Let's Make Plans to Celebrate National Library Week! Plus Some Giveaway Fun!

National Library Week
National Library Week includes National Library Workers Day, celebrated on the Tuesday of National Library Week. This year National Library Workers Day is April 12, 2016, a day to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers!

So to add some joy into your classroom, this year I've created a Color for Fun Library or Media Specialist Freebie for you. Pick one or more of the pages to color and have your students turn them into a wonderful thank you book or thank you card for the Media Staff at your school. I've included both male and female staff.

This resource is part of my larger Color for Fun Back to School resource.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-For-Fun-Back-To-School-Coloring-Pages-Printables-1439998

But for today, as part of some fun, Michelle at Teach 123, Ashley at The Teacher's Treasure Chest and I have joined together to bring you a 
Shower of Spring Goodies.

My resource is available to my blog followers only with this Dropbox link... Click here to download the Library Week freebie. Please feel free to share it with your team and school friends. In addition to my freebie, Michelle and Ashley both have a freebie for you too! 

In addition to a freebie at each of our blogs, we are each going to pick one winner EACH to get a bundle of our Spring Lessons and one extra winner over all who will a $50 Toys R Us Gift Card. We have found over the years that Toys R Us is a wonderful store for a mom, home school mom, teacher, media specialist, etc. because you can get board games for indoor recess, new books for your students, play doh for your classroom, DVDs for your own children...what ever you would like to use it for, the $50 is our way of saying thank you for all that you do. I've written a previous post with some more suggestions the last time Michelle and I gave a way a Toys R Us Gift Card, click here to read it.

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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ FREE Color For Fun Pets - A Cat AND A Dog!

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Color For Fun - Family Pets resource at Teacherspayteachers. One Free Dog Printable and One Free Cat Printable!
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Color For Fun - Family Pets resource at Teacherspayteachers. One Free Dog Printable and One Free Cat Printable!
This free cat printable would make a wonderful display for Halloween. The students could color or paint the cat black, they could cut it out and glue to a yellow circle to be a black cat in front of a golden, Harvest full moon. 
Or place them along a white picket fence on a bulletin board in your classroom, for an Autumn display. All sorts of cute and quick ways you can use it!
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Color For Fun - Family Pets resource at Teacherspayteachers.
FREE Color For Fun - Family Pets!
These samples are from one of our favorite resources
Color for Fun - Family Pets.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Color For Fun - Family Pets resource at Teacherspayteachers. One Free Dog Printable and One Free Cat Printable!
Ideas To Use Color For Fun Resources
{Other Than Just Plain Coloring for FUN!}

Pre-K to First Grade
*Use as morning work to work on fine motor skills.
*Place at a center to work on fine motor skills.
*Story starters.
*Staple one or more pages into your weekly homework packet for a little fun and joy!

Second Grade to Sixth Grade
*PERFECT for INDOOR RECESS!
*Use as a reward for the weekly homework being turned in.
*Use as a story starter.
*Use on Fun Friday if everyone finished their work.
*Staple one page into your weekly homework packet for a little fun and joy!
*Staple 5 to 10 pages together for a treasure box coloring book.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Farm Animals Color For Fun - Coloring Pages resource at Teacherspayteachers.
Color for Fun - Farm Animals - Coloring Pages
28 Coloring Pages for your classroom or personal children's fun!


The Family Pets Coloring Pages resource is a perfect supplement for teachers who use the Journey's Reading Program. Other great classroom reads that it would work well with are:

How Animals Communicate by William Munoz

Animal Groups by James Bruchac

Little Rabbit's Tale by Wong Herbert Yee

Amazing Animals by Gwendolyn Hooks

Teacher's Pets by Dayle Ann Dodds and Marylin Hafner

What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss

Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats

Little Critter: Just One More Pet by Mercer Mayer

I Have a Pet! by Shari Halpern

Curious George and the Puppies by H. A. Rey and Margret Rey


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Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition of Three Digits


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!
A Quick and Easy To Prep Dice Game
You will ♥love♥ this game! 
I made it up one year because my plan lesson ended sooner than I thought & the natives were getting restless, they loved it SOOOOO much that we turned it into a tournament the next day! The best part about the game is that it is completely LUCK, so your lowest student can be the grand prize winner and your smartest of the smart might end up in last place

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!

However, it is great for reinforcing multiplication and calculator skills for everyone. It can also be revised to be addition instead, so it is really a great K - 4th game!
Directions:
Pair students up, or let them pick partners.
Everyone gets 3 dice each and their own calculator.
Students roll all three dice at the same time.
Each child multiplies their 3 digits to get a final answer.
THEN...they must check each other's work with their calculator. {This gives them another problem to work & it helps to stop any 'cheating' problems!}
The winner is the student with the highest answer.
Record your tallies on a sheet of paper.
Play until one student gets 10 points. This also helps with the mental math of "three to go and I win" or "I only need 1 point to tie" etc.
Then congratulate your winner, "Great Job!"
Say something nice to the loser, "Good Game!"
Move around the room and watch another game until someone is done, then play a new partner!

Then, like real life, we figure out some better ways to control the dice. One child said, "After you roll the dice, put them in the cover of the calculator!"

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!
Then another child figured out we could roll the dice INSIDE the calculator cover & they would never hit the floor! I just love it when I'm learning new things from their creativity! :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Quick and Easy to Prep Dice Game for Multiplication or Addition!

This game made for some great discussion at the end of class. How rolling a 1 stinks because anything times 1 "says their name" and stays the same. How the greatest answer is 216 because 6*6*6= 216. They thought of lots of interesting things & I wish I had taken a picture of the anchor chart with their stickie notes! 

Anyway, the next day we played it like a basketball tournament. Winners continued to play each other and losers moved on to play each other...it was a lot of fun! True to what I had hoped, the lowest student in the class was the WINNER! The loser? I had said that the smartest of the smart could be the loser because it is completely a game of LUCK! Number 12, the bottom of the heap was ME! I lost the entire game & not because I wasn't trying! 

The kids loved the game even more! :)
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Story Starters Pocket Chart Cards for Frog and Toad All Year FREEBIE

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Story Starters Pocket Chart Cards for Frog and Toad All Year from the Frog and Toad All Year Writing Center and Book Companion at TeacherspayTeachers.
 FREEBIE ~ Story Starters Pocket Chart Cards
for Frog and Toad All Year!
This resource is available in the Preview Download at Frog and Toad All Year Writing Center and Book Companion in my TPT store. Select color or black and white, the print, laminate and cut out the cards. Place at your literacy center or writing center for the students. The complete resource contains 327 vocabulary cards, 6 story starters, an ABC Order center activity and 45 different styles of printable writing stationary. Perfect for ESE or ESOL classes that must teach multi-levels.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Story Starters Pocket Chart Cards for Frog and Toad All Year from the Frog and Toad All Year Writing Center and Book Companion at TeacherspayTeachers.

All My Frog and Toad Resources

Discounted Bundle of ALL 4 Frog and Toad Books Writing Centers & Book Companions

Frog and Toad Are Friends  Bundle

Frog and Toad All Year Bundle

Frog and Toad Together Bundle

Days With Frog and Toad Bundle

Frog and Toad Literacy Bundle

Frog and Toad Are Friends and Frog and Toad All Year Writing Center Bundle

Frog and Toad All Year and Frog and Toad Together Writing Center Bundle

Frog and Toad Together and Frog and Toad Are Friends Writing Center Bundle

Frog and Toad Together and Days with Frog and Toad Writing Center Bundle

Frog and Toad Are Friends and Days with Frog and Toad Writing Center Bundle

Frog and Toad All Year and Frog and Toad Together Writing Center Bundle

Noun or Verb? Adjective or Adverb? A Fantastic Frog and Toad Mega Pack Resource of Task Cards, Center Games, Printables and Interactive Notebook Activities

Noun or Verb? A Frog and Toad Resource of Task Cards, A Center Game, Printables and Interactive Notebook Activities

Days with Frog and Toad Writing Center and Book Companion

Frog and Toad Are Friends Writing Center and Book Companion

Frog and Toad All Year Writing Center and Book Companion

Frog and Toad Together Writing Center and Book Companion 

Adjective or Adverb? A Frog and Toad Resource of Task Cards, A Center Game, Printables and Interactive Notebook Activities

Frog and Toad Syllable Sort

Adjective or Adverb? AND Noun or Verb? Task Cards for Parts of Speech with Frog and Toad Vocabulary
 
Noun or Verb? Task Cards for Parts of Speech with Frog and Toad Vocabulary

Adjective or Adverb? Task Cards for Parts of Speech with Frog and Toad Vocabulary


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Indoor Recess ~ Who Is Missing Directions

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Printable Indoor Recess Fun - Who Is Missing? Free Printable Direction Sheet! To Help You in Your Classroom develop an Indoor Recess Binder! Perfect for your Sub Tub or Substitute Binder too! FREE!
Who Is Missing?
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Printable Indoor Recess Fun - Who Is Missing? Free Printable Direction Sheet! To Help You in Your Classroom develop an Indoor Recess Binder! Perfect for your Sub Tub or Substitute Binder too! FREE!
 Each week I share with you a free how-to printable direction sheet for some of my favorite indoor recess games.
{Click here to see the previous Free Indoor Recess Printables.} 
You can print them and place them in a binder in your classroom. They're also terrific for your Sub Plan folder, for some time fillers or brain breaks to help you or your sub. :)
Click here or on the picture below to download the directions.
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Third Grade Math Unit Two - Task Cards

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Third Grade Math - Unit Two - Task Cards Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.Third Grade Math - Unit Two
The Third Grade Math Series, Unit Two, focuses on:
* Problem Solving & Using a Table to Organize Data
* Using & Making Picture Graphs
* Using & Making Bar Graphs
* Using & Making Line Plot

Everything in Unit Two is RED. This unit has the same theme as Unit One, using a student and sweet treats. But Unit One is orange and Unit Two is red.
For the teacher: Easy to set up centers, easy to file and easy to pull out next year... Unit Two = RED.
For the student: Friendly kid faces and they have learned the routine and directions from using the same products, more time to learn the MATH! :)
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Third Grade Math - Unit Two - Task Cards Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Third Grade Math - Unit Two - Task Cards Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.
Third Grade Math - Unit Two - Task Cards
{With Common Core}
This 160 page bundle has:
*
Thirty-Six Graph Reference Task Cards
* Forty Task Cards
* Eighteen Recording Printable Worksheets
* All the Matching Answer Key Sheets
 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Third-Grade-Math-Unit-Two-Task-Cards-Bundle-with-Common-Core-1456770 
Click on any of the pictures below to purchase the individual task cards for the listed skill.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Using Bar Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys at TeacherspayTeachers.
Using Bar Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Making Bar Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys at TeacherspayTeachers.
Making Bar Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Using Picture Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys at TeacherspayTeachers.
Using Picture Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Making Picture Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys at TeacherspayTeachers.
Making Bar Graphs Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Using and Making Line Plots Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys at TeacherspayTeachers.
Using and Making Line Plots Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Problem Solving and Using a Table to Organize Data Task Cards, Recording Sheet and Answer Sheet at Teacherspayteachers.
FREE Problem Solving and Using a Table to Organize Data Task Cards, Recording Sheet and Answer Sheet

Third Grade Math - Unit Two 

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Third Grade Math - Unit Two 
 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Third-Grade-Math-Unit-Two-Task-Cards-Bundle-with-Common-Core-1456770
This 160 page bundle has:
*
Thirty-Six Graph Reference Task Cards
* Forty Task Cards
* Eighteen Recording Printable Worksheets
* All the Matching Answer Key Sheets
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 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Problem Solving and Using a Table to Organize Data Task Cards and Answer Sheet ~ School Themed at teacherspayteachers.

 


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Common Core Version: 
3.MD.B.3
Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs.
3.MD.B.4
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units - whole numbers, halves, or quarters.

 

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