Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Saturday Roundup - Helping You Plan for the Week Ahead

Happy Saturday, everyone! It's time for the Saturday roundup, my treasures from the blogoshpere this week!  Most will include a freebie or a giveaway of some type, and all will be great adds to your teaching this week.

First up is my own creation, Common  Core Objectives and Focus Wall.  Born out of necessity because it is now part of our observation, I had to find a way to post my learning objectives and common core objectives for each subject in a minimal amount of space.  I had one piece of a chalkboard available to me, so I created this pocket chart version of the focus wall.  For each subject I teach, I post the objective and write the common core correlations for that lesson.  The chart allows for a great deal of flexibility since you can change your objectives as many times or as little times as you need to throughout the week.

 Click here to download your free Objectives Focus Wall.
I have this available in my store for $1.50, but I am giving it to my followers as a thank you.  Just click on the above picture to download it.

Next up, did you see 2nd Grade Pad's Take It and Make It linky party?  She does this every Thursday, and you are free to link up any take it and make it ideas you have.

Click here to visit 2nd Grade Pad's Linky party.

And of course, you don't want to forget to visit Primary Paradise's weekly feature, Top Five Freebies.

Click here to visit Primary Paradise and see her top five freebies for the week!

Mondays is Pirate Girl's Memory Verse, and you can find this Monday's memory verse by clicking on the picture below.

Get your Memory Verse by clicking here.

Wednesdays, Ms. Fultz features an app review in her App of the Week.  This week it is an app to help with visual memory, concentration, and visual processing called Dyslexia Quest.

Click here to learn about the Dyslexia Quest app.[/caption]

Sugar and Spice is running a giveaway as a thank you for making her store successful enough that she was able to buy 6 tablets for her children to use!  How awesome is that?  Her giveaway ends April 19, so head over for your chance to enter.

Click here to read Sugar and Spice's inspirational use of some of her TPT earnings and enter her giveaway.[/caption]

And finally, here's an Earth Day freebie from Australia from Sea of Knowledge!

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Click her to visit Sea of Knowledge and download the Earth Day freebie.

Well, that's it for the Saturday Roundup!  I hope you find some great freebies.  Don't forget to explore the stores for paid items you may need as well.  Happy Planning!


  1. Thanks for the Common Core Pocket chart.
    They way I have mine seems so complicated and not used the way I like.
    I will give your version a try. Thanks!!!!

  2. This is awesome! Thank you for the shout out Lesley! :) I will be sure to link to your blog you have so many ideas and great resources.
    I just followed via e-mail. :)



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