Sunday, December 16, 2018

Goodbye Teacher's Dojo

My shop on Teacher's Dojo officially closed on Friday. I am sorry that you were not given any warning. I only made $36 with thousands of hours put in the past year and a half. Talking to numerous other authors they made even less than that. The owners were filled with empty promises. I suggest buyers and sellers stay away. I hate airing grievances, but I believe that others need to know how sites are run. Please note I am NOT closing my Teachers Pay Teachers store. It will remain open for years to come. Please support my little store. You are helping me stay off the streets as I have not found a full time job in years.

Here is why I say to stay away from Teacher's Dojo. If you would like to discuss these things email me at tigermagic@bellsouth.net:
  • The owners do not answer questions from their teacher authors 
  • Make promises that they do not fulfill
  • They rank priorities and then flip flop them with no notice or reason behind doing so 
  • They state they will remove products that violate Trademark and did so at first with Dr. Seuss by canning an entire store, but have allowed Dr. Seuss, Olympics, Polar Express, etc. on their website for other authors to sell illegally
  • They stated their teacher author newsletter would come out weekly, which has never happened
  • The search is awful at finding what customers need and ranks products according to most recent, which is unfair to original authors who put a ton of things on the site when they first started 
  • They cater to certain authors displaying only 2 teacher authors examples of their digital program in newsletters and on the site and nobody else
  • Emails are rarely ever returned 
  • Bugs are never fixed on the site. 
  • The poor customers were told that Student Dojo the digital site would be coming in August, then September 1st, then soon, then sometime in September and to this day it has never happened with no explanation to the customers. 
  • The truth is Student Dojo does not work across all platforms. Authors can't create products unless they have a MacBook Pro or Chromebook without bugs popping up, which favors certain authors. Others can sometimes create using Chrome, which is super slow and has its own problems.
  • The preview player, which the students use has numerous bugs as well. It does not work on tablets as it is claimed it does. There are blanks, incorrect answers that show up, and things that the resource pop like curved edges and shadows don't appear as they should. 
  • Schools should be aware if they don't have a Chromebook, MacBook pro or allow students to use the awful slow Chrome browser (which is the only browser the owners care about) it will not work. 
  • The owners claimed that the Chrome Browser is used the most and then spouted out false statistics with it comparing it to Windows and OS both of which are operating systems and not a browser like Chrome. 
  • Teachers and administrators beware if Student Dojo ever comes to be, which is unlikely as it has been almost a year! Stick with Teachers Pay Teachers, Etsy, Teachers Lingo, blogs that sell resources, and other avenues to purchase your products and I advise teacher authors to do the same as you will not make money on this site. 
  • They barely even advertised their site wide sale with no promotions day 2. When reminded and asked there was no reply.
  • The site is extremely glitchy lately sometimes with error messages so you can't even get on and other times with gobs of white space where resources should be.
  • They have also taken down the forum so sellers have no way to talk to each other
  • Select only certain social media groups for their site and reject others with no reason given
  • No way to see how many items are wish listed
  • Very little analytics that only show views and downloads
  • Giveaways with no winner announced both for customers and teacher authors
  • No inbox to send followers a note
  • Followers do not always get alerts when new products are posted and when they do they will only show 2
An example of how the site looked recently with a glob of white: 

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If they are going to succeed they have a lot to fix quickly. Take my advice and stay away.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - December 11th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Wow we are getting closer to Christmas. Even here in Florida we have had lows in the 40's on some days. That is freezing for me! I know you Northerners will laugh!

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Like last time in Tutoring I started out giving her mixed addition and subtraction 4 digit regrouping and 4 digit multiplication by 1 digit. She got them all right!

We then moved on again to long division with 4 digits practicing mostly with dividing by 6, 7, 8, and 9. Her division was great, but she forgot sometimes to bring down the last number so we'll work on that more next week. We used my new Disguised Reindeer Long Division With Remainders Task Cards. There are 24 task cards in color and black and white that have the children dividing by 2 through 9 with 4 digits. A recording sheet and answer key are included. If they write really small they can write on the cards if laminated.

Reindeer Long Division With Remainders Task Cards

Reindeer Long Division With Remainders Task Cards

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - December 4th, 2018

Happy Tuesday and happy December! I hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving who celebrate here in the United States and that you also found some great bargains during Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

The week of Thanksgiving, I did not tutor, but I was back in action last week with the super smart 3rd grader! I started off giving her problems on the white board with adding money with regrouping, subtracting with regrouping, and multiplying 4 digits by 1 digit.

We next continued to work on long division with my Christmas Gifts Long Division With Remainders Task Cards. I threw in more cards that had dividing by 6, 7, or 8 along with some easier ones. She did a great job! These come with 24 task cards in color and black and white with dividing by 2's through 9's. An answer key and recording sheet are also included.

Reindeer Long Division With Remainders Task Cards

Reindeer Long Division With Remainders Task Cards


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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Cyber Monday Teachers Dojo Sale 2018

I am excited to announce that Teacher's Dojo will be having a Cyber Monday sale on Monday, November 26th and Tuesday November 27th! Follow my store so you get alerts when I post new products including FREEBIES! No code is needed for this sale! Save 24% in my store if you spend less than $15, but save 28% if you spend more than $15. Even my already heavily reduced priced bundles will be on sale, which makes them up to 58% off during the sale! Please note that other stores it will be up to 24% and up to 28% as everyone may not be participating in the sale or may put theirs on sale for a lesser amount.

Teacher's Dojo Cyber Monday Sale 2018

Grab my winter and Christmas themed resources along with my popular task cards, write the room, word boxes, and more! 
 
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Cyber Monday Teachers Pay Teachers Sale 2018

I am so excited to announce that Teachers Pay Teachers has a big sale going on Monday, November 26th and Tuesday November 27th! Use code CYBER18 at check out to save 25% of everything in my store including Bundles! That means Bundles you are saving up to 55% off purchasing individually. WOW! The rest of Teachers Pay Teachers will be on sale for UP to 25% off as everyone doesn't put their store on sale or picks different amounts. CYBER18 will save 5% automatically even stores who didn't put things on sale. Clicking on the banner will let you follow my store and check out everything!

You can also win a $10 TPT Gift Card before noon Eastern on Sunday if you head to my Facebook page and follow the directions!

TPT Cyber Monday sale 2018

Most of my store is filled with games and centers. Be sure to check out my Christmas, Winter, and Valentine's Day themed resources! In my store you can find my popular Task Cards, Word Boxes, Write The Room, Kindergarten Interactive Student Notebooks, Clip Its, and More!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - November 20th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! I want to wish each of you in the United States a happy Thanksgiving! I appreciate each and everyone of you. Thank you for reading my blog posts, interacting on social media with me, downloading freebies, and making purchases to support my little store! Please know that I appreciate YOU!

Last week, I continued working with the 3rd grader on long division and checking long division. We used my Thanksgiving Feast Long Division Task Cards. I worked with her on dividing by 2's through 6's and she did not miss a single question this time! This set has long division through 9's facts. There are 24 task cards in color and black and white, a recording sheet, and answer key! 


Thanksgiving Feast Long Division Task Cards

Thanksgiving Long Division Task Cards


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - November 13th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! We are getting closer to Thanksgiving here in America. I want to thank all of the Veterans for their service to our country. Thank you so much for fighting for our freedom. You are amazing men and women! 

This week for tutoring we did a few PreAlgebra questions using my Fall Leaves PreAlgebra Balancing Equations Task Cards. Can you believe in 3rd grade they are doing PreAlgebra? I goofed and had the n in place of the 2nd number in the first equation. I guess she has only done it in the 1st place and was confused so we just flipped it. This set of task cards comes with an optional board game. Land on a + space go ahead that many spaces, but land on a - space go back that many spaces. There are 24 task cards in color only with a recording sheet, and answer key.

 PreAlgebra Balancing Number Equations

 PreAlgebra Balancing Number Equations

Next we worked more on long division with remainders by using my Thanksgiving Long Division with Remainders Task Cards. These task cards are for dividing by 2, 3, 4, and 5. They are in color and black and white and come with a recording sheet and answer key.

 Long Division with Remainders Thanksgiving Task Cards

 Long Division with Remainders Thanksgiving Task Cards

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - November 6th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! I hope your kiddos had a great Halloween! 

I surprised her by dressing up as The Cat in the Hat. They have a dog and the dog wasn't quite sure what to think of me and didn't like me dressed up so they had to put the dog in the parents room. The dog likes to chase their cat and well I was a cat. It was an interesting adventure, but the 3rd grader loved my outfit! 

Last week we continued working on long division with 4 digits and remainders using my Haunted House Long Division Task Cards with dividing by 2, 3, 4, and 5. She also checked each answer on the white board. If students write large they will need scrap paper or a white board for the long division. There are 24 task cards in color and black and white, plus a recording sheet. This one is available for FREE in my VIP Facebook group!

FREEBIE Long Division Haunted House Task Cards

FREEBIE Long Division Haunted House Task Cards

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - October 30th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Wow, tomorrow is Halloween! Where has time gone? I get such few if any Trick or Treaters at my house so I don't get to see all the incredible costumes that get more and more creative every year. Feel free to share pictures of your own kiddos all dressed up on my Facebook page or VIP group! Also don't forget to follow my store so you don't miss any resources including freebies

We are continuing to work extra hard on long division this time with 4 digits. We used my Skeletons Long Division Task Cards. These cards are dividing by 2, 3, 4, and 5. There are 24 task cards in all in color and black and white. I have included a recording sheet and an answer key. Make it fun by adding a white board for your students to solve the problems. You can also have the student check the division as the child that I tutor does to make sure she got the correct answer.

Skeletons Long Division Task Cards

Skeletons Long Division Task Cards

What is your child(ren) dressing up as for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - October 23rd, 2018

Happy Tuesday! I can't believe that next Wednesday is Halloween already! Don't forget to follow my store HERE (this link will have you automatically follow my TPT store if you are logged in) to see my new resources including a new FREEBIE that I just uploaded a couple of days ago! Please note today's product on this blog post is not free.

This week for the entire tutoring hour we worked on dividing 3 digit numbers by 2, 3, 4, and 5 using my Long Division with Remainders Werewolves Task Cards. She did a much better job this time. We also worked on checking the answers to make sure she had the correct answer. There are 24 cards in color and black and white, a recording sheet, and answer key!

 Long Division with Remainders Werewolves Task Cards





Long Division with Remainders Werewolves Task Cards


Have a fantastic week with your students and your own children!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - October 16th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Just a couple of more weeks until Halloween!!!

Last week in tutoring with the 3rd grader we spent the whole time working on dividing 2 digits divided by 1 digit with remainders (dividing by 2, 3, and 4) and then checking the answer using my Long Division with Remainders Pumpkins Task Cards. I had her check it using the white board, but I wrote small enough on the cards in the example to do both. I put it with a game board to make it more fun in tutoring, but these are just traditional task cards that don't come with a game board. There are 24 in all in both color and black and white. There is a recording sheet and answer key. The students will need to write small to fit the answer in the recording sheet or use lined paper!

Long Division with Remainders Pumpkins Task Cards

We also did a couple with 3 digits, but didn't have much time for that. She was starting in class with 4 digits last week with remainders. Yes, in 3rd grade!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - October 9th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all enjoying the fall weather. We have a Tropical Storm in the Gulf that is supposed to turn into a hurricane. Thankfully so far we aren't in the path of it, but that could change. Prayers for those in North Florida and those who are in the path of this hurricane.

I started out tutoring with the 3rd grader with counting coins with the half dollar since she had to learn to recognize it in school. We used my Counting Coins with Half Dollars Task Cards. She did an incredible job! It comes with 24 task cards, a recording sheet, and answer key.

Counting Coins with Half Dollars Task Cards

Next we reviewed subtracting across zeroes with my Squirrels Subtracting Across Zeroes Task Cards. These have 3 or 4 zeroes in each problem. She did a great job, not missing a single equation! There are 24 task cards in color and black and white. There is also an answer key and recording sheet.

Squirrels Subtracting Across Zeroes Task Cards

We finished tutoring practicing dividing with remainders and checking division. I couldn't find my cards that I thought I brought. Later I did find it in my bag. So I wrote problems on the white board and had her do some on there. We will work more on this during this week's tutoring session. Check back on my blog next Tuesday to see it.


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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - October 2nd, 2018

Happy Tuesday! October is here! Bye September! How is the weather where you are? Is it cooling off? Still very hot here in Florida! 

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I started off tutoring with the 3rd grader on long division dividing by 2 using my Unicorn Long Dividing by 2 Task Cards. She got the hang of it and was doing fantastic after the first several we did. There are 24 task cards in color and black and white. I put it with my unicorn game board, but that does not come with this set, but can be bought separately. There is a recording sheet and answer key so you can play "Scoot", put at a center, use in small groups, etc. 

Unicorn Long Dividing by 2 Task Cards

We finished tutoring working on checking addition with subtraction using my Check 2 Digit Addition with Subtraction Task Cards. After 1 example she did a fantastic job and didn't miss a single question! These come in color (for the border) and black and white. There are 24 task cards, a recording sheet, and answer key! 

 Check 2 Digit Addition with Subtraction Task Cards

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - September 25th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Wow, already the very last Tuesday of September!!! 

Last week I started out working on subtracting across zeroes with the 3rd grader using my new Fall Monsters Subtracting Across Zeroes Task Cards. There are 24 task cards in color and black white, a recording sheet, and answer key!

Fall Monsters Subtracting Across Zeroes Task Cards

Next we worked on 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication using my FREE Mermaids 2 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication Task Cards. There are 24 task cards in color and black and white and it also includes a recording sheet and answer key. This set works on the lower facts. If you download this please show your kindness by leaving a perfect rating and positive feedback. Remember I spend my own money on fonts and clip art. It is also 17 pages and they prefer that I keep freebies to 10 pages. It has been awhile since I've made something for free so I decided to make this free anyway. 

 FREE Mermaids 2 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication Task Cards

I finished tutoring by doing a little bit of long division dividing by 2 using my Unicorns Long Division Dividing by 2 Task Cards. Can you believe in 3rd grade she is doing long division already? I'll be working more on this with her next week. It includes 24 task cards, a recording sheet, and answer key.

Unicorns Long Division Dividing by 2 Task Cards

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - September 18th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Just a few days away until Fall/Autumn comes. Many of you will enjoy the beautiful trees with their leaves changing colors. That doesn't happen in Florida! I am jealous. I hope someday to go on vacation somewhere during the Fall to see those beautiful trees.

I started out tutoring reviewing multiplication by 4's using my Multiplication Facts Bump Fluency. She did a terrific job!

Multiplication Facts Bump Fluency

Next we worked on shading fractions with denominators of 7, 8, and 9 using my Identifying Fractions Task Cards. Like always I put it with a game board to make it more fun. These cards currently have denominators of 2 through 10. There are 48 cards, 2 recording sheets, and 2 answer keys.

Identifying Fraction Task Cards

We then reviewed fractions of a group by using my Apples Fractions of a Group Task Cards. There are 12 in all, plus a worksheet. She no longer needs them, but you can get the little apple erasers at Target or Amazon and have the children use those to put into groups! After missing the first one as it had been a long time since this was practiced she didn't miss another question!

Apples Fractions of a Group
 
I introduced rounding to the hundred's place with my Scarecrows Rounding To the Hundred's Place Task Cards. This game comes with a game board. Land on a scarecrow the student gets to go again, but land on a crow and go back to start! It comes with 24 task cards, a recording sheet, and answer key.

Rounding to the Hundred's Place Scarecrow Task Cards

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - September 11th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! I hope those who finally started back with their kiddos had a great first week of school! Today is a sad day in our history. I know many of you remember 9/11. Prayers to all the family members of those whose who lost a loved one on that very sad day.

We started off tutoring by counting dollars and coins using my Counting Dollars and Coins Task Cards. This is also available in a huge bundle! I had her write the amount using the dollar sign and decimal point on a white board. If you would prefer there is a recording sheet that they can write the answers on. I put it with a game board as always, which doesn't come with the cards, but any game board would work!

Counting Dollars and Coins Task Cards

Next we worked on drawing hands on a clock to the 5 minutes. I wrote the digital time and she drew the hands on the clock. The clocks are available from Graphics from the Pond.
Drawing Hands on a Clock

Drawing Hands on a Clock

We finished tutoring reviewing rounding to the ten's place using my Fall Zombies Rounding to the Ten's Place Task Cards. Students who land on a Zombie get chased back to start! It also comes with a recording sheet and answer key if you prefer to use them to play Scoot or hold them accountable at a center!

Fall Zombies Rounding to the Ten's Place Task Cards

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