## Friday, March 11, 2011

### Book Giveaway

I have confessed in an earlier post that I was indeed a PBJ.

Well, I have duplicate copies of this book (a story I don’t want to get into at this time) and thought it would be a great giveaway.

This  would be good for math stations. There are three sections, each one dealing with hands on numeration activities.

Section 1: Numeration Activities through 100

Section 2: Numeration Activities through 1,000

Section 3: Numeration Activities through 100,000,000

So I’ve decided to give it away to one lucky winner. I figured what better way to kick off my Spring Break than to give. Who doesn’t love free stuff!

All you have to do is:

1. Leave a post about one math station or fun math activity you do with your class.

The contest ends Sunday-Midnight CST.

Monday I’ll post the winner.

TGIF!!!!

Ms. A

Cheryl
Primary Graffiti

Conchy

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

SShepherd2011@gmail.com

4. My kids love Roll-a-Square. You need two dot cubes or number cubes and linking cubes. The kids have a 100's chart with place value task. Player one rolls the dice and connect cubes. Once cubes are placed on the chart, kids have to determine how many more to the next multiple of ten. Before the turn is over, the kids look under the last cube and determine the task. How many more cubes until you get to 30. Kids are to describe moving around the board by skip counting or place value. We have been discussing decades. There are tasks that students have to remove cubes or add cubes. Some spaces are blank with no task. A few spaces will ask the student to remove 4 tens. The first student to get to the smiley face will "win".

Cheryl
Primary Graffiti

5. I am student teaching in second grade, and we recently made "Measurement Monsters." I gave the kids the measurements for each of the body parts, and then they were allowed to be as creative as they wanted from there!

SShepherd2011@gmail.com

6. I follow your blog, plus it is on my blog roll :)

I have never seen this book before, going to do some research :)

Jennifer
kinderpond@yahoo.com

7. I love to use never ending games for math rotations. They just keep going around and around the board.

Jennifer
kinderpond@yahoo.com

This week my kiddos learned about money and had a great time playing different types of games. Any math game is fun as long as you use manipulatives to make it fun!!

9. I follow your blog. My favorite activity is estimating using a chocolate chip cookie. The kids love it. Check it out on my blog!

10. I follow your blog. I always like to start my math time with music. Right now, we are listening to Mark D. Pencil songs for skip counting. I am also having us practice visualizing problems while a simple 10 frame is displayed. My kids love Mr. Potato Head math at centers.

www.learningwithmrsparker.blogspot.com

11. Here is an idea for doubles and doubles + 1. Make paper pancakes, laminated, with doubles on one and doubles + 1 on another. Kids pair them up with a pancake turner and place them together on cute paper plates.
I'm looking forward to following your blog! Just found it today. Terri

12. We do a Micheal Jackson math game. We put numbers down on the floor like a cake walk. Turn on the music and walk. When the music stops, the child stops on a number. I hold up addition flash cards and the child that is standing on the answer must raise their hand to answer the problem with the correct answer! They LOVE IT!!!

14. Next week my kindergartners are graphing lucky charm marshmallows for St. Patrick's Day. This is for part of their data collection standard and they love it because they get to eat the cereal after :)

brianne(dot)libby(at)maine(dot)edu

15. I follow you! To practice addition facts, I made a game called "Bowling for Facts." The kids love to pretend they're bowling! I also love getting math ideas and downloads from Shari Sloane's website!

Sarah
scooley2@gmail.com

16. I love your blog and am an avid follower! :0)
claire.knight@okstate.edu

17. I follow your blog. One of the activities we like to do is to play Go Fish for 10's. We use playing cards (minus the king, queen, jack, and joker) and play go fish. In order to get a "match" a student must have two cards that have a sum of 10. You can play so that students can ask everyone in the small group or ask one student specifically. It really helps to reinforce the concept of making tens. The best part about it is that students are having some much fun they forget they are learning! :)

ehodges@sd251.org

18. I follow your blog. My kids love the "Pick Up 10" card game. They think they are playing solitaire like their moms.

20. A math center that I do is dice toss. I write six numbers at the bottom of a page and the students roll a die and print the number in a box. The first column to reach the top is the winner!

My class just started our money unit. One of the activities I have my students do at a center is called a Handful of Change. I set out buckets (found at Target in the dollar section) filled with different combinations of coins. Students have to grab a handful of change and record it on a sheet. Then they count it all up and record that on the sheet as well. They love seeing how much money they are going to grab each time!

23. One of my favorite math stations is an eggs and bacon addition game that I made. Students match the addition problem on the eggs to the answer on the bacon. I got the frying pans at Michaels craft store and I printed the eggs and bacon pieces from google.

I don't have a picture of the math game, but if you follow my link there is a picture of the same game using silent "e".

http://mrshokeshappenings.blogspot.com/2011/01/eggs-and-bacon.html

24. I am a daily follower of your blog and love your work! My students love practicing math facts with dice-in-dice.

26. A math center I do is a money store. I fill buckets with prizes and give each student a bag of change worth \$1.00. They can buy many little things or one big thing. They have to be able to count out their money to buy something at the store.

www.mrswillskindergarten.com

28. I like the students to illustrate their math problems. For example: They take a domino, create a number problem for it, then illustrate it. FUN!

29. Following via GFC =)
heartsintraining(dot)loni(at)gmail(dot)com

30. I follow your blog and I think it's amazing! I recently showed your blog to a first grade colleague. She's not a new teacher, she's been teaching for almost 20 years, and her response was amazing. She was blown away by your creations. She said, "She does all this, and she teaches?!" LOL

31. Math stations that I like using are the quick and easy to put together type. Dice games are great. Give first graders a pair of dice and a recording sheet and they can really add or subtract the afternoon away.

32. Love your blog..My kids love measuring with nonstandard measurement items....M&M's, skittles paper clips cubes, etc.

33. I am a follower! I don't do a lot of math centers so I need this book!

34. Hi, I follow!

35. I have a "Go fish" center for math. They put a mini fishing pole with a string on it and a magnet attached to the end into a paper bag. the bag is holding magnetic numbers. They fish out two #s and either add or subtract.

36. I'm a followe!

37. My kiddos actually love flash cards!! They love to test their friends and they love to get the answers right! So simple!

38. To help my students with sorting, and one-to-one correspondence - we sort and then complete a pictograph of M&Ms. My kids have so much fun!

39. I am a follower!

40. I follow your blog! One of our favorite activities is counting collections. It seems so basic, but the importance of practicing counting is invaluable. Plus it's amazing to see the different methods students will use and share.My kids also love race to 100.

41. To reinforce all the skills we have been working on, my kids love playing guess my number. An example: I'm an odd number, you say me when you count by 5's, I'm 10 greater then 45.

Jenna
fancyinfirst.blogspot.com

42. I'm a follower now.

Jenna
fancyinfirst.blogspot.com

43. I'm following your blog and I'm using the fabulous ideas I find for math centers. I'm a new first grade teacher looking for fun math center activities. I hope I will have an activity of my own soon.

44. My kids love Power Towers (Thanks teacher tipster!)

They answer the number sentences on the bottom of the dixie cup..If they get it right they get to add it to their tower. They keep answering and recording their number sentences as well as getting to build a tower in the process!

46. I do not have a favorite math center. I am still working on setting them up. The game that my kids LOVE and ask for all of the time is Add 2 more. It came from someone's fabulous blog on here!!!

47. I follow your blog! My class and I love graphing activities!

Once Upon a Time in First Grade

48. I'm a follower!
jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

49. I so would love to have the "Who's at the Zoo?" kit.
jdsargo@sbcglobal.net