Monday, May 25, 2015

Splish-Splash! It's a Summertime Blog Bash!

Thank you for stopping by Pam's Place and joining in on the fun for the Splish-Splash Summertime Blog Bash! Be sure to follow the hop and grab some freebies for your classroom. Enjoy the hop from May 25-May 29.

Check out this freebie: Campfire Craze. This freebie is for a limited time and will not be available for free once the hop is over. Snag it before it's gone!

This would be a great addition to any camping unit or a great stand alone activity. Roll-a-Cube is a way to engage students in reviewing language skills and literary devices with short writing tasks. The skills included on the Roll-a-Cube: simile, metaphor, vivid verbs, imagery. exaggeration, and dialogue using quotes. 

This activity can be used in a writing center, during group work, or as a quick review during transitions. A quick brainstorming activity can be used to activate and stretch student thinking using the Word Storm page found in the Campfire Craze booklet.

Based on student readiness, it might be helpful to review the target words students will find on the cube using the organizer included in the download.

Students roll the cube to see the task they will need to complete. Students can record their ideas in the Campfire Craze booklet included in the download.

Snatch up Campfire Craze while it is a free through 5-29-15.

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Ahh...the Dog Days of Summer. Have you ever thought where this phrase came from? Well, the Dog Days of Summer, some of the hottest days of the year, refers to the weeks between July 3rd and August 11th. These days were named after the Dog Star, otherwise known as Sirius which rises and sets with the sun during this time. The ancients believed that Sirius added heat to the sun, thus making it a hot and muggy time of the year. So there you have the "Dog Days of Summer." Enjoy every moment this summer!

A few of my favorite things...

When I think of summer, I think of  the crisp, fresh taste of watermelon on a hot summer day. Watermelon-is it a fruit or is it a vegetable? Watermelon is sweet tasting like a fruit, but grows in a vegetable garden. It sure tastes like a fruit to me, yet there is a debate as to whether a watermelon is a fruit or vegetable. Who would have thought...

Red. White. and Blue. Fourth of July. Rocket Pops. Ah, Rocket Pops. The flavors of cherry, lemon, and blue raspberry are definitely a sign of summertime fun.

And you can't forget the long summer nights to kick back, relax, and just enjoy the great outdoors.

Hope your summer is filled with fun times and happy memories. Now...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

You Oughta Know May Blog Hop

Linking up with Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for May's You Oughta Know Blog Hop.

Do you ever just need some inspiration for some new ideas to weave into your math lessons and engage students? Well, here are two sites you Oughta Know About.

Teacher Tipster on YouTube. Check out some videos here: Teacher Tipster. I really like some of his math videos. They are engaging. They put on a new spin on topics. Check out Teacher Tipster to see some new ideas when teaching time, place value, and problem solving to name a few.
GlitterMeetsGlue, KimberlyGesweinFonts

Heath Teacher is another site you oughta visit. Check out his Teacher Math section. Check out the leveled math questions that could be used to foster math talk in the classroom. You can find some videos here: Heath Teacher YouTube. Videos are a great way to teach/review concepts while engaging students.
GlitterMeetsGlue, KimberlyGesweinFonts

Do you have any "go to" sites where you go for inspiration for new ideas to engage students? Thanks for stopping by Pam's Place today!

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