Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 1/17/18

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

In addition, if you're a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) that would like to join the Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 team, click here to get more information about joining TBOTEMC.  Feel free to e-mail me with any questions, as I'd be happy to help in any way possible.

By Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers
Math; Grades 1-2
A wintertime Snowman Theme fun resource.  This a self correcting interactive math activity for use with Google Slides and Google Classroom.  Check it out, and join in on the fun!

By Knowledge Box Central
Art/History; Not Grade Specific

Beginning with the Renaissance and continuing through modern times, there have been many different styles or movements of art.  This Timeline covers 28 different periods of art, as well as dozens of artists.  Use this timeline as a stand-alone lesson or in conjunction with Knowledge Box Central's artist line of Interactive Booklets, Art Movements Booklets or Art Terms Flashcards. This ebook is a downloadable PDF file.  Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, & create!

By A Teacher's Teacher
For All Subject Areas; Grades 3-12

This three-passage, 5-1/2 page set is accompanied by an argumentative prompt regarding the topic of the use of social media in hiring and firing practices in the workplace. It's a perfect assignment to engage students, especially as students start to become more aware of the significance of the role of social media in the world around us. While many students might have personal opinions, this assignment will strengthen your students experience with the idea of using the text to support their writing, rather than their own personal experiences, since that is what is required.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation.
Holiday; Grades Pre-K-5

Bring back the beloved tradition of giving Valentines! Choose from 15 different designs. Print and personalize with individual messages for each of your students to wish them a happy Valentine’s Day!   

By All About STEM
ELA; Grades Pre-K-4


QR Codes are perfect for the tech savvy classroom! Not only are QR codes a fun and easy way to incorporate technology, they are also an excellent way to enhance your Daily 5, literacy station and reading centers. This set is packed full of classic 100th Day themed books that your students are sure to love.

Other WW5U5 Team Members on TpT to Visit:

As always, I encourage comments below and any ideas or suggestions by tweeting me @ATeachersTeach or contacting me via e-mail.

A Teacher's Teacher

FREE MATH LESSON - “*Valentine's Day* Friends of 10 - FREE Activity Pack”

by The Relief Teacher
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Enjoy three FREE Valentine's Day themed activities to reinforce your students number concepts and friends of 10.

The packet includes: 

- Friends of 10 missing number cards: 
Students identify the missing number in the friends of 10 sum. Laminate and use with dry-erase markers for long-term use. 

- Friends of 10 match and color: 
Students color the sheet by finding and matching their friends of 10.

- Friends of 10 roll and cover: 
Students play in pairs rolling a 6-sided dice and covering the friends of 10 on the answer sheet. Students aim to get 5 boxes covered in a row.


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• Look for the green star near the top of any page within my store and click it to become a follower. You will then receive customized email updates about this store.


Check out these other relief teacher friendly resources! 

Fast Finisher & Brain Break Task Cards *A must have for relief teachers!*

Mystery Picture Pack

'Adventure Time Theme Park' - A Group Problem Solving Math Project

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Presenting...January's Teacher Talk Featured Author!

It's TEACHER TALK'S Featured Author
January 2018
Marcy Howe

Introducing Marcy Howe of It's A Teacher Thing!

I’ve been teaching upper elementary and middle school for the past 23 years.  I love my job.  Each day is a new challenge, and the ideas for bettering my teaching never cease.  There’s always something new, and I especially like that I don’t have to sit a lot!  I enjoy being active and outdoors.  Last summer I was fortunate to head to Monument Valley after the TPT conference in Anaheim.  A-MAZ-ING! (both the conference and Monument Valley).

It's A Teacher Thing's Specialities

My products are specialized for upper elementary and middle school ELA and social studies.

Favorite and Best-Selling Products

My favorite free product in my store is "How to Have a Discussion (And Learn From One Another)." You can see it by clicking the picture below!

My favorite product is also my best-selling product! It's "Book Clubs for Upper Elementary and Middle School."  I have spent years honing the art (and it is an art) of running successful book clubs in my sixth grade classroom.  I’ve used my successes and failures to create this amazing product. Click on the picture below to check it out. You won't be sorry!

What do you like best about The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative and Teacher Talk?

I love the collaborative spirit...and Vicky is pretty spectacular!

Where can you find me?

Stop by for a visit!


by Class around the Corner
2nd - 6th Grade


UPDATE: Two additional tasks – 
1. Protractor Pursuit (protractor template included); 
2. Be A Playground Geometry Architect – design your own playground.
Also included is “Desired Results For Learners” with Essential Questions.
CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4; CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7

Your kids will love this Geometry Treasure Hunt. In the spirit of mathematical adventure you will give your class the mission of finding geometric patterns by exploring your school. It is relevant and engaging while students practice teamwork and collaboration.

Under your direction, student pairs or small groups will travel around your school looking for examples of geometry in authentic settings. They find it, sketch it, and tell its main purpose (design, structure, or symbol). Follow-up questions give the opportunity to write about math.

This is a great activity for reinforcing math vocabulary after you have introduced these geometric terms. You will love how the class collaborates, interacts, and applies reasoning and writing skills.

Set the parameters for where the groups/pairs can search. If you let them spread out, have some TAs or volunteers act as guides so that everyone knows the rules of place, purpose, and acceptable voice levels.

OPTION: You can provide some small item or treat when they’ve completed their search. No matter what the expectation is, your students will enjoy MATHEMATIZING!

Customer Tips: 

How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases: 
• Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺

Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches: 
• Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. Voila! You will now receive email updates about this store. ☺

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