Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Practice Making Ten

Knowing the combinations for 10 is a fundamental understanding for young children.  Head over to my blog to read more and grab your freebie.

Math Coach’s Corner

Monday, October 29, 2012

Superhero Adjectives

Working on inferencing and adjectives with this fun activity!

Come check out the freebie!


Election Day -Child Style

I have mixed feelings about teaching Election Day with my students.  Of course, Election Day is an important day in our country.  We are choosing our leaders.  My little second graders certainly won't "get" the Electoral College process, but they do need to understand how an election works.

However, I'm sure you'll agree, this year's election is out of control.  The ads on TV are nasty and misleading.  People are very passionate about this election, and most feel quite strongly for their own candidate and against the other candidate.  There is a lot of anger.  I just don't want to go there with the children. (I don't want to see a fight break out in my classroom!  Kids tend to be as passionate as their parents about presidential candidates!)

My plan is to do some election day activities without getting into detail about any of the specific candidates. I've made the above freebie to practice common and proper nouns.  It has an election day theme, but never mentions the candidates.    The product to the left is the same, but has lots more cards, and a couple of other ways to play.

Favorite Pins from Around the World

Your students will enjoy helping Fact and Opinion make their lunches.  Fact only likes foods with facts on them.  Opinion only likes foods with opinions on them.  While students place foods into the correct lunch boxes, they will review the meanings of fact and opinion.

Would you like to see some of my favorite pins from as far away as the U.K. and Melbourne, Australia?  Peg dolls, a circus in a box writing center prompt, and more are just a few of them.  Due to copyright, I am not showing the pics here.  Click the link for these ideas and more for use in your classroom.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Common Core Reading Interactive Journals

My primary students are developing their Common Core aligned reading interactive journals.  Stop on by to see pics and information from this week's lesson.Click Here

Veteran's Day

Getting ready for Veteran's Day!

Need some planning sheets?

Come on over and grab your freebie!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Surprise! We are choosing THREE Winners!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Surprise! We are choosing THREE Winners!: This was a great giveaway! Thanks so much to all of you who entered. Hopefully, you found some awesome blogs and TpT stores to follow.To say thanks, I've got an awesome freebie for you! Head on over to see who won and to snag your own freebie! Here's what you will get!  HURRY! Today ONLY!

See you there!

Sweet Measurements

How do you make sure your kids are engaged at Math Centers?

Why you throw some candy in there of course!

Practicing nonstandard units of measurement is as simple as grabbing some candy corn and Smarties from the dollar store and printing out this freebie!  Instant center!

Oh, but don't think that you can't dig deeper if it's this simple!  The reason we measure each object twice with candies of different sizes is to give our students the opportunity to make the connection that the smaller the unit of measurement, the more you will need for each length!

Click the picture to grab this from TPT or click here to get it from Teachers Notebook!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Haunted Hundreds Charts

Need some centers for next week?  These hundreds charts have a cute Halloween theme and would be the perfect addition to your math centers.  Oh, and they're free!  

 Click the pictures below to come over and get twelve pages of them for free for yourself!

Center Saturday

Here is a weekly glance at my work centers!
Head {here} to find out details on the activities!
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten


Friday, October 26, 2012

Animal Sorting Center

Primary students love learning about animals and they love iPads!  A great recipe for a fun center! Check out how we are integrating using iPads to enrich our learning of pets this week.  Don't have iPads?  You can also use informational animal books to complete this activity. 

19Pencils: The Ideal Classroom

The time consuming task of searching the web for engaging educational content can be frustrating especially for busy teachers.  To help ease the time-crunch, educators will want to try 19Pencils, an educational website for K-8 classes that offers a high quality search engine rich with educational content only.  This educational resource library for teachers has been collaboratively developed by educators from around the world who have shared their teacher-tested materials.  Resources such as lessons, activities, interactive websites, quizzes, etc can be saved and managed using the 19Pencils website which allows teachers to create a collection of resources specific to their students needs.  

The 19Pencils service does not end with searching for resources however!  The true value of 19Pencils is found in the creation a class page where the newly found resources can be directly shared with your students in an easy to use thumbnail format!  

Additional Features of 19Pencils:

Once you have registered for a 19Pencils account, you can also enjoy the use of the following:

1.  Thousands of educational topics are available.  Searches can be quickly narrowed down with the use of the site's search filter.  Each day more and more resources are added by great educators worldwide.

2.  Adding your own content is easily done in one click of the mouse.  The best part is your resource is immediately shared with the rest of the 19Pencils teaching community.

3.  Within your Class Page, student progress and assignment completion can be monitored from the teacher account.  Also, you can create or add custom (single question or multiple choice) quizzes for your students.

4.  If you already have a class website - no problem!  A 19Pencils widget can be embedded into your existing website directing students to 19Pencils activities.  

19Pencils is still in beta meaning that feedback is welcomed as the website's intent is to assist teachers in the best way possible.  If you are a K-8 teacher and you are looking for a time-saving, educationally sound search engine for teacher-tested resources, I highly recommend trying 19Pencils!  Click here to get started!  

This post originally appeared on The De-tech-tive 4 Teachers.

Thanksgiving Literacy Centers

One good thing about Tropical Storm Sandy calling off school today - I finished my Thanksgiving Literacy pack!
Go check it out!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween joke cards

Do you know what's a monster's favourite bean? Human- Beans
and a Mummie's favourite music? Wrap!

I made these jokes cards to read with my kids and why not..to have fun with you!

Make sure to hop on by on Tuesdays to relax and become refreshed.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Problem Solving

Add a little problem solving to your seasonal celebration!  Head over to my blog to read more and grab your freebie!

Math Coach’s Corner

Monday, October 22, 2012

Memory Centers

Create your own memory games with these game templates from Raki's Rad Resources.

Memory games are a classic, easy center to help students work on a variety of standards.  Here are some suggestions of memory games:

Math: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division facts, geometry terminology, clocks and their times, money and their amounts, numbers and their doubles, word problems and their answers, etc.

Language Arts: sentences with words underlined and their parts of speech, vocabulary and definition, stories read by the class and their important characters, pictures and their beginning or ending sounds. etc.

Science: vocabulary and definition or picture, animals and habitats, animal moms and animal babies, elements and their properties, etc.

Social Studies: vocabulary and definition or picture, important people and their accomplishments, states or countries and their capitols, important events and the year they happened, etc.

Get a free template to create your own memory games from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

Teaching Spelling Words

Hiya Peepers

Shuna here from Pocket Full of Kinders

Do your little shining stars struggle with sight words?

This year I have a handful of students that just can't remember their words

Try as they might they just can't get them

So I do a variety of activities with them to get them to learn those all important words!

Click on the pic below to see how I teach spelling words and pick up a couple of freebies to boot

Peace Out Peepers

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Roll, Say, Keep

Here is a fun little freebie for your math center. Students will have fun with this dice game while learning their numbers 1-20.

Comparing Monsters Freebie!

Need an activity for Halloween week??

Here is an activity that comes from my Week - At- A-Glance!

Come on over to check out the freebie!

Spider Schema and Facts Freebies!

This week my students and I will explore spiders! This time of year is perfect for studying these cool creatures!

I usually start each theme by asking my students what they already know about the topic, also known as their schema! It's great to see their little minds at work! You can do this in either a small group or as a whole group activity. I made a sheet for the children to illustrate and hopefully label some spider schema.

Once we have read a lot of books and gathered a ton of facts, I will have each student write a new fact they learned about spiders. You can do this in your writing center or research center! I also made a sheet for this activity.

Click on the first image below to visit my blog and grab your copies! The clip art and borders are from DJ Inkers and Scrappin Doodles and the font is MTF fonts.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Center Saturday

Today is my favorite weekly post- Center Saturday! Here is a peek at our weekly learning centers...

and head {here} for a description of them!

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

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