Thursday, June 2, 2011

Math Word Wall Labels





Hey Everyone! I wanted to share a wonderful website full of elementary math resources that anyone can use! It was created by a school system not far away from where I teach. My favorite thing on the site are the K-5 math vocabulary word wall labels...I've used them in my room for the past 2 years!! They're GREAT! You can check them out {HERE}! 

Happy Friday Eve!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back to School Fun!!!

Summer's here...so that means it's time to prepare for the beginning of the upcoming school year...haha! I'm always in teacher mode...it's a strength & a weakness of mine!! BUT I absolutely love taking advantage of my "free time" to brainstorm ideas for when my new little bunch of first graders arrive!!My creativity thrives when I have time to rest, relax, and recharge!! Ahhhhhh, I heart you summertime!!!! 

Centers are a huge part of my classroom routine! I like to go ahead and begin introducing (slowly) how my kiddos should work during center time during the first full week of school (we start on a Wed.).  Usually, I pull small reading groups during our center time, but during the first two weeks, I just circulate the room....praising...and well ummm, redirecting my heart out!!! To start the year out with a BANG, I made a "Back to School" themed math and literacy center packet!!! It includes 5 hands on math centers that focus mainly on basic number sense skills. The 5 hands on literacy centers focus on phonics, alphabetical order, sentence structure, and writing. I can't wait to use them after I enjoy every minute second of my summer vacation!!!


Here's a little sneak peak of all the goodies in this packet!


Here's a lil' something for YOU! In one game, your smarties drop two counters on the game board and use the numbers the counters land on to make addition/subtraction number sentences.  Using the same game board, your kiddos can also drop two counters and write which is the greater/lesser number. Click on the picture for the two school themed number toss activities!!!

If you want to check out my Back to School Math and Literacy Center Packet {80 pages} just click HERE to go to my TpT store.

Hope everyone is having a great day!!!