Saturday, July 6, 2013

Back to School Math - Number Sense and Addition

Last August I blogged about a math pack I created for back to school.  This morning I updated this some parts of this pack, mostly fonts and a few recording sheets.  You can read my old post here.

 Here is a NEW preview of the pack:

Math Centers include:


Who has more?


I loved this activity!!  Students have to solve one side to determine who has more.  It helps students practice comparing numbers while practicing math facts at the same time.

Part, Part Whole
In this game students find the parts to equal a whole.

Build a Number Line 
 I’m often surprised by which students cannot put numbers in the correct order.  This activity includes numbers: 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50  The students practice putting those numbers in order and then they can record them in their math journal or on a piece of paper.

Counting On
I included 4 different copies of this sheet.
This was another favorite of mine.  It helps student practice starting at any number and counting on from there.

Building a Tens Frame

In this game students practice finding all the ways to make 10 while using a tens frame.  I included a new recording sheet for this activity. 

If you already own this pack go ahead and redownload the pack with these new changes!! 
I will give away one free copy of this unit to the first person to comment! :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Favorite Pins Friday!

I'm linking up with Cara again today for:
Here's how it works.  Pin like a crazy person through the week and highlight your favorites every Friday.

The only rule:  please make sure to link back to the ORIGINAL poster and not to Pinterest :)  Please and thank you very much.
Here are some of my favorites:
I'm loving these birthday walls!! I'm hoping to try it this year!

I also loved Cara's idea for a back to school time capsules.
My goal was to be more organized this year!!  I was definitely inspired by these pictures!!

I also love this idea of a Math Wall:
This is from The Teacher Wife!
And how fun would this name those missing numbers game be? from Peterson's Pad
I also MUST make these Pom Pom Table signs for my room!! :) from Classroom DIY.

I have a ton more pins!!  But too many to list today!!  If you aren't already following me on pinterest you can start now HERE!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Throw Back Thursday - Forest Fun!!

Today I’m linking up with Cara Carroll for a little Throw Back Thursday.  Today I want to go back to one of my favorite units: Forest Expedition!! 

I loved this unit because it reminds me of my hometown back in Pennsylvania!! 
We started off by making this fun anchor chart!!



 Writing made from using the chart above!
Here are some pictures of my students work!!
Categorizing and Classifying
My unit includes paper copies of these writing pages but didn’t use them to save copies!! J
Vocabulary Practice
Inflectional Endings
Compound Words
My students also loved this FABULOUS website:
Here is link to more of forest fun!!
For my Throw Back Thursday fun Check out Cara's Blog Post!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rain, Back to School Favorites, and a Sale

My summer final started on FRIDAY!!  I was so excited for a few weeks off.  I was looking forward to running, swimming, pool time, and maybe a day trip or two to the beach!!
But. . . . instead this is the view near my patio.   It has been raining all day.  
So. . . I decided it might be time for a little planning for next.  I'm joining in on Flying into First Grade's 4th of July sale. 
If you are in the mood for a little shopping you can check out my store HERE!!! 

Here are a few of my back to school favorites!!
Spin a Sight Word
I love this activity for sight word review!  Students use a paperclip to spin and graph the word it lands on. 
You can also have the students write the word each time.
  Story Sequence and Story Structure

 I love using these to help my students retell stories.  I use them doing whole group, small group, and I also copy them to put in my Work on Writing center.  
Story Sequences helps students retell stories using First, Next, Then, and Last.
Story Structure helps students retell the beginning, middle, and end.   And name the characters, setting, problem, and solution.



Monday, July 1, 2013

I Scream for Fun!! and a FREEBIE!!

During the last few weeks of school I wanted to be sure to have some fun centers for my students!!  I thought what better topic then ICE CREAM!!  Especially since I was planning an end of the year Ice Cream Party!! 

Here are a preview of what's in my unit:


Here are some books we read!!

Pictures from

Here are some pictures from my Ice Scream for Fun Unit!!

Short and Long I


Verb Tenses


ABC Order
Word Wall Practice

How do you celebrate the end of the year in your classroom? 
I’ll give away one free copy to the person that can guess my favorite flavor of ice cream. 

The winner is Kim!! Who commented on my Facebook page!!  Congrats!  Hope you enjoy the unit!! Thanks everyone for playing along.
If you want to purchase this unit you can check it out HERE!