December 2013 - momgineer

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Freebie & Teaching Tip Series: Day 7


The last day of the holiday freebies and teaching tips is here! I have a freebie up that I know will challenge your 3rd and 4th graders!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Find-the-Yule-Rule-Holiday-Math-Fun-FREEBIE-943547

Here is a winter activity my kids love:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Meredith-Anderson

If you are feeling adventurous and live in a cold climate, bring some real snow inside!


This is a few years ago, but we do this every year. Sometimes it's just too cold to go outside! Gloves are recommended. =)

Add snow cones to make this a real treat! Use syrup or flavored drink mix, or mix lemon juice with sugar for lemon flavored snow cones. Happy holidays! =)
momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

mini felt christmas tree ornaments - lazy style


A friend was telling me how much her kids were enjoying their felt Christmas tree and I thought, "I should make one of those!" but I didn't have any giant pieces of green felt and wasn't in the mood for a large sky blue or pale gray tree (those are the only large pieces of felt in my stash). I *did* have small pieces of green felt, so I immediately thought "ornaments!"

We make ornaments every year (link takes you to ornaments we've done in the last few years). We have made a few others, but these were just too cute not to share:


What you need:
  • Felt (cut to resemble something tree-like)
  • Buttons or other "ornament" decorations
  • Velcro sticky-back dots (or glue, but I pity the fool who gives a young child felt + glue)
  • Ornament hooks
When dealing with felt, I always grab Velcro sticky-back dots. I love these things. I can't tell you how many times they've come in handy for something (to secure markers to Nature Bingo, to make a functional open/close door on a cardboard box play oven, to make a target practice game, etc.). Use the rough sticky dot, not the soft one. It clings to the felt.

Yeah. LOVE them.
Stick the Velcro on the back of some buttons. I had to cut the Velcro for the small buttons.
Stick, stick, stick. Don't like how it looks? Move your buttons around. Easy peasy!
My kids loved this! I even found some stars they could stick on, too. After they were done, I poked an ornament hook through the top. The end! I know they will love to do this over and over. They asked to make more so I need to find more green felt! This is by far the most mess-free, easy-to-prep, easy-to-clean up ornament we have done. =)


momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Holiday Freebie & Teaching Tip Series: Day 6


Need a quick multiplication review for your third or fourth graders? Head over to Michelle Dupuis's TpT store to download this Christmas tree multiplication freebie!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREEBIE-Christmas-tree-multiplications-982131

Make sure you leave feedback! TpT sellers love to read what you think of their products!
momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Freebie & Teaching Tip Series: Day 5


Melissa Shutler has an awesome freebie for your 3-5 grade students today! Create a mini book and learn about different traditions to celebrate the new year!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Year-Traditions-around-the-World-953700

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Year-Traditions-around-the-World-953700

After you leave feedback and check out the rest of Melissa's products, head over to Common Core Chicks for tons of great teaching ideas.
momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Freebie & Teaching Tip Series: Day 4


Kamp Kindergarten (love that clever store name!) has these adorable Christmas tree 10 frames for your math centers!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Tree-Ten-Frames-Math-Center-968501

Make sure you leave feedback after you download and check out the rest over her store (over 125 products)! Here is a fun Holiday craft idea to use with your little ones:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kamp-Kindergarten

 I will have another greet freebie for you tomorrow!

momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Freebie & Teaching Tip Series: Day 3


Always Learning has a sweet treat of a freebie for your 6th and 7th graders today!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Holiday-Treats-and-Sweets-A-Ratio-Quiz-978791

Don't forget to leave feedback and check out the rest of her products! Also check out this holiday greeting and teaching tip! I just love her profile pic! What a sweet pup.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Alwayslearning

Check back tomorrow for another fabulous freebie!
momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holiday Freebie & Teaching Tip Series: Day 2


Are you ready for another freebie? Rosie's Resources has a fabulous ELA product to share with you! Your grade 3-5 students will be revising and editing “The History of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”


“The History of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

Please make sure to leave feedback after downloading, and check out Michaelene's blog, especially if you are a fan of whole brain teaching!


momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Freebie & Teaching Tip Series: Day 1


I am thrilled to share with you some amazing holiday resources this season! I will be posting seven days of these freebies and tips!

First up is Kristy Bearfield with these adorable holiday lights shapes! Click on the image below to down these from her store:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Printable-Holiday-Lights-Shapes-986358

Kristy also has a holiday message and tip for you:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Printable-Holiday-Lights-Shapes-986358


If you download, please remember to leave Kristy some feedback. Want to check out her blog? Head over to her blog. Happy holidays, and don't forget to check back tomorrow for another great freebie!

-Meredith

momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New sight words FREEBIE game up at my store!


Check out my new sight words FREEBIE game! It includes the first 25 words in Fry's first hundred words.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Game-FREEBIE-Pair-Stare-Fry-First-Hundred-1000055

How does it work? Find the matching word on two cards! It's harder than you might think!

 
ENJOY! Please leave me feedback if you enjoyed this game; I love hearing your thoughts!

-Meredith
momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!