Geez Louise have I been a slacker or what?!?! Between physical therapy for angel baby, homework, gymnastics, life, being a mom, working full time, being a mom, cleaning the house….have I mentioned being a mom, sometimes blogging gets pushed back! Thankfully I have a Superman of a husband that helps out all the time! But for me, being a mom is my top priority! So, sometimes I spend my nights cuddled up on the couch with my angel baby or playing nurse with my priss. Time to catch up! We have been working with numbers the past few weeks and will be until Febuaryish. My kiddos love playing Connect Four! It is always a favorite and super simple. The kiddos take turns flipping over place value cards and cover that number with their counter. The first to connect four wins! Along with building and identifying numbers, we have also worked on 10 more and 10 less. This is always SO tricky for kids! We have played several games, but one of my favorites is this one. The kids spin a number, write that number, and build 10 more and 10 less. You can find the above activities in my Know Your Numbers pack. Once the kiddos saw the pattern with counting by 10’s from any given number, we busted out these hundreds chart puzzles and identified the pattern on it as well. Afterwards, we turned our puzzle charts into presents! These charts are from Haley O’Connor. You can find them here! I love how my teammate used these lights from my Deck the Halls pack for 10 more/10 less! Definitely doing these next year! And to wrap up our 10 more/10 less lesson, the kiddos completed these Flip Ups in their math journals. I do not have a copy of the Flip Ups here at home. I made them in less than 5 minutes during my conference, but I am sure you could make. They are super easy! I am off to watch Happy Feet with my loves. One more week friends! We can do it! ….and the first to guess my favorite Christmas song will get a copy of my Deck the Halls and Know Your Numbers pack! Hint: Look back through past years December blog posts and I just betcha’ you will get it right!