Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's Halloween Time!!

Don't you just love this time of year! I am so excited about dressing Emmie Beth up in her costume and going trick or treating. I have some great pictures to share and a few good activities. Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Ok Miss Christy…I have created “COUNTING MONSTERS”!!!  Today at snack, I looked over and my kids were counting the number of chips on their desks!!!!  Then they “COMPARED” to see who had more!!!  They are counting everything in sight!!  Literally!!! 
Isn't that great?  I hope your kids are counting monsters....

This first resource is a real find!! Math journals FREE for the whole year! Click the picture to get your copy! Please thank her for sharing such a wonderful resource.

These are awesome math journals for the whole year and for FREE!!! Click the months of the year to get your free set!!

Just a few pictures of some great journal entries I have seen while out and about!

I love these number sheets I also found for free. They are great extra practice! Click on them to get your copies!

The first picture is from Mrs. Harrison's room from Hamilton.  The second picture is from Mrs. Gipson's room at Colbert Heights.  Both are great for practicing tens and ones each day with your students.  You know they will have to practice this skill often in order to master it in kindergarten! 
Let's collect some pumpkin data with those left over pumpkins!

The last thing I want to share is a count down calendar set.  I thought this would be cute to add next to your calendars.

Happy Halloween!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October Happenings

Wow!  Is it really October already?  Sorry, it has been so long since I have added any updates! My life and work are really busy right now just like a lot of you!  We at AMSTI are conducting many professional development workshops for the new CORE math.  These workshops are consuming all my extra time and effort.  I am also in school working on my EDs in teacher leader and did I mention I have a husband who is a band director?  Whew...I am running the rat race this fall!  My biggest focus when leaving work is my awesome 4 year old daughter who keeps me very humble and grounded! So, I'm saying all that to say this will be a long post with lots of goodies!  I am also thankful to all of you who follow my blog and visit it often!  It has had over 20,000 vistors in less than a year!  Okay so here goes with the updates and goodies!

First off...I have added a new tab at the top of the page for math/science word walls.  Please click on that tab to get your free copies.

Subitizing...You say what???  
click on the pictures to read more

Most of you are now working in Unit 2.  I saw this really great activity in Marisa Frederick's room from Kilby.  This would go so well with the lesson, "Letters in your name."  

Speaking of letters and numbers...I found a great site that offers numbers and letters on the geo-boards.  Click the picture below to go to this site and get your own copy!  I have seen them in use and they are great!! Also, click on the playdoh number mats.  They are great too!!

 Help for my Envisions friends.  I have not really checked out this link too much but thought it might be helpful to those of you using this program.  Check out this link below.  I also have a correlation guide for Envisions and Investigations if you are interested.

Pinterest Fun

 Click on the picture to visit my Pinterest boards.  There are so many great ideas and resources there.  I have tons of Halloween that would be great for right now! 

 I think this is all for now!  I hope to get better at updating more!  Thanks again for stopping by!
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