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A December Word List πŸŽ„βœ¨

In this season, let's explore the magic of December through a list of enchanting words like:

- Christmas
- Decorations
- Reindeer
- Snowflakes
- Gingerbread
- Decorative
- Holiday
- Eggnog
- Candy Canes
- Fireplace
- Festivity
- Traditions
- Snowman
- Caroling
- Nutcracker
- Stockings

Each word holds a unique piece of the holiday puzzle.
Welcome, December! πŸŒŸβ„οΈπŸŽ


πŸ“š Mastering Multisyllabic Words: A 4-Step Guide! 🌟

1️⃣ Box Suffixes

2️⃣ Circle Prefixes

3️⃣ Decode Vowel Sounds

4️⃣ Repeat the Word

At 'Use my mind, Save your Time,' we're dedicated to simplifying the teaching process. Dive into our useful blogs to help your students conquer complex words effortlessly. πŸ’ͺπŸ”

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πŸ‚βœ¨ November Compound Word Extravaganza! βœ¨πŸ¦ƒ

As we gather 'round the table, let's explore these compound words that make November truly special. From 'Centerpiece' to 'Farmyard,' each one adds a unique flavor to the season. 🍁🍽️

πŸ“ Compound Words:

Cranberry sauce
These words are the ingredients of a memorable November. Share your favorite compound word from this list! πŸ—“οΈπŸ§‘


πŸƒπŸ† Closed Syllables Showdown! πŸ†πŸƒ

Ready to dive into the world of closed syllables? Let's make learning a thrilling competition!

πŸ“š Create flashcards with words containing closed syllables.
πŸ‘₯ Divide students into teams.
πŸ”¦ Show a flashcard to each team.
⏳ Race against the clock! The first team to read it scores a point.

With the timer ticking, it's a battle of knowledge and speed. Who will emerge as the closed syllable champions? πŸ₯‡πŸ•’

Learning has never been this competitive and engaging! 🧠πŸ”₯


πŸ¦ƒ Thanksgiving Digital

Escape Room: Boost Author's Purpose Skills! Engage Students with Fun Reading Comprehension Activities, Teamwork, and Gratitude. Review PIE'ED, Point of
View, and Perspective.
Bonus Completion Activities Included.
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Photos from Use My Mind Save Your Time's post 11/14/2023

Big News! Early Black Friday Sale for Teachers! πŸŽ‰

Hey, amazing educators and teachers!

We've got something special just for you! Get ready for the , , and event on TPT! 🍎 (BF stands for Black Friday)

πŸ“† Save the Dates: November 14th to 16th (inclusive) πŸ“†

A group of awesome sellers, including us, is coming together to offer you fantastic deals from November 14th to 16th. It's our way of saying THANK YOU for all the incredible work you do!

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Spread the word! Share this post and use the hashtags , , and to let your fellow educators know about this incredible event. Let's celebrate the amazing work teachers do every day.

See you at the sale, starting November 14th! πŸš€

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πŸ‚πŸ¦ƒ November Vocabulary Extravaganza! πŸ¦ƒπŸ

Get ready to feast on these multisyllabic words that encapsulate the essence of November. 🌟 It's the month of gratitude, tradition, and heartwarming gatherings! 🍁❀️

πŸ“ Word List:

Let these words spice up your November conversations and inspire you to embrace the spirit of the season! πŸ—“οΈπŸ‚


πŸ”πŸ§© Dive into the Word Hunt Challenge! πŸ§©πŸ”Ž

Can you spot the hidden words with the misterious prefix in this exciting word search puzzle? πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ“ Unscramble your mind and embark on a linguistic adventure! πŸš€

Find 5 words which have a prefix that means "again"

Let's play with prefixes and expand our vocabulary. Share your discoveries and tag a friend to join the wordy fun! πŸ€“πŸ“š


Syllable Vowel Teams: Unlocking the Magic of Diphthongs! 🌟

πŸ” What's a Diphthong? 🧐 A diphthong syllable is a linguistic gem with two adjacent vowels that coalesce to create a unique sound. It's like a vowel power duo! πŸŽ―πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ

✨ Example Time! πŸ“’ Here are some common diphthong syllables:
1️⃣ "oi" in 'coin'
2️⃣ "ou" in 'cloud'
3️⃣ "ea" in 'seat'

Understanding diphthongs is like uncovering a secret code in the world of syllables. πŸ€«πŸ” Unlock the magic and enhance your language skills! πŸ”‘πŸ“š


We believe that incorporating pop culture into teaching resources is a game-changer for education. Why? Because it's the key to unlocking engagement and relatability in the classroom!

πŸš€ Sparking Engagement: Pop culture is a universal language that speaks to students of all ages. Whether it's movies, music, video games, or memes, these elements are not just entertaining; they're educational goldmines waiting to be explored. By weaving pop culture references into lessons, we ignite students' curiosity and enthusiasm. They're not just learning; they're having fun doing it!

πŸ’‘ Making Learning Relatable: Today's students are growing up in a world saturated with pop culture references. By incorporating these references into teaching materials, we bridge the gap between the classroom and their everyday lives. Concepts that once seemed abstract become tangible and relatable. This approach helps students connect with the subject matter on a personal level, making it easier to understand and remember.

🌐 Global Connection: Pop culture is a global phenomenon. It transcends borders and languages, making it a powerful tool for creating a shared understanding among students from diverse backgrounds. Through pop culture references, we build a sense of community in the classroom, promoting inclusivity and empathy.


Unlocking the Author's Purpose πŸ“šπŸ”: Teaching Tips!

1️⃣ Bring Writing to Life: 🌟 Make author's purpose relatable by sharing real-life examples of diverse writing styles. Show students how it's done in the real world! βœοΈπŸ—žοΈπŸ“–

2️⃣ Visualize with PIE πŸ₯§: Dive into the 'PIE' chart - Persuade, Inform, Entertain! πŸ“Š Use graphic organizers to help students visually grasp the author's intent. It's all about the 'pieces' of the purpose puzzle! 🧩

3️⃣ Decode the Clues πŸ•΅οΈ: Seek context clues within the text πŸ“. Look for keywords, phrases, or the overall tone that reveal the author's underlying purpose. It's like being a literary detective! πŸ”ŽπŸ“°

4️⃣ Hands-On Learning πŸ“βœ¨: Encourage students to become authors themselves! πŸ“ Have them craft persuasive essays, informative reports, or creative stories. Writing is the best teacher! πŸŽ“πŸ“š

Empower your students to decode the mysteries of author's purpose! πŸ§ πŸ“–βœοΈ


🏁 Ready, Set, Syllable! 🏁 Gather your crew, it's time for the ultimate multisyllabic word race! πŸš€

1️⃣ Form teams and get your multisyllabic wordlists ready. Challenge your vocabulary skills like never before!

2️⃣ Set up those start and finish lines. The competition is about to begin, and the excitement is building!

3️⃣ Alternately pronounce those complex words and take one step for each syllable. Who can enunciate the trickiest terms with precision?

4️⃣ It's a sprint to the finish line, and the first team to complete the word relay emerges victorious. πŸ†

Think you've got what it takes? Join the multisyllabic madness today! πŸ”€πŸ’¨


To the amazing teachers out there, your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. πŸ™ŒπŸŽ We're on a mission to make your teaching journey smoother, so you can focus on what you do best - inspiring the future! πŸ’ͺ✨


"πŸ‚πŸŽƒ Dive into the October Edition of Compound Word Delights! πŸ“šβœ¨

Explore the magic of language with these enchanting compound words:

🍁 Halloween
🎣 Fisherman
🌼 Dragonfly
🌈 Rainbow
🌽 Cornbread
🏑 Farmhouse
πŸŒ… Sunset
🌾 Haystack
πŸŽƒ Jack-o-lantern
πŸŽ‰ Costume party
🍬 Candy corn
πŸŽƒ Pumpkin patch
πŸ‚ Autumn leaves
🌦️ Raincoat
🌟 Starfish

Each word is a doorway to a world of imagination! Which one sparks your creativity this October? Share your favorite! πŸ“–πŸ "


"πŸ“šβœ¨ Unleash the Power of Literature! Dive into πŸ“

Step 1: πŸ“– Text Selection πŸ“š
Pick texts with diverse author purposes. From inspiring to informative, we're exploring it all!

Step 2: πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘ Group Assignment 🀝
Team up! πŸ™Œ Dividing into small groups to uncover the magic of author intent together.

Step 3: 🎭 Scene Creation 🎬
Let the creativity flow! 🌟 Each group crafts a scene from their text, capturing the essence of the author's purpose.

Step 4: 🌟 Performance and Reflection πŸ“£
Lights, camera, action! πŸŽ₯ Groups perform their scenes, aligning them with the author's purpose. Then, they spill the secrets behind their choices, revealing the depth of their understanding.

Get ready for a journey through the minds of authors and the power of interpretation! πŸš€πŸ“– "


πŸ“šβœ¨ Mastering Magic-E Syllables! βœ¨πŸ“–

Why do students sometimes struggle with Magic-E syllables? Here are three enchanting reasons:

1️⃣ The Silent Letter Conundrum: Adding a silent letter to change a word's sound can be perplexing. The magic "e" works silently, altering word pronunciationβ€”bewildering young wordsmiths.

2️⃣ Vowel Sound Mysteries: Pronouncing short and long vowel sounds precisely can be elusive. Distinguishing "bit" from "bite" or "pin" from "pine" can feel like decoding an ancient rune.

3️⃣ Spellcraft Variations: The Magic "E" rule isn't universal in English. Students wonder when to use it, causing confusion.

πŸͺ„πŸ’‘ Fear not, budding linguists! With practice and patience, the secrets of Magic-E syllables can be unveiled. Let's embark on this linguistic adventure! πŸš€πŸ“–πŸŒŸ


πŸŽ“ Unlock Learning with our 360Β° Digital Escape Room! πŸš€

Boost word skills, teamwork, and growth mindset. Reinforce word-building, prefixes, and suffix meanings.

βœ… Access to immersive game
βœ… Student 'Show Your Work' sheet
βœ… Teacher answer key
βœ… 2 BONUS activities
βœ… 50 academic questions!

Perfect for:
βœ… Prefixes and suffixes practice
βœ… Engaging sub-plans
βœ… Top-quality lessons

Transform learning with adventure! πŸŒŸπŸ“š


πŸš€ Prepare to Turbocharge Your Multisyllabic Superpowers with the Ultimate Flashcard Extravaganza! πŸ“šπŸŽ‰

Get ready for an electrifying game that'll have you on the edge of your seat! Here's the roadmap to excitement:

1️⃣ Craft Masterpieces: Unleash your inner artist and create spellbinding flashcards adorned with multisyllabic wonders and eye-popping visuals.
2️⃣ Mix 'n' Match Mayhem: Give those cards a good shuffle and let the chaos begin! They're like hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.
3️⃣ Squad Up for Glory: Rally your fearless squad of word warriors and dive into the action-packed challenge.
4️⃣ Embark on the Hunt: Players take turns drawing a flashcard, sending them on a wild expedition to uncover the secret matches!

πŸš€ Get ready for a mind-blowing adventure that'll supercharge your vocabulary like never before! πŸ€©πŸ”€


πŸ“š Happy World Students' Day! πŸŒπŸŽ“

Today, we celebrate the bright minds, curious souls, and future leaders who inspire us every day. Your thirst for knowledge drives positive change and shapes the world. Keep dreaming, keep learning, and keep shining! βœ¨πŸ’‘


πŸ‚ Welcome to our "Multisyllabic October Collection" of FUN-tastic words! 🍁

Prepare to be SPELL-bound as we dive into the marvelous world of words with more syllables than autumn leaves falling! From "celebration" to "pumpkin," each word is a linguistic adventure waiting to unfold.

Join us in celebrating the beauty of language this October with words like "harvest," "decorative," "Halloween," "spookiness," "supernatural," "haunted house costumes," "ghostliness," "skeletons," "candlelight," "decorations," "autumnal," and of course, "pumpkin"! πŸŽƒπŸ“šβœ¨

Let the linguistic festivities begin! πŸ‚πŸ“–πŸƒ


Calling all teachers who bring creativity into education! 🌈🍏 Our goal is to make your life easier, so you can keep shaping young minds with your unique touch. πŸŒŸπŸ’¬ Let's embrace the art of teaching together! πŸ™


🌟 Explore Creative Strategies for Teaching Open Syllable Words! πŸ“šπŸ”

Elevate your teaching game with these engaging tips:

1️⃣ Visual Aid: Use flashcards with highlighted vowels.
2️⃣ Rhyme Time: Dive into rhyming games featuring open syllable words.
3️⃣ Storytelling Magic: Weave open syllables into tales with characters like "Sunny" or "Bobby."

Watch learning come to life! πŸš€πŸ“–


πŸ“šβœοΈ Unveiling the Author's Purpose with the PIE Method! πŸ°πŸ”

In the captivating world of reading, understanding why an author wrote a piece is like unlocking a treasure chest of knowledge. Enter the delightful PIE method, a scrumptious approach to deciphering an author's purpose:

πŸ₯§ P for Persuade: When the author aims to persuade, they're on a mission to convince, sway, or influence readers. Their words are like a persuasive speech, urging you to see things their way.

🍨 I for Inform: When the author's purpose is to inform, they serve up a platter of facts, knowledge, or information. It's like a buffet of wisdom, satisfying your curiosity.

🧁 E for Entertain: And when the author is in the mood to entertain, get ready for a literary rollercoaster. Their goal is to engage, amuse, or tell a story that sweeps you off your feet.

With the PIE method, studdents become literary detectives, savoring the sweet insights behind every text they encounter. πŸ°πŸ“–

So, the next time you dive into a book, an article, or any written work, remember the PIE method. It's your trusty guide to understanding the purpose behind the words. πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§

Happy reading, fellow explorers! πŸ“šβœ¨


πŸ“šπŸ”“ Elevate Multisyllabic Word Skills with Our 360Β° Digital Escape Room! πŸ”

Experience a thrilling educational journey with our immersive escape room, designed to enhance your students' multisyllabic word mastery:

🌟 Engaging Adventure: Reinforce vital word skills while fostering teamwork and a growth mindset. Learning comes to life!

🧩 Word Game Extravaganza: Challenge students with word-building, vowel sounds, syllables, and prefix/suffix meanings.

🎁 Included:

βœ… Link to the escape room
βœ… Simple assignment instructions
βœ… Student "show your work" sheet
βœ… Self-validated Google Forms answer sheet
βœ… Teacher answer key
βœ… Bonus: Reflection sheet & achievement certificate
πŸ“š Educational Abundance: 48 academic questions provide ample learning opportunities.

πŸš€ Problem Solving: Combat student boredom, save prep time, and offer techy novelty for engaged learning.

πŸ’» Digital Mastery: Easily use it in class or during asynchronous learning. Students will ask for more!

🌐 Elevate multisyllabic word skills in an unforgettable way. Transform education into an adventure! πŸš€πŸŒŸ


🍎 Happy World Teachers' Day! πŸ“š

To all the educators who inspire, empower, and shape the future, thank you! Your dedication, passion, and resilience make the world a better place. 🌟


As days go by, memories might not stay as clear, and lessons can be lost. But the things we do shape us and stay longer. Teachers have a special role in guiding us through these early times of learning and exploring.


πŸŽ‰ Happy Labor Day to all, especially our incredible elementary school teachers! Your wisdom, calm, and dedication light up young minds with a touch of fun. You're the architects of dreams! πŸŒŸπŸ“š

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