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Getting Ready for Next Year? Tips for Making Mini-Books Last Longer!

Are You Looking to Make Your Mini-Readers Last Longer? Using Duct Tape for Making Mini-Books Will Help Them Last Longer for Your Classroom. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Making Mini-Books Last Longer for Mini-Fingers!
Now is the time many teachers are thinking and preparing for next year. I want to share with you one of my favorite tips for your PRINTED mini-books and mini-readers.

I like to use duck tape as a side binder OVER the staples.
Four Reasons:
1. It keeps the book together longer.
2. The BACK page is not as quick to rip off.
3. Little people don't start crying when little fingers get snagged on the back part of the staple! Oh the drama!
4. Teacher stays happy! :)
Are You Looking to Make Your Mini-Readers Last Longer? Using Duct Tape for Making Mini-Books Will Help Them Last Longer for Your Classroom. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
Guided Reading Groups and Fluency
You can also print 6 to 8 of the same mini-books to make sets to use again and again during your guided reading instruction. The students can use the books with white boards and white board markers. Use one color of duct tape for the binding to keep all the same titles of a book easy to find and organized. 

Click here for Michelle's Teach123 mini-books. 
Click here for my mini-books.



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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebies

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers. 
Two Free Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Worksheets
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.
Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie
Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables, Perfect for Your Students' Desks on the First Day of School!

This free resource includes:
2 color by code worksheets focusing on back to school vocabulary
2 answer keys

 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.
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Need Something Fun for Relating Addition and Subtraction?

2nd Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Bundle
This bundle has task cards, color by number printables and center games for Second Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction. You will love how easy it is to prepare this easy to prep bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day!
 Second Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Color By Numbers
2nd Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Color By Numbers
Your students will adore these Color By Numbers worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. Color By Code Second Grade Go Math Lesson 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction.
2nd Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Color By Numbers
FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, RTI pull out, seat work, small group lessons, or homework. FIVE answer keys are also included.

Second Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Task Cards
You will love how easy it is to prepare these math task cards for your small groups, centers, tutoring, scoot, read the room, Around the World, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Students can write the answers in your classroom math journals or the included recording sheet. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week. Answer Key / Student Self-Checking sheet included! Perfect for a substitute teacher day! 

2nd Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Task Cards
Task Cards Include:
12 Task Cards
1 Recording Sheet
1 Answer Key

Second Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Center Game
2nd Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Center Game
Looking to add some excitement to your center time? These highly engaging center games are quick and easy to prep and can be used for a variety of games, concentration, match game, go fish, gin rummy, scoot, read the room, self checking, even perfect for assessments. Once your students play with this deck, many of my other Quick and Easy to Prep centers can be used for different skills and seasons. Your center time will run smoothly and with very little prep from you! Second Grade Go Math Chapter One Lesson 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction - A Quick and Easy to Prep Math Center Game!
2nd Grade Go Math 3.5 Relating Addition and Subtraction Center Game
This math resource includes:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards 
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub, Math Centers, Small Group Work, Remediation RTI or Homework!







Long and Short Vowels Activities, Centers and Printables

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Long and Short Vowels

Students are ready to study long and short vowels and the connection between them when they can read word families (like hat, sat, cat, fat, etc.) and when they are starting to include vowels in their spellings. During this stage, a student might consistently attempting to spell long vowels words, but confusing the spelling, for example, RANE for rain. This is a perfect time to add word work to their day comparing and contrasting long and short vowels.

One of my favorite series of vowel resources that I've created comes with a lot of hands on materials to make your centers, small group and seat work time easier for you and enjoyable for the students.

Today I'm going to share with you the Long e and Short e resource. Once your students are use to the games and printables in this resource, it is the same for a, i, o and u, just with the different appropriate words.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
The resource comes with:
*Center Sign and/or Center Folder Cover
*Teacher’s directions
*Student’s directions
*Center Game Cards
*Interactive Notebook Activities
*Student worksheets, great for assessment
*Answer Keys / Student Self-Check Sheets
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowels-969068 
One set of cards with just the words for sorting.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
 Printable worksheets.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
One set of cards with the words and picture clues. 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Student directions included.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT. 
 
Help in a variety of student levels.
Sort by picture clue cards only.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
One set of cards as pictures only for your different student levels.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Sorting by words only.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Interactive Notebook Activities
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowels-969068
This example is sorting the cards that have the words AND the picture clues.
Common Core Listing
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowel-Sorting-Short-e-Long-e-Center-Games-and-Interactive-Notebook-Activities-947055
 Three ways to play to differentiate for your students' needs.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowel-Sorting-Short-e-Long-e-Center-Games-and-Interactive-Notebook-Activities-947055

I hope you have enjoyed this post and gained some ideas to help teach your emerging readers with some long and short vowel fun!
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