Sunday, December 13, 2020

Has it been that long???

Jaw drop (second today ... I'll say more in a minute) .... has it really been a year since I posted?????

Life has been, well you know... 2020!

Over the past month I have had a few messages asking me to update my Place Value Mystery Picture and today I finally had some time ... and energy!

Back to my first jaw drop of the day.  When I went to upload my edit I noticed that this product has been downloaded almost 100,000 times!  Say what?!?!  I cannot imagine that so many teachers and students would use my activities - heartwarming to say the least.

Mind blown!
Anyway ... the product has been uploaded and is still free.  
You can downloaded it by clicking on the pictures below or HERE.

Talk soon ... I promise :)

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Happy New Year!

I hope that you have all enjoyed the hustle and bustle of December!  Between school, kids and my grand-daughter I have been BUSY but loved every minute if it! My hope over the next few days is to watch a few of the Hallmark movies that are filling up my PVR!

I've had a chance recently to update my FREE tens and ones mystery picture for 2020 and wanted to be sure you knew in case you were planning for back to school in the new year.

You can download it by clicking on the picture below.

It will keep your students busy while practicing place value during that busy first few days back.
On a side note ... when heading to TPT to get the link to share with you I noticed that this has been downloaded over 80,000 times!  WHAT?!?! Wow!!! I'm speechless!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Wiggly Eye Math fun!

We've all seen it - those little fingers longing to play with the wiggly eyes when you pass them out for art class!  Who can resist?  So, I have created some fun, engaging math activities that will let students use wiggly eyes!

Note - there is a freebie in this post!

Students will be measuring ...
working with the 100's chart

playing games with their peers

subitizing their way through a number path
and MORE!

To learn more, visit my TPT store and be sure to download the preview. In the preview you will find a FREE download of a game called 'Who has the Monster with the Wiggly Eye?'

Giveaway is ended As always. the first 3 people who comment on this post with their email will get a copy of my newest learning pack!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

I Spy Number Words Booklet

Happy Summer!
I think I say it every time I write a post ... "It's been awhile"!

I have a number of products I used in my classroom that I plan to get ready to post in my store for you and tonight is my first of them!

My students LOVE using magnifying glasses.  When they are using them I think they are forgetting exactly how much work they are accomplishing.  After all, I keep tell them we do our activities for two reasons ... learning AND fun!

Just added to my TPT store is a quick prep printable booklet that will have your students using magnifying glasses to search for tiny number words (0-20). I have also included an optional word search that is perfect for your early finishers.  Of course, I have included an 'I can' instruction card to keep your little learners on task.

The booklets are in black and white to save your ink. I know how precious it is!  The 'I can' cards are in both color and black and white for you to choose.

I have added this learning pack to my I Spy Bundle so if you already own it please download the update and you'll get this pack too.  :)  If yo don't have it, the bundle now contains 21 I Spy activities!

In my classroom I have many magnifying glasses from the dollar store but I also have a set of these: (please note this is an affiliate link but you'll be glad you peeked!)  They allow for hands free learning, not just for I Spy but for many other activities in your classroom.

Giveaway ended As always, I'll send a copy of my newest resource, I Spy Number Words Booklet to the first 3 people who comment on this post with their email.  :)

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Happy Spring!

I am excited to say that the snow is 'almost' gone from my yard - I just have a few mounds where we piled it while clearing the driveway during the NUMEROUS storms we had this year.  Winter was not kind to us here in the north east.

Since I last wrote a post I have updated my free printable calendar for the 2019-20 school year.  You can download it HERE in my TPT store or by clicking on the photo below.

This year, for some reason, I have need to spend a fair bit of time working with doubles so I created a new math work station and posted it in my store for you.  The theme is perfect for this time of year . BUBBLES!  I am also working on a learning pack for a 'bubbles day'.  More on that in a week or two :).
If you have some of my other doubles work stations you will find this one very similar.  Students have a choice of rolling a dice or spinning a spinner, doubling the number and playing like bingo.

I have included all pages in both color and black and white and you can find it HERE in my TPT store or by clicking the photos above.

Giveaway ended - As with all my new products, I will send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post.  Today, I am asking you to tell me what you think I should include in my Bubble Day pack that I am working on.  P.S. Don't forget your email!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Froot Loop Math!

I admit ... every once in awhile I enjoy a bowl of Froot Loops.  Something about them brings me back to a childhood treat my parents let us buy once in awhile!    As I was enjoying a bowl recently I thought why not use them to 'make 10' or 'make 20' so I created a booklet you can use with your kiddos.
This earning pack has student mats for building ten frames with them and printable booklets.  You can choose between a 'Make 10' booklet or 'Make 20'.  Here's a peek of what's included.
I would give each student about 1/2 cup of cereal and before passing out the booklets do some sorting, estimating and counting.  Tell them they'll get to eat their counters at the end of the lesson.  :)

You can find this posted HERE in my TPT store.

*Giveaway ended*  As always, I'll send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post.  Don't forget your email!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Adding 10 and Counting on from 10

Adding 10 and Counting on from 10 ... there IS a difference!

Before Christmas break I was using one of the best selling math work stations in my guided math group when I thought "Why haven't I also created one that counts on from 10?????"  On the spot I came up with a new activity that approached it from a difference angle and the kids loved it.  I've turned that 'hand draw scribble' into a work station and have posted it in my store in case you have kiddos that can benefit as well.

What I have determined is that these two stations need to be used to teach adding 10 and counting on from 10 as two different skills.  The quick ability to do this will build mental math confidence.


Counting on from 10 is just that ... start with 10 and count on.
Adding 10 is just that ... start with a given number and add 10.

You can find both of these products in my TPT store HERE.

Giveaway ended  Tonight I will send a copy of BOTH of these learning packs to the first 3 people who comment on this post.  Don't forget your email!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!  This post comes with wishes of HEALTH, HAPPINESS and LOVE!

Here's a FREE New Year mystery picture that will keep your students engaged and practicing place value during the first few days back to school!

You can find it HERE at my TPT store.

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Well hello there!

Hi y'all!!

I just GASPED when I saw the date of my last post!  Life gets busy and the days just seem to fly by!

I've been working away creating for my classroom and now it's time to start getting those activities posted into my TPT store.  Tonight I added a new 'Build it math game'.  This one has a pizza theme so can be used year round.

Students use a dice and 'build a pizza' by adding toppings.  I have included 8 different games that each use the same pizzas and toppings to cut down on prep work.  The 8 games each have an 'I can' instruction card to print and add to a center.  This makes for easy differentiation!
The 8 games include:
Roll and Count
Add 1
Add 2
Add 5
Add 10
Doubles +1
Subtract 1

You can find this new learning pack HERE and I have added this to my existing bundle which you can find HERE.  If you won the bundle then you already own the new addition!

As always, I like to give away copies of my new learning packs.  I will send a copy of Build a Pizza - 8 Math Games in One to the first 3 people who comment on this post.  Don't forget your email! Giveaway ended

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Making Responsible Choices

It was an exciting day today ... with still a month left of summer vacation I finished ALL of my school supply shopping for my students!  Wahoo ... celebration time!  At my school, each student pays a $50 school supply fee and we purchase everything they need.  I LOVE that all the students have everything they need and everyone has the same quality and brand.  I also LOVE the expression on people's faces when I but 24 packages of markers, 50 boxes of crayons, 24 binders ... LOL the list goes on!  The only drawback is that we pay out of pocket first so my credit card gets a good little workout!

On another note ... something new has been added to my TPT store.

All day, everyday we our modeling responsible choices in our classrooms.  The activities in my newest learning pack provide purposeful opportunities to discuss and review those behaviors.

Everything you see above is included in both color and b&w.

In this learning pack you will find:
- a pocket chart sort
- printable discussion cards
- a cut / paste activity
- a writing flip booklet
- an anchor chart
- graphics to make a class pledge

You can find it HERE in my TPT store.

As always, I'll send a copy of Making Responsible Choices to the first 3 people who comment on this post.  Don't forget your email!   Wowzers ... I had 3 comments in 10 minutes!  Thank you all for visiting my little blog!