Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Pinterest Inspiration & Another Freebie :)

First of all, I ♥ Teacher Tipster!  I saw this idea on his site:  Power Towers.  You've gotta watch the video if you haven't seen it.  I've had it on my list of things to do - even had the Pringles cans saved.  

I made some covers for my Pringles cans.   I made the one for Math -  and I also made up another one for Reading:

The Pringles cans come in two sizes - one is taller than the other.  I originally got the taller cans but they were too tall, there was too much space left after putting the cups in.  I went back and got the shorter cans (4.93 ounces) and they work great!  You will need to trim the top and sides of the pages just a little to make the pages fit on the cans - easy peasy!

If you would like these, click on the pictures below to download them for free: (Update:  I have updated the look of these as you can see in the pictures)

Can't wait to use these in centers next year!


  1. I found your picture on Pinterest and LOVE the cute download. Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

  3. LOVE these! I made a set of uppercase and lowercase alphabet towers. I plan to make other sets, too! I blogged about this activity and linked your blog for the labels!
    How about them apples?

  4. Thanks for sharing the labels. I think I need to go out and buy some pringles and get to eating.:)
    Kinders on the Block

  5. Can you share how to play Power Towers please.

  6. Sure! Check out the link to Teacher Tipster in the post to see how the power towers are used :)

  7. Thanks so much! What a fabulous idea. I will be heading to the store for both cups and Pringles!!

  8. love it!!! I was wondering what these were when everyone was talking about them on PT... what do you do for your reading ones, site words too?

  9. What a great idea! I think I will do these for multiplication facts, the kids will love it! Any activity that can be competitive, they will eat it up. I am trying to change the colors for the math one to green and pink like the reading one. Where did you get the picture of the stacked cups? It's not letting me copy and paste it. Thanks for the help!

  10. I love it! I love it! I love it!


  11. Thank you for the freebie. Today has been my Guided Math Independent Study Day. I have gotten a lot of great ideas.
    I am your newest follower.
    :) Tamera

  12. Found this on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing the labels. Off to make mine!

    Success in Second Grade

  13. A question- how do the kids check their answers? Do they do this with a teacher or can it be done independently with some kind of check?

    1. I usually have two kids working together, if it is a low student, then I'll place a high student with them that can help if needed.