Thursday, January 31, 2013

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Get It Write! Free State Testing Printables, Posters, Rubric, and More!”

Danielle Knight created a state testing teacher pack with so many printables you can use to get your 3rd - 12th grade students ready for the big test!  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “DIY Comprehension Beach Ball Instructions and Questions”

Life on the Fourth Floor, a teacher-seller at, created instructions and questions you may use to make a comprehension beach ball.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bloom Ball Reports

This is an update of my packet that has the latest verbiage of Bloom's Taxonomy. 
Included is everything needed to create colorful displays for your classroom
 while encouraging higher level thinking. 
Students will have fun working in groups to create their reports. 

There are instructions/rubrics for a fiction book report as well as a bio report.
Templates included are two sizes, in black and white and in color. 
Detailed instructions demonstrate how to put these displays together. 
Use for ELA, science and social studies reports.
 High school teachers are using them for literature reports, science and history reports! 
Best for grades 4 and up. 

photo of Bloom Ball Reports, PDF, student ready to print worksheets, Ruth S.

FREE SCIENCE LESSON - “The Scientific Method - Owl Scientists”

Sue Cahalane created “The Runaway Pepper Experiment” to teach 1st - 4th grade students The Scientific Method.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.  

Are You Read For Some Football (Kindergarten Style!)

Included is Football Frenzy - Roll a dice and read the letter names for what you roll.
 Emergent Reader
Phoneme Football - Scoring by breaking down words
 With independent followup activity for independent work!

Plus several other activities!   Click here to get these activities from TpT!

First 5 people to comment will get for free!  Please comment your email!

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Anti-Bullying Song - Teaches that bullies are boring. Funny teen vocal. Scary Guy”

I am Bullyproof Music, a teacher-seller at created an anti-bullying song, Scary Guy.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.   

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kids with Heart ~ Valentine's Day Clip Art Collection

I designed Kids with Heart for Valentine's Day but I think it would also work for Mother's Day too. The balloons are big enough for you to customize and add your own text.
Includes...4 kiddos, 5 balloons, 1 candy box, and 1 flower bouquet. 11 high resolution png (transparent backgrounds) images. Commercial use welcome. $3

<<<Update>>> I just added Kids with Heart holding a banner that you can add your own text to. Similar to the one below but with no words so that you can add your own.

I'm also giving one with the words Happy Valentine's Day as a freebie! Click the image below to get yours.

KB...Konnected Graphics, Freebie and Giveaway!

Hi All! I've added a bunch of graphics to my TpT store. 
Just click on the image to learn more. All are commercial use friendly.
Dollar Deal!
6 Black Line Doodle Frames

Holiday Heavens borders and coordinating papers. $2.50

 Dollar Deal!
8 Z-licious Zig-zag Papers

Lucky Lou! St. Patrick's Day Collection $3.00
Freebie! Love Bees

Also I encourage everyone to stop by my other blog KB...Konnected. I just reached 1,000,000 views and in celebration I'm giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate to one lucky reader. Maybe it will be you!

Valentine's Day Freebie Link-Up!

Check out all the great FREE Valentine's Day lessons at my blog! 

Valentine's Day Freebie Link-Up at

Do you have a freebie? Feel free to add it to the linky at the bottom of the post and share with your followers.

Happy Valentine's Day!
-Tracee Orman

FREE MATH LESSON - “Jumping Puddles - A Fun Game to Reinforce Place Value”

Math - It Works, a teacher-seller at, created a place value game for 2nd - 3rd grade students.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Freebie!

February 14th is coming up soon!  Here's a free word search for your kids to use:

Just click the picture to get your copy!

FREE Chinese New Year Read-and-Retell Activity

This fun activity, which is ideal for grades 3-5, helps your students to learn a little about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated in China. The way this activity is constructed scaffolds your students' retelling and summary of what they learned through the use of key vocabulary words. This download contains the read-and-retell activity at 3 different reading levels to address the needs of all the students in your class.

This activity gets students reading, writing, speaking and listening all in one activity. This activity is aligned with Common Core State Standards and WiDA ELD standards. Best of is FREE! Head on over and pick up your free copy of my Chinese New Year Read-and-Retell Activity.


Multiplication Dice Games

These four, easy games feature multiple representations for multiplication, and your kiddos won't ever get tired of playing them!  Head over to my blog to read about using multiple representations for teaching multiplication and to grab your freebie!  :)

Math Coach’s Corner

Sunday, January 27, 2013

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Birthday Activity”

Rikki Lee created a birthday activity to help celebrate the birthdays of pre-kindergarten - 3rd grade students.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

Winter Scene Art


My class just finished this great winter art project! They had so much fun and learned the art of patience!
Click on the picture to get the step by step directions!


The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs on Facebook

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

  • Valentine’s Values - Money Game - $2.00
  • FREE Birthday Activity 
  • Jerry Spinelli - Smiles to Go - Novel Study Packet - $8.00
  • FREE Critical Thinking Reading Response
  • FREE Music Rhythm Chart (for USA)
  • FREE I Have, Who Has?  Place Value
  • Coordinating & Subordinating Conjunctions - Compound & Complex Sentences CCSS - $4.00
  • Enhance the Reformation: Luther (2003) before and during moving questions - $3.00
  • FREE Sight Word Wands: Butterflies
  • FREE Valentine’s Day Word Challenge 
  • FREE Science Discourse Writing Prompts Mini-Pack
  • Printable ESL Book: The Blackbird (3rd - 4th grade kids) - $1.00
  • FREE United States Clip Art: Presidents, Eagle Symbol, and U.S. Flag
  • Living Things Adapted Books for Autism and Other Complex Communication Needs - $9.00
  • FREE President’s Day Poetry Station
  • Strategy Pencil Poster for Short Answer and Extended Response Questions - $2.00
  • First Grade Math Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To {Polar Bear} Comparing - $5.50
  • Alex Reinecke - TpT Store
  • Economics Essential Questions & Vocabulary Mat {Primary Grades) - $2.50 
  • The Great Groundhog Unit - Time-Saving Literacy Centers & Writing Activities - ON SALE FOR $3.75, was $4.00
  • Decimal Snowball Fight - $3.00
  • Nick Erskine - TpT Store
  • Nervous System Lab Pack! - $3.99
  • FREE Math About Me {Freebie)
  • Simple Addition & Subtraction Word Problems for Beginner Readers Bundle - $8.00
  • Comparing and Contrasting Author’s Point of View - The History of Valentine’s Day - $3.00
  • Factor Football - $2.50

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Critical Thinking Reading Response”

Christine Cadalzo created a Critical Thinking Reading Response worksheet for 3rd - 7th grade students.  Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's Day Freebie

This is a freebie for grades 4-7 and would be a great bell ringer for Valentine's Day! It's a "Making Words" activity with a math twist.
Check out my blog post on Lessons From The Middle for a better look at this freebie!
You'll also find out about an amazing collection of February Freebies that I've linked up to - get a head start on next month's lessons!

valentine's day freebie for making words

valentine's day freebie for making words