Monday, October 20, 2014

Candy Corn Crush!

Hello Everyone!!
Yes! I am posting again after only one day!! I am not sure I've ever posted two days in a row before, but I wanted to share what I am working on in math this week.  I have noticed that my "Candy Corn Connection" unit has been downloaded over 500 times! Well, I have news for you! I've added some new components to the unit and am now calling it "Candy Corn Crush!" Our study this week is on comparing and ordering numbers. We started working today on one of the new components, Candy Corn Caper.  It was inspired by a Kim Sutton Game called Place Value Trails.  I laid out several candy corn shapes along a trail, labeling the first one with a 10 and the last one with a 100. I wrote numbers 0-9 on smaller pieces of paper.  The kids drew 2 numbers and decided what number they could create and write on the trail, knowing that the placement of the number had to show number order.We played until all the candy had a number. There were some numbers created that we couldn't write on the trail.

I put an individual size of this game in math tubs this week, so the kids could continue working on comparing and ordering! (and it's available in my new unit!)

I also wanted to share what we are doing in math tomorrow! It's time for the Candy Corn Cruncher!! Last year I posted about our Pumpkin Muncher that we used to teach the symbols for greater and less than. Well, in honor of the sweet treat, I decided to create a new version of the Muncher. Alas! The Candy Corn Cruncher came to be!  The kids will make mini crunchers tomorrow, but I got the big one ready for our whole class lesson.

I just know the kids are going to "get it" with this fun little addition to our math tool box! Directions for making this little cutie are in the new unit along with numbers to compare and recording pages.
Here are some of the other things you can get in the new unit!

Matching game

It's only 54 pages!  You don't have to print in color. Most pages are black and white, and colored pages will be fine in grayscale as well.

Teachers- Let me know if you can use math activities like this.  I'll keep pumpin' them out.
Parents- Please feel free to print and play with your kids!! All the practice they get with comparing and ordering numbers helps!!

Have a great night!!
Joyfully!
Nancy

1. I love the candy crusher! I'm teaching these same concepts next week. Your post is just in time. Thanks for the great ideas. You are so creative!

2. Thanks so much for your generous shares of some awesome game ideas! Love the tapatan board!
Mrs. Samuelson's Swamp Frogs

3. WOW! Thanks so much for offering these as a free download. Can't wait to try these games with my sweet babies.

4. Thank you so much for this fun pack!

5. This is amazing..."YOU" are amazing! I can not thank you enough for sharing your talent and passion with us all, and I am humbled by your generosity of spirit...truly. Thank you so much, and God Bless! :)

6. Words cannot express how thankful I am for your blog!!!

7. Really great ideas! Thank you! I follow your blog and your TPT. Your ideas have really helped my first year of teaching kinder!