Fact Families and Giveaways

I went to my classroom today for a few hours and got a lot done. Of course I still have to go back for a while, but that's okay. Before break my kiddos were working on fact families. I wanted to have a "cute" paper to put on their desks when the come in the morning so I made this.

You might wonder why there are no numbers. That's because I'll put the numbers on the board in whole/part charts, triangles, or circles. I can also differentiate a bit this way- easier fact families in one color, harder in another. It's funny how 1st graders think they're harder just because the numbers are bigger... but I need to challenge a few really high students and I'll tell the rest they have to do the ones in the easier color then can try a harder one on the back. They'll eat that up! I might even give a sticker (like a chart sticker) for each additional family done correctly. This class will love that! Hope you might find it useful too.

If you read my "11 in 11" post, you saw that my school goal for 2012 is more activity, fewer worksheets. I feel like I'm going against my goal, but some things have to be paper, right? Activities are coming, I promise. If you download this, please let me know.

Changing the subject, did you see all the giveaways going on?
Erika at The Honey Bunch is giving away a "I can teach. What's your superpower?" bumper sticker. (I just love that!)

Kelly at Busy in K is giving away an electric pencil sharpener. I'm excited about this because I've had several and they haven't lasted at all. This sounds like the one I need!

Kelly and Diane at Made for 1st Grade are giving away an ENTIRE winter center set. The whole thing! How generous.

There's also a $25 TPT gift certificate giveaway at Swimming Into Second.
If you haven't checked out these incredible blogs, you may want to pop over and look around. Good luck, everyone.
 Chrissy


  1. Thanks for sharing. I love the frogs! I agree, sometimes we have to have paper and pencil : )
    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  2. Chrissy,
    Love your blog design. Hee hee! It's the same as The Best Endings book blog. Great minds think alike!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  3. Erika I love your new blog. One devoted to what folks are reading- fantastic idea! Thanks for stopping my blog too. As for the post divider, I think it just came with eveything else. I don't remember getting it seperately. Sorry.
     Chrissy

  4. Just wanted to say that I love your blog title!

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  5. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the compliment!


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