Sunday, March 29, 2015

Win a Trip to Vegas from The Primary Chalkboard! (I'm being serious!)


VIVA LAS VEGAS!!
 Can you picture it now?  YOU in LAS VEGAS? 

How about YOU in LAS VEGAS attending a one day session of the SDE conference?

Primary Chalkboard is giving away YOUR CHOICE of a 1 day session at SDE!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Anniversary Sale, Freebies & Giveaway!

You read correctly, it's my ANNIVERSARY! I'm celebrating 3 years of sharing, creating, and engaging with other teachers all over the world. Thank YOU, dear friends, for being a part of this journey!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Original-Math-Maniac


Please enjoy 20% off at my Teachers Pay Teachers store for the next two days, March 17th & 18th! 

You will also want to follow me on facebook and at my TPT store because I will be posting several FLASH FREEBIES and EXCLUSIVE FREEBIES over the next few days. 

AND last but not least, enter below to win my Spring Math Bundle. This bundle is HUGE and full of resources to engage your kiddos. 



a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
I hope you are all having a fabulous week! :)
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Indoor Recess!! Change it Up!

Hey friends! I'm just stopping by for a quick "Happy Saturday" and to tell you to click over to The Primary Chalkboard blog to download this quick and easy Charades Dice game freebie. Click here or on the image below. :)

http://www.primarychalkboard.blogspot.com/2015/02/quick-easy-indoor-recess-ideas.html

Enjoy your weekend! :)


Monday, February 23, 2015

Attention Heroes!! Win a $20 TPT Gift Card!

Oh, I just put on cape and I'm zooming across the world to bring you some BIG NEWS, Friends. TPT is hosting another HUGE Sale!!

EVERYTHING in my TPT store will be on sale for a savings of 20%. Enter the code: HEROES at checkout to get an additional 8% off. 

I am SUPER excited to announce the sale will include my new line of research books!! Add these bad boys to your shopping carts now, because they are sure to fly off the shelf on Wednesday. ;)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Shark-Research-Books-1713286https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Shark-Research-Books-1713286 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bat-Research-Books-1716949https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bat-Research-Books-1716949

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spider-Research-Books-1716282https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spider-Research-Books-1716282


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Research-Books-1515306https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Research-Books-1515306

I am also giving away a $20 TPT Gift Card to one of you, my lucky, lucky followers. The giveaway ENDS on Tuesday night which will give you plenty of time to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND, on WEDNESDAY! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Good luck and Happy Shopping! :)


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Data Wall Or Shaming Wall

I recently came across this article about student data walls in the classroom. I agree, data walls shame our students.


There are not many topics in education that I will stand up on my soap box for, but I feel very strongly about keeping student progress private. This is,of course, because of personal experiences as a child. 

A few chocolate chips made of construction paper destroyed my confidence in math, which carried over all the way to high school.

In third grade, my teacher created a bulletin board with blank chocolate chip cookies. For each multiplication table learned we would earn a chocolate chip. The class would receive a pizza party when everyone had filled up their cookie with all 12 chocolate chips. 

Guess who ended the school year with just FOUR chocolate chips? 

That's right, yours truly. Imagine also that all of the other students in the class had successfully learned their multiplication tables and that by the end of the year you were the only one taking the weekly tests. . . . I was the reason that the class did not have their pizza party. My teacher was quick to tell the class that this was the very first year she had not been able to have said pizza party . . . Needless to say, I learned to hate math. (But not cookies, which is why I need to love the gym more)


Fast forward to 12th grade, when I was taking Algebra II for the second time. I was an honors student so this was extremely depressing for me. I had the most AMAZING first year teacher who completely changed my outlook on math and gave me an incredible amount of confidence. His teachings carried over into college and gave me a passion for math that I try to channel into my own students today.

I know that my case is probably an extreme one, but I will NEVER share student data with other students on a wall or in any other way. 

I've proven in my classroom, that it is possible to motivate struggling students without a public competition.Sometimes all you need is a competition with yourself and a supportive teacher who will give you the tools you need to overcome every obstacle. 

I would love to know your thoughts on this hot topic, leave your comments below. :) 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday (& Tuesday too!)

In case you've been under a rock, I wanted to make sure to alert all of my favorite people that there is a HUGE sale going on right now at TPT!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Second-Grade-Math-Maniac

This is literally the LAST sale of the year, so it is the perfect time to stock up on all of your winter favorites! My own cart is slam full of clipart and fun activities to keep my kiddos engaged on those cold winter days!

Just make sure that you do these TWO things:

1. Leave feedback on ALL past purchases for even MORE savings with your TPT Credits!
2. Enter the Promo Code: TPTCYBER when you check out! 

My entire store is on sale, along with my newly uploaded Winter Math Bundle! 


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Second-Grade-Math-Maniac


And just in case I crawl back under my own rock until the holiday season is over, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidad, Hanukkah Sameach, & Happy Holidays! :) 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Joke Book Printable

Enjoy this little Halloween Joke Book freebie!! I will be adding this to my fluency center. 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Joke-Book-1523950


Also check out a few of my Halloween fave's from my TPT store. I will be using both of these sets to try and hang on to my sanity on Friday! :) 


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hundreds-Board-Color-By-Number-Mystery-Puzzles-for-October-347605          http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spin-Graph-Halloween-Style-Bar-Graph-Tally-Chart-Line-Plot-Pie-Graph-1443483

Here's hoping that your Friday is filled with more treats than tricks!!



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