Summer is the time where I like to go back and update some of my older Tpt resources! Some of them just need fresh designs with newer clip art and fonts, but most of the time I add even more activities. It’s very time consuming, but it feels so good when I’m done! You can see the before and after images of the covers below. Can you tell I went through a chalkboard phase? :)
Here is a list of my summer goals – both for business and personal! If you’ve been around here you’ll know I love my lists. If you’re new, well now you know! This summer goals list is to keep myself accountable, but maybe you’ll like some of these ideas too for yourself. What are your summer goals? :)
Summer is usually more of my busy season for tutoring, so I need to make sure I continue to stay organized. I use my google calendar and spread …
Try these 25 summer writing prompts to keep kids writing all summer long! These prompts are appropriate for grades K-5, and can be tweaked depending on skill levels. Kids could write these in a summer journal to keep their writing all in one place. Then they can take their journal outside, to the beach, on vacations, or just keep at home for rainy days.
1. Write about summer with your five senses.
2. Describe how to make a sand castle.
3. Would you rather have a break from school in the summer, or go to …
This FREE Summer Reading Bingo will help keep reading going all summer long! Throughout the summer months, kids can do any of the reading activities on the Bingo board and then color them in. They can read by a flashlight, on the beach, read 3 books by the same author, read by a tree, and many more! Get five in a row for a Bingo, or try to get the full board!
• Instructions page
• Bingo board in book design in color and black & white …
May is going by so fast! Here is a fun list of end of the year activities to do with your students. Try some minute to win it games, do a countdown with balloons, write an end of the year parent letter, and more. These are great ways to keep learning fun to the very end!
Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Teacher Appreciation Sale just for you! Teachers, you really are the best! Whether you teach in a public school, private school, homeschool, tutor, coach, volunteer, etc., you are making a difference and you are appreciated :) I hope you can find some fabulous resources for yourself or a friend. Parents, a great way to treat some teachers this week is getting them a gift certificate to Tpt. You can do so here!
Need free handwriting resources? I have the list just for you! Handwriting is such an important developmental skill. Not all kids love handwriting practice, so hopefully some of these resources will be a little different and can be helpful. Some of the them are more hands on activities, while others are practice sheets that are ready to print out. I also included a list of free handwriting apps too! I hope you will find these resources helpful for your kids/students!
If you have a child or student who plays Minecraft, then you’re going to love these free Educational Minecraft Activities! I have a couple of students who are totally into this game. I honestly didn’t know much about it, but one day I thought I might as well try to incorporate some Minecraft activities into our sessions to get them more excited! And boy did it work :) So here is a list of activities I found for both language arts and math. I wanted …
Today is National High Five Day! This fun holiday started in 2002 at the University of Virginia. Students gave out high fives and lemonade, how fun! It is now celebrated on the 3rd Thursday of April. So today give your kids and students (and anyone really!) a high five. Tell them how fabulous they are! Here are just a few ideas for you:
1. Many schools are in a testing season now. Periodically walk by and high five your students. Let them know they can do it! …
I am so excited that I have had the opportunity to guest post over at Minds in Bloom! I wrote about Tips for Encouraging Reading at Home. I also included a free printable that you can download from my Tpt store, so be sure to check it out! A big thank you to Rachel Lynette for letting me guest post, she’s a rock star :)
Be sure to check out the rest of her blog too because it’s packed full of fabulous resources!