Saturday, December 1, 2012

Math Freebie

I am not doing well keeping up with my blog, but I just made this for my class so I thought I would to a quick post to share.  I will have my students glue this into their Math notebooks once completed.

Click here. This will take you to a google doc.  Then make sure you click file and then download , so that you can print it.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pinterest Link Up

Debbie Clement from Rainbows Within Reach is aPinterest Queen!  She is geared toward the younger crowd, but this week she is hosting a Directory for UpperElem Pinners.
photo of: The Great Upper Elementary Pinterest Link UP hosted by RainbowsWithinReach

Click on over to her blog to check out some great Pinterest pinners.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Science Notebooks

We are well underway with our Science notebooks.  We are using Pearson’s Interactive Science Series.  This is our second year using it and my second year using the interactive notebooks in Science class.
Here are pictures of our Unit A opener page:
We have completed lesson 1  and just did our first experiment.  More pictures to follow in the next couple of days.  And a free folding organizer for lesson 2.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Class Portraits

Well, we finished our second week of school even though we missed two days for the hurricane.  We did our class portraits this week and they turned out awesome.  They make me smile every time I look at them.  My teaching partner did them last year and they turned out so well that I wanted to do them too!  After all the blog stalking I was doing over the summer, I had a great idea to make them even better.  It was really Tara’s idea over at 4th Grade Frolics.  She made these poster names with word art and I thought, “Wow, wouldn’t that look great with our portraits!”.
So see what you think…  (I love them!)
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Here’s the final product…
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Classroom Continued

So to continue on from yesterday’s post, I saw this “Math It Up Board” at 4th Grade Frolics which was linked to Teacher on the Loose. It is a free download from Teacher on the Loose. I also saw this Math Workshop board at 4th Grade Frolics and made my own to match my room.  I haven’t used them yet.  I hope to blog about them and explain how I used them in my room.
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I went in on a Saturday and spent the morning going through all my book bins and pulling out books that my students were not reading (old ripped books, books too high, and books with low interest). I then replaced my old labels with the new ones I made inspired by Kristen at Ladybug’s Teacher Files.  I had to make my own because I have a lot of author baskets and series baskets and Kristen’s was only genre labels, but I love the way they turned out!
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     I was again inspired by Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics. I had seen many on Pinterest, but when I saw hers I knew I had to make them too!  Right now I have them sitting on the window ledge in my reading area. If you haven’t been to her page you should check it out.  Especially her Monday Made its.

Here is my good work board.  I had to move it here to make room for my Craft Board.  I made the clothes pins last year. Actually, I really only changed the border and location. The rest is the same.
Here are a few more pictures of my room.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Made-its

We have been in school for a week now and as this should be our second week, we had school cancelled on Monday and today because of the hurricane. Not that it came here (southeast Florida), but we got tremendous amounts of rain from it. Lots of flooding and power outages. Fortunately I didn’t have flooding, however, I did lose power for over 24 hours. I was hoping to use this time off to update my blog. So here it is Tuesday evening and I’m finally able to sit down and share my pictures with you.
I blog stalked all summer collecting ideas.  I followed the 360 classroom at Clutter-Free, the Bright and Clear designs and Flipped signs at Ladybug’s Teacher Files and all the Monday Made its at 4th Grade Frolics. My classroom was green, turquoise, and black with polka dots. I kept the same color scheme but brighten it up a bit.

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I also made some new things:
A bunting for my window.  I saw many of these on Pinterest this summer.
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These are boards I redid.  In the first picture I was inspired by Mrs. Bainbridge’s Class and remade my Language Arts Focus board headers.  Then I really loved the flipped signs at Ladybug’s and I made my own version.  Hers was round and I needed rectangular.  I was planning on purchasing my calendar numbers, but couldn’t find what I wanted.  So I ended up making my own numbers and month names.
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I also used the bright and clear alphabet from Ladybug’s Teacher Files. This was the first thing I fell in love with this summer and I worked off this for the rest of my room. The CRAFT board came from her too!
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Well, as you can see I’ve been a busy little camper.  You will have to stay tuned for the rest of my room.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Types of Triangles Foldable

This year I found a great resource called “Teaching Mathematics with Foldables”  by Dinah Zike.  
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It has all kinds of ideas for Math.  I made the following for types of triangles. Click here to down load .
(Once you see the Google Doc, click on file and download.)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Math Foldable

I have found that I am a better blog stalker than a blogger.  :)  I'm going to try harder to keep up with my page. I am in the process of making Promethean board slides for my math lessons. I didn't get my board until the middle of the year.  I am now learning how to make interactive lessons for our Saxon math program.  Here is a math foldable that I will be using with our second lesson.

Click on the picture and then download to your computer.  Enjoy!