Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cyber Sale 20% Off ENTIRE STORE

Hey All,

I hope you are having some great time for family and friends and being grateful!

Here's something to look forward to next week when you're back to work:


Click the picture to go to my store!!!

I am sure you can find something that you would like below are a few things you might want to check out!















So go check out my store:



You won't be disappointed!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dina

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Sale 20% Entire Store October 15-18, 2016

Hello,

As I promised, I am having a Fall Sale on the Entire Store. I still have about 5 new products to add to the store but nonetheless the sale will go on!  Hope you'll come take a look and see what you can find that you could use in your classroom or at home with your kiddos.

If you have something you're looking for let me know. Usually I just make what I need for my students and then share it with everyone!  Sometimes I can't generate any ideas. So, if you have one share with me. You could be the lucky recipient of a freebie for submitting an idea I use in the store!


Click the flyer to go to my store!!

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Ms. Fran

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Break! Time to get caught up on some things!

Hello All,

If you're on Fall Break I hope you are taking some me time. Time to relax but time for something enjoyable as well.

I am using my break to add some products I had finished but didn't get in the store yet as well as put some newly created things in the store. I figured after I got them added I would have a Fall Sale. So, keep tuned in to see when the sale is coming up!

I made some more clip cards. My students just really enjoy using these. They like that they can self-check their answers and instantly check their work! All you have to do is put a sticker behind the right answer before you laminate them. These are easy to print, laminate and cut out. All you have to do is add the clothes pins. I am going to have to remember to go to the Dollar Tree and get some more. I already went and although I spent $25 it didn't include those.

So, here's the preview:


Click the preview to be taken to the store!  I am trying something new. It is 50% off for 24 hours. So, now until 8:30 tomorrow p.m. it will be 50% off. That means you can get it for $1.50. Normally, it is only $3.00.  Hurry before the flash sale is over!

Hope your kids enjoy their "time" with this activity. Sorry I couldn't refuse the pun. Now, I have to go put that on sale before I forget! Let me know what you think about this activity and how you use it in your class.

Take care and Happy Fall Ya'll!

Dina aka Ms. Fran

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

***SALE TODAY***** August 2nd 20% off all my products

Hello All,

I wanted to let you know I am putting all my items on sale today for an additional 20% off.  Plus if you use the BESTYEAR code in TPT you get 10% off.  This is a fantastic savings but it is today only! :)

Hurry up before today gets a way on you!

Sorry I started work yesterday and really thought this sale was later like next week so I missed yesterday but you can still save BIG today!

Enjoy!

See some of my products you might not want to miss out on at this great price!!

Go to my store by clicking any of the pictures!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Going-Frananas

























Tuesday, July 5, 2016

**************FREEBIE*************** Post Holiday FREEBIE!

Hello All,

I hope you had a safe and fun Holiday. It was a big storm here and I took some time to add some unfinished products to my store. I've been waiting for 100 followers on my Facebook page to add a freebie but when I finished up these adorable Monster Multiplication Fact Cards yesterday I just couldn't help myself! I decided to make them a FREEBIE in my store.  It will probably be a limited time offer I just haven't decided how long so go get them today. The only thing I ask is you leave a comment about how you plan to use them with your students.

Math facts are so important! knowing them frees up their mind to work on those more complicated problem solving techniques! They need the the brain power!




Click the Freebie button to be taken to these great
Monster Multiplication Fact Cards! I hope you will enjoy them!





How do you help your students learn your facts? I hope using these cute and engaging task cards will be one way!

Have a great day!

Ms. Fran

Monday, July 4, 2016

Get them out of their seats!


Hello All,

Hope you're enjoying your summer! I'm trying to get a few more things completed for my school year coming up. I found several things I started but hadn't finished so I'm trying to get those done first.

One thing I found was a Fractional Parts Scoot.  It's important to know that students are understanding that a fraction is part of a whole and that the fractional part you are concerned with becomes the numerator and the parts of the whole are represented as the denominator. Sounds basic but a lack of this understanding will be a barrier to students moving further with comparing and making equivalent fractions in 3rd grades on up. So, that's why this activity is a great way to assess their understanding in 1st and 2nd grades after teaching about these subjects. But it will also be critical before you go further in fractions to make sure those 3rd graders do understand it.

I love SCOOTS. They let the kids get up out of their seats and walk around. It's fun and engaging and they don't even look at it as learning. They'll do this time and time again. They are versatile too because you can put them in a learning center as traditional task cards. Put a sticker with the answer the back before you laminate and they are self-checking!

You'll want these you can use them for years to come!! Click the picture to go to my store! This is very reasonably priced!



There are 25 cards. Set includes a recording sheet and an answer 

Love to hear your comments. How do you use Scoot and task cards in your class?

Have a great summer!

Ms. Fran

Get them out of their seats!


Hello All,

Hope you're enjoying your summer! I'm trying to get a few more things completed for my school year coming up. I found several things I started but hadn't finished so I'm trying to get those done first.

One thing I found was a Fractional Parts Scoot.  It's important to know that students are understanding that a fraction is part of a whole and that the fractional part you are concerned with becomes the numerator and the parts of the whole are represented as the denominator. Sounds basic but a lack of this understanding will be a barrier to students moving further with comparing and making equivalent fractions in 3rd grade on up. So, that's why this activity is a great way to assess their understanding in 1st and 2nd grades after teaching about these subjects. But it will also be critical before you go further in fractions to make sure those 3rd graders do understand it.

I love SCOOTS. They let the kids get up out of their seats and walk around. It's fun and engaging and they don't even look at it as learning. They'll do this time and time again. They are versatile too because you can put them in a learning center as traditional task cards. Put a sticker with the answer the back before you laminate and they are self-checking!

You'll want these you can use them for years to come!! Click the picture to go to my store! This is very reasonably priced!



There are 25 cards. Set includes a recording sheet and an answer 

Love to hear your comments. How do you use Scoot and task cards in your class?

Have a great summer!

Ms. Fran

Thursday, June 2, 2016

My Summer Book Study, The Book Whisperer

Hello All,

I'm probably behind the rest of you about reading this book. I have heard good things about it but had never read it. So, this summer I decided to get it and read through it.

It seems that many of our economically disadvantaged students start off below what is expected with language skills and they keep struggling no matter the intervention or instruction they get. So, what is it that will help close this gap. I am not sure that this book is the answer but I don't think it could hurt.

Here's one quote from the book I saw on goodreads. It makes sense and I am hopeful for what I will learn and be inspired by reading this book.

“I need to put forward more encouraging terms for my students than the negative popular terminology struggling and reluctant. Where is the hope in these terms? I prefer to use positive language to identify the readers in my classes. Peeking into my classroom, I see sixty different readers with individual reading preferences and abilities, but I consistently recognize three trends: developing readers, dormant readers, and underground readers.” 
― Donalyn MillerThe Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

So, have you read the book?  Share your thoughts whether you have read it or not in the comments. I would love to discuss it with you.

Have a great day!
Ms. Fran

Calling all Kindergarten Teachers!!

Hey Everyone!

I am really excited to use this activity with my KK babies next year. As an instructional resource teacher that does pullout sometimes groups overlap. I have to come up with activities that even the lowest ability students can use. I made these clip cards for beginning consonant sounds. Here's a video preview of several slides.

video

This will be great for my KK babies next year. I think it will be great for your students too. Make the cards self-checking by putting a sticker on the back of the picture that is correct before you laminate. Students can practice their initial sound consonants or work with a partner. You can use for early finishers or use them in a Literacy Center.

I think your struggling firsties could use these and a great review for the beginning of the year.



Click the preview above to go to my TPT store to get this great product!!!

I am trying to give away a FREEBIE on my facebook page. If you have not like it go to my FACEBOOK page (click the words) and like it. When I get 100 likes I will be having a flash freebie. I've got another clip card product I just finished. I'm holding off because I think it would make a great FREEBIE! Who doesn't like a freebie?

What are you up to this summer?  So, any products you are just really needing or wanting? Leave me a comment. I can always use an idea or two!

Have a great day!

Dina


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Newly Revised Compound Words



Hello All,

I am adding this new product to the store. It's really a new version of an "old" product.

I had a compound word activity but it was Easter Theme with Easter Eggs. It's a great Center Activity and I thought that many might like to use it at times other than around Easter. So, I've redone it without the easter egg decor.  This activity includes matching cards and a Compound Activity word booklet students can make where they have to write the word and then write a sentence using that word. You can't get enough sentence writing practice for students. I have included a blank page so as they find more compound words in their reading they can add pages to their booklet.

I tried a new preview of a video. You can see the quality of the cards which you print 2 or more to a page to page. You can see the booklet cover and pages.  I think you'l really like this product. Great for Centers or for early finishers.  It can now be used all year long.


video

Here's the collage preview. Click it and go to my TPT store.


If you have or do purchase, I'd love for you to leave a comment about how you're using it with your students and how they have enjoyed it.

Hope you have a great week!

Dina Francisco 
Going Frananas



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

From Counting to Adding in a snap!

Hello All,

I am excited about these activities for my Kinder Babies. Right now I have 3 Kinder Babies that I teach in my instructional resource class.  Their time overlaps with another group of students and so I have to have some activities for them to do independently. That's difficult when they are all at varying levels. From very low to almost grade level. I love the clip card idea. It helps with fine motor skills and it is engaging. They also can be self-checking by adding a simple sticker on the back before laminating.

So, here you go 4 activities for math that range from simple counting to solving addition equations.  The theme is a bee theme which is great for upcoming Spring (yes, I'm optimistic!).  See what you think!

Use these mats with included manipulatives or use your own. Bright, colorful, engaging mats to practice developing number sense. Students will enjoy counting with these cheerful mats. Compose and decompose numbers using 2 different manipulatives.

These are no prep! Just print, laminate, provide clothes pins and there you go instant activity. How easy! Very affordable!!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-Bees-to-20-Clip-Cards-2359946?aref=8y6zrehq

Adorable Clip Cards where students count the bees and clip the correct number. These can be self-checking for independent and/or work stations or Literacy Centers. Students will be engaged with the cute cliparts and festive colors. They will feel empowered as they can do this activity on their own. Perfect for PreK and Kindergarten and possible struggling first graders.


Help your kinders begin adding with these cute bee clip cards. Pictures help them decompose numbers into parts and count and add amounts to 20. Clip the answer with a clothespin. Make these self-checking by adding a sticker to the back of the correct number.

These are full-page all you have to do is print 2 or 4 on a page and laminate. No prep easy in a snap!


Just the right activity to support students learning to add. Each addition sentence has picture clues. Helps students create number sense. They can see each part of equation. 28 cards for addition problems with sums 2-20. Children can visually see how you can add numbers in any order to get the same sum. A card is included for 3 + 4 as well as 4 + 3.

This can be used as a workstation activity where children show answers with clothes pin (clips). Or use as a write the room activity. Both a recording sheet and an answer key included.

They are already affordable but if you buy them all together you can save $4.  These are all bundled together for the low price of $8.00


So, don't wait any longer!! Click on any of these pictures and go right to my store!

Take a stop over at my Facebook page and LIKE it. I'm at 91 likes. When I have 100 likes I will offer another freebie! Any suggestions? Something you're looking for that you can't find? Leave me a comment. If you use these I'd love to hear your comments!

Have a great week, it's HUMP day, you can make it!

Happy Teaching!

Ms. Fran