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Math Skill Sheets -Modified and Marvelous!

The below Math Skill sheets are aligned with 4th grade Common Core State Standards. These sheets were written at a modified work length and they also contain easier to understand directions. These are also great for reviewing skills with 5th grade students where gaps in mastery may exist.

This is the entire set of math sheets: Click here!!!

Set 1 – Month 1

Click here for Set 1- Month 1 MATH

Set 2 – Month 2

  Click here to access the link to Set 2- Month 2 MATH

Set 3 – Month 3

 Click here for Set 3-Month 3 MATH

Set 4 – Month 4

 Click here for Set 4-Month 4 MATH

Set 5 – Month 5

 Click here for Set 5-Month 5 MATH
Set 6 – Month 6

 Click here for Set 6-Month 6 MATH

Set 7 – Month 7

IMG_5042 Click here for Set 7-Month 7 MATH

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Coronovirus and Special Education!

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The Coronavirus pandemic is turned us all upside down, right? In my self-learning time at home, I came across some vital information and would like to share it with you.

First, is from the United States Department of Education. You can find this information at:

Here is what the federal government has determined, based on current federal guidelines around IDEA (individuals with disabilities education act) and FAPE (free and appropriate public education). This information was posted on their site on March 21, 2020:

Supple Fact Sheet 3.21.20 FINAL 

I also wanted to share my daily plan sheet that I have sent to my students and that I am using with my own students…

Daily Plan 

One last item I’d like to share is the brief article, “Talking with Your Children About Coronovirus” … there to see this great article by the CDC…

Phonics Curriculum!!!!

Here you can find visuals for small group lessons, activities and games. These are interactive for children to sort and sound out words based on the phonics pattern.

Addition by 2’s – PowerPoint Game

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This is an interactive PowerPoint game where students say the equation (2+1= ?), then guess the answer. Next, the student will tap the Smart-board or click the keyboard or mouse to go to the next slide. The next slide shows the correct answer. This is more like an interactive game, than a show! Enjoy!

Math Facts – Addition by 2  Click to the left to begin the show!

Multiplication Review 0-5 on the Smartboard!!!!

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This is a fun way for children to practice, review and learn multiplication facts 0-5!!!

Children practice multiplication facts in a small group, whole class or independently with this PowerPoint slide show.

Simply start the slideshow and the child will “say” the math fact: 2X2= ?. Next, the child will guess the answer. Then, he/she will “click” the “pawprint” on the next slide to reveal the answer.

*This can be used on a Smartboard or a desktop computer (by using a mouse).

Created by: Andrea Chouhan

Click here for the Link to the 0-5 Multiplication Powerpoint


PHONICS Assessment K-1-2-3 and RTI by Elementary Education Curriculum by ELEMENTARY ELEPHANT on Teachers Pay Teachers

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I Can Build A Gingerbread House!

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Gingerbread house making is so much fun, for my younger and older children and me as well! We have made those houses and trains from the kits, but these homeade gingerbread houses are the best and …

Source: I Can Build A Gingerbread House!

How to Teach Informative Writing – Dinosaur Style! (Gr.3-5)

Informative Writing Piece – “Dinosaurs” This is a cloze paragraph model that helps to teach the steps of composing a paragraph. It also provides the sequencing words and filler words necessary to write a paragraph. This is a great way to start the process of teaching the “How’s” of writing a 4-5 paragraph writing piece. Enjoy! Click here to take you to the link!  


Draft of “Cloze” model – Paragraph 1 and 2  

Draft of “Cloze” model – Paragraph 3  

Paragraph 4 Template   

 More research!  

Now that all the the research and templates have been completed, the final draft begins! 

Final draft! Title page!

Final draft – Paragraph 1 

Final draft – Paragraph 2  

Final draft – Paragraph 3

Final Draft- Paragraph 4  

Scoring rubric!

There is just something about typing! To many students, typing is a novelty and is a fun task. It is much more exciting than writing.  To many, it is also easier!

Class Cash and Behavior ticket Freebies!

Children love earning money for appropriate behavior,meeting their goals and doing their homework! 
Pictured is the prize store, where students are allowed to save up and spend their money every 2 weeks. Prizes range from bouncy balls to erasers, pencils, cars, tatooes, bubbles, nail polish and more!


Class Cash Printables-FREE!- Click here for your your FREE class cash!  


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