Thursday, December 27, 2012

Creative Juices are Flowing!

I will be honest, I have been working on school "stuff" on and off since we started our winter break.  I wanted to try to get ahead of myself a little bit before I got back into the normal routine of juggling school and family.  So as my little man was playing with all his Christmas toys and I mean ALL of his Christmas toys.  It seriously looked like a hurricane of toys had blown through our living room!  I was watching him and mentally preparing a to do list of different skills I wanted to review/focus on when we returned.  We had just started really getting into composing/decomposing numbers before break and the kids were really getting into it.  I made those baggies divided by duct tape that are floating around pinterest and the blogging world.  My kiddos loved it!  Even my ones who are a little more reluctant about math, dove right in.  Keeping that in mind, I knew I wanted to continue down this path of excitement.  I ran to Wal-mart today, picked up some inexpensive 10X13 frames, grabbed Super Mario duct tape at Target, and pulled out the ever growing supply of felt that I have.  With these wonderful pieces and the baggie inspiration, I came up with this....
I ended up making 3 of them today.  They are super quick to put together and I figured they would be super fun in a work station after some small group use.  My favorite part of this is that you can use a dry erase marker right on it!  I wrote the number under the pom poms on each side and where the tape is wrote an addition sign.  Doing a little equation writing!  I haven't decided if I want to make a recording sheet to go with or just to have the kiddos manipulate and write on it for the time being.  Thoughts?



  1. Erin, this IS a fantastic idea! :) I found you from Farley's Currently! :) Welcome to the world of blogging! Your blog is very cute!!

    A Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you! I checked out your blog as well and I'm your newest follower.

      Love the Venn Diagram idea! I would have never thought to do it right on the tables like that. :)