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Sunday, November 1, 2015

2000 Followers Celebration Giveaway

First of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of my 2000+ followers! I am so grateful for your support. I can't believe it and I am so excited! :)
This week, I am celebrating YOU by having giveaways, flash freebies, and a sale. Be sure to check out my Facebook page and Instagram for announcements about flash freebies and product giveaways! I will be having a 20% off sale for my entire store from Thursday, November 5th until the end of Friday, November 6th. I am also giving away two $10 TpT gift cards. The gift card giveaway will start November 2nd and run until November 9th. I will announce the winners shortly after! :)

Thank you for celebrating with me!
-Ms. Makinson

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Five Freebies for Friday - Classroom Procedures

Here are some FREE ideas from some amazing teacher-authors that will help you get your class up and running!

I love this mini poster made by Proud to be Primary.  It is a great reminder of the expectations for a good listener. 

If you are lucky enough to have iPads in your classroom, you MUST check out these posters made by Mrs. Beattie's Classroom. Unfortunately, you can't expect your students to know how to properly care for technology in the classroom. These posters are a great visual reminder throughout the year for those who need it!

I love these labels made by Ship Shape First Grade. This classroom supply procedure is simple enough and it works really well! I thought these were great because they will match any classroom decor.

Here is a very useful freebie from I like using this technique to dismiss students from the carpet but, is it just me or does anyone else draw a blank when deciding "what" to dismiss by? I always resort to "if you're wearing..." but that gets boring very quickly! I also like to use current curriculum topics to dismiss students. For example, "give me a word that rhymes with ....?".

"How to use glue" seems like a easy enough procedure but, save yourself the stress of unclogging glue bottles by explicitly teaching this skill. Check out this awesome freebie from Math Coach's Corner.

Thank you for reading! I hope you have found something useful for your classroom.

Have a great weekend,
Ms. Makinson

Friday, August 14, 2015

Five Freebies for Friday - Back to School

I am BACK! After a few weeks off, I am excited to start up this series again. I hope that you find something you can use in your classroom. Be sure to check out all the other great things these creators have to offer! :)

This is a must have freebie from Stomping Through First! Get to know your students' reading preferences by having them fill out these surveys during the first week of school. These three pages were designed with emergent readers in mind!

Check out these super cute printables from Amanda Parker and Family. These are perfect for back to school or a "meet the teacher" night. What a fantastic freebie!

I absolutely love this activity made by Ashley from Just Reed. This is a really neat way for you and your class to get to know each other.
Also, take a look at Ashley's Teachers Pay Teachers store!

MUST. STAY. ORGANIZED! Check out these cute binder covers made by Maria from Kinder Craze
Maria's Teachers Pay Teachers Store has loads of great ideas so be sure to check it out.

Here is a fantastic activity from Mrs. Gilchrist's Class for the first week of school. 
Make sure to take a look at Cindy's blog to see how she used this activity with her class and many other of her great ideas!

 Thank you for reading! I hope you have a great weekend.

-Ms. Makinson

Friday, June 19, 2015

Five Freebies for Friday - Canada Day

This first freebie was created by Mrs. W (Mrs. Watts' Little Lights) who just happens to be MY sister! :) This packet has eight fantastic print and go pages to help you and your students (or your own kids) celebrate Canada Day! 

Looking for something for older kids? Check out this freebie from Diana Bailey.  Included are 8 discussion or writing prompts about national identity. One of my favourite topics that Diana included is about whether or not it is important to know about your country's history, geography, and culture. I think having a class discussion or debate would be a great end of the year activity! 

If you are looking for something that is more in depth, check out Diana's larger unit on Canadian Identity. It includes 14 informational texts with activities and is perfect for grades 5-7. Diana also has many other units with Canadian content in her store. I purchased her unit for Remembrance Day about John McCrae last fall and I used every single page!

This freebie made by Elyse from Proud to be Primary is jammed packed with awesome activities! These printables are perfect for primary grades. One of my favourite pages is the Canadians... "Can, Have, Are" graphic organizer. It would be neat to see what each student comes up with as they reflect on what it means to be Canadian! :)

 The freebie above is a sample of a larger unit that explores Canadian symbols. It includes 160 pages worth of activities that look at 12 Canadian symbols (the Canadian flag, hockey, etc.) I have put this unit on my wish list!! 

This reading comprehension freebie from Ashley Lafleur is written from an American's perspective and is perfect for students who are learning about Canada. Don't forget to leave her some love!

Finally, I thought I would include a freebie with printables that you can use if you are hosting a get-together! :) This set is from A Little Pixel

Happy Canada Day!! 

Thank you for reading! I hope you have found something that you can use. Don't forget to leave a comment to let these creators know that you appreciate that they have shared their hard work with you!

-Ms. Makinson

Friday, June 12, 2015

Five Freebies for Friday - Verbs

Check out this amazing freebie made by Amy Lemons! There are some great ideas and activities in this packet. You are sure to find something that you can use with your students.

This is an interactive notebook activity created by Lovin Lit. Check out her blog post where she describes this freebie a bit more and explains what she means by "vivid verbs".

Here is a fun freebie made by Rebecca Bishop. This is a task card set that includes QR codes! What kiddo doesn't love working with QR codes? :)

I LOVE this game made by Lindy du Plessis. Have you ever tried "I Have... Who Has?" games with your students? They are a great way to review or to assess at the beginning of a unit. 

Rachel Lamb created this super cute packet! My favourite page has pictures of animals on it and students write a verb beside the animal to describe an action that animal could be doing.

Thank you for reading! Please consider leaving feedback on these amazing freebies to show your appreciation to these hard-working teachers.

-Ms. Makinson