Thursday, August 1, 2013

Math and Smiles!

This year, my school is departmentalizing. That means Kindergarten is being departmentalized. This is a new concept for me! I am so used to teaching all subjects {and I really do love teaching them all - it is going to be a touch transition for me!} 

This year I am teaching Math and Science.  To get ready to be the best Math and Science teacher I can be, I have begun to look for some new manipulatives to help my kinders.  

Well, when  Smilemakers contacted me and asked if I would like to review one of their products... I was so excited! I knew I needed something for my Math small groups! 

I visited their great website, and the first thing I noticed was their notice of free shipping if you spend $49! I Love Free Shipping!!!!

And I love that you can shop by occupation! It makes it so easy to go and get great teaching products!

I ordered the Magnetic Ten Frame Answer Boards.

After I received my package, I could not wait to open the box!  Look at these cute boards!

 And, I love that my students can use a dry erase marker on them and they are magnetic! 

 I plant to use these with my small groups!  

I love Smilemakers! I can't wait to do some more back to school shopping!  

Smilemakers offers Teacher Perks! Teachers can receive free shipping with any order of $49 or more {or flat rate shipping on any order of $48.99 or less}!  And....Teachers will receive special private sales and free gift orders! Wow! Don't  you love it when companies love teachers??? :)

They also have a Facebook page you can visit!

Go ahead! Visit their page or website! Don't you love it?  :)

Leave me a comment and let me know how you would use the Magnetic Ten Frames in your classroom! I love that I can use them with my math small group, but would love some more ideas on how to use them!


Mrs. Brown said...

Oh these would be awesome to have! I would use them pretty much in small groups and also as a center for showing the number. My kids would love them! I am jealous I didn't get to review them! LOL

Keri said...

I LOVE math and science! That will be a sure treat to be able to stick to only two subjects, but you can still include reading into both. Hope everything goes good for you.

Enchanted Kinder Garden

Learning with Mrs. Brinn said...

Departmentalizing in kindergarten? Wow! I had to smile cause I love teaching it all too! :0)

I saw those paddles in a catalog and didn't think they were magnetic. Now I am so glad you told me that because they can hold the paddles up to show the results.


The Polished Teacher said...

Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous website! I love the free shipping and that they have a cheap flat rate for orders under $49 too! I know where I will be going for everything education related now!

I love those paddles! We used them in K too and the kids loved them! The possibilities are endless! Now I'm off to do some shopping! Thanks Smilemakers!

The Polished Teacher

Ashley DeStefano said...

Love all your goodies! Those would be wonderful to have! I'm a new follower and love your blog!

Rockin' in Resource Room

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