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40% Off Geography!

Geography matters…and that’s why My Teaching Library is currently offering YOU 40% off select geography resources! Throughout the month of May, you can use the code: GEO40 to purchase one or all of the below geography products for 40% off.

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Decimals: Adding and Subtracting

Learning to add and subtract decimals isn’t difficult as long as students know and understand a few basic rules. This video will help students learn those rules, including working with both positive and negative numbers.

After they have learned the basics, you’ll want to give them the practice the need to master what they have just learned. That is why My Teaching Library has developed these three products…

Pre-Algebra | Adding and Subtracting Decimals 1

This Pre-algebra math resource will provide students with the practice they need to add and subtract 2 decimals. Students will be given both positive and negative decimals. Decimals may be up to three places (tenths, hundredths and thousandths).

Includes:

  • 5 student worksheets, each with 32 problems
  • Answer keys

Example problems:

  • (-2.4) + 5.8
  • 2.1 – (-5.231)

160 problems in all!


Pre-Algebra | Adding and Subtracting Decimals 2

This pre-algebra math resource will provide students with the practice they need to add and subtract 3 decimals. Students will be given both positive and negative decimals. Decimals may be up to three places (tenths, hundredths and thousandths).

Includes:

  • 5 student worksheets, each with 32 problems
  • Answer keys

Example problems:

  • 25.7 – 19.4 + (-18.62)
  • 49.8 – (-44.98) + (-22.2)

160 problems in all!


Pre-Algebra | Adding and Subtracting Decimals 3

This Pre-algebra math resource will provide students with the practice they need to add and subtract 4 decimals. Students will be given both positive and negative decimals. Decimals may be up to three places (tenths, hundredths and thousandths).

Includes:

  • 5 student worksheets, each with 32 problems
  • Answer keys

Example problems:

  • (-13.3) – (-70.608) – (-87.7) – 63.3
  • 69.2 + 72.9 – (-94.826) – 32.7

160 problems in all!


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1st, Games, Crafts and More, Kindergarten, PreK, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

Day 12: 14 Days of Valentine’s Day Themed Teaching Resources

This valentine themed resource has 5 different sets of memory / concentration card games and can be used for K4, Kindergarten and 1st grade.

  • Set 1: Match the pictures (Pictures only)
  • Set 2: Images that must be matched based on the number of items on each card
  • Set 3: Match a number card with a card that shows that many items on it
  • Set 4: Match the heart to the correct color card
  • Set 5: Match the words (Words only)

Use to reinforce matching skills, counting and number recognition skills, color naming, and reading theme related words. Use again and again. Laminate before cutting out to make these sets last for years!

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FREE Number – Number Word Worksheet for PreK-Kindergarten

My Teaching Library would like to give you this FREE Number 5 – Number & Number Word Worksheet with a fun valentine theme!

This free worksheet is one of 29 worksheets in MTL’s February Math unit for PreK-Kindergarten…

February Math for PreK to Kindergarten | Valentine Themed

In the complete resource, young learners will practice and reinforce their knowledge of important math skills! It includes 29 pages of skill work including tracing numbers and number words (1-10), counting, cutting and pasting, coloring, early picture addition and subtraction, number sequence, identification of largest and smallest numbers as well as more. Use throughout the entire month of February.

Go to the full unit – February Math for PreK to Kindergarten now!

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Alaska Willow Ptarmigan Notebooking Set

Studying the state of Alaska? Perhaps doing a unit on Ornithology? This project based unit is designed to help students study and record information about Alaska’s state bird – the Willow Ptarmigan!

To learn more, see details below or you can preview a similar product here. This similar product preview will show you what this resource includes with the only difference being the bird will be the Alaska state bird!

What type of pages are contained in this set:
– A map page (for the state)
– Scientific classification page
– A page for students to give details about the bird’s physical description, habitat, diet, life span and reproduction
– A page where students will do additional map work to show where in the U.S. the bird lives in addition to migration information
– Coloring page
– Several pages on which students can use for expository and/or creative writing as well as sections in which students may draw.

14 pages in all and is designed for different levels / abilities.

My Teaching Library has a notebooking set for each of all 50 states. In addition, you can get all of them bundled!

If you are looking for a different state bird resource, go to My Teaching Library and in the search bar type in the state you want + state bird (ex: Maryland state bird)

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Teaching Thankfulness and Gratitude

Hey there…If you are a parent, grandparent or future parent, I am writing this blog post to you. This year, as the weather has turned colder and the leaves are falling, I’m reminded of a very important holiday that is just over a month away…Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving! Many years ago, when my son was very young, I decided to start a holiday tradition. That tradition was to never start our Thanksgiving meal without first going around the table and having everyone tell what they are thankful for.

The first few years my son was okay with ‘Momma’s tradition’ but once he was in high school and we began inviting people that were not immediate family (sometimes his friends), he began a little eye rolling. I could just hear his non-spoken words, “Seriously, Mom, this is embarrassing!”

However, he is now a college graduate, married and expecting his first child and I can honestly say that in the last few years, I’ve seen a shift. Not only are his eyes no longer rolling but his answers are more profound and thoughtful.

Being thankful isn’t just a once a year thing in our home. Our lives haven’t always been easy. Just like every family we’ve had very happy times but we’ve also had some extremely tough times. Those painful times include being homeless after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina, living in less than ideal circumstances, depending on others for food and clothing and I could go on.

However, through it all, I had to make a conscious decision, often daily and sometimes even minute by minute, to choose thankfulness and gratitude.

My name is Lynda Ackert. I am a wife, a mother, a soon-to-be grandmother and the owner of My Teaching Library.

Today, my heart is to write to you about purposeful gratitude. As Thanksgiving approaches, my hope is that this reaches at least one momma (or daddy) that needs to be reminded that our children are always watching and learning from us and how we choose to live life.

Are we demonstrating a life of thankfulness and gratitude?

We can teach every subject (reading, writing, history, math, science…), using the best curriculum on the market, but that curriculum can’t teach our children the most valuable lessons of life. Life will teach these lessons and you are your children’s best teacher.

I do hope you’ll take a little space…right now to ask yourself, “What am I truly thankful for and how am I demonstrating my gratitude in front of my children?”

If anything I’ve written today has touched you in a positive way, please feel free to let me know. You can find me on My Teaching Library’s FB group or you can email me on my website’s contact form.

Typically when I write, I share about the educational products you can find on My Teaching Library but that wasn’t my purpose today. However, in the next couple weeks, I will be sharing some fun, Thanksgiving themed MTL products with you on my FB group. I’ll also be asking parents to share about their special family traditions, so I hope you’ll join me!

Many blessings to you,
Lynda

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The Birth of Jesus – The Christmas Story

The Christmas story can be found in both Matthew and Luke. It is the beautiful story of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. My Teaching Library has created two copywork products (one using the KJV version, one using the NIV version) to help students learn the story and at the same time, practice valuable skills (keep reading to find out what these skills include).

If you aren’t interested in the actual copywork products and you simply want to read the story to your children, here it is (using the NIV version):

The Christmas Story
Luke 2:1-20
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)
3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to
Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.
5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his
favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

You may be wondering what benefits can be found in having your children copy text such as this. Aside from helping them learn the story, you may be asking, Why put in the time and effort to simply copy what they are reading?”

Why copywork?
Copywork is copying a piece of well-written work, from any variety of sources, onto paper or into a notebook. The student copies from a written selection using his best penmanship to create a “perfect copy” that is properly spaced and includes all proper capitalization and punctuation marks. It is a method, that when used consistently, will improve your child’s penmanship, grammar, and punctuation skills as well as expose him to a variety of writing styles, structures, and techniques.

Do you prefer a NIV version of this resource? Christmas Story Copywork | NIV

Do you prefer a KJV version of this resource? If so: Christmas Story Copywork | KJV

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The Arctic Fox

The arctic fox is an incredibly hardy animal that can survive frigid Arctic temperatures as low as –58°F in the treeless lands where it makes its home.

It has furry soles, short ears, and a short muzzle—all-important adaptations to the chilly clime. Arctic foxes live in burrows, and in a blizzard they may tunnel into the snow to create shelter.

Common Name: Arctic Fox
Scientific Name: Vulpes lagopus
Type: Mammals
Diet: Omnivore
Group Name: Skulk, leash
Average life span in The Wild: 3 to 6 years
Size: Head and body: 18 to 26.75 inches; tail: up to 13.75 inches
Weight: 6.5 to 17 pounds

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Fun, Christmas Themed Writing Prompts

One great way to get students thinking and writing during the month of December is to give them some fun, Christmas themed writing prompts!

Here are 20 that will add some holiday fun into the school day:

  1. Personification means giving human traits, such as feelings and thoughts, to objects. Personify your Christmas tree. Write a story from the Christmas tree’s point of view.
  2. Pretend the president has passed a law banning Christmas. Write a letter to convince him that Christmas should not be banned.
  3. Pretend that you can choose one gift that will be given to every child in the world. What gift to you choose? Why?
  4. Write about the perfect Christmas Day. Include plenty of details.
  5. What does Santa want for Christmas? Make a Christmas list that includes whatever you think he might want. Tell why you think each item should be on the list.
  6. What do you think Santa’s elves do on their day off? Write a story about an elf that gets into some kind of trouble on his day off.
  7. How many Christmas gifts do you think a child your age should get? Why do you think so?
  8. Do you think it is better to be a kid or an adult at Christmastime? Tell why you think so.
  9. Pretend that you can get each person in your family any Christmas gift you want–even if it is very expensive or difficult to get. What would you give each person and why?
  10. You are in charge of planning Christmas dinner. Create a menu for your perfect Christmas meal.
  11. Pretend you are one of Santa’s elves. Write a journal entry about your day.
  12. Think about last Christmas. How was your life different then? How is it the same?
  13. Create a Top 10 list of your favorite Christmas activities. Your favorite should be #1.
  14. Pretend you have been given a baby reindeer to raise. Write about what you will do to take care of it. What challenges will you have to overcome?
  15. Write about your favorite Christmas book or movie.
  16. Who would you rather have as a friend: one of Santa’s elves or a snowman that magically came to life? Explain your choice.
  17. Finish this sentence in 10 different ways: This Christmas I hope…
  18. Create a new holiday tradition for your family. Write about what you would do and why it would be important.
  19. Write a story about “riding in a one-horse open sleigh.”
  20. Write about the best Christmas present you have ever received. Why was it so special?

Want to add even more holiday fun? Have students write their journal entries using this My Teaching Library product: Christmas Writing Paper

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Give the Gift of Educational Resources

Times are tough and educational resources can be out of reach financially for many teachers and homeschooling families. That’s why My Teaching Library wants to make you aware of a way you can help…

You can purchase and give as a gift an annual Download Club subscription!

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