Saturday, March 31, 2012

Margaret Nominates
Five Outstanding Freebies
March 31, 2012

A Spring and Easter Collection

This free download is a strong clue as to why the Wise Guys from Wisconsin are on TpT’s top seller list.  Students and teachers alike will enjoy these ideas for using plastic Easter eggs to teach math, reading, science, social studies, and spelling.  A winning combination of fun, movement, and learning.

Well organized and presented, this creative math activities uses jellybeans as the objects for categorizing, counting, and analyzing.  A fun hands-on product.  Download and use year after year.

April Creative Writing—Ashleigh—Georgia
A collection of 15 motivating spring-related writing prompts presented on their own decorative paper.  Especially appropriate for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

Bird Nest Basket—Craft Idea—Thematic Teacher—California
For those students who enjoy crafts, this idea for a small Easter basket is just the thing.  Color pintables for cutting and assembling, full instructions , and pictures of the finished product included.  Suitable for 4th and 5th graders and younger.

Easter Literacy Center—Sara Kerr—Winnipeg, Manitoba—Canada
Ms. Kerr has created another practical, fun teaching idea using plastic Easter eggs.  She  has provided a set of nouns, verbs, and adjectives that can be cut apart and placed inside color-coded plastic eggs.  Students choose one from each group, open, and write a sentence—silly or not—using their three words.  Super adaptable idea for other word sets and/or sentence parts. 

     Please remember to leave these creative teacher/authors some positive feedback and good ratings.

     Happy Easter!  Have a restful spring break!

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