Oct 9, 2011

Freebie...Numbers and Standards Practice AND My 1000 Arrows Have Arrived

I have tried the paper clip and pencil thing...but for some reason I am not happy with it. The last time I ordered my arrows, they were pretty pricey and I used them like hot cakes so they didn't last very long. So, I have been doing some research and found where I could purchase the arrows and what I felt a great price. The minimum order is 1000. Most of the time, my dear husband doesn't know about these obsession purchases I have but this time I twisted his arm and he bought them for me!! The true story is he gets home from work before I do and I didn't know how big of a box that he would see sitting at our back door!!(ha, ha). He gets those big box surprises around this time through Christmas and always wonders what it is I bought!! Last year I bought 16 wreaths from QVC and "forgot" to tell him. My kids and I hid when he came home from work. It was hilarious to see his face when he walked through the garage to see 16 large wreath boxes stacked in our garage!! OK enough of the family joke about me buying things and having them arrive and forgetting to tell my husband!! Well, the 1000 game arrow box was quite small if you wanted to know!!

It was my handy husband who told me to use my scrapbook hole puncher to put those holes in the middle of my games. He was watching me try to take a sharp "poker" one night in the basement to make those center holes. He got up off of the couch and brought my scrapbook hole puncher gadget to me and said, "Watch...this will work perfect". Guess what~It did. I bought this gadget several years ago at Hobby Lobby and I know that you can use a 40% off coupon for this machine. It is wonderful for many uses!!

This week we will be working on 2-D and 3-D Shapes. The standards also want us to be calling them flat and solid shapes. Watch for some great ideas coming this week as freebies and on our TPT store. We are basing all of these activities off of the NEW Math standards, so it has taken us awhile to make new activities. We can use some of the old, but there are MANY new ones that are taking us some time to develop.

Our last unit was on recognizing numbers 0-10. Now that we can recognize them, I developed a little practice worksheet that will allow us to make application of these numbers. This worksheet is designed for us to use with the numbers 0-20.

Preview of “Microsoft Word - My number is.docx”


krazykindergarten said...

Love your story!!! Can you share where you purchased the arrows? Also, dare I ask what you did with the 16 Christmas wreaths? =)

Busy Bees said...

I purchased the arrows from gameparts.net. I put the 16 wreaths on all of our windows. They were battery lighted wreaths and stayed lit from end of October to January!! Loved them!!