penny
Pom poms and buttons

decor ideas
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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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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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...

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

Xmas ideas
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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eugenia
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!

Fun Projects
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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brigitte
Count and write the number Freebie :)

Wedding Pretties
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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carlani
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
gayle
Each year, my students and I write a classroom promise. I use this instead of the traditional "rules" system.

Bathroom Ideas
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!

My future house
carlani
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
alhely
Number Sense FREEBIE!! Several versions included!! Directions: Using the number in the center (chosen by you or the student), the students write down 10 different ways to show that number (base 10 blocks, addition sentence, dots, tally marks, number words, multiplication, pictures, etc.) #math #numbersense #education #tptfree #sheilamelton

escuela ideas
elle1505
K.CC.2: Number Practice {0-20}. Students write the number, write it as a word, draw a picture representation, make a tally, and color in the number circle. Love this!

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

For the Home
tamara
Write a different exercise on each stick, do 5 a day and move them to the other cup, then move them all back at the end of the week. Great way to switch up your workouts!

random things i love
jayne
Ranblow Spatter Cupcakes. another pinner said, Ive made these so many times, Ive lost count. Using white cake mix, make batter as directed. Use several plastic (or glass) cups, pouring white batter in them, divide between all cups. Add food coloring to each cup for the colors desired. Mix each cup and then put a little of each color in each muffin cup in small blobs. Then drizzle other colors over the blobs. Bake as directed. My kids always

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