1-2-3 Come Read AND Count With Me!
I designed the 1-2-3 Counting series of booklets to combine Common Core Math and Reading standards.
There is so much to cover in a day that I like to over lap subjects and to use an old colloquialism “Kill two birds with one stone.”
Also the consistency of these booklets helps empower students and builds their self-esteem, as it only takes one time for students to need assistance, instructions and then they can work independently on their booklet.
This makes them perfect for a Daily 5 activity or center and frees the teacher up to work one-on-one with other children to help strugglers or do assessing.
You can do one a week or month, depending on your themes or the needs of your students.
They are nice as a home-school connection if you need “homework”, something for students to do when children finish mandatory work, or perfect for a sub folder or something that can be sent home for those students who still don’t “get it.”
Read the booklet as a whole group to review concepts of print and reinforce the vocabulary.
Students read, trace and write the number and number word. They see the “themed object” in a sentence and say it.
They spy the number in a sequence and circle it.
They X-out that many boxes or use a bingo dot marker or stamp. As an added math concept, I had my Y5’s use 2 different colored bingo dot markers and show me an ABAB pattern. (See sample page above.)
Children cut & glue the set/group to the matching numbered box. My students really enjoyed doing these booklets and they caught onto concepts quickly.
I have a nice collection of fall 1-2-3 easy readers that will hopefully add to your autumn themed lessons.
Each one includes a graphing extension, traceable word-wall word flashcards, a cover for the flashcards so students can turn them into an Itty Bitty Booklet, a “Plus one more” worksheet, and a certificate of praise.
Click on the links to view download any or all of the following: 123 Count Apples With Me, 123 Count Leaves With Me, 123 Count Footballs With Me, 123 Count Pumpkins With Me, 123 Count Fire Trucks With Me, 123 Count Scarecrows With Me.
Click on the 123 link to view the entire collection of easy readers.
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“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.” –Thomas Dewar
Getting To The Core, With Clothing, Specifically--What She Wore!
Mary Wore A Red Dress is another of my favorite back to school books.
It’s a great book for introducing color words to students.
In my “Red Dress Packet” I’ve included 11 color-picture cards to go with the book. You can pass them out to your students to use as manipulatives when you read the story.
Print and laminate them. Attach a magnet or piece of Velcro to the back and have students sequence them on your white board or a flannel board to enhance story time.
After the reading, pass out the pieces again and have students retell the story using the manipulatives. See if they can get them in the proper order.
I’ve also included 2 different class books with two different writing prompts.
One reinforces their name and what they wore to school having them incorporate a describing color word. “My name is _______________. I wore ______________________ to school.”
The first page begins with the teacher: “I'm the teacher, _____________. I wore _______________ to school."
The other is a take off of Martin’s Brown Bear and asks: “________________ what do you see?” What makes this class book so special is that the teacher glues the students’ first day photograph on the pages and students use describing words to write the sentence.
There’s even a page for the teacher.
You could also take pictures of the principal, secretary, lunch staff, librarian, playground assistants and anyone else you think students need to be familiar with, and include those in the book, so you can use it as a handy reference tool as well, helping your students become familiar with names as well as faces.
This 38-page packet of fun activities that reinforce color recognition, reading, writing and math skills also includes:
Class book pages are great for your Daily 5 activities, or September writing prompts!
Click on the link to view/download Activities For Mary Wore A Red Dress Packet
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“Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the whole world.” –Albert Einstein
1-2-3 Come Get Rid Of The First Day Jitters With Me!
As promised here is the Common Core packet for First Day Jitters. As with If You Take A Mouse To School, it was requested by a lot of teachers.
If there are more Common Core Packets you'd like me to whip together, just drop me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment here.
These packets truly are a very simple, quick, and easy way to cover the Common Core State Standards: RI.K5,RI.K6,RI.K9,RI.K10,RL.K2, RL.K3,RL.K6, L.K1d, RI.1.9, RL.1.2, RL.1.3 in a short amount of time.
Your students will enjoy them, as they are empowered by the consistency in format. To view/download the other common core packets, click on the following links: The Kissing Hand, Chrysanthemum, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, and If You Take A Mouse To School.
The packet includes:
The "Feelings" worksheet is great for a September writing prompt, and the one covering synonyms is great for Daily 5 "Word Work". Click on the link to view/download First Day Jitters Common Core packet.
Thanks for visiting today! I hope you're getting excited, rather than anxious for your first day! As for me, I'm off to take a break and get some fresh air. My brain's been on overload lately...perhaps basking a bit in the sunshine will help unclutter my mind.
"I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." - Woodrow Wilson
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.
Like all of the others, Taking A Mouse To School, follows the same format. it nails the Common Core State Standards: RI.K5,RI.K6,RI.K9,RI.K10,RL.K2, RL.K3,RL.K6, L.K1d, RI.1.9, RL.1.2, RL.1.3
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:
The mouse "craftivity" makes a cute back to school 3-D bulletin board as the doors are slit open to reveal what "thing" each student has brought to school.
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. email@example.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