Friday, 22 March 2013

Fraction Strips for Fractions, Percents and Decimals


Hi guys! This is my latest freebie (just click on the picture above). They are my free fraction strips. Feel free to download the template and try them out with your students!

I also have a similar version that not only has fraction strips but percent strips and decimal strips too! These Fraction Strips are handy for discovering equivalency between fractions, decimals, and percents. Each card is color-coded allowing students to make connections when they see relational card values for proper fractions, percents, and decimals. For example, ¼, 25%, and 0.25 are always yellow.

Fraction word name cards are also included to help students learn how to pronounce the numbers correctly. 
The cards included can be used to focus on just one skill (e.g. percents) or use the cards together to learn equivalencies. 

Extra copies can be made to allow students to cut out the fraction tiles and use them to create word problems.  All Fraction Strips are available in whole, halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths, eighths, tenths and twelfths. The same goes for their decimal, percent and word-name counterparts. Everything here is also included in black and white form for ease of making photocopies. The colored sheets can be printed and laminated or they can be printed on transparency paper to make transparencies for use with a projector.

See it here at TPT or here at TeachersNotebook!

I'd also like to share that I found these wonderful fraction books on amazon that are beyond the introductory level and are perfect for grades 3 to 5.


               If You Were a Fraction                             Fractured Fairy Tales - Fractions and Decimals

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Books for Boys - A reading list of books boys love!

Most boys will tell you that they hate to read because 'Books are boring!' or 'Reading is for girls!' Have you heard similar sentiments from your boys? I'm sure you have. This problem is easily solved by giving them books that they would want to read. Use a reading interest survey to find out what they like. Each child is different but I've found that most boys love superhero themed books, books about cars, biographies about sporting heroes, and books about science fiction. 

Also, these books need to be filled with illustrations and humor. Comic books are really easy to read because the art work really engages the reader attention and they make great use of alliteration. Joke books are another favorite. There are joke books which are based on a specific theme e.g. sports, school, animals, etc.

Here are a few of my suggestions below, click on each one to see excerpts from each book. My students love them all... well, just the boys. 

The Last Straw

 Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Cabin Fever


Books for boys

Ordinary Boy - The Hero Revealed
Ordinary Boy-The Return of Meteor Boy

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Collective Nouns for Animals, Persons and Things

Here are some collective noun matching cards that are played like dominoes. Most of the collective nouns in each list below are found in the card sets above. The entire card set has eighty illustrated collective nouns. They can be played as a whole set or in three separate categories; animals, persons or things. Each set is also available separately at TpT. Click on each picture below to view an  individual set in one category or click on the picture above to see the complete bundled set which will give you an automatic discount of $1.00 off.
collective nouns people Animal collective nouns list 

collective nouns things list
Get the PDF of Collective Nouns lists for free from my TpT store!

A herd of cattle

*New Additions*

Now available - Collective Nouns posters and worksheets - These are also highly visual. I used lots of clip art and integrated it with my farm theme and community workers theme. You can use it with your theme units as well. You can download a sample of the actual posters and worksheets straight from my TpT store and when you get there, just click on the Download Preview button. Here are preview pictures below:
Collective-Nouns-Parts-of-speech Collective-Nouns-printables-posters Collective-Nouns-printables-posters 
Collective-Nouns-Worksheets Collective-Nouns-Worksheets-jobs

 Collective Nouns Persons Memory Game Flash Cards

You may also be interested in these collective noun books.


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