1-2-3 Come Play Some Color Games With Pete and Me
To get my students excited about learning, I try to design things that feature a “hot button”.
Since they absolutely love Pete the Cat, I made these color games and activities with a shoe theme, inspired by 2 of their favorite stories: Pete’s “I Love My White Shoes” and Pete’s “Rockin’ In My School Shoes”.
I'm featuring my 5 newest creations on the blog today, along with today's fun FREEBIE.
First up, is the packet "We're Rockin' In These Color Shoes!" which is a whole group game and assessment, as well as an independent center activity.
Use the 12, colorful posters featuring a wonderful variety of ethnicities, as a super-fun, non threatening way to individually assess colors and color words.
My students can’t wait for their turn to show me what they know, as they get to play a game with their teacher.
The packet also includes black and white worksheets featuring 12 different children, so that students can color, cut and make their own game, which can now be used as a whole group assessment tool.
When everyone is done, simply call out a color. Children find those matching colored shoes, as well as the color word and place them on their worksheet. You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Next up is the "Cool Cat Rockin' In My School Shoes!" color game, which includes spinners in color as well as black and white, with a "color me" bookmark.
You can also skip making the spinners (I use them for a center), and run off the black and white game sheet, which have the spinner already on the worksheet; simply "Print & Go!"
I also made the "We're Rocking In Our School Shoes" color-me booklet, to not only reinforce colors and color words, but as a fun way for students to learn how to read and write their fellow classmates’ names.
To complete the first sentence on each page, Students fill in the name of one of their new friends.
There are 2 pages on a template to create a “just the right size” booklet. Children color, trace and write the color words then color the graphics accordingly.
Besides the booklet, I’ve also included a colorful set of pocket chart cards featuring color words with matching colored shoes.
Another emergent reader "Cool Cat Shoe Colors" is a bit more advanced as it includes 20+ Dolch sight words; however, I keep it simple by setting this up like a worksheet, with just 3 pages.
Children read the simple sentences, fix letters that should be capitalized, and add end punctuation, then trace, write and color the color words and shoes.
For the cover, children color the cat their favorite color, color his shoes to match the color shoes they are wearing, then name their cat.
The story ends with children drawing a picture of the shoes that they are wearing.
Finally, my largest Pete Color Packet ("I Love My Shoe Colors!") can be used for centers, games, and assessments.
The main focus of the packet is having fun playing games using 20+ sets of colorful cards.
Besides depicting a huge variety of shoes, the cards include colorful cats, paw prints, and guitars.
There are also word cards in matching colored ink, as well as sets in black ink so you can test comprehension.
Children enjoy using the cards for . . .
Sorting: Simply print and laminate the color-word sorting "mats" on a matching color of construction paper; have children pick X number of cards, then sort them by color.
Patterning: Children choose 2 to 3 colors or kinds of cards, then create a row of patterns. (ABAB, ABC etc.)
Math: Children can make groups/sets with the cards, and use them as manipulatives to count, add, subtract, and show greater & less than. I’ve included those math symbol cards as well as a “recording equations” worksheet.
Games: Most of the templates have 11 color cards on a full page pattern, so they are perfect for Memory Match and “I Have; Who Has?” games, or card games like “Go Fish”.
Besides the individual card games, I’ve also included several whole group games like...
“Pete! Pete! Where are you? We think you’re hiding under a shoe!”; "What's Missing?"; "Oh No! Pete's Lost A Shoe."; "1-2-3 Come Find Pete With Me" (a number recognition game) and "Cat-Cat Who Took Your Shoe", as well as a syllable, color-chant game.
In addition to the games, I’ve also included 2 color-word worksheets, which can be used for an assessment.
There's also an Itty Bitty “My Colors” booklet, plus 2 mini-certificates of praise.
Use the activities for centers, as a whole group, partner fun, in small groups, or as an assessment tool.
Today's FREEBIE also features Pete's shoes, and is called Alpha-Cats. I hope you find it useful.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I usually don't post on Saturdays, but it pouring rain and my husband's taking a nap.
Perfect time to dash off a blog article. Wishing you a relaxing and fun-filled week.
"Anyone who thinks sunshine is pure happiness, has not danced in a gentle summer rain." -Unknown
1-2-3 Come Do Some Colorful Fall Activities With Me
Because of the Halloween Colors packet, I had 2 requests for something similar, that was less Halloween and more fall in content. Both gals teach at schools where they don't celebrate Halloween, but do cover all of the Common Core that I incorporated into the packet.
I decided to revamp The Colors Of Fall easy reader. It's one of my first booklets, before I took computer classes and bought lots of software, clip art and fonts, yet it's one of my personal favorites, as my husband helped me tweak my poem.
He's a stickler for the appropriate number of beats for consistancy in a rhyme. I've included a poster poem to share with your students before they start working on their own booklet.
Children read the simple sentences (lots of Dolch and word wall words here).
They correct the beginning capitalization and then add end punctuation.
Using matching colored markers or crayons, they trace, write and color the color words and then color the pictures.
There's also a color word worksheet, graphing extension and spinner game.
Click on the link to view/download The Colors Of Fall packet.
As long as I was on a roll, I decided to whip up an all-leaf themed one, using the same format.
I wasn't sure I was going to use all of the colors, because purple, pink, blue and white are certainly not common leaf colors, but I managed to fit them all in.
As with the other two packets, there's a booklet, worksheet, graphing extension and game. Click on the link to view/download The Colorful Leaves packet.
Anna and Karla were happy about the new additions, and said "Just what I was looking for!" so I hope you can use them too.
Now that I'm calmer, I'm off to try and figure out 3 stupid TV remotes, (Isn't 3 times a charm?) so that I can watch a Disney movie with my grandson. Things have gotten so complicated I'm ready to throw them all out the window! Oh for the days of on-off-and fast forward, with only ONE remote. If you hear a crash you'll know I wasn't very successful... Wishing you a stress-free day.
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford
1-2-3 Come Do Some Common Core Activities With Me and Spot the Fire Safety Dog
The packet includes patterns to make 4 Dalmatian matching games for: (upper & lowercase letters, numbers, shapes and colors). Students put a fireman's hat on the Dalmatian, then find the matching bone to put in his mouth.
For example, Sparky, the shape Dalmatian has a 2D shape on his fire hat.
Students find the matching bone with the shape word on it, and slide it under the slit of Sparky's mouth. For another matching game, and to cover more standards, write the shape's attributes on the back of the bones.
To complete the CCSS shape standard, and review spatial directions, have students place the dog bone above, behind, under, beside etc.
I've also included a spotless dog for you to program for other things, as well as a black and white spotted puppy so students can color it. (Use as a topper for writing prompts etc.)
There are also blank fire hats and blank bones for you to program with whatever. Use them for other games, name tags, or write a fire safety rule on each bone.
For even more practice, there are 16 "I Spy" worksheets.
Use them as a fun way to quickly and easily whole group assess: upper and lowercase letters, numbers, number words, colors, color words, shapes, and shape words.
I've also included 5 trace and write worksheets to practice writing upper and lowercase letters, plus numbers from 1-100.
Since so many fire safety rules begin with a contraction like "Don't play with matches." I've included these Dalmatian-themed contraction action activities: an alphabetical list of 72 contractions, 24 pocket cards with fire-safety sentences using contractions, plus 3 contraction worksheets.
To grab some fun, click on the link to view/download the fall FREEBIE: Common Core Fire-Safety Themed Puppy Packet.
If you'd like to make a Dalmatian sock puppet to use with these activities, or when you read some fire-safety books that feature a Dalmatian fire dog, click on the link. A little square of cardboard inside the toe of the sock, makes the "talking mouth".
I made these each year with my students. We used them to show spatial directions and share a fire-safety fact. My kiddos also had fun showing how to stop-drop and roll using their puppy puppet.
I've included a copy of our Puppey Pokey song, which was a great way to get the wiggles out! There's also a puppy adoption certificate. My Y5's enjoyed naming their puppies and then introducing them to the class.
We really enjoy the song: Who Let The Dog's Out, so we'd finish up our fire-safety day rocking out to that tune. Click on the link for a You Tube listen. LOVE the variety of dogs that they use in their animation. :-)
I hope you found something that your kiddos will enjoy. Thanks for visiting. Time for a little fresh air.
I love the crunching sound as I tromp through fallen leaves. The colors are looking pretty spectacular and there's a crisp coolness to the air this morning. Wishing you a sunshine-filled day.
"When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." -Author Unknown
1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Apple Activities With Me
Last week I celebrated apple week. blogging about all sorts of apple-themed activities. I had a few more requests, and some miscellaneous apple things that I hadn't blogged about, so I thought I'd toss them all in this article.
To see all of the apple FREEBIES on TeachWithMe click on the link to zip on over to that section of my site. There are over 100 apple-themed goodies to choose from!
Darcy, over in Washington, does a big apple unit with her 1st graders. She said: "I love, love, love your flip for facts file folder idea. Do you have one for apples?" Thanks for your e-mail Darcy. You certainly made my day. :-)
I designed the flip for facts file folders, as a quick, easy and fun way to introduce younger students to doing research. The file folders are a nice pre-cursor to writing a report. I didn't have one for apples, but was glad to whip one together.
If anyone else out there in cyber space would like a file folder on another topic (maybe pumpkins?) feel free to shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to my "to do" list.
I've also been working on seasonal sets of time cards. Here's the apple set. Use them to review analog as well as digital time to the hour and half hour. (CCSS 1.MD.3a) Great for pocket cards, an assessment tool, flashcards, games, and puzzles too.
The apple number word matching activity, is another quick and easy game. This one will help your students identify numbers and their number word.
Using a clothespin to clip to the correct answer, provides wonderful fine motor practice and helps strengthen finger muscles. So that students can self-check, mark an X in the correct spot on the back of the card.
Besides working on number words, I designed an apple color word matching game as well. This reinforces the 3 colors of apples.
I think that patterning is so important to understanding all sorts of math concepts, so I designed an apple patterning activity as well.
Graphing is also something that I did every day with my Y5's.
I decided to put a collection of 24 apple graphs together. I think I covered everything you could possibly want to graph about apples, but if I forgot something, shoot me an e-mail and I'll add it to the collection. email@example.com
Read the directions to your students and have them color in the number grid appropriately. If they've followed the directions correctly, an apple will be revealed.
This is a quick, easy and fun way to teach, review and assess: number recognition, spatial directions, ordinal numbers, diagonal lines, plus listening and following directions.
I've also included a large numeric grid for the teacher to use in a "monkey see-monkey do" demonstration, as well as a completed grid showing the correctly colored apple.
There are also posters to help explain ordinal numbers, left and right, as well as diagonal lines. Click on the link to view/download the Magic Math Apple
Thanks for visiting today. It's a rainy, sleepy-kind-of day, so I think I'll just pass the time coloring, cutting and pasting; and there's nothing like getting on Pinterest to have the hours fly by. So many ideas, so little time...
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1-2-3 Come Do Some Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities and Crafts With Me
My life seems to be flying by! Can anyone else out there relate? I had planned to get these cute little caterpillars done the first week of April, but the past few days filled up with so many other responsibilities, that the caterpillars had to stay in their "chrysalis state" 'til now.
I hope you can still use them, or as the life of a pack-rat teacher goes, tuck these ideas away for next year. Since so many people read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, I wanted to use Eric Carle's cute litter critter as a spring board to studying a variety of other things.
I created the caterpillar template and made a list of all sorts of ways I could use it, then set about to design the details. You can choose which one you want your students to do, or give them a choice. A friend of mine liked them so much, that she plans to make 3 (a different one each week).
In The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats the Alphabet, students trace and write upper and lowercase letters. I've also included a set where a bit of the butterfly's life cycle is also included with the letters.
For example, for the Zz letter, I added: Zzzzzz sleeping in a chrysalis, and then included a butterfly pattern with the letters all over her wings to be cut and glued on the last section.
I glued just the thorax portion to the last "body" circle and bent the wings up so that the butterfly looks like she's flying.
Older students could also make a list of a food the caterpillar could eat that begins with that letter. You may want to read Lois Ehlert's book Eating the Alphabet (Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z) to give students some ideas. Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats the Alphabet packet.
If you'd like to review just the life cycle of a butterfly, you'll want to take a look at The Life Cycle Of The Very Hungry Caterpillar packet. Students trace and write the words, then color, cut and glue the pictures.
If you look closely, you'll see that I glued down just the thorax with this butterfly too, so it looks 3 dimensional, like the larger one above. Click on the link to view/download it.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats a Rainbow, reinforces colors as well as the days of the week. Before hand, brainstorm what kinds of things the caterpillar could eat that are the various colors. Write these words on the board to help children with spelling.
Students trace and write the color words and complete the sentence with something the caterpillar ate that was that color. Adding end punctuation reviews another standard.
Children then draw and color a picture. I've included my sample so that you can quickly make one to share with your students. Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats a Rainbow packet.
You may also want to read one of the following books for some great examples of rainbow-colorful food: I Eat A Rainbow, by Bobbie Kalman; Can You Eat a Rainbow? by Anastasia Suen; and/or I Can Eat A Rainbow, by Annabel Karmel.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Some Numbers includes counting from zero to ten, where students trace and write the numbers as well as the number words. I've included a butterfly pattern to glue to the last section if you want.
There are also caterpillar "body" circles for skip counting by 2's 3's, 5's, and 10's.
In all of the packets there are patterns for the caterpillar's head if you want it to be made out of construction paper, as well as a pattern that students can color, like the "Skip count by 10's" caterpillar in the photo.
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Some Numbers.
Since I have many requests for shape craftivities, particulary 3D shapes, I thought I'd make The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Some Shapes.
This is the largest packet, as I've included a caterpillar that reviews 2D shapes, as well as the days of the week. For this caterpillar, students trace and write the shape words, as well as draw the shapes.
I've included a butterfly pattern with the various shapes sprinkled on the wings, if you'd like to include that on the last "body" section. For a cool 3D effect, fold the wings up and glue only the thorax portion down.
Another caterpillar, is a cut and glue the 2D shapes on the "body" circles. Besides the standard 2D shapes, you can also choose to include the hexagon, pentagon, & octagon, and/or the pattern block shapes: rhombus and trapezoid.
There's also a separate caterpillar that simply eats all of the 3D shapes. As with the above activity, students cut and glue the 3D shapes to the "body" circles. Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Some Shapes.
Finally, rather than make a caterpillar that covered story elements using this pattern, I made a graphic organizer - worksheet, to change things up a bit.
To save you time, I included a template with the answers, so that you can make a quick sample to share with your students. Click on the link to view/download the graphic organizer for The Very Hungry Caterpillar's story elements.
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"Everyone is like a [caterpillar]. They start out ugly and awkward, and then morph into beautiful and graceful butterflies that everyone loves." -Drew Barrymore
1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Dental Hygiene Activities With Me
I hope these dental hygiene lessons aren't too late for you to use this month. I'm sure many of you can identify with how fast February flies by.
Since the just-for-fun tooth poster was such a hit yesterday, here's another poster. Click on the link to grab the Smile Awhile FREEBIE.
As most of you know, I like to cover a variety of standards in all of my subject areas whenever I do a unit. Dental hygiene is no exception, so I wanted to create a fun writing prompt.
Writing words and simple sentences on the cut out, also helped, and covered lots of standards at the same time.
With that in mind, I designed the "secret triangle" where you can also review the circle and triangle shapes, and see if your students have learned some basic facts about dental hygiene.
Print off the circle template on white construction paper. Students trim, fold the "flaps" on the dashed lines, and then write at least 3 things they do to help take care of their teeth.
I've included a triangle, with a rhyming poem, that they can cut and then glue to the back. I found it in a dozen places Online and no one seems to know who wrote it.
"Got my toothpaste, got my brush. I won't hurry; I won't rush. Making sure my teeth are clean, front and back and in between. When I brush for quite a while, I will have a happy smile!"
I held the folds shut with a sticker. Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Secret Triangle Writing Prompt.
Clarissa, from Pennsylvania, teaches kindergarten, and said she's been enjoying the dental hygiene activites and wondered if I had any centers that had to do with color words, with a dental hygiene theme.
Didn't, but do now. Click on the link to view/download the Toothbrush Color Word Center Activity packet.
Run off the master toothbrush on white construction paper; laminate and trim.
Using dry erase markers, students trace and write the color words in matching colors and then place the appropriate colored handle over the top.
I have a template for the handles. If you want to make more than one set, run it off on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and trim.
If you only want to do one or two sets for a center, simply print one copy of the master and then make a template that you can trace and cut. Click on the link to view/download the Toothbrush Color Matching Game packet.
While I was diddling around making the toothbrush templates, I thought they would also work for some great cutting practice, as well as a review of how students can take care of their teeth, so I designed a "Snip and Flip" Toothbrush writing prompt "craftivity." Click on the link to view/download it.
For this activity, run off the handles on popular colors of construction paper and give students a choice. (I have a handle for boys and one for girls, so that they can practice pronouns.)
Run the "bristle boxes" off on white construction paper. Students cut on the lines to make "bristle tabs" that they can flip. On the other bristle box they write how they take care of their teeth.
I also included a traceable bristle box for PK children (pictured). Click on the link to view/download the Snip and Flip Toothbrush Writing Prompt Craftivity.
Finally, I had a special request from Diane, in Tennessee, for some tooth-themed alphabet cards for her PK kids.
As with all of the alphabet card packets, they include an upper and lowercase set, so that you can play all sorts of games with them.
There are several pages of tips and ideas for what else to use them for too. Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Alphabet Cards.
That's it for today. If you'd like to see all of the dental hygiene FREEBIES, click on the link to zip on over to that section of TeachWithMe.
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"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." -Ward Beecher
1-2-3 Come Do Some Valentine's Day Activities With Me
I had so much fun making things with candy hearts on Monday, that I thought I'd make a few more things for today. If you missed the article, simply scroll down. As usual, my brain was going a zillion miles an hour of what other things I could do with the candy heart generator.
One of the things I made was a set of candy heart color cards. The colors are just the 7 in the box, but sometimes its nice to limit things, especially for younger children. The favorite color and favorite flavor candy heart graphs from yesterday, will compliment these activities.
Print; laminate and trim to make Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has" games. I've also included a cover, if you want your students to make an Itty Bitty Candy Heart Color booklet. Click on the link to view/download the Candy Heart Color Cards.
Contraction activities are often requested, so I thought I'd make a set of those, using 61 contractions.
Students match the word cards to their contractions. You could also have children choose several cards and then write what the contraction or words are, depending on which ones they picked. Click on the link to view/download the Conversation Heart Contraction Cards.
How many words can you make using the letters in the word valentines? Challenge your students to work independently or in small groups. Set a timer, or let teams work on their lists throughout the day.
I came up with a whopping 312 words! When everyone has shared their list, share mine and highlight any that students don't know.
Give some to each team and have them look the words up, and then share their results with the class. I've also included several certificates of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Valentine Word Challenge.
A Valentine Word Search is also a fun way to practice spelling, and build vocabulary. This one has 22 familiar words associated with Valentine's Day, an answer key, plus several links for students to play valentine word searches online, as well as a list of quite a few sites for them to do valentine crossword puzzles.
Including a site where they can make up their own crossword puzzle to share with their classmates. Click on the link to view/download the Valentine Word Find packet.
Finally, I enjoyed making a list of 100+ ways to say "I love you!" in different languages. Challenge your students to each learn 1 or 2.
These would be fun to include in a valentine card students make for their families, or as a jumpstart to having students do some computer research and find 3-5 facts about one of the countries listed. Click on the link to view/download 100 Ways To Say "I love you."
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"Study without desire, spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in." -Leonardo da Vinci
1-2-3 Do Some New Year Activities With Me
I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing New Year. We enjoyed watching the Tournament of Roses Parade. I made up a few interesting writing prompts that you can give your students on the day they come back. They are nice for the writing portion of your Daily 5.
One prompt packet is about the parade and includes a Venn diagram comparing Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to the Tournament of Roses New Year's Parade. Click on the link to view/download the New Year Parade Writing prompts.
The other is a Happy New Year writing prompt-craftivity. Run the balloon pattern off on a variety of colors of construction paper. Students choose one, trim, and complete the 3 writing prompts. Children add hands to the clock so that it reads midnight. Gluing on a school photo adds that finishing touch.
You can also have students write a longer prompt on the back of their balloon. Tie with yarn or curling ribbon and dangle from the ceiling.
I've included a pattern for this New Year (2014) as well as two with a blank for whatever number (201____ and 202____) you need, so that you can use this craftivity each year. Click on the link for the Happy New Year Writing-Prompt Craftivity to view/download it.
There's also a packet of New Year posters, mini-cards and bookmarks that you can print off and place in your students desks, on their tables or tuck into their backpacks. Click on the link to view/download the Happy New Year Poster-Bookmark packet.
I had a request for a list of my favorite books for January, so I compiled one with 77 of my all-time favorites. Click on the link to view/print it. January Bibliography
Finally, in yesterday's blog article I promised to complete the Snowman Color Matching Game that's a great companion to the Snowman Colors packet. Click on the links to grab them. There are several ways to use the Snowman Color Matching Game packet.
Students can match the scarf and hats to the appropriate color word snowman as an independent center, or children can pick a partner and take turns spinning.
Whatever color they land on, is the snowman that they "dress" in the matching colored items. I've included a blank set, where students can draw on their own snowman faces, as well as a set that has faces on them.
You can give each student their own snowman to complete and have them glue the hat and scarf on. These can then be used for your winter word wall.
Students can also make their own personal "favorite" color snowman, as I've included a snowman pattern for that too. Click on the link to view/download the Snowman Color Matching Game.
Thanks for visiting. Feel free to PIN away. I design and blog daily, so I hope you can stop by tomorrow for the newest FREEBIES. I'm working on some adorable mitten activities, interesting stuff for Martin Luther King Day, as well as some super-fun things for Chinese New Year.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -H. Jackson Brown from P.S. I Love You
1-2-3 Come Do Some Christmas Writing With Me!
I decided to share some of my favorite December Easy Readers with you today. These make nice whole-group reading activities or something simple and quick to plug into your Daily 5 writing block.
In My Winter Color Words booklet, students read, trace and write the color words and then color the pictures. The last page has students write about their favorite winter color and draw a picture of something that color. Click on the link to view/download it.
This easy reader has been so popular, that I decided to make one featuring penguins; this too reinforces colors and color words.
The last page has students write which penguin was their favorite, as well as draw a picture of something a blank penguin is holding and then color it.
I did a huge penguin unit in January, but I know many teachers have penguins as a theme for December too, so I'm featuring some penguin activities this month. I've also included a certificate of praise in this packet. Click on the link to view/download the Penguin Colors booklet.
Hurry! Help Santa, is an older easy reader before I had all the software, graphics and fonts that I have available to me now, but it's still a favorite that I think your kiddo's might enjoy too. In this easy reader students trace and write as well as cut and glue. I've included traceable word cards and a graphing extension as well. Click on the link to view/download the Hurry Help Santa Get Ready easy reader.
December is a Great Month includes many Dolch words. Children use picture clues to help them read the story as they cut and glue the matching pictures to help explain why December is such a great month.
Two graphing extensions, 33 traceable word cards + a certificate of praise are also included. Click on the link to view/download the December is a Great Month easy reader.
Light Up The Tree reinforces numbers, number words (through 10) as well as colors. Students trace and write the numbers and number words + draw that many light bulbs.
On the last page children guess-timate how many lights are on the tree. A graphing extension is included. Click on the link to view/download he Light Up The Tree Easy Reader.
In I See Circles At Christmas, students also trace and write. A graphing extension + traceable word cards are also included.
As another writing extension you could have students choose a square or rectangle and challenge them to write their own I See booklet. Click on the link to view/download the I See Circles At Christmas easy reader.
If you like the idea of students creating their own booklets, be sure and check out the Christmas Class Books, where students write a page to go with 3 different booklets. Includes 5 graphing extensions, so you can incorporate math skills. The class-made books are:
After students share their work, collect and collate the pages into a class book. Click on the link to view/download the Christmas Class Books packet.
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"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try and keep it all the year." -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
1-2-3 Come Do Some Reindeer "Craftivities" With Me
On Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen; you too Rudolph. I wanted to finish up with reindeer-themed activities, by sharing 2 revamped favorites, + 2 new FREEBIES.
If you're looking for an inexpensive and easy treat to give your kiddo's, I think you'll enjoy making a Snack Baggie filled with 8 chocolate reindeer noses + a red gum ball (Rudolph's nose.)
This is my version from several other Pinterest pins that I've seen. My poem reads: "9 delicious reindeer noses from me. Packaged with lots of love and TLC. They come with happy smiles of joy to say--I hope you have a Merry Christmas Day!"
If you'd like to have your students make this as a gift for their family, have them make a thumb print reindeer and sign it from their little "dear." Click on the link to view/print Chocolate Reindeer Noses.
Cover a lot of Common Core State Standards as students read, add end punctuation, underline capital letters; trace and write the shape word; trace and write the color word; trace the shape and then draw and color that shaped nose on the reindeer.
A graphing extension is also included, where students tell which shaped nose they liked the best. Click on the link to view/download The Shape Of My Reindeer's Nose.
Finally, I revamped "You Can Count On Rudolph" and included trace & write pages. Students can count to 20, count backwards from 10 to 0 or 20 to 0, or skip count by 2's, 3's, 5's. and 10's.
I've also included a red-hot cinnamon "reindeer noses" counting activity in this packet as well. Click on the link to view/download the Counting On Rudolph packet.
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"Christmas is like the morning; every year we experience it as new, partly because of the magic of snow and sleighs; night silver light and the silhouette of Dancer against the moon." -Unknown