Help review analog and digital time to the hour and half hour, with this snowman clock matching game. Print the snowman template on white construction paper; laminate and trim. Run off the hatband-time words, the digital time-rectangles and the analog clocks; laminate and trim. Students choose a time and then match all of the pieces and parts to complete that snowman.
1-2-3 come Enjoy Winter Wonderland With Me!
Oh my! It's really snowing hard, and the winter wonderland swirling outside my office window is spectacular! We are supposed to get 17 inches! Woo hoo! As long as it's winter it might as well snow. There's always the added excitement of a snow day right? So bring it on!
Making templates for my daily tabletop lessons, was a real time saver for me. The repetition empowered my Y5's, as they were familiar with the format and could get right down to business, without wasting time with a lot of directions. To keep things fresh and interesting, I simply changed the clip art.
With this in mind, I designed monthly Fun With Number Worksheets. They review a variey of standards in an interesting way. I used a graphic organizer-format, that's especially beneficial for visual learners. The different clip art (snowmen, snowflakes, mittens, Martin Luther King, penguins, New Years etc.) added variety.
Print, laminate and trim the number cards 1-120. Toss them into a basket. Have a child choose one, as the number students will use to fill in their worksheet with. When kiddo's are done, they can exchange their paper with another child to correct. (Saves you time, and provides extra practice for your kiddo's.)
You can also use these for your sub folder, homework practice, something for early finishers, or assessments. Click on the link to view/download the January Number Fun Packet. If you'd like the Big Bundle number fun packet (105 pages!) that includes all of the months, click on the link.
If you're working on +1 simple addition with your little ones, I think you'll enjoy the snowy +1 Snowman booklet.
Students trace and write the numbers, circle the number in the sequence, add +1 to arrive at a new number and then cut and glue X number of snowflakes around the snowman.
I've also included a graphing extension. Click on the link to grab it. +1 Snowman Addition booklet.
Finally, help review analog and digital time (to the hour and half hour) with the Time For Snow snowman clock matching game. Print the snowman template on white construction paper; laminate and trim. Run off the hatband-time words, the digital time-rectangles and the analog clocks; laminate and trim.
Students choose a time and then match all of the pieces and parts to complete that snowman. Make an extra set and glue together for a "Time For Winter" bulletin board.
Run off the analog clock and digital time box templates, on glossy photo paper. Children trim and glue to their snowman, to make a dry erase digital and analog clock.
Teacher calls out a time and students draw hands on the clock and write in the digital time in the box, using a dry erase marker.
Children hold up their snowman when they are done. This is a quick, easy and fun way to whole-group assess. Students erase that answer and the teacher calls out another time.
Play continues 'til you have reviewed all of the times to the hour or half hour. Click on the link to view/download the Time For Snow matching game.
Thanks for visiting today. I'm off to unbury my snow shovel. Wishing you a warm and snuggly day.
"Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood." -Andy Goldsworthy
1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Mitten Activities With Me
I wanted to finish up our mitten theme with several more activities + a few requests. Who knows what I'll design tomorrow; I hope you can pop by for the newest FREEBIES.
Just an FYI, if you've got a theme going and need a few more fill-in's, simply dash an e-mail off to me: email@example.com and I'll see what I can do.
You can use these as pocket cards, flashcards, for a bulletin board, or your winter word wall. Students can also make their own Itty Bitty booklet.
Make extra sets, laminate and trim and use for Memory Match and "I Have; Who Has?" games. Cut them up to make puzzles for centers, assessing, or more games. Click on the link to view down load The Mitten Number Packet.
I also had a request from Dana, in Wisconsin, for some mitten time cards to match the other fall-themed ones. Click on the link to view/download the Mitten Clock Cards. They reinforce Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3
There are cards for analog as well as digital time, a blank set you can use for assessing, and plain red or black and white mittens to program with whatever. These are great for flashcards, puzzles and games too.
Since mittens come in pairs, I thought it would be fun to review things that come in pairs with your kiddo's.
This leads to a really interesting discussion, because the word "pair" is used for a pair of pants or a pair of sunglasses, even though they are only one item.
I enjoyed researching and making up a list of "single" item pairs, as well as a list of 38 things that come in pairs like mittens. Challenge your students to make up their own lists.
The packet includes a variety of skip counting by 2's worksheets, a bookmark + a certificate of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Mitten Skp Counting Pair Packet.
Since the graphic organizer activities have been so popular, I decided to make 3 with a mitten-theme. This is a great way to build vocabulary, as well as reinforce the use of adjectives.
After students have completed their mitten graphic organizer(s), have them write several descriptive sentences incorporating words from their lists. I included some samples for you to share with your students. Click on the link to view/download the Mitten Graphic Organizers.
Finally, Kathy in chilly Colorado, asked for a set of mitten 10-frames. Click on the link to view/download them.
She also wanted to know if I had any mitten number sliders. I do.
This mitten "craftivity" is found in the Monthly Place Value Slider Packet.
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Use these as flashcards, pocket cards or for a January New Year bulletin board. Make extra sets so that students can play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games. Cut them up to make puzzles and to play even more games.
9 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3
Review digital and analog time to the hour with this gingerbread time game. Print, decorate and laminate a class-set of spinners, or have your kiddo's each make their own clock. This is also a quick & easy way to whole-group assess.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Common Core Gingerbread Activities With Me
Even though you may have taught a particular standard a few months ago, doesn't mean all of your kiddos have retained that information. It's imperative to continue to reinforce various concepts throughout the year.
To keep interest high, simply add variety. The easiest way I found to do this, is to simply theme various activities. Gingerbread for December, is one of my favorites.
In order to cover all of the Common Core State Standard: K.G.1 when reviewing shapes with students, one must include some spatial direction activities as well: "Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of , behind, and next to."
With this in mind, I designed the Gingerbread Spatial Directions Shape Easy Reader.
Students trace and write the shapes and spatial direction words, as well as color, cut and glue the shape "cookies" on the designated "spot." Click on the link to view/download the Gingerbread Spatial Directions booklet.
Telling time to the hour is another standard. (1.MD.3a) Students can easily tire of the same-old learning about time lessons, so it's nice to switch things up a bit.
I find that if children can play a game, or even make their own clock, that they will stay more focused. I think your kiddo's will enjoy the "It's Gingerbread Time" game. Students work in pairs or groups of 3 to 4 and take turns spinning the gingerbread clock.
Whatever number they land on, they draw hands on the clock showing that time to the hour on their gingerbread recording sheet. They also include the digital time underneath the gingerbread man.
The first one to fill in all of their clocks is the winner. Click on the link to view/download the Gingerbread Clock Game. For more time activities click on the link to zip on over to that section of my site.
I've also designed an adorable Gingerbread Place Value game that makes practicing breaking down numbers a bit more fun. Print and laminate your teacher gingerbread house, as well as the black and white houses that students use.
Using a dry erase marker print a 3-digit number on the top of your gingerbread house. Show it to the children and have them break it down by writing the appropriate numbers in the 1's, 10's 100's windows on their gingerbread house - place value mat.
While they are doing that, you write the answer on yours.
When everyone is done, show the answers and have students self-check and correct if necessary.
You'll be able to whole-group assess by seeing who is changing their mat without embarassing a student. Continue playing by calling on quiet students to make up a number for the class to break down.
You can make inexpensive "dry erase" gingerbread mats for your kiddo's to take home by printing off the black & white gingerbread house on brown construction paper.
They color and trim. Pre-cut "window" squares out of glossy photo paper. They glue them to their gingerbread house for a quick, easy & inexpensive dry erase board that really works!
I made mini-dry erase boards for my kiddo's to use for fact-family fun or whatever else I wanted them to practice. They are a wonderful way to whole-group assess all sorts of stuff. To expedite things, a terry cloth square was also kept in the envelopes. Each child had their own that they kept in their work folder.
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I'm off to go get the ingredients to make salt dough ornaments for the first time. I'm so excited. Wishing you a crafty day filled with homemade fun.
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1-2-3 Come Do Some Pumpkin Stuff With Me!
Our pumpkin theme was one of my Y5's favorites. We especially enjoyed all of the fabulous pumpkin books available. I'd always introduce a theme with a selection of interesting books, many of which, my little ones asked to have read over and over again. Click on the link for a copy of my October bibliography.
Songs were also a special part of our day and a great way to get the wiggles out.
One of our favorites was Pumpkin Round and Fat. I have a huge collection of puppets that made reading and lessons extra special, so I often helped my kiddo's make a puppet-manipulative of their own.
When I Googled this poem, to get some ideas, I found a sweet Popsicle puppet idea over at Teacher Mama. This is my version: Click on the link to view/download the Jack-O-Lantern Popsicle stick puppet.
I've had several requests for some coin activities involving pumpkins, so I dreamed up an easy-reader entitled, Pumpkin Payment. Besides reinforcing the penny, nickel, dime and quarter, it also reviews all of the basic 2D shapes kiddo's are required to know, including that crazy hexagon.
Children trace and write the coin words, coin values, as well as the shape words. They trace the shape and then draw one of their own on the pumpkin. Finally, they cut and glue the appropriate coin(s) to the matching numbered boxes.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print. Click on the link to view/download the easy-reader booklet, Pumpkin Payment.
For more math extensions, with a 10-frame format, I think your students will enjoy 1-2-3 Count Pumpkins With Me.
Another quick booklet, that would work well for a Daily 5 activity is the easy-reader Pumpkin On A Vine. Students read, trace and write the simple sentences and then cut & glue the pictures to the matching numbered boxes.
Finally, Let's Count Pumpkins covers quite a few Common Core State Standards which includes an easy reader where students read, trace and write the numbers, + circle them in a sequence.
Children circle capital letters, add end punctuation to the simple sentences, + count the pumpkins in the group/set and color the puffy numbers as well.
This pumpkin math packet also includes trace and write worksheets for counting from 0 to 120, + skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's. There are 2 sets of pumkin number cards to use for sequencing, games, and making equations using the matching math symbol cards.
You can practice counting forwards and backwards with the pumpkin bookmark that is also included in the packet. Use this as a whole-group assessment tool too.
Give each child a bookmark and a candy pumpkin. Students trace the numbers. Teacher calls out a number and students put their pumpkin on that number. You can tell at a glance who is struggling and make a note of it. As a special treat, students can eat their candy pumpkin when the lesson is over. Click on the link to view/download the Let's Count Pumpkins math packet.
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1-2-3 Come Be A Very Hungry Caterpillar With Me!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite book by Eric Carle; it was also one of my Y5's all-time favorites too.
Because so many teachers read this book, as well as study butterflies some time during the school year, I decided to make a variety of lessons that incorporate this hungry little guy.
Hopefully your students will have fun gobbling up the lessons too!
A quick and easy way to review the Common Core Standards that involve "parts of a book" is to have students make their own caterpillar anchor chart cover.
Anchor charts are a terrific way to help students understand concepts and retain information.
This one reviews the parts of a book. I've included a teacher's poster + a template for students to make their own mini anchor chart.
To make it more of a keepsake, have students make the body of their caterpillar by dipping their index finger into a dab of paint, or inked stamper.
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Parts Of A Book anchor chart activity.
Since the caterpillar is starving, why not feed him a variety of letters, numbers, and shapes as a quick and easy way to whole-group assess your students.
I've also included color as well as black and white picture cards, of all of the items the caterpillar ate in the story. Pass them out to your students and have them feed the caterpillar when you come to that part in the story.
Afterwards, see if they can sequence the cards in the order that the caterpillar ate them.
This 50-page packet also includes:
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar activity packet.
Finally, if you are still working on counting to 100/120 with your students, I think you'll enjoy The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things booklet.
This packet includes:
Students trace and write numbers & number words, as well as the time, drawing the appropriate hands on the clock.
They also circle the capital letters and add end punctuation. Children cut and glue the groups of 10 pieces of food to their matching numbered boxes, as they count by 10's to 100.
As you can see, a lot of Common Core Standards are covered in 1 easy reader!
Click on the link to view/down load The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things.
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Egg-sactly What Time Is It? It's Time For FUN!
Looking for a seasonal game to reinforce time? You’ve come to the right place. What’s the Eggs-act Time packet is filled with some fun activities just in time for spring.
Your students will have fun making the large egg manipulative clock and teachers can easily whole group assess by asking students to show them the “egg-sact” time when they hold up their clock.
I’ve also included an egg spinning game as well. Children play in groups of 2-4 and take turns spinning.
Whatever number they land on, they trace and then write the time to the hour. The student who fills up their time card first is the winner.
There are also digital and analog traceable time cards so you can make Memory Match games as well as Itty Bitty booklets, or play the game “I Have Who Has?” i.e.
The child with the analog 2:00 O’clock card, asks for the digital 2:00 time card. Students can also sequence these cards.
Play “Speed-Flash” where the teacher flashes a time card and students show that time on their egg clock. The child who shows the correct time the quickest, by holding up their clock, earns a sticker for the back of their egg.
Match Three is yet another game with 3 matching time cards to the hour: an analog clock, a large digital time and a written out time. Students can play a Memory Match game with these by finding all 3 matches, or play a card game with another partner that works like Go Fish.
This game is called, Do You Have The Time? Deal out 5 cards and put the rest face down. Students match their groups of 3 with the cards they have. When it is their turn they may take a card from the pile or ask their partner “Do you have 2:00 0’clock? “
If their partner has any time card that is 2 O’clock they give it to them etc. Play continues ‘til all of the cards are matched or when the timer rings.
The student with the most matches of 3 is the winner. When you are done with the various activities, you can reward your students with a time praise bookmark.
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"Spring is Nature's way of saying: "Let's party." -Robin Williams
I continue to plug along completing the Telling Time Cards for each month, and just finished the March clock set with shamrocks. Click on the link to view/download them.
I also have a variety of other telling time games with a shamrock theme, that are great throughout the month of March, but especially nice to plug in for St. Patrick’s Day, when you might want to add a bit more fun to the day because it’s “special”.
Start off by offering a quick and easy Make A Shamrock Clock center. Students cut out the circle, glue it to a paper plate and then count by 5’s to write in the helpful numbers around the clock.
Punch a hole in the center, fasten a brass brad and attach a small and large paperclip and you’re done! Students can take turns calling out a time. Everyone manipulates the paperclip hands to make that time and holds up their clock to show the answer. It's a quick & easy way to whole-group assess.
I’ve also included a plain clock so that you can use it anytime, without the shamrock theme idea. Click on the link to view/download the Shamrock Clock
Bingo Dot Clock is another fun way to whole-group assess students. Call on a quiet child to “spy” a time to the hour.
Students trace the number, bingo dot the circle, manipulate the paperclip hands to show the correct time and then hold up their clock when done.
The first child with the correct answer gets to spy the next time for everyone to find. Click on the link to view/download Bingo Dot Shamrock Clock game.
Spin to Win also reinforces time to the hour. Students can either spin the shamrock clock spinner or roll a pair of dice.
Rolling dice involves simple addition and subtraction. Students trace the digital time on their time card and then write it. The first student to completely fill their time card in is the winner.
This game also includes traceable digital time cards to the hour and half hour + a certificate of praise bookmark. Click on the link to view/download Shamrock Spin To Win game
Shamrocks on a Roll also involves dice and addition and subtraction. Students have the option to trace the numbers on their shamrock clock or write them in. Click on the link to view/download Shamrocks on a Roll
Finally, Shamrock Skip Counting includes a shamrock spinner for counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, and 10’s. There is also a spinner for counting by 1’s for younger students.
Knowing how to skip count is important in telling time. Click on the link to view/download Skip Counting With Shamrocks
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