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!

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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