Monday, February 25, 2013


I have had a fantastic time pinning for ETA this month. It has been so much fun finding and discovering. I have also found my blogging niche. I love helping others to find resources and ideas. ETA was so gracious to send me a Versatiles starter kit. I had bought this when I was in fifth grade and left it there. I missed it and was thrilled to open a box one day to find one for first grade!! I was beside myself. The kids have also been learning to use it and really loving it.

 The set comes in a really nice binder and includes one versatile.  

I got the level 1 set which included 8 books. Level 1 titles: Counting 1–100, Let’s Estimate, Let’s Add, Let’s Subtract, All About Patterns, All About Shapes and Measures, Time and Money, and Tallies and Tables. They have levels up to 8.

 You can check them out at their website.

 I made copies of the addition book and put them into protective sleeves that way multiple students can use them with multiple versatiles. Also my students tend to be a little rough with our resources so I can always buy another sleeve and make another copy.

  Give ETA some love for me.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Crystal,
    Stopping in from the Math Monday blog hop. I don't know how you teach full-time and care for 3 small children! At the small children stage in my life it was all I could do to get dressed each day! (Actually that's sometimes still a challenge.) But if you want to expand your website focus a bit, I'd love to see you reflect on what's happening with math in your own classroom. Even if you don't have time to make worksheets (that's a big commitment! I don't have much time for that either!) I would very much enjoy reading more about your own classroom experiences.

    Take care!