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Stress? What Stress - Much Too Much To Do....

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Stress? What Strrrrrreeeesssss?!

I want to tell you a quick story, and you might think it is a work of fiction, but every word of it is true..... when I first started teaching in 1989, teachers were given four to five days AFTER the students' last day to pack up their classroom, do their cum folders, close out their IEPs, book and furniture inventory, report cards, plan together for summer school or next year, group students by classes for the following year .... 

SERIOUSLY, nothing was removed from the walls UNTIL THE STUDENTS LEFT.... imagine that, you didn't have to pack up and possibly move your classroom while school was still in session, you didn't have to do report cards two weeks before the last day, you didn't have to close out all your student files a month in advance ..... I know, CRAZY right?! We actually were able to TEACH until the end of the school year, throw a party and then hug & kiss them good bye on the last day!

If your school district is like my last one, everything has to be done before the last day of school because you have to turn your keys in and administrators have to do a walk of your room and your paperwork needs to be turned in and and and and and...the list goes on. It is not your admins' fault, it is the school board that thinks, "Let the teachers work on their own time, during nights and weekends, to do all those tasks. Teachers don't need PAID days after school is over...." Sadly, free labor, is free labor and usually it is the students that suffer the most. As a mom, this trend saddens me, but as a teacher, it is real life and things need to get finished during student contact hours.

I really enjoy creating resources that are engaging, yet still fun for a primary student. Lately, I've created many Color Your Answers with a Spring and a Summer theme. Depending on your grade level and your students' abilities, you can give them a page a day or bind them into a mini-book that they can complete individually as they have extra time. These color by code style pages are excellent at keeping your students engaged more than putting another video on to watch. There is nothing better than having your principal walk in and everyone is reviewing math until the very end! I hope these resources give you some time to get all your end of the year chores finished in time.


Addition and Subtraction
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Addition-and-Subtraction-2477011

By request for my ESOL and ESE teachers, all four.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Your-Answers-Vacation-Bundle-2477796
 
Also, for the lower grades, my Color for Fun series brings some much need joy back into the classroom.  

They are perfect for this time of year too!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-For-Fun-Summer-Coloring-Pages-Printables-1851011
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Summer Color for Fun for Teachers at the End of the School Year on TeachersPayTeachers.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Summer Color for Fun for Teachers at the End of the School Year on TeachersPayTeachers.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Summer Color for Fun for Teachers at the End of the School Year on TeachersPayTeachers.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Summer Color for Fun for Teachers at the End of the School Year on TeachersPayTeachers.

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CVC Words -at Family Short a Color By Codes For Struggling Readers

If you are looking for a resource to give your struggling readers some confidence while reviewing the -at family words, you will love this series. These five CVC Color By Code worksheets focus on one word family in a short vowel family pattern. The five pages have only a few color selections and only a few words, to help your students focus on the repetitive pattern of that word family. All the while giving your students a fun and exciting review of important reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. 

 CVC Words -at Family Short a Color By Codes For Struggling Readers
Your students will adore these five Short a {-at Family} CVC Words Color Your Answers worksheets! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. 

This reading resource includes:* Five Short a, -at Family PagesPage One Words - bat, cat, hat, mat, patPage Two Words - cat, fat, pat, rat, satPage Three Words - bat, cat, hat, rat, satPage Four Words - hat, mat, pat, sat, vatPage Five Words - bat, cat, hat, mat, pat* Five Answer Keys


The pages have similar words, so your struggling readers will have the review each day of cat, cat, cat, etc.


Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub or Homework!


These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.


Color By Number For Math Remediation Numbers 11 to 15 Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill Themed

 Color By Number For Math Remediation Numbers 11 to 15 Jack and Jill Up the Hill

Color By Number For Math Remediation Numbers 11 to 15 Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill

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 11 to 15 with an adorable Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill 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 11 to 15. 
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 11 to 15 Jack and Jill Up the Hill

This math resource includes:
* Five Pages with Numbers 11 to 15
* Five Answer Keys
* One Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill Poem Poster


Adorable Color By Numbers Ocean Animals for Addition and Subtraction

If you are teaching summer school, looking for a packet to put together for your students to avoid the summer slump, need something fun for the end of the year, or like me, live and work in Florida, these Ocean Animal Color By Numbers for Addition and Subtraction are adorable! A perfect way to reinforce skills and yet still have some joy in your classroom work day!
Color By Numbers Ocean Animals Mixed Addition and Mixed Subtraction
This is one of my favorites, because the shark is smiling!
I know, once an elementary school teacher, always an elementary school teacher, we tend to personify every animal, but still, he sure is cute!

One of my very favorite color by numbers bundle is this one, Color By Numbers Ocean Animals Mixed Addition and Mixed Subtraction.
 Color By Numbers Ocean Animals Mixed Addition and Mixed Subtraction at TeacherspayTeachers.
Your students will adore these 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. Ten Ocean Animals Color Your Answers Worksheets for Addition and Subtraction Color By Code Bundle, with Color Coded Answer Keys Included.

This math resource includes:
* Five Mixed Addition pages.
* Five Mixed Subtraction pages.
* Ten Color Coded Answer Keys


These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.

If you only need addition for a review or subtraction for an introduction, they are also available separately.


This math resource includes:
* Five Mixed Addition pages.
* Five Color Coded Answer Keys




This math resource includes:
* Five Mixed Subtraction pages.
* Five Color Coded Answer Keys



This is one of my very favorite worksheets in the bundle, I didn't put a frame around it since I included an ocean "floor" underneath the seahorse.
 He would be perfect for the students to do the math, color and then cut off the code box, for a mini-art project.

Click here to read more about incorporating some fun into your classroom with my Color By Numbers and Color By Codes and how strongly I feel about having JOY everyday for our 6, 7, 8 year old students in the primary grades. 
 TURNING ACADEMIC COLOR BY NUMBERS INTO A FUN CLASS ART CENTER BY FERN SMITH'S CLASSROOM IDEAS



Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Memorial Day Color For Fun Including Thank You Letters!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Memorial Day Color for Fun Coloring Pages and Thank You Stationary Freebie at TeacherspayTeachers!

This THANK YOU FREEBIE for my followers has six writing papers that can be used as Thank You Letters to your military family and friends. Also included are 20 coloring pages of the different branches of the military.

Use it as a class project during this busy time of year and then send them to:
A Million Thanks
17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355
Villa Park, CA 92861

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Memorial Day Color for Fun Coloring Pages and Thank You Stationary Freebie at TeacherspayTeachers!

Or you can also Google "Where to send a thank you to our veterans and military." for more organization that are willing to help.
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