Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Money Value Centers - Directions and a Freebie!!

Many of you are already one break and enjoying the sweet life of summer :) For those of you who still may be in school, I've got a quick and easy money center game that you will help make these last few weeks of school a little easier to pass through.  To get directions (along with a freebie!!) on how to put the center together, click on any of the pictures below!

Classroom Game Nook

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Center Saturday

This is my last Center Saturday post of the current school year! I am so sad!
When I told me class we were not having work centers this week, they asked me why.
{Needless to say, they were not happy.} 
Isn't it funny how fun activities that engage learning can turn the term "work centers" into coming fun. Perhaps I should rename them learning centers for next year? What do you think?

Here is a glimpse at our work centers from last week.

Click on the picture or here to get more info on these centers.
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Common Core Graphic Organizers, Question Answering Frames, Wall Charts, and Progress Forms

This colorful extension menu gives students ideas about activities they could complete for each standard.

 I am back to share a resource that is designed to make preparing for and teaching the Common Core Standards so much easier.  It contains graphic organizersprogress charts, question answering frames, and wall charts aligned to every ELA Common Core Literature and Informational Text Standard.

There are also graphic organizers aligned to every standard.  They assist students in making sure they fully respond to each standard.

There are also student progress forms that list every Literature and Informational Text Standard.  These are great for tracking student progress.

Plus, there are question answering frames included too!  Question answering frames are a fantastic tool for differentiating and scaffolding instruction.  They assist students that may need a little extra help in writing a written response.  They provide a framework for writing, but can be scaffolded as a student becomes more independent in writing.

Store everything inside of a file folder bin or binder.  Use as needed!

The complete 54+ page document is on sale.  For more information, click a link below

Saturday, May 18, 2013

If You Give a Dad a Doughnut {A Father's Day Story}

I have always had my kiddos make cute little pictures, breakfast in bed bags, or stories for their Mother's Day presents, but the dads always get the short end of the stick because we aren't it school for that day.  This year I wanted to do something for the dads so I wrote my own version of If You Give a Dad a Doughnut for the kids to illustrate.  The kids loved it and I really enjoyed writing it.  Here are a few pictures of their illustrations.  It is available in both my stores for only $2.  It comes with 2 page layouts {full page and half page books}.  I chose to use the full page book with my kiddos this year.  Click Here for TpT or Click Here for TN to check it out.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Summer Themed ABC Order Puzzles

Are you ready for summer?  I sure am,  and so are all of the students!  Here are some fun Alphabet Puzzles that students will enjoy making all summer. These are great for this time of year or summer school.

You can grab them here in my TPT store.  If you download the preview, you can also grab a freebie of some different puzzles.  Just click on the pictures below or here to grab it!

Just a few more weeks until summer for me!  How about you?


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Common Core Mega Packs

Do you need classroom-tested, and convenient Common Core resources?  These mega packs are sure to help.  Each mega pack is aligned to the standards of the specific grade level it targets.

Each 118+ page document includes:
  • Common Core Aligned ELA Rubrics.  There is a rubric specifically aligned to each Literature and Informational Text Standard.  These are fantastic for guided reading.
  • Common Core ELA task cards.  There is a task card for each ELA Literature and Informational Text Standard.  They are great as small group task cards or as a literacy center.
  • Common Core Math task cards.  There is a task card for every math standard.  Most are open-ended for convenient reuse.  Use them as the math question of the day or as a Common Core math center.
  • Common Core aligned graphic organizers and question answering frames.  These graphic organizers and frames are excellent for helping students answer Common Core questions.  They can be used with any book or magazine.
Click Here For Kindergarten

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Center Satuday

Here is my post of weekly work centers.
We had so much fun learning so I hope these ideas inspire you and your students as well. 

Click on the picture or {here} to find out more about these centers. 

Which center idea so you like the best?

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Common Core Reading Activity Cards (They Come With A Printable Box Too!)

{Common Core Aligned Reading Test Prep Activity Cards}
Plus, each set comes with a printable, easy-fold box for easy storage too!  Click a grade level for more information.

Great For:
**Test Prep
**Guided Reading
**Common Core Review

Click Here For Grade 3 Activity Cards
Click Here For Grade 4 Activity Cards
Click Here For Grade 5 Activity Cards


Prefixes {un-, re-}

Here is an easy, hands-on, engaging prefixes simple center.
Prefixes {un-, re-}are the targeted skills in this center.

Ben Franklin and His First Kite Center
Click pic to go to TpT Store.
Click here to go to TN Store.

This center game was created to go along with the Reading Street Series
Unit 5 Week 6 story Ben Franklin and His First Kite.

This center contains the following:
*directions for 2 different ways to play this game (sorting center and Card flip Game)
*2 sorting mats
*18 re– cards
*18 un– cards
*2 re– words recording sheets (1 for recording the words, 1 for writing 6 sentences)
*2 un– words recording sheets (1 for recording the words, 1 for writing 6 sentences)
Even though this center was made to go along with the reading street series it would still be a great center to learn or review prefixes, re- and un- words.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

You Be The Judge {Fact VS Opinion}

Fact and Opinion can be difficult for my kiddos to understand. 
So what does a teacher do? 
She makes up a little game to help them of course. 
I made up this little sorting center to have my kiddos practice this concept. 
They become the Judge and have to decided if the case evidence file is a fact or an opinion.
Then they complete the matching worksheet {answer keys are included}.
There are 4 different themes included {Sports, Book, Life cycle of a butterfly and Life cycle of a frog}. 
This file will gradually increase to include more themes so now is the time to pick it up:) 
Right now you can catch it on sale at TN for 20% off {Click Here TN}. 

Click the Picture to go to TpT.


Adding Tens Centers

Understanding place value is such a hard skill for some kiddos.  They don't grasp how numbers work and it affects their number sense.  It can cause major problems as their adding large numbers together- especially if the numbers are presented horizontally.

Here are twelve different cards that can be used to practice and review place value.  They're perfect to review independently now that the school year is slowing down.  They're ready to go after printing and laminating!  Click on the picture below to come check it out!

Center Saturday

Here is a peek at my weekly centers. 

Click on the picture or {here} to find out more!

  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten


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