Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

Hello Friends,
It seems like forever since I have blogged.  Tonight is the anniversary of our wedding 13 years ago.  I married my soul mate on the Millennium at midnight.  It is hard to believe that 13 years have gone by already.

After tending to my sick husband (the flu hit him hard) I have been busy making new fun and exciting centers.

The first one is the adorable (click Tens and Ones Bundling Snowman Fun).  This matching center helps children see that whenever they have 10 ones, it is time to bundle and make a new ten.  This is definitely a fun way to practice this Common Core Standard.  A quick check for mastery of the standard is included.

My second set is a game called (click Greater Than, Less Than, Equals Fun). This cute little game helps students make number sentences using >, < =.   The winner is the one with the most cards but be careful of the little birdie cards that can change the game.  A recording sheet allows you to check for mastery.

And now what you have been waiting for A FREEBIE--

In (click Tens & Ones Find My Mittens Fun), this perky little puppy need to find his matching mittens.  This is a must have for your math centers.  A recording sheet is included for you to check your students' mastery of this standard.

So stop by my shop and checkout these goodies.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary

Please pray for all the families and teachers and staff who were involved with Friday's tragedy.  If you are a teacher or a parent, you understand how close to home this hits.  We will do anything to keep those little ones in our care, safe.  God bless those teachers and staff.  Give your students a little extra TLC tomorrow and thank God that you have the occupation you do and a school that was not terrorized like this one was.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Subtraction Kitty!

Hi Friends,
My new Subtraction Kitty matching game is now ready!  Subtraction Kitty helps students practice their subtraction facts from 11-16. This cute little game can be used many different ways.  There are 6 different colored sets to match the difference on the Kitty to the subtraction sentence on the Frog.  You could give the children one or more sets to match.  You could also make it a memory game.  This center is great for differentiation to meet all your learners needs. A recording sheet is also included. All you need to do is print, laminate for durability, cut and you have a fun new center.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

If you are studying Transportation, this is the set for you.  It includes 72 photos with labels of different modes of transportation.  There is also a sorting activity to sort the photos by land, air and water.  Plus, a student booklet with several different layouts.  Click here to check it out.
Well I've been busy again.  I've made a new math center game that helps your children use both sides of the equal sign while practicing their math facts.  The sort the cute puppies as to true or false.  It comes with a recording sheet and answer sheet.  I can't wait to use this with my students tommorow.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale on TPT!

Fun And Easy First Grade is holding a Cyber Monday & Tuesday Sale!  Click here to check out my discounted items.  Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Subtraction Math Facts Thanksgiving Center

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us.  My students are learning their subtraction facts from 18.  Here is a fun easy to make learning center to help your students practice while having fun.  Click here to get this cute learning center just in time for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Had a great time with my students carving pumpkins.  I had 4 groups of children, 3 parents and one willing husband to help me out.  It worked very well as I had time to teach and circulate around the room, pulling on teachable moments.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Adding 3 Numbers Fun

I have loved all the Halloween Fun activities that my fellow teachers have been posting and I can't wait for Thanksgiving. I've created a new math game that is fun and easy to make. After teaching my students to add 3 numbers last week, I found that they need a little more practice. My new 10 page center game has the students practicing this skill with a  Fall Thanksgiving theme.

            This center activity addresses the following 1st grade Math Common Core Standards:

            1.OA.1 Add and subtract within 20, creating equivalent but easier or known sums.
            1.OA.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.

There is also a recording sheet for you to monitor the students' progress.  Click here to download.  I appreciate any feedback.  Happy Saturday!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Freebie for You-Tens and Ones Matching Fun

Good Afternoon Friends,
I want to tell you about my new free fun matching game.  It's all about tens and ones.  Year after year my students get confused about the tens and ones place values and need additional practice.   The goal of this game is to correctly match the model of the 2-digit number to the correct number.  I've included some tricky numbers like 27 and 72 so that the students get a chance to practice finding the correct model of the numbers.  There is also a recording sheet for you to monitor mastery of the Common Core Standard. This game addresses: 
 Common Core Standard-1.NBT.2 Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.

Click "here" to download your free copy of Tens and Ones Matching Fun Game.  Please rate my product and leave a comment.
Thank you,
Heidi Foster

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My store on TPT is up and running!!

Hello Friends,
Finally my TPT store is up and my first products are listed.  I have several Nursery Rhyme Pocket Chart Centers and 2 new games.  Tomorrow I will post information on my new products.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hello Friends,
I am so excited about the new activities which I have been working on for the last 2 weeks.  Soon my hard work will be posted.
Stay tuned...