I started this blog with the intention of writing all about Maths - suggesting some great ideas and helping teachers teach Maths - and here I am, hardly posting anything about Maths! Time has flown by so quickly, school has been so busy and I know I still have SOOOO much to get done! After the national testing week, I am now working on their end of semester reports. Which in Australia means a ... Read More about Where does time go?
I was reading through my classes weekend writing tonight (my favourite time of the week - kids tell their teachers everything!) and found something that really made me laugh and I had to share! One child had written about how he was playing soccer on the Xbox and then he played basketball "but in real time because I don't have that on Xbox". I just had to laugh, how times have changed! My class ... Read More about Kids say and do…..
I have had so much creating this! It is perfect for 1st or 2nd Grade (Grade 1 in Australia) and is a fun and engaging way to bring Pirates into Maths! 19 page booklet available from my TpT site! Have fun!!! ... Read More about Ahoy! Pirate Maths!
After we did some National Testing today we needed a break! So we explored some 3D shapes! First we all collected a 3D shape and worked with a partner identifying the differences between the shapes and where we can find them in nature... Then we got match sticks and modeling clay and created... One of the students in my class was desperate to make a cone - this is what he came up ... Read More about 3D Shapes!
This is a new file I have uploaded on TpT - it is one of my favourite games to play! Please leave a comment below including your email address and I will email this file to you for FREE (saving you $2.00!). Instructions on how to play can be found on my product description on TpT and is included in the document when downloaded! I hope it becomes one of your favourite games too! ... Read More about Place Value Bingo!
Do you know the game Addition Top-It? I have a few different versions but recently discovered another one! With younger children I play in partners. Each child turns over a card (so there are two showing at once), then have a race to add the cards together and say the answer. The first to say the answer wins the card (if it's a draw, each player gets a card). As children progress with their ... Read More about Addition Top-It