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Monday, September 7, 2015

Place Value with Big Numbers

Hello All!!
Happy Labor Day!  We are well on way in 4th grade.  This is the beginning of the 4th week of school. The school year is already moving fast!  We are working very hard in our classroom.  We have started our big unit on Place Value.  We are working through the millions place value.  I have created a couple of packs along the way for this.  My kids really needed to work on number sense, so we have been using Number Talks in our classroom.  We are working on sharing our strategies.  I have made an anchor chart that I will share soon.  I have also implemented the Daily Three during math as well.  I have three classes for math that are an hour each. Its a bit difficult but I am managing it.  My schedule is as follows:


First 20 minutes: Whole Group Lesson
Next 30 minutes: Small group intervention
Last 10 minutes: Clean up/Prepare to switch back to homeroom

I hope to incorporate the following  schedule before too long:
First 10 minutes:Whole Group lesson
Next 20 minutes: Small group
Next 10 minutes: Whole group Lesson
Next 15 minutes: Small group
Last 5 minutes: Wrap up

I specifically spent time the first week of school teaching routines of the Daily 3 schedule.  Since my kiddos are 4th graders, I can get by with this.  When I taught Kindergarten and First grade, I spent 6 weeks teaching routines and activities.  It also depends on your group of kiddos as well.  I have had classes before that did not work well with centers/stations.  I have always said that you can change anything to fit your style of teaching.  Before I go.  I'll show my newest tpt pack for place value as well as a FREEBIE! Happy Monday! Click HERE to download a Free copy of this making 1,000 page.
Also, here is the link for my place value sliders that I am using in my classroom. Click here to view on TpT

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Made It Linky



Well, I am starting to get a little stressed about going into my room next week. Our building is closed right now for our floors to be waxed.  I am hoping to my room into shape quick(says every determined teacher :) ) .  Anyway here are my highlights:

I have created a new product!  They are place value sliders.  I have made both a teacher and student version.  I am planning on using these during small group time while making numbers, discussing place value and building the number with base 10 blocks.  You can view this on my tpt store HERE.
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  With school just around the corner, I can just imagine the amount of laminating that will be done!  This is when I am so thankful for my Scotch laminator!  I love it.  Its small enough to pack back and forth from home to school.  I also like that the lamination is thick. so I don't have to use cardstock.  I can just print and laminate!  I bought mine at Wal-Mart for $20!  I buy my pouches on Amazon(I have Amazon Prime so I get free 2-day shipping).


Lap Trays from Hobby Lobby! I saw a pin on Pinterest about these lap trays, so I purchased my own!  I think my kiddos will really like these!

I have decided that I am going to go with a Superhero theme in my room this year!  I am still going to incorporate my turquoise and red, but Ill also have Superheroes! I am working class decor using Krista Wallden's Superhero Kids! 
Finally, I am trying to find healthy breakfast options for when I return to school in the fall.  I found some whole grain waffles!  They are pretty good too and just 150 calories for 2.  They also have 6 grams of fiber!! 

Well, that's my Monday Made It! Have a super fantastic week!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday Made it Linky



Amazon Prime Day was Wednesday, July 15th and I bought some amazing classroom resources at amazing prices! I love having 2-day shipping!  I am kind of addicted to it!

Oh Blessed Target!! Did I find some goodies at Target!  They were all found in the Dollar Spot too!
1. Set of 8 Blank books for $3. I can see some amazing writing activities on being an author in these books!
2. 8-pocket, pocket chart in my favorite color for $1.
3. Pack of 30 word strips.
4. 5. Leveled books for $1
6. Lanyard for $1
7. "To-Do"Pad for $1
8. Pack of 8 "Thank You" cards for $1-I am always needing Thank you notes in my classroom!
More Target Finds...
These books were also in the Dollar Spot section of Target.  They are leveled too! Our Fourth grade is departmentalized and I teach Math and Science.  There are 3 fourth grade classes.  I teach Math in the morning and Science in the afternoons.  I will be using the Daily Five this year during Science!  I am pretty excited!  These books will come in handy! They were only a $1 a piece!  
OK, Now a FREEBIE for all the primary teachers!  This is a page from my sight word packet that I am creating!
Click HERE to download from my tpt store.
Multiplication Game: I used to teach Kindergarten, so naturally I have several of Deedee Wills' products.  This is one of her editable ones.  I used this game in Kindergarten for numbers, letters, sounds, etc.  Last year I had a revelation!  Use this for multiplication and division!  All you have to do is type one row of multiplication or division and the rest is automatically filled in.  My kiddos loved it!Click HERE to view on her store! 



Friday, July 17, 2015

Five for Friday Linky Party

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Well  I am back again with some amazing finds this week!
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Amazon Prime Day was Wednesday, July 15th and I bought some amazing classroom resources at amazing prices! You should be able to click on the numbers below to take you to amazon.com.
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I also bought some adorable  goodies at Target this week.  I love Target!  They were all found in the Dollar Spot section of Target!
1. Set of 8 Blank books for $3. I can see some amazing writing activities on being an author in these books!
2. 8-pocket, pocket chart in my favorite color for $1.
3. Pack of 30 word strips.
4. 5. Leveled books for $1
6. Lanyard for $1
7. "To-Do"Pad for $1
8. Pack of 8 "Thank You" cards for $1-I am always needing Thank you notes in my classroom!

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I also bought these books at Target.  They were each a dollar.  I am planning on using these books during my Guided Reading time(During my Science Block).  A guided reading set for $5! Tell me where you can beat that!
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FREEBIE Time!  I am working on a Fall Primer Sight Word Activity Pack and I have uploaded one page in my tpt store.  You can grab it HERE. I will have the pack up and ready to tell on tpt the first week of August.  Just in time for Back to School!
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Finally, here is my latest pack on tpt.  It has several activities for long vowels. It is on sale until Monday! You can look HERE.
Happy Friday! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Made It Linky




Alright ladies and gentlemen...
How many of you are already thinking about school? Or, how many of you are thinking of school, but don't want to admit it?!?  Well, I am!  I have just created this Alphabet Posters pack in thinking about my K-2 teacher friends.  In honor of the wonderful people that teach these grades, I am putting my Alphabet Posters on sale!! They are just $2 today and tomorrow!  You can snag them HERE

Also, for my Upper Elementary Friends...
Here is a Back to School Place Value pack perfect for 3rd and 4th graders!  There are activities for word, expanded, and standard form.  There is also an activity for multiplying by 10 as well as a Roll a Number game that goes to the millions place!  Click HERE.

Happy Monday!

Alphabet Posters SALE!

Alright ladies and gentlemen...
How many of you are already thinking about school? Or, how many of you are thinking of school, but don't want to admit it?!?  Well, I am!  I have just created this Alphabet Posters pack in thinking about my K-2 teacher friends.  In honor of the wonderful people that teach these grades, I am putting my Alphabet Posters on sale!! They are just $2 today and tomorrow!  You can snag them HERE.
Happy Monday!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Five for Friday Linky Party

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I have been busy working on some new Teachers Pay Teachers Products.  I am teaching Fourth Grade again this year, so I wanted to make some new products for that(Btw..last year was the first year I had taught Fourth grade).  Now, I have officially taught everything from K-4!  Anyway here is my Back to School Pack I just finished.  It is perfect for 3rd and 4th graders! Click HERE to grab this pack on my TPT sight.
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I have also created a new Long Vowels Pack for Kindergarten and 1st graders.  It has a Long Vowel sort, home connection, student book, student activities, and a roll a sound game.  The Home Connection is what I used to do with my First grade darlings.  The one on this pack is just an update.  You can also grab this pack HERE on my TPT sight.  It is on sale until Monday night!
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DAILY 3 Discussions
 I am thinking of doing Daily 3 in my classroom next year.  Any ideas for me?  Let me fill you in on my classes.  I have a home room class and two other classes.  Of course, we are departmentalized(not a fan, but working it out-taking in the new adventure) so I am the Math/Science teacher.  I teach math in the morning and Science in the afternoon.  I gravitate towards Literacy, so I really have to focus when I am constantly teaching math.  So...now that you know a little piece of my schedule...what do you think?  Should I incorporate Daily 3 into my Math classes.  I am a small group kind of teacher, so I think I could do it.  The only hiccup is that I have three different math classes, so I would be doing Daily 3, three times every day!! WHEW!!! Please let me know your thoughts!!
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Enjoying my summer!  I spending time with my husband and two boys, and I love it!  I am always caught between wanting to teach, and be a stay at home mom.  Well, at least I can stay home with them during the summer and holiday breaks!  
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FREEBIE
Here is a little Fall Notes Freebie for you!  I love fall!  It's my favorite season!

Click HERE to snag it! Happy Friday!

Fall Notes Freebie

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Back to School Place Value SALE!

I am pleased to announce that I have just completed my Back to School Place Value pack for BIG KIDS!  It was made specifically for 3rd and 4th graders.  I will be using this pack in my classroom this coming year.  I will post pictures of my kiddos using it soon!  You can grab it now for just $2 tonight! Click HERE to go to my TPT store!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A sale and Guided Math/Daily 3/and a FREEBIE!

Hello all!  My, my it's been a while!! Well school is out for me and I am enjoying the life of a wife and mom of two!  As all teachers, this time of year causes my brain to kick start into school mode.  I used to dread the 4th of July, because it meant school was coming, but now, I have a different viewpoint.  My brain is thinking about school again, but I am able to work on what I want to when I want to as apposed to being in school and not time to do anything!(I know that alot of my teacher friends know what I am talking about! Anyway, I am still in the Fourth grade this year, but for those of you that know me know that I am always keeping my K-2 side fresh!  I am thinking of doing Daily 3 in my classroom next year.  Any ideas for me?  Let me fill you in on my classes.  I have a home room class and two other classes.  Of course, we are departmentalized(not a fan, but working it out-taking in the new adventure) so I am the Math/Science teacher.  I teach math in the morning and Science in the afternoon.  I gravitate towards Literacy, so I really have to focus when I am constantly teaching math.  So...now that you know a little piece of my schedule...what do you think?  Should I incorporate Daily 3 into my Math classes.  I am a small group kind of teacher, so I think I could do it.  The only hiccup is that I have three different math classes, so I would be doing Daily 3, three times every day!! WHEW!!! Please let me know your thoughts!!

Also, I am putting my St. Patrick's day pack on sale.  Its. just $1.50 right now, so stop by my store and snag it! Click here to view it on my TPT site!
Oh and here is my Freebie!