Friday, March 31, 2017

$20 TPT Gift Card Giveaway {April}


Don't forget that I'm GIVING away $20 TPT Cash this Sunday April 2nd!

How do you enter?
1. BE a follower of my TPT store. Click "FOLLOW ME" here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kelly-Mccown
2. Check your TPT inbox on Sunday April 2nd for the link to ENTER the giveaway!

It's that EASY!


Good Luck,

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easter & Spring Middle School Math Activities


 
This Easter & Spring Middle School Math Activities NO PREP packet that will keep your sixth, seventh, and eighth graders engaged! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with grade level common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework.
 
FEATURES: *5 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, Operations with Money, Operations with Percents and Decimals, Solving 1-Step & 2-Step Equations, and Operations with Integers

Activities Included:
-Egg Equations {with answer key}
-Exchanging Eggs {with answer key}
-Sorting Jellybeans {with answer key}
-Ready, Set, Color! {with answer key}
-Integers Number Puzzle {with answer key}
 
I hope these activities are a great addition to your Math classroom too! I am always amazed at how much fun students can have when you incorporate some holiday fun into your classroom. This April, create time for your students to have fun with an April themed Math activity and build rapport with your students.
 
Happy Spring!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Earn TpT Credits by Providing Feedback

Yes! IT's TRUE!!! I buy all of my fonts, clip art, and other teacher resources on TpT every day of the year and then provide those sellers with a fair rating and comment. I love this feature about TpT and that's why I'm telling you about it, so that you can receive discounts on items for your classroom OR maybe even FREE resources that you have EARNED!

Here's how it works:
1) You receive one TpT Credit for every $ you spend on TpT when you Provide Feedback — both a fair rating and a fair comment — on the items that you purchase. 
2) Every 100 Credits is worth $5 that you can apply towards future TpT purchases, but there’s no need to wait until you have 100 to redeem them. 20 credits are worth $1.00, for example!

To date I have only received about 20% feedback from other teachers. That means that 80% of teachers are MISSING OUT on FREE $$ to gain more resources for their classroom. This is another great feature about TpT and I hope you take advantage of it too!

Happy Discounting,

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

April NO PREP Math Packets {Grades 3 to 8}

Preparing for April? I've shared these Math activities on TPT to help you celebrate, review, and have fun in the month of April!
 
April NO PREP Math Packet - 3rd Grade April NO PREP Math Packet - 4th Grade

These APRIL Math NO PREP packets that will keep your students engaged! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with grade-level common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework!

April NO PREP Math Packet - 5th Grade April NO PREP Math Packet - 6th Grade

April NO PREP Math Packet - 7th Grade 

EACH APRIL NO PREP MATH PACKET FEATURES:
*25 different math puzzle worksheets
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with common core math problems for review and practice.
*An ANSWER KEY for each worksheet.
*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.

Click on the link to view the April packet:
3rd Grade NO PREP Math Packet
4th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
5th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
6th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
7th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
8th Grade NO PREP Math Packet-Coming Soon


Cheers to April Math Review!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tips for Teacher Wellbeing during the Busy Work Week

Happy Spring Break! We just made it to Spring Break 2017! Woot woot! During Spring Break every year I like to relax, reflect, and then do a lot more relaxing. Your energy and wellbeing should be the most important thing you invest in every day. Here are some things to reflect on during your Spring Break and hopefully they help you get to the end the school year with a better wellbeing.
1. Do I have a morning schedule where I take 2-5 minutes to relax before the students arrive?
Try arriving at school early (I understand not everyone can do this) and schedule two to five minutes before your students arrive to visualize your day, relax/sit quietly and clear your head (or say a prayer). Make a list of things that help you relax and choose one to focus on during that morning  time.  

2. Think about how things went FOR YOU (not the students) this past quarter, excellent, good, or okay?
Think about and watch for things that start to worry you and take remedial action. Take deep breaths, forgive ourselves and others, and take brain breaks when available. Think about your schedule, did you get enough sleep, social time, and refreshment scheduled in? Think about your teacher talk, were you more positive or negative? Identify people who help you, give you confidence, and people/things that give you energy to teach.
Need more help?
There are lots of other resources and instructional aides to help make your day LESS stressful and more rewarding. Check out www.teacherspayteachers.com for more resources to help you be the best YOU!


Think Positive,

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Middle School Math Bulletin Board {March}

Middle School Math NO PREP Bulletin Board {March}


This is a NO PREP Bulletin Board ready to PRINT & GO! Students create Shamrocks through Math and you display their results on a Bulletin Board. Students love creating these Math Shamrocks for March!
 
 
Included are:
-EASY NO PREP directions
-NO PREP Printable Title for Bulletin Board & Worksheets
-Aligned to Common Core Benchmarks (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th)
-Worksheets included operations with fractions, operations with decimals, inequalities, and two-step equations
-Different worksheets per grade level included (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th)
-ANSWER KEY & Rubric are both included for EASY grading!
 
 
I hope this brings Good Luck to your Bulletin Boards too!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pi Day Middle School Math Stations

Are you looking for a fun, easy, engaging way to incorporate Pi Day in your classroom?

Are you wanting a NO PREP, Print & Go activity for Pi Day?


This math station activity is intended to help students understand Pi in its relation to the world and mathematics. Students will learn the history of Pi, the formulas associated with Pi for circumference and area, and other key concepts.

Included are:

-6 different stations to engage students

-Teacher facilitated activity for 60-90 minutes of classroom time

-Stations include:
1. Vocabulary of Pi
2. Practice of Finding Circumference with Pi
3. Word problems of Finding Circumference with Pi
4. Practice of Finding Area with Pi
5. The History of Pi
6. Word problems of Finding Area with Pi

-BONUS "Pi Eating" Station Table Tent included!

-Student Mini Book of Pi helps students record their answers

-ALL ANSWER KEYS included



Happy Pi Day!

March WRITE THE ROOM with Math (Grades 3 to 6)


Friday, March 10, 2017

March WRITE THE ROOM with Math {Grades 3 to 6}

I love incorporating Math vocabulary activities into weekly lessons. WHY? It's all for the student growth that teachers see when students put together concepts and vocabulary terms. That is AMAZING! I encourage you to check into my Math Vocabulary resources to help your students make connections in Math and TALK about Math more with the correct terms.


This month I have created a set of vocabulary packets for students to work with their vocabulary with a St Patrick's day theme. Each packet contains grade level specific vocabulary. Check out the previews to see what words are in each grade level activity.

 
Get students moving, talking, and writing Math Vocabulary in your classroom with any of these sets of Math Vocabulary Sentences. The purpose of this resource is to help students with increasing their mathematics vocabulary. Students write the Math sentences on their paper with scaffolded practice. Students are provided a list of vocabulary words to use to complete the sentences. Students will be engaged and more confident practicing using math vocabulary.
 
 
I hope these NO PREP Write the Room vocabulary activities can be a success in your classroom too! It's a great way to bring in cheer and rigor during the Spring season.
 
 
 
 
Keep up that vocabulary!
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Saint Patrick's Day NO PREP Math Activities

These Saint Patrick's Day Math Activities NO PREP packets will keep your students engaged! These packets are just plain fun. Not only are they PACKED with grade level common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use these packets for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework.


THIS ELEMENTARY MATH ACTIVITIES PACKET FEATURES:

 *5 different Engaging Math Activities
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade common core math problems for review and practice.
*HIGH QUALITY CLIPART is included
*Topics covered: Operations with Fractions, Multiplication & Addition with Money, Dividing with Money (Whole Numbers), Operations with Time, Operations with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

Activities Included:
-Clover Fractions {with answer key}
-Counting Gold Coins {with answer key}
-Dividing The Gold {with answer key}
-Ready, Set, BUILD! {with answer key}
-Numbers Puzzle {with answer key}



THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH ACTIVITIES PACKET FEATURES: 
 
*5 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, Operations with Money, Dividing with Decimals, Solving 1-Step & 2-Step Equations, and Operations with Integers

Activities Included:
-Clover Equations {with answer key}
-Exchanging Gold Coins {with answer key}
-Sharing The Gold {with answer key}
-Ready, Set, Equate! {with answer key}
-Integers Number Puzzle {with answer key}



Happy St Patty's Day!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Check Your Teachers Pay Teachers Email

Don't forget to check your TPT inbox today at 5:00 PM EST for entry to win a TPT Gift Card $$!!

How do you enter the giveaway?

1. Be a FOLLOWER of my TPT Store CLICK HERE.

2. Check your TPT Inbox today for entry!

It's that EASY!!!



Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March NO PREP Math Packets {Grades 3 to 8}

Happy 1st Day of March! I've shared these Math activities on TPT to help you celebrate, review, and have fun in the month of March!!
 
 

These March Math NO PREP packets that will keep your students engaged! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with grade-level common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework!



EACH MARCH NO PREP MATH PACKET FEATURES:
*25 different math puzzle worksheets
*FUN activities and puzzles centered on reviewing math curriculum.
*Packed with common core math problems for review and practice.
*An ANSWER KEY for each worksheet.
*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.

Click on the link to view the March packet:
3rd Grade NO PREP Math Packet
4th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
5th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
6th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
7th Grade NO PREP Math Packet
8th Grade NO PREP Math Packet


Cheers to March Math Review!