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...