Saturday, July 14, 2012

Spotlight Saturday and New Teacher Toys

Happy Saturday, friends!  Hope you're ready for fantastic finds out there in bloggy land.  FREE, of course.  It IS Spotlight Saturday, so let's get to it!  :-) 
Who doesn't love a good game of "Go Fish?"  Except this is "Go Darth" in Darth Vader! This Star Wars themed game focuses on equivalent fractions and is designed to be a student led, independent activity, so it comes in handy if you're busy with a small group!
Go check out Fern's fun game by clicking on Darth.  May the force be with you!  

Freebie #2 is comes from The Teacher Garden who has some really cute Math posters with problem solving reminders written as acronyms.  U.P.S. Check (Understand the Problem, Plan how to solve it, Solve the problem, and Check your answer!)  The other poster has C.U.B.E. on it.  (Circle the numbers, Underline Important words, Box the question, and Eliminate unnecessary information.  The greatest thing about these posters is that they're available in 9 colors!  The link I'm sending you to is the Teacher Garden's blog so you can choose your color from there!  Then download away!!  These are great reminders for the upper elementary kiddos!  (Including my 3rd graders!) 

Are you ready to rock?  Ashley from The Teacher's Treasure Chest has an adorable Long O practice for you!  It's 29 pages of student activities with Long O regular words, nonsense words, alphabetizing long o words, sorting long o words, etc!  Get your groove on with this freebie.  Great for centers, small groups, or teacher directed activities!

As always, drop these teacher friends a thank you note if you download!  As a lot of you know, it takes a lot of effort to create, upload, layout in an attractive manner, and then GIVE it away!  They do it because they love sharing!  

YES! YES! YES!  I broke down and purchased some new 'teacher toys.' I got myself a home laminator AND a stacker toolbox that everybody seems to be creating this summer!   I haven't even taken them out of the box yet.  I'm saving up for a CRAFTIVITY day I'm having at my house in a couple of weeks with some teacher friends of mine!  We're having a make and take workshop on my dining room table!  I'll take pictures!!!  Stay tuned!  

Bananas for friends that love teaching as much as I do!


Mrs. Wathen said...

I just found yuor blog from Janine's 400 follower giveaway. I love the CUBE giveaway.

I am our newest follower:)
The Resourceful Apple

Jennifer Tilton said...

I love my laminator so much that I got two and yes, I use them both at the same time!

Kelly said...

Thank you for the freebies! I am following from Polka Dots and Pencils!

Kristen Smith said...

Hi Michelle! I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog and that I''m your newest follower!!

I hope that someday you'll stop by mine!

A Day in First Grade

Michelle said...

OOOH, Jennifer, maybe 2 laminators IS a good idea! :-) Thanks!

You all are welcome for a road map to the freebies! Love doing it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

Keri said...

Wow!! I love your's incredible. Thank you for the freebies-I can't wait to use the Story Game Board in the fall and have already pinned it.

I am having a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to come check it out...

Teach~Play~Smile 200 Follower Giveaway!

Kristi said...

I've had my laminator like that for about 7 years and it still works like a charm! You are going to be so glad you got it. If you are a member at Sam's, they sell a box of 200 pouches for $20. That's the cheapest I've found them. And where did you find the red toolbox? I only found the blue one.

Learning's a Hoot

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for the info. on Sam's! VERY helpful to know! I didn't actually buy the red one. I got the blue one too. The photo is of one I saw online @ Amazon! :-)

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