• Preschool Bridging to Kindergarten
  • Fine motor skills to practice in a small group with your preschoolers! Preschoolers not only learn how to play bingo but work on their fine motor skills as well. Your student will trace various fine motor lines - great practice for handwriting! 6 Different Boards ...and a bonus with 10 fine motor exercises included! DIRECTIONS: 1. Print all of the pages on card stock and laminate for durability. 2. Cut out the cards. 3. Each player gets a different Fine Motor Card and a dry erase marker. 4. Put the cards in a pile. The caller pulls a card at random, shows it to the players and places it on the Caller Board. 5. If a player has it on their board, the player traces the line. 6. When a player completes their board, that person wins.
  • This self-paced multiplication facts (x2-x9) training program is a fun way for your students to memorize their times table while pretending to accomplish a space mission. This pack aligns to common core standard 3.OA.C.7 This download has everything to get you started. Included are decorations for MISSION MULTIPLICATION, google slides/PDF introduction activity that will get your students to understand the zero and identity properties of multiplication as well as walk them through other important vocabulary. After this google slides introduction, your students will complete a lapbook which will be used to store all of their training papers, their flash cards and also be used as a facts tracker. As soon as your students have a verbal exam with you, you will hole punch the correct mission to mark MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Another google slides, called ORIENTATION, will help you introduce the procedures needed for MISSION MULTIPLICATION. PDF versions of both google slide documents are included in case you do not use google slides in your classroom. STUDENT PROCEDURE: Students will work at their own pace. They have flash cards, 2 practice sheets for each factor they need to master before signing up for a verbal review. They then get a hole punch and move on to the next mission (factor). Also included are eight MP3's which are set to a tune with accompanying posters that can be printed out. There is also a separate PDF that has embedded audio so that you can keep this on your chrome books (or shared computer) so students can listen on their own time. ((Does not work on ipad))
  • Contractions will be easy to teach with this contractions mini unit. Included is a great powerpoint that works as a visual aid to help introduce your contractions unit. Also included are a variety of center activities, pocket chart activity, printables and a craftivity – many resources that are great for whole class teaching, literacy centers, small groups and individual work. In this unit contractions are taught using a story of a scientist that discovered she could shorten words using an apostrophe. By using the powerpoint to convey the story and how contractions are created, the scientist turns the experiment over to the students who will go about creating contractions at the literacy center, cutting up words and gluing them to a flask creating a "contraction reaction." You will engage even your most hard to engage learner!! Teach. Encourage. Inspire. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2.C
  • Can you believe it is almost the 100th day of school! Time sure does fly! The supportive documents in this resource will help you plan a week or a day of celebrations with TWENTY TWO 100 days of school stations! Choose the stations that are no prep (except for the printables) or choose from a couple of the stations that require things you probably already have like pom poms, cereal, and solo cups. Students will use their imagination, build structures, 100 day crafts, creative writing, play math games and research life 100 years ago at the library or online. It is a well rounded 100 day celebration pack that you can get up and going now! Some of the stations included are: 1) 100 Number Art 2) 100 Things You Like About Yourself 3) Brainstorm 100 interesting facts 4) 100 Cards for a Nursing home and so much more!
  • Starting the month with Acrostic poems is a great way for students to use their senses to help them come up with words to describe the month. The set is differentiated with 3 different writing lines best suited for your students.
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    Morning Meeting Messages is great for August/September Morning Meeting for kindergarten. This is a digital resource perfect for your kindergarten classroom. Get started back to school with this ready to go resource. This resource is a great template you can use to guide your daily morning meeting. Each day has a welcome/morning work slide you can have displaying your students work for that morning. If you purchased my morning work, I already have added it to the slide. If you are not using it, just delete that slide. To signal the start of morning work, I have a good morning song that I have added. After greeting, there is a slide you can add your group activity. Next, there is a slide that prompts you to go through your calendar routine. Then you read your morning message which is easily customizable. Do a quick language and math activity, then finally close it up with a think and share. Morning Meeting Slide Templates Morning Work Song Greeting Group Activity Message / Math & Language Activity Think and Share The skills covered are: Rhyming Beginning Sounds Prepositions Missing Number Brainstorming words that start with letter Counting 1-10 Speaking Skills

    Morning Work

    This packet contains 20 days of morning work for the month of September for Kindergarten. Each activity is on half a page - saving you paper. Students will either glue the entire page into their "Good Morning Work" Interactive Notebook or follow the directions and add a portion of the paper according to the activity. Your students will practice a variety of fine motor, writing, counting, rhyming activities perfect for back to school.

    Monthly Homework Pages for Kindergarten (August/September) Weeks 1-4

     These monthly homework pages are a good way to extend learning to home. The front of the homework page has a place to track counting, reading at home, sight words and alphabet linking chart checklist. Students will practice writing, beginning sounds, rhyming, and counting for the first four weeks. The back of the page is titled "Extra Practice" and allows families to choose extension activities that are fun to do. Each week there are also QR code links to stories to listen to. FILE ALLOWS YOU TO EDIT 1) Letter to Parents 2) Sight Words
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  • This packet is a great way to help incoming kindergarteners get excited about materials, procedures, and routines. It is a great activity for back to school -- guided discovery is perfect to use for the first 4-6 weeks of school,: To excite children about classroom materials. To help children explore materials with confidence and imagination. To build a common vocabulary. To help children build a repertoire of constructive uses for materials. To enable children to make independent and purposeful choices To develop children’s ability to work cooperatively and learn from each other. To establish and teach norms and routines for the use, care, and storage of materials. Use this resource to model correct use of materials and as a starting point to teach procedures and routines. This resource covers: What is Guided Discovery? Letter to Parents about Guided Discovery Pencil & Eraser Crayons Markers for tracing Markers for coloring Colored pencils Highlighter Cotton Swabs to Paint Dauber Cutting with Scissors Scissors & Glue Stick Scissors & Liquid Glue Folding Paper Taping Paper Using a Stapler Tearing Paper Watercolors Tempera Paints Ruler as a Straight Edge Morning Routine (Entering Class) Morning Meeting Walking in the Hallway Listening Getting Teacher’s Attention Using the bathroom Keeping hands clean Cleaning up spills Cleaning up crumbs Wiping Nose Using Computer Using Ipad Using Headphones Class Library Playground Behavior Dismissal From School
  • Beginning division by understanding partitive and measurement division as well as the best strategies to use such as the fair-share strategy and count-by (skip counting method). In this introductory division lesson, students will understand what the meaning of the unknown as the size of the group in division and unknown as the number of groups in division. This 22-page resource is chock full of activities such as: Bean Thirteen by Matthew Mcelligott For this activity, you will need jelly beans or dried beans. Students will choose the number of beans and divide them up and record on their sheet. Anchor Charts / Posters (Pages 6-10) The posters will help you explain what division is. The two ways to look at a division problem and 2 strategies. Introduction Worksheets (Pages 11-12) These worksheets will help your student to understand that when working with division you always know the WHOLE and you are trying to find the part. Hands-On Strategy Practice (Pages 13-14) Students will practice the fair-share and counting by strategy to solve a problem. Math Center (Pages 15-17) This math center will guide students how to work through a division problem with concrete materials. You will need to provide counters. Answer key page 23. Drawing Your Model (Pages 18-22) If your students are comfortable with division, next you will encourage them to use drawings to solve division word problems.
  • Kids Discover the Five Senses Using Fun Science Exploration

    Observational skills are key to science exploration. This unit gives students an introduction to how we use our senses to explore the world. A very important skill to becoming a successful scientist. In this unit students will dive deep and explore one sense at a time. I recommended exploring one sense at a time, each on a different day. A great way to introduce this unit is to talk about how we experience the world. Writing Paper (Pages 8-9) Pocket Chart (Pages 10-13) We explore the world with our senses. We touch, taste, hear, see, and smell. Vocabulary (Pages 14-16) Sense of Touch (Pages 17-24) Sense of Smell (pages 25-29) Sense of Taste (Pages 30-36) Sense of Sight (Pages 31-41) Sense of Hearing (pages 42-44) Listening Activity with MP3 included in packet Senses Assessment Activities (Pages 45-55)