Put a different number of objects (shells, beads, rocks, pom poms, buttons, etc.) in each cup. Students count the objects and write the
Counting game: students put the correct number of objects to correspond with each number. (great fine motor builder!)
Here's a set of counting mats that can be used in two ways. Students can use the counting mats with counters and count out the correct amount or students can count the ballons on each card and write the correct number. Recording sheets included.
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.
Students could write/draw examples of bullying and put in in the trash can.
"Grab It Game" (for learning new vocabulary words)... Put items in middle of room. Divide class into teams & assign students from each team a number (like "Steal the Bacon"). Call out a number and an item in Spanish.
Awesome!Have students count hearts, write the fraction of each color, equivalent decimal and percent. Then, they make a percent graph based on their results!
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...
All Dressed Up
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).
A worksheet like this can guide students when learning how to write letters. They are able to associate the letters with objects provided in the pictures and practice tracing each letter. -Kayla Hintz
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
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
Halloween Count the Room - Count the Halloween objects from 1-12 and write the number on the recording sheet!
Put a cup inside a tube sock...in each cup put an object...students must draw the object without looking at it...to keep with the suspense,
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.
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.
Principal I Guideline 1. Customize the display of information. Students can create this to write and visualize notes in a different way.
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.
SUPER Cool idea!!! Have students write something nice about each of their classmates at the end of the year and put it into wordle
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!
These worksheets help students count the number of sounds they hear in a word
Exit slip organization. Each square number is assigned to a student. At the end of the class a question is posed. Using a sticky note students write down their answers and place it on their assigned square.
This activity has 18 different word families for your students. Students will write the words in the boxes and then make a sentence with
For the Classroom
Each year, my students and I write a classroom promise. I use this instead of the traditional "rules" system.
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!
My future house
Put a chalkboard in the guest bedroom...write a welcome message, inspiring quote, etc.
For the Home
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!
Phases of matter foldable - Authentic Assessment - Students create the foldable and label each of the part, describe the molecules energy, describe characteristics of each of the phases and then give 2 or 3 examples of objects in each phase.
For the Classroom
Place Value Activity Mat- laminate and reuse again and again. Call out a number and have students complete all forms of the number. Ask questions, like how many thousands in this number? What's 100 less? etc.