Posts by annfausnight

Fun Free Father’s Day Craft

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every June we used to make these in my classroom. The kids loved creating crazy designs for the ties! It was so fun to see what they would come up with. Using real buttons or cutting fabric into a tie shape adds another level of fun to the project! You can find free patterns on TPT here.

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Flag Day Thoughts

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

I love the United States and I want to visit all of it. I wonder sometimes if I should be yearning to see Europe, Africa or Australia. But I never feel that way. I haven’t seen enough of this country. My recent trip to Alaska reinforces in me the desire to see the beauty of my own country. There is so much I still need to see.

I stand at attention with my hand on my heart each day in my classroom and demand either a unison response or a respectful silence from my students. When necessary I remind them of the sacrifices given for our flag and country, and those currently being given.

Here are some pages to use with your students or children. They include a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance and some pages to learn and understand its vocabulary.

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Pledge pages

With these feelings in mind, I created a Flag Day Scavenger Hunt. It is available on TPT here.

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Win a TPT Gift Card!

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

TPT is having its Teacher Appreciation Sale on May 3 and 4 and I appreciate you! I will have 3 winners of $10.oo TPT gift cards. You may enter on Tuesday and again on Wednesday. I will post the winners on Thursday AM. Please come back on Thursday because I will need the emails of the winners!!

Ann

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Tic Tac Toe!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in antonyms, synonyms | 0 comments

I’ve been creating a new type of game based on a very old game. It is really a fun concept. Students complete nine little activities in a # shape to discover which row, line, or diagonal contains the Tic Tac Toe. I have made many of these for math. Here is a sample:

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Find the Tic Tac Toe Sample Math

These are available in sets of five (for 10 total games) for $1.50. Check them out here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ann-Fausnight/Category/Find-the-Tic-Tac-Toe

I have begun creating a some for language arts also. I have antonyms and synonyms as well as homophones completed. Here is a sample:

Find the Tic Tac Toe Language Arts Sample

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I am working on a set for facts and opinion. Can you suggests other language arts topics that would work with this format? I would love to hear your ideas.

Ann

 

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The Vocabulary of QR Codes

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Freebies, Uncategorized, vocabulary | 0 comments

Let’s be honest. The school “gave” me an iPad 2 years ago. I’ve been carrying it around, using it to check email and Facebook. Some of the time the “cha-ching” of a sales works on TpT. In other words, I haven’t used it well.  I did make a few products last year that used QR codes. My kids got to use the iPad a tiny bit for that, but I never really explored the cool ways QR codes could be used beyond self checking.

Here’s my vocabulary of QR codes.

A Quick Response code is a 2 dimensional code is can be scanned without the beam of light need for a barcode scanner.

A QR code when scanned links to websites, videos, images, and information.

A QR generator creates QR codes. There are many QR code generators available for free. Try goqr.me.

A QR reader is a special camera that captures the symbol to read it. There are many free apps easily available.

Data pixels or QR code modules are the name for the black and white dots that make up the code.

Qurifying“is creating your own QR codes. With them you can make whatever you want more interactive.

Here are some great ideas:

1. On a worksheet  QR codes can provide answers for self checking, additional information to enhance understanding, and lead students to a “sponge activity” for early finishers. Here’s an example.

Homophones with QR codes

Homophone Review Page with QR codes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Display a QR code for students to scan to take them to a difficult to type website.

3. Create QR code scavenger hunts. Students search websites to gather information for the topic. I am so doing this soon!!!

4. Print QR codes on stickers to go into texts to provide extra information (reading practice).

5. Provide QR codes with video tutorials for help with math!

6. Let students create a QR code note to brag about their day!

I am so excited to really use this tool this year! Please comment with some of the amazing things I’ve been missing in the world of QR codes!

Ann

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Products with QR codes

 

 

 

 

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