Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Flash Sale!

First of all, I hope you all had a fabulous turkey day.  I definitely enjoyed time at home with a lot of amazing food, and I feel extremely thankful for my family and friends (old and new).

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving, though, is the shopping!  Some of my blogger friends and I have decided to throw a flash Black Friday sale in our Teachers Pay Teachers stores for some of you early shoppers who just can't wait until Cyber Monday.
Here's the deal...between midnight tonight EST (Fri) and midnight at the end of the day on Friday, November 29 EST, **{my entire store}** will be on sale for 20% off.  Up until noon on Friday, I will also be having a deal where if you buy 2 products, you will get one free (of equal or lesser value to the other items you've purchased).  Sounds pretty fantastic, right?  I hope you enjoy this and have a fabulous Black Friday!  Please read below for some important final information:


You must email me at: with the following information: 

1. Your TpT user name 

2. The names of the products you purchased between midnight tonight and noon on Friday November 29th EST (only purchases between these times will receive the free product). **In order to receive your free product, I MUST receive your e-mail by noon** 

3. The name of the product you would like free. 

I will send you your chosen product as soon as I can! 
Here are the links to the stores of all of my friends who are participating:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale!!!

It's that time of year again!!!  I'm so excited to participate in my second Cyber Monday + Tuesday sale on Teachers Pay Teachers Dec 2nd and 3rd.  I am putting my entire store on sale for 20% off, and TpT will be adding an additional 10% off for a total discount of 28% off!  Don't forget to use the promo code CYBER to ensure that you get the discount.  Start filling up your wish list now, and get ready to go on a fantastic shopping spree for incredible teaching resources.  Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Name Tag Math Centers

I am always trying to find new and creative ways to have my students practice the skills we are learning in math.  Worksheets are incredibly boring for kids and I try to use them as little as possible.  Task cards have been increasingly popular for me in the last year, but these can also become somewhat monotonous if I use them too often, so I came up with a new partner-type center that I call my Name Tag Math Centers.

I have the following sets available:  one for all of the Numbers in Base Ten standards, FractionsFraction word problems, Measurment, and the 12 Days of Christmas with Decimals.  I like to use these when we complete one of these groups of standards, or they can also be great as a review just before state standardized testing.  It's a fantastic review.
I also have these available by unit to go along with my states's curriculum map and scope and sequence, which really works out perfectly as a review activity for my 5th Grade Math Test Bundle
The units I have area:

You can buy them in a BUNDLE and save, or individually below:



Here's how it works:  Each sheet has two problems on it.  You print the pages on heavy cardstock (for best results) and fold the paper in half.  This creates a name tag style.  You place each "name tag" between two desks and pair students up with a partner.  

Each student sits across from their partner at each station and complete the problem on their side.  I have labeled them Player A and Player B to make it easier because I made the problems on Player B's side slightly more challenging.  Each student writes their answer down on their recording sheet and then shows their partner their answer.  

Each person has their partner's answer on their side, so they can easily check their partner's answer to see if it is correct.  If it is incorrect, I encourage them to help their partner try to find their mistake and work to get the correct answer.  You want to pick the partners carefully so that the experience will be worthwhile for both students in each pair.
I was very impressed with my students' enthusiasm for working through these with their partners and their willingness to work together.  It was a great way to change up our usual routine for review.