Labor Day in the United States for Kids

Labor Day

We think of Labor Day as a signal that summer is over.  We think of having the day off from school and work. So what’s behind Labor Day?  Why is it a federal holiday? What do we teach our elementary students?

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Questions to Ponder

Do your parents get weekends off from work? Do they have lunch breaks? What about paid vacation? Do they work for eight-hours? Do your grandparents have Social Security? Do you have to work at a job? You may not know the answers to any of these questions. Go home and ask.

If they say “yes” to any of those questions, you can thank labor unions and the U.S. labor movement for it. Years of hard work to make changes have resulted in many of the most basic benefits we enjoy at jobs today. Then, children do not have to work (besides going to school). On the first Monday in September, we take the day off to celebrate Labor Day and reflect on the American worker’s contributions to our country. How? Why?

Labor Day History

At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked seven days per week for 12-16 hours a day. They had to do this just to make a basic living. In spite of the fact that some states had restrictions about child labor, children as young as 5 or 6 had to work in mills, factories, and mines across the country. Furthermore, children did not earn nearly what the adults did, even if they did the same amount of work.

People everywhere faced very unsafe working conditions. Many did not have access to fresh air or clean facilities and were not given any breaks.

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Information About Labor Day For Upper Elementary

Take a look at this resource to help your third through fifth graders understand why we celebrate Labor Day.  The non-fiction informational book explains in their language what took place leading up to Labor Day being deemed a national holiday.

It is designed to provide basic information about how Labor Day came to be, what it stands for and why we celebrate. This resource is perfect for 4th and 5th graders but can be used with 3rd grade as well (it is a much higher level for 3rd.)  A FUNstress-free way to teach your students about Labor Day.

Language Arts skills are practiced while learning the history.  

If you are distance learning or prefer a digital copy, check out the Google Slides version of this resource here!

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Fun Quotes About Labor Day (I LOVE quotes!)

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
Colin Powell

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”
Abraham Lincoln

“The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we love are sometimes cursed with too damn much of it.”
Terry Gross

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
John Wooden

“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”
Ralph Marston

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”
Mahatma Gandhi

If you are looking for even more American history lessons, check out my American History Activities Series!

You’ll get 17 resources all about U.S. history, including the Labor Day resource! These activities will carry you throughout the entire year.

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Included with this series you’ll get activities that cover:

  • Labor Day 
  • Christopher Columbus 
  • The History of the Pledge of Allegiance 
  • Constitution Day 
  • American Symbols 
  • Veterans Day 
  • Thanksgiving – The Real Story
  • Christmas Around the World, Holidays Around the World
  • MLK Build-a Sentence
  • Presidents’ Day 
  • St. Patrick’s Day in America
  • Memorial Day 
  • Critical Period 1783-1789 
  • American Revolution
  • Civil War Review 
  • Industrial Revolution

What are your favorite ways to teach about Labor Day? Let me know in the comments!

How To Use Mathematical Glyphs In The Classroom

Have you ever used glyphs in your classroom? Do you know what a “glyph” is?

glyph is “the specific shape, design, or representation of a character”. This representation is a collection of visual objects. These visual objects are collectively called a Glyph.

Glyphs are fun activities and worksheets that keep kids engaged, focused, and help students learn to decode data .

These skills are important in math, science, and social studies. Glyphs build skills, like counting, time, directionality, and practice reading comprehension. Students read and follow directions.

Teachers Love Glyphs Because:

  1. They are NO PREP.
  2.   They require students to use reading skills. It is especially helpful when the glyph legends used are written using sight words. That way students are practicing reading their sight words in context.
  3.  Graphing glyphs by different attributes each day means several days of lessons from just 1 glyph!


Students Love Glyphs Because:

  1.  They get to color, cut, and assemble. (Some glyphs are just color.)
  2. They get to post their glyph where everyone can see and they can see how many others are alike or different.
  3. Glyphs are interactive and the students change their glyph daily to graph for a different attribute.


How to Use Glyphs in the Classroom

So how have I used glyphs in the classroom? There are so many different ways that I could probably write a book! However, here are just a few ideas. Please note that these ideas are done over several lessons.



First, in whole group instruction, I  discuss what glyphs are and why we use them. Next, I draw a picture as an example on chart paper. Then I use the students to make a graph. For example, I line all the boys up on one side of the room and all the girls up on the other side. After that, we discuss the differences in mathematical terms.


“Which do we have more of, girls or boys? How many more ____ than ___? Can we make a math sentence to show this information?” 

Many times I use glyphs in my small group instruction. This of course depends on the level of students I am teaching. Other times I place the glyph in a center as a “Have-To” activity. Students can also complete their glyph as independent work and save them until math time when we begin to graph the results.

Depending on the month, I show students the glyph and explain how to follow the directions on the legend. Some months are “color only”, some are “color and cut out”, others are “color, cut out, assemble”, and then others are “color, cut out, assemble and complete a picture.”


After all students have completed their glyph, I choose an attribute for graphing. For example, “Today we are going to graph by the color of your eyes.” Each day I choose a different attribute from the legend. For about the 1st five minutes of math, we discuss the graphing information. Sometimes there is a class graph that we also fill out daily.

Depending on the level of students, I have them write statements with their data. For example, “I am a girl. I like school.”

Preschool and Kindergarten Students LOVE Glyphs Too!

Glyphs can be used with any age group. If you teach Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, use glyphs in your small group instruction as a “listening and following directions” lesson. Then use title cards with pictures so they can graph their glyphs independently. I use painter’s tape so the paper doesn’t tear when they remove their glyphs.


In conclusion, here are some things to keep in mind when using glyphs:

  • Teach students what glyphs are and how to graph results
  • Preview the legend to be sure it is appropriate for the level of students you teach
  • Decide how you want students to complete their glyph – small group, centers, or independently
  • Choose an attribute each day to graph by
  • Discuss graphing results in mathematical terms – greater than, less than, how many more, how many less, half of the class, fewer than, more than, etc.
  • Depending on the level of your students, have them write statements about their data

NOTE: Unless the glyph is used as a center activity, I ALWAYS staple the legend to the back of the glyph. This is so that parents will see the educational value and not think the child is just coloring at school.

If you have never tried glyphs, grab your FREE glyph HERE!


If you and your students enjoy this, take a look to see glyphs for each month of the school year plus more! You can find individual months or you can find them all together in a money-saving bundle.


For another fun activity, check out my Fairytale Glyphs Activities and Centers here! 


For more fun in the classroom, check out my post here on how to make a game spinner!


For more fun in the classroom, check out my post here on how to make a game spinner!

How to Make a Game Spinner in 5 Easy Steps and a FREEBIE!

Stop Those Flying Papers!

As a teacher, do you get tired of papers flying across the room when trying to use a pencil and a paper clip for a spinner? Make this spinner and you won’t have that problem anymore!

Make This Game Spinner in 5 EASY Steps!

Step 1

Gather the following materials:

  • Your spinner – To make them last even longer, print on card stock and laminate!
  • 2 large paper clips
  • Masking tape or packaging tape

Step 2

Next, open one end of one of the paper clips. Punch the open end of the paper clip into the center of the spinner.

Step 3

Press the paper clip flat against the back and tape it down with masking tape, painter’s tape, or packaging tape.

Step 4

The paper clip will now stand up on the printed side of the spinner. Take the other paper clip and place it over the taped clip. Students hold the clip that is upright and spin the clip that is flat on the paper. No more flying papers!!


This spinner is from my Earth Day resource which can be found HERE.

Other great resources using a spinner can be found HERE. This is the bundle but the individual resources can be purchased also.

If you are looking for more information on Blends and Digraphs (with a freebie), go HERE!

If you made it this far, here is a FREEBIE for you!

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please email me at



Back to School for Teachers Social Distancing ~ Teacher Toolkit


This school year is going to be an ABSOLUTELY crazy back-to-school season. It will be like no other due to Covid-19.  In my groups, I have heard teachers that still don’t know how/when they will be teaching, teachers that are starting tomorrow, some 100% at home, digital, and others that will be doing both in-person and online! CRAZY!!! Teachers and parents are stressed to the max trying to figure it all out.

I imagine the best thing you can do right now is to try to get a jump start on classroom organization and prep for the beginning of school. We are here to help! Once you are in the classroom, these posters (diversity included) will help young children remember safety rules. EDITABLE name desk plates are included. Just type in the student’s name. Picture reminders are on their nameplate. Then there is this FREEBIE on how to talk to your children about the virus which includes handwashing songs your students can sing to help know how long they should wash their hands.

This All About Me resource for getting to know your students at the beginning of school is in Google Slides format as well as Printable format. To save you money, I also made a bundle with both types of resources for only $1.00 more than each individual resource. That way you can have it for online learning now and the printable version for next year.

Teacher Toolkit

In order to help you with all the new social distance guidelines and distance learning, a group of other teacher-authors and myself came up with an idea to help you as you struggle with all the uncertainty. We are bringing you some teaching tools you can use in this Back-to-School Tools for Teachers! This is exciting because some of these are resources are way too time-consuming for teachers to create.  There are a few freebies in the mix too.

Here are the resources for your Distance Learning Teaching Toolkit:

Another new resource for your distance learning. Telling Time Fairy Tale Math BUNDLE which is the digital AND printable version in one download.

This has just recently been loaded. Onset and Rime | CVC Drag and Drop in Google Slides!

Social Distancing Greetings | Posters | Craft | Mini BooksBack to School Getting to Know You Project for Distance LearningSocial Distancing Coloring Book EDITABLE | Classroom Rules Coloring BookMath and ELA Toolbox Distance LearningPen Pal Packet for Distance LearningBack to School Distance Learning Activity - Reading Interest Inventory Survey

These are just a few. More to be added!

Also, Check Out These Back-to-School Printable and Digital Resources:

Here are even more resources for your toolkit!

Teacher Planning Tool for Digital OrganizationDistance Learning Animal Adaptations for Google ClassroomEmergent Readers | Back to School Staying Safe School Rules BookletVirtual Learning Behavior Expectations Posters| Distance Learning| Google Slides

Enjoy and contact me at if there is something I can help you with!


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Sun, Sand, and Savings!

Giveaways for Teachers

Every year in July, a group of Teacher-Authors joins together to help our teacher friends begin to prepare for back-to-school. We offer giveaways for gift cards to TpT, Amazon, and Target.

One Dollar Deals

Also, every Monday we offer $1.00 deals for 24 hours.

Starting at midnight tonight, here is what you will find listed for $1.00 in my store!

For even more deals, click HERE.

Two Dollar Deals

Tuesdays we offer $2.00 deals.

Today, these 2 resources are only $2.00. The Glyphs resource is a year-long BUNDLE! The graphing prompt cards can be used with PK through 2nd grade because there are picture prompts for your non-readers.


Digital Dollar Deals

This year (because of the craziness in our world), we are offering $1.00 deals for digital products. These digital resources are Google Slides, Boom Cards, Seesaw, and more!

If you go to The Fun Factory and see a resource you would like, I will choose someone to receive it for FREE if it is the resource placed on sale! Just email me at

I will update this post each week with my resources that are on sale.

Thanks for reading, have FUN shopping, and good luck on the giveaways!

Susan from The Fun Factory

Racism – I’m Still Learning…My Story

I’m Still Learning…

Everyone has a story. Actually, everyone has many stories. Here are some of mine and maybe you’ll understand how I’m still learning.

   I must start this by saying I am a middle-class white person. I have blonde hair and green eyes. My grandparents lived in Montgomery, Alabama. Every summer we would travel to stay with them for a week or two during summer vacation.

My grandfather was a hard-working, kind, good Christian man. He read his big Bible every day and dropped to his knees every night to pray. We didn’t have books to read at his house so our bedtime stories were always from his Bible. We learned to kneel before God and give Him thanks.

As a very young child, I remember stopping along the way to go visit my grandparents. We needed to use the restroom and I remember almost going into the wrong restroom as I couldn’t read yet. My mom grabbed me and said, “That one is for colored people.” It was the same for water fountains. I didn’t understand. From the eyes of a child, I always wanted to go into those restrooms to see all the beautiful colors. Why didn’t our bathroom have pretty colors? I wondered, “Does their water fountain have pretty colored water?” I was learning.

Fast forward a few years. I was still young, less than 10 years old. My grandfather and I went to run errands and had to stop for gas. This was back when the gas was pumped for you. There was a crowd of Black people who were all yelling and chanting. I did not understand but felt afraid. They seemed so angry! My grandfather paid for the gas and we started to drive off. Suddenly, a bottle was thrown and shattered against the car. I started to cry in fear.

I asked my grandfather what the people were so mad about. “We didn’t do anything wrong. Why do they hate us? They don’t know us and we don’t know them. Why are they so mad at us? Why did they hurt our car? Aren’t you mad they messed up the car? What are we going to do about it?”

My grandfather asked if I noticed anything about the crowd. I said, “Yes, they are mad at us. Why?” He asked if I noticed their color. From the eyes of a child, I did not see their color until he asked me that question. He said, “They are colored people.” “Why does that make a difference?” I asked. My grandfather then replied with an answer I have never forgotten. He said, “The way you feel right now…all the questions you asked me….that’s how they have felt their entire lives. People treat them differently. They feel angry and want things to change. They are just like us except for the color of their skin. I am upset about the car but I am not angry with them. I am not as upset as they are for being treated poorly. Yes, we are going to do something. We are going to pray that God will protect them and change the hearts of those who don’t treat them fairly. We must be kind to everyone, no matter the color of their skin. It is what is in your heart and your actions that matter.” I was learning.

My grandmother had a lady that would help her occasionally with some of her heavy housework. She was a (colored) Black woman named Lucille. We loved Ms. Lucille! When we came into town, she would come over just to see us. She ate at our table. She wanted to know how school was, what kind of grades we made, and what sports we played. She told jokes and gave the BEST hugs! She sang gospels with us. From a child’s eyes, she was a friend and remained so until she passed away. Even though my grandfather’s words never left me, even as I aged, I never had a conversation with Ms. Lucille about her life experiences and what all she suffered. I’m sad about that. I was still learning.

Time went on. I was a young teen when there were to be three protest marches from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. Even though I was still young, the news grabbed my attention because they were talking about where my grandparents lived.  They were marching to demonstrate the desire for Black people to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression. I could sense how tensions were building leading up to the marches. I felt afraid again.

When the event turned into what is now known as Bloody Sunday, I remember crying and asking what they had done wrong. I remember feeling helpless, thinking there was nothing I could do as a child to help what was going on. From the eyes of a young teen…..I wanted to scream, “THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE CAN! WHAT DOES THEIR SKIN COLOR HAVE TO DO WITH IT?” My heart was breaking. Why? I didn’t know these people! There were some changes made after those events. The Voting Rights Acts was passed.  I was learning.

Fast forward a few years. I was on my high school gymnastics team. There was a new member of our team who was Black. I noticed she was warming up by herself. No one would spot her. I started warming up with her and spotting her. We would work out together.

I was also a cheerleader and we were at a Friday night basketball game. All of a sudden they rushed the players to the locker room and everyone was told to go home. There was a riot going on outside the school. What were we going to do? I had gone to the game with my boyfriend who was a basketball player. As we were leaving, we were swarmed by a large group of Black students who had made a big circle around us. There were fights going on. Students were fighting with sticks and hitting each other with glass bottles. I was terrified. We continued to walk, not knowing what we were going to do. Then, I came face-to-face with my teammate. Our eyes met and what happened next, changed my life. My teammate did some special hand squeeze and the circle opened up for us to pass. We made it to the car where once again, we were swarmed and students were rocking the car. All of a sudden, unexpectedly, the swarm opened up and we were able to drive out of the parking lot. This is the day I TRULY learned the power of kindness.

I saw my teammate during practice on Monday. While we spoke unspoken words with our eyes, we never had a discussion. I now am sorry about that. Why didn’t I, as part of the “privileged” class, do something to help? What could I do to help bring justice to the Black community? While I understood the power of kindness, I still needed to learn.

Ms. Laura was my 3-year-old son’s babysitter. She was MORE than a babysitter. She was part of our family. We would visit Ms. Laura at her house. We had meals together. She always called my son “her little friend.”

We were getting ready to go out of town for my brother’s wedding and Ms. Laura came over to make sure my son’s shoes were polished and had clean shoelaces! She wanted “her baby” to look spiffy when he walked down the aisle as the ring bearer. While we were away at the wedding, Ms. Laura had a massive heart attack and passed away. Trying to explain what had happened to a three-year-old was difficult. All I remember from the conversation was him saying, “Oh no! Now I won’t have ‘fwiend’!” He had no understanding of skin color. He just felt the love. I never had a discussion with Ms. Laura about her trials or experiences as a Black person. I STILL needed to learn!

As a teacher, I was asked one day whether a certain student in my class was Black or not. I had to stop and think. I didn’t see color. My heart said he is just a precious child of God. I didn’t realize the effects of not seeing and recognizing color. I was still learning.

When I moved from the classroom to train teachers, I worked with some fabulous people of color. My boss was a Black woman who I admired tremendously. She was smart, funny, a great leader, and talented in so many ways. That is what I saw. Never once did I stop and think about all the obstacles she probably had to face to get to her position. I took it for granted. I didn’t think about how much harder it had to be for her than her White counterparts.  I was still learning.

A very dear friend of mine, Bertie Simmons, spent 60 years in education. Yes, you read that correctly…60 years! She is my hero in more ways than one. I just read her recent book  Whispers of Hope . It tells about her life experiences growing up in rural Louisiana during the Jim Crow era. In her story, she used (and continues to use) her life experiences to bring about changes in the fight for equity in our educational system. I am still learning! Her innovations to turn a school around that was a gang-infested drop-out school is nothing less than remarkable. It is because of her courage to stand up and fight for what was best for the students in her community that gives me the courage to write some of my story. It gives me courage to stand up and do my part to fight for equality. I am still learning!

I am including this poem written by Bertie Simmons. It is in her book. This too is my dream. I could never have written anything any better. Thank you, Bertie, for teaching me and giving me HOPE!

I Dream

I dream of a world full of hope
Where sunbeams sparkle with delight,
And raindrops wash away all hatred
While moonbeams wrap us at night
In a blanket of peace.

I dream of a world of unconditional love
Where no one is judged by race, color, or creed.
And the fresh breeze delivers chances
While snowfakes provide the ambiance we need
To view the world with wonderment and awe.

I dream of a world with no hunger
Where each has shelter and care,
And our doors are always open
In case someone is there
Who needs a helping hand.

I dream of a world where hope is not a whisper.
Where it is shouted around the earth,
And free to each individual
With no regard for one’s place of birth
Or the number of one’s zip code.

    ~Bertie Simmons~

In conclusion…

Please don’t hate me for being white. Please don’t hate me for the mistakes I have and will continue to make. I am still learning. I don’t “do” social media. I can’t get out and march with you. Yet, I FEEL some part of what you are feeling. I am still learning. I will never know the extent of your pain. I am still learning. All I know is your pain is more than what I am feeling and I cannot imagine that. I have sobbed every day for a week. I am an anti-racist and I am still learning.

What I CAN do is use my words. I CAN write letters to demand change. I CAN make suggestions about how to make things better. I CAN vote for those who will make change. I CAN have tough conversations to continue to learn. I CAN teach my grandchildren about kindness and how not to judge anyone for the color of their skin. AND believe me, I CAN get down on my knees with you and lift you and our country up in prayer…just as my grandfather taught me so many years ago. I am STILL learning!

Written by Susan
The Fun Factory
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4 Reasons We Love Memes and Quotes

We all LOVE mems and motivational quotes, especially teachers. We use them to inspire, motivate, to make a point or bring an awareness, make fun of ourselves or situations, and just for a good old-fashioned belly laugh! The memes and quotes below could probably be in several categories…you decide!

Reason #1 – Inspire

What teacher doesn’t want to inspire or be inspired?  The fairy tale quote is one of my all-time favorites. I’ve used it in my classroom for administrators and parents for many years. Genius from a genius!

Reason #2 – Motivate

Every teacher knows that once a student is motivated, learning will happen. Here are some of my favorites!

Reason #3 – Awareness

There are so many controversial topics in our world today. We, as teachers and humankind, need to bring awareness (in developmentally appropriate ways) to tough questions, topics, and situations. Here are more favorites.

Reason #4 – Laugh

Sometimes we just need to laugh. Not always because something is funny, but to help relieve stress. A global pandemic is nothing to laugh at but we can relieve stress by laughing at ourselves while going through it. I hope some of these make you laugh out loud!

There are probably dozens of other reasons we use memes and quotes but these are my favorites. What are yours?

Susan, The Fun FactoryWhere We Play to Learn!

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School Closings – Coronavirus – Free Teacher Resources

As the coronavirus continues to spread, more and more schools are closing for an extended period of time. This is leaving schools and parents frantically trying to come up with a plan to keep students learning and engaged while schools are closed. We are here to help with FREE resources.

If you or anyone you know needs to know what to say to children preschool (PK) through second graders, here is something you might find helpful. It includes original handwashing songs to teach children (other than singing Happy Birthday 2 times).

This is a homework calendar with developmentally appropriate activities that caregivers can do with young children, preschool and Kindergarten. This calendar is completely EDITABLE so you can change any of the activities. One version is ready to print and hand out! Go HERE if you need the March version. 

If you would like monthly calendars sent automatically  to your inbox each month, go HERE to tell me where to send them. I also send special freebies out during the summer months.









These times are unprecedented and it is scary for all of us all over the world! Because of this, we want to save you time hunting for activities to send home. Several Teacher-Authors have come together to give you some FREE resources to help you plan for the extended school closures. Many of us have waived our Terms -of- Use so that you can share resources with families through email or a secured online platform.

Just click on the logos below which will take you to each store’s FREE category. Download away. Additionally, there are links below which will also take you to FREE resources. I hope these will help you. 

AND….Please remember to be kind and leave the authors nice feedback. It is VERY much appreciated!

Fabulous Teacher-Authors Offering FREE Resources 

More FREE Resources!


Primary Economics 

Fruit and Vegetable Sort

Sight Words, Level 1


Plants Graphing and Writing

Animal Classes Reference Chart

Spring Math Games – First Grade

Linking Language to Math

2nd – 4th

Dog or Cat Journal Activity

Word Search Puzzle

Multiplication Math Fact Practice

Thank you Teacher-Authors!

FREE Valentine’s Day Activities & Printable Resources For Teachers

Teachers if you are looking for some FREE  Valentine’s Day activities, printables, and resources I have you covered!

Take a  look and find resources that will meet the needs of YOUR students!

PreK and Kindergarten teachers check this out! If you would like FREE PRINT & GO EDITABLE Developmentally Appropriate Homework Calendars delivered to your inbox each month, go here to tell me where to send them!

See your FREE Valentine’s Day Activities, Printables, and Resources below.

PreK-Kindergarten Teachers:

FREE Patterning Center Activity

Free Heart Pattern Center for PK-K FREE Patterns | Repeating and Growing Pattern Center | Hearts

CvC Word Work Worksheet Free Sample Heart Theme

Kindergarten-1st Grade Teachers:

Valentine's Day Activities

Candy Hearts Graphing Fun

Valentine's Day Sound Boxes (Elkonin Boxes)

First and Second Grade Teachers:

Valentine's Day Activities No Prep Fun and Writing Pages FREEBIE

Place Value Color by Code Mardi Gras Picture Activity FREEBIE

Valentine's Day Math Worksheets: FREEBIE

Any Grade!

Valentine Treat Bags Freebie Craft

If you are interested in reading a post on Digraphs and Blends (with freebies), click this link.

Celebrating the 120th Day of School in February? Check this out!

FREE 100th Day and 120th Day of School Resources!

I have teamed with some other authors to bring you FREE resources for your 100th and 120th Day Celebrations! When teaching PreK and Kindergarten, the 100th Day of School was one of my favorite days of the year to celebrate! Whenever teaching 1st and 2nd graders, 120th Day became one of my favorites. While teaching as an Interventionist for K-2, I got the best of both!

We did all sorts of things for those numbers. One of my students’ favorites was having a “Mad Minute”. This is where we came up with as many things our brains could think of for one minute that had to do with 100 or 120. Kiddos are so funny and would think of things (besides numbers) I never would have thought of. One of my favorites of all times was, “My mom says my dad acts like a 100-year-old man when she asks him to wash the dishes but acts 20 when he drives too fast!”  

Here are some FREE resources for the 100th and 120th Day of school to help you celebrate and keep $ in your pocket!

Here is mine from The Fun Factory. Click HERE to see other 100th Day and 120th Day resources.

FREE 120th Day of School | Read and Color to Follow Directions and Math

100th Day of School Activity MOBILE FREEBIE

100th Day of School Activities Color by Number & Writing Pages FREEBIE

100th Day of School Writing Prompt (Before I'm 100 Years Old, I Want To...)
FREE 100th Day Mini Activity Page Series Pack {Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs}