Monday, 27 January 2014

Base Ten Brilliance!

See, I told you Little Green was back in business: a brand new resource has just been added to the Little Green store, and it is awesome (if I do say so myself)!

Base Ten Blocks (also known as MAB) are a fantastic tool for helping students develop and reinforce a sense of ten - a vital skill. This resource is uber-versatile - ideas for use are included, but it really can be used for a huge range of whole-class, small-group and individual activities, only limited by your imagination!

In your download you will receive a set of numeral cards for the numbers 1-100...

...and a matching set of Base Ten cards for the numbers 1-100.

These cards can be printed onto paper or card stock, then laminated for durability, then away you go!

Here are some ideas for use:
  • select matching base ten and numeral cards in the range you wish to focus on and have students play a ‘memory’ style game where they must match a base ten card to a numeral card
  • use the base ten cards as flash cards to develop fluency
  • using only the numerical cards, have students build the number with physical base ten blocks
  • using only the base ten cards, create a ‘scoot’ style game where random cards are numbered and placed on desks or around the room and students must write down the numerical value of the card on an answer sheet

See what I mean - versatile! Get yours here. As an introductory offer, you can save 25% off the full price, but get in quick as it will only be at this price for a strictly limited time!

More great resources coming very soon - watch this space!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

I Heart Valentines Day Freebie

Over the Sydney summer, things have been a little quiet at Little Green HQ. Posts have been few and far between, and this poor little blog has been looking a little unloved. To remedy this lack of love and to announce that Little Green is back from summer holidays, I thought I'd start the Aussie school year (school starts back this week) with a little freebie for Valentines Day.

Yep, hot on the heels of my popular Christmas and Halloween bookmark sets is this little love offering that you may wish to use as a reward or gift for your students on February 14th.

It showcases some gorgeous graphics from a whole bunch of my favourite artists, including Mel at Graphics From The Pond, Whimsy Workshop and A Sketchy Guy. A full list of artists is available on the credits page in your download.

Grab your copy here.

In case you missed it, I recently wrote a guest post over at the One, Two Three: Math Time! blog about different ways to use a Hundred Chart. Pop over and have a look here for some fabulous ideas.

And I know I do keep harping on about it, but it really is happening imminently: a massive giveaway is coming SOON! And I mean super soon, so be sure to follow the Little Green blog so you don't miss a thing!

Oh, before I forget, Happy Australia Day to all my fellow Aussies! And enjoy your first week back at school!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Remembering Left and Right

Are your students having trouble remembering their left from their right? A new resource in the Little Green store is sure to help them out with this vital skill.

The pack contains extensive teacher notes to provide background information on this common challenge faced by students...

...and three teaching posters to visually assist recall. One of the posters contains the lyrics to a song you can sing as a group (to a familiar tune) to help young children remember one of the strategies included in the pack.

This resource is sure to help your students remember their left and right, which ultimately will help them succeed at school and in their future career! To sweeten the deal, this resource is being offered for an introductory price that is 25% off the full price, for a limited time only. Get yours here.

Oh, and stay tuned, the huge giveaway I have been promising is coming your way VERY soon!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Summertime in Australia

Hi guys - Happy New Year to you all! You might have noticed that things have been pretty quiet around Little Green HQ. Sorry about that. In my defence, it is summertime here in the southern hemisphere and we are on our summer break for five long weeks! It's quite hot!

Nevertheless, the plan is not just to laze on the beach for the whole time. There are definitely things in the works for the Little Green blog and store! One exciting thing that will be happening VERY soon is the giveaway that I have been talking about here on the blog. It is going to be absolutely huge, so stay tuned. I'm also working on some new resources for the store, which should be going up in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, pop over to the Little Green store to pick up a bargain on Christmas resources that you can file away for December! They are currently HALF PRICE!

See you soon for more Little Green fun!