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Product Swap

August 01, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets


Hi everyone! I’m part of this great product swap where a bunch of us teachers get together and try out each others teaching materials. This is really going to be fun, so make sure you check out the other blogs as well by going to Mrs.Standford’s blog to check out the linky party!

Today I’m reviewing a French product from:

Tammy Aiello.

She teaches French in Canada to Jr. High level students and has quickly become a great teaching buddy of mine! Make sure to follow her TPT store here, here TN store here and her FB page here. Also, here blog is here, make sure to follow it as well! She blogs about French and French culture, so make sure to check them all out!

The product that I’m reviewing is:

Magic Potion Recipe – French Halloween Writing Lesson or Ma Potion Magique.

This is such a fun and creative activity that my 9 year old son absolutely adored!! First, we practiced some of the vocabulary words that are shown in the packet and then he got to create his own magic brew! He loved that part the most.  Even though it was a little early for a Halloween activity, he was so in the spirit of making a spooky, creepy witch brew!  He was very secretive when he wrote out his potion list as you can tell by this picture!

I wanted to take a picture of his finished recipe, but he said it was secret and that he was going to make the potion tomorrow! Yikes! LOL…I love how he uses his creativity that way and this activity sure did bring it out of him!

I think this product is great for a variety of levels of French students because you can let them work at their own level. I think students in grades 4th-10th would have the funnest time with this activity. It’s such a fun way for them to practice different animal words, body parts, as well as recipe type vocabulary like “a pinch of”. Make sure to grab this product for yourself here! You won’t be disappointed!

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!

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!

New Storefront

April 10, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

I’ve been meaning to set up a new storefront for many months and now I finally have 1/2 of it up and ready to use.  Click on the tabs to view my various products.  The cool thing about buying my products from my own website as opposed to TPT or Teachers Notebook, is that you will receive a 5% discount on everything! So, try it out and let me know what you think. I have over 160 products, so I’ll continue to add them over the next few days, so make sure to come back and see what else I add.

Also, if you are into freebies, head on over to my other site for tons and tons of freebies!


Easter in French and Spanish

March 28, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

I created 4 new Easter products for French and Easter.  Click on the links below to purchase them at TPT.  Alternatively, you can buy them at Teachers Notebook. 



Easter in French – $3.00


Easter Writing Workshop in French – $2.50



Easter in Spanish – $3.00



Easter Writing Workshop in Spanish – $2.50


 Thanks so much for stopping at my blog,

Spring is in the Air!

March 19, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

I have lots and lots of fun and exciting new products out for Spring.  If you want to see them all on TN, click here.  Scroll down to see a few of my children’s favorite ones.

Spring Math Goofy Glyph (kindergarten and 1st grade)

Click here for Spring Math Goofy Glyph (2nd and 3rd grade)

Click here for Spring Math Goofy Glyph (4th and 5th grade)

Here is Spring in Spanish:

Spring in French:

Check out my shops on Teacherspayteachers or on Teachers Notebook!

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Books!

March 06, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

I have many fun St. Patrick’s Day Books for sell at Teachers Notebook and TPT.

The first book is a SUPER silly book. It’s called Leprechaun Math Goofy Glyph. If your students solve the problem wront, then they might end up with an alien leprechaun instead of a boy or girl leprechaun. This book is for 2nd and 3rd grades. It has some stencils in the back that you can print out for your students to use to make the glyph or they can draw their own.

The next book is St. Patrick’s Day in French.
10 full color St. Patrick’s Day vocabulary word pages
5 worksheets
4 copywork pages
1 matching game
1 completion certificate

I also created St. Patrick’s Day in Spanish.
10 full color St. Patrick’s Day vocabulary word pages
5 worksheets
4 copywork pages
1 matching game
1 completion certificate

St. Patrick’s Day Writing Workshop is a fun way to introduce St. Patrick’s Day vocabulary to your students while helping them increase their language skills. This booklet can be used at writing centers or workstations in a classroom. You can laminate the cards, then place them at different stations to help your students remember the words. Each writing center might feature one of the four different writing activities.

Another option is to hang the cards on your word wall or bulletin board and use the writing activities as daily activities that students can complete during the class period.

16 St. Patrick’s Day word cards
4 different writing activities:

Describing St. Patrick’s Day
Writing a Limerick
St. Patrick’s Day Wish Book
Persuading a Leprechaun

I also created three different Mathbooking St. Patrick’s Day Journal Prompt booklets.  Each contain 10 prompts and are appropriate for different grade levels.

Mathbooking St. Patrick’s Day Journal Prompts (3rd and 4th grades)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and please let me know if you have any questions, comments or requests!

Fun new books for kids!

February 28, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

I have been working many long hours to finish my latest 2 books. The first book is called “This Kid’s Life – France.”

This Kid’s Life is a booklet that focuses on how a child lives daily life in a different country, compared to how people live in North America. This particular book tracks the life of a boy named Louis who lives in the country of France.

1. A pre-test to see what your students know about France
2. A letter from Louis that describes his life in France
3. Facts about France and discussion questions
4. Word Search Puzzle
5. Secret Code Puzzle
6. Poisson d’Avril (Fish of April) Lesson and Activity
7. Make Your Own Paper Beret
8. Design Your Own Pastry
9. Postcard Writing Activity
10. If I had Wednesdays off from school…Writing Activity
11. Basic French Phrases
12. Crossword Puzzle for Basic French Phrases

You can order this ebook from here.

Also, I have a great new math book that your kids will surely enjoy. It’s called Math Puzzles – Volume 1.

Are your students bored of doing the same old math problems? Try this book, filled with 6 different types of math puzzles.

Math Stories – Math Stories combine reading and mathematics in a fun and silly way! Until you solve the math problems, you’ll never know how the story goes. (division and multiplication)

Draw the Fraction – Use your imagination and draw a picture representation of the fractions you encounter at home, at school or outside.

Picture Math – Draw a picture using equal parts of your imagination and math. (division)

Math Grid Puzzles – Draw different items onto a grid depending on the answers to the math problems. (division and multiplication)

Math Number Search – Solve some addition and subtraction problems, then search for them in a grid full of numbers.

All graphics are originals and designed by myself.

You can buy this book here.

My Shop on Teachers Notebook

February 22, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: worksheets

Now that I have almost 100 products for sale, I find it more and more difficult to list them all on this website.  I decided to put them on Teachers Notebook as well as here.  If you want an easier way to look at all of my products, take a look at my new store. I have Spanish, French, Math, Social Studies and Writing books for all seasons, holidays and other themes. 

Check it out here:

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