Sunday, April 23, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 24th - 30th)

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This week we are featuring:
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Your students will have fun retelling the story “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog!” (by Lucille Colandro) with our cute little old lady and garden-themed pictures to put in her belly!
We have included an Old Lady pattern that is already colored for you and also a bw pattern for the children to color for themselves.

Our children just love making these old ladies. We have them color their lady a day or so ahead of when we will do the retelling activity. This is so we can have time to laminate them and cut them out. The children also color the sequencing pieces they will use during the retelling. The children work with a partner to feed the old lady and retell the story together. 

We have also included a sequencing worksheet.

This pack has three different journals for you to choose from: 
What was your favorite part of the story and why? 
What do you think the old lady will swallow next? Why?
Why do you think the old lady swallowed a frog?




We love when our whole day is thematic and centered around the book of the day. We created two math lessons to accompany this book: Numberline Addition and Part-Part-Whole Addition.





Thank you for hanging out with us today. We hope you enjoy these activities as much as our children do! Happy Spring!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 17th - 23rd)

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We LOVE this Frogs on a Log literacy center! Your children will have fun spelling CVC and CVCe words with these adorable frogs. Using their knowledge of consonant and vowel sounds, children will sound out the word for the picture that is shown on the logs. They will then build the word by putting the frogs on the log. 

Please note: We have just recently updated this literacy center (April 2017). It includes a new version of the CVC and CVCe center cards. These cards are very colorful and cheerful! You will see pictures from both sets depicted in this post! If you have already purchased this center from us, go back and download again to get the new updated version! Thank you for visiting!

First, the children lay out the frogs in random order so they can see the letters clearly. We have made the consonants and vowels different colors for easy identification.



Next, they start building words!



We have also included a recording sheet for children to record their answers. We have included both a color and a black/white version for you to choose from.

We separate the CVC words and the CVCe words into two different sets. You could mix them too if you want to give your students more of a challenge.


We hope you enjoy this center! Have a great week!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 10th - 16th)

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Everyone loves this silly old lady! She is always swallowing something with a surprise at the end of the story! These stories are great for the skills of retelling and sequencing. In this pack we have included an old lady and story pieces for the children to color and then retell the story with their friends. We have also included a color version that the children can use during center time too!



There are also three journal prompts included in this pack for the children to practice their writing skills.

What was your favorite part of the story and why?

Why do you think the old lady swallowed a chick?

What do you think the old lady will swallow next?

This pack also includes a math lesson for addition and subtraction. During the exploration part of the lesson, children work in cooperative groups to match a bow (number sentence) to the correct basket (with treats in it). The baskets show either the joining of sets or a set with some of the objects crossed out.

After exploration and teacher modeling, the children work in cooperative groups to put eggs in their correct basket. Each egg has a number sentence on it (addition or subtraction) and the baskets all have a number on the bow. Children will match each egg to the basket with the correct sum or difference. This is a great activity to help with the children's fluency in their math facts as well as their ability to differentiate between the plus and minus symbols.




We have also included a recording sheet for the children to write all the number sentences they placed in the correct basket.

You can have your children complete an assessment too!


We hope you enjoy this pack as much as our children do! 
Happy Easter and Happy Spring Break!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 2nd - 9th)

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Pond Hoppin’ is a math facts fluency game to help your children practice their addition and subtraction skills in a fast, fun, cooperative learning game! In this pack, you get four original, full-color pond scenes with addition and subtraction facts missing, but sums and differences shown. 

Children will work together to fill in the correct equation that fits the scene as well as being matched to the correct sum or difference. 
We like to play this game as a race. Each group is in a race against the others to hop through all the ponds first. We have each group put the ponds scenes in the same order. Before we start the game the children sort their pieces under the correct scene.


We have the children complete one scene at a time. They aren't allowed to hop to the next pond until the pond before it is complete with the correct answers. When they have completed one scene, they raise their hand and we come around to check their answers. If they are all right they move on to the next scene. If not, they have some more work to do!


The children use number lines to help them figure out the sums and differences of the various equations. 

We have included equations that do not match any of the sums or differences in order to challenge the children. We were worried that they would just put the scene together like a puzzle and not actually do the math. This way, they have to to do the math!
Here are the completed scenes:


This game can also be used as a fun math center or fast finisher activity and requires only one-time prep! We have also included an individual assessment for a mixed addition and subtraction fact follow-up activity. Our children absolutely love math fact races and work so well in groups to complete the scenes together!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (March 27th - April 2nd)

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This week we are featuring one of our favorite products: Savvy Subtraction Number Stories. We have included four lessons to help your children find differences. Each lesson includes modeling, group cards, and an assessment. We love these "one-time prep" activities because once you print and laminate, they are ready for you year after year! We use dry erase markers on the task cards. They clean off very easily with a tissue!

Take Away Subtraction Stories
We like to start our unit on subtraction number stories by using the words "take away" and "is" in place of the minus and equals sign. We show children how to listen for key words in the number story and how to cross out the objects that need to be taken away. 

Minus Sign Subtraction Stories
This set of cards uses the minus and equal signs. In cooperative groups children will read the number stories to determine how many they should 'x' out or 'take away'. They will complete the number sentence on the lines provided to match the picture.

Numberline Subtraction Stories
The next group of cards uses a numberline to find the difference. The children will read the story and then show "jumps" they will move backwards on the numberline. Each card also has a scene to match the number story. Your children can cross out the pictures in the scene as well as another way to check their answers. 

Here is a look at the assessment that is included with the numberline lesson:

Ten Frame Subtraction Stories
This last group uses ten frames to help the children solve the number stories. The children will read the number stories and look for the key words that tell them how many objects to cross out on the ten frames provided. They will then complete the number sentence on the lines provided. 
We also included an extra assessment. This assessment does not use number stories, but uses pictures for children to cross out and demonstrate their understanding of subtraction.
 

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