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Monday, December 22, 2014

Decomposing 10 Freebie!

Happy Monday!  It's holiday time so let's share some freebies!

I am always looking for different ways to support my students' understanding of 10.  Being able to decmpose and compose 10 is necessary component when developing number sense.  But let's be careful, we want our kiddos to be flexible with their numbers and be able to use what they know when they start working with 2  and 3-digit numbers.  After all, it's all about 10 so we don't want them to simply memorize these facts.  To that end, I try to review these facts and incorporate games as often as possible.    Many of my resources use 10-frames and rekenreks but I couldn't resist using this adorable cookie clipart by Krista Wallden at Creative Clips.  I love all her work and they were part of her Unwrap Freebies.  Thank you, Krista! 

Ok...back to the game.  Kids shake and spill - I had my students use red and green chips (sprinkles) and gently spill them on the cookie.  They counted how many landed on the the cookie and figured out how many are off the cookie.  Hopefully they can remember their combinations, if not, the chips are there to count and check!  Students then wrote the combinations on a recording sheet.  It is cute and fun for the kids while supportive and helpful for their understanding!
Grab your free copy here from Google Drive!

Glad to be linking up with Charity for the Manic Monday linky.  What freebies do you have to share this week?  

Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December Currently

December is my favorite time of year! Is it me, or are most people in a good mood?  I love the holiday decorations, Christmas cheer and even a little snow!  Time to link up with Farley again for this month's Currently.


So I am listening to Pandora, Holiday Jazz.  So festive :)  I have the channel set in my car, as well.  The songs start to repeat but that's OK.  Have you heard "Baby It's Cold" by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble?  The video is adorable, check it out!!



I'm loving my new Startbucks mug.  It's part of the new Dot Collection. It is big and has such a cute picture - perfect for a big cup of tea.   It's the little things ;) 
I am starting to think about vacation!  We will be traveling to Mexico and I am very excited.  I feel like school just started and BAM vacation is almost here.  Time flies, maybe I'm getting old!

I want an extra hour of sleep.  There is never enough time (old complain, right?!)  Maybe I'll set my alarm an hour early to psych myself out.  Hmm...maybe NOT!

My nails are horrible and the cold weather doesn't help.  I am in desperate need of a manicure (shh!)

Finally, I am giving thanks to ALL teacher bloggers out there.   I am always in awe and inspired by you.  I am a new blogger and have a lot to live up to, one day at a time.  Thank you for all you do and share :)

Have a great month and a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year!!