Tuesday, June 12, 2012

[Lucy Ladybug Learns About Numbers]

I know.  It's summer break.
And I'm working on materials for the first 2 weeks of school.
What's wrong with me?!  lol.

We have adopted Go Math in first grade for the upcoming school year.
Go Math is incredible!  Totally common core based.  Awesome!
But. . .chapter 1 is addition concepts.

Yikes!  We've built into our pacing guide 10 days for numeracy right at the start of the year.  I'm really excited about this Lucy Ladybug pack!
It's going to be a fun exploration of numbers 1-10 for the first 10 days of school.

Lucy Ladybug deals with one "number" each day (days 1-10).
Writing the number, reading the number word, determining even or odd, representing on a ten frame, simple model drawing (adding 1), and then the ways to create an addition equation with 2 addends and a sum of the "number of the day."

If you're a first grade teacher, this pack is a perfect start to your math year.  :)
Because it is a 21 page pack (2 pages for each "number"), the price is set at $5.
However. . .there is that 50% off sale that runs through Saturday the 16th.
$2.50 for 21 pages of number sense and mathematical reasoning.

But. . .you can win this pack!

All you have to do is leave a comment with your best BACK TO SCHOOL hint/tip/tradition.

You have until midnight tonight (June 12) to enter.
I'll choose 1 winner from all comments.

Good luck!


  1. I love this and I am so excited to know what to plan for math those first 10 days. It looks so cute. Here is my back to school tip...when I am preparing my students supplies, I prepare a few extra and put them in a gallon baggie for when I get a new student. Then I have a new students supplies all together and ready to go.

  2. My best back to school tip is organization, organization, organization. It is time consuming to start with, but certainly pays off by October.

  3. I really love this. What a great idea for the first ten days of school. My "Back to school" organizational tip wouild be -set out bins labeled with the supplies that you requested for the year. As students come in have them take the supplies and place them in the apprioprate bin. Now after Open House/Meet and Greet all you have to do is put bins away!!!

  4. Since our school always has tons of kids moving in and out, I would make several sets of new student materials so that it wasn't stressful when a new face walked in to class!

  5. Back to school tradition:
    Clean my office (at home)
    Re-arrange the books
    Re-arrange the material
    Prepare my schoolbag - control if there is an emergency snack in there!!!

    I also do this at the end of the school year
    And a couple of times in between :-)


  6. You're not the only one working on back to school stuff!!! Okay, so I'm getting caught up on A LOT of blog reading---and then off to make stuff! ;) Looking for you on Facebook? ;)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  7. Back to school tip - I always go in a couple of weeks early and get my room all ready. That way I'm not sweatin' it the day before school starts because I didn't get something done! :o)


  8. This looks great!! It would be really helpful for my review classes I am teaching this summer!

    My back to school tradition is to get a new outfit for the new school year! I am such a little kid....I always am so excited and can't sleep the night before!

    An Education Lasts a Lifetime