Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy to Be Back!

I am so happy to get back to blogging! I took some time off during the holidays to spend more time with my family, but fully intended to start back once school started in January. But then my student teacher came.  Without getting into all the details, let's just say it was a long 5 weeks for both of us, and ended with the decision that maybe teaching wasn't her calling after all.
Now that my class is settled back into our normal routines, I can spend more time planning, creating and blogging!
My district started a new fact fluency program this year.  Each grading period we have focused on  2 strategies to develop fluency with addition and subtraction facts.  We have been using this book as our primary resource:

One of my teammates mentioned that her students needed more practice so I made an activity this weekend that will help our students practice doubles and making ten, the two strategies we are focusing on this grading period.  Click the label below the picture if you would like a copy.
Gnome Facts for Doubles and Making 10
Now I need to spend the rest of the weekend preparing to lead some staff development for my team on Monday.  I'm presenting some tips and techniques for using our Smartboards and other technology tools.  Technology in the classroom is something I am passionate about, and I love sharing with others, so it should be fun!


  1. Really nice activity! I'm featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow. :)

    Math Coach’s Corner

  2. Thank you for the freebie! Very cute and useful.

  3. Thank you for this! I also added the book to my wishlist on amazon. I teach first grade in Michigan and love it!

  4. Thank you for this wonderful activity. I will be putting it to use in my classroom. I also use "Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction" in my classroom. Great Book!

  5. Thank you! My class is struggling with fact fluency this year.

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