Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stop, Swap & Roll {Product Swap & Review}

Hi!  I'm so glad to be a part of this swap again.  I am hopping that my post goes a little smoother than last time.  Thanks to Melissa for getting everything organized!

So I got to partner with Andrea from Come to the Carpet.  She is a fabulous first grade teacher from Alaska. 


I loved all of her things in her TpT store and had a very hard time choosing which one for my kiddos to try.  But here is what I picked: 
Circle Maps for Number of the Day K-3

When I first looked at it, I wasn't sure it would be appropriate for my kids (since I teach K and have a more challenging group than normal this year).  Then I realized that she has blank maps too.  So I went ahead for this one.  We actually did one of the more basic maps from the pack and they did a nice job.  

Here is where I modeled this activity first:

Then I sent them on their way to try it.  The only place we had trouble was the +10 and -10.  We haven't really practiced that yet.  So I had them color in those boxes and we just did +/- 1.  Here's my little cuties working:

When I got to this student, she needed help with the +/- 1 parts.  I had to show her where while asking, "What's one more than 18? What's one less than 18?"

I loved the idea of a circle map and this pack comes packed with different examples.  One of the maps is for addition and subtraction sentences - that would be great for a first grade teacher teaching fact families!  Andrea also includes a blank map so you can use it for other math concepts or even other subjects.  

So now is your chance to win a copy of this pack.  Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win:

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So here are the other bloggers that got to Swap and Review: 

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  1. This would be great for my kids! I would love to have them larger so I could put them up on the wall as we cover the numbers!

  2. These are amazing!!! What a brilliant idea. We do daily math stretches. I can see using these for whole group, partner and independent activities. Great blog post!
    Emmy Mac's Class

  3. I would teach this whole group and then use it at a centers or for partner work.

  4. Very engaging activity, and nice pictures. I enjoyed your blog post!

  5. Thank you so much for joining in the swap Christin! I love all the pictures you have of your students hard at work with these fabulous maps. Thank you for sharing!

    Jungle Learners

  6. I would love to use this to help reinforce numbers to 100 in kinder and much higher numbers and skills in 1st and 2nd!


Shifting Teacher K-2