Throwback Thursday

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a fabulous day.  I am busy packing for Chicago!!  I am so excited, I am flying out to the Extraordinary Educator Conference tomorrow.  I can't wait.  In the meantime, I am linking up with Cara Carroll (who,  by the way is presenting at the conference I am going to) and her Throwback Thursday.

Football season and is right around the corner.  My husband and son are pretty obsessed when it comes to football, so I just go with it.  I find that I always have kids in my class that also are very sports orientated, so I try to appeal to them.  Here is a post about some football math centers I had made for the "big game," but could be used this fall for the regular football season.

**Originally posted January 12, 2013

Football.  Are you a fan?  I know some people are not, but often times it's a way to connect to kids in your class.  I actually love football, which is good since my husband and son are obsessed with it.  I am a Raider fan (I know they are horrible, but I have been a fan since childhood).  My husband is also a Raider fan.  The big rival to the Raiders are the 49ers, especially here in northern California.  Most Raider fans are NOT 49ers fans, as the case with my husband and I.  So who is our son's favorite football team?  The 49ers!!  Where did this kid come from?  Well tonight is a big game in out house, the 49ers vs. Packers playoff game.  The Packers are my next favorite team.  Why the Packers in northern California?  Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback is from our little town of Chico.  He grew up here, went to school here and actually has a house nearby.  So I am rooting for the Packers and my son will be cheering for the 49ers...big game!  

I have some boys in my class that are big sports fans, so I thought that I would make some math centers to put out this month.

One of the things I have been wanting to try with my students are some logic problems.  I made some with excited to try the Football Friends activity with my students.  

If you are interested in the Football math pack, click the picture below:

What is your favorite football team?  Do you have any sports activities you use that help draw those students who love sports?  Well, happy weekend to you!  Go Packers!


  1. Excited for you to go to Chicago. I just heard about this conference and it sounds AWESOME! Wonder if it's something I need to look into for next year? My husband and I are going to Chicago in the fall to visit his brother at Notre Dame. If you find any must-go-to places, you'll have to let me know! I am your newest follower :)

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  2. I love bringing football into the classroom. I convert all of my kiddos to Redskins fans! Some of them try to rebel, but I get most of them. My hubby is a Packers fan... we play each other this year. We may have to go to separate locations to watch this game because we are both pretty intense :) Thanks for sharing this!!! Go Skins!
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