LEARNING MATH FACTS | Peace, Love, and First Grade


We've spent the majority of the year learning and practicing
the process of addition and now subtraction.
A lot of people say if you just keep playing games, etc, the kiddos will learn their Math Facts.
Then why do we hear upper-grade teachers say, "They don't know their facts!"??  Hmmm...
After the process is learned there comes a time when 
you just have to MEMORIZE them.  

Well, we have started working really hard on retaining our addition facts.
Some of my sweeties are doing a great job, others need a little push! 
So...today we made this incentive board.
One little friend has been out this week. We saved him a spot!

I decided to let my kids make their own gumball machines.
(just because I love their sweet artwork, and this was a quick one)
They wrote their names on blank labels. A little bit of a glare on this one.

We will add gumballs as they master their facts.
Some of them are still wondering how the gumballs are going to stick...so precious!
I'm looking for a real gumball machine in the meantime! 

We are having a great time with winter activities,
although it sure doesn't feel like winter here!
Next week we start a Polar Animal unit-one of my favorites!