Sunday, February 18, 2018

February Centers - First Grade

Hi everyone!! I am so so so excited to be writing my first blog post since having a baby! I am so sorry it has taken so long! Not going to lie, I may have been working on this post for quite awhile, but I finally did it!! I am starting to get back into the swing of things!

I swear I blinked and we are now in February! I wanted to share and show you all my February First Grade Math and Literacy Centers!

These February Centers includes 20 center activities (10 Literacy and 10 Math Activities). A lot of the activities included have multiple options for you to choose from and to differentiate with.


Here they are in action!


LITERACY CENTERS
Long and Short Vowels: Students match the picture on the heart to the correct word on the frog. Then they determine whether the word has a long or short vowel and place it on the vowel sound.

Plural Nouns: Students will determine whether the word on the car has an -s or -es at the end when they make it plural.

Contractions: Students will determine the 2 words that make the contraction.

Compound Words: Students will build a heart by determining the 2 words that make up the compound word.

Making Words: Students will change the highlighted letter to a different letter to make a new word. They will also find the picture of the new word that they made.

Punctuation: Students will read a sentence and determine the correct punctuation at the end of the sentence.

CVCe WordsStudents will match the CVCe word to the correct picture on the mat. A mystery picture will be revealed when all of the CVCe words are placed on to the correct pictures. 
(**2 different puzzles included)

Read and Match: Students will read a short sentence and match the correct picture to the sentence.

Syllables: Students will play a game where they move around the game board depending on how many syllables the word they choose has. There will be some bumps and bonuses along the way!

Real or Nonsense: Students will choose 2 cards to build a word and they will determine whether the word they built is real or nonsense.

Building Words: Students will use the letters from different February themed words to build and record smaller words. 

Sentence Unscramble: Students will put words in the correct order to make a complete sentence.

MATH CENTERS
Add or Subtract: Students will determine whether the equation needs a + or - sign to make it true.

Missing Addend: Students will determine the missing addend to make the equation true. A work mat is included for students to solve the missing addend.

More, Less, Equal: Students will solve different addition and subtraction equations. They will also determine if the answer is more than, less than, or equal to 12.

Fact Families: Students will build a fact family using the given numbers.

Time: Students will play a bingo game by reading the clock and covering the correct time on their bingo card. Time to the hour, half hour, and a combination of the two are included for you to choose from.


3 Addends with Shapes: Students will choose 3 shapes. They will count the number of sides of each shape to create and solve a 3 addend addition equation.

10 More and 10 Less: Students will choose a number and spin the spinner to determine whether they need to show the number that is 10 more or 10 less.

Roll, Take, Exchange: Students will play a game where they add and take away cubes while also determining how many they have total after each turn.

Word Problems: Students will read different word problems and act them out on a work mat. There are 2 different levels of difficulty included for you to choose from.


Measuring: Students will use hearts to measure the height of different pictures. They will also order the pictures from smallest to tallest.

Balanced Equations Puzzle: Students will build hearts by matching 2 equations that are equal to each other. I have included 3 different puzzles (addition, subtraction, and addition/subtraction combined)


Coins and Sight Words: Students will use a key to determine which coins go with the letters in different sight words. Students will count the coins to determine the total amount of the sight word and match it to the correct value.

What is all included in these February Centers?
• ‘I Can’ kid friendly posters for student independence.
• Recording sheets for student accountability.
• Detailed how to use and prep directions.
• Easy to prep activities.
• Answer Keys




You can grab these February Math and Literacy Centers at my TPT Store by clicking on the pictures below. 

Don't need both February Literacy and Math Centers? Click on the pictures below to get them separately.


I have also bundled ALL of my First Grade Monthly Math and Literacy Centers in many different ways below. You can click on the picture to check them out. 
**THESE BUNDLES HAVE HUGE SAVINGS!!!**




Thank you so much for stopping by! It feels so great to be back! Happy February everyone!! Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thankful Turkey Craft

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?!? Not only am I looking forward to all of the amazing food that I plan to completely indulge in (eating for two came at the perfect time), but I am also excited for a mini break! I am sure you all are too! It is that time of year where things start to get a little overwhelming. Testing is around the corner, lots of holiday events, and just straight up teacher tired!!

Well, I am so excited to share with you all my new Thanksgiving craft that I absolutely can not wait to start with my students! This is my Thankful Turkey Craft!!

This is a writing craftivity that will be an adorable addition to your classroom and/or to your students homes. My favorite part is that this turkey LOVES to sit just about anywhere!! He can even join everyone at the table on Thanksgiving! :)




This craft is a 3D craft that allows students to write different things that they are thankful for and to display it for everyone to see.

Included in this craft are copy templates for easy prep and detailed step-by-step directions with pictures.

You can grab this Thankful Turkey Craft for 50% OFF until Thanksgiving HERE or click on the picture below:

Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to ask how my pregnancy is going! I have been feeling great, but I am definitely starting to get uncomfortable and moving very slow these days. However, I kind of love it at the same time because I know our little girl is growing strong. I am currently 35 weeks and ready to pop!

Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving!! :)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October Centers - First Grade

Happy October!! I can't believe we are already rolling into this new month! It is officially fall even though it does not feel like it at all here in Kansas! I am ready for all things fall!

Now that October is here, I wanted to give you all a closer look at my October First Grade Math and Literacy Centers.

Now that classroom routines are becoming more established and students are getting the hang of routines and classroom expectations, this is the month that I really see students become independent and on task with their centers time. It is the time of year where centers becomes part of the daily routine and not so much time dedicated to procedures and expectations. As you know it is my favorite part of the day and my students too!

These October centers includes 20 center activities (10 Literacy and 10 Math Activities). A lot of the activities included have multiple options for you to choose from and to differentiate with.


Let's get these centers rolling!

LITERACY CENTERS
CCVC Words: Students say the picture name next to the fence and build the CCVC word using the letters on the pumpkins.

CVC Words: Students match CVC words to the correct pictures.

ABC Order: Students choose 3 top pieces of candy corn from a bag. They will say each picture name and place the 3 pictures in alphabetical order on the mat. 
(**Choose from pictures with words or without words.)

Beginning Blends: Students will match the beginning blend to the correct picture on the mat. A mystery picture will be revealed when all of the blends are placed on to the correct pictures. 
(**2 different puzzles included)

Short and Long Vowels: Students will say the picture name on the pumpkins. They will determine if it has a long or short vowel and place the pumpkin on the wagon with the long or short vowel sound.

Rhyming Sentences: Students will read the first part of a sentence and determine the second part to make it a complete rhyming sentence. (**10 different sentences included)

Sight Words: Students will choose a sight word card and read the word on the card. If they read it correctly they will roll the dice and move that many spaces forward. There are bumps and bonuses along the way! (**There are also blank cards included for you to write sight words of your choice)

Syllables: Students will sort pictures by how many syllables the picture name has.

Sequencing: Students will read a story and sequence pictures that go along with the story. 
(*There are 4 different sequencing stories included)

**You can also choose from just a sequencing mat without the story attached.

Sentence Unscramble: Students will put words in the correct order to make a complete sentence.

MATH CENTERS
Addition: Students will use a work mat to act out and solve different addition equations.

Subtraction: Students will use a work mat to act out and solve different subtraction equations.

Place Value: Students will count the base ten blocks, find the matching number, and determine how many tens and ones there are.

Time: Students will match the time to the hour on the spider to the correct clock.

Number Order: Students will look at the given numbers and place the owls in the correct order from least to greatest.

Addition and Subtraction Stories: Students will read a short addition and/or subtraction story and act it out on the mat. (**Below is an example of the addition stories)

**Below is an example of the subtraction stories.
You can choose to use addition stories, subtraction stories, or you can use both!

Number Bonds: Students will determine the missing part by acting it out with candy corn (or any manipulative) on the work mat.
**Below is an example of finding the missing part.

**Below is an example of finding the missing whole.
(Choose from finding the missing part or the missing whole. Both are included.) 

Addition and Subtraction Bingo: Students will solve different addition and subtraction equations and cover the answer on their bingo cards. The first to get 4 in a row horizontally, vertically,
or diagonally wins! 
(**Choose from addition cards, subtraction cards, or you can mix them both together.)

Sort and Graph: Students will sort different pictures into the correct category to create a graph. They will fill out data to go with the graph that they built.
(**Included are 3 different sets of pictures to sort. There are also 2 different data sheets to choose from for each graph).

Skip Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's: Students will count to determine the pattern and place the missing number on the last sunflower stem.

What is all included in these October Centers?
• ‘I Can’ kid friendly posters for student independence.
• Recording sheets for student accountability.
• Detailed how to use and prep directions.
• Easy to prep activities.
• Answer Keys




You can grab these October Math and Literacy Centers at my TPT Store by clicking on the 
pictures below. 

Don't need both October Literacy and Math Centers? Click on the pictures below to get them separately.


I have also bundled ALL of my First Grade Monthly Math and Literacy Centers in many different ways below. You can click on the picture to check them out. 
**THESE BUNDLES HAVE HUGE SAVINGS!!!**




Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy October everyone!! Have a wonderful week!
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