Have you seen this amazingly cute hundreds chart from the Math Coach's Corner yet. This one is free to download but she also has more great alien themed activities on sale at her Teachers pay Teachers store.
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I love sharing great ideas that I find on other blogs. This one comes from Zeek's Zoo. Its a great poster that helps students know which letters to capitalize. You can visit Zeek's Zoo and download it for free.
Differentiation Station has a great center activity to let students practice their affixes. Students just need to match words with their affix. Check out this blog for this cute free printable.
This is a great idea that I found on the Dandelions and Dragonflies blog. She has a template for the trunk that you can download and use. The idea is pretty simple, each trunk has either a root, suffix, or prefix on it and the leaves are all the words that you can make with those roots/affixes.
Field trips are great ways to expand students background knowledge around a topic as well as their vocabulary but we don't always have enough time or resources to get students out of the classroom.
The great news is that with just a computer, a connection to the internet, and a projector you can take your students on virtual field trips.
If you have checked it out yet there is a great new site that would be a great tool to planning a virtual field trip called MentorMob. I would highly recommend that you try it out. The site is still new so there are that many of what they call Playlists. (A collection of websites around a topic that you view in a certain order) I am linking to one about the causes of World War II so you can get an overview of what the site is like.
Main Causes of World War II - MentorMob
To see more ideas on teaching vocabulary and for a step by step guide to planning a virtual field trip, visit my Vocabulary Activities page.
While browsing Pinterest today I came upon a great website where you can read picture books online for free. It has over 150 books to choose from and there are many great titles. Why don't you check it out?