28 September 2013

Monster Daily Five and Dictation FREEBIES

Just a quick post with a couple monster themed freebies.  I've gone monster crazy in my classroom this year.  These are just a couple of my latest little projects.

You can get the freebies by clicking on the images below.

Daily Five Monsters

The Daily Five is copyrighted by The 2 Sisters,  If you are interested in the Daily Five and want to implement it in your classroom, please check out their website and book, The Daily 5.

Dictation Paper

15 September 2013

More Monsters...and a Monster Glyph FREEBIE

I put together my monster classroom set over the summer and my students are really lovin' the cutie monsters.  I thought it had everything I needed...but low and behold I had to make a couple more additions.  You can check out my original post here.

Here are my newest additions:

I plan on hanging mine on twine with clothespins.  I'll post a pic when I get it up on Monday.

If you already purchased my monster set, then you will just need to go back and re-download it to get the additions.  If you are interested in purchasing my monsters, you can click here to head to my store.

Now for the freebie:
Click the image above for your freebie.

I also just finished my new Hallway Monsters.  These monsters are big and bright and sure to brighten the hallway.  These monsters are not included in the monster classroom set, but they are available separately in my TPT store.  Click the image below to head straight there.


You can simply laminate and attach clothespins.  I added painted bottle caps for an added pop of color.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  The set had all the colors included.  You could also use buttons or washi tape.  The set contains both color and black and white versions.  The black and white are great if you would like students to color their own monsters to make a one of a kind hall monster.
The Wanted Posters are an adorable activity we did with Miss Nelson Is Missing. I didn't create it, and I've searched everywhere to find the original source.  It was a great freebie.  If it's yours, please let me know! I'd love to share the link.

P.S. As always, I'd love to give a copy of my hallway monsters to the first 2 people that leave a comment.  Please don't forget to leave your e-mail.  Thanks Bunches!!!

08 September 2013

Math Monsters

I have been so many things I want to share, but I keep forgetting to take pictures at school!!! So, for now I will share something I am really excited about using in my classroom.  Problem solving is a HUGE part of math instruction, and I wanted to create something similar to my Bloom's Buttons that I use during reading.  You can check out my Bloom's Buttons here.  These Monsters aren't exactly the same as the Bloom's Buttons, but they do contain thinking questions on a ring.
After I have my students work on a word problem, I will say it's time to get those monster minds moving...and we will choose a question.  I'll probably just fan them out and let a student pick a cutie monster.  I really hope these get them thinking deeper about the problem solving process.  These little guys should really get that math talk going! And, they match my new classroom monster theme :)

There are a total of 24 questions.  There are a couple questions that ask the same question using different terminology.  This is in order to build their math vocabulary.  For instance, Does your answer make sense?  Is your answer reasonable?

If you are interested in these monsters, you can head over to my TPT store by clicking here.  I'd love to give it to the first 2 people that comment for free, but please don't forget to leave your e-mail :)