Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Paper Plate Clock

Learning to tell time can be a very difficult concept for some kids. Here's a Halloween clock that the kids can create to make learning more fun. Plus by tying in crafts with a holiday project the kids won't realize that they are in fact working on a math concept.

Materials Needed

  • paper plate (decorated or solid color)
  • number stickers or markers
  • craft foam or cardboard
  • scissors
  • brass fastener
  • crayons


Use a Halloween decorated paper plate. (These plates were found at the supermarket. The cost was $1.00 for a set of 8 paper plates.) Or, use a plain paper plate and have students decorate the plate with crayons, colored pencils, etc. (Lots of great color plates can be found at the Dollar Stores.)

Have students place the number stickers on the appropriate places on the clock, or write the numbers on the clock with a marker or other writing tool.

With younger students the adult should cut 2 hands for the clock with craft foam or cardboard and attach the hands to the clock with a brass fastener.

To see lots of other paper plate clocks that you can make with students, click on the links below.

Enjoy this great TIME of the year!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Free Odd + Even Pumpkin Numbers Coloring Sheet

Just a quick little post tonight with an Odd & Even Numbers Coloring Sheet Freebie!

The worksheet is for students working with one and two digit numbers.

Students will need orange and green crayons, colored pencils, or highlighters.

Odd and Even Pumpkin Numbers
This free worksheet can be downloaded from my website. Just click on the top picture above or the link below.

Odd and Even Pumpkin Numbers

If you would like some ideas and activities to do with real pumpkins, click on the link below.


 Happy Pumpkin Days!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Free Spider Addition with Doubles Activity

Halloween is getting closer and closer! Are your little goblins looking for fun Halloween activities? Do you want fun educational activities?
Here's a fun SPIDER ADDITION. Your little ones can practice their addition with doubles facts while they wait for the holiday to get here!

Spider Addition With Doubles
This activity includes addition from 0+0 to 10+10. You can print the color version and / or the black and white version.

Here is the link to SPIDER ADDITION with DOUBLES which is FREE to download from my Teachers pay Teachers Store.

If you are not a member, don't worry it is FREE to join and just takes a couple of minutes to sign up! While there you will find thousands (YES, thousands) of other free products on the site.

You might even want to sign up for a seller account!!! Lots of classroom teachers and homeschool teacher-moms are posting their educational products. If you need help getting started, just let me know! :)

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Teachers Pay Teachers Celebrates with A SALE

Teachers Pay Teachers is celebrating the fact that they have 100, 000 likes on their Facebook page with a SALE . You can use coupon code FB100K today up to midnight to get 10% off everything.

Of course I want to celebrate with them and YOU so I have put all my products on a 20% percent sale.

Here is the link to my store:

TpT Store

You can get both discounts TODAY!  If you have a Wish List on TpT, today is the day to purchase as MANY sellers also have a SALE going on!!!

Hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend! :)


Saturday, October 12, 2013

W!N Great Teaching Products at 2 Brainy Apples

Heather at 2 Brainy Apples is having a great GIVEAWAY!!!!!


Heather has collected and sorted lots of product donations that were given to her for this wonderful giveaway! She has products ranging from K to Grade 8.

My donation is Farm Life Counting Puzzles, 21 number puzzles for Grades PreK, K, and Grade 1

Farm Life Counting Puzzles

If you would like to go to Heather's blog to enter one or all of the giveaways, just click on the top picture.

If you would like to view my donation, just click on the 2nd picture.

Best of luck!  I hope you win a bundle of great teaching resources to use with your kids! :)

Happy Fall / Autumn!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Free Friendly Ghosts Odd And Even Activity

With Halloween only a few weeks away, I want to remind you to check out my Free Friendly Ghosts Odd and Even Activity to use with the kids.

Odd + Even Number Sorting

You may have downloaded and used it last year! :) But, if you didn't or you can't find the file, here it is again.

This file contains a FREE, Fun, Friendly Ghosts ODD and EVEN Number Sorting Activity.

Included in the file are:
~ 36 Number Cards (1 and 2 digit numbers)
~ 2 Sorting Mats (color and grayscale)
~ 1 Recording Sheet
~ 1 Answer Key

This free file is over at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

If you have never visited TpT before, you have to do it today. There are thousands of free and paid products on the site. It is FREE  to join and you can start downloading in minutes. You might even want to start thinking about uploading your own products.  (Let me know if you need some help getting started!) There are many, many, many homeschooling teacher-moms on TpT as well as classroom teachers. As I said it's FREE to join! :)

Here is the link to my Friendly Ghost Activity:

Have fun with Math!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Conductors of Electricity and Electromagnets

My last post shared some ideas for teaching about Current Electricity - Electric, Series, and Parallel Circuits. You can view that post here.

Investigating Electricity

In today's post, I want to share links to 2 activities. In the 1st activity students test materials to see if the materials are a conductor or insulator of electricity. In the 2nd activity students build and investigate electromagnets.

Just click on the links below to read about these activities.

Conductor or Insulator of Electricity

Creating an Electromagnet

Also, here is a Word Search on Static and Current Electricity to help students remember all those important science vocabulary words that they have been learning with these fun hands-on science lessons.

The Electricity Word Search is saved on my website with LOTS of other fun science worksheets! :)  Just click on the link below.

If you'd like more Electricity ideas, just visit my Pinterest Electricity Board.

Have fun with Science!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hands-On Science - Investigating Electricity

Last week, I did a post on investigating Static Electricity. If you missed that post you can view it here.

Current Electricity

For today, I put together some posts with activities to help you teach about Current Electricity: Electric Circuits, Series Circuits, and Parallel Circuits. These are the lessons where the students will get to light those mini-light bulbs.

Besides using the supplies usually found in the science kits, everyone should wear safety goggles and safety gloves. The kids love to put on the safety equipment. It makes them feel like real scientists and that these will be very special lessons!  :)

To go to each blog post, just click on the links below.

Creating an Electric Circuit

Creating a Series Circuit

Creating a Parallel Circuit

Have fun with Science!



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