Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Hands On Math Activities

I wanted to share some of the activities my kids were picking from during Math Daily 3 near the end of the year.

Math with Someone:  Take Ten

Students work on finding pairs that make 10 and removing them from the game board.
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Math Writing: Cross Number Puzzles

These crossword number puzzles are awesome! They are sequential and get harder and harder. They were designed by a Canadian Educator and fit the curriculum for my kids perfectly. After doing a few together, my kids can independently read and solve most questions. They have puzzles designed for K-4. You can find more about them {HERE}

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Math with Someone: Space Race

Another friends of 10 activity, students turn over a card and put their counter on the number that goes with it to make 10. So if you turn over a 10, you put your counter on a 0 because 10 + 0 = 10.

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Math by Myself: Bear Toss

Students toss their bears on the plate and remove the bears that land face down. They then work on writing a  subtraction number sentence to match.

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Math by Myself: Number Puzzle

This activity works on matching up a ten frame picture to a number sentence to the answer.

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Extra Math: Don`t Capture the Tens!

If students are done their Math Writing before the round is up, they can take out their deck of cards and play some independent games.

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I am always looking for new math activity ideas with minimal prep and paper!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Cleaning up the blog

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! This is the FIRST teaching thing I have done all summer !

I am doing some cleaning up, deleting, editing on the blog and in my shops. I am going to be deleting a lot of my past freebies and try to set up everything in 1 place. So you will notice a few changes here and maybe some old deleted posts. I will be updating some of my freebies to TPT and am going to be deleting my Teachers Notebook shop.

I have decided that I will no longer offer paid products and only post freebies that I make for my own class. While I love making things for my own kiddos, I am always torn between the “shop” side of it and making things just to sell stuff. I have scaled back a lot of my teacher time outside school and I want to make sure that I am spending time between things I want to do as well as teaching. So with that being said, my TPT store will only house things I make for my own class. And they will be free. I rarely find things on TPT made by other people that truly fit my kids needs. Maybe it’s my style of teaching, but I don’t use worksheets or centres or cutesy decor or craftivities. So instead of trying to keep with with the joneses on TPT, I am just going to continue to use my blog to share what I am doing with my kids in my class. I hope you can get some ideas from it to go make your own stuff to fit your kids! If there are printables, games, etc, then I will be posting them to TPT for free or you can email me for them!

You can head to my shop to see what things I have posted for free. I will be continuing to add freebies from my blog to the site over the summer.

Hope to post more as I start to get things ready again for back to school!
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