Freebie Friday Linkup: Wizard of Oz Resources

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Wizard of Oz Resources

I love the Wizard of Oz, we’ve read and reviewed the book a few years ago and we have watched the classic and new movies countless times.

Wizard of Oz Read-Aloud Activities and FREE Printable from Embark on the Journey
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You guys are going to love this new 60-page Wizard of Oz printable! It is chock-full of fun learning activities for kids in grades PreK-3! Inside this incredible printable pack, you will find the following activities:

Handwriting practice
Coloring pages
Venn diagrams
Writing prompts
Research or note-taking pages
and so much more!

Map of the Marvelous Land of Oz from Wendy’s Wizard of Oz
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Wizard of OZ Daily Dozen PE Activities: Sample All Themes from Teachers Notebook
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If you only have a__________? Limited equipment? Perhaps just a few pieces of equipment to teach Physical Education? The Daily Dozen PE Activity Sets were designed for teaching PE with a limited amount of equipment.

Enjoy the Free Sample Set of 12 Activity Cards to try out the Daily Dozen PE Activities Set.

Free- The Wizard of Oz Writing Templates and Bubble Maps from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This little freebie contains a writing template page and bubble map for each character.

No directions are given on either page, which will allow you to use it any way needed for your classroom.

I plan to use it to allow my students to describe each character based on character traits.

Parts of Speech Wizard of Oz Themed Worksheets {Freebie} from Teachers Pay Teachers
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FREE Wizard of Oz themed parts of speech activities

Wizard of Oz themed worksheets on nouns, verbs, adjectives will make a great addition to any parts of speech or Wizard of Oz unit.

CAFE Literacy Board Headers Wizard of Oz theme from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Are you using “The Sisters” CAFE board in your classroom? Wanna cute theme!? A love some Wicked! I do! Check out these Wizard of Oz themed CAFE headers. I use these in my classroom and the kiddos LOVE them!
This is an unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser
http://www.thedailycafe.com

10 more/10 less Common Core Wizard of Oz Math from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Here is a FREE sample of my “We’re Off To See The Wizard” First Grade Common Core Math Unit. This activity is aligned with standard 1.NBT.5 10 more/10 less. I’ve included 1 more and 1 less as well.

“The Wizard of Oz: I have…Who has? game” (Adjectives) from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Wizard of Oz Match-Up & Creative Mobile Freebie from Teachers Pay Teachers
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. . . OZ – just Be – COZ! . . .

2 fun Oz language arts/art activities:

* Oz Match-Up – students pair up descriptive phrases to match the Wizard, Glinda and the Wicked Witch.

* Creative Writing Oz Mobile – students write their own creative descriptions of 3 Oz characters and then create a colorful mobile.

* both activities in color and b/w
* creative center activity
* perfect for in-class display
* great segue into Oz movie discussion

Students will want to dive into the L. Frank Baum classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

You’re off to the ‘Merry Old Land of Oz’!

Wizard of Oz from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Begin by downloading this FREE resource from Teachers Pay Teachers. This packet contains the materials you will need to turn the weekly blog posts into a full book unit.

It includes:

•A Schedule for All Blog Posts
•Lesson Plans at a Glance
•A Vocabulary List with Words, Definitions, and Sample Sentences from the Text
•Vocabulary Bookmarks
•Word Cards with Storage Pocket
•Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
•Instructions for Using the Constructive Response Questions as Interactive Notebook Pages

Author’s Purpose Task Cards (Wizard of Oz Themed) from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a set of task cards that can be used in a variety of ways. These task cards can be used as a center, as individual practice, as an assessment or even as a whole group example in a pocket chart!

EDITABLE PDF Wizard of Oz Classroom Theme Mega Bundle FREE PREVIEW from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This Wizard of Oz Classroom Theme Mega Pack is perfect for Primary classroom or for the homeschool classroom! It includes over 600 pages with editable pdf documents that don’t require you cut and paste or use powerpoint. Just type your text and print. That’s it!

The Giver and The Wizard of Oz Comparison from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Students can compare and contrast Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” and the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz”. Includes chart and written response questions.

Wizard Of Oz Tally Chart from Teachers Pay Teachers
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A wonderful way to teach across the curriculum! Create a tally chart for a math lesson during your WIzard of Oz Literature Unit! 🙂 I completed this with my class WITHOUT Toto, and they were very disappointed, so I added him! He is sure to be a hit! 🙂

Wizard of Oz Verb Scoot from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Who doesn’t love the Wizard of Oz and a scoot?

This is an easy way to practice verb tense! My kids love a good scoot and so will yours! Print on bright paper at school and go!

Printer Friendly- Save your Color Ink Center

Wizard of Oz themed Calendar from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a yearlong calendar, January through December. It is blank so that you may customize it to any year. Each month has a matching page for notes and a to do/remember list. Hope you can use this!!

Wizard of Oz writing prompt craftivity from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Use this adorable Wizard of Oz writing prompt with your students to get them thinking about what they would ask the Great Wizard of Oz for if they were to follow the yellow brick road. Students will make text connections by putting themselves into the story as well as have fun making the yellow brick road craft!

Wizard of Oz Behavior Clip Chart from Teachers Pay Teachers
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This document can be used as a clipable behavior chart for your students in a classroom or library setting.

All students start on the green “ready to learn” graphic and can clip up for good behavior to the blue, purple or pink graphic. They can also clip down to the yellow, orange or red graphic. I’ve used various behavior charts before, and I like this type the best as students can move back up and down throughout the day/class period.

It is rainbow colored starting with:
Pink = Outstanding
Purple = Great Job
Blue = Good Day
Green = Ready to Learn
Yellow = Reminder
Orange = Teacher’s Choice
Red = Parent Contact

FREEBIE Wizard Of Oz Table Signs from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Table signs for 1-8 tables. I hope enjoy using them in your classroom!

Wizard of Oz Math from Teachers Pay Teachers
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Fun addition math practice that allows students to make ten in different ways to get Dorothy to the emerald city.

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Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop #137 ~ We have a NEW name and look!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home

The Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop (previously Hearts for Home Blog Hop) is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ How to Homeschool Simply (The Early Years) (There’s No Place like Home)
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ENCOURAGING HEARTS AND HOME BLOG HOP GUIDELINES

Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

Please make sure to display our Encouraging Hearts and Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Encouraging Hearts and Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #131 ~ Homeschoolers do socialise

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Musings of a Dance Momma ~ Gauteng Dance Festival [Part 2] (Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy)
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Why Do People Think School Is the Only Place to Meet New People? (There’s No Place Like Home)
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HEARTS FOR HOME BLOG HOP GUIDELINES

Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #127 ~ Literature

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ God Bless Our Fall By Hannah C. Hall and Illustrated by Steve Whitlow (New Life Overnight)
Literature

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Literature Study (A Moment in Our World)
Literature

Johnny Appleseed Printable and Hands-On Fun (Embark on the Journey)
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Let’s Chat is here! And a sale! And a Giveaway! (Lit Mama Homeschool)
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It’s Apple Season! (What to Read Wednesday) (Lit Mama Homeschool)
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1st Grade Reading List (Every Star is Different)
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R.E.A.D. Ready, Eager, Able and Determined to Read curriculum for my daughter (I Choose Joy)
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NEW! Questions & Writing Prompts for “Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics” (A Nest in the Rocks)
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Memorable Children’s Books About Dogs (The Jenny Evolution)
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Books About Fall Leaves for Childnre (Leaves Study Unit) (The Jenny Evolution)
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Jesus Talked to Me Today by James Stuart Bell (There’s No Place Like Home)
Literature

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HEARTS FOR HOME BLOG HOP GUIDELINES

Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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STEAM Kids Book Review

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STEAM Kids – Hands-on Projects for Kids

STEAM Kids is an E-book dedicated to over 50 science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics hands-on projects for kids. I printed out and bound the e-book for the kids to page through with me. The excitement on their faces was infectious! They are super excited to work their way though this book.
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STEAM Kids is all about inspiring our next generation of inventors, innovators and leaders to question like a scientist, design like a technologist, build like an engineer, create like an artist, deduce like a mathematician and play like a kid.
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This book was written by these amazing bloggers:
Anne Carey from Left Brain Craft Brain
Ana Dziengel from Babble Dabble do
Amber Scardino from Wee Warhols
Chelsey Marashain from Buggy and Buddy
Dayna Abraham from Lemon Lime Adventures
Erica Clark from What Do We Do All Day?
Jamie Hand from Handmade Kids Art
Karyn Tripp from Teach Beside Me
Leslie Manlapig from Pink Stripey Socks
Malia Hallowell from Playdough to Plato
PR Newton from STEAM Powered Family
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What I Love About This Book

This book has an amazing array of activities that your kids will love. Each activity comes with a complete list of materials required for that activity as well as a difficulty rating that gives you an indication which activities you can do with different ages.
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At the back of the book, they have an eleven plag Activity Planner that provides week-long activity guides as well as shopping lists to make those hands-on learning opportunities easy for you.
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You can download the FREE PRINTABLE, 52 STEAM Challenges for Creative Kids, HERE.

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Assessing my homeschooled children

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Assessing my homeschooled children

Assessing my homeschooled children

How do you assess your homeschooled children?
This is one of the questions I am often asked. How do you know your children are up to par with their Public/Private schooled peers. This is honestly one of the harder questions, I have found, to answer. Every family is different. Most homeschooling families I know, don’t believe in standardised testing and couldn’t point me in the right direction.

Upon many late nights staying up and researching how to assess the children’s education, I decided that my best course of action would be to have the kidlets do the Annual National Assessments (ANA), set up by the South African Department of Education.

Last week Koko completed the Grade three assessments and Fifi did the Grade one assessments for English and Mathematics. They did well considering we are following the Cambridge International curriculum.
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There are a few things I picked up from the assessments that we need to work on. One aspect of the CAPS mathematics curriculum hasn’t been covered yet in the Cambridge International Grade 3 curriculum and, after going through the books we are currently working on, will be covered over the next few months. Koko also seems to forget how to do his multiplication tables, so we’ll be working harder on those from now on.

Fifi is doing remarkable well and I’m very happy with her progress. She is a perfectionist, so she tends to take longer than necessary on her work for the day. This may become a problem when she is older and her workload increases, but we are working on helping her work through that little issue and she is getting better.

They both seem to rush through reading questions and most of the incorrect answers were purely from not reading the whole question and as a result not understanding what is expected of them.

All in all, I’m very happy with their progress so far and aim to continue doing these assessments with them twice a year for the foreseeable future.

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