Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gumball Math Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our latest giveaway. We have emailed a set of all three Gumball Math units from our TpT store to our winners.  Congratulations ladies!!!

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All three items are now on sale in our TpT store through the end of the day on Sunday . . .

Gumball Math

Gumball Math {Expansion Pack}

Gumball Math Cut and Paste Enrichment Activities

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Spotlight & Earth Day Freebie

Sunday Spotlight

Since returning from Spring Break we have been doing Gumball Math with our kiddos.  It was originally designed to be a series of timed math tests that we created to reinforce basic addition and subtraction fact mastery.  In the past we typically gave students 3 minutes to complete all 50 math problems.  This year we have opted not to time the students and to focus more on fact mastery/accuracy vs. speed.  As students successfully pass each test they earn a gumball to glue in their machine and a gumball to eat.

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We also created a Gumball Math {Expansion Pack} that we use tests from to supplement specific skills we are working on.  We always call these these “BONUS” tests.  We  pass these out from time to time to give students additional opportunities to earn gumballs.  We’ve cut a baggie full of gumballs {1-inch circles} made out of bright scrapbook paper prints for students to glue in their machines each time they pass one of these “BONUS” tests.

Here’s a list of all the tests that are included in the Gumball Math {Expansion Pack} . . .  clip_image004[7]

Keeping everything organized can always be a challenge.

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To reinforce some of the math skills covered on our Gumball Math tests we have put together a fun new set of Gumball Math Cut and Paste Enrichment Activities that reinforce addition and subtraction to 10.  They are aligned with the Common Core Standards.

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We would love to give away a complete set of our Gumball Math Tests to {three} of our followers to use in their classrooms.

To enter your name in the giveaway just leave us a comment telling us what your favorite flavor of gum is.

We will accept entries until the end of the day on Wednesday, April 24th.

The winners will be notified via e-mail so make sure you leave your address in the comment.

In honor of Earth Day tomorrow we would also like to share a little Earth Day Equations freebie that we made . . . head on over to our TpT store and grab a copy to use with your kiddos this week.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

AWESOME APRIL!! Where did March go??

Last time we posted here on our blog we had just finished up with our March Madness Packet…and it was MARCH MADNESS for both of us!!! We have had horrible weather here in Kansas. We have both shoveled a lot of snow! Diane has been traveling a lot and sitting in sleet and snow watching her girls play college softball, planning her daughter’s wedding, and watching her youngest run track! Kelly has been on the run with MAYB basketball for her son and now on to baseball! We did have a spring break in there…but it was COLD and yucky here, so now we are ready for AWESOME APRIL!!

This week we have been working on our weather activities. We have done all of our Wild About Weather centers and have done the weather literature packet. The kids loved to see how rain was made and we made Thundercake today!

Next week we are gearing up to BLAST OFF with our OUT OF THIS WORLD Math and Literacy Centers!

Here is a sneek peek of what we have in our AWESOME APRIL Morning Work Packet!

Awesome April Morning Work Sneek Peek

The AWESOME thing to post this April is our Wichita State Shockers are in the Final Four!!! Go SHOCKERS!! In honor of them playing in the final four we are going to give away 4 of our packets!! Post a comment of who you are cheering for in the NCAA Final Four along with your email and we will post the winners on Monday night of the finals!!

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