Aloha friends! As I was planning out some new posts I realized tomorrow February 25th is the 1 year anniversary of me starting my blog!! I cannot believe it. The year has gone by quickly and I have made so many fabulous bloggy friends and teacher friends around the globe.
I knew this day was coming and tried to think of something fantastic to do. But I have been under the weather and sometimes less is more!
With that being said I started this blog to share my ideas and give back to others. I discovered blogs through Pinterest and filled my classroom with so many great ideas and freebies. I decided for my Bloggy Birthday to make a fun freebie. It is much better to give than to receive!!
Recently I attended a Singapore Math workshop and received so many great ideas on how to rework my math time. This is a little game that the instructor taught us and I think it is great on so many levels.
The object of the game is to get 5 coins in a row.
You lay out the game board with all the 10 frames face up.
The first player selects 2 ten frames to add up to a sum on the board.
They cover their space with a game piece.
The next player can remove one card and replace it with a different card to make a new sum.
The green player just made a 10. So the purple player took away the 2 and replaced it with a 4 to make 12.
The game continues until one person makes 5 in a row. Such a simple game, but they are adding and using higher level skills to think about how to make a certain sum to get their 5 in a row.
I played this with my daughter in 3rd grade and I was amazed to see what her thinking was.
I am looking forward to teaching my class how to play this game. Just click on the picture above to grab it in my TpT store.
As another token of my gratitude for all of my wonderful followers and friends, I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to Amazon!
All I ask is that you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment below. I will pick a winner on Wednesday!!
Finally everything in my TpT store is on sale today and tomorrow.
Mahalo for all of your wonderful comments, ideas and support over this past year. I have learned so much and become a better teacher through this little blog.