Math Magic Apple Picture

9 pages.

Read the directions to your students and have them color in this number grid appropriately.  If they've followed the directions correctly, an apple will be revealed.  This is a quick, easy and fun way to teach, review and assess: number recognition, spatial directions, ordinal numbers, diagonal lines, plus listening and following directions.  This packet will be free for an entire year, after which time it will be updated & put in Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.

Johnny Appleseed Spatial Directions Game

10 pages.

This is a quick, easy and fun apple-themed game to play with your students, to whole-group assess spatial directions.

Gingerbread House Spatial Directions Shape Booklet

3 pages. Common Core State Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2

Cover shapes and their spatial directions with this gingerbread house easy reader.

This emergent reader will be FREE for an entire year!  Woo hoo.  After which time, it will be up-dated and put in my TpT shop.  Click on the link to see the new, 10-page, revised Gingerbread Spatial Directions Emergent Reader & Game packet.

Teaching Spatial Directions

Learning spatial directions is a Y5 report card standard.  One of the most difficult ones for my kiddos to learn was left and right.

I designed the easy reader Left or Right? with an October theme, to help my students learn this standard, in a fun way, while also reinforcing other skills.

This packet is filled with fun activities to help your students practice their fine motor, listening and following direction skills, as well as help reinforce this rather difficult spatial direction, in an interesting way.

Students read and trace a sentence, deciding whether things are on the left or right side of the page.

Point out the fact that the first word is capitalized and that the sentences have ending punctuation, as well as the fact that they have spaces between words and that they are reading from left to right and top down and you’ll be reinforcing 4 Common Core State Standards as well.

Children also practice their cutting and gluing skills as they follow directions.

The last page has a play on words and offers 2 alternatives, depending on the age of your students.

I’ve also included a skill sheet and pumpkin paddle art activity, where students flip their pumpkin Popsicle stick to show left or right, so that you can whole group assess.

There’s left and right hand posters and a certificate of praise too.

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Do you have a spatial direction tip you could share with us? I’d enjoy hearing from you.