Monday, November 26, 2018

2nd and 3rd Grade Math Puzzles: Holidays Around the World EDITION

I am always looking for ways to integrate science/social studies into MATH and ELA..like a lot of other teachers! We barely have enough time during the day to fit everything in so when we can tie in a little social studies into our math lessons...we're gonna do it! Am I right?!!

This idea came to me in the middle of night last year and I've been slowly creating several different units for it! It's called UNLOCK THE FACT.


{Grab the 2nd Grade Version HERE and the 3rd Grade Version HERE}

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Basically...the students solve math problems and if they answer them correctly...an interesting fact is REVEALED!

INSTANT ENGAGEMENT.

HOW DOES IT WORK?


STEP 1:

First, the students answer all 9 questions in random order. Using a thin dry erase marker, students will write the answer in the rectangular box.


STEP 2:

Once they’ve answered all 9 questions, they will put the puzzle strips in order from LEAST to GREATEST. If they have answered the problems correctly and have placed the numbers in order correctly, a HOLIDAY AROUND THE WORLD FACT will be revealed. {LOVE being able to tie in so many skills at once!}



{These are examples from the 3rd Grade Pack}

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STEP 3:


I hold my students ACCOUNTABLE for everything so I have them record their answers on the recording sheet. {They check their answers with the answer key provided in the file.}

STEP 4:

I also have my students keep track of the facts they reveal {sneaking in a little writing!} You can either have them write their facts in their math journal/writing journal/any journal of your choice or use the booklet I’ve provide in this file. I love using the booklet. OR you don’t need to have your students write their fact at all—it’s totally up to you. 




{These are examples from the 3rd Grade Pack}

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{These are examples from the 3rd Grade Pack}

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This resource is super LOW PREP which I LOVE. I simply print these out on colored paper, laminate, THEN cut along the lines into strips. It’s so much easier to laminate them first, and cut them out second. Next, I rubber band or bind each set together using a mini binder clip. Once I’m ready to place these out for the students to use during math rotations, I’ll just place them in a small basket. 

Check out my Instagram Story Highlights @theteacherwearsprada to see how I prep this resource!


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Grab the 2nd Grade Version HERE

Grab the 3rd Grade Version HERE






Wednesday, October 3, 2018

3rd Grade Addition (3 and 4 Digit) Math Sorts..and a FREEBIE!

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3 Digit and 4 Digit Addition Math Sorts and Centers


I love running math centers in my classroom and I'm always looking for simple, low-prep activities to throw in a math center to make math workshop run FLAWLESSLY! {Well maybe not FLAWLESSLY because #REALLIFE and because we teach little people who aren't perfect---but pretty darn close!}

I'm super OCD and a teensy bit TYPE A haha so I like math workshop to be consistent & simple for my students, but I want them to be engaged!

I really like using math sorts and cut & paste matching activities for a few reasons!

#1: They are seriously super low-prep...these are actually NO PREP which is awesome! Just PRINT and PLACE IT in the math station!

#2: My students are always engaged because it's hands-on!

#3: I can keep it consistent from week to week and have this be the activity for my Independent Work Station as part of my math rotations! *Consistency is the key to a smooth math block*

Here are few pages from my 3rd Grade Addition (3 and 4 Digit) Sorts & Matching Activities Unit!

Scroll to the end of this post for a FREEBIE so you can check it out!


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Here's a FREEBIE for ya! 

I hope you like this RESOURCE as much as I do!! I'd love to hear from you! 

Just click on the picture to grab the freebie! 

You can also PIN it for later!

3rd Grade Addition Math Sorts and Centers


You can grab the entire unit (20 activities) HERE!!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

3rd Grade Math and a FREEBIE!

Helloooo and HOLYYYY MOLYYYY because it's been a CRAZY long time since I've blogged!

I'm talking a couple of years.

Kind of embarrassed to admit it ha!

BUT I did have two children in the process so I'm using that as my excuse!

Here's a picture of them <3 <3 <3 Aren't they so stinkin' cute?!!




Okay so anyways, I've been creating resources for my classroom like a crazy person because I switched grade levels and needed new resources {I switched from 2nd to 3rd}. I'm going to share one with you today that you'll be able to start using in your classroom right away because it's NO PREP  #hallelujah

There's also a FREEBIE down at the bottom of this post!

I use the Guided Math framework in my classroom, so my students are moving through 3 different rotations during my 1 hour math block.  One of my rotations is normally an Independent Work station. I LOVE having my students completing an engaging, hands-on activity that they can do INDEPENDENTLY,  so that I can focus on my small group and they can work on mastering that particular concept.

I use Math Sorts for this ALL THE TIME.

It involves NO PREP on my part. And the kids love it because it's interactive and hands-on.

It just makes my Math Workshop run so smoothly and it's one less thing I have to think about.

Praise the Lord.

I just finished up a Math Sorts & Cut and Paste Matching Activity Set for my Place Value Unit. I created them for my 3rd grade classroom but they'd also work for your higher 2nd graders and for review or intervention in a 4th grade classroom.

Here are a few pages from the pack.


    











                                                          





If you want to try out a couple of these pages, go ahead and click HERE to download a freebie!

If you're interested in the whole pack (31 Sorts and Printables) you can grab those HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Stay tuned for more 3rd Grade Math Skills! I'll be working on sorts for 3 and 4 digit addition and subtraction, as well as multiplication next!











Sunday, November 9, 2014

Veterans Day Scrambled Sentences Activity and Giveaway!

Hey Everybody!

I seriously cannot believe it's ALREADY November!!! It's crazy to me that I've already started planning for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. This year sure is going by fast!

Well, every year I look for new activities to do with my 2nd graders for Veterans Day. Of course, it'd be easy for me to just pull from what I did last year, but apparently I want new new new--yes more work for me. Anyways, I created a Veterans Day scrambled sentences activity for my kiddos to work on tomorrow with a partner. We know our children needs LOTS and LOTS of practice with sentence structure, writing sentences, and working on their handwriting, so why not tie Veterans Day into all of that. They will unscramble the 6 sentences (facts about Veterans Day) and write the sentences in their 'My Veterans Day Book'.

Here are a few pics:











I usually print the cards out, laminate them for durability, and place them in individual ziploc bags, but I'll be skipping the laminating part since I'm doing this tomorrow!

You can grab these here from TPT store.

You can also visit my Facebook page and enter to win these today!

Happy Veterans Day!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Last Minute Thanksgiving Math Activity (FREE)

Happy Sunday!

I just realized I needed a last minute math activity for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break! I quickly created this Turkey Skip Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s activity. If there are any 1st or 2nd grade teachers out there still looking for a last minute math activity, here you go!




















Download this for free here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Take Home Reading Freebie

Just wanted to write a quick post on how I do take home reading each week. Each one of my kiddos has a large ziploc bag where they keep their books for home reading. I put two books (on their reading level) in their bag on Monday and they have those two books for the whole week--Monday-Thursday.

On Wednesday I give them this book report form to complete and return no later than Friday. They can choose either one of their books to write a book report on. There is a fiction side and a non-fiction side to the book report form.

You could also use this for independent reading time, guided reading, or as an assessment. It's up to you!

                           

If you are interested in this book report form, you can have it for free here.

Well I'm off to go cook dinner. Stuffed peppers with lean turkey meat and rice with Kale on the side!!

Yummmmm!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Breaking Blog Rule! Oops! FREEBIE Inside!

Sorry I know that I'm breaking the blog rule of only one post a day but I wanted to share with you my Journey's Work onWriting Journal Prompts. I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago and posted journal prompts from Unit 1 of Journeys. You can read that here.

I've added a couple more common core aligned journal questions to Unit 1. You can grab those for free here.

I've also added journal prompt/questions for Lesson 1 of Unit 6 for Journeys.

Grab these here.

If you don't use the Journey's reading program, you can probably still use a couple of these journal prompts!

Enjoy!




More Common Core Activities for Place Value

Hi y'all!

Happy Sunday! I have another place value activity for you to add to your Place Value and Number Sense math unit! The last place value activity I posted was for Skip Counting, Odd and Even, and Reading and Writing Numbers up to 1,000. You can read about those here.

Last week my class was working on mentally adding 10 or 100 to any given number, as well as, mentally subtracting 10 or 100 to any given number. We used my Matching Activities to do this! I had the kids complete this activity during the Independent Work station during Guided Math.

Here are some pictures of the activities that we used last week!



                               


                         




                               

Next week we will be using the Greater than and Less than matching activities from this pack to learn that concept.

Here are a few pictures of these activities!
























If you are interested in this pack, click on the picture to purchase or....comment on this blog post and I'll choose 3 fabulous followers of my blog, TPT store, and facebook page to have this for FREEEEEEE! Who doesn't love free???? :)