Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun with Jack-O-Shapes!

We are learning about shapes this week in first grade and we used this super fun activity from Totally Sweet Math Centers by Tabitha.  This is great activity to use in your interactive math notebooks!
Students cut out both sides of the flaps and glue them down in the books.  


The shape pictures that go under the flaps are objects found the in the real world.   The kiddos loved the pictures and examining them to find out how many sides they had.

You can grab up this activity for FREE here...



Stephany

Friday, October 10, 2014

Scare and Share Hop!



The Indiana Bloggers are back at it again with a dollar link up.... and a few freebies thrown in!  Make sure you make it all the way through the posts to grab up the freebies and check out the link-up at the end for DOZENS of great products that are marked down to only a dollar this weekend only!

Here is a math station freebie!  It is one of the stations from my bat math stations, click on the image to grab it up!

Kathi has this freebie in her store, click on the picture to grab it up!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Fluency-Freebie-1483387


Stephanie and our friend Tina from Warm and Fuzzy in First grade have these freebies available in their stores, click on the images below to grab them up!
                                         
                                          
 Here are the $1 products that we have available, make sure to check out the linky below for ALL of the $1 products available this weekend:


 
 



   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Printables-for-Second-Grade-Ready-Set-Print-1449342   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Fluency-Pack-1483874


Hop on over to Laman's Terms to grab up your next freebie!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Apple Week (with freebies) Linky

It's that time of year again.  We have started our two week Apple Unit.  There are so many different activities that I use.  There are so many free activities that it is almost impossible to get them all into one week.  That is exactly why our kindergarten team studies apples for two weeks.
Be sure to read the entire post to see other apple resources and activities that have been added to the link up.
In this post, you will find lots of free and inexpensive finds for Apple Week!!  First, I always send a letter home to parents asking for each student to bring in an apple.  Here is the free parent letter I send home to parents.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzpXgmOIGg-saXRkckxyX3FHam8/edit?usp=sharing
Another great find is the Apple Investigation we completed below.  I used Julie Lee's Apple Investigation Freebie.  It is available on TpT and it is FREE!!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/An-Apple-Investigation-Activity-335108
I did purchase and use the following product by Kristen Smith.  It is such a great product with wonderful nonfiction pictures.  It is over 130 pages and full of so many ideas.  The illustrations and photos are perfect for teaching kindergarten students about apples.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/All-About-Apples-1374463
My favorite part of studying apples is the faces of the kiddos when we do the float and sink apple graphing experiment.  Here are the pieces I use for the activity.  It makes an excellent bulletin board display.  (It's free on TpT.)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Float-or-Sink-Apple-Graphing-Freebie-1445012
Stephany has an incredible emergent reader packet that I use for my kindergarten students.  Included in this packet are two emergent reader texts with both black and white and colored readers.  You get all of these readers for only $2 (If purchased today, it's on sale for $1.)  I purchased them and my kids LOVE them!!  They are perfect for one-to-one matching and print concepts.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Apple-Themed-Readers-884188
Stephany also has Whole Class Writing Journal Covers (Apple Theme) for only $1.50.  Students choose what topic they want to write about from a variety of writing journal topics. These are great for use throughout September!  These covers can be printed and added to bound writing journals or glued to the front of composition or spiral bound notebooks. Super easy and quick prep! Keep the notebooks in your writing center for students to use throughout the season.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Whole-Class-Writing-Journal-Covers-Apple-Edition--1422328
And if you are wanting a Johnny Appleseed Math Activity... here is one...  FREE!!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Johnny-Appleseed-Clear-the-Board-Math-Freebie-877107
I know that there are many great "apple finds".  If you know of any free or inexpensive apple activities or resources, please link them below.  Having all apple resources linked in one place will help out so many teachers as we are always looking for fun ideas and resources in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost.

Link up your apple resources or activities below.

Endless Possibilities,
Stephanie