Friday, May 29, 2020

The Best Book Deals this Week May 24, 2020

I often get lots of questions from other teachers about building a classroom library without breaking the bank, so each week, I share 3-7 books that are on sale right now. I also share books that YOU might like to read as well!

If you see other great deals, I'd love if you would let me know about them!

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If you haven't signed up already, you don't want to miss this deal on  Kindle Unlimited! You get access to more than a million books, tons of magazines, and books that include audible narration.

I love to read, and often I re-read books that I have already read before.  I loved The Help and couldn't pass up this Kindle deal on it!

With the current situation, the parents of my students have been asking for book suggestions on Kindle for their children.  Any book by Dav Pilkey is always a hit.  You can get Dog Man Unleashed for almost 40% off right now!

Speaking of Dog Man, book #9  Grime and Punishment is set to release in September.  If you pre-order on Amazon, you can guarantee the lowest price available.  This will be a great addition to your classroom library!

If you don't have a set of Dog Man books, or yours are starting to get worn down from lots of love and reading, you might want to grab this boxed set that features books 1 - 3 and is about 40% off right now!

I am sensing a strong Dav Pilkey theme with this week's book deals! His picture book Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble With Hally Tosis is always a hit in my classroom, and you can save on the hardcover version right now.

Another classroom favorite are Minecraft books! You can get Diary of Steve the Noob on Kindle Unlimited for free right now! If you don't have Kindle Unlimited, you can still get it for under $1!

What books have you been reading while you are staying at home? Leave a comment below to let me know!  I am always looking for new books to read!

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Teacher Giveaway! Weekly $25 Teachers pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway May 25, 2020

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Pets Themed Color By Number

My students are absolutely obsessed with my color by number worksheets!  I wanted to make fun pet versions since they LOVE showing me their pets during our Zoom lessons.

I love that they can't wait to practice skills such as addition and multiplication while coloring fun pet themed coloring pictures!

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I currently have  addition and multiplication math facts versions of these items.  If you have a request for additional skills, leave a comment below!

Each math facts set comes with (8) pet themed color by number pages and answer keys.

Pull out the crayons or markers and let your students have fun while learning their math facts with these pet themed math fact printables!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Virtual Manipulatives

I am a big believer in using manipulatives during math class!  When we first were told we would have to teach on-line, I was devastated trying to think of how to teach math without manipulatives.  Fortunately, I was reminded of some virtual manipulative versions. In case you have been looking for some virtual versions of your favorite math tools, I have a list of the ones I have found so far.

1. The Math Learning Center

This is probably the resource I use the most.  They have clocks, number frames, number lines, fractions, geo-boards, base ten blocks, money, and pattern shapes.  I like that students can share their work with you as well as being able to share it on your screen during Zoom lessons or whole class lessons using a Smart Board.

They have versions for both computers and iPads.

2. MathsBot.Com

This site features even more manipulatives including: algebra disks and tiles, bar modeling, place value counters, dice, dominoes, fraction walls, cuisenaire rods, and more.

The site has some other great features such as a question generator, printables, and puzzles.

3. Illuminations

This site has many of the same types of manipulatives as the other two, but, one thing I really love about it is the dynamic paper. You can create the things you need to show using the tool (such as graph paper, number lines, and pattern blocks), and then can export it as a pdf or jpg to use with your students off-line as well.


One thing I really like about this site is that you can easily mix and match a variety of manipulatives. You can see in the picture below how you could show that 1/4 of 8 = 2.

5Toy Theater

This site has a ton of the usual virtual manipulatives, but some things that make it unique are it's inclusion of letter tiles, a classroom timer, a stop watch, an area and perimeter explorer, number charts, Elkonin boxes, and a thermometer.

Some different manipulatives at this site include a balance and spinners.  I also like that this site has some free activities for using the manipulatives.

7National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

One thing I really like about this site is the ability to sort the manipulatives by grade level and content area.

In addition to the manipulatives there are some math games and puzzles as well.

8. Phoenix College Mathematics Blog

My  favorite feature of these virtual manipulatives is the paper folding for fraction addition and subtractions. I also would have loved the integer chips operations when I taught 7th grade math!


This site has a large variety of virtual math manipulatives, but one of my favorite things is that they were designed to look like the physical manipulatives that you would use in class.  You can easily switch back and forth during whole group and small group instruction.

The only negative with this site is that it is a paid subscription, but it would be well worth it if you have PTA or school funds to buy it!

  I also love the connection they make with the fraction circles and clocks!

10. Math Manipulatives Room

This is a Google slide made by Teaching With Neons that you can easily share with your students in Google classroom. All manipulatives are linked to online platforms where students are able to manipulate the items.  They can take screen shots to share their work with you!

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