Sunday, February 19, 2012

Oh Pinterest...How I LOVE thee!

Yes, I am addicted to Pinterest...probably just like a lot of you! I wanted to share some neat things I have found on there. Please click on my Pinterest button and check out other things I have on my boards for the classroom.

Let's start with a little Seuss! I figured most of you would have Dr. Seuss on your mind with "Read Across America" coming up.

This activity was used as an estimation station but I thought it would be neat to use it for counting jar. Fill the jar with 100 pieces and then count out 20 each day until you reach 100 on Friday. The new common core standard is counting to 100 so why not start practicing now?

The tens and ones activity to the right was a free download I came across. Sorry I am unable to recall which blog it originated from. Click HERE to get your copies!! Be sure to scoll down once on the page and look for Dr. Seuss.  The 100 chart coloring activity is from Lil Country Kindergarten Blog. Click HERE to check out her blog.   Several of the blog are giving away free Dr. Seuss activities so be sure to check them out!
Here is a great site for Dr. Seuss activities:

Free math journal prompts downloaded from Teachers Pay Teachers. I have posted them here. The rest is a few pictures from Lana Ward's room showing journals she has done. If you do not is the time to start! It is the most rewarding activity! Email me and I'll help you get started!

I am showing several different PDF files for all kinds of skills.  I have found a great site for SMART boards or just regular classroom computers. It has tons of math skills that are taught through interactive games. You can find it at: All of these can be found by clicking the pictures. These were free downloads from different blogs and have the author listed. I always want to give credit where it is due!

This was one of the best resources I found! It is a user-friendly Handbook for CORE. I love it and you will too. Best of all...the reading is connected too so when our state adopts CORE for reading you will have it! Click it to get your copy.

I want to end with some pictures from classrooms! Thanks to Lana Ward at Brilliant and Mary Misner from Phillips! Both of you are doing terrific!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I have been requested to post more here you go!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Christy LeDuke from Guin shared this cute
activity just in time for Valentine's Day.

More Pictures from the 100 Day!
Chanda Bartlett had these cute ice cream cones in her room and Dionne Nelson from T.R. Simmons had this snowman outside her door. He is made with 100 white squares. She drew an outline first with white chalk and the students filled the outside of the snowman first.

Here is a journal template to use for Build It/Change It. You can find it here. I have also added some neat things under all about the number and the ten frames section. This other picture is Melanie Shotts from Hamilton teaching the game to her students.

Stations for Book 4
This teacher has counting jars, build it/build on, built it/change it, racing bears, and a numeral writing sheet. Remember stations are a time for the children to practice what is learned.

These pictures are from the weather kit. The charts are data collection and the flags are made in the kit to test the wind. Great jobs Melanie Shotts!

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