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July 29, 2014

Two for Tuesday - Task Cards!

It's Two for Tuesday!  A day that 2 of my products are discounted 50% off!  Check out The Teaching Tribune for other deals!

I love using task cards in my classroom.  I literally use them all the time.  

*Morning Math Time
*Intervention with Parents
*Whole Class Lessons
*Hands on Math Center
*Playing Scoot 

Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping Task Cards BUNDLE
My Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping Task Card Bundle contains 2 sets of task cards.  Students will practice adding and subtracting using those important regrouping skills.  This bundle is only $2.40 today!   

Order of Operation Task Cards (Ants)

These 32 Order of Operations Task Cards focus on reviewing Operations using parenthesis, multiplication, addition, and subtraction.  Students must work on remembering what order to do first.  It's only $1.50 today! 

I hope you have a great day!  I signed up to be a mentor for first year teachers, so I get to meet them today and talk business.  :)  Hope they like me!     

July 28, 2014

Monday Made It

Thanks Tara for hosting this linky!  

I made something that I've never done before.  I decided to make more washi popsicle number sticks for each of my daily "meetings".  Just like my checking for comprehension sticks, these have a piece of washi at the top that once done will be flipped over until everyone gets a turn.  I just used classroom numbers so I can use them more than one year.  

Do you use a big wall calendar?  Years ago I gave up the pocket chart calendar because I absolutely despise changing the numbers every month.  I like just ripping the paper off and having the ready reference of reminder dates.  I went through my big calendar and added all the dates for the entire year that I already know... minimum days, no school, holidays, vacations, end of trimester, report card conferences - all perfectly color coded.  I also spruced it up with washi tape again this year, and added student birthday stickers on the days... I'll wait until school starts to write their names next to them.  I also added my student birthdays to my planner.  Stickers make it fun!     

Target has their summer planters on sale - this was 50% off, only $2.  I like that idea about putting past anchor charts in there to hold onto for ready reference.  I don't have one of those fancy vinyl cutting machines (though it's on my Christmas list if anyone wants to buy me one), so I just used a Sharpie.  I have another planter that I think I might write umbrellas on for winter... 

Hope you have a fantastic day!  Check past posts this week for other freebies and projects I've gotten ready!     

July 27, 2014

Welcome Door Sign

I saw this Welcome phrase over on Pinterest and knew I had to have it in my classroom.  I tried writing it out on anchor chart paper, but then I decided to go designing it on the computer.  Yes, I know that the E and L are both 2 shades of yellow/orange, but that's the colored alphabet clip art that I own.  :)  If you want a copy of it, it's over on Google Docs

My idea was to make it into a big poster through Costco or Staples (and that might still happen), to hang on the inside part of my door - surrounded by my student names.  I uploaded it over and over, only the border kept getting cropped.  I went back to resize the photo, and that helped with the resolution, but not the cropping.  Any ideas?  At present I have it printed on paper, and ready for lamination.

I hope you have a wonderful day.  My 2 older boys are heading out to church camp for an entire week starting tomorrow morning, and I'm already missing them.  Of course this next week brings setting up my classroom - which I absolutely love to do.  I just wish meetings didn't start so soon.

Oh well... I hope this little poster helps you.