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Monday, January 28, 2013

Friend feature: Rocking with math

If I say "Vicky Rauch" you may don´t know who she is. But what if I say Scipi?? I bet you instantly think on math, statistics and having fun with those kind of things. Scipi has been teaching since "the earth cooled". Her husband is a teacher as well, and together they have over 70 years of teaching in the elementary, middle school, high school and college areas.

"My focus is mathematics while my husband's is science. We never want to do anything else because we love it! My teaching style is hands-on and energetic while using diverse teaching strategies. I try to teach ordinary things in extraordinary ways." She say.

I know and admire Scipi since I started to sell in TpT and is a big honor to have her great freebie in my blog.

Clic here to go to the download page

Number Tiles is a FREE seven page resource containing four different math problem solving activities for the grades 5-8. The activities extend from addition and multiplication, to using the divisibility rules. Since the students do not write in the book, the pages can be copied and laminated so that they can be used from year to year. 
Students solve the Number Tile Math Activities by arranging ten number tiles, numbered 0-9. Each problem is given on a single page, and each activity varies in difficulty which is suitable for any diverse classroom. Since the students have the freedom to move the tiles around, they are more engaged and more willing to try multiple methods to find the solution. These activities are perfect for the visual and/or kinesthetic learner and can be used individually or at a math center.

Have fun with this resource and let me know how it worked on your classroom.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

How to manage behavioral troubles with a freebie resource

Meet Stephanie DeLussey from Mrs Ds Corner. She is a TpT seller who, as a 3rd year teacher and a current IST facilitator, has worked in 3 different states (PA, VA, and currently DE) in three levels of schools (elementary, middle school, and high school).

"I absolutely LOVE my current position, as I can work with students 1-1 and really get to know them as individuals. With a lot of emphasis put on teaching to the test, I think it's important to teach from the heart, not the books. I enjoy creating and sharing my ideas with other teachers, as I am still just as passionate about teaching now as I was when I had my own classroom." She say.

Stephanie has a freebie to share with you:

Clic here to go to the download page

These 10 writing prompts are fantastic to use when students are displaying or have displayed poor behavior throughout the school day. While the prompts are the same for all ages of students, it's the meaning of the prompt to the student and the student's behavior(s).

Included in the download, you get:
-List of 10 Prompts 

 Elementary / Middle: 
-Letter to Parent / Guardian
 -10 Writing Prompt Cards
 -10 Writing Prompt Record Sheets

 Middle / Secondary
 -Letter to Parent / Guardian
 -10 Writing Prompt Cards
-10 Writing Prompt Record Sheets

Have fun with this resource and  remember to let your fingers show your excitement in the comments!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Saturdays are for not one, but two freebies!

Meet Melissa Yglesias at  More Time 2 Teach . She is a TpT seller who has taught for 14 years, and 12 of those years have been in the 3rd grade. She absolutely love teaching this age group!

Melissa wanted to share 2 freebies from her TpT store:

#1 FREEBIE: No Homework, No Problem:

Clic here to go to the download page
This FREEBIE homework pack has what you need to monitor incomplete homework as well as reward those that ALWAYS complete assignments. This pack includes the following:
  • 3 pages of incomplete parent notices to help keep parents informed if their child does not complete homework.
  • 1 page of incomplete homework log to track the number of incomplete assignments, each child has per grading period. (This helps in case you would like to give a homework grade) 
  • 1 page of CONGRATULATIONS certificate for those students that do complete ALL of their assignments in a grading period.
  • 2 pages of No HOMEWORK Passes to help motivate and reward students.

#2 FREEBIE: Main Idea Details Table:

Clic here to go to the download page
Are you looking for a NEAT graphic organizer to help your students SEE the difference between Main Idea and Details. If so, then have your students create these Main Idea Details Table. The table concept shows them how the main idea needs supporting details similar to how a table needs its legs to stand up on.

I hope you enjoy these two resources. What do you think about them?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Carnival of the animals {Freebie}

My dear friend Carolyn made this incredible {33 pages} freebie and I wanted to share with you.

"The Carnival of the Animals (1886) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns, and is about 25 minutes long. The first performance of this work was in 1922. We have included poster/signs for all 14 pieces, and a coloring page for each one for the children." She say.

Please go to her blog and find out more of this great resource and download it for FREE.
The wise owl factory Book a Day

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Multiracial kids clipart quest

How many times have you been looking for an special kind of graphics and nobody seems to have them? A dear friend recently ask me for some chinese kids wearing normal clothes, like jeans and t-shirts. Apparently she only found chinese kids wearing kimonos.

Well, if you are looking for chinese and/or african american kids you may want to check out this 3 products I have:
Clic here to see the product at my TpT store

Clic here to see the product at my TpT store

Clic here to see the product at my TpT store
If you don´t find here what you need, I take custom requests, so, let me know in the comments what you'd like to see.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friend feature: Rock, paper, scissors activity {free}

Meet Nick Erskine, a new TpT seller who has taught high school social studies for seven years. The subjects he has taught include the following: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, Honors Economics, Economics, U.S. History, World History, and World Geography. 

He also has teaching certifications in the states of California and Texas. 

"I have been truly fortunate to have taught in low-income, middle-income, and upper-income school districts throughout my career. The varying demographics that I have instructed between California and Texas have been extremely eclectic and diverse" he say.

He made this freebie for all you:

Clic in the image to free download

"This highly interactive game gives students a hands-on, experiential understanding of the differences in between communism and capitalism. Students will learn more about the key components of communism, capitalism, and socialism. Out of all of the activities that I do in my class, students probably have the most fun playing this game.
There is a reflection that follows the game, as well as a sheet that the students can fill out. After they have filled it out, allow for a discussion on the implications of the game. " Nick.

Have fun with this activity and let me know if your students liked it. Any suggestions for this new seller will be appreciated.

Friday, January 18, 2013

It´s Friday!!!

.... The first one is FRIENDS! Hehe! Well there are some times when we just need a big laugh. Yesterday my sister was telling me she's having a hard time with health  and money issues. Did I tell you that my sister is my favorite person in the world? She's like my mom, but cool and great.

I don´t know what to say or do to help her, so, I´m bringing some crazy and funny pics, for her and for everyone of you who may need it. Enjoy!

I hope you are laughing now!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DIY sewing card for your students this Valentine's Day {FREE}

There are so many great ideas out there about lovely cards for  Valentine´s Day that I wanted to make one for my students too. But they will need to have a "learning purpose", so I thought in Sewing cards!!!

I made this 2 designs, I hope you like them. They are free for all my readers, so if you love them, just grab them by clicking the images:

You will need Embroi­dery thread and a needle, scissors and colors. 

Just print the images in card stock (it can be colored, or white for kids to color them). Cut along the outside line, and punch with a needle in the black spots. Now they are ready for the magic. The students will pick bright colors to fill the images and just start sewing.

It will be awesome if you make this project and let me see pictures of it. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A little helpful "Pin-Tip"

Pinterest is one of the most helpful tools to show your products. It brings a lot of trafic to our TpT stores. Here is a little thing I do to be more efficient. I have a board called "Teacher's Clipart" where I pin all my products when I list them at my store. Then from that board I repin to the other collaborative boards.

Why is this helpful?
Well, if you need to change the comment or the URL, you just need to change it once. Do you know that if you change the product's name at the store, the URL changes? I´ve been there so many times....
Also, your board will be getting more followers who will be happy to see your work.

Like I said, is just something that worked for me, I hope it works for you too. Please, let me know wich "Pin-tip" do you have.

1 dollar Etsy sale!!

I Listed some products in my Etsy store some time ago and they're about to expire, so I put a few of them in a 1 dollar sale. I expect only to get back what I invested, so, if you want to help and get a nice clipart set for only $1 you can go to my Etsy store and have some fun.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Love's chemistry

Oh! Love! It's all about chemistry, right? The atoms fall inlove to each other and get together to create a molecule. Some molecules have 3 atoms..... well it works for them. LOL!

It have a little sense to me ;)

There are too much love in my TpT store. There are also some new atoms and molecules, so, if you are in need for some chemistry stuff you can go check.

Go to my TpT store

Monday, January 7, 2013

A FREEBIE from the heart

I could´n let go such a significant date. Valentine's Day is for giving love to the ones we care about.

 So I made these Hershey kisses to give them away to my dearest followers and friends.

  You can write on their labels. I know you will come up with many creative ways to use them. Enjoy!

Clic here to download

Sunday, January 6, 2013

For all my TpT friends: Advices for someone who works at home

I found this post yesterday. I think everyone in TpT should read it. This is a race we started without knowing to much about it and is great to hear other's thought about it. Enjoy!

Living self-employed Online: The manual they forgot to give you

Friday, January 4, 2013

It´s time for some changes

Happy 2013 everybody!

The begining of the year is always a good point to make some changes. I don´t like resolutions, because they never get done. I like more to start the year fixing things, trowing old and useless stuff and having all clean and organized.

I´ve started already making my Clipart's Terms of Use a little easy to understand. I have had lot of questions about them lately, so, I think maybe this time they are more clear. Would you mind to read them and let me know if they are easier now? You can download them here:

I'm also thinking on a new logo for my store/brand. Please let me know what do you think about it:

I´ve been fixing some typos, size issues and cutting extra transparent space from some of my first sets. If you purchased a set please be sure to re-download it this weekend.

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