Anyway, now that I've gotten that out of the way, how is your summer going? Mine has been pretty uneventful. So far, I've spent the majority of it working on my laptop. I know I'm out of school, but there is so much to get done and when it is something you enjoy doing, it doesn't feel like work. Plus, if I put the time in now, then during the school year I will have more time to create and plan really fun lessons.
Alright, now for my Five for Friday. Click on the button to go see more fantabulous link ups! I'm also linking up to Classroom Freebies.
#2 - Freebies
Since you read this far, I created freebies for the ones of you that are still in school. I know you are throwing daggers at me right now, but keep in mind that I go back in August and you are out until September. One of you requested word problem pages, so here you go. Hope you enjoy!
#3 - Chevron Paper
#4 - My Cute Graphics
Well all of you know how much I love to collect clip art. This morning, I was searching for a specific type of clip art and a friend sent me a link to My Cute Graphics. People, her clip art is cute. The best part is all of her clip art is free. The only thing she asks is that you don't use it as is (Include it in a product) and that you give her credit (Which you have to do for 95% of people anyway). So, if you are needing clip art and you are trying to not buy right now, then check her out. I'm certain you won't be disappointed. All you have to do is right click on the pics and hit download.
#5 - Calendar Math
Calendar Math is why I didn't have time to blog yesterday. Except for eating breaks, I worked on it ALL day and night. I do my Calendar Math differently than most teachers. I make it standard based and I use my Activboard. I had it two years ago, but this year I never made it to fit the new standards. My test scores were still good, but I noticed that my kids missed some very basic things and I realized it was probably because they needed more repetition. So, below are pictures of what I created. One of my favorite things I did is I went ahead and added Harry Kindergarten songs where I could. Then, I added the pencils and erasers so if the kids click on them, it immediately allows them to write or erase. It is probably one of my favorite things I've created. I thought it may give you guys some ideas for how to do yours.
Hope you have a great weekend and if you haven't checked out my About Me section or my Freebies section lately, I've been working on them. Also, if you have a blog definitely take some time to put your blog on my Blogger Friends page. Alright, off to eat lunch. It's a little past 12:00 (2:45), so probably need to get on that.