Anyway, it's also my day to post on this wonderful blog, share some ideas, and a FREEBIE & a one-day sale just for you! I'm sure you are all thinking about school and the Common Core, so I thought I would share some fun ideas to keep the learning real and hands-on since that's what Common Core is all about.
First, I want to share my spaghetti and meatballs sight words center:
|You can clip the rubber bands or just leave them whole.|
|Children can practice matching the sight words alone.|
|Here, two students are reading the sight words to each other.|
Here is another Common Core hands-on activity for addition and subtraction practice to promote fluency to 5 or composing and decomposing to 10:
I found these cute divided plates at The Dollar Store in the baby section. You get 2 for $1.
|I'll put little silk flowers in the cups.|
|I'll put bear counters in the bear cups.|
I will place 5 bear counters in the bears and let the kids spill them over the plate to see how many pieces land in the top section and how many land in the bottom section. Then, they can use our Circle Math templates to color the circles: brown for the counters that landed in the top section and yellow for the counters that landed in the bottom section. Last, they write their number sentence. You can find out more about how to practice addition with these plates & cups and lots of other small containers
|There is a page|
for each number
|I have little frog counters for these cups.|
Students will spill 5 little frog counters (or beads, counters, etc) into the bottom section and then they will remove a certain number (0-4) and place them into the top section to demonstrate subtraction. Last, they write their number sentence in the book. The book has a page for each number 1-5.
Here is where you can get the 5 Little Frogs book.
|Click on the image for more information.|
You can find more info here about the one-day conference.
You can register here for this fun-filled fall conference.
|The Giving Tree|
~I write the items I need for my class on the apples (items like divided plates from The Dollar Store, wooden beads from Michael's, or anything at all) and the date I need them by.
~I cover each apple with a Post-it (any Post-it will do, but they do make apple Post-its) and I write the item and the date I need it by again on the Post-its.
~Parents "pick" a Post-it apple off of the tree and donate the item.
If you print the FREE Giving Tree on cardstock and laminate it, you can write on the apples with a black crayon or a grease pencil. Then, you can re-use it over and over again.
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