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Numbers all Around


Numbers All Around

The activities included in this packet are a fun way to get your students to recognize numbers 0-31 and to think critically about numbers. It is a differentiated packet that can be used many different ways depending on what your class or individual students need. You can pick and choose exactly which sheets you think would best meet the needs of your students or use these as an intervention as well.  This game encourages children to dig deep into thinking about numbers as they have to solve each clue and determine which number the clue matches.

What’s included  :

A sheet that students can use to walk around the room and look for numbers around the room entitled: “Numbers are all Around.”
A sheet for children to fill in about themselves entitled:  Take a look and you will see all the numbers that
belong to ME!
A set of personified numbers to put around the room for children to find with a clue sheet and then write the number is the space provided on the sheet. You can give these out individually, run them off  back to back or even choose which sheets would be better for certain students.
3 sets of 21 Number Clue Bingo cards. Set 1 (black) are numbers 0-10, set 2 (red) are numbers 11-20 and set 3 (blue) are numbers 21-31.
Numbers are repeated on the cards and children can only cover one number when a clue is given.
Sets of Clues to be cut out and laminated. You can choose which clues will best meet the needs of your students to use for calling out the clues.

This is best suited for K-2. Thank you for downloading and ENJOY!

Classroom Volume Levels

This product provides colorful reminders of volume levels for the classroom and it is FREE!

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Each Little Bird That Sings Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned

This literature guide to Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles contains vocabulary, Common Core State Standards-aligned short response and multiple choice questions, activity pages, a writing assessment, and a culminating project. The questions are designed for close reading so can be teacher-led or used as discussion within scaffolded groups, but can easily be used as assessment questions at the end of chapters. Vocabulary is set up in three different ways: context clue-guided, dictionary definitions, and Frayer model. 
For best use, print in landscape instead of portrait mode.

? Permission to use Each Little Bird That Sings book cover graciously granted by illustrator Marlee Frazer and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in accordance with copyright law.

Apple Themed Math and Literacy Games

Back to School Apple Themed Math & Literacy Games

Apples, apples everywhere! This unit is packed with a variety of math and literacy activities that will work great with any apple unit/theme. It is a great Back to School review for 1st Grade as well. 

There is one set of game cards that you incorporate into all of the activities. This gives your students the opportunity to become familiar with the set up and after initial instructions should free up some of your time. 

This set includes:

• Apple Picking Game Cards (includes special cards to make the game fun)

The rules for this game are all the same just use the different cards below to practice a different skill set. 
• Numbers 0-50
• Alphabet Uppercase 
• Alphabet Lowercase 
• Short A Word Family Cards
       • at
       • an
       • ag
       • ap
       • am
       • ad

• Roll Say Keep & Write Game Activity with mat and recording sheet
• Additional game of concentration can be played with the upper and lowercase alphabet set

Math Activities Include

Differentiated Student Pages (with number lines) for numbers 1-10, 11-20, 21-30,31-40,41-50 and blank.
• Count On Activity
• Count Back Activity
• Before and After Activity

Literacy Activities Include

• Alphabet Write On Activity with student response sheet
• Alphabet Write Back Activity with student response sheet
• Alphabet Before and After Activity with student response sheet
• Rhyme On Activity with student response sheet

Please download the preview to see some of the game cards, rules and a sample of the student response sheets.

Math Is Out Of This World: Addition & Subtraction Color By The Code Math Puzzles

Math Is Out Of This World: Color By The Code Math Puzzles To Practice Number Recognition Skills And Basic Addition & Subtraction Facts

~This Unit Is Aligned To The CCSS. Each Page Has The Specific CCSS Listed.~

This set includes 4 Space themed math puzzles to practice math skills. Perfect for Kindergarten and First Grade Remedial Math.

Skills Covered:

~ Number Recognition
~ Basic Addition Facts - Sums of 9 and below
~ Basic Subtraction Facts - Differences of 8 and below

Details Of CCSS Skills Covered:

CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5.

CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).

CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Set also includes 4 answer keys for the 4 puzzles.

Click on the preview to see the puzzles.

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Interactive 1st Grade Math Dictionary - Common Core

Understanding vocabulary in math is often difficult for students. This product allows students to have their own personal dictionary. 
This dictionary contains over 100 common core math vocabulary words for 1st graders. The dictionary contains the vocabulary term, an example of the term used in math, and an interactive portions for the student. This product encourages students to apply the math terms they use and interact by working cooperatively with partners and small groups. These are perfect to project on a whiteboard to model for students. 


Terms included in the packet are: 
Add, Addends, additive property of 0, alike, analog clock, associative property of addition, attribute
bar graph, bar model, base 10 blocks
category, circle, classify , closed figure, column, commutative order property of addition, compare, composite shape, cone, count back, count on, count up, cube, curved surface, cylinder
data, date, day, decompose, difference, different, digits, digital clock, doubles, double minus 1, doubles minus 2
equal, equal parts, equal share, equal sign, equation, expression
face , fewer, fewest, flat surface, fourth of, fourths, fraction
geometric solid (cone, cube, cylinder, square, rectangular prism, pyramid), greater than
half -circle, half hour, halves, hexagon, hour, hour hand, hundreds
identity property of addition
length, longer, longest
making ten, measure, minuend, minus, minute, more, more than, most
number, number pattern, number sentence
object, one hundred (hundreds chart included too), ones, order, partition, pictograph, place value, plane shape, plus
quarter circle, quarter/fourth
rectangle, rectangular prism, related facts (fact family), rhombus, row
shorter, shortest, solid shape, sort, sphere, square, subtract, subtrahend, sum
taller, tallest, tally chart, tally mark, ten frame, tens, three dimensional shapes, trapezoid, time, triangle, two digit number, two dimensional shape
unequal parts, unequal shares, unit
vertex of an angle

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Big Cupcakes Birthday Chart

Candles and cakes are synonymous with children’s birthdays. So why not have a beautiful and brightly colored cupcake birthday chart for your kiddos? These will adorn your classroom display area. They will work wonderfully in cupcake themed classrooms as well.There are two ways you can hang them. You can either attach them vertically on ribbons or you can mount them side by side on your classroom wall. Also included are the colored candles which you will use to write the student name and the day of his/her birthday.



Very First Alphabet Sentences

Hi, It's the middle of April and I still have a Kindergarten student who needs lots of work with letter identification. He's very sensitive to the idea that his classmates are reading, but he needs to work on letters. 

So ~ I created this set of Alphabet Sentences. We are working with letter identification, but he is very excited to be reading a full page of "real sentences." 

He begins by finding all the "target" letters on the page and tracing them with a thin marker. (On the c page, he will find, trace and say each letter c.) 

I am able to point out the upper case letter at the beginning of each sentence and the punctuation at the end of each sentence. He is able to firm up his understanding of voice to print match and return sweep as we work. 

Once he has mastered a letter, I sometimes like to "mix it up" so he reads sentences with all the letters he has learned. To do so, I print the pages on tagboard and cut across to create individual sentence strips. I can then give him a pile of sentences with the letters he has been working on. He enjoys reading through the pile, as he experiences a great deal of success. 

We work on vocabulary and initial sounds as I introduce the alphabet sentences. At times, he is able to generate two possible words and then select the correct word based on the initial sound. (This was the case when he came across the picture of the jacket. He first said coat, but then when I asked it he could think of another word for the picture that starts with /j/, he was able to come up with jacket.)

When he comes to a word that will be new vocabulary for him, I simply tell him the word and have him clap it with me. We look at how many claps (syllables) the word is and how long the word is. 

I'm finding this Alphabet Sentence series very useful, as it helps this student experience a great deal of success. In the fall, I plan to use these sheets as I initially introduce letters. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

:) Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)

*** This set includes a page for each letter except for x, y, z. I have combined the sentences for x, y and z onto one page. A parent letter explaining how to support students as they work with these sentences is also included. 

Report Card, First Grade Common Core- Editable- Fits on one 8 1/2 x 11 page!

This report card is fully aligned with the Common Core Standards and fits on one 8 1/2 x 11 page (using front and back).  Includes a version for trimster reporting and a version for quarterly reporting.  This file is presented in Microsoft Word and is fully editable. 

ELA and Mathematics sections are directly from the Common Core. 

There are shorter, more generic sections for Social Studies, Science and Social Skills/ Work habits. 

If you see things you suggest changing, please let me know. 
I will be happy to incorporate any changes that will improve the format/ language. 

I hope you find this useful! Thanks, Anne

P.S. - This is part of a set of Common Core Report Cards that are available for Pre-K through Fifth Grade.

Also available:  Reading Comprehension Passages for Guided Reading Levels C, D, E, F, G/H and I/J.


We Let Our Feelings Show! Emotion Posters for the Elementary Classroom

Feelings and Emotions.
We have many feelings in common, some are good and some are bad. However, the difference lies in what we do with them. We must teach our kids to accept those feelings and to learn how to manage them well. We need to tell our kids that these feelings are shared and also that we must devise reasonable ways to cope with them.

In this poster set there are 12 colored Feelings posters and 12 black and white posters all sized 8.5 x 11 for elementary classrooms. That is a total of 24 posters. These posters show kids who share common feelings and emotions using various facial expressions and body positioning. They are aptly named :-
-Angry Ana
-Confused Connie
-Content Contessa
-Embarrassed Emma
-Excited Exodus
-Proud Preston
-Shy Shane
-Happy Harry
-Sad Sam
-Scared Scout
-Shocked Sheldon
-Worried Wilma

In this set you also get 12 Feeling Shuffle Cards that stimulate small group discussions. I also created a mini book that goes along with the characters entitled ‘My Feelings Matter’ This is a great chance to get your kids writing about feelings they share with the poster characters. You may choose to guide them with this activity to get the best results.
Nicole Hernandez