Sunday, October 28, 2012

Homophone Task Cards-Possible Freebie!

We have been working with homophones this week so I made some task cards to go along with this topic. The first two people to leave me a comment will receive a set for free, just leave your email! Otherwise you can check them out at my TPT store. Click the picture below.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


A couple weeks ago the "Parade" listed a website for kids with activities on the government. I finally checked it out and it is full of valuable resources and the best part is it's all FREE! There are games for the students to play and lessonsplans for the teachers. There is also stuff on the upcoming election. It is definitely worth checking out!


November Task Cards

Story problems always seem to be a challenge for students and I don't think we do enough of them. So... I created some story problems for the month of November that are fall/Thanksgiving themed. I figure I can use these to start each math lesson or use them as a scoot type game! Check them out at my TPT store if you're interested!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Craft

I have been a terrible teacher and haven't done any art projects with my students, so I decided today was the day to change that! I found a super cute idea on Pinterest (where else?) and decided to give it a try. I gave the students a piece of yellow and black paper, got out the paper scrap's box, showed them the example I found on Pinterest, and let 'em go. I was a little nervous at first since I didn't give them much direction, but they turned out great! Here are just a few of my favorites!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Wise Owl:Giveaway!!

Through my daily blog hopping (sad, I know), I found my way over at The Wise Owl who is having a huge giveway. Lots of TPT items and a TPT giftcard!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spelling Contract Freebie

Every year I seem to do spelling differently. This year students can work on spelling activities during our Daily 5 word work time. I created a spelling contract that students use to pick their activities, and I am posting it for FREE on my TPT site!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fourth Grade Flipper Giveaway

I think I can officially admit that I am addicted to entering teacher blog giveaways....maybe someday I'll actually win :) So here is another great giveaway to enter!


Have you heard of ScootPad? This is an excellent site for your students to practice math and reading skills aligned with Common Core. It is free and super easy to set up. It literally took me 5 minutes to sign all of of my students up. The site has a place where you can look at student reports. You can look at individual student results or whole class results. I also just figured out that you can add rewards for the students! As the students answer questions correctly, they can earn coins which can be used on items you set up! Check it out, my students love, love, love it!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Surviving in the Environment Flipbook

I love flipbooks! This next week we will be starting a new science chapter and we will be creating a flipbook to help remember all of the terms. The terms that are in the flipbook are camouflage, migration, hibernation, symbiosis, extinct, and fossils. Here is a picture of a completed flipbook!
If you would like to create a flipbook too, check it out on my TPT page. I also created posters to go along with each of the terms.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Government I Have, Who Has

This is the first year that the 4th grade is teaching government at my school. I'm not sure why we haven't taught it in the past, but we were told we need to add it to the curriculm this year. Let me just say I'm not too excited about teaching it. I think the government is hard for 4th grade. Luckily,  I have found some good resources on TPT to get me through it! Ashleigh created an awesome packet full of very helpful activities that I purchased and can't wait to use. Check it out, I highly recommend it! And...I created an I have, who has government game of course, since my students beg to play them! What activities do you use to make the government a little easier to understand? I would love any suggestions!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Made It-I Have, Who Has Game!

I made the mistake at the beginning of the year of introducing my students to the I have, who has game and now they want to play it for every subject. They just don't realize that it takes TIME to create the games, which we as teachers just don't seem to have. So as a reward for my student's good behavior last week I created an I have, who has game to go along with our science topic; ecosystems. I posted it over on TPT if you are interested!