As promised, I wanted to show you how we are using the Valentine Math Pack in our classroom a bit more.
Naturally, I am WAY too planned in advanced, but I need to be! I have a small group of SUPER fast learners in math this year. If I don't come prepared, they will be bored sitting through our unit when they have mastered skills on day 2.
While I do offer tons of enrichment opportunities for my students, these math packs have come in handy for all of my students. I also used these with a sub last week, and the activities were perfect for that! I include recording sheets AND answer keys with every item, so my sub graded them while I was out, and I was able to use them for a grade. BONUS!
We also had indoor recess last week, and my kids asked if they could play Valentine Battleship during indoor recess. Um...YES?!!
I plan to use edible conversation hearts with this Valentine Battleship game closer to Valentine's Day, but I think it is a sign that I am over-planned when I can't seem to find any conversation hearts at stores around here! Just in case you don't get the chance to purchase them, I have included printable conversation hearts that you can cut out and use with this coordinate graphing review game!
Also, we had our mid-year STAR Math assessments last week, and I wanted to take a day or two to review past concepts. I have done a number of different things to review, but on this particular day, with indoor recess, I knew we needed something fun! We played equivalent fraction GO-FISH! My kids LOVED it! The brightly colored cards helped so much, they were so excited when I pulled them out. It's amazing how a visually appealing worksheet or game grabs my kids' interest!
While we rotated our guided groups, I pulled a small group to review long division. I have a very small group of about 4 students that still need a little bit of love with long division. I have tried everything, and while I am a firm believer in building number sense in my students, I sometimes think PRACTICE makes better!
To help my small group practice, I created fun cryptogram puzzles with long division problems. It is important that all of your groups get the opportunity to play games or do the fun stuff, not just your high students.
This is just a small sample of what is included in this Valentine's Day Math Pack! I plan to bring out the rest of the activities closer to Valentine's Day, or even on our party day!
All of these activities come in both color and black and white!!
Click HERE to check them out and see below for a preview of what is in this product:
**A quick update: For those of you that have purchased my 4th Grade Standards Based Assessments and Teaching Notes, I HAVE FINISHED THE ANSWER KEYS!! Click HERE or the picture below to see all of the changes I have made to this product. (For those of you that are familiar with my 5th grade version, I have made the same changes to this version!)
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