Sunday, September 30, 2012

2 Fun Doodle Frame Collections

I've been in doodle heaven lately and loving it! Below are my newest doodle products. I hope you like them.

Round and Round We Go!
Nifty doodle frames in 7 vibrant colors! Each frame comes with and without a white center. 14 large png frames in all. 300dpi

Colors: red, yellow, orange, pink, blue, purple,and green

I really like that these frames don't use up much ink but will certainly will make  printables "POP". They look fabulous on the computer too. Add your own papers to customize.



I added a freebie (below) in the preview download.

I love to add a little pizzazz to the printables I create for students and doodles are so popular and fun. The collection I created below features 13 frame designs, with and without white centers and loops. 32 png files. 300dpi. CU OK!


Check out these fun doodles and more at my TpT store or blog. Click on any product above to view. 

Place Value and Ordering Numbers Scavenger Hunt Freebie

This Place Value and Ordering Numbers Room Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity to get the kids out of their seats and learning! The posters could be placed in the room or somewhere around the school! There are actually TWO sets included – one to the ten thousands place, and one to the millions place! Students rotate through the hunt and search for clues to a secret math riddle. All the students will need is the included answer sheet! This particular activity can be done entire class or individually. This activity covers national math standards! I  Also have scavenger hunts for rounding, decimals, and fractions!

Thanks for checking it out!  

Word Work Worksheets

I had a lot of interest in my Word Work activities that I posted about yesterday.  I got to work and revised the worksheets that I use with my students.  I use these in the classroom and sometimes for homework as well.  They work for Daily 5 centers as well as spelling.

It's available in both of my stores now!


Stop by my blog to see more of my Word Work Activities!

Super Science Giveaway!

Come join The Teaching Bank in The Super Science Giveaway over at Adventures in Room 5's Blog!

Adventures in Room 5 has broken the giveaway down into the following packages: General Science, Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science for grades K-6.

The Teaching Bank has donated the Gr. 1-3 Interactive Science Notebook.

The 4 lucky winners will be announced on Sunday, October 7th so head over now to Adventures in Room 5 and enter for your chance to win one of these fantastic prize packages from some really great science teachers!

Grouping for Success

Classroom management, student grouping

This year has been challenging for me on many levels, but mostly due to the 35 4th graders that I have.  I'm constantly looking for ways to meet the needs of all my students, in addition to giving them a feeling of success.  What works one day, doesn't always the next.  This student grouping chart has been a beneficial for me.  It allows me the opportunity to use flexible groupings, take notes, and make changes as needed on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.  Check out my blog for more reading about how I use it in math and a couple of free websites that I love!

Be a Super Teacher for Halloween

I can't wait to break out my Halloween playlist tomorrow!

If you're as excited as I am for Halloween, but are still debating on the perfect cheap-o costume, hop on over and check out my blog post featuring my newest Super Teacher, Principal, Janitor, Assistant and Student iron-on patterns.  There are a few Super Teacher iron-on freebies too!
If I don't have any amazing costume epiphanies, I just might be making myself a new Super Teacher t-shirt and rummaging through some boxes to find that awesome blue belt.  I hope my hubby didn't toss it in an organizational frenzy.  :)


I Want to be a Super Teacher

NonFiction Find It, Check It!

Are you looking for a nonfiction check list for your students that can be used with any nonfiction text? The “Find it, Check it” pages in my packet have nonfiction feature lists, kids can use when they read nonfiction. These lists are invaluable and help kids understand what they should be looking for when they read articles, text books, or nonfiction books. 

A graphic organizer is also included that helps kids determine the topic, subtopic and details of nonfiction. You'll love the kid friendly animal websites that also can be used with a model lesson about animals or as a review of nonfiction facts. 

An article about the Giant Panda requires kids to fill out an outline with words and phrases that are in a word box on the worksheet. 

photo of NonFiction Find It and Check It, PDF, student worksheets, graphic organizers, TeachersPayTeachers

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Hundreds of Freebies for Your Classroom”

Rockin Resources, a teacher-author at Teachers Pay Teachers, compiled hundreds of direct links to free lessons created by TpT sellers. Enjoy! Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.



Does it look right?
Does it sound right?
Does it make sense?
Those questions are key to self-monitoring while reading.  I think it is essential to teach students to self-monitor and it's something I've taught every group of struggling readers I've worked with.  It is only learned with continue practice and reinforcement and seems to be a big issue for many of the kiddos I've worked with that struggle with comprehension.  But, we keep working on it and they get better.

I created these posters to be a reference for students throughout the year.  Click on the images above to come check them out and see how I use them.

FREE MATH LESSON - “My Number Book Freebie”

Cecilia Magro created a set of worksheets to introduce students to the numbers 1 - 12. Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lesson


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Word Work

What does word work look like in you classroom?  Come stop by and check out 9 spelling center activities that students love!

Fall Writing Fun with MsJordanReads!

Are you looking for ways to bring Fall Writing Fun into your classroom? 

Check out my Fall-themed Roll-a-Story products for the months of September, October, and November! Each one allows students to roll a dice to create story starters and generate ideas for writing. 

(Click here for access to all three, or click the images above!)

**Roll-a-Story Directions (included): Roll the dice THREE times, once for each column, to mix-and-match different story elements. Record each story element on the graphic organizer, along with any additional story ideas!

Check out my NEW blog post for additional Fall Literacy Fun resources and ideas! 

Also... if you want to learn more about Roll-a-Dice Literacy Fun, check out my August blog post. Included are great ways to integrate dice, as well as a few freebies!

Happy Teaching! 

Free! Create A Math Medical Center

Are you looking for a unique and fun way to get your students energized about math?  Set up a math medical center.  Stop by my blog to access free templates.
Click Here

Win A Learning Station CD and a Sale!

Hi, it's Hopkins from Hoppins' Hoppin' Happenings.  I had the great opportunity to review a Learning Station CD that has fun songs like "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Singing In The Rain."  On my post there is a free PDF of activities and you can also enter to win this CD through Thursday.  Hop on over and enter today!  Click on the picture!

I also put my store on sale for 10% through Sunday to celebrate 1,000 Facebook fans!  Click the picture to head to my store.  I have things for Kindergarten all the way up to 6th grade.  Halloween and Fall things just added as well as Mental Math Football and Cheerleading themed.

Finally you can check out my top 3 products and most downloaded products and a linky party that you can link up to by clicking on this banner!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog at Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings.  Keep on smiling!