Classroom Freebies

Figurative Language Ideas Freebie!

I put together an 11-page freebie eBook all about ideas for teaching figurative language! Thanks to all those who contributed! Enjoy this OC freebie!

Want your free copy of the Figurative Language Ideas eBook?

Want your free copy of the Figurative Language Ideas eBook?


Head over to Organized Classroom and grab yours!

~ Charity

Want your free copy of the Figurative Language Ideas eBook?

Free Open-Ended Questions for Accountable Math Talk


Looking for questions to support students during math talk? 

Questioning is one of the most powerful instructional strategies we can use in the classroom! In fact, NCTM's Principles to Actions (2014) states that effective teachers use "purposeful questions to assess and advance students' reasoning and sense-making about important mathematical ideas and relationships" (p. 35). However, creating an environment where students are able to respond to questions and effectively use math talk during a classroom discussion can be challenging. Many of our students do not know how to discuss their mathematical ideas and strategies using key math vocabulary and concepts. As teachers, we play an important role as we help students identify their thinking processes and build new knowledge by connecting to ideas and concepts that they already understand. Choosing the right questions is an essential part of this process. Read more about using questions and building effective math talk practices here.


Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my Open-Ended Questions for Accountable Math Talk” poster.

Enjoy!





Teacher Blogger Shortcuts!

DO YOU NEED AN EFFECTIVE BLOGGING ROUTINE?

Start at TBTS Too Much Noise and download your FREE 30 Plug and Play Blog Post Titles to save you time and effort!

DO YOU NEED AN EFFECTIVE BLOGGING ROUTINE?  Start at TBTS Too Much Noise and download your FREE 30 Plug and Play Blog Post Titles to save you time and effort!

See you there,

~Charity

Fall-Themed Reading Activity!

Need something fun for your students to complete over Thanksgiving holiday break? Grab this free classroom printable and have them excited to complete it!

I know many of you do not like to assign a bunch of homework over the holiday break, but you do want your students to read of course, because reading is the key to everything.

Want your own Turkey Tom Reading Over Break freebie?

 Want your own Turkey Tom Reading Over Break freebie?


Head over to Organized Classroom to grab yours for free!

~ Charity

 Want your own Turkey Tom Reading Over Break freebie?

Candy Comparison Activity

Too much leftover Halloween candy? I have a fun solution for the week AFTER Halloween!  A fun way to use that extra resource for manipulative learning!

Run off this fun 8-page freebie front to back – or place under the doc cam if you need to save on paper – and have the students work through it using their candy.

I am sure the students will have fun using real-world objects to analyze geometry and grouping concepts!

Want your own copy of The Great Candy Comparison Activity?

Want your own copy of The Great Candy Comparison Activity?


Head over to Organized Classroom and grab yours for free!

~ Charity

Want your own copy of The Great Candy Comparison Activity?

Free Number Sense Tiling Task


Looking for a number sense building, critical thinking activity? 

With the challenges of today’s math curriculum, we do not always have time for a consistent focus on critical thinking. Using tiling tasks in the classroom is one strategy that can offer you an opportunity to increase the critical thinking skills of your students. These tasks involve using number tiles, a set of numbered tiles 0-9, to complete a set of problems. Each tile belongs to one space and only one space. Students use their reasoning skills to complete the task cards. Tiling task cards also make great menu activities or fast finisher challenges.

Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Number Sense Tiling Task” and a free set of tiles.

Read more about using math starters, like tiling tasks, in the classroom here

Enjoy!





Laughing it up in October at Organized Classroom!

Need some fun seasonal kid-friendly jokes that won't haunt you later? Stop by Organized Classroom for Joketober and load up on some spooooooky good laughs!

Need some fun seasonal kid-friendly jokes that won't haunt you later? Stop by Organized Classroom for Joketober and load up on some spooooooky good laughs!


See you there!

~Charity
Need some fun seasonal kid-friendly jokes that won't haunt you later? Stop by Organized Classroom for Joketober and load up on some spooooooky good laughs!