Friday, July 18, 2014

Who Stole the Cookies???

I've been trying to avoid making my blog a big advertisement for my teaching products, so I'll hope you'll bear with me while I tell you about my new creation!

If you're a regular reader, you know that one of my passions is to integrate music with my teaching. If you're interested, you can read about it here, and here.

One of my favorite chants is the well-known: Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

To use this chant to teach fact fluency, I pass out number cards to all the students.

Then we say the chant, but instead of student names, I call out facts like "3+3 stole the cookies from the cookie jar!"

The student holding the 6 answers, "who me?" and the chant continues.

This is a fun whole group game that is always different because the students always get different numbers. In this pack, I have a set of addition facts and a set of subtraction facts. For younger students, you could use two sets of the number cards and practice number recognition.

To extend the activity, I have created a set of 3 different domino games that can be used for math centers.

Finally, I wrote some story problems using the cookies theme. There are several different types of problems, and they are easily differentiated.

Please check it out!

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  1. Nice! This looks like a great addition to your math resources!

  2. I love it! I also have a Who Stole the Cookies unit in my TPT store. I'm having a giveaway too so I hope you'll check it out!

    Camp Kindergarten


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