Monday, May 20, 2013

A sweet welcome from Laura Love to Teach

Hello to you from Laura Love to Teach :] I am so excited to be a part of the Teaching Blog Roundup.  I hope you become a follower and stay tuned for fun freebies and creative ideas from a range of wonderful teachers and bloggers.

I am currently a grade 3/4 teacher (I looped up with some of my 2nd/3rd graders from last year.)  I live in upstate New York and I am very fortunate to have a wonderful boyfriend, family, and friends (which includes all of my wonderful blogging buddies!)
I wanted to share with you some math fun that I have found and experienced with my kids in the past week.  First of all, do you know Hopkins' Hoppin' Blog? Well, he is also a contributor to this blog, and has a lot of great products at his store! I just recently used his Cell Phone Multiplication Activity! (with our own twist).... there is no color ink coming out of my printer right now, so I did use a little more paper than I wanted so each student had their own copy (but with 7 students, I can't complain about copies!) But if I had the color, I would've definitely used it and laminated it for a math center.  The kids had so much fun figuring out the different codes! Check it out!

Centers, Common Core, Smart Phone
A FREEBIE that I have made especially for ALL OF YOU is up and running on Teacher's Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers!! It's called.. Bubble Gum Multiplication :]
I couldn't resist the cuteness of Graphics from the Pond Bubble Gum Clipart! It's a 9 page freebie (including title and reference page) that has multiplication practice, fact family creations, and another creative activity that has your children coming up with as many multiplication problems as they can think of! Sometimes I think that math can be "dry" so I like to think of things for kids to do that builds their creativity and that help make math more fun.

Last but not least, I bring you a website that my students LOVE... It is called ABCYA.  There are a lot of fun math games (separated by grade level) and one favorite that my students love is Pacman Multiplication and Division.  It also comes in addition and subtraction so it can be used for many grade levels.  And who doesn't love Pacman?! ;]

I can't wait to get to know each of you.. I hope you stop by on the 20th of each month and check out my post :) Also you can click HERE to follow my blog as well.  Have a wonderful week!


  1. Thanks for the tip about the Pacman Addition/Subtraction Game! I can't wait to try it out! :-)

    Primary Junction

    1. Kayla, your kids will LOVE it :) :) Thank you so much for TPT feedback.. it really does mean a lot!

      Laura :)

  2. Laura, thanks for sharing my cell phones, you are so dang sweet!

  3. Hello, Lovely Laura! So nice to see you here, and such a great freebie!
    I see you popping up all over the place (which is just fine with me!)

    Whimsy Workshop 

    1. Aww Susan you are the sweetest.. I miss you! We will have to talk soon : ) I am actually waiting for a moment so I can create a product over the summer with your beautifully created graphics.. I just haven't had time, and I have to finish up school (I am working on a social studies unit now)... we will chat soon!!

  4. Thanks for the freebie and website! I am a new LRE-Resource teacher for 2nd-5th grade. I am always trying to find games and things that will help deepen their understanding of math! Math is not something that comes easily to children with learning disabilities and special needs, so it makes it easier when you can present it in a concrete way.


    1. Definitely, Tasha!! Thank you so much for the feedback and stopping by.. I hope that your children learn lots from this freebie :)