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November Freebies

Somehow, it got to be November already! 

Here are a few free resources to help get you through this busy month!


November Freebies: It's already November, so here are some free resources to get you going!


We start the month with a couple of Patriotic Holidays: Election Day and Veterans Day! Here are a couple of freebies to help you out with these special days: 
(Explore each image for the link!)

Write some thank you letters to our Veterans!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thank-you-Veterans-Writing-Paper-Freebie-166059?utm_source=November%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Thank%20You%20Veterans 

 Celebrate Election Day the way children should!

 Take breaks and learn about the country at the same time!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Patriotic-Brain-Breaks-5159995?utm_source=November%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Patriotic%20brain%20breaks

Help children distinguish between these 6 tricky Patriotic Holidays!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Patriotic-Holidays-A-Freebie-248327?utm_source=November%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Patriotic%20holidays


Of course, it's football season! Here's a football themed game to practice counting to 1,000!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-to-1000-Football-Freebie-199093?utm_source=November%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Football%20freebie

 Here are some printables to help you through those very busy times, where you need something the children can do independently, but also fun and educational!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13dxMDk5DQTpzauGQzkV6Y7N9_WFdppuO/view?usp=sharing

 This game is a true favorite with my kiddos! It's played like "Old Maid", and is guaranteed to get them giggling! (Don't tell them they're practicing an important skill!)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Turkey-Adding-Nines-Freebie-409094?utm_source=November%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Turkey%20Nines%20Freebie

Enjoy this busy month... don't blink, it goes by fast!
November Freebies: It's already November, so here are some free resources to get you going!


Do You Ever End Up Smarter After Watching Jeopardy?

Have you ever watched Jeopardy

I do love watching, even though I rarely know any of the answers. (Unless they have a musical theatre category, then I usually get them all!)

Did you ever end up smarter after watching Jeopardy? Many times children can learn just by trying to answer the questions provided. Here are some fun digital tools to help them enjoy learning by trying!

Who Wants to be a Millionaire is another fun trivia show to watch. Once in a while I'll know an answer, but I could never get past the first level without Google!

My students have always loved these Brain Quest sets for the same reason. Sometimes they know the answer, but even if they don't, they enjoy them, and learn from them! (Each image is a link to my Amazon affiliate.)


             

What do these all have in common?  After you've watched the shows, or read the Brain Quest sets, you end up knowing more than before! 

This is pretty much the reasoning behind a study strategy known as Retrieval Practice. Retrieval practice includes "practice tests" as a method of seeing what a student can remember, or retrieve from his memory. This strategy helps them know what they still need to study. Check out this link if you want to know more about this strategy: Learn How to Study Using Retrieval Practice.

Remembering what was questioned on game shows or trivia cards isn't quite the same as studying what was already taught, but seriously: if you try to think of an answer, then hear the answer, you are more likely to remember it, aren't you?

Since there is so much knowledge out there that the children just absorb when they're exposed to it, why not expose them to more knowledge?

I've created some BOOM Learning digital task cards that are perfect for learning from trying to figure out an answer!  Here are a couple:

Did you ever end up smarter after watching Jeopardy? Many times children can learn just by trying to answer the questions provided. Here are some fun digital tools to help them enjoy learning by trying!

Canada, USA, or Both? is perfect for July, since Canada Day and Independence Day (USA) are celebrated at the beginning of the month. If you don't teach summer school, That's ok. It's fun to learn about these 2 North American countries any time of year!

Did you ever end up smarter after watching Jeopardy? Many times children can learn just by trying to answer the questions provided. Here are some fun digital tools to help them enjoy learning by trying!

What Landform is This? is a great supplement to any work on Geography. I like to expose the children to this before I actually start working on landforms.  Since the children can  use the BOOM Learning Digital Task Cards over and over, they love to challenge themselves to get more correct each time! They become familiar with the vocabulary as well as the different geographic features of each landform as they practice. Plus, the teacher can easily go into the records to see how well they are getting to know their landforms!

Here are a few more sets of BOOM cards that are "self learning:"

Not familiar with BOOM Learning digital task cards?  Here's more information, plus a freebie: Have You Heard about BOOM Digital Task Cards?

Did you ever end up smarter after watching Jeopardy? Many times children can learn just by trying to answer the questions provided. Here are some fun digital tools to help them enjoy learning by trying!

Did you ever end up smarter after watching Jeopardy? Many times children can learn just by trying to answer the questions provided. Here are some fun digital tools to help them enjoy learning by trying!


Election Day Options for Little Learners

I'm tired of watching the attack ads all over the TV, my phone ringing constantly, getting flyer after flyer in the mail, and the signs all over town. Luckily, this campaign season is almost over, thank goodness!
 
 Election Day Options for Little Learners: The REAL election is far too grusome to share with little ones, so here are a few alternatives that will help the kiddos learn in a way they can understand

 I also think it's important to teach the importance of the election to the little ones. But in a gentler, kinder fashion.

Election Day Options for Little Learners: The REAL election is far too grusome to share with little ones, so here are a few alternatives that will help the kiddos learn in a way they can understand

We vote for our favorite indoor recess game! See the above image or see HERE for this freebie for Election Day. It includes ballots, graphs, and suggestions for the day.

We've been working on common and proper nouns, so I've cooked up this matching game with an election theme. I find ANY special day makes learning more fun, doesn't it? This set has several options, including a board game. You can learn more about this set HERE, or by see the image.

Election Day Options for Little Learners: The REAL election is far too grusome to share with little ones, so here are a few alternatives that will help the kiddos learn in a way they can understand

There's a smaller, freebie version of this activity, which can be found here: Election Freebie

Election Day Options for Little Learners: The REAL election is far too grusome to share with little ones, so here are a few alternatives that will help the kiddos learn in a way they can understand


Kids always need brain breaks, and squeezing in a little patriotism doesn't hurt! See the image or see HERE to download this freebie!

Election Day Options for Little Learners: The REAL election is far too grusome to share with little ones, so here are a few alternatives that will help the kiddos learn in a way they can understand

Here are a few books I've found with an election theme.




Don't forget the Patriotic Music!



How do you honor election day with your little ones?

Election Day Options for Little Learners: The REAL election is far too grusome to share with little ones, so here are a few alternatives that will help the kiddos learn in a way they can understand

Looking at November

I'm looking at the calendar, and I just can't believe we're approaching November already!
 
There's a lot going on in November, but no need to fear, I've got your teaching needs covered!
 
November Resources: Suggestions and resources for Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Day, including 5 freebies!
 
 Here are a couple of resources to start off November:
November Morning Meeting Greeting Activities


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/November-Morning-Meeting-Greeting-Activities-4111596?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=Nov%20calendar%20questions



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parent-Communication-Brochure-November-Edition-4113299?utm_source=November%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=November%20brochures

Here is one of my favorite November resources: Science and Social Studies Activities for November!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/November-Science-and-Social-Studies-Activities-2182527?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=nov%20s%20and%20ss

Don't forget Election Day!


I'm sure I'll be having the kiddos vote for something, but they won't be voting for president... far too controversial! This one's a freebie! Election Day Graphing Option for Little Kids

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Election-Day-Graphing-for-Little-Kids-2853951?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=Election%20Day%20freebie
 

Veteran's Day is November 11th! 


Here's a fun activity to help the children understand what a Veteran really is! This will spark some great conversations! See the image for the link! Veterans True or False

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Veterans-True-or-False-166057?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=veterans%20true%20or%20false


Once they figure out what Veterans are, they can write thank you notes to Veterans using this freebie! See the image for the link. Thank You Veterans!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thank-you-Veterans-Writing-Paper-Freebie-166059?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=thank%20you%20veterans


Since Election Day and Veterans Day are both Patriotic holidays, enjoy these Patriotic Brain Breaks! See the image for the link to this freebie! Patriotic Brain Breaks

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0KBPcFG6hwLVUgzTVJNOGxQQmM/view?usp=sharing


Of course, everyone's favorite November holiday is Thanksgiving! Check out these Printables! 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-No-Prep-Literacy-and-Math-Activities-982540?utm_source=November%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Thanksgiving%20no%20prep


Here's a math game to practice +9s! Turkey Nines  (Oh my goodness, they LOVE this game! It works like "Old Maid")
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dont-be-a-Turkey-Game-for-Adding-9s-409160?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=Turkey%20Nines


And guess what... there's a freebie version!  Turkey Nines Freebie!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Turkey-Adding-Nines-Freebie-409094?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=Turkey%20Nines%20Freebie


Just one more: The Thanksgiving Story: an informational text for children to illustrate. This has a primary level recount of the Pilgrims from all those years ago. The children can visualize the story, then draw their images. See the image for the link!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Thanksgiving-Story-Informational-Text-for-Visualizing-and-Illustration-168614?utm_source=blog%20post&utm_campaign=Thanksgiving%20Story


I hope you find something your students will love for the month of November!



November Resources: Suggestions and resources for Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Day, including 5 freebies!


Resources for May

 May is here, and the horses are at the gates.
 
Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!
 
Yes, the Kentucky Derby is this week, and there's a close read about the Kentucky Derby in this resource: Science and Social Studies Activities for May!


Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!



           

 
I'm sure I'll have my kiddos wear fancy hats and find Kentucky on the map! Maybe even read a good horse book! (Click the images for links!)

This week also brings Cinco de Mayo AND Teacher Appreciation Day. 

I plan to celebrate Mexico on both Monday and Tuesday, then celebrate teachers for the rest of the week.

Here are some Cinco de Mayo resources:


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cinco-de-Mayo-No-Prep-Activities-for-Literacy-and-Math-1223544?utm_source=Blog%20post%20may%20resources&utm_campaign=cinco%20de%20mayo


Here's a fun word work game with a Mexico theme: Mexico Suffixes Go Fish Game!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Suffix-Practice-Game-with-a-Mexico-Theme-238194?utm_source=Blog%20post%20may%20resources&utm_campaign=Mexico%20prefixes%20and%20suffixes


Of course I have a Mexico freebie: Writing Paper with a Mexico theme!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mexico-Themed-Paper-679832?utm_source=May%20resources%20blog%20post&utm_campaign=Mexico%20paper

for more ideas for celebrating Mexico, see THIS BLOG POST.

This is what I plan on doing for Teacher Appreciation:

I'm going to run off a whole bunch of these Thank You Cards, and have them fill them out for the teachers in the school! I don't let them make them out to me,since there are plenty of other teachers who spend their time helping children. (Any adult who works with children is fair game for Teacher Appreciation, even if they don't have a certificate!)


or perhaps you'd like the freebie?
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thank-You-Cards-Freebie-5115442?utm_source=smarterqueue&utm_campaign=thank%20you%20notes%20freebie


For more about the Thank You Cards, see THIS BLOG POST.

Here's some fun Mother's Day stuff: Mother's Day Math!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!


Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

And here's my traditional Mother's Day gift:

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

for more information about this Mother's Day gift, 

Toward the end of the month is Memorial Day. I know some teachers will be enjoying summer by then, but we're not even close yet! 

But it's not too early for Freedom Isn't Free!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

Plus, a freebie for keeping track of the Patriotic Holidays!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!


Plus, another freebie: Patriotic Brain Breaks!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

for more information about celebrating patriotic holidays, see THIS BLOG POST.

Of course, I do like to make the lives of teachers a little bit easier. Here's a whole bunch of May Reading, Science, and Social Studies activities that will intrigue the children and save time for teachers: May Bundle!

Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!

What are your plans for the month of May?


Resources for May - plenty of resources for Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and even the Kentucky Derby, plus several freebies!


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