Sunday, February 28, 2016

Markdown Monday Linky Party (February 29th - March 6th)

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Happy March to you! With St. Patrick's Day coming up we thought we would mark down our Shamrock Centers this week. We have included several centers for both reading and math.
Here is a look at the centers in action in our classrooms:

This is a fun way to practice sight words!! Each card has a sight word on it that is all mixed up. The children need to figure out which sight word it is and write the word on the provided recording sheet. We have also included movable letters for the children to manipulate to help them out.



In this center, children will read each card to determine if what they are reading is a complete sentence or not. They will then sort them under the appropriate headings.

This center is among the children's favorites in our classrooms. They love to use the magnifying glass to find the hidden words. In this version, all the words are St. Patrick's Day related. The children use a dry erase marker to record all the words they find. 
The children love walking around the classroom looking for words that begin with the letters that make up theme related words. We have two versions included in this pack: leprechaun and shamrocks.

There are some adorable animals helping the children learn about place value in this center. The children should read the card to determine how many tens and ones each animal has. They can show this on the math mat we have provided using base ten blocks. Once the child has determined what the number is, they can write it onto the recording sheet.

This math center gives children practice with those tricky hundreds chart mystery numbers. They can place any numeral in the center and use their knowledge of the hundreds chart to fill in the other spaces. This can also be differentiated by controlling the number cards children can choose from, having them complete with dry erase markers instead, and so on.

All the children need here is a paper, pencil and/or crayons, and two dice to roll a leprechaun for St Patrick's Day! They can roll two dotted dice, a numeral die and a dotted die, or two numeral dice to make this game fit the different levels of learners in your classroom! Add up the sets and/or numerals on each die, find the sum, and color away. Our children LOVE thematic roll-a-picture activities in our classrooms!



We hope you and your children will love these literacy and math centers for St. Patrick's Day!  

(And if they're anything like our students are with all of our thematic centers, they won't want to you pack them up after the month is over!)

Read Across America with The Primary Pack!

Are you ready for some reading fun this week? 
Teachers everywhere are going to be celebrating Dr. Seuss this week and we wanted to share some of our favorite things to do with our children during this exciting time. We love linking up with our friends over at The Primary Pack. Make sure you check it out!

We like to have our children bring in their favorite Dr. Seuss books from home. They share their book with others and tell why it is their favorite book and then they buddy read with a partner.


We based this craft off of Kimberly Edgerton's Glyph. We decided to let the children put their "Things" together the way they wanted to without following the glyph. They had a lot of fun!


The children just love making this adorable Cat in the Hat craft.

We have fallen in love with directed drawings! When we saw this one from "First Grade Blue Skies", we knew we had to do it! 
The children did a great job!!

We love taking a fun theme and incorporating academic skills to make the learning even more exciting! That is what we did here with our Cats in Hats Math Mats. The children have been learning addition using part-part-whole mats, so they are perfect for Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday!

Who doesn't love a sight word race? Our kiddos had SO much fun reading their words as fast as possible to race up their Truffula Tree! Here are some direct quotes from the children: 
"This is a fun game!" 
"We want to learn our sight words." 
"I like it because sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, but you can just try again."


We also tried our hand at making fun trees. We used tissue paper for the top and a pencil wrapped with washi tape for the stem. They turned out adorable!
Before we read the book Ten Apples Up On Top, we ask the children, "How many apples do you think you can balance on your head?" Their answers are usually pretty outrageous. "100", "50", "25". Then we get a few that say only 1 or 2. Then we break out the real apples and give it a try! The children learn very fast that balancing one is pretty easy, but more than that is quite a challenge! This activity is SO engaging and it really gives them some perspective on what the characters in the book were able to do with all those apples on their head!

Thanks for visiting! We hope you have a great time during Read Across America Day. We look forward to seeing what others are doing in their classrooms too!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (February 22nd - 28th)

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Everyone loves the "Little Old Lady" books by Lucille Colandro, children and teachers both. This product is a great companion to There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! by Lucille Colandro. This product includes materials to help children retell the story by putting the objects she swallowed in her belly one by one. We have also included several response journals for you to use as well a skills based math game.
We have included retelling pieces for this story for you in both color and black and white. The children can make their own old ladies to aid in retelling or you can make the color version to use year after year. While reading the story, ask children to pay particular attention to the order of events. If you have extra copies of the story, children can look back in the story to help them with the sequencing of their story pieces. 


After the pieces are in the correct order, children can start to retell their story by putting the pieces into the old lady's belly.

The old lady danced with a leprechaun and out popped a rainbow!
We have included three different journals for  you to choose from: Why do you think the old lady swallowed a clover?
What was your favorite part of the story and why?
What do you think the old lady will swallow next?
Magical Math is a great game to help review and reinforce the math skills that have been taught throughout the school year.
Children will take turns choosing a card from the top of the pile, reading the card, and then answering the math problem. 
If they get the correct answer, they can move their marker the correct number of spaces. 
Below are some examples of the cards that are included in the game and the various questions that are asked.
We have also included some specialty cards. Some of them are lucky and some not so much! Keep your eye out!

Thanks for visiting again this week. We hope your enjoy our retelling and math activity to go along with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover. Have a great week!


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