Friday, September 20, 2013

Decimals, iPads, QR Codes, Oh My!

My students have been working their tails off learning about tenths and hundredths, so I wanted to reward them with a fun review!!

Thanks to Kristen Kennedy and her AWESOME Doggie Decimal task cards, my students identified, compared, and ordered decimals and wrote them as fractions! The task cards had QR codes, so we brought out the iPads and the kiddos checked their answers! IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! My students were practically *begging* for more task cards!

Check out these awesome pics of my little learners!




Sunday, September 15, 2013

New TPT Goodies from me means FREEBIES for you!

I've added several new items to my TPT store.

Halloween is approaching, and I like to make sure we learn AND have fun on that day. So I made a Halloween activity pack which includes candy graphing, Halloween Categories, a Pumpkin Glyph, Witches Brew recipe page, a maze AND a Halloween Pennant Craftivity! Also included is a teacher printable so you can treat your students to "ghost poop" (marshmallows). Want a free one? I'll tell you how... but not yet! :)






I also have two Math Journal sets for purchase. One includes two Cover Pages (hundreds board OR multiplication chart), a Table of Contents, ons of objective specific templates with instructions AND blank templates for you to personalize your own entries.





If you don't need all of the objective specific templates, no worries! I have a Basic Set-Up as well that includes both Cover Pages, a Table of Contents page, a Math About Me page and all of the blank templates from my full pack.





My Skeleton Symmetry set isn't new, but since it's season appropriate and AWESOME I want to post about it!


NOW. Time for freebie info. Want a FREE Halloween Activity pack, Math Journal set AND a Skeleton Symmetry set? All you have to do follow my blog and post about this awesomeness on YOUR blog. Don't have a blog, no worries, become a follower and PIN IT! Just comment with the link  to your post below and I'll hook up the first five peeps!

-xo-
Katie


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Catch Up and a SALE

So I've survived the first two weeks of school! Yay! My sweet students are already into the groove of things which is AWESOME. I'm so happy to already have routines set up and running well. We were  doing work by Day 2!

Here's a look at my finished classroom (before students!). I'm not working with as much space as I had the previous two years, but I think everything fit quite well.

Thank God for contact paper! I had an orange set of cabinets, a set of brown laminate, and a set of yellow.... UM, NO. So I bought a ton of black contact paper, covered them, and finished it off with my favorite rainbow leopard border. WOOT.

These awesome measurement cards are from LoneStar Learning. LOVE THEM!!!

 Here's my soon-to-be-fabulous math word wall! Math vocab cards by Blair Turner - get them HERE

The only area I had trouble finding room for was my library... It kinda sticks out but oh well-- It bothers me but not the kiddos! 


Here are the first day of school gifts for my class and team! 


I've posted some new goodies in my TPT store and guess what... EVERYTHING IS ON SALE! The sale starts tomorrow, Sept. 9, and will run until Sept. 12. 15% off everything!!