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1-2-3 Come Do A Few More 100 Day Activities With Me.

fill in the blank 100 charts, 100 chart pattern, 100 chart template, traceable 100 chart, odd numbered 100 chart, even numbered 100 chart, 100 chart puzzles, empty 100 chart, blank 100 chart, graphing activities, graphing shapes, shape activities, 100 day activities, 100 day games, 100 day puzzles, 100 day lessons, 100 day ideas, 100 day games, 100 day centers, tally mark activities, apple activities, counting to 100, 100 day crafts, 100 day crowns, fun ways to count to 100, 100 tally mark activities, tally mark ideasAre you looking for some 100 Charts?  You've come to the right place.  I have two packets available.  There's a dozen fill-in-the-missing number 100 charts packet, + a packet with fill-in-all-of-the-missing even or odd numbers 100 charts, an empty 100 grid chart, so your students can fill it in, a traceable number 100 chart for younger kiddo's, as well as a filled-in 100 chart, that you can use to play games with. 

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Make the filled-in 100 chart into puzzles.  to be fair, make sure that all of the puzzles have the same amount of pieces. I suggest 6-10 depending on your students' ability.

fill in the blank 100 charts, 100 chart puzzles, 100 chart pattern, 100 chart template, traceable 100 chart, odd numbered 100 chart, even numbered 100 chart, 100 chart puzzles, empty 100 chart, blank 100 chart, graphing activities, graphing shapes, shape activities, 100 day activities, 100 day games, 100 day puzzles, 100 day lessons, 100 day ideas, 100 day games, 100 day centers, tally mark activities, apple activities, counting to 100, 100 day crafts, 100 day crowns, fun ways to count to 100, 100 tally mark activities, tally mark ideasIf you want to use these each year, laminate a class set.  Normally, we didn't have more than 25 in Y5's and K, so I always laminated things in groups of 30, that way if one got damaged or pieces got lost, it was nice to have extra's.

Challenge your students to be the first one to put their puzzle together.  To easily organize and find the proper pieces for the appropriate puzzle, print the 100 chart on 30 different colors of paper. (To get 30 colors, I used a variety of shades of standard colors: lime green, turquoise, hunter, emerald, etc. ) Laminate and trim into a variety of different shaped puzzle pieces. 

Keep each puzzle in its own Baggy.  To make putting their puzzle together a bit easier, print off the filled-in 100-grid on white card stock and laminate.  If you want to make the puzzle making a bit harder for older students, give them a blank 100-chart. Students place their puzzle pieces on the grid.

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100 Chart Speed! Run off the empty 100 chart.  Say, "Ready; set; write to 100!" Students fill in their empty 100 chart as quickly as possible.  The first one done is the winner.  Can they do it in less than 100 seconds?

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fill in the blank 100 charts, 100 chart pattern, 100 chart template, traceable 100 chart, odd numbered 100 chart, even numbered 100 chart, 100 chart puzzles, empty 100 chart, blank 100 chart, graphing activities, graphing shapes, shape activities, 100 day activities, 100 day games, 100 day puzzles, 100 day lessons, 100 day ideas, 100 day games, 100 day centers, tally mark activities, apple activities, counting to 100, 100 day crafts, 100 day crowns, fun ways to count to 100, 100 tally mark activities, tally mark ideasI've made one for a heart, (It's in the 100 Day With Ants packet.) as well as one that reveals the number 100. Click on the link for the Mystery Picture For 100 Day.

Using a traceable number 100 chart, have students trace the skip counted numbers in a different color, so that they can easily see how to skip count to 100 by 2's, 5's, or 10's.  Click on the link to view/download the 100 Chart Activity Packet For 100-Day.

fill in the blank 100 charts, 100 chart pattern, 100 chart template, traceable 100 chart, odd numbered 100 chart, even numbered 100 chart, 100 chart puzzles, empty 100 chart, blank 100 chart, graphing activities, graphing shapes, shape activities, 100 day activities, 100 day games, 100 day puzzles, 100 day lessons, 100 day ideas, 100 day games, 100 day centers, tally mark activities, apple activities, counting to 100, 100 day crafts, 100 day crowns, fun ways to count to 100, 100 tally mark activities, tally mark ideasI have an older traceable 100 day chart packet, that I did years ago, before I had all of the software programs and fonts that I use today.  I think your kiddo's might enjoy making the Gabby Apple "craftivity."  Gabby will help your students count to 100 as they trace the numbers.  Add some wiggle eyes for that finishing touch.

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Children use the same color for the same shape.  ie all of the squares are yellow.  They also color the shapes on their graph those matching colors. Students count each type of shape on their 100 number and then X-off that many squares on their graph. 

fill in the blank 100 charts, 100 chart pattern, 100 chart template, traceable 100 chart, odd numbered 100 chart, even numbered 100 chart, 100 chart puzzles, empty 100 chart, blank 100 chart, graphing activities, graphing shapes, shape activities, 100 day activities, 100 day games, 100 day puzzles, 100 day lessons, 100 day ideas, 100 day games, 100 day centers, tally mark activities, apple activities, counting to 100, 100 day crafts, 100 day crowns, fun ways to count to 100, 100 tally mark activities, tally mark ideasHave students write the total number of each shape on the left of their graph, and then add the numbers, for a grand total of how many shapes were part of the 100 picture. 

Did they count the number 1 rectangle and the 4 ovals that made up the zeros? Which shape had the most?  Which had the least?  

When they have completed this activity, students cut out their 100 number, being careful to keep it in one piece.  It's a good idea to demonstrate this, and then give children a reminder as you're cutting out your sample.  Students choose their favorite color of construction paper and glue their number to it. 

They trim once more and glue their 100 to the front of a paper headband, or bulletin board boarder.  Wrap around child's head and then staple. My Y5's LOVED crowns.  We'd get in a line and march around the room to get the wiggles out, while singing "Happy 100 Day To Us" to the tune of Happy Birthday. (Happy 100 day to us.  Happy 100 Day to us.  Happy 100, Happy 100, Happy 100 Day to us!"   Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day, shape graphing activity packet. 

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Using the letters in one hundred, challenge your students to make a list of as many words as they can think of before the timer rings in 100 seconds. 

I've included my alphabetical list of 105 words.  You can share them with your students and encourage your kiddo's to look up any words that they don't know.  This is a wonderful Daily 5 activity. 

I did some research to see what are the longest recorded words, and included my discoveries in this packet.   Did you know there's a word with 100 letters in it?  Surprisingly, that's not even the longest one!    Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Word Challenge.

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"100 days, 100 days, 100 days of school today; so clap and sway, and say, hurray! 100 days of school today." -Jack Hartmann

8 pages.  Common Core State Standards: RF.K3c, K.G.2

Several standards are covered in this easy-reader booklet that reinforces coins and shapes.  Students trace and write the coin word, value and shape word.  They trace the shape and then draw it on the pumpkin; cutting and gluing the coin(s) to the matching numbered boxes.

1-2-3 Come Make a Pumpkin Slider With Me!

Making a hands-on craftivity, is a fun way for students to learn about, and review the basic 2D shapes and the shape words associated with them.  I tried to do at least one shape activity a week with my Y5's. The more exposure they had to shapes, the better the chances of their light bulb going on, in an interesting and non-stressful way.

pumpkin activities, pumpkin lessons, alphabet games, alphabet activities, alphabet assessments, upper and lowercase alphabet activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2's 3's 5's and 10's activities, counting backwards activities, counting backwards from 20-0 activities,pumpkin arts and crafts, pumpkin crafts, shape activities, shape crafts, color activities, shape assessments, common core pumpkins, common core shapes, free common core for kindergarten and 1st grade, assessment for shapes, free assessment for shapes, My "sliders" have always been extremely popular, so I wanted to make a pumpkin one with shapes.  They are called sliders, because students pull(slide) their strip through slits, to reveal whatever I want to teach.  Sliders are a quick and easy way to whole-group assess.  Simply call out a shape and have students find it on their slider and then hold it up.  You can also individually assess with a slider; the game-like activity, lessens a child's apprehension when being tested.

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  • Run off the sliders on white construction paper and the pumpkin on orange.
  • For younger kiddo's, you may want to pre-slit the lines on the pumpkins, where the sliders will be pulled through. I use an exacto knife.
  • Students trace and color the eyes. Encourage them to use different colors, so you can also review that standard. For a bit more pizzazz, have students add some color to the stem, nose and mouth sections.
  • Teacher asks students to make their pumpkin’s eyes triangles. Children pull their “slider” ‘til they have located the triangle eyes, and then pull the mouth strip ‘til it says the word triangles.  
  • Everyone “reads” their pumpkin together as a whole group.
  • There’s a teachable moment for fractions (cut and glue 1/2 the strip) as well as plurals: The pumpkin has 2 eyes so the shape word needs to have the letter s on the end.

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So that the strip is easily managed, students can fold the ends up. Have children TRACE the letters/numbers with two different colored highlighters in an ABAB pattern. Click on the link to view/download the ABC-123 Pumpkin Slider. There are 3 pumpkin templates to choose from: students can draw on their own face, add wiggle eyes, or use the pumpkin that has a face on it. TIP: Decorate the pumpkin on both sides and glue 2 slider strips back-to-back for double duty.

pumpkin activities, pumpkin lessons, alphabet games, alphabet activities, alphabet assessments, upper and lowercase alphabet activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2's 3's 5's and 10's activities, counting backwards activities, counting backwards from 20-0 activities,pumpkin arts and crafts, pumpkin crafts, shape activities, shape crafts, color activities, shape assessments, common core pumpkins, common core shapes, free common core for kindergarten and 1st grade, assessment for shapes, free assessment for shapes, Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything from my site. To ensure that "pinners" return to THIS blog article, click on the green title at the top of the page; it will turn black, now click on the "Pin it" button located on my menu bar.  If you'd like to take a look at all of the wonderful items I pin, click on the heart button to the right of the blog.

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1-2-3 Come Make A Barn Manipulative With Me

My Y5's LOVED "sliders".  I designed them for every theme and for a variety of report card standards (shapes, letters, numbers, words etc.) They provide wonderful fine motor skill practice, and are a quick, easy and fun way to whole-group assess.  I named them "sliders" because students "slide" their answer strip up and down to locate the correct response.

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There are traceable word cards featuring various farm life holding a shape.  I've also included traceable, shape-word cards as well.  Teachers can flash a card, students then manipulate their slider to find that shape and shape word on their sliders. 

Print off extra sets of the cards so children can play  Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" shape games. For further reinforcement, run off the "My Shapes booklet". Children trace and write the shape word, as well as trace and color the shape. 

Click on the link to view/download the Who Let The Shapes Out Barn Packet.

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1-2-3 Come Review Shapes With Me!

I found that the more I immersed children in shapes and shape vocabulary, the quicker they grasped the standards.  I tried to give students a variety of activities to do, that would involve an assortment of standards, so that I was covering quite a bit, in  a short amount of time, with just one activity.

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Run off and pass out the glyph quilts. Students write their name in the center. The teacher reads the Quilt Glyph directions and has students color the shapes according to their answers. To add that "finishing touch" students can glue a photo on their favorite shape.

glyphs, quilt activities, back to school ideas, back to school activities, getting to know your student activities, back to school bulletin boards, quilt glyph, glyphs for back to school, glyphs for the 1st week of school, 1st week of school activities, september bulletin boards, CCSS for kindergarten and 1st grade, free CCSS for kindergarten and first grade, common core back to school, glyphs for fall, shape activities, math centers, shape games, hexagon activities, glyphs for the 1st week of school, math games, Pre-cut a variety of colors of construction paper.  Have students choose one and glue their quilt to it.  Arrange all of the pieces on a bulletin board to resemble a large classroom quilt.  Your caption can read: "We are all wonderfully unique, yet we go together perfectly!"  Click on the link to view/download the Back to School Quilt Glyph.

glyphs, quilt activities, back to school ideas, back to school activities, getting to know your student activities, back to school bulletin boards, quilt glyph, glyphs for back to school, glyphs for the 1st week of school, 1st week of school activities, september bulletin boards, CCSS for kindergarten and 1st grade, free CCSS for kindergarten and first grade, common core back to school, glyphs for fall, shape activities, math centers, shape games, hexagon activities, glyphs for the 1st week of school, math games, Another way to review shapes is via the "Quick Quilt" game. Run off the template.  Students take turns spinning the shape spinner. 

Whatever shape they land on, is the one that they trace and color on their quilt. Encourage students to identify the shape by saying its name. 

The 1st one who completes their quilt, or the one with the most shapes colored in when the timer rings, is the winner. 

The rest of the players complete their quilts too.  I've included a black and white spinner, as well as one in color, plus both options, with shape- word labels.  Students can color they shapes any color that they want (I encourage children to use lots of colors) or they can color the shape to match the one on the spinner.

Click on the link to view/download the Quick Quilt Shape Game.

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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. 

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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.

2D shapes, hexagon activities, shape activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape lessons, shape booklet, easy reader booklet shapes, common core shapes, pentagon activities, octagon activities, Daily 5This 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.

2D shapes, hexagon activities, shape activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape lessons, shape booklet, easy reader booklet shapes, common core shapes, pentagon activities, octagon activities, Daily 5After 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 A Puppy Pal With Me

This puppy "craftivity" is really versatile. 

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These make a nice end-of-the-year activity, to send home with students as a fun way to review and practice over the summer, so they don't forget what they've learned.

Likewise, they are a terrific way to introduce your new students to these concepts at the beginning of the year as well.

Sliders are an easy way to whole-group assess and a fun way to review standards via playing "I spy" games.

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What makes this puppy extra special, is that you trace a student's foot with their shoe on, to make the puppy's ears.

Add a school photo for even more pizzazz.

I made the card on the right for my daughter, from baby Kaiden.

Finally, you can also use the Puppy Pal as a topper for a variety of writing prompts.

I've made writing prompt "bones" for the beginning of the year as well as the end. i.e. "I'll have a dog-gone great school year because ..." or I had a dog-gone good school year because..."

Click on the link to view/download the Puppy Pal Writing Prompt Card

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1-2-3 Come Shape Up With The Lorax And Me!

Since the Silly Shaped Penguins have been such a huge success, I thought I'd try to make something similar, with a Seuss character.  lorax activities, seuss common core, lorax common core, shape activities, hexagon activities, 2D shape lessons, easy reader booklets, shape booklet, lorax crafts, lorax shapes, lorax lessons, seuss crafts, seuss shapes, lorax common core, march bulletin boards, seuss bulletin boards, lorax bulletin boards, spring bulletin boards, The Lorax, because he's already an oval, was the perfect fit.

You can make a set and simply use them as shape anchor charts, for a fun review, during Seuss Week or March is Reading Month, or you can have students choose their favorite shape and make their own. 

I've included 2 different mustache patterns for you to choose from.  One says, "I mustache you what shape am I?" and the other one is plain. 

I personally love the play on words and think students will think that is sort of cornball fun too.

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Keeping the paper folded, they only have to cut once, making 2 hands that are perfect for a Lorax mustache.

Start off by reading The Lorax and asking students what shape he is. Show them your samples and ask them which they like the best.

You could graph this for an easy math extension.  Simply hang the Lorax shapes on the white board, and write students' names under whatever one they like the best.

Tell the students that the Lorax ate some leaves from the Truffula tree and has Truffulaitis, which made him lose his normal shape. 

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Show your sample and explain what you want them to do.  i.e. circle the capital letters, add end punctuation, trace and write the shape word, trace and draw the shapes etc.

As children complete their Lorax easy reader, they can make a Lorax shape of their choice.  Run the templates off on orange paper.

Children can add wiggle eyes, and accordion folded, construction paper arms and legs.  Suspend the Lorax shapes back-to-back from the ceiling, or mount them on a pastel blue bulletin board, flanked by truffula trees.

Your caption could be: "Reading Really Gets Us In Shape!"  Click on the link to view/print the Lorax Shape Packet.

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For an adorable bulletin board, take everyone's photograph wearing their mustache and put it next to their writing.  Your bulletin board title could be the same question you are asking: "We mustache you, would you save a truffula tree?" 

Flank the board on either side, with 2 colorful truffula trees, made out of strips of neon-colored tissue paper, and rolled up green bulletin board paper for the trunk, that you can stripe with brightly colored boarder.   Click on the link to view/download the Lorax Writing Prompt packet. 

If your class is into the mustache thing, click on the link for more mustache-themed FREEBIES.  To see another fun Lorax activity, scroll down for the next blog article.  

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"Fill your house with lots of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." -Dr. Seuss

1-2-3 Come Make A Shape Booklet With Me

President's Day activities, The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader, FREE Common Core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, President's Day lessons, Washington lessons, Washington activities, Dollar activities, Dollar lessons, money activities, money booklet, dollar booklet,The Dollar Shapes Up is a fun, quick and easy way to review Common Core State Standards: L.K.2a, L.K.2b, RF.K.3c, L.1.2b, RF.1.1a, K.G.2

Show students a real dollar bill and ask them, "What shape is inside the center of the dollar? Who is the president that is pictured here?"

Tell them that they are going to help shape the dollar up, because the booklet that they will be working on, is all messed up.

President's Day activities, The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader, FREE Common Core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, President's Day lessons, Washington lessons, Washington activities, Dollar activities, Dollar lessons, money activities, money booklet, dollar booklet,The booklet includeds the hexagon, pentagon and octagon shapes. If you don't cover those, simply leave those pages out.

Students trace and write the shape word, trace and draw the shape, circle the capital letters in the sentences and then add the end punctuation. 

Children cut and glue the various shapes to their matching one in the booklet.

President's Day activities, The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader, FREE Common Core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, President's Day lessons, Washington lessons, Washington activities, Dollar activities, Dollar lessons, money activities, money booklet, dollar booklet,These shapes are all INSIDE the dollar.  As an added activity, run through spatial directions by having students put a shape above, behind, beside, between, under etc. so that you are reviewing that Standard as well.

Click on the link to view/download The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader booklet.

Thanks for visiting today.  Do you have a President's Day activity you could share with us? I'd enjoy hearing from you: diane@teachwithme or leave a comment here.

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1-2-3's, ABC's, and Shapes Via The Mail

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I love making up special alphabet, number and shape cards for each month.

I think it helps students stay interested and focussed if they come in the first of every month and see a seasonal change that brightens up your room and adds variety to the "same-old- same-old"...

My Y5's loved going to the post office to mail their Valentines.  It was a fun way for me to cover that information, and just a few blocks walk from our school.

With that in mind, I wanted to dream up some cards involving envelopes.  I thought letters of the alphabet and letters in an envelope was a cute idea, thus Letter Letters, Number Letters and Shape Letters were born.

Number Letters covers the Common Core State Standards: RF.K.3c, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.OA.5,K.CC.6 and is a fun way to review counting, number words, simple addition and subtraction as well as greater and less than.

number cards, number games, K.G.1, K.G.2, K.G.3 number words, alphabet cards, alphabet activities, alphabet games, shape activities, shape games, shape cards, alphabet cards, hexagon lessons, pentagon lessons, 2D shape cards, 2D shape activities, number activities, great than and less than, addition and subtraction activities, Valentine activities, math centers for February, math games for February, free common core math lessons for kindergarten, free common core math lessons for 1st grade, free common core lessons, It includes a blank set for you to program with whatever...+ math symbols: < > + - = so students can make equations and solve them.

I've also included 2-pages of tips of what to do with the cards, including games.

Click on the link to view/downloard Number Letters.

Letter Letters  can be used as a border or laminate, cut them up into puzzles and use them to play games.

This packet includes a blank sheet for you to program with whatever...+ a cover so students can make an Itty Bitty Booklet, as well as 3-pages of tips of what to do with the cards.

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The packet helps reinforce colors and color words as well. Remind students that these are two-dimensional shapes and lie in a plane or "flat."

Put them on the wall as a border, or run off a set for your students and have them write the shape word and then trace and color the shape.

You can also laminate them, cut them up and make them into puzzles. Students match the word to its shape.

Pass them out to students and give spatial directions: "Put your shape over, under, between, behind, beside, left-right, etc."

number cards, number games, K.G.1, K.G.2, K.G.3 number words, alphabet cards, alphabet activities, alphabet games, shape activities, shape games, shape cards, alphabet cards, hexagon lessons, pentagon lessons, 2D shape cards, 2D shape activities, number activities, great than and less than, addition and subtraction activities, Valentine activities, math centers for February, math games for February, free common core math lessons for kindergarten, free common core math lessons for 1st grade, free common core lessons, If you do the above, you'll be covering Common Core State Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, K.G.3

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world." -Albert Einstein

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