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Winter Color By Sum Game FREE
Dec
31
2011

 

This dice addition game helps students practice addition facts up to sums of 12. It comes in three different versions so you can have enough variety to use it all season! Use it as a take home game, for large group play with a partner, or in your math center. 

Include 2 dice for regular addition practice. You can also provide one die and one number cube so students can practice "counting on." In this version, students will say the number on the number cube and "count on" from that number as they point to the dots on the die. 

This game addresses the following Common Core Standards in Math for kindergarten and first grade:

K.CC.2. Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
K.OA.5. Fluently add and subtract within 5.

1.OA.5. Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
1.OA.6. Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on

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Exploring Informational Text
Dec
31
2011

This packet contains writing activities, recording sheets and center activities to help you teach about informational and nonfiction text features.  Some of the topics covered include: title page, main idea, front cover, labels, bold print, diagrams, captions and vocabulary.   The common core standards that match many of the activities are listed in the packet as well.  The activities were designed to meet the needs of learners in different grade levels and/or at different stages of development.

Winter Math Journal Prompts
Dec
31
2011

Math journal time is popular in my classroom! This product includes math story problems appropriate for K and 1st grade students and homeschoolers. The prompts are made to be cut apart so individual copies of the prompt can be given to each student. Students can use the problem as a reference and record their work on a separate piece of paper or glue the problem into their math journal.  Be sure to check out my fall themed math journal prompts as well. Thank you for visiting my shop!

 

Short Vowel Personal Reader Stories
Dec
31
2011

If you are looking for a way to reinforce word families and basic sight words with your students, this is it!  This product includes 15 stories that reinforce a variety of short vowel word families and basic sight words.  If you already have my Personal Reader Sight Word Stories, this set is similar, but the stories are a bit harder than the first set.  This is another one of the sets that I use with my 1st graders (and struggling 2nd graders).  The stories give your students a structured way to practice reading.  They include sight words from the Dolch list and are written with simple text patterns.  Detailed instructions for using personal reader folders with your students, a recording log, volunteer/helper instructions and list that identifies the focus words for each title are also included in this product.  Thank you for visiting my shop!

Read and Respond Pack
Dec
31
2011

Do you love to read to your class? Do your kinders understand what reading is all about? Do they acknowledge that they are thinking while they are reading (or being read to)? This read and respond pack is a tool to guide your little learners to be "active" readers!


This pack will grows your learners from just listening to a story, to discussing the structure of a book, to identifying/recalling details (setting, characters, events, problem/solution) and to applying all that they've learned in a unique kinder-writing project. Designed to reach all different kinds of learners and differentiated to meet the needs of your whole class!

It has pieces to use on all levels: whole group, small group and individual practice.

 

Included:


  • 5 posters featuring popular text structures that your class can use to categorize favorite read alouds - see sample download for explanation of all 5

  • 6 half page labels to facilitate class discussion on the specific details (setting, characters, events, problem/solution)

  • 15 pages of response sheets - designed with the detail icons for students to respond independently

  • 6 different colored reading and retelling bookmarks

  • ideas for creating different version class books

  • a double-sided planning page for students to plan their own problem and solution story that features a pattern structure (Yes! even in kindergarten!)

  • a 13 page blank book template featuring the icons for students to transfer their planning page ideas into their own story
  • photos of sample student work and a sample lesson plan flow


Creating readers and writers that think alike is possible! 

I start planting these seeds in the early fall and now (early spring) I can't often read through a story for the first time without my kinders starting to dissect it's structure and pulling out the bits of the author's language that they love and want to use in their own writing. I hope you find something similar too!

Product Length: 50 Pages

 


 

Helps Meet Common Core English/Language Arts Standards:

 

  • K.RL.1.a. With prompting and support, orally answer questions asked by the teacher about key details (characters, setting, major events) in a text.
  • K.RL.1.b. With prompting and support, ask simple questions about key details (characters, setting, major events) in a text.
  • K.RL.2.a. With prompting and support, identify orally one key detail (characters, setting, major events) of familiar stories.
  • K.RL.2.b. With prompting and support, identify orally two or more key details (characters, setting, major events) of familiar stories.
  • K.RL.2.c. With prompting and support, sequence identified key details (characters, setting, major events) of familiar stories.
  • K.RL.2.d. With prompting and support, recognize the beginning, middle, and end of familiar stories.
  • K.RL.2.e. With prompting and support, retell orally the beginning, middle, and end of familiar stories.
  • K.RL.2.f. With prompting and support, retell orally the beginning, middle, and end of familiar stories including two or more key details (characters, setting, and major events).
  • K.RL.3.a. With prompting and support, define the term characters.
  • K.RL.3.b. With prompting and support, identify characters in a story.
  • K.RL.3.c. With prompting and support, define the term setting.
  • K.RL.3.d. With prompting and support, identify setting(s) in a story.
  • K.RL.3.e. With prompting and support, identify major events in a story.
  • K.RL.5. Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
  • K.RL.5.a. Recognize storybooks by their features (pictures, text, illustrations).
  • K.RL.7.b. Explain that illustrations support and extend the story.
  • K.RL.9.a. With prompting and support, describe the meaning of contrast.
  • K.RL.9.b. With prompting and support, contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
  • K.RL.9.c. With prompting and support, describe the meaning of compare.
  • K.RL.9.d. With prompting and support, compare the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
  • K.RL.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
  • K.RL.10.a. Use pictures and context to aid comprehension and to draw conclusions or make predictions about story content.

 

Inferring a New Year's Resolution
Dec
31
2011

 

Students will be able to create a meaningful New Years resolution as they infer a new goal. 

*Cute graphic organizers

*Organized to help students infer

*2 different versions of this activity to fit students needs. 

*Both versions are in color and black & white.


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The "ChangeTheStation" is running a SALE!
Dec
31
2011
Sale on 41 products!
Runs from 12/31 to 1/3
Thanks for checking out my shop! Hopefully you will find an item you like! Happy New Year!
Word Families~Cupcake Themed PowerPoint for SMARTboards
Dec
31
2011

This yummy PowerPoint for the Smartboard contains 70 different short and long vowel word families, enough to last the entire school year! It is perfect for use on the SMARTboard for whole group instruction, RTI, literacy centers, stations and Daily Five word work!

Your little learners use the pen tools to write the onset before the rime or "chunk" to build word family words. I have my first graders record the words they make on a printable worksheet and tap out and blend each word as they build it.

A direction page and templates are included to create additional slides.

Enjoy teaching word families, reading and spelling in this fun and interactive way!

The thumbnails are just a sampling of the huge, complete file.

Check out my blog at www.msmoriconi.blogspot.com to see how I use this and other Smartboard lessons in my classroom or just stop in to check out all of the fun we are having while learning!

Browse my store for other great Smartboard lessons and activities for thematic units!
J. Moriconi~CupcakesnCuties

The "CupcakesnCuties" Shop
Dec
31
2011

It's hard to believe that this is my 22nd year as a classroom teacher! Most of these years have been spent teaching grades K-2. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the excitement for learning in my little ones! I love everything cute, fun, colorful and interactive. I am always searching for new ideas, researching best practices and creating my own items for use in the classroom. I hope you and your students will enjoy them as well!

I have lots of really cute items for your thematic and holiday units, lessons for the Smartboard and other products for year-round use! Please take a minute and browse my shop! I also have a some freebies available and am always changing them up!

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 I am just getting started on Teachers Notebook and am so excited to get to know my followers through comments and questions and to have my items promoted and purchased so that your students can enjoy the lessons and materials as much as mine do! I love to know what teachers appreciate about my work and hear your creative ideas for how to use my items with your class! Of course, I'm aiming for a five apple rating, A+!!!!! :) I know you'll be very happy with your purchases because I invest a lot of time and attention to detail in everything that I create to produce high-quality, creative and colorful classroom materials that are sure to motivate your little ones!

I invite you to visit my first grade classroom through my blog at    www.msmoriconi.blogspot.com
Come and see all of the fun we are having while learning and get some great ideas for your own classroom!

J. Moriconi-CupcakesnCuties
 



 

The "CupcakesnCuties" Shop
Dec
31
2011

It's hard to believe that this is my 22nd year as a classroom teacher! Most of these years have been spent teaching grades K-2. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the excitement for learning in my little ones! I love everything cute, fun, colorful and interactive. I am always searching for new ideas and creating my own items for use in the classroom. I hope you and your students will enjoy them as well! I have lots of really cute items for your thematic and holiday units, lessons for the Smartboard and other products for year-round use! Please take a minute and browse my shop! I also have a some freebies available and am always changing them up!

Please follow me and leave feedback on your purchases! I am just getting started on Teachers Notebook and am excited to get my items promoted and purchased so that your students can enjoy the lessons and materials as much as mine do! I love to know what you like about my work and hear your creative ideas for how to use my items with your class! Of course, I'm aiming for a five apple rating, A+!!!!! :)

I invite you to visit my first grade classroom through my blog at    www.msmoriconi.blogspot.com
Come and see all of the fun we are having while learning and get some great ideas for your own classroom!

J. Moriconi-CupcakesnCuties