March 27, 2015

SPRING WRITING IDEAS - HOOK THEM WITH JOKES!

There's a monkey on your head!  You shoe is untied!  Knock, knock...!!! You guessed it.  April Fools day is a comin' to the primary classroom and the kids are going to be dishin' out all sorts of high quality jokes.  With this said, why not turn the tables on our little babes and play the greatest classroom joke of all? Let's slip in some quality learning without them even knowing it!  April Fools Day just so happens to lend itself perfectly to writing.   

I have been running with joke writing and silly stories during the beginning of April for quite a few years now.  The level of work you receive will absolutely blow your mind and your sweeties will be ALL smiles the whole time. That's what I call a #teachervictory.  

Here are some ideas for April Fools Day learning.  I have all packet ready to go for this, but you can easily run with these ideas on your own as well.  

AMIMAL JOKES
This is a classic center writing station.  I picked up this idea a few years back from a Pat (an awesome Kindergarten teacher in my wing).  Brainstorm various animals and list them on the board.  Talk about things these animals can do and one very outlandish thing they can't do.  If you teach first or second, you may choose to break out some non-fiction animal books and turn this into a fact finding ditty too.  Once they have their animal selected and a few facts in mind, set up the following outline on the board . . . 

A ________ can __________.
A ________ can __________.
A ________ can __________.
But, a __________ cannot __________!

Then . . . let 'em fly.  Just wait until you see what what oozes out of your little darlings.  Be sure to take a moment to host an author's chair.  This is one of my favorite share outs of the year :)

This one was about a dog.
He can run fast.
He can chase cats.
He can do a hand stand.
(She explained . . .  when I hold his paws).
But, he can't cross his eyes and stick out his tongue.
#classickid
Even your shy guys will get up and knock your socks off.
He was all about his crazy monkey.
Man, I miss this kid.
  
GROUCHO-STYLE CENTER
Get yo-self to the dollar store and pick up a small group set of the Groucho Marx glasses this weekend.  I promise that the few dollars spent will come back in spades!  Pin spelling words, vocab, sight words, parts of speech, math facts, fact families around the room.  Explain it like any other hunt and record activity. Then, bring out those glasses.  I have been doing this one for years and the class always erupts when they catch that first glimpse of these silly things.  I know what you're thinking . . . a few reservations, perhaps??!!  It may have crossed your mind . . . they aren't going to work with those things on . . . they are just going to dink around during the hunt.  Ironically, it's just the opposite.  They WANT to wear those glasses . . . it makes it novel for them.  If you frontload this one before they get going, you will have them working harder than ever on the center hunt.  No joke :)

They always get so serious during the hunt.
I can't help but quietly giggle from my teacher table.

I have a ready-made parts of speech hunt in my packet.  However, if this doesn't float your boat, I made it EDITABLE.  We aim to please around here :)

KNOCK-KNOCK
The ever classic Knock-Knock jokes will be in full swing by Wednesday.  (If I had a dollar for every time I heard the "Boo-Who" one, I'd be RICH.)  With this said, let's embrace the all-mighty Knock-Knock and have some fun with it.  I like to send a little slip home asking parents to help their child come up with a Knock-Knock joke to tell in class.  This is perfect for listening and speaking and it gets that school-to-home connection going. 

The share out is EPIC.
The kids giggle for days.

But, I don't stop here.  I like to set up a writing center station once they get their feet wet in the joke department.  Copy a bunch of Knock-Knock jokes and stock your rotation. The kids will spend FOREVER reading these and they won't even think twice. Before the center ends, have your babes select their favorite joke and copy it onto a writing template.  In the afternoon, we make the perfect house to display our silliness . . . 





These look oh so amazing up on the wall and the kids are all about it.  We take a moment to share these too.  They cruise the room and find reading partners right before we go home.  The laughter is contagious and the kids are so proud of their work . . . jokes are the best.  This craft template and a bunch of print and go Knock-Knock jokes are in my packet.  



All of these templates and more are available in my Joke Mini Packet.  I made this collection ΓΌber generic so you can roll with it at any time . . . not just around April Fools Day. In addition, most of the templates are editable. Just drop in a text box and make the activity fit your EXACT needs.  


Alright, I am out of here.  I have BIG things cooking today.  Can't wait to see as they unfold . . . I'll be sure to share as soon as they play out.  Huge hugs and merry almost weekend my friends.  Oh, and by the way . . . THERE'S A MONKEY ON YOUR HEAD :)



March 15, 2015

THE PERFECT TRANSITIONAL THEME AFTER ST. PAT'S DAY - IDEAS & FREEBIES

The kids have been reminding me to wear green for the past week.  I think it is safe to say that Tuesday is going to be oozing in the excitement department. With this said, how in the world are you supposed to come back on Wednesday and ease 'em back down into the learning process?  I have just the quickie theme for you . . . BASKETBALL!!!  

With the BIG tournament games kicking off on Thursday, it just seems natural to swoop up this fun subject.  This will be the second year that I have leveraged the tourney's power for learning.  Last year was so much fun and it proved to be just the transition out of the chaos known as St. Patrick's Day.  

Here are some fun ideas for you to roll with.  Yeah, sure . . . I have packets with all the goods pre-made as well as follow up activities.  However, these can be easily made on your own if you have the time :)

HOOP IT UP - PLACE VALUE TOURNEY
This game can be used for ANY math sort.  You can have your babes sort fact families, sums, differences, etc.  I always like to run with place value, but that's just me.  

I am going to explain this in place value terms for the simplicity sake (I'll write all over the place on ya if I don't have a focus).  Print and laminate a set of place value cards that meet your kiddos' needs (I suggest making 8-10 sets of cards.  Each set contains a number card, expanded notation card, number word card, and a base ten card).  Place 8-10 hula hoops at the far end of the course. Put one of the number cards (number card only) in each hula hoop.  

To begin play, place your students into teams of 4-5 provide each kiddo with a place value card (expanded notation, number name, and/or base ten picture). On your signal, the first kid in each team will run the course and place his/her place value card in the corresponding number hoop (example: 20+2 would be placed in the hoop with the 22 number card).


Once the card has been sorted, the child runs back to his/her line and tags the hand of the next player in his/her line.  The steps are then repeated by this new player.  Play continues until all of the cards have been sorted into the hoops. This one knocked my kids' socks off last year.  We had to play it multiple times throughout the week.  The second time through I scattered the cards in the grass 1/2 way down the corse . . . they had to snag one on the run and sort it.  

TRASH IT - EVEN/ODD & MORE
I love this game . . . all you need is a couple of trash cans and some scratch paper.  This is another ACTIVE sorting activity and the kids eat this one up!

Decide what you want your babes to sort and label your trash cans accordingly (same sums, same differences, fact families, place value, etc).  I like to run with even and odd, but again, that's just me.  

Mark a "free throw" line on your floor. (I used a SitSpot, but you can use tape or chalk.)  Choose a team of about 8 kids to line up behind the mark and hand them a piece of scratch paper marked with the number/fact you want them to sort.  On your signal . . . I blow a whistle as it just seems fitting . . . the first shooter quickly calls out the number/fact on their card and the answer (examples:  "6+2 is 8" or "9 . . . it's ODD"). The player then crumples the paper and shoots it toward the corresponding trash can.  If he/she makes it, the rest of your class (the crowd) goes wild.  If the player misses it . . . no prob . . . teach them to rebound their shot and let them SLAM DUNK IT!  


This is the perfect transition activity in the afternoon.  We added a timer to spice things up.  We would time each "team" and see which group could complete the sort the fastest.  You can bet that we played NUMEROUS times throughout the week.  The teamwork is absolutely contagious . . . #teacherwin.

As I said, these games can be easily constructed without me.  However, if you like the flavor of these games and want more basketball themed games for your crew . . . I've got 'em.  Check out my EDITABLE  Get Into the Game Packet.  It will surely keep your babes busy and engaged after all the St. Patrick's Day fun!
  


But, I couldn't stop there.  I like to be all "matchy-matchy" when it comes to my themes, so I put together a CCSS aligned math printable packet too (appropriate for 1st - 2nd grades).  It even has a cute math craftivity tossed into the mix. CLICK HERE to check out this collection. 


But, wait . . . there's more.  I made a whole class math freebie game too. What can I say?  I think all of my own NCAA excitement went to my head. Puttin' Up the Points is always an instant hit with my crews and you can modify it to encompass just about any math standard that you wish to review. CLICK HERE to score your free copy.  


Alright, I am out of here.  Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me.  I will keep these packets on sale just in case you decide to pop these into the plans before the BIG TOURNEY starts this week.  I'll be rooting for Oregon, but when they lose, I'm Kentucky all the way (just for you Katie King).  Merry Sunday to you my friends.    



March 12, 2015

BRAIN BREAKS MY WAY - CREATING QUESTION SETS IN GONOODLE

First off, are you still standing?  OMWORD people, the time change dang near imploded the primary educational system on our campus this week and it's only Thursday.  On Monday we had oodles of tears, heads on the desks, whining, fighting, tattling . . . and this was just the morning reading block.  I know we have a crew who thrives on systems, but I was ready to pull my hair out at 11. By the time the afternoon rolled around and we couldn't seem to sit through a lesson of any kind, I suddenly remembered my friends at GoNoodle and the question set I had created to use within their games.  Well, let's just say that the FREEZE IT GAME saved our day . . . more on how in a moment :)


I know you have heard me gush about GoNoodle before, but as my recent conference presentations have proven, there are still tons of people who don't know about this amazing free brain break site.  It's mind blowing and my kids eat it up.  Our current fave is Pop-See-Ko . . . the kids always loose it when the hot dog crashes through the house.  If you haven't checked this out it is SO worth your time.  Try it.  I guarantee your kids will love this site!

For those of you that know about this site, they just added a super NEW FEATURE.  You can create your OWN question sets in GoNoodle Plus now.  Let me say that again, your OWN question sets. Now I want to pause for just a moment here to let you know that this awesome tool is on the GoNoodle Plus side.  This part of the site costs a small annual fee, but it's worth it's weight in gold. You can run with just about anything . . . YOUR WAY.  

There is a new MY QUESTIONS tab across the top of the home page.
Simply click New Set.

You can add questions of any kind (click New Question).
This thing is a no-brainer.  A nice and easy process.
I chose to make Story Problems (more on how I used them in a sec).

There is a true/false option or multiple choice.
I ran with multiple choice!

The coolest thing is that you can SHARE the question sets that you make.
I shipped the link to a bunch of my teacher friends who have GoNoodle Plus!

These questions can be used in three different games.  I love that the GoNoodle team gave us more than one option!  We ran with the Freeze It game as it seemed to lend itself nicely to what I wanted to see unfold.


These three games have a My Questions option now. 

See that little Q in the bottom left corner?
You use this to access your question sets!


For those of you who don't know, I teach first grade.  This time of year we are really hitting the story problems.  When I saw the My Questions come out on GoNoodle, it hit me . . . I could incorporate word problems into active movement breaks.  I quickly made a Story Problems #1 question set for my crew.  This set directly aligns to the CCSS standards and sample problems that kiddos should be able to solve before they exit the first grade.  

My post has now come FULL CIRCLE (I take awhile to tell a story sometimes -just ask my husband).  Anyway, I remembered that I had made this set and after enduring a morning of the first day back in the saddle after Daylight Savings Time, I abandoned the math lesson and tossed it into the mix. 

I asked the kids to get out their mini white boards.  I pushed PLAY and they boogied until the FREEZE screen popped up.  I'd yell, "sit" and they would grab their pens and get ready for business.  I would then read the story problem out loud to them.  

They danced around like wild animals.  It was perfect.
My little cowboy asked to wear his hat while he danced.
ME: "Um, will it help you work harder?"
COWBOY: "You bet, Mrs. Dolling!"
ME:  "GO for it, buddy."
The kids were to draw it out first . . . then write the corresponding equation. Many kids also decided to give me a number bond . . . SWOON!  Those fast finishers were asked to support their neighbors if need be.  It was a magical teamwork experience and they actually LOVED solving the problems.  I'd select a volunteer to come up and click the correct multiple choice answer (they were all dying to be the mighty "clicker").  The music would come back up and the crew would start boogying again -- except the few that were mesmerized by the video and just stared at the screen.  

video

Number Bonds . . . and I didn't even ask??!!
#teachervictory
We didn't go through the whole question set . . . just 3-4 problems.  It was perfect.  A few days later, we jumped back into the game and picked up where we left off.  The kids are just eating this up and I plan to make OODLES of additional sets of word problems to use with the other games.  

Are you a GoNoodle Plus user?  Want to try this set with your crew (it would work well for both 1st and 2nd graders)??!!  CLICK HERE to have access to my word problem questions.

Alright, there you have it . . . the latest GoNoodle feature.  It's {insert mind-blowing adjective here}!!!!  This feature definitely picked us up off of the floor and we were able to finish out Monday strong.  Daylight Savings ain't no match for GoNoodle :)

One final note today.  Remember, most of GoNoodle is FREE.  If you don't want to pay for a Plus subscription, jump in on the regular side.  There are NO strings attached and it offers SO much.  We used the FREE version daily.  A 3rd grade teacher heard us through the walls during her lunch break on Tuesday (I share a wall with the teacher's room . . . whoops).  The next morning she asked to join us later that afternoon.  Um, YES!  We showed the BIG KIDS how to Pop-See-Ko and we just had to follow up with a Secret Hand Shake video.  It was EPIC!  She signed up for the free version that afternoon!


On that final story, I am out of here.  Thanks so much for visiting me.  I'll be back later this weekend.  Until then . . . good luck the rest of today and tomorrow.  Keep clawing your way through this one . . . we can do it!!!


   


March 8, 2015

INTERACTIVE GRAPHS - LET'S MAKE GRAPHING MEANINGFUL

Alright, so I'm just going to jump right into the mix of it today.  Our kids have been struggling with graphing, hence this new collection.  Funny thing is that this idea has been in the works for more than two months.  I just couldn't seem to finish it up until now.  But, hey, I'm chalking it up as a win in the packet department . . . better late than never, right??!!  

Here's my thought process on Interactive Graphs.  I can be all over the place (my brain gets ahead of me at times), so I am going to pin it down right off the bat.  I wanted to create a collection of "out of the box" graphs that really get the kids involved and engaged in the graphing process.  Sure, the regular old graphing experience is great and still highly valuable.  However, I want to hook my babes into analyzing the data on a deeper level.  What better what better way to get their attention than hittin' them with a new method. 



I am going to be honest here . . . you can run with any of these graphing experiences on your own (keep reading to learn specifics).  It ain't all that hard to doctor a sheet of grid paper.  However, if you want it in a neat and pretty cute ready to go package, I have that option available.  


14 Total Different Graphing Experiences
In my packet, I offered multiple graphing experiences in different sections - On Me Graphs, Classroom Graphs, School Graphs, and Homework Graphs.  In addition, each graph comes with a set of differentiated data questions that can be asked orally or completed as a partner/independent follow-up.  

I have already tried many of these graphs with my crew and they received a "thumbs up" rating.  As you will see soon, they can be used as a stand alone activity or shrunk down to fit into interactive math notebooks (the kids really dig this . . . mine freaked out).


  
Let me tell you about two graphing exercises that proved to be absolutely dynamite during our LONG afternoon math block.  

POCKET GRAPH
Now, I heard Everyday Math has a pocket graph (I was bummed).  However, mine takes a new spin on graphing pockets -- we graph everyday for a week! This graph has been a classroom favorite for years and this crew wasn't any different.  Students count and graph the number of pockets they have on their bodies ever day (shirts, pants, etc).  You may even have them grab their jacket or sweatshirt!  I always love to watch them spin around and stick out their bums as they try and count their pockets.  It's the little things in the classroom.  

By Friday the kids will be wearing clothes with as MANY pockets as possible. I guarantee it!! This year one babe walked in all proud of himself on Tuesday (we completed our first pocket graph on Monday).  He had this big old hunting jacket on and was grinnin' from ear to ear.  It took me a minute to register, but when he kept opening the pockets, it finally dawned on me what he was trying to get across to me.  I immediately said, "Nice jacket, buddy." He quickly replied in a hushed voice, "Don't tell Mrs. Dolling . . . it has 10 pockets." Now that's what I call a graphing win. 



On Friday, we followed it up with a question sheet that helped us examine the data we collected throughout the week.  I offer two differentiated options for every graph in my packet.  


This is such a fun graph for the kids, but you don't have to take my word for it. CLICK HERE to snag this graphing experience for FREE!  


DESK INVESTIGATION
I don't know about you, but we struggle to keep our space clean this year.  In addition, if new supplies go out in the communal bins, they vanish within a matter of minutes.  On that note, I thought it would be fun to kill to birds with one stone . . . clean desks while gaining some valuable graphing experience. As an added bonus, you find out who those hoarders are too . . . hehehehehe! You can also attach clean desk awards to this activity . . . numbers can be analyzed together and little treats can be awarded.  


The first time you do this is absolutely priceless.  Kids don't realize what you are doing.  They pull out all of their junk and you start to graph it.  Some savvy kiddo will realize that he/she has an ungodly number of pencils and will try and sneak over and put them away.  I make the rule that you cannot get up and put things away until I check your graph.  

The kids loved this and our desks have been cleaner (we've done this twice now as you can bring it back with EVERY desk clean).  We followed it up with one of the question sheets and they worked together to analyze their data.  

Now, I know what you are thinking . . . Kelley, those questions are going to get old.  Well, I thought of that problem.  EVERY SINGLE question sheet (and graph for that matter) is EDITABLE.  Yup, that's right . . . the packet it 100% editable. What can I say??  I'm on your side my friends!

This packet is by far one of my favorite things I have put together.  It includes a bit of everything.  It even offers school to home activities -- 4 different homework graphs and parent notes.  If you want to check out this collection a bit more, CLICK HERE.  

Alright, I am out of here.  I have plants calling my name.  It's 80 degrees in sunny NorCal today and I must dig in the dirt.  I will see you all a bit later this week with some GoNoodle fun.  Big hugs y'all . . . Merry Sunday to you :)


March 7, 2015

WEEKLY REWIND - "5 FOR" STYLE

It has been ages since I jumped in on one of these . . . it's time to officially end the FIVE FOR FRIDAY slump :)  Here's a look-see at our oh so fun week.  

ONE - SOCAL KINDER GOODNESS
It was a whirlwind of a trip . . . down the state and back in less than 48 hours. However, it was worth every second of my coma-like state on Sunday.  Not only did I get to soak up some amazing teacher knowledge and present math games to a crowd of educators, but I also had the opportunity to hang with some of my favorite ladies on this planet.  I am so glad to be an "honorary" member of the SoCal crew :)

Kinder Crayons, Some Crazy Bag Lady, Fantastic First Grade Froggies, 
Dragonflies in First, A Teeny Tiny Teacher, KFUNdamentals, 
and Kreative in Kinder :) 
What a crew . . . what a crew.  
Wish we had had more time to hang together.
LOVE my NorCal travel buddy.
Fantastic First Grade Froggies . . . let's hang again soon :)

TWO - SUESS FUN
I rolled off of the plane and into Seuss week . . . game on!  This week absolutely levels you as a teacher (I'm sure you are right there with me), but it is one of my favorites.  The kids get SO excited about every little thing that you do.  If only I could figure out how to harness this enthusiasm for a random lesson on missing addends!

Truffula Tree pencils during Seuss Stations
Thing One and Thing Two were part of our class on Monday!
More Seuss Station fun :)
"That" CAT brought out the best in them.
Just look at that work :)

I wish I had more pictures of our fun, but alas, that camera of mine ended up getting forgotten about most days.  BLARG!

THREE - BOOK BINGO
Our Special Projects Principal came up with an amazing Book Bingo idea.  It was the perfect Family Night activity during Read Across America Week.  We asked our students to send in books from home that they no longer wanted. Yup . . . you guessed it, the books became bingo prizes.  It was such a fun evening and it was so awesome seeing the kiddos get all excited about winning new reading material :)

We had a nice turn out . . . even more came after I took this photo. 
The principals and I took turns calling and telling jokes.
It was right up my alley!

FOUR - LICORICE CLOCKS 
I have blogged about this before, but just in case you missed it, let me pause for just a moment.  We finally introduced time to the hour and 1/2 hour this week.  And, the beloved licorice clocks made an appearance.  I had the crew hanging on every single word I said during our whole class lesson . . . #teachervictory.

"Mrs. D . . . take a picture of me rubbing my belly!"
Hehehehehehe . . . no problem, kid :)

FIVE - CLEAN YOUR ROOM
Okay, I am going to unintentionally rub it in just a little bit.  We had temps in the 70s this week.  I know . . . I know . . . how dare I utter such numbers. However, it made for some glorious PE time.  We played Clean Your Room for the first time this year and the kids were all about it.  Boys against girls just brings out the fight in them :)  


If you haven't played this one, it's an quick and easy one to stick in your back pocket.  You just need a caged area, two sides, and some tennis balls.  Place the balls on the center line.  On your signal, the teams work together to "clean their room" or toss all of the balls to the other side. If a team has ZERO balls on their side at any given time, they win the round. The giggles are contagious.

Alright, so there you have it.  Five For Friday on a Saturday.  I hope you had a stellar week.  I will be back soon with something I've had in the works for a while now.  Enjoy your weekend my friends :)



February 26, 2015

MAKE IT A MATHEMATICAL MARCH

I don't know about you, but spring math in first grade is so much fun. You have introduced most of the standards and now you can take your babes to the next level.  Over the years, I have learned to sneak these higher-level thinking skills into the mix.  If you add cute graphics, manipulatives (dice, dominoes, or cards), and call it a game . . . you've got 'em eating out of the palm of your hand.  Heaven knows this is a LIVE SAVER during those LONG as all get out afternoons with the little guys.  

Well, I attempted to create a collection that does just this for firsties. On that note, I'd like to introduce you to my March Math Station Activities, Games, & More Packet :)  It's a doozie and you don't have to buy it to run with many of the ideas.  Keep reading . . . I promise to make it worth your while.  

Let me back up for a moment . . . I am kinda OCD about the games that I create.  I like to make sure that the games actually work with kids.  So, I jumped the March gun just a bit this week and tested a few of my games out with our crew.  I got thumbs up on all of them :)


We have been really trying to work in more PE . . . so, I extended our in class skip counting review lesson into the great outdoors.  This one is called Puddle Jumpin' and the kids were delighted.  One babe even said, "Thanks for letting us play this, Mrs. Dolling!!"  Um . . . talk about fillin' this teacher's bucket! You can do this with your own class any time this spring.  Simply set up a course of "puddles" (cones or hula hoops) and host a skip counting relay race. Place your kiddos into teams of 4-5 and have them hop or dodge the "puddles" as they skip count. When we finished, we came in and colored a hundreds chart to help "see" the actual number patterns.  Finally, we completed a skip counting practice sheet.  It was a glorious way to break up the post-lunch period.  


Skip counting by 10s from any number has been a HUGE challenge for us.  So, it came back this month with a sweet treat attached.  Sure, you can snag my packet and get all of this stuff pre-made for you, but you can also roll with this one without me.  To play Chasing Rainbows, each kiddo will need two 6-sided dice or a spinner to 8, a recording sheet, a hundreds chart, and a handful of SKITTLES.  Easy, right??  Kids roll or spin to get a 2-digit number.  The first Skittle is placed over this number on the hundreds chart.  Kids then use three additional candies to count down the chart by 10s.  This number sequence is then recorded on a game sheet. Is this too hard for some of your crew??  No worries.  I have a quick fix for you. Simply count on by ones instead of tens. BOOM . . . not too shabby, huh??!! My class loved this one and we will definitely be playing it again next week.  (SIDE NOTE . . . just so we get the connection here . . . Chasing Rainbows is based upon the old slogan "Taste The Rainbow" from the Skittles peeps.)


We also tried out The End of the Rainbow game.  It works on comparing numbers and place value . . . it makes them think outside of the box a bit too. The kids need a laminated (or "sleeved") game board, two 10-sided die (or one double 10-sided die), and a white board marker.  You may also want to give them a hundreds chart to reference if need be.  The game board has 9 slots between 0-100 that need to be filled.  Kids roll the die/dice to make a 2-digit number.  They then decide where they should write it on the game board. If the number is closer to 0, they want to write it in one of slots on the left.  If the number is closer to 100 they want to write it in a circle closer to the right. Make sense??  It's easy at first, but depending on how they placed their numbers, they may have gotten themselves into a bit of a leprechaun trap. You see, the numbers must be recorded from least to greatest.  SO . . . if they roll a number that does NOT keep this pattern, they have to keep rolling until they hit a number that fits the sequence. They really loved this game and it provided the best informal assessment.  I definitely know who we need to scoop up for a little small group re-teach. Again, I have this game ready to rock for you in my packet, but this is a fairy easy "make" as well.  

This packet contains 13 games/activities that align to the CCSS for first grade. They have a fun March flavor as well.  Anything to keep the kids hooked into what you're dishin' . . . right??!  It even comes with a free time song from Ron Brown's Intelli-Tunes.  Here's the line up . . . 

Puddle Jumpin’ (Counting/Skip Counting - Math.1.NBT.1 + Math.1.NBT.5)
Chasing Rainbows (Counting/Skip Counting - Math.1.NBT.1 + Math.1.NBT.5)
The End of the Rainbow (Place Value Game - Math.1.NBT.3)
Sham-“ROCKIN” Addition (Associative Property - Math.1.OA.3)
Get Your Luck On (Missing Addend Game - Math.1.OA.8)
Shamrock Subtraction (Subtraction - Math.1.OA.6 + Math.1.OA.7)
Shamrock Shuffle (Add/Sub Game - Math.1.OA.6)
You’re So “Clover” (Fact Family Game - Math.1.OA.3 + Math.1.OA.6)
You’re So “Clover” (Fact Family Craft - Math.1.OA.3 + Math.1.OA.6)
Springing Into Time (Time to the Hour - Math.1.MD.3)
Half Past (MP3 + Lyrics from Ron Brown - Math.1.MD.3)
It’s Game Time (Time to the ½ Hour - Math.1.MD.3)
Great Graphs (March Flavored Graphs - Math.1.MD.4)
Draw and Solve (Word Problem Mini Book - Math.1.OA.1)



Alright, so there you be.  A ton of ways to make March much more mathematical.  I can't wait to hit the babes with the rest of these.  The March Math Stations & More Packet is on SALE today and it's part of a Math Station Growing Bundle.  Are you interested in checking 'em out a bit more?  Click the picts below to read up on them.  Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me. I'll see you soon. I'm off to finish packing for the Southern California Kinder Conference.  I cannot wait to host my math session and hang with all of my favorite SoCal gals.  #SCKCorbust

 



 

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