Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chat Lab Stations

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My “Chat” activities involve lab stations and cooperative student groups.  Students work together to solve a problem, complete a task and /or carry out a small experiment at each station.  I use the word “chat” to emphasize to my students that they are to work together and have a productive discussion at each lab station in order to maximize their understanding and mastery of the concepts being covered. 

My latest addition to my series of Chat Lab Stations is called Microscope Chat.  

What are the benefits of this activity?
  Group work is an important part of what we do in a science class, and it is a skill that will be needed throughout life.    Lab station activities teach students how to work together to achieve a goal.
  These microscope lab stations will ensure that students have mastered the concepts of the microscope and its proper use.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hi everyone!  I know how hard it is to find good quality clip art so I thought I'd bring you two freebies!  The first is an apple and a caterpillar which can be used alone or combined.  Decorate bulletin boards or use when creating products for TpT.  

The other is a set of emojis which might be great to use on an assessment tool or for classroom decor. Feel free to include in products for TpT or on covers of resources.

All we ask is that you please include our button on your digital/printable resources and that you please provide feedback over at our store!  Hope you enjoy!

Here's a sneak peek at the latest Halloween creations we have for you!  

Happy Fall, Y'all!  
~Chris and Leanne

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Algebra 1 - Classifying Numbers

This is truly a treasure of a product. Being able to fully classify a number is very important to grasping pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. 

Now it's one thing to know that a number is a "whole number", but in this product students will fully identify what other sets the particular number is a part of.

 Classifying Numbers Worksheets!

The number sets included in this product for students to identify include:

  • Natural Numbers
  • Whole Numbers
  • Integers
  • Rational Numbers
  • Irrational Numbers
  • Transcendental Numbers
  • Algebraic Numbers
  • Positive Numbers
  • Negative Numbers
  • Real Numbers

Students will learn as well as have fun identifying and eliminating the appropriate numbers sets from the worksheets.

Here's how to use this product:

Print out the included full-page colorful “Number Classification Guide” for each student, and allow them to study it and it as a guide to help classify the numbers in the worksheets. Note that these worksheets can be administered more than once. Therefore, as a challenge have students classify the numbers again without using the guide!

Use the included answer key to check the answers.

Download the product here!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Free Grade 4 Daily Reading Comprehension Passages

Brand new--Just Released---This resource and freebie will be available at other grade levels soon.

Benefits Of This Resource
Review comprehension skills and reading strategies in just a few minutes each day. Students cover social studies, science, and reading topics as they keep their reading strategy use sharp.

Inferences, main idea, vocabulary, character analysis, literary devices, details, themes, and more are covered.

Nonfiction, poetry, realistic fiction, plays, and more genres are covered in the full document. Try these ten passages for free. Comprehension questions are included with each passage.  Answer keys and progress checklists are also included at the end of each week.

This is great as year 4 free reading comprehension.  Use this as a free primary 4 reading resource.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Inference Playing Cards (Updated)

Making inferences can be fun!  Lately, I have been on art overdrive and have been updating many of my old products.  My most recent update was to my Inference Playing Cards.  Yes, these are playing cards that review inferences.  

I was providing intervention to students that needed to improve in reading.  My goal was to create learning resources that reviewed concepts and made learning fun.  The playing card series was born.  

It is fun to watch students really get into the game and build their game strategies as they learn how to infer.  This has been one of my best sellers.  To access this resource, click here.