Thursday, February 25, 2016

TBT: A Series of Freebies #7

I always have several students who struggle with the concept of rounding numbers. For some of them it helps to have something to manipulate while trying to round to nearest ten or hundred. I put together this to use for them a couple years ago. Today's throwback Thursday revisits it.

To read my original post about using this in the classroom, click here. To download the freebie, click the picture.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

TBT: A Series of Freebies #6

This book is so much fun to read aloud. When it was one of our Florida award books I created a booklet for my students to use during our reading. You can click the book cover to read more about the title at Amazon, and click here for the booklet.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

TBT: A Series of Freebies #5

Do your students enjoy Scoot games? A few years ago I made a mini version to use with a small group of students in my intervention class. You can read about it and get a copy here


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

STEM Ideas: Roller Coasters

As part of our "Energy" unit is science I planned some related STEM activities. One of them was roller coasters, which my students were so excited about. Here are some pictures:




The tracks are made of foam pipe insulation, which I ordered from Amazon here. On this day we were making bumper coasters. The kids would release a marble at the highest point, it would hit another marble on the track, and the goal was that they marbles would NOT go into the cup. They learned a lot with this hands-on activity about potential and kinetic energy.

The activity came from If you are not familiar with this site click right over to check it out!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

TBT: A Series of Freebies 4

This little freebie is something I use all year long when we use a video during a lesson. I originally made it to go with science videos like Magic School Bus and it has come in very handy. My video log prints two on a page and they are just right for gluing in the interactive notebooks.

Click the image to download.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

TBT: A Series of Freebies 3

One of my most successful lessons that start with a math book is my introduction to division. I absolutely love "The Doorbell Rang" by Pat Hutchins. Not only do my students like the book they absolutely love acting it out as I read. This particular freebie is one I use every year in my third grade classroom. The awesome thing is that it works for any grade - when I taught kindergarten I also used it every year. Click the picture to go this free product.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

TPT Sale This Week

Take advantage of the TPT sale the next two days to pick up those wish list items you have been wanting! My store is 20% off and the code gives you an even deeper discount.

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