Monday, December 1, 2014

TPT Cyber Monday SALE!

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I don't know about you, but I did not get up at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving to go out and deal with the CrAzInEsS of Black Friday.  Cyber Monday seems so much easier and relaxed...if only we didn't have school :-D And speaking of Cyber Monday...rush on over to TPT and take advantage of all of the HUGE savings on all of the AWESOME teaching resources that are available!  All my stuff is on sale and I'm going to go pick up all the stuff I've had my eye on ;-)

I got an idea this evening when my daughter and I went to Target.  Of course we always peruse the dollar bins and they had some cute felt advent calendars. It hit me...MathVent!  For the month of December, each (school) day there will be a new math challenge problem to solve from the MathVent calendar.  Since this is a last minute idea...and I can't NOT do it since I'm already so excited about it...I'm flying by the seat of my pants with it.

The white tickets are school days when there will be a math challenge and the red tickets are non school days.
If students correctly answer the math challenge, they get a star to add to their MathVent calendar.

And finally I just wanted to share 2 pictures from this weekend.  Our tradition is to put up the tree on Thanksgiving Day (if we're not hosting).  We have vaulted ceilings in our new house so my husband suggested getting a new, bigger tree and thought a 7ft. tree wouldn't be tall enough.  So I went to Michael's late Wednesday night and bought a 9 foot tree.....holy tall Batman!  I had to use a ladder to put it together and fluff out the branches, ha!
We put our ornaments on the next day.

We also collect Christmas ornaments.  We take a picture of each one and write up when and where we got it and any other details.  Then, as we put ornaments on the tree, we read them aloud and have a great time remembering the good old days.  My son and daughter also make their own ornament each year.  My daughter always has a ball and my son always has a flat ornament.  As we decorated the tree, we put all of hers together to remember the different styles in which she did get her thinking about what she wanted to do this year.  I LOVE family traditions!

Have a fantastic week everyone!

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