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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Has Sprung - A Blog Hop, Freebie and Giveaway

 I am so glad for spring to be here and I don't even live in one of the areas that had extreme winter weather this year. We actually had a milder winter here in Utah, so I didn't shovel near as much as usual. With spring comes that "Oh my goodness, have I gotten enough taught already?" feeling I get every year. With some students I can see nothing but the amazing growth they have made, but with others I still have this huge worry that they will be leaving first grade academically behind their peers. Then, of course, I try to make myself feel better by remembering that everyone progresses at their own pace and I remind myself to look at overall growth. This is where I just worry, worry, worry. But it's also a great time in the year to throw in some extra practice of basic skills and what better way to practice addition and subtraction than with a game that makes it fun.
Click image to go to TpT for this free download.

We have been playing this game in our math centers all week. Students just use their pencil and a paper clip to spin. Then they have to find a math problem that goes with the answer on the spinner. My students played in pairs, but you could play with a group of 3 or 4.  No prep, easy to teach and more practice with addition and subtraction up to 20. You can grab this free game on my TpT store.

Now for some more fun. I am giving away any item of your choice from my TpT store. You can follow my blog by email or Blog Lovin' or just like The Research Based Classroom Facebook fan page to enter.

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Hop on over for some more fun at the next stop on the Spring has Sprung & Games are Fun Blog Hop.

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