I have exciting news, especially if you are Erin V. :) You won the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Giveaway! Check your email and thank you to all who entered- be sure to let Santa know to put this on the top of your list- you will love it :)
I have been working on making some of my products in my TpT Store editable in PowerPoint so you can add cute fonts- I have done this most recently with my Chevron Name Plates & Table Numbers file and my Whole Brain Teaching Lesson Plan Template!
I am still including the PDF in all of the file for those of you who prefer that format or for those of you who may not have PowerPoint, but if you are interested in editing, it's super-duper easy:
- Open the PowerPoint file
- Go to the slide where you want to add text
- Click the "Insert" tab on the top of PowerPoint
- Click "Text Box" and click the place where you want to add text
- Type away!
- You can then change the font, color, size, etc. just like you always do
- Save and Print
I wanted to share a fun freebie that we have been playing with over this past week to help reinforce our times tables. I call it "Snowball Fight!"
It's a snow/winter-themed version of Multiplication Roll & Cover. Directions are simple- kids get two dice and roll them, multiply them, then cover the product.
There are two sheets for this- one that can be used with two regular dice (1-6) and the other that requires higher-numbered dice. Once upon a time, I picked up quite a few of the 10-sided dice (0-9) and holy cow, the kids thought these were the coolest things :) I therefore had them grab one normal (1-6) die and one funky (0-9) die and get to work.
They worked in partnerships and I had these sheets printed front-to-back so they could start on the "easy" side then challenge themselves on the back side. I laminated them so we can reuse them over and over (and over and over), so they used the two-sided red & white foam counters to cover the number when they found it (the white side sorta looks like a snowball, right?). You could also use dry erase markers.
For partnerships who covered all of the snowflakes, I had cute snowflake stickers to give them- fun!- and then I had them work on the other side.
If you'd like to use these in your own class, I have it listed for free in my TpT Store. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful and restful weekend :)