Friday, June 29, 2012

Fun With Playdoh

Hiya Peeps

Shuna P from Pocket Full of Kinders here

Do you students love using playdough as much as mine do?

Well then I have the perfect freebie for you

Combine your students love of playdough and help them learn letter formation too

Help them learn and play

Hop on over to my blog to pick up your goodie

Peace out peeps

Friday Freebie - Exploring Quadrilaterals

Today over at Bookish Ways in Math and Science you'll find an activity I adapted for my class to compare and analyze attributes of quadrilaterals. This file includes 12 quadrilateral sorting cards, a chart for analyzing attributes, a page to draw in lines of symmetry, and an answer key.
This activity meets the following Common Core Standards for Mathematics:
  • 4.G.2 Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size.
  • 4.G.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
  • 5.G.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
  • 5.G.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
Here's the link. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hungry, Hungry, Hippo Centers

Do you ever use board games in your centers? I love to use games so much that each Friday I write a Board Game Friday blog post on Raki’s Rad Resources with suggestions about how to use a particular game in your classroom. Normally, I use a new game in small group first. Then, once my students are comfortable with the rules of the game, and the various variations, I put it in a center to continue reinforcing the skill while students think they are playing.
My personal children love to play Hungry, Hungry, Hippo, so I chose to write two blog posts on how to make Hungry, Hungry, Hippo into an educational game that is perfect for centers.  Stop by and check them out to see how to use Hungry, Hungry, Hippo to practice skills like creating and exploring numbers, categorization, and making sentences. Click on the pictures to read more.
Math                        Literacy
Using Hungry, Hungry Hippos in Centers to teach Math     Using Hungry, Hungry Hippos in Centers to teach Literacy

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Alphabet and Beginning Sounds

Hiya Peeps

Shuna P here from POcket Full of Kinders

Alphabet Sounds are the foundational skills that kinders must master in order to be successful reading! I have made a matching game that is easy for the kiddos to use and reinforce uppercase and lowercase letter and beginning sounds

Hop on over by click the pic to check it out

Peace OUt Peeps

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fun for Fall

This pack contains TONS of printable activities and center fun for the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves.
grab it here

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Monday, June 25, 2012

Special birthday and free resources

Did you know that June, 25th is Eric Carle's birthday? I want to celebrate his life and wonderful work sharing some ideas for one of my favourite book: Brown Bear,Brown Bear What do you see?

I made a Brown Bear funfolder for take me home time
Hop on my blog to download a bunch of freebies

Reading Response Center

eek there's a mouse in the house reading response sheet - free downloadNeed a quick and easy reading response center?  Here’s a quick and easy printable sheet that you can use as a reading response center.  Grab a free copy from Google Docs and feel free to stop by Raki’s Rad Resources to find a list of other teaching resources that you can grab free from Google Docs.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Math Fact Wheels

Have you seen math fact wheels?  I blogged about some a little while back. They are perfect for centers and are a great way for students to practice their math facts.  Click on a picture below to come on over to my blog and download 2 free from each set!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bug word and number magnifier activity freebie!

Hi everyone! Here is a fun and cute freebie for sight word revision.  It is one that requires magnifying glasses and has a minibeast theme.  It revises common words, days, months, mathematical vocabulary and digits to 20. I've named it BUG CATCHER.

Print them out 2 or 4 to a page for best effect with the magnifying glass.

Hope you find them fun and useful! Pretty please leave me a comment!

Have a lovely weekend :-)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Make More of Magic Tree House Books

Magic Tree House Books Interactive Website for KidsDo your kids enjoy the  Magic Tree House book series?  My son loves them so much that we have read almost every book, both the fiction adventures and the non-fiction fact guides. He also loves to  visit the Magic Tree House Website.  The website is very good and interactive, and far beyond the basic series site.  Students can even track their progress in their own log in – which is free to set up.  To find more information on how to use this site as a computer center, AND how to download teaching resources, jump over to last week’s Wednesday Website suggestion at Raki’s Rad Resources.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ready to Go Centers

Hiya Peeps

Ms. Patterson from POcket Full of Kinders Here

Do you need some ready to go centers?

IF you said yes I have some goodies for you

Come on over and check them out

Click the button to hop on over

PEace Out Peeps

Brown Bear Center Ideas

I start my Kindergarten school year off with Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You Hear? every year.I love the confidence my students' have while reading this book. We work on tracking text, color words, and reading the words and the pictures. 

Here are some of the fun and colorful center ideas to share.
Easy printing and prepping because I know no one has time in the beginning of the year!!
Grab it here.

Grab it here.

I made a new fun activities to go along with the book and a freebie to share.

Grab it here... FREEBIE!
When do you use Brown Bear in your classroom?
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Center Response Sheets

Hiya Peeps

Ms. Patterson Here from Pocket Full of Kinders

What to hold your students accountable during your reading stations

One way to hold them accountable is give them a response sheet to help them stay on task

Hop on over to my blog and check them out

click the button up top to check it out

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dear Me Center

Whether you are working on letter writing, setting goals, or making predictions – I have a computer center for you!  At the website Future MeWrite and Schedule an Email to yourself - many educational purposes, students can write an email to themselves and schedule it to be sent at any date in the future.  What a great computer center! 
- Have students read the back cover of a book and send themselves an email prediction of what the book will be about, scheduling the email for at date when they think they will be done reading it.  Not only will they work on predicting and writing, but they’ll be super excited to get the email when it arrives, and they can check their prediction.  You could do the same type of prediction with math concepts.
- If you are setting goals, let students record those goals in an e-mail to themselves, scheduled out for whenever they are wanting to accomplish their goals (end of the year, end of the quarter, end of the month etc.).  Then when they receive their email, it’s conference time – did you meet your goal?  Why or Why not?
- Use this to build a KWL chart for science or social studies.  Let students write themselves an email at the beginning of a unit with what they know and want to know.  Then, schedule the email for the end of the unit and let them see what they have learned that they can add to the chart.
The possibilities are endless!  To find out more about how to access this site – check out my recent post at Raki’s Rad Resources.
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