I am a huge fan of other teacher's blogs and thought it would be fun to share some of my classroom ideas with you! I taught first grade for 4 years. I was an elementary librarian for 3 years.
Then back to first grade.
It is getting close to the Christmas season. I am ALL about keeping my little ones busy, engaged AND working on skills we need to practice. So, these math centers will be put to lots of use the next few weeks.
This unit includes 12 math centers and the recording sheets or follow up sheets are also included. They are EASY to prep! I laminated and cut while I watched a movie one night. And, the skills are all perfect for my first graders this time of the year.
The skills covered are: counting by 2’s, counting by 10’s, counting by 5’s, tally marks, number words, least and greatest, addition, subtraction, telling time to the hour, even and odd, and before and after missing numbers.
The counting cards and the sorting cards can all fit perfect in a pocket chart. I don’t always use a pocket chart but I made them to fit. We use them on a table or floor too.
If you are interested in reading/seeing more or in purchasing you can find this in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
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This place value house activity was a perfect fit for our math lessons this week. My little first grade friends were engaged and they really needed this review of tens and ones!
I seriously prepped this activity (four a small group of five) in less than 10 minutes. Printed and cut while my kiddos were finishing up their morning routine. How easy could it be!
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I always like to spend a few weeks working on letter review and letter matching with my first graders at the beginning of school. They need the practice after being out of school all summer and they need a little help getting their brains refreshed from kindergarten.
So, these hands on cards and printables work perfect for me in my first grade classroom. Maybe you will find something you can use too!
In this unit are 12 sets of cards for students to put in order, match capital to lowercase or before and after letters. The cards can fit in a pocket chart or they will work perfect on the floor or on a table.
I have had these cards stashed in a basket on a side table in my room for the last two weeks. Anytime I have an early finisher and I think they need a little practice- I simply hand them a bag and tell them to find a spot they like. This means they can use an empty table, any floor space or an empty pocket chart.
Also included in the unit are 20 printables that will come in handy for early finisher work, homework, morning work, quick assessments, or as needed.
There are lots of different kind of printables. Fill in the blank (full sheet and 1/2 sheet) and cut and paste! I love to have these on hand for lots of different uses.
Here is a quick list of the (1) Cut and Paste Alphabet Order (capitals) (2) Cut and Paste Alphabet Order (capitals) (3) Cut and Paste Alphabet Order (lowercase) (4) Cut and Paste Alphabet Order (lowercase) (5) Write the ABC’s in order (2 per page) (6) Write the ABC’s in order (2 per page) (7) Write the ABC’s in order (2 per page) (8) Write the ABC’s in order (2 per page) (9) Cut and Paste What Letter Comes After (10) Cut and Paste What Letter Comes After (11) Cut and Paste What Letter Comes Before (12) Cut and Paste What Letter Comes Before (13) Write What Letter Comes After (14) Write What Letter Comes After (15) Write What Letter Comes Before (16) Write What Letter Comes Before (17) Cut and Paste Match Capital to Lowercase (18) Cut and Paste Match Capital to Lowercase (19) Write the missing letters (20) Write the missing letters
This unit is in my Teachers Pay Teachers store if you are interested in purchasing or reading and seeing more..