Fern's Freebie Friday - St. Valentine's Day Lunch Box Love Notes For You!

While you're planning and getting ready for Valentines, here's one of my favorite freebies for you. Lunch Box Love Notes. 
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Printable Lunch Box Love Notes!

For Teacher-Moms, as tired as we are once Spring Fever hits our classrooms, we don't want to short change our own children. I remember I really wanted my children to have a good day at school, listen to the teacher. learn a lot and make new friends. But mornings for Teacher-Moms are not like something out of the Full House TV show....many a morning at my house SOMEONE crying over SOMETHING because they weren't the center of attention at that given moment. SOMETIMES it was even me! {Just kidding, OK, no, maybe not....}
  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Printable Lunch Box Love Notes at TeacherspayTeachers!
These love notes are a quick and easy way for you to show them some love when they are away from you in that big, ole' school cafetorium, as they called it when I was growing up.  BUT no lie, a very easy prep, I would write five on Saturday afternoon or Sunday night and hide them in my bedroom. That way I was ready to slip one in their lunch box each morning and if they wanted to buy their lunch that day, I had it ready to slip into their backpack. My FREEBIE has enough for 24 notes, that way you can use a different one each school day for a month! 

These Love Notes are also perfect for teachers to use as a quic End Of The School Day student note! ♥
   Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Printable Lunch Box Love Notes at TeacherspayTeachers!
My favorite author, Erma Bombeck once said something about school notes....If they are typed on nice paper and signed in pen, they have been forged by the child, a real Mom has to grab a red crayon and writes on a kitchen napkin. :)
   Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas FREE Printable Lunch Box Love Notes at TeacherspayTeachers!
Some mornings, showing your love with a red crayon on a napkin is just terrific too! Happy Valentine's Day Enjoy!

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If you like this freebie, you will love this!
St. Valentine's Day Coloring Page Freebie

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Groundhog Day Activities for You and Your Students!

I adore Groundhog Day, it is a simple and cute tradition that you can use to teach predictions and outcomes that even the youngest kindergartener can even understand. 
Groundhog Day is a simple and cute tradition that you can use to teach predictions and outcomes that even the youngest kindergartener can even understand. Perfect for first grade and second grade too. Groundhog Day resources, lessons and freebies for you to use immediately in your classroom today!
♥love♥ Groundhog Day!
It is one of the simplest, sweetest, holidays to bring into your classroom. You USUALLY don't have to worry about anyone in your class NOT celebrating it. The children adore a groundhog and the many cartoon style groundhogs on many of the resources. AND...it is perfect for teaching simple prediction, weather, and creative writing.

This year, Groundhog Day is Sunday, February 2nd which is perfect for your predictions. On Friday give them a quick introduction about Punxsutawney Phil and how the US uses him as our official groundhog. Will he see his shadow? Will there be six more weeks of winter? Here is his official web site if you want to show them and learn more about his history, but before you go home, make a simple T-chart and ask them if he will see his shadow.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Groundhog Day Resources and a Freebie
On Sunday, the site will have Phil's festivities starting around 6:00 am. With the beauty of the Internet, you can show the replay to your students when you get to school. Then they can check their predictions and write about ole' Phil and the weather.
When I first started teaching, my Dad would record the news in the morning and then bring it to my classroom where I would show it on a big, old, ugly TV / VCR cart that I had to check out from the library. Oh yeah, you know what I'm talking about! You were probably a kid sitting there watching such GRAND technology! But now you lucky teacher, you, you can just go to Phil's web site to watch Phil looking for his shadow! 
Your students will think he's terrific!
One FREE Groundhog Day Coloring Page for Your Classroom from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
One FREE Groundhog Day Coloring Page

I've created an adorable Groundhog Day Freebie for you! If you love it, it is part of this bigger resource...




I have more Groundhog Day themed resources. Here are most of my Groundhog themed items in one location for you! If you see a certain game or product that I make, and you would like it to have a Groundhog Day theme, please feel free to e-mail me and I'll make it for you! FernleySmith@gmail.com

Groundhog Day is a simple and cute tradition that you can use to teach predictions and outcomes that even the youngest kindergartener can even understand. Perfect for first grade and second grade too. Groundhog Day resources, lessons and freebies for you to use immediately in your classroom today!

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Looking for Something Colorful and Inviting to Review Multiplication this Spring?

You will love this BUNDLE of Spring Single Digit and Double Digit Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! 
You will love this BUNDLE of Spring Single Digit and Double Digit Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week. Seventy-two {72} colored task cards, seventy-two black and white task cards, six print and go worksheets and six answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
One of my favorite ideas is to put the center cover sheet on a 3-prong notebook and store the task cards and recording sheets inside the notebook.  If you want to make it a self-checking center, you can place the answer key inside the notebook too. This allows the center to move WITH the students, to different areas in the classroom, especially handy if you have flexible seating.
You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This bundle is available as two separate resources too. So if you only need something for the standard, 4.NBT.B.5, the purple Spring Double Digit Multiplication Task Card Set is for you!

4.NBT.B.5 states - Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This bundle is available as two separate resources too. So if you only need something for the standard, 3.OA.A1, the blue Spring Single Digit Multiplication Task Card Set is for you!

3.OA.A.1 states - Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Each Task Card Set Comes With a Task Card Cover Center Sign.

Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included different recording sheets. 


Perfect for an assessment grade for the week. 
You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
***Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards!***
You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Print them on colored paper to save ink, but still add a touch of color to your lesson!

You will love this BUNDLE of Spring Single Digit and Double Digit Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week. Seventy-two {72} colored task cards, seventy-two black and white task cards, six print and go worksheets and six answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
 You will love this Spring Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week.Thirty-six {36} colored task cards, thirty-six black and white task cards, 3 print and go worksheets and 3 answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
You will love this BUNDLE of Spring Single Digit and Double Digit Multiplication Task Cards, Recording Sheets and Answer Keys! It is so easy to prepare these task cards for your centers, small group work, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Perfect for review while you work with your small groups. Students can answer in your classroom journals or with the included three different recording sheets. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week. Seventy-two {72} colored task cards, seventy-two black and white task cards, six print and go worksheets and six answer keys that can be used as self-checking sheets for any math center. Add some rigor and fun to your math class with these Spring task cards! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas






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I Have a Spectacular Winter Bundle Sale Available for Your Classroom!

Yesterday I shared my excitement about being part of this spectacular deal for you! Today is the day, that the resources are available... for immediate download! The PK - 2 grade bundle has over 600 pages of resources and the 3 - 5 grade bundle has over 700 pages!! IF you buy the discounted double bundle, that is over 1,300 pages for immediate use!
This bundle is available today only for $19 during the pre-sale. If you have a need for a 3rd to 5th grade bundle, that is also available for $19 today and today only. You can buy both of them for only $26.... such a great deal for over $200 worth of resources! Scroll to see all the great resources available in this PK - 2nd Grade Bundle!
40 Pages!
{This is my resource included in this bundle!}
Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub or Homework!
What teachers are saying:  
“Works well with my addition and subtraction unit!”         
“I am a home schooler in Fl.  I love all of your creations.   This is my first purchase and it's so cute and practical.  Love love!  FYI, just to see your creations keep me inspired on my home school journey!”      
“Great product. My students love these.”

119 pages!

Create a winter math wonderland with a Fact Family Forest! 

What teachers are saying: 
“Thank you SO much for this wonderful fact family activity!  I have downloaded, printed, and laminated all the activities and I am excited to watch my first graders work with their "Forest of Fact Families"!”         
“Thank you!  This perfect for where my first graders are at right now!!”
"Used to make a really cute bulletin board." 

52 pages!

Make the day fun, even if Phil does see his shadow!


What teachers are saying: 
This resource is so easy to use...thank you!”         
“Thank you!”

57 pages!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literacy and Social Studies Unit was designed to provide your students with deep thinking, reading comprehension, vocabulary, problem solving skills, and {most importantly} an understanding of how Dr. King helped to change our world.

What teachers are saying: 
“Wow...I just hit the jackpot with this unit!  So many great pages about Martin Luther King, Jr. we could use this for an entire month!”         
“Awesome unit, wonderful activities, and very thorough!  Thank you!”      
“What a wonderful resource. It's so flexible, love your suggestions for use.  Thank you!”


24 pages!

Valentine themed activities that meet Common Core Standards for first grade in language and math. Also included are some "punny" Valentine cards to color and give. 

What teachers are saying:  
“Thanks!”

29 pages!

St. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to help your students appreciate and show their gratitude for the people they love and care about. 

What teachers are saying:  
“Thank you for the resources!”

78 pages!

This versatile snow themed alphabet resource provides multiple options for your little learners to practice upper case and lower case letter recognition throughout the winter. 

What teachers are saying:  
“Love”      
"Great resource!"
"Love this resource!!"

47 pages!

These Winter Pattern Block Puzzles will help your students discover, explore, and investigate shapes and mathematical concepts using pattern blocks!  

What teachers are saying:  
“Excellent addition to our shapes study, and fun to use this time of year.”        
"Great addition to our morning tubs!"  
"This is a great resource.  I use it in my math STEAM center.  The kids love it."

65 pages!

Four resources in this bundle, 10 Little Penguins Poems, Size Sort Winter, Winter Sorting Fractions, and Primary Penguin Packet. 


119 Pages!

Engage beginning readers with these snowman CVC word blending cards to practice blending and segmenting individual sounds in words. This bundle includes 153 cards with short vowel CVC words and digraphs, 156 cards with consonant blends, and 45 digital Boom Cards with CVC words and digraphs.  

What teachers are saying:  
“My students LOVE using the sledding snowman to blend together these words in such a playful way!”         
“Looking forward to using this!”      
“Awesome”
Starting Monday, January 27th, the bundles will increase in price to $24 EACH or $36 for both. The sale will end on at 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 2nd. 


Bonus Item: All purchasers will receive a 15 Ideas for Emergency Sub Plans Packet & Video Training! This training is not sold anywhere else!

Tonight's Joke for Tomorrow's Students!
Tonight's Joke for Tomorrow's Students!  What makes an octopus laugh?  Answer: Ten tickles {tentacles!}    #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas  #TonightsJokeforTomorrowsStudents
Tonight's Joke for Tomorrow's Students!
What makes an octopus laugh?
Answer: Ten tickles {tentacles!}

#FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
#TonightsJokeforTomorrowsStudents
Have a Wonderful Week Friends!


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