Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Simple Interest... Compound Interest


Happy New Year folks!! I hope all of you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. Week #5 of the daily SAT Math Practicehas finally been released! This week's problems feature Simple Interest and Compound Interest. These concepts are covered on the SAT exam and your students are expected to know when and how to apply the appropriate formula to arrive at the correct answer choice. Keep in mind that the SAT will have other answer choices that closely resemble the correct answer. Therefore, “knowing your stuff” is even more essential. That’s why this new product not only offers 5 problems, but each problem also has answer choices to make your students really think about that they are doing. And to take it a step further, an answer key has been included. To take it another step further each solution has detailed commentary explaining the answer choice.
This product is sure to enhance your teaching regimen. Invest in your students’ success and download your copy today!

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Updated Daily Common Core Reading Practice Bundle!

Happy New Year!! 2017 is already off to a great start!! This is a follow-up post of an original post I did last year, and I have some really great news. The bundle has been updated with the latest revisions of the individual documents. So, I wanted to take this moment to underscore the important benefits of this amazing resource.

This combined bundled resource, covering a full year of both grade 3 and grade 4, will make your morning routines even easier. This bundle contains... get this... a whopping 350 reading passages. In just the few extra minutes each day, your students can review close reading skills, comprehension skills, and much, much more.

Benefits include:

  • Master essential reading comprehension skills such as inference, character analysis, literary devices, text structure and organization in just a few minutes a day.
  • Students get to read a variety of genres on a regular basis including, non-fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, and plays.
  • Provide daily review for school assessments.
  • This product helps to maximize the use of very limited time because students can complete an exercise in about 5 minutes e.g., during class transitions, during morning attendance, or even during homework.
  • Student build background knowledge. Many of the topics that are discussed in the lessons cover topics such as U.S. history, plants, animals and much, much more. Students will gain valuable knowledge that will help to build deeper understanding about these topics.
  • Answer keys are included.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Freebie Friday

Welcome to Freebie Friday.  Access free reasources each week.  See what is new today.


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Freebie Friday

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Freebie Friday

Can you believe it is already December? Where has the year gone? Today is Freebie Friday!  Look and see what is new today.


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Friday, November 18, 2016

Freebie Friday

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

10 Mannequin Challenges For The Classroom

This is going to be fun!  You have most likely heard of the mannequin challenge.  This is when someone or a group of people freeze in place, and someone snaps a picture.  There are some really cool challenges out there. Singers and other notable figures have gotten involved in the craze.

The mannequin challenge can also be implemented in the classroom.  Students can freeze in place to show their reaction to what they have learned.  Look at these 10 fun mannequin challenges you can use in your classroom.

What is Needed:
  • A Camera
  • Creative Poses
Students can:
1.  Show the response to a reading passage.  A finger to a temple could show questioning, a surprised look could show one understands, etc.
2.  Freeze as they work in a group to solve a math problem.
3.  Use frozen gestures to show how they feel about what they have just read.
4.  Act out a scene from Westward Expansion, early colonialism, etc.
5.  Act out the parts of speech in language arts.
6.  Freeze to show what should be done or proper behavior when working in a group.
7.  Act out what has been learned about simple machines.
8.  Act out the laws of motion in science.
9.  Act out the different weather patterns.
10.  Act out a math principle.  For example, They can act out the properties of multiplication, addition, or exponents as a group.



--Daily Reading Comprehension Practice--- These high-interest passages review the Common Core Reading Standards in just five minutes per day.  Historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, informational text,drama/plays, fantasy, and science fiction passages are all included to give your students quick, daily practice at your grade level. Common Core Standards are written right next to each short passage for easy progress monitoring. Best of all, the passages are thematic so each week, students build important reading, science, and social studies knowledge as they review each standard.