September 25, 2016

Halloween Pocket Chart Math Acitivites


I am a HUGE HUGE fan of pocket charts and we use them multiple times through out the day.
We use them in small groups and during center rotations. 
But, I also use them as early finisher activities. 


And, I have TONS of different activities but I seriously can always use more. 
So, I made this little pocket chart unit to use for the month of October. 


There are 8 different activities to use in this unit. 
Here is a look...

Number Words- zero-twenty match. These can also be used at a table or on the floor. I frequently run out of pocket charts (even with 4 permanent ones and 2 tabletops ones) so these are easily used anywhere!


Counting by 5's: Numbers 5-300 are included. I don't plan to have all my students count to 300. Just pick and use what numbers best fit your students.

Ten Frame Counting: We are working so hard on counting tens & ones. 
These will be a perfect fit for the next few weeks.

Even and Odd Sorting: These fit great in a pocket chart but can easily be used in baskets too. One of the reasons I love a pocket chart is how easily I can do a quick glance to check the students work. But, just like I mentioned above.. sometimes space is limited so I use these little buckets/baskets from the dollar tree with the header cards taped to the front.

Addition Math Facts: We seriously practice math facts in some sort each day. Why not make it hands on and a more engaging than a fact sheet. These little witch cards are so cute!

Counting by 10's. Numbers 10-300 are included. You might only want to use numbers up to 100 or 120 .. or 200. Pick and choose what works best for you classroom.

Ordering Numbers: It seems like I am always pulling out some counting cards and just randomly pick some for my students to order from least to greatest. These little silly monsters will be a hit for sure!

Greater or Less Than Sort: These can also be used in a pocket chart or those same little Dollar Tree buckets I mentioned with the even and odd cards. 

I often get request for me to make some of my items in black and white. I know not everyone wants to print in color {or has that option} so I included black and white versions of all the cards so you can have your choice.
Colored ink or white paper
or
black and white or colored paper

If you are interested in seeing more {download the preview} 
or purchasing these here is a quick link...





September 23, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. September 23rd}


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We read and did some story activities with Mrs. Wishy Washy this week. This character flip book was super simple but they loved it. We did these during our library time. So, my kids were in and out of and needed something they could put down and pick back up while we checked out books. 

Here is a FREE DOWNLOAD if you are interested in using it with your students.



We also read Harry the Dirty Dog this week. Which is one of my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE stories of all time. I am just a sucker for a cute dog book! 

There are actually lots of different Harry books on Amazon.


Sorry, I don't have the patterns to share for our Harry craft. This was our first craft project 



We also watched these two Youtube videos of Harry!



It's Homecoming Week at our school. Which means .. CRAZY dress up days!




Whew.. pajamas, camouflauge, color war, disney day.... it all wears me out!




And since it was Homecoming Week.. 
it was the PERFECT time to use my new football centers and printables.


There are lots of centers with recording sheets included.


And several sets of pocket chart cards. 


The pocket chart cards have follow up printables if you need them. 


And these number word cards fit perfect in a pocket chart but all my charts were being used so she was just matching them on our mat.


And we did these cut and paste printables as morning work this week. They are all included in the Football unit as well.


These sentences are part of my short vowels pack and they are perfect for small reading group time.

 
The short u ones are prepped for next week. 

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September 16, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. September 16th}


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September 11, 2016

Football Math Centers + Printables


It is football season! I teach in a small school and our junior high and high school students are on the same campus.. and let me tell you.. FOOTBALL is BIG! It's all about Friday night lights and the boys of fall! And the cheerleaders are equally important.

Our Homecoming week is coming up and these football centers will be PERFECT addition! There is NO way we could squeeze all of it into one week so there will be plenty left for the following week also.


This unit has 12 different hands-on, engaging, & fun activities. There are some matching activities that fit perfect in pocket charts and there are several centers that have cards and a recording sheet. 


I also included some follow-up printables that can be used as early finisher activities or just whenever you want to squeeze them in if you would like to use them.


Skill included are: counting by 5's, counting by 10's, telling time, color words, number words, addition facts, adding 3 numbers, months of the year and days of the week, counting 10 frames, what number comes next, and ordering numbers.


Here is a quick shopping link if you are interested:




September 8, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. September 9th}




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September 4, 2016

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom letter and alphabet order centers & activities

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chicka-Chicka-BOOM-BOOM-Mini-Unit-Math-Alphabet-Centers-252033
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Who doesn't LOVE this book! And, if you are looking for some alphabet order and recognition centers for back to school this unit is one of my favorites!
This is a great book companion unit that features hands on and engaging centers and activities. I would love for you to check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.






September 2, 2016

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. Sepember 2nd}

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Week 4 .. Day 20 

And September is HERE! 
August is not my favorite month so I am delighted to move on in to September. 
Now, if it only started to feel like fall it would be pretty awesome. 
Time is just a ticking. 
The days are long but the weeks are short. 
It seemed like Monday yesterday. 
We just finished week 4 and things are looking better {and calmer!}. 
We are still practicing rules, routines and procedures EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!




We had our first classroom birthday this week. This was the super easy treat I gave my kiddo. I did a blog post about this a few weeks ago. If you are interested you can jump over and read it and also the boy version of my birthday treats.

The little monkeys and the swirl pops both came from Oriental Trading.




Why YES, we are STILL doing some Pete activities. WHY NOT?! It's all good. 
We did the labeling activity this week.


If you are interested.. here is a free download with the labeling activity and a few other Pete things..




I think I have some of the best little artist in my room this year! I cannot wait to jump into a detailed directed drawing with them.  They nailed these little cats with short a words.



Every year at this time we have a fundraiser and part of the incentive to sell more items our students can win the stuffed animal for a day. Our class was the lucky winner on Thursday for the big one eyed monster to spend a day with us! This one is actually small compared to previous years! Last year we had a wiener dog that was about 8 feet long and one year we had a frog that was 4 feet tall. This monster is not so bad.. and he kinda fits right in!

Helloooooooo LONG WEEKEND!!!!

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