Help students organize their thoughts easily, and write better with a graphic organizer. Here are 2 for fall with an apple and pumpkin theme.
Review counting by 1's, skip counting by 10's, and counting backwards from 10-1 with these "strip puzzles". You can print, laminate and trim and use them as a math center or to play "Speed" games. Have students make their own and turn it into a lovely piece of art. Run off on construction paper. Children cut the puzzle strips, sequence them in the proper order and then glue them to a black sheet of construction paper. Completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board. This activity will be FREE for an entire year (!) after which time it will be up-dated and placed in my TpT shop: Apple and Pumpkin Number Puzzles.
Learn about the spiral shape and give your kiddo's wonderful fine-motor cutting practice, with this quick and easy "craftivity." A left and right spiral is included for easier cutting for "lefties". Completed projects look awesome dangling from the ceiling.
11 pages. Common Core State Standard: K.MD.1, K.MD.2, 1.MD.4
Help students practice measurement, by using apples and pumpkins. You can run this packet off as an entire booklet, or use one worksheet each day during your math or science block. I have pages where students measure with blocks, and others where students measure with a real scale and a yardstick.
Help students practice counting, graphing, colors, identifying shapes, and addition + listening and following directions, with these 4 worksheets. Afterwards, have children analyze their graph, by asking them the questions from the discussion sheet. This is a special fall FREEBIE in my TpT shop.
13 pages. Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.4, RF.K.1d, L.1.1a
Help students practice letter recognition with these fun search and find "craftivities." Children choose a fall template, trace it, cut it out and then search for upper and lowercase letters that begin with that particular shape: i.e. a child who chooses an apple, will look for Aa's. They circle and count the letters as they go. The matching worksheet, has a child predict how many letters they think they will find. Later, they fill in the rest of the data. Two graphing extensions are also included.
Glyphs are a quick, easy and fun way to show if students are listening and following directions. Students enjoy them, and they are an interesting way to get to know your students. Extend the activity, by hiding the names, and giving each child someone elses glyph, to find out whose it is, via interveiwing. Your students are then practicing problem-solution, collecting and analyzing data and then coming to a conclusion of whose glyph they have.
Help reinforce number word recognition, with this quick and easy apple matching game. Print, laminate and trim. Students pinch a clothespin to the number that matches the number word on the apple. This is a great fine motor skill. So that students can self-check their work, mark an X on the correct answer on the back of the card.
Children love hearing and telling jokes even if they are a little corny. Using a yellow marker, highlight your favorite apple jokes and share 1 or 2, with your students each day, during your apple studies. Challenge them to retell it to their families. This is quick, easy and fun practice, as a predecessor for later being able to retell a story.