Christmas, Clipart, Fun Stuff

Free Christmas Clipart

I created some Christmassy clipart and put it in my Teachers pay Teachers store for FREE.  The zip file contains 15 color images and 12 black and white or grayscale images. There are 27 total images and they are all png. files with transparent backgrounds. The clipart is my usual style of simple and sweet. Also included in the file are the terms of use and the preview. Click on the picture for the link to the *free* product.

Christmas Clipart Preview-1

Christmas Clipart Preview-2

I hope you love it!

If you download and like this clipart you MUST:
1. Rate me on Teachers pay Teachers. 🙂
2. Follow me for more freebies.
3. Remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas. *Matthew 1:21*
You can use this clipart for any personal, classroom or commercial use.

Credit is not required, but a link to my store would be nice.

Have fun and Merry Christmas teachers!

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1: 21


Creepy Creatures FREE Halloween Graphing Activity

A few years ago around Halloween time, I bought this bag of plastic Halloween toys called, “Creepy Creatures,” and I used them to do this graphing activity. They were probably from the Dollar Tree or the One Spot at Target, which I hit up quite often. My students love this activity, and I enjoy it myself. In this file is a table for students to record with tallies the number of each creepy creature, a graph for students to graph the results, and I added a dice template students can use to get their data, in case you don’t have creepy creature toys to use.  Click on the pics for the link to the FREE item in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Halloween Graphing 1

Halloween Graphing 2 Halloween Graphing 3 Halloween Graphing 4

I hope you like it!  If you do, please rate me on TpT or follow me.  I love to share freebies.  Thank you!

Creepy Creatures Halloween Graphing Activity

Maybe you can share this verse with your students before you do this activity.  🙂

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

(Isaiah 41:10)

Assessment, comprehension, fluency, Reading, Resources

Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons: Third Grade Level

This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year. For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 3.1-3.9 in chronological order. They are all on a third grade reading level.

third grade fluency preview-1 

third grade fluency preview-2

third grade fluency preview-3

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

It is always my goal to design the intervention to follow this format, but it is easier with some text and activities than others.
These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The genres of the fluency passages include poetry, fiction and informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Third Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I also try to make the fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student. There is also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

***This packet contains the “Test Passing Rap” Fluency Passage and Comprehension Activities which is sold in my store individually. ***

I wanted to make this a great value for you. One fluency passage and comprehension questions is $2.00 in my store and in this bundle each passage and accompanying activities are less than $0.50 each, when they are not on sale.
~If you like this, please rate me or follow me. Ask any questions before purchase please. You can e-mail me at or use the questions link here on TpT. I am so happy to share this with you!

Take care and God bless!