Friday, November 2, 2012

November Currently and TBA Friday Freebie

Happy November!  Did anyone else have sugar coma kids in their class for the past two days?  You know, the kind of kids that when you are directly instructing them they completely ignore you or stared at you blankly with unfocused eyes.  Or did you have the kind of kids that were the exact opposite...getting up constantly, taking constantly, bouncing for no apparent reason except to bounce.  We had fun dressing up for spirit week this week but I am definitely looking forward to a regular week with no costumes or sugar coma kids in my classroom! I'm linking up with Farley and I think her November currently is just gorgeous! Please forgive me...mine is fuzzy...I'm still learning how to work with some of this blog stuff.

On Wednesday (Halloween-don't mind their weird outfits :) I taught my students the relationship between addition and subtraction facts using a part part whole diagram and candy corn!  They were highly motivated for the candy!  We used compartment plates that are separated into three sections…part part are the two smaller sections and whole is the larger section. Here are some pictures of our diagrams in action...

My freebie is a worksheet that I had my students use to show how they use the part part whole diagram to represent related addition and subtraction facts.  Click on the picture to snag yours. Enjoy!

Apple on!



Little Miss Primary said...

Hi Alyse!

I found your blog through Farley's link up and I am so glad that I did! What a cute idea to use candy corn with your part-part-whole diagram--I LOVE it!

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get some good rest. :)


Little Miss Primary

Amanda Madden said...

Just found your cute blog! I need to go link up with Currently this month, myself!

Teaching Maddeness
PS - Come enter my giveaway for a fabulous monogrammed Grateful Bag!

Jessica Lawler said...

Hi there!
I found you through the Currently linky party - and am so glad that I did! I'm your newest follower.

I definitely know what you mean - on the weekends I have the rest of life to worry about without adding school stuff...but it always creeps in anyway. What can we say? This is a consuming job :) But a wonderful one at that!

Thanks for the freebie! :)

Joy in the Journey

Ash said...

While spirit weeks are crazy I do love them, especially pajama day! Hope you have a relaxing week next week!
Come check out my currently!
Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

Heather Bucaroff said...

Aren't we always thinking about work? As I sit here and do report card stuff...hehe. Found your blog through Farley's link up!

Julie Marciniak said...

I was doing some November Currently and came across your blog! So nice to meet you and be a follower! I L.O.V.E. your blog name! Too cute!


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