## Saturday, December 29, 2012

### Math Word Wall Posters - Featuring Number Terms

It has been awhile since my creative juices have been flowing!  What better time to get back in the groove than winter break!  I created a set of 7 posters featuring basic number terms.

This is a set of 7 posters featuring:

Even

Odd

Numeral

Counting Number

Cardinal Number

Ordinal Number

Whole Number

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and an even better New Year!

## Friday, December 28, 2012

Today's game is brought to you by Elementary Matters....

This is a dice game where students roll three dice to create a sum.  If that sum is on their game board they get to cover it up.  Sort of like how bingo is played.
Click on the above links to get this great free game today!

Enjoy!﻿

## Friday, December 21, 2012

### Free Game Friday - Mining for Shapes

Yahoo!  Today is the last day before winter break!  :)  Need I say more??

I have a new Free Game Friday math game for you today!  This terribly cute game, Mining for Shapes, comes from Brian and Yvonne of Mixminder

You know that game Minecraft?  The one my students are crazy for, will not stop talking or writing about?  This game was inspired by Minecraft.  I am sure kids, who love Minecraft, are sure to love this one!

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## Friday, December 14, 2012

### Free Game Friday - Gumdrop Land Dice Game

Happy Friday Guided-Math Readers!  (who doesn't love Friday?)  I am sure you are in full countdown mode to winter break!  Only one more week and counting for me.

I have a new holiday game for you created by Tiffani at Time 4 Kindergarten.

This game is called, Gumdrop Land and follows the simple concept of roll and record the number.  This game is geared for younger kids in Pre-K or Kindergarten.

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Enjoy!﻿

## Tuesday, December 11, 2012

### Holiday From Here to There Place Value Game - Free!

I have so many great Holiday freebies that I am spreading them out beyond Free Game Friday!  I have a place value game for you today created by Kickin' it With Class.

I am loving this game because it not only incorporate place value skills but also logic skills.  Students create numbers using their two dice, they must decide where it goes on their game mat in order to complete the sequence from lowest to highest.  Check it out to get your free download!

If you want the non-holiday version...

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Enjoy!

## Friday, December 7, 2012

### Free Game Friday - Christmas Multiplication Roll and Cover

Looking for a great holiday multiplication game to help you get through the next couple weeks?  Check out this game by Lisa at Fourth & Ten

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Enjoy!

## Sunday, December 2, 2012

### Peppermint Craft for December

I wanted to share with you an easy December craft that is sure to make your room yummy and festive!  It still is holiday oriented but neutral for all those of different religions.

Peppermint Craft

Materials:

small, dessert size 7" paper plates.  I use the more heavy duty ones as they look better.  An example would be these from my local party store.  It really doesn't matter what color you get as you will never see the inside color.  Also I found mine in the clearance aisle of Target for a \$1 for 24.  You need two for every student.

Roll of Cellophane - from craft or party store

Curling Ribbon

Stapler

Markers

How to Make:

1.  Give two plates to each student.  They need to design their peppermint.  I showed pictures of peppermints on the SmartBoard so they got an idea of how to draw one.  They used either red or green.  Color on the back, white side of the plate.

2.  Staple the two plates peppermint side out.  I only staple it twice, one on each end.  I suppose the kids can glue the two plates together, but it is MUCH easier just to make two staples.

3.  Use the cellophane to wrap up the plates.  I secure the cellophane in place by making another staple right at the top of the peppermint.  It might take a few tries to get the feel and placement of how the cellophane wraps around - play around with it so you know what is should look like.

4.  Cut two pieces of curling ribbon.  I show the students how to gather the sides and use the ribbon to make a knot.  They can curl the ribbon or leave it as is.

5.  And really that is it!﻿  I usually make these every year and hang them from the ceiling of my classroom for the month of December.  (the kids swear they can smell the peppermint when they make these).

Enjoy!