Monday, November 26, 2012

Naked Santa?! The Dreaded ERROR... and a MATH freebie!

That's right.  Naked.

As a former 2nd grade teacher, I know that is SURE to get your kids' attention!

I just added "Suit up, Santa" to my shops last night and will be using it as a review for my 3rd graders in December but it is specifically designed for 2nd grade language standard L.2.2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

You can win a copy!  All you have to do is leave your e-mail if you'd like one!  I'll choose a random winner tomorrow with my super official and technical system which I like to call "Hey Hubby!  Choose a number!".

If you just can't wait, it's on sale at TpT and TN.

The DREADED ERROR...

If you downloaded my Christmas Around the World flippy books, please log back in to your dashboard at TpT or TN and redownload it.  The BRAZIL flippy book had an error.  It is fixed now, thanks to the world's greatest husband... sorry!!!!!

Now for a super cool math freebie!

On Thanksgiving, my mom brought over holiday crackers.

You know- this kind of a thing...

Pull it and *pop* out flies goodies!

We got the typical jokes and paper headbands... my dad got an "awesome" ring toss game... but my hubby truly hit the jackpot... at least in the eyes of this gal who is always finding ways to "do school".

He got some cards that, with a little bit of mental math, can help you "read someone's mind".

And I KNEW my 3rd graders would go NUTS for this!

So... here they are.  And here's how it works...

Pick any number.

Go ahead.

Write it down.

Now, find all of the cards that have your number on them (including the card you picked the number from) and add up the first number on the cards that DO have your number.

Was the answer you got from the addition your mystery number?

AWESOME!

Love that mental math!

Click the picture to download the file!

I think this is great mental math that kids will want to do over and over because it's just too dang cool!

I'm off to splurge at TpT!  Happy shopping (and SAVINGS) to you too!

Check out last week's post to see my favorite items and a linky you can get shopping ideas at too!

53 comments:

  1. Well I hope your hubby choose number 1!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  2. I love it! I want it hcarpenter@ebrschools.org

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  3. Love it!! My kids would find this hilarious - 2nd graders are in to that sort of thing.

    suttonal821@gmail.com

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  4. Love it - thanks for the opportunity to win it! :)

    Cathy VerSteeg
    cathy@missversteeg.com
    www.missversteeg.com

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  5. That is just too darn cute! Love it!

    mrsosullivangrade3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. So cute! I would love to win it :-)

    Jenny
    jenny.zuniga0@gmail.com

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  7. I want one! I totally need to cover contractions after break and boy they can be tough for first graders! If I don't win, I'll be stopping over to TPT shortly. :)

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  8. So creative ! Fingers crossed !

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  9. Ooh...I wanna naked Santa!!!! Uh, er, you know what I mean!!
    Ashleybowlesreed@hotmail.com

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  10. This would certainly get the kids to pay attention. lol
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  11. So cute! I'd love to win a copy! :-)

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  12. This is my Cyber Monday WANT IT!!! Please pick me!
    rwenzel@netnet.net
    THANKS and SMILES

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  13. I wanna win!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  14. Naked Santa is a great one! We could do anything with that as a lead-in!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  15. This is exactly the standard we are working on this week.. awesome! :)
    nunk626@gmail.com

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  16. Hey Christina! Would love a copy of your Santa Contractions. I think that is a skill that needs repeating over and over! prutenbar@sturgisps.org
    I love that mystery number game. It's so fun to watch the kids with wide eyes as you guess their number. I used to have this but we called it Magic Numbers!

    Patty Rutenbar

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  17. I'd love a copy of Naked Santa {or whatever the real name is ;)}

    And how cool is that mental math card?

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  18. Love it! amandalawson4@gmail.com

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  19. I am new to second grade this year. This would be a fun and different activity. Love it!

    Ashley
    ashley58926@hotmail.com

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  20. This looks adorable!
    briawnacallahan@gmail.com

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  21. Naked Santa looks adorable. MI get together soon?


    Ms. Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room


    rgrimes1125 at gmail dot com

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  22. My 2nd graders would LOVE to suit up Santa AND they will love the mystery number game! Thanks for sharing!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire
    edukate.inspire@gmail.com

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  23. I would love to win a copy of this! laura_schumacher@yahoo.com

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  24. I would love to win this for my class! shanolsen@aol.com

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  25. Would love this freebie for my students! aleung1211@gmail.com

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  26. Very cute! I would love it. meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net

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  27. Fingers crossed. :)

    jsantiagoramirez@gmail.com

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  28. I'd love to win!

    melindacasas@gmail.com

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  29. Thanks for the math freebie! My students will love it. And thanks for the giveaway, too!

    What i have learned

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  30. Of course I'd love to win too! Lucky 32!
    Christine
    Cutekids2.cj@gmail.com

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  31. Pick me, Pick me, Pick me...please
    becky.bacon@cox.net

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  32. OMG I can't even imagine my students reactions!! I'd love to win it!@ C'mon lucky #35!!
    Kelly - kthompsondesign@gmail.com

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  33. The naked part totally got my attention :)
    mysecondsense@gmail.com
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  34. Pick me, pick me!! :)
    Erika- uggentoo@gmail.com

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  35. Love your santa unit! :) I also love that mental math activity!! My students are going to flip out over this! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Tori
    treb21@comcast.net

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  36. Love your blog and your sense of humour Christina. It would be so fun to win your Santa unit.

    Sue
    tstead11@hotmail.com

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  37. Yes please!! jej4428@gmail.com

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  38. Tell Hubby to pick ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all you do to help teachers.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  39. Pick me!
    Amanda.gibboney88@gmail.com

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  40. I would love a copy of your "Naked Santa" unit... and we are also working with contractions, so how ironic is that:)
    amanda.lacroix@k12.sd.us

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  41. I hope I win :-) jodie-lynn@comcast.net

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  42. Crossing my fingers!

    Elissa
    Momma2mygirlies@aol.com

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  43. Woo Hoo!! Everything will be fine if I hear you called out 49!!! :)

    Denise
    dbponder@aol.com

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  44. slaglea@btes.tv would love to win this! GREAT review for us!

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  45. Love Suit up, Santa!!! Hope I win. ckdisco@hotmail.com

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  46. I would LOVE to win this! Thanks for all the great ideas and activities!! ~Sara (smeyer06@yahoo.com)

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  47. The Mystery Number game is going to be so much fun with my kiddos this week! Plus I will love the mental math component! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Miss Martin
    Miss Martin’s Classroom

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