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Calming the Chaos

Welcome to the 
Calming the Chaos Blog Hop 
by 2peasandadog!

We have come together to share our top tips for
making the last month of school run smoothly.
Visit each of our blogs to learn something
new and catch a freebie or two!
Happy Hopping!

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So how do we keep those wiggly little critters, riddled with spring fever, from jumping out of their skin?
Let 'em wiggle and giggle!

I have been taking my class outside for a lesson or two a day so they can move around while they work and a little noise isn't going to hurt anything either:)

Today we took two colored counters and a box of sidewalk chalk outside to practice making ten.  We drew a large ladybug on the sidewalk.  We placed ten 2 color counters in a small cup and spilled them out on the ladybug. The kids separated the colors on each side of the ladybug and recorded the combination.

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  1. How awesome with the sidewalk chalk! Look at that- you've given me two math lessons in the past two weeks!
    The Meek Moose

    1. I'm so glad I could help, but I gotta tell ya, I'm feeling the pressure for next week's post:)

  2. Very cute activity!! I just found your blog through the blog hop, I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! I just found your blog today while doing the hop and love the lady bug idea... I will pass this idea on to another teacher friend. Have just become a new follower!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. Love this for beginning of the year, too! I can use this activity to show my students the commutative property. Thanks!

    Mrs. Rios Teaches Second Grade

  5. Thank you, love the lady bug activity! I'm your newest follower through the blog hop:)

  6. Your blog and resources are amazing!!! I look forward to your posts!

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