January 30, 2013

WE HEART MATH CENTERS!

Move over winter themes . . . bring on Heart Day!  Valentine's is right behind Halloween as my next favorite holiday!  It even beats out Christmas for me. Don't ask my why . . . maybe it's the hopeless romantic in me . . . dunno??!!!  

Let me back up a bit and connect the dots here.  So, our afternoon math activities have been a little sub-par for me lately.  Therefore, I created 10 fun math centers that will get my kiddos thinking, working together, and reviewing common core standards in fun and different ways!  Oh, to help get my kiddos "buy in" just a bit more, I added a touch of Valentine-flavor :)

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I got so excited about these that I didn't want to wait to try them out, so we jumped right in this week (February is/was on the horizon, so I felt somewhat justified in my knee-jerk decision).  Here's a little look-see at a few of the activities we tried this week . . . .

QUEEN OF HEARTS - COMPARING NUMBERS GAME
This fun greater than/less than game had my kids giggling and working hard for the whole math rotation.  The kids were all about trying to build the greatest number and they LOVED getting to throw a card down the "rabbit hole!"  Oh, and if they got the Queen of Hearts, they flipped out . . . they immediately won the hand!  They were such good sports too.  Love this crew!



Just for the record I asked her to do this :)
When we stick out tongues out in our class it means we love ya!
They have to take an oath on the last day of school and promise that they won't do this to their second grade teacher!

OUR HEARTS ARE RACING - GRAPHING GAME
This fun spinner graphing game was just what the doctor ordered in the spiral review department.  The kids graphed their spins and followed it up with a question sheet. The kids loved it and it also proved to be a great little assessment tool for me!  
  


ARE WE A MATCH - PLACE VALUE TEA PARTY 
This quickie math ditty was a perfect follow up to our tens and ones review.  I put on a silly music track and had the kids rove the room without talking as they searched for their match.  The dug it so much that we had to play this one three days in a row!




The best part is that I still have 7 more math centers to try over the next two weeks . . . and two of them come with alternate versions that I will be hittin' them up with too.  BOOM!  Look out kids . . . tis the season for math that will make your head spin :)  If you are interested in trying these out with your kiddlets, this pack is available in my TPT Store.  It's on sale through Friday.

 
Alright folks, I am off to get ready for my acupuncture appointment.  I always fall asleep on her table despite having a needle in my head  . . . so strange, but that's just how I roll.  Enjoy the rest of your week friends!!!




11 comments:

  1. As always, looks amazing! And, I LOVE acupuncture! Enjoy!

    Thanks for entering my big giveaway, Kelley! Hoping you win!
    Growing Firsties is giving away Erin Condren and more!

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  2. Hahahaha! You crack me up. Such cute centers.

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    1. Oh girl . . . I heart you so. I am just a big old dork. So glad I amuse you, cuz most of the time I just embarrass myself :)

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  3. Super cute! It looks like they are having so much fun!! Such cute names! So clever!

    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  4. Love those centers - they look like so much fun. I'm sure your kids are having a blast with them. You are hilarious! Love reading your posts :)

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  5. hahah! Love that tongue secret code! ;) Fabulous as always!!
    Nicole

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  6. I thought about getting acupuncture for my headaches...do you swear by it?!

    And your centers look adorable!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  7. How cute! Love those centers..your kiddos looked like they had a lot of fun! :)

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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  8. Kelley Dolling, I haven't left a comment on your in TOO LONG! I love everything you do and these VDay centers are no exception!

    Gluck with your acupuncture - I hope you are feeling better every day!!

    Hearts lady,
    Susan
    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

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  9. I love these centers and I ALWAYS fall asleep during acupuncture too!!!!

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