Monday, April 9, 2012

Getting to know you---through numbers! (Keep reading for a freebie!)

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!

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Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend friends!  We go back tomorrow.  I can't believe that it's soon the middle of April!  (and my second son's 2nd birthday!) 


  1. Super Cute Idea!!! I think I will use it towards the end of the year!!
    Amy Burton

  2. I use something like that at the beginning of the year. Fun activity.

    First Grade Delight

  3. Tag, you're it! Check out my blog for your questions.
    Heather B.
    Krazy about Kindy

  4. Just found your blog. Great ideas! I'm your newest follower.


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