Sunday, September 27, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (September 28th - October 2nd)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, October 2nd.
How much you markdown your product is up to you! We would love it if you displayed your product on your blog and then linked back to us. Thanks so much and have fun!
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This week we are featuring:
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We just LOVE this book! Who can resist these adorable little mice as they discover the mixing of colors! We love it so much that we just had to make these reading and math activities to go along with it. Here is a look into what is included:

Retelling is a skill that we spend a lot of time on throughout the school year. It can be difficult for some children to get the events in order and not leave out the important details. They like to tell what their favorite part is or go right to the end. We like to give them visuals whenever we can to help them out. We have included a retelling card the children can use while retelling Mouse Paint with a partner. It offers picture clues to help prompt them of the order of events. We have included a larger version of the retelling card for the teacher to use as a model.

This is seriously the most fun ever! We give each child a white mouse cut out of card stock:

We then put out three bowls of paint with the primary colors red, yellow, and blue. We dilute the paint with water so it is runny. The children then pick two of the colors they want to jump their mouse into. We jump it into one color first, pat it dry on a paper towel, jump it into the next bowl of paint, mix the paints by rubbing fingers over it, and let dry. 


We use this journal to display our cute mice! On one we glue the dried mouse showing his new and improved color! On the other side the child is to draw a picture that shows how the mouse changed colors. Here you can see the white mouse jumped first into yellow paint. The yellow mouse then jumped into the blue paint and then turned green. The children then copy a sentence that tells what happened on the lines provided. Children can independently also if they are ready!


Your children will have so much fun making patterns with these colorful cards. The cards are color coded for easy organization, but be careful to watch out for tricks!

This activity can be done in either small groups or as a large group activity.


Thank you for hanging out with us today! We hope you have enjoyed reading about our Marvelous Activities Mouse Paint! Have a great week!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (September 21st - 25th)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, September 25th.
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Our students are so in love with our "clippie" centers. This pack offers your students 70 interactive cards for students to practice their developing skills in a fun and exciting way!
We like to use small clothespins for our "clippie" centers. They are cute, easy to store, and good for strengthening fine motor skills! You could also use counters of any kind or anything else you would like your children to use while completing these activities.
These apple counting cards concentrate on numerals 0-10. Children will count the set of apples shown and then clip the numeral that matches. Each card also has number words for the children to read and clip also. 
These cards are great practice for our students as they are beginning to read. Children will read the sentence and look at the picture included to help with unknown words. They will clip the correct sight word that completes the sentence. 
Children will "read" scarecrow's sign and say the word out loud. They will then say all of the pictures that are at the bottom of the card. They will clip all the words that rhyme with the word in the sign.
Children will look at the card to see what monkey is dressed up as for Halloween. They will use their decoding skills to determine which word names his costume. They then clip the correct word.
Children will count turkey's school tools on each card and then clip the correct numeral. 
The numbers included are 0-20. 

We hope you enjoy our Fall Clippies! We know your students will enjoy them as much as ours do. 
Happy Fall!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (September 14th - 18th)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, September 18th.
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We are very happy to bring you our newest TpT product this week!
"If You Teach a Mouse to Count!" includes several math activities to go along with Laura Numeroff's books: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to School.


Cookie Ten Frames
Your students will love these adorable cookie themed ten frames! We like to put our children in cooperative groups so they can learn to listen to each other and work together. We first have the children put the ten frames in numerical order. Then they work together to show the correct number of counters on the ten frame. This year we used Cookie Crisp and the children had a blast!



Last year we used play dough which was just as much fun!


Matching a Numeral to a Set
This adorable numeral to a set activity will help your children with counting and numeral identification. These cards include numerals 0-15.

Numeral Writing
These cards will offer your children even more practice in counting and numeral identification as well as numeral writing. Children will count each set and write the corresponding number.

Roll a Mouse
These roll and color games are very popular in our classrooms! Children will roll two dice and count the number of dots on both altogether. They will then find the corresponding number on the picture and color in that section. They should only color in one section at a time. The first person to color the whole picture is the winner. However, they are all winners in learning their numbers!

Assessments
We have included three assessments for you to use based on the needs of your students. 
This assessment (Mouse Counts Cookies!) will show your children's ability to identify a given numeral and their ability to show it in a ten frame. Children will draw the correct number of counters in each ten frame. 

This assessment (Teach Mouse to Count!) shows children's ability to count a set of objects and match the correct numeral. Children will count or subitize the set of objects and then circle the numeral that matches. 

Munchies for Mouse! is a great assessment for children to show what they have learned about writing numerals. They will count the cookies in the ten frame and write the numeral on the line provided.

Thanks for visiting us today! We hope you enjoyed reading about our newest product
We know you and your students will have just as much fun as we did!!
Have a wonderful week!



Sunday, September 6, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (September 7th - 11th)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, September 11th.
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We are happy to feature our newest product for Markdown Monday this week! This pack includes several reading and math activities to use with everyone's favorite book, Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom! by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

Make the Letters Climb the Tree
We printed the poster sized trees for this activity. Children laid the letters of the alphabet in random order around the outside of the tree and worked in small cooperative groups. We called a letter one at a time and the children had to find the letter and walk it up the coconut tree! To challenge some of our children, we asked for them to find the letter that starts with the first sound heard in a certain word. We had so much fun with this activity! You can tell by the smiles on their faces!

Upper Case to Lower Case Letter Clippies
Our students love clippies! These colorful clippies will be good practice for your students in letter identification and matching upper case to lower case letters. Children will identify the upper case letter at the top of the tree and find its match on one of the fallen coconuts. When they find the correct letter, they will clip the correct coconut! So fun and motivating!

Writing Response Journal
After reading, we ask the children to draw a picture of their favorite part of the story. Since it is early in the school year we encourage the children to write by copying the book title. 


Chicka Tree Craftivity with Student Name
In this activity, we first have the children color the coconut tree. After coloring, they will then cut the tree. This is one of our first cutting experiences at the beginning of kindergarten, so some of the trees get cut into small pieces. No worries, though, they just glue it back together when putting on the blue construction paper.

After they have glued their tree, children will need to find the letters in their name from a pile of random letters. We have included boxes in this product in which you can edit to add your student's names. 
After finding all the letters in their name, they glue them going up the coconut tree. This is such a great activity that combines so many skills in one: coloring, cutting, gluing, letter recognition, name recognition, and print concepts! Here is a completed one:

Numeral to Set Matching
In this activity, children will count the coconuts on the tree and find the numeral to match. We have included numbers 0-10. This activity can be done individually, with a partner, or with the whole class as a partner match game. 

Counting Coconuts Assessment
We like to use this assessment to check the children's ability to match a numeral to a set. We have them color the tree and then we give them a certain number of coconuts. We use a one inch circle punch and brown construction paper to make "coconuts." The children then glue the coconuts on the tree, count how many, and then write the numeral to match to complete the sentence. 

Thanks for reading! We are excited to use these activities with our new kindergartners next week! We hope you enjoy them too!


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