Thursday, April 25, 2013

MPM School Supplies!

I was given an amazing opportunity by MPM School Supplies to review the products of my choice. They gave me a $25 credit to spend on their website. Well of course I couldn't just spend $25. That would be like pulling teeth!!

MPM School Supplies

Here are the items I bought!!

Wipe-off Chart Writing Paper. Since I travel between 2 schools this year. The majority of my stuff is at my home school. It is hard to take stuff back and forth. At my second school I am in the after care room without any white board space and no portable white boards. Sooooooooooooo I added this to my cart! I LOVE it!   I put it on a piece of heavy duty card board and use it every day!

Wipe-Off Chart Handwriting Paper 22 x 28

Next up- These awesome flash cards! I used these at my home school because that is where I teach math intervention. These flash cards are so versatile. They are color coded by number family. With my kinder-friends we have mastered 0's and 1's. Now we are working on 2's. Yes I could have printed them from the internet but then I have to cut them out, round the corners and punch a whole in them. Sometimes it just isn't worth it.  My co-worker is using the multiplication cards. She has them separated for her groups of kids. She loves them too. She just placed her order Wednesday!

Math In A Flash Subtraction Flash Cards  Math In A Flash Addition Flash Card  Math In A Flash Subtraction Flash Cards

My groups are struggling with phonics. I bought this as a fund way to help them learn their rhyming words. They had NO clue what cootie catchers where but they do now!!! And they love them! I haven't shown them how to make them yet I will leave that up to the teachers. But they have fun with them! It was a great investment. 

Fun Flaps Phonics

And lastly, I bought a double pocket chart stand. I purchased it for future use in my classroom. But I am currently using it to hold up my photography backdrops. It is sturdy, light weight, not easily tipped over being used with kids and pets. 

Double Pocket Chart Stand & Accessories

They products that I received are all wonderful. They shipped super duper fast. Very well packaged.! The chart stand was almost double packaged it seemed like. I ordered on March 26th and it was shipped March 28th and I received it on April 1st. Talk about fast!! 

They are giving the first 10 readers that place an order 10% off their order. Click the link below to claim yours!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pass the Torch Linky Party!

Get Ready for Bloggy Olympics!!!

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Join The 3AM Teacher, the Reading Olympians, and over 80 SUPREME education bloggers as we take you through a tour of the Reading Olympians Root Study Program!!

I hope you are enjoying your travels through the pass the torch linky! My name is Cindy. I am a Title 1 teacher in Michigan. I work with students in K-4th grade in reading and math. 

I had the pleasure of  working with the Kindergarten Root Study Program! I chose the "adding -s" to words to make it more than one. This has been a feature in several of our books that we have been reading in the LLI Program so I thought it fit perfectly. 

I worked with this lesson 2 days in a row. On day one, I had the kids try to cut out the puzzle pieces. (Epic Fail!)  That didn't work so well. It was to hard for my kinder kids! They just aren't that good with scissors. I went through the whole lesson with them anyways and used the "teacher set" of puzzle pieces. 

Then on day 2, I changed things a bit. I made the same words included in the lesson in power point cut them out and had them ready for the kids to work in their own root booklet. 

We created the words as a group first with the puzzle pieces that I cut out and then the kids worked to make their own booklets. Having them pre-cut worked out soooooooooooooooo much better!

Then if they had time I had them write each of them next to where they glued each word in.

I love the puzzle pieces for teacher/group use or they could also be used as a center in your classroom with a recording sheet! But my kids struggled to cut them out.

Discover the program IN ACTION in more K-6th grade classrooms as you Pass the Torch!! Get ideas, discover the progression of the program, and enter the Raffle for a chance to win ONE of the three prizes listed below!!

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