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1-2-3 Count Gingerbread With Me!

FREE common core lessons, counting backwards, gingerbread man booklet, gingerbread man activities, gingerbread lessons, gingerbread counting, Daily 5 activities for December, gingerbread art projects, gingerbread subtraction, subtraction lessons, onomatopoea lessons, animal activities, Old MacDonald, The gingerbread man booklet, blasting off,"Run! Run; as fast as you can. Try and catch me! I'm the gingerbread man!"

In this sweet counting booklet, the gingerbread man is running past a number of Old Mac Donald's farm animals, as students count backwards from 10 to 0, making it a terrific booklet to practice "blasting off" counting.

This is also a fun way to review subtraction by taking away one and makes a nice independent math center.

sFREE common core lessons, counting backwards, gingerbread man booklet, gingerbread man activities, gingerbread lessons, gingerbread counting, Daily 5 activities for December, gingerbread art projects, gingerbread subtraction, subtraction lessons, onomatopoea lessons, animal activities, Old MacDonald, The gingerbread man booklet, blasting off,Students are encouraged to make the animal sounds, the number of times that correspond to the matching number of animals that the gingerbread sees, which is a wonderful opportunity to introduce the word onomatopoeia to them.

FREE common core lessons, counting backwards, gingerbread man booklet, gingerbread man activities, gingerbread lessons, gingerbread counting, Daily 5 activities for December, gingerbread art projects, gingerbread subtraction, subtraction lessons, onomatopoea lessons, animal activities, Old MacDonald, The gingerbread man booklet, blasting off,You can finish up by reading the booklet as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print and then sing the song Old MacDonald as well.

Follow up your reading block by having your students crouch down and blast off to their seats to make one of the gingerbread manipulatives in the Arts and Activities packet.

If you do use this booklet for your reading block, it works well for a Daily 5 activity too.

Click on the link to view/download The Gingerbread and OldMacDonald Counting Booklet.

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Run Run As Fast As You Can!  Hop On Board And Make A Gingerbread Man.

The Gingerbread Art and Activity Book has 108 pages of heartwarming arts & crafts + activities that will dazzle and delight.

Some full color pictures, + copy-ready patterns and step-by-step directions for each project are included.

These projects all involve many of your report card standards, like the "Pocket Pal" (pictured on the left.)

FREE common core lessons, gingerbread activities, December arts and crafts, gingerbread arts and crafts, gingerbread lessons, December bulletin boards, December bulletin board ideas, gingerbread man story, gingerbread man manipulatives, December writing prompts, graphing december daily 5 activities, gingerbread paper chain, counting down to Christmas, If you look closely you can see that the face of the gingerbread is made out of construction paper + 1/2 of a paper plate, which makes a pocket that contains colored shapes, and skip counting folded number strips + anything else you may want to review that day.

The gingerbread "Story Slider" has students sequence the Gingerbread tale to retell the story and makes a nice Daily 5 activity.

The gingerbread clock is an easy and different way to reinforce telling time with your students.

The gingerbread paper chain is a wonderful way to review whatever color pattern you choose, as well as have students count down the days to Christmas, as they tear off a link each day.

Children are learning and reinforcing much-needed math, writing, and science concepts while enjoying art that has a gingerbread theme.  It was one of my Young Fives favorites.

FREE common core lessons, gingerbread activities, December arts and crafts, gingerbread arts and crafts, gingerbread lessons, December bulletin boards, December bulletin board ideas, gingerbread man story, gingerbread man manipulatives, December writing prompts, graphing december daily 5 activities, gingerbread paper chain, counting down to Christmas, As you can see, many of these make terrific manipulatives, 
or great keepsakes for parents.

You can use them as gifts, bulletin boards, hallway and classroom decorations or for portfolios.

FREE common core lessons, gingerbread activities, December arts and crafts, gingerbread arts and crafts, gingerbread lessons, December bulletin boards, December bulletin board ideas, gingerbread man story, gingerbread man manipulatives, December writing prompts, graphing december daily 5 activities, gingerbread paper chain, counting down to Christmas, Some of the projects include songs and poems to reinforce those concepts as well.

Click on the link to view/download the Gingerbread Art and Activity Book

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Gingerbread Glyph

gingerbread glyph, FREE common core lessons, gingerbread activities, gingerbread lessons, december activities, december lessons, december bulletin boards, december bulletin board ideas, gingerbread glyph, glyphs, graphing extensions, graphs, december graphs, I enjoyed making glyphs with my students each month. Glyphs are a pictorial form of data, also known as a pictograph.

They are an easy and interesting way to help reinforce listening and following directions and make a great display for a hallway.

My Y5’s enjoyed making them + they provided an opportunity to learn more about their classmates.

If listening and following directions, is a report card standard for you, glyphs are a wonderful whole group assessment tool for that.

Because of the variety of questions, you can also turn some of them into graphing extensions. i.e. Do you like gingerbread? Have you ever made Christmas cookies? etc.

Turning your students into glyph detectives is also a fun way for them to learn how to collect data and analyze results.

Give students 10 minutes to see how many gingerbread glyphs they can figure out.

gingerbread glyph, FREE common core lessons, gingerbread activities, gingerbread lessons, december activities, december lessons, december bulletin boards, december bulletin board ideas, gingerbread glyph, glyphs, graphing extensions, graphs, december graphs, By using your personal glyph as an example, take a moment to explain how they would go about doing this.

When the glyphs are complete, number them, and display the gingerbread in the hallway.

Write a list of student names at the top of a pre-numbered sheet of paper.

Give students 5-10 minutes in the hallway to try and figure out the gingerbread glyph mysteries.

gingerbread glyph, FREE common core lessons, gingerbread activities, gingerbread lessons, december activities, december lessons, december bulletin boards, december bulletin board ideas, gingerbread glyph, glyphs, graphing extensions, graphs, december graphs, When the timer rings, flip up the glyphs to read whose glyph it is, and have students self-correct their papers.

The person with the most correct, gets a gingerbread sticker or whatever you deem is appropriate.

I’ve included my purple gingerbread glyph as an example. The coloring didn’t come through the scanner as bright as I wanted it to.

Click on the link to view/print the Gingerbread Glyph

If you are looking for other glyphs, I have made one for each month. Click on the link to go to the glyph section.  Scroll down to view the examples and click on whatever else you want to download.

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ABC and 1-2-3 Come Learn With The Turkeys and Me!

 FREE common core lessons, turkey counting cards, Alphabet turkey cards, Thanksgiving games, Thanksgiving activities, Thanksgiving lessons, turkey activities, turkey lessons, skip counting activities, skip counting lessons, skip counting by 2's, skip counting by 3's, skip counting by 5's, skip counting by 10'sAre you looking for an interesting way to review Common Core State Standard: RI.K1d?

Why not try these Alphabet Turkey Cards and play some games?

The 20-page packet includes the upper and lowercase letters together as seen in the picture on the left + separate uppercase letters and separate lowercase letters, so you can play a variety of games like Memory Match games as well as "I Have; Who Has?"

I’ve also included a blank set of turkeys to program however you want + a 3- page list of tips of what else to do with the cards.

Click on the link to view/download the Alphabet Turkey Cards.

 FREE common core lessons, turkey counting cards, Alphabet turkey cards, Thanksgiving games, Thanksgiving activities, Thanksgiving lessons, turkey activities, turkey lessons, skip counting activities, skip counting lessons, skip counting by 2's, skip counting by 3's, skip counting by 5's, skip counting by 10'sAfter I finished the alphabet template, it was easy enough to make a numbered one too, so I designed some Turkey Counting Cards.

The 20-page math packet includes numbered turkeys to 30 + skip counting turkeys for 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's.

I've also included covers, so students can make Itty Bitty Turkey Counting Booklets.

There's a blank set of turkeys + 2-pages of tips of what else you can do with the cards including games you can play.

Simply laminate the sheets and then cut the turkey cards into whatever shape you desire.

Click on the link to view/download Turkey Counting Cards.

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Setting Sail For America.  It All Adds Up!

Are you looking for an easy and fun way to review simple addition facts?

You’ve come to the right place.   I found that if I made a game of things, my Y5’s got into the lesson a lot more.

 Thanksgiving game, FREE common core lessons, Mayflower addition, math games, addition games, Thanksgiving activities, Pilgrim activities, Mayflower activities, Mayflower lessons, Pilgrim lessons, Thanksgiving lessons, math centers, addition lessons, common core lessons for 1st grade, common core lessons for kindergartenDice games are simple and don’t take a lot of time.  They are perfect for easy addition practice.

Your students will have fun reinforcing their addition skills, as they roll the dice and compete against their classmates, to see who can make equations that equal the sums on the Mayflower picture.

Students can play with a partner or in groups of 3 or 4.

When a child rolls a 2 and a 3 they add the two dice together to get a sum of 5.  One of the bottom sails is labeled with that sum, so they color it.

If you want, you can have your students write the equations on the back of their paper.

Set a timer for a designated amount of time.  The first child to color their entire picture, or the one with the most sums colored when the timer rings, is the winner.

If you want the game to be a bit more difficult, you can inform students that they must roll sums of 8, 9, 10 and 11 twice.

The first time they roll that sum, they will color the clothes of the pilgrims; the second time they will color the pilgrims’ hair and body parts.

Click on the link to view/download the Mayflower Addition game.

I hope you and your students enjoy sailing through addition this way.

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