It's a Freebie Kind of Saturday!

To celebrate the almost completion of my classroom {HUGE sigh of relief} I have two little freebies to share with you today. Check back tomorrow...I will have lots of pictures to share!

The first freebie is a little piece of my Shiver Me "Time"bers Unit. This activity was definitely awarded "Most Popular" from my sweet little students. My kiddos absolutely loved it. It actually turned into a reward for finishing our math instruction early. Don't you just love when rewards can be academic...especially when the kids are begging for more!!! Love those moments!  I hope that your students can find as much enjoyment from this little activity as my students did in first grade! Click on the picture below for the free download.

Argh Have...Who Has?

Don't forget, you can pick this unit up at my TPT store right now! 

I have received several questions about the money sticks that I posted about yesterday. Just in case you missed is a little picture to catch you up! 
Money Sticks

 Let me try to answer a few of the questions that I have received by explaining how I plan to use these sticks during my math instruction. Obviously these little gems will only be one component of my money instruction. Unfortunately, when the students must create a certain amount, the money sticks will not be of much help. I will be using the sticks during counting practice, possibly as a little warm-up during small group instruction (since they will be super easy to hand out) and most importantly as a center activity. Below, you can download a copy of several sheets that I have created that could be included in your weekly centers or math tubs. These are several activities that I will be having the students complete during math centers. You can use all of the sheets in one week or you can mix it up and give them something different each week depending on your focus.  By using the numbering system that I explained yesterday, you can easily check your students' work to identify mastery or to identify those students who need a little extra help. You can download these center activities HERE!

Enjoy these little downloads and hopefully they will save you some MUCH NEEDED time during the BACK TO SCHOOL CRAZE going on everywhere!

Check back tomorrow for some classroom photos...rock and roll style!!! I will also be posting my next unit Get "Reel" With Writing: Creating Award Winning Writers within the next few days. I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend and resting up for the start of a new year!


  1. Love the I Have, Who Has game!! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. Your stuff is so cute and creative!! Love it!

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. It would be a pain, but if you wanted the money sticks to be more versatile you could stick Velcro dots to the coins and sticks.

    Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

  4. L.O.V.E the pirate time game...Thanks for sharing!


  5. LOVE the money sticks--such a creative idea!! I teach math all day, every day to K, 1, and those will totally come in handy for whole group AND math stations.

  6. Hope...this is fantastic and I love that you posted on Me and My Gang. Now head over to our Facebook Page and post about it. Get the word out girl! This is a great activity!
    The Schroeder Page

  7. WOW!!! I just found your blog and just love your ideas! I love the money sticks! I have a huge bin of plastic coins collecting dust in my basement. (We use REAL coins during our money unit!)I finally found how I can put them to use!
    Thanks so much!
    Melissa :)

  8. Hope, I am DIGGIN' your ideas and resources! Just curious, how do you make your materials so graphically/visually there some kind of software you use?


  9. great idea! I'm a new follower on GFC, hope you'll visit me sometime

  10. I love your recording sheets for the money sticks!! So much the kids can do with them. I hate putting the time and energy into making something, UNLESS they can get a lot of use out of them. Awesome! Thanks for sharing for free. :)

  11. I love the Money Sticks center! Thanks for sharing.

  12. These sticks are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration and the Freebie!

  13. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I love the Pirates! I actually shared the link to your blog on my blog.