Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Math Homework for the WHOLE year


This year I'm trying a new math homework opportunity/assignment.
We are watching the amount of paper we are using and I've found that I have been using WAY too much paper... and I'm not sure it's exactly the type of math homework that I want my students completing with their family.
I enjoy hearing my kids 'talk' and 'do' math... so... I've taken the 36 specific math topics we cover in 2nd grade and created a game board for 1 side of the page.  On the other side is a quick description of the Common Core standard and 9 different activities the kids can choose to do throughout the week.  When they complete the activity... they will color in the box. Friday they will return the 1 page (yep, 1 page for the whole week!!!) with the various boxes colored in.  4 boxes will be the minimum... but I always have a couple students/parents that want 'more'... well... complete all the boxes if that is your desire!!
A quick parent signature to verify completion and we are good to go.
They'll return the page on Friday and then I'll get it back to them so they can always have activities to do at home on weekends or holidays.
I'm excited to try them out! 
 I'm hoping this idea is great for students, parents, the budget and me (less grading and book keeping ;)

I'd love to give the whole set away... leave a comment with your email and I announce the winner Wednesday at 9PM!!




72 comments:

Krystal said...

this looks fabulous!! My students always love your games! I will definitely be checking this out!!

Kelly Miller said...

This looks like much more fun than math worksheets!
Kmemiller@gmail.com

bratpakmom said...

OMG looks unbelievably AMAZING!!! WOWZERS!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! bratpaklj@yahoo.com

Christina A. said...

This looks fantastic!! I'd LOVE a copy! Thanks!!:)

cma4r@virginia.edu

Rebecca said...

LOVE your creations!

Rebecca said...

whoops! email is rsimpson@kcs.kana.k12.wv.us

Melissa Davis said...

This looks amazing! Not only is it colorful and fun, it looks very manageable! Would love to win :)

Rachel said...

Would love to win! I have been using a lot of paper for math, so hopefully this will help me cut down a bit too!

rachelmd93@gmail.com

Ms. Russo said...

This is a GREAT way to save paper! I think the kids will love it!
arusso@culpeperschools.org

Denise said...
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Denise said...

Lory, I love everything you do, I know this is going to be amazing. I hope I win!
Deniseyrichardson@gmail.com

July 2, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Glynda Loffer said...

I just found your site while looking around Pinterest. WOW, there is so much neat stuff here. I will definitely be bookmarking your blog. And I would love to win this set. Thank you for the great site and opportunity to win.
gloffer99@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your hard work! Thank you for helping us teach our students! -Bette

Bettedavisjackson@gmail.com

Cherie said...

Would love to win!

cheriemae@gmail.com

Stefanie Galvin said...
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Stefanie Galvin said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks great and even if I don't win it, it'll be added to my wish list, for sure!

Stef
Miss Galvin Learns
stefanie.galvin@gmail.com

Jenn said...

Jennbell45@gmail.com

What an amazing idea!

Lynn said...

How smart! I love this idea and am keeping my fingers crossed!

Krissy said...

This is such a great idea! pixieshor@gmail.com

1stgradefireworks said...

WOW! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

Leaping into Teaching said...

Oh! These are fabulous! I love the math games you did a few years ago. now that I am going to second grade I do not have any materials for the grade level and would love a copy of these! They look fabulous!

Christine

leapingintoteaching@gmail.com

Leaping into Teaching

Alicia said...

Fabulous!! I'd be so excited to win this. :-D Astucky86@gmail.com

Happy in First Grade said...
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Happy in First Grade said...

Hi Lory!

I love this idea! Homework is always such a struggle. This idea looks wonderful.

Thank you!
Jessica

Jessica.greenlee5@yahoo.com

Grace said...

What a great resource!!
Grace
gracepruim@gmail.com

J M Squared said...
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J M Squared said...

We had similar thinking this past year. Our math homework just wasn't cutting it. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. :)
julia.r.martel@gmail.com

K. Mo said...

I'd love this!
❤ Karen
flamingofab@gmail.com
Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade\

Jessica said...

Wow! These look awesome! Sweetie4@gmail.com

Teresa Burgess said...

That is a great idea! I would love to win a copy!

Happy 4th of July!
Teresa
tmburgess@roaneschools.com

Mechele said...

I would love to try this in my second grade classroom.
Mechele.barrow@gmail.com

Cathy said...

This looks awesome! Such a neat idea! I'd love to win.
bizy_mom@hotmail.com

Julia Stephens said...

Absolutely amazing. Homework is always a problem. Thanks for an alternative. YAY1

Julia Stephens said...

ooops....my email is julias@wcs.edu

Julia Stephens

Carla Hutchins said...

This looks great!! I would love to win. :)

Mrs. Melisi said...

What a great idea. Love it!!!
AMY

kellydeannab said...

These look great! I already have your Daily Math for the year and I love them :) I used them during morning work time. They really helped my students to review important math skills. I hope I could win these homework sets too. I love your products!
Kelly
kellydeannab@hotmail.com

Isobel Rosen said...

This is exactly the kind of homework I want to use this year! I think that it would be easier for parents, save me time, and save a lot of paper! Thank you!
Isobel
irlv@aol.com

Stephanie Taylor said...

I would love to win this!
anntaylor31@yahoo.com

Carol said...

I LOVE this idea! I teach first grade but I could use these to differentiate for my advanced students.
Carol
Still Teaching After All These Years

tsimon said...

Love this idea! Anything that will get the parents involved and talking with their children is a definite plus!
tsimon@dsdmail.net

Cherrie McCain said...

Oh Lori, this package looks awesome. I love your Daily Math for 2nd grade. I used it all year last year-faithfully. As a matter of fact, I already have my packets made for the beginning of the year. These homework activities would fit perfectly with my plan for this school year. I'll be wishlisting them immediately.

Thanks,
cmccain@ricecisd.org

Chelsea O'Neal said...

I just got moved to 2nd from K....This is AWESOME!!! I would love to win this!!

cloneal1973@gmail.com

peggy27 said...

Looks great!

Peggy Miller
meunier27@yahoo.com

Vicki said...

What a great idea! Rethinking my paper usage as well!
Vkinder@gmail.com

dahlia said...
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dahlia said...

This looks fabulous! I would love to have it for my kiddos.
Thanks for all the terrific ideas!
Jack
jpaget@dsdmail.net

Mrs. Tatebe-Miller said...

Hi Lori,
I absolutely love all your math stuff for 2nd grade. I like the homework idea. I'm interested in trying it out. Thanks for all your hard work!

Tracey

tatebe33@gmail.com

Melanie S said...

This is fantastic! Just what I need.
melanievictoria@yahoo.com

Mrs. Henline said...

Wow! Your work always amazes me! I would love to win.

henline.5@osu.edu

Judy B. said...

Wow! What a great way to reinforce skills!

Hboltjes2007 said...

I am in love! Hboltjes@lex2.org

Katy said...

Awesome idea! I would love to win a copy!

- Katy
firstgradekate@gmail.com

Mrs. Schlickbernd said...

I love your stuff, Lory, and I'm sure this is just as awesome as everything else of yours that we use in my class. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sara
saraschlick@gmail.com

Angela Chipman said...

I love everything you make! I would love this! Thanks!

Angela
angela.hamblin@gmail.com

Geri said...

These look awesome!! I'd love to win a set!
Gsmithteach @ gmail.com

Amy said...

Wow! These look like fun, engaging games to get families involved with math skills (and save paper too!). I couldn't find these on Teacher's Notebook. Will they be there soon? I was hoping to add to my wish list. :)

apyle2 AT gmail DOT com

Sydney Cohn said...

Oh my I would love these! I already use your Daily Math!

Chris Rudolph said...

What a great idea!

kimcollatos said...

Oh my!! This is SO cute!! I would love to win it.


kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

Brianne Heaslip said...

I just LOVE this idea! It's a great way to save paper and keep the students engaged and also give them an opportunity to practice at home. I would love to be able to incorporate something like this!

brianneheaslip@gmail.com

Flamingos & Flip Flops said...

jumping grades, this would be a life saver for me!!!

MrsKinne said...

Such a good idea! :)

Sheri said...

These are awesome!!! Thank you for creating them!
sjones@solon.k12.ia.us

Nancy said...

You are amazing, Lory! So talented, yet so willing to share so that others (students, families, teachers, community) benefit from you knowledge, time, creativity and enthusiasm! You definitely have and continue to influence the lives of so many!Thank you! Nancy Hardy nhardy@graniteschools.org

Mikaela said...

This looks awesome! I do something similar and assign games each week (they usually go along with a skill we are working on that week in class). Love the idea for the back!!

Paula Rushia said...

Great idea! Games are a great way to review skills. I like the one page aspect of it also.

paula.rushia12@gmail.com

Storie said...

What a great idea for saving copies and still providing meaningful practice!
atozscrapbook@gmail.com
Storie
Stories by Storie

clove said...

These activities look wonderful!
Tcher7741@aol.com

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

So much work has gone into this. I would feel so blessed! brownka72@gmail.com

Pir8Teacher said...

I love this idea! I am always trying to find fun math homework for the kids that will get them "working" on math! I would love to have a copy of this or the link to your teachers pay teachers to buy this! I know that it would go to great use with my 2nd grade team :)
cdicks@ecps.us

Carol Lawson said...

Lori,
You emailed these to me about a week ago because I had won them from another blog. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate them. You sent me both 1st and 2nd, which is perfect since this year I am moving to a multi-age first and second grade class. I am so excited to use these and I know my students will love them! Thanks again!