Two For Tuesday

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Hi everyone. I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Two For Tuesday.

Don’t you just love interactive notebooks? I only started using them with my kids towards the end of last school year. Wow! I could not believe how excited my students became whenever we worked on the interactive notebooks.
I am using Pearson’s ReadyGen for reading. You can read my thoughts on the program here.

The first book we work on in September is Charlotte’s Web. I had to think of a way to make it more engaging. Most of my kids had difficulty keeping up with the book last year. So I just finished an interactive notebook on Charlotte’s Web. I can not wait to use it! There are 22 interactive activities that are aligned to the 2nd grade Common Core Standards.

It is half price…only for today!
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The next product on sale for 50% off is my multiplication craftivity/scoot bundle.
April Showers Bring May Flowers is a bundle that includes a product flower craftivity, interactive notebook activity, interactive notebook flower pages and a multiplication/division scoot game.

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I hope everyone is having a restful, relaxing summer!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Click below to go back to The Teaching Tribune to see some more 50% off deals.

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Summer Stock Up!

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Hi everyone. I’m so glad you stopped by our Stock Up Event put together by Amanda at Primary Gal. I can not begin to tell you how fabulous she is.

Let’s be honest, WE LOVE SUMMER VACATION! Yes we miss our kids but we so need to recharge our batteries and yes, we deserve the break. But what teacher do you know who actually takes the summer off?? Maybe you take a few weeks off to relax, visit friends and family, or go on vacation. Me, I am going to Idaho to visit my brother and his family. I haven’t seen them in 3 years.

I think teachers are always thinking about getting ready for the next year. I haven’t even finished this school year yet (4 days left 🙁 ) and I am thinking about how I want to change my room, what room theme I want to use, how to organize my desks, changing my math routines, or incorporating morning math stretches.

This Summer Stock Up is for you! Start your year with an interactive notebook on living things.

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Flashback…
My kids were starting to get a glazed look in their eyes during science, which is so not my favorite subject. You know that look…the glazed over, this is so boring look you get from your kids somedays.

So, I decided to try something new. I decided to try to make an interactive notebook for my kids. I walked into class the following week with interactive notebook pages. My kids were like, “What’s that?” After giving them out and SLOWLY going over how to cut and fold the pages, the kids went straight to work. They were super excited and TADA…the glazed look was gone!

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My kiddos worked hard on these pages of the Living Things Interactive Notebook. They loved it and so did I!
Click the picture below to check out the Living and Non-Living Interactive Notebook.
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What is a Summer Stock Up without stocking up on what you really need for the beginning of the year. One of the first things I work on is my behavior management system. I have tried all different ways over my 16 years in the classroom. But I have found that the Clip Chart has worked the best for me.

I started using the clip chart a few years ago, but I needed more. Last year, I came up with this clip chart behavior management system. I updated it with a robot theme from Krista Wallden. I love all of her clip art.

Here is a quick view of the management system.
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First of all, there is the clip chart. I don’t have a picture of it in action but here is a picture.
Sorry it’s not the greatest picture.
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My kiddos love the individual incentive charts! They get so excited when they get a sticker on their chart. I use the incentive charts for reading logs and homework also. (I love multi-use items :))

There are two different versions of the individual incentive charts.
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I also send a home a weekly report with the students for the parents to sign. Students also have a monthly behavior calendar that is used during the month. Each day, the student colors in the color that corresponds to his or her place on the clip chart. At the end of the month, we review the monthly behavior chart and students quickly see how they did during the month. This lends itself to a great graphing activity “How Was I This Month?”

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Another aspect of the clip art management system that I use is the My Behavior Goals Plan. The student writes down his or her 2 behavior goals for the week and how they plan on reaching that goal. Each day the student gets a check or an X to show if they met that goal. Sometimes I also use happy or sad faces.

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If you want to check out the full product, click the cover below.
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In addition, I use Robot Reward Cards with my kiddos. Goodbye expensive treasure box, hello much cheaper reward cards. Imagine my surprise when the most popular reward card was bring in a stuffed animal. 🙂
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The Clip Chart Behavior Management System, all of the reward cards, and the Living Things Interactive Notebook are 20% until Sunday.

Zebra Reward Cards
Zebra Editable Punch Cards
Editable Brag Tags
Girl, Boy Themed Reward Coupons
iPhone Reward Coupons

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! Stop by my facebook page tomorrow (Saturday, June 21st to grab some freebies!)
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Want to win a copy of the Living Interactive Notebook, The Clip Chart Behavior Management System, or the 38 Robot Reward Cards? Enter the rafflecopter below.
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Just take a look at all of the awesome people who worked so hard to put this together. Stop by each persons Facebook page to grab a freebie and see the product in action on Pinterest.
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Two For Tuesday

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Hey everyone. I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Two for Tuesday. Everyday during the summer, The Teaching Tribune is hosting a link up. Today’s link up is Two For Tuesday.

This week, I am sharing two products from my store for 50% off.

The first product is geared towards K and 1st. My Word Family Wheels are 50% off for today only. That’s only $2.25!!
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The next product is geared towards grades 3 through 5. I know we are no where near close to Halloween, but this math game is so much fun. The Haunted Multiplication Game and Task Cards are on sale for $2.
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Thanks for stopping by for Two For Tuesday.
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Now click the picture below to go back to The Teaching Tribune to check out the other amazing sales happening for Two For Tuesday!
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Hi everyone!
I am linking up with the Teaching Tribune for Two for Tuesday. They have an amazing blog. If you aren’t following them, make sure you stop by and become their newest follower!

Each of the bloggers linked up will be offering 2 fabulous products for 50% off!

I hope you are enjoying your summer, or if you are like me… getting ready for summer vacation. (Only 18 days left! 🙂 )

The first product I want to share with you are my reward cards. I just posted my Robot Reward Cards this week. I’m not even out of school yet and planning my theme for next year. How cute are these robots by Krista Wallden? I just couldn’t help myself.

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My Robot Reward Cards will be on sale for 50% off and maybe my Zebra Reward cards too! Click here
So instead of $4.00, the Robot Reward Cards will be only $2!

Imagine my surprise when the most popular Reward Cards were…
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I used my Zebra Reward Cards this year with my students. It was the first year that I used Reward Cards and they were such a big hit with my kiddos. I couldn’t believe the amount of money I saved from not buying little toys for my treasure box.

The next product I am sharing for 50% off saved my life this year!
(On sale for only $7.50)
We started a new math program this year, GoMath. Not only did we start a new math program, but a new reading program as well. You can read my opinion on ReadyGen in my previous post.

If you use GoMath and are in 2nd Grade, then this product is for you!
Here is my Chapter Test Analysis for Chapters 1 through 11. After every test, I record which questions my students got correct or incorrect. I use the data to create my small groups or individual conferences.

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Here is an example of the data from one of my chapters. I color coded to show me at a quick glance who scored a 1, 2, 3, or 4 on the assessment.
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Click here to download the Beginning of the Year Test Item Analysis and click here to download the Prerequisite Skills Test Item Analysis.

Thanks for stopping by,
Rachel

Click below to go back to The teaching Tribune so that you don’t miss out on any sales!!

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May The Fourth Be With You!

May the 4th Be With You Sale

Hey everyone I am super excited to be part of this linky party hosted by Amanda at the Primary Gal! May The Fourth Be With You is a sale we are having on our top four selling items from TpT. IT IS A ONE DAY SALE ONLY!!!

I am glad you stopped by to visit me.
Take a look at my 4 top sellers. All 4 of my top selling products will be 30% I MEAN 50% OFF!

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My top selling product is my Running Records Checklist. I use this checklist all year long! I use it to keep track of my students’ strengths and weaknesses. I also use it to form guided reading, small groups, or independent conferences. It just makes my life easier!
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My kids absolutely love the iphone Reward Cards. Not only do the kids love them, but they save me tons of money! There are 38 different rewards so they work with all different grade levels.

iPhone Reward Cards

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My kids love playing addition games. This is scary fun! The kids have so much fun that they forget they are learning. I use the Ghostly Missing Addends throughout the entire year in centers or in small groups. The only problem with this game, are the ghost noises I get as the kids play or sometimes all day long! (BOOOOO!) But hey, whatever it takes to keep my kiddos engaged!
Ghostly Missing Addends

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And…last but not least is Multiplication Scoot 4 digit x 1 digit. What better way to practice multiplication than with a Scoot game. I think all kids love moving around the room. Let’s be honest, they all need practice with multiplication. It seems to be one of those skills that the kids can never remember!

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Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

Rachel