Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tutoring Tuesdays - January 15th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Those of you in the United States and most of the world are back to teaching your incredible students. I believe Australia starts back soon. I wish you all a great rest of the school year! I started back tutoring last Wednesday.

I spent most of tutoring with the 3rd grader working on adding and subtracting gallons and quarts using my Adding and Subtracting Quarts and Gallons Task Cards. She had to convert the gallons to quarts or quarts to gallons to solve the equation. She did a terrific job! There are 24 task cards, a recording sheet, and answer key included.

Adding and Subtracting Gallons and Quarts Task Cards

We also had time to do a few long division problems using my Long Division New Year's Task Cards. After completing the problem I had her check them like she sometimes does in school. There are 24 task cards in color and black and white, a recording sheet, and answer key.

 New Years Long Division Task Cards

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019 Top 10 $1.50 Sale!

Happy New Year! I hope it is the best year yet for you, your own children, and students!

I am once again placing my top 10 TPT products on sale January 1st and 2nd, 2019 for only a Dollar! You can grab them in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Who can beat products for a buck that typically cost $2 to $6? My top 10 products are the same as last year except for one that entered in at 10th best, but several have changed in the order.

Addition and Subtraction Regrouping Word Problem Task Cards

Addition and Subtraction Regrouping Word Problems


Elapsed Time Word Problem Task Cards

Elapsed Time Word Problems Task Cards


 I Have, Who Has Suffixes

I Have, Who Has Suffixes


Input Output Task Cards

Input Output Task Cards

Phonics Word Sort Mega Packet


Phonics Word Sort Mega Pack

Zombie War Multiplication 2 Digit by 1 Digit is my biggest climber jumping up to 6th best seller from 9!

Zombie War Multiplication 2 Digit by 1 Digit

Linking Verbs Task Cards

Linking Verbs Task Cards


Common Core Reading Essential Questions for 2nd Grade

Common Core Reading Essential Questions for 2nd grade


I Have, Who Has Prefixes

I Have, Who Has Prefixes


Comparing Fractions with Like Denominators Task Cards

Comparing Fractions with Like Denominators Task Cards


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Friday, December 28, 2018

7th Blogiversary

My blog has officially turned 7 years old!!! WOW! 7 wonderful years. I am setting all my products on sale for 20% off through the 30th to celebrate! Follow me and check out my store here.

 
I now have 1,763 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers, 2,573 on Facebook, 320 on Instagram, 15,308 on Pinterest, and 287 on Twitter! I appreciate each of you who have followed, liked, downloaded freebies, purchased resources, or interacted with me on my pages. Thank you! I look forward to another fun year!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - December 25th, 2018

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I meant to share my tutoring fun a little before Christmas, but got too busy. So I will share it the day after, even though it is now Wednesday. I tutor actually on Wednesdays, but share the week after. There will be no tutoring the next two weeks, but I do have some fun things for you including my most popular products for only $1.50! Stay tuned for that date. It will be soon!

This week I started working with her on very basic order of operations by learning to use the parentheses first. We used my new Ornaments Order of Operations Race, which you can currently only get in my VIP Facebook group. It is a FREE download!!! Join here.  There are 24 cards, a recording sheet, and answer key.

FREEBIE Ornaments Order of Operations Task Cards and Game available in FB Group

FREEBIE Ornaments Order of Operations Task Cards and Game available in FB Group

Next we worked on identifying fractions from using halves all the way to tenths using my new Clip It Identifying Fractions Task Cards. There are 24 task cards in all. There is a recording sheet and answer key. You don't have to have them clip it, you can have them just circle it if you prefer.

Identifying Fractions Clip It

We finished tutoring working on some PreAlgebra using my PreAlgebra Balancing Number Equations Snowballs. This comes with a game board, recording sheet, and answer key. There are 24 cards in all. You can use them like traditional task cards and skip the game board if you prefer.

PreAlgebra Balancing Number Equations Snowballs Task Cards and Game

PreAlgebra Balancing Number Equations Snowballs Task Cards and Game

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tutoring Tuesdays - December 18th, 2018

Happy Tuesday! Wow next will be Christmas. Where has time gone? I am tutoring Wednesday this week and usually post on the following Tuesday, but that will be Christmas day and people won't be on to read it so I may either post it early or right after Christmas. I hope each of you who celebrates has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Last week, we continued to work hard on long division strongly focusing on dividing by 6-9, but did work on some lower numbers too. This time we used my Elves Long Division With Remainders! It comes with 24 task cards in color and black and white plus a recording sheet and answer key so you can use it for Scoot or any other cooperative group activity, small groups, or centers! You can also put it with a game board like I do in tutoring. I also have her check the answer since she does that in school and it works on multiplication.

Elves Long Division With Remainders Task Cards

Elves Long Division With Remainders Task Cards


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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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