Friday, June 28, 2013

Five for Friday, FREEBIE, & a GIVEAWAY!!

It's that time again--Five for Friday time...

Math Picture Book Common Core Alignment (Courtney)

I mentioned in a previous post that I received all of the Stuart J. Murphy MathStart books through a grant a couple of years ago. I want to use them a lot more then what I have been using them in the classroom, so I am reading them all and aligning them to the Common Core standards. I love using children's literature when teaching math (or any subject for that matter), and these are great books for the students to see math in a fun way!

Rockets Away! (Courtney)

For the month of June, my oldest daughter participated in a math camp where they review skills they have learned in their previous grade level, and skills they will be introduced to in their next grade level. I am very fortunate that one of my daughter's classmates has a mother that teaches math at the local community college and she received a grant to do this camp with the girls. This is the 3rd year my daughter has participated in the math camp, and they made and launched rockets this year. The girls were so excited about them!

Dot-to-Dot Brights Background FREEBIE! (Sarah)

I made some simple, bright backgrounds this week to share with you! Fly on over to my Graphics by Sarah Beth TpT store to download my Dot-to-Dot Brights Backgrounds FREEBIE! Bright pink is also included, yet not shown in preview.


Word Wall Word Work Task Cards (Sarah)

This week I put together some Word Wall Word Work Task Cards for our kids to use next year.  The task cards were designed as a word work option to be used with a classroom word wall. We know not all students need work with word wall words, therefore we provide this as one of many word work options. The task cards were also designed to be used with a word wall that has been developed—not a word wall in its beginning stages. 

The first 20 task cards (Set 1) can be used for any word wall. These task cards only require one word to be written for each card.

The second 20 task cards (Set 2) can be used with MOST word walls. Many task cards will require more than one word to be written for each card.

An additional 20 task cards (Set 3) are for use with word walls that contain more specific words such as math/science words, parts of speech, transition/order words, days of the week/months of year, etc. Depending on the word wall, all cards may not be used.

Activity sheets are provided, yet are not required. Students can simply write words in a notebook as well. If you want to check them out, visit my TpT store...

"Show Us Some Bloglovin" GIVEAWAY!

This week we participated in a bloglovin giveaway linky!

You have probably heard by now that Google Reader is going away on July 1st.  Well, Google Reader may be going away, but we don't want YOU to go away, so we hope that you will consider following our blog through bloglovin!  We know that change is we thought we would sweeten it up for you a bit!

Click the button above to be directed to our giveaway and more information on how to follow us with bloglovin.  Also, you can participate in OODLES more giveaways by following other blogs with bloglovin. Not to mention, if you have a blog, you can join this fabulous linky that ends July 1st!

Good luck, and have a splendid weekend!


  1. Loved seeing your stack of math books! So many teachers don't take the time to add reading into math. :) Good job!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Love the freebie! Thank you! Have a great weekend!

  3. Thank you so much for the wonderful freebie! The colors and dots are both so fun and lively!

    Primarily Speaking