Sunday, February 2, 2014

What Super Bowl???

Okay, I know the Super Bowl is about to start and I will turn it on...later. My husband just left for an all boys Super Bowl Party, at my brother's house. I am watching Teen Beach with my girls for the millionth time. Cloud Nine will be starting soon. I haven't seen that one yet so I'm a little excited.

This week, we learned about polar bears. This all comes from Deanna's Arctic Animal unit. I LOVE this unit. It is an amazing nonfiction unit with both polar bears and walruses. I plan on talking about the walruses later this month we we talk about teeth. I happen to notice she has this unit on sale today.

These are a few more pictures from my Hot Chocolate Math and Literacy unit.My kids LOVE these centers. The top picture shows the Sums of 5 game. This game can be played like memory with all the cards upside down or an easier way is to have all the marshmallow cards facing up and the number sentence mugs in a pile facing down. Students can turn over one mug card at a time. The second picture is a great game for subitizing and working on addition. Students lay out all of the mug mats. All of the marshmallow cards are in a container (penguins and marshmallows go together, right?). Students pull out a card, count the marshmallows, and place it on the mat. Towards the end of the week, I started having students write the number equation. It is hard to tell from this picture, but there are purple and red marshmallows.

Clip Cards have quickly become a favorite in my room. They are perfect for early finishers. The top picture shows how I differentiate for students who may not know their Sums of 5 and Sums of 10 by allowing them to use counters. A lot of students on hands on and need that physical manipulative. Other students are able to look at the empty boxes and know how many more to make 5 or 10. It is all part of building a deeper understanding of numbers.

I still have 20% off my store AND have decided to extend it until tomorrow. Here's a few more items you might want to pick up.


  1. Thank you so much for visiting our blog! We are your newest followers also. We are so excited to have found you! Love the polar bears you guys made, looks like a lot of fun! We can't wait to read more on your blog.
    Enjoy Cloud Nine!
    Kelly and Kim’s Kindergarten Kreations

    1. Thanks, ladies! I look forward to reading your amazing blog too!

  2. I didn't watch the super bowl at all! Love the polar bears! Super cute :)

    1. Thanks, Laura! We just watched the half time show.