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Monday, February 4, 2013

Snowball Math!

I know many of you have probably seen Cara Carroll's post on her greater than less than snowball fight. I loved the idea and I adapted it to my kiddos needs!

I took many half sheets of white paper and wrote numbers from 1-99 on them, crumbled them up and put them in a bucket. I told my kiddos that I know we live in AZ and never get to have a snowball fight so we are going to make our own! I had the kiddos sit around the outside edge of my rug and then tossed all the "snowballs" into the middle. I of course told them the rules and CROSSED MY FINGERS that they would follow them! I let them all have the snowball fight for about 30 seconds. I would yell a magic word, sparkle, freeze, name it. Then I would say GRAB TWO! The students grabbed the two closest snowballs went back to their seats and wrote out their greater than or less than sentence. The kiddos loved it and so did I!

Hope you all had a great Monday! 

Sunday, February 3, 2013


I have seen this before on many others blogs and I decided to join the party!

Oh and don't forget! The TpT Superbowl sale is still going on! Head on over to my store to pick up some items! I know I have been shopping like crazy already! 

Be sure to head on over to Farley's blog to share your currently!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Great Indoor Recess Site and a Sale!

So, I feel like I have been MIA for way too long! Wedding planning, being sick, starting 3rd quarter! WOW! Time to take a breath! 

During the past couple of weeks we have had a couple "rainy days," which here is AZ is wonderful, but the kiddos get super excited and I need a way to contain that energy! My cooperating teacher, uses this website so I emailed her real quick to remind me, set up an account and WALLAH, FUN INDOOR RECESS!

All you do is go to the teachers tab, scroll down a bit and there is a "Are you a Teacher?" box and register with your District email!!! You will have full access to all of the videos! 

Some of my class's favorites are the Mr. Marc videos! The thing I love is that a lot of times they can correlate with what I am teaching! We just learned about Arctic and there is an Arctic Freeze video! The kids love it, I love it, and they get to burn some energy when we are stuck inside! Wahoo! I hope you can use this! I sure know it has helped me!

Oh, I cannot forget, the TpT Superbowl sale! Of course I will be participating! Don't forget to enter SUPER to get up to 28% off!

Thank you to Primary Polka Dots for the cute graphic!

I hope to be back soon with some more craziness fun from the past few weeks!