Today I want to share with you some math activities that I used while I was teaching 1st grade. It’s a little bit hard to believe that I’ve been out of the classroom for 3 years. I am still a teacher, but I no longer have a whole classroom of kids, at least, not all at the same time. I work with 25+ kids, in small groups of 3-4.
Moving out of the classroom was a difficult decision but for my family and I it has been one of the best decision. I LOVE what I do. The level of connection that I have with my students is on a different level and I truly feel like I am able to give them each what they need while they are with me.
My own kids are little and I love being a mom, so not spending so many hours at work is such a blessing. I needed a job where I would still be teach, but at the same time be able to be there for my family a little more.
I also now have more time to share my passion, which is creating! I created this Winter Smartboard Activity when I was teaching 1st grade and it was such a great whole group and math workshop activity.
When I was in the classroom, I loved my Smartboard! It let’s our students interact with their learning in such an engaging way. I used my Smartboard for my morning routines, for workshop times and pretty much anything I could! It is such and amazing resource and if you’re anything like me you love finding activites that you can use year after year.
I created this Smartboard activity to give my students more practice on the skills we were working on. Each activity is linked to the CCSS and are stated below. I hope that you are able to spend a little more time with your family because I’ve already done the work for you.
*Ordering numbers from smallest to biggest and biggest to smallest
*Numbers that come before and after
*Writing numbers 11-50
*Addition and graphing
*Telling time to the half hour
*Greater than, Less than, and equal to
*Adding 3 numbers and then double checking
*Teen numbers shown with a 10 and some 1’s
*Numbers in the twenties shown with two 10’s and some 1’s
Sneak Peek Inside:
Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.D.8 Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = _ – 3, 6 + 6 =
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.A.1 Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3 Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
I would love to know how you use this resource!
Let me know in the comments.
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