Thursday, September 27, 2012

Clifford's Birthday Week Day 5

Here's a crossword puzzle about our BIG Red friend...

Click on the picture above to grab your own copy. ENJOY!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Clifford's Birthday Week Day 4

My students always LOVED these race games! That's why I kept creating them in different themes. So here's a Clifford themed one to practice Fry words.

Clifford and his friends are racing to get treats...

Sad to say that our week is almost over. I hope you and your students have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed creating the activities!

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Clifford's Birthday Week Day 3

Here's a word search I created with some BIG RED Dog words....

and a word shapes activity.

Click on the pictures above to grab your own copies. ENJOY!!

See you tomorrow for another Clifford activity.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Clifford's Birthday Week Day 2

Today's activity is a customized story map to use with any or all of the Clifford books.

Click on the picture above to grab your own copy. ENJOY!!

Stop by tomorrow for another Clifford activity.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

CLIFFORD'S Birthday Celebration Week!

If you haven't signed up for the webcast tomorrow for Clifford's BIGGEST Birthday Party Ever, it's not too late.


Join Scholastic and author Norman Bridwell for the celebration. It begins at 10:00 am EST tomorrow, September 24, 2012! All the details are at the web address above. You can also pick up extra activities and lessons courtesy of Scholastic.

Even though I'm not in First Grade, there are some things I just can't miss out on and Clifford is definitely one of them!

Each day this week I will feature something for you to grab up in honor of Clifford's Birthday.

After watching the webcast or reading one of Clifford's birthday books, be sure to have each of your students complete a page for this class book to add to your classroom library in honor of Clifford's birthday.

Here's a NEW color by code activity practicing sums to 10 that I created just for the celebration.

Click on the pictures above to grab your own copies. ENJOY!!

See you here tomorrow for more Clifford fun!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Celebrate Fall with a Sale!

I 'm joining with some blogging friends for a SALE ...

THANKS to Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac for getting us together! Lots of other GREAT teachers are celebrating the beginning of fall with a sale also. Be sure to stop by their stores right after mine!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Capturing Fact Fluency

Fact Fluency is just as important in math as sight words are in reading!

Common Core addresses it...

1.OA.6. Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

2.OA.2. Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers

3.OA.7.Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

Here's my newest efforts to help students along the way...


In these two sets of games students roll a letter die and a number die to try to capture a space on the game board by correctly reading and answering the number sentence. You can't help but differentiate because each game board focuses on a different addend or factor.

Yes, these do look familiar. I created similar games for Fry words and Fry phrases for reading fluency.

They are now posted in my Teachers Pay Teacher store along with...

to practice adding doubles and...

to practice multiplying doubles.

I played the addition version in a second grade class and the multiplication version in fifth grade last week in groups of 3s and 4s. They loved them!

Click on the pics of the doubles versions above to grab your own copy. ENJOY!

*The first 5 people to leave a comment with an email below will get their choice of the addition or multiplication version of Capture the Facts for FREE!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

I spent the whole Saturday watching football!

I also finished and posted the September set of Color by Codes in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

I have to say it one of my favorites! I LOVE the Johnny Appleseed and Superhero! The Sock Monkey is pretty cute too, if I say so myself. I added the Liberty Bell for Constitution Day. It may be a little stretch but just go with it. In all, I'm quite proud of it!

Click on the football pic above to grab a sample to practice beginning consonant digraphs. ENJOY!

* I've already started drawing the pics for the October set. Soon I'll be asking for skill suggestions.

**The first 3 people to leave a comment below with an email will get a the September set above for FREE.

Can you believe that some people don't leave their email? Can you believe those same people don't come back to check to see if they won? Can you believe they don't get their free stuff? Neither can I! Don't be one of those people!!

ENJOY your LABOR DAY off tomorrow!!

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