Saturday, March 30, 2013

Birthday Weekend Sale!

Tomorrow is my birthday so I'm throwing a sale! Check out my TPT and TN store and get 20% off all items today and tomorrow! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cover Letter Suggestions??

I have been working on filling out applications today and trying to update my resume and cover letter. I am struggling with the cover letter...every example I look at online I just don't like! I would loooove to have your advice on some key phrases to include! Please help!! :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Themed Decimal Rounding Flash Freebie

Today and tomorrow you can get my Spring Themed Decimal Rounding Center for free at my TPT store! I would love for you to leave me feedback and/or follow my store :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's Your Lucky Day Sale!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am linking up with Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade Tidbits for her It's Your Lucky Dale Sale! All items in my TPT store will be 20% off. Click the picture below head to my TPT store!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

I Have a TPT Widget!!

I am SLOWLY learning how to add things to my blog. I am not at all good at this whole technology thing but I try. So anyways I have really been wanting to add a TPT widget to my page and could not figure out how to do it. I knew I should have just "googled" how to do it in the first place because when I did, an EXCELLENT tutorial came up from Adventures in Kindergarten and..... well, now you can see my new widget!! Check out the tutorial if you too are wondering how to add a TPT gadget!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Time Spent on Pinterest-March Linky Party

I am linking up with Diving Into Learning for her Time Spent on Pinterest-March Linky Party!

Here are some of my recent pins!

We are studying weather right now in science and I found a bunch of fun activities to go along with this unit. I plan on doing the water cycle simulation game this week so I will keep you posted on how it goes!
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I really liked this comparing fractions chart!
Fun Science Experiment: Pour whole milk and add red bull - let sit 5 minutes and the acid in the red bull will cause the protein in the milk to separate - liquid changing to solid! New Science Experiment to try!
I am currently working on planning a science day with all of the 4th grade classes and this is one experiment I thought looked fun!
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Fun project to wrap up our social studies regions unit!
What have you pinned recently??

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Educents $15 Gift Card!

Have you heard of Educents? It is a new site that will be offering educational products at discounted prices. If you sign up now, you get a $15 gift card to use towards your first purchase! Click on the picture below to learn more about the website and get your gift card!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Capacity Conversions-Flash Freebie!

I have been putting off teaching capacity conversions for a while now because honestly, I think it's a hard skill to teach. I used gallon, quart, pint, and cup containers to show the different measurements and introduce how to convert between them. We made gallon men, which is always a helpful tool, and then we worked on some conversions together on the Smartboard. This week I plan on using the capacity conversion task cards I made to assess the students. I will send a copy of the task cards to the first two people to comment and leave their email, or you can check them out at my TPT store by clicking on the picture below!

Graphics by: Tracee Orman and Catherine Reed

Friday, March 1, 2013

Scientific Method Freebies

This past week has kind of been a big cram session. As state testing gets closer, I realize all of the topics that I haven't had a chance to cover! So we did some mini lessons  on different topics. One of the topics we covered was the Scientific Method and I found some great freebies out there! The first was a set of posters from Wild About Teaching on TPT.

I  found a great video on Scholastic Study Jams on the scientific method. I love Scholastic Study Jams... you can search just about any topic and find either a video or an activity to teach that topic.
After discussing each of the scientific method steps, it was time to experiment! We did the Case of the Runaway Pepper, which I found from Susan Cahalane on TPT. Susan's freebie comes with steps to complete the experiment, a sheet outlining the scientific method sheet, and an activity sheet for students to fill out. My students had so much fun with this experiment!
What experiments do you use to teach scientific method??