Saturday, February 16, 2013
I survived my classroom Valentine’s Day party on the 15th (follow me long enough and you will figure out my true feelings about classroom parties... HINT: I’m not so enthusiastic)!
I’m so excited about surviving the ordeal (it probably wasn’t THAT bad but...) and feel guilty that I don’t blog consistently so I decided to throw a 20% off sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers store as a way to say "Thank you" for
putting up with following me!
Click on the picture to be taken to my store. J
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tens and Ones FUN in Grade 1! J
I love watching my students play games and LEARNING at the same time! J Over the last few weeks, we’ve been learning to count numbers using tens and ones.
My wonderful little firsties are catching on pretty quickly, but I wanted to give them even more practice & enrichment so... J
I grabbed my manipulatives and set to work!
I instructed the students to grab a few tens (no more than 9!) and a few ones (again, no more than 9!) and find the number they pulled! Here are a few pictures!
They had fun playing that one so I thought to myself, "Self, you've got to give them more!" Out of that idea was born:
|Click on the picture to be taken to my store to check it out!|
I FINALLY got my rear in gear and printed, cut, laminated, and prepped these fun games! My sweethearts played a few games from the pack today and will play a few more on Friday! They really seemed to be engaged in what they were doing! I was pretty proud of myself! :) Check out the adorable pics! Sorry if they aren't great...my photography skills are sometimes hit and miss!
|She is playing "Sweet Tens and Ones". She is finding out what number is represented by the chocolate bar tens and chocolate kiss ones!|
|This group is counting groups of ten to 120 in a game called "Warming Up with Groups of Ten"|
I'm excited for them to try the other games from the pack on Friday!
In Other News... :)
During Science lessons this week, we have been learning about Polar animals: specifically polar bears and penguins.
I read Powerful Polar Bears and Cool Penguins with the students. They really enjoyed reading those books! To check their learning, we started filling out a "can have are" chart (a.k.a. A Tree Chart) today.
I made it using Ashley Hughes' polar bear clipart, which can be found here.
Click on the picture to download on Google Docs! Keep in mind that I'm a NOVICE blogger and my Google Docs don't always connect properly! If you try to download the file and cannot, leave a comment on this blog post with your email and I will send it to you! :)
Hope everyone had a GREAT Wednesday! Two more days until my long weekend starts! Woo hoo!
Friday, February 1, 2013
I got a surprise snow day today! I’ve been working on a game for my little ones to help them with contractions using the word “not”. Since I am giddy with surprise snow day excitement, I’d like to give a few away! The rules are easy: Leave a comment showing that you pinned it on one of your boards on Pinterest OR shared it on Facebook (leave a clickable link for me!). The first 3 people to do so will receive a copy of the game! Don’t forget to leave me your email in the comment as well! J
Thanks a lot!
Click on the picture to be taken to the product’s page for pinning or FB sharing!