Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My New Favorite Thing

Ok, I am a little torn.  I want to share something wonderful with you. It is a fabulous FREE website that a teacher from my school discovered and shared with us.  BUT, the selfish side of me doesn't want to share it because I am afraid that if it gets too popular, it might not be free anymore!! 

But, I will share anyway:)    I. AM. IN. LOVE. The website is Have any of you heard of this?!? It is wonderful.  When I started browsing around the website and saw all that you can do with it, I thought to myself, "There is no way that this is free!!" But it is. Totally free.

Basically, you create an account using your email address (and they don't send you tons of emails, which I was also worried about).  You register each of your students.  Then, the students are given a username and password.  When the students log on they go through a series of math and reading lessons.  All of the lessons are aligned with common core! The questions are challenging, and they are not all multiple choice!  I love that!  Some of the questions even have students explain their thinking!  The program does not allow the students to move on to the next lesson until they have scored 80% or more on the lesson. 

Everything that I have mentioned is wonderful, right??? It is free, they don't send you emails, the students are given challenging questions that make them think and are aligned with common core.  But, that is not even the best part! 

This website provides the teacher with wonderful data.  Here is a picture from the "Reports" section of my page.  As you can see it tells you the number of students that have met the target in math and reading ( I haven't gotten too many of my students on yet.  I have only tested it out with a few).

You can also look at data for each concept/standard. This picture shows my class data for each math concept.

You can even review specific student data by concept!  

I have thoroughly enjoyed this website, and just wanted to pass it along:) 

Friday, January 11, 2013

It has been a while.....

Hey guys!  So, it has been a while since I last updated!  I hope that everyone is having a happy new year so far!  Since it has been sooooo long since I posted, I wanted to have a giveaway! I will be giving away two products to three lucky winners! 

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  So, the first product in this giveaway is my Valentine's Measurement and Line Plot Graphing Activity.   

I have created a measurement and line plot activity!  They have been a huge hit: at my TpT store) 
This pack includes: 
  • Valentine Owls for the students to measure
  • A table, line plot graph, and questions to complete based on the measurement data.
  • A set of differentiated worksheets to use for additional assessments.
The next product that I am giving away is a Snowman Geometry and Graphing Activity

For this activity the students create a snowman, decorate it with different polygons, and then graph the number of each polygon that they used on their snowman. My kids had a lot of fun with this activity:) 

To enter my giveaway, just comment on this post with your email address.  I will choose THREE winners on Monday January 14!  Good Luck!