Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Do you need some simple, inexpensive Christmas Crafts for kids?

Here's a list to help you get started! All these crafts are here on my blog. Just click on the links under the pictures to get directions.



http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/12/heart-shaped-christmas-crafts-for-kids.html
Christmas Crafts
 
 
Heart Shaped Crafts
 
 
 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/12/6-easy-fun-homemade-christmas-cards.html
Christmas Crafts
 


Homemade Christmas Cards

http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/12/6-easy-fun-homemade-christmas-cards.html


http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-3d-ornaments-in-math-class.html
Christmas Crafts
 
 
Make 3D Ornaments
 
 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/12/handmade-christmas-ornament-crafts.html
Christmas Crafts
 
Make Handmade Christmas Ornaments
 
 
 
 
 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-time-fun-paper-plate-clocks.html
Christmas Crafts
 
Make Christmas Paper Plate Clocks
 
 
 
 
Have fun crafting with the kids!
 
 
 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale

TpT is having a site-wide Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) SALE!!!!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Marcia-Murphy
TPT CYBER SALE -----Use promo code SMILE
My store will be participating.

Everything in my store will be 28% off including bundles which are already discounted.

Just use the promo code SMILE at check out! The sale starts at midnight (eastern time zone) and runs Nov. 30 - Dec. 1. 

Don't forget the promo code SMILE!


Happy Teaching!
 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Free Christmas Printables for Kids!

Here are a few Christmas printables to reinforce learning skills and keep the kids interested and occupied during this busy, busy Christmas season! :)



Christmas Lights Nouns and Verbs

 
 
 
 
 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2015/11/free-christmas-printables-for-kids.html
 
 
 
All of these printables can be downloaded for free at my website.
Just click the link below!
http://www.learningworkroom.com/


HAPPY TEACHING! :)

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Turkey Math and Language Arts Fun

Are you looking for some fun and easy math and language arts activities to do with your kids during this autumn season? Using a turkey theme works great with young students!

Here are a few to try.




Turkey Syllables

Counting Syllables can be done with this FREE Turkey Syllables Worksheets. The kids will only need 2 crayons to complete this printable which can be found at my website. Click the link below.
http://www.learningworkroom.com/




http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2013/11/turkey-time-paper-plate-clock.html
Turkey Paper Plate Clock

Make a Turkey clock with a paper plate and have the kids practice telling time. Directions can be found here on this blog by clicking on the following link.
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2013/11/turkey-time-paper-plate-clock.html




http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/
Turkey Odd and Even Numbers

Reviewing even and odd numbers can be done with this FREE Turkey Odd and Even Numbers Worksheet which can be found at my website. Just click the link below.
http://www.learningworkroom.com/

Have fun with the kids and a turkey theme!

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Candy Corn Coloring and Craft Activity

Here is a fun and easy craft to make with kids this month! :)

Candy Corn Craft


Candy Corn People are so cute!!!!! All you need to make some with the kids are some crayons, scissors, glue, black (or another color) construction paper, and my FREE Template.

  • First have the kids color the candy corn images.
  • Next help them cut out each image or do this yourself with younger kids.
  • Cut 4 thin black construction paper strips for the arms and legs.
  • Have the kids fold each strip with an accordion fold.
  • Have the kids glue the arms and legs to the body and the hands and feet to the arms and legs.
  • Then the kids can make eyes and a mouth with a crayon, pencil, or marker.

If you don't have time to make the candy corn people, children can use the template as a simple coloring sheet.

Another fun way to make the candy corn people is to print the images on cardstock (heavier paper) and have the kids color the images with colorful glitter glue sticks.

You can find the free template at my website. Just click the link below.
http://www.learningworkroom.com/free-worksheets---prek---gr.1.html


Also, look for some great Autumn and Halloween books at the library to read with the kids this month! :)

Happy Autumn!

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spider Math, Science, Literacy, and Crafts

With the start of October almost here, lots of classes will be having fun learning about SPIDERS!
It's a great time of year to do science, math, literacy, and crafts with a spider theme.

I love making simple paper plate clocks with kids for ALL the holidays. It's simple, inexpensive, and gives kids needed practice with learning and practicing their telling time skills.




To make the clock with kids, you can start with a plain white paper plate clock and some paint or crayons to decorate the paper plate or buy some inexpensive decorated plates like the one in the picture above.
Add some numbers and 2 hands and the kids are all set for some fun math practice! The kids can write the numbers directly on the paper plate or they can write the numbers on small color coding self -adhesive labels. The hands can be made with construction paper or craft foam and fastened with a brass fastener.



Color coding labels


If your students are in need of Addition practice, you can download my FREE Spider Addition with Doubles Matching Activity from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Just click on the picture below.
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spider-Addition-with-Doubles-329059
Spider Addition - Free


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spider-Addition-with-Doubles-329059
Spider Addition

I love all of Miss Frizzle's adventures and these books are very popular with kids.! :) Reading The Magic School Bus Spins A Web is a great science and literacy activity for this time of year.

Magic School Bus Spins A Web Book

Crafts are fun to do with kids at any time of the year. Here are a few spider crafts. Click on the links below to get the directions.

Spider Crafts


Egg Carton Spider Craft   
  http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/08/spider-book-and-craft-activity.html

String or Yarn Spider Web Craft
 http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/08/string-spider-web-craft-for-spiders.html

Glitter Glue Spider Web Craft
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/08/glitter-glue-spider-web-craft-activity.html
 
If you are interested in doing a little unit on Spiders with the kids, you could check out my new Spider Resource at my TpT Store which contains lots of fun spider posters, an interactive flap book, and printables. Just click on the picture below.
 
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spiders-2092179
Spiders
 
 
Happy October!
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SAVE the Macaws Fundraiser

Both Carrie Whitlock and TPT are having a fundraiser to save the macaws!!! Due to overwhelming deforestation in the rainforest, the wildlife is facing many challenges. The beautiful macaws are facing a huge decline in their population. This wonderful fundraiser is trying to save this beautiful population!

http://www.notallwhowander.net/2015/09/saving-macaws-fund-raiser-bundle-deals.html
Save the Macaws Fundraiser

Many sellers at TPT have donated products to this fundraiser and you can receive some wonderful products at a huge discount.

To learn more about this fundraiser visit Carrie's blog!
http://www.notallwhowander.net/2015/09/saving-macaws-fund-raiser-bundle-deals.html

You can also visit this special shop at TPT to learn more and purchase any of the discounted bundles.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Saving-The-Macaws



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rainforest-1296415
Rainforest Counting Puzzles

My product Rainforest Counting Puzzles are included in the Grades K-2 bundle but there are also discounted bundles for Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 19-12. There is also a Clipart Bundle!

We hope you can help us spread the word about this important fundraiser! :)

Thanks!


 

Monday, August 17, 2015

TPT Back to School SALE - August 19

Teachers Pay Teachers has decided to have one more Site-Wide SALE! This sale is only for 1 day and will be held this Wednesday 8/19.

The next site-wide sale will probably be held 3 months from now so get what you need for August - November now! :) I'll be buying Lots of clip art AGAIN! :)

Everything in my store will be 28% off when you use the code MORE15.


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Marcia-Murphy
 
TPT Site-Wide SALE
 

Stay cool! It's 80 - 90 degrees here in Boston today! My friend in Arizona says it's 110 degrees there!

 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Free Multiplication Tables

Do your kids need to practice their multiplication facts?

If the kids are still on summer vacation or if they have already started back to school, I have you covered.

Here are 2 fun multiplication tables for the kids to fill in to strengthen their memorization of number facts.


http://www.learningworkroom.com/Free_Worksheets.php
Multiplication Table - Summer Theme
 
http://www.learningworkroom.com/Free_Worksheets.php
Multiplication Table - Back to School
 
Repeated exposure to basic number facts helps students' brains develop a "memory relationship" with the number facts. 

Working with number tables helps children develop Fluency with basic number facts and observe Patterns in numbers.

You can save or download these worksheets from my Free Worksheets pages on my website.
Just click on the link below.

http://www.learningworkroom.com/

Have a wonderful weekend!
 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Geography Fun - Helping Kids Learn Their Global Address

Do your children/students get confused with their global address? Do they understand about cities, states, countries, and continents? This geography concept can be difficult for lots of students.

Here's a little "toy" (manipulative) to help students! :)


http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2015/06/geography-fun-helping-kids-learn-their.html
Stacking Cups Global Address
 
These fun stacking cups which were developed for very, very, very young kids to manipulate can help you teach geography to kids!

I had a few of these sets in my classroom a number of years ago for my students. The kids really enjoyed using them and the stacking cups helped them visualize the concept of a global address!

The set I now have comes with 8 cups. Depending on the ages of your students, you will have to decide if you want to use all 8 or perhaps start with less cups.

You can begin with a home address or a school address (on the smallest cup) and proceed from there depending on what geography terms you want your students to learn.

Here are a few examples. Adjust them for your students.
  • street, city or town, state, country, continent, hemisphere, planet, galaxy
  • street, city or town, county, state, country, continent, planet, galaxy
  • classroom, school, city or town, state, country, continent, planet, galaxy
On my sets, I would write the geography terms on the lip of each cup with a permanent marker but you could write on the side or even in the cups if you prefer. If you don't want to use a marker you could use labels on each cup.

As they kids stack the cups, they could name their particular street, city, state, etc.

I have a little worksheet that the kids can use to fill in their own unique global address. This free printable is posted on my website. Just click on the link below and check out the social studies category.

http://www.learningworkroom.com/


http://www.learningworkroom.com/


If you would like more geography ideas, visit my Geography Pinterest Board:

https://www.pinterest.com/marcia_murphy22/geography/


 Have fun with geography!




 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fun Fish Craft, Diagram, and Word Search

Lots of classrooms are having fun this time of year using an ocean theme with all their subjects!

Here's a fun fish diagram, word search, and craft activity that you can use with your students.

 
 
Both free worksheets are posted on my website. Just click on the link below to get your copies.
 
 
To get directions for the fun fish craft, click on the link below to go to one of my previous blog posts.
 
 
Do you need more ocean theme ideas? Just click on the picture above or link below to go to my Ocean Theme Pinterest Board!
 
 
 
Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and get to spend some time at the beach!
 
 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Free Summer Math Addition Tables for Kids

Do your kids still need to practice their addition facts to develop fluency? Here are 2 summer- themed addition tables that the kids can use to practice addition and to see patterns in math.



http://www.learningworkroom.com/Free_Worksheets.php
Summer Ladybug Addition Table

http://www.learningworkroom.com/Free_Worksheets.php
Summer Bees Addition Table

Both of these free addition tables are posted on my website. Just click on the link below to get your copies.
http://www.learningworkroom.com/

Also, here's a link for directions to make fun paper plate ladybugs with the kids!

http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/08/ladybug-paper-plate-craft.html


http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/08/ladybug-paper-plate-craft.html
Ladybug Paper Plate Craft


If you'd like lots more ideas using an Insect Theme, visit my Insect Board on Pinterest!

https://www.pinterest.com/marcia_murphy22/insects/


Have a wonderful weekend! :)




Monday, April 27, 2015

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Happy Spring!

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Arbor Day for Kids

ARBOR DAY


I've put together some ideas for celebrating Arbor Day with the kids. Read my post about Arbor Day which is celebrated on the last Friday in April.


This year Arbor Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 24.

Click here: Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day!

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day

EARTH DAY - April 22

Here are some ideas to help you learn more about and celebrate Earth Day!



Great Earth Day PowerPoint Presentation by Geeta Singh on her blog, Sites for Kids

Click here:
http://networkedblogs.com/gwUiC



Earth Day for Kids
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/kids/earthday.htm
 

Happy Earth Day!



 

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