Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day with Lita Lita's 3 R's Bilingual Foldable!

Hey, ya'll! I'm sorry I've been MIA this past week! My husband and I went to Niagara Falls, and I hope to post about it really soon. But, for now anyways, I'll just share a quick post about this adorable foldable we did today to celebrate Earth Day. It's by Lita Lita, one of my favorite bilingual teacher-authors. All of her foldables make my walls looks so great!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Rs-rules-reduce-reuse-recycle-fold-and-learn-627721


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Rs-rules-reduce-reuse-recycle-fold-and-learn-627721

We also watched the Spanish version of the Brainpop video on Recycling. Students were checking out triangles on plastic containers the rest of the day! 

http://esp.brainpop.com/ciencia/ecologia_y_comportamiento/reciclaje/

What did you do to celebrate Earth Day in your classroom?

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Tabitha Carro

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Owl Mega Bundle FLASH FREEBIE at 9:00 Tonight!


Hello, my fellow OWL LOVERS! I reached the big 5,000 at my TpT store, so I definitely wanted to share my happiness with you.

In order to do that, TONIGHT, from 9-10 pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME, I am placing my largest, biggest, most specialest resource to FREE. 

  
All that I ask is that you sweetly leave me a 4.0 positive rating if you believe it deserves that. If not, please let me know via Q&A or email, so I can make it better and earn your 4.0 positive rating. If you'd like to see what all is included in my All Thing Owls Mega Bundle, click on the image below.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/All-Things-Owls-Classroom-Resources-Mega-Bundle-940162

Please share with any teacher who loves owls and be sure to set your alarm or whatever need be to download this resource tonight at 9:00. Thank you for being here!

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Owl-Themed SPRING Morning Work PowerPoint Templates - FREE TODAY ONLY!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Editable-SPRING-Owl-Themed-Morning-Work-PowerPoint-Templates-1196589

I tried to saved the best for last! Here's the last freebie in my 7,000 Facebook friends celebration. Thank you for being here, and I hope you were able to snag a freebie that will make your life as a teacher a little bit easier. Hugs and kisses! Muah! xoxoxox


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Delivery and Letter Freebie from the Easter Bunny! In Spanish, too!


Hey, ya'll! After having so much fun with Peppermint the Elf this year, I decided my fabulous 4th graders deserved a visit from the Easter bunny, too! However, he came and left while they were at related arts, but that didn't stop him from leaving behind some paw prints, a sweet letter, and a basket full of Easter eggs for the students.

 I may be wrong, but I think the Easter bunny sells replicas of his paw prints at Dollar General.


On his way

Getter closer

Almost there!

Here we are! Inside the eggs were some treats and a QR code coupon.

He also wrote them the sweetest letter in Spanish.

And you know what? The Easter bunny thinks you are the best teacher in All of the schools in ALL of the world! So, he posted his letter for free at my TpT store in English and in Spanish. Juliana Suarez of Kinder Bilingue was so nice to help him with his Spanish since it's not his first language. JW Illustrations, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, and The Pink Cat Studio helped him make his letter extra pretty!

You can download your freebie letter here or by clicking on either of the images below. If you enjoyed this freebie, please let the Easter bunny know! Muah! xoxoxo!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Bunny-Letter-to-Students-Freebie-English-and-Spanish-1204280

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Bunny-Letter-to-Students-Freebie-English-and-Spanish-1204280


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Bright Ideas: Student-Created Egg Hunt Review Activity - Minimal teacher Prep!




Hey, ya'll! I'm very happy to be apart of April's Bright Ideas Blog Hop! And here's my Bright Idea! It's a quick and easy way for your students to review for any material you are going over.

What You Need:

1) Enough plastic eggs for each students to use one.
2) Index cards of two different colors or some kind of contrasting paper.
3) Basket
4) Sharpie

Prep Work:

1) Cut white index cards in half.
2) Cut a different color of index card (blue in my case) in small strips.


3) Place empty eggs in a basket.


How to Implement:


ACTIVITY 1: Preparing the Review Eggs


1) Students will write their own problem on the white index card and the answer on the blue strip. Have students create a list of appropriate topics that their questions can be on. In my case, we were reviewing fractions.


2) Hand students a white card and a blue strip and allow them time to write their question and answer. I paired them up and had their partners check their questions and answers. (This would be a good morning work task.) Remind them to write legibly and with easy-to-understand language!



3) When students finish, have them share their problem and answer with you. Check to make sure they are correct.


4) Students may then choose an egg to place their Q&A cards in (make sure they fold the answer strip where answer is not visible). Alternative: Write students answers on one sheet and check answers together as a class after activity is finished.



5) Once all eggs are filled, number them with a Sharpie. I added tape because my Sharpie always rubs off!

(Can you see two signs of a teacher in the above image? 1) Jamberry nails and 2) Paper cut!)

6) The fun part of course is hiding the eggs for the next day!




Activity 2: Egg Hunt!


1) As soon as students came in, they were trying to spot the eggs. I made sure to tell them to NOT touch the eggs.

 
2) Students opened up to a blank page in their math journals and numbered the page to 22 (your students would number to however many eggs were in your classroom).

 3) I paired students up. That way there were always eggs available to find and students also could help each other solve the problems.

4) Once students found a numbered egg, they solved the problem on the white card and then checked their answer with the blue strip. If they were correct, they wrote a check mark. If they were incorrect, they wrote an X.


5) If you hide some of your eggs really well, you may have to put a time limit on the activity (I did!).

6) Then we went over which group found the most and which group had the most answered correctly.

This was a lot of fun and a great review for our upcoming math test without being a lot of work on my end. We'll probably do this anytime of the year, not just in spring! If you enjoyed this Bright Idea, please connect with me at Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for more!

For more Bright Ideas from over 150 different bloggers, please browse through the link-up below and choose a topic/grad that interests you. Thanks for your visit!


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Spanish Color Words Activity Pack - FREE TODAY ONLY!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spanish-Color-Words-MagnetMat-Fun-126512

One more freebie day left! Sniff, sniff!

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