Sunday, January 27, 2013

100's Club FREEBIE

Hi everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I had a fabulous time with some of my grandkids yesterday. I took them bowling and laser tagging. It was a blast!
I also want to THANK everyone for the wonderful words of encouragement on my evaluation with my principal. It went really well. He was very nice and complimentary. I don't know what I was so worried about. The Smart board worked like it was supposed to and my kiddos were very good! Glad to have it behind me!!!

With 100's day approaching I thought I'd share a little thing I've done for years. It's called 100's Club. When I first saw a form of this activity I was skeptical. I am not one for 'kill and drill'. But as I tweeked it a bit and was carefully not to over do it my kids, they seemed to really enjoyed it. In October, after some practice with counting and writing numbers, I introduce the 100's Club. I put together little packets of counting sheets for my firsties to work on. When they complete one I give them a little reward, like a piece of candy, and then they start on another packet. The packets increase in difficulty as they go along. I do it as a self start only once a week so my kiddos don't get bored with it. They keep their packets in their desks and are responsible not to lose them or they have to start over and none of them want to do that. I was surprised that they LOVE it so much. I love how they find the patterns on the grid and it's great number writing practice. A few of my low kids need a hundreds chart for a helper at the beginning but pretty soon they don't need any help.
If you want a copy, you can click HERE to download.
If you want to check out what we'll be doing on Thursday for 100's day, here is my post from last year. Click HERE.

Have a great week everybody!


1 comment:

Lory Robinson said...

Thanks for the awesome freebies! cute :)
Lory

Fun for First