Saturday, August 2, 2014

TPT Back to School Sale 2014

TPT's Back to School Sale
is right around the corner! 
I know many of you have been waiting for this...
On Monday and Tuesday, August 4th and 5th,
 you can pick up any of my 101 products on Teachers Pay Teachers for a whopping 28% discount!  Start browsing this weekend and load up your cart or wish list, then on Monday, the sale will start and you'll save BIG!  Be sure to type in the code BTS14 to get the full 28% discount. 
Snag even my newest products at this incredible price.
The consonants are featured in black and the vowels are all featured in red
The beginning letter of each word is also featured in red,
to show the connection between the word (image) and the letter.
 There are three sizes to choose from to fit your space needs. 
Of course there are full pages with one letter per page. 
Here is an image of the half page size posters. 
 Here are posters of an even smaller size that will fit 4 to a sheet measuring 8 1/2 x 11. 
If you have a small amount of space to feature your word wall,
or if you choose to use these in centers, this size may be the choice for you.
Another of my newest products is my Number Posters 1 to 20, in chevron,
great for decorating your classroom.

Last spring, if you started using my Daily Math and Language products for morning work or homework, my newest one for August is now available and will be on sale for this one.

Enjoy, and go shopping! 



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beginning of the Year Book Marks

Here's a quick and easy idea to give your students on the first day of school.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Scalloped Stitch Frames

Here is a great freebie for you!          Scalloped Stitch Frames
There are endless ways to use these cute little frames.  For our BYOD activities, I like to feature a QR code inside one of these.  They are great for number cards, library tags and so much more. 

Just click on the picture to grab your free set of scalloped Stitched Frames.  I hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Scalloped Stitched Frames Freebie

I love using a variety of frames and backgrounds for items I make for my classroom. 
Here is a set of Scalloped Stitched frames for you to use however you like.  I hope you enjoy them.
Click on the image below to get your set.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easter Egg Line Plot Activity

Line Plots can be challenging for students. 
To meet this challenge, I made this a full set of 9 line plot task cards that I use when I introduce line plots,
as well as for review later.
I've also made this Easter Egg Line Plot Activity 
for review practice,
as we get closer to the state testing,
and I'm sharing it with you to celebrate Easter! 
Click on the image below to get your free copy.

3rd Grade Grapevine

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Easter Egg Decimal Fraction Assessments

I missed it today!  I woke up this morning, rushed around the house like a typical Monday, and went off to school, youngest daughter in tow... and forgot it was St. Patty's Day!  - No GREEN! 

We had only made it in the school door a couple of steps when a kid, pinched my daughter!  Luckily it wasn't hard, and my daughter just thought it was funny!  Her daddy's the best though. All it took was a text, and before long, she had a GREEN shirt to change into. 
I had plenty of St. Patty's activities planned for my classroom, but forgetting to dress the part, just tells you how crazy rushed I am this week. 
We are being visited by a group of evaluators that are part of the TKES evaluation system, that we will be using next year.  For now, however, we are preparing for "guests" this week.  If a county visit for a full day does not get one's attention, there's more. 
Today, the 3rd Grade writing assessments were due to be input into the computer evaluation system.   That took a full four hours, and thankfully we were given subs to cover our classes so we could do it.  In addition to that, our grades were due into the computer by 4pm for this grading period!  Today we gave a Mock CRCT test in Reading.  Tomorrow we'll give a Mock CRCT Language Arts test and Thursday we'll give a Mock Math test. Let's see, what other deadlines and stressors are we having this week???  Oh, yes, Field Day is this Friday, and I need to buy snacks for all my kiddos during our rest period that day!
All of this in one week, really?  I know you are all feeling the End-of-the-Year pressure just like I am.  All sorts of things are coming due and there seems to be a shortage of time.  And still, that state test is quickly approaching!

One part of my day that is NOT crazy right now, is when my students arrive.  I already know what I am going to use each day for their morning seat work.  To help review many key math and reading skills, I am using my Daily Math and Language sheet from March.  There is a sheet for each day of  the month.  I love that its already to go.  No need for more planning!  I've done all the work already.  Each month's set features different skills in both Math and Language Arts.  These are the most important and difficult skills third graders face.  Many fourth graders need this same skill set practice.  Take a look for yourself to see if this would help you at this soon-to-be crazy time, if it's not already.
I am currently finishing up the April edition, so look for it soon. 
I do have a new product to announce... wait for it...
I just posted it tonight and I plan on using it this week on our BYOD day (Bring Your Own Device), with our new I pad mini's. Our principal bought 3 mini's and one I pad for each classroom - Yeah!  Here's the newest addition to my QR Code Readers.
QR Code Task Cards:  Geometric Shapes
Well the next holiday approaching is Easter.  Can you believe it?  The year is flying by! 
 Here is a freebie for you now, even though Easter is still a few weeks away. 
Assess your students on their knowledge of
decimal fractions using a number line.
Of course, you can use this for regular fractions as well.  The denominators will just stay 10.

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