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First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 3

I have been busy creating back to school resources (and other resources) for the last few weeks. In fact, I have spent almost all of my time behind my laptop working. Hopefully some of these resources will help you out. I wish everyone a successful back to school, which will help set the tone for a……


Square Roots on the Clock: Spontaneous FREE Resource

Great idea for connecting the clock to square roots:

I saw this pin on Pinterest, and was really excited (thinking it would be a printable).  NOPE, it is an real clock!  The product looks great, but every teacher (that I know of) has a clock in his/her classroom, so it is unnecessary for classroom use. However, If……


First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 2

For two years I used classroom jobs.  I forgot to mention that I teach middle school.  When I used jobs I taught 6th grade and 8th grade… YES, 8th grade too!  One year was informal, but the next year was very structured. The benefit of structuring jobs?  The students take care of a lot of tasks that……


First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 1

IN A FEW SHORT WEEKS, WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL…

Are you looking for something to do on the first day or first week of school? This FREE questionnaire is great for that and for getting to know your students. Yes, you might not have……


Do You Need FREE Printable Coordinate Planes?

Example of blank coordinate plane worksheet. The circles are for problem numbers. Note: 5 spaces on each side of the x-axis and y-axis

When I started teaching, reproducible coordinate planes were like gold.  If a colleague had a unique page, I……


Top 5 Reasons I LOVE Teaching Online

Keep in mind, most of these reasons have nothing to do with actually teaching online, but they are the major perks of the lifestyle!Enough said…


Inevitable Excitement from the TPT Conference Has Cost Me Last Night’s Sleep

Inevitable Excitement from the TPT Conference Has Cost Me Last Night’s Sleep.
My Positive Experience at the TPT Conference on July 11th, 2014.  

When I first got an e-mail about the conference, I started out by thinking it would be weird to go because I was only a seller for less than a……


Preview of the Mini Interactivity: Find the Mean or the Average of a Set of Numbers

Download the free .swf file here.

This is a quick, interactive resource that can be used on the computer.

When you play the SWF file, make sure you hit the continue button when you are ready to move on. Also, once you have entered your……


Cube Roots Reference Card (.pdf)

.pdf

 Prefer a word document?

A printable cube roots reference card for students. Includes the perfect cubes from 1-1000. There are 8 cards to a page. On one page, the perfect cubes are highlighted. On the other, they……


Square Roots Reference Card (1-225)

The square roots reference card includes the square roots of perfect squares from 1 to 225. There are 8 cards per page. I encourage students to use these cards as a reference while……