Friday, September 23, 2016

Dollar Tree Find and Station Freebie!

Hey sweet blog friends!  I swear at some point I will quit neglecting this little piece of cyberspace and start posting regularly again.  I did want to pop in to share a little goodie I stumbled across in the Dollar Store today.  My original plan was to pick up some construction-themed toys for our data dig on Wednesday (a theme makes everything better right!?).  Well I quickly became distracted when I saw these little beauties in the Halloween section!

Being a math coach, when I see anything in a ten frame I have to snatch it up.  I came up with 3 different station activities that could be used with it and tried them out in one of our precious kinder classes today!  They were a hit so I'm sharing with you!

Counting Seeds

To play this game, students turn over a card and fill their ten frame with the correct number of "pumpkin seeds".  They then record their number on their recording sheet and color the ten frame to match.

Fill the Frame

To play this version, students turn over a number card, fill their ten frame with the correct number of "pumpkin seeds", and then shade the blank ten frame to match their number.  Students then count the number of pumpkin seeds needed to make 10 and record this number on their recording sheet.

Count and Compare

To play this game, students will need a partner.  Each person turns over a number card and fills their ten frame with the correct number of "pumpkin seeds".  They record their number and their partner's number on the ten frames on their recording sheet.  One person spins the spinner on the more/less scarecrow.  If the spinner lands on more, the person with the larger number wins.  If the spinner lands on less, the person with the small number wins.  Each person will circle either "My Number"  or "My Partner's Number" on their recording sheet to indicate the winner.

Click the image below to download these freebies!  My hope is to start a series called Dollar Store Math where I show you how to turn dollar store goodies into quality math stations.  The "pumpkin seeds" I used for this activity are just the red and white bean counters like the ones listed here.  You could substitute with another manipulative of your choice. 

Leave a comment and let me know some other ways you could use these in the classroom!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Teacher Appreciation Week is probably one of my most favorite times of the year.  I love having a week set aside to acknowledge the hard work teachers put in day in and day out.  Teachers sacrifice time away from their families, they spend their own money on supplies for the classroom, and they do it because they have dedicated their lives to putting children first.  In honor of all teachers do TPT is throwing a Teacher Appreciation Sale!  Tuesday and Wednesday this week, everything in my store will be 20% off.  Use the code CELEBRATE at checkout for an additional discount!  It's time to move all of those items from your wish list into your cart!  You deserve it!  Click the image below to check out the items in my store!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

500 Follower Sale!

Hello sweet bloggers!  I know it has been forever and a day since I've posted here!  I have been working on lots of great products and ideas over the last two years and can't wait to share them all with I will definitely be bringing this little ole' blog back to life!  In the meantime, I have reached 500 followers on TPT so I decided to throw a little sale to celebrate.  Today and tomorrow....everything in my store with be 20% off!  Click here to check out the latest items in my store!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Back to School Sale!

It's that time again!  TPT is throwing another site-wide sale!  Everything in my store is 20% off and TPT will throw in an extra 10% discount if you use the code BTS14 at checkout.  Check out some of my products that are perfect for the beginning of the year.  Click on any of the images to view the item in my store!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sweet Summertime!

Well summer has finally arrived!  Sort of anyway.  I will be in lots of trainings this summer as I prepare to leave the classroom and take on the role of Instructional Coach for K-5 math and science on my campus.  I am so excited to start this new chapter of my career and look forward to all the rewards and challenges that this new job will bring!  I am leaving my blog name in tact for now...but you may be seeing a change in the future.  I am still deciding if and what to change it to should I decide to do so.  I will say though that I am looking to expand my products beyond the primary classroom!  Between a new baby, a new job and starting grad school...there hasn't been much creating going on in this household lately.  Well I take that back...there has been lots of starting, just not a lot of finishing!  But I did manage to knock out this mega unit I've been working on for what feels like forever!  Check out this ultimate packet for CVC practice by clicking the image below!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale!

TPT is throwing another site wide sale in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week!  Today and tomorrow my store will be discounted 20% and if you use the code TPTXO at checkout you can save up to 28%!

Click the image above to check out my store!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our Sweet Princess

You'll have to excuse my absence from blogging the last month or so but I think I have a pretty good reason!

Our pretty little princess decided to make her entrance into this world a week earlier than expected.  Kinley Elizabeth Dawson was born at 12:18 p.m. on Friday, April 11th.  I can even begin to express how grateful I am for this little blessing God has given us.  I am so thankful that He chose us to be her parents.  Our family is complete and our hearts are full.

I do plan to return to the blogging and TPT world soon! Just not too soon!