Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter Product Swap: Winter Math Centers



end of post button photo Screenshot2013-11-09172719_zps5bdb90da.pngSo, we are officially in December! Can you believe it? This is the time of year when Pinterest and TPT become two of my very close friends. The days are getting longer because students start catching on sooner, the routines have pretty much set in, and if you don't keep them busy- students start becoming restless. This is when my reading workshop time starts to stretch and students start working more independently. When Tara from ....And They All Fall Down... invited me to participate in this holiday swap I was excited because it would be a great chance for me to try out some new resources that I could add to my reading and math workshop time.



I was paired up with Heather from 2 Brainy Apples. She shared her "Walking in a Winter Wonderland of Centers" with me. This is a multiplication unit that is great for building automaticity with facts up to twelve. She has a variety of activities and she provides a few printables that are great for drill and practice. Aside from multiplication, she provides activities for rounding and comparing numbers, too! Here are few images from her product:








This set can be used for teaching and or reinforcing important skills that students need to master. Visit her store to check out this item and several other items she has. 
Be sure to look at all of the products being reviewed in this winter swap by following the links below! Have a great December! 


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The BEST Classroom Pencil Sharpener EVER!


I came across THE best pencil sharpener for the classroom right before school started! The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener can be found at www.classroomfriendlysupplies.com. It is a company that is owned and operated by a teacher, so I am not surprised that it is perfect. Right before I came across this website, I was looking for a heavy duty sharpener. I needed one that could handle sharpening 25-30 pencils at least twice a day. In the past I would buy the Xacto brand from Lakeshore or Staples  (for about $70) and get a warranty (when I bought it from Staples) because it would die by December/January. I usually had to pay about $10.00 to renew the warranty each year. Despite having the warranty for some odd reason I would find myself replacing the sharpener all together by August.

One day this past August I was blog hopping and planning for the school year and came across the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener. I received it in the mail right before school started (it came really fast). I have to admit, initially I was weary. It is so light in weight and....quiet! When sharpening, the handle spins so easily, I just new it wasn't doing anything. But in a few short spins, it was done and when I pulled the pencil out, it was SHARP and not that annoying kind of sharp---it was fresh pencil, ready to take a test SHARP! I knew for sure that even thought it sharpened my pencils,  it was going to be too flimsy to handle my 25-30 pencils twice a day. I. WAS. WRONG! I am in love with this sharpener. It is quiet, it is quick, it is efficient. It is the best thing since sliced bread : ) The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener is durable. I've been waiting to talk about it because I wanted to make sure it was going to "make it", lol! I didn't want to give it rave reviews and then it fall apart on me. Well, you can trust that it has been a reliable resource from day one and is still working great.  Don't let the light weight fool you! I can move it around the room when necessary and I love the old school look. The kids LOVE that it makes their pencils EXTRA sharp!!





Here are a few videos that helped me get started. You can find them by following this link:
 http://www.classroomfriendlysupplies.com/pages/photos-videos

Sign up here for the current Classroom Friendly Supplies giveaway for your chance to win your own sharpener for the classroom!

I will be giving a few away this holiday season. What teacher wouldn't love it : )

DON'T Forget! You still have time left to purchase the Educents 3rd-5th grade Bundle! The savings found in this bundle are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! There are some great resources that you are getting at a very low price. Take advantage while you can : )


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Educents 3rd-5th Grade Bundle (you don't want to miss this deal)

How about a great deal for teachers as my WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOGGING world gift to you!




I am very excited to be a part of the bundle with Educents!  I know you will love my Bundled Multiplication Games. These multiplication and division file folder games are great for teaching and/or reinforcing basic multiplication and division facts. This bundled set includes 11 multiplication and division file folder games for facts 2 through12. Students can self-check while playing independently, with a buddy or with a teacher/tutor. Great for center and workshop time. Easy to put together. Bright pages and interesting graphics that will engage the disengaged learner but won't use too much of your color ink! Includes multiplication and division fact key for each game. You receive a SUPER VALUE when you buy the bundled set (save up to $12). This bundled set includes:

Two of a Kind ( 2X's)Multiplying 3'a with Ice Cream (3X's) Fun at the Fair with 4's ( 4X's) Flying High with 5's (5 X's)Popsicle Six (6 X's)Lucky 7 (7 X's)Shady 8's (8 X's) Batting 9's (9X's)iTens (10X's)Doublin' Donuts (11X's)12 Busy Bees (12 X's)



There are 35 other products in our bundle to get your kids learning!  Literacy, math, science, social studies, and so much more!   Hop along to see all the goodies you will get!  



But that's not all!   I am giving you a chance to Pin It to Win It (well you win any item from my store.)  Pin any image from my blog and enter below to win!



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The deal won't last long so head over now!



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