Monday, September 15, 2014

Note Taking in Math

Taking illustrated as well as coloring notes during math helps students organize their thoughts and remember information.  To see pictures of the notes that my students recently took during math time and for ideas, Click Here To See It

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Simple Solid Shapes Center and Home Project

If you're "facing" the challenge of teaching your kiddos about solid shapes, try this simple discovery center. My center included a set of plastic solid shapes, black markers, crayons and paper. The children traced the faces of the 3D shapes to discover the 2D shapes.

 We displayed their work with this chart. 

Here's a quick freebie! I whipped this up to send home on Monday. Just click it to get it. Enjoy! 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Task Cards That Are Organized By Guided Reading Level--and A Freebie

I hope that this new school year has been going great for you.  The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time.  I am back with a freebie and an additional useful classroom resource.  Many of us are full swing into Common Core.  I created a free  Common Core progress monitoring chart. This can be added to student folders and is a great tool for communicating with parents.Click Here To Access It

I have also created task cards that are organized by guided reading level.  When I selected books to use during guided reading, I always wished there were task cards that were aligned to my students' guided reading levels.  My goal then became to create task cards. Students build phonics and comprehension skills at the same time.  The task cards use controlled text so that students review the same phonics sounds repeatedly throughout their task card levels.Click Here To Access Them

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Journaling in Kindergarten Ideas

Hiya there peeps

Shuna from Pocket Full of Kinders here

I have always struggled to make my journaling station more interactive and fun for my littles

Hop over to my blog to see how I spice up my journaling station

Happy Teaching 

Peace Out Peeps

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Double-Dice Freebies!

Happy Sunday!

This is Jen from Positively Learning

As we get to know our students' strengths and areas of growth these first few weeks of school, you may need some engaging learning tools to use for pre-assessment OR those early finishers :)

Here's a throwback post full of freebies and ideas using one of my all-time fave math tools (and my students!)

Double Dice & Freebies!

Happy Manic Monday!
I report back to school THIS Wednesday!!!
Very mixed emotions...excited to get back to a routine, wear my new outfits,  & can't wait to meet the new teachers, but I'm not ready yet! I still haven't bonded with my Silhouette as much as I wanted, never added custom categories to my TPT store, haven't switched all my freebies from Scribd to Google docs... I still have a lot of projects left! Yikes, anyone else feel the same way?
Before I rush off to tackle my to-do list, I wanted to link up withClassroom Freebies to share a Manic Monday freebie I'm REALLY excited about:
I finally bought a set of Dice in Dice! I  them!
My students have always enjoyed using dice...I've snuck in some pretty tricky math concepts because I used them! Sadly,  last year I had a student who became obsessed with them. It started off fine, but by November we had to put the dice away. Note to self: share this with his new 2nd grade teacher.
Do you think I need more?!
I actually have more, tons more...during reorganization this summer, I added dice to my math centers and purchased an entire set of those mini containers to store 2 dice. I learned that from Pinterest :)
Please click here to download your own set of Dice in Dice recording pages. I printed them on colored paper & inserted them into plastic sleeves to use with a dry erase marker.
If you don't have "dice in dice," you can just roll 2 separate die.
Don't forget to visit CF for more freebies!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Thanks for reading! Have a super weekend :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Center Saturday

Hey Center fans...
this is
from a little 'ol blog called
 I am here to share with you my weekly post called

Here is a peek at my this week's centers...
 Click on any of the pics above or {here} to head over to read and 
see all about my weekly work centers.

Thinking and Writing with Pictures FUN FREEBIE

If you could have been a fly on the wall...

Hello from Jayne at Smart Kids.
Yesterday I put this thinking prompt on the screen for my smart kinders. 

Ooooh! Ahhhh! The critical, creative and precious thinking of my kiddos.

Who is the owner of these shoes?

Pete the Cat! He already stepped in lots of things.

Pete the Cat's brothers and sisters. There are different sizes of shoes.

They belong to a farmer. That looks like the things in a barn. The stalls.

They are in Africa. Some people in Africa don't have shoes, so these are out so that people can come choose their shoes to match their shirts.

The shoes are in New York City. They are at a market. You can buy them. They don't have matches. See the price tag?

Clowns. Clowns wear them in a circus.

Now it's your turn to try this out with your kids. Go get your freebie.

Wouldn't these be awesome in a writing center? So much good conversation! The possibilities of great writing!

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