This seed packet practices a variety of math standards: Data collection & analysis, sorting, comparing & contrasting, predicting, guess-timating, counting, sequencing, greater than, less than & equal to, plus graphing. You can do these activities as a whole group, or set things up as a center and have students work independently on their own seed worksheets. If you like this activity be sure and check out the easy-reader: My Seeds.
Including adjectives, enhances students' writing. Here are 10 fall-themed describing worksheets that will help your students practice this skill. Includes an adjective definition anchor chart.
An interesting and fun way to introduce a lesson, is with a KWL. This is a graphic representation of what students KNOW, WHAT they WANT to find out, and finally, what they have LEARNED, when you've completed your unit. There are quite a few topics in the fall that lend themselves to KWL's.
Help students organize their thoughts easily, and write better with a graphic organizer. Here are 2 for fall with an apple and pumpkin theme.
Review counting by 1's, skip counting by 10's, and counting backwards from 10-1 with these "strip puzzles". You can print, laminate and trim and use them as a math center or to play "Speed" games. Have students make their own and turn it into a lovely piece of art. Run off on construction paper. Children cut the puzzle strips, sequence them in the proper order and then glue them to a black sheet of construction paper. Completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board.
Learn about the spiral shape and give your kiddo's wonderful fine-motor cutting practice, with this quick and easy "craftivity." A left and right spiral is included for easier cutting for "lefties". Completed projects look awesome dangling from the ceiling.
11 pages. Common Core State Standard: K.MD.1, K.MD.2, 1.MD.4
Help students practice measurement, by using apples and pumpkins. You can run this packet off as an entire booklet, or use one worksheet each day during your math or science block. I have pages where students measure with blocks, and others where students measure with a real scale and a yardstick.
Help students practice counting, graphing, identifying shapes, and addition + listening and following directions, with these 4 worksheets. Afterwards, have children analyze their graph, by asking them the questions from the discussion sheet.
13 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.4, RF.K.1d, L.1.1a
Help students practice letter recognition with these fun search and find "craftivities." Children choose a fall template, trace it, cut it out and then search for upper and lowercase letters that begin with that particular shape: i.e. a child who chooses an apple, will look for Aa's. They circle and count the letters as they go. The matching worksheet, has a child predict how many letters they think they will find. Later, they fill in the rest of the data. Two graphing extensions are also included.
This is a quick, easy and fun way to have your students practice their writing skils and cover quite a few Common Core Standards. Includes a page for the 1st day of school, + a writing prompt for each month, and culminates with a page for the entire year. Great for Daily 5 and to share with parents at conferences, to show improvement. Completed projects make an awesome keepsake.