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This year marks my 30th year of teaching! I have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, sixth grade and currently I teach 5th grade. While I have taught all subjects, I specialize in creating math and science products that align with current standards.

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This year marks my 30th year of teaching! I have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, sixth grade and currently I teach 5th grade. While I have taught all subjects, I specialize in creating math and science products that align with current standards.
Solve & Check with QR Codes: Long Division: Double-Digit Divisor no Remainders
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Solve & Check with QR Codes: Long Division: Double-Digit Divisor no Remainders

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Solve & Check cards POP with Color! This set features solving double-digit divisor long division problems. There will be no remainders. A Solve & Check Math Skills set contains: • 32 math skill cards. Each card has an equation in the center along with 4 possible answers (an answer is located in each corner of every card). After solving the equation, the student finds the answer the got and scans the QR code. If the correct QR code is scanned the word ‘YES!!!’ will be revealed. If an incorrect answer is scanned, the word ‘Sorry’, ‘No’ or ‘Try Again’ will be revealed. Please view the preview page for and example of the types of questions on the task cards. • Four white-out cards which can be used to cover QR codes that are not being scanned • Card cover which can be used to help identify the math skill when displaying or storing the cards. • A two-sided student recording sheet. • A two-sided color coded answer key.
Identifying Composite and Prime Numbers
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Identifying Composite and Prime Numbers

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Students learn about composite and prime numbers! This fold-up gives the definitions for both Composite and Prime Numbers. It also includes an example of each. The fold-up is a half sheet two-flap resource that would fit well in a math journal or stand alone. A second inside page option is also included. This inside has a definition for both prime and composite numbers that does not use the word divide but factor instead. I have chosen to include this second option, not because the first set of definitions was incorrect, but because some teachers may prefer using the word 'factor' instead of divide. Also, included is a double-sided worksheet that requires students to list factors for a given number and then check if the number is composite or prime. An answer key is also included.
Place Value Chart with Decimals
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Place Value Chart with Decimals

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This Place Value chart contains Millions thru Thousandths place value. Each page contains 2 charts. I like to laminate several of these for use in small groups or at centers. Students can write and wipe various numbers for place value practice. I hope you enjoy this free printable.
Long Division - Step by Step
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Long Division - Step by Step

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For students who are either just getting started with the long division process or with students who are struggling with the process. The example shows a double digit dividend being divided by a single digit divisor. The final answer does have a remainder. The fold-up breaks the process down into six steps: divide, multiply, subtract, bring down (repeat if needed), remainder and check. The steps are listed and a visual representation is shown. The fold-up will fit nicely in a math journal (just trim on the grey line for a better fit). In addition, I decided to create a one page handout (handout is the one without the dotted cut lines) of the steps. My thinking is that this particular information might be a better resource without the flaps.
First Day Activity - Personality Blackout
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First Day Activity - Personality Blackout

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This is a wonderful getting to know each other activity. Students enjoy playing this activity the first days of school. Students move about the classroom learning interesting information about their classmates. Page one is the Blackout Card. Page two contains teacher's instructions.
Multi-Colored Genre and AR Classroom Library Kit - Includes Editable Labels
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Multi-Colored Genre and AR Classroom Library Kit - Includes Editable Labels

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New! This product now includes editable labels that can be customized using powerpoint! This product has everything you need to organize your classroom library by AR Book Levels or the following 10 genres: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Traditional Literature, Informational, Biography, Autobiography and Poetry. Colors Used Include: Sky Blue & White Polka Dot, Lime Green & White Polka Dot, Tangerine & White Polka Dot, Hot Pink & Polka Dot, Red & White Polka Dot, Lemon Sherbert & White Polka Dot This set includes: ~Genre Posters: One poster for each genre. Each poster contains a definition and several titles from the genre. ~Genre Labels: One set of 4.25”x 3.5” genre labels for book tubs or bookshelves. ~Book Label Code Sheet Poster: One poster that serves as the ‘key’ for the book spine labels. ~Book Spine Labels: One sheet of sixty book spine labels for each genre. These labels work with Avery Return Address Labels (60 per page). ~AR Book Level Labels: One set of 4.25”x 3.5” AR labels for book tubs or bookshelves ~Editable Multi-colored Poster Page (Powerpoint needed) ~Editable Labels (Powerpoint needed) Personally, I prefer to leave the posters a standard 8.5 x 11 size. My thinking is that I don't need someone to be able to read them from across the room. Instead I want them to be a resource students can use when browsing the library. Therefore, a standard size is perfect. The posters, however, can be enlarged. For directions how to make posters using your printer, read my blog post on the topic.
Multiplication Strategies - Lattice Method
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Multiplication Strategies - Lattice Method

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Students have fun multiplying with this method! I am always looking for a variety of different strategies my students can use to solve a multiplication problem. One of those ways is the Lattice Method (aka: Gelosia Method). I am currently teaching this method to my students and they LOVE it! I created this 5 page packet to use with my students. The packet includes a 1 page handout that lists the steps, a 2 page fold-up that can be inserted in a math journal, and a two page worksheet. The single page handout works great as a stand alone resource or could easily be made into a poster. For directions on how to make a poster visit my blog post on making posters.
FREE! Predator-Prey Relationships Matchbook Foldable
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FREE! Predator-Prey Relationships Matchbook Foldable

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This product is a matchbook type fold-up identifies the predator prey relationship within an ecosystem. To create this matchbook fold-up, simply run the outside sheet (upside down for easier copying) on one side of the paper and the inside sheet on the other side of the paper (always run a test copy to make sure the fold-up folds properly). To fold a matchbook fold-up, lay the inside face up. First, bring the top of the page down to the bottom horizontal line and fold. Then, bring the bottom of the paper up and fold on the bottom horizontal line. When finished it should look like a giant matchbook. Fold-ups are a wonderful resource that fit well in an interactive notebook or can be used as a stand alone resource. I find that my students refer to the fold-ups throughout the entire school year!
1...2...3...4 in a Row Math Game! Measurement: Metric Conversions
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1...2...3...4 in a Row Math Game! Measurement: Metric Conversions

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This 1...2...3...4 in a Row Math Game allows students to practice the concept of making metric conversions in the classic ‘Connect Four' game format. In addition, the game becomes interactive when a student scans a QR code to check their answer. To see an example of the questions, please be sure to check out the preview page. This product contains: • Two game boards (Set One and Set Two). • 2 sets of 36 cards. Each card has a question as well as a QR Code with the answer. • 2 answer keys. One for each level. • Instruction page.
Figurative Language Classroom Posters in Black, Red and White Polka Dots
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Figurative Language Classroom Posters in Black, Red and White Polka Dots

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Colorful ELA resource brightens any classroom! This product contains 8 Figurative Language Classroom Posters plus 1 'title' poster. The types of figurative language included are: Alliteration, Simile, Metaphor, Oxymoron, Idiom, Personification, Onomatopoeia and Hyperbole. Each poster has the figurative language name. a brief definition and two examples of the figurative language. The posters are all created with the paper layout on landscape. You can run the posters on a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Or you can enlarge them. For directions on how to make larger posters read my blog post on the subject.
Pokey Porcupine Poke Cards: Two-Step Linear Equations
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Pokey Porcupine Poke Cards: Two-Step Linear Equations

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Pokey Porcupine provides a fun way to practice math skills! This Pokey Porcupine card game allows students to practice solving two-step linear equations (some containing negative numbers) while playing a friendly game of Poke. In addition, the cards could be by individual a student at their desk. Be sure to check the preview for the types of questions students will be asked to solve. The set contains: • 36 poke cards. • Instructions for assembly. • Instructions for game play. • Answer key.
Solve & Check with QR Codes: Add & Subtract Decimals
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Solve & Check with QR Codes: Add & Subtract Decimals

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Solve & Check cards POP with Color! This set features adding and subtracting decimal numbers. A Solve & Check Math Skills set contains: • 32 math skill cards. Each card has an equation in the center along with 4 possible answers (an answer is located in each corner of every card). After solving the equation, the student finds the answer the got and scans the QR code. If the correct QR code is scanned the word ‘YES!!!’ will be revealed. If an incorrect answer is scanned, the word ‘Sorry’, ‘No’ or ‘Try Again’ will be revealed. Please view the preview page for and example of the types of questions on the task cards. • Four white-out cards which can be used to cover QR codes that are not being scanned • Card cover which can be used to help identify the math skill when displaying or storing the cards. • A two-sided student recording sheet. • A two-sided color coded answer key.
The Water Cycle Fold-Up
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The Water Cycle Fold-Up

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This product is a full sheet fold-up which illustrates the movement of water through the water cycle. The following are both defined and labeled within the cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and run-off. The teacher has two fold-up options: For the teacher short on time, run a completed inside sheet. This fold-up will be finished and ready to be used by students with just a few simple folds. If the teacher has time and would like the fold-up to be more interactive, run the ‘missing parts’ inside. A definition and label parts sheet will have to be run too (4 sets of parts per page.) Fold-ups are a wonderful resource that fits well in an interactive notebook or can be used as a stand alone resource. I find that my students refer to the fold-ups throughout the entire school year! To see more pictures of this fold-up please visit my blog post.
Flip for Math: Multiplication
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Flip for Math: Multiplication

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A step-by-step guide designed to guide your students through the steps of multiplication! The purpose of a ‘We Flip for Math’ Flip Book, is to provide a struggling student with a step-by-step guide to take them through the process they are struggling with. I have various flip books available in my classroom, but only after I’ve taught the concept and we have practiced it a number of times. The complexity of some skills can be quite challenging for many students. Being able to remember all the steps can become overwhelming for some. A flip-book can help walk these children through the process. In addition, I have found flip-books can be helpful when sending homework home . Including a flip book can make for very happy parents! This packet contains three flip-books. • The first book features multiplying a 3-digit number by a single digit. • The second book practices multiplying a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number. • The third book models how to multiply a 3-digit number by a 3-digit number. The purchaser has two assembly options. You can make three separate flip books or combine all three problem types into one book. Individual covers are provided as well as a fourth cover that would be used if the three books are combined. Also, included are ready-made tabs which could be used to easily find each problem type in a combined book. To assemble simply run single-sided copies of both pages. Laminate for durability. Cut on the dotted line. Put the pages in sequential order--cover should be on top. Bind or staple (binding works best) across the top!
Canceling to Multiply Fractions - "Cross-Eyed Method" Fold-Up and Practice Pages
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Canceling to Multiply Fractions - "Cross-Eyed Method" Fold-Up and Practice Pages

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Students love the silly name! After teaching my students how to multiply and divide fractions, I have students practice both skills until they have them mastered. Over the course of this process, students experience how unappealing multiplying larger numerators and denominators can be...not to mention how tedious reducing ‘large’ fractions to lowest terms can be. This product also contains a 2-sided practice page as well as answer keys. Once the above has been accomplished, I share what I like to call “The Cross-Eyed Method”. Most textbooks call this "Canceling before Multiplying Fractions". Essentially this method reduces the fractions before multiplying. Therefore, not only are the numbers you multiply smaller, but if done completely your final answer will be in lowest terms! This packet contains the materials needed to introduce the “Cross-Eyed Method” as well as practice the method. • The first product is a matchbook fold-up. This fold-up explains how the method works and gives several examples. This would be a great resource for a math journal. Pictures of assembled fold-up is included. • The second product in this packet is a ‘quirky’ fold-up that allows the students to practice the ‘cross-eyed’ method. This fold-up includes a front, inside and practice problems cards. I have included several pictures, as well directions, on assembly and use of the this product.
The Early Bird Task Cards for Converting Decimals to Fractions
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The Early Bird Task Cards for Converting Decimals to Fractions

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This task card set contains 24 task cards designed to practice writing a decimal as a fraction in lowest terms. Each task card has a decimal on it. Students are asked to write that decimal as a fraction or a mixed number in lowest terms. The decimal place values practiced include tenths, hundredths and thousandths. Also included is a title ‘cover card’, break cards (explained below), student recording sheet (color coordinated and generic black and white) and an answer key. I hope you enjoy this product! If you do, you might want to check out other Early Bird Task Card Sets. If you are unsure how to use task cards...check out my recent blog post on the variety of ways I use task cards with my students. Don't forget to leave feedback...I LOVE to hear from my customers. If you find an error or have issues with this product please contact me via the Questions for Seller tab before leaving negative feedback. I am very passionate about my products and would really appreciate the opportunity to make it right with you, the customer. Please give me that opportunity.
Solve & Check with QR Codes: Mean, Median, Mode & Range
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Solve & Check with QR Codes: Mean, Median, Mode & Range

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Solve & Check cards POP with Color! This set features determining the mean, median, mode and range of a data set. A Solve & Check Math Skills set contains: • 32 math skill cards. Each card has an equation in the center along with 4 possible answers (an answer is located in each corner of every card). After solving the equation, the student finds the answer the got and scans the QR code. If the correct QR code is scanned the word ‘YES!!!’ will be revealed. If an incorrect answer is scanned, the word ‘Sorry’, ‘No’ or ‘Try Again’ will be revealed. Please view the preview page for and example of the types of questions on the task cards. • Four white-out cards which can be used to cover QR codes that are not being scanned • Card cover which can be used to help identify the math skill when displaying or storing the cards. • A two-sided student recording sheet. • A two-sided color coded answer key.
The Early Bird Task Cards for Writing Numerical Expressions
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The Early Bird Task Cards for Writing Numerical Expressions

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The Early Bird Learns! This set contains: • 24 task cards designed to practice writing numerical expressions. The first 12 cards in the set, are one-step numerical expressions. The second 12 cards, cards 13-24, focus on two-step numerical expressions. When I write a numerical expression story, I do not include a question. For instance, the story on the task card might read, “Sally had 23 crayons. She lost 13.” I do not include “How many crayons are left”. I do this for several reasons: First, I write my stories the way students are tested on our state test. Second, I want the students to focus on writing the expression and not the answer. Therefore, the above story written as a numerical expression would be “23 - 13”. I am only looking for the expression that matches the words...no equal sign...no answer...just the expression. If this does not suit your needs, then this set may not be for your students. • Title task card. • 3 take a break cards. • A student recording sheet (color and black and white). • Answer key. I would recommend printing task cards and answer key on white card stock and then laminating for durability.