Sunday, May 17, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (May 18th - 22nd)

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Roll and Color by Sum
Children roll two dice and color the part of the picture with the correct sum. They love these! Easy to differentiate with dotted dice, numeral dice, or one of each!



Color by Sums and Differences
Children look at the color key, solve the equations, and then color each part of the picture the correct color based on the answer to each equation. 

Place Value Plunge
Children draw a card from the deck, count the cubes using hundreds, tens, and ones with base ten block pictures, and then write that number on the hundreds chart. Lots of brainwork going on here and they loved it! We have a differentiated version with a completed hundreds chart in the pack also.

Below this child is filling in the numeral 20, which she has found the correct spot for. As you can see, she had some difficulty with placement of some of the other numbers on the 100s chart, but this was the perfect opportunity to do some review and help this small group of children.

Addition in the Ocean & Subtraction in the Sea
Children spin two numbers, add or subtract, and record the equations and answers on the recording sheet.

The children loved this activity so much! Who doesn't love to spin the spinners around? 
The build-a-bears even joined in on the fun!

Double Ten Frame Addition and Subtraction
Children use counters on the addition cards or cross objects out on the subtraction cards. Then, they can record the sum or difference on each card.

Crabby Vowels
Children segment the sound in each word and then pop the bubbles of the incorrect vowel sounds. We have three sets of this center in our pack: CVC words, CVCe words, and words with vowel teams.

Ocean Observer
Children choose a high-frequency word from the pile and try to read it. If they know the sight word, they can place in on the ocean animal word that is on the picture. If not, the card is discarded. The object is to fill all ten ocean animals and read as many high-frequency words as possible!

Ocean Syllable Clippies
Children clip each ocean picture that has the correct number of syllables shown on each card.


Ocean I-Spy
Children use a magnifying glass to locate all of the words hidden in the ocean scene, read them, and then write them on the recording sheet. They love figuring out what the words say and seeing if they can find them all to fill up the recording sheet!




Write the Room
Children search around our classrooms to find one word to record that begins with each letter of the word on their sheet.

Sorting Equations in the Sea
Children will read and sort equations by their sum or difference. This is a great math center that can be differentiated easily based on classroom need and/or the needs of individual students, as addition and subtraction equations (up to 10) are included in this pack.


There are also additional activities/materials in this bundle that are not pictured. They include:
Ocean Animals Photos and Labels
Ocean-Themed "I Have, Who Has?"

We hope your children have "Oceans of Fun" with this literacy and math bundle!
Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (May 11th - 15th)

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Do you want your students to keep learning and practicing their skills throughout the summer? If so, you are in luck! We are offering our Surfin' through Summer pack to all of you at half price this week!! There are 55 pages included in this pack. We have made these pages for kindergarten and first grade children. We have included many skills in this pack. Among them are: sight words, spelling, reading, writing, addition, subtraction, calendars skills, etc. 

Here is a sample of some of the pages included in this pack:


We hope you all have a great week!!! Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (May 4th - May 8th)

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This center pack is full of activities for your classroom. We love the activities included in this pack and we know you will too! Come and take a look at what is included:

Name That Insect
This is a fun center in which children identify the insects in the photographs and then match the insect name. We use small chart stands and pocket charts from Lakeshore to display this center.

I Have, Who Has?
These I Have, Who Has games have become a favorite among our classes. This one added some buggy fun to our day! Children will read insect names as well as identify insects by their pictures in this fast paced game. They will need to listen to their peers carefully so they know when it is their turn! The more times you play the game, the faster they get!

Scrambled Sentences
Children will order sentence fragments to build a complete sentence that matches the illustrations. We have included two versions of this activity to meet the needs of your students. 

I Spy Word Search
Children love to use the magnifying glass to find the insect themed words in the colorful scene. When the find a word, they will read it, and then write it on the recording sheet provided. 

Write the Room
In this fun center, children walk around the room looking for words that begin with each letter of an insect themed word. Words included in this pack are: grasshopper, ladybugs, and dragonfly.

Ladybug Place Value Game
This game is a great way to practice place value by counting base ten blocks. Each player gets a game board. The game board is a ladybug with different numbers in her spots. Children will take turns pulling a card from a set of cards that are face down in a pile. After pulling a card, the child will determine the number by counting the tens and ones. If they have the number on their ladybug, they should cover it up with a black counter. The first one to cover all the spots is the winner!

Addition/Subtraction Clippies
This is another favorite among our children. We use small clothespins for this center. Children read the number on the card and then read each equation. If the sum or difference of the equation equals the number on the card, the children should place a clothespin on it. 

Collecting Critters (Addition/Subtraction Game)
In this game, children will solve addition and subtraction number sentences to collect all the insects in their jar. To play the game, children pull a card from the deck and solve the equation. The sum or difference determines the number of spaces to move on the game board. When they land on an insect they can either cross it out with a dry erase marker or cover it with a counter. They have now collected that insect. The game continues until one player has collected all five insects.

Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoy this center pack!
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party (April 27th - May 1st)

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This is a fun literacy center to help your children identify the letters of the alphabet. Included are all the letters of the alphabet, upper and lower case, and three follow-up assessment options. Children will match a lower case letter (frogs) to a capital letter (lily pads).

 First, the children lay the lily pads out in alphabetical order.

Then, the children work to match the lower case letter to the capital letter. This adorable clipart helps to add to the fun! All children loved this center, no matter their level! Sometimes throwing in a few "easier" centers can be a real confidence builder for many children.

We have also included three different assessments for you to chose from.
In this assessment, children draw a line matching the upper case to the lower case letter.

In the next assessment, children will read the letter that is already written and write its letter partner. It might be a lower case or a capital that is needed. 

The last assessment is a cut and paste activity where the children will match the frog friends by matching lower case and upper case letters.

We hope your children love this Leaping Letters center and follow-up activities!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 20th - 24th)


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Fascinating Frogs is a thematic bundle that includes reading, writing, math, science, and art for your classroom. This is a great pack to use during your study of ponds, frogs, or spring!

Frog Lifecycle
During this theme, we teach the frog lifecycle. We do this by reading non-fiction text as well as singing songs about frogs. The children complete their own lifecycle too!

Frog Life Cycle Cube Game
We absolutely love playing cube games in our classrooms. Not only do they help our students learn how to use tally marks, graph, and interpret graphs; they are also good for vocabulary development, sharing, working in groups, etc. The best part is the children love them too!
 This cube also reinforces the stages in the frog's lifecycle. We like to put our children in groups of 2-3 children. First, they roll the cube:

Then they state their roll in a complete sentence. "I rolled back legs."

For each roll, the children make a tally mark:

When the game is complete, children transfer their data over to their graph.

Children then interpret their graph but answering the questions provided.  

Predictable Readers
Students will practice their reading skills by reading about the lifecycle of a frog. These predictable readers include high frequency words the children are learning. There are two levels included.

Text Based Journals
This book is a great read while you are teaching about the frog lifecycle. This adorable little tadpole wishes he could jump like his mommy. She reassures him that one day he will. This starts the tadpole's fun adventure. He meets several animals along the way that also like the jump.
After reading, children complete their journal: What was your favorite part of the story and why?

Harry can't wait until he is able to catch is own food. As he sets out to look for something good to eat, he discovers it isn't as easy as he thought it would be. Just as he is about to give up, he sees something he has never seen before.....
We like to work on predictions while reading this book. We stop reading on the page shown below. Children are taught to use what they already know about Harry from the previous pages in the book, as well as to examine this page carefully to see if they see what Harry sees. 
The children then go to their tables to make their prediction.
After they have made their prediction, we come back together and finish reading the story. We check our predictions against the story. It's okay if our predictions aren't the same as the story, as long as they make sense. They then complete the journal by writing what actually happened in the story.

This is such a fun book to read. The big wide mouthed frog hops along on a journey meeting new animals as he goes. He doesn't know these animals so he asks them, "Who are you and what do you eat?" Since he doesn't know them, he uses one of their body features while addressing them. For example: "Hey you big black nose!"
Before reading, we read our children the clues that represent what the frog called the animals to see if they can guess what animals the frog will meet before we read. 
Big Thumping Feet
Big Black Nose
Animal Hanging Upside Down
Three Long Toes
Knobby Brown Log

After reading children complete a journal by writing a new clue to an animal the big wide mouthed frog could meet on his journey. How you have children complete this assignment is up to interpretation. We have done it many different ways. One way is to have the children write their clue in the same pattern as the book. You could also have the children write clues to a new animal that doesn't give the animal away and the other children will have to try and guess. 

Write the Room
We have included four different Write the Room papers in this pack. Each word is related to the frog theme: amphibian, froglet, tadpole, and lily pad. Children will look around the room for a word that starts with each letter of the bigger word and copy the word. Write the Room is one of the children's favorite centers in our classrooms!

Paper Plate Frog ~ Art Activity
You will love this fun art activity! All you need is a white paper plate, black and green paint, construction paper, and the pattern we have included in this pack. 
First, paint one side of the paper plate black. After it dries, paint the other side green.
After the paper plates dry, children will cut out the pattern and assemble the frog.
The final product! These frogs are adorable!

Frogs vs Toads
What are the differences between frogs and toads? What are the similarities? We have included facts about each for the children to create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two. You can do this activity after teaching in a whole group or you can use it as a challenge for individual work. Here you see two children researching the information to complete the activity together. 

Digraphs
Students will name the picture on each lilypad and find the frog with the word's correct digraph to put on the lilypad. We have included several words for each digraph. The digraph may come in the beginning, middle, or end of the word.

Subtraction
Children will read the story problem and complete the part/part/whole chart included. This is a great center for your children to practice their subtraction skills.

This pack also includes a KWL chart and several bw versions of the venn diagram that we have not included in the photos. We hope you enjoy this pack. There are so many possibilities!
Have a great week!


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