Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Creative Teaching Press Giveaway Day Two!

Are you ready to learn a little bit more about some other fun CTP products? 
This next item comes in many different patterns. These are the Color-Me Designer Cut-outs. They are simply black and white cut-out shapes. 

These 6 inch shapes are available in the following designs: 

At first I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but now that we've been using them in class I think of new ideas all of the time. We've decorated bulletin boards with the cut-outs and turned them into cards for Valentine's Day. 

Most recently we used them to help us do simple addition and subtraction problems. The kids really loved seeing something that they made used in front of the whole class! 

We used them to come up with our own story problems. Then we would label how many were in each group. Finally, we would use our whiteboards to write the addition or subtraction problem. 

The other product that I want to share this evening is the Notebook Paper 6 inch Designer Cut-out Set. 

I am always looking for new ways for my students to practice writing. I thought these would be something different enough that it would keep their attention, yet it would be easy to prep. 

You will see on the picture below that my students use these for sight word practice. They read the word at the top and write the word multiple times below the sight word. The key to making this work is to write the words you want to use on the cards before you laminate them. If you don't write the words beforehand it may wipe off when students use the dry erase markers. 

Have you registered for the CTP giveaway yet? If not, be sure to enter on the rafflecopter below! The contest runs through Sunday! 

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Have a great night... I can't wait to share more with you tomorrow!


  1. Letter practice for the notebook paper.

    1. They are perfect for practicing letters and words! :)

  2. I would use the notebook paper in reading groups and for spelling. We could work on word families!