Items filtered by date: June 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011 08:09

## Chicka Boom Activities

19 pages. Common Core State Standard: RF:K1d Several activities that are a perfect companion for the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom + 3 pages of tips. Covers a variety of skills and standards.
Monday, 25 July 2011 06:39

## Apples Up On Top Addition

4 pages. A quick and fun way to do some apple addition.
Monday, 25 July 2011 05:58

## Book Report Forms

2 pages. 2 ways to help students do a book report. Your students will LOVE the oral "Sell the book!" one.
Monday, 25 July 2011 05:39

## Apple Games

11 pages. Several spinner games and graphing extensions to add to the fun of studying apples!
Monday, 25 July 2011 05:31

## Apple Annie Subtraction Fun

13 pages. Have fun doing subtraction with apples and Annie and the popular10 Little Apples on the Apple Tree Song.
Monday, 25 July 2011 05:22

## Reasons For My Rhyme

37 pages My successful teaching strategy and example skill sheets of my table top and center activities.
Monday, 25 July 2011 05:07

## Activities For Constitution Day

10 pages. Several Ideas and Activities for Constitution Day.
Monday, 25 July 2011 04:09

## Classroom Apple Poster

1 page. Cute classroom poem-poster with a surprise ending. This poem was on a x-stitch that one of my 1st graders gave me as a gift the 1st year I taught in Michigan. I hope you enjoy it too!
Sunday, 24 July 2011 21:49

## Using Bingo Daubers: Back-To-School Tip # 27

Last summer 123 Count With Me By The Sea launched with our website, to rave reviews.

Students enjoy counting the seashells and then X-ing off that many squares, putting in stickers, or dabbing the boxes with a bingo dot marker.

I have been using this bingo-dot concept with my Y5’s for over 10 years on skill sheets, as well as “find and circle the number in the sequence of numbers.” Both these techniques are fun ways for students to learn numbers.

As with the seashell booklet, many of my booklets also have a cut and glue the group/set of objects to the matching box in your booklet.

This helps reinforce counting, one-to-one correspondence, matching groups of objects and numbers, as well as having students refine their fine motor skills.

Several subscribers asked for more of these counting booklets as they cover a variety of standards, skills and subjects.

Students can do them independently in 5-8 minutes so they can be plugged in for Daily 5, centers, or something for students to work on, at their own pace, when they have completed other work.

They also make wonderful “Easy Readers” that help reinforce word wall words and build self-esteem.

You can also tuck them in a take home folder for “homework” or a home-school connection; or for parents to work on with a struggling child.  They are perfect for a substitute as well.

I sat down to make a template and a list of all the themes for back-to-school and came up with and

I made 123 Count With Me booklets for each of them and plan to make at least 4 for every month.

October’s counting booklets will be leaves, pumpkins, bats, spiders and candy corn.

To celebrate the launch of the 123 Count With Me booklets I designed a special counting booklet that has a similar format.

It’s entitled: The Students On The Bus.

This one is more of a keepsake, because students glue their own photo on the first bus and then 14 of their friends’ school pictures on the next 4 buses.

Teachers simply print their class composite on the photo setting of their copier for each student.

The last page is made extra special as well, when the teacher glues their picture over the driver’s face before running it off.

Click on the link to view/print The Students On The Bus back-to-school booklet.

Why not become a subscriber and be able to download all of the 123 Count With Me booklets (There will be approximately 40!) Click on the link to see how.

Do you have a counting idea that works for you?  I’d enjoy hearing from you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Be sure to pop in this week for back-to-school idea #28 and make an adorable Alligobbler to help your students understand the concepts of less than and greater than.

Published in Getting to the Core
Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:51

## The Students On The Bus

10 pages. A fun way to review and practice a variety of math skills and standards.
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