Our school had our first science night this week and it was a huge success. Each grade level was responsible for certain topics. First grade had seasons for our hall display and shadows and water pollution as our in class projects. Our hall looked great! I have to say I work with some of the most creative and talented teachers ever! Check out their blogs at www.3rdgradegridiron.blogspot.com and www.plug-n-plan.blogspot.com. My part was summer but the entire display was awesome! Great job first grade team!
If you love Scrabble or Words With Friends like I do, then you will love this game for your students! This is one of my kids favorites! It is 13 pages and it is a sight word/adding game. A students take turns pulling a sight word card. The students must read the word and put the word together using the letter tiles and then add up how many points it is worth on the work mat. They use tally marks to keep score on the tally chart. One point for each word that is correct. Students record their answers on the recording sheet so that you can check for accuracy.
Click here to download this game.
Here are some very great activities that will help your students learn or review dictionary skills and guide words. There is a pocket chart center, cut and paste activities and worksheets to help reinforce these skills. This is a 14 page pack. Too cute!
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Two years ago I had a very hard time keeping my kids engaged during calendar. The kids just were not retaining enough of the information of the skills being reviewd. I then made these calendar folders and they were the answer to my prayers!! The kids use folders with sheet protectors to follow along with my calendar. Every page is also an insert on my calendar board.
They look a little bad because it’s the end of the year and have been used everyday so please excuse the condition of the folders and my board! Plus I had taken down a lot at the time of this picture! lol But anyway you get the idea! It covers mostly all of the skills that we work on daily and helps them retain the information. My kids math score sored through the roof! I was so pleased! It covers skills like odd and even, tally marks, tens and ones, number sense, more and less, doubles and fractions and much more! My calendar lesson takes about half and hour but you can change it to adapt to your own time frame. Please email me if you have any questions or click on the post to comment.
This is a 31 page pack ( the picture below only shows 12 of 31 pages) that includes detailed instructions on how to use the folders. It also incudes the word problem story cards, number cards, calendar board inserts and much more.
FYI: There are not many cute graphics included so that teachers can add to the folders and as they wish.
Just laminate and have the kids complete with dry erase markers. My kids play these all the time when they finish their work early or during centers. I use my huge extra large foam dice to make it even more fun!
Click here to download the addition dice game.
Here my students were using 4 dice to subtract 2 digit numbers.
Click here to download the subtraction dice game.
Click here download the fact family dice game.
Click here to download the more and less dice game.
I love to give personalized and inexpensive gifts for my room moms! I purchased these cute frames from Michaels for $3.00, took a silly picture of my kids, used some left over ribbon from Teacher Appreciation Week, a sharpie and my trusty hot glue gun!!! I love it! I would love anything that had BEST in front of my name, so I hope they like it too! Also check out some more great room mom gifts from http://plug-n-plan.blogspot.com!
Here are some cute gifts 2 of my kids gave me this morning! I love, love, love them! One parent made me a handmade tote bag with some goodies inside!I am in LOVE with this personalized Tervis cup (with BRUSTERS gift card inside) and have wanted one for awhile! They have a lifetime warranty and will never crack or break and if they do, the company replaces it for FREE!! Now that is a great gift!! “Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin!”
We also had our class party today! The students had a ice cream sundae party with carnival games and prizes!! I was sooo tired afterwards!!
Here is a great center that you can laminate and have the kids complete with a dry erase marker. If you have a limited number of copies per month like I do everything is laminated! The students pull a picture card and place it on the work mat. Then they write the number sentence and then the word problem. This center is great because it comes with a word bank to help them write the word problems. I only ask that you leave a great comment in my TpT store! Click here to download.
|Download this game here. Here is another trivia game. These games come in handy and are very easy for the kids to do on their own. It comes with an answer card that a designated “checker” can check their answers on. Enjoy!|
Okay not sure how my picture ended upside down! lol But anyway here are my students playing the game. You can print out more tally cards or they can share.
This is a Jeopardy-like game. The students use the
game board to take turns choosing a subject and amount. If they get
the question right, they get the points. If they don’t get it right, they
don’t get any points. The students must record their answers on the
tally cards using tally marks to determine who has the most points. Download here.
|During this lesson we were working on shadows. We traced our silhouettes using our projector in our classroom. We then learned all about shadows in a lengthy unit and the students wrote all about them using the facts that they had learned.|
|On this assignment we traced our handprints and then estimated how many Froot Loops it would take to fill it. Then we completed the activity with a graphic organizer. The students really had fun with this one.|
|The kids did a wonderful job on our book report tree! They each completed book reports on some of their favorite books! The book report graphic organizers are shaped like leaves.|
|On the 100th day of school we wrote stories on the topic- “If I were 100 years old…”
The students wrote excellent stories!