TPT Seller Challenge: Make Your Masterpiece

WOW! Can you believe that we are already on WEEK THREE of the #TPTSellerChallenge?! This week is going to be a fun one! 🙂

Now it’s time to make YOUR masterpiece! The best products are the ones that also benefit your own classroom. Grab the image below to insert your product.
I am super excited to announce my new products, Daily Word Problems for Interactive Notebooks, and Partner Pairing cards for group work! 🙂

Like most teachers, my kiddoes struggle with problem solving. Every year my team reflects on what worked, what didn’t, and how we can help them become better problem solvers. I decided that a routine would be best for them. Thus, my daily word problem notebook was born. 
Students will need a composition book. 
For the first few weeks, place this organizer in the notebook each day. This is to get the kids comfortable with organizing their thought process.  
Each day, students will receive a slip of paper with a word problem on it. Slip of paper will fit perfectly at the top of the page (*Disclaimer: I resized the word problems AFTER taking pictures to fit perfectly in the notebook*) Teach students to understanding color coding of work problems, understanding the parts and whole of the problem. 
Students will receive cards such as the one below to place at the front of their notebook when setting up. They will notice how the parts and whole relate to types of word problems and use this to decide what operation to compute. 
After students are comfortable with the organization of the word problems, teach student to draw the simple boxes. This will help save paper and in turn teach them how to work out word problems on the state test when they don’t have the organizer. 
Want to see more? Click {HERE
My next masterpiece is going to save my sanity this coming year. There are times that I don’t strategically place kids in partners. Maybe the task is something not for a grade but I would rather them collaborate. I hate wasting valuable class time pausing to pair up the kids. 
I created partner cards for this specific reason. 
Do you need to pair up kids into groups of 2, 3, or 4? At the bottom of every set of cards is a number. This helps you determine if the cards are for a set of pairs, trios, or quad. 
Pass out the cards and time them to find their partner. 
I plan on using an online timer to make it quick, easy, and of course FUN! 
My favorite online timer is {THIS ONE}

Want to see more of these partner pairings? 
Click {HERE}
 I would LOVE for you to win these two products! 
Test your luck below! 
I can’t wait to see what you create! 
Don’t forget to link up with us, share your new masterpieces using the #TPTSellerChallenge hashtag and enter in the rafflecopter! 


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9 Comment

  1. Reply
    Vanessa Mejia
    June 29, 2015 at 11:08 am

    What a masterpiece! I really like your classroom management for partner pairing. Visuals are so important and help out the kids a lot, especially when they are brand new to partner pairing. And word problems they can never get enough practice. I'm so happy to see that you are using the whole part method. That has helped out so much my class breaking down the information. I was surprised to see that in my math book they took this out. But, I hope to win this!

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    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle
    June 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I really like your partner pairing cards. They are fun and I think even my middle schoolers would get a kick out of them!

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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    The Teaching Texan
    June 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I'm always looking for new ways to pair kiddos up for activities. I'll have to head over and check out your partner pairing resource!

    The Teaching Texan

  4. Reply
    June 29, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Wow! Your covers look great and these products are awesome! I absolutely love the partner pairings. I like how creative it is and that is shows how many students form a group! Great job!

    Simply Secondary

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    Mindy Thomas
    July 2, 2015 at 4:30 am

    I did something similar with my math journals last year. We use a little bit of a different problem solving graphic organizer, but same gist. One thing that I did was I used a piece of ribbon and attached it to the back cover on the inside, and then the kids could use it like a little place-keeper in their journals! Great product. Everyday problem solving is so essential to building their math skills.
    BTW – thank you for helping host these challenges. I appreciate it so much and hope to do things like this again!
    I forgot to leave my link!
    Mrs. Thomas' Teachable Moments

  6. Reply
    July 2, 2015 at 4:35 am

    I love those pairing cards! Very visual, bright, and creative! Nice work! Thanks for hosting the challenge. I've been loving the push to create more! 🙂

    Miss Woodward's Class

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    Jen Bonner
    July 4, 2015 at 1:20 am

    These look awesome Amber 🙂

    Sparkling in Second

  8. Reply
    karen @ Smarticle Particles
    July 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I really like your partner pairing cards. I usually do a count off, but then the kiddos can't remember their numbers. That makes one unhappy teacher 🙂


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    Deb Maxwell
    July 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    My masterpiece is made! Thank-you for the encouragement to get this done! I've been wanting to make this since I started selling, but it always seemed so daunting! I'm kind-of glad I waited though. I know so much more now than I did when I was starting out. I think I was able to make a higher quality product as a result.
    Not very fancy in 1st

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