Sunday, February 28, 2016

Happy Leap Day!

How exciting!  Another Leap Day is upon us!  How will you celebrate Leap Day with your students?  I have to be honest here and say I haven't given it much thought.  I've seen a few cute ideas on Pinterest, and I will probably incorporate several of these ideas into my day.    I will save you the work and share the freebies I found with you.

Here's a cute science lesson about why we need a Leap Day, along with a writing activity and craftivity to go with it.  It also includes some calendar work.

I found a fun math lesson as well as various other activities at this blog post by First Grade Parade.

Here's another packet of quick, printable activites that you can use as seat work or center activities that tie in to a Leap Day theme.

And just for fun, here's a Leap Day crown you can make with your students. Who doesn't love a crown?!

While you're here, let me tell you about our fabulous Leap Year sale.  About 30 fabulous sellers have grouped together to bring you three full days of leapfully exciting sales.  All stores will be on sale for up to 20% for the full three days.

Then each day, we will all offer a special deal, starting with $4 deals on Sunday, 2/28.

On Monday, 2/29, we all will be offering a bundle at 50% off!  What a deal that will be!

And on Tuesday, we will be offering the ever-popular $1 deals. 

You can find all these deals by clicking on each picture above on the day it is on sale.

And finally, be sure to enter our rafflecopters for a chance to win a $50 TpT giftcard at The Primary Pals.  We have 4 giftcards to give away!! 
click here to visit The Primary Pals and enter the rafflecopters.

Have a happy Leap Day, everyone!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Love Me True (or False)

I'm excited to share my resource with you today.  It's called "Love Me True," and the idea is to read an addition or subtraction problem and decide if it is true or false. If answered correctly, you get to move your marker the number of spaces written on the owl on the math fact card.   I played it with my math group on Friday, and they loved it!

Love Me True Math_PDF

The first time we played, we did it as a whole group with the girls against the boys and I was coach/judge/moderator so that I could make sure they understood how to play the game.

We gathered as a group with the board in the middle and the cards in one pile,  face down.
My Project 2-001

Pick a card and read the math problem.  Decide if it is true or false.  If it is false, tell why.

My Project 2-002

Use the number line to check and see if the person has given the correct answer.

My Project 2-003

If answered correctly, move your game piece the number of spaces on the owl on your card.  Follow any directions that are on the game board.

My Project 2-004

The game I played with my children is in black and white because I printed it out on the copier.  But the download is in full color as shown above!

The girls won the group game, and we ran out of time before we could partner up and play the game, so we are going to do that today.

I hope you enjoy this freebie, and please do come back and let me know how it worked out in your classroom!   Click on the picture below to download "Love Me True" from my TPT store.

Love Me True - A Common Core Correlated Subtraction Game_Page_01

Be sure to check the link up for other great ideas and/or freebies from the other first grade iTeach bloggers!

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