While it's summer vacation for students, teachers are always planning ahead and looking for ideas to make next year a more engaging year for their students. Here are a few sites that have free ideas and materials that can give you materials, ideas and sometimes free tools for creating materials. I'm not endorsing any of these sites or companies - just offering some options for you to investigate. Each teacher has to judge the appropriateness of the material for their students and their curriculum needs. Cobb County teachers will receive an updated curriculum guide in August that will incorporate the new Common Core GPS for ELA & Math. In the meantime, enjoy these sites. I'm building a list of additional resources for teachers. If you have favorites you'd like to share, please complete this form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
www.teacherplanet.com You can sign up for newsletter updates. They offer Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Worksheets & Printables, Teacher tools: some freebies, reference tools, calendar maker, puzzle makers. Some have a fee or subscription but most are free.
Materials made by teachers for really low prices. You can sign up for 10 free downloads a week to try the materials. A great cheap way to find out what gen ed teachers are doing. Lots of common core material now too.
Can browse by grade level or subject area or search particular topics.
Sign up for the free newsletter which will include a complimentary thematic unit each week along with extra activities such as work search, mazes, crossword puzzles & more. Some of the activities are free and some require a subscription, but there are enough free to make it worth investigating.