Fine Motor Skills Vocabulary Sheets-Pre-K and Kindergarten

Fine Motor Skills Vocabulary Sheets-Pre-K and Kindergarten

Looking for a fun and easy activity sheets for your students? These are perfect for morning work, small groups, centers, and holidays!

These TWENTY sheets provide practice for:

Fine Motor Skills

Letter recognition

Word recognition

Coloring

Cutting

Gluing

Children color and cut out the squares. After that, they glue them on the letters of the large word at the top.

Words include:

Learn (school theme)

Apple

Farm

Fall

Acorn

Boo! (Halloween theme)

Feast (Thanksgiving theme)

Snow

Warm (cold weather theme)

Love

Luck (St. Patrick’s Day theme)

Ocean

Sun!

Earth (Earth Day/nature theme)

Mom (Mother’s Day theme)

U.S.A.

Bunny (spring theme)

Chick (spring theme)

Argh! (pirate themed)

Peace

Each sheet takes about 20 minutes.

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100 Blank Journal Pages for any Subject! Grades 1-5

100 Blank Journal Pages for any Subject! Grades 1-5

** Please note: These blank journal pages are NOT editable. They are designed to use with student driven work.**

This zip file contains 2 PDF files for:
1.Composition book size pages (9″x 6.5″)
2.Notebook size pages (9.5″ x 7″)

Each page has wide ruled lines to ensure all students can easily write on them.

These 100 page designs can help:
Organization
Structure
Sequence
Diagramming
Connections
Mapping
Pre-writing
Creative Writing
Visual Image of Ideas

Versatile enough to use with any subject!

Page designs include:
Circles
Arrows
Rectangles
Triangles/Trapezoid
Nature and Science Shapes
Hearts
Fraction Shapes
Speech Bubbles
Full Page Creative Designs
Alphabet A-Z (one large letter on each page)
Notebook Journal Sheet (no design)
Composition Book Journal Sheet (no design)

Simply print on letter size paper, cut out page, and glue into journals.

They can also be stapled together for a specific unit activity or used as a stand-alone sheet. Lots of creative options!

Tip: For best results, print at “Actual Size”. This will ensure the work area of the sheet stays within the parameters of the journal. If it is an unusual sized journal, you may need to resize the sheet when printing.

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Empathy Game: Finding Empathy in Fiction Stories and Books

Empathy Game: Finding Empathy in Fiction Stories and Books

Easy-to-play game that helps open a discussion on empathy!

This game board has 24 empathy questions that can be used with any fiction story or book that your students are reading.

Students roll a die and move through the spaces to the finish line. Every player is a winner in this game. Students walk away from the game feeling good and learning the value of empathy and kindness.

Perfect way to enhance reading comprehension while examining the character trait of empathy.

The game board comes in B&W and color versions.

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Gingerbread Man Wristband Craft Activity

Gingerbread Man Wristband Craft Activity

Love reading “The Gingerbread Man” with your students?

Here’s a cute and easy craft to go along with that story!

Students color and cut out the candy (peppermints and gumdrops) and gingerbread man pictures and glue them onto a “frosting” wristband.

Perfect for the holidays!

**Please note*** The “frosting” graphic is in grayscale. Be sure your printer can print in grayscale before purchasing.

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“I Need a Silly Answer!” Language Arts Card Game for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

“I Need a Silly Answer!” Language Arts Card Game for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

Now you can tell your class….”I Need a Silly Answer!”

This fun card game has the players asking silly questions and figuring out which silly answer can answer it. The player who gets rid of all of their silly answer cards first wins!

Because of the humor, the students have to slow down to read and choose the best answer card. This helps them pick out the elements that are needed in choosing a correct answer like subject-verb agreement and verb tense. They also get practice answering “Who,What, Where, How, and Why?” questions correctly.

This is a great way to reinforce test question skills.

Sample Question #1: What do you have on your head?
ONE of the answers that could work: It is pudding.

Sample Question #2: Where are my new crayons?
ONE of the answers that could work: They are in the refrigerator.

Sample Question #3: How did you win the new television?
ONE of the answers that could work: I ate it.

Game includes:
40 Silly Question Cards
40 Silly Answer Cards
Directions
Teacher Instructions

Question and answer cards can be printed on white paper or colored paper to differentiate the two stacks.

Perfect for centers, small groups, or rainy days!

2-4 players
Game duration:Approximately 30 minutes.

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High School Vocabulary Activity- 30 Word Challenge

High School Vocabulary Activity-The 30-Word Challenge

Teaching students to write and speak with a more advanced vocabulary can prove challenging. However, this simple but effective activity can make it more meaningful and enjoyable for your students!

The 30-Day Challenge is designed to bring thirty high-level vocabulary words to your students in an accessible way. Specifically, these are high-level synonyms of words that your students commonly use in their writing and speaking. Your students’ written work will improve in skill and confidence by getting in the habit of replacing their words with higher-level ones.

Most importantly, the example sentences involve humor. Humor is an altogether excellent way to build a connection to the words and soften the “formalness” that can inhibit their use in writing or speaking.

The 30-Day Challenge introduces a new word each day on a Powerpoint slide. This activity can project onto a whiteboard or be shown on a laptop. Also, slides can be printed out for smaller groups or as visual aids in the classroom.

Tips for making this activity successful:

*Introduce only one word a day. Have a discussion about the word with the class and have them practice saying it with classmates.
*Have the students write the word, meaning, and sentence in their notes or journal.
*Encourage students to use the new words in their writing and speaking.
*Acknowledge when words are used in writing or speaking.
*As often as possible, use the words yourself to reinforce their meanings.

Suggestions on using the list of words:

*They can practice writing words in their own sentences.
*The students can find high-level antonyms of the words and begin to use those.
*Students can practice speaking the words by doing a “conversation game”. Each person has to keep the conversation going while using the words from the list.
*They can write a story or essay using as many words as they can from the list.
*Award points to students who use the words when answering a question or talking to you informally.

 
 
 
 
 
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem Activity

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem Rhyming Activity

Get your students into the holiday spirit with this Christmas poem activity!

Using Clement Moore’s famous ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem, students fill in the ending blanks to each of the couplets with their own rhyming words.

This activity also comes with a list of 10 different ways you can do this activity to make it even more fun or challenging. You can even turn it into a game!

A copy of the original poem with all the words is also included.

Perfect activity to do before holiday break!

** Please note: This poem has been written exactly as it was originally. There are some “poetic liberties” that were taken with the grammar and punctuation which may need to be addressed to the students. These were not errors or typos on my part.

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This activity gives students experience with poetry, rhythm, and rhyming! These skills are important for students starting to analyze poetic works.

The activity is perfect to play around the holidays! You can introduce your students to the classic poem in a fun and educational way! Also, the activity gets students to express their creative side and create poetry!

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Following Directions Activity

Second and Third Grade: Following Directions Activity Sheet with Party Theme

Do your students need some extra practice following written directions? This following instructions activity will take them through the steps to “decorate” a room for a party.

Students will read through the directions completely and then follow each one to complete the activity. Students will color, draw, cut and glue their items onto the party room according to the directions.

Skills enforced include:
Following written directions
Fine motor skills
Spatial awareness on paper
Reading comprehension
Vocabulary
Sequencing

Duration of activity: 30 – 60 minutes.

Materials needed include: scissors, glue, crayons, and pencil.

Teacher looks at student’s work to see that he/she has followed directions. No answer key provided.

All the sheets provided are shown in the thumbnail pictures found on the Teachers Pay Teachers listing.

Easy to use for both teacher and student!

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Following directions is an important skill for students to have in the classroom. This is especially important for younger 2nd and 3rd grade students. You can help keep your class organized and on task for any assignment with this activity! In addition, the fun party-theme allows students to learn this ability in a fun and educational way!

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Escape from the Zombies! Sentence Building Game

Escape from the Zombies! Sentence Building Game-4th-8th Grade

Need a sentence building game that reinforces how to write correct sentences and helps your students’ language arts abilities?

Try this “Escape from the Zombies!” sentence building game!

In this game, the players must put together six sentences correctly. The first to finish…..”Escapes from the Zombies!”…and wins!

In order to play this game successfully, the student must have working knowledge of the following parts of speech:

Nouns (plural and singular)

Verbs (past, present, and future tenses)

Adverbs

Adjectives

Pronouns

Articles

Prepositions

Interjections

Punctuation

Conjunctions

This game can be used in any subject where writing a correct sentence is necessary. It connects to what is being taught in class because lesson topics can also be used as a theme in this game.

This game can be played with 2-6 players, either individually or in teams.

Duration of game: 30 minutes

Materials needed: 2 die, pencils

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Sentence building is a basic part of grammar. Your students can learn how to improve that skill in a fun way with this entertaining game! Students won’t need any advanced knowledge in order to enjoy the game. However, they need to know the basic parts of speech to begin. Sentence building is an important foundation for any further study in English. You can be sure that your students are set up to succeed by doing this activity!

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Student Journal Pages for Classroom

Student Journal Pages and Cover for Middle School & High School

Need a great way to get your teen students writing? Get them to write about themselves! These student journal pages can help bring out the writer in even the coolest kid in the class!

This set comes with two journal pages (in full and half page sizes) and two different variations of cover (in full and half page size).

One page has students writing about what they are thinking and the other page concentrates on their current activities and favorites.

Both the cover and the journal pages come in full and half page sizes so they can be used in a variety of ways.

Examples:

– Each size can be copied and stapled to make booklet.

– Students can be given copies of either size to cut and paste into whatever notebook/composition book you have required.

I personally like the copying and pasting because it actually gets the student invested timewise into the journal. This can mean more personal responsibility on it’s upkeep. It also allows for more creative writing/doodling in the margins. More creativity=better writing.

This journal would best be used once a week as the questions may become redundant if used daily.

**Please Note** The page that looks like several notebook pieces of paper stacked on each other is the ACTUAL journal page designed to look like that. The students write in the little spaces provided on each little “sheet of notebook paper” on that one page. Simply- The journal page looks like a stack of notebook pages. 🙂

 
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