Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Blog Is A Year Old Giveaway!!!

  I can't believe it has been a year since I started blogging. I have learned so much from other bloggers and have found some great resources for my students. To thank all of my followers and any new followers I am going to do a giveaway.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

My First Set of Sequence Cards (Free of course)

       I have been quite busy today preparing for small groups and lessons for when we return from break. Our students take the DEA testing each September, December, and March. I found that my students need more practice in the area of sequencing. Therefore I am creating hands on practice. You can get my first set for free by clicking here. If you download and use my sequence set please leave me feedback on TPT.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Analogy Task Cards (Free Set)

    I know this sounds crazy, but I love to teach analogies. So I have been creating sets of analogy task cards. I've used them in my classroom a few different ways. Such as:

  • Walk About: I tape each task card to a different area in the classroom. I then split the class into pairs. Each pair spends one minute at each task card. On their sheet of paper they write the answer and then write why they believe it is the answer. After each group has gone to each task card, students then take turns reading and explaining each task card. 
  • Centers: I have used these task cards in both a teacher led or student center. Students are required to answer and to explain why they answer what on each card.
  • Independent work: I have also used these cards for my early finishers. 

           To get a free set of my analogy task cards click here! Please leave feedback if you download and find them useful. Thank you!