Saturday, November 14, 2015

Blog Hop & Swap Meet

Hey everyone!  I am super excited to part of this Swap Meet Blog Hop & Giveaway!  This is my first time doing one of these and it has been so much fun!  I got to meet new teachers and try new products in my classroom!

Read all about the Subitizing Product I got from Cecilia Magro & then enter to win an amazing prize pack!

You get all the prizes pictured which include the Subitizing Unit AND one of my Morning Meeting sentence building games just in time for December!

Okay so I teach 1st Grade, however, my students this year really need more practice with subitizing.  I have to also admit that this was a relatively new term for me so for those of you on the same page as me...

"Subitizing is the ability to quickly identify the number of items in a small set without counting. Researchers have demonstrated a strong relationship between subitizing skill and math achievement including a recent study with over 500 kindergarten students."

In this pack from Cecilia, there are tons of different ideas and games to play to practice this skill!  Since my firsties are currently working on addition and subtraction to 10, I had them start with the Shake your Counters game!

These go from 4 through 10.  I printed them 2 sided and started with 4's and 5's then we worked our way up.  I let my students work with a partner to shake their counters, make an addition problem, write it down, and then (of course) use Whole Brain Teaching to teach with each other!

They loved this activity and it is really helping to strengthen their counting & addition skills!

Students took turns shaking the counters and writing the problems!

They were working so hard at coming up with different combinations for 4 & 5!!  And as I said they also had to use our WBT Brainies to teach each other each problem before moving on!

They did such a good job that we moved right to 6's and 7's!  

I really think this is one of the easiest and best ways to practice addition... not to mention, it's fun!

In this next video, my girls are being little over-achievers and teaching each other using WBT strategies Class/Yes, and Mirror Words.  They took turns being the teacher!

So this is just one of 48 pages of games and ideas for practicing subitizing in this pack!  Each game and idea is thoroughly explained & the concept behind subitizing is laid out for you as well!  Cecilia also included Common Core Standards for grades K-2 in here so you can align your lessons!

I cannot wait to use the other games with my students and I will also be sending some of these activities home with students as games to practice (rather than worksheets as homework)!

Thank you for checking out my blog today!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway for some fantastic products below!


  1. I have been looking for subitizing products to try with my lowest students and this looks like it fits the bill. Your review definitely let me take a closer look at the product. Thanks so much for taking part in the hop!

    Hanging Around In Primary

    1. Thank you for the opportunity! My students really enjoyed these activities!

  2. The Grade 1 teachers at my school would love this packet! They are always looking for new ways to practice subitizing.

    1. Yes! It is perfect for practicing these skills & you will never run out of ideas!

  3. Thank you for this amazing review! I especially loved the videos!
    I Love First Grade