Friday, March 5, 2021

March ELA & Math Bundles

Are you still distance learning or trying to manage a remote cohort? Need your in-person students to have engaging activities but not share materials? I hear you.

I have put together a Google Bundle and a Boom bundle for March. They both have 7 decks with 4 ELA and 3 math but they are a little different.  

I hope you find something in my store that makes your teaching a little easier this year.

Did you know if you buy an individual product and later decide to buy the bundle, TpT will reimburse your original charge? 


Thursday, March 4, 2021

Flashlight Math!

Have you seen those cool flashlight or I spy games on Boom Learning but wish they targeted academic skills your students need to practice? I was determined to figure out and I am feeling pretty proud of myself that I did! {Insert back pat here.}

So far, I made two math decks with a St. Patrick's Day theme.

Both start with a story about the leprechauns messing up our math activity and stealing the lightbulbs.

You can try these HERE for yourself. 

I plan to make more of these in different themes and addressing different skills. Leave me a comment if there is a particular theme or skill you'd like to see.

If you aren't on the Boom card bandwagon yet, I often make a similar version in Google Slides but I don't think one will work.  Check out my TpT store or Boom store to see some of the many digital products I offer.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

FREEBIES For March 2nd and MORE

Does your school celebrate Read Across America or Seuss Day?

 I thought I'd do a roundup of many of the FREE things I have shared over the years that I hope you can use. 

Click on the picture to get your copy.
You can see some samples from my students here.

Horton peek over templates, writing papers, ideas, etc. click HERE

Here is FREE listening center response sheet for The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss.
This is part of my Listening Center Response resource which has book or skill-based response sheets and comes with QR codes for your center. I adapted this for distance learning by adding Google Slides.
Click on picture to check it out.

Have you tried my Daily Editing Word Problems yet?
You can read more about how these work in this post.

 Here is the ENTIRE Seuss Week for my loyal followers as a FLASH FREEBIE

 If you enjoy them, you can grab enough for the entire year HERE

There are more Seuss freebies on this blog but my family says I have been on here too long already! You can go to my sidebar under the TOPICS section and click on Seuss to read all my posts with more details and pictures.

I hope everyone has a great week! I am scheduled to get my vaccine this week. YIPPEE!


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Do You Search By Standard or Theme?

 I saw someone post the other day that they never look for resources by theme, only by the standard. I am wondering if they are an upper grade teacher because primary folks seem to love themes, am I right?

Of course the standard is important, but it can be both functional and cute! Plus students need to hit the same skill many times to master it so changing the theme can make practicing the same standard feel new and engaging.

Here is my newest set of Ending Punctuation Boom cards with a St. Patrick's Day theme. It addresses:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.B Use end punctuation for sentences. 

Or maybe

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.B Recognize and name end punctuation. Since I have the audio to read the sentences for them. I did not make these auto play so that the students could attempt to read them first on their own, if you wish.

These are 25% off for the first 24 hours! You may want to follow me on Instagram or Facebook if you don't get to reading blogs in time to see this sale price. Those links are in my sidebar.

Are you snowed in? I am feeling so badly for everyone in Texas! I live in California and we had the whole week off. Last year, I was on a school trip to Tanzania and it feels like soooo long ago! No exciting trips for me this year but my county did just announce they are going to start opening up appointments for teachers to get vaccinated at the end of the month! How is your state doing on vaccinating teachers? 


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

St.Patty's Bump and a Giveaway!

I got some really sweet feedback from teachers appreciative of products that work for both virtual and in-person learning. It makes me really happy that I can create things that make things easier for my fellow teachers. I have never been prouder of our profession and how, as usual, we have risen to the challenge thrown at us. We got this!

Since you all seemed to like my Valentine's Bump games, I made a set for St. Patty's Day! These have both a Google Slides digital version as well as a print version. The addition and subtraction set includes 7 games.

I also made a multiplication version for the facts 1-12. Please let your upper grade teacher friends know.

These are 25% off for 24 hours and I'd love to give a copy away to a loyal follower! Just leave me a comment saying if you'd like Addition & Subtraction or Multiplication and your email. If there is something you'd like to see me make or a skill addressed, just let me know.


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Two New Math Boom Puzzle Reveals!

I have two new Boom card math sets that are super cute puzzle reveals.

This first one covers 1.NBT.B.2 practicing place value counting tens and ones. This one uses animated GIFS so I think the kids will love watching the numbers' eyes blink open and closed! 

This next one covers 1.MD.B.3 telling time on analog and digital clocks to the hour and half hour.

I included a fun kids cheering sound at the end of both decks when the puzzles are complete.

You can check out a video preview or a playable preview by visiting my store.

Happy Valentine's Day! My sweet husband brought me flowers and made me yummy food. He actually does both of these quite frequently. I know, I am a very lucky lady. Here is us many moons ago.


Friday, February 12, 2021

FREE Valentine's Day Easy Math Center Idea & Printable

 Need a last minute Valentine's Day math center?  

Gather these supplies. I have also seen the small plastic hearts at Michaels Crafts and Walmart.

The plastic pockets are optional but I like using them because

1. I can make less copies.

2. The kids love using them.

3. It is better for the environment!

Partners take turns selecting a heart and counting the coins inside. After they both record their total, they write in the greater than or less than sign to determine who won that round. The winner is whoever won more rounds.

You don't need to write the numbers on the hearts unless you want to provide an answer key. Just make sure there are different amounts in each heart so no round ends up in a tie.

Go grab the FREE printable in my shop!

 I saw this cute basket at Party City for only $1 that would add to the cuteness of this center!

Are you still looking for a few more ideas to round out next week?

And I'll leave you with another freebie! Have a great weekend!


Winner and another Giveaway!

 Congrats to Sara Cannon, the winner of my Valentine's Bump Addition & Subtraction game!

I'd also like to give away a copy of the Multiplication version. I'm not sure how many followers I have that teach the older grades but I do in the summer so I often make more advanced items, as well. 

Leave a comment saying what grade you teach and your email and I will pick a winner! 

Thank you to all of you who visited my TpT store during the sale. I spent more than I usually do so I better get to creating!


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Zoom Background Addicts Unite!

 Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am a Zoom Background Addict.

 Do you need to join ZBAA with me? 

I find joy in little things like this and let's face it, every morsel of happiness is coveted in this pandemic life we are living.  

If you want to add a little Valentine's fun to your Zoom, just Google Zoom backgrounds. I have these backgrounds and a few more saved in a folder I am happy to share with you, if you click HERE.