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Thanksgiving Coloring Pages and More Resources For Your November Lesson Plans

My Color For Fun resources have become one of my very things to make and I love to share them with you. They are for your classroom and/or personal children to enjoy coloring for FUN! 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Color For Fun Printable Freebie

My Thanksgiving Color For Fun has 48 coloring sheet pages making it less then 7 cents a page. The preview even has this cute freebie for you! My kids get a kick out of the menu items!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Color For Fun Printable Freebie
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Color For Fun PrintablesFern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Color For Fun PrintablesFern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Color For Fun Printable Freebie
Terrific Teacher Feedback!
Jara T. said: I love Fern's Color For Fun. These are great rewards for my students. They look forward to earning these from the prize box. SUCH CUTE IDEAS. Fern also emails back in a promptly manner and I appreciate that. I absolutely love her products. :) 

Erin J. said: These are great to use for indoor recess or when we have a few minutes to spare...thanks! 

Katherine E. said: So cute!! Great for morning work or early finisher activities!

Lyndsay D. said: I love these coloring pages! Thank you!

More Ideas for Using My Color For Fun Series!
Your Students will ADORE these Coloring Book Pages for Thanksgiving, add it to your plans to compliment any Thanksgiving activity! Forty-eight (48) Coloring Pages For Some Thanksgiving Fun! Color For Fun Thanksgiving Printable Coloring Book Pages. Perfect for holiday party rewards, indoor recess, morning work, emergency sub tubs, fine motor skills, creative writing centers, story starters and more! Coloring Pages for Thanksgiving, Color For Fun Thanksgiving Coloring Book - Perfect for Many Different Types of Thanksgiving Activities in Your Classroom or Home!

Pre-K to First Grade
  • Use as morning work or place at a center to work on fine motor skills.
  • Staple one or more pages into your weekly homework packet for a little fun and joy!
  • Use as a quiet winding down activity at the end of a long school day!
  • Print, staple and cover with construction paper for a holiday coloring book gift.

Your Students will ADORE these Coloring Book Pages for Thanksgiving, add it to your plans to compliment any Thanksgiving activity! Forty-eight (48) Coloring Pages For Some Thanksgiving Fun! Color For Fun Thanksgiving Printable Coloring Book Pages. Perfect for holiday party rewards, indoor recess, morning work, emergency sub tubs, fine motor skills, creative writing centers, story starters and more! Coloring Pages for Thanksgiving, Color For Fun Thanksgiving Coloring Book - Perfect for Many Different Types of Thanksgiving Activities in Your Classroom or Home!

Second Grade to Sixth Grade
  • PERFECT for INDOOR RECESS!
  • Use as a reward for the weekly homework being turned in.
  • Use on Fun Friday if everyone finished their work, some teachers call it a Ketchup Day {catch up with work} or Ketchup and Pickles Day!
  • 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.
Possibilities are endless! :)
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Color For Fun Printables
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Thanksgiving Color For Fun Printables
ENJOY!
Need something a little harder? Would you like something to review some basic subtraction skills, but is just as cute as can be?
Another freebie for you....
 Your students will adore these Thanksgiving Color Your Answer 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. FREE Thanksgiving Fun! Color By Number Basic Subtraction Facts - Color Your Answers Printable to Color By Code.
  


Free Report Card Comments To Help With Your Report Card Deadlines

You Oughta Know About...a quick and easy way to knock out report card comments
Need help with report card comments? Deadlines are crazy, but do you enjoy writing something sweet on each and every report card? Pin this post to have help with some quick and easy report card comments! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Need help with report card comments? Deadlines are crazy, but do you enjoy writing something sweet on each and every report card? Pin this post to have help with some quick and easy report card comments! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
My parents moved to the United States from the United Kingdom for a better life. They wanted to see their new "country" and they didn't mind dragging around their only child, me. I went to more elementary school than you can count on both hands, it was probably one of the reasons I wanted to become a teacher. I remember having so many great ones that were kind and loving to the New Kid.
But there was also one other thing I remembered, almost every report card use to say something like, "Fernley is a smart young lady who finishes her work quickly and goes on to bother others." 
Boy, oh, boy did I love to bother others....nothing mean, just Chatty Cathy talk, talk, talk, talk, talk! I will never forget one year, my mom setting the report card down and saying something like, "Do you think they have a book of comments? This is the fifth CITY but the same comment!"
YEP!
Turns out they did have a book, actually a few books. There were books of teacher comments in the early 1970s and there are books of teacher comments available now! But now, we also have the beauty of the Internet. 
Many of us have online report cards that are filled out online and then available for the parents to print at home. That's what my old district did, I was able to print my son's report card when I want to, or NOT print it and just view it online. Everything is automated, a #2 for needs improvement or an E for Excellent behavior, but as a mother, it is still nice to see a comment from the teacher, even a typed one. That shows me, that out of a classroom full of "little people" {or 150 high school "big people"} that teacher has taken the time to get to know my son.
But filling out report cards can be a stressful time of year, you are still planning and teaching the students, you have a report card deadline, usually even before the nine weeks is over and sometimes, administrator approval of your cards....lets face it, you don't get time during the school day to do this, you are more than likely doing all this work on a weekend, on your own time. :( But this is the one thing we shouldn't skimp on, taking the time to write nice comments will help develop your student - teacher relationship as well as gaining parental support.
Need help with report card comments? Deadlines are crazy, but do you enjoy writing something sweet on each and every report card? Pin this post to have help with some quick and easy report card comments! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Always start and end a report card comment with a positive comment, squeezing the bad news in the middle. Like an OREO cookie! :)  

EXAMPLE: Michelle is a sweet, young lady who is kind to everyone. If she reads nightly for 20 minutes, her fluency and comprehension will improve. I love having her in my class!
I have found a few FREE sites where you can copy and  paste a terrific comment into your students' report cards. It also helps you when you're stuck with something to say about a student.  

The Education World page has even broken down the report card comments by categories for you, behavior, social skills, etc.


This Scholastic article even has an eight page downloadable Word document FULL of wonderful report card comments, all extremely positive and well written.

These 62 report card comments are on a 2 page PDF, just print, place in your report card folder and refer to them later.

This report card comment page has wonderful comments and phrases to use while completing your report card. The comments are also perfect to use during parent-teacher conferences.

This post was originally part of a terrific blog hop, You Oughta Know... the links have expired, but if you Google it, you might still find some great ideas!
Need help with report card comments? Deadlines are crazy, but do you enjoy writing something sweet on each and every report card? Pin this post to have help with some quick and easy report card comments! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Click here to see all my "You Oughta Know About..." blog hop posts!


So Much Halloween Fun While Still Being Highly Engaged During Literacy Stations

Looking to add some Halloween excitement to your center time? These highly engaging center games are quick and easy to prep, even perfect for small group work or assessments. 
Halloween Center - Noun or Verb? Adjective or Adverb?

A Halloween Center Game for integrating some Halloween fun into your Reading or Literacy Center! Differentiate for your students' different levels by playing with just the Noun or Verb? cards. OR Adjective or Adverb? cards. Hardest level would be playing with all four sets and sorting mats at the same time!

Three More Sets Available for Halloween!


A Halloween Center Game for integrating the book Froggy's Halloween and some Halloween fun into your Reading or Literacy Center! The book Froggy's Halloween is NOT needed to still have fun and learn from this center game!

Halloween Center - Adjective or Adverb?

 Halloween Center - Noun or Verb?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FRIENDS!


There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Color By Code For Math Remediation Numbers 1 to 5

 Color By Number For Math Remediation Numbers 1 to 5 - There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

If you are looking for a resource for math remediation while still giving your students some confidence while reviewing important math skills, you will love this series. 
These five Color By Number worksheets focus on Numbers 1 to 5 with an adorable There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe theme. The five pages have only a few color selections and only a few numbers, to help your students focus on the repetitive pattern of numbers 1 to 5. 
All the while giving your students a fun and exciting review of important math 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 Number For Math Remediation Numbers 1 to 5 - There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe From Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TpT.

This math resource includes:
* Five Pages with Numbers 1 to 5
* Five Answer Keys
* One There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Poem Poster

Color By Number For Math Remediation Numbers 1 to 5 - There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe From Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeachersPayTeachers.




Quick and Easy Directions for Making Thing One & Thing Two Hair for Halloween!

Are you looking for a quick and easy Halloween idea for your classroom, grade level, team or school. Thing 1 and Thing 2 hair is quick, easy and a BIG HIT! It is so easy, you can even get what you need on the way to work!
 I'm Thing 3!

It seems like the shirts are now available everywhere, Universal, Target, Walmart, they are even easy to create with iron on fusible interfacing and felt or with Silhouette machines!

Directions for Thing 1 Hair:
This is a two person job. 
1. Place an empty water bottle {16 oz.} on your head and then have a friend gather all your hair into a ponytail around the bottle.
2. Next, place a ponytail holder around the rim of the bottle to hold your hair in place. Use bobby pins to pin up any bangs or short hair. 
3. HAIRSPRAY! HAIRSPRAY! HAIRSPRAY!
4. Last, spray blue hair dye all over. The WASHABLE color spray dyes are available at Wal*Mart and many other discount stores.

Then go out to eat to lunch or dinner together, I dare you! :)
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