Friday, November 29, 2013

Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) Sale!!

I'm having a sale!!  My entire Teachers Pay Teachers store will be 20% off!



Monthly calendars currently include months through August 2014.  With the purchase of this product, you will receive the updated calendars for FREE when I upload to TpT!


I love to spruce up my classroom with these fun pennant banners.  Make your own welcome back banner or holiday message :)

How-To Instructions are great for Interactive Notebooks!  I copy on colored paper, cut out for students, then have them glue into their notebook.  Quick and easy for reference!

I am so in LOVE with these adorably cute Common Core posters hanging in my classroom.  They are only ONE DOLLAR!!  But, buy them on Monday or Tuesday for only 80 CENTS! WHOPPEE!



I am beginning to fall in love quickly with task cards!  I have students work in partners, which allows them to work at their own pace.  I require that students work on the same problem at the same time and not move on until they both AGREE upon a solution.  Below are task cards on ratios, rates, proportions, and conversion.


The task cards below focus on writing, solving, and graphing inequalities.  I used these for my 7th graders.


I use Jeopardy games in my classroom frequently to prepare for assessments.  The kids have an absolute BLAST!  They beg me to play Jeopardy.  Warning: It gets loud and competitive!!  The Jeopardy below is all about integers: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.  There is also a "grab bag" category in which I place word problems for students to set up and solve.  The presentation is animated and includes an answer key :)


Below is a blank Jeopardy template.  This is a wonderful way to review and content area and any grade level!  The Jeopardy template includes animations and a page for you to include answers for quick reference.

AND….since you're already visiting, why not download some of my FREEBIES!!!

Here is a Common Core handout I give to my parents on Back-to-School night and I also have student glue into their interactive notebooks for reference!   I made it so that students and parents could understand the CCSS-using kid-friendly language!  :)


Lastly, I put these geometry formulas posters on the wall when studying geometry.  Students love (and need) to use these for a quick reference!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Study Jams Interactive Website

I love when I come across a *GREAT* educational website that is easy for me to use and engaging and informational for my students….even better when it is FREE!!  I found about Study Jams through a colleague and instantly fell in love.  I often show BrainPop! videos as a lesson introduction, but there is a site subscription for the BrainPop! videos.  Study Jams is a FREE website that includes math and science informational videos.  The topics and videos range from 3rd to 8th grade.  









Love what you see?? Use it for FREE in your classroom: Click HERE to access the Study Jams website!  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November Currently

My birthday month has arrived!! Yippee!!!  I am joining in on Oh, Boy! 4th Grade's Currenty Linky Party.  It's my first link party!  I hope I upload correctly :)


Listening: to Jack Johnson on Pandora… one of my favorite Pandora stations!  Relaxing and fun at the same time!

Loving: I got an extra hour to sleep in today and am feeling super productive and ready for the week!  I am not a fan of less daylight, but I do like an extra hour of sleep. Woo Hoo!

Thinking: I should probably do laundry and cleaning.  I went grocery shopping and Target shopping and need to put stuff away.  Oh, the weekend stuff!

Wanting: My birthday to get here!  It's not until the 13th, but I like to celebrate Kendra-Palooza all month long!!

Needing: I am so hoping this first Linky party I am going works!!  I looked up the correct way to do this, but hopefully it goes smoothly :)

Yummy Pin: OMG!! The best grilled cheese EVEERRRRR!!!  If you know me, you know that I {LOVE} cheese!  When I came across this gem, I tried it out, and instantly fell in love… Ooey-gooey and full of flavor!!  Now, I'm sure it's not the healthiest sandwich in the world, but sometimes, we need that yummy comfort food.  This is it for me :)

Enjoy :)  Thank you a Couple Cooks!!