Here's a fun way to help your students learn how to read number words and match them to the correct numbers. There are 5 ways to play the matching games. Print, laminate and trim the templates and use them as independent math centers. This is an interesting game for a Daily 5 activity as well, and can also be sent home with a struggling student for 1-on-1 practice with a parent.
Venn diagrams are a quick, easy and fun way to help students understand the concepts of comparison and contrast. These apple Venn diagrams are an interesting way to learn about your students, as well as an enjoyable way to practice name recognition and letters.
There are a variety of ways you can use this packet. For a back to school treat bag, run off the "Welcome" puzzle template. Personalize them with your students' names. Cut up each puzzle and put them in Ziplock Baggies. Choose one of 3 header cards and attach. You can also give them during your apple studies or as an inexpensive gift for birthdays, Valentine's Day etc. A large apple puzzle, to be used as an independent center activity, is also included, as well as a blank grid, to help younger students easily put their puzzles together.
This "find your name" craftivity, is a simple, quick, and easy worksheet for students to do at the beginning of the year, or during your apple studies. Use the blank template and write your students' names inside the apple. Students find and circle their name, and then write it on the bottom. Following the directions, they color the apple. Completed projects make an interesting bulletin board.
Help practice and reinforce upper and lowercase letters, numbers, plus skip counting by 5's and 10's with these fun connect the dots, apple-themed worksheets.
Teach, review, practice and whole-group assess with these apple-themed "I Spy!" games. Packet includes worksheet-games for uppercase letters, lowercase letters, shapes, numbers 0-10, numbers 0-20, plus a blank template to fill in higher numbers. Students enjoy playing the game and you can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Use this anchor chart, fall leaf poster, as an assessment tool. Point to each of the numbered leaves in random order. Have students tell you what number that is. Likewise, ask them "Where's the number 5?"
I love the quote by Haim Ginott. It is so true, and rather mind boggling to realize the impact we have on students' lives, and the huge responsibility that entails. I designed this little poster, so that you can hang it up inside your teacher's cupboard or closet, as a gentle reminder. If you like it; print off some copies for your teacher friends and tuck them in their mailboxes, as a thoughtful way to wish them a wonderful year. May yours be filled with excitement and plenty of memory-making moments.
This apple "craftivity" is a super-fun way to reinforce addition and/or subtraction. If you teach older students, I've also included a template to make a multiplication apple game.