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"My Humorous and Helpful Thoughts About Teaching / Educational Resources for Your Classroom / Music and Random Fun"

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Super Bowl Savings

I woke up to a wonderful Super Bowl tradition. A lox box with a poem was waiting outside my door. This is a local synagogue's fundraiser that has been going on for years. My mother-in-law used to send these out, but she died in September. My husband sent boxes to several in her memory.

Once again the big game is here
Wake up the family and have a cheer

Go to the door, pick up your box
Full of bagels, black-and-white cookies, 
cream cheese and lox

Or instead of lox, you might find a pack
Filled with popcorn, pretzels and other
delicious snacks

Patriots vs. Rams, we can't wait
Super Bowl LIII is sure to be great

Even if you team doesn't win
You'll still enjoy the 
yummy treats within

After devouring my delicious bagel and lox, this morning, I started work on another Super Bowl tradition. I posted for our sale. I've joined with several Teachers Pay Teachers authors in TWO game day sales. 

First, we have the #halfpriceuntilhalftime hashtag sale. I'm featuring my Black History product at 50% off. To be honest, I wanted to make it half off of it's normal 30% off, but TpT does not allow us to give away products, so it's on sale for $5.40, which is half off what it would be if you were to buy all of the products inside of the bundle, individually.

I'm also participating in the #sbdollardeal hashtag sale.  I'm featuring Multiplying Decimals and Writing Dialogue, each for just a dollar, today only.

So go to TpT and search the hashtags for some great bargains!

Here's a closer look at what I have for sale:

Inside this standards aligned lesson you'll find:
•Review of multiplying whole numbers by whole numbers
•Models on how to multiply decimals by other decimals
•Student practice of their skill
•Likert scale to assess students' feelings about mastery of skill

Inside you'll find:
•Rules for writing dialogue
•Examples and practice sentences to punctuate
•Examples of dialogue from novels and
•Questions about passages
•Picture prompt

Inside you'll find:
  • Underground Railroad Close Reading Passage
Take your students on a reading adventure about runaway slaves with this original story from Catch My Products. Through this close reading passage, students will learn what it was like to be a runaway slave from around 1860s, America. Students will remain engaged with the story and intrigued with higher level, critical thinking questions.
  • History of Slavery
Although slavery was an embarrassing mark on American history, students need to learn about this chapter of history. This packet will engage and challenge your students with standards based lessons from multiple subject areas.
  • Black History Research
Eight individuals are highlighted in this research page. Once students match the individual to his or her description, they must unscramble letters to reveal the occupation of the famous person.
  • Black History Logic Puzzle
It’s February, which means time for the boys––Randy and Tylis, and the girls––Aundrea and Jasmin––to complete their black history reports. Each kid had someone special to write about, so they visited to the library to learn about their famous Americans. Students will read about four trendsetters from Black History and determine who researched which person.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Crossword Puzzle
January marks the birthday of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. To celebrate, answer the questions below, using the word box to complete the crossword puzzle.Students will enjoy researching the answers to this fun and engaging puzzle.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Shadow or Spring

Groundhog Day is right around the corner and legend asks, "Will he see his shadow?" If the groundhog sees his shadow, he gets scared and runs back into his hole in the ground, giving us six more weeks of winter. I don't believe in groundhog forecasts, but it's a fun media stunt. . . well maybe not so fun for the poor scared creature that is surrounded by the camera crews.

This week's musical challenge is to find songs with "shadow" in them. An obvious one, from my childhood, comes to my mind. I'm sure others in our group will think of this one, too, but here goes Cat Stevens with "Moon Shadow."

In looking for "Moon Shadow," I had a choice on what to post. I could post a blurry tape, words on a moon, Spanish subtitles blocking the picture, or the whole dang concert with Moon Shadow being the first song. I chose the whole dang concert but only listened to the first song. Hopefully Cat Stevens doesn't do anything horrific later on, but I wouldn't know.

Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, spring will still get here, so I'd like to show you my newest spring product. Spring Primary Activities is now available for sale at Catch My Products!

When spring is right around the corner, and you have nothing fun and challenging for your class, here is just what you need. Your kids will have a lot of fun with this Spring Activity Pack! This resources is especially good for your gifted and talented primary students or early finishers.
Inside you'll find:
•FIVE spring themed logic puzzles
Four Leaf Clover Hunt
March Winds
The Rainy Season
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Bunny's Helpers
•THREE spring Sudoku puzzles
•ONE spring letter jumble
•TWO spring writing prompts
April Fools Day Joke
Earth Day
•COMPLETE answer key
Logic puzzles involve higher level, critical thinking skills, and are great for early finishers, for use in centers, or even to reward students with a fun and engaging activity. Students may complete these problems independently or in cooperative groups.