May 10, 2017

Oh My Gosh!!!!  I can't believe I am jumping into this whole BLOG thing!!!  I have started several, but seem to stop and never post!  So finally tonight, I thought....just do it!  Just jump in and post one that you have started.  EEEEKKK!!!!  So - for starters, I promise that all my posts WILL NOT be just my products!  But, to get started and get my feet wet, this blog is going to feature some of my products.

This time of year, students (and teachers) are counting the days until summer!!!  I have to confess, I did the same thing today.  :)  So keeping the students engaged is a HUGE challenge.  I found that if I can use learning games, my kiddos are much more likely to actually do the work and still practice skills without even fussing about it!

One of my favorite types of games to review basic facts is called Magic Squares.  I have them for
ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION, and MULTIPLICATION.  That way I can really differentiate my games!

These games are SUPER easy to get ready.  Basically, copy on cardstock, laminate and cut out.  Don't worry, there are only a few straight cuts and BOOM, your game is ready to go!

Once cut, put them in a baggie and center time, here we come!!!  You can even have your kiddos record their answers on a recording sheet, for accountability.  OR for those 'I'm done, now what' kiddos, have them create their own MAGIC SQUARES!

The goal of this activity is for the students to take the small squares and match them up to create true number sentences and make one BIG square.

The blank recording sheet is included in both sets, so they can record their answers.  After the students get the hang of this I like to make it a competition, to see which individual or group can put them together the quickest.

Okay, y'all my  husband just turned off the lights, so I'm guessing that's my clue to turn the computer off!  Haha.  Visit my TpT Store for these products and more.

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  1. That's amazing. THanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Fortune Cookie Mom! I'm so excited, you are my first comment!!! I'm looking forward to summer so I will have time to post more!