1-2-3 Come Do Some Common Core Activities With Me and Spot the Fire Safety Dog
Since the Common Core Scarecrow packet was such a popular download, I thought it would be fun to design a fire-safety themed one. Thus Spot the Common Core Fire Dog was born.
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.
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1-2-3 Come Do Some Shapely Activities With Me
Since the Silly Shaped Penguins, as well as the Shapely Owls have been such popular downloads, I decided to design a spring "craftivity" too. When I took a look at all of the spring baby animals, the cute little chick clicked for me!
Like the Penguin and Owl Shape packets, I designed all sorts of shape-themed activities around these cuties.
I hope you enjoy using them, as much as I had fun making them.
I've included patterns for the standard 2D shapes, as well as the pattern block trapezoid and rhombus shapes, plus the 3D cone, cube and cylinder shapes.
For more pizzazz, tape a real feather to the top of the chick's head and accordion fold the legs. Adding wiggle eyes also adds more pop.
You could also make the wings moveable by punching a hole and attaching them with brass brads. Click on the link to view/download the Shapely Slick Chick Packet.
The packet includes a set of black & white shapely slick chick cards, as well as a full-color set.
I've also made 2 sets of shape-word cards.
These are perfect for Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.
Run off the black and white templates and have students make an Itty Bitty Slick Chick Shape booklet.
There's also an easy reader booklet, which covers lots of standards.
Students read the sentence, underline the capital letters and add end punctuation.
They trace and write the shape words, add features on the first shape to make it look like a chick; trace the second shape and then draw the shape.
On the last page they tell which shapely slick chick they liked the best.
I've included a graph, so you can record the results. Standards are also covered with worksheets for spatial directions, attributes, and matching the word to the shape.
Finally, to build self-esteem, I designed a sweet certificate of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Shapely Slick Chick packet.
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1-2-3 Study Community Helpers and Shapes With Me!
Whenever I'm working on a theme, I try to design things that cover a variety of standards.
Making a booklet featuring community helpers that would incorporate the 8 2D flat shapes, that students need to recognize, was a lot of fun.
I could have listed a lot of community helpers who work with a rectangle shape, but thought a teacher using their blackboard, was the most appropriate.
This activity will help with the Common Core State Standard:K.G.1 as well as a variety of reading standards.
Students read the sentences; trace and write the shape word, trace and draw the shape, and then cut & glue the appropriate picture to the box.
The booklet makes a nice Daily 5 activity.
Click on the link to view/download the Community Helpers Take Shape easy reader.
After I completed the 2D shape booklet, I thought it would be fun to design a community helper easy reader featuring 3D shapes.
Click on the link to view/download Community Helpers Shape Up.
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1-2-3 Come Make Silly Shaped Owls With Me!
Since the Silly Shaped Penguins were such a huge hit in January, I decided to whip together a packet of 2D shape activities using owls.
I love owls, and lately, they seem to be all the rage.
You can quickly make these silly shaped owls and increase your students knOWLedge of shapes, shape words, attributes etc.
These activities make nice Daily 5 Word Work lessons, and will help reinforce Common Core State Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, K.MD.3, 1.MD.4, 1.G.1
Click on the link to view/download the Silly Shaped Owls packet.
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