Thursday, February 26, 2015

Big Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers!

Sale goes through the 26th!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Fraction and Decimal Video

Hi everyone,
This is a fun and informative video I thought you might enjoy!

The music to this video is performed by Rythm Rhyme Results whose website is www.educationalrap.com.   Check them out for more great learning songs! 

Great fun!





Happy Teaching,



Monday, February 9, 2015

Towns & Cities

Hello!
My name is Peter and I am one of the co-founders of Towns & Cities Hip-Hop English Mobile App.

I’d like to thank Lori for providing us with an opportunity to talk about Towns & Cities. Lori is working hard to provide original resources and a community to discuss ESL and math instruction that is both innovative and effective and it’s an honor to introduce what we do.

Towns & Cities is a hip-hop English language mobile app designed for iPhone and Android. The app works as a supplemental language-learning tool for English learners around the world – of all ages - and uses original hip-hop music as its main channel for communication and engagement. Towns & Cities provides resources for strengthening grammar, conversation, pronunciation, and listening comprehension.

Feel free to preview a few of our songs on our Soundcloud account: http://www.soundcloud.com/townscitiesapp. Feel free to use any of these songs in your classes or with your students! "The inspiration for Towns & Cities comes from various experiences drawn from our combined educational backgrounds as teachers, learners, and researchers, along with our creative pursuits in music and art."  We originally established our educational paradigm of “Hip-Hop English” in a primary school outside of Madrid, Spain. While working as a language assistant in 1st to 6th grade classrooms, I was approached by my lead teacher with a proposal to collaborate on a hip- hop track to use as a teaching and learning tool. After some initial in- class interactive performances with 2nd grade students (along with subsequent edits and tempo changes!) the first song turned out to be a hit. That first song eventually grew into what Towns & Cities is today.

We are aiming to expand this collaborative effort and idea to a global platform of English language learners at all age groups and proficiency levels. The music is all original music that we’ve created, and the lyrics aim to reinforce learning through rhyme, rhythm, repetition, storytelling, and other mnemonic devices. Additional content for each unit includes auto-correcting, interactive visual worksheets, written worksheets, and flashcards. Towns & Cities is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Our first version includes 18 units, and we’ll be uploading new batches of content throughout the coming months. "For updates 
follow us @townscitiesapp on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Soundcloud for info and updates."

Please feel free to contact us by email at info@townsandcitiesapp.com. We are happy to discuss the app with anyone who is interested in using it or would like to suggest new ideas.

Thanks again to Lori and to you for taking the time to learn about Towns & Cities!



Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Freebie

Hi everyone!

Here is a Friday Freebie I hope you can use.

Number Word Cards and Math Word Wall Cards

This will get your students counting and identifying numerals and written words.

There are 3 pages of numeral and word number cards zero to eleven. There are black and colored pages for your games or word wall and an outline coloring page for your center activities or to send home. You can use these cards as a word wall, memory or concentration game, game cards, review or as a center activity.


Happy Teaching,

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fraction Math Video

The video math tutor has another fraction video that I like.  Great visuals and some humor make this video a winner.  It is a long one over 27 minutes, but take a look and use part or all of it as another method to make your fraction content comprehensible for all students! 

 

Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Clip #1 - Understanding Fractions 

 

 

Let me know what you think of the video math tutor! 

Happy Teaching! 


Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Freebie!

 Hello everyone!
Happy New Years!
It is Friday and time for a freebie!

This is our Multiplying by 8 - Multiplication Math Games and Lesson Plans and it is free!



http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-by-8-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28642


This 26-page package focuses on multiplying by 8. Teaching elementary students to multiply is quick and effective when students practice their multiplication facts with these fun and engaging reproducible multiplication games, lesson plans and activities.


This package includes 5 Math Games:
*Multiplying by 8
*Match It Up!
*Concentration
*Multiplication Bingo
*Flash Card Bingo
ALSO INCLUDED:
*Homework Black lines
*Timed Tests
*Score Graphs


Each multiplication game includes game boards, cards, practice sheets, a 5 minute-timed test and graph for efficient assessment.

Also included are 5 black lines, which can be used to differentiate your instruction, as seat work or sent home as homework. Flash cards also come in this packet.


These games are effective ways to reach and teach your English language learners and at risk students. Differentiate your elementary instruction with this great 26-page multiplication game and activities.


click here to download your free game packet today!

Happy Teaching,


 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year everyone!


Happy New Years to all of you from all of us at Fun To Teach!
Happy Teaching!
Lori
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