Tag: Math task cards

Day 2 ~ Flash Freebie & Dollar Deal

Today is Day #2 of my Fab 500 Follower Appreciation deals!

  

First, I will have a Flash Freebie daily. It will only last for 24 hours, then it will go back to the regular price in my store. 
Here is the Flash Freebie for today. 
Note: This page has a writing response prompt 
for use with the book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Next, I have a Daily Dollar Deal! It will be $1.00 for 24 hours then I will put a different resource on sale for one dollar. Hopefully I will have a new item or two by Day 4 and 5. Here’s hoping!!  Today’s deal is…

Social Media Links

If you want to be sure not to miss a deal, then consider following me on Instagram and TpT as well as Facebook. I will write a blog post each day, but depending on your settings, you may hear about the post sooner through a different source.

Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Clip Art Credits: Celebration Sign ~ Creative Clips

Warm Up with a Sale {& a Freebie}

Tired of the snow? Warm up with a SALE! 

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a “Teachers Are Heroes” Sale! {Isn’t it the truth?!}
It is time to stock up on the things that you have been “eye”-ing. (Is that really a word? My mother used to say that all of the time…so it must be a real word!)
Here are some things that I will be using in my classroom over the next couple of months. 
FREE!
FUN!
Super Fun!
More Fun Than You Would Think!
If you would like to check them out, then click HERE and HERE.
For the sale, everything in my store will be 20% off and you will be able to get an extra 10% off from TpT using the special code: HEROES. That will bring the total percentage off to 28%. What a deal!!
If you can’t wait until Wednesday to shop, my store will be 20% off starting on Tuesday, February, 24th. 
I will be back tomorrow to update you on our very exciting Science observations. You will want to join in too!
Have a great day! 
Carrie

Five for Friday and FREE {Math} Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days

Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday! I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching’s Five for Friday. 
I have been on our Fall Break, if you can believe that! I realize that Fall has not even officially started, so maybe they should call this a summer break. But that would be weird because we had a summer break already. Never mind that we started school on August 4th!
I stayed in town this week so here are a few things that happened around here.
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I worked on some projects, one of which was a math activity. Some of my students needed a 2-digit version of my math scoots, so I put that together and decided to set it up as a FREEBIE in my store. I have added some pictures of my class doing a scoot three different ways so that you can see what it looks like in action.

Click HERE to see the FREE Trial Scoot of my Monthly Math Task Cards called, 
 Write It! Sample
My kids love it! 
Here is how it works. 
The students play Scoot, which is a game where the students move from desk to desk as they answer each task card on a recording sheet.
{Note: I realize that I am showing you the Easter version that we did last spring, however I forgot to take pics when we did the apple version of the game. The Easter eggs surely add some pizzaz! You could also have a treat at the end of the game since they are opening plastic eggs and finding the surprise of a number instead of candy.  🙂 That way you can end it with a “wow” instead of a “wah-wah.”} 
Quick Pics {Base Ten Drawings} ~ the first day
HOWEVER, it has a twist in that the kids have 3 opportunities to play the game. {I usually play a round a day with the days not necessarily in a row.} 
Therefore, I came up with the name, 
Expanded Form ~ another day
Each time they play, they record a different form of the number representation on a different recording sheet. The recording sheets are specific to the number representation that they are practicing. 
Word Form ~ another day
For example, the recording sheets for writing out the word form have long spaces to allow the students to write and see the numbers written in their entirety on a single line. (The kids will need that skill one day when they are grown and writing out checks. Wouldn’t you agree?) 
Also, for the recording sheets, I copy “page 1” and “page 2” back to back. The expanded form pages have 3 versions for differentiation. Only one version, front and back, is included in the FREE version of the Fall Set in order to keep the file smaller. However, the FULL version of the Fall Set will be free as well, but will need to be added into a bundled set due to its size. (29 pages)
Here is the preview of the October set to show the different recording pages.

These activities are great for differentiation because the “slow-goers” seem to enjoy the process as well because the teacher is able to give immediate support to the students who need it. 
Here is the link to check them out in my store. My mom used to say, “Try it! You might like it!” She was usually referring to vegetables or something of that nature. She may have been quoting a commercial from days gone by for all I know. Nevertheless, it stuck with me!
Hopefully the repetitive practice with new designs and different numbers each month will help number representations stick with your kids. 
Let me know how you like the activity if you decide to download any of the versions. I would love to hear from you!

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I met my sweet mother-in-law and daughter at Barnes in Noble one day and look what they were serving!

And look at the leaves on this tree…already! 

Yes, indeed it was 89 degrees that day.


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My daughter performed in her first collegiate Wind Ensemble performance. They did a fantastic job! Like my daughter said at the beginning of the school year, “They are not messing around in college!” I could tell that they “mean business.”

My daughter is in the back on the left. A percussion major. 

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My two favs.

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Leaving you with this clip of a lunchbox that now graces our classroom each day. Wow. Cool!

Now that you know five things from my week, check out the other teachers who are celebrating Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching’s Five for Friday.
Have a great day!
Carrie
from i Heart Second 
and The Think Aloud Cloud

Two for Tuesday! #5 and a FREEBIE!

It’s TWO for TUESDAY!

Hi!
I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for their Two For Tuesday Linky – Week 5

That means…

  2 items
from my store will be 50% off today!!!

Here are the items that I have on sale:

Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days

Need a fun way to help your students practice writing different forms of number representation? This may be the resource for you!

To read more about it, see this post.
To check it out in my TpT store, please click {HERE}. 

My other sale item:

 “Hello Neighbor!” How to Make a Friend 
{and Keep a Friend}

This pack has “How To” writing activities including a silly version that coincides with Dr. Jean’s song, “Hello Neighbor.”

Click {HERE} to see it in my store.

Great News…
Dr. Jean actually has that song as a free download in her store! 

Click {HERE} to check it out. I love how Dr. Jean incorporates songs into everything. That is right up my alley!

Both of these would be great resources for now, for Back-to-School, or for anytime during the year as needed.

If you would like to check them out, today is the day! 

Hop on over to The Teaching Tribune for their Two For Tuesday Linky and see what kind of exciting deals you can find from other bloggers!

Have an awesome day!
Carrie

Worksheet Wednesday Linkup {FREEBIE} – Week 4

Today I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Worksheet Wednesday! For Week 4, there are free Summer worksheets listed.

Here is an expanded form worksheet that you might like to use. It has 3-digit numbers on it, so it would be good for second grade or for review at the beginning of third grade.

Click here to download it.

This practice page will remind your students how to write out the expanded form of 3-digit numbers. The repetition will help as well as the lines and the operation signs. This scaffolded page will develop confidence in your students for writing numbers in the expanded form.

This page is formatted after the Scoot answer pages that are in my Monthly Math Task Card sets. If this page was helpful to you, then you may be interested in checking out the full sets of Write It! 3 Ways in Three Days. These provide fun opportunities to practice three different forms of number representation. 

I have {two} 3-digit sets posted now that would also be helpful for second grade or for review at the beginning of third grade. 

This is a “brain-break” way to provide the repetition of skills in a FUN setting!

Look for new sets to come out for each month. The months that are highlighted are complete. 

Check ’em out in my store…
                             …if you are wantin’ some more!

August

Fall {FREE Trial Scoot}
Coming Soon:
November
December

Hop on over to The Teaching Tribune for their linky to get some great free summertime worksheet resources!
What a great deal! Thank you team from The Teaching Tribune!
Have a great day!
Carrie
The Think Aloud Cloud (TpT store)

Two for Tuesday Linky! Wk 4 and Freebie

It’s TWO for TUESDAY!

Hi!
I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for their Two For Tuesday Linky – Week 4

That means…

  2 items
from my store will be 50% off today!!!

Here are the items that I have on sale:

Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days

Need a fun way to help your students practice writing different forms of number representation? This may be the resource for you!

To read more about it, see this post.
To check it out in my TpT store, please click here

My other sale item:

Friendly Letter Writing ~  Bundle
{Summer and Back-to-School}
Please see the previews of each pack below.
The June Pack

The July Pack

The July Pack

These would be a great resource for now, for Back-to-School, or for anytime during the year as they fit your topics of study.

If you would like to check it out, today is the day! Click here to see it in my store.

Also, I have a freebie sample set from this pack so that you an get an idea of what is included.

If you would like to check out the freebie, then click here. The pictures below show what is included in the sample.

Hop on over to The Teaching Tribune for their Two For Tuesday Linky and see what kind of exciting deals you can find from other bloggers!

Have an awesome day!
Carrie

Sunday Smorgasbord Linky: June 22, 2014

Today I am linking up with Michelle at Fabulous in First for a Sunday Smorgasbord. 

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I love Scoots!

Scoots are…
       1. brain-breaks 

                  {They are up-and-out-of-your-seat activities.}

       2. great for “fun” repetition of skills practice 

                  {The students don’t even realize how much practice they  
                     are doing for each skill that is highlighted. }

       3. fast-paced (or not) depending on the student  

             {The teacher is able to focus on the students who need  
                     assistance or encouragement while the students who  
                     do not need support can keep moving.}

       4. differentiated ~ time-wise and recording sheet-wise
              {All of the students can participate in the same game, 
                      but with different scaffolding on the answer sheets 
                      according to their needs.}

The repetition of specific skills during one game is fabulous to me! So…I decided to make some. Here is my newest Math Task Card Pack. Click here to check it out in my store.

I call them, “Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days” because the students write a form of the number on the task cards one way one day, 
                      then another way on another day, 
                                and 
                      finally a third way on a different day. 

{The 3 days do not need to be in a row.}

I especially like activities for representing 3-digit and 4-digit numbers. I made an Easter Egg Scoot “Hunt” in the spring. The September set that I just posted that has cute apples on the task cards. 

(Maybe I just made this activity to use those cute apple graphics from Ashley Hughes. It is hard to say.)

I am big on printing things in grayscale onto colored card stock. However, I made a version with colored graphics for the printing enthusiasts who have color printing options. 
There are previews of some of the recording sheets below. 

There are 3 levels of support for the Expanded Form versions of the recording sheets. Therefore all of the students can be participating in the same game, but with different scaffolding on the answer sheets according to their needs.

I have included these anchor charts for the word form of lots of numbers. They are good resources for my ELL’s to see the patterns of how numbers are written in the English language. Also, they are helpful anchor charts for the students to put in their math notebooks or folders for reference … spelling in particular. 

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My Colored Card Stock Collection

Love the colors! 
Here is the brand and info in case you “need” to stock up on card stock.
Now I need to start printing away… …on my grayscale setting, of course. 

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I Need a Great Colored Printer

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would love to hear your recommendations. My current colored printer does not provide vibrant results. {Now there is another good reason for me to use grayscale.} 

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A Day at the Beach

One glorious day! So thankful for at least one. 

My adorable husband.
Our daughter was at a nearby beach with some friends celebrating their recent graduation from high school. I CANNOT be that old!!
The big day!
We were at the beach for two days, actually, due to scheduling conflicts. The weather was rainy on the first day, so we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Tommy Bahama’s Grill. They have really good fish tacos. If you haven’t taken the plunge to try fish tacos, I highly recommend them. The name sounds odd, but they taste fabulous!

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Spanish Class

I am taking Spanish 1 this summer through the ESOL/Foreign Language Department in our county. It may help me with communicating with my ELL students and their parents. That is my plan anyway! I better go get busy studying!!
So there are my random thoughts for the week. 
Link up with Michelle’s Sunday Smorgasbord to find out what random things people have to say this week. 
Have an awesome week!

Carrie
The Think Aloud Cloud (my store)
thethinkaloudcloud(at)gmail(dot)com