Rounding Digital Task Cards on Boom

Rounding Digital Task Cards for Use With Boom Learning

Hey, y'all. Rounding was one of the toughest things for my 3rd graders to grasp. We practiced and practiced, but they always got hung up on what to do with a 5.

I wish I had had something that was self-checking and gave them immediate feedback, like these rounding Boom Cards I just added to my store.

There are small, individual sets for focusing just on rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand, and sets that included mixed practice. A bundle of all of them is also available, so you can find exactly what your students need. You can find them all here.

I love using Boom Learning because I can easily differentiate for my students and they have no idea! It's also self-grading, no prep, and easily lets me monitor their progress. Plus they can work on them anywhere they have internet and I can check their work anywhere, too. It's by far the simplest system for distance learning with littles.

I am adding new resources to both my TPT store and to Boom Learning often so check back soon to see the latest resources. Or better yet, follow my store and get updates daily! I hope you found some new ideas for you students. Have a wonderful week!

Stay sweet,

2 and 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction Boom Cards

Addition and Subtraction Boom Cards

Hey, y'all. We're a month into distance learning here. How's it going where you are? My families have been having a tough time getting organized for distance learning, so I wanted to make things as easy for them as possible.

I started making Boom cards because they are super easy for students to work on anywhere they are and we can continue to use them next year when we get back to normal.

I have a paper and pencil version of these cards in my store already. They cover adding and subtracting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping. You can find the paper version here.  

But, given that I can't send home paper task cards with my students, I made them digital so students can review these skills at home or anywhere they have internet access. (For more information about Boom Learning, click here.)

Decks include:

I set my students up with all of these sets so they can review some of the skills they already have and practice some more challenging math problems we were just starting to get to. You can find the whole bundle of cards here.

I love using Boom cards because there is no prep, printing, or laminating. Cards are self-grading and students get immediate feedback. I can easily see how students are doing in the reports section. Students can play the cards over and over if they want to to improve their scores. I can easily assign decks for distance learning and I can reuse them when we get back into the classroom. I only wish I had started using them sooner.

Keep an eye out for more digital resources coming soon. Stay healthy and safe and have a wonderful week.

Stay sweet,

Digital Science and Social Studies Units

Digital Science and Social Studies Units for Google Classroom™

Hey, y'all. This digital learning stuff isn't exactly what we signed up for, or even had the faintest idea we'd be doing back in January. But it doesn't have to be awful. There are some excellent resources we can use to ease this transition and still teach the kids without 50 Zoom meets a week.

I'm talking about Google Classroom. It's a fabulous way to teach the kids at their own pace and still get to know what they're thinking. Students can type right into the slides and submit their work whenever they have the time to work on them. The best part is, while we're all learning this digital classroom thing, we can take these new skills in the ACTUAL classroom when we do finally get back to school.

I've been converting some of my best-selling STEAM and social studies units into Google Slides versions with a few tweaks. This week, I added digital versions of my Communities, Earth Day, Habitats, Landforms, and Weather Units. I also added some spelling and math Boom cards.

In each unit, students learn essential vocabulary, read and answer questions, and illustrate their learning through art or writing. Each of these units is perfect for the last few weeks of school or any time!

I am adding new units daily right now, so check back often. You never know what you're going to find next.

I hope you found some new ideas to get your digital teaching game going strong. For more digital learning ideas click here for Boom Cards or here for Google Classroom units. I hope you have a wonderful, healthy, safe week.

Stay sweet,

Self Care During Distance Learning

Self Care During Distance Learning

Hey, y'all. How are you holding up during this quarantine? I'm an introvert and trying not to spend money anyway, so staying home isn't too hard. But watching the news is terrifying.

While I appreciate the updates, there's only so much I can take before it starts to get to me. So in the essence of self-care, I've had to turn off Facebook, online news, and the TV. At least for most of the day.

Setting limits as to how much of this you read or listen to will help your mental health. The first few days of quarantine, I felt inundated with information. It sent me into a mild depression and I had a tough time just functioning. I knew I needed to limit my exposure, so I turned off all the things.

I still heeded the warnings--stayed home, washed my hands, practiced social distancing if I did have to go out--but I worked to not let all the things get to me. I increased my workouts. I drank more water. (Perks of being at home: getting to use the bathroom when needed!) I slowed down and enjoyed meals. I Zoomed with friends and shared pictures and videos with my students. And I only watched the news for a short time in the evening.

I also wanted to make sure my students were practicing self-care. Their mental, physical, and emotional health is far more important than their academics at this point. In order to help them find ways to practice their own forms of self-care and figure out what works best for them, I made a self-care checklist for them and a nature walk scavenger hunt.

If families aren't able to print, they can save the image to their phone or other device and check things off in an app as they find them or practice them. It's nothing fancy, but it is a way to let students know that they have ways of handling their big emotions, too. You can find a free copy for your students here.

How are you coping with all the things? What ways are you practicing self care? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and be safe.

Stay sweet,

Digital Learning with Boom Cards

Digital Learning with Boom Cards

Hey, y'all. Teaching has changed a lot in the last month, hasn't it? Since more of our students are learning at home, we need to make things as simple for our families as possible.

Boom Learning is a online application that allows students to continue practicing skills whether they are in the classroom with you or at home with their parents. The game look to the cards makes it engaging for students. The fact that its digital means no prep, printing, or laminating. With a full membership to Boom Learning, you can track your students progress and monitor their learning no matter where the learning is happening.

My students' families are very sweet, but we have had so much trouble getting everyone logged in to the right places. Boom Learning makes it easy to setup and for kids to login and play, making it perfect for even the littlest of learners.

This week, I've added several new sets of cards to both Boom and my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

The first set is a nod to my Base Ten Scoot Cards. This set includes 20 digital task cards. Students count the base ten blocks and type the numbers in the answer box. The app will check students' work automatically and let them know if they got it right or wrong instantly.

The Adding Coins Boom Cards have students add the US coins and choice the correct total from the answer options at the bottom. As you can see below, the app will let students know if they've gotten the answer wrong and will let them keep trying until the get it correct. 

With Easter right around the corner, these Adding Peeps Boom Cards are a fun way to continue to practice math facts while enjoying some springtime fun. Given that it's all digital, it's super easy to push out the cards to students to practice with at home. 

And the Ninja bunnies on the spring number order task cards have always been a hit. Now you can share them with families digitally with this new Boom Card set. Numbers get progressively bigger, but only go up to 100.

Telling Time with My Peeps is a favorite matching card activity every year. It's been adapted for digital learning so that your students can work on them anywhere. This activity covers telling time to the hour and half hour, perfect for kindergarten and first grade. 

The Color Words Write the Room is a hit any time of year. With the digital version, students choose the word from the list of multiple choice options below. 

I hope you found some new resources that work for you and your students. I am always adding new resources to help you and your students do your best learning, so check back soon for more great resources. Have a great week!

Stay sweet,