Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello Spring Break! {+New Product Giveaway)

Day #1 of Spring Break is officially underway! It's not even kind of spring-y outside (28 degrees right now!) and according to the forecast, we're in the 40's until Thursday. It's not exactly ideal for Spring Break fun with my little one, but maybe the weather will keep me on track with the hundred items on my to do list! I'm already feeling like this week is too short, and it just started!

So far, I've been pretty productive. My little guy slept until 8, so I finally got around to finishing and uploading these task cards I made a few months back for my class. One set includes only Addition & Subtraction, and the other includes Multiplication & Division.


I looked and looked for task cards that separated the operations this way, because that's how we teach them. Since I couldn't find any, I got to work making my own! I'm planning to add a set of mixed operations and expressions with two operations.


I'd love to give a set of these away today, so if you'd like to enter, leave a comment below with something specific you look for in a set of task cards. I'll draw a winner randomly tomorrow morning!

Happy Monday everyone!


  1. These look terrific. I look for engaging cards (colorful, eye-catching) that correlate with the standards. I love using the cards for extra practice.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. I look for task cards that cover the common core standards.

  3. I am usually on the lookout for ones to practice a specific skill (only one-two concepts at a time - add/sub or noun/verb), and only sometimes for a mixed review type. I look for the topic first, then that it matches the CCS, and then that the cards are interesting looking (color, graphics, etc.). My kids like ones that "pop and look like fun" as one student said to me.

  4. Your task cards look great. I used to introduce the operations the same way when I taught math. I will pass this on to my teaching partner. I know this is very vague, but I'd love to see a task card set with some sort of test taking strategies on it. I'm not entirely sure what that would look like, so I it's probably not much help. Our district is huge on practicing things like underlining key words, previewing questions, etc. I have plenty of stories to practice this, but no quick activities/centers.

    I agree with you about Spring Break. It's only Tuesday, and I am stressing out about what I want to have done by Monday. One of these days, I am going to learn to relax.

    Fit to be Fourth


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