Thursday, December 29, 2011
My class had a ton of fun with money this past month... I hope someone else can use these activities to help boost the confidence in your student's ability to count coins.
My hubby and I are off to celebrate our ANNIVERSARY, however, I'd love to give this unit away to a few bloggie friends when we get back in town... leave a comment and share 1 idea you use to teach money in your classroom... I'm off to back a bag ;)
Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Growing up in Utah... snow is a must for Christmas. As of right now when I look out my window... I see grass and black asphalt... tomorrow we shut the classroom door for winter break and relaxation. I'm hoping for a white Christmas... Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wiping my brow...and celebrating with a happy dance... I'm giddy to announce that SNOW MUCH FUN is complete and posted. I hope we all find great success and enjoyment with these complete common core centers. I appreciate your suggestions and encouragement!! I added Math Talk Cards for each center and a sharing time SNOW MUCH FUN spinner to conclude each day of math stations.
First grade has been requested... here is the 1st Critical Area for preview the entire 140+ page unit is available at TpT!!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Yesterday my second graders loved reviewing their graphing skills with Holiday Marshmallows... so... if you can grab a few bags at Walmart or Target this weeked... download this freebie this weekend and enjoy a sweet review in your class, too!!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I've really been enjoying the math stations this year and feel they are very benefical for the students (and enjoyable... they LOVE them). The kiddos saw my lamination of MUST BE SANTA and they were giddie with delight... anyways... we (Davis District in Utah) are preparing to switch over to the common core and I've been doing my research up the wazoo. Basically the common core math is divided into 4 critical areas:
1-Base Ten Notation
2- Fluency with Addition and Subtraction
3- Using Standard Units of Measure
4- Describing and Analyzing Shapes
In developing my newest unit... I've incorporated my new information and I'd love your input (those of you that ARE teaching by the common core and those that are preparing like myself).
The Unit is SNOW MUCH FUN! It will have 12 stations (3 in each critical area) along with box/chart numbers and punch card. Each station will have:
task card and directions
station booklet for the entire class to complete 1 page on the subject
math facts game (to soak up the remaining time difference for each station PLUS get those math facts memorized!!! :)
I've attached the first part of the unit (as I'm still up to my elbows in the rest ;) ... it is the BASE TEN NOTATION section. It will give you an idea of the entire unit and let you see a bit of each station. As I said before, I'd love your professional input and suggestions... please leave me a comment if you download this freebie...and help me make this valuable for all of us. Thanks so much... Lory
Snow Much Fun
Critical Area - Base Ten Notation
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Basically... there is a one page copy of the song (for the projector or overhead)
...large print posters for group singing...
...a student booklet with the song illustrated to help with memorization.
The booklet also provides math problems for the students to complete.
It started out as a fun, holiday math activity that snowballed into a ton of fun.
Beware ... the holidays end, the snow melts and the kids are still singing the song :)