Freebie and **Giveaway** Reminder - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Freebie and **Giveaway** Reminder

Although I am teaching a lot of things I love right now, I feel a little overwhelmed. I have SO much that I want to do with my kids that I am scared I won't be able to fit it all in to our packed days! When I am stressed, my favorite place to be is behind my small group/kidney/horseshoe table.  I LOVE having the opportunity to do most of my instruction in small group.  Since adding math work stations this year, I have truly fallen in love with math and what my first graders are capable of- especially their thinking.  That is why I created my Money packet.  
I know our standards don't talk about money at all, but the first grade teachers in our district felt very strongly that if our students have a strong foundation in place value and skip counting, that counting money is the next logical step. In addition, money is already a part of our calendar time and daily morning work that I got from the fabulous *Reagan* so our students have just eaten up the challenge!

I have been using my word problems from my unit during my small group math time.
 Here are my kiddos hard at work!
 My students had earned the reward of having a stuffed animal at school. They were very creative in having their "friends" travel the room with them :) I used these word problems as an opportunity to introduce a few other high level thinking math concepts as well!
If you would like to sample my word problems you can click on the picture  below to download 4 of them!
Here is also a couple of screen shots from the rest of the packet.

If you haven't entered my giveaway, you really should head over and check it out. I am going to **giveaway** 3 sets of my unit!
On that note, I really, really need to work on report cards...or I could procrastinate a little more by going on a run!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  1. If where you live is as pretty as where I am, you should definitely go for a run. I just got back from one and it was a great way to clear my head. Thanks for the freebies. You got the wheels turning in my brain. I'm really interested in doing math stations. Hopefully next year.

  2. you are so sweet! I am so proud of you and excited about your unit! Thanks so much for the freebie and the "plug!" I am happy the daily warm ups are working for your kids!


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