Product Swap with An Apple for the Teacher

Melissa over at Jungle Learners is hosting a product swap. We were matched and we were able to choose one product we wanted to use in our classroom.

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I was matched with Kelly from An Apple for the Teacher. Have you checked out her blog? She has so many great ideas!!!

An Apple for the Teacher

I chose Kickin' It Math.
This is an EXTENSIVE program for practicing Math Facts in very fun ways!
There are parent letters, explanations of all activities, and very fun graphics.
We are going to be using this all year! My firsties are so excited about moving up each belt color.

My firsties LOOOOOOVVVVED it!!!

We played "I have… Who has?…" after Morning Meeting to get us ready for all of our addition work.

After our warm-up I introduced the math games and activities we would be doing.


One minute Math Facts. 
I have to tell you. These kids LOVED these! They all wanted to do these multiple times (and when I say multiple, I mean five, six, seven times!). They loved seeing their progress!
I gave them timers to use so they could work with partners. 

They worked on their addition facts with partners. Quick, Quick, Quick!!!
Partners went over their addition facts.

Taking it to the Mat
This is an addition game where you "win" a trophy chip. 
You take cards (I used our Investigation number cards) and pass out five cards to each player.
Players choose their two highest cards and add them together. The player with the largest total gets a trophy chip. So much FUN!!!

Fast Feet
Players try to match the addition number sentence to the answer as fast as they can.

My firsties were engaged and had so much fun learning!

Thank you so much Kelly for making Math Facts FUN FUN FUN!!!

You can head on over to Kelly's TpT Store to purchase it. I would highly recommend it!

If you would like to win this enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below.

Kelly is reviewing my Criss Cross Applesauce Product on her blog.
If you want a chance to win this, head on over. :)

Have a great day and good luck!!!

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  1. Thanks for participating in this cool way to feature and giveaway products! It's a cool way for us to get to meet and follow other TpT sellers and find great products too. :)

  2. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. Thank you for sharing Beth Ann! I loved reading your post! I already have this pack from Kelly, otherwise I'd be entering your giveaway!! Isn't it awesome!?! I'm so glad that your students had so much fun with it. Thank you for participating in the swap and I hope you'll sign up again! Have a fabulous week! :]

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  4. Beth Ann,
    Thank you so much for the fabulous review! I'm glad your kiddos enjoyed it and I loved seeing it in action with your firsties!


  5. Thanks for offering such a terrific giveaway! Hoping I win...
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