Monday, August 17, 2020

BTS Bonus Sale!


August 18th only!

The perfect time to get a major deal on bundles.

I hope everyone has a great start to their year.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Get a deal on bundles today!

Today is the last day of the TpT Back-to-School Sale! Bundles are the best deal since you can get 25% off already discounted items!

Check HERE to check out the 147 products in my store, all on sale!


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

New Boom Deck & TpT Sale!

I have a new Boom card deck in my store. Click HERE to go check it out.

Just in time for the TpT Back-to-School Sale!

Everything in my store is 20% off, including already discounted bundles. Remember to use the above code for an extra 5%!


Friday, July 31, 2020

Silent Birthday Game

Need a quick time-filler? I asked my 5th graders to line up in birthday order BUT they could not talk and had to stay social-distanced.

They asked if they could use paper and pencil to communicate and I said no. SO, they turned to nature.

They tried hand signals and that seemed to frustrate them. The masks prevented them from mouthing the words.

One smarty thought of writing with water on the cement. She used a rock as her instrument and sacrificed her drinking water.

After 25 minutes of blissful silence, (this is a chatty bunch) I let them talk for 2 minutes so they could come up with a plan. Once they split into years, about half in each group, things went more quickly and they were finally able to do it at the half hour mark.

No one emerged as the leader today, which surprised me. They were shocked to realize how much they relied on verbal communication. It was definitely the best part of my day.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Multiplication Mastery

My summer school class is doing great on mastering the multiplication facts. This system keeps them motivated and I really think it helps that I use scratch and sniff stickers. They really care about getting to add a sticker to their chart, even 5th graders.

I have a test for 1-12 and then A-D are mixed facts. I don't have a test for 0 because it would be the same answer for all but I do include 0 in each test.

I give my students 26 seconds for the 13 problems because I really want them to know them fluency. I do include a set in this download where you can write in your own timing at the bottom.

I also print out multiple sets of flashcards so they students can practice on their own or sometimes I give them a set to take home, if they need it.

Not pictured above, but I also include a recording sheet so I know where everyone is without having to look around the room at their posters. 

I also included some teaching tips about how I organize and run things and a parent letter to send home.

Click HERE if you'd like to try this method with your class. It has worked well for me.

2 more days of summer school and she's almost got it!