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Thursday, June 28, 2012

So This Crazy Journey Begins....With an Intro and TWO FREEBIES!

Hello all...I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.  So for the first month of my summer vacation, I have been blog stalking.  And when I say blog stalking...I mean it.  I never knew all of the great resources out there for teacher that others are willing to share.  Now I know that you may be thinking, "What, you don't share?"  I share all the time with a few of my undergrad classmates, my co-workers and even with teacher I meet at workshops.  And it hit me that maybe I should expand my sharing (mom always said it was nice to share) to others, as well as connect and learn in the process.  So here's the blog.  It's a win, win!

Now I am not perfect by any means.  I am still learning, but throughout my first year (which was last year), I learned so much.  It was an up and down roller coaster.   I work at a Title I school where over 90% of our students are on free lunch.  Now I am not saying this to get your pity....I LOVE IT!  I wouldn't be anywhere else right now and I MEAN THAT!  I love when my students learn and want to be more than what they see around them and that makes all the added stress worthwhile.  This is my second year and I am so EXCITED.  More excited than my first year...maybe because last year I was stressing...first year teacher jitters!  Well, I am excited about sharing many ideas and resources.  I have completely transformed my teaching style this year, well not completely...but I will be implementing workshops in every subject I teach.  It is so much work planning and preparing for these workshops, but I know my students will gain more from it.  So stick around for that.

So I wanted to start off by sharing two wonderful freebies with you all out here in blog world.  The first on is the mania we call BOGGLE.  I created this because I couldn't find one that matched my color scheme.  So dots and colors had to be made.  :-)  With this freebie you get the title, two recording sheets, letters and blank sheets.  Enjoy.  To grab this, just click the picture below.

My next freebie, I so cannot take credit for.  This game was actually adapted from the ever great math game floating around, "Math It UP!". (check out the creator Live, Laugh, and Love to Learn).  I wanted to do this game, but wanted to use it with more basic math skills and not have to change out the title every time.  So, I made interchangeable header cards and gave the game a general name, "Math It UP!"  So now I can just change the header for the skill I want my students to work on.  This game includes title, four headers (addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division), numbers cards (1-99), blank cards, and recording sheet.  To grab this game, just click on the picture below.


 Hope you enjoy both of the games and be sure to follow my blog.  I have many ideas to share and can't wait to share them with you!  And don't forget to Button Up! (grab my button)




15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the freebies! Your blog looks great. New follower here and would love for you to drop by my blog sometime!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  2. Love the math game! Thanks for the freebie! Can't wait to read more.

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  3. Love both of these!! They coordinate to the theme I want to have for my classroom this upcoming year as well! I'm moving from 1st grade to 4th grade, and to a new district, so I'm ready for a fresh start!!

    I'm your newest follower...stop by my blog too if you have a chance! :)

    Stephanie
    Maestra Bilingue

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  4. Thanks for joining my Newbie Blog Hop! I had no idea it would take off like it did! I absolutely love the Boggle and Math It Up freebies! I have a polka dot theme, so this fits in perfectly! Thank you so much!!!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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  5. Love these freebies. New follower, can't wait to see what else you will do!

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

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  6. Hi! I came here from Sucess In Second Grade. Thank you so much for sharing your work! I am subscribed to your blog. :)

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  7. I love your Math it up game!! Thanks for the freebies :o)

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  9. Awesome freebies! Thanks so much...:) Drop by for a visit sometime!

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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  10. Just found your blog through Pinterest. Love the Math It Up Game!

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  11. Thanks for the freebie! So excited to find your blog from Kelly Hall's pin on interest! I love finding fourth grade blogs!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Andrea
    One Teacher's Take

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  12. Rachelle,
    Thanks for sharing your Math it Up game! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm your newest follower. Stop by and see me when you get a chance.

    Farrah
    ThinkShareTeach

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  13. Love your Math it Up revision of the original! Just found you and am now a follower.
    Stop on by and visit.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  14. Thanks for the freebie! I have been looking for numbers like this for weeks!

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  15. Enormous website along with attractive and exclusive materials whatever you need.
    Freebies

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