joann
Looking for a fun way to keep your PreK and Kinders engaged? My little guys love these winter themed counting cards! We use them in many different ways: Use a dry erase marker or vis-a-vis pen to circle the correct number; Use a clothespin to clip the correct answer; Roll small circles of playdoh and put on each image and count; put cereal, such as Cherrios or Fruit Loops on each image and count.

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debora
You could give this to students the first day of school, but I look for math in it, too. A few ideas: Have students count how many of each piece is in the bag and then do a class total; sort them and calculate bag % & fractional parts of each piece and find the class average for those; probability; volume; compare Lucky Charms to other cereals with nutritional values; etc, etc etc

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angeline
Tip: Cut up a story into 4 pieces for a group of 4, 5 pieces for 5 etc. Put each piece in an envelope. Students read their part then work together to sequence it. Variations & Extensions - Make sure for younger and lower proficiency students that you provide a picture cue with each section of text that you may choose to be one simple sentence each. If you have 6 groups create 6 different stories in envelopes and after they have had the time to correctly sequence the story, direct them to...

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Rhonda Vaughn
This Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Grouped by Problem Type is a year-long resource for problem solving. Total of 156 problems. This packet makes a distinction between procedures (steps in solving a problem), models (which show the relationship between the numbers in the problem) and strategies for computation (such as count on, breaking part a number, etc.). Included are six different models to use with students (all based on inverted-v and bar models).

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suzanne
This Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Grouped by Problem Type is a year-long resource for problem solving. Total of 156 problems. This packet makes a distinction between procedures (steps in solving a problem), models (which show the relationship between the numbers in the problem) and strategies for computation (such as count on, breaking part a number, etc.). Included are six different models to use with students (all based on

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Shirley Layton
Write blessing charms on plates, or the bottoms of you plates, bowls, mugs, etc. Make each different & randomly used will bless the user :-) 1. Buy plates from Dollar Store 2. Write things with a Sharpie 3. Bake for 30 mins in the 150 oven and it's permanent!

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elsa
Principal I Guideline 1. Customize the display of information. Students can create this to write and visualize notes in a different way.

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john
Great for displaying students work. Quilt made out of zip lock bags. Get different colors of tape to create rows. Make sure the bags open in the back. Then hang up to show each students work. Makes a great classroom quilt. I have 18 students so I used 20 bags one for me and one to write a little something in the middle of the quilt about the work.

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millie
This would be a great way to ensure good attendance in a classroom. Fill each cup with one "prize". Number students, each day the next student in line can punch out a cup and retrieve a prize, treat, etc. If they happen to be absent, the next person in line gets to punch that day, and the person who is absent has to wait for his/her number to come back around.

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haley
hanging beads and pom poms

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john
I post a different picture each week and students write one asking and one telling sentence about the picture. The goal is to make them “sparkle” by adding details and checking for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Students write the sentence in pencil first and after proofreading are allowed to make it “sparkle” by tracing over it with the gel and glitter pens.

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brittney
Make Treasure Rocks! These fun, homemade rocks contain small trinkets and surprises that will delight the recipient when the rocks are cracked open! So easy and fun for the whole family! What You Need: 1/2 cup coffee grounds (used or instant) 1/2 cup sand 1/2 cup salt 1 cup flour 1 cup water First, find small, non-plastic objects that you want as treasure for inside your rocks. We let the kids go around the house and pick out what "treasures" they thought Dad would like: glass marbles, a jingle bell, "gold" buttons, coins, and fake diamonds were what caught their eye! They even decided at the last minute to put leprechaun gold in one!

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kelli
Put a chalkboard in the guest bedroom...write a welcome message, inspiring quote, etc.

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abbyy
What a great idea for my "What are you looking at" wall!! Instagram picture of the week! Each week I will put up a picture of something great that happened in class, and write fun little comment on the bottom. I will leave space for students to comment or "like" as well!

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