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Bring Fall to Your Classroom!

Take a moment and focus on your breathing. A big breath in and out. Now, close your eyes, imagine when you were a kid and summer was coming to an end and FALL was just around the corner.

The chilly mornings, the warm sunny afternoons. Ahhhh….

Now, as an adult, I’m always rushing through life and I forget to stop and smell the leaves during this time of year.

I have created a Fall to-do list this year. Making sure I take advantage of the season and enjoy all that it has to offer.

  • Corn Maze
  • Take a Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway – seriously the best fall drive ever!!
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Walk the Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel
  • Chill on the front porch in the morning, watching the sun crest over the Blue Ridge Mountains and drink a cup of warm apple cider or tea (I am still trying not to drink coffee, I know sad, right!)
Fall image

That’s my list for now and I can’t wait!

This time of year, I am always on the lookout for ways to bring Fall into the classroom. I want students to live the season and experience FALL as much as I can within the classroom walls.

We write about Fall. We play Fall games. We go on a Fall scavenger hunt. We taste apple cider (many for the first time, and many do not like, I believe it’s an acquired taste (-;)

See how these Fabulous Fall resources can help you create ENGAGING and FUN-FILLED FALL lessons!

Fall Digital Breakout Escape Rooms K-5

Here is a list of Fall Digital Breakout Escape Rooms for your students to enjoy! Check out this post for additional Fall Digital Breakout Escape Rooms.

I’m sure you will find one that will meet your FALL Classroom Needs!

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Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room

Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room

Sleepy squirrel has forgotten to save enough food for winter. Help Sleepy squirrel find clues to unlock a forgotten stash of acorns.


Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room

Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room

Summer is gone… The temperature is dropping, the leaves are falling, and animals are preparing for winter. Happy Fall! Let’s have some FALL fun!


Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room

Another K-2 Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room

Scarecrow is working hard this fall to keep those pesky birds away from the crops. But it sure is lonely out in the field. Help scarecrow finds someone to talk with, maybe a new BEST friend.


Fall Garden Snack Attack™ – A Feed Me Game

This Snack Attack™ printable game is a perfect addition to your literacy and math centers this fall! Your students will enjoy feeding each fall garden item while also learning/practicing counting, ten frames, sounds, CVC words, and rhyming.

Check out this post here for additional information!

So many more fall resources to choose from – click HERE to explore!


Want to explore additional Fall activities for the classroom? Check out my TpT store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher.

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest resources for your classroom!

Happy Teaching!

Dr. Tonya Coffey

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Fall Digital Breakout Escape Rooms – Let the Good Times Begin!

Have I mentioned that I love fall! Just the thought of cooler weather, and my favorite hoodies bring such calm over me. Here’s to an amazing FALL season. I wish you the best and hope that you take full advantage of whatever FALL activities you enjoy!

My creativity goes into overdrive in the fall! I design and create like a mad woman! Are you looking for something different this fall season to celebrate the changing of the season with your students? I have several digital breakouts that you may be interested in checking out.

Fall Digital Escape Room (Google Form Digital Breakout) 3rd Grade

Let the FALL FUN begin!

Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room (Google Form) for Grades 1-5.

I created 5 differernt digital breakout escspe room for Grades 1-5.

For early finishers, I created 4 Fall Writing Prompts with Toppers for only $1.00!


Are you familiar with digital breakout escape rooms? If not, check out my post on digital breakout. The post explains several of the difffernt types of digital breakouts that I create.

Want to explore additional digital activities for the classroom? Check out my TpT store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher and them to your wishlist!

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest resources for your classroom!

Happy Teaching!

Dr. Tonya Coffey

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Snack Attack™ A Feed Me Game – Fall Edition – Sounds, CVC Words, Rhyming, Ten Frames, and Counting – Perfect for Kindergarten and First Grade

Thanks for visiting! I am lauching a new resource line in my TpT store. I’m super excited to share Snack Attack™ A Feed Me Game – Fall Edition.

I will walk you through setting up this very simple FALL literacy and math center for your K-1 students. Imagine the giggles your students will have feeding each fall item snacks!

Included in this resourse is 5 Fall Math and ELA feed me games. I created this interactive game to be super simple to setup and store for future uses.

Snack Attack™ A Feed Me Game Fall Edition
  • Beginning Sounds
  • CVC Words
  • Rhyming
  • Ten Frames
  • Counting

Check out the directions below! Many of the items can be found at your local craft store!


Materials Needed:

Let’s get started!

Gather your supplies!

Gather your supplies!

  • Laminate Snack Attack™ pages (basket, gnome, sunglower, rake, owl, wheelbarrow)
  • Laminate task cards
Laminate Snack Attack™ and Task Cards

Laminate Snack Attack™ and Task Cards

  • Trim Snack Attack™ page around the black border
Trim Snack Attack™ page around the black border

Trim Snack Attack™ page around the black border

  • Using your craft knife and cutting board, trim the mouth piece out of each Snack Attack™ page
Trim mouth piece out. Be careful that knife is sharp!

Trim mouth piece out. Be careful that knife is sharp!

  • Take your cutting board (must be smaller than 8″ wide), and place inside of the gift bag.
  • Trace the mouth on the front of the gift bag using a pencil.
  • Then trim the piece out with your craft knife.
  • Be careful that knife is sharp!!

  • Now it’s time to use your glue gun to glue the Snack Attack™ page onto the gift page. Be sure to align the hole with the mouth of the image.
Glue the image onto the gift bag. Be sure to align the mouth with the cut out in the bag.

Glue the image onto the gift bag. Be sure to align the mouth with the cut out in the bag.

**You’re now ready to finish your setup for your Snack Attack™ Fall Feed Me Game** Be sure to laminate each task card ( I laminated the page first, then cut out each task card).

Don’t forget to grab your new Snack Attack™ Game here!

Super cute!!


Be sure to head over to my Tpt store today to GRAB your copy of the Snack Attack™ A Feed Me Game Fall Edition

Now comes the best part! Time to store for next year. Just simply fold the bag and wham! Super easy!

I hope that you and your students enjoy this fun, easy to setup game FALL game! Subscribe to my Blog and following my TpT to hear when I drop another Snack Attack™ A Feed Me Game!


I am a huge fan of digital breakout escape rooms! I love solving them and creating them! Add a little FALL spice to your fall festivities this year by sharing a Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room with your students!

Want to explore additional Fall activities for the classroom? Check out my TpT store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher.

Be sure to follow my TpT store to get the latest and greatest resources for your classroom!

Happy Teaching!

Dr. Tonya Coffey

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4 Fall Writing Prompts with Toppers (Printable) – Super Cute Craftivity!

I love fall! It’s by far the best season ever. I enjoy cool, crisp mornings sitting on the front porch sipping a hot cup of tea. The sight of red, orange, and brown leaves drifting ever so slowly to the ground brings me such peace. I even think fall has a particular smell that I can sense weeks in advance. It smells something like nostalgia.

Is it just me or can you sense the coming of fall weeks in advnace? I get this funny feeling in the pit of my stomach that the season is changing and all the fun, fall activities begin to take resisdents in my brain!

  • Corn Maze
  • Apple Picking with a dash of apple cide
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Driving on the Skyline Parkway and watching the leaves fall
  • Hiking

Do you have favorite fall activities you anticipate doing each year?

I also enjoy creating FUN, FALL activites for the classroom. My newest creation is a collection of FALL writing prompts for grades K-5.

This resource is a perfect combination of writing practice and crafting!

Included in this resource: 4 Different Fall Writing Prompts

  • Fun things to do in Fall…
  • I love Fall because…
  • All About Fall
  • My Favorite Things About Fall
Fall Writing Prompts with Toppers (Printable)

Are you looking for a FUN FALL activity for your students to practicing writing and to celebrate the FALL season? This resource is a perfect combination of writing practice and crafting

I am a huge fan of digital breakout escape rooms! I love solving them and creating them! Add a little FALL spice to your fall festivities this year by sharing a Fall Digital Breakout Escape Room with your students!

Want to explore additional Fall activities for the classroom? Check out my TpT store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher.

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest resources for your classroom!

Happy Teaching!

Dr. Tonya Coffey

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3 Fun-Filled Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Virtually ☘️

It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

For many, this may mean you have to find creative ways to share the holiday with your students virtually. Check out these fun-filled ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day virtually!

In this fun and engaging St. Patrick’s Day digital breakout virtual escape room for First Grade, students will need to catch Patty before his next trick.

Patty is a leprechaun and a prankster! Highly intelligent and quick-witted, he has never been caught. But, according to Irish lore, if you are lucky enough to catch a leprechaun, he must give you his pot full of gold. Try to catch Patty before his next prank!

Students will have so much fun trying to catch Patty!

I also created a Google From Digital Breakout for St. Patrick’s Day for Grades 1-5! Go check them out!!

Another fun-filled digital activity that is easy to share virtually with your students is this Google Slides Digital Breakout, Patty to the Rescue.

Digital Breakout Escape Room St. Patrick's Day Grades 3-5

A St. Patrick’s Day digital breakout for grades 3-5. Your teacher gave you four riddles to solve, but you are not having any luck. Lucky for you, Patty is here to help. Solve each clue to unlock the locks.

Digital Breakout Escape Room – St. Patrick’s Day – Grades 3-5

Early finishers? Have them complete this digital mystery hundreds chart – Digital Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture – St. Patrick’s Day

Digital Hundreds Chart St. Patrick's Day
Digital Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture – St. Patrick’s Day

I hope these activities will bring lots of enjoyment to your students! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Want to explore additional digital activities for the classroom? Check out my TpT store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher. Would you like to learn more about digital breakouts? In this post I share how I create 3 Different Types of Digital Breakouts to meet a variety of students needs.

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest resources for your classroom!

Happy Teaching!

Tonya

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BEE BOTS, Coding, Computer Science, Digital Breakouts, Digital Escape Rooms, Digital Literacy, Tech in the Classroom

3 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday for Read Across America Week 2020

Every March 2nd, classrooms across the U.S. and beyond celebrate the birthday of one of the most iconic authors of all time –  Theodore Seuss Geisel. Under the pen name – Dr. Seuss, Mr. Geisel wrote and illustrated more than 60 books which include many of the most popular children’s books of all time. 

Let’s Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with a Digital Breakout!

In this digital breakout, students will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by solving some clues. Digital Breakouts are such a fun and authentic way to practice teamwork, communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.

This digital breakout contains four locks. Want to learn more about how this digital breakout is set up? Check out this blog post!

Lock 1 – Students will select the Dr. Seuss book for each quote using a Google Form. Once each student complete the Google Form have them Submit. They will need to pay attention to the feedback for the clue.

Lock 2 – Students will unscramble the Dr. Seuss characters and then add or subtract each letter.

Lock 3 – Students will put the events of Dr. Seuss’s life in order.

Lock 4 – Students will fill in the blanks and then navigate through a Dr. Seuss maze.

Let’s Celebrate with Coding Robots (Bee-Bot & More)

In this activity, students will program the ROBOT to the provided sequence of rhyming words, but watch out for hats. Students will need to program a route around hats.

Students will have a BLAST reviewing rhyming words while practicing coding! Don’t have a Bee-Bot, no problem! Other coding robots may be used.

Let’s Celebrate with a Digital Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture Using Google Slides

In this activity, students will use the “fill” formatting tool in Google Slides to create three different Dr. Seuss characters. Students will use the numbers found in the speaker notes.

So many ways to celebrate an author that has provided us with hours upon hours of reading enjoyment!

Want to explore additional digital activities for the classroom, check out my tpt store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest resources for your classroom!

Happy Teaching!

Tonya

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BEE BOTS, Coding, Computer Science, Digital Breakouts, Digital Escape Rooms, Digital Literacy, Tech in the Classroom

4 Fun-Filled Activities to share on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. But it’s not about the candy or gifts that I might receive, it’s a special day to show my love to others. A special kind word, a pat on the back, a congrats, job well done. Valentine’s Day reminds me that spreading kindness promotes joy and peace. 

Let’s share this special day with our students with some fun-filled activities. Digital Breakouts are a great way to show and practice kindness to one another.

Digital Breakouts help to improve team-building skills, communication, and collaboration engagingly and authentically.

For this Valentine’s Day, why not share a digital breakout with your students and help them to build these important skills?

Interested in learning more about digital breakouts, click HERE!

Digital Breakout Escape Room – Love Monster (Grades 3-5)

Lock 1 – Students will follow algorithms to the correct colored heart.

Lock 2 – Students will find the missing digit to each math equation.

Lock 3 – Students will write an algorithm for the shortest route.

Lock 4 – Students will use binary code to crack the code.

Digital Breakout Escape Room – Cuddles Wishes for a Valentine (Grades K-2)

Word Lock – Student will determine the correct math to spell a word.

Number Lock – Students will drag and drop the correct number of Valentines to fill each ten frame to make 20.

Direction Lock – Students will put the events in order to make a card for Valentine’s Day.

Color Lock – Students will drag and drop the correct missing letter to complete each word.

Plugged and Unplugged – How to Make a Valentine

Have you begun the task of integrating computer science into your curriculum? If so, or you are just beginning, check out these Valentine’s Day coding activities.

Students will learn the steps in how to make a valentine while learning the basic commands of coding. No device is required for this unplugged activity.

Do you have a coding device? The coding robots plugged activity might just be the resource you have been looking for!

Students will code a “robot” to each step in how to make a valentine.

Interested in learning more about plugged and unplugged coding, click HERE!

Digital Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture Using Google Slides

Another team-building resource! Pair students up to complete this digital mystery picture! Completed in Google Slides, students will use the key in the speaker notes to complete the activity. Enjoy mystery pictures? Check out this MONEY SAVING BUNDLE!

A digital hundreds chart mystery picture pixel art math center for grades K-5. The activity can be used in Google Classroom, Chromebooks and other classroom devices. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

I hope you and your classroom will plant the seed of kindness this Valentine’s Day! Let’s remember that kindness can be shared and cultivated every day!

Want to explore additional digital activities for the classroom, check out my tpt store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest resources for your classroom!

Happy Teaching!

Tonya

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Digital Breakouts, Digital Literacy, Tech in the Classroom

Groundhog Weather School – A Groundhog Day Digital Breakout

It’s Groundhog Day! Every February the 2nd, groundhog makes his annual appearance to predict if we will have six more weeks of winter or an early spring. In this digital breakout based on the story Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub, groundhog has some extra help, he sure is glad that he opened a weather school last year! Solve each clue to learn some cool facts about Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Weather School – Digital Breakout

Critical Thinking

Clue 1 - Solving the digital breakout

I really had those brains stretching on this digital breakout. For the first clue, students had to find hidden letters and to guess the word. I created a Groundhog Day Weather Forecaster Quiz and hid six letters. For some students, they immediately recognized that some words were a different color; others needed a hint.

Cause and Effect

For the second clue, I created “cause” statements and students had to drag and drop the correct “effect” statement to each box; revealing the five digit number lock. Just like me, students still get confused as to what the groundhog will do if he sees his shadow!

Clue 2
Clue 2

Fact vs. Opinion

Clue 3

For the third clue, students practiced identifying “fact” and “opinion” statements. A helpful hint for this one is to have them use the “fill” tool to color each fact statement. Once they had the correct statements selected, students were then able to solve the direction lock.

Sequence of Events

This clue was a doozy! Using Google Sheets, I created five events and mixed them up. Students had to place a number beside each event indicating the order it would occur. Once students placed the right number in the box, it would magically reveal a color. Students then had to place the numbers in the correct order.

It’s amazing to see how engaged students are when completing a Digital Breakout; after an hour, I only had about three pairs of students finish the Digital Breakout, but it did not deter the others. As they were leaving for the day, they were already asking when will we be able to do another one!!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

Looking for a K-2 Digital Breakout?

Check this one out!

Want to explore additional digital breakouts for the classroom, check out my tpt store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest digital breakouts for your classroom!

How do you use digital breakouts in your classroom? Do you have a certain resource that is your go-to for creating or sharing with your students? I would love to learn how others are utilizing digital breakouts or Breakout boxes in their classrooms.

Happy Teaching!

Tonya

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Digital Breakouts, Digital Escape Rooms, Digital Literacy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Digital Breakout Escape Room

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every third Monday in January, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dedicated his life fighting for civil rights and for poverty. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech exposed the American public to the injustice of racial inequality. Dr. King fervently persuaded Americans to stop discriminating based on race. At the age of 35, Dr. King became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history. So many accomplishments in such a short time.

Let’s take some time to share the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our students. Let them learn about his struggles and what the did to help end discrimination based on race. 

To celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I created a digital breakout that provides students the opportunity to explore the life of Dr. King. 

Let’s Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Digital Breakout – Grades 3-5

→ Word Lock – Students will read each Fun Fact and find the hidden letters.

→ Color Lock –  Students will drag and drop the correct character trait to each sentence.

→ Direction Lock – Using the Fun Fact, students will follow the events to the image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning at “START HERE.”

→ Number Lock –  Students will read each definition then choose the correct vocabulary word. If correct, they earn a clue, if not, they go back to the original slide.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital breakout!

An additional extension I created for students to complete is a digital mystery hundreds chart picture (3 options to choose from, 1-100, sight words, or multiplication).

Digital Mystery Hundreds Chart – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can choose to have students use the 1-100 chart, a sight word chart or a multiplication chart to reveal the image.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital mystery hundreds chart.

Want to explore additional digital breakouts for the classroom, check out my tpt store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher.

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest digital breakouts for your classroom! The first 24 hours of posting a new resource, the resource will be 50% off.

How do you use digital breakouts in your classroom? Do you have a certain resource that is your go-to for creating or sharing with your students? I would love to learn how others are utilizing digital breakouts or Breakout boxes in their classrooms.

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Digital Breakouts, Digital Escape Rooms, Digital Literacy, Tech in the Classroom

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the day than with a FUN and ENGAGING Digital Breakout.

I’m not sure about you, but the first 100 days of school was gone in a blink of an eye. So much to do, so little time to do it.

For this Grade 3-5 100th Day of School digital breakout, I created each clue using 100s charts.

100th Day of School – Digital Breakout – Grades 3-5

Lock 1 – Students will fill in numbers to find the hidden letters.

Lock 2 – Students will find the correct numbers and complete the operation for each.

Lock 3 – Students will skip count by 10s, 5s, and 2s to reveal the hidden colors.

Lock 4 – Students will use provided coordinates to find the correct arrows.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital breakout!

For the first clue, students are required to use the “fill tool” in Google Slides to find the hidden word. There are five slides, with a 100s chart on each slide with a hidden letter. **To make this clue go a little faster, have each student in a group working on a slide, and have them highlight groups of the same color then fill (e.g. 1-4 fill red, 8-10 fill blue, etc.).

For the second clue, students must complete a math equation. Instead of digits, they have images and are required to use a 100s chart to find the missing numbers.

Clue #3

For the third clue, students must skip count. As they skip count, numbers “magically” change colors.

Clue #4

For the last clue, the student will use coordinates to find the hidden directions.

Check out this student breaking out of the 4th lock! Truly remarkable watching each student work their way through each clue and lock!

Students had a blast completing the 100th Day of School – Digital Breakout! They always ask if they can do another one! It’s great to see them think critically, to problem-solve, to collaborate with their peers, and build those important communication skills.

Looking for a 100th Day of School Digital Breakout for littles (K-2). Check this one out! The digital breakout uses Google Sites and is meant to be done as a whole group.

100th Day of School – Digital Breakout – Grades K-2

Word Lock – Student will count to 100 by 10s.

Number Lock – Students will count each set of coins and determine how much more is needed to make $1.00.

Direction Lock – Students will place a red x on the words that do not use the letters in the words “one-hundred.”

Color Lock – Students will solve each riddle and fill in the number with the correct color. Then sort the numbers from least to greatest.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital breakout!

Want to explore additional digital breakouts for the classroom, check out my tpt store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher.

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest digital breakouts for your classroom! The first 24 hours of posting a new resource, the resource will be 50% off.

How do you use digital breakouts in your classroom? Do you have a certain resource that is your go-to for creating or sharing with your students? I would love to learn how others are utilizing digital breakouts or Breakout boxes in their classrooms.

This post contains affiliate links.  I will make a commission on any product you buy through those links at no extra charge to you.