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Manic Monday

Well, it is time to get back in the swing of things. I hope you all have had a relaxing break from school. It’s time to start thinking about curriculum, grades, kids, testing, etc.

I am linking up with Classroom Freebies for Manic Monday to share a great activity that you can put in your reading workstations.  These antonym task cards are great to use for practicing antonym questioning. There are 4 different types of questioning.

AntonymTaskCardsforworkstations_Page_3The kids love doing these task cards in workstation. These can also be used in groups of 2 or 3 kids. You can laminate them and let the students use dry erase markers to circle the correct answer.

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AntonymTaskCardsforworkstations_Page_1I hope you have a great week back to school. Make sure to go by and check out the other freebies at Manic Monday.

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Manic Monday!

Classroom Freebies Manic MondayNeed something to keep little hands busy? Need something….free? Charity at Classroom Freebies hosts “Manic Monday” for teachers to find something they can use in their classrooms. I’m linking up my Christmas edition Santa-Grams. I love these! They are a set of ten cute little tangram puzzles featuring Santa monsters. Just copy on card stock, laminate, and cut. Give them to your little ones ans watch them have lots of fun while developing higher order thinking skills. Click either image below to get this freebie. Click the image above to visit Classroom Freebies!Slide1santa grams

I hope your kiddos enjoy these puzzles!

Have a great week,


Manic Monday with Jenny K.

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Manic Mondays–ain’t that the truth! (sorry english teachers I had to). There are some things about Monday that just never change. First and foremost, you need a large cup of joe. Make-up is optional and usually doesn’t make the cut and, last but not least, it comes again every week (darn it). Of course, if we had a three day weekend we’d be calling “Monday” terrible Tuesdays! So we just have to face it–real life happens each week whether we like it or not.

The Bangles pretty accurately captured the Manic Monday feeling…

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 1.43.20 PMSooo… I don’t know about you, but having something fun and easy to do to ease back into the week is awesome. Attach FREE to “fun and easy” and it might actually start to feel like a  Friday!( I know, I’m talking foolishness for a Monday).

By now you might already know that the Holiday TPT eBooks are out. These eBooks are a THANK YOU to all the teachers who support other teachers on their Teachers Pay Teachers journey. The amazing Rachel Lynette dreamed these up and now it’s a holiday tradition going on 4 ebook featured image.001

My gift (did you see the group blog post on Friday?) is a paid product I changed to a forever freebie and involves shaving cream! You can get the product HERE or you can find it in the eBook for grades 3-5 along with resources from 49 other teachers.

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 1.43.20 PMMy free product is my all-time favoriate “magic trick” that uses shaving cream to create marbelized paper. And then, I show you how to create Christmas ornaments with the beautiful marbelized paper. If you don’t have time to make the ornaments, you can use the same technique to make snowglobes for January to celebrate winter. (Did I really just say celebrate winter? –I need to go to bed!) You can find that lesson HERE (it’s also free).

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This post is a link up to Classroom Freebies for their “Manic Monday” blog posts.

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Thanks for reading and for making art with your kids!

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Classroom Freebies Manic MondayHappy Monday guys, it’s Meredith from Teaching with a Twist.  I know some of you are out of school already but we have to go Monday and Tuesday.   So starting next week we will all be gearing up for the BIG winter break and I have the perfect FREEBIE that your kiddos will love.

I’m linking up with Classroom Freebies for Manic Monday to share a fun Winter Holiday Freebie.  I’ve included a winter spin and graph and one of my favorite math games, Bump Addition.  I hope you can find these useful during this hectic time of year.  Please don’t forget to leave feedback. 🙂

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Manic Monday!

Some Mondays are exciting. Some Mondays are dreadful. Some Mondays are just MANIC. 😉

I LOVE the link-up I found over at Classroom Freebies, a great blog that shares and posts about free downloads and free ideas for teachers of all subjects and grade levels. Every Monday, they host a linky where bloggers can link up posts about their freebies! And since we at The Teaching 2-Step have so many fantastic bloggers, we of course have a supply of freebies up our sleeves! I’m starting this party off right, with a forever freebie from my store, Daisy Designs.


We are starting subtraction in the coming weeks in Kindergarten, which always means I need to whip out a Kindergarten favorite: Pete the Cat! The book Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is my favorite book to use to introduce subtraction. In the book, Pete is wearing his groovy yellow coat with four buttons and as he is walking along, his buttons pop off one by one! The freebie I created and am supplying below is the wonderful and groovy Pete with a tens frame as a coat! Use some buttons as manipulatives to re-create the events in the story! Don’t you LOVE combining math and reading?!

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Keep on the watch for more Manic Monday freebies from your friends at The Teaching 2-Step!


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