Sunday, October 14, 2012

a conference, a packet, and a FREEBIE!

I almost typed "a partridge in a pear tree" after that long title. I know I've been Blogger-MIA (and I know I have been saying that a lot lately..) I promise to put my lovely Erin Condren life planner to good use and PLAN my blogging days. (GULP)
This past week, I (with 4 other teachers from my school) spent three days at a WOW (Working On the Work) conference. Our district has adopted this idea and we have had several PD on it but this was my time GOING somewhere :)  I throughouly enjoyed it--honestly! The session I attended was learning how to DESIGN vs Plan a lesson while incorporating "design qualities".  I learned that you don't always have to use the time consuming DESIGN track for your lesson, that planning is still "good", but you should DESIGN when you need to "leverage" the achievement or interests for's for those lessons that are boring hard to teach and/or hard to understand. We managed to pump out a very engaging lesson on place value. :) Exciting, right? Well it will be! I will definetly share how it goes (with pictures) after we have completed it!
While attending this conference, I also managed to complete a  fun new Monster Math pack. It includes a variety of math practice pages for sums with totals to 10, 20, and "fill" in the addends. A page to roll a die for each addend and the total equals how many of a particular body part your monster will have. (my firsties LOVE this-and their monsters are unique and ADORABLE scary :) ) I also managed to include a couple of Monster tic-tac-toe boards (sums to 10, 20, and doubles) with Monster markers.  You can find it at my TpT store! Check it out and follow!

Two of my "kid created" monsters! Too sweet to be scary (but I would NEVER tell them that!)

And to reward you for rewarding ALL of  my previous BLAH BLAH BLAH blog post, :) is my newest freebie! Let me know what you think and if you are able to put it to use! It is a Monster Themed Ten Frame pack.
once you click on this image, then click file and do not need
to ask for permission since that is the link! :)
Can you tell I am lovin' Scrappin Doodles clip art?!...What are your favorite clip art sites and sets? Would love to hear (and build to my collection!) Enjoy the Journey!

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