I have been keep track of some of my favorite pins on Pinterest, so I'm going to share those today. I don't update about Pinterest Friday every Friday, as you may have noticed, but I try to make a post like this at least once a month.
First, feel free to follow me on Pinterest here!
Next, follow my weekly favorites board here! These are the pins I'm going to be writing about here.
1. My first favorite pin is the category sorting task from Adventures in Tutoring & Special Education. This is a really great introductory activity for categories, and I think it would work well for some of the younger children (preschool-K or 1st). Download the activity for free by clicking the link above!
2. My second favorite pin is a list of Improved Word Choices in Writing from Teachers Pay Teachers. This activity is great for those middle schoolers and even high schoolers (grades 6-12). Download it for free by clicking the link above! The activity includes over 250 synonyms. Here's an example of the phrasing: "Rather than fun, good, or nice, try....". This seems like a great tool to use with the higher education population.
3. My next favorite pin is an Oh the Places I Will Go (When I Grow Up...) activity from Classroom Freebies. It is a cute writing activity, and it would be great to use this activity to decorate a bulletin board or an empty speech room! Also, you can read the book to the students and create some activities using the book! Hmm... maybe I could develop some of my own activities using this theme *puts that idea away for the future*.
4. I LOVE this next pin because I created a kite activity just a few weeks (days?) ago! Classroom Freebies Too links a 31-page booklet that has a lot of kite activities, including targeting word families as well as tracing. It also is a cut and glue activity, and those are my favorite! Download it for free by clicking the link above!
Note: I have not tried to download this item as it requires Windows. I am currently posting from my Mac. If anyone tries to download this item and it doesn't work, please let me know. I try to post mostly free items here. :)
5. My next favorite pin is a cootie catcher story teller from A Teacher's Treasure. I know so many kids who get so excited about cootie catchers, so I think this is a great tool to use during writing and story telling.
Note: I did have to e-mail the blogger to have her send me the free item since her download did not work, and she sent it to me the very next day.
6. My next favorite pin is a St. Patrick's Day pin. I know, I know, St. Patrick's Day is already over, but it's never to early to prepare for next year! This is a Pot of Gold activity from For the Love of Kindergarten. It's a really cute writing activity, and it would be great to decorate a bulletin board or a hallway with these pots of gold! I really like this activity because it's very versatile, and you can make it more difficult for higher grade levels. Download the item for free by clicking the link above! It will take you to Teachers Pay Teachers, but you can download it for free there.
7. My next favorite pin is about speech classroom organization from Simply Speech. This blogger offers some great ideas on how to keep student data, and she has freebies to download! I love getting new ideas on how to get better organized, and if you leave a comment on her blog, she will send you the student data sheet for free!
8. My final favorite pin is something that is just too adorable that I couldn't resist pinning. Take a look at these scrabble cookies (below)! Seriously, if I had the time, and if I were a better baker, I would definitely be attempting these. They are just too cute. Apparently they are lemon sugar cookies with some royal icing. I got the pin from here: click. Yum!
Enjoy your weekend! Feel free to leave a comment!