Tuesday, October 18, 2011

iPad Lesson Plans

I've been searching High and Low for actual lessons you can do with your class with iPad's. I know there are TONS of educational games out there...but I haven't found many that I could use in a whole group setting...until now. :)

Here are some great lesson plans I found...

This is a website, not an app

Teaching Storytelling

Monday, October 17, 2011

Diaper Cake #2

I made my second diaper cake last week and I wanted to share. There is a step by step HERE in case you want it.

My biggest challenge this time around was trying to make this one look nothing like the last one. I tried...hopefully I succeeded. Enjoy.

...and here it is again at the shower. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Anthropologie Baby Shower

The most perfect October day,
vintage, Anthropologie inspired baby shower
for Ella Kate.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October Happenings

Happy October (nine days late) 
I've had every intention of blogging about all these things this last week, but just never got around to it. SOOO...you get an all-in-one post. 

A little Halloween Foldable for the Math Journals. 
Place Value to the Billions. Standard, Expanded and Word Form. 

College Week 2011.
I started this at my school 3 years ago and it's still so much fun! We all decorate our doors or wall space for our Alma Maters and talk about College all week. It's a lot of fun...we do tons of activities and the kids just love it. Here was my little set up this year. GO POKES!
 The kids all made pendants for the college they want to go to. We had A TON of TCU and Texas flags.
Bridal Shower.
A good friend of mine is getting married this December in Jamaica. We went to her first bridal shower today. It was a 70's themed roller skating party. We went as the Jamaican Roller Derby Team. It was so much fun...and man, my legs are still burning!
I've been super excited to become Facebook friends with an OSU photographer. He has been posting all the pictures from football games over the years. I'm loving getting to see my love bug play football...and I have a good feeling all these pictures are going to come in use very soon. :) Here is one of my favorites. I think its 2003 vs Texas Tech...right after his touchdown. :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Long Division

Thanks to Pinterest, I found a pin explaining how to do some VERY easy long division. Now this find comes about two weeks too late. I spent a week DREADING the days I taught long division. It is just sooo hard for them. So I am very happy to find this...and share with you. :)

I just found out today where this awesome idea came from. And no, it wasn't Pinterest. :) It comes from Alicia, who is a stay at home mom/ homeschool teacher. Please click her name to take you to the article she's written about it. She also has a ton of other really good educational posts as well. Thank you Alicia!!!

The EASIEST Long Division EVER!

 Here is the traditional way that I teach, you know, the one that makes us want to pull our hair out! 

 And here is the easy way. Different Problem...

How many times does 4 go into 8? 2 times.
How many times does 4 go into 9? (without going over) 2. 
One is left over, so put it before the next number
 How many times will 4 go into 17? 4 times.
One is left over, so put it before the next number
 How many times will 4 go into 14? 3 times with 2 left over. No more numbers, so that is your remainder. 

Crazy Easy Right?!?