Saturday, January 14, 2012

Freebie! Spin and Add Addition Game... a Success!

Another week has FLOWN by! This year is going by sooooo fast. I can't BELIEVE it!!

First of all, I wanted to let you know that I have added several activities to the Lessons I've Created page. Creating and Teaching gave me the idea to do this and I think it's great so that everything will be nice and organized.The freebies that I post as well as activities I post to TPT and TN will be there. I hope that is helpful.

I wanted to share with y'all a game I made for math centers this week. It is called Spin and Add and it is super fun! My little 5 year olds were so good at this. They were begging me to keep playing this game. I totally can't pass that up! They make me so proud. :) Here are some pictures.

These are two of the mats that come with the activity. You can also see the spinner. I am not the best at assembling this spinner...HA! Okay, so you spin the spinner, record whatever number you spun (record it in the first box) then count out that many marshmallows or cotton balls. We used cotton balls because I forgot to get marshmallows. Oopsie! Spin again and record the next number, count out that many cotton balls. Then add them up and write the total in the last box. Y'all, I was blown away by my kids this week. They are SO good at math!!

I just love how this little one wrote the 2 so small... :)

Some of my kids were ready for the recording sheet and some were not. This was a child who was ready. Notice his 5+5=6... :) After I took this picture I had to help him figure out that one. HA!

OH! Did I mention you can download this game for free?! Yep, you can! :) Just click the link below. Enjoy!!

Spin and Add Game

One more thing....
Are y'all familiar with Erin Condren? OHMYWORD...I am obsessed with all of her products. I had received some gift cards to her website, so I couldn't wait to order this ADORABLE lesson planner. I won't be Mrs. Stephenson until June, but I could not wait! I am excited to be able to use this cute lil' thing next year! I just had to share it with y'all. :)

Happy weekend sweet friends! Y'all are a blessing to me!


megandw said...

The spin and add game is so cute...I can't wait to use it this week with my kiders! I can't beleive you are doing this is PreK; way to go!

Julia said...

megandw, thanks! I am glad you will be able to use it. Oh and about not believing my kids are doing this....I KNOW!!! I was completely blown away this year with how advanced my kids are. They are almost all 5 and I could send them off the Kindergarten NOW. It is amazing to me. Trust me, at the beginning of the year, I was NOT expecting OR planning to do these kinds of activities! HA! :)

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love the planner! I need one SO bad!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Kim said...

LOVE the freebie! Just what I was looking for...we are doing lots of addition practice!

Growing Up Teaching

Crayons and Curls said...

Julia, Love your blog! and the Spin and Add game is super cute! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing! :)
Crayons and Curls

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Sarah said...

Hi Julia! I just came across your blog and wanted to gush how much I love it! Your ideas are soo cute! (newest follower) I'm from Ohio, but was checking out openings in TX last year, sadly there weren't too many. Are you in a rural district? That's where I'd like to end up. Anyway, keep up the great work and if you ever need some math ideas, come check me out! Have a good weekend!

rebecca sutton said...

I've nominated your cute blog for an award! Come check it out!
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MJ @ Lil Book Chompers said...

Hey I wanted to let you know I've nominated your adorable blog for the Versatile Blogger award :) Check out to see your shout out!!

Oh wow I just saw Rebecca's comment!! Well you've been nominated twice!! Rebecca, I guess we agree this is a great blog :)

Sara said...

So cute!! I'm seriously impressed by your Pre-K kiddos!!

Kindergarten Is A Hoot

Julia said...

Thanks Sara! I am too!

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This is a really great tool to keep the kids learning while having fun. I think there are other ways I could make use of the spinning paperclip technology (in fancy terms) like picking where we can have our next lunch out with the kids. Thanks for sharing this.