Monday, February 20, 2012

Fraction Cootie Catchers

What do you do on a long weekend?  Well, if you're a teacher, you plan, plan, plan ...  (that being said, I did enjoy some fun family time, and got a bit of baking done, too).

I've been thinking ahead to my next math units.  I'm doing geometry next (and I CAN'T WAIT to use the Angry Bird nets I found).

But then, after geometry, comes ... fractions.  I spent some of my free time this weekend creating a new collection of cootie catchers to help my students review fractions.  There are seven different cootie catchers included:  reducing fractions, equivalent fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, converting to decimals, converting to percents, and comparing fractions.  My students have almost come to expect some kind of new cootie catcher each month, so I think they'll be happy with these.  I gave the cover page a new look, too.  You can take a peek at my new Fraction Cootie Catchers by clicking on the picture to the right.

And ... just because I LOVE three day weekends ... want a chance to get a copy for FREE?  Be one of the first 5 people to leave me a comment below with your email address, and I'll email you a copy.

Happy Monday!


26 comments:

  1. Love your cootie catchers!! :)

    ThepolkaDotowl@gmail.com

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  2. I cannot wait to use them!!

    marycraig@stewart.k12.tn.us

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  3. My students LOVE your cootie catchers- the fractions one is so timely! Thank you!

    Wertzr@yahoo.com

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  4. I'm typing FAST!

    Hi Jennnnnnnnn

    Kim
    joyin6th@gmail.com

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  5. Ilove them!
    heyjbales@sbcglobal.net

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  6. WOW! That was QUICK! I'll send all 6 of you a copy ... told you - I LOVE long weekends!!! I hope you enjoy!

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  7. Yippee!
    I think I made it before the bell rang!
    I love your "cootie catchers."
    And I'm reviewing fractions with my ELD group this week.
    This would be a great motivator!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  8. You sure did, Kim! I hope your students enjoy. I'm just getting dinner prepped, and I'll send them right after that.

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  9. Ugh, bummedI missed out! I'm student teaching right now in fifth and could use these!!! Awesome idea! What program do you use to make them?

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  10. Here's my email in case you've got anything you'd like to share to supplement a student teacher's budget!

    amoon003@odu.edu

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  11. Ok....so poo....I was out gardening and missed this one:/ They look adorable:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  12. These look awesome and we are doing fractions right now!

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  13. I think I missed out, but I'm here so let me take this opportunity to tell you how much I love your stuff. And these cootie catchers look adorable and fun!
    Cindy
    coachcindyp@comcast.net

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  14. So not fair! I had to work today! 7 hours of professional development on Common Core....yay!! Sad I missed out bc these look AWESOME!!

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  15. I get so excited to read your blogs. You have such fantastic ideas:). Too bad I'm too late for the cootie catchers:(

    Stephanieelainecrisp@hotmail.com

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  16. Love the angry birds!!! Thank you! I just used them to teach adjectives and prepostions...now I can use them in geometry. Can't wait to see your ideas.

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    1. I know! I was SO excited when I found the Angry Bird nets ... I keep telling the students I have a surprise for them when we finish our measurement unit. I can see the birds flying now ...

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  17. Hey! What about me?? I've been at work all day! Thanks for the idea though!

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  18. Thank you for working hard all week, spending time with your family, AND sharing your talents with other teachers for an easy $3!

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  19. I'm starting fractions too. Loved the cootie catchers for Valentines Day!! - nchills1@windstream.net

    Cathie

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  20. Yep, Common Core for me too! Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Wish I had been 17 comments sooner! My kids always need extra practice with fractions! Kcollazo.Ingram@lee.k12.nc.us

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  21. Just wanted to let you know I recently purchased your Chris van Allsburg Inferring unit and am excited to check out the cootie catcher as the quality in the language arts unit was excellent.. I don't normally spend so much on resources, especially without being able to thumb through it first but it was worth the funds. Thank you!

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    1. Thank-you SO much, Mary! Chris Van Allsburg is one of my favourite authors for inferring, and I look forward to using that unit every year.

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