Getting to the Core

1-2-3 Come Do A Whole Lot Of Math With Me!

free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade, math posters, math anchor charts, number words, tally marks, coins, penny, nickel, dime activities, coin posters, clock posters, telling time to the hour, fact families, fraction posters, sequencing, ordinal numbers, ten-frames, ten frame template, measuring with a ruler, greater and less than, puzzles, math centers, math games, memory match math games,  It took me quite a few hours to design these math anchor charts, but it was well worth the effort as I think they turned out pretty spiffy. 

I hope you enjoy them.

Print and laminate.  They make a terrific math bulletin board that you can refer to daily.

Laminate extra sets so that your students can cut them apart and make them into puzzles.
I’ve made a puzzle grid so students can use this as a template to place their pieces on.

They are great for games too.  Two sets can be used to make a Memory Match game.  Since there are 13 pieces to each poster, it would be a good idea to only have students Match 2 posters at a time.

Toss 2 cut up number posters into a container.  Have each child take out a piece and play “I Have; Who Has?”  A student with the #1 crayon can ask for any other piece to start building the puzzle on the floor or on the white board, if you decide to attach a magnet. Play continues ‘til however many puzzles you are working on, are completed.

Have students use the greater and less than symbols between the posters.

Review: fractions, colors, patterns, telling time, fact families, money, tally marks, ordinal numbers, number words, measurement with a ruler, +1 addition, sequencing numbers, counting groups and sets of objects, and using a ten frame for addition + these Common Core State Standards: K.CC.2, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.OA.1, K.OA.3, K.OA. 4, K.OA.5,  K.CC.6, K.CC.7, 1.MD.3, 1.G.3, RF.K.3c

free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade, math posters, math anchor charts, number words, tally marks, coins, penny, nickel, dime activities, coin posters, clock posters, telling time to the hour, fact families, fraction posters, sequencing, ordinal numbers, ten-frames, ten frame template, measuring with a ruler, greater and less than, puzzles, math centers, math games, memory match math games,  I’ve made a blank 10-frame for you to run off so that students can show you addition or subtraction answers, after you give them a variety of equations.

Call out a question and have students use the anchor charts to point to the answer and then explain it.

Give students 2 different colored bingo dot markers and have them complete the ABAB pattern that’s on the 10-frame.

Using the bingo dot markers have students show you their answers to equations you put on the board.

Ask children to compare the coins and see if there are other combinations that I could have used to show that number.

Can they think of anything else that they do/use at school that could be added to the chart to explain that number.

Make two sets of posters and play “Speed” Students choose a partner; mix up the cards and see who can put theirs in order first.

Explain the fractions and reinforce the vocabulary that goes with it.

Call out a number and everyone begins counting from there.

Sequence the cards backwards and “blast off.”

Have students sort the pieces into their matching piles.  i.e. students put all of the clocks in a pile and
sequence them.

Wow! So much covered with a simple poster! Woo Hoo!

Click on the link to view/download the Math Anchor Charts

free common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade, math posters, math anchor charts, number words, tally marks, coins, penny, nickel, dime activities, coin posters, clock posters, telling time to the hour, fact families, fraction posters, sequencing, ordinal numbers, ten-frames, ten frame template, measuring with a ruler, greater and less than, puzzles, math centers, math games, memory match math games,  Thank you for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything that you think others may find useful.

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know, but if you listen, you have the chance to learn something new." - J.P. McEvoy

 

1-2-3 Come Make Valentines With Me!

chemistry activities, valentines, valentine activities, We've got chemistry, heart activities, valentine crafts, valentine cards, word work for February, February bulletin board ideas, bulletin boards for February, While looking for classroom charts today, I stumbled across the periodic chart.  Boy did that bring back memories. 

I LOVED chemistry lab, and could easily have become a mad scientist.

I'm always looking for ways for students to spell words, like using Scrabble tiles etc.

Since the periodic table is filled with letters and letter combinations, I frogged around half the morning dreaming up valentines.

chemistry activities, valentines, valentine activities, We've got chemistry, heart activities, valentine crafts, valentine cards, word work for February, February bulletin board ideas, bulletin boards for February, There are 5 different sample valentines using the periodic chart to make the words.

You can use my templates or challenge students to think up their own.

I've included a periodic chart that you can shoot up on an overhead, so students can use it as a reference tool.

I hope they have a much fun as I did. 

chemistry activities, valentines, valentine activities, We've got chemistry, heart activities, valentine crafts, valentine cards, word work for February, February bulletin board ideas, hugs and kisses cards, bulletin boards for February, Hint: Think up something you'd like to say, and then see if any of the elements help you spell it.

Click on the link to view/download the We've Got Chemistry Valentines.

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chemistry activities, valentines, valentine activities, We've got chemistry, heart activities, valentine crafts, valentine cards, word work for February, February bulletin board ideas, bulletin boards for February, Do you have a valentine you'd like to share? I'd enjoy hearing from you: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a comment here.

"Education is not received. It is achieved." -Unknown

1 2 3 Come Tell Time With Me!

telling time activities, analog clock cards, digital clock cards, telling time games, 1.Md.3, teacher clocks, monthly clocks, seasonal activities with clocks, fun telling time,telling time assessments, Woo hoo!  After days of designing this "Telling Time" packet for you, it's finally done, and 145 pages long!

I think these cards will be a fun way for you to teach/review the Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3

There is a set of analog and digital time cards for telling time to the hour and half hour for EVERY month!

I've included two sets for August.  One set has a summer theme, the other has a back-to-school theme.

telling time activities, analog clock cards, digital clock cards, telling time games, 1.Md.3, teacher clocks, monthly clocks, seasonal activities with clocks, fun telling time,telling time assessments, Set up a section of wall and make it into your "What Time Is It?" board. 

My large seasonal teacher clocks would look cute in the middle.

I've also included an assessment page + a blank set for each month, so you can program with whatever.

telling time activities, analog clock cards, digital clock cards, telling time games, 1.Md.3, teacher clocks, monthly clocks, seasonal activities with clocks, fun telling time,telling time assessments, There's a tip sheet with lots of ideas of how to use these cards, including games and puzzles; + kaboom bomb cards.

telling time activities, analog clock cards, digital clock cards, telling time games, 1.Md.3, teacher clocks, monthly clocks, seasonal activities with clocks, fun telling time,telling time assessments, Run off a set for your kiddo's, have them include the cover, so children can make a monthly Itty Bitty Time booklet out of the cards.

Click on the link to view/download the Telling Time Through The Calendar packet.

For more telling time activities, click on the link to go to that section of my website.

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"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the peple all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time." -Attributed to Abe Lincoln

Fluttering By With A Valentine "Hi!"

butterfly activities, butterfly crafts, butterfly centers, wax paper crafts, melted crayon crafts, valentines, valentine centers, valentine bulletin boards, valentine bulletin board ideas, february bulletin boards, february bulleting board ideas, butterfly bulletin boards, These waxed-winged beauties are made with wax paper and melted crayon shavings.

They are quick, easy and fun to make and look lovely stuck to a window, so that the sun can shine through, or fluttering across a bulletin board for February.

Here's how to make them:

Run off the body part of the butterfly on a variety of colors of construction paper.

Rough cut them and stack them into color piles so that students can choose their favorite.

While students are working on a tabletop lesson, call them individually to the table.

Students choose a color or colors of crayons that they want to shave.

Students hold the sharpener over a sheet of wax paper big enough to be able to trace 3 hearts on.

You need it larger so that when the shavings melt, they do not run outside of the wax paper.

Make sure the wax paper is on a mini ironing board or a folded towel.

When the child has enough shavings sprinkled around the paper, lay a second piece of wax paper on top.

butterfly activities, butterfly crafts, butterfly centers, wax paper crafts, melted crayon crafts, valentines, valentine centers, valentine bulletin boards, valentine bulletin board ideas, february bulletin boards, february bulleting board ideas, butterfly bulletin boards, Using an iron on the lowest setting, slowly melt the shavings. Be careful that the pools do not run off the paper.

Let cool a few seconds and have the child step to the side to trace the heart template onto the wax paper.

Once done, she takes her paper back to her seat and cuts out the hearts and glues them to the back of her butterfly’s thorax.

When they are done, they can bring their butterfly up to you, so that you can give them glue dots for their wiggle eyes and rhinestones that they have picked out.

These look fabulous on a window. Simply put a small piece of folded tape on the thorax and stick.

As a writing extension, children can make another paper heart and write, “Flying by with a Valentine hi.” Or “My heart flutters for you.” 

Click on the link to view/download the Wax Paper Butterfly Valentine.

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"Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space. " -Abraham Lincoln

The very hungry caterpillar activities, 100-Day activities, CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3,100-Day lessons, 100-Day counting booklet, skip counting by 10's, counting to 100 by 10's activities, Eric Carle activities, Eric Carle lessons, caterpillar lessons, butterfly lessons, common core state standards for kindergarten and 1st grade, free common core lessons, caterpillar crafts, 1-2-3 Come Eat 100 Things With Me!

I LOVE Eric Carle, especially The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I can teach all sorts of concepts with that story. 

It's a bit early to be posting butterfly "stuff" that teachers are usually working on in April here in the midwest, however, I thought I'd post it now as I had the caterpillar eating 100 things, that fits in perfect for 100-Day, which some of you still haven't celebrated.

I have 2 different "last" pages for you to choose from: 1 celebrates 100-Day, the other has an ending that fits in nicely no matter what day of the year it is.

The very hungry caterpillar activities, 100-Day activities, CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3,100-Day lessons, 100-Day counting booklet, skip counting by 10's, counting to 100 by 10's activities, Eric Carle activities, Eric Carle lessons, caterpillar lessons, butterfly lessons, common core state standards for kindergarten and 1st grade, free common core lessons, caterpillar crafts, I enjoy nailing at least 3-5 Common Core State Standards when I design a lesson.  This one covers quite a few CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3

Since the original Very Hungry Caterpillar goes through the days of the week, I decided to have this starving caterpillar eat through the hours in a day, so that I could cover telling time.

The very hungry caterpillar activities, 100-Day activities, CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3,100-Day lessons, 100-Day counting booklet, skip counting by 10's, counting to 100 by 10's activities, Eric Carle activities, Eric Carle lessons, caterpillar lessons, butterfly lessons, common core state standards for kindergarten and 1st grade, free common core lessons, caterpillar crafts,  The packet includes

  • The Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things easy reader, 
  • 2 caterpillar craftivities,
  • a food sorting idea,
  • + 64 circle pictures of food

Students trace and write numbers & number words, as well as the time, drawing the appropriate hands on the clock. 

They also circle the capital letters and add end punctuation to the simple sentences.  I've used as many sight and Dolch words that I could fit in, that sounded appropriate.

The very hungry caterpillar activities, 100-Day activities, CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3,100-Day lessons, 100-Day counting booklet, skip counting by 10's, counting to 100 by 10's activities, Eric Carle activities, Eric Carle lessons, caterpillar lessons, butterfly lessons, common core state standards for kindergarten and 1st grade, free common core lessons, caterpillar crafts, Children cut and glue the groups of 10 pieces of food to their matching numbered boxes, as they count by 10's to 100.

I think you'll find this a fun addition to your day, no matter what you use it for.

Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things.

 The very hungry caterpillar activities, 100-Day activities, CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3,100-Day lessons, 100-Day counting booklet, skip counting by 10's, counting to 100 by 10's activities, Eric Carle activities, Eric Carle lessons, caterpillar lessons, butterfly lessons, common core state standards for kindergarten and 1st grade, free common core lessons, caterpillar crafts, Thank you for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything you think others might find useful.

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