Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trick or Treat Blog Hop - iPad Tricks and Math Treats

Welcome to my blog and our Trick or Treat Blog Hop!
Hope you'll find some goodies you like!

The trick I'm sharing is one related to technology.
I have 7 iPads in my room, all of which I've obtained through grants.
I was looking for a way to store the iPads during the day, and found what I believe to be the perfect item.
It's a dish drainer from Bed, Bath, and Beyond!
It was sturdy, and pretty inexpensive (with a coupon of course!).

I have a chatty group this year, and I've noticed my third graders were spending quite a bit of their iPad time yucking it up with those that were sitting near them.
So, I made these signs and hung them up in various isolated spots around the room.
There are times when I want them to work in pairs or small groups on the iPads, but many times they are working on the devices alone.
I've found they're more productive and on task when they are separated.

My treat for you is a product that was just added to my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and will be free during this blog hop.  
I have just added Multiplication Count-By Cards!
My third graders are learning the multiplication facts, and I created these cards as a way for them to review the multiples.
Students can sort and order these count-by cards to become more familiar with the multiplication facts.

I am also giving away one of most popular products.
Do you teach series books?
My third graders just devour a variety of book series, and I've developed a unit of "I Can...." Statements and related reflection sheets to use when reading series books.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now hop on over to find some more awesome tricks and treats by clicking on the picture!

Happy Halloween week!


  1. I like to incorporate Halloween while still keeping it educational. So when I pull out the Halloween books, there's a spooky story elements page to go with your favorite.

    1. Hi Suzy!
      I so agree with keeping things educational while recognizing the holiday. There are so many fun Halloween books out there!
      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving a comment!


  3. Sadly, we're not allowed to celebrate Halloween at our school. So we have a Literary Parade instead, where students & teachers dress up as their favorite book characters.

    1. I love the idea of dressing up as book characters. It much be so much fun to see the characters that are chosen.
      Thanks for your comment!