I'm joining the fabulous Cara from the First Grade Parade! I went through my posts from the past year and am re-posting it again, for all the newbies that may have just stumbled upon my lil old blog!
******Original Post: Getting to know you---through numbers! Posted on April 9, 2012******
First-I have to share that I had been working on a place value packet that I just finished and uploaded to Teachers Pay Teachers! I had created 10 games and activities that align to the First Grade Common Core Math standards. I have many variations of each of those games for differentiation in your classroom too! All you would need to do is supply the base ten blocks (and possibly dice for a few of the games!). Click on the picture to check it out!
I had to share an activity that I am sending home with my students for Math homework. I used to have each kid do a poster for their "star of the week" that I did in the past, however with out new schedule and our switching kids for classes, I just couldn't find a way to fit it in or get into a routine to do so... That gave me a little dilemma because I would have these posted for our Open House we have in early May. I thought more, and I realized that I won't have that much for my Math students' parents to see, since most of what is displayed in my room is reading related, as well as most of what is in the desks!
I had an A-ha moment! Each student is going to pick 6 numbers that describe themselves and we will turn this into a poster! I asked that they also send in 1-2 pictures to illustrate 1-2 of the numbers that they could place on the posters.
They were soooooo adorable working on this project before break. We have 1 hour for math. The room was almost silent for that entire hour while they worked! They all finished in that time too! I asked them to illustrate each number, but also have some kind of math involving their number in the box too. They came up with great ideas!
Here are some pics of what they did!!!!
Click on the worksheet to grab a copy for yourself to use in your classroom!