Creative Curriculum from the Roots Up: Buy. Sell. Teach offers Fun and Free Activities!

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Those of you that follow my site closely know that I typically share technology related resources and rarely share printables.  However, as an elementary teacher, I know the value of having children use pencils and scissors as a valuable form of technology.  Additionally, having a five year old son, I see the importance of having Jacob practice his fine motor skills by cutting, pasting, and coloring.  There is also something positive to say about the ability for children to see objects and sort them into categories or to follow a series of steps to complete a project through the use of task cards.  There is a level of collaboration and focus that goes into these sort of activities.  
I love supporting the spirit of the entrepreneur.  When Heather contacted me to help promote her site, I was excited to share the work that she had created.  Having a vision and seeing it come to life, is something to be proud of and celebrate.  Some of my favorite companies are the ones I’ve worked with since their infancy.  I feel like I’ve truly become part of their corporate family.  After getting to know Heather a bit more, it was clear to see how her 16 years in the classroom have helped to serve as the foundation for building such a beneficial resource for teachers.  

There are several other sites that offer a similar service where teachers can find lessons to print and use. Some I feel are better than others.  One reason I find BuySellTeach to be helpful is for the following reasons:

  • freebies offered on the site
  • easily organized categories
  • created and ran by a teacher

I also believe in competition.  When one site seems to have the monopoly on the market, they tend to sway the direction of the industry.  Having other companies in the market help to level the playing field and maintain a healthy balance for everyone involved.

Set Up an Account and Snag Some Fantastic Freebies Below

In order to access the free digital activities, you will first need to become a member.  Don’t worry… it is free!  The site is secure, so to protect your files, you will need to create a username and login.  
Tip: After I quickly created an account, I had to verify my information through an email the site sent. When I went to check my inbox, I couldn’t find the  email the company sent.  It was hiding in my Spam Folder.  Be sure to check there if you can’t locate the confirmation email.  
If you plan to sell products on the site, you may want to upgrade to a Gold Membership so that you can keep 80% of your sales.  However, if you plan to primarily use the site for resources, the free Silver Membership would be a good fit.  

A Few of My Favorite Freebies

If Our Characters Had Instagram
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This is an activity I created last year when I was reading Dr. Dolittle to my students.  They had so much fun doing this project.  You can read more about my process using analogue Instagram in the classroom.  
I’ve been impressed by the friends from all over the world at all different grade levels who have shared how they’ve used this activity in their classroom.  You can click the image to see more about that individual project.  
credit: Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom
Graphic Organizers Pack
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This graphic organization packet contains twenty-one different templates that can be used across grade levels and across content areas.

The templates include the following strategies: asking questions, making predictions, main idea and detail, making connections, cause and effect, sensory detail, making inferences, fact and opinion, fantasy and reality, fiction and non-fiction, problem and solution, sequence of events, story elements, story mapping, venn diagrams, main and supporting characters, using transitional words, character traits, and vocabulary.

Winter Olympic Games: BUMP and Memory
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Cards and chips can be laminated.

-Each player gets 11 chips.
-Players will roll 2 dice or number cubes. Add the numbers together.

Cover up a space that has that number. If the other player has already covered
that space, you can bump it off with your chip. They take their chip back and can
use it again.
-If you roll a number that you have already marked, you can stack another chip
on top of it. Once a space is covered with two chips stacked on each other, it
cannot be bumped.

There are blank cards so you can change the numbers for the game or use 3

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Disclosure: BuySellTeach is a paid sponsor of Kleinspiration.  The views in this post are my own and I support the product.  


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Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother.

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