Monday, October 26, 2015

Sharpeners & More!

I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am about this!  Back in September, I got an email from one of my favorite companies, asking if I could do a review for one of my favorite products.  It's the one product that is in my classroom that the kids CAN NOT TOUCH!  Lol.  What is this amazing product?  It's the NEW, PURPLE Sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies!  Why do I LOVE this product so much?  Let me tell's easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.  It is SO easy to use!!!!  

2.  My pencils, no matter how janky they are, they come out PERFECTLY sharpened!  

3.  Clean up is EASY!

My students bring me their broken pencils and colored pencils to be sharpened.  I think they sometimes break them intentionally just because they LOVE how excited I get about using the sharpener.  I want them to eventually start using the Best Sharpener Ever, but they have to earn that one!  hahaha.  My principal is planning on ordering one for every teacher at some point I think!  Yes, they are THAT GOOD!

GREAT NEWS!!!!  I am going to GIVE ONE AWAY!!!!  Enter here to win a new PURPLE SHARPENER  & Other goodies!!!

This month, I have also been having SO much fun with math in my classroom.  My 5th graders have been skyrocketing through their math class and have enjoyed all of the different little things that I have done to make it engaging.

One of the things that I have loved using with my class, is the Math Challenge Cards from Carson-Dellosa!  When I pull these out, they go nuts!  They love working as a group to figure out the challenges! We have had so much fun!

The other thing that I have been using is my newest TpT Product, Multiplication War.  They had a chance to create their own cards and cut them out.  Next week, they get to play!  I can't tell you how excited they were on Friday.

I feel like there are a lot of amazing things happening here at HoooRayforTeaching!  I can't wait to see what the next couple of months has in store!  Stay Tuned!  :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Totem Pole Project

This week, my students turned in their Totem Pole Projects!  They worked really hard on them and they came out AMAZING!  We do a short, 2-page unit on Totem Poles in our Native American unit in Social Studies.  This is easy, fun, and the kids LOVE it!  Here are some pictures on the completed Totem Poles!

This project was not created by me, but given to me by another teacher/friend.  Enchanted Learning has this project, but I am also including what I had out here! 

I will continue to add goodies now and again, so be sure to follow so you get updated!  :)  

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Tree Project

Last year, I found an amazing project for Fall on A Clutter-Free Classroom!  I enjoyed creating a similar project with my students. This year turned out better than last and I wanted to share it with you!!!

The first thing that I did, was have students (of course) put their name on the back!  Lol. I forgot this last year. Next, we talked about the colors of Fall. I passed out those colors of tempts paint to the groups. I gave them a small amount because I wanted them to use less paint so that it would dry faster. Then, I had them create a sunset. Thankfully we had some beautiful sunsets this week, so they had images in their head and tried to create those sunsets. 



After they dried, I had them freehand a tree with branches. I did a sample on the board and shared ideas from last years blog post. I explained that their trees had to be about 2 inches shorter than the black paper. This way it wouldn't reach the top of the page with the sunset. I told them they could add a hill too it if they wanted. Once they were done with drawing the tree, I had them cut it out and glue it on the sunset. I explained that the bottom should be all along the bottom of the sunset so the tree doesn't look like its floating. Lol. They turned out amazing!!!!


I am so proud of how well these projects turned out!  I can't wait to put them up on my bulletin board tomorrow!!!!!!!