Monday, May 6, 2013

Tons of Fraction FUN, Freebie, and a SALE! :)

Wow! We have been SO busy these last few weeks -- I'm sure you can all relate! It is the season of standardized testing (blech!!!) which for my second graders means an altered schedule and lots of silent walking down the halls. But amidst all of that, we have had time to seriously kick some fraction BOOTY!  I will admit, our pre-test scores were bad y'all.  Like, my highest math kid got a 0% ... ZERO! SO I know I was going to need something FUN and ENGAGING to help these kiddos really understand.  I created this fraction pack that is circus themed just for the occasion!
Check out the preview to see what we've been up to in our room!
On top of all of that circus fun, I found some fabulous resources from other teachers! If you've got a fraction unit coming up, or you're just on the search for some great activities for next year... check these out!
 This sort is Free from The Teacher Wife! Click the picture to download a copy.
 These adorable fraction kites are courtesy of Christina Bainbridge! Click here to check her out!
And these *adorable* little fraction caterpillars are from Cara Carroll!
We also made some name fractions.  They turned out really cute and they were a great little intro into parts of a whole! I whipped up a quick little printable to go with these that you can download by clicking below!
So there you have it! Everything you need to have a blast with fractions.  OH! By the way -- I mentioned how my class didn't do so hot on the pre-tests?  WELL! 100% of my friends scored an 80% or higher on their Post-Tests.  HOLLA! :)
I'm sure you've heard by now about the absolutely FABULOUS sale going on at TPT for a little Teacher Appreciation.  You can hear it from me, too! TEACHERS ARE AWESOME!  I'm so blessed to know so very many incredible teachers -- with beautiful hearts, souls, and minds!  Let's celebrate teachers and all the hard work we do with a little shopping.
My store will be 20% off on Tuesday and Wednesday! Use the Promo code TAD13 at check-out for a total savings of 28%  Now is the perfect time for some last minute activities AND to stock up on fabulous finds for next year.  I can't wait to go shopping!  Here are some new(ish) items from my store and some of my oldies but goodies for you to check out this week! :)

Alright, Thank you TEACHER for visiting my blog.  But thank you even more for everything you do daily in the lives of children.  We do NOT have an easy job.  We are met with challenges every day.  There are times when we cry the whole way home, there are times when we laugh the whole way home.  Know this -- You are appreciated.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed and your dedication to the lives of our youth is nothing short of incredible! :)

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