Category: math

Puzzle Photo Album

*Please Note: This post includes Amazon Affiliate Links.   When I came across this blog post HERE from Love Them Madly, I knew I had to make a puzzle photo album for my little guy too! I actually made it for his first birthday, and he loved it even more

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Shamrock Measuring

This March activity will help your students practice measuring with a non-standard unit (shamrocks). My students loved searching the classroom (with their shamrock rulers) for something to measure. This is a fun, educational activity that will help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at school. I love teaching non-standard measurement and

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Snowflake Measuring

So, remember those creepy crawlers I posted about yesterday? Well they were a hit and my students were enthralled! Since they are nocturnal creatures, I am so happy that they were really active when I showed them to my students. They also had to name them right away… To make it fair,

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How Do Snowmen Solve Story Problems?

If you follow me on Facebook or on TpT, then you already know that I have finally finished my newest unit: How Do Snowmen Solve Story Problems?! I go back to school on the 2nd, so I am already starting to prepare some of my lessons for January and February.  This

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Number Line Addition & Subtraction

I created this hands-on packet, because my first graders were struggling with number lines– they simply weren’t using them correctly, because they weren’t getting enough practice. (Can you relate?! ) Knowing what a valuable tool number lines are, I came up with this packet and filled it with engaging activities

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Candy Corn Measuring

By now it is no secret that I love Halloween… so, I have created another unit for my cute little firsties! My new unit: Candy Corn Measuring {A Mini Halloween Unit!} I tried out one of the games on my adorable nephew this afternoon and he has played it 3

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My House All Year (Teaching Months)

Please Note: This post includes Amazon Affiliate links. Hello, Friends! I hope you are all having a good week… thank goodness it is almost Friday! (This teacher needs a WEEKEND!!) Before I head to bed, I wanted to share a writing activity that I started with my students this week.

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Double-Digit Math Packet {Triple-Digit, Too!}

It’s done! Hooray!!! I have finally posted the Double/Triple-Digit Math Packet! I am so excited to use this packet with my students, because end-of-level testing is coming up and let’s face it… they can use all the practice they can get!! Before I show you all the bells and whistles

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DIY student rulers {without spending a penny}

Have you ever noticed that most {if not all} furniture stores have paper rulers all over the place?  AND they want you to take them! Why else would they put them around every corner? My co-worker/mentor snagged a set for the whole second grade and it didn’t cost us a

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Fraction Fun!

This math packet is full of BEGINNER Fraction FUN! All the activities in this packet can be used for centers, independent work, or whole group instruction. Fractions included in this packet are: 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8 (and on occasion 1/7). This Fraction Packet Includes:  Individual fraction charts 

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DIY Place Value Mats

I love finding easy/effective things to use in my classroom. For this reason alone, I feel the need to share with you… DIY Place Value Mats! A wonderful teacher at my school shared them with me and I am so grateful for her. These are so easy and I promise you will

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all about GRAPHS!

Wow-WOW! I have literally been up all night working on this unit! I need sleep! You know that feeling when creativity strikes and YOU. CAN’T. STOP. until it’s done??  Ahhh! My bed is literally CALLING my name!  (For reals… my husband just woke up and he is wondering where I

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even and odd street

We kicked off the year learning about “even” and “odd” numbers. (I want them to do their Everyday Learning workbooks independently…) I found a great idea on… you guessed it Pinterest… with Even and Odd Houses.  I feel in love with it immediately and I had to do it with my

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First Grade Calendar Time

Here are a few pictures of my calendar wall. I put a lot of thought into this bulletin board and it took me a long time to finally put it together. I really wanted to make this space meaningful, because I think calendar time is really important. We start every

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!