Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snowballs in the Igloo {Five for Friday}

Thanks for the link up Casey!

{1} Snowballs in the Igloo
We've been working on decomposing 5 through 9, and my kinders just love playing a game that I call "Snowballs in the Igloo". This is a super fun way to practice decomposing during these long winter months!
Using the cheapest math manipulatives in the world:) (cotton balls and a cup), we explore all the variations of making 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and record our results on these printables. You can purchase them HERE, now for just $2.

{2} More Math
Math Start books are the bomb! Here is one that teaches the concept of odd and even.

  My book came with a bag of these adorable mittens, which I was unable to locate anymore:(. It would also be fun to have students use their real mittens as you read the book, or just cut paper ones if you're a California or Florida teacher!

{3} Something From Home
In the process of redoing my guest bedroom, I'm exploring a rustic, neutral theme. So, I thought, why not paint my address numbers on a burlap pillow? 
 After I found the font I liked on line, it was so quick and easy.

{4}Long Day
These lovely clouds were a appreciated welcome in the parking lot after a long day.

{5} T-Shirt of the Week
 Have a sparkly, shiny weekend!


  1. Hi Bren,
    LOVE the snowballs in the igloo idea! So cute and fun. I also love Mathstart books. How cute that it came with mittens. I'll have to remember that one. Happy Friday!
    Joya :)

  2. Hi Bren!
    I found your blog from the linky party! Great post! I love your sparkle sweater. I've also been into doing some redecorating...although I spend more time thinking about it than actually doing it! Cute pillow!

  3. Your snowballs in the igloo activity is so cute! Love your pillow too...looks professionally done!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  4. I loved Stuart Murphy books when I taught a regular classroom! Cutest picture is the little mittens hanging on the line! Have a great weekend!
    Teachers Are Terrific!