Sunday, July 31, 2016

Giveaway for TPT sale

I'm sure you've heard the news that over the next few days there is a major back-to-school sale happening on TPT! To get the excitement started, I'm hosting a TPT gift card giveaway!

All you have to do is like my facebook page and you are entered! I am running the contest through tomorrow, so you'll have your code for the second day of the sale.
Enter below...

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Fill up your shopping cart tomorrow and on Tuesday the winner will be notified!

Click the picture for a link to TPT!

Happy shopping!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

teaching math

It's been a while since I've posted... a long while! oops!! Been a little busy.... teaching....moving....teaching...moving again..... working on my doctorate! It's time to start back blogging though!

So, this year more big changes are about to happen as I take on my biggest challenge as an educator.... leaving second grade and taking a job teaching 6th grade math! I am excited to start something new and challenging, but I am also full of anxiety--- I literally have no idea what to expect! So many differences between elementary and middle!

One awesome difference has been how much less money I've spent this summer on my classroom. Turns out a lot of middle school teachers don't actually decorate. I've done a little decorating though:

Ok... so not the best pics... it's a start though!

So, now that I'll be in math I have grand plans to have my students embrace the growth mindset this year. One of the other math teachers across the hall found this bulletin board:

Since I am out of bulletin board space... I turned this great idea into a poster! Now, it can be hung anywhere ;)
Click the picture to download.

My school has a poster printer! Whoop whoop.... so I'm gonna print this and hang it after we have our initial growth mindset lessons. I'm also going to shrink it and print it small enough to glue it into interactive notebooks too...There will be no forgetting it!

I've uploaded this freebie to my TPT shop! I hope I will be adding much much more for math teachers this school year!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Batty Freebie

Just a quick post to share a little something...

We've been working on bats this week. Of course, I haven't taken any pictures... but, I do have a little freebie for you!

In addition to bats, we started learning about how to find words in a dictionary. We created a little book to tell about the parts of a dictionary, and then we did some practice searching for words. This skill seems harder for my kids than in years past. So, this week we are doing some additional practice with this during literacy centers.

Each little booklet gives three practice words. I've also included blank booklets so you can come up with your own words too. You can get all of this in my TPT store for free. Just click here or the pictures above! 

Have a great week!