Sunday, January 15, 2012

Addition/Subtraction Review Freebie

So I said I was going to post a freebie for synonyms and antonyms, but I still haven't created one. But I did create a game around something I found in Target's dollar section. I was searching through the dollar section and found little x's and o'x in a package (to my hubby's dismay!). Immediately I was thinking of all the things I could do with these.

I knew exactly what I wanted to create to use them with....addition and subtraction connect four. I made an addition mat that has doubles and then another with just simple addition. One subtraction mat is simple and the second one has subtraction problems that are a little bit harder. I figured this is a great way for all types of learners to review these facts. I made a cover page for the mats in case you would like to make it into a file folder game for centers, which is what I was planning to do.

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I am sorry for the blank page in this document. I tried all my little tricks to make it go away and it just wanted to stay! I hope your students enjoy this simple game, inspired by a classic! (Connect Four!)I am so excited to be home tomorrow. I worked on my homework all day today and still have a few things I would like to do.....make washing machine and dishwasher soap with my bestie and of course I have papers to grade. What will you be doing on your extra day off?


Rachel said...

Cute Xs and Os!

Kim said...

Thanks for this GREAT idea! I am always looking for extra ways to help my kiddos with addition and subtraction. Unfortunately, I will be finishing up report cards on my day off :(.

Growing Up Teaching

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

YEAH! I just bought the Xs and Os earlier today and was trying to think of a way to use them :) You are so wonderful for sharing! Thanks! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend :)

Lisa :)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

Journey of a Substitute Teacher (Ms. T) said...

I may need to make a trip to Target lol.

My day off...I'll sleep in and take it easy! Maybe create some more freebies or do some crafting.

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Kristen said...

This is such a cool game and I love your idea of using the x's and o's--too cool! Thanks so much Kelley!

Unknown said...

Awesome idea!!
First Grade Blue SKies

Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

This is too cute! I love Target Dollar husband not so much! :)

Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

Miss Kindergarten said...

I couldn't find the x's and o's!!! I did find cute little hearts though. I'm going to use them for this game you can download for free :)

Miss Kindergarten
My Fabulous Finds

Traci Clausen said...

Those x's and o's are so cute. Great activity to go with them. Gotta head out to Target... like I need an excuse. Ha!
I just love your blog design... so cute.
♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I love the dollar section at Target too! :) On my day off, I'll be catching up with my DVR and blog reading! Hope you have a good one too!

Cupcake said...

Ooo I love the little Xs and Os! Must run to Target :) Great idea, too!!

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Anonymous said...

lol ok kel i lv that we teach totally different grade levels---i get to see all the cute stuff u do...i never do cute stuff like that anymore...hope ur break was great...sooooo excited to be able to workout and have nothing to do...masters classes are already kicking my but..hope urs are going well!

Jessica said...

Love this so simple but a great review too!!


Apples and Papers

The Bubblegum Tree said...

Totally going to be on the lookout for these in the dollar spot! Your game is so cute. LOVE the x's and o's! I'm a new follower!

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