Thursday, January 26, 2017

Valentine's Day Clip Art Hearts in Rainbow Colors and Girls with Hearts

Bring the magic of Valentine's Day to your projects! Go ahead and grab your free clip art!

If you are looking for more FREE Valentine's day resources you can find them Believe to Achieve HERE.  I love the variety in this post!  (Believe to Achieve)

If you have discovered useful and interesting FREE Valentine's Day product in Anne Rozell's blog post, be sure to let me know. More importantly, leave the sellers some feedback. I'm sure they'll appreciate it!
 If you need more Valentine's day activities and ideas, check out my Valentin's Day Crafts and Activities Board on Pinterest.

Friday, January 13, 2017

2d Shapes Activities, Worksheets, Posters, Games and more

Since shapes are all around us every day, we need to be able to identify them. This document provides some ideas and activities on teaching shapes to preschool and kindergarten kids as well as first graders.

14 2D shapes: triangle, rectangle, square, circle, star, heart, crescent, oval, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid.

This packet includes the following packets in one BIG bundle:

1. 2D Shapes Activities, Games and Centers -

Engaging worksheets with shapes, games like sudoku and bingo, complete the pattern, odd one out, finding counting and matching by size, color and position.
62 pages colorful + 49 B&W worksheets, 45 pages answer key

• Flashcards
• Color by Shape
• Match the shape and the color
• Left - Right
• Up - Down
• Complete the Pattern
• Sudoku
• How Many?
• Find the Shapes
• Find the Colors
• Odd One Out
• Count the Shapes
• Count Then Match
• Choose the Number
• Big Medium Small
• Numbers 1 - 10
• Addition
• Subtraction
• Color the Shapes
• Bingo
• Bingo Call Sheets

These worksheets focus on four basic geometric shapes, triangle, rectangle, square and circle, but the children will also develop, learn and practice:
• colors,
• numbers up to ten,
• subtraction,
• addition,
• adjectives: big, medium, small,
• directions: left, right, up, down
• pattern-recognition skills (recognize symbol and shape patterns)
• understanding that objects can be sorted and grouped by their attributes

Just like physical exercise, our mind need some exercise too. For this there are two very popular games that exercises your brain extensively.
• With Sudoku you will level up your students brain power, stimulate their mind improve children’s memory.
• Due to its easy-to-follow nature, bingo is a great way to reinforce the shape words. Furthermore Bingo is very useful game because involves the use of good rapid hand-to-eye coordination. Most importantly, have fun when you play with your students, knowing that you are making an active improvement in their mental and physical health as a result.

2. 2D Shapes Worksheets, Posters -

Shapes worksheets (read, write, trace, color, count) focus on fourteen geometric shapes: triangle, rectangle, square, circle, star, heart, crescent, oval, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid.
This document includes:
- 14 funny shape posters,
- read, write, trace and color pages for every single shape,

- shape ID cards [worksheet] - pupils learn about number of sides and corners, and practice identifying and tracing the shapes

Shape ID Cards

- Count the sides and corners [worksheet]

Count the sides and corners

- Match the shape and the color [worksheet]- students have to recognize the shape and the color

Match the Shape and the Color

3. 2D Shapes Flip Book - 


To read more about it, click here.

4. 2D Shape Posters - 

This document includes 14 funny 2D shape posters.

5. 2D Shape Task Cards

Task cards are super effective, simple and fun resources for any centers, stations, partner work, individual work, classroom games.
You can differentiate easily by customizing with target pages.

20 task cards (color and black&white)
- Answer key
- Recording sheets

To read more about it, click here.

6. Multiplication Code Breaker Task Cards with Shapes

14 task cards (color and grayscale) for your students to “break the code” using their
knowledge of multiplication.
- Answer key
- 4 different recording sheets are included.

7. Shape Sudoku -

15 different beginner shape sudoku puzzles. 12 Color and 15 B&W versions available.
All of them in 4x4 grid. I designed these puzzles as a cut and paste activity, but it can be laminated and used as a hand-on activity.
Great for learning how to solve Sudoku puzzles. Three difficulty levels, for young learners. Differentiated with the number of missing shapes.
Easy - 4 missing shapes.
Medium - 8 missing shapes.
Hard - 10 missing shapes.

8. Shape Bingo

Shape Bingo, contains: circle, triangle, square and rectangle, big and small shapes in four colors blue, red, yellow and green.

There are 30 different bingo game cards in two sizes 2/page and 6/page.



Each of these bingo cards is different and has random selection of pictures.
There are four different word lists (you can simply call out the words from the list).
There are also 32 call out shape flash cards which you have to print and cut out.

Mini Shape Flash Cards

A caller reads a word from a word list or pulls out the picture from a hat or container, shows the card to everyone, and describes it.

Call Sheets

There are four blank bingo cards and a blank writing sheet included, with some extra teaching tips.

 To read more about it, click HERE.

And that isn't all! Here is the best part of this post...for a set of FREE I Spy Shapes product, visit my original post HERE.

Or go ahead and grab your FREE 2D Shapes Activities and Centers product in my TpT store HERE.

 If you need more shape activities, printables and ideas, check out my Shapes Board on Pinterest.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Telling Time by the Hour, Half-Hour, Quarter Hour CCSS 1.MD.B.3 and a FREEBIE

Telling time can be difficult, I have a few ten-year-old students still struggling with telling time. Today I'm sharing with you my newest resources FREE What Time is it Play-dough Mats and Telling Time Memory Game.  I created these games to give my students plenty of practice.
These resources also help to meet common core standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 - Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

 Telling Time Memory Game

It takes a little time to prep a memory game, but you can re-use it for years to come.
- You have to print and cut the cards.
- If you would like to make your cards more durable you may want to laminate them or print them on heavier weight paper.

 The best part about this packet is that it can be easily differentiated. This packet covers time to the hour, time to the half hour, quarter past the hour, quarter to the hour.

- Time to the Hour (pink set)

- Time to the Half Hour (orange set)

- Quarter past the Hour (blue set)

- Quarter to the Hour (green set)

Memory game is super effective, simple and fun. I use it a lot, because students already know how to play.  Although the game is made for two players to play against each other, it can also be played by a single player. The objective is to collect the most matching pairs.

There are several ways the game can be adapted.

- You can match the analog and the digital clock cards.

- Match the analog clock cards and the corresponding word cards.

- Match the digital clocks and the corresponding word cards.

 - Match the small cards

You can find this memory game HERE.

FREE What Time is it Play-Dough Mats

When it comes to learning about telling time there is nothing like learning it in a hands on way. My kids love playing with play dough, and I love simple activities like this one, because it only takes a few minutes for me to prep.
I created four telling time play dough mats. You can find the FREE printable at the end of this post. Each mat is created for different time to practice.
You simply need to:
- print
- cut around the edge
- laminate or you can simply put the printed sheets into a page protector
- if you haven't got play dough at home, you can find great play dough  recipes on Pinterest.

Here are a few of the pages from the FREE What Time is it Play Dough Mat packet in action:

As you can see, my kiddos LOVE whiteboard markers, too.

Here it is, what would you get and how can you use your FREE What Time is it Play Dough Mats.

I heartily recommend these play dough mat clocks to combine fine motor and math skills.

Download your FREE play dough mats by clicking on the picture below.

If you want to save on ink, and/or need just a simple clock play dough mat, you can download a b&w mat HERE.

If you are just starting to teach time, we highly recommend this affordable Telling Time by the Hour Cut and Paste Activity!

I’ve started creating Telling Time products to share with you — now you will be able to find them all in one place! Pin this page or follow my blog and check back often to find out what I’ve added.

Need more telling time activities? Check out my Telling Time Board on Pinterest:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Learn your Numbers 1-10

We have been working on number vocabulary with my ESL class. I found myself in a need for some engaging resources. As a result I decided to create my own set of printable activities, focusing on this skill.
You will find some FREE printables and some paid resources throughout this post that will make it easy to teach numbers in your classroom.
I believe that one of the keys to teaching numbers is picture support. Therefore, I made number posters for each number up to ten, that I can use to teach numbers to my students.
First I made the posters in full color...


Then printing it I realized that it will use too much ink and made another set with white background, which helps save money!


This number posters set helps students connect numbers 1-10 with ten frames, tally marks, words, objects (pencils), fingers and dices.

After introducing and learning the number words, we need lots of practice. Practice doesn't have to be boring though. One of my favorite ways to practice new vocabulary is with memory cards. We used these cards to work on matching up words and numbers. Then students can play memory game as a whole group, small groups or in pairs. I love this game because students already know how to play. Pick one card read the number and then find it's match. Literally, that's it.


Number Cards

I also created worksheets that assist my students to recognize, read and write numbers 1-10. These worksheets are essential when I want them to work on spelling.
This is an easy to follow set of worksheets. Students have to read, color, trace, write and find the numbers. I use these worksheets while working with the entire class to make some colorful posters for our classroom. But I have them in my fast finishers corner, too.

Number Spelling  Worksheets

Here is my first freebie, my kids favorite cut and paste activity, a must have worksheet in my classroom. Just click HERE or on the image bellow if you are interested in adding this cut and paste activity to your classroom.

Number Cut and Paste Activities

Another additional worksheet is a graphing activity. This one I use with my fast finishers, because it is highly engaging and great if you want to review previously learned skills. Children have to look at the words and color in the bar graph to show how many of each number words can they find.

Graph the Word Worksheet

Purchase the set here if it is a good fit for your classroom.

Or get the FREE printable number flashcards HERE or click on the picture below.

Free Number Flashcards