Thursday, January 31, 2013

Super Sunday Sale & Technology Overload!!

I had planned to post today about a new math problem solving activity my kiddos are I are doing daily, but I'm having too much fun with all the new technology that got put into my hands today!  

An IPAD mini!! Yay.  The best part is, I didn't have to pay for it ..well didn't have to pay for it directly (I get to pay for it in assessments, migrations, stress, and everything else that comes along with these types of things) But ya know what? I don't even care.  If I can't bag it, and I can't bargain it, I may as well find a way to better it.. and this IPAD mini is my way :)  Seriously y'all.. I've never owned any Apple product- OK maybe the ipod that my little sister handed down to me when she upgraded (sad I know) but this is a big deal. 

Not only did a get an IPAD mini, but I got my new windows phone! I desperately needed it! This is what my old phone looked like after an accidental fall out of my pocket right flat onto it's face...

I was getting pretty tired of staring at this cracked screen for the past few months so I was so excited when my new phone arrived.  It's going to take some getting used to because it's a windows phone, but it's pretty sweet!

So since I'm not here to blog about your math today, I figured I'd link up with Khrys from Keepin It Kool in Kinderland for her Superbowl Linky Party for TPT! Justin & I will have our store on sale for 20% off Saturday & Sunday, but remember you can only use that super awesome "SUPER" code on Sunday for a savings of 28%!!

Here are a few things you might be interested in...

Incorporate vocabulary building into your everyday plans with...

Make sure you're building on all 8 Common Core Math Practices with the following task cards (1 Set for K-2, the other for 3-8)

K-2 task cards include only questions for students to answer after they have solved a problem.

3-8 task cards include a set for analyzing students thinking before and after they solve a math problem!

And while you're at it, maybe you want to grab these Common Core Math Practice Posters.  These posters make it easy to keep yourself and your students accountable for covering all the practices during your math class!  They are put into kid friendly terms so they are easy for the kids to understand

Or maybe pick up this hot seller... Common Core Aligned Historic Fiction thinking menu.  Best to use with your upper grades students!

And last before I sign off, maybe try to incorporate more project-based learning in your room by starting with this U.S. Symbols unit that takes a project approach to learned about different U.S. Symbols.

Off to play with some technology before bed!  Be sure to check back early next week because I'll be having a big giveaway to celebrate over 100 followers! Yay!


  1. Ohhh I want an iPad mini! How fun!!! I hope you find some apps you like for your kiddos ---- I'm always looking for more great ideas for technology. We're supposed to get 6 iPads per classroom next year so I'm hoping that actually happens :)

    First Grade Smiles

    1. 6 iPads per classroom? Lucky!! Hopefully that will happen, that would be totally awesome!

  2. Aren't iPads sooooo fun? I just got mine last week (had to buy it though LOL) and I'm in LOVE. :)
    ideas by jivey

  3. So jealous! I want an iPad so bad! I am your newest follower!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  4. Hi! I found you through the sale linky! I just got an iPad this year and boy does it take time to find good apps and browse. I could spend many hours just looking. Your TPT common core products look amazing:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  5. Thanks so much for linking up Ashley :) I'm happy I found you! My iPad is just about my favorite thing in the entire world. Prepare yourself - you will soon be addicted! Congrats on 100 followers, woo hoo! Can't wait for your giveaway! Let me know if you need any products, I'd be happy to donate something from my TPT store :)


  6. Yay for your 100 Follower Giveaway! Let me know if you need any contributions! I'm an old follower of yours!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby