Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Money Activities and Centres

Sorry again for lack of posting. I am right into report card mode now. We have moderation next week, so I've got some marking to catch up on and it's keeping me very busy. I did make some time to make some money activities though since I had a couple of requests. 

They are on sale now for the next few days. I'll be back on the weekend with hopefully more (interesting, class-related) things to post!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Keep Your Dear Teacher Happy poster

What a blah week! Sorry I haven't posted. There's no reason why I haven't. I've just been bludging! Going to bed early AND sleeping in kind of thing!

I've never really looked at the Top 100 on TpT before - I'm not up there with the big sellers, so there's no point. But like I said, I've been bludging so I haven't been creating anything new and have been buying instead. So I looked on the TpT 100 Highest Rated Products for last week looking for some new buys, and I saw one of mine! Talk about excited!
I know it's for the product I had listed as a freebie for the Teacher Appreciation Jackpot so it doesn't really count, but I'm still happy about it! Thanks to those who left feedback after you downloaded it for free!
A little while ago, I was talking about behaviour management. Somebody suggested that I should try Whole Brain Teaching. I wasn't sure that it was my thing but jumped on it and gave it a go when we came back for second term. Wow! How simple! How effective!
I found these posters at The Polka Dot Patch that I display on the board near my whole class carpet area. I also made up a "Keep your dear teacher happy" rule because I thought that encompasses anything they might get up to!  You can download it here in google docs. 

We recite the rules in the morning and after both breaks. We use the actions from 3rd Grade Thoughts when reciting the rules. 
I also use Class/Yes, but that's it. I don't need to use the scoreboard or anything else (yet!). I can't believe last term I was pulling my hair out and now everything is so good. 
These rules have really worked a treat. It's so easy if someone is calling out to say "Rule Number 4" and the class just automatically repeats the rule back. One, it stops the student from calling out, and two, it also seems to refocus the class. Love it!

Hopefully I'll be back soon with some new freebies for you.

EDIT: Head on over to Think, Wonder,Teach for a WBT linky party! I can't wait to check out all the links!

Monday, May 07, 2012

T.I.M.E. Guided Math and THANKS!

Wow, thanks to everyone who left me comments about my Short and Long Vowel dominoes. It was downloaded about 4500 times! A big, big thank you to those who left feedback in my store! And to those who offered freebies - your generosity is sooo appreciated!

Just letting you know that it is now back to normal pricing but if you missed out on getting it for free, you can still grab it for 20% off + use the code TAD12 to get an extra 10% off the discounted price. 

I don't really have anything for you today except to let you know that I've finally gotten around to uploading my T.I.M.E. math board that I shared about here

Like everything else in my store, it is 20% off at the moment!

Ok, I better actually get something to ready for school tomorrow! I have my student teacher starting full-time tomorrow, so I've got to be at the top of my game! :)