Half Over or Half Left? (Plus a FREEBIE!)

July 16th?  No.  Way.  It seems like yesterday I packed up my classroom for the summer, which means it'll feel like tomorrow that I'll be welcoming the class of 2020 in for 6th grade!  I've been busy doing non-school stuff for the past few weeks, but I finally got to posting two new items in my TPT store.  Huzzah!  I was able to attend Utah Core Academy in early June, and I am pumped for math this year!  I am very excited to be able to release my two newest products, one of which I absolutely cannot wait to use!  I am tempted to rearrange my curriculum map so I can play it ASAP. :)

Math, chemistry, physics, and earth science have ALWAYS been my favorite subjects since kindergarten.  I do love writing, social studies and reading, art, music, etc, as well, but math and science have always clicked.  I think that is why I love teaching them so much.  Math is everywhere.  Not a single soul can go without it in a 24-hour period.  One of my favorite math-related items are board games.  The amount of probability in there is phenomenal, and, quite frankly, they are fun.  Hence my most recent product: Sugar-opolis!  (Yes, it's a generic name for Candy Land!)  It doesn't have anything to do with Candy Land aside from the fact that cavities abound.  The game is designed to practice fractions, decimals and percent.  Some require converting between the three, others require comparing different notations, some focus on the new common core standard to find percents of a number.  I've added a fun element: the Sour Apple Cards.  If you've ever played Quelf or Curses, you have a bit of an idea of the game.  The Sour Apple Cards require players to do things like keeping their elbows straight, keeping your wrist to your forehead during your turn, speaking in a British accent, etc.  This is definitely not a game for days where you need the class quiet and serious.  But it is a FABULOUS game when math can be a little more laid back and selling the idea that school is (dare I say) fun!

The other product incorporates QR codes to multiplying decimals!  Wahoo!

Anyway, I am so excited to use this product that I want to give out a few!  I will be giving three free copies away!  Here's how it works:

1. Follow my blog.
2. Follow my TPT store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Esther-G
3. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you did both and your email address so I can send it to you!
4. Stick around to see other freebies in the future!