Sunday, February 24, 2013

W!N Great Teaching Resources at Teaching and Tapas!

Here is an awesome GIVEAWAY for you to enter.  Alyssha at Teaching and Tapas is giving away over 100 great teaching products.



The giveaway runs from February 24 - March 3.

Alyssha has broken down the products into 5 giveaways! You can enter all 5!

My donation to the giveaway is my 2D Shapes Bingo Game. It is in the Grade 2 giveaway but can be used by younger and older grades. (To learn more about the game, just click on the picture.)

2D Shape Bingo Game

You can enter this giveaway right here on my blog, then go to Alyssha's blog to enter all the other giveaways. a Rafflecopter giveaway To go to Alyssa's blog, just click on the top picture.


Hope you win lots of great teaching resources!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Magazine for Teachers - The 1st edition is a freebie

The Organized Classroom Magazine was just recently launched! It's first edition is free.



This is a wonderful magazine for K-8 teachers. It is full of tips, tricks, and inspiration for organizing your classroom. It is written by Charity Preston.


So grab yourself a cup of coffee/tea, relax and enjoy this new magazine.

To get you free copy of this new magazine just click on the link below.


Enjoy,



Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Freebie Linky - Awesome Educational Resources

Jason at Jason's Online Classroom is having a SUNDAY FREEBIE FUNDAY LINKY!

Visit his page to post a free educational resources or just visit to download some fun teaching resources! :) I just posted a freebie as have many others! :)




Here's the link!
~ http://jasonsonlineclassroom.com/sunday-freebie-funday-2-17-2013/

Have fun!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day and 2D Shapes Fun

Here's is a real easy Valentine's Day Craft which can also be part of a Math Activity on 2D Shapes.


2D Heart Person - Fun with Math Shapes


Materials needed:
  • construction or computer paper
  • scissors
  • pencil/marker/crayons
  • stapler
  • glue
  • google eyes (optional)



Directions
  • Draw or trace a heart shape onto construction paper. (This is the body.) 
  • Recreate the shape 4 more times in a smaller version (for hands and feet).
  • Cut out the 5 shapes.
  • Cut 4 strips of paper (approximately 1 inch wide). (The heart shapes and strips could be pre-made and already cut for younger students.)
  • Accordian fold the strips. These will be the arms and legs.
  • Use glue or stapes to attach all the pieces.
  • Draw facial features and/or add google eyes.
  • Hang on wall, bulletin board, etc.  

Common Core Aligned

This heart shaped craft can be a good introduction to a study or review of 2D Shapes (geometry). The Common Core Standards  have students in kindergarten identifying squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons. Grade 1 students also need to compose trapezoids. Grade 2 students need to also recognize and draw quadrilaterals and pentagons.

Follow-Up
As a follow-up, students could make other 2D people. Please click on the link below to see an earlier post with Cecil Circle, Olivia Octagon, etc.

 ~ http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/09/2d-shape-people-crafts-activity.html

Have fun with 2D Shapes and Happy Valentine's Day! 














Friday, February 8, 2013

Frog Resources for Elementary Grades

Kids love learning about animals.

Do you need some activities and resources for a study of  Frogs and other Amphibians. Here are a few that I gathered up from this blog that will help you get started. Just click on the links below that match the pictures. Have fun teaching about frogs.












HAVE FUN!



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mammal Resources for Elementary Grades

Kids love learning about animals.

Do you need some activities and resources for a study of  MAMMALS. Here are a few that I gathered up from this blog that will help you get started. Just click on the links below that match the pictures. Have fun teaching and learning new facts about mammals.

Mammal Resources for Elementary Grades


What are Mammals?  http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-are-mammals.html

Mammals Word Search Puzzle  http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/06/mammals-word-search-puzzle.html

Animal Comparison: Mammals and Reptiles Venn Diagram   http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/06/mammals-and-reptiles-venn-diagram.html

Mammals Pictures, Games, Puzzles, and Videos  http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/06/mammals-pictures-games-puzzles-and.html

Bill Nye Video on Mammals   http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/06/bill-nye-videos-mammals.html

Mammal Craft Activities Dog, Cat, Bats (and Whale Origami)    http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/07/fun-mammal-craft-activities.html

Have fun!

Friday, February 1, 2013

TpT Sunday Super Event

As we all know this Sunday is the big Super Bowl Event. Here in Boston, we are very disappointed that our Patriots Football Team won't be playing. We will still be watching the big game and all the fun commercials.

Teachers pay Teachers is also having a fun event on Sunday. Lots of stores including mine will be giving 28% off ALL their products.  I have been using my Wish List to bookmark things I want to buy on Sunday. Then all I need to do on Sunday is toss those items into my checkout cart.


If you decide to purchase anything yourself, don't forget to enter the code "SUPER" so you will get the full discount.

Here's a link to my store. Hope you'll have a chance to look around.

~ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Marcia-Murphy


Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

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