Monday, October 27, 2014

Ordinals, Number Words, Even and Odd

Helloooooo Monday, the perfect time for a little pick me up, if I do say so myself.  I have a few freebies for you to go into your Math Journals.  This is week three if you are just joining us, so be sure to look at the previous Mondays to get the full set.

Today I am sharing Number Words, Even and Odd, and Ordinals.  I have to admit the ordinal anchor chart was by far the most fun to make.  Click on the pictures below for free downloads!

Be sure to stop by next Monday for more goodies to add to your Math Journals!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Number Warm Ups!

Welcome to another Monday Freebie!  I think this helps make the week a little brighter, don't you?  If you remember from last week, I am working on a series to help you make a fantastic Math Journal that will help your kiddos get a quick grasp of number sense by having their own resource to refer to throughout the year.  The first quick freebie is obvious...Gotta have a number chart.  Nothing fancy.  I do suggest you put this in a sheet protector sleeve for a couple of reasons.  It will last much longer, but more importantly your students can mark on it with dry erase markers and use it over and over, saving time and paper.  Click on the picture below to get your free chart.
Now for the fun part.  Every day I have a number of the day.  The students take that number and do a variety of skills with it.  They keep a copy of the instructions in a sheet protector inside their Math Journal.  I give them copies of the answer sheets so they can turn it in as an assignment. Here is a sample.

Aaaaand, here is how the students would fill it out.

In the beginning I have the students mark that number on the 120 counting chart by circling it with a dry erase marker.  Then we go through each step together as a class.  By the end of the first week, many of the students are doing this on their own.  By using the counting chart the students are able to see a pattern with the numbers.  The repetition also helps them understand the numbers quickly.  Be on the lookout for next week.  I will be adding a reference for number words as well as even and odd!
Click on the picture below for a free number warm up template, and happy Monday!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Math Journals

It's Monday Freebie Day!  My students used their journals every day and I was amazed at how much it improved their understanding of numbers. They quickly became more independent and would use their journals before coming to me.  Win, win!

So, what goes inside these journals, you might be asking.  In coming weeks you will see number charts, number words, math strategies, visual references, and more.  Today I am sharing the covers for you to download.  There are ones suited for girls, boys, or generic.  My students had three ring binders and we slipped these on the front.  In the coming weeks, I will include what we put inside the journals, and include freebies.  Follow along and in a few weeks you will have a fantastic resource for your math class.  Just click on the picture above to download the pdf of covers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Quick Match

A quick and inexpensive matching center is so simple to make; you can have a variety of activities in no time.  Simply buy two identical teaching posters and cut the objects out of one.  Show the students how to match the cut-out object with the one on the poster.

For variety, you can cut out objects from both posters and turn them face down, showing your children how to play Memory by matching the same objects. 

I apologize for the quality of the pictures.  I will be working on that in the future.  Also, I noticed that my last post is not letting anyone download the "To Do" and "Menu" lists.  If anyone knows how I can add a link that will take you to the many wonderful pdfs I want to share, please let me know.  In the meantime, I am adding the lists again below.  If you would like them for free, please leave your email in the messages and I would love to send them to you!  And I have more great things to share!
To Do List, Grocery/Menu List