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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Disappearing Post?

So, I just visited my blog and my last post is gone!  Ummm, hello?  Where did you go?  
I know it posted because I had comments on it and everything.... Booo!  Since I shared some links to other's blog I have decided to rewrite it (probably a shorter version though).  
I used my Silhouette Cameo to make some cool pencil toppers for my kiddies.  I think I will use these as a little gift for my "Rock Star of the Day".  I put the toppers on my neon pencils that I got from Walmart for $.88 for a pack of 10.  Cute, right?

I bought the template, instead of making it, in an effort to save my sanity! hehe.  Here is a picture of all of them in the cute baskets that I got from Walmart for $.88 each.  

Does anyone else use the Silhouette machine for their classroom?  Besides labeling everything in sight I'm having trouble thinking of things to do with it for my classroom.  I would love to see your ideas!

Now, some Pinterest finds.  My brain is mush from thinking about Common Core and the Daily 5 that we're implementing this year, so I decided to look back through my Math Board to find some things I love and things I haven't tried yet.  
Here are some of my faves:
I plan on using these little cuties for my fast finishers or during a math center time.  I'm going to print out on card stock and laminate the pieces so I can use them for a long time.  These are skip counting puzzles.  They will be great for the beginning of the year.  These were made by Haley at My Silly Firsties.  She's sharing them for Free.  I just love FREE!  

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My next find is this rainbow activity for Sums of 10.  
I did this with my firsties last year and they loved it.  My talented coworker drew a rainbow outline for me and then with students' help I added the numbers and colored it in.  For some reason, the sums of 10 facts are always hard for my kids to remember, so we left this having for a few weeks to help reinforce the facts.  I first found this idea on Amanda's blog First Grade Garden.  Thanks, Amanda!
I also used this worksheet with the activity.  Here is the link to it, but I don't know the original source.  I did message the Google Docs owner, but if you know who I should give credit to please let me know!
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My last share is this one: A cute color-by-number page with addition and subtraction facts.  This come from Tessa at Tales from Outside the Classroom.  It is also FREE- woohoo!  Love my freebies! :) Click here to visit Tessa and grab it up!

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And here is my last little piece of info:
You know those little thingies that you have to try to read and then type out to prove you aren't a robot?  Annoying right?  Well, they have become even more annoying because now they have numbers that are near impossible to read.  
Well, guess what?  You don't even have to type the numbers in, that's what!  (Could you tell I was doing my best Junie B right there?)
That's right... just be a rule breaker and ignore those numbers!  It will still post your comment.  Nothing like living on the wild side, huh? ;)

For those of you that read both posts- I'm sorry!  I hope this doesn't happen again!  

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  1. Hmm... about a month ago I had a case of the disappearing post as well... it was strange, but thanks for re-writing because I think I missed the first one!

    My kids lovee color by number, I use the ones from Super Teacher Worksheets all the time!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  2. I thought I was going CRAZY!!!! I kept tryin to the link you gave me and it wouldn't work. :) Glad to know I wasn't losing my mind! Also, I saw your Making 10 Rainbow activity you posted. I made a little packet, because I love teaching Makign 10 that way. My babies always love it. :) I wanted to give it to you for free for blogging about my freebie! Just let me know what email you want me to send it to! Here is the link if you wanna check it out. :)

    1. You're not crazy, but I about went crazy! LOL That's so sweet- I would love to have it! emfranklin82@

  3. I love your cute pencil toppers and your sweet firsties will too! I taught first for 6 years and loved it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following me!

    Keep Calm & Imagine