20% Off Happy 2016 FlapJack Sale!

Hey, ya'll! To kick in the new year, ALL FlapJack resources are 20% off, today and tomorrow! Click below on any of the images in the Google Slides for more details or go straight to my TpT store. Happy 2016!

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Free Editable Lapbook Interactive Notebook Templates When You...

...fill out a short survey and subscribe to FlapJack. For those who like things quick without the back story, click here to fill out a short survey and receive these templates free.

Free Editable Lapbook Interactive Notebook Templates

Now, here's the story behind these FREE editable lapbook and interactive notebook templates:

Here at FlapJack I've realized my resources are ALL over the map. I started out making lapbooks, but now almost everything I create has something to do with technology. The first half of my teaching career was in a kindergarten classroom. Now I'm on year six of teaching 4th graders math and science in a Spanish immersion setting.

My resources reflect all of this which is good and bad. Good because I feel I have more to offer than if I had stayed in the kindergarten classroom my whole career. Bad because it's hard for people to find exactly what they need at my blog or at my store because there is just SO much that covers a wide range of skills and grade levels.

So, I really want to change that and I want to provide teachers with specific value for what they teach in the classroom. In order to that, I've created a survey (I know, surveys = yuck). But hopefully this way I can fill my newsletter emails with freebies and tips that you need instead of a hodgepodge of resources that may or may not pertain to your role in the classroom.

In order to motivate you to complete this very short survey because, believe me, I myself need major motivation to fill out any sort of survey, I've created eight FREE editable templates that you can use to create lapbooks and entries for your interactive notebooks.

Free Editable Lapbook Interactive Notebook Templates

You can even have your own students create lapbooks using the templates. Here are some of our organism lapbooks my students made by completing the templates on the computer and then printing and putting them together in a physical file folder.

Here's an overview of the eight lapbook templates you will receive after filling out the survey.

Free Editable Lapbook Interactive Notebook Templates

So, if you haven't yet clicked on one of the links in this post, go ahead and click on this one. In just a quick minute, you will have these easy-to-edit templates and be able to create something tailor-made for your classroom needs. I hope you enjoy them and they make your lesson just a little bit better. :)

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FREE Holiday Smart Board Games

FREE Holiday SmartBoard Games

If you're needing something quick and fun (and you have a Smart Board), I have two free Smart Board games. One is for comparing numbers on the kindergarten/1st grade level.

Comparing Numbers FREE Kindergarten Smart Board Games

The other is for comparing decimals on the 4th-5th grade level.

Comparing Decimals FREE Smart Board Games
Both use a fun Santa self-checking feature that your students will get a kick out of. If you don't have a Smart Board, but you do have an interactive whiteboard, you may be able to still open the games through the Smart Express site.

 If you need math Smart Board games, please check out the full FlapJack selection. All games are self-checking with fun themes that will keep your students engaged in math centers (and whole group) all year long. :)

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$30 Amazon and Teacher Resources Giveaway with Zip-a-Dee-DooDah Designs!

Who wants to win a $30 Amazon gift card and awesome resources from four different teacher authors?? I sure do! This amazing giveaway help by ZipADeeDooDah Designs​ is only open TODAY, so be sure to enter right now! It ends tonight at midnight!

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Holiday Grab Bag Giveaway!

Hey, ya'll! I thought it would be a fun idea to do my Holiday Grab Bag Giveaway again this year! This resource has LOTS of fun items that your students will love to see and use during the month of December.

Here's what's included:

Christmas Lapbook


Holiday Owls Poke Cards to practice all math facts.


Holiday Editable Morning Work Templates


Holiday Owls Editable Newsletter from my Seasonal Owls Editable Newsletters Pack


December QR Code Writing Prompts


And more! The resources in the Holiday Grab Bag are discounted at over 50% off. Click here to see more or enter below to win your a copy for you and a teacher friend!

Yep, I think this would be a great gift idea for a teacher friend, so if you win, you may also gift a friend with a copy (Of course you could do that anyway, but you run the risk of having coal in your stocking, and I do NOT want that!). I've even created an editable gift message in PDF format that you can send along with the resource.


The contest ends December 12th at midnight! Best of luck and happy holidays!

FlapJack Holiday Sale at TpT - 28% Off!

Hey, ya'll! It's that most wonderful time of the year! I'm not just talking about the holidays, although they are amazing. I'm talking about the TpT cyber sale going on today and tomorrow! 

See something you like below? Click on any of the images in the Google Slides for more details or go straight to my TpT store. Don't forget to use the promo code!

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How To Basket Weave With Construction Paper (a kid-friendly tutorial)

Hey, ya'll! Well, it's almost time for Thanksgiving break, which means it's almost time for Colonial Day in 4th grade at my school. Which means I will teach 6 groups of students how to basket weave with construction paper.

How To Basket Weave With Construction Paper

Now this is a great activity, but I do not do well with having to repeat the same activity and instructions 6+ times in one day - who does?? So I created a tutorial video to show the students as we work on their mats. I think there will be a lot fewer errors, and I will not be so exhausted on the last day before Thanksgiving break - win-win!

All you need is a 12 in. by 18 in. pack of construction paper. One color will be the base for the mat and the other colors with need to be cut in 1 in. by 12 in. strips. It's all in the video, but if you need a quick craftivity for Thanksgiving Day or teaching patterns, just set up the construction paper with scissors and glue, play this video, and you and your kiddos are set!

Happy Thanksgiving!

How To Basket Weave With Construction Paper

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Classroom Learning With Jenga Blocks

So, Jenga blocks and I go way back. Ever since I came across Rachel Lynette's multiplication labels, I've been incorporating Jenga math fun on a regular basis (like with these self-checking QR code fraction labels).

FREE QR Code Fraction Jenga Labels

I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6s Plus which I love, so I decided to have lots of fun with it while sharing with you how easy it is to create Jenga learning games, with or without labels. I have even had my students help create them!

Here's my setup for my fun, little Jenga blocks iPhone video shoot.

 Classroom Learning With Jenga Blocks


If you're interested in purchasing Jenga blocks, here's my *Amazon affiliate link.

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Here's the video on how I use Jenga in the classroom. Hope you find it useful and I hope you'll subscribe to my channel! Thanks for stopping by!

Classroom Learning With Jenga Blocks

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5th Grade Math Smart Board Games Pack (At Last!)

Hey, ya'll! This pack of 5th grade math Smart Board games has literally been years in the making. This 4th grade teacher brain had to work overtime for this set of games, and I'm really happy to finally have this resource available for you.

5th Grade Math Smart Board Game Pack

There are sixteen self-checking games provided that each follow the same format. It's very easy for students to learn how to play, and once they start playing these games, they will ask you all the time to play them! My students beg to play them (4th grade set), and I always have a group at the SmartBoard during indoor recess.

Here's a look at all sixteen games included. If you think your fifth grade students could use some extra math review, click here or on any of the images.

Add Subtract Decimals

Add Subtract Fractions with Different Denominators

Add Subtract Mixed Numbers

Coordinate Graphing

Divide Decimals

Line Plots

Measurement Unit Conversions

Multiply Divide Fractions

Multiply Decimals

Multiply Whole Numbers

Division with Two-Digit Divisors

Numerical Expressions


Whole Number and Decimal Place Value

Plane Shapes


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FREE Multiplication Facts Worksheet and November QR Code Printables Posted!

November QR Code Multiplication Facts Worksheet FREEBIE

Hey, ya'll! Just finished posting the 4th grade math QR code printables and games for the month of November! Please enjoy a sample freebie from the pack by clicking here or on the image above.

My students totally enjoy the combination of QR codes, dice, spinning wheels, Tic-Tac-Toe games, and coloring fun holiday-themed images found in my QR code Printable Monthly Bundles. Here are some pics from November's bundle.

  November QR Code Printables Pack

  November QR Code Printables Pack

  November QR Code Printables Pack

If interested in the full pack, just click here or on the image below. Happy November!

  November QR Code Printables Pack

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