Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

In the spirit of a new year...

There's a fun little linky party on Michelle's blog, Making It As A Middle School Teacher. It's called "A Year In Preview".

Come on over to Lessons From The Middle to see what I have planned for the upcoming year and also be sure to check out the other participating bloggers in this linky by visiting Michelle's original post.

happy new year - a year in preview linky party

happy new year - a year in preview linky party

happy new year - a year in preview linky party

Commercial-Use Clip Art for My Teaching Friends!

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year, Friends!

I just wanted to let you all know about some new clip art packages I posted in my TpT Clip Art Store. All of these can be used commercially without any additional fees or license. Some can be used with absolutely no restrictions: no link-backs required and they don't have to be in secured PDFs. :)

My latest bundle is called "Starburst" and I used one of the backgrounds in the Happy New Year banner, above. It features sparkling stars on black, dark blue, dark purple, and white backgrounds. It also has many frames and transparent backgrounds, as well.

Another bundle I recently uploaded is my "Loopty-Loo Doodly-Doo Frames." These are cute doodle-like frames in a variety of designs and layouts.

Doodle Clip Art for Commercial Use

Two of my latest bundles can be used with no link-backs: "Glossy 3-D Buttons and Backgrounds: Rectangles" and "Rough Lines Borders." Both are simple, but neat and won't clutter up your page. They can be used as small features on a page or full-size. I save them at a high resolution so they won't lose quality when stretched out.
Clip Art for Commercial Use

Clip Art for Commercial Use
I wish you all a very happy new year and hope this year brings you good health and a classroom full of great kids! :) Thanks for coming by The Lesson Cloud!

Hunger Games Lessons www.hungergameslessons.comMrs. Orman's Classroom

Common Core ELA Interactive Journal Ideas

Are you looking for interesting ways to integrate the new Common Core standards in your classroom?  

I have been implementing interactive journals with the Common Core Standards across the grade levels that I work with.  To see illustrated pictures of student journals and get ideas about how you can implement the ELA Common Core Standards with interactive journals Click Here

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Happy New Year Handout”

Happy Edugator, a teacher-seller at, created a handout which describes how different countries celebrate the new year.  Students in 6th - 12th grade then write about their own New Year traditions.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free products.

Fraction Cards and Games

Your kiddos will love working with fractions and will gain a better understanding with this collection of cards games.  The fraction strips help build conceptual understanding.  Visit my blog and grab your freebie!

Math Coach’s Corner

FREE MISC. LESSON - "New Year Goals and Memories Craftivity (Freebie)"

Being Inspired, a teacher-author at, created a NewYear craftivity in which kindergarten - 3rd grade students reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year.   Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs

Sunday, December 30, 2012

End of the Year Sale

I’m having a sale! All of my products are 20% off including my newest creation “Lovely” Penguins. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.
You may also like these products especially for upcoming holidays and celebrations.
…and of course I didn’t leave out 2 of my most popular products.
Also I just added another FREEBIE! Heart Pencils Clip Art 6 vibrant colors ~ CU welcome!

Classroom Elf and a freebie!

Happy New Year Lesson Cloud Friends!
It's Lynda from Curls and a Smile!
I am very excited about my latest resource!
Included in this resource is a Parts of a Letter Anchor Chart!
Just {click here} to download!
I am also having a sale to celebrate my birthday! Woohoo!

I hope you have an amazing and wonderful New Year!!

New Year Resolution Freebie

Happy New Year Lesson Cloud friends!

Here's a great way to start the new year with students reflecting on what a resolution is, what theirs might be, and how they're going to accomplish their goals for 2013.  Swing on over and check out my Near Year's Resolution freebie!  Hope your 2013 is a fabulous one! 

Michelle @ 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “New Year’s Resolutions and Goals Mobile {FREEBIE}”

MrHughes, a teacher-seller at www.TeachersPayTeachers, created specific directions how 3rd - 7th grade students may make a mobile of their New Year’s Resolutions.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.  

Friday, December 28, 2012

Stress-Free Common Core Organization Tips

Are you looking for ways to make the transition to Common Core less stressful?  Click the link to see illustrated pictures of strategies that I use.  Click Here

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Celebrate the New Year With Sight Words - A Common Core Center for K-3”

Ms. Jessica, a teacher-author at, created a New Year themed sight word game.  There are separate sets of Dolch sight word cards for kindergarten - 3rd grade.  Go to The Best of Teacher   Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Happy New Year Resolutions”

Christine Maxwell created seven New Year Resolutions your 3rd - 8th grade students may make taking the point of view of others.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

FREE MISC. LESSON - “I Can Set the Table: ‘Color Me’ Kwanzaa Placemat”

Art Teacher Carol, a teacher-author at, created a placemat pre-kindergarten - 4th grade students may decorate to celebrate Kwanzaa.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Relax a Little Longer...

I have your lesson plans covered!

Here is a great pack to return to school with in January!

Click the picture or {here} to see this product.
I hope you all had a GREAT Christmas break!

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

How to Spell Plural Nouns

Happy Holidays to All! 

Have you noticed that kids just don't seem to know how to spell plural nouns unless it involves just adding an "s" at the end of a noun?  This free download will help your students remember the "rules"!

photo of How to Spell Plural Nouns, Free PDF, spelling, Ruth S.

FREE 6th Grade Common Core Informational Text Resources

As I'm sure many of you remember, I've compiled several free Common Core aligned resources. This one is for 6th grade informational texts. Click on the picture below to go get yours!

Thanks for looking!
HoJo's Teaching Adventures

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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Go to “The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs” on Facebook for free products, priced products, and sales from all of the best teacher-entrepreneurs on the Internet.  

  • FREE The Best Gifts: Class Compliments for the Holiday Season
  • Converting Fractions to Decimals Using Decimal Grids - $4.20
  • FREE Reindeer Snacks: Holiday Recipes for the Classroom!
  • FREE Happy New Year Resolutions
  • FREE Christmas Cracker ABC Upper and Lower Case Match-Up
  • FREE Santa’s Wacky Reindeer Sneak Peek Grades 1-2
  • FREE Santa Draft FREEBIE!
  • FREE Christmas Letter Maze Freebie - Help Santa Find Rudolph
  • FREE ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - I Have Who Has {Freebie}
  • FREE Christmas or Holiday Drawing Mania
  • FREE A Christmas Carol: Scrooge’s Diary Entry Writing Assignment
  • FREE Color Words Matching Cards EDITABLE!
  • FREE History: The Ancient Egyptians Powerpoint
  • FREE Rock Cycle Simulation
  • Move Over!!! - $3.60
  • FREE Regrouping American Money
  • Jose Jasso - TpT Store

Monday, December 24, 2012

Problem Solving and Coin Counting

Use these workstation cards to practice coin counting and problem solving.  Check out this post to read more and grab your freebie.

Math Coach’s Corner