Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back To School NO PREP Math

A Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your students engaged in MATH in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving.

Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with grade level benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of the year review activities during August & September!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THE NO PREP MATH PACKETS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL



THIS BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET FEATURES:
*25 days of Back To School Math Activities. It is just enough for a good review, but not overwhelming for Back To School classwork or homework!
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Designed for students who have completed 4th grade and are going into 5th grade.
*Packed with grade level common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks required for each grade level.
*Timeline for completing Back to School Packet (2-3 weeks).
*An ANSWER KEY for each day.
*Back to School NO PREP Math Portfolio Starter Kit Included (A $3.75 Value)
*Common Core Assessment Diagnostic Test  Included (A $5.00 Value)
*Back to School Activities for the whole classroom.
*Math Portfolio contents for saving and sharing student work for the school year. (Parents love these at parent conferences!)
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.


I hope that this packet helps you plan for the beginning of the school year. This packet can be used the first two months of school during Math to actively engage your students in being back to school. The review activities are fun and refreshing for students who may have difficulties or stigmas about Math. Begin the year with students on a fresh start into having fun with Math!

Happy Teaching!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Solar Eclipse Day 2017

It's HERE! Happy Solar Eclipse Day 2017!

Whether you will see a partial or total Solar Eclipse, just remember to be safe and protect your eyes. Do not look directly into the sun!

Here are some fun activities for you and your students to do today:

1. Solar Eclipse Elementary Math Activities Click HERE

2. Solar Eclipse Middle School Math Activities Click HERE

3. Watch the Solar Eclipse online! HERE: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream

I hope you have a great Solar Eclipse experience with your students! This is a great memory making day for everyone to learn about sun safety and space science. Have fun and enjoy the experience.


Happy Teaching!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

All About That Flair

Do you know how to brighten a teacher's day?

Give them a flair pen or two!

I don't know what I would without my flair pens. They are versatile, colorful, and a great gift for any teacher during the school year or summer. They are great for outlining, making items bold, giving a pop of color to notes, and much more.

I use flair pens with all my resources to make answer keys, highlight important information for students, and they are great for grading papers. I also love a great deal and wanted tell you that Amazon has a great deal on flair pens right now. If you haven't tried them, get the 4-pack as a starter set. Though I'm sure you'll find out that you'll love them and should just get the 16-pack instead.




Happy Teaching!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Math Goals NO PREP Bulletin Board

Do you set Math Goals for your students to achieve?

Do you display student work that demonstrates hard work?

Do you want your students to achieve more?

If you said YES, then there is a great bulletin board resource that is NO PREP, Print & Go to display your student's work today!

Did you know that setting goals for your students increases their motivation?
"Giving people specific goals to achieve rather than telling them to do  their best increases their motivation." -Harvard


This packet contains NO PREP Bulletin Board materials for you to display in your classroom or hallway at school that promote the Mathematical Mindset theme with the words "#Math Goals" and graphics that promote student work being displayed.

Included in this packet are:
-Examples of Bulletin Boards
-Pennant Style "#Math Goals" Sign
-3 different Versions of the Student Work Coming Soon Signs {plain, arrows, and dots}
-9 different Colors of the Student Work Coming Soon Signs {white, black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink}
-HIGH QUALITY graphics are included

Remember that goal setting is important at the beginning of the school year. Set the tone for achievement HIGH and your students will soar! Make sure to give them opportunities for being successful and displaying their hard work when it is appropriate. These are keys to developing a Mathematical Mindset and growing your students in becoming high achievers!
Happy Teaching!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back To School NO PREP Math Packet - 7th Grade

A Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your seventh graders engaged on day 1 in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with seventh-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with sixth and seventh grade benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of 7th grade year for review activities during August & September!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THE NO PREP MATH PACKETS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL


THIS BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET FEATURES:
*25 days of Back To School Math Activities. It is just enough for a good review, but not overwhelming for Back To School classwork or homework!
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Designed for students who have completed 6th grade and are going into 7th grade.
*Packed with 6th grade common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks required for 7th grade.
*Timeline for completing Back to School Packet (2-3 weeks).
*An ANSWER KEY for each day.
*Back to School NO PREP Math Portfolio Starter Kit Included (A $3.75 Value)
*Common Core Assessment Diagnostic Test - Grade 7 Included (A $5.00 Value)
*Back to School Activities for the whole classroom.
*Math Portfolio contents for saving and sharing student work for the school year. (Parents love these at parent conferences!)
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Table of Contents:
Days 1-4: Understand ratios & unit rates
Days 5-8: Multiplying & dividing fractions
Days 9-12: Computations of decimals
Day 13-14: Rational Numbers
Day 15-17: Write & evaluate expressions
Day 18-20: Solve one-variable equations & inequalities
Day 21: Represent relationships with variables
Day 22-23: Understanding area, surface area, & volume
Day 24: Understanding statistics
Day 25: Summarizing distributions

I hope that this packet helps you plan for the beginning of the school year. This packet can be used the first 2-3 weeks of school during Math to actively engage your students in being back to school. The review activities are fun and refreshing for students who may have difficulties or stigmas about Math. Begin the year with students on a fresh start into having fun with Math!

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Back To School NO PREP Math Packet - 3rd Grade

A Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your third graders engaged on day 1 in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with second-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with second and third grade benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of 3rd grade year review activities during August & September!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THE NO PREP MATH PACKETS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL


THIS BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET FEATURES:
*25 days of Back To School Math Activities. It is just enough for a good review, but not overwhelming for Back To School classwork or homework!
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Designed for students who have completed 2nd grade and are going into 3rd grade.
*Packed with 2nd grade common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks required for 3rd grade
*Timeline for completing Back to School Packet (2-3 weeks).
*An ANSWER KEY for each day.
*Back to School NO PREP Math Portfolio Starter Kit Included (A $3.75 Value)
*Common Core Assessment Diagnostic Test - Grade 3 Included (A $5.00 Value)
*Back to School Activities for the whole classroom.
*Math Portfolio contents for saving and sharing student work for the school year. (Parents love these at parent conferences!)
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Table of Contents:
#1-6: Adding and subtracting whole numbers
#7-8: Finding Place Value
#9-10: Displaying Data in Pictographs
#11-13: Skip Counting by 5s, 10s, 100s
#14-15: Adding by 10s and 100s
#16-18: Telling Time
#18-19: Interpreting Line Plots
#20: Shape Fractions
#21-22: Measurement
#23-25: Geometry & Shapes

I hope that this packet helps you plan for the beginning of the school year. This packet can be used the first 2-3 weeks of school during Math to actively engage your students in being back to school. The review activities are fun and refreshing for students who may have difficulties or stigmas about Math. Begin the year with students on a fresh start into having fun with Math!

Happy Teaching!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Makeover Monday: Home Office Space

Do you have a home office?

Is it in a self-contained room?

If you said YES, you are SOOO lucky! I do have a home office, but it is not yet self-contained. It's in my homeschool classroom/play room. It tends to be messy, so I set out to change that this school year. I made a plan to clean it up and make it look presentable for myself. Spaces inspire people to either work or not and I wanted to bring some more color into my office space. So like anyone in the 21st century I GOOGLED, "What color should you paint your office for productivity?" To my surprise the color that I wanted matched with the color of productivity.


Yes, BLUE is the color of productivity. So I was happy that when I  picked robin's egg blue as my office color that it would align with me being more productive! Can you apply this to your classroom? YES! Think about your classroom and what colors you have. Is there a strong blue tone? Do your students see more blue than any other color? It's a great reflection as a teacher to always remember that the colors you choose set the emotional tone for the classroom.

So here is my before of my messy office wall desk situation.
I am slowly learning to declutter. Not everything in the first picture was thrown away. Teachers are also hoarders too, right? So odds and ends went into supply storage bins, but overall I wanted a small impact to bring about more productivity at my desk.

What did this small transformation cost? The new items added were 1) Gold Lamp {$5 Walmart} 2) Blue tin bins {$1 Walmart & Party City} 3) White board {$3 Walmart} 4) New Binder {$2 Walmart}. For a grand total of $13 plus tax. Thank you back to school sales!!!

This "pop of color" in the robin's egg blue does simply that. My eyes are drawn to the blue and helps keep me focused. I hope that this small office change helps to inspire your own this school year! Next week I'll share what I did with my homeschool classroom for 2017-2018. 

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Solar Eclipse Math for August 21, 2017

Are you excited to be sharing a total or partial eclipse with your students?

Are you looking for Math resources to help engage your students in the solar eclipse experience?

Are you looking to engage your students in your class this August?

If you said YES, then there is a Solar Eclipse resource for you! I love to share with students how to make connections between Math and Science. The total/partial solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will be sure to make a mark in your students' memories for the rest of their lives!! Don't miss out!!!

THIS SOLAR ECLIPSE ELEMENTARY MATH ACTIVITIES PACKET FEATURES: *6 different Engaging Math & Science Activities
*NO PREP, Print & GO Activities! (Only materials needed: scissors, tape, 1 brass fastener, card stock or stiff paper, 4 different colored crayons or markers, and a pencil).
*FUN & rigorous activities centered on math and science elementary math curriculum
*HIGH QUALITY CLIPART is included
*Topics covered: Time, Operations with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
Activities Included:
-Solar Eclipses 101 {with answer key}
-Make a Solar Eclipse {with teacher instructions}
-Solar Eclipse Math {with answer key}
-Path of Totality {with answer key}
-Make a Pinhole Viewer {with student & teacher directions, and pictures}
-Viewing a Solar Eclipse {response paper with & w/out rubric}
-Great activities to make applications to Math & Science
-Start your year off engaging your students in Math & Science topics!



THIS SOLAR ECLIPSE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH ACTIVITIES PACKET FEATURES:
*6 different Engaging Math & Science Activities
*NO PREP, Print & GO Activities! (Only materials needed: scissors, tape, 1 brass fastener, card stock or stiff paper, 4 different colored crayons or markers, and a pencil).
*FUN & rigorous activities centered on math and science middle school curriculum
*HIGH QUALITY CLIPART is included
*Topics covered: Percents and Decimals
Activities Included:
-Solar Eclipses 101 {with answer key}
-Make a Solar Eclipse {with teacher instructions}
-Solar Eclipse Math {with answer key}
-Path of Totality {with answer key}
-Make a Pinhole Viewer {with student & teacher directions, and pictures}
-Viewing a Solar Eclipse {response paper with & w/out rubric}
-Great activities to make applications to Math & Science
-Start your year off engaging your students in Math & Science topics!


Don't forget that is one of those "lifetime memories" that people will say, "Where were you during the total solar eclipse?" Wouldn't it be cool for your students to remember how their teacher took them OUTSIDE the classroom and SHOWED them. Not just modeled, but INVOLVED students in the solar eclipse while it was happening? GET excited! PUMP up your students for a show of a lifetime. It will be a once in a LIFETIME memory!

P.S. If you are looking for Solar Eclipse glasses they are still available on Amazon!

Happy Teaching!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Back To School Middle School Math Activities

Do you want to engage your students at the start of the school year?

Do you need some fun Math review for August?

If you said YES, there is a resource for you and your students to review Math skills and engage students in back to school.  


THIS BACK TO SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH ACTIVITIES PACKET FEATURES: *12 different Engaging Math Activities
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with 6th, 7th, 8th grade common core math problems for review and practice.
*HIGH QUALITY CLIPART is included
*Topics covered: Operations with 1-Step & 2-Step Equations, Rates, Operations with Money, Operations with Percents and Decimals, Solving 1-Step & 2-Step Equations, Graphing Pictographs, Graphing on a Coordinate Plane and Operations with Integers

Activities Included:
-Lunch Equations {with answer key}
-School Lunches {with answer key}
-Spin and EAT! {with answer key}
-Create a School Menu {with rubric}
-Integers Puzzle #1 {with answer key}
-Integers Puzzle #2 {with answer key}
-Reading a Map {with answer key}
-Find the School Bus & Find the Car {Game}
-Integers Puzzle #2 {with answer key}
-Class Survey {with answer key}
-Comparing Rates {with answer key}
-Bus Schedules {with answer key}
-Ready, Set, SCHOOL! {with answer key}

-Updated for 2017-2018 school year!

Happy Back to School! 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Elementary Interactive Math Notebook - Grade 5 BUNDLE

I'm so excited to announce that I've created a 5th Grade Interactive Math Notebook for students to develop their mathematical minds with! Interactive Math Notebooks are a great way to get students to show what they know, practice and apply mathematical skills, and make connections between different math concepts. There are so many GOOD reasons to use Interactive Math Notebooks, just take a look at what's inside!


This Elementary School Interactive Math Notebook Bundle is covering ALL 5th grade Common Core Standards! There are so many ways to cover all the standards, but with IMNs you are able to cover all the standards in different ways in ONE BOOK! Students love IMNs and are always proud of their accomplishments.

Included are the following Interactive Math Notebooks Activities:
*Grade 5:
Elementary Interactive Math Notebook 101 Guide
Interactive Math Notebook: Place Value (Grade 5)
Interactive Math Notebook: Multiplication (Grade 5)
Numerical Expressions
Divide Whole Numbers
Add Decimals
Subtract Decimals
Multiply Decimals
Divide Decimals
Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Multiply Fractions
Divide Fractions
Patterns and Graphing
Convert Units of Measure
Geometry
Volume

I hope this is a great set to add to your Interactive Math Notebooks or your first set to start your Interactive Math Notebooks with your students. Your students will get more out of math when they are actively engaged in making, creating, and doing the math.

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Math About Me Activity & BINGO Game

The beginning of the school year is the best time to engage your students in your classroom and get to know them personally. I have created an activity that is on Middle and High School level math ALL ABOUT the students. These are fun facts that they may not have mathematically thought about, but are a great way to get them to learn more about themselves and others mathematically.

This Math About Me activity and BINGO game is NO PREP for you to PRINT & use in your classroom today! Included are two versions of this NO PREP foldable or non-foldable activities for students to complete in your classroom. Get to know your students and keep them engaged in your class on the first day of school!

Included in this PACKET are:

-2 NO PREP Print & GO Math About Me activities

-NO PREP Bingo game for your class to complete to get to know each other

-NO PREP foldable activity or Non-foldable version also included

-Engage and get to know your students with this fun math activity!

Click HERE to view Math About Me Activity & BINGO Game


Happy Teaching!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Back to School NO PREP Math Packet - 6th Grade

A Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your sixth graders engaged on day 1 in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with fifth-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with fifth and sixth grade benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of 6th grade year review activities during August & September!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THE NO PREP MATH PACKETS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL


THIS BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET FEATURES:
*25 days of Back To School Math Activities. It is just enough for a good review, but not overwhelming for Back To School classwork or homework!
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Designed for students who have completed 5th grade and are going into 6th grade.
*Packed with 5th grade common ore math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks required for 6th grade.
*Timeline for completing Back to School Packet (2-3 weeks).
*An ANSWER KEY for each day.
*Back to School NO PREP Math Portfolio Starter Kit Included (A $3.75 Value)
*Common Core Assessment Diagnostic Test - Grade 6 Included (A $5.00 Value)
*Back to School Activities for the whole classroom.
*Math Portfolio contents for saving and sharing student work for the school year. (Parents love these at parent conferences!)
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Table of Contents:
Days 1-4: Writing expressions & analyzing patterns
Days 5-8: Performing operations with decimals
Days 9-11: Adding and subtracting fractions
Days 12-15: Multiplying and dividing fractions
Days 16-17: Understanding place value
Day 18-19: Measurement
Day 20-21: Representing and interpreting data
Day 22-23: Understanding volume
Day 24: Graphing points
Day 25: Classifying 2-D figures

I hope that this packet helps you plan for the beginning of the school year. This packet can be used the first 2-3 weeks of school during Math to actively engage your students in being back to school. The review activities are fun and refreshing for students who may have difficulties or stigmas about Math. Begin the year with students on a fresh start into having fun with Math!

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Back to School NO PREP Math Packet - 5th Grade

A Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your fifth graders engaged on day 1 in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with fourth-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with fourth and fifth grade benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of 5th grade year review activities during August & September!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THE NO PREP MATH PACKETS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL


THIS BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET FEATURES: *25 days of Back To School Math Activities. It is just enough for a good review, but not overwhelming for Back To School classwork or homework!
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Designed for students who have completed 4th grade and are going into 5th grade.
*Packed with 4th grade common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks required for 5th grade.
*Timeline for completing Back to School Packet (2-3 weeks).
*An ANSWER KEY for each day.
*Back to School NO PREP Math Portfolio Starter Kit Included (A $3.75 Value)
*Common Core Assessment Diagnostic Test - Grade 5 Included (A $5.00 Value)
*Back to School Activities for the whole classroom.
*Math Portfolio contents for saving and sharing student work for the school year. (Parents love these at parent conferences!)
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Table of Contents:
Days 1-4: Use four operations to solve
Days 5-6: Factors & Multiples
Days 7-8: Analyze patterns
Days 9-10: Understanding place value
Day 11-12: Ordering fractions
Day 13-15: Add & subtract fractions
Day 16: Multiply fractions by whole numbers
Day 17-18: Understanding decimal notation
Day 19: Solve measurement problems
Day 20-21: Representing and interpreting data
Day 22: Understanding angle measurement
Day 23-24: Draw& identify lines and angles
Day 25: Classify shapes

I hope that this packet helps you plan for the beginning of the school year. This packet can be used the first 2-3 weeks of school during Math to actively engage your students in being back to school. The review activities are fun and refreshing for students who may have difficulties or stigmas about Math. Begin the year with students on a fresh start into having fun with Math!

Happy Teaching!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Back To School NO PREP Math Packet - 4th Grade

A Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your fourth graders engaged on day 1 in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with fourth-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with third and fourth grade benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of 4th grade year review activities during August & September!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THE NO PREP MATH PACKETS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL


THIS BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET FEATURES:
*25 days of Back To School Math Activities. It is just enough for a good review, but not overwhelming for Back To School classwork or homework!
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Designed for students who have completed 3rd grade and are going into 4th grade.
*Packed with 3rd grade common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks required for 4th grade
*Timeline for completing Back to School Packet (2-3 weeks).
*An ANSWER KEY for each day.
*Back to School NO PREP Math Portfolio Starter Kit Included (A $3.75 Value)
*Common Core Assessment Diagnostic Test - Grade 4 Included (A $5.00 Value)
*Back to School Activities for the whole classroom.
*Math Portfolio contents for saving and sharing student work for the school year. (Parents love these at parent conferences!)
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Table of Contents:
Days 1-4: Adding and subtracting whole numbers
Days 5-8: Multiplying and dividing by whole numbers
Days 9-10: Displaying Data in Pictographs
Day 11-14: Ordering fractions
Days 15-18: Performing operations with Time
Day 19-20: Interpreting Line Plots
Day 21-23: Area of unit squares
Day 24: Classifying 2-D figures
Day 25: Parts of shapes

I hope that this packet helps you plan for the beginning of the school year. This packet can be used the first 2-3 weeks of school during Math to actively engage your students in being back to school. The review activities are fun and refreshing for students who may have difficulties or stigmas about Math. Begin the year with students on a fresh start into having fun with Math!


Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Back To School NO PREP Math Packet {FREEBIE} Updated

This is a sample of my Back To School Math NO PREP packet that will keep your 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders engaged on day 1 in your classroom! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Also included is a beginning of the year diagnostic test with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade benchmarks addressed, back to school activities, and a Math portfolio starter pack. Use this packet at the beginning of the year review activities during August & September!!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THE NO PREP MATH PACKETS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL



This Sample Version FEATURES:
*2 days of Back To School Math Activities
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks requirements.
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

I hope that these activities are a great starting point in your classroom too. This packet is a great sampling of my Back to School Math activities I have to actively engage my students in my classroom.


Happy Teaching!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Teachers Who Give TPT Gift Card Giveaway {July}

Congratulations to Christina & Ellen who both won $10 TPT Gift Cards!


How would you use a $10 TPT Gift Card?

Want to find out? All you have to do is click "FOLLOW ME" on TPT and next month you'll receive an entry to the Teachers Who Give Gift Card Giveaway! It's that simple.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Interactive Math Vocabulary Word Wall {Grades 6 to 8}

This is a NO PREP Math Interactive Word Wall for you to use to engage and teach your students all year long! This is for middle school math grades 6, 7, and 8. Students become the authors of the Interactive Math Word Wall and own their learning process. You will love how engaged students are and take ownership of creating their own classroom Math Word Wall.


Included are:
-Instructions for how to set up an Interactive Word Wall in your classroom
-NO PREP printable Words for your Word Wall
-2 different fonts used for each grade level
-3 levels of vocabulary for grade 6, 7, and 8
-Instructions on how to print on Post-its for your Math Word Wall
-3 versions of post-its to use for printing
-Suggestions on how to lead Math Talks to use your Interactive Word Wall in your classroom

This Interactive Math Word Wall is one of the easiest word wall to actively engage students in. They will actually use the word wall because they created it! Students enjoy making the word walls and will even ask to refer to it when writing or discussing mathematical concepts. This is the perfect way to incorporate writing and math at the student's level. These Interactive Word Walls have been a success in my classroom and I hope you will find them to be an effective teaching tool in yours too!

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Interactive Math Vocabulary Word Wall {Grades 3 to 5}

This is a NO PREP Math Interactive Word Wall for you to use to engage and teach your students all year long! This is for elementary math grades 3, 4, and 5. Students become the authors of the Interactive Math Word Wall and own their learning process. You will love how engaged students are and take ownership of creating their own classroom Math Word Wall.


Included are:
-Instructions for how to set up an Interactive Word Wall in your classroom
-NO PREP printable Words for your Word Wall
-2 different fonts used for each grade level
-3 levels of vocabulary for grade 3, 4, and 5
-Instructions on how to print on Post-its for your Math Word Wall
-3 versions of post-its to use for printing
-Suggestions on how to lead Math Talks to use your Interactive Word Wall in your classroom


This Interactive Math Word Wall is one of the easiest word wall to actively engage students in. They will actually use the word wall because they created it! Students enjoy making the word walls and will even ask to refer to it when writing or discussing mathematical concepts. This is the perfect way to incorporate writing and math at the student's level. These Interactive Word Walls have been a success in my classroom and I hope you will find them to be an effective teaching tool in yours too!

Happy Teaching!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer NO PREP Math Packet Grades 7 to 8

Do you want to assign your 7th graders a fun summer review?

Do you want to challenge students in reviewing Math Skills for 8th grade?

If you said YES, this is the perfect Summer Math packet that your seventh graders will want to do every day of the summer!
This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with seventh-grade common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving.

How to use it:
1. A fun review at the end of 7th grade during May & June or after testing!
2. A summer packet for students to complete at home during June, July, & August!
3. A beginning of 8th grade year review activities during August & September!!

FEATURES:
*This is a 30 day Summer Math Activities Packet. It is just enough for a good review, but not overwhelming for the summer!
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Designed for students who have completed 7th grade and are going into 8th grade. Great end of year review for 7th Grade or Beginning of the Year for 8th Grade!
*Packed with 7th grade common core math problems for review and practice. Tied to Common Core benchmarks required for 8th grade
*A “tracking” page - as they complete days in the packet, students will color a part of a beach picture until they complete the packet.
*An ANSWER KEY for each day.
*A Sample Letter to parents & students from Math Department. (I use this every year when I send home the summer packet!)
*Certificate of completion for finishing this FUN Summer Packet.
*Lots of coloring fun. I’ve intentionally designed this packet with lots of pictures and borders to color. A MUST: Using a set of crayons or markers.

Table of Contents:
Days 1-4: Compute unit rates
Days 5-6: Analyze proportional relationships
Days 7-10: Operations with fractions
Days 11-16: Rational Numbers
Days 17-19: Write & evaluate equivalent expressions
Day 20-22: Solve expressions & equations
Day 23-24: Construct geometric figures
Day 25-26: Solving area, surface area, & volume
Day 27-28: Draw inferences about populations
Day 29-30: Evaluate probability models

I hope this is an engaging and fun Summer packet for your seventh grade students to complete. I also have Summer packets available for grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Happy Teaching!