Monday, February 20, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (February 20th - 26th)

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Our "All About Addition Pack" has a variety of different whole group, small group, and individual assessments on addition facts and composing and decomposing sets through whole group lessons, cooperative learning activities, games, and skill sheets. Come and take a look to see all the fun and learning that is included!

Bonkers for Bones
This activity includes materials for exploration, cooperative groups, and an assessment. Each dog in this activity wants ten bones, but they will only eat bones that match the color words under their pictures. They will need to find the two ten frames that show bones of those colors and place them on the correct dog’s mat. They will then show the two sets in number form in the part/part/whole chart. They will then write a number sentence for both representations.  Great activity to get their minds working!


Apple Trees and Bees Addition
This activity includes materials for exploration, modeling, cooperative groups, and an individual assessment.
Children will work together in groups to match apples and bees to the correct numbered apple tree. Each apple will have a representation of a number in the form of sets, ten frames, or part/part/whole. Children will determine which numeral is represented and place the apple on the correct tree. They will then read the number sentences on each bee and match the bee with the correct apple on the apple tree.


Happy Houses Fact Families
There are many ways in which you can play this game. We like to put the children in groups in different locations in the classroom. Each group will be given a house with a different sum on it. The groups will be given time at each house to come up with a number sentence for that sum. We give them either a ten frame or a part/part/whole mat to help them come up with equations. We also make sure they have access to unifix cubes, number lines, and dry erase boards. They will record it on the space provided. We then like to rotate groups to give each group the opportunity to add a new equation. 
We have also added large house pictures and number sentence cards for each sum. This activity can also completed in a classroom learning center with the large houses and number sentence cards for students to sort onto each house with the correct sum. The children really enjoy this activity as a fast finisher center. 

Addition Avenues Game
Children will work in groups to line up their streets from 1 to 10. Each group will have a bag of equations to sort among the different scenes. We like our children to use number lines to help them find the sum of each equation. We always have other tools available to them as well.
We often will let the children play this game as a race against the other groups. We have them start with the first street and fill in the sums before moving on to the next. We also have just let them work with their partners to sort the equations in any fashion they would like. The children really enjoy the fun scenes and love when they are successful in solving the equations. When played as a game it is fun to see their competitive nature come out. Enjoy!


Mousey Math Addition and Graphing
Children will work in cooperative learning groups to solve addition equations. We encourage our children to use ten frame mats, part-part-whole mats, counters, and unifix cubes to help solve equations. Children should sort their equations onto the mouse sorting mat with the correct sum. Groups will then make a tally mark on their recording sheets beside the correct sum. After solving and tallying each of their equations, groups will graph how many equations they had for each sum on their “Mouse Munchies” graph.  Children can then analyze the data shown on their graph about their addition equations and sums, such as which sums were most or least, if any sums had equal numbers of equations, and so on.


Calculating Cubes
Children will work together in cooperative groups for this activity. Each group will be given three recording sheets for decomposing 7, 8, and 9 and a set of Unifix cubes. They will work together to manipulate the Unifix and make different combinations. They will then write their number sentences on the recording sheet provided.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (February 13th - 19th)

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Patriotic Part-Part-Whole is a math lesson focusing on addition of sets on part-part-whole mats for composing and decomposing numbers. It includes practice for finding missing sums and also missing addends. We like to use part-part-whole mats to give our children a visual representation of addition equations and allow them to better understand the relationship between the whole and its parts. This lesson includes examples for modeling, task cards for small cooperative groups, and an individual assessment also!


We have included several examples for you to introduce or review how part-part-whole frames help to show addition equations. Discuss the whole and its parts, making sure the “whole” matches the total number of counters in each “part.” We have included several examples of composing and decomposing for you to model and work through with your students. 

 Children will work together to use the information given on each part-part-whole mat to fill in anything that may be missing. Some of these mats have the equation missing, while others have the whole or parts missing, etc. They will make your students think!! Children will work cooperatively, taking turns and helping one another by counting sets, counting on, adding, writing number sentences, and more. We love to see their little minds at work helping each other. 




We have also included an individual assessment for you to use to check for children's understanding. 

Thank you for visiting our blog today! We hope everyone has a great week and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (February 6th - 12th)

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 "LittleEngines of Love" is a fun learning center to practice sorting words and pictures into their correct word family during your unit on Valentine’s Day! Children will use their knowledge of rhyming, blending sounds, and common spelling patterns to match the trains with pictures to the corresponding word family engine. They will then put the correctly spelled word onto each train. We have included ten word family trains with thirty-six pictures and words to match to the correct engine. We have also included a recording sheet to add to your center!
The following word families are included in this literacy center: -ake, -an, -at, -ell, -et, -ick, -ig, -ink, -og, and -ug.

Children will build the trains by looking at the picture on each train car. They should say the word out loud listening for the rime to help decide which word family it belongs to. They will then match the train car up with the correct word family engine.
After all the trains have been built, the children will then go back and add the words to each train car. 



Children will then complete the recording sheet!
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We hope everyone has a fantastic week! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (January 30th - February 5th)

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QR codes are nothing new for us adults, but are so much fun for children!! They are just amazed by how taking a picture of that funny looking square can help them learn! The best part: they are having FUN while they are learning!!

These Valentine's Day themed QR codes are great for practicing CVC words. Each card shows a polar bear holding a heart. In his heart is a picture of a CVC word. 

Children practice segmenting the CVC word by tapping out the beginning consonant, medial vowel, and final consonant.

Children then record the letters associated with each sound on the lines provided using a dry erase marker. After writing the word, we encourage the children to go back and check their answers before checking by using the QR code.

After they complete the cards, the children will use the iPad (with a QR reader already installed) to check their answers. To use these QR codes, you must have a device with a camera, a QR reader, and an internet connection when scanning the codes. You can download free QR readers from most app stores.

In the words of our children, "This is so cool and fun!"

We hope you like our CVC words using QR codes as much as our children do. Thanks for visiting!
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (January 23rd - 29th)

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Learn, Laugh, and Love is packed with many learning centers for your classroom. Each center is colorful, engaging, and fun! Not to mention the added bonus of learning! Ever since we have introduced these centers to our children, they have begged to do them everyday! Here is a look into the many literacy and math centers included in this pack:


Little raccoon's valentine is being swept away by a balloon. He must act fast to find a word that rhymes with the picture in her balloon so he can pop the balloon out of the sky. 



After children have matched all the rhyming words, they can draw a line to the correct rhyming pairs on the recording sheet. 


This is such a fun way for the children to practice their sight words. First, they roll a die or the heart cube we have included, then find a row on the game board that matches the number rolled. The child will then find a word in that row that they can read. If it is read correctly, they can cover the word with a counter. If they can not read it, they skip their turn and the next person is up. There are so many different ways to play this game, you can make up your own rules of play based on the skill of your children. We have included several different game boards with varying level of sight words. 

Are you looking to challenge your high flyers? Here is a perfect way to do it! These sentence mix-ups are challenging, yet fun! The children use the picture to help construct a sentence from the words on the card. There is a recording sheet provided for them to write the sentences as they are putting them together. They have so much fun and feel so much success when they are able to read the sentences!

This center is so much fun! Children will use a magnifying glass to find thematic words in a Valentine-themed scene. When they find a word, they record it on the sheet provided. 

This is your typical memory game with adorable animals that are ready for Valentine's day. Children will lay the cards face down and look for a match. They are matching a picture of an animal to the animal name. 

Children enjoy walking around the classroom to find words that begin with the first letter of several thematic words. We have three versions included with the words: hugs & kisses, valentine, and chocolate. 

The children will take turns spinning the spinner. When they land on a number, they need to pay attention to the color of the heart that is with it. They will then find an equation on their paper that has a sum of the number spun. They will color it the correct color. Players will take turns spinning and coloring the correct number sentences. We have included several spinners to add more difficulty to this center.

Children can practice skip counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s in this fun and adorable center. The cupcakes look delicious enough to eat and include numbers 0 to 120.

Children will look at the number patterns provided and fill in the missing numerals using a dry erase marker. These number patterns have a variety of number patterns for counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. 
This is another classroom favorite! The children will roll two dice and add the dots together. They will then color the correct part of the picture that equals the sum of the two dice rolled. It is easy to differentiate this center by working with numeral dice instead of dotted dice or one numeral and one dotted to practice counting on to add. They love these thematic roll to add activities!


Children will place a set of objects in the middle square of the mat to practice comparing sets. They will add a set that is 1 less, 2 less, 1 more, and 2 more than the set in the middle to the mat. 

Children will place a numeral in the square at the top of the mat that will represent the sum of a number sentence. They will then sort equations based on whether they less, equal, or more than the sum.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading all about our Valentine's Day centers. We hope you will visit our store and check them out to use this year or save for next year! This pack will be half off all week!

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