Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Did you know that Spain doesn't do their time change the same time as the States? So we are still on "normal" time... which is nice for a few reasons- but mainly it makes me only FIVE hours (time difference) away from my momma, meaning I can call her earlier, and worry less about waking her up :) We will be jumping forward at the end of March though... so I'll have plenty of time to whine about my lost hour then.
Otherwise, this is my BIRTHDAY week! My birthday is on Thursday and so to celebrate, I am having a sale in my TpT store AND a giveaway! All products in my store will be 20% off on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and this weekend I will be hosting a giveaway (I'm one of those people who have a birthday "week" instead of just one day. Ridiculous, I know. But if you would like to participate and offer up a product of your own for the giveaway- please leave your e-mail in the comment section below)!! Make sure you stop by Wednesday to join in on the fun! I'm a huge birthday nerd and loooove to celebrate my birthday, friend's birthdays, random birthdays, ALL birthdays! They're just the best :)
This past month I've finished two products that I'm pretty excited about. Both are mini math units with a fun activity to do in your classroom. The first one is a fraction product relating to art. Students get to cut out and piece together fractions to create a lovely piece of art. Afterwards, they add their fraction pieces together to find out how many whole pieces they have in their artwork! Directions, worksheets, and fraction pieces are included (and differentiated!!).
The next product I've been working on is a planting/math activity I did a few years ago with my fourth graders! I DO NOT have a green thumb- but it went pretty smoothly, so non-green-thumb people will be okay :) It can super easily incorporate Earth Day and Mother's Day activities! You plant flowers and track their growth over a 6 week period. A student booklet, directions, tips, graphs, and anything you could possibly need is included. Perfect to begin a few weeks before Earth Day (Earth Day is April 22nd) and end in time to send the flowers home to Mom for Mother's Day (May 11th)! Students will measure their plants every week, collect data, and then find and analyze the mean, median, mode, and range. They will create multiple graphs and discuss their plants as well as the data. This is a perfect activity for really exploring data!