We opened the presents. Then we drank the champagne toast to the New Year. Now we turn our thoughts back to the classroom. If you’re like me, you will spend that first day getting back into the school groove. You need to put some F-U-N into that day, so download my tested and free New Year fun math sheet!
This is something I use every year to get the kids back into the groove of solving addition and subtraction problems and stressing look at the sign before you solve the problem. After solving the problems, the children use the sum or difference to color a bright, colorful New Year 2019 picture! As an added bonus, children will practice color word sight word recognition, too!
I use this as the math portion of my first day back All About the New Year theme for the day. It is New Year fun all day. First, we start with language arts, then focus on math and social studies. After passing out the sheet, children take their clipboards and solve the problems with a partner. Then we check the problems together, making sure they have focused on the sign. After we’ve checked the problems, they can go ahead and color the picture by sum or difference. After all the work is done, we put on our New Year hats. Then we toast the New Year with sparkling white grape juice.
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Click on the picture above to download your tested and free New Year fun math sheet. Then go ahead and celebrate the New Year in your classroom! You’ll build memories with your students, and they will be learning without even realizing it! As an added bonus, I update the freebie each year, so you’ll be able to use it year after year after year!
If you’re looking for additional New Year activities, you can add in writing by clicking here.
Here’s to a fantastic 2019!!
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