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Let's Get Started {Beginning of the Year Math Activities}

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Every year when the first week rolls around, I am always scrambling to get my math plans together. I know I want to teach rules and classroom community, but where does math fit into all that? This unit gives you 7 math lessons/activities that are perfect for those first few days of school! You'll be ready to hit the ground running with your little mathematicians!

Included in this unit:
*Activity 1: Let's Talk About Math- students will chart what they know/want to know, class chart labels included
*Activity 2: Math Tools Exploration- a recording sheet that students will use while exploring your math manipulatives!
*Activity 3: Tools or Toys- Students will cut/glue to sort math tools vs toys. Large cards for a classroom chart are also included.
*Activity 4: Silent Puzzles- An activity to introduce cooperative learning!
*Activity 5: Mathematicians Craftivity- Students make a mathematician and write about it (All templates included)
*Activity 6: Draw and Solve- word problems
*Activity 7: Making Numbers Flapbook- Students cut/glue to sort addition/subtraction sentences under the correct flap
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50
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On  March 2, 2014,  Buyer said:
Absolutely perfect! I used this during the first two weeks of school! My kiddos loved it and we had many insightful discussions about Math! The Mathematicians made a wonderful open house display and provided kids with an awesome opportunity to talk to their families about Math!
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This is going to be perfect for the beginning of the year. I can't wait to start using it. Thank you!
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On  February 27, 2014,  Amanda R. said:
Good way to get to know the students
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On  September 4, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Amy,

I was also wondering if it was possible to just purchase the mathematician craftivity! It is absolutely adorable and I would love to use it for the beginning of the year.

Thanks!
Kelly
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On  September 4, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
Can you email me at lemons.amy@gmail.com?
On  September 3, 2013Leah Scoville (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Amy,
I was wondering if it was possible to just purchase the mathematician craftivity? I wanted to incorporate it with what I already have planned for the beginning of the school year. Thanks!
Leah
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On  September 4, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
Can you email me at lemons.amy@gmail.com?
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On  August 27, 2013,  Sara S. asked:
I have the same question as Okarche2 on Aug. 13...I just bought your Let's Get Started unit and I have Windows 8 and am using the Reader program, but I can't seem to print any pages from your unit. I can print from some of the other TpT units I have purchased. I was just wondering if you had already figured out the solution to this problem? Thanks!
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On  August 27, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
I downloaded it today from my store on two different computers and did not have a problem :( if you email me at lemons.amy@gmail.com I can try to help!
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On  August 20, 2013,  Buyer asked:
So sorry. I just downloaded it.
But really; I would pay you for weekly Math and Science Plans; seriously.
Carla
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On  August 21, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
Ha! I would love to just be a lesson planner!!!
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On  August 14, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Do you know if I would be able to download,open and print from my IPad?
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On  August 16, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
I have no clue, so sorry!
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On  August 13, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Amy,

I bought the file this week, but am having trouble printing it. For some reason, it will only print certain pages! I have the current Adobe installed and am running Windows 8 using a Chrome browser. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Stephanie
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On  August 16, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
Oh goodness, I have no clue! Can you email me at lemons.amy@gmail.com? Thanks!
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On  June 2, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Do your activities allign with the common core for 2nd grade? I am a brand new teacher and hoping to stay on target!
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On  June 3, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
I teach in Texas where we don't use the Common Core, but from what I hear they match up pretty well. I do not include the standards in my packets though :)
On  February 13, 2013Toe Loop (TpT Seller) asked:
What program/software do you use to create your products?
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On  February 19, 2013Amy Lemons answered:
Power Point :)
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On  December 15, 2012,  Jennifer H. asked:
Would you be willing to sell just the crafty mathematician activity on its own?

Jenn
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On  August 18, 2012Jenna Frederick (TpT Seller) asked:
This is just a comment and not a big problem but I noticed when printing the Silent Puzzles that the School House and the Calculator are both numbered Puzzle #4. Just confused me for a second and then I figured out it was just a type. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to correct it! I am printing out the puzzles as I type this and am working on putting together my first week activities! Thanks again for your fantastic products!
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On  August 24, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
Thank you for letting me know! Definitely want even minor errors fixed :)
On  August 14, 2012Sweet Seconds (TpT Seller) asked:
I love your "Let's Get Started (Beginning of the Year Math)" unit! I'm going through deciding how to incorporate the product into my LPs. I was wondering if you have girl version of the mathematician character as well? I just feel bad making my girls use "boy" mathematician. Thanks for letting me know!
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On  August 14, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
I didn't make a girl version... I was going for more of an Einstein version of the craft. Sorry!
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On  August 13, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Do you teach second? I am new to second this year and I wondered if these were mainly geared to second grade, especially the coop. puzzles.
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On  August 14, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
Yes, I teach 2nd grade. I am using them in my first week plans :)
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On  August 13, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I will be teaching a 3/4th grade bridge class this year. In your opinion are these activities appropriate for 4th graders? They look like a lot of fun, and I would love your input! Thank you! I love your ideas!
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On  August 14, 2012Amy Lemons answered:
Some of the activities you will be able to use with your 4th graders, but you may not be able to use all of them.
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Let's Get Started {Beginning of the Year Math Activities}
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Let's Get Started {Beginning of the Year Math Activities}
Let's Get Started {Beginning of the Year Math Activities}