Friday, August 31, 2012

Get to know you - Math Style!

(Coming to you every other Friday!)

 I had the great pleasure of checking out this amazing math back to school activity set! There is some awesome stuff in here! Already I have several of these items I'm planning on using and I don't even teach math! LOL

The following activities can be found in this packet:
* What's my number
* Make a Me Cube
* Numbers About Me Poster Puzzle
* The Long, Long Me
* We are Similar and Different
* How Many Do I Have?
* Name Values
* A Timeline About
* Give Me a Minute
* When's My Birthday?
* Eliminate Number Game

Below are a few photos of the above games!

 These activities are colorful, engaging, and super fun! You will find colorful and exciting borders, fonts and pictures that your students will fall in love with!

Each activity lends to hands on fun while catering to the many different learning styles within your classroom. They will also get great practice in graphic organizers, create manipulatives, and use every day objects to enhance their learning.

Here is what the seller had to say about the product:
"They are all activities about numbers and math concepts related to the student! They are fun math activities ideal for the start of the school year."

This product is boasting a 4.0 out of 4.0 and it is no surprise!

Here are what buyers are saying about this amazing math packet!
"My kids are so excited about these!" ~ akellett32

"These ideas are great! Interactive, engaging and fun! "What's My Number" and "Eliminate a Number" are especially intriguing!" 
~ beachreader

"LOVE this!! Some fun and fabulous activities to build lessons about numeracy and how math is always around us!" ~ DaZo

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Product Spotlight...Coming to you every other Friday!

Starting August 31st I will be spotlighting awesome products that can be found on TPT ( Every other Friday you will get a peek at some of the great stuff out there!

Don't miss out! Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sweet Treat Notes... A Treat for Any Teacher to have!

See all those goodies up there in the picture? I had a great time looking through all of the options for fun treat bag labels for my classroom! These can be found in a fun TeachersPayTeachers store called What's the Buzz in First.

As you can see in the picture above there is a plethera of fun, colorful, and extremely useful goodie-bag labels and more in her Sweet Treat Notes Collection. Click here to check it out!

There is a little of everything here! She has covered all of the holidays and have included some fun classroom ideas. She gives you wonderful ideas on how to use each of the labels and types of candy that would go well with each. There are labels for back to school, encouragement, holidays, reading and much more!

Although you would definitely want to print these in color, some of us don't have access to color printers (like myself). The good news, these still print great in gray-scale and the kids will still love them!

One of my favorite ideas from this packet is the Book Fairy. She suggests using Scholastic Points to buy books and place the Book Fairy tag on the wrapped up book as a gift for students. What kid doesn't love getting things like that in the classroom? Especially the younger grades will get a kick out of a Book Fairy! (But I think my 5th graders would secretly love it too ;))

Check out What's the Buzz in First! There is a reason almost 500 followers have signed up to her store! You will not be disappointed! Her ideas are unique and her products well crafted.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

IPad... yep... I'm addicted

So I recently was able to purchase my first IPad and I have to admit... I'm a little addicted. Well, that is I'm addicted to playing when my 4 and 2 year old allow me to play on it LOL. Have to love our technology generation of toddlers out there!

So, I have begun the fun tasks of accumulating mass apps because there are a ton of really awesome apps out there! I wanted to share some of my favorites and then invite you to share yours. Can never discover too many awesome apps :))

  Art Studio ($4.99)
I love this app for drawing. This is one of the main apps I use to create clip art. It is easy to figure out and has a ton of options that make drawing so fun and engaging!

Paper by 53 (FREE)
Okay, this app is pretty awesome. You do have to purchase in the in-app brushes in order to get some of the effects such as watercolor brush which was worth the entire purchase! You have to try out the watercolor brush!! The writing and drawing is so fluid and beautiful on this app. A must try!

Ambiance ($2.99)
I love this sound machine app! There are tons of different sounds to choose from plus a few premium that you can pay for but there are so many great ones under the free ones you won't feel the need to buy any! These sounds do NOT sound computer-generated. They are so realistic and beautiful. I actually woke up thinking there was an awesome thunderstorm outside and then remembered I had set it to thunderstorm before bed. Check this one out!!

Itranslate Voice HD ($.99)
I'm eager to get with my bilingual coworker buddy to see how accurate this app really is. Would love to use this with my bilingual parents as well as helping in translating some of my TPT products.

Easy Portfolio ($1.99)
I think this will be a very useful app once the school year begins. You can take pictures of work and place them in folders along with notes and audio to create portfolios for your students. I see great potential with this app.

Screen Chomp (Free)/Educreations (Free)

Both of these have the potential of acting like a whiteboard that will record as you write and what you are saying. I haven't decided which app I like better but will be giving both a try this year! Great for creating lessons for absentees, subs, and more!

Nick Jr. Draw and Play ($6.99)
Had to share this app as it is my 4 and 2 year olds FAVORITE app. It is so popular I bought it again for my husband's IPad so they could each play at the same time. This app is a pretty awesome and interactive drawing and creating app for kids. Definitely one to check out if you have little ones at home!!

So, what are your favorite apps? Share them below!!!