### Thursday's Tech Tips for Teachers! Creating a Zip File!

It's Time For Thursday's Tech Tips for Teachers and Bloggers!
How to Zip Up a File....You can do it, it's pretty easy, seriously!

1. Place the items, or copy of the items, into one folder.
2. Right click on the folder.
Please take note of my desktop, Darth Vader, it came with my Cutie-Patootie USB Darth Vader...he probably doesn't like to be called that...but IT.IS.SO.CUTE!

1. Select Send to.
2. Select Compressed (zipped) folder.
DONE!
Now upload your stuff to TPT and make some
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Our Featured Blogger Today is....
#15 ~ Tom from Trail 4 Success

I really liked how he said, "-Higher level thinking skills are required and enhanced." and that my friends, is Common Core in a nutshell!
Thank you Tom!

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### Place Value Practice Based on Common Core For Spring!

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## Just Buggy About Place Value Race Game!

I'm just published about one of my favorite Place Value Race Games...this one has a bug theme and is just terrific to add a little Spring color to your math center!
This game is a great way to differentiate for high, middle and low. It can be played with just the "Tens" version or the "Hundreds" version. Meanwhile, your high group students can be playing the same game, but with the "Thousands" version. It is also an excellent tool to use to teach in your small group and gather data for your RtI documentation. Observe a student and you will know instantly if they can problem solve to created the highest number when given three cards, 3, 6 and 8 for example. If they don't make it into 863, there's a problem!
My friend, Denise, from Sunny Days in Second Grade, took pictures of her children playing the game and sent it to me.
Students Playing the Candy Corn Version
She was the first blog I ever discovered and I adore her.

Three separate sets of student directions, tens, hundreds and thousands.
THREE GAMES IN ONE!
TENS ~ Buggy About Spring Themed Place Value Race
HUNDREDS ~ Buggy About Spring Themed Place Value Race
THOUSANDS ~ Buggy About Spring Themed Place Value Race

Common Core Standards For Place Value
1.NBT.2 ~ 1.NTB.3
2.NBT.1 ~ 2.NBT.3 and 2.NBT.4
3.NBT.2

Click here if you would like to buy it in my Teachers Marketplace Store.
If you take pictures of your class, I would love to see them!
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### TEST PREP for Spring - Addition Word Problems Using STEAL and SLIDE!

This packet is aligned to Common Core 2.OA.1 and is now available at my TeachersPayTeacher's Store.

My latest addition to the Steal and Slide method of attacking word problems. Once your students learn the step, Steal and Slide makes word problems a breeze. You will have great success in your classroom because the students show each step for their math and can't just "Christmas Tree" any ole' answer!

33 Pages Total!
*Student Desk Charts

*Class reference chart/sign/poster
*Step By Step Teaching Script to learn STEAL and SLIDE
*Colorful Step By Step Teacher Slides to Project on overhead or digital camera.
*Also can be copied for Student Books to place in your center.
*Student worksheets and ANSWER KEYS.

STEAL and SLIDE is a word problem / test taking strategy that will work with all your word problems!

COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Operations and Algebraic Thinking 2.OA.1
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one-step and two-step word problems.

This lesson is also available at my Teachers Notebook Shop and Teachers Marketplace Shop!

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### Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Go Yoda! Harder Equivalent Fractions Go Fish Card Game!

This GO YODA! Go Fish Card Game focuses on some Harder Equivalent Fractions!
COMMON CORE STANDARD
3.NF.3a ~ Describe equivalent fractions
3.NF.3b ~ Recognize simple equivalent fractions
4.NF.1 ~ Explain why a fraction is equivalent to another fraction
* 10 PAGES of Star Wars Themed "Go Yoda" printable center game.
* Distinct Cover Sheet to glue on the folders, or place in a Ziplock Baggie.
* Everything also comes in Black and White if you want to save on color printer ink!
This Go Fish center game is designed to be printed, cut apart for your classroom and laminated if desired. It is cute, colorful and is completely designed to be an independently led student activity.
EXCELLENT for when the teacher is working with small reading or math groups!
It also contains the ENTIRE file in a black and white version so that you can copy it and send it home as weekly homework. Great for the students to cut out and practice fine motor skills as well as reinforcing fractions! Playing this game and practicing the concept helps a child learn to have quicker mental math!
This center game can also be MIXED with my other Go Fish style game ~

They are FREE, so go download them now, you never know when you might teach 3rd or 4th grade!
Your students will ♥love♥ it!
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