Top 5 Freebies of the Week 2/23/2013

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Hi Folks! πŸ™‚

It’s my favorite post of the week ( and probably yours too, right? ;))

I really enjoy this post because it always amazes me how creative and talented teachers are! If you’ve missed some of my previous Top 5 Freebie posts, click the banner above to go to the archive. It might be a good page to bookmark.

Just a quick update before we get to the good stuff. I’m loving my new school. Everyone is so friendly and supportive. Thank you to all of you who were thinking and praying for me this week. It means SO much. You all rock! I’ll continue to keep you posted.

Okay, here we go!

Here are my Top 5 Freebies for this week.

Number 5.

Caught a LeprechaunSt. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and Lisa Lilienthal has created this cute and fun Leprechaun writing prompt! Check it out!


Number 4.

I Spy FishyI absolutely LOVE this math center from Cynthia Vautrot, and apparently so do (almost) 20,000 other teachers! It’s genius because it’s actually 5 centers in one! You can print out and laminate the fish tank picture, and then students can practice different skills like measuring, graphing, adding, count etc. SO smart, and SO easy!

Number 3.

Word Wall GamesWord Walls are great… when your kids actually use them. Linda Nelson thought of a great way to get kids used to using the word wall with her free Word Wall Partner Games Packet. It includes 3 games students play in pairs (although some could be played independently) using the word wall. My favorite is the one pictured above because even kindergarteners could do it since there are pictures for the letter sounds. Pure genius!

Number 2.

Self Checking Phonemic Task CardsThese self-checking task cards from Jessica Michele are brilliant. I love the way they make kids practice changing letter sounds, and the best part is that they are self checking! These are great for K and 1st graders!

Number 1.

selfevaluationEven if it’s no where near report card time for you, I’d suggest downloading and saving this little gem from Growing Firsties. Aren’t we always trying to get out students to think about their actions? This self-evlaution is a great way to encourage our primary students to start to reflect on their own actions. How great is that?

There you have it! I hope you found some useful and creative freebies. I’d love to hear what you think, so feel free to leave a comment below!

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Have a fabulous Saturday!

Martha from Primary Paradise

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  • Cynthia
    February 23, 2013 8:22 am

    Thanks so much for your glowing comments about my freebie. I hope everyone enjoys! πŸ™‚
    2nd Grade Pad

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      February 23, 2013 1:34 pm

      My pleasure Cynthia! I don’t know if you could tell, but I LOVE your freebie. πŸ˜‰

  • 1966pirategirl
    February 23, 2013 12:14 pm

    Great Freebies this week! Thanks for sharing!

    • Primary Paradise
      Primary Paradise
      February 23, 2013 1:35 pm

      Thanks Merinda! πŸ™‚

  • Roxanne
    February 24, 2013 7:42 am

    Hi Martha,
    Thanks for the great freebies. Love them.
    Take care and be blessed.


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