Math and Ocean Randomness

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! I hope all of you are feeling loved by your students and by the people you work with. My kiddos have been extra sweet this week and I got a huge supply of chocolate from one of the sweet girls on my team today, which I think I'll need these last few days!

We're still deep in our ocean learning and this week we've been reading Big Al and The Rainbow Fish. Today we compared the two stories and made venn diagrams {that I forgot to take a picture of!} and then I let the kids be a little creative and use paper and beads to make their own rainbow fish. They loved getting to use the beads!

In math, we've been using our fish and shark to compare numbers. The kids love this game {we call it Hungry Shark}. Two kids are fish and one is the shark. The shark has to decide which fish to eat based on the greater number, then we all write the inequality on our marker boards. You can get the cards for it here on google docs.

Speaking of math, we're working hard to master our facts to 5, which is still a little tricky for some of us. To help, I made a new pack that has centers, games, fluency activity sheets, fluency checks, and flashcards. We used some today and the kids were so proud of themselves!

You can get these activities in my new pack by clicking the picture below. I had a brainstorm for another game to add to it at lunch today, so it will be updated hopefully by the weekend. {Go ahead and grab it now while it's on sale!}
Don't forget the big sale at TpT today and tomorrow...I'll be clearing my wishlist as soon as I make it home from Wal-Mart {why did I wait until the last minute to get Mother's Day stuff??}. :)


  1. I absolutely love those Rainbow Fish!!! We definitely have to do that, thanks for the awesome idea!!! I'm so glad your kiddos are being sweet to you, I think mine are trying, but failing miserably!!!

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