Sunday, April 30, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (May 1st - May 7th)

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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!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 24th - 30th)

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Your students will have fun retelling the story “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!” (by Lucille Colandro) with our cute little old lady and garden-themed pictures to put in her belly!
We have included an Old Lady pattern that is already colored for you and also a bw pattern for the children to color for themselves.

Our children just love making these old ladies. We have them color their lady a day or so ahead of when we will do the retelling activity. This is so we can have time to laminate them and cut them out. The children also color the sequencing pieces they will use during the retelling. The children work with a partner to feed the old lady and retell the story together. 

We have also included a sequencing worksheet.

This pack has three different journals for you to choose from: 
What was your favorite part of the story and why? 
What do you think the old lady will swallow next? Why?
Why do you think the old lady swallowed a frog?




We love when our whole day is thematic and centered around the book of the day. We created two math lessons to accompany this book: Numberline Addition and Part-Part-Whole Addition.





Thank you for hanging out with us today. We hope you enjoy these activities as much as our children do! Happy Spring!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 17th - 23rd)

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We LOVE this Frogs on a Log literacy center! Your children will have fun spelling CVC and CVCe words with these adorable frogs. Using their knowledge of consonant and vowel sounds, children will sound out the word for the picture that is shown on the logs. They will then build the word by putting the frogs on the log. 

Please note: We have just recently updated this literacy center (April 2017). It includes a new version of the CVC and CVCe center cards. These cards are very colorful and cheerful! You will see pictures from both sets depicted in this post! If you have already purchased this center from us, go back and download again to get the new updated version! Thank you for visiting!

First, the children lay out the frogs in random order so they can see the letters clearly. We have made the consonants and vowels different colors for easy identification.



Next, they start building words!



We have also included a recording sheet for children to record their answers. We have included both a color and a black/white version for you to choose from.

We separate the CVC words and the CVCe words into two different sets. You could mix them too if you want to give your students more of a challenge.


We hope you enjoy this center! Have a great week!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 10th - 16th)

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Everyone loves this silly old lady! She is always swallowing something with a surprise at the end of the story! These stories are great for the skills of retelling and sequencing. In this pack we have included an old lady and story pieces for the children to color and then retell the story with their friends. We have also included a color version that the children can use during center time too!



There are also three journal prompts included in this pack for the children to practice their writing skills.

What was your favorite part of the story and why?

Why do you think the old lady swallowed a chick?

What do you think the old lady will swallow next?

This pack also includes a math lesson for addition and subtraction. During the exploration part of the lesson, children work in cooperative groups to match a bow (number sentence) to the correct basket (with treats in it). The baskets show either the joining of sets or a set with some of the objects crossed out.

After exploration and teacher modeling, the children work in cooperative groups to put eggs in their correct basket. Each egg has a number sentence on it (addition or subtraction) and the baskets all have a number on the bow. Children will match each egg to the basket with the correct sum or difference. This is a great activity to help with the children's fluency in their math facts as well as their ability to differentiate between the plus and minus symbols.




We have also included a recording sheet for the children to write all the number sentences they placed in the correct basket.

You can have your children complete an assessment too!


We hope you enjoy this pack as much as our children do! 
Happy Easter and Happy Spring Break!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 2nd - 9th)

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Pond Hoppin’ is a math facts fluency game to help your children practice their addition and subtraction skills in a fast, fun, cooperative learning game! In this pack, you get four original, full-color pond scenes with addition and subtraction facts missing, but sums and differences shown. 

Children will work together to fill in the correct equation that fits the scene as well as being matched to the correct sum or difference. 
We like to play this game as a race. Each group is in a race against the others to hop through all the ponds first. We have each group put the ponds scenes in the same order. Before we start the game the children sort their pieces under the correct scene.


We have the children complete one scene at a time. They aren't allowed to hop to the next pond until the pond before it is complete with the correct answers. When they have completed one scene, they raise their hand and we come around to check their answers. If they are all right they move on to the next scene. If not, they have some more work to do!


The children use number lines to help them figure out the sums and differences of the various equations. 

We have included equations that do not match any of the sums or differences in order to challenge the children. We were worried that they would just put the scene together like a puzzle and not actually do the math. This way, they have to to do the math!
Here are the completed scenes:


This game can also be used as a fun math center or fast finisher activity and requires only one-time prep! We have also included an individual assessment for a mixed addition and subtraction fact follow-up activity. Our children absolutely love math fact races and work so well in groups to complete the scenes together!

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