Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.
I am so ready for this week to be over. My classroom has been wild. I feel like the little boy in the story The Little Dutch Boy. I plug my finger in one hole and solve a crisis only to have more crises fracture and leak until the dam is about to break. Seriously. I could be a fireman for all the fires I have put out this week!
I DO have a treat for you though! I initially intended on selling this in my TpT store, but it is just too much work right now to set up a cover sheet and fill out the description and so on. So… I thought I would blog about it instead. It was be available for a *limited time only* (cough…sometime after Halloween when I get around to taking it down).
The game practices subtraction and estimation. To play this partner game in students will need one pumpkin mat, two recording sheets and yellow and red counters. Students will grab a large handful of counters and then estimate how many they grabbed. Students then count the actual amount. Subtract the estimate and actual amount (great opportunity to discuss which number “goes on top”). The player with the LOWEST difference wins the round.
My kids loved it, but I need to review to ESTIMATE first and not count. Some of my kids were able to (gasp! shock!) correctly guess each and every estimation! Hmmm..
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