Monday, June 22, 2015

Birthday Find, Tally and Graph Freebie

Happy summer friends!  Renee here from Fantastic First Grade Froggies.  I am in full summer mode, and what I mean by that is I let my son watch t.v. a little longer in the morning so I can enjoy my coffee at an extra slow pace.  It's also giving me a chance to revise a few things.  One of the things I am going through and revising are my Find, Tally and Graph activities.  I have them in just about every theme, so the revisions may take a while.

My kids love these things and I keep them in a binder so they can choose them for early finisher work.

I thought this year I would print off my birthday find, tally and graph and give them to my students to take home as a birthday gift.  I think they would enjoy working on a special one at home with their family.

You can grab the birthday Find, Tally and Graph freebie below.

If you are interested in other themes, check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Looking for a Few Good Partners!

Howdy Y'all!

My summer project is in full swing and looking to update and add to this blog! At some point last year I fell off the blog wagon...  I really miss it!

We still have several great authors writing for Teaching Blog Round-up, but we have room to add to our family.  As a blog author/ partner, I just ask that you post on this site once a month.  Freebies are great, but you don't have to include one.  The main purpose of our blog is to share great ideas!

Teaching Blog Round-up is also a place to find other great blogs to follow and read.  Authors will be included on the side-bar, in the blog round-up and shop round-up (if you have a shop).  I'm in the process now of updating!

Are you interested in joining TBR?  Just fill out the form below!

I am also looking to spice up the blog a little!  Any ideas of what you would like to see?  I'm looking for your ideas, what would you like to see more of?

Thanks for continuing to follow us!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Math Fun and Freebies!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Are you teaching summer school this year? Maybe you're tutoring, or work in a year-round school, or are just looking for ways to keep your own children's math skills sharp this summer. Whatever the case, we all know that the allure of summer fun is hard to beat ... pool noodles and popsicles pretty much always trump plus signs and perimeter!

So, as they say, if you can't beat 'em ... well, you know what you've got to do!

Many of the easiest and most successful summer math lessons come while moving around in the great outdoors... getting wet, keeping cool, and having fun! Here's one of my favorite kids (okay, I admit it - it's one of our grandsons) in an unplanned mini-lesson on subitizing and addition. All it took was a warm day. a bucket of water, and a piece of a kitchen sponge!

I've been poring over the Pinterest boards, looking for fun summer math ideas to share with you!
Allison at No Time for Flashcards has put together a great set of ideas, including math learning with sidewalk chalk, hoses, nerf guns, and water balloons.


Here are some great ideas for measuring from Mother Natured, using rulers, kitchen scales, and a measuring tape.

This post from Buggy and Buddy includes some great geometry ideas, plus a free shape hunt printable!

Of course, when you're teaching summer school you may not have total flexibility for teaching every lesson ouside! So, here are a few summer-themed printable freebies I think you'll like to use on those too hot or too rainy days!

From Leah Popinski at TpT, here's a fun set for non-standard measurement - using bees and caterpillars!

From Donna at Math Coach's Corner, here's Beach Ball Shake and Spill, an easy-to-differentiate game. In her post, Donna explains some simple ways to use this game successfully in kindergarten on up through second grade!

Popsicle Pizzazz from Nancy VandenBerge at First Grade Windows on Wonder has both math and literacy activities. As she always does, Nancy has included some terrific activities in this not-to-be-missed free unit!

Last in the collection of summer freebies is this one from ... me! 120 summer-themed addition fact cards, and a solve-and-sort game to play with them! Download this freebie at my Educents store!

Thanks for stopping by TBR! Please visit my blog at Primary Inspiration!
Happy Teaching!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The End of One Year & The Beginning of Another + a FREEBIE

The End of One Year...

... with these cute graduation certificates.  Click the image for the download.
You get a pre-school, pre-kindergarten, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten certificate AND you also get a blank one so you can fill in anything you want!

Your kindergarten students will love singing this graduation song to the tune of "It's A Small World"
and the pages make a great big book! Click the image for the download.

Students can add small school photos of their friends to their bus.
Click the image for your FREE template.
Just paint the top of the egg cartons, download and print the FREE bus template, and pass out the tiny school photos you get each year. A fun project to decorate the room for your graduation.

For Father's Day: Students write the first name of their dad, grandpa, or any other significant person in their lives.
You make 10-20 copies to create a stack of notes. Wrap with cellophane & twine. Always a hit!
Click the image for the download.

And The Beginning of Another:

This is my most popular product!Attach a cotton ball and it's ready for your parents on the 1st day of school.
Click the image for the download.
You still have a day to grab my "All About Numbers 1-5" at a 50% discount: CLICK HERE
Click the image above to set all of the templates, ideas, and activities for #s 1-5.