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Can you guess the Mystery Word? -Could do with vocabulary or just random words the students would know. Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Language Arts, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Teaching English, Dictionary Activities, Learning, 4th Grade Ela

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Ready for Talk Like a Pirate day? Pirate Activities, Eyfs Activities, Nursery Activities, Ramadan Activities, Educational Activities, Lesson Plan Templates, Lesson Plans, Learning Stories, Learning Tools
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great bridge idea The Three Billy Goats Gruff Small World for EYFS

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Small World for EYFS

Small world play Jack and the Beanstalk: Traditional Tales, Traditional Stories, Eyfs Activities, Book Activities, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Eyfs Jack And The Beanstalk, Fairy Tales Unit, Reception Class
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Small world play Jack and the Beanstalk

3 little pigs small world! Sensory play, provocation, loose parts, Montessori, Waldorf Traditional Tales, Traditional Stories, Fairy Tale Theme, Fairy Tales, Reggio Emilia, Classroom Displays, Eyfs Classroom, Class Displays, Physics Classroom

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Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Extended Math Fact Jack & the Beanstalk Game Roll the dice game

Extended Math Fact Jack & the Beanstalk Game

Fee Fi Foe Fum, let's have some math fun!! My son's 3rd grade class has been working on extended facts (e.g. 3 x 3 is 9 so 3 x 30 is 90, 3 x 300 is 900, 30 x 30 is 900, etc.). They've also been writing their own fairy tales. To expand on what he's been learning at school, I made a fun fairy tale-inspired math facts game for him. Want to make this game too? What you Need 8 pages of white cardstock (or 6 pages of cardstock and 2 plain office paper) Beanstalk game board and extended facts…

Parent's Guide to Reading Levels. The Characteristics of Leveled Texts for Parents! Guided Reading Levels, Reading Strategies, Comprehension Strategies, Reading Recovery, Leveled Books, Parent Teacher Conferences, Reading Specialist, Thing 1, First Grade Reading
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Reading Level Guide for Parent Teacher's Conferences

Guide to Reading Levels: A - R Characteristics of Leveled Texts for Parents! $2.00

Place objects inside a story bag and have children draw one piece at a time and tell a story. This would be a great listening comprehension activity or the start of a great creative writing story prompt in the upper elementary grades!

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I picked up this bag at Michaels for $1 and these for .59 each(I bought around 15 of them) Our story always begins with Once upon a t...

If you have not been able to tell so far, I LOVE teaching with themes. This St. Patrick's Day Blend Match-Up will be the perfect addition to your literacy centers. Your students will be having Kindergarten Centers, Kindergarten Activities, Kindergarten Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Spring Activities, Literacy Stations, Literacy Centers, Reading Centers, First Grade Freebies
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St. Patrick's Day Blend Match-Up

If you have not been able to tell so far, I LOVE teaching with themes. This St. Patrick's Day Blend Match-Up will be the perfect addition to your literacy centers. Your students will be having

As part of our Jack and the Beanstalk Growing topic , I made a batch of play dou… - Modern Fairy Tale Crafts, Fairy Tale Theme, Fairy Tales, Eyfs Activities, Nursery Activities, Traditional Tales, Traditional Stories, Eyfs Jack And The Beanstalk, Jack B
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Jack and the Beanstalk Play Dough!

As part of our Jack and the Beanstalk Growing topic, I made a batch of play dough following my usual recipe (see at the bottom of the post) then coloured half brown and half green. I set it out with two little terracotta pots, some green craft sticks and green pipe cleaners, a bowl of dried french beans and some little garden tools we had from another set. These are some of the things the girls did with it.... Recipe: 2 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 tsp cream of tarter 2 cups water 2 tbsp oil Mix…

Diving for Sight Words Activity for ages 4 to This playful sight word game is an easy way to add some fun to your literacy centers or word work time. Kids will love diving for sight words! Getting Ready This activity was super quick and easy to prep! Kindergarten Sight Word Games, Teaching Sight Words, Sight Word Practice, Kindergarten Reading, Sight Word Book, First Grade Reading Games, Writing Games For Kids, Learning To Read Games, Reading Games For Kids

Free Editable Word Work Game

Free Editable Word Work Game! Make learning sight words magical with this fun unicorn themed game perfect for literacy centers with kindergarten, first grade and second grade! #editablewordwork #literacycenters #playdoughtoplato

Handwriting without Tears is our main curriculum source that we use at Teea Time Playschool and I personally cannot shout out enough praises. Mat Man, Handwriting Without Tears, Improve Your Handwriting, Dollar Tree Finds, Alphabet Activities, Handwriting Activities, Playdough Activities, Preschool Alphabet, Handwriting Practice
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Handwriting without Tears is our main curriculum source that we use at Teea Time Playschool and I personally cannot shout out enough praises...

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Name tracing EDITABLE PDF

ON SALE $$$ Name Practice EDITABLE PDF, name recognition and spelling, name tracing, playdough mats, correct letter formation activity for pre-school, kindergarten or prep. Great way to teach children how to correctly form the letters of their names $

 Three Billy Goats Gruff Game Board and cards Fairy Tale Crafts, Fairy Tale Theme, Traditional Tales, Traditional Stories, Fairy Tale Activities, Literacy Activities, Preschool Classroom, Preschool Crafts, Fairy Games
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Three Billy Goats Gruff Game Board - FREE

The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a classic story used in speech and language therapy and is especially great for working on /g/ sounds! This freebie includes an open-ended game board as well as /g/ flashcards.How to play:Use each turn in the game as a reinforcer for any goal you are targeting. For art...

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St. Patrick's Day CVC Word Game FREEBIE!

FREE St. Patrick's Day CVC Word game--kindergarten or first grade!

DIY: Castle Story Box - Georgia's next project! Cardboard Castle, Cardboard Crafts, Cardboard Boxes, Cardboard Playhouse, Cardboard Furniture, Fairy Tale Theme, Fairy Tales, Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids
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DIY: Castle Story Box - The Imagination Tree

Well, I think you can see how thrilled this 2 year old was to hear about the cardboard box challenge we received from TinkerLab this week! We are thrilled to have been invited to take part, along with 20+ other bloggers, to celebrate TinkerLab’s anniversary and I can’t wait to see the range of creative...Read More »