Monday, October 31, 2011

Anchors Away Day 1: Science & Social Studies

Today's anchor charts are all science and social studies! I don't teach social studies :( so mine will just be science. We have only made a few so far--here they are:

Electricity: (we just did a basic KWL chart)

For both of the energy charts the kids completed the same chart in their science journal as we did one together:

We just started this one at the end of last week, so not much is on it yet. The kids will add new examples to it as we progrss through the unit (pictures from magazines, newspaper clippings, drawings, words, etc. are all acceptable).

The students are welcome to add to any chart at anytime during the unit.

Alright, it's your turn!! Link up with your awesome science ans social studies anchor charts!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anchors Away Linky Party Starts TOMORROW!

I hope you are excited and READY for tomorrow! The party starts at 5:00 p.m. CST!! I am so looking forward to this! :D

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anchors Away Linky Party Starts MONDAY!

It's almost time for the Anchor Chart Linky Party--it starts next week! The schedule is listed below. Link up and share the fabulous charts you have made in your classroom:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Coming Soon--Anchors Away! A Week-Long Linky Party!!!

Time to bust out the camera and take pictures of all of your fabulous anchor charts!!! Posts will be all about anchor charts used in your classroom (or anchor charts you plan on using in your classroom). Each day will have its own linky and will cover a different subject. At the end of the week you will have a plethora of ideas to take back to your own classroom! Who knows--you may even have a freebie or two! :D I am so excited about this--stay tuned!!! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

AWESOME Giveaway!! (Repost)

I am having to repost the giveaway info--somehow, the original post became corrupted. This gives me the opportunity to clarify a few things though. Sorry for the inconvenience! :)

I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with 4 other bloggers for a SUPER, AWESOME, FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY!!! There will be 5 winners and each winner will receive 5 prizes! Each winner will have the opportunity to select one item from each of our TpT stores (my TN store)! Best of all, you will have 11--yes--11 chances to win!!!

Here’s how:
  • Follow each blog and comment stating you do: That’s 5 chances!! (Leave 1 comment per blog for this)
  • Follow each blogger’s store and comment stating you do: That’s 5 chances!! (Leave 1 comment per blog for this!)
  • Blog about our awesome giveaway on your blog and leave a link in a comment: That’s 1 chance!! (Leave 1 comment on 1 blog for this!)
Five lucky winners, one from each blog, will be announced on October 28th!

Here are the blog and store links for each of us--click on the button to go to the blog and the link for the store:

Tales of Frogs & Cupcakes

Terri's TpT Store

Ashleigh's Education Journey
Ashleigh's TpT Store 

Little Miss Kindergarten
Little Miss Kindergarten's TpT Store

Mandy's TpT Store

Science Week! Day 3: Freebies (...only a few weeks late...)

Yes, this is WAAAYYYYYY late! Science Week was back in September and I kinda dropped off on postings mid-week. I wanted to post but Grad School kept me from it. :/ So here is Day 3: Freebies!!

I already posted my science notebook/journal rubric to my Teachers Notebook store, but in case you missed it you can download it by clicking on the picture below:

I taught science for my first three years, did not last year, and am teaching it again this year. I have loads of resources that I use BUT a lot of them are not ready to share because I haven't used them or even looked at them in a while. They also need to be updated. However, I looked through and found something ready to share with you!

Like many of you, in order to ensure that my science groups are being fair and that each student has a chance to participate in the activities, I use role cards. Each student is assigned a specific role for the activity. This has REALLY helped my students (especially those prone to arguing). I know this concept is nothing new to you!

I offered these as a 24-hour freebie! You can now click on the picture to view the item in my store. :D

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Soooooo I finally got around to adding a Pinterest button to my sidebar--feel free to click and check out my boards! :)

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Halloween Math Pack #2

I'm excited to announce that my second Halloween Math Pack is now available! Click on the picture below to view the product in my store (with more information).

First 3 to comment will receive a free copy. Don't forget to include your email! :D

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trick or Treat Math Bulletin Board

I am alllll about the interactive bulletin boards this year! My student teacher and I came up with this one. We have done a few "how many ways can you make this number" activities so far this year. We decided to take the concept and put in on a bulletin board. Each treat bag on the board has a number underneath it. All of the "candy" in one bag shows a number sentence for the corresponding number. The number sentence can be as simple or as complex as the student wishes. For instance, if he/she chose 89, the sentence could be 80 + 9 = 89 OR it could be 100 - 20 + 9 = 89 OR it could be 40 x 2 + 9 = 89. The possibilities are endless!!! I challenge them to come up with a sentence that includes multiple operations  and more than 2 or 3 steps.

Here are two student work samples:

Below you will find the instructions, part of the title (I used bulletin board letters for "Trick or Treat") and the treats I included on my board--feel free to grab the doc! I used real Halloween treat bags from Wal-Mart to hold the "goodies" in.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Numbers, Numbers Everywhere!

Here is the bulletin board I had up during our place value unit. Throughout the course of the unit students brought in newspaper clippings, receipts, ads, junk mail, even a parents' pay stub--ANYTHING with numbers on it--and stapled it to the board! I created a scavenger hunt activity to go along with the board, though I actually didn't get to use it. Feel free to grab a copy of it from my Scribd page! :D

If you use this idea I would love to see your version!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Math Pack #1

I'm (slowly) getting to finish some of my latest projects. I was planning on putting an entire Halloween-themed math activity package together, but just don't have time to do it all before Halloween! Instead I will be releasing it in portions. The first part includes Mon$ter Money and Brewin' Up Facts. Click on the picture below to view the product in my store (with more information):

As always, the first 3 people to comment will receive a FREE copy! :D
(Don't forget to leave your email.)

Science Week!....??

So I fell off the wagon a little bit with Science Week. I posted the first two days but didn't the remaining 3. This week was a C-R-A-Z-Y week at school!!! I do still plan on posting! Please stay tuned and I will (hopefully) have those out this weekend! :D