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I'm delighted that you have taken the time to drop anchor here at my little teaching blog: Sailing Though 1st Grade! Oh, the places we will go! Enjoy the voyage.

Sep 10, 2011

Pirate Squeeze

My 1st grade teaching partner just introduced me to "Monster Squeeze",  a number order game she had downloaded from Teachers Notebook created by Over the MoonBow. Of course, I downloaded it myself to use with my "firsties". What a fun way to help students acquire number sense.

But before long, I know I will need to go beyond 30,  and extend that number line all the way to 100 to meet the standards for 1st grade. So, I got right to work and transformed those "monsters" into pirates to fit my classroom theme. Then, I created a number line all the way to 100.  Finally,  I  added the directions and a treasure box to mark the final answer... and away we go!


Click here to download your FREE copy of Pirate Squeeze from my new TPT Store.


  1. This is adorable. Your whole blog is fabulous. I hope you don't mind, but I blogged about your blog! It is too awesome to keep a secret!! You can see it here: http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/2011/09/super-cute-new-blog-find.html


  2. I had to jump right over after seeing Kinderglynn blog about you! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!! This is my first year in first grade too! Thank you for all the wonderful resources you shared! =)

  3. Just wanted to let you know...I just found your super cute blog. You have so many amazing things posted. Thank you for all that you are sharing!
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  4. I just spent the last 30 minutes searching your blog! So inspiring and super cute! This is my 21st year, and I can't believe how things have changed, either! Thanks for sharing your creativity!! You are already one of my favorites!!

  5. I just found your blog myself today and must say that I LOVE IT!! I teach kindergarten, but can definitely use some of your fantastic downloads. I too use the beanie baby strategies, but I love your posters more than the ones that I have. Thanks so very much for making them a free download! I can't wait to come back as a regular blog viewer :)

  6. Oh, Happy Day! I just wanted to let you know that I have chosen you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to check it out!
    I have a nautical/sailing theme too, and I am LOVING all the cute Pirate freebies! Your blog is adorable!

    Kim from:


  7. I've chosen you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Stop by my blog to check it out!


    P.S. Looks like someone beat me to it! :) You deserve a double award!

  8. Debbie - you continue to amaze me with how creative you are! Have a fabulous year!!!!