Math Games, Awards, and a Freebie!

Hope you are having a great weekend! 
Our Spring Break starts this Friday-hard to believe!

Math Games
One of the Common Core Math Standards for First and Second Grade is 
"mentally" being able to add or subtract 10 from a given number. 

I don't know about your pumpkins, but some of mine struggle with this skill! 

I made an "I Have, Who Has" game to practice this a few weeks ago, 
and the kiddos loved it!

We used number grids to help us find or check our answers. 
The kids really had to listen and THINK, 
and the number grids were excellent tools for practice. 
This is what we did:
  1. Each child was given a number grid and an "I Have, Who Has" card.
  2. I read the first card, and each student listened and placed one finger on the addition fact I read.
  3. Example: Who has 27 + 10? Place one finger on 27 and count up 10. By this time, most students know the shortcut to this skill.
  4. The child who had the answer then read his card. Proceed from there.

This offered great practice for adding 10 to a number.

Well, I've been asked if I were going to make a subtraction one, and here it is! 
My kiddos were excited to see this!! 
Love it when they enjoy practicing a difficult Math skill!

You can find both games at my TpT or TN store. 
Just click on the pics!

Awards-Feeling Blog Love!
I was very honored to receive two awards this past week. 
Here's my acceptance speech!

It's so nice to be recognized and included in this blogging community! 
I appreciate all who stop by this little blog! I love reading your comments! 

I also want to thank all who have purchased from me 
on TpT everyday AND during the Leap Day Sale! 
I can't thank you enough! 

I enjoy using my creations in my own class, 
but it makes me smile to think someone else may want to use them, too. 
It's very humbling.

Thank you to Jen at Hello, Mrs. Sykes and Jenn at A Pirate's Life for Us, who awarded me with the Top Ten Blogger award! 
I have to say, I love those two blogs! 
They would definitely be on my Top Ten list!!

Thank you also to Jessica at Apples and Papers and Traci at Dragonflies in First, who awarded me One Lovely Blog award! 
Jessica is so inspiring and writes the sweetest comments, 
and Traci has the cutest stuff! I heart their blogs, too! 
Funny how you start to feel like you really "know" these girls!!

St. Paddy's Day Freebie
I adore St. Patrick's Day, but it falls during our Spring Break! 
We will celebrate this week instead! Whew, do you feel like I do??
 Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, Seuss Week, and now St. Paddy's Day!! 
Can you say SPRING BREAK???

Anyway,  I made a little Shamrock Syllable Sort for the kiddos to do this week! Click the pic to get it from my TpT store!

Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher has reached 800 followers! 
Go check out her giveaway!

Valerie at Grow Up Learning is having her very first giveaway! 
She has a great looking Spring unit up for grabs!

Have a super week!