My TPT Black Friday Sale is Running Today, Saturday Too!


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas TPT Store's 20% off Saturday Too Sale. No Code Needed! Friday and Saturday.

My TPT Store will be 20% Off Today TOO!
My store is 20% off today as well to help you with your planning for the next few weeks!
Click here for my store. Click here for Christmas resources.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas TPT Store's 20% off Saturday Too Sale. No Code Needed! Friday and Saturday.
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My TPT Black Friday Sale - Everything is 20% Off!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas TPT Store's 20% off Black Friday Sale. No Code Needed! Friday and Saturday.
My TPT Store will be 20% Off Today!
As many of your know, the big TPT Cyber Sale is Monday and Tuesday!
Woooohooo, I'm so excited!
I have so much clip art in my shopping cart. But I know many of you have to work on Monday and Tuesday and taking the time to shop is hard.
My store is 20% off today and tomorrow to help you with your planning for the next few weeks!
Click here for my store. Click here for Christmas resources.
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 Over at Educents I have my Perimeter and Area Bundle at 75% off, only $4.50. If you have never bought one of my resources, this is a great time to get over 140 pages of center games, task cards and printables and answer keys for Perimeter, Finding the Unknown Side and Area. Click here.
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Place Value

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
A Week's Worth of Place Value for Christmas for 1.NBT.2, 2.NBT.A.1 and 3.NBT.A.2.
So a couple of weeks ago I met up with one of my blogging buddies...seriously, IN.REAL.LIFE! I was completely stepping out of my comfort zone, even driving over a three mile bridge by myself! OK, go ahead and laugh, but I love working from home and I am constantly reminded of Meg Ryan's quote in the movie You've Got Mail. She says, "I lead a small life...and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" 
My parents wanted to see the United States, so we traveled and traveled and traveled. Then we ended up in this teeny-tiny town called Orange Park when I was twelve. I couldn't wait to leave, then I couldn't wait to get back. I now live directly south of Orange Park in Fleming Island and I'm giddy-happy waking up, getting a cup of coffee and working in my office or my lanai. But sometime "I lead a small life..." runs around in my head and when Deborah from Happy Edugator recommended that we have lunch, I jumped at the chance to be brave, to have a bigger life!
When we met at the World Famous Olive Garden, {hey, I said I was being brave, not crazy...all you can eat soup and salad!} we decided to collaborate on a Place Value Christmas resource. I published it today and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It contains a Smart Board file, task cards, two PowerPoints, center games, and printables.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
First up, 36 task cards in color and black & white.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
The task cards start out easy with ones and gradually grow harder ending in thousands.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
The three recording sheets help to differentiate your lesson.
Sheet 1 has #1 to #36.
Sheet 2 has #1 to #18 for the ones and tens cards only.
Sheet 3 has #19 to #36 for the hundreds and thousands cards.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade. 
All three recording sheets come with the teacher answer key, or print on hard stock and laminate for a student self-checking sheet.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
EVERYTHING comes in black and white to save you ink. Print all the task cards, give the students a Zip Loc baggie and it is wonderful practice for winter holidays!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
 Next up, two PowerPoints for your lessons. One with the answer slide and one without answers.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade. 
125 Slides
Use this PowerPoint as a whole class introduction, a review or independently on computers or iPads.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
The slides start out easy with ones and continue to get harder to the thousands.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.

The three recording sheets help to differentiate your lesson.
Sheet 1 has #1 to #36.
Sheet 2 has #1 to #18 for the ones and tens slides only.
Sheet 3 has #19 to #36 for the hundreds and thousands slides.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
 All three recording sheets come with the teacher answer key, or print on hard stock and laminate for a student self-checking sheet.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
 Deborah has included Place Value Center Games and Printables, as well as
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade.
a Smart Board file for you!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade, task cards only.
I have also published the task cards as a stand alone product if you just need them. Click here or on the picture to get them at my store.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Christmas Place Value - A Week's Worth of Place Value for Second and Third Grade, task cards only..

I invite you to check out Happy Edugator's store while you're on the web, tell her Fern sent you! :)

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Tuesday Teacher Tips: Service Projects

Tuesday Teacher Tips: Service Projects!
Every Tuesday Michelle, from Teach 123, and I will have a new installment of my favorite post, Tuesday Teacher Tips!
This is the time of year that many schools and churches hold can food drives for Thanksgiving. This is also a perfect time to incorporate a little high-interest science into the season of giving by adopting a Florida Manatee. The Save the Manatee Club allows teachers and their students to adopt one of the thirty-five manatees. You and your students can pick Flash, Annie, Bama, seriously it is so cute, you really get to pick the one you want to sponsor. You can vote on which one you want as a class with a mini-mock election even!
When you adopt a manatee, your class will get:
* An adoption certificate with a full-color photo and biography of your manatee
* A handbook
* The newsletter, The Manatee Zone
* The e-newsletter, Paddle Tales
Also, this year, if you adopt with $30 you will also receive the 2015 calendar. 

The two ways I recommend to adopt your manatee is too send a letter home asking parents for any spare change and have the students put it into a jar on your desk. Or, ask for an exact amount, a dollar or two, depending on the number of students. I've spent most of my career in Title One schools and asking for a few quarters always turned into a success. This way your students will really feel like THEY sponsored the adoption. If you have one or two that just don't have it, you or your room mom can always slip them a quarter or two to add to the jar.

Here is a little video explaining more about it from Jimmy Buffet! 

Click here to learn more. If you do adopt, I would love to hear more about your class and the experience since I am highly recommend it! :)

Last week my Tuesday freebies for you was a Thanksgiving Card.
I've included the card in color and in a black and white outline so the students can color it. Another terrific service project is making cards for our military overseas or a local nursing home.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Tuesday Teacher Tips: Thanksgiving Tips and Freebies
You can even print some on colored card stock for the boys and girls to color! Click here or on the picture for the free download. :)
Michelle has some great tips about her experiences with service projects that she would like to share with you, too.
Be sure to head over to her blog!
Teach123's Tuesday Teacher Tip
In addition to our tips each week, we are hoping that you will share some of your ideas in the comments below!
Each week we will choose one person who shared a tip on our blog to get a $10 shopping trip. We will announce the winner in the following Tuesday's post.
Do you have a great tip to share?
Please be sure to include your email so I can contact you if you're the winner of the $10 shopping trip.

There is still time to enter our $50 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway. Click here for more details!
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