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Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
This math resource includes:
36 Task Cards and Recording Printable Worksheet, with Answer Sheet Included.
These task cards are made to be an additional resource for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
 Task cards also come in black and white, perfect for a parent Make and Take Night or weekly homework.
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Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Game Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards
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Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color Your Answers Rounding to Estimate the Sum BUNDLE
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Odd and Even Number Lessons and Center Game for Your Classroom

I've created a center game for my second grade teacher friends for use in your classroom math center during your math small group time! Continue reading for a lesson idea about how to teach, review and spiral odd and even numbers. 

Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers

Most of you start the year reviewing odd and even numbers. Especially if your district uses Go Math, Odd and Even Numbers are the first lesson in chapter one. In kindergarten I review odd and even numbers every.single.day! While we are learning our numbers, we are also learning to take them apart, to decompose them. Math standards state that kindergartners need to show how any number 1-10 can be created using a variety of addends. This daily calendar activity is perfect.

Every day during calendar I place one more red "cookie" in the tens frame on the board to represent the number of SCHOOL DAYS we've been in school that month. Then we chant while I point to the cookies, "One cookie for Mrs. Smith, one cookie for me." Discussing how we have an even number of cookies for the party or one left over!
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

I like to also expand this lesson daily for my higher level students, to expose them to fractions. On the odd days, the cookie left over can be split into two halves, two parts, and we are all happy because in our little party of two people, life is fair and equal again.

This is what it looks like as we pass the tenth day of school in a month....
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Which is perfect because we also have to learn to decompose numbers into their tens and ones!

As the school year rolls on, to keep this fun and interesting, I teach my helpers to stand at the board and point, some months the helper will say, "A cookie for Mrs. Smith, a cookie for me." Other months they can pick a friend and say, "A cookie for Suzie, a cookie for me." Then they know to finish up the lesson asking the class, is it an odd number or even number. It's adorable y'all! It seriously doesn't get old and they love it.  

Click here to visit my other post, Are You Getting Ready to Teach Even or Odd Numbers? and learn another way to teach odd and even numbers. 
Center Game Includes:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Also Available in a Bundle
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Perfect for an emergency substitute teacher folder!





3rd Grade Go Math 1.3 Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Game

This math resource includes:
Four center game pages in color AND
Four center game printable pages in black and white to use as a Make and Take Math Center! 
Two MATH CENTER signs, one in color and one in gray scale.
Teacher directions and common core sheet in color and gray scale.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Game Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color Your Answers Rounding to Estimate the Sum BUNDLE

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Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color By Numbers Worksheets

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
This math resource includes:
FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Your students will adore these Color Your Answer worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. Rounding to Estimate Sums - Color Your Answers Printables
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Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Game Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color Your Answers Rounding to Estimate the Sum BUNDLE


Click here to see my entire post on teaching Rounding to Estimate the Sums.
Click here to see my entire post on teaching Rounding to Estimate the Sums, complete with tips, tricks, lessons and resources.

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Tuesday Teacher Tips: Pencil Management

Tuesday Teacher Tips: Pencil Management at Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
 Tuesday Teacher Tips: Pencil Management

Hello Friends! 
This summer my friend Michelle and I are going to be bringing you a new feature! Every Tuesday please stop by for a new installment of our Tuesday Teacher Tips!
Pencils....five and a half years at FSU and not once did I learn about pencils! Let me tell you, they will make or break you...seriously, you can be Teacher of the Year for the entire United States, have lesson plans written in gold, but if you don't have a plan in place for pencils, your little darlings will EAT.YOU.ALIVE!

Tuesday Teacher Tips: Pencil Management at Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas
In the College of Education I learn all about "keeping students actively engaged" and "maximizing student time" but again, NO ONE told me about pencils. Then I interned and this amazing teacher I had would have the boys and girls line up each morning as they unpacked and she sharpened two pencils for each of them. At first, I thought what a waste of time....there has to be a better system. But it was amazing and I have done the same thing in every classroom since 1989! I have an electric pencil sharpener and as they unpack, the morning routine was to get two pencils sharpened, then sit down to their morning work. 

You know how excited your students are every morning?  
They love you, they want to tell you about their dog, their homework, their little sister...sometimes they just want to tell you that they love you. By giving EACH and EVERY children those few seconds of attention while you sharpen their pencils, it makes your morning start calmly and your students feel like you love and listen to each and every single one of them. 
BONUS
While you're teaching, if their pencil breaks, they aren't allowed to get up and waste time at the pencil sharpener. They have a second pencil. If they break the second one, you keep teaching and say, "Who would like to loan Paul a pencil?" The rest of the class would just love to help you and there will be more pencils then ole' Paul will ever need! The next morning I like to slip a seasonal, decorated pencil to the student who gave Paul the extra pencil. The thank you costs me about five cents and that student thinks I'm terrific! That 5 cent pencil and the show of appreciation does more to build your student/teacher relationship then all the tea in China! :)
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