Start your February off right with some amazing resources from some amazing Teacher-Authors! This week, our round-up features activities for Black History Month including a flip book, drumming activity, and more. We also have long vowel task cards, writing for reading worksheets, pattern block activities, and brain break ideas. Half of the resources are free!

 

For more resources for Black History Month click here and you’ll find lots of 100 Days of School resources here, too. 


Black History Month Flip Book
Black History Month Flip Book by Teaching Little Learners

It’s FREE!

“This is an excellent resource to supplement your lesson on Black History Month. Teach your students when, how, and why we celebrate Black History Month with this resource.”

Black History Month Books
Black History Month Books by Teaching Little Learners

“These 13 books teach students about important African Americans throughout history. Includes two versions to meet the reading and comprehension levels of your students.”

Master Note Reader Editable Reward Cards by Floating Down the River

It’s FREE!

“This is a fantastic way to motivate students to read notes in preparation for starting the recorder or another instrument. My students absolutely love earning this master note reader card.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Drumming and Writing
Martin Luther King Jr. Drumming and Writing by Floating Down the River

“Students love getting out drums, bucket drums, or even using body percussion while reviewing or learning rhythms at the same time. This also doubles as a social studies pack because it teaches about black history and Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Long Vowel Review QR Code Task Cards Freebie
Long Vowel Review QR Code Task Cards Freebie by The Class Couple

It’s FREE!

“Phonics QR codes increase student engagement while applying phonics skills. These codes can be used as a scan the room activity where students can work together to discuss the words, or as a center activity where the teacher spirals the phonics skill.”

Long Vowel QR Code Task Card Bundle
Long Vowel QR Code Task Card Bundle by The Class Couple

“Phonics QR codes increase student engagement while applying phonics skills. These codes can be used as a scan the room activity where students can work together to discuss the words, or as a center activity where the teacher spirals the phonics skill.”

Writing For Readers Writing Workshop Paper - Using Checklists!
Writing For Readers Writing Workshop Paper – Using Checklists! by Karen Langdon

It’s FREE!

“This resource teaches young writers how to use a rubric to self-assess and improve their writing and how to provide quality feedback to their peers. Students learn to use punctuation, spaces between words, lowercase letters (except in specific situations), and word wall words correctly. Having checklists right on student writing paper keeps expectations at the forefront of their minds as they work and helps teachers and students provide concrete and meaningful feedback.”

Behavior Clip Charts for Self Assessment of Learning and Emotions
Behavior Clip Charts for Self Assessment of Learning and Emotions by Karen Langdon

“This system takes the typical behavior clip chart and turns it on its head. Teachers normalize different types of learning feelings (pride in work, doing work even when interest is low, feeling focused, feeling distracted, feeling wiggly, etc.) and help children set goals to improve their own learning experiences. Teaching students to self-regulate in a positive way is a critical skill, and this resource helps students and teachers create an optimal learning environment.”

Pattern Blocks 100 Days of School Puzzles
Pattern Blocks 100 Days of School Puzzles by A Thinker’s Toolbox

It’s FREE!

“Pattern block puzzles are a fun and creative way for your students to explore shapes and symmetry. Included in this FREEBIE are two (one easy and one hard) 100 Days of School Puzzles.”

Pattern Blocks Holidays Puzzles
Pattern Blocks Holidays Puzzles by A Thinker’s Toolbox

“Pattern blocks are a fun and creative way for students to explore shapes and symmetry all year round. Included are 12 (six easy and six hard) puzzles that are holiday themed; Valentine’s Day heart, St. Patrick’s Day clover, Easter basket, Halloween pumpkin, Thanksgiving turkey, and Christmas tree.”

Why Are We Having a Lockdown Drill?
Why Are We Having a Lockdown Drill? by Carolyn Kisloski

It’s FREE!

“This book gently explains to children why having a lockdown drill is necessary in a positive way. Since each school has its own rules and procedures for a lockdown drill, this book doesn’t go into procedures, but only mentions the importance of the students being superhero listeners and being still and silent”

Dr. Jean's Brain Cookies for Brain Breaks and Movement
Dr. Jean’s Brain Cookies for Brain Breaks and Movement by Carolyn Kisloski

“We all need brain breaks throughout the day! Dr. Jean and I put together over 90 favorite brain breaks to give your students a positive way to release energy and wiggles while reinforcing learning throughout each day.”

 

Don’t forget to check out more Black History Month resources here and 100 Days of School resources here