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
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!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Making 10 printable booklet

Hi again ... I told you that I've been busy getting a few things ready to post in my store - it's those finishing touches that slow me down - making it go from personal use to TPT ready!

Next up ... Making 10 with Cat!
It's a quick and easy, just print and use!

Students need to determine how many more buttons cat needs to Make 10!  They draw missing buttons to fill the ten frame then complete the addition sentence.  They won't even realize that they're solving missing addends!



You can find this booklet HERE in my TPT store.

Question for you ... I have this in my plans for the fall with my firsties.  Do you think a similar booklet to 20 would be a good idea?  I'm debating!

As usual .. the first 3 people who comment on this post will receive a copy.  Don't forget your email!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Let's Taco 'bout Our Names!

I just realized that I didn't post about a recent product in my store!  It's a back to school activity that I plan to use for a bulletin board.  Aren't these tacos ADORABLE?????????
Kids LOVE their names (and so they should - they are as unique as they are!).  I've included a few different options such as Make 10 and make 20.  

You can find this activity pack HERE in my TPT store, but as always ... I'll send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post!  Don't forget your email!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mystery Readers in the Classroom UPDATE!

Hello!!!!!!!!!
A few years ago I introduced you to my super-easy Mystery Reader pack.  This week I spent some time updated the pack - it's been a few years!  If you already own it, be sure to head on over to my TPT store and download the update!  If you don't own it I have it listed at a reduced price to help you get ready for back to School. 
You can find it HERE in my TPT store!
I've been working on a few new things, so I'll see you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Pizza Math

Happy July!!!!  I hope that you're enjoying summer as much as I am!  Don't get me wrong - I LOVE teaching but this time with family to relax and rejuvenate is an essential part of our job and we are so lucky to get it. :)

I have just posted a new math product in my TPT store.  When started making it for my classroom I was creating a 'Making 10' game to reinforce the addition strategy but then I started thinking.  I know there will be some students who aren't ready for that strategy yet but who would enjoy okaying a pizza themed game so I added two games that are played the same way but focus on number sense.

The finished product looks like this ...
I am hopeful that this product allows for easy differentiation which helps so much with planning!  You can find it HERE in my TPT store.

I know people probably aren't reading too many teacher blogs so early in July, but I will still send a copy of this learning pack to the first 3 people who comment on this post no matter how long it takes!  Don't forget your email!


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's finally summer and a freebie!

I have been green with envy the past month or so reading blog posts of teachers who started their summer vacation ... now, I have finally joined the relaxation!  My plans consist of lots of relaxation, family time and of course adding a few new products to my TPT store. :)

First up, I decided that this fall I will introduce my Mystery Pictures with an easier picture that uses numbers to 50.  This will be a great lesson on it's own but also be the perfect introduction to the other pictures I have them do throughout the year.



You can pick up a copy (did I mention it's FREE?) in my TPT store - enjoy!!  You can find it HERE.