I think I have mentioned before that we use Math in Focus in our district. There are parts I love and parts I don't. I think the biggest thing is the order in which we teach it. I had always taught shapes and patterns the first month of school. With MIF, we did it right before Christmas break. Like after we learned our numbers to 20. Anywho....after break we begin odd/even, counting by 2's and 5's. The pace calendar for MIF allows like 1-2 days on counting by 2s then switch to 5s for like 2-3 days. Not.so.much. I'm spending a week on both. I created this unit to use with my students for fun games to reinforce these skills. Is this something you can use in your classroom? Go to my store on

TeachersNotebook and grab your copy!

During the holidays and between Holly Bloggy Christmas I reached 200+ followers so I decided to do a giveaway too! I'm giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card and a copy of this unit to one lucky follower. Here is how you can enter:

- Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment (one entry)

- Add me as a favorite shop and leave a comment (one entry)

- Leave a comment letting me know what you are teaching in math once we return from break....I'm curious!

Contest will end Friday, December 30th at 11:59p.m. I will announce winner on New Years Eve!

I am really hoping to add more and more items to my store! Thanks to

First Grade Parade, I've finally figured out it is MUCH easier to create items in PowerPoint then covert to PDF. Also, if you were a participant in Holly Bloggy Christmas...make sure you link up below and show us what you sent and/or received!

I'm a follower!

ReplyDeleteI am already a follower - your unit looks awesome!

ReplyDeleteJennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

We are going to work on money after break!

ReplyDeleteI follow your store!

ReplyDeleteWhen we get back from break I am teaching....

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data analysis

number patterns

addition/subtraction word problems

2d and 3d shapes

or, at least, that's what my pacing calendar tells me I'm doing this quarter!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

I follow you! (of course!)

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First Grade Blue SKies

I added you to my favs on TN!

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First Grade Blue SKies

Your shop is on my favorites list!

ReplyDeleteJennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

What we will be teaching?? We just got a new math series and it has totally thrown me off- it is COMPLETELY different than anything I have taught before. SO I can't be sure what we will be teaching...but I promise I will look before school starts back!!! lol

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First Grade Blue SKies

Of course I follow you! I LOVE your blog and your items are so cute! :)

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Crayons and CurlsYour shop is already one of my favorites! :)

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Crayons and CurlsWe are teaching addition and subtraction in Math when I return! We are also teaching our teens (we taught 0-12 right before Christmas and now 13-20 after).

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Crayons and CurlsI'm a follower.

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ReplyDeleteI'm working on money, teens and measuring after break.

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ReplyDeleteMs. McBee’s Kinderbugs

I follow your store!

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We will be working on numbers 11-30, data analysis, money, and time when we get back.

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I follow your blog and love it :)

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I follow your shop :)

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When we return from break, we will be working on subtraction! :)

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I teach much older kids but just wanted to stop by and tell you I follow you & your TpT store! These are such cute activities!!!

ReplyDeleteAlso, I have a New Year Resolution linky party & a questioner on my blog that I would really love your feedback on. Please stop by and give me your opinion.

Thanks!!!

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A Teacher's TreasureI am a new follower!! We will be focusing on Subtraction as well!! You are a girl after my own heart!! Pink and Green obsessed!! Love it!!

ReplyDeleteI follow your blog. So cute!

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Taming My Flock of FirstiesYou are one of my favorites on TN!

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Taming My Flock of FirstiesWe are going to be continuing our higher math addition to 20 and then moving on to surveys. We use Investigations.

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Taming My Flock of FirstiesI'm a follower!!! :)

ReplyDeleteLive Laugh and Love to Learn

You are a fave on TN!!! :)

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I teach money when we return!!! :( WHY is that skill so hard for them...I mean it's money--they know what it is, they want it, they need it, they spend it!!!

ReplyDeleteDefinitely not my favorite skill!!! Not too keen on time either.... :) However, I LOVE regrouping (well except for the first day!)!!!

My second graders can always use some skip counting practice :)

Live Laugh and Love to Learn

I follow your blog!

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We will be working on solid shapes when we return.

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I already have your shop as a favorite.

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I'm a follower.

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I'm now following your shop.

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I'll be starting a unit on fractions. At least that's the next unit in the new series that I'm not sure if I like or not.

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I follow your blog!

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Your shop is one of my favorites:)

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We will be working on time when we get back:) It sounds funny when I write it:)

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I follow your blog!

ReplyDeleteTheResource(ful)Room!

I follow your store!

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After break we are working on addition and subtraction as well as skip counting!

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I'm a follower:)

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Grade ONEderfulI'll be teaching addition and subtraction in the new year.

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Grade ONEderfulI follow your blog!

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We're learning numbers 20-30 when we return to school.

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I'm a new follower of your blog! I'm going to be teaching geometry and patterning when we get back.

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Teaching FirstAfter break we are working on addition and subtraction!! I am a follower!!

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