Monday, October 28, 2013

Common Core Morning Work Volume 5 Freebie

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Happy Monday Night!

I've quickly whipped up the 5th edition of the Daily Dozen Morning Work.  You can grab your copy by clicking on the picture below.  

I apologize for not getting it out there sooner, but like I've mentioned in previous posts I'm drowning with too much to do and not enough time to get it all done!  I know all of you can totally understand where I'm coming from.  I hope to have the 6th edition out by the end of the week.  Keep checking back for the next installment.  I hope everyone is finding it helpful.  I LOVE the feedback I've gotten so far.  Have a great week!  Until next time... :)


Friday, October 25, 2013

Multi-Digit Multiplication Song Freebie

Freebie Fridays


Happy Friday Ya'll!

I often wonder if I'm really blogging to people or just talking to myself with the allusion that people come and visit my blog.  Oh, well...I enjoy getting my thoughts, ideas, and finds out there in hopes of helping fellow teachers meet the ever growing demands of our profession.

Speaking of demands, I can't believe what a slacker I've been with blogging!  I feel like I need an extra 10 hours or so in my days to get everything done!  I have my half marathon training, national boards,as well as the regular demands of being a mom, wife, and friend currently on my plate.  It's definitely exhausting to be me right now!  Tomorrow I will run 10 miles for the first time ever in my life!!  
It's pretty crazy to drive around town and see how far I've already run.  I dread, look forward to my Saturday runs with other teachers who are in this with me.  I love the company, but it's overwhelming to try and keep up.  I'm the slow one in the group, but am getting faster each week!



Back to school~I noticed my blog is trending with math freebies and I will definitely make a more concentrated effort to mix it up.  Ironically, I don't like math and reading is my passion; however, it's more challenging to come up with fun reading "stuff" off the top of my head with 5th grade content.  I usually lean towards Pinterest and my fellow blogging buddies for inspiration in the ELA department.

I bring to the table today a fabulous freebie shared with me by one of my co-workers.  She and another fellow teacher created a "Long Multiplication" song to the tune of the Hokey Pokey.  It's fabulous to help teach 5.NBT.5 and the the children LOVE it!!  You can grab your free copy by clicking the picture a.  I above.  hope you can use it and would love to hear from any followers out there!  I have a fabulous freebie coming your way when we reach 100 followers on Bloglovin!  I'm currently working on some fun task cards with and without QR codes for my loyal followers.  That's all I can say about it right now, so get the word out there to help get our followers to 100 and you will be given a set of fabulous task cards not available to anyone else on pinterest or teacherspayteachers. :)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Saturday! 5.OA.1 Freebie :)))

Happy Saturday!
Freebie Fridays

I bring you a freebie for 5.OA.1 inspired by our student teacher and team member at my school.  It's an active engagement student response card.  Basically, you print out the paper, glue to card stock, and laminate.  You make one for each student and give them a clothespin to use.  When you're ready to use, write a numerical expression on your white/SMART board and ask students to put their clip on which item they due first to solve.  Obviously, make sure you write 5.OA.1 order of operation style problems on the board.  Students then show their cards.  Repeat the steps above to work through the entire problem or to use with each new problem you write on the board.  Another way I've used them is to help guide students through solving each problem.  I ask them to show me which operation they should do next on every step.  I hope you're able to use it!  The graphics were from mycutegraphics.com.  Click on the picture to grab your free copy!