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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Math Tool Kit Freebie

Hey my peeps! I hope your summer has been fantastic!! I have two more weeks, then it’s back to the grind for me.

Hop on over to Blog Hoppin’  to grab a cool math freebie!!!!!


I will be back when school starts to share the haps in my classroom.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Christmas In July Day 2

It’s on to day two of Blog Hoppin’s Christmas in July Sale. For the next three days (July 16-18th, Days 2, 3, and 4 ) you can grab up any math related products in my store for 20% off.



Click on the picture below to grab your math goodies!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas In July

Happy July!!!! Are you counting down the days till the end of summer? Not me, I’m soaking up every last minute of my summer vacation. I can't lie I am taking a minute here and there to get ready for the up coming year.
Have you heard about Blog Hoppin’s Christmas in July Sale???


Twelve days to be exact! If you’re anything like me you’re already planning for the new school year. For each of the 12 days you’ll have the chance to grab up some lovely products.  I know my shopping cart is filled! For today only all of my spelling and phonics activities are on sale for 20% off. Click on the picture below and it will take you to the goodies! I’ll be back tomorrow with some more fun stuff! Happy shopping!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fraction Kites and Math Morning Meeting

Happy Tuesday!
For the last two weeks or so we’ve been hard at work on Fractions! My students are really getting into it. I had one student to tell me today that our classroom lights were fractions. We have three rows of lights and two of the rows were out at the end of the day while we had snack time. He replied “Ms. Arnold one-third of the lights are on.” Don’t you just love moments like this!
On Monday we completed Fraction Kites! They turned out great. I got the idea from Pinterest of course via Step Into Second Grade, who got the idea from Mrs. Bainbridge’s Class.
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If you’d like a copy click here or here to download.

Changing up my Math Morning Meeting has been one of the best things I’ve done all year! If you’d like to read about that you can click here.

I’ve recently added a Math Chat slide. I first read about this idea on Mrs. Jump’s blog.  I really get to see my student’s thinking. Here’s a snapshot from today. The answer was twenty three and here are some of the problems.
This first student started with 600 and worked her way from there.

Here’s where she ended up.
I tell them they can use any combination of addition and subtraction as long as they can explain their strategy.

The next student offered  20+3 =23, and that was perfectly fine too.image
I didn’t take pictures of the rest.
But one student offered: 50-10-10-3-4=23.

I’ve uploaded April’s Math Hunts to my TpT store. This set covers two digit subtraction, counting back by tens, counting back by ones and place value.
April Pics

April Math Hunts: Two Digit Subtraction Edition
Also, everything in my store is 20% off today and tomorrow! Happy Tax Day!!! Thanks to Mrs. Mullins over at The Inspired Apple for the lovely sign!

Tomorrow is Hump Day! Now I’m off to watch my DVR’d episode of The Originals!
Who loves this show!? I miss Rebekah sooooo much! Maybe she’ll show up on The Vampire Diaries again???????