Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Word Work Freebie and Linky Party

I just posted a Halloween word work freebie at my TPT store.  Students need to determine the missing letters in Halloween words.  I included a recording sheet in case you are using this at a center like I plan to do.  Click on the picture to download a copy :)
Before I go and start getting ready for another school week (is tomorrow really Monday again???) I need to tell you about another great giveaway.  This one over at Creation Castle celebrates literacy.  You get a chance to win many book related activities.  There is more than one chance to win and each rafflecopter is broken down by grade level.
Good luck and I hope you can use the Halloween activity in your classroom!
Click on the picture below to finds lots of great finds at this FREEBIE linky party.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Football Math Work Stations

I just posted my newest math work station packet at my TPT store.
The activities in this unit focus on numbers to 30 and include a variety of activities that I am working on in my classroom including ten frames, greater than / less than and adding one.  Here's a sneak peek :)
Head on over to my TPT store if you would like to pick up a copy for your math tubs.
I'd love to give away one of these units.  I'll randomly choose one of the names from the first 5 people who leave a comment on this post.  (Don't forget your email.)
Update:  I find it amazing the interest from others of the products that I create for my classroom.  Thank you sooo much!  I used to get a winner.  Congratulations to comment #1.  I will be sending you your copy of Football Math Work Stations shortly!
Oh ... I've already started my next work station packet :-)

Friday, September 28, 2012

TGIF and Huge Giveaway

T.G.I.F. --- enough said!

I had to write a post tonight to let you know about a huge giveaway over at Primary Possibilities.  They  are celebrating having 500 followers with so many prizes that they are having 3 Rafflecopters! There are products galore from many TPT sellers (including yours truly) and gift cards up for grabs. 

Be sure to check it out. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Estimation Station Freebie

How are your students with estimating?  I know mine need some practice.  Here's a freebie to use in October at your math station to help with estimation.  There is a mini-poster to display at your estimation station and Halloween 'ballots' for students to record their estimate.  Click on one of the pictures to get your copy from Google docs. 
These super cute Halloween graphics came from Scrappin Doodles.  Aren't they adorable? 

If you enjoy using this activity you might want to check out my Estimating Throughout the Year unit at my TPT store
I would love for you to leave a comment if you use this Halloween freebie in your classroom.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yo Ho Ho! Pirate Doubles

Is tomorrow really Monday?  The weekends go by way too fast!  I thought I would write a post before I get into the Sunday night routines. 

Have you seen my Pirate Doubles math work station on my TPT store?  My kiddos love pirates!
I have students work in pairs but included 4 playing cards just in case your groups are a little larger.  To play this game students roll one die, double the number and cover the number on their playing card.  I have included an I can... card to help build student independence.

I would love to give away a copy of my YoHoHo Pirate Doubles math work station to the first 2 followers who leave a comment. Don't forget your email !

Saturday, September 22, 2012

"I Spy" Halloween and Huge Giveaway

Have you ever met a student who didn't like Halloween, I spy, and magnifying glasses?  I haven't, so I created this word work activity that combines all 3 to be used in October as we get closer to Halloween.  Here's a picture of my daughter searching for Halloween words.
I have printed teeny tiny Halloween words that are easy to read with the use of a magnifying glass. Tthere are 4 different pages and a choice of 2 recording sheets.  One has students record the words from only one picture and the second has them search through all four.  I included an answer key so that you won't need to search through to find the words.  For an extra challenge you could have them write them in alphabetical order.
You can find this activity here at my TPT store.  I'll send this activity to the first 2 followers who leave a comment on this post. Don't forget your email so I can send it to you !
While you're here click on the picture below to hear over to Olivia's blog at Liv to Teach.  She is celebrating 500 followers at her TPT store by having a huge giveaway.  You can win 42 items including your choice of item from my TPT store ! You don't want to miss this one !
There is also a great link-up under way called Show and Tell Wednesdays over at Darling Little Learners.  You should check it out on Wednesdays for great ideas!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween Math Work Stations

I planned to blog about my Halloween Math Work Stations when October rolled around, but since people are buying the unit from my TPT store I realized that as teachers we are planners and of course we are getting organized for October !  So, here they are !

My Halloween work stations focus on numbers to 30 with a little patterning, symmetry and graphing thrown in. 
Check out all that is included:
I included an "I can..." card with each activity so all you need to do is print, (laminate for years of use) and put them in your math tubs !  You can find this unit here at my TPT store. 

I would love to give one of these units away to one of my followers.  I will randomly choose one of the first five followers who leave a comment on this post.  Don't forget your email so I can send it to you !

Thank you so much to everyone who commented !  I am thrilled that you are all interested in my products ! I used a random generator to come up with a winner.
Congratulations Vicky ! I will be sending you an email shortly !  If you didn't win this time keep checking back because I am working on a new set of math work stations and will be giving one away !
Check out these fall ideas from a great fall blog hop at Teaching My 3.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Tens and Ones Mystery Picture

NOTE:  This product has been updated - please visit HERE

I LOVE mystery pictures and my students do too.  However, I also like for my students to do a little 'work' before they begin coloring on the hundreds chart.  This Halloween Mystery Picture requires students to solve the numbers then color.  For example,

3 tens 4 ones _____
Students need to figure out 34 before they find 34 on the hundreds chart.  They won't even realize they are working on place value.  We teachers are so sneaky !
 I often copy the 2 student pages on an 11 by 17 paper so the students have them side by side.  Another option is to have them do all the solving first then give them the hundreds chart to color.  This is a perfect quiet activity for students as you get closer to Halloween.  You can find it here at my TPT store.
Since you know how much I love to share my products I will send this to the first 2 people who follow my blog and leave a comment (with your email) on this post.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Build a Scarecrow and Giveaways

Take a peek at my newest 'Make 10' activity that I have added to my TPT store.
In my opinion students can never have enough practice at 'making 10'.  To play this game students begin with a playing mat that has a scarecrow pole on it.  Taking turns they turn over two ten frame cards.  If the cards 'make 10' then they add a piece to their scarecrow.  The first to build their scarecrow wins!  I have included an I can... card so your work station is ready to go!  To change things up a bit print extra copies of the pumpkin ten frame cards and you have an instant ten frame matching game !  You can find this station here at my TPT store.

Would you like a copy of this math work station?  I would love to give away a copy to the first 2 people who are followers of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  Don't forget your email so I can send it to you!

Speaking of Giveaways, you need to check out these two!

Leah over at Learning 4 Keeps is hosting a huge giveaway with more than 25 sellers (including yours truly) offering prizes.  You need to hop on over and check it out ! Click on the picture to head on over.
Also, don't forget about the fabulous fall giveaway that Jenna is hosting over at Diving Into Learning !  Click on the picture to hop on over.

Good luck on the giveaways!

Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad is having a fall linky party.  Hop on over to her pad to see lots of great fall activities!
There is another fall linky over at All Students Can Shine. Hop on over for even more great fall activities!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Farm Writing and a Giveaway!

Writing often seems to be an area that I need to keep making interesting for some students.  Take a peek at my writing on the farm unit.  My plan is to create quite a few different ones this year to keep my writing station 'fresh'.
I have included word wall words for adding to your theme wall and writing station, an individual word wall so students can have it close by, writing pages, a mini-book and writing prompts.  You can find this unit here at my TPT store.  I LOVE to think about my products being used in classrooms so I am going to send this unit to the first 2 people who are following my blog and leave a comment on this post. Don't forget your email!
Now for the giveaways !  Jenna over at Diving into Learning is having an amazing giveaway!
Click on the picture to head on over to win TONS of fall products!  This is a giveaway that you don't want to miss!
AND you have just a few more hours to enter the giveaway over at Peacocks and Penguins.  Hurry over this giveaway ends today!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Moovellous Math Stations

My Moovelous Math Work Stations unit includes 10 ready to use math stations.   All you need to do is print, laminate and add them to your math tubs!  How easy is that??
You get all this:

and all this!!
Each station includes an I can.. card to help build the student independence that we are always trying to increase!  You can find this unit at my TPT store.  I would absolutely LOVE to give one of these units away to one of my followers.  I will choose one name from the first 5 comments I get on this post.  Please be sure to leave your email so I can send you the unit if you are the winner!
Thanks for stopping by!
UPDATE:  I used a random generator to choose from the first 5 comments.
Congratulations Melissa! You were comment number 2.  I will be sending you a copy of Moovelous Math Stations!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Stuck together like peanut butter and jelly

Compound words are words stuck together like a peanut butter and jam sandwich!  That's the theme of my compound words activity. 
There are so many ways to use this activity:
  • pass out one card to each student and have them find their 'mate'
  • work together and place them in a pocket chart
  • individually or in a small group match the compound words
  • as a matching game
  • if you have more ideas, leave a comment !
I have included a recording sheet and a word search of the included compound words.
You can find this activity at my TPT store. Click on the picture to head on over.
I would love to offer this product to the first 2 followers who leave a comment on this post.  Don't forget to leave your email!
 Also, don't forget to head on over to Peacocks and Penguins to enter the fabulous giveaway!!  There are great prizes to win!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Giveaway & Math Station Freebie

You have got to check out the great giveaway that Heather is having over at Peacocks and Penguins!  She is running a huge giveaway with 2 chances to win!  Make sure that you head on over to enter.  One of the prizes is a product of your choice from my TPT store !  Good luck !!!

On another note, I was trying to think of an easy math work station to include in my first rotation of stations this week that had students work on quickly identifying dot arrangements.  This is what I came up with -
Students roll a die and place a counter in the correct column.  Play continues until one column reaches the top.    I have also included an I can... card.  I created it in black and white then copied onto cardstock and it was ready to go ! 
If you would like a copy click on the picture.  Please leave me a comment if you use this activity.  Enjoy !

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Numbers to 30 (Greatest Number)

I feel like I should have a t-shirt that says "I survived the first week!"  Whew!  I really have a wonderful group of firsties, but it sure takes awhile to get used to the back to school routines! 
One of the first work stations I am going to put into my math tubs focuses on numbers to 30.  I like for the students to gain a really quick sense of numbers to 30.
Students work in pairs (or a group up to 4) and turn over numbers at the same time.  The players then need to determine who has the greatest number.  That player gets to keep their number on their soccer net gameboard.  Play continues until all numbers have 'scored'.  The player with the most 'goals' at the end of the game wins!  You can find this work station here at my TPT store.  I will give this work station for FREE to the first 2 people who follow my blog and leave a comment on this post. (Don't forget your email!)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Giveaway, Currently and Back to School

Amy over at Adventures in Teaching is hosting a fabulous Timesavers Giveaway.  Goodness knows that we can all use a little help keeping up right now.  So, click on the backpack to check out the giveaway for lots of wonderful products including your choice of product from my TPT store!
I always enjoy reading everyone's 'Currently' on their blogs so for the first time ever I am linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade
Lastly, tomorrow is the first day of school.  I know I'm ready, but the question is "Will I sleep tonight?"  Sadly the answer is "Probably not!"

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Friendly Ghosts Freebie and Linky

I joined a Spooky Linky over at Graphics From the Pond.  Every activity in the linky is available at TPT and uses the same Friendly Ghosts graphics.  I plan to head over and pick up some products to 'build my own' Friendly Ghosts unit for my classroom!

I decided to offer my product for FREE.  Click on the picture to pick up your copy of a ready to use math work station for Halloween.  Students will work with ten frames and numbers 10 to 20. I have included an I Can... card and a recording sheet.  All I ask is if you use this activity please take a minute to leave feedback!  Thanks!!

Click on the graphic to go to the linky.  It is just getting started, but I'm sure lots more TPT sellers will be linking up!
I am currently working on my Halloween math work station unit.  It should be ready soon!