Free Roll-A-Dice Pre-K Dolch Words Set

I hope this post finds you well! I have a new type of free classroom resource for you to download and use with your students or to share with your families to practice at home. All you need to do is print and some dice. A student rolls the die and read the words in the column that matches the number on their die. The set has three different versions of the Pre-K Dolch words list. More sets are on their way! 

Roll-A-Dice Pre-K Dolch Words free
Free Roll-A-Dice Pre-K Dolch Words Set (Click here to download)

Elapsed Time Practice and Telling Time Game (Free downloads)

  I hope this post finds you well. I reached out to my followers on Facebook about what their current needs are, and elapsed time and time resources were one of the requested resources. Click on the images below to download each resource. If you need a specific type of resource, please comment below.

Free Elapsed Time Printable Practice

Telling Time I Have Who Has

Comparing Fractions Practice

A blog subscriber reached out and requested a quick practice for comparing fractions. Click on the image below to download. Also, please feel free to reach out with resource requests. 

Free comparing fractions worksheets
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Build your students factoring skills by having students practice finding two numbers which would produce a certain product and a certain sum.

Math worksheets for teachers
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Teachers who have used the worksheets say they have made a difference in students' confidence and competence with factoring. You can find the first worksheet I created here and the second set here.  All sets have student worksheet and answer key. 

Let me know in the comments what you are working on with your students! I'd love to create something for you to use in your classroom. 

TN 1st and 2nd Grade One Page Math Standards

I have created a printer friendly reference sheet for the 1st and 2nd grade TN Math standards. The standards are all on one sheet (front and back). You will want to download for the best printing.  I place the standards for each subject in a sheet protector and place in my planning binder. You can find the Kindergarten TN Math Standards reference sheet here.

One Page 1st Grade TN Math Standards
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One Page 1st Grade TN Math Standards
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Where to Find Articles for Article of the Week (AoW)

Article of the week AOL

I have searched the Internet looking for great resources for teachers to use to find an article to use in their classroom to update a post from 2014. I found the following pages that have articles, and some sites also have questions and prompt to go along with the articles. Please let me know if you know of another resource I should add.  

  • Read Works: ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free! K-8
  • TweenTribuneA Free K-12 Resource for Teachers to find daily AP news articles with self-scoring quizzes customized by Lexile® level.
  • Kelly Gallagher: You will find the articles Kelly assigned this year (2019-2020) to his students for free
  • Vale Middle: Article of the Week handouts and articles for 19-20.

Day in the Life of a Central Office Supervisor On a County-Wide Sick Day

Day in the life of a central office supervisor on a county-wide sick day

Have you ever wondered what a central office supervisor does on a snow day or sick day when the schools are closed? I kept a running record of my actions and tasks today and shared them below. Comment below if it is anything like you thought it would be. Also, would you be interested in a my day on a regular school day? Let me know! 
  • 6:45 a.m.  Woke up and got ready for work. Shower, makeup, clothes.....
  • 7:55 a.m. Arrive at the office and unload my vehicle from the last PD I conducted and put it all up in the office closet (which needs cleaned) 
  • 8:15 a.m. Check emails and responded as needed 
  • 8:30 a.m. Prepare any last minute notes for the Principals' Meeting 
  • 8:40 a.m. Answer parent call 
  • 8:45 a.m. Copies for ELA Teachers PD 
  • 8:55 a.m. Send out an email to SS teacher with a great  freeTN SS resources (Click here to see it) 
  • 9:00 a.m. Principals Meeting 
  • 10:00 a.m. Individual chats with principals
  • 10:30 am Answer parent call
  • 10:45 am Answer vendor call 
  • 10:50 a.m Find judges for Science Fair 
  • 11:00 a.m. Answer parent call 
  • 11:05 a.m. Complete travel forms for upcoming training 
  • 11:20 a.m. Create agenda for my next meeting and type up notes from the previous meeting 
  • 12:00 p.m. Meeting 
  • 1:00 p.m. Grab a late lunch while editing pictures for district Facebook page 
  • 1:30 p.m. Upload pictures and create a post on District Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • 1:40 p.m. Create a list of rocking-chair reads versus high quality read alouds for K-2 
  • 2:15 p.m. Answer parent call
  • 2:20 p.m. Compare 2018 Study Island winter results to 2019 Study Island winter results and create charts for principals and teachers. 
  • 3:00 p.m. Answer parent call
  • 3:05 p.m. Answer a vendor call 
  • 3:10 p.m. Create a resource requested by a teacher
  • 3:45 p.m. Answer a admin call 
  • 4:00 p.m. Sign field trip requests, make copies, and send signed copies to principals and to the board 
  • 4:10 p.m. Submit Teachers of the Year, Principal of the Year, and Supervisor of the year to the Core office (Fingers crossed for our people, I know they are great) 
  • 4:20 p.m. Send the Teachers of the Year, Principal of the Year, and Supervisor of the year an email with their Core office applications and tips for competition. 
  • 4:30 p.m. Attempt to clean up my desk and change my status to out to training in Knoxville. 
  • 4:35 p.m. Turn out my lights, lock up, and head to a community meeting. 
Typing it wore me out! Let me know your thoughts on my day!