Saturday, November 26, 2011

O Christmas Tree: a fractions & decimals game

I just completed a new game! This is the first of many that will be made in December.

Have students practice matching decimals and fractions together with this Christmas-themed game fit for your math center! Decimal place value includes tenths and hundredths. Click on the picture to check it out in my Teachers Notebook store.

Of course, as always, the first three to comment will receive a free copy. Remember to leave your email!! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Foldables Week: Social Studies

This is my final foldables post and it's for social studies. I don't teach social studies this year so the pictures are from past years.

Energy Foldable

I received a request to explain how to make some of my foldables. I quickly put together directions for the energy foldable I posted about yesterday. (The others will take a bit longer to get together!)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Foldables Week: Science

The Foldables party continues--today is science! I used to have my kids make lapbooks to go along with each science unit we had. The lapbooks included games, resources, vocabulary cards and (of course) foldables. I haven't made any this year though, so most of the pictures show foldables from then. 

Foldables Week: Math

I looooooooooove foldables! Beth at Thinking of Teaching is hosting a Foldables linky party this week! Be sure to stop by and check out the great resources.

Foldables are such a great addition to our math journals AND the kids always get excited when it's time to make them! Here are a few of them:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Gift for Y-O-U!

As we enter this season focused on giving thanks, I would just like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have visited my blog, whether you have been here 2 times or 2,000 times! THANK YOU for sharing your ideas, THANK YOU for your support and THANK YOU for helping me become a better teacher. :)

Please enjoy a totally and forever F-R-E-E copy of my newest math pack entitled One Little, Two Little, Three Little Math Stations. The pack includes 3 Thanksgiving-themed games appropriate for high 3rd-5th grade. Click on the picture to jump over to my store and download it:

Thanks again, and have a super week!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

COOL Science Website!

I'd like to share an awesome science website that I recently came across. The website has some really neat videos and interactive activities for kids! There are several topics covered and for a variety of ages. I am using this site next week with my kids for friction. Here are some example screen shots:

You can check it out here:

I'd love to hear what you think about it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Math Unit GIVEAWAY!!

I am sure you are familiar with Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade and all of her awesomeness. If not, stop by her blog and visit! I am a longtime follower of hers and looove her ideas. She has put together this fabulous Thanksgiving Math Unit and I have been granted permission to give a copy of it away to one of you!! You will have 2 easy-peasy chances to enter. All you need to do is:
  • Follow her blog and comment that you do
  • Follow my blog and comment that you do
That's it!! Good luck! I will announce a winner this Friday night! (for real and on time this time, hahaha)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Giveaway WINNER! (soooo late....sorry....)

 So I typed this and saved it as a draft and never posted it! Eeek--so sorry!! For the giveaway that ended like 2 weeks is the winner!

Congratulations to Robin!! Lucky number 1!!! How awesome is that??!
Email me your choices from our stores and we'll get it to you right away!! :)

My Very 1st Science Package!

I am excited to announce that I finally put together a science package for Teachers Notebook. The package includes an inquiry activity for conductors and insulators. The pages are shown in the picture--click on the picture to head over to my store and check it out.

As always, first 3 people to comment will receive a free copy of it. :) Don't forget to leave your email!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anchors Away Day 4: Classroom Management

Day 4 is dedicated to classroom management. Rules, procedures, etc.

(from my 4th grade friend)

What kind of classroom management anchor charts do you have? Link up below!! :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Anchors Away Day 3: Math

Ahhhh, math. Finally, the day has come! I am the one and only 4th grade math teacher for the three 4th grade classes at my school. Instead of making the same chart three different times for my three classes I will either make one and add input from each class in a different color OR we make a chart in our math journal and then I put that data from each class on one chart. You'll see below...I also just realized that I forgot some of my pictures. :( I'll add them later...

 When learning how to write multiplication word problems we brainstormed all of the different words we could use for groups. The kids really enjoyed this one (they have an identical one in their journal) and continue to add to it. This is one that each class did as a journal activity and I then took all class data and put it on one chart (as described above).

As part of learning about multiplication properties we broke down the multiplication table, looking for patterns. These are a few the classes came up with (among several). This is one that I used different class colors for.

My 3rd grade friend down the hall has this awesome chart down in her classroom.

Ok, your turn!!! LINK UP!! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Anchors Away Day 2: Language Arts

I also do not teach language arts so I snapped some pictures from a 4th grade friend's classroom. She has some really neat ones!

Your turn!!! Link up below!