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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fast Facts Freebie and More


This last week was a Big week.  We hit contractions hard all week during Skills!  I purchased Christie's adorable Contraction Surgery Center/Activity Packet. Best $2.50 ever spent. I had seen the idea all over Pinterest, but I loved having Christie's packet and Center to go along with the activity! Click on the picture to buy your own!


Here is a picture of our Operating Room:


One of my parents brought in gloves and surgical masks to make it more complete!

We also celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing like 100 year olds! In my opinion these two boys stole the show!!!
Does he not look just like the little old man in Up??
So sweet!

I also have started giving weekly timed addition tests. We have already completed +0s, +1s, Doubles, and now +2s.  I give the "pretest" Monday morning first thing so my students know what they are in for and then I give the "real" test on Friday.  I tell my kids that the First Grade goal in 25 in 2 minutes. I also made the following sheet to include in my homework packet for the week:
I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am! 

P.S. We are starting our Geometry Unit next week. I would LOVE some pointers on units available that are linked to Common Core Standards if anyone is using any!

12 comments:

  1. What a couple of cutie patooties!!
    (I need that contraction pack!! =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  2. Oh my goodness! How precious are those 100 year olds? Too cute. Love the fast fact freebie. We could always use a little fast fact practice!!!

    I am totally planning on doing some contracton surgery in the next few weeks. Can't wait! Looks too fun to pass up.

    Thanks so much! You rock!

    Lyndsey
    ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

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  3. I have the contraction surgery planned for next week! Yes! I love seeing it somewhere else too. Also, I downloaded your freebie. We have been doing this since the beginning of the year with the unit from Made for First Grade. The kids adore it. I have added that for every fact test they pass, at the end of the year that student will get to throw that many water balloons at me! I'm crazy I know but it's such a motivator. I give 50 questions in 3 1/2 minutes. I'm wondering if that is too hard :(


    Randi @ Teach It With Class
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  4. ohh I LOVE your motivation Randi! Maybe I will save that for the mixed timed tests towards the end of the year (pull out the big guns if you will) I don't think yours is too hard. I put 50 on the test with the idea that the expert kids will push themselves to 50 and 4 or 5 usually make it even in under 2 minutes!

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  5. I HAVE to get that contractions unit. LOVE IT!
    Those two boys definitely are the absolute cutest!!!! :)
    I love teaching geometry and solids. We did lots of sorting activities and games where I read clues, etc. I doubt that helps. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  6. OMG love those outfits! those boys are too cute!!!!!!

    your operation room is ADORABLE!!!!!!

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  7. i love teaching geometry!! We go on a geometry hunt around the school...hmmm...I wonder if I'll be back to teach that unit or not...
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

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  8. I love your operation room! Too cute!

    I would love for you to come check out our Contraction Crocodiles and contraction balloon pop! My kiddos LOVED both....of course, we had to have a snack too and we ate crocodile pie!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  9. OH MY! Katie I agree-those two "old guys" are sooo stinkin' cute!!! That is just too funny! I would love to have my class dress up too! And....your "operating room" is awesome! Sooo glad you liked the lil activity pack!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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