Sunday, May 5, 2013

TPT Sale!

To thank all of my teacher friends for the hard work you do, I am having a 20% off sale this week in both my TPT store and TN store.  From May7-8th, TPT will give you an additional 8% off if you use the PROMO CODE TAD13.

So stop by and check out my latest products!
From one teacher to all of you wonderful teachers, I hope your Teacher Appreciation Week is wonderful!  Thank you for all you do to make a difference in the lives of children.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Telling Time with Common Core Standards

This was my first time teaching telling time with the common core standard.  I was surprised at the depth of knowledge about telling time that I was to teach to my 1st grade students.  Were they really being asked to tell the time by looking at the hour hand only?  In all my years (over a quarter of a century) of teaching, I had never taught this.  Well, time for a new game (no pun intended).

                                                      Click here to see this activity.

This game is aligned with the Common Core Standard1.MD.B.3 Tell and write time in hours and half hours using analog and digital clocks.

In this Fun and Easy Card Game, I have included the basic "What time is this?" cards for hour and 1/2 hour, cards that have a face and only the hour hand, along with in depth challenge cards.

Telling Time Card Game Fun has 60 cards.  You can use them all or choose the ones that meet your students' needs. Also included are 3 different practice sheets/assessments for you to use with the answer keys.

Look how much fun they are having...

 Go to my store and see this great addition to your math centers.

Snoopy and Banditt updates:

Little Banditt had to have a growth surgically removed recently.  Thank goodness it was nothing serious, but still it was surgery.  It was taken off of her leg in an area that couldn't be bandaged.  Our vet said to try a "onesy" to keep her from licking the incision.  So off to Target and we found this adorable onesy with puppies on it.  We cut off the legs and voila a doggy onesy.  Poor thing was still woozy from her procedure, but here is the Mommy and Me shot

and the Daddy and Me shot.

Now I must leave you with the greatest invention for pet owners.  Yes I am one of those dog owners that find her pets more than just pets.  This adorable doggy stroller just arrived and now I can take my little ladies almost everywhere.  No more leaving them home while we go out to an outdoor restaurant.  We are a very happy little family.  This might even work for teacher workdays??