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Spelling Contract - Valentine Bears
Jan
09
2012

This is a weekly spelling contract in the tic-tac-toe format., where students pick three assignments but have to pass through the center box.  I have used this for years, and the kids love it because it differentiates the spelling homework for the students.  You can use it in a variety of ways.  If you want them to do more than three, you can have them pick 3 and add one more.  It is quite flexible,  I will be adding more of these contracts with cute clip art.  :)

2D SHAPES, POLYGONS AND SQIGGLES
Jan
09
2012

What is a 2D shape? A polygon? Is a square also a rhombus? To answer these questions and more, this colourfully illustrated booklet has graphic organisers, charts, a sorting game and other activities to both reinforce and introduce the higher learning concepts about 2D shapes.

Topics covered are the properties of each shape, the different families the shapes belong to, the prefixes for the different polygons and the different names they are known by (American and British English).

This 14 pg booklet was inspired by my ALL ABOUT 3D SHAPES ebook.

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Winter Math Journal Prompts for Kindergarten
Jan
09
2012

Students will add and subtract snowmen, count snowflakes, compare and label snow-covered trees, use shapes to draw snowmen and more with this set of 20 journal prompts. There are 2 versions of each prompt to allow for differentiation.  We use composition notebooks for our journals.  I cut the journal strips beforehand and have students glue them at the top of the page.  Then, I read the prompt aloud and the students draw pictures to represent their answers.          

These journal prompts address the following Common Core Standards for Kindergarten Mathematics:

K.CC.3. Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

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.

K.CC.5. Count to answer “how many?” Given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.

K.CC.6. Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group.

K.OA.1. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

K.OA.2. Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

K.OA.4. For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

K.NBT.1. Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones.

K.MD.2. Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.

K.G.5. Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

 

 


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Jan
09
2012

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Short e Word Card Set and Making Words Printable
Jan
09
2012

Children will have fun with Ellie Elephant as they practicing word families and match onsets and rimes at a center, station or for Daily Five Word Work with this cute elephant-themed short e word family card set. Also included is a printable making words recording worksheet. There are 18 pages of cards in this set!

Word families included are:
_et
_ed
_en
_ent
_end
_est

Copy these on cardstock and laminate them for durability and you'll have them for years!

Common Core Standards:

Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds
(phonemes).
a. Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
b. Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes),
including consonant blends.
c. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in
spoken single-syllable words.
d. Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of
individual sounds (phonemes).

I am working on more short vowel word family cards in various themes. Please follow me so you can be notified when they are ready!I'm just getting started on TpT so I would really appreciate it if you could rate my work! I also have really cute products for the winter months, including interactive Smartboard activities and bulletin board displays for holidays and winter. Thanks for looking! J. Moriconi-CupcakesnCuties

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Jan
09
2012

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.firstgradegallery.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
 



 

Valentine Candy ABC Ordering Center for Kindergarten Sight Words
Jan
08
2012

Valentine Candy ABC Ordering Center is a manipulative activity to help students practice alphabetical ordering using the 50 basic Kindergarten sight words (I and A are excluded).

You can use this activity as a manipulative activity in a learning center or you can create a file folder game.

This download contains:

  • Cover sheet and instructions.
  • Five different candy heart puzzles with 14 corresponding candy sight words for each.
  • Themed stationary for student that coordinates with the activity.
  • Answer keys.

 

Valentine's Day Prefix_Suffix Match
Jan
08
2012

This Valentine's Day themed prefix-suffix match activity has students matching the pieces of a broken heart.  

One broken heart piece has either a prefix or a suffix and the other has a root word. An answer sheet is included for students to record their answers on.

 This activity is designed for a fourth grade classroom, but will also be appropriate for grades 3-6.  


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Cut-and-Glue Sight Word Sentences for Winter
Jan
08
2012

This set of 33 cut-and-glue sight word sentences includes more than 70 Dolch sight words for kindergarten and first grade. They are similar to my other sets of cut-and-glue sentences with new sentences and theme-related clip art. These work great as a center activity, in small groups, or as a large-group activity. 

Common Core Standards for Kindergarten that are addressed include:

RF.K.1.Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.

F.K.2.Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1(This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

RF.K.3.Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

F.K.4.Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

L.K.2.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
Recognize and name end punctuation.

Common Core Standards for first grade that are addressed include:

F.1.1.Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

RF.1.3.Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

RF.1.4.Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

L.1.2.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use end punctuation for sentences.

If you like this item, you might also like the "Cut-and-Glue Sentences for Kindergarten and First Grade" found here:

http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/Teacher_Tam/cut-and-glue-sight-word-sentences-for-kindergarten-and-first-grade

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The "CupcakesnCuties" Shop
Jan
08
2012

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!

~Please take a moment to add the products you like and my shop to your favorites!~

 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.firstgradegallery.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