## 23 Kite Activities

1-2-3 Come Fly A Kite With Me!

As the wind is whipping around your school this month, are you looking for some kite-themed activities?  Well you've come to the right place!  I'll talk about a few of my favorites here, and then give you a link for the rest.

To help you review the Common Core State Standard: MD.1.3, I've designed a kite clock.  The game is entitled "Time Flies!" and reviews digital as well as analog time.

If you're working on colors and patterning with your students, you'll enjoy the Kite Patterning packet.

You can quickly and easily whole group assess your students, as they have fun adding a variety of colored strips, to make a patterned kite tail.

Kites come in a large array of sizes and shapes, so I thought it would be fun to see if I could find examples of all of the 3D shapes.

I learned a lot doing this research, and found many examples of spheres, cones, cubes and cylinders.

In the easy reader: 3D Kites, students trace and write the shape words as well as glue the matching pictures to the numbered boxes.  Click on the link to view/download the 3D Kite booklet

No kite unit is complete, without studying the -ite and ight word familiesI made a kite poster listing these word families as well as included them in the My Kite Booklet

The easy-reader kite-booklet packet, is chock full of -ite & -ight activities, like the Zite Story Poem.

There's also some trace and write worksheets as well as well as a graphing extension, plus 25 traceable word cards.

The packet also includes an -ite -ight word family kite "craftivity."

Finally, since all of the glyphs have been such popular downloads, I decided to make a kite glyph too.  Click on the link to grab this freebie.

To see more kite activities, click on the link to zip over to the kite section, with 23 kite activities!

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## Dental Hygiene Month Activities

1-2-3 Come Play A Game With Me!

Whenever I design a lesson I try to theme it to something that is going on during the month I'll be teaching it.

Since February is Dental Hygiene Month, a lot of teachers do lessons involving teeth.

I thought it would be fun to design a "Tooth Time" activity, so that you could review telling time to the hour.

It's a nice plug in for your other dental activities, as it's always time to remember to brush your teeth.

There are 2 different ways to play the game.

For one game, students spin the tooth clock.  Whatever time they land on, they write down the digital time on their toothbrush log.

The first one to fill in all of the times, or has the most completed, when the timer rings, is the winner.

In the second game students practice their math skills.

Children roll first one dice, 'til they have filled in their tooth clock from 1-6.  When they have accomplished that, they roll two dice and add them together, so they can fill in the remaining times.

Thank you for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything you think others may find helpful.

Do you have a Dental Hygiene lesson you could share with us?  I'd enjoy hearing from you: diane@teachwithme.com or post a comment here.

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## Number Posters

1-2-3 Come Do A Whole Lot Of Math With Me!

It took me quite a few hours to design these math anchor charts, but it was well worth the effort as I think they turned out pretty spiffy.  I hope you enjoy them.

Print and laminate.  They make a terrific math bulletin board that you can refer to daily.

Laminate extra sets so that your students can cut them apart and make them into puzzles.
I’ve made a puzzle grid so students can use this as a template to place their pieces on.

They are great for games too.  Two sets can be used to make a Memory Match game.  Since there are 13 pieces to each poster, it would be a good idea to only have students Match 2 posters at a time.

Toss 2 cut up number posters into a container.  Have each child take out a piece and play “I Have; Who Has?”  A student with the #1 crayon can ask for any other piece to start building the puzzle on the floor or on the white board, if you decide to attach a magnet. Play continues ‘til however many puzzles you are working on, are completed.

Have students use the greater and less than symbols between the posters.

Review: fractions, colors, patterns, telling time, fact families, money, tally marks, ordinal numbers, number words, measurement with a ruler, +1 addition, sequencing numbers, counting groups and sets of objects, and using a ten frame for addition + these Common Core State Standards: K.CC.2, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.OA.1, K.OA.3, K.OA. 4, K.OA.5,  K.CC.6, K.CC.7, 1.MD.3, 1.G.3, RF.K.3c

I’ve made a blank 10-frame for you to run off so that students can show you addition or subtraction answers, after you give them a variety of equations.

Call out a question and have students use the anchor charts to point to the answer and then explain it.

Give students 2 different colored bingo dot markers and have them complete the ABAB pattern that’s on the 10-frame.Using the bingo dot markers have students show you their answers to equations you put on the board.

Ask children to compare the coins and see if there are other combinations that I could have used to show that number.Can they think of anything else that they do/use at school that could be added to the chart to explain that number.

Make two sets of posters and play “Speed” Students choose a partner; mix up the cards and see who can put theirs in order first.

Explain the fractions and reinforce the vocabulary that goes with it.   Call out a number and everyone begins counting from there. Sequence the cards backwards and “blast off.”  Have students sort the pieces into their matching piles.  i.e. students put all of the clocks in a pile and sequence them.

Wow! So much covered with a simple poster! Woo Hoo!   Click on the link to view/download the Math Anchor Charts

Thanks for visiting today.  I'm off to add some things to my pin boards.  I know what I think will take a few minutes, will likely turn into an hour, as there is so much "pinspiration" out there and it's quite addicting.  One pin leads to another, and then I hop over to that board, and all of a sudden the morning's gone! Anyone else out there on the same page?  Have a good one.

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know, but if you listen, you have the chance to learn something new." - J.P. McEvoy