HALLOWEEN

My kids get so excited with the approach of Halloween that they just don't want to do 'work' that takes the form of yet another set of English and math 'worksheets'. So for this exciting month of October I thought of designing some math scoot cards that cleverly masked review of the four vital number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and at the same time targeted that popular three-letter word 'fun'.




There are many ways one can play Scoot. I like to play it this way:
Lay cards around the classroom or tack on classroom walls. When the teacher calls ‘scoot’ students read a card and write their response against the corresponding number in the Recording Sheet. Students can only move when ‘scoot’ is called out. If the student does not finish solving the problem on a card, he/she can continue to spend more time on it, but must wait till the teacher calls out ‘scoot’. You can also have this as a silent activity where students move around quietly solving all the task cards without the teacher calling out ‘scoot’.


    
Remember to have something ready for early finishers to work on and if someone is taking very long to finish, then assign a buddy. 


It would also be best to familiarize students with the type of questions as well as mathematical terminology used prior to playing.



I am sure you will enjoy watching your students play Scoot with this bundle featuring 128 cards of Scoot fun as much as I did.





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The Versatility of Flipbooks

Flipbooks are undeniably known for their versatility; for one thing, they scaffold the structure of a piece of writing, are a handy visual tool, and look simply impressive.

They can be used for just about any subject or topic:





The templates can also be glued into an Interactive Notebook.



As a flipbook has different compiled components, I have my students first finish each section. They work at their own pace and place each finished section in a folder. Each team of 4-5 students sit together and have their own folder on their table, that way all their pieces are in one place and easily accessible.



My students have told me that the best part is when all the sections are completed and they get to compile them and see the finished whole.




The proud look on their faces say it all.
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The Beauty of Interactive Notebooks

Interactive notebooks templates are so versatile! Other than sharing in the commonality of being a printable with the humble worksheet, they serve to greatly economize on space.

For instance, you can scaffold teaching and learning effectively.




You can have prompts on the cover tabs followed by responses under these tabs.





Here I've scaffolded the structure of different poem types. Students can look at the prompts and follow along when writing their own poems.





They serve as excellent graphic organizers and effectively target kinesthetic learners with all the cutting and gluing:  active hands = active minds.





Great for Compare and Contrast features too.




And above all anything in an Interactive Notebook looks appealing!





It's all in this bundle!











































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Time to reward your students

Your students have perhaps worked very hard so far - given their best effort, consistently submitted their homework, showed random acts of kindness, aced their tests, or just given it their best shot. Think about it, each one of them is unique and deserves a  special award to show they are appreciated. Each one of them is deserving of something, so why not award your students with these meaningful award certificates - best of all these 80 awards are editable giving you the flexibility to customize each one with your own special message. Your students will know it's you!



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Graphs Galore

My first product for TeachersPayTeachers a year ago was on Bar Graphs, since then this fascination for graphs has grown to a mega graph collection. So if you are looking for any kind of graph - from pictographs, bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, to line plots - you'll find them all in one convenient download at my store.


Better still, you might just be one of those lucky ones to win this collection right here:


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COLLABORATIVE GIVEAWAY

The Education Highway and a couple of other sellers have teamed up to offer this great pack. You might just be the lucky one!



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