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Monday, December 22, 2014

Snowmen - Post # 2 of many!

I just love this snowman project!
The snowmen are happy and enjoying the snowfall!
We read "Snowmen at Night" and the children had a lot of fun creating these snowmen.
We talked about fiction vs. nonfiction based on the book we read, why we can't see the snowmen's eyes, how they look upward and loving the snow falling down!
I gave each child a piece of black construction paper and made available lots of colorful pieces of construction paper.
The kids thought it was funny how the snowmen's noses are "hanging in the air!" and they had fun walking "like the snowmen with their noses pointing to the ceiling!" It takes so little for five and six year olds to have fun, doesn't it?
 Children made patterns on the snowmen's scarves using two different colors of construction paper. They used black markers to draw the smiles1
 For the snowflakes, my students used white paint and made "fingerprint snowflakes" around the snowman!
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This Winter themed product addresses many Common Core Standards  for both ELA and Math. Students work on important academic concepts such as: beginning letter sounds, rhyming, syllables in words, reading, writing, punctuation/end marks, correcting sentences, segmenting & blending, sight words, comprehension, counting, writing numbers, sorting, subtraction, number partners, word problems for both addition and subtraction.

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Winter Writing and Patterning Fun! CCS Aligned
These interactive and engaging activities are a great addition to your Winter Literacy & Math centers / workshop. Activities can be used as Morning Work or part of the Literacy/ Math centers.
Students work on: improving vocabulary, use their schemata when describing winter related pictures, patterning, improving reading and writing skills, segmenting and blending CVC and CCVC / CVCC words, proper conventions of writing.
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Winter – Emergent Reader. CCS Aligned


Students practice reading, tracking words, identifying sight words, rhyming, and learning the pronouns he, she, it, we, they.
Students may color each page and add this useful emergent reader to their book collection.
It is important for students to practice reading predictable texts with a familiar pattern. Students feel confident in their abilities as they improve and acquire important academic skills.
Students have the opportunity to understand the correct use of pronouns in given text.
Students replace nouns with correct pronouns.
Students practice writing rhyming words for given pictures.

Snowmen - Post #1 of many!

We like to make all kinds of fun snowmen projects!
Here is another snowman project that my students really enjoyed!
The children painted the snowmen using pencil erasers.
I started by giving each child a piece of construction paper. They each traced the outline of their snowman and then painted it by dipping the pencil eraser in white paint.
Construction paper of various colors was used for the scarves, hats, boots and arms.
 First thing: construction paper, pencils and white paint.
Each child drew the outline of his/her snowman first and then started painting it using the pencil eraser and white paint. One child commented that his snowman is made of many snowballs all put together! :)
 Children used construction paper for scarves, boots, hats, and arms.
I really like how they each used different colors and created patterns on the scarves! Also, the arms are so cute: different in length and the number of "branches"!
 My students used black markers for the eyes and some of the buttons, while other students chose to use construction paper for the buttons. Here are some of the projects drying up!
 Check out my newest product focused on ELA/Literacy and Math concepts. These task cards that I created are all CCSS aligned and offer a fun and interactive way to practice and review important academic concepts.

★Winter Literacy and Math Task Cards. CCS Aligned★
This Winter themed product addresses many Common Core Standards  for both ELA and Math. Students work on important academic concepts such as: beginning letter sounds, rhyming, syllables in words, reading, writing, punctuation/end marks, correcting sentences, segmenting & blending, sight words, comprehension, counting, writing numbers, sorting, subtraction, number partners, word problems for both addition and subtraction.

“Winter Literacy & Math Task Cards. CCS Aligned.” is very useful for whole group instruction, one-on-one, or small group. Also very beneficial for ESL, ELL, Speech, SPED students and homeschoolers.
Winter Writing and Patterning Fun! CCS Aligned
These interactive and engaging activities are a great addition to your Winter Literacy & Math centers / workshop. Activities can be used as Morning Work or part of the Literacy/ Math centers.
Students work on: improving vocabulary, use their schemata when describing winter related pictures, patterning, improving reading and writing skills, segmenting and blending CVC and CCVC / CVCC words, proper conventions of writing.
Are you looking for a fun, engaging emergent reader that also teaches pronouns? How about a winter themed emergent reader?
Check this one out:


Winter – Emergent Reader. CCS Aligned


Students practice reading, tracking words, identifying sight words, rhyming, and learning the pronouns he, she, it, we, they.
Students may color each page and add this useful emergent reader to their book collection.
It is important for students to practice reading predictable texts with a familiar pattern. Students feel confident in their abilities as they improve and acquire important academic skills.
Students have the opportunity to understand the correct use of pronouns in given text.
Students replace nouns with correct pronouns.
Students practice writing rhyming words for given pictures.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Post # 2!

Here are more Christmas ideas and projects for your little ones!
Check out my "Christmas Post #1!" for more ideas and projects!
Last week, my students made elves, fingerprint candy canes, and Christmas trees.

ELVES
For the elves, I traced all the parts except for legs, torso and arms. The kids used large construction paper and cut these freely. They always turn out very, very cute with different length and width legs and arms!
The children used pom poms for the hats and some leftover Christmas decorations (peel and stick type: candy canes, gingerbread figures, Christmas trees, etc) to decorate the elves' shirts. Some children wanted buttons, as well.
This project is a lot of fun and great for small motor development. They have to cut so many pieces, peel and stick decorations, pick sequin, glue everything, etc. In this picture, a child is cutting small strips of yellow paper to decorate the elf's stockings!


CHRISTMAS TREES
For this projects, I cut several pieces of construction paper. I used different lengths and demonstrated how to assemble the trees. The children first sorted the pieces out from the longest to the shortest. They ripped brown construction paper for the tree trunk.

They used glue to make "lights" and designs, a star, which they later covered in glitter. FUN!!!!
They had lots of sequin to decorate their tress, as well.

CANDY CANES
I gave the kids red and white paint and bows. They used their cute little fingers to create candy canes.
Easy and fun!
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This product (105 pages) is aligned with Common Core Standards and offers many differentiated and interactive learning activities.
Mathematical Concepts Covered
Subtraction, addition (including dice and dominoes addition pages), number words to 20, counting and writing numbers to 100, base ten numbers, missing numbers, before/after numbers, ten frame numbers to 20, tally marks, telling time to the hour and half hour, “fewer” and “more”, fewer than/equal to/greater than, one-to-one correspondence. 
Literacy Concepts Covered
Number words, ABC order, beginning letter sounds, ending letter sounds, proper conventions of writing, writing, reading, Christmas related vocabulary, punctuation, graphic organizers, 5 Senses graphic organizer, compare and contrast using Venn Diagrams, end marks, CVC words, sorting by number of syllables, sight words, correctly reading a Christmas emergent reader and finishing sentences.
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 Another great hands-on product, CCS aligned that has lots go task cards in addition to other activities, is:

Christmas. Math & ELA Task Cards...and More! CCS Aligned




Christmas - Writing and Patterning Fun. CCS Aligned

Christmas Writing and Patterning Fun! CCS Aligned
This product is a great addition to your Christmas stations / workshop. It can be used as Morning Work or part of the Literacy/ Math centers.
Students work on: improving vocabulary, reading fluency, use their schemata when describing Christmas related pictures, patterning, improving reading and writing skills. Differentiated approach based on your students’ skill level.

Nonsense Words Activities – Christmas & Winter (supports AIMSweb and DIBELS)