I have taught grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 over the past 24 years. Although First Grade which is where my heart lives, I am continuing my adventure with 5th graders who need some extra help, as well as part-time Literacy Coach this year. Wish me luck! I am honored that you are here!
I just posted a NEW set of Math and Literacy games created just for the Thanksgiving season on Teachers Pay Teachers!
Turkey on the Run--Short Vowels TOUCHDOWN--Ending Punctuation Hoppy Thanksgiving--Syllables It's Turkey Time--Time to the Hour Race to Thanksgiving Dinner--Addition Basic Facts Race to Thanksgiving Dinner--Subtraction Basic Facts
There are also some extra activities included to assess learning. Be sure to check them out!
Games are also posted individually.
My BOGO SALE runs through October 31st!
I am also giving away the Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Games set he first 2 people to leave a comment on this post!
As ORANGE WEEK comes to an end, I am throwing a BOGO SALE at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store as a special Halloween treat for all my friends.
For every item you purchase between now and October 31st at midnight, you can get an item of equal or lesser value FREE.
Just make your purchase and email me directly at KLaw715053@aol.com and tell me what you purchased and what you would like your FREE item to be. I will reply to your email with your FREE item. It's just that easy.
This week's post is on a book that I've been sharing with my First Graders for the last couple of years at this time of year.
The Little Green Witch by Barbara Barbieri McGrath is a Halloween version of The Little Red Hen. In this story, the little green witch is looking for some help planting, watering, picking, carving, and making pumpkin pie. However, the bat, ghost, and gremlin are not willing to help. Of course at the end of the story, everyone wants to eat. The little green witch eats the pie all by herself after she turns her friends into...guess what...little red hens!
This is a great book that can easily be paired with The Little Red Hen to make text to text connections.
We also compare and contrast.
Click on the pictures above to grab your own copies. ENJOY!
Also, here's some orange for today...
a math activity to practice addition and subtraction.
Click the picture below to grab your own copy. ENJOY!
(Just in case you don't see it, it's a jack-o-lantern!)
I have decided to start a regular weekly post to share with you some of my favorite literature that I share with my students.
Every Wednesday I will be posting
What Are We Reading Wednesday.
So here goes the first edition...
In The Legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkinby Jim Troiano, we learn that it is okay to be different, even if you are a pumpkin.
Spookley is a square pumpkin in the middle of a pumpkin patch full of round pumpkins. He begins being sad that he can't do what all the other round pumpkins can do because he has straight sides. Until one day there is a terrible storm. All the round pumpkins are rolling all over the place except Spookley. Spookley comes to the rescue and saves the other pumpkins. Be sure to check out the story to see how the pumpkin patch is never the same again. It's a sweet story full of rhymes that your students are sure to love.
You can get this book from the Scholastic Firefly October order for $1.00! Be sure to get more than 1 copy because you will want to share.
Here's a game I created to go with the book! It is a GREAT way to integrate literature into you math time. In this game the students review plane and solid shapes as they move around the game board. Just print, laminate, cut, add a die, and friends to get some geometry practice in this Halloween season.
Click on the picture to grab your own copy. ENJOY!
Stop by tomorrow to check out some other activities I have created to go with this book.
It's a partner game using the game board, a 10 sided die, and two-sided counters. Students take turns rolling a die, to that number, and cover one of the answers on the game board. If the answer is already covered, the student loses a turn. Play until all spaces are covered. The winner has the most spaces covered.
Click the picture below to grab your own copy of the doubles and doubles +1 game boards to try them out. (These games just use a 6 sided die.) ENJOY!
I am giving away three sets of Pumpkin Math to the first three people to leave a comment on this post.
It's a Halloween innovation of Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle.
We read it over and over again at this time of year. I have revamped it many, many times. Here's my latest version....
Click the picture to grab your own copy. ENJOY!
My students always enjoy making their own to read. Here's one for your students to make. They create their own little version of the book by sequencing the story. Then match the pictures or draw their own illustrations to go with the words.
Stop by Wednesday to read my first edition of What Are We Reading Wednesday. I will be posting a literature selection we are reading in my classroom with activities to go with the story.