Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Savings Circular!

I think at this point we all know there's a HUGE TPT sale happening  December 1st & 2nd (tomorrow!). That's something to be excited for. :) My shop will of course be 20% off plus the extra 10% TPT offers using the code TPTCYBER when you check out. 

Aaaand... my task cards are still on sale as part of the Black Friday {through Sunday} deals! Each set is only $1. Tonight at midnight they'll go back to their usual price, slashed by 20%. Happy shopping, friends! :)

(Click on the picture below to check 'em out!)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Five for Friday: Notice a change? + Freebies!

Hey, friends! I'm super excited for the time to sit down, share my thoughts, and link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching
This Thanksgiving break was much needed and much appreciated! 

Do you notice anything different? Say, a BLOG MAKEOVER by the lovely Megan at A Bird in Hand Designs?! She has super reasonable prices and does amazing work. This process took maybe a week because she's just. that. good. I feel like a kid at Christmas smiling at their presents... I keep opening my blog just to look at it. #satisfiedcustomer

Are you teaching division yet? Will you be soon? Click the picture below to download these freebies! It isn't an organized unit; rather, printables that can be used to solidify the basic understandings of division and vocab words. Check it out by clicking on the picture, or read the blog post where I described how I used it in my classroom {here}. 

Did you get your shop on yesterday or today? I did not. I instead worked away on grad school projects, only traveling out for Panera and Starbucks. The necessities, ya know? I did however join in on the super Black Friday deals! All my task cards are on sale for only $1 until Sunday. Click on the picture to view those in my TPT shop.

I'm very thankful for a group of ladies to connect with while our husbands are deployed. We recently had a Glam Night where we could dress up or down, but either way came to celebrate our beauty in Christ. The ladies in charge did a fabulous job as you can see, decorating the mini hot-dogs with tuxedos. There was even a s'mores table. Yes, please! 

Did I make this beauty? Lawd, no! I wouldn't even know where to start! I did purchase it from an Etsy shop of a friend who knows a friend, which is one of my favorite ways to shop. Support those mama's! Click here for her Facebook page, if you're interested. 

I hope you enjoy the last few days of break, friends. Soon enough we'll be back in our PJ's on a Friday night not dreading our return to work on Monday. Winter break is soon! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Division Freebie

One week before Thanksgiving Break. Can I get an Amen? This week coming up is about all things turkey and making it through alive. I'm just popping in to give you all a few quick division freebies. I hope you can use them now, or pin them for later. Click on any of the pictures to download from TPT.  

We recently finished a multiplication unit, meaning on to division. I like to provide hands-on activities as much as possible, especially with new vocabulary terms. This sorting activity had students cut out and sort cards for dividend, divisor, and quotient. As you can see in the picture, such as in the quotient column, the quotient could be on top of the "box" or beside the equal sign. I like for my students to be familiar with the vocabulary no matter how the equation is set up. 

This activity requires students to read the word problem, write the total, then determine if the number given is the number of groups, or the number in each group. Here's an example of both types:

Example 1:
There were 16 drinks and 2 coolers. How many drinks were in each cooler?
Total: 16 drinks (Yes, I make my kiddos label the numbers! This ensures comprehension!)
Groups: 2 coolers
# in each group: 8 drinks in each cooler (This is what students had to figure out)
Division Sentence: 16 (divided by) 2 = 8

Example 2:
There were 20 hats. If there were 4 hats in each drawer, how many drawers were there?
Total: 20 hats
Groups: 5 drawers (this is what students had to figure out)
# in each group: 4 hats in each drawer
Division Sentence: 20 (divided by) 5 = 4

My students enjoyed this activity, and I felt it was a meaningful review.

I had my students complete this task with a partner, but each student had their own recording sheet. They had to first discuss their thoughts, then move to working it out, then explaining. When their explanations were written, they had to read them to their partners to ensure they said just what they wanted them to.

I hope you find these useful in your rooms!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sunday Savings!

Well, happy November! Can you believe it's already the month before Christmas? It's a cold day here in Florida, meaning my day will consist of church, Starbuck's hot chocolate, and grocery shopping (only because I need to feed my baby). Other than that it'll be lots of snuggles and a lazy couch day. We all need those. :) While I'm rockin' my snowman PJ's I will be perusing Sunday Circulars hosted by Nicole from All Things Apple in 2nd! I hope you'll stick around to check out the other great deals! 

This week is a deal for all of my friends who need ELA resources. This week you can buy any 2 sets of task cards and get one set for FREE! OR--you can go ahead and buy the BUNDLE of 6 sets (a 20% savings) and get literacy stations for bigger kids for FREE! All you have to do is send me an email after you purchase and I'll have your free items sent right over to you. Easy as that!

Click on any of the link below to check out these products in my store!

I hope you stay warm today and feel thankful for all your blessings. 

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