September 28, 2012

I have to tell you...

about another awesome giveaway!! Stephany, Stephanie, & Kathi at Primary Possibilities have reached 500 followers!!
Click HERE to enter!!

To celebrate this milestone, they have 3 separate rafflecopters of awesome items donated from fabulous TpT stores and a gift card for each rafflecopter (2 TpT certificates an 1 Itunes gift card!) 

The giveaway starts today and ends on October 12th! Definitely go and check it out :) You won't be sorry!

September 22, 2012

Awesome Giveaway

Olivia at Liv to Teach has reached 500 followers at TpT! 

She's celebrating with...
Click HERE to enter 

There are over 39 amazing products and the value is over $200! The giveaway starts today and ends on Sunday, September 30th!

You definitely need to check it out...Liv to Teach

September 21, 2012

Mega Sale Celebrating Fall :)

I'm having a fall sale and linking up with other bloggers participating in Casey's Second Grade Math Maniac's Fall Sale TPT Blog Hop! 

Here are some ideas for your cart :)

Understanding Base Ten and Place Value Common Core Aligned

My newest product...Scripted Social Issue Persuasive Writing Unit of Study common core aligned

My best seller is my Place Value Bundle--which includes 3 place value activities!

Happy shopping! Be back tomorrow with details about an awesome giveaway :)

September 6, 2012

Winners!!! was the first day of school and to say that I wasn't stressed is an understatement! But I made it!! (The whole go to bed early and get up early really stinks and didn't help the situation either!! Hopefully I'll adapt soon :)

And the winners are...
Holly  wins the Amazon Gift Card!
Katie wins the Planning for Literacy Instruction Pack!
Lisa wins the  Lesson Activity Pack!

I'll be emailing you shortly about your winnings :)
Thank you to everyone who entered...I enjoyed reading your comments :)

Happy Friday!!

September 3, 2012

Currently September!!

I can't believe it's already September, which means Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade is having her Currently Linky!

My favorite things...
**Flair pens...nuff said :)

**my office used to be a dumping ground for all things jen! I did manage to get everything in order. I can work at my desk, print sitting down,  and walk from one end to the other :) I'm definitely loving it!

Don't giveaway ends soon. You have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and assorted literacy book bundles! If you haven't checked it out yet, you can enter HERE.

September 2, 2012

New Product and a Giveaway!!

This year is going to be filled with Common Core and new expectations and tons of stress because, once again, I have to adapt and tweak a new curriculum. I've taught 4th grade many, many times, but this time I have to move away from so many things I love. I'm not quite ready to let go of balanced literacy and parts of Everyday Math, so like any good teacher, I have to make it my own.

I started with was just easier for me! (Funny coming from a person who has a strong literacy background!)

So I took the first standard 4.NBT.1(Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. (For example, recognize that 700/70=10 by applying multiplication and division) and broke it down into 7 teaching points.

For each teaching point, I wrote:

1) Problem of the Day
2. Practice Problems and Short Responses
3) Exit Slips

4) Homework that has some word problems and short responses

5) Answer Keys for everything!!

This is the homework example (and I even wrote out sample responses for the short answers!)

You can get this HERE!

If you click on Preview, you can download some of these documents to try FREE!! 

Just a reminder my giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and assorted book bundles ends in 2 days! If you haven't checked it out yet, check it out HERE!