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February 26, 2015


Forgot to grab something yesterday? The sale is still happening and my store is still on sale!! Yesterday I checked out once, used the promo code, but completely forgot about my TPT credits. What are TPT credits? You can earn money off by leaving feedback on past purchases. Then during checkout (under the promo code box), click the tab to use them. 

Today I'm diving back in to grab up some cute clip art. Love finding new stores to shop at. The sale is also the time to grab up bundles! That extra discount really helps! 

What did you grab? Who did you find? Please share!

February 23, 2015

Super Hero Time!

Teachers really are superheroes!

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My most favorite teacher (other than my mom) was my 2nd and 3rd grade teacher Mrs. VanMastrigt.  She was firm, but she LOVED us, and pushed us to excel.  I already wanted to be a teacher, but meeting her sealed the deal.   She made teaching look easy...  It wasn't until I had my own classroom that I realized how much teachers do besides teaching.  I'm sure you can relate...
Why teachers are basically superheroes

This coming Wednesday, TeachersPayTeachers is having a quick, one-day sale in honor of all the Super Hero Teachers out there.  Several TpT teacher-authors will have their stores at 20% off, and then you can add an additional 10% off when you enter the code HEROES at checkout!  Super Savings!

I want to say thank you as well to my TPT followers.  I have a freebie that I will be sending via a google doc link to your TPT inbox later on this week.  Please make sure that you are following me over there so you will receive the limited time freebie.  I assure you - it's Super-tastic!  

My Best Blogging Buddies (my BBB's) want to help you find "heroic" products that have helped others in their classrooms. I love hearing how my products work in your classrooms, so I wanted to share some fabulous feedback on one of my bundles.

I wanted to give a shout out about my Whole Class Writing Journals.  They are by far the best thing that has happened in my classroom over the past 4 years.  Every year the kids LOVE writing, and learning about our classmates.  I've shared about them before, I just wanted to tell you that they are still working great.

The premise behind them are that they are community journals.  The covers are easy to print off, glue on the top of spiral notebooks, and they are ready to go.  I have the journals in 2 baskets in my writing center.  During writing time, when students are done with our writing activity or when it's workshop time, they grab a topic to write in.  Throughout the year they write in all of them, each student has their own page in the book.  During silent reading time the students can choose to read the journals and learn more about their classmates.

I contribute the journals as helping students form friendships, as they are helping students make connections with each other.

It always makes me happy to read how they are working in other classrooms.  I chose 4 out of the many feedback comments to share with you.  I'm so glad that people like them!

Click on the image above or {here} to go to the bundle.

Browse around the linky for other "heroic" products, or feel free to grab the graphic and link up your own!

Link-Up Steps
  1. Link to a post containing one heroic product and its feedback. Use the graphic if you wish. (No direct links to stores or products, please.)
  1. Include the linky button and link it back to this post so others may find great "heroic" products.

An InLinkz Link-up

Hope you have a wonderful day!

February 22, 2015

Relating Fractions to Decimals

Hello!  This past week we have been relating fractions to decimals in my classroom.  It's been a bunch of interchanging between the 2, and the kids are really getting it!  

A couple of days ago I had them do an exit slip by taking an index card and showing hundredths in 4 ways...fraction, decimal, word form, and in a model.  They used their classroom number as the numerator. 

Today we were adding tenths and hundredths, so we played with dice.  This is the type of thing I draw on the board anytime we play with dice.  Every _ is a dice roll.  They filled in the fractions, and then turned it into decimals before adding.  It was a way for them to check both answers.  

Here's an example of them working on their whiteboards... You can see my homemade dice on the ground by her shoe... gotta love round dot stickers.

Then they had a chance to practice adding decimals.  I love LOVE that he is adding horizontally.  

We are moving on with math... just need to compare decimals next week and then take our final NF assessments.  Almost done!  Where are you these days in math?