Did you know the Saxons called February “Sprout-kele” due to the abundance of February kale, as well as “Solmonath” meaning “mud month” and also “cake month”? My personal preference is “chocolate month,” but whichever you prefer, these 15 phenomenal milestone achievers have a feast of resources to share with you. There is something here for every grade, with themes ranging from penguin parties to crime scene investigations. Enjoy meeting this impressive team of Teacher-Authors!
15 Phenomenal February Milestone Achievers
Their tip: “Are you looking for resources to spice up your teaching of the Common Core Math Standards? This completely aligned unit focuses on games, lesson ideas, printables, hands on activities, and more that help your kiddos master the standards in a meaningful yet fun way!”
Her tip: “Do your students have trouble staying focused, following multi-step directions, copying information and taking notes, or explaining strategies? These 15 research-based brain games are designed to improve kids’ working memory in five minutes of partner game play daily for just nine weeks!”
Her tip: “If you are looking for a new way (or just another way) for your students to learn and practice their sight words, why not try interactive notebooks? Fun, engaging, and hands on, these flip-flap activities are perfect for word work and centers! When complete, the notebook forms a point of reference for reinforcement.”
Her tip: “This product is such a value. It includes all of my close reading and writing units and is a growing product. It has a variety of uses: whole group, small group, intervention, homework, writer’s workshop, Daily 5, and guided reading groups. The easy-to-read format, amazing photographs, and engaging topics will capture all of your students’ attention and have them begging for more!”
Her tip: “In ‘The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing,’ students will classify primary and secondary source evidence and then analyze the relevant evidence to draw conclusions about who the guilty teacher might be. The activity can be personalized for even higher student engagement. Your students will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re doing work.”
Her tip: “A fun activity that we did with our penguin unit was to balance plastic eggs on the tops of our feet. We were trying to walk like an Emperor Penguin! I have pictures on my blog of the students doing this — it was so much fun! When I copied off the pages of the penguin report, I stapled them all together so the students could cut them out all at once — this made it a lot easier for them.”
Try her: Weathering and Erosion Pack
Her tip: “This pack has everything you need to teach the basics of weathering and erosion!”
Try her: Write the Room ABC’s
Her tip: “Write the Room with ABC’s is one of my favorite activities. It incorporates all of the things I feel are important in learning and teaching young children. The pictures are fun and colorful, which can motivate students to write and explore the letters, new vocabulary, and sounds. I love activities that are fun, yet help teachers reach academic goals.”
Her tip: “This resource contains what you need to teach Common Core Standards 7.SP.5-8 on probability and statistics. Four group activities and five teacher-led lessons with guided notes, examples, and independent practice are included. The last activity has five task cards which require students to design a simulation to determine a compound probability using data from a random number generator. This product will save you a lot of time!”
Try her: Life Skill Bundle #6
Her tip: “This product is a combination of life skills including shopping from a catalog, chores around the home, making bagel sandwiches, and matching customer orders. It also includes clip art from a few of the many talented artists here at TpT. My products are designed to help students learn valuable life and vocational skills. They are beneficial in classrooms with special needs, as well as general education settings. They have helped with speech therapy sessions, vocational time, life skill classes, transition, early finisher tasks, dramatic play, and functional curriculum. Including a variety of tasks for the classroom is essential for helping students achieve goals, and provides you with a variety of challenges for various skill levels. Some tasks may be difficult for one student, but easy for the other. The variety offers the challenges needed for all students, and with hard work and task completion, students begin to take pride in their success!”
Her tip: “Having a quick and easy way to plan for guided reading is a huge timesaver! My leveled guided-reading lesson plans lay out everything you need to include in a lesson: word work, vocabulary, ‘during reading’ skills, and a wide variety of comprehension questions that range in depth and complexity. Once you have a plan for a book, you can use it again and again, tweaking it as needed for individual students or groups. Whether you’re new to teaching or a veteran, these lesson plans help ensure you’re teaching appropriate skills at each guided-reading level.”
Her tip: “This packet includes all that you will need to teach and test the standard, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. All of the activities are Common Core-aligned, and they include partner work, interactive work, and individual work.”
Her tip: “For beginning readers, it is essential to learn how to manipulate letters and sounds in words and recognize patterns to help build upon decoding and fluency. I have used this word building sequence as a regular practice in my classroom for years with positive results. This differentiated ‘Making Word Mega Pack’ is no-prep and can be used with groups of any size. It is comprised of 115 different phonics patterns for a whole year of word building at your fingertips!”
Her tip: “This packet contains all you need to start the year off the right way with your class, or you can use it any time of the year to emphasize working together and becoming a group of friends. It is focused on the book Have you Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud or How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer. These materials are great resources to go along with the book. It contains materials for whole-class activities, as well as individual work, and will help your class become a community of friends!”
Her tip: “This is a bundled download of my two best-selling products! Includes 360 pages!”
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