That got me to thinking about "original". What does it mean anyway? I have seen many things duplicated by teachers on TpT and TN that I know the seller did not invent. I purchased two Matter units from two different sellers. Both of those packets contained Root Beer Float activities. And what about Oobleck? How many sellers have that in a packet? I have seen things duplicated from Lakeshore, Really Good Stuff, Carson-Dellosa, etc. Check out the Back to School packets. Most all of them contain some type of getting to know you bingo with the same questions. So the only thing original in the way it's arranged.
How many times have you thought, "Oh, this would be the coolest idea to do for ___!", only to find out someone else already thought of it? In the world of teaching, is there such a thing as "original"? Math concepts, reading strategies, science stuff...it's the SAME everywhere and the activities are the same. Seriously, I remember putting celery in food coloring to see how the water travels up the stem when I was a kid (a long time ago). Someone may put a little different spin on it or add a cute graphic and font, but the concepts are still the same. Many of these "original" ideas came straight from a text book!
I'm not trying to cause anyone any problems. I'm not trying to be negative or nasty. I'm just saying that because my Number of the Day was "similar" to hers, does not mean I shouldn't post it. So, I have decided to put it back up. FREE FOR THE TAKING! There are 20 premade numbers and one blank so you can create your own. I only used numbers that would make the telling time to the nearest 5 minutes. I'll change up once we have covered time to the nearest minute.
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