Sunday, November 30, 2014

Turkey Parts of Speech + Cyber Monday Sale

Yes, I am late to the Thanksgiving party but, HEY--it's still November!! :D

I want to share one of the turkey projects we did this month.

We read several of my favorite turkey books (and, of course, the kids loved them):

Before and during reading these books, we discussed some nouns, verbs and adjectives about turkeys. After reading, the kids wrote down nouns, verbs and adjectives about turkeys. Here are the planning pages for it:

You can pick up the freebie on Google Drive!

The students wrote their chosen nouns, verbs and adjectives on feather outlines and colored nouns red, verbs orange and adjectives yellow. I gave them some brown paper, red paper and yellow paper, and this is what they came up with:



I know I really should have taken the pics before I put them up......oh well. :D I love how unique each turkey is and I think they are all absolutely adorable!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! And are you ready for the Cyber Monday Sale on TPT?? Starts tomorrow!

Here are some products you can find in my shop (including some products for my upper elementary friends):


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Duct Tape Number Line

I am linking up to Tara's Monday Made It!

I am a HUGE proponent of using manipulatives and hands-on activities to teach math (and other subjects) in ALL grade levels! Just because students are older does not mean that abstract thinking and understanding is automatic. Sometimes, they just need to put their hands on it in order to fully grasp it.

So today, I made a duct tape number line!
The number line is about 6 feet long. I wanted it big enough for a small group of students to all use at once. During math stations, students will choose the cards out of a baggie one at a time and then place them on a number line. To assist in the ordering process, students have access to base-ten blocks to model the numbers.

Like it? Make your own duct tape number line and use the number cards from this freebie:


Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's been WAY too long.

I am not sure how it is possible to be a teacher, wife, mom, friend AND active blogger!! I am not sure how everyone else can balance it all!!! :) I so need/want to do a REAL blog post soon. Been way too long!

In the meantime, I've got a fresh product to share with you! I whipped up some math stations for my class last night/this morning to use in math stations next week:

These are just a few of the 77 pages in this pack--head to my store to check out the rest!