Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fishin' Addition and a FREEBIE!

My kiddos have been learning how to add these past couple of weeks.  I am so PROUD of how far they have come in such a short time.  One day this week, we read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.  This was a perfect introduction to Dr. Seuss because my school will soon be having a school-wide Dr. Seuss celebration, called "Wacky Wednesday."

Anyway, after we read the story and talked about rhyming words, each child was given a printable, a die, and a cup of these colorful Goldfish crackers.

Here is what my kiddos did:

1 - They rolled the die (we used dice with dots, but you could also use number dice), counted the dots, wrote that number in the first box, and then placed that many crackers in the first box.

2 - The students repeated this procedure, this time placing the crackers in the second box.

3 - The students then added the two groups of goldfish together (by counting, if necessary) and then wrote the sum in the third box.

4 - I had my kiddos practice this over and over and over again before they were able to eat the crackers!

If you would like your own copy of this FREEBIE that we used in our classroom, visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking HERE!

Jen over at The Teacher's Cauldron created a packet that incorporates the use of the colorful Goldfish crackers.  If you are interested in reading her post or purchasing her packet (for only $1 by the way), click HERE!

As always, thanks for stopping by!  :)


  1. Love this! Thank you so much for creating and sharing it! Can't wait to use it this week! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  2. Thanks so much for sharing. My students will love this. They really get excited when we get to "eat" our math manipulative. I will definitely be using this with our Dr. Seuss unit next week.

  3. aw - thanks for the shout out!!

    BTW - saw you on TBA's spotlight!! congrats!

    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  4. Thank you for sharing! I bought a box of colored goldfish for next week's activities and my youngest son ate them all!! Oh, well, I can always use an excuse to visit Target :-)



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