Take a look at these 5 Merry Merry Milestone Achievers — and make a note that they’ll be featuring free(!) products next week on our TpT Facebook page.
December’s Merry Merry Milestone Achievers
Her tip: “Planning for centers can be a stressful job for teachers. It’s important to have activities that are meaningful, yet appropriate for students to complete independently. This winter-themed center packet features 24 literacy and math activities that are sure to make center time easier. All activities are Common Core aligned (with standards included), have kinder-friendly ‘I Can’ posters to keep students on task, and include a recording sheet to hold students accountable for their work.”
Her tip: “Reviewing math standards can be a bit hum-drum, but not with math mysteries! Kids just start reading at the beginning of the mystery, solve the math problems along the way, and go where the book tells them to go. If they answer correctly, the story continues. If they answer incorrectly, they get a ‘stopper’ that tells them to go back to where they were working, and TRY AGAIN! The books can be printed and used in page protectors, printed small in black and white for individual children, or even used on an electronic device. There are 10 different mysteries in all, for kids grades 1–4.”
And take a peek at Hilary’s brand new blog venture: Who’s Who and Who’s New. It looks very interesting and we can’t wait to see where it goes.
Her tip: “It’s time to change things up and reinvigorate students’ interest in science. With this product, students can visually collect, categorize, and organize information in various Earth Science concepts. Students get extended practice with academic language (which is beneficial for ALL students, not just English-Language Learners) and have the opportunity to reflect on their learning. With the variety of activities for Interactive Notebooks and the flexibility in which you incorporate them into your classroom, you are sure to find something to use… and your students will love it!”
Their tip: “Often, our product ideas come right from the classroom… we take the curriculum we’re working on and make resources to support it. The product we chose to highlight is a newer pack in our store. Our Reading Passages with Written Response Requiring Text Evidence, are reading passages with scaffolded support for kiddos to gradually learn how to answer critical thinking comprehension questions independently. We have enjoyed fitting them into our reading groups and share examples on our blog!”
His tip: “These worksheets are extremely useful for making sure your students have mastered every single 8th Grade Common Core Math Standard. Use them throughout the year as assessments, homework, and test prep.”