Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fern's Freebie Friday ~ FREE Mixed Subtraction Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable





Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebie Friday ~ FREE Mixed Subtraction Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable
FREE Mixed Subtraction Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable
What? What? 
Today is Thursday, what's going on with publishing a Freebie Friday today? Nothing too Spooooooky, I'm just giving you time to print this free center and make it...or even better, maybe a sweet, kind parent volunteer for your Halloween fun! This Free Halloween Make and Take Center is available in my store at TPT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebie Friday ~ FREE Mixed Subtraction Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable
  If you like this, you'll love my
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Subtraction Center Games for Eight Different Subtraction Concepts
Halloween Subtraction Center Games for Eight Different Subtraction Concepts
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Subtraction Center Games for Eight Different Subtraction Concepts 
 On Fridays I'll list everything new for you and your lesson plans for next week! In addition to the freebie, I published two math centers to help you with Relating Addition to Multiplication. I also make a new Thanksgiving Color For Fun Resource!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Model Multiplication with Arrays - Quick and Easy Center & Printables With No Common Core Listing



Model Multiplication with Arrays - Quick and Easy Center & Printables No CCSS
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Model Multiplication with Arrays - Quick and Easy Center & Printables Common Core 3.OA.A.3
 Model Multiplication with Arrays - Quick and Easy Center & Printables 3.OA.A.3
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages
 Thanksgiving Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Fun! Color For Fun Printable Coloring Pages
Did you get last week's Freebie Friday?
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebie Friday ~ FREE Mixed Addition Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable
Fern's Freebie Friday ~ FREE Mixed Addition Halloween Quick Easy Center and Printable
If not, click here or on the picture to download it today!
If you need a few Halloween Party ideas, Michelle at Teach123 and I wrote about some wonderful ideas this week for our Terrific Tuesday Teacher Tips. Click here for my ideas and click here for Michelle's ideas.  
This post is linked up to the following blogs. :)
http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/2014/10/its-freebie-friday-happy-halloween.html
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School

  
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
Tuesday Teacher Tips: A Halloween Party!
Every Tuesday Michelle, from Teach 123, and I will have a new installment of my favorite post, Tuesday Teacher Tips!
If you read my post last week, click here, you know that I love Halloween! Seriously, it is the one time of year that a little boy REALLY thinks he is a PowerRanger and a little girl REALLY thinks she is Barbie. 
I ♥love♥ Halloween for that reason! 

I have always loved to cook and make things with my students for parties, it keeps them a lot calmer and occupied during the party. That being said, I can't recall a party where some poor kid didn't throw up...can't stand blood and guts, thank God for Room Moms!
Depending on your grade level, this is a terrific activity I found on Pinterest a few years ago and they loved. My 3rd graders made the entire thing, but if you have 1st graders, you could have the Room Mom or Dad, bring in pre-iced chocolate cupcakes and then have the parent volunteer make the red icing eyes.
Here was the original picture I saw....
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
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And here is one of our beautiful creations...
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
 And ... another ...
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
And... my favorite...
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions
Life is not always a Pinterest moment, 
and I'm OK with that! :)
Quick and Easy Directions
Ingredients 
  • Step One ~ Get terrific Room Mom to make two dozen chocolate, unfrosted cupcakes. 
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting 
  • 24 fudge-striped Keebler style cookies
  • 24 milk chocolate kisses 
  • Red decorating icing 
  • 24 plastic spoons
Directions
  • Give each child a cupcake
  • Give each child a plastic spoon with a scoop of icing already on the spoon
  • Let the children ice the cupcake and THEN lick the spoon!
  • Give each child a cookie and let THEM break it in half
  • Insert the two cookie halves into the cupcake
  • Next, place the chocolate kiss into the frosting for the head
  • For more added fun, let THEM add two eyes with red decorating icing {what a mess, Oh, no, I mean what joy!}
Seriously, they loved making these :)
Here is another great idea I saw that needs minimum directions.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Halloween Fun At School with Bat Cupcake Directions and a Candy Corn on the Cob Project Too!
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The center is a marshmallow and the students add candy corn to make it look like corn on the cob, adorable!
If you are looking for more ideas, click here to see last week's post about hosting an Owl Themed Party for some free downloads to use at your Halloween Party!
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead! FREE Color For Fun Owl Printable Coloring pages.
More Owl Food Ideas for Your Halloween Party
  
http://www.fernsmithsclassroomideas.com/2014/09/seasonal-color-for-fun-printables.html
I also have this freebie available for you to party with on Friday! Click here or on the picture.

 ENJOY :)
Looking for more tips? 
Click on the picture below to go to my Halloween Teacher Resources Pinterest Board.
I would ♥love it if you would like to follow it too!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Teacher Resources Pinterest Board.
There is still time to make some center games or task cards to include with your Friday fun! Click here or on the image to see my Halloween resources at my TPT Store.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Teacher Resources at TeachersPayTeachers

 Michelle has some great tips about her experiences with Halloween Celebrations that she would like to share with you, too.
Be sure to head over to her blog!
Teach123's Tuesday Teacher Tip
In addition to our tips each week, we are hoping that you will share some of your ideas in the comments below!
Each week we will choose one person who shared a tip on our blog to get a $10 shopping trip. We will announce the winner in the following Tuesday's post. The winner for today, October 28th will be announced on the Nov. 4th post. :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Halloween Teacher Resources at TeachersPayTeachers
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Do you have a great classroom party tip to share?
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead!


  
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead!
Tuesday Teacher Tips: If Your School Doesn't Celebrate Halloween, Let's Have An Owl Party!
Every Tuesday Michelle, from Teach 123, and I will have a new installment of my favorite post, Tuesday Teacher Tips!
Let's face it, even if your school says NO HALLOWEEN, most of your students will be excited!  Seriously, who can blame them? Halloween is the one time of year that a little boy REALLY thinks he is Batman and a little girl REALLY thinks she is a princess. I love Halloween for that very reason! But from a teacher's point of view, I have always felt that November 1st should be a National Holiday! 
Well, my friends, this year, you are in luck...
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead! 
But if you can't celebrate Halloween, you can host an Owl party instead. Owls are cute and hip this year and students love them. I have four ideas for your party and my tip to you is team up and have a "Round the World" type of day. I've even included a couple of little charts for your schedule. I recommend a two hour block broken into 4 half-hour classes. This works best with four teachers, but if you have two teachers, each of you do two activities twice. 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead! 
Click here or on the image to download a couple of different blank scheduling forms.

If you have an odd number of teachers, three or five, divide one class up with the other classes and the "leftover" teacher can do a few different things. They can be a second teacher at the activity your team thinks is the hardest, they can be a 10 minute "Restroom Break" person that rotates around to give everyone a break, they can grade everyone's papers so they don't have to take them home on the weekend, they can make treat bags with NON-HALLOWEEN candy for everyone to take home...hahaha, just a cute little gift from all the teachers for your NON-Halloween Owl Party.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead! 
Depending on your grade level, print one, two or all four pages of this Free Owl Color For Fun printable. If you need an even longer activity, take an 18 x 12 piece of construction paper and fold it in half. Then place the four color sheets inside and add three staples along the left hand side. Students can also decorate the covers.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead! FREE Color For Fun Owl Printable Coloring pages.
 Click here or on the image for the free Owl Color For Fun printables.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead!
Here is a wonderful 4 minute owl video. It meets the "Fern Standards" which means nothing gets eaten, turns bloody, is scary or even breaks a nail. But it is a real life, hidden camera, owl nest that is so cute!
Next, give them one of my free owl writing printables to write about the video.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead! FREE Download - Owl Writing Paper
Click here or on the image for the free papers.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead!
So, I tried really, really, really hard this week to make you an owl craftivity, but it is just something that was kicking my tail! So I found these four FREEBIES at TPT for you.

{These were free at the time of this blog post. Please let me know if that changes.}
OR
I found this adorable owl craft at the Education.com web site, with a free download direction sheet.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Tuesday Teacher Tips: Can't Celebrate Halloween At School? Throw an Owl Party Instead!
The last idea is to have a classroom where they make a little owl treat, these treats range from "SUPER EASY" to "GET A ROOM MOM TO MAKE MOST IN ADVANCE" type of treats! 
ENJOY :)
 Looking for more tips? 
Click on the picture below to go to my Fall Teacher Resources Pinterest Board.
I would ♥love it if you would like to follow it too!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Pinterest Board for Fall Resources for Elementary School Teachers for Autumn.
 Michelle has some great tips about her experiences with No Halloween Celebrations that she would like to share with you, too.
Be sure to head over to her blog!
Teach123's Tuesday Teacher Tip
In addition to our tips each week, we are hoping that you will share some of your ideas in the comments below!
Each week we will choose one person who shared a tip on our blog to get a $10 shopping trip. We will announce the winner in the following Tuesday's post. The winner for today, October 21st will be announced on the October 28th post. :)
Do you have a great classroom party tip to share?
Please be sure to include your email so I can contact you if you're the winner of the $10 shopping trip.
 


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