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common core lessons for kindergarten and first grade

ABC-123 KnOWLedge is Power!

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You can also use these cards as an assessment tool for Common Core RF.K1d and L.1.1a

Besides having students arrange the cards in alphabetical order and making an Itty Bitty KnOWLedge Booklet, or matching upper to lowercase letters, have children make up CVC words for "word work" during Daily 5 time.

For games and other ideas of how to use the cards, check out my idea tip sheet that's included in the packet.

Click on the link to view/download the Owl-Themed Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Cards

Since the owl-themed things have been so popular, I wanted to make counting cards to match the alphabet cards too.

The cards go up to 120 since that's now the standard for 1st grade.

I have a cover for Counting to 100 and a cover for Counting to 120 if you'd like students to sequence and then collate the owls into a mini booklet of KnOWLedge.

Have students sort the cards into odd and even piles.

Give two children an owl. Ask the class: "Whoooooooo has the numbered owl that is greater than?" Pass out two more owls and choose two more children and ask: "Whooooo has the numbered owl that is less than?" Play until everyone has had a turn.

If you have an owl theme in your room, put one up each day as you count up to 100 Day!

Click on the link to view/download the Owl-Themed Counting Cards

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If there are other owl-themed things you’d like me to incorporate into “something”, just shoot me an e-mail diane@teachwithme.com or post a comment here.

“The mind is an iceberg-it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water.” –Sigmund Freud

If You Take A Mouse To School You'll Have A Lot Of FUN!!!

The Common Core packets using kiddy lit continue to be one of our most popular downloads. I started with The Kissing Hand added Chrysanthemum, then If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, and today I bring you If You Take A Mouse To School, which was one of the most requested books that I do a packet for.  I also just finished First Day Jitters.

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I feel following a specific format when you do things, empowers students and builds their self-esteem. 

They feel smarter, because they know right from the start, what is expected of them and they can get "down to business"right away.

Less time is wasted because you are not reinventing the wheel preparing, nor are you having to continuously explain the directions and then having to repeat them to children who aren't listening or still don't "get it."

The packet includes:

  • A beginning-middle-end story map that will help students retell If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
  • A "favorite part" retelling "writing prompt" bookmark
  • A compare and contrast Venn diagram with If You Take A Mouse To The Movies book
  • Character, Setting and Event cards. (Laminate, put magnets on the back and put them up on your white board. Write down students' answers under the cards.)
  • Question Words activity sheet, reinforcing the who, what, why, when, where, how words.
  • Cover of book to label book parts + review author and illustrator
  • Mouse "craftivity" writing prompt. My sample says: "I brought a baby elephant to school and he used the water fountain to take a bath and squirted water everywhere!"

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Make the schoolhouse extra special by having students write the name of your school over the door and gluing their picture in one of the windows.

This is also  great for a September writing prompt or Daily 5 activity. Click on the link to view/download If You Take A Mouse To School Common Core Packet.

This is truly a quick, easy and fun way to review a lot of common core state standards, so if there are other books that you’d like me to make packets for, just shoot me an e-mail.  diane@teachwithme.com or post a comment below.

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you can help them become what they are capable of becoming." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

 

 

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