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Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Carolyn Kisloski can even turn math into holiday fun!

Here is a great way to visually show children addition facts as they are learning them. We made addition sentence chains that the children hung on their lockers. Each child had a fact written on a star that they had to create a math fact chain for. To prepare this lesson, I cut lots of red and green strips and wrote a fact on a star for each child. We work on addition facts to 5, so this was my focus. I had the children use a stapler to make the chains. This worked better for me than glue. You can do either! They love using the small staplers.

I put them up hoping they might make it through the day- but the kids were SO careful with the chains when they opened and closed their lockers, they lasted a long time! You could also hang these from the ceiling to decorate your room.

We have so many ideas like this in our monthly Happies packets. Feel free to check out the previews for our packets each month. Our packets are FULL of ideas to bring happiness to your classroom. You can find these at Dr. Jean’s website or at my TpT Store!