December 23, 2016

Winter Math Fact Resources for the Elementary Classroom with a Freebie


These winter math fact resources are an engaging, hands-on way to get your students working on their addition or multiplication facts while having fun.

Help your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students master their addition facts with these easy, print-and-go winter math fact resources! Teaching upper elementary, no worries! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love coloring their multiplication math facts! Each 12 page resource is a great way for your elementary classroom or homeschool students to get much needed math fact fluency practice in. And click through now to see the adding and multiplying FREE download that is included! You want it!
First up is the winter addition color by number. What child doesn't love to color? (Heck, what adult doesn't?!?) So let them! And you won't have to worry about your administrator walking into the room and saying you're not doing something "academic" - because you are!)

Let's Explore!

Are you looking for a great way to keep your students engaged this winter season? Then you're going to love these easy to use, print and go math materials! 

Quickly print out the sheet or sheets you want to use. This great Color By Number Winter Addition Packet comes with a journal cover, so you can actually make each child their own workbook to use!

With twelve pages, your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classroom or homeschool students will be able to practice adding numbers 2-10 PLUS their doubles!

Whoa, wait! Your students have already mastered their addition facts? No worries!

Help your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students master their addition facts with these easy, print-and-go winter math fact resources! Teaching upper elementary, no worries! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love coloring their multiplication math facts! Each 12 page resource is a great way for your elementary classroom or homeschool students to get much needed math fact fluency practice in. And click through now to see the adding and multiplying FREE download that is included! You want it!
Luckily for you, we have a similar winter math fact resource ready for your upper elementary students too! It's our Color by Number Winter Multiplication Packet! This 12 page resource has your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students practice facts 2-10. 

Regardless of which winter math fact resource you choose, your elementary students will gain valuable math fact fluency and knowledge! You can use these easy print-and-go resources for math centers or stations, buddy activities, early or fast finishers, peer tutoring, small group lessons, homework, and more! 

The winter months of December, January, and February don't have to be boring and ho-hum anymore! Click through to see how these two great resources can make your winter math fact learning come to life. Grab yours today!

Color by Number Winter Multiplication Packet

Help your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students master their addition facts with these easy, print-and-go winter math fact resources! Teaching upper elementary, no worries! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love coloring their multiplication math facts! Each 12 page resource is a great way for your elementary classroom or homeschool students to get much needed math fact fluency practice in. And click through now to see the adding and multiplying FREE download that is included! You want it!

I promised a freebie, but how about two?! 

Whether your students need additional addition fact fluency practice or multiplication math fact practice, you can click on those links earlier in this sentence OR on the respective pictures below to get your FREE download. 

Help your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students master their addition facts with these easy, print-and-go winter math fact resources! Teaching upper elementary, no worries! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love coloring their multiplication math facts! Each 12 page resource is a great way for your elementary classroom or homeschool students to get much needed math fact fluency practice in. And click through now to see the adding and multiplying FREE download that is included! You want it!

Help your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students master their addition facts with these easy, print-and-go winter math fact resources! Teaching upper elementary, no worries! Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love coloring their multiplication math facts! Each 12 page resource is a great way for your elementary classroom or homeschool students to get much needed math fact fluency practice in. And click through now to see the adding and multiplying FREE download that is included! You want it!

Thank you for stopping by to check out these winter math fact resources! 
We know your students are going to love them!!


March 9, 2016

3 Cool Ways to Teach Coins (Literature, Anchor Charts, & More!)

Three cool ways to teach coins! What fun!  My First Graders and I are in the middle of a telling time and money unit.  We are almost at mastery! Yippee!  Here are 3 cool ways I get my students excited to learn coins!

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

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Literature 

You can tell I was once a First and Second Grade Classroom Teacher!  I love incorporating literature into many of my math units.  Here are a few of my favorite books I personally own that my first graders have made a connection with.

Let's Find Out Money
Dollars
Dimes
Nickels

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

Don't have books?  Have you ever gone to your public library to search for math non-fiction titles?  My library is chock full of amazing newer titles.  I like searching the J 332 and J513 sections.  I can be seen checking out endless baskets of books from these sections!

I begin each lesson with a short read aloud and then place the books in our math literature tub.  If students finish early, they love choosing a book to enjoy on the carpet. Books are one of my favorite ways to teach coins!

Anchor Charts

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

Hairy Money is a huge hit for my visual learners.  Thanks Courtney Bartlett

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

I rely on Anchor Charts daily.  I love referring to these visuals!  I mean...Love Love Love!

Here is the short story what introduced me to my LOVE of anchor charts.  A few years ago, I had a principal that pushed me to meet everyone of my student's individual needs.  It was the year I had 13 students enter our Second Grade classroom significantly below grade level.

I created 13 RTIs filled with data, goals, individual strategies, accommodations and modifications.  In my numerous evaluations meetings, my principal would ask me to reflect on how I was meeting that student's individual needs. She would ask...What type of learner are they? What am I doing to support THAT student's learning style. What extra supports did I put in place in my classroom to help support each student's individual learning style.   As she was speaking to me in my head I was thinking , "What? Type of learner? What is she talking about? How will I find out how each of my 26 students learn best?  I don't even know how I learn best?" 

I started researching learning styles in particular visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning. I also began to reflect on my own experience as a student in French class. The entire class was auditory. The teacher never wrote anything down. She just spoke in French to us.  It was very difficult for me to remember how to say these new words without seeing them in front of me.  After class, I would quickly scribble down all the words I could remember in a phonetic spelling so I could practice them by reading them over and over again. Bingo!  There it was!  I needed visuals to help support my learning.  I just never realized that before my learning style conversations with my principal.

After I began to understand that each student learns differently. I filled the classroom with tons of visuals and anchor charts for students like me.  I incorporated more songs and chants into our lessons, began using Beanie Babies for Math, Reading and Writing strategies for my visual and kinesthetic learners and also began Whole Brain Teaching.  (That is a blog post in itself)

Hands-On Manipulatives, Games, and Practice 

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

My student love all of my different coin manipulatives. Little coins, plastic coins, real coins, and especially my GIANT laminated coins (their favorite). We use these giant coins during calendar time to display the date using coins. This is probably one of my students favorite ways to learn coins.

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for Kindergarten, First, or Second Graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

Dimes


I created 3 separate money journals for my students.  Each journal page is an extension of a lesson and increases in difficulty.  (Pennies and Nickels, Dimes and Quarters)  The children love coloring coins, cutting coins, drawing coins and counting with coins to help them understand the concepts.

Students love to play Coin Tic Tac Toe, Coin Top-It and True and False.

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

Lastly, my absolute favorite hands-on practice is our Time and Money Lapbook created by Undercover Classroom.  It is cute, colorful and practical to use.  This ongoing activity is an amazing reference for the students.  We put the lap books together through a series of mini lessons.

Each morning the students would walk in asking if today was the day that we would add more to the lap book.  Each lap book has a wallet full of paper coins and dollar bills.  While the students were cutting our their bills and coins they would squeal with delight how "rich" they were.  I couldn't help laughing out loud about their enthusiasm and sheer "cuteness".

Looking for great ways to teach coins? Then you're going to love the three ideas here! Your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students will be engaged and learning, PLUS having fun! Click through to see money book ideas, anchor chart inspiration, and a few resources you can use. These work great for first, second, or third graders in your classroom or homeschool. What are you waiting for? These ideas work well for the entire class, small groups, morning work, and even centers or stations.

Sometimes on "Fun Friday", I will ask students to open their lapbook as a reference and I will run a mini gameshow with questions matching the information in their lapbook. They love my buzzers, spinners and sound effects during the gameshow and the excitement is off the charts during this practice!

There's my favorite three ways to teach coins. What are yours?

January 11, 2016

Martin Luther King Math Fun (Great for 1st-5th Grade Students!)

My class is getting ready to celebrate the great Martin Luther King Jr.  Our shelves are full of great literature. Discussions are beginning. How else can we bring Martin Luther into the classroom? With Martin Luther King Math, of course!

Math? Hmmm? Math, you say? Why not?

Here are a few new Martin Luther King Products I just created. Check them out.  
I think you will like them.

Doubles Packet

My First Graders are already loving our new DOUBLES PACKET - Number Searches, Tic Tac Toe Doubles, Fact Power Games, True or False Sort, and Color by Number!! 
What more could you want?  This packet has 9 activities to practice addition doubles.  Here are just a few...

Doubles Sum Find

Here is a Fact Power Game called Doubles Sum Find. All you need is this game, dice and 2 crayons.  Roll and Add.  Did you roll a missing doubles addend?  Color it in.  Four squares in a row wins!

On the looking for some Martin Luther King Math activities? Then you're in luck! This post is full of great ideas you can use with your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom and homeschool students! Use them as review, for math center or stations, with small groups, for whole group lessons, and more! Your students will be so engaged they won't even know they're learning! Click through now to give it a shot this January as you celebrate MLK! {first, second, third, fourth, fifth grader}
Martin Luther King Jr. Doubles Fun Packet

Doubles Color by Number

My kiddos love every color by number practice fun sheet I create!
On the looking for some Martin Luther King Math activities? Then you're in luck! This post is full of great ideas you can use with your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom and homeschool students! Use them as review, for math center or stations, with small groups, for whole group lessons, and more! Your students will be so engaged they won't even know they're learning! Click through now to give it a shot this January as you celebrate MLK! {first, second, third, fourth, fifth grader}

Doubles Number Puzzle

This practice page is just like a word search except the kiddos are searching for doubles facts.

Martin Luther King Jr. Multiplication Color by Number

I also created a Martin Luther King Multiplication Color by Number Packet.  It is a huge hit as usual because my kiddos love coloring and practicing their facts for fact power.

Here is one of my kiddos. She is so proud of her work.  Sshh, don't tell her she just practiced multiplication facts.

On the looking for some Martin Luther King Math activities? Then you're in luck! This post is full of great ideas you can use with your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom and homeschool students! Use them as review, for math center or stations, with small groups, for whole group lessons, and more! Your students will be so engaged they won't even know they're learning! Click through now to give it a shot this January as you celebrate MLK! {first, second, third, fourth, fifth grader}
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Martin-Luther-King-2280828

Want even more Martin Luther King Math resources, book ideas, and FREEBIES? Check out this blog post!

I hope you have a wonderful Martin Luther King Day and enjoy the Martin Luther King Math Fun!

January 10, 2016

100th Day of School Math Fun FREEBIE for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade

I can not believe the year has been flying by! It's crazy to think it's nearly the 100th day of school, but that's exactly why I'm here today. I want to share with you my 100th Day of School Math Fun FREEBIE!

To celebrate the 100th day of school, I created an awesome 100th Day of School FREEBIE incorporating addition and multiplication.  My students love practicing their fact power through coloring activities and games so this packet is a win-win.  I guarantee your student will be "hooked" too!

My 100th Day of School Packet has 7 math pictures themed to celebrate the 100th Day of School.

There are 3 Addition Practices

Add 2, Add 5 and Add 10

Here is a sample of Add 2 completed by one of my kiddos. (I'm so sneaky! They love completing these printable worksheets, and they don't even know they're doing any work! hehehe)

Let your 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade students practice their addition & multiplication facts with this 100th Day of School Math Fun FREEBIE! Great for homeschool too! With this FREE download, your 100s day party is sure to be a hit - and students won't even realize they're still learning! Click through now to grab your free copy to use in January or February - whenever your 100th Day party happens to fall. {first, second, third grader}
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/100th-Day-of-School-2292495

There are 4 Multiplication Practices

Multiply by 2, Multiply by 5, Multiply by 8, and Multiply by 10

Here are a few completed samples from some of my other students!

Let your 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade students practice their addition & multiplication facts with this 100th Day of School Math Fun FREEBIE! Great for homeschool too! With this FREE download, your 100s day party is sure to be a hit - and students won't even realize they're still learning! Click through now to grab your free copy to use in January or February - whenever your 100th Day party happens to fall. {first, second, third grader}

I'm sure this 100th Day of School Math Fun FREE download is going to be a hit with your first, second, and third grade students - just like it is with mine! Here's the link one more time, in case you missed it! Grab it now - share the link with a friend - and let their students get in on the 100th day of school math fun as well!! 

If you enjoyed this freebie packet, I have created similar holiday packets of math fun as well. You can see all of my holiday resources when you check out my Teachers Pay Teacher store

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me! I hope you love this 100th Day of School Math Fun FREEBIE as much as my students and me do!