New Year’s Resolutions!

I wanted to share some things we have been working on this week. We have been on place value for weeks now and are still going over it daily to make sure that they have mastered it. One of my parents donated a ton of cereal to my classroom so immediately I started thinking of how I can use it in a lesson. I whipped up a quick little sheet and we really had some fun!
I gave each student a baggie of Boo Crunch Berry cereal and they had to sort out the handful of cereal into tens and ones. Normally I would have them glue it down but since they wanted to eat it I had them trace their work so that I could go back and check for accuracy.
Then they completed the little sheet where they wrote the tens and ones and the number in expanded form. My kids learned a lot and had fun!
Never turn down food donations! 
Next on to morning work…
We started my morning work packet and I must say it was AWESOME! This is the 2nd day in a row my kids have been completely engaged and on task during the WHOLE morning work time. They really take their time on the handwriting and the challenge really takes a while to complete. I teach them the 3 components of solving it which is 1. Draw a picture. 2. Write a number sentence and 3. Explain how you solved the problem using your words.  This prevents them from just copying answers. They do that part on the back if they are one of your higher kiddos.
I love it so far. The best part was they were able to do it independently while I completed my morning routine. Everyone that has already purchased, I am working on the second pack as we speak it will be out soon!
                          Last, I put together this fun New Year’s Pack so be sure to check it out!
                                 Be sure to grab my number find freebie while you are there!



  1. 1

    Your New Year's craft is just TOO CUTE!

    First Grade and Fabulous

  2. 2

    That Boo Berry ghost is SCARY/SPOOKY! HE HE

  3. 3

    I love your morning work printable. Unfortunately, making copies for each day at our school is not feasible. :o( But again, AWESOME!

  4. 4

    Your New Year's Craftivity is in my TPT cart to purchase! I followed SunnyDays Show & Tell Tuesday to your site! I am a new follower! I look forward to reading more! Come over and check out my blog when you have a minute! I am pretty new to blogging and would love a comment and new follower! :)

  5. 5

    Thanks for linking up to Show & Tell Tuesday!
    The New Year's craft is so cute and I LOVE the number find. Great idea!

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  6. 6

    I used and loved your New Year’s Resoultion pack last year. My kiddos did an amazing job and loved it! Will you please put together 2014 (glasses) for those of us whom are creatively challenged and can’t just turn the 3 in 2013 into a 4 for 2014.
    Thanks. Have an awesome 2014

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