Monday, September 8, 2014

Sit Spots not just for sitting and a giveaway

Hello!! Can I just say I LOVE my sit spots. Yes these are excellent for placing spots on the floor for the kids to sit. They do not come up when the custodians vacuum. They come in such a variety of colors and designs. They are amazing. Here are my sit spots on my carpet for my first graders to sit upon.


My sitspots are the shapes in four different colors. Now to write the kids names on them just write it with a permanent marker if you do not want to reuse or I found that by using a label maker you can put it on the spot that way and it stays better then masking tape.

My kids love these!!!

Then I thought wow these would be awesome to use interactively in math with the kids. So I called Joyce of Sitspots, who is absolutely amazing may I add, and asked her if we could create something to use in my Guided math. I wanted to do ten frames. So the idea was discussed and we came up with the strips of black and I asked for circles in two different colors. May I just say once I cut the strip to the sizes that I wanted and created my ten frames on the carpet, oh my, the children went bananas. They absolutely loved it! I then cut the strips to create a number sentence shell beneath the two ten frames. This was exactly what I was hoping for. An interactive math center using sit spots. Here are my kids with the interactive ten frame!

Here is the ten frame and the number
sentence shell! I made number cards
to fill in the sentence on yellow copy paper
Here is the bucket with the yellow and black
sitspots for the kids to put in the ten frame!





                                                 





Here they are in the center. They are to roll a die and
place the correct number of yellow circles in the ten frame.
Then roll the second die and place that many black circles in the
ten frame. They then read the ten frame and create
a number sentence that represents the ten frame!

Here are my kids interacting with the ten frame!


They love this center!




Not only can you use it for ten frames and number sentences but you can use it to create graphs and much much more!

Sitspots are great for sitting but they can be used for soooooooo much more! I love sitspots! And this is even more exciting!!! Joyce from Sitspots will give one of my lucky bloggers a gift certificate for 60 dollars! WOW!! Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win this amazing product!!!!! Keep watching my blog because there will be more chances and I will be sharing many more ways to use this awesome product in the classroom!

Visit sitspots.com to view her awesome selection!



10 comments :

  1. What a great idea! These look like a fabulous resource!!!

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  2. Fantastic idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  3. I love the sit spots and would love to win some!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Ms. King's Kinders

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  4. What a fabulous giveaway!! This is awesome! :)

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  5. Love, love, love Sit Spots and I would be thrilled to win some for my classroom! So many wonderful ways to use them to enhance the classroom environment.

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  6. I love Sit Spots and need more for my room! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing! I would love to try to take your math idea and turn it into a composition idea for my music classroom! Fingers crossed for the giveaway!

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  8. I love reading your posts! What a clever idea to use these in ten frames...interactive and fun!!

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  9. Such a great idea!! I love it!!! :) :) I would love to win some sit spots!!

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