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Famous Inventors with a Freebie!

Happy Saturday!

So this week was nothing short of *crazy*!  Between STAAR testing, sick baby, planning for subs, and a full moon (you know what I'm talking about!) was a LONG week!

However, we did conclude our Inventors unit!!  This week we only focused on two of the famous inventors, but we do cover all of these famous inventors throughout the year!
We focused on Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell!  This unit usually is one of the kiddos favorites, because it allows them to be creative and become inventive themselves!

Some of the activities include:

a booklet of Thomas Edison facts!

A booklet of Alexander Graham Bell facts!

and of course....their very own inventions!!
(this craftivity comes in both boy & girl scientists)

Click on the picture below for your FREEBIE!!

My new Famous Inventors packet is available now and includes all of the crafts below!

The packet has over 90 pages and includes a craft for each inventor as well as activity pages!!!  Just click on the image below or (HERE)

Included are activities for:

Thomas Edison
Benjamin Franklin
Garrett Morgan
The Wright Brothers
Alexander Graham Bell

AND.... if you can guess how many days I have left of get the packet for FREE!!!
Don't forget to leave your email address!!

Have a great weekend!

Jessica Travis
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Happy Sunday....and some memories!

Happy Sunday!

I just wanted to share some pictures of my boys!  I was sitting here watching them play on the floor and just remembering how it seemed like yesterday they were born!

I found some pictures from this time last year.....   my oh my how the time flies!

This was me pregnant last year with Little M....seems like yesterday!  
This was Little M at about 20 weeks....

Then I look at my boys now.....  

We have now reached the point....where ALL of our pictures are action shots!  No more sitting still and posing and looking at the camera or smiling....  You get what you get!

Little M just turned 8 months old and he just gets bigger every day!  Everyone said enjoy these little moments because they fly by.....they weren't kidding! 

(I just love his little hair sticking up!)

Thanks for letting me ramble on....Sometimes my mind just takes a little trip down memory lane!  

Alright....I'm off to watch the Masters!  Yes....we love GOLF around this house!!

Have a great week!

Jessica Travis
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Polly Plus and Molly Minus packet is ready!

Happy Sunday!

I have finally completed the packet for Polly Plus and Molly Minus!  It is already posted in my TpT store!

(Click on the picture or HERE to take you to the packet!)

The first 2 people to comment will get this packet for FREE!  All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address!!

I also reached 500 followers in my store this past week, so here is a freebie from my packet to say THANK YOU!!  

Just click on the picture above or {HERE} to get your FREE Polly and Molly keyword posters!  (Both in Color and B/W)

Have a GREAT week!!!

Click HERE to see my post about Polly Plus and Molly Minus in the classroom!

Jessica Travis
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Meet: Polly PLUS and Molly MINUS

Happy Friday!

This week FLEW by!  (I'm sure it really flew by for those of you on Spring Break!!)  

We had so much to accomplish this week....starting with Math! This week we continued with addition and subtraction, which we have dipped into a few times already this year, but this time we were covering both addition and subtraction within the same unit!  I wanted to change it up a bit this time, so I would like to introduce....

Polly and Molly! 

Introducing:  Polly Plus and Molly Minus

These two friends were with us ALL week, helping us with our addition and subtraction facts!

Before we solved any problems, we needed to figure out exactly what Polly and Molly were looking for!  Polly Plus was of course looking for addition and Molly Minus was all about subtraction, but we needed to find the key words that they would be looking for!  

We needed to find the keywords that would help us identify which problem belonged to which friend!  
After coming up with words that Polly and Molly would be looking for, we filled in our own web that we could keep to help us with our word problems!

After writing all of our keywords, we looked at real word problems and identified the key words within the problem, circling them as we found them!

We made little pocket folders to help us sort our facts!  They had so much fun sorting their problems to Polly and Molly!

Later in the week, we used actual number sentences.   My kiddos had to carefully read their number sentence and write the correct sign that would complete the problem.  Once again, our dearest friends were there to help us!  After filling in their signs and completing the fact, they sorted their cards to their pockets!

We had a blast with Polly and Molly this week!  (and a big thanks to Nikki @ Melonheadz!  Her graphics are adorable and I used them to create Polly and Molly!)

Now...for the laugh of the day!

Here is my conversation with my 4-year old on the way home:

Jaxon:  Mommy, did any of your kids get in trouble today?
Mommy:  Yes.  I had to get on to some of my kids.
Jaxon:  Did you get on their back or their belly?
Mommy:  I didn't get "on" them, I had to talk to them.
Jaxon:  Well did you sit on them?
Mommy:  No son, I did NOT sit, stand, or lay on any student.  I just spoke with them!

So cute.....and so literal!  

Have a great weekend!

Jessica Travis
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