First of all. . . THANK YOU so much for all of the kind words of support after my last post.  All of your emails, and comments made me feel so much more confident about next year. You guys truly are AWESOME and I WILL be coming to you for help.  Now on to today's post. . .

I love Tara's Monday Made It because I get lots of great ideas and knowing I want to participate helps to keep me motivated to get stuff done but. . . today I am soooo cheating.   Last week was a CRAAAZZZZY week for me (click here to read) so I didn't get anything new created. So today I'm sneaking in something that I made for my summer workshop SEA Lab last month.
Here is a simple math game that I made to go along with having students practice addition facts.  I call it Diving Into Dominoes.  These are the supplies I started with: 
One reality show later and I had created this with a recording sheet for the students to use during math time. 
Here is what the final product looked like during center time.  Students reached into the container (dived in) pulled out a domino and recorded their math fact on their sheet. 
That's it. . .short, sweet and to the point but the kids loved it.  I'm planning on using it with my firsties, what do you think????  I'll be sure to post the recording sheet as a freebie as soon as I can find it.  Until then, I'm off to be productive (ish).
SHINE on everyone!   


  1. Super cute idea! I love using dominoes during math!

    Success in Second Grade

  2. cute idea...the wipey bottle is genius! I always just have them pick one out of a bowl & they end up EVERYWHERE!

    Carrie :)
    The First Grade Derby

  3. Love the idea! I'm going to do this with my bottles!

    The Busy Busy Hive

  4. I still use adding dominoes with my second graders so I think it'll be great for firsties! :) I need some empty containers in my house!!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  5. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! If you have time stop by my blog and join my "Classroom Tours Linky Party"! I would love to see your classroom!!


    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  6. I love that you measure time in reality TV! I mean, is there really any other way during the months of June, July, and August?? Thanks for sharing - this activity will come in handy for a lot of teachers!! I'm hosting a giveaway! Stop by if you can!

    Second Grade Sparkle


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