Friday, August 1, 2014

Five For Friday and Sales Galore!

It doesn't even feel like Friday! When you are on summer break, all the days seem to mix together. My summer is half over and students start back after Labor Day. It is just flying by!
I went in to school on Tuesday and Wednesday to work on some curriculum. This is what my room currently looks like! Everything is off the floor because the floors should be waxed next week. It makes organizing tough. I really just need to clean out my closets!
 They'll be moving out the furniture soon to wax and then I'll be able to start working.

 Are you getting into Back to School mode yet? If you haven't started, you need to! First, there is an AMAZING sale happening at!
From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year!
 Ready for another Back to School Sale? Ready or not, it's coming!!
Everything in my store will be marked 20% off! Then, use the code BTS14 to get an ADDITIONAL 10% off! That's a huge savings! You can really stock up on some awesome stuff to get ready for your year!
Need some ideas of what to buy? Here are the two most wishlisted items in my store:

My Chevron Book Bin Labels are editable for use in the classroom. 
Summer is a great time to get organized!

My Monster Fraction math centers for bigger kids include four math centers!

 This whole year task card set by I Love My Classroom has it all! This is in my cart! I can print the cards and get them ready for the whole year! Amazing deal!

Check out some other products you might like to buy!

Sooooo don't you need some extra money to spend during this sale??? We've got your back!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back to School Blow Out Sale with Educents!

I am so excited to announce that is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year! Take a peak into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!
I have two products in this Tricky Math bundle!

There are just some math concepts that are so tricky for our upper elementary students. The standards have become more rigorous and I have found myself constantly looking for new ways to address the standards to reach all the students. One teaching tool I love to use that makes a huge difference with my students mastering math concepts (or any subject) is using task cards or engaging, fun center activities. Students forget that they are actually learning and will go out of their way to complete these activities.

The two products I included in this bundle will surely be loved by your students!  
My Line Plots with Fractions centers are a fun, engaging way for your students to practice this tricky standard.  
This packet (19 pages total) contains two variations of a math center where students make line plots using fractions and then interpret the data represented.

The first center game, "Pizza Party", instructs students to flip cards showing pieces of pizza. They graph the fraction represented on the card using the line plot and try to "earn" more pizza than the other player. Four different fraction line plot game boards using the pizza cards allows the teacher to differentiate the game based on the level of the students. 

The other center game can be played using dice at a center instead of the pizza cards. Use a die with whole numbers or customize the other line plot according to fraction or specialty dice from your supplies. Directions and a worksheet with questions for players to answer using their line plot are included with each center.

I laminated two sets of pizza fraction cards for my classroom and mounted them each on a different color paper to keep the piles separate.
Here are a few students playing the Line Plots with Fractions game.

The other product I have in the Educents Tricky Math bundle are two centers for Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers.

Multiply Fractions by Whole Numbers includes 25 pages of two fraction math centers aligned to the Common Core Standards for 4th grade. The centers can also be used for review for 5th grade or for challenging advanced learners in 3rd grade. The centers included are:

1. "Monster Land Race to the Finish"-Students play a game where they move on the number of spaces on a game board according to the card drawn that reads like a fraction problem (move 2/5 of 15 spaces!). Three variations of a game board, student directions, and an answer key for students to self-check answers are included.

2. "Word Problem Task Cards"-These are twelve word problem task cards where students solve a variety of problems involving multiplication of fractions by whole numbers. Some task cards also have students answer which two whole numbers their answer lies between and directs them to graph it on a number line. Students can record their answers on the task card (each a half page in size) or a separate answer sheet for all twelve task cards is included. An answer key is also included.
I also laminated two sets of cards for the "Monster Land Race to the Finish" game so two groups could use it at a time. My students loved this game!

The Educents bundle also includes these other great products so there is sure to things you love!  

Check out all these other Educents bundles on SALE for back to school! They won't last long!

Preschool Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 72% OFF


Kindergarten Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 75% OFF


K-2 The Write Stuff ELA Bundle - 68% OFF


First Grade Literacy Bundle - 74% OFF


School Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 2-3) - 74% OFF


Poetry Curriculum & Activities Bundle (Grades 2-6) - 75% OFF


Tricky Math Curriculum Bundle (Grades 3-5) - 69% OFF


Complete Full-Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 6-8) - 77% OFF

Management, Decor & Organization Bundle - 76% OFF


You have about three more days to shop until you drop! :)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tried It Tuesday (July)

This is the last week for the July link up for Tried It Tuesday! There will be a new link up next week for August. Many of you are starting back to school soon (we start officially after Labor Day), so save up some "Tried Its" to share starting weekly in September! I am enjoying my summer vacation (it's half over...wah!). I'm off to school today and tomorrow for curriculum work with my team. :)

It's Time for Tried It Tuesday! 
What have you tried at school or home?
If you've never linked up with Tried It Tuesday, just link up any idea school or home related and what worked or didn't work. Simple! 
This Tried It Tuesday will be open for the whole month of July. Link up anytime!
My Tried It:
Business Cards
You may have heard about the first ever Teachers Pay Teachers conference being held in Las Vegas on July 11th!! I decided a couple months ago that I couldn't pass up the chance to meet other bloggers and  fellow teachers! I am SO excited to meet everyone and learn from some amazing educators!! :)

For the occasion, many of my BBB's are ordering business cards for their blog/TpT stores and I tried making some too. I am not a designer (at all!) but I had some help from my BBB's (especially Diane from Fifth in the Middle...Thanks Diane!).
This is how the business cards turned out:

I used Power Point to make them with help from my BBB's again.
Change the "page setup" to 30" x 17.5" for the business cards.

I ordered the cards using Vista Print.
 I chose "Use your complete design"
Choose file to upload your design
I chose "Crop this image" and selected "scale to fit" to ensure the entire image is displayed.

I used QR Code Generator for the QR codes.

Do you have something you could use business cards for? Vista print was so easy to use and I will let you know what I think of the quality when I receive them. They were $25 for 500 cards I think. It was $5 less for 250, so I just ordered 500 (not sure what I'll ever do with that many but it seemed like a good deal when I was ordering in crunch time!).

I am so excited to meet up with fellow bloggers at this blogger meet up hosted by Kristen from Easy Teaching Tools and Courtney from Ramona Recommends! Thank you so much for organizing this ladies! :)
Also, the amazing Christy from Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road is celebrating 1,000 followers! Check out this awesome giveaway!


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