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Back to School Quick Common Core

June 21, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

I’m sure you have heard of the Common Core standards by now if you are a teacher in the United States or even if you are homeschooling there. They are a set of standards that are slowly, but surely being adopted by states in the United States. Basically, they are a set of skills that students should learn by the end of each grade level. If you want to check them out, you can click here to read the .pdf for math common core standards.

I’ve created a packet of Quick Common Core Worksheets with a Back to School theme that teachers can use in a center or as a warm up to their regular lesson. The great thing about these worksheets is they are leveled for the beginning of the year. Since students haven’t learned the new common core for the grade level, they are based on the previous year’s common core standards while easing the students into their new grade level.

To view them at TPT use these links.
For Back to School Quick Common Core (1st grade), click here.
For Back to School Quick Common Core (2nd grade), click here.
For Back to School Quick Common Core (3rd grade), click here.
For Back to School Quick Common Core (4th grade), click here.
For Back to School Quick Common Core (5th grade), click here.

If you’d prefer to shop at Teachers Notebook, you can check out the Quick Common Core packets here.

Also, although I haven’t added these to my site yet for purchase, you can email me a yvonne @ mixminder (dot) com and I can send you an invoice. Each set costs $2.50, but if you buy them directly from me, you can receive a 5% discount.

Canada Day Word Search

June 19, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

As many of you know, my husband is Canadian and we try to celebrate Canada Day no matter where we live. It’s a fun little family tradition we have and it helps our children to learn about their heritage. Click on the picture below to be taken to my other website (Mixminder) where you can download this Free Canada Day word search.

Also, make sure you check out my TPT store for more great French, Spanish, Math and Writing lessons!

Are you looking for ways to grow your blog?

June 15, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Mixminder

Have you thought about starting a teaching blog or a homeschool blog? Or do you already have one but you feel like no one is reading what you are spending a lot of time on? Check out a post that my husband wrote at our other website.

His article will give you five tips to gain a nice following to your blog. I know a lot of people are caught up with how many people follow their blog and how many people ‘like’ their FB page, but I think if you focus on content, and put out great content, eventually you’ll be found!

Fishing For Ideas!

June 13, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

Hi everyone! A few of my blogging teacher friends and I have gotten together to create a little summer fun for you all. Everyone is doing different things. Some are having sales, some are giving away things, some are talking about freebies and more! Make sure to check their links below to see what they are doing!

I am having a sale on my book called “The Complete Common Core for Kindergarten – Outdoor Fun!” It will be 10% off until June 20th. So make sure to check it out here!

Also make sure to check out my new site, Mixminder, that is packed full of freebies for all different subjects like math, social studies and language arts!

Check out this pinterest board where me and my teacher friends pin at!

Hojo’s Magic Squares

June 12, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Games

The other evening, my daughter was bored to tears and I was running out of ideas of games for her to play. There were about 45 minutes until bedtime and I needed to fill them with something so that I could finish up my work. I stumbled upon this great game – Math Magic Square Freebie – adding with 0 to 12. I printed it out hoping that it would be fun for my daughter and it far exceeded my expectations. My daughter absolutely loved playing this game. Then, my son came over and he wanted to join in the fun, so I found some that were more advanced for him.

My children love puzzles and they love games, so this really combines the two nicely while reviewing math skills with some sets and language arts skills with other sets. As you can see by the pictures below, my kids were really into it!

You can check Hojo’s blog by going here to see other great ideas she has for kids:

HoJo's Teaching Adventures

Freebie Linky Party!

June 04, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: linky party

Lots of great freebies here – Mine is number 16! Be sure to check it out!

New Summer in French Booklet!

June 03, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

Hi everyone! I just released Summer in French onto TPT and on TN.

Summer in French is a booklet that focuses on the names of different summer items in French like swimsuit, sun, swimming pool, etc.


12 full color pages of summer vocabulary with a pronunciation guide for your students
3 worksheets to reinforce the names of spring items
6 copywork pages (manuscript and cursive)
1 bingo game with 33 unique cards
1 matching game
1 completion certificate

All artwork is original and created by myself.

I also created this booklet for Spanish too! So make sure to check that one out here.

I hope everyone has a great summer!

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