch a hole on the number and use these as a way to keep track of activities or good behaviors. When the kids get 5, they get a little prize or privilege. When they complete the entire bookmark, they earn a bigger prize privilege. Have fun! Hilary
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Alliteration Alive-Bringing Alliteration to Life for Young Children

Alliteration Alive-Bringing Alliteration to Life for Young Children

This 101 page, huge file is packed with picture cards to make building sentences with alliteration a blast! My kids always love when we do alliteration in class. These cards make it so much fun to write silly sentences using alliteration. I like to spread the letters out amongst the kids and make an alliteration alphabet book. Then, we add it to our classroom library! Included in the pack: *poster to help get started *color-coded poster to help the kids know what to do *sample alliteration sentence with matching picture to use for an example *small letter cards to place on the backs of the picture cards, to help distinguish the cards that go together (a letter card for each picture card) *Picture cards to use for letters 1. Names 2. Subjects of the sentence 3. Objects for the subject to use 5. Where the subject is 6. 4 different writing pages with different sized lines for various developmental levels. 7. Alliteration Alphabet Class Book Cover 8. 5 pages of blank cards for each category so you can add your own words or pictures. Make some with your kids' names on them! Picture and letter cards for letters: A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, V, W
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Data Binder - Editable! Keep Kids Accountable for Their Learning

Data Binder - Editable! Keep Kids Accountable for Their Learning

**There are items included in this set that were included in my original data binder set. There are new items added to this set, including items that can be edited.** Set up data binders in your classroom. Help your students learn to hold themselves accountable for their learning. This pack includes: *Guided Reading Level graph for monthly reading level checkup-1 pdf form and 1 editable form *decorative binder cover-pdf form and editable form *simple binder cover with border-pdf form and editable form *9 pages of examples and instructions of how I use data binders in my classroom *Video of how I use data binders in my classroom. *15 blank graphs to record data *Blank graphs-completely editable 20, 15, 12, 10 rows *Math graph *0.5-5 point graph *Spelling graph *6-My Spelling Progress graphs-for 25, 20, 18, 15,12, or 10 words *Word Study graph *Reading graph *Language Arts graph *Social Studies graph *Science graph *Writing graph *Health graph *Projects graph *Daily 5 graph *Dictation graph *Homework graph *Projects graph *3 Vocabulary graphs *My Behavior graph *2 Rubric graphs *5 Reading Log Progress graphs-20, 40, 100, 200, and 400 minutes. *Reflections page-pdf form and editable form *Parent signature page *Parent letter-pdf form and editable form *Parent letter in Microsoft Word-editable form *blank owl border-pdf form and editable form *Numbered Robot Name plates for the binder spine-pdf form and editable form *Numbered Owl Name plates for the binder spine-pdf form and editable form I know that my parents have been very happy with the data binders and have become more involved in their child's learning. Can't beat that!
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Alliteration Spinners to Create Sentences and Teach Kids About Alliteration

Alliteration Spinners to Create Sentences and Teach Kids About Alliteration

Included in this pack: *6 spinner pages-letters B, C, D, M, S, T, and a blank 'DIY' spinner *a planning page that helps kids plan their sentence *a page of adjectives that will help kids write their own sentences using alliteration *2 different writing papers for publishing sentences with a place for illustrations *sample pages I am so excited about how well this alliteration activity worked with my kids and they absolutely LOVED it! I decided to do this as a whole class activity, but it could definitely be used in a small group or at stations. Here’s one way to get started in your classroom: Give each child a ‘spinner’ page and paper clip. Kids spin the paper clip to find a 'name', 'who', 'where', 'with what' and 'describing words'. Kids write the words from the spinner in the correct boxes on the ‘sloppy copy’ planning sheet. They then write a sentence using words from the boxes. Have them use describing words to make the sentences more interesting and colorful. I checked the sentences on the sloppy copy and provided a final page for the published sentence. The kids illustrated their sentences and then shared them with the class. I have to say it was a HUGE hit with the kids. I heard "Can I do another one?" over and over again! I know your kids are going to love making these sentences too! Have fun! Hilary
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Biography Lapbook to Research Any Person with an Emphasis on Character Traits

Biography Lapbook to Research Any Person with an Emphasis on Character Traits

This packet is a fun way for kids to research and show what they have learned about a person they have researched. It is a creative way to meet the writing standards for research for all of the elementary grades. Of course, speaking and listening will also be covered if you have the kids present their lapbooks. Click here to get some ideas for biography presentations Included in this pack are: *instructions on how I led my students through the research project *pictures of a completed lapbook *2 different cover pages for the foldable *foldable for a timeline of the life of the person being researched *foldable for facts about the person being researched *foldable for vocabulary that has to do with the person being researched *foldable for character traits of the person being researched *Venn diagram foldable for kids to compare/contrast themselves with the person being researched *a variety of foldables that can be used for various other parts of the project *2 each of timeline note page, fact note page, character traits note page, and vocabulary note page *mini-dictionary of 46 words and definitions of various character traits that help make people famous *a rubric to evaluate your students on their project I used this in my classroom for the first time this year and it is going great and the kids are having a blast. Download the preview to see the pictures of the lapbook and of us working on them in our classroom. Thanks! Hilary
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End of the Year Memory Book-First Grade

End of the Year Memory Book-First Grade

Give your first graders a fun way to remember their school year with this memory book. There are 3 different versions of the memory book included in this pack. *Aloha *Pirate *Black and White (to save ink!) Have a wonderful end to your school year! :) Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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End of the Year Memory Book-Second Grade

End of the Year Memory Book-Second Grade

Give your second graders a fun way to remember their school year with this memory book. There are 3 different versions of the memory book included in this pack. *Aloha *Pirate *Black and White (to save ink!) Have a wonderful end to your school year! :) Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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End of the Year Memory Book-Kindergarten

End of the Year Memory Book-Kindergarten

Give your kindergartners a fun way to remember their school year with this memory book. There are 3 different versions of the memory book included in this pack. *Aloha *Pirate *Black and White (to save ink!) Have a wonderful end to your school year! :) Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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End of the Year Memory Book-Fifth Grade

End of the Year Memory Book-Fifth Grade

Give your fifth graders a fun way to remember their school year with this memory book. There are 3 different versions of the memory book included in this pack. *Aloha *Pirate *Black and White (to save ink!) Have a wonderful end to your school year! :) Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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End of the Year Memory Book-Sixth Grade

End of the Year Memory Book-Sixth Grade

Give your sixth graders a fun way to remember their school year with this memory book. There are 3 different versions of the memory book included in this pack. *Aloha *Pirate *Black and White (to save ink!) Have a wonderful end to your school year! :) Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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End of the Year Memory Book-Third Grade

End of the Year Memory Book-Third Grade

Give your third graders a fun way to remember their school year with this memory book. There are 3 different versions of the memory book included in this pack. *Aloha *Pirate *Black and White (to save ink!) Have a wonderful end to your school year! :) Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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Contractions FLIPPERS Word Work Activity

Contractions FLIPPERS Word Work Activity

Everyone has seen these awesome flip cards on Pinterest that help kids learn endings for words. I've even made my own, but it was such a pain to fold them 'just right' so I decided to make something that would be a little more accurate. Words included in this contractions pack are: it is, it has, I have, we are, have not, has not, is not, they have, I am, do not, does not, did not, cannot, was not, what is, that is, she is, he is, you are, they are, you have Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun! Hilary Lewis
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Fluency Folders to Help Get Families Involved with Fluency

Fluency Folders to Help Get Families Involved with Fluency

With the new Common Core Standards and teacher evaluations, I needed to be able to prove the growth in some of my lower learners. I also use this folder to help families understand the importance of fluency. The folder provides them with information that help them, help their kids. It gives them step by step information on how to get started with reading passages. I use these pages with fluency passages from Lakeshore Learning and I even found another awesome website for resources. There are links to both of these resources included in this pack. Thanks! Hilary
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Homework Lotto and Behavior Lotto Games

Homework Lotto and Behavior Lotto Games

This packet comes with 2 different lotto game boards. One is Homework Lotto and the other is Behavior Lotto. There are 2 different sizes in the pack as well. An 8 x 11 board for use under a document camera (maybe) and an 11 x 17 board that can be hung on a white board or bulletin board. When homework is brought back to school, the child gets to put his/her game piece on the board. After everyone has placed their piece, you draw out a letter-number combination. I usually pull out about 3 or 4. The children on the winning spots win some sort of small prize! Great motivator ...who wouldn't like a little prize?! *Check out my blog for more ideas and pics of things I do in my classroom. Hilary Rockin' Teacher Materials
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Multiple Meaning Words~Homonyms, with Worksheets to Illustrate

Multiple Meaning Words~Homonyms, with Worksheets to Illustrate

Help your students learn about multiple meaning words that have the same spellings. Some people call them homonyms, but there is some controversy about what they are really called!.I wanted to make an activity to help my 2nd graders learn about multiple meaning words. I wanted them to get practical experience actually using the words in sentences. I used cards with pictures on them to help the students visualize the different meanings of the words in a concrete way. The words included in this pack with pictures on the words are: bowl, bat, check, cold, cook, crane, cut, fall, fish, fly, foot, kid, leaves, mouse, note, palm, play, ring, tie, watch, box, saw, bank, duck There are also worksheet pages that you can use to assess or reinforce learning. Each page has a word with a multiple meaning. The children draw a picture of two of the meanings and write a sentence to describe the word. Have fun! Thanks! Hilary Lewis
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Homophones with Pictures Hippo Puzzles - 2 Levels of Difficulty

Homophones with Pictures Hippo Puzzles - 2 Levels of Difficulty

Homophones are fun to learn, but can be challenging for little learners. These puzzles are a fun and easy way for kids to learn about the differences in words that sound the same, but that have different spellings and meanings. There are 1-star, multi-colored hippos for beginners and 2-star, gray hippos for more challenging learning. This pack includes puzzles for the following homophones: (2 levels and 2 sizes of puzzle) eight-ate ball-bawl blew-blue flower-flour hair-hare knight-night knows-nose mail-male one-won pair-pear sail-sale see-sea bear-bare toe-tow berry-bury rains-reins road-rowed sun-son write-right rose-rows Also included are 3 worksheets to check for understanding. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun! Hilary Lewis
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