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Free Fluency Exercise

Use the following exercise to help children improve their fluency and expression while reading. Often decoding the words becomes the main focus of a child learning to read, placing expression on the back-burner and fluency flies out the window. With this...

Free Lesson Plan Resource

Teachers, check out Lesson Pathways, a free online resource with 900 weekly lesson plans that can be used as a stand alone curriculum for grades k-5 or as a supplemental source. Find lesson ideas for science, history, reading/phonics, math and language...

Free Preschool Curriculum

2-3 Year Old Preschool Curriculum  (all free, taken from various sources online/things given to me)   3-4 Year Old Preschool Organization  (info on what I'm doing plus old printables I created in case you still want them)   Free V...

2-3 year old curriculum

Here I have put together a list of the important aspects to my curriculum. Something important to note first is that there are many great preschool curricula available online that come pre-packaged with all the prep-work and planning completed for you....

Lap Books for Preschool Age

Here are the Lap books I have created. *Lap books are simply file folders folded a bit differently with a learning activity inside. While many lap books are consumable, meaning they can be used and then kept as a record of work finished, I would like...

Pre-K 4

Planning has started in full swing for Pre-K 4! Here are some of the resources I am using: The Well Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner I am using the Five in A Row curriculum for science, social studies, art and language arts. We are...

Preschool Curriculum: 3-4 year old

Painting Table time Activities Science experiments like this volcano day And more I'm sure - search the categories for more ideas!   Things that were a staple: library day, with lots of books, story time, and reading. We routinely...

Preschool Information

Basic Preschool Scope and Sequence I have been doing a lot of research on what kind of preschool skills to work on over the next two years before we enter Kindergarten. The think I like about preschool is that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to ...

Free Presidential Election Lesson Plan

Download a free 2012 Presidential Election lesson plan. (well some of it can be used for any presidential election, but some of the graphics in the resources are specific to 2012) All materials are sourced with links, many are free TPT downloads. Presidential...

Free Special Education Materials

Basic Data Matrix Blank sheet for collecting student data Data Collection Sheet Alternate blank data sheet For collecting student data Data Collection Organized by Goals Examples goals included, simply replace with your own information. Student...

Introductory Letter Template: Prek-2nd

Introduction Letter to Parents: Template for Pre-K-2nd  grade Dear Parent (you will want to put the parent’s name here – be especially careful about last names and ensure that both parents have the same last name), I am so excited to meet your ...

Preschool Recipes

Playdough, flubber, cloud dough, and more!

How to Make Cloud Dough

Cloud dough can provide great fun for children of all ages, but is particularly easy for young children to play with. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water (or more as needed) 1/2 cup cooking oil 2 cups flour 2 cups salt food coloring peppermint...

How to Make Cornstarch Dough

Cornstarch dough is a simple play dough  recipe that uses cornstarch (thus the name) and is a great option for children to learn how to mix up their own dough as well as create hours of play time. Ingredients: 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 cup baking ...

How to Make Cornstarch Paste

As an alternative to homemade flour paste or store bought glue, cornstarch paste is a great craft recipe. Ingredients: 3/4 cup water 2 tablespoons light karo syrup 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1/2 cup cornstarch 3/4 cup water oil of...

How to Make Finger Paint

Making finger paint is simple and easy and can actually be done two different ways. Ingredients: liquid laundry starch powdered tempera paint or food coloring powdered soap flakes* OR Flour cold water food coloring or powdered...

How to Make Flour Paste

Making homemade art supplies can be a great way for teachers and parents to save money while encouraging creative play in children. Many of these crafts will require glue or paste of some sort. Instead of purchasing this glue, have the children participate...

How to Make Flubber

Flubber is an interesting substance that children will enjoy playing with for hours. Make this during science class or as a great creative play activity for after school. Encourage children to test various ideas and see how the Flubber reacts. Ingredients:...

How to Make Paper-Mache

Paper-mache is a great activity for children to participate in. It encourages creativity and while it is a bit messy, it helps kids to enjoy learning while they play. To make paper-mache you need: 3 cups cold water 1 1/2 cup flour oil of...

How to Make Play Dough

Making homemade play dough is a great way to save money while allowing children to play and enjoy some of the basics of childhood. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups water 1 cup salt 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 tablespoons oil food...

How to Make Sawdust Dough

Sawdust dough is a great clay for making small sculptures or similar projects. The unique texture is also great for providing sensory integration for children. Ingredients: 2 cups sawdust 1 cup wallpaper paste water How to Make Sawdust...

How to Make Self-Hardening Clay

Self-Hardening Salt Clay is a great dough that students can use to mold whatever shapes, bowls or decorations they want. This is also a great idea for encouraging children to make homemade Christmas gifts for friends and family. Ingredients: 1...

How to Make Silly Putty

Silly Putty is a great substance for children to play with. This is an easy and cheap activity for children both at home and at school. To make Silly Putty, mix: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup glue food coloring of choice. In a separate bowl, mix...

How to Make Soap Paint

Soap paint is a unique paint that has a three-dimensional look when it dries. Ingredients: 1 cup soap flakes (not soap powder) 1/2 cup cold water food coloring or powdered tempera paint How to Make Homemade Soap Paint Add the soap...

How to Make Squeeze Bottle Paint

Squeeze bottle paint is an easy an fun recipe for a creative craft. Ingredients: flour salt poster paint plastic squeeze bottles How to Make Homemade Squeeze Bottle Paint Mix together equal parts of flour and salt to form the...

Reference Letter Templates

Character reference letters are vital to a prospective teacher’s chances at landing that first classroom job. Whether you are tasked with having to write a reference letter for a student or employee, it is important that you do so carefully. Reference l...

Sensory Integration Letter to Parents

Teachers - please use this letter as you see fit, and edit it as you need to for your personal use. May you have an amazing school year!! Dear Parents,   I am so excited to have your child in my class this year! I am going to be using...

Free Downloadable Behavior Plans

Sample Behavior Plans Example 1 : Target behavior: I will not talk back to the teacher. Example 2 : Target behavior: Student will stay in seat. Example 3 : Target behavior: Begin all assignments independently Free Blank Behavior...

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