Free Sample – Problem Solving: Task Cards and Journal Prompts for Kindergarten Math (Common Core)
This set is a sample of my kindergarten Problem Solving set. This set includes six problems on task cards and math journal prompt strips.
This set is designed to get students thinking and talking about math. With the color-coded task cards, you will always have a problem at your fingertips. Use the cards on the carpet or in small groups—even while waiting in line. The problems vary in difficulty and are perfect for think-pair-share and for developing math vocabulary and language. Have the children extend their learning by using the included math journal prompts. Each of the problems is also included as a cut and glue journal prompt. This allows children to draw and write to show their mathematical thinking.
This sample contains one problem from each of the following domains: Counting and Cardinality (CC) Numbers and Operations in Base Ten (NBT) Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA) Geometry Task Cards (G) Measurement and Data (MD) Challenge Task Cards (star)
Math Journal Prompts (14 per page)
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Introducing “Apples!” Deedee Wills and I have teamed up to create a set of monthly poetry songs.
This file is the freebie version of a larger set. In the paid mini-set, you get 4 songs, and each includes: 1. A link to a video that illustrates songs–with an emphasis on lyrics to promote reading. 2. An mp3 track for each song with vocals 3. An mp3 track for each song karaoke version 4. Lyrics in color and black and white. Please head HERE if you’re interested:
The larger set including 36 videos/songs/lyrics featuring poetry music for the year is available HERE.
Deedee has also made TONS of additional activities to accompany these songs. Click HERE for the mini-version.
This is the “Welcome” to class goodie bag poem that many teachers use for Meet & Greet or Open House/Meet the Teacher Night. I just “Hollywooded” it up with Hollywood graphics and colors to fit with Hollywood themed classrooms or just for those who like think their kiddos are Movie Stars.
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This product can be used as a supplement to your life cycle unit or used as a lesson. Included are a sequencing activity that asks students to put the frog life stages in order; a suggested “read to” and charting activity; a “F is for frog” coloring page; a writing activity; a math/counting/beginning adding activity. All activities are based on the frog life cycle. This product is classroom ready.
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Practice common core standards L.K.2.A and L.K.2.B with these free racing-themed practice pages. Kindergarten students will love being a member of the pit crew and fixing the incorrect sentences! Works on capitalizing the first word of a sentence, capitalizing the pronoun ‘I”, and ending punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point).
Each page has a “Clue from the pit crew” which is a hint about the skill being practiced. Practice punctuation in a variety of ways!
Includes the following pages:
– “I” Spy What Needs Fixed (capitalizing the pronoun “I”, circle the incorrect words in a paragraph)
– “I” Can Fix It! (capitalizing the pronoun “I”, fix and rewrite the sentences)
– A Great Start (capitalizing the first word in a sentence, circle the incorrect word and rewrite it correctly)
– Coming In First (capitalizing the first word in a sentence, write the first word for each sentence)
– Cap Off the Capitals! (capitalizing the first word in a sentence and the pronoun “I”, fix and rewrite the sentences)
– Finish It (ending punctuation, write the correct punctuation mark at the end of each sentence)
– Punctuation Pit Stop (ending punctuation, write each sentence with the correct punctuation mark)
– Find It and Fix It! (capitalizing the first word in a sentence and the pronoun “I” and ending punctuation, circle the mistakes in each sentence and write the sentence correctly)
Two versions are included. One grid has 24 blanks. The second version has thirty blanks. Students will ask all of their classmates for their autograph. Include yourself for more fun! You may include the name of the school, principal, etc., if you need to fill up more blocks. Call the names and other terms out as you would for a regular game of Bingo.
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child’s World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
Cause and effect: cause and effect activites: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
This free cause and effect activity includes 2 student printables and a class chart idea for teaching with the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. These cause and effect printables are part of my Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Book Study which includes reading and writing activities for vocabulary, cause and effect, sequencing, grammar and word work, social skills, an Alexander writing craft and display plus a customizable, foldable story booklet with writing prompts for persuasive, opinion, how to and personal narrative writing. I hope you’ll click on the green link above and check it out!
Enjoy and thanks so much for visiting my store! Linda Kamp
The first day of school is often filled with so much administrative detail and introductions to the class that teachers don’t get a chance to really introduce themselves to the students and vice versa. This product, What About Me?, offers teachers and students a chance to reveal their thoughts and feelings about school and themselves to each other. This is a great way for students to find out what their teachers expect from them, and for teachers to understand what impacts their students academically. Teachers should fill out their sheets ahead of time, but not hand them out to the students until they complete theirs.If there is time in class, students can start their sheets, but might feel more comfortable completing them at home. Teachers should require them to be finished within the first few days of school so they can get to know their learners as soon as possible.
In this freebie, you’ll find five editable hipster animal door signs. Click on the text boxes to change the information, font, and text size. Print the posters in full color and laminate for extra durability.
This freebie is part of my new classroom decor range, Hipster Animals. Please take a look at the other products in this range:
Pets List Word Work Packet – 10 words, no prep spelling packet, 50+ pages, Updated 9/19 with simplified packet and updated domain name.
Pets List spelling packet using 10 words with 28 different activities, over 50 pages of printable fun and learning :o); great for differentiated learning. Choose one activity or many for your students to practice the given words. Teachers and students love the independence that comes with repetition of each activity – these activities can be used for word work, independent work, group instructions, morning work, spelling centers, literacy centers and/or homework as well as to supplement your existing curriculum as an intervention strategy. This is a great NO-PREP, fun, interactive and engaging word work bundle of printable activities.
These lessons are presented in a PDF file that can easily be printed and distributed, without any adjustment necessary on your part. The activities are open-ended enough to support or supplement other lesson plans and activities regarding language, but they contain enough content and instruction to stand alone if preferred. From tracing and flash cards to SCOOT activities you will find many word work activities to choose from.
The demo file shows pet words but the packet you are purchasing includes the following spelling words:
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Like this packet? We have 100’s available at http://www.spellingpackets.com for only $29 with code save20 at checkout– unlimited, instant downloads! Visit us to view free, complete packets. Contents/activities of the packet shown below:
Spelling word waterfalls
Write each spelling word three times each.
Write a spelling word on each line, going from shortest to longest.
Hold the presses!
Practice Spelling Test
Make three words using your spelling words
Tracing Flash Cards
Read, trace, write
Fill in the shapes with the letters from your spelling words
Color in the bubble words
Fill in your spelling words in the shapes
Trace, Write, ABC, New Word
Mega Domino Card Packet
Unscramble and Write
Spelling Scoot Answer Sheet!
One practice sheet for each word (10 pages)
More great NO-PREP, fun, interactive and engaging word work printable activities
Do you struggle with keeping your students organized throughout the school day or during a lesson? Do they have difficulty figuring out what materials they’ll need? Start using Google Slides™ to help them stay organized!
These FREEAssignment Slides/Morning Meeting Slides are a SIMPLE and effective way to keep them on track without you having to repeat yourself 100 times!
I love to use technology to make my life a little easier. That’s why I like to display our class agenda or schedule on our interactive white board. Students can quickly see what we have planned for the day and any important materials they’ll need. You can even use student instruction slides for each subject or lesson. It’s a great way for students to stay on task and look back at any directions or instructions you gave at the beginning of the assignment or lesson!
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What’s Included: Cover Page What’s Included Vocabulary & Questions for Chapters 1-8 & Answer Keys Writing Prompts for Chapters 1-8, Character Trait Graphic Organizers for James Acknowledgements Thank You
Classroom Procedure Checklist for the Start of the Year – FREE
Make sure you have all your procedural ducks in a row with this handy classroom procedures checklist. A must for any first year teacher and a great reminder for those who have been around for awhile too!
This is one of my favorite classroom chants to get students to remember to put their name on their paper before beginning any task. These colorful posters will not only brighten your classroom but also act as a visual reminder for students to remember their name on their paper! Colors include: Pink, Green, Blue, Purple
“The first thing I do is always the same, I pick up my pencil and write my name!”
Do you want to be a teacher? What qualities do you need? What are students looking for in teachers? Complete training PPT for first year teachers/teacher certification programs. It has 22 slides and includes:
Interactive/brain-based activities (individual/small/whole group) Research/theory Student Examples Overviews of Teacher qualities Practical application of teacher skills Extra resources
Excellent for professional development team building and review of “why” behind teaching.
I prepared this Unit Plan for my first-quarter “Instructional Methods” class in my teaching credential program in 2003. It includes 10 days of detailed lesson plans, handouts, and related readings (short story, poem, newspaper article).
This Unit Plan is free because it’s INCOMPLETE. The assignment was to create detailed lesson plans only for the first 10 days of the Unit. Since I never actually taught this Unit, I never implemented plans for the entire novel.
This is a .doc file, which can be imported and edited using Microsoft Word (1997 or newer).
This is a song I wrote to help my students remember how many sides each polygon has! They really enjoyed singing it and it really helped them remember. I always love when they take the test and I can hear them humming the tune to help them remember!
A reading teacher guide that includes summaries, word work/vocabulary, and comprehension strategies & questions for every chapter! Save tons of time and be 100% ready for those reading groups right now! The information in a Book Info Guide can help you organize and plan for whole class, guided reading, literature circle, or strategy group instruction.
This Book Info Guide is perfect for the busy guided reading/daily 5/literature circle/strategy group teacher. Spend your time on something fabulous (a pedicure? smoothie? moment of meditation?) rather than worrying about toting around that ever present bag-o-books. Use this product to get ahead of the game in your reading group planning!
This Book Info Sheet includes: *Short summaries for every chapter *Word work and/or vocabulary words for every chapter *Possible comprehension strategies and/or questions for every chapter
All in a compact, easy to reference, format that you can print, fold and keep in your guided reading binder, bag, or book.
Once you’re familiar with the organization of a Book Info Sheet, you can even have advanced readers create their own Book Info Sheets as they prepare to lead the discussions with literature circles. Then you can use them (don’t forget to make copies!) in years to come for your own purposes. Hooray!
I hope you find this useful! Katie 🙂 iwanttobeasuperteacher.com
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