Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What's New With Lisa and Linda From KinderLit!

Linda:  I don’t want to make everyone jealous but I’ve just spent 4 days at a quilting retreat with 26 other friends.  Retirement is so much fun!!  Here’s the four Christmas stockings I made for my son and his family.  The bed pillow I made out of the leftover fabric from the bed runner I had made previously. (Even my kitten Boots likes it!) Can’t wait til April when we all head out again for our spring retreat! 

Lisa: Even though I like to quilt, I’m still teaching so no, I didn’t attend the retreat!  In my classroom we are working on comparing numbers to find out which one is greater and which one is less.  Here’s a fun activity that we do at math stations. 

Stacking Blocks for Comparing Numbers
I made cards with numbers and spaces for building towers with our classroom stacking blocks.  They are laminated to last longer. 

Each child works on a laminated card to build the towers and determine which number is greater and which is less.  At first they have to tell an adult or another child which number is which.

Later I add small recording sheets in a basket for them to write their answers.   As many of you know, we love making books with our students.  The children love making books too and they will gather up all their recording sheets, staple them together, and take their new “book” home to read to their family!  

If you are not familiar with our Math and Literacy station activities, please check them out because we create books instead of worksheets!  Click here to go to the Math Station Activities and to the Reading Station Activities.

Stacking Blocks for Comparing Numbers is our newest freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers.  But you can get yours here!  Click on the cover and download the pages to create 24 cards for your own students!  

Happy Teaching!

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