Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flying Saucers

What's that in the math station tub?  A bird?  A plane?  It's a UFO!  One of the "alien addition" themed activities this week is Flying Saucers!  The kids have a bucket full of 20 flying saucers {really they are those 25 cent machine prize pods}  and they choose a saucer, read the addition fact inside, then solve the problem on their recording sheet!  Just something a little different from the old math worksheet!  Parents, please keep working with your first grader on doubles (to 20), doubles +1 (to 20), and addition facts to 10!  If anyone has fun ideas or things you have tried for home practice with addition, please share!!!

{Click the picture above to download a copy of Flying Saucers!}

15 comments:

S. Parker said...

Sign up for Xtra Math. It's free and can be used at home and school!

Kris... said...

Super idea! I love it!

Lori Faas said...

So Cute AND my daughter will love getting those canisters out of the machine!

Mrs. Pollard said...

AWESOME idea! I absolutely love it. I will send a note home on Monday asking parents to help collect those canisters. How simple and cheap!

Fern Smith said...

I love this...I get a new and wonderful idea every time I look at your site! Thank you so much!
~Fern
fern-smith.blogspot.com

Mrs. T said...

So cute! I am curious....how do you store all your games? Can you do a post on that? Love your site! :)

Emily
www.sisforsecondgrade.blogspot.com

Erica Bohrer said...

Yes, I wrote the 50 Just Right Graphic Organizers book. I am glad you like it. I am working on a new one now, 20 Super Spelling Centers. Working on professional books is not as fun as creating for TPT (I describe the graphics to the artists, instead of arranging clip art myself), but it is more profitable and so cool to google yourself. LOL
You should definitely put your UFO math on TPT. If you want any advice, just email me at EricaBohrer@gmail.com.
Erica Bohrer's First Grade

Rachelle said...

Sarah!!!!! This is so genius! You are so creative! I'm lovin' the download too!
-Rachelle
whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Mrs. T said...
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Lisa said...

I really enjoy your blog and so...
I'm awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award!
Just link back to my blog from yours and follow the directions posted there!

Lisa
K is for kindergarten
http://www.iteachkinderkids.blogspot.com

Sarah Cooley said...

Thanks so much for the feedback, my friends! A little tip if you want to make your own saucers: Ebay sells those prize pods in packs of 100 for super cheap (like $1)! That way, you won't have to go buy a whole bunch of junk out of those 25 cent machines! Just sayin.

teachermom said...

Sarah,

I love all your ideas! I would love to get a bunch of them there flying saucers. What are they called? Searching "flying saucers" on ebay did not quite work out well :)

Thanks!
Carol

Anonymous said...

If you type in "vending machine capsules" you will find them on Ebay.

lovelylaura said...

wow! those flying saucers are quite nifty, very interesting!

Sra. Carro said...

These are so adorable! What a creative concept! I've used bottle caps with my 4th graders to practice math facts. Here are two different formats:

Bottle Cap Answer Keepers
Bottle Cap Math Facts

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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