Here is another list of 5 new and FREE resources perfect for any early elementary classroom.
If you are looking for a number sense activity with ten frames than you must download this product by Teaching 1st with Mrs. P
Students practice their number sense with a fun winter theme ten frames.
The Speech Whisperer
has this great vocabulary pack for winter. I use vocabulary cards in my classroom daily for writing inspiration.
In the winter, every teacher needs some great indoor recess activities. Grab this coloring freebie from The Frugal Homeschooling Mom
. Students follow directed coloring on each page. This is a great way to help students learn to read their color words.
Like the above product, this is another great recourse to have on hand when students are stuck inside. My students have always loved playdough and when I can find a great (free) resources to help them learn while they play than its a winner! Grab this freebie from Lodrew
The last freebie for this post is from Moonlight Crafter by Bridget
. This pack includes easy and ready resources for you to use with your students during a snow day. If you are in an area that does not have snow days, or an area like me (Salt Lake City) that refuses to ever call a snow day use this pack after reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
What are some of your favorite winter activities you do in your classroom?
The Common Core Math Standards place an emphasis on measurement and data collection. This Snail Trail Measuring unit hits every one of the Kindergarten and First grade standards under Measurement and Data.
There are two different ways for students to use this pack.
Print, cut, and laminate the Snail Trail cards. Have students pull a Snail Trail card and follow the directions on the worksheet. The students are to record the letter on the card at the top left in the circle on the worksheet. They are then to record the length of the snails trail according to the numbers on the bottom of the card.
Print, cut, and laminate the Snail Trail cards. Have students lay the cards out in order from shortest to longest. The students follow the second worksheet by answering the questions. The worksheet includes questions relating to the cards such as… “What card snail trail card is at the number 6?” The answer to this question could be card “B”.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object
CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points,
Earth Day is right around the corner and I’m very excited to start focusing on “going green!” with my kindergartners.
To review math, the students will be practicing with this recycling addition and subtraction sort during our literacy and math centers. This center is part of my Earth Day Unit (found here). This center uses basic operations in addition and subtraction with products equaling 0-5.
Print, cut, and laminate the addition and subtraction recyclables. Have students sort the recyclables by their answers.
- 24 addition cards on glass, plastic, tin can, and milk carton recyclables.
- 24 subtraction cards on glass, plastic, tin can, and milk carton recyclables.
- 6 recycling bins with numbers 0-5 on them.
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Common Core “I Can Statements”
This Spring Digraph includes:
My students have been flying through phonics this year and I’m very excited for them.
I made this to spring themed digraph set as part of my Spring Unit.
Print, cut, and laminate the clouds and rain drops. Have students pick a raindrop card and say the image out-loud. Have the students match the raindrop to the appropriate cloud.
- 4 cloud cards (c, ch, s, and sh)
- 32 picture raindrop cards
- 2 worksheets to correspond with the digraphs.
Common Core Tags:
Common Core “I can statements”
- I can identify the differences between /c/ and /ch/
- I can identify the differences between /s/ and /sh/
- I can sort and classify phonemic blends