Teachers are always looking for new materials and ways to save money. Purchasing items for the classroom can become very expensive. For this reason, looking to web sites that offer free resources can be a must for teachers. There are many out there, you just need to know where to look to find the freebies!
1. The Curriculum Corner (www.thecurriculumcorner.com) This site provides all free lesson plans, centers and other activities for teachers and homeschool parents. It is up to date with current best practice in the classroom, including units of study for reading and writing workshops. There is an emphasis on the Common Core Standards. The Curriculum Corner will be launching a sister site in June of 2013 titled The Curriculum Corner 4-5-6 (www.thecurriculumcorner456.com.) This site will be geared towards teachers of 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Preschool teachers and families will find some beneficial activities at The Curriculum Corner Family (www.thecurriculumcornerfamily.com.)
2. Classroom Freebies Too (www.classroomfreebiestoo.com) Every Monday this site hosts a linky party titled Manic Monday. Bloggers across the web share their newest free classroom creations.
3. Teaching Blog Addict (http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/p/welcome-to-tba.html) Hop on over to this blog every Friday for Freebie Friday. Like Manic Monday, bloggers share their favorite freebies.
4. Teachers Pay Teachers (www.teacherspayteachers.com) While many of the activities provided on this site are to be purchased, every provider must share at least one freebie. If you spend time to look, you can find great resources for free.
5. Learning.com (www.learning.com) This site has created a marketplace for teachers. There are many providers who are a part of this marketplace that offer all of their resources for free. Simply sign up for a free account and you can begin downloading their freebies.