Back to School Activity Fun Pack for Kids – Full Color Printable

Transitioning back to school after a long break can be exciting for some children, difficult for others, and perhaps a little bit of both for most.  I personally recall looking forward to new clothes, new school supplies, and seeing all of my friends again.  I don’t recall being too crazy about resuming homework. Enter the …

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A Cut and Play Visual Spatial Printable for Kids

Years ago I designed a printable puzzle for kids to help strengthen a critical learning skill, spatial awareness.  When an occupational therapist discovered it and started using it with one of her clients, she came back to me recently and basically said: more please!   While I do focus much of my attention on parents …

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Dedicated Parent Award for Moms and Dads of LD

When I added Perseverance Awards to The Free Printables Collection a while back, I also mentioned my potentially unpopular view about awards in general.  I believe everyone’s heart is in the right place when ALL KIDS earn awards for simply participating.   HOWEVER, I believe that in sports, for instance, when one team wins first …

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What Kids Do When We Fail Them

Sometimes when we don’t know what to say we say nothing at all.  So when we lost not one but 17 more precious lives to school violence I said nothing.  I know that I am in the business of helping to educate children, yet I still grapple with the question, is it really my place …

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Learning to Try Again

Well, I did it.  I started creating video.  It’s something I’ve been talking about for ages.  In the back of my mind, though, I remember the days of my first video editing course.  Yikes!   Back then, before even starting, I was certain that I would love editing, that I had the mind for it, …

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The Printable er, ir, ur Game

Up until this point I haven’t spent much time talking about the mechanics of building words.  I promise that I haven’t neglected this very critical part of strengthening reading.   One reason that I’ve waited so long is that when I introduce a skill-building exercise for young learners, I like to start at the very …

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Christmas Activity Fun Pack for Kids – Full Color Printable

This holiday season, let the kids take a break from the computer, the tv, and the digital vortex that is our world today.  The Christmas Activity Fun Pack will remind young minds not to shut down entirely during winter break, and is now available here on Teachers Pay Teachers. Children in grades 2-4 can work …

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