Friday, July 1, 2011

Math Offices

Our Kindergarten Team plus our First Grade Friend goes out to dinner a few times a year to celebrate birthdays.  Wednesday was the day and after a movie, we all enjoyed dinner at P.F. Changs.  OK, yes, we were loud.  Yes, we were THAT group of women at the restaurant who are oblivious to how loud and obnoxious they are being.  :)  Well, we don't get out much.  Anyway, while we were celebrating Michele's birthday (two months late) Maisha told us about a Math Office she was going to make for her class this year.  I LOVED it so I am STEALING it!!  Of course!  But she gets ALL the credit.  Right, Maisha?!

She got the stickers at Dollar Tree.  So yesterday, Lana and I hotfooted it over to DT and picked some up too.

Now DT also has stickers for money recognition in this same format. 
I already have some at school so I will include them in the Math Office, as well . 

10 file folders for $1 isn't bad.  I'm sure there are better deals out there
but I wanted to go ahead and play around with the arrangement so I picked these up.

I made a header for the folders and a 100's chart.

My Math Office

When I made the chart, I wanted to differentiate between fives and tens
so I highlighted them in different colors to make it easier for the kids to recognize them.

100 Chart

These pictures are dark but you get the idea...don't you?

The space below the color words is where I will put the money sticker. 
Of course, I will laminate the folders and add a name label to the front once school starts.

Thank you, Maisha!!
I can't wait to see how they look all shiny and laminated!!

I also found this computer paper which I will use for the First Day of School Homework. 
These colors will look great on the scrapbook page.

Look at these!!  Dollar Tree has plenty!
Lana picked some up since her classroom is decorated in a movie theme. 
I grabbed them up to use when we learn about adjectives. 
You have to check this lesson out at The Inspired Apple if you haven't seen it!!
(Look for the March 9th post.)