Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tutorial, Giveaway, and 2 Announcements!

I had heard that it was possible, but I didn't believe it.  I finally tried it one day, and my entire life was changed.  What is it, you ask?

Printing multiple pages of a PDF on one page.

And doing it is SO SIMPLE, I have to ask myself why I haven't been doing it for years!  Lately, I've been printing everything mini!  It's so much fun!

If you saw my posts on Guided Reading and Centers, you may have seen these pictures, where I mentioned how I like to attach the "I Can" Statement to the container or how I post them for each group so that nobody can say I'm not teaching the standards!  I simply printed multiple pages of a PDF on one page to make smaller versions of the posters to serve this purpose.



If you want to know how to print smaller versions of PDF files, I've prepared a simple tutorial.  And by simple, I mean, there are like 4 pictures total.  Ok, there are 11 in the basic tutorial and a few more if you want a few more advanced options, but I did it step. by. step.  I could have done it in 4.  Yeah, it's that easy.





I took it one step further and made smaller versions of my Reading Buddies posters to put in my group pocket chart too.  The large strategy we are working on can hang up in the room, but sometimes the groups are working on different strategies, so it's nice to have smaller versions of the posters for students to reference when they are at my table.  Plus, they can connect the Beanie Baby to the poster when I present them together.


So here is the tutorial.  I apologize because it's not the prettiest tutorial in the world, but my computer was being super sloooooowww and I was getting annoyed, so I just got it finished in the quickest manner possible.

(If you aren't printing the entire document, take note of the specific pages you want to print so you can enter them in the print dialogue.)

You can choose a range of pages, or specific page numbers, or print all the pages.  

This is where it gets tricky! :-)  NOT!


You will see a drop down menu pop up.  Click on it.

It gives you options, or you can choose a custom number on each page.


This is 2 pages per sheet.  This is the one I use the most.  It makes each page a half a sheet.

And that's it!

You can also customize how to print it so the pages fit better on the page. 

They were printing horizontally and in portrait mode, but look at all that white space!  What a waste!

I was able to make it fit much better!

Look at how great that looks!  And I can cut each of the "I Can" Statements out more easily because of the border.  Viola!

I also have a few announcements to make, and a giveaway!

First, the announcements!

I am taking part of a blog hop AND the Facebook Frenzy this weekend!  WOW!  I am so excited!  And I will have 2 different freebies available, one in the blog hop, and one in the Frenzy!  They are only available THIS WEEKEND so make sure you check back!  They both begin Friday at 8am and end on Sunday. :-)

If you aren't already following me on Facebook, make sure you are!  You must "like" my page on Facebook in order to get the Frenzy item!

I am also giving away my new Thanksgiving and Fall items from my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  
  

You can click on either picture to see the item in my store!

Included in my Fall Into Fun pack:
What's Included:

Math:

Autumn Number Order- putting numbers in order
Scarecrow Sorting- sorting numbers greater than/less than 10 and 20
Autumn Build a Number- adding and subtracting 1 and 10 to a number
Autumn Spin, Tally, and Graph- using tallies to keep track of data
Literacy Activities:
Leafy Syllable Sort- sorting pictures into categories based on the number of syllables
Pumpkin Patch Blends- practicing "r" blends
Squirrel Spin and Spell- blending sounds to spell cvc words
A Bushel of Sentences- determining which punctuation completes the sentence
Autumn Sight Word Bang!- practicing Dolch words through a fast paced game of Bang!*
Fall Sight Word Bingo- practicing Dolch words through Bingo*



Science and Math:
Exploring Pumpkins- Students will complete activities using their own pumpkin or a class pumpkin. Activities include measuring their pumpkin, counting seeds, using tally marks to count lines on their pumpkin, adding pumpkin seeds, representing a number using base ten, sink or float, exploring a pumpkin using their five senses, and a pumpkin life cycle activity.

Included in my Happy Turkey Day pack:
Fabulous Feathered Friends (Fact Families)
Fill the Cornucopia- Number Representations (tally marks, base ten blocks, expanded form, tens and ones)
Traveling Turkeys (Adding and Subtracting on a Number Line)
True or False Turkeys (Equations)
Turkey Trot (Slide to 120)
Gobble Gobble Bump! (Addition and Subtraction with 2 and 3 numbers)
The Base Ten Turkey (a Place Value activity or addition and subtraction activity)

You can enter this giveaway below!  It ends on 11/7 at midnight!

Good luck!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks! Love these! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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  2. Both your packets look great! Am looking forward to this weekend...better hurry and file away everything from the last one!

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    1. Yep, you better get some computer space ready for this Frenzy! It's going to be awesome! I've seen some of the products, so I can tell you that for certain!

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  3. Can't wait for the frenzy... clearing up space on my flash drive now... =)

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