Sunday, February 24, 2013

Task Card Templates

I was checking out a friend's new set of task cards and noticed that the frames were a little distorted.  I realized that she was using a frame meant to be on a 8.5 X 11 sized paper and trying to shrink it down to fit the task cards.  Unfortunately, the proportions are not the same.

An idea formed in my head.  Why don't I create frames just for task cards?  That weekend I set out to create doodle frames that were meant to be used as task cards.  I did them in two different sizes.

Set 1 has 4 cards per sheet, with the frames being about 5" X 4".

Click on picture to find these in my TpT store.

Set 2 has 6 cards per sheet, with the frames being about 4" X 3.5"

Click on picture to find these in my TpT store.

I even uploaded a FREE set of St. Patrick's Day task card frames that are already on St. Patrick's Day themed background paper.

Click on the picture to find these in my TpT store.

The task cards are very easy to insert into your project. Start by opening up the program you will be working in (I'm using PowerPoint to demonstrate).  Go to Insert> Photo> Picture from file.


Choose the background paper you want to use.


After your background paper is inserted, go to Insert> Photo> Picture from File to insert your favorite task card frame.


Choose the task card frame you want to use....


and you are all done.  No more trying to re-size frames that weren't meant to be re-sized. No more trying to line up the frames.  I've done all the work for you.


You are ready to start typing on your task cards in 4 easy steps.


My next project is to combine my task card templates with some of my own background papers.  So if there is a combination that you would like to see. let me know.  I will get it posted ASAP!


If you would like to purchase these task cards at Teacher's Notebook, you can find them in my new store called Digi by Amy.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Free For All Linky Party

Make sure you check out the FREE 4 ALL over at All Things Upper Elementary today.  Find wonderful free lessons/activities to use in your classroom and/or share one of your own.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fun 4 All Linky Party: Love is in the Air

Do you have a product that you just love and would love for others to know about it?  Are you looking for that perfect lesson or activity to use in your lesson plans for next week? Either way come see the Linky Party at the All Things Upper Elementary blog and see all the wonderful ideas.



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kinetic Energy Lab

I apologize for taking so long to post these, but as we all know school seems to take on a life of its own at times.

This was our kinetic energy lab.  We did two different activities.  The first was using a matchbox car and putting different size washers on it to change the mass.  They used a track to put the car on and then measured how far the car was able to push the paper tray.





We also did different size marbles going down a meter stick ramp. (2 meter sticks connected with popsicle sticks)





They made tables in their science notebooks to keep all their data.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super Sunday Sale at TpT

On Sunday, Feb. 3, TeacherPayTeachers is having a sale.  My store will be 20% off tomorrow.  When you check out, use the promo code SUPER and get an additional 10% off for a total of 28% off the original price. 

Happy shopping!