Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Math Games and CURRENTLY

I have begun using math workshop in my classroom these past couple of 
weeks ,AND I love it!  I don't use math workshop everyday in math, but about 3 times
a week.  
One of the rotations I used with my students today was the "MATH IT UP" board.
They LOVED it!  Most of my students noticed this new addition to our classroom as soon
as they walked in this morning.  How observant!!  
I am completely out of space in my classroom for another board, so I used the back of
my BOGGLE board ( which is actually an oil pan). 
 You can find this fabulous FREE resource from Teacher on the Loose by clicking HERE.

I also found these fabulous math card games from Serenade to Second Grade.
  My students can choose to do these when they have finished with their work.  Today I used them in a math rotation.  After the students had finished their " At Their Seat" activity, they could pick a math game to play.  You can download these math games HERE.

AND here's my September Currently.  Don't forget to link up with Oh Boy Fourth Grade.

Okay, this Midwestern gal had her first trip to the mountains of Utah.  LOVE!  My husband and I had a getaway weekend ( without kids) to a mountain resort near Alta, Utah.  We did so much hiking, and I saw a mamma moose and her baby.  Very cool!  The views were SO amazing!

We have our first field trip of the year on Friday.  It is to a large farm near our school. Our local historical society now uses this property.  The founder of PET milk owned  this farm. Each year a weekend event called " Harvest Days" is held.  Students learn about life during the pioneer days.  They have so much fun with this.  Unfortunately it is supposed to storm and rain on this day, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we can get this field trip in.

I REALLY want a subscription to Tumble Books.  I have used this several times already this week.  I am using a month trial subscription for free.  The yearly subscription cost is $499.  Yikes!

Some of my favorite things lately are:
1. My Erin Condren planner...
2. Sunburst fruit snacks... I keep these in my desk for a quick snack after school.  My kids have me hooked on these snacks.
3. My pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies... I LOVE this sharpener!

To find out more about this fabulous sharpener, click on the picture above.

Have a fabulous rest of the week!


Tamara @ Lifes A Beach in 1st Grade said...

I love Tumblebooks. My district subscribed to it so all our schools get it for free. I am pasting the link. Hopefully it will work for you and then you don't have to worry about your free trial.

Go to the right and look for Tumblebooks.

I have to have that pencil sharpener. One of our kg teachers has it and I keep sneaking in her room to use it.

Love your ladybug blog!

Life's A Beach in First Grade

Molly said...


That is so great to hear that math workshop is working so well for you! I really want to do it in my class, but just don't feel prepared yet to get it up and running! Plus we adopted a new math series this year, so we are trying to get used to that as well! I would love to hear more about how you run your math workshops! Hope you're having a great week!

Lessons with Laughter

Beach Lovin' Teach said...

Thanks for sharing the math games link! I'm working on building up my math game bins right now! I also need more hours in the day! Summer flew by and there's way too much to do! I'm your newest follower...I'd love it if you could stop by mine when you get a chance! :)

-Marie at BeachLovinTeach