February and St. Valentine’s day is coming, and especially with younger students it’s time to use themed materials! I found also some fresh materials for older students. I divided these into three groups: Primary school, Middle school (and up) and for your own creations. Some of them are even for commercial use. Enjoy!
Valentine’s Day Flashcards in Spanish (grades K-5)
Cards with Spanish words, related pictures and English translation.
Heart Tiles – Memory Game (Not grade specific)
As a memory game, this suits better for kindergarten or primary school. Nevertheless, I wanted to include this because I really like the grapchis. Creating 15 different shapes from heart is not that simple.
16 Free printable Valentine’s Day Bookmarks (Not grade specific)
Valentine & love themed printable bookmarks
Heart Mandalas for Valentine’s Day: Art Lesson for Grades K-7
Detailed instructions for art lesson about hearts and mandalas.
Middle school and up
Romeo and Juliet Persuasive Letter (grades 9-12)
Contains one page introduction to Shakespeare and Romeo & Juliet and task to write a persuasive letter to relatives of one of them. Certainly creative way to approach this love story!
Science Valentines for Middle School (grades 5-9)
16 mini Valentine cards with science puns that are suitable for middle school students. Includes colored and black and white options.
For your own creations
Valentine’s Day Game Board (with editable game cards) (grades 2-6)
Valentine’s day themed game board with cards. The aim of the game is to ask questions and to answer them. Cards are in PowerPoint format and you’ll have to type the questions before playing.
Valentine Borders and Frames Collection (Not grade specific)
Huge pack of borders even for commercial use, if you just mention Willow Designs. Definitely worth downloading!
Valentine’s Day Clip Art Set (K-6)
17 png images in a zip package for decoration purposes.
Valentine’s Day Task Card Template for Commercial Use (Not grade specific)
Four identical task card templates for letter size products. Free for commercial use as long as the shop is mentioned.
Lower part of the image by stux from Pixabay (Cubid by me)
Another year is coming to its end, so it’s time to search free calendars for 2020. There are also other calendar related products in this list. Usually I don’t include resources that are targeted to preschool or the very first grades, but this time it’s different, because there aren’t really that much calendars for upper grades only. Because ordering by age doesn’t make sense here, the order is calendars first and other products after that.
Calendar for 2020, South African themed (K-3)
Wall calendar including monthly and yearly pages and South African public holidays. I think this will fit also for upper grades especially if there is a connection to South Africa.
Super Duper Speech Calendar – January 2020 (Not grade specific)
A Calendar with speech therapy activities and lively pictures. Obviously popular by the download count.
Editable Excel Annual Calendar for 2020 (Not grade specific)
Basic annual calendar for 2020.
Free Wall Calendar for 2020 with Beautiful Pictures (Not grade specific)
More of a traditional wall calendar: One big photograph per month with Oscar Wilde quotes.
2020 Year-to-a-Page Calendar (Australian Version) (Not grade specific)
Several versions of 2020 yearly calendars from Australia’s point of view. Popular based on download count.
2020 Printable Coloring Calendar (Not grade specific)
Monthly calendar for 2020. Pictures are black and white, ready for coloring.
Chinese New Year Presentation (K-4)
This is not a calendar in the literal sense, but it offers interesting information about Chinese calendar system.
Special Days for Calendar pocket chart
Cards for calendar, includes Ohio testing days.
Teaching Timelines Calendar – December (K-5)
Not year specific. The best part is birthday / special squares you can cut of and attach to a calendar. Personally, I would scale them down and use with any normal calendar.
Calendar: Numbers, Holidays & Events (K-3)
Circles you can cut out and attach to another calendar. Requires scaling to smaller size unless you have very big wall calendar.
Enjoy calendars, Happy Holidays and see you next year!
Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay
I’ll be listing here 10 new free puzzle resources from Teachers Pay Teachers. Grade level is mostly from upper elementary to middle school, so there is no kindergarten/preschool resources in this list. Most of them are very recent, but there might be slightly older resources among these to make it full 10. List is ordered by grade level.
Word Search Activity – “Autumn Words” – Fall – Grades 3-4
The title (which is in fact longer) says it all
Animal picture puzzle task cards (3-5)
Find a value for each (cute!) animal
Halloween Word Search Puzzles (3-7)
Yes, it’s October and I’m sure you are already filled with pumpkins, but I got one Halloween relater resource for you
Word search puzzles Canada (grades 3-8)
Three word search puzzles about cities, mountains and rivers in Canada. Answer key is also included and if you want to, you can colour the flag on the cover page!
La Fecha (4-12)
Spanish cross wordpuzzle
Pirate math polar buried treasure (grades 6-8)
Title mentions math, I’d say you also need some skills in English language, especially about common phrases. But looks interesting!
Introduction to Fiber Optics (Grades 6-11)
I’m always a fan when something more specialised comes along, such as this introduction to fiber optics. Same seller had other similar products too, but I’m only listing one per seller here.
Pirates & Cannibals logic puzzle (7-12)
This is listed under computer science, but it’s purely logic puzzle. I think you could use it with slightly younger students.
Logigramme (Grades 9-12)
Logic puzzle in French! It says grades 9-12 but I think it would suit for younger students too, if they have some basic French vocabulary already.
Common polyatomic word search tile letter pattern (11-higher education)
I have to admit that I didn’t quite get the concept on first read but hey, this was for smart people! I’m looking forward to see what he produces next.
Enjoy these and other free resources!
It may seem that I’ve forgotten all about it, but that’s not the case. The thing is that I got bit exited about Teachers pay teachers and have been planning some new materials there. Something to support math teachers (as you know, math is my only true love) but also for teaching geography. When possible, I’m incorporating two things in the same material. Some examples:
Skakespeare & order of operations where you practise calculating basic operations and become familiar with names of all Shakespeare plays (list of plays is from britannica.com).
Powers and cities of the world Here tasks are relatively simple powers, and words to find are some of the greatest cities of the world and related countries. These are mainly by population but I’ve done some editing and tried to pick more cities from different areas and left some Chinese mega cities out, as they are numerous.
I have also created many word search puzzles and grouped them by themes such as geographical areas. Some names contain extra characters, like é and I have generally included those characters (with some rare exceptions).
In math, I have focused on much practise, and those practise sheets often contain several hundred basic tasks with answers.
I’d like to ask you what kind of material you would like to use, but to be honest my spam filter isn’t working properly and it may take some time for me to find your suggestions. You can also contact me via Twitter or TPT private message.
Let’s hear from you!