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STOMP out Bullying

by Jill & Cathy on August 27, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are ours alone. #EraseStress #CollectiveBias

Bully or Buddy printables free from The Curriculum Corner

As teachers and moms, we know that bullying can have a negative impact on how children feel about school.  As teachers we know that it is our job to do all we can to eliminate bullying in the classroom.  Because of this, we were excited to be given the opportunity to team up with Pilot for their new initiative.  Pilot recently partnered up with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization.  With each purchase of Pilot’s FriXion Clicker erasable gel ink pens, you will help Pilot support & fund STOMP Out Bullying programs to ‘erase’ negative bullying behaviors and ‘rewrite’ positive, productive solutions.  Pilot’s minimum donation to STOMP out Bullying throughout 2015 and 2016 will be $125,000.

Bully or Buddy printables free from The Curriculum CornerIn order to do our part, we have created a set of Being a Buddy vs. a Bully Printables.These are designed to be used in your classroom.  We partnered our printables with FriXion’s erasable pens that we picked up at Target.  If you haven’t tried out FriXion’s Clicker pens, head out to Target this week – you can pick up a 3Pk of pens for 20% off.  This is the first we’ve worked with these pens and we were very happy with the product.  These are erasable pens that actually DO erase!



Bully or Buddy printables free from The Curriculum Corner Our printable collection includes a BUDDY page where students are invited to tell about what a buddy in the classroom would look like.  Bully or Buddy printables free from The Curriculum CornerThere is a contrasting BULLY page.

You may choose to have half of the class use the BUDDY page and the other half to use the BULLY page.

Bully or Buddy printables free from The Curriculum Corner
You can then bring the class together to complete an organizer that contrasts the two.  We’ve also included a coloring page just for fun.

Bully or Buddy printables free from The Curriculum Corner

Join Pilot’s efforts and let others know that their FriXion Clicker purchase can help erase bullying and back-to-school stress. With your support, together we can write a new chapter in U.S. schools.  Do you have strategies you use in your classroom to help eliminate bullying?  Please share below!

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Teaching Arrays Using General Mills® Cereal

by Jill & Cathy on August 27, 2015

Teaching Arrays Using Cereal Printables FREE from The Curriculum CornerAs teachers and parents of school-aged children, we are always searching out the General Mills® cereals and other products on the shelves, knowing that not only will our children enjoy the product, our schools will also benefit from the Box Tops for Education.  As teachers, when we purchase a box of General Mills® cereal, we not only know the purchase will help us get needed resources, we are also purchasing a product that will become a classroom manipulative! We LOVE using cereal in the classroom as a math aid. There are an endless amount of ways that cereal can be used – if you haven’t tried it yet, use it tomorrow and watch engagement increase with your students.

Paige helped me begin pulling together some ideas to share on The Curriculum Corner when we were at Walmart last week. She had the easy job of picking out a few General Mills® cereals.  (As you can see, she definitely enjoyed her job!)

Teaching Arrays Using Cereal Printables FREE from The Curriculum Corner

Today we are sharing a collection we put together to be used when teaching the second grade standard addressing arrays:  CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.4 Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

You can use your cereal of choice. Cheerios™ are always a good go-to cereal in the classroom but sometimes we like to add a little twist by using a cereal such as Lucky Charms™. When doing an activity where students will be laying out the cereal, we are always careful to use a cereal that is flat as opposed to a round cereal that will roll right off the tables!

Teaching Arrays Using Cereal Printables FREE from The Curriculum Corner

You can grab the free printables for the math array activity here: Cereal Math Arrays.

Here’s the activities you will find:
Introducing Arrays with Math Array Boards Print and laminate a board for each of your students. Give each child a small cup of Cheerios™ or another cereal of your choice. While this board is perfect to use with cereal as a manipulative, if you are not allowed to use food in your classroom, stickers could be used as a replacement.

Teaching Arrays Using Cereal Printables FREE from The Curriculum Corner

My Cereal Array Activity This includes a set of cards with multiplication facts up to 5 x 5. Print and laminate the cards, cut and place into a basket. Place the cards and the printable page at a center along with cereal. Students draw a card, create an array using the cereal and then complete the page.

Array Practice This page is also designed to be used with the cards. It can be used when moving students away from manipulatives. Students complete the same steps without the help of the cereal as a visual.

Array Check Depending on your school requirements, this page can be used with or without the help of cereal as a manipulative. Students use the multiplication facts cards and share four arrays as an assessment.

We hope that the activities we put together will be helpful in your classroom or home. Don’t forget to pick up a box of your favorite General Mills® cereal next time you stop at Walmart. Not only will you be purchasing a perfect math manipulative, you will also be helping your school be one of over 80,000 schools who participate in the program.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Magic E Phonics Game

August 25, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are ours alone. #SchoolYearReady #CollectiveBias We love using centers in our classrooms and are always on the lookout for great centers that are engaging AND address skills that need reinforcing in the classroom.  (We will share a fun and free new one […]

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Place Value Task Cards for Primary Classrooms

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Launching Your Math Workshop

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Since we love the workshop format for teaching and have done reading and writing workshop in our classrooms for years, we decided recently that we believe math instruction can and should look very similar.  It provides students with manageable pieces of instruction, gives them the practice they need, allows for one-on-one teacher conferences, provides opportunity […]

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Treats for Teachers

August 14, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are ours alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias As summer draws to a close, teachers are spending their final days putting together their classroom, attending meetings and trying to get in a last few moments of quality time with their family.  It can be […]

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Writing Management Binder

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Be completely prepared for your writing workshop with this comprehensive writing management binder.  This Writing Management Binder will provide you with an organized way to keep track of all of your writing materials – plans, conference notes, progress monitoring and data – so that you’re not only prepared for the day, you are ready for important discussions […]

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A Disney Princess Birthday Reading Celebration

August 10, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are ours alone. #BDayOnBudget #CollectiveBias It’s hard to believe but Jill’s daughter Addie will soon be turning four.  Addie is all about princesses these days so when we discovered the Disney Princess-themed American Greetings party supplies at Walmart last week, we knew […]

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Launching Your Writer’s Workshop **Updated**

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A strong launching unit is the key to a successful writer’s workshop in your classroom.  Students need to know and understand expectations so that you are able to have meaningful and uninterrupted conferences with your writers.   Use the lessons we’ve laid out below to help guide you through setting up your workshop.  Because this unit […]

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School Word Cards w/ Activities

August 6, 2015

Use these word cards and activities during the back to school months.  These were created to be an easy to put together word work center. Back to School Word Cards w/ Pictures Activity Cards  Includes 30 different tasks students can complete with the word cards.  You may have students choose the card you would like them to complete or […]

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Math Tub Labels

July 31, 2015

Wanting to get your math supplies organized?  We have created these ready to go labels to help you out!  Simply print, laminate and begin labeling.  We have included pictures when possible and even have a blank page for you to add your own. Math Tub Labels Because of Copyrights, we can not share the editable […]

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Comparing 2-Digit Numbers Clip Cards

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This is a set of 28 clip cards for students to practice comparing two-digit numbers.  Simply print and cut out the cards, place a sticker or a dot on the back of each card behind the correct answer and then laminate.  Students use clothespins or other kinds of clips to choose their answer and then […]

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Primary Math Vocabulary Resources (142 Math Terms!)

July 27, 2015

We have pulled almost 150 math vocabulary  words and concepts from the primary grades and presented them here with kid-friendly definitions.  Each area in mathematics has three resources: Vocabulary Cards – These are small vocab cards with matching definition cards.  Print, cut and laminate all of the cards and then pull those that you need for […]

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Printable Calendar Pages + SNICKERS® Ice Cream Pies

July 24, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are ours alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias As teachers are getting ready to head back to school, we know that they have two things on their mind: 1.  Enjoying the last pieces of summer 2.  Getting organized for a great start to the school […]

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Handwashing Posters for a #BackToClean Year!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are ours alone. #BackToClean #CollectiveBias As teachers, we know it never fails. We head back to school with a busy schedule and never ending to-do list. We are trying to balance our family at home and our life at school. On top […]

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