Come ABC With Me!
Boy do I have a terrific alphabet packet for you today!
It’s a whopping 90 pages long and took me a zillion hours to complete!
It was worth it though, because you can do so many things with it!
The packet is an outstanding way to help your students match letters and pictures to words and their sounds and incorporates a variety of standards.
The packet includes:
Many of these activities are great for your Daily 5 “Word Work.”
Click on the link to view/download the Alphabet Letter, Picture and Word packet. I hope you enjoy it!
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1-2-3 Come Count Apples With Me!
You will love how many activities you can do with the Counting Apples packet, which helps cover numerous Common Core State Standards. The photo only shows a sampling of what's in the packet which includes:
Click on the link to view/download the Apple Counting Packet and start enjoying its versatility today!
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1-2-3 Come Sequence The Life Cycle Of An Apple With Me!
I liked to do several life cycle "craftivities" for our apple unit. After several hands-on activities, the sequence eventually got into everyones head. Cutting and glueing are wonderful fine motor skills that need plenty of practice, so I made several ways for you to use the life cycle of an apple printables.
For a quick and easy table top activity, run off the “Sequencing the Life Cycle of an Apple” worksheet. Make sure you print a color copy for your demonstration model. Students cut off the bottom and then cut and glue the individual pictures to the matching ordinal number position at the top of the paper. Before hand, point out to students, that the pictures are numbered.
When everyone has completed their project, use the “teacher cards” on your word wall or pocket chart, to reinforce and review the life cycle (science) as well as the new vocabulary. This is a great time to cover ordinal numbers as well.
If you’d like to involve math, have students choose a partner and take turns rolling a die. Whatever number they roll, is the piece that they cut and glue. If they roll a six, they lose their turn. The first child who completes their apple life cycle, or the one who has the most squares glued on when the timer rings, is the winner. All children should complete their paper.
To involve a bit more cutting, plus listening and following directions skills, pre-cut red, yellow and light green construction paper into 11 by 4 inch strips. Give students a color choice. They cut “slits” on their ordinal number template; the “doors” will then flip up. So that children don’t snip off their “fllip-up’s” remind them to STOP cutting when they run out of a line to follow.
Students rub a line of glue along the top of their ordinal number rectangle (this is the title portion) and glue it to their piece of construction paper.
Children press on the folds to crease them, so that they easily flip up. Students glue the appropriate picture under each flap. When everyone is done, to make sure that students have the correct order, review the life cycle.
Click on the link to view/download The Life Cycle of an Apple activities.
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1-2-3 Come Count Apples With Me
Bingo daubers were always part of our daily centers. My students LOVED dotting patterns, answers, and pictures with them. With that in mind, I designed the Apples On My Tree Counting Booklet.
Students trace and write the number word and then find it in the sequence and circle it. They also slash that many tally marks and dot that many apples on the tree with a bingo dauber. I have red, yellow and lime green colors available, to review that science fact.
The last page ends with 10 apples and also asks children to daub an apple on the final tree, for each year that they are old. When everyone has completed their booklet, read it as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.
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1-2-3 Count Up To 100-Day With Me!
Since school has just begun, it's a good idea to start keeping track of how many days you've been in school, so that you can celebrate that big 100 Day that has become so popular. A counting up to 100-Day idea, that is a “must have” for me, is Zero The Hero. He is a fun vehicle for incorporating math skills.
I designed an entire packet around Zero, including a friend named Zippy, who would allow teachers to toss in a little geography.
There just never seems to be enough time in the day for everything, and geography is one of those “things” that my students needed a bit more of.
Zippy is a quick, fun and easy solution, as he travels to places around the world that begin with the letters O and Z.
Celebrate every 10th day by making a page in your Zero the Hero book. What a great keepsake to take home on 100 Day!
Students put 10 reinforcement holes on their number.
This is a nice fine-motor and counting skill + each child will then have 100 “zero-stickers” in their booklet on the 100th Day of school when they complete their last page!
Students will also enjoy zipping around the world to interesting O and Z places with Zippy.
The passport is sure to be a huge hit, complete with travel and award stickers.
Included are: clue sheets, notes, and an
“I Wonder Where Zippy Is?” Guessing-Poster.
Students will have fun learning about the various places as they work with parents to find and bring in an interesting fact in their "home-school" connection assignment.
Follow up their adventures, by locating places on your classroom map.
Make a Zero the Hero count by 5’s slider and a Zippy count by 10’s slider to review skip counting and identify numbers.
Various activities reinforce a variety of report card standards and are sequential and repetitious, so that students know what to do.
Because of this, kids are empowered and are able to do these as independent center activities, which are great for Daily Five or other “no hassle” centers.
For example, on the 30th day of school, students bingo dot their skill sheet and then graph their cup of 30 Froot Loops. Afterwards, they can make a necklace out of the brightly colored cereal or eat it.
Students keep everything in a folder and have a wonderful keepsake to take home on the 100th day of school.
Click on the link to see sample pages from this 170-page unit and then download it.
What a fun way to count up to 100-Day while reinforcing a variety of report card standards! Zero the Hero packet
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