Student Planners

I know school is a very dirty word right now! LOL BUT----- I have a surprise for you!!

Nautical Student Planners will be a flash freebie tomorrow ONLY!!

If you download them, don't forget to give me some feedback love! Also, you will be eligible for free updates each year without having to purchase a new one.

This year we needed to implement an AVID binder with our fifth grade kiddos.  Well, I went straight to my go to source.  Pinterest, then Teachers Pay Teachers.  Well, I couldn't find anything that really fit what I was looking for.  Additionally, we had to begin implementing notebook checks next year, but purchasing planners are so expensive and print shop won't print them with a copyright. So I evaded the printshop police (in a joking way) and made my own.

Neener, Neener, Neener!!!

NOW you can have student planners for your kiddos too! These are great for elementary and middle school students. Parents- You can print your own for your kiddo too! But don't forget, download them tomorrow.  They will be pretty inexpensive afterwards just for you! 

Happy Monday- XOXO

Oil Spill Activity

This is my second year doing this activity and I have absolutely fallen in love with it. I used a pre-reading activity to give the kids a good background knowledge of the basics of oil spills. There were multiple resources available on TeachersPayTeachers as well as national articles on the Exxon Valdez and more recent Santa Barbara Oil Spill. A  venn diagram activity on the worksheet for your students to do a pre-reading activity comparing two different texts. This fits so nicely with any language arts standards of comparing across texts. Here is the link to the temporary freebie. I hope you enjoy this activity with your kids!!   
~ Tara