1-2-3 Come Practice Math With Me
I'm really excited about the M & M (Math & Me) booklet. It's a super-fun way to practice all sorts of math and measurement skills, and is versatile enough to fit a variety of ages. (PK-4th)
I’ve organized the pages in the PDF, so that the first 11 pages are the easiest. As the booklet progresses, it gets a bit more difficult.
Simply choose the pages that are appropriate for your kiddos.
You can do several pages a day in class, or send home as homework.
PK kiddos can complete a simplified booklet, with one-on-one help from their family.
Sharing parts of the booklet, like the family page, is an interesting way for students to get to know their classmates.
Finished projects make a wonderful keepsake too.
Completing the booklet, involves using:
a ruler, measuring tape, scale, calendar, clock, addition, subtraction, counting, ordinal numbers, coins, tally marks, a 10 frame, fractions, greater & less than, geography, odd & even, comparison/contrast, data collection & analysis, writing, number sense, logic and imagination.
Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to have a look see at this 23-page, math-packed activity: M & M Math & Me Keepsake Booklet.
The featured FREEBIE today is another "Me" activity. This is entitled "Owl About Me" and is a super-easy, quick, & fun "getting to know you" activity.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. It's rainy and the wind is making it even more chilly.
The perfect kind of day to snuggle up by the fire with a good book. Wishing you a warm and cozy, lazy kind of day.
"Couds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." -Rabindranath Tagore
Get In Shape On President's Day!
A quick and easy little booklet your students will have fun making on President’s Day, is The Dollar Shapes Up.
It’s a nice review of the 6 basic shapes.
Students cut out the shapes and glue them to the matching dollar bills.
To make it more of a keepsake, print off a copy of your class composite, cut your student’s pix into ovals and have them glue their photo to the cover of the booklet.
For an interesting discussion and math extension, inform students that President Washington is on the dollar bill as well as the quarter.
Ask them how many quarters does it take to make a dollar, how many pennies, nickels and dimes?Ask your students what money President Lincoln appears on.
Click on the link to view/download The Dollar Shapes Up booklet.
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for 3 more cute President's Day ideas!
Last summer 123 Count With Me By The Sea launched with our website, to rave reviews.
Students enjoy counting the seashells and then X-ing off that many squares, putting in stickers, or dabbing the boxes with a bingo dot marker.
I have been using this bingo-dot concept with my Y5’s for over 10 years on skill sheets, as well as “find and circle the number in the sequence of numbers.” Both these techniques are fun ways for students to learn numbers.
As with the seashell booklet, many of my booklets also have a cut and glue the group/set of objects to the matching box in your booklet.
This helps reinforce counting, one-to-one correspondence, matching groups of objects and numbers, as well as having students refine their fine motor skills.
Several subscribers asked for more of these counting booklets as they cover a variety of standards, skills and subjects.
Students can do them independently in 5-8 minutes so they can be plugged in for Daily 5, centers, or something for students to work on, at their own pace, when they have completed other work.
They also make wonderful “Easy Readers” that help reinforce word wall words and build self-esteem.
You can also tuck them in a take home folder for “homework” or a home-school connection; or for parents to work on with a struggling child. They are perfect for a substitute as well.
I sat down to make a template and a list of all the themes for back-to-school and came up with apples, buses, crayons, and footballs.
I made 123 Count With Me booklets for each of them and plan to make at least 4 for every month.
October’s counting booklets will be leaves, pumpkins, bats, spiders and candy corn.
To celebrate the launch of the 123 Count With Me booklets I designed a special counting booklet that has a similar format.
It’s entitled: The Students On The Bus.
This one is more of a keepsake, because students glue their own photo on the first bus and then 14 of their friends’ school pictures on the next 4 buses.
Teachers simply print their class composite on the photo setting of their copier for each student.
The last page is made extra special as well, when the teacher glues their picture over the driver’s face before running it off.
Click on the link to view/print The Students On The Bus back-to-school booklet.
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Be sure to pop in this week for back-to-school idea #28 and make an adorable Alligobbler to help your students understand the concepts of less than and greater than.