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Are You Teaching Equal Groups?

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Equal Groups Task Cards at TpT.

Balancing concrete (manipulatives) & abstract thinking skills  (pencil and paper) can be quite difficult in the elementary classroom. Not everyone is at the same stage, which is why math centers and small groups at a table with you is the best type of math instruction. However, what is "terrific" and what you can fit into your schedule are two different things! :)

I have a set of Equal Groups Task Cards at TpT that have 36 different task cards, the first 18 ask the students to draw the equal groups and the last 18 ask them to count the equal groups and include a final answer. I have included two different recording sheets, one has #1 to #18 and the other has #19 to #36. If you students are advanced enough to complete all 36 task cards in one day, you can copy the recording sheets front to back for one answer sheet.

This activity can give you a terrific assessment grade for the week or, completely different, you can use the cards to remediate with a couple of students in your small group using manipulates and white boards. The possibilities are endless! 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Equal Groups Task Cards at TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Equal Groups Task Cards at TpT.



Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.

This time of year things get so overwhelming, Red Ribbon Week, report cards, parties, conferences, these print and go worksheets can add some joy and fun to your classroom while letting your students work on their addition and subtraction skills. Allowing you a few minutes to clear off your desk. 


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.
This resource has ten pages total, five for subtraction and five for addition. All of the pages allow for the student to pick the skin and hair color of the children, as well as spaces for some "free choice" where they can pick any coloring, making it easy to grade, but still different from the rest of the class. They are great for a bulletin board or a substitute day because answer keys are included too! 
Click here to purchase this resource.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.

  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.

  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.

  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.
  Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TeacherspayTeachers.
This bundle can also be purchased as individual resources too.
1. Addition - Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition!
2. Subtraction - Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Subtraction!

http://www.fernsmithsclassroomideas.com/2016/10/color-your-answers-for-halloween-know.html
Need something easier?

I also have Color Your Code Halloween Know Your Numbers and Know Your Colors, click here to see more about this resource on my blog.

Have a wonderful week friends!
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Color Your Answers for Halloween - Know Your Colors and Numbers

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Halloween Fun Know Your Numbers and Know Your Colors Bundle at TeachersPayTeachers, TPT.

This time of year things get hectic, report cards, parties, conferences, these print and go worksheets can add some joy and fun to your classroom while letting your students work on their number and letter recognition skills. Allowing you a few minutes to clear off your desk. 

This resource has 20 pages total, 10 for numbers and 10 for colors. The ten pages are a repeat of each other so you can decorate your classroom and differentiate for each student. They are great for a sub day because answer keys are included too!
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Halloween Fun Know Your Numbers and Know Your Colors Bundle at TeachersPayTeachers, TPT.

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Halloween Fun Know Your Numbers and Know Your Colors Bundle at TeachersPayTeachers, TPT.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Halloween Fun Know Your Numbers and Know Your Colors Bundle at TeachersPayTeachers, TPT.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Halloween Fun Know Your Numbers and Know Your Colors Bundle at TeachersPayTeachers, TPT.

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Halloween Fun Know Your Numbers and Know Your Colors Bundle at TeachersPayTeachers, TPT.


You Oughta Know About ... Making Cubbies When You Only Have Shelves




Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas You Oughta Know About blog hop Making Cubbies When You Only Have Shelves

You Oughta Know About...making cubbies when you only have shelves. I wish I had known it sooner! 
Do you remember when you first started teaching and everything had to be perfect? Maybe it was last year for some of you, maybe it was in 1989, like it was for me! Yep, I'm old, but with age comes wisdom. When we moved back to Florida as a Navy family, I was giddy to be back in my old school district. I could have been given a Sear's tool shed to teach in and I would have been happy as a clam. AND... my portable was pretty much that, a Sear's tool shed! My portable had no storage, no built in shelves, nothing as fancy as my two beautiful "in the building" classrooms I was given in Texas. I was spoiled rotten in Texas, my rooms were so nice.... anyway... One thing my school in Florida had was old black bookcases, old black file cabinets, old black cabinets...at least, most of them were old, I mean, black! :) Black didn't show the outdated age as much as the avocado green ones!  

To give the students a sense of "their space" I give each one a plastic shoe box from ole' happy Wal-Mart. They are only a dollar each and I could fit four on a shelf. I love these because they are roomier than pencil boxes. The students can dump their crayons, their pencils, their erasers, everything, into these boxes. Then you don't have a lot of wasted academic time with a student trying to re-stuff their crayons back into that small Crayola box!
So that's my tip, it's more like, be happy with what you have, real life is not always going to be Pinterest-Perfect, but student's feed off of your mood. When you're happy, their happy! :)
Click here to see more of my before and after classroom pictures from that year.
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Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Subtraction

If you have followed me for some time, you might knew that I love Halloween!! It is the one time each year a little boy really thinks he's Spider-Man and little girls really think they are Minnie Mouse! I have tons of fun Halloween items for your class, click here to see everything.

This math resource includes:
FIVE no-prep printables that can be used for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work, substitute days or homework, the five answer keys are included too!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Numbers Halloween Costumed Kids Addition and Subtraction Bundle at TpT.


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