## Sunday, February 5, 2012

### I’m Baaaaack

As Jay-Z would say, “Can I get a what, what?”
Happy Sunday to all! I’m so glad to be back among the blogging.
Let’s get right to it. We have been working on two digit addition and I decided this year I wanted my students to really understand what the 2 in 23 means. So before I wrote the all to familiar two digit addition sentence:

We did a lot of this:
I started making these Number Talk papers the second month of school. These papers do not take the place of our official daily Number Talk. You can read about that here.
The format is basically the same each week, and I can add or take out any skill I want to. It’s like my own customized spiral review. They work on this as soon as they are unpacked. Then they work on our daily story problem. Here are few of our February ones.

Note:  If you don’t have the particular font (Wish I Were Taller)  installed on your computer, then you can select the text and change it to a font you do have.

Here is a picture of a slide from our monthly calendar on the Promethean board. We always have a number of the day and my students have to find one more, one less, ten more and ten less. I added two more and two less this month. They are catching on and last week one of our math stations involved this skill.

Click on the picture if you’d like your own copy of the math station. I don’t have a recording sheet, they wrote the answers in their math journals and I did a quick check of the answers.

Last Week:
I don’t have lots of pictures to share, but here are a few of math stations.

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If you download ALL these fabulous freebies how about some feedback or heck even a thank you will do.
I hope you find something you can use. Have a great week!

1. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I LOVE everything about this post! We have been working like crazy on +1, -1, +10, and -10. As always, your activities are just the cutest!

I just posted a nunber ordering with the Love Monsters that I would love for you to come check out...trying to develop that number sense that is so hard for some kiddos!

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Thank you for all you do! You are amazing and I am a better teacher because of you!

Heather
Heather's Heart

2. So glad you're back! You always have such fantastic ideas! I now do math work stations because of you and I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and I love the freebies!

3. I'm so glad you are back! :) I always love and appreciate your freebies! Thank you!

4. You are awesome! I love your Valentine's Ten More Ten Less pack. Thank you so much for sharing!
☺ Tanya

5. LOVE this!! (and need it!) Glad you are back! I was going to post tonight about the bloggy meet up tonight...let me know if Saturday the 25th (this month) doesn't work for you... =) Jennifer

6. Perfect timing! We're starting tens and ones this week. Last summer, someone blogged about using craft sticks with 10 lima beans glued onto them to represent the tens place and single beans to represent the ones place. I can finally bring them out along with your ideas! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! You rock!

7. Arithmetic Village has a cool way to learn double digits! They use jewels, golden sacks and treasure chests. (sacks hold 10 jewels and treasure chests hold ten sacks.)

8. Wonderful! I'm off to repost this on my FB page!!

Charity
www.thehelpingbridge.com

9. Thank you! I always appreciate your hard work! I would love to come see you teach!

10. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to use it in my class!

11. WoW! What awesome ideas! I really love the Number of the Day! Thanks for sharing!

❃ Ann Marie
ABCs and 123s 4 me

12. Wowzer! Thanks for all the freebies!

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

13. thanks for the 10 more 10 less!! I love it!

14. Wow! Fantastic freebies. Thanks for sharing your creative work!

15. LOVE these!!! Can't wait to use them!! thanks so much!

16. You are awesome!! I love it all! And I am so glad you're back and okay!!
Kerri B
Teacherbitsandbobs

17. Oh. My. Goodness!!! You are totally AWESOME! Thank you ~ Thank you ~ Thank you!!!!

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

18. Thanks for sharing these AMAZING ideas! Glad you're recovering from the tornadoes.
 Chrissy

19. Thank you for all your awesome work!!! Do you sell copies of your number talk? Or the original??

Thanks!

20. Thank you for the freebies . . . can't wait to get to school and print them out tomorrow!

21. Super cute and I really appreciate the freebies!!! ~Steph

22. These are super cute! I can't wait to use them!

23. Awesome freebies! We are working so hard on + and - 1 and 10. I LOVE the number talk! If I knew how to make it we would be doing that every day too!

24. Thank you very much for all the great freebie.And im glad to see you are back.Love your blog!!!

25. Thank you so much! These will be perfect for my kids!

26. WOW! Thanks so much for all you share...I love all your stuff!

27. Thank you so much for the games. My kiddos love them.

28. What great ideas!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! This is an awesome blog and I love coming here to visit for inspiration for my own blog that I just started!!

TammySF
123teachwithme.blogspot.com

Lori

30. Love your center ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

31. You are AWESOME! Thank you!

32. Great ideas! I love all the pictures of your class hard at work.

Misty @
Think, Wonder, & Teach

33. Thanks for the freebies! You are so generous!

Beverly

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35. Wow. Can I just say amazing! You have been busy creating this stuff! Thanks for all freebies. I can really use the ten more, ten less etc. Seems like such an easy concept...but not for my kiddos.
They are beginning to get the hang of it.
Thanks for all your hard work.

36. LOVE ALL OF YOUR IDEAS! You are amazing. I especially love your "number talk" activity. Thanks so much for sharing! You always inspire.