Math Interactive Notebook

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Happy Sunday! A couple days ago I posted my Math Interactive Notebook: Unit 1-Numbers 1-10 pack. I decided to create interactive printables that were all on one page and perfect size to fit a composition notebook. Most things I’ve used in the past were a lot of work to prepare as I had to shrink down the notebook pages and be interrupted often because students forgot what to do.

Well..not any more! Why you ask? I have created one page activities that include the interactive pieces and….PICTURE DIRECTIONS!

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Each activity includes picture directions at the top of the activity as well as picture cards to hang in your math notebook center area. (See Above Photo) These can easily be placed on a bulletin board or wall.

It’s a great idea to go over each picture with students when introducing Interactive Notebooks. Then later they can use them as a reference if they forget what to do.

Here is a quick look at the activity page. Notice at the top you see the picture directions for students.Apples

All activity pages are on one page including the pieces you need. These are the perfect size for composition notebooks and spiral notebooks. All you have to do is print and go!

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I hope you find these activities easy and fun for your kiddos too! I plan to make many more units to come, keep an eye out for more coming soon.

If you’d like to check these out you can find them at my TeachersPayTeachers store: Little Kinder Love. All you have to do is click the link below and it will take you there.

Math Interactive Notebook: Unit 1

Thanks so much for stopping by!

ALi

 

 

 

Calendar

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I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I’m so excited post today to talk about my new Calendar for PowerPoint! If your like me at all, I am always changing my mind each year with things digital and paper.

Well, Calendar  time hasn’t been any different! Each year I change my mind and go from a wall calendar to a SMARTBoard file and I finally have decided that I needed a digital calendar that I loved.

I’ve spent a lot of time creating this calendar and I love it! I will show pictures and discuss each slide and their will also be a video as well to show you it in action. Are you ready?

Here we go…Introducing Little Kinder Calendar! Here is the cover of the calendar you will see first. The black go box is where you will start. Just click it and you will be on your way.

Slide01Next, you will see a slide with all of the months of the year. These are all linked so you can just click each month and it will take you to the correct slide.Slide02Once you click the month you will see the calendar. In the calendar slide you will not be able to be in Slideshow. Unfortunately, PowerPoint doesn’t have a drag drop feature to make it interactive in slideshow. The teacher will need to copy and paste the numbers needed for the day. This should be very easy to do and quick once you end slideshow.

Slide03In calendar, you will see the calendar with numbers along the side to drag over (once copied and pasted) and the rectangle which can stay on the day your on. The icons along the bottom are activities that you can use to be interactive with. You just click the picture and it will take you to different things. The only one that is a website is shapes which will take you to the internet. You must have internet access to use.

After calendar is done you will click next and it will take you to the 5-Day Forecast. Students can use this slide to drag the weather for the day. Again, you will need to be out of slideshow to use this feature. Once finished click the slideshow icon at the bottom of powerpoint and click next.

Slide05You will move into days in school slide. You can use the tally marks at the bottom to drag once you exit slideshow.

If you have a SMARTBoard, you can use the ink layer and write on the slides too.

At the bottom of the calendar there were icons you could click for activities as mentioned above. Here are some examples of the slides you will see.

Slide06This is to use with number of the day and you will need to be out of slideshow to interact with. If you have SMARTBoard, you can just ink layer over and write on it.

Once of my favorite activities in here is the Math Talks: Subitizing. Two years ago my school did a book study on number talks and it was a great way to get kids thinking about numbers. This year our new Virginia SOL’s now have it embedded in K curiculum.

This is an example of the choices you will have.Slide07

There are at least 15 slides per activity that you can flip through to practice number talks. These are a great foundation for number building.

There is more in the calendar and I have a short video clip that shows you some of it in action. Just click the link for the video below to see more. FYI This is my first video, ahh! It’s so strange listening to yourself:)

I hope you find this helpful and useful in your classroom. If you have any questions please email me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
This calendar is available on my TeachersPayTeachers Store at Little Kinder Love.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
ALi

Morning Tubs in Action

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Wow! It’s been such a long time since I’ve last posted but I wanted to spend time sharing how I use and incorporate Morning Tubs in my classroom.

I have currently created Morning Tubs for the Whole Year that are engaging and have NO worksheets! I have all of my morning tubs stored in manila envelopes. The games are printer 2 per page and place on 6×9 manila envelopes, then laminated. Below you will see an example of September activities on manila envelopes. These are placed in the big envelope for storage.IMG_4920

This past year I had a plastic drawer cart that had 7 plastic bins. I placed 2 games in each bin(1- math, 1-literacy) each day and each table had 4 kiddos, so 2 would share 1 game. Each table and bin were labeled with the same Forest Animal (this was my theme) and each morning the Team Leader got the bin out.

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Every evening my classroom aide would rotate the games so each day students would get different games to use each morning. This is great because each week they got to play every game and they didn’t get bored.

Here is a game from the September pack where a student is practicing his fine motor skills following the lines to get to school.

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Here are some other pictures from my morning tubs through out the year too! Check them out below.IMG_4641

This is from my March Morning Tub Pack. Students use pattern blocks to create a pattern for the cat’s hat.

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Here students are using the rain drops to create the word in the cloud. This is great word work:)

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These are always a favorite! Students use popsicle sticks to place the flowers in the correct pots. I have two games that use popsicle sticks like this through out my packs!

These are just a few examples of the different activities you will find in my morning tubs. Each month is different to keep students from getting bored. I go over all games the first Monday of each month, then Tuesday they begin them. This has done wonders for my classroom this year!

If you have any questions on how I run my Morning Tubs, please email me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com. I’d be more than happy to give you suggestions and ideas.

If you’d like to take a look at these, you can find them here at my TPT store: Little Kinder Love.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find these useful in your own classroom!

ALi

Sight Words Galore

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Hello! It feels like it’s been forever since I have posted! I have been very busy with my Morning Tub Arrival Tubs, Daily 3 Math Games, Math Puzzles AND….lots and lots of Sight Word Packs.

Our school has Intervention Groups this year and every 5 weeks, we regroup students amongst all 5 classroom teachers based on student needs. This time around I chose the sight word intervention group and I have spent a lot of time creating activities for them. Below you will see different products that have been useful and fun!

Here is a spinner game where students will choose their sight words, spin the spinner and try to build their words before their friends. This can also be used independently too!

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This game is SUPER EXCITING because students can play with PLAY DOUGH! My Kinders are in love with play dough this year and they have loved using these building mats during word work station and at intervention. It’s also great for writing practice and sentence building using the sight word.

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This is another play dough sight word activity where students are given the play dough letters and students will roll the play dough to match them. When they finish they can write the word and a sentence to match.

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The last few products are a few I have created this year that I have placed at our Word Work station. They are all engaging and fun activities your students will be sure to love. Check them out below!

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I hope you find these games and activities useful in your own classroom. All of these can be found at my TPT Store Little Kinder Love. Be sure to follow me because I have two new sight word packs in the works and I don’t want you too miss out!

Thanks so much for visiting.

ALi

 

Morning Tubs

4.2.17

Happy Sunday! I decided to do an updated post on my Morning Arrival Tubs. My students have used them since September and it’s truly been a lifesaver this year!

I currently have September-April completed in the growing bundle. I do have all the months for sale individually as well, if your interested!

Here are some of March Morning Tubs in action!

This game is called ‘Pot o’ Coins Collection’ and there are two versions available. This picture shows a version where you match the coins to the correct value. The other version they will have a value and an empty pot where students can use coins to make the amount.

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This game is called Leprechaun Leaping Addends. This game students are finding the missing addend.

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This game is Weather Words where students practice stretching out CVC words and using the raindrops to make the word. This is great word work practice.

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Here’s another activity Sill Cat in Hat Patterns. This is where students will use pattern blocks to create patterns in the Cat’s Hat.

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These activities are only just a few of the ones that come in March Morning Tubs. Each morning tub pack includes 4 math and 4 literacy activities.

If you are curious how I organize these I print the game covers 2 per page, cut and glue them onto 6×9 manila envelopes and laminate them.

I have the kids use these envelopes to put the games back in for easy clean-up and to keep things organized. If you want a cheaper way, you could always use plastic baggies and keep activities in them.

I hope you find these perfect for you as your student arrive each morning. Here are what others have said:

“This is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted skilled based morning work activities that I did not need to have worksheets for. I love that they are themed by month so the kids will never get bored.This is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted skilled based morning work activities that I did not need to have worksheets for. I love that they are themed by month so the kids will never get bored.”

“I love these bundles… its very useful to my morning arrival routine.”

“Love these, morning tubs have totally changed my morning routine!”

If you’d like to purchase these you can find the Growing Bundle Here. Each individual pack is listed in the details section.

Thanks for stopping by!

ALi

 

QR Code

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Happy Monday!

My school district has a currently has a Chromebook Initiative which has finally made it’s way down to K. Our school’s original plan was tablets, but we were informed in January that we’d be getting Chromebooks like 2nd-5th already had.

Our Chromebooks arrived at the end of February and my kids are OBSESSED! We have used them for our current programs i-Station, i-Ready, and PowerSchool. Our ESL students even use it for Imagine Learning. Students can access other programs such as abcya and starfall too.

I’m just as excited to get rolling on creating products that can help my students and yours too! We just finished our money unit with counting coin collections to 10 cents so I decided to create QR Math Task Cards.

Check out my QR Math Task Coin Cards:

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Here are the QR Coin Task Cards. There are 12 individual cards with coins for students to count. Once students count the coin collection, they will use the worksheet to write down their answer. After they do this they can scan the QR code to check their answer.

These coin task cards go up to 10 cents. They are mixed with pennies and nickels.

 

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Here is a picture of what students see when they scan the QR code after they count their coin collection.

Below you will see the worksheet they use to write down their total. coincollwkst

This is the worksheet students will use to record their answer before they check them. If students want to check their whole worksheet they can scan the code at the bottom to check their own work and correct it to hand in to you.

This can be a way for them to assess themselves and see what they need to work on. You can have them hand it in and easily check it.

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The picture to left shows the answer key scanned for them to check their work!

If your interested in this pack, you can check it out in my TPT store, just click the link below:)

Here is the link:

Coin QR Task Cards

Please email me if you have any questions about QR codes @ littlekinderlove@gmail.com

Thanks so much for stopping by!

ALi

Measurement

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The past two weeks my kiddos learned all about measurement. We practiced length, height, weight, time and temperature. Today we had the chance to rotate through four engaging centers to practice these skills.

The first station was How Many Hearts Tall Am I?:Measure1

Here is a student who’s partner laid out all the hearts next to him to see how many hearts tall.

 

HeartspaperAfter they counted how many hearts tall they were, they used this paper to fill out. They wrote the number for how many hearts tall they were and drew the hearts against the line to show how many hearts tall they were. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this completed.)

If you’d like to use this in your classroom, you can find this as a freebie in my TPT store. Just click the link at the bottom of the post.

 

 

The second station was the clock mat station. Students used the floor clock mat to tell time to the hour. Each student took a turn making a time on the Time1clock as the other students wrote the digital time.

This was simple and fun! They like taking turns being the teacher and changing the time. All students were engaged and enjoyed doing this. I highly recommend teaching with a clock floor mat.

I’m sad that our new Virginia SOL’s for 2018 have taken away time to the hour because this is one of my favorite skills to teach in math.

You can find the clock here if you’d like it for your own classroom: https://goo.gl/t2Rd2u (I am in no way being endorsed by Learning Resources) It’s quite pricey but students will thoroughly enjoy your time lessons using it.

The third station was How Many Cubes do you Weigh?:

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This station had two balance scales. Students were to find objects to place in the bucket and see how many cubes it weighed. This was very easy to set up because I let them choose things around the room and their was no prep for me. It was a win-win for the both of us.

These balance scaled were purchased from the school through Learning Resources as well. You can find these here: https://goo.gl/GV613v (Again, I am in now way being endorsed to write about these products from this company)

 

 

The fourth station was the Frog Jump station:

Frog2Frog1 Students really enjoyed this station! These frogs were purchased from Target several years ago. Students started on the tape line, set their frog, then estimated how many cubes it was long.

Students used the Frog Jump Measurement worksheet  that you see in the picture to the left.

This worksheet can be found in my TPT store for free as well. If you’d like either worksheet from this post, you can click the links below to download them.

Heart Tall Worksheet

Frog Jump Worksheet

I hope you can use some of these ideas in your classroom. Thanks for stopping by!

ALi

100th Day

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It’s been awhile since I have blogged but we FINALLY had our 100th day in January this year, even it was the 31st! Here’s a look at our morning 100th day snack! It’s nothing fancy but was quick and they loved it! I have one student say, “this was the best morning snack EVER” and “this was such a yummy snack”. And it was only 1 cracker and two peanut butter sandwich crackers!

Here are a few of the activities we did on our 100th Day! Students brought in their 100 Collections. We had gummy bears, sea animals, legos and bags of random stuff! It was fun watching students count all of their items with their partners.

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numb100Students also had the chance to rotate through 6 stations through out the day! They had checklists that we used and hole punched when they went to each station just incase we couldn’t remember which rotation they didn’t get to. You can see the checklist (yellow paper) in the right picture.

Students practiced writing their numbers to 100. This was great practice for students counting and writing their numbers.

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Here were a couple students using the number 100 to create their own 100th day pictures. They came out SUPER cute this year and I forgot to take a picture here and add it. They were so creative with this, we had lions, faces, helicopters, sharks, and much more!

 

 

foodStudents also made a 100th Day snack mix. This was their favorite as food is always a winner in Kids HEARTS (and mine too). They had to count 10 different foods and place them on ten, ten frames.

We had a fun day but we were all exhausted by the end! I hope you enjoyed some of the fun excitement in our room.

Thanks for stopping by!

ALi

 

 

Gingerbread Week

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Gingerbread week is such a fun week of teaching! My students enjoyed all of the books and our Gingerbread Oven craft we made this week. I read a Gingerbread story each day this week and they responded in their Gingerbread Book by drawing the setting, characters and ending of the story. Here are the books I read this week:

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You can find some through Scholastic and all on Amazon. After I read a story each day students filled out the setting, characters, and ending of each story.

GBBookYou can find this book at my TPT store, here is the link if your interested: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gingerbread-Story-Setting-Characters-and-Ending-2250621

There are several choices for Gingerbread stories available in the pack.

At the end of the week, we created a Gingerbread Oven Craft to go along with our Gingerbread week. The students use scrap paper to recreate the events of the original Gingerbread Man story and place in on the story paper inside their oven.

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OvenIf you are interested in this craft, it is in my TPT store. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gingerbread-Man-Oven-Book-Craft-2255195

My kiddos loved this craft and were super excited to take it home!

To finish our Gingerbread unit, students made gingerbread houses. We used the school milk cartons and students brought in frosting, graham crackers and candy for their house. Here are some of the houses my students made:

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There was frosting in hair, all over clothes and and chairs and tables, that’s how you know they had GREAT time!

And lastly, I sent home a family project to disguise their Gingerbread Man from the fox and they came up with some cute creations, check them out:

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We had some cute gingerbreads that were saved from the fox. I hope you enjoyed all of these fun ideas!

ALi

Daily 3 Math Kindergarten Style

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Hi ya’ll! I thought I’d share my newest baby; DAILY 3 MATH GAMES! I enrolled in a class with my school a few months ago and this began my adventure for games that my students can play during Daily 3 Math Stations. I currently have October and November completed for Math by Myself and Math with Someone.

One person even left this feedback “I loved the October set, I had to buy the November set :)” This is exciting to see a teacher and their students enjoying these games.

Here are ways I organize my stations:

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The clear envelopes are from the Dollar Tree. They were a $1 each and I bought 4 green, blue, pink and purple. I color code each game (Math by Myself are green envelopes and Math with Someone are purple).

I bought clear adhesive document pockets and stuck them to the front of the envelopes. Here is a link on Amazon, I think I bought mine through Target. https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Top-Load-Display-Protectors-74404/dp/B00006IC83

The direction sheet is put in the adhesive display pocket for easy access. This also tells students the materials they will need for the game. Above you will see the directions for More War.

If you are interested in my Monthly Themed games, please visit my TeachersPayTeachers store at Little Kinder Love. Here is the link for the November Daily 3 Math Games:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/November-Daily-3-Math-by-Myself-2851874

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/November-Daily-3-Math-with-Someone-2851889

It’s important to review and play games with students prior to placing them into a math bin. This way they will be successful and you won’t be interrupted when you are in a small group:)

Check back later this week to see my kiddos using our November Daily 3 Math Stations!

Thanks for stopping by!

ALi