Classifying Real Numbers Folded Flashcards

Students work with a partner.  Student 1 shows the card to student 2.  Student 2 tells student 1 all the subsets for the number on the card.  The answers are on the back of the card (folded over part of the card).


There are 11 pages with 32 different flashcards. This would be a GREAT center for early finishers!



Real Number Online Game

My students have always loved playing online games.  I use these as fillers for my classes that finish their work early and I use them on a regular basis with my inclusion classes.

A game I found for my inclusion students called, Rational and Irrational Numbers Game, is great for these students!  It allows them to get out of their seats and they fill successful before adding more vocabulary words for Real Numbers.

Here is a link to the game:

Cobb County School District Resources

This county has it going on when it comes to providing graphic organizers for their teachers!  I have used many of these foldables over the years!

Dollar Tree Picture Frame Facelifts

Super short post!  I had several old picture frames I had purchased from Dollar Tree a few years back (20 or so).  They were not in great shape and, to my knowledge, never have been in grade shape!  I took a red can of spray paint, a can of white spray paint, and the most fabulous product EVER Minwax Helmsman.  I coated all of the picture frames with red spray paint.  Then I added a coat of white spray paint and distressed the frames.  Finally, I put three coats of Helmsman on the frames.  They looked MUCH better!  What a great quick fix for Dollar Tree Picture Frames :)

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Dollar Tree Picture Frame Facelifts

DIY Distressed Shelves

We have donated and sold all the furniture from our guest bedroom.  I showed my husband the headboard I wanted to make…  It was from a beautiful antique mantel I found at Antiques at the Loop.  He hated it!  Aaaarrrrgggg!  I explained that I wanted to be able to hang the antique mirror on the wall but make it look like it was sitting on the mantel…  He still hated the idea so I had to come up with a new plan.

I still wanted the mirror in the guest bedroom and I still wanted it to look like it was sitting on a shelf.  I went to Lowe’s and bought a Kiln-Dried Poplar Board 1″x3″x96″ (2), Kiln-Dried Poplar Board 1″x6″x96″, and a Kiln-Dried Poplar Board 1″x2″x96″.  Then I picked up some spray paint – red, ivory, and yellow.  (I made two different sized shelves.)

When I got home, I cut each board to a length of 4′ and sanded each of them.  The wood grain in Poplar is beautiful!  Next, I painted the edges and corners yellow.  When the yellow was dry, I painted the entire board with red.  I let the red dry overnight.  The next morning I painted the entire board ivory.  I put two coats of ivory on but I did not let the paint dry all the way before I started sanding.  I used a sanding sponge and a medium and course piece of steel wool.  I distressed the entire board.  When I was finished I let the paint dry for about two hours.

I decided to put the shelves together before coating them with Minwax Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane.  I predrilled 3 holes with a Dewalt Countersink Drill Bit in the back of the 1″x3″x48″ and the 1″x6″x48″.  Then I used wood screws to attach the top of the shelf to the back side of the shelf (like a splash board).  Finally, I put three coats of the Minwax Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane on each of the shelves.  The Minwax really brought out all of the colors!

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Quick and Easy Lamp Shade

My husband loves this hideous metal floor lamp we found several years ago… It just wasn’t working for me!  I did not want to spend any money on this lamp! In fact, I really wanted to throw it away or donate it so what can I do to spruce it up a bit. As I stand on the deck watching the birds and looking at the pool, it dawns on me! I’ll use an old hanging pot I have!  This really was a quick and easy lamp shade!

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I painted it with the Rust-Oleum paint.

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Then I decorated it with a little ribbon and some beads.

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Here it is in the guest bedroom…  I can live with this!

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