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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

11 FREE Kindergarten Literacy Centers for Winter!

One of my past posts listed 11 free kindergarten math centers for winter (CLICK HERE to visit that post). This is the companion post to the winter math centers post, an attempt to help make your teacher life easier! This way, you don't have to weed through all the freebies, just click on the link, download, print and prepare! Take a look at the 11 literacy centers I chose to include:

This set has 19 phrase cards to help students develop their reading fluency. It also includes 2 follow-up activities. What a great way to practice reading! 

This free literacy activity has both winter- and Christmas-themed words for students to match and write. The pictures make this an appealing center!

Here's a sight word fluency game played like "Bang!" It has 60 phrase cards using the first 100 Fry words. This game is sure to become a quick center favorite! 

This is a great hands-on center that focuses on word families. A cute recording sheet is included. Your students will love the adorable graphics! 

I love using games with my students! They are fun, engaging, AND educational! This CVC game is sure to become another student favorite. 

This center activity comes with a very nice page of winter words and 3 different recording sheets. It will be easy to set up and a great way to practice writing!

With this center, students will practice clipping beginning, middle, or ending sounds. What a cute way to practice! 

Are you working on syllables? If so, here's an adorable, winter-themed way to practice! 

This writing page is sure to be popular with your Olaf fans! You can use it in centers or as a whole group activity. 

What literacy center would be complete without a "write the room" activity? Just print and laminate these sheets for a quick and easy writing center. 

Here's one of my winter-themed freebies, too. This one has literacy & math. One of the games combines addition and reading sentences. This set also has an emergent reader. 

I hope this list helps you add some new, engaging literacy centers to your room. I hope your students enjoy them! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Telling Time Task Cards/Game and a FREEBIE!

Click on the picture to see it on Teacher's Notebook.
CLICK HERE to find it on Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Here's a fun way for your students to practice telling time! Whether you prefer center activities, a game of Scoot, or card games, you have ALL THREE OPTIONS with this set! 
First, the cards are numbered and a recording sheet is included. This is perfect for using them as TASK CARDS in a center or for a game of SCOOT

Or, include a couple of these "melting snowman" cards to make the task cards into an engaging CARD GAME

I am using this set at home as 2 of my littles (kindergarten and first grade) learn to tell time. We played a game with the cards using the BIG CLOCK! This set also comes with little clocks. They would work well in centers or so that each child could have a clock.

This product comes with the following sets of cards:

1. Analog clocks to the hour and half-hour 

Students must record the time in digital form.

2. Analog clocks to the nearest five minutes

Students must record the time in digital form.

3. Digital clocks to the hour and half-hour

Students must demonstrate the time on an analog clock.

4. Digital clocks to the nearest five minutes

Students must demonstrate the time on an analog clock.

ANSWER SHEETS are also included! They are great for having students self-check.

Click on the picture below to download a 2-page TELLING TIME FREEBIE

I hope your students enjoy the FREEBIE! Thanks for stopping by! 

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year Blog Hop--and a Winter FREEBIE!

Happy New Year! 
First of all, I want to wish you a prosperous, happy, and healthy New Year. Then, I would like to invite you to "hop" through our blogs, grabbing some FREEBIES and taking a look at our winter and New Year themed items. 

My featured item is one of my all-time favorites, the Kindergarten Math Cut-and-Glue Workbook for Winter

I LOVE these sets for 3 reasons:
1) This workbook (and similar sets for each season/holiday) covers ALL of the Common Core Standards for kindergarten math. So, using all of the pages lets you know that your students have practiced every CC concept! 
2) These sets help students practice their math AND fine motor skills! Plus, my littles always enjoy cutting and pasting! 
3) These are prefect for reluctant writers. Some of the pages require no writing at all! That's huge for students who struggle with writing. While writing should not be overlooked, I think it's nice to have a resource every now and again where students are not required to write in order to demonstrate their knowledge.  

Click on the picture above to find this resource on Teacher's Notebook.
CLICK HERE to see it on Teachers Pay Teachers. 
Plus, ALL OF MY RESOURCES ARE 15% OFF from January 1-4, 2015!

Here's my featured winter FREEBIE
This one has been in my stores for a while, but it's a good one! It has worksheets, games, and even a game board for winter-themed addition Bump! Click on the picture below to grab a copy for your classroom!

Thank you "snow" much for stopping by!
Click on the blog button below to hop on to the next New Year post and FREEBIE! 

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

11 FREE Winter Math Centers for Kindergarten!

If you are looking for new kindergarten math centers for the New Year, look no further! I have put together a list of 11 winter-themed centers that are available on Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook for FREE! Just scroll down, take a look at each description, and click on the pics of the ones you like!

1. Math Mitten Number Match-Up

Here's a mitten match center activity (6 pages) from Sunshine and Lollipops. In this center, students will match each number with the correct quantity of snowflakes on a mitten. It also includes a page for students to write each number and draw the correct number of pictures! Click on the picture above to grab a copy! 

2. Winter Olympics Bump and Memory

This sports-themed winter FREEBIE was created by Sweet Integrations. It comes with a memory game and 2 different versions of Bump addition games. Just laminate these for an easy yet engaging center! Click on the cute cover pic to take a look! 

3. Kindergarten Winter Activities 100 Follower Freebie

This adorable winter FREEBIE (11 pages) is by My Fabulous Class. Your students can work on +1 and -1 using this set of snowman cards. The great graphics are sure to make this a student favorite! Click on the picture to take a look! 

4. January Snow Theme Addition Plus One
Here's another great FREE addition center (14 pages) from Fern Smith. Students can match each "plus one" addition problem with the correct sum. Click on the picture to grab a copy of this fun math activity for your classroom!

5. Wonderful Winter Math

This FREEBIE (8 pages) is from the "I Love My Kinders" store. It includes some printable counting worksheets AND a full-color counting center where students can pick a number and draw the correct number of snowmen to match.  Click on the picture above to grab this cute, wintery set!

6. Winter Math Tub Sample

This FREE winter write the room set (9 pages) was created by Cady Mullennex Hearn. The activity has students writing number words around the room. What a great idea for the new year! You can click on the picture above to grab a copy for your classroom. 

7. Snowy Bear Count

This is another FREE numeral to quantity matching activity (16 pages) from iHeart Teaching. Here, students can match each number with its correct representation on a ten frame. This center activity is just too cute to miss! Click on the picture to get it for your students! 

8. Snowy Shape Bump
Thanks, Brittany Lynch, for such a great FREEBIE (8 pages)! With this freebie, students can use spinners to play the popular Bump game with 2D or 3D shapes. How creative is that?! Grab it by clicking on the picture above. 

9. Winter Math Sampler Pack

This math activity (10 pages) was created by Jennifer Knopf. This set actually includes 4 different math games: 2 spin and graph activities, a roll and cover addition game, AND a roll and cover shape game. This set is sure to be a hit in your math centers! Grab a copy by clicking on the picture above. 

10. Winter Number Match-Up

This FREE matching activity (12 pages) is brought to you by Linda Nelson of Primary Inspiration. Your students can match numbers, ten frames, objects, and number words with this set. What a great way to add a little winter fun to your math center! 

11. Snow Much Counting!

And, here's some FREE wintery fun (10 pages) from my store! It can be used as a card game or students can simply create different quantities from 1-20 or above. The colorful cards are very appealing to students and matching worksheets are included. Click on the picture to get a copy!

I hope this list makes planning your kinder math centers a breeze! Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wonderful Winter Resources Linky Party with FREE and Priced Items

Happy winter! I don't know how happy I am about the prospect of snow, but I know that my kids are SO excited to make snowmen! I do love the adorable winter clipart, so it's always fun making new winter resources. There's nothing more fun than creating some new winter classroom fun on a snowy day! 

Below, you will find some adorable winter-themed resources from several teacher-authors. Take a look to find something "snow" fun for your students!

1. Feel free to add 3 winter-themed links to the linky below, 1 paid and 2 FREE! Please, to keep it fair, add only 1 paid item. The links will be added in RANDOM order! 
2. Putting the word "FREE" at the beginning of the description would really be helpful to those looking through the resources.
3. Please share and/or pin the linky on one or more of your social media sites. 

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale Linky Party and Gingerbread Telling Time Task Cards!

Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) will be the perfect time to find some wonderful classroom resources ON SALE! You can even get an extra 10% off by using code TG2014 on Teacher's Notebook and TPTCYBER on Teachers Pay Teachers! (On TN, the code is good now thru Tuesday. On TPT, the code is good only Monday and Tuesday.)

You can also grab my latest resource for 50% off. Scroll down to see my Gingerbread Telling Time Multipurpose Task Cards in action! 

Click on the picture to see this item on Teacher's Notebook.

I am very partial to games as center activities and homework, but I know that other teachers enjoy using task cards and playing Scoot. So . . . this set of of task cards can do all 3! 
Play Scoot with them or use them as task cards. It's easy because this set is numbered and comes with recording sheets! 
Use the cards to play a game. A directions sheet and extra game cards are included! 
A t home, we use this set to play a game.   
One large gingerbread-themed clock and some small clocks are included!
My new items are usually 50% off for 3 days, but I left this one at 50% off just for the Cyber Monday Sale. Take a look at the linky party below to find more greatly reduced items! 

Thanks for reading! 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Gingerbread Cut-and-Glue Math and Literacy for Kindergarten and a FREEBIE!

Guess what?  I just added 10 new pages to my kindergarten gingerbread set!  It now has 47 pages: 24 pages of literacy activities and 23 pages of math, as well as 3 pages that are EDITABLE!  

Here are a few pictures of the set "in action."  My kindergartener finished 3 pages (even though he was only asked to finish one!).  My first grader thought that the gingerbread house activity was just too cute not to color!  Even my preschooler wanted to do a page, so he did the letter sound sort. 

For this page, students cut out objects to decorate a gingerbread man. Then they write a few sentences about their creation.

My daughter enjoyed making the gingerbread house. Similar pages will be added to the first grade set, too. 

For this page, students cut out cookies with objects (the picture shows the page before revisions). They sort them according to beginning sounds. 

This set includes the following pages:

*Cookie Sheet Sort--Students read and sort CVC words from the an and at word families.
*Sort Some Yummy Treats--On this page, students sort et, en, and eg words.
*Run Home, Gingerbread Man!--Students read and sort words from the it, in, ig, and ip word families.
*Eating Cookies!--On this page, students sort op and ot words.
*Hot from the Oven!--Students sort cookies with words from the ug and ut families.
*Sight Word Sorting, Sight Word Candies, and Sight Word Cookies--On these 3 pages, students sort sight words according to the number of letters each word has. EDITABLE versions of these pages are also included! 
*Making Words and Making More Words--Students add an onset to each rime, making real words.
*Scrambled Words and More Scrambled Words--On these pages, students cut out individual letters to make CVC words from 2 word families.  
*Cookie Mix Up, Gingerbread Mix Up, and Candy Cane Mix Up--Students cut out mixed up sight word sentences, glue them in order to make a sentence, and write the sentence.
*Cookies and Candies--Here, students match rhyming words.
*Fluency Fun & More Fluency Fun--On these 2 pages, students add candies to gingerbread cookies while reading each sight word sentence twice.
*Sweet Syllable Sort & Cookies, Cakes, and Pies! Oh my!--Students sort words by the number of syllables they have.
*Baking Beginning Sounds & Baking More Beginning Sounds--Students sort cookies with pictures according to their beginning letter sounds.
*My Gingerbread Cookie & My Gingerbread House--Students decorate objects and write about them. 
*Sorting Shapes--Here, students sort 2D and 3D shapes.
*Counting Candies and Counting Gingerbread Cookies--Here, students will cut out a number of objects and use them to represent numbers less than 10.
*Adding Gingerbread Men, Adding More Gingerbread Cookies, and Adding Candies--On these pages, students cut out objects and use them to solve addition problems.
*Making 10 and Ten Candies--Students figure out how many more they need to make 10.
*Count On With Cookies! and Counting Lots of Candies!--Students practice addition using the “counting on” strategy.  
*"Ten and Ones" and "Tens and Ones: Candies"--Students use groups of tens and ones to construct teens.
*Subtracting Cookies and Subtracting Candies--Here, students glue numbers in the correct position to construct subtraction problems.
*Addition Word Problems, Adding Candies: Word Problems, Subtraction Word Problems, and Subtracting Candies: Word Problems--On these pages, students solve word problems using objects.  

While you're there, don't miss my Gingerbread Bump FOREVER FREEBIE!  

Click on the picture to find it on Teacher's Notebook.

As always, thanks for reading!

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