Teen Number Math Centers - Miss Kindergarten

Teen Number Math Centers

Well, I did it! I barely survived my first week in 1st grade! After about 20 minutes in, I realized I never knew what I was missing! How fun and capable are first graders!? Don't worry, I still have a special place in my heart for kindergarten :)
Anyway, here's a quick peek at what we did because let's face it, I'm exhausted! The last thing I want to do right now is think about school, but I wanted to let you all know that I'm alive and kicking!

Yesterday, I introduced math centers to my class. WOW. Forgot what "beginning of the year" centers are like! After several, several, several lessons about what "good centers" look like and even ending centers early {because we were scheduled for the guidance counselor to come in and do a lesson but whoops, I forgot about that...so I just used it as a lesson to teach my students what happens when they are too loud in centers ;)} I think they finally get it. Don't worry, we did a continuation today so the kids were able to participate in all the centers. Anyway, enough babbling.

In the first center, the kiddos used "how to draw a snowman" and drew their snowman families from my Snow Packet. They absolutely loved this. {I'm really vain and asked them what they thought to boost my ego a little lol}.

{I love the hats on this one!}
You can find My Snowman Family {here}!

The next center was teen story problems. Most of them did a great job with the tens stick concept, but some of them still drew 16 circles in the "how you know box". We'll get there!
For the kiddos that finished early, I had them make up their own story problem on the back. I about died when I saw this kid used "Ham" as his person. Haha! Too cute.
Click {here} to download a free copy.
Fonts by DJ Inkers

Their favorite center {based on the squeals and shouts that instigated a lot of "THIS IS NOT WHAT CENTERS SOUND LIKE!!!"} was from the fabulous Cara. They played Build it, Break it, Make it and loved it! Thanks Cara!

Lastly, we worked a little more with tens sticks using my Pine Tree Place Value activity. I printed it Wednesday night and had it prepared in minutes. I didn't laminate it quite yet, so I was a little over protective...hahha. Anyway, as I was printing I realized that I didn't include a recording sheet in my freebie. WHOOPS! Sorry everyone who downloaded it! It's up now, so go re-download!
Favorite quote of the day: "Look! 17 is the same as 1 ten and 7 ones!" light bulb moment!!!!!!!
{Sorry, I took them upside down and they just looked weird if I flipped the picture!}

I'll be back this weekend sharing my new clip chart!
Happy Friday Buddies!!!

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  1. Yippee!!! I'm first!
    Looks like so much fun!! I love it ALL. Especially the example with Ham. Too funny!!!!
    I knew you'd love first grade -- and survive the first week. It will only get easier. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. We did the Snowman families today and the kids LOVED it!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. Glad to hear you had a great week! I student taught in first and loved it. I eventually want to end up there one day. :)

  4. 1st grade Rocks and I am glad your survived! You are going to be such a blessing to those babies!

    Hop on over if you want to grab my penguin digraphs and learn about my Penguin on the Shelf...a visitor from the South Pole!

    I have LOTS of other math *freebies* if you want to grab them too!

    When you are ready to think about school again =)

    Heather's Heart

  5. I fell out of the blog loop this past semester while finishing my Master's, so I am so behind on your news. Anyway, CONGRATS on your job! I know you are doing great!

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  6. Love the snowmen families!! I'm a mom of a first grader, so of course Ii think they are great!

    - Lisa
    a teachers bag of tricks

  7. I am glad you made it through your first week. My firsties loved your Turkey family! Now, I am going to have to check out your Snowman family. I love your clip chart! It is super cute!!

    The First Grade Dream

  8. I can't wait to use the Snowman Families next week! Your blog is great and I look forward to reading more of your wonderful ideas:)

    Lisa :) (new follower)

  9. Ham!! haha
    Congrats on finishing your first week and still being awake enough to blog about it.
    ♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

  10. Way to go Hadar! Sounds like a fun week in First Grade! I am sure your students are talking all about their awesome new teacher this weekend. Rest up and enjoy your weekend!

  11. Congrats on your first successful week! Looks like they had fun! :)
    Thanks for the freebies! :) Have a great (and restful) weekend! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  12. thanks for the freebies!!! Love it!!

    Color Me Kinder

  13. Congrats on a successful first week in first:) Wish you could move to 4th so I could use some of those adorable centers!!!! Too cute!!! Looks like so much fun!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  14. I am glad you survived and loved it!!! Your clip chart looks great!! I can't wait to hear about it!!!

  15. Congrats Hadar, I knew you would rock first grade!!!
    Kristen :)

  16. I am so glad you had a great first week. I was wondering how everything was going.... lucky children to have such a great teacher!

  17. I'm glad you had a nice week! Isn't first grade fantastic?? Just when I think kindergarten is my favorite, I step into a First/Second grade class and just love the independence they have!!

    Thanks for sharing the adorable centers!!

    Tales from a Traveling Teacher


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