## 2D Shape Activities: Piggy Practice

1-2-3 Come Study Shapes With Me!

This 40-page packet will help you review Common Core Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, RF.K.1a, RF.K.3c, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, L.1.2b, RF.1.1a, K.MD.3, 1.MD.4, 1.G.1
with quick, easy and fun ways to review 2D shapes.

The packet includes:

• Easy reader pig shape booklet using over 40 Dolch words. Nice for Daily 5 Word Work.
• Attributes worksheet
• Matching shapes to shape words worksheet
• Spatial direction worksheet
• Graphing extension
• Craftivity: Nose Shape Matching Game or center activity
• Craftivity: Piggy shape paddles. Use as a manipulative for assessing, or make several sets, pass them out to students so they can show you the correct shape when you ask for it.
• Craftivity: Color shape mobile
• 10 color word cards with 10 "color me" piggy cards.  Use to make Itty Bitty booklets or play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.
• Shape word cards with matching piggy shape picture cards in color and in black and white. Use to make Itty Bitty booklets or play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.
• Craftivity: Feed the Pig assessment game.  Use the above cards, pass them out to students and then have them feed the pig as you call for the various shapes or colors.
• A certificate of praise

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## Rainbow Activities

1-2-3 Come Color A Rainbow With Me!

Are you looking for a fun way to review ordinal numbers or the colors of the rainbow

If so, I think you'll enjoy the easy reader,  "Let's Color A Rainbow."

Because of St. Patty's Day and the folklore surrounding leprechauns and their pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, I introduced rainbows in March, and then revisited them in April, when the spring showers started here in Michigan.

My Y5's loved crouching on the floor and singing the Let's Make A Rainbow song, and then jumping up and arching their arms, as they finished the song, which is included at the end of the booklet.

Students trace and then write ordinal numbers as well as color words and then cut and glue the matching picture to their page.

Children also think of something else that is that color and write it down in the space provided.

When everyone has completed their booklet, read it aloud to reinforce the words and review concepts of print.

I think your little ones will enjoy taking it home and sharing it with their families.

I encourage this, so that students once again review what they've learned.

If you're looking for more ordinal number or rainbow activities, click on the 2 links.

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"Children have a special way, of coloring your day in a happy way."  -Unknown

## For Crayon Out Loud Activity Packet

For Crayon Out Loud Let's Learn Something!

I think the play-on-words saying: "For crayon out loud." is adorable. I've seen some form of it pinned all over Pinterest, usually accompanied by darling, melted crayon hearts, for Valentines Day.

This saying, was my "pinspiration"  to make a 20-page For Crayon Out Loud packet  that I hope you'll enjoy.  There's a lot you can do with this it, from a simple reminder poster hung on a bulletin board, to games and behavior management.

The packet includes:

A For "crayon" out loud class rules poster

Crayon bookmarks

A blank poster with a crayon border,  for you to use as stationery or fill in your own rules

Crayon badges, perfect for name tags.

Behavior modification checklist (A quick and easy way to communicate with parents at the same time having students  be accountable, and take responsibility for their actions.

Behavior traffic light crayon boxes. A little something different than the popular traffic light classroom management technique.

Student crayon (Use with the traffic light program or as a bookmark, or run off on different colors of construction paper and write in the matching color word, then put up on your word wall.)

3 dot-to-dot behavior modification crayon sheets.  These are a quick and easy way to help students stay focused and on task. This behavior modification technique was always very successful with my Y5's, especially my ADHD students who seemed to enjoy this form of classroom management.

You and the child decide what the reward will be after they have connected all of the dots.  Write this in on the blank line provided.  This also serves as a quick and easy way to keep parents informed.

Crayon color cards. A blank set and a set with color words.  Play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.

Hoping that there's something in the packet that you find useful.  May it color your world with a bit of joy and less stress.  Thank you for visiting today.  It's time to put my crayons away and go get some housework done...(Or not!)

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." -Abraham Lincoln

## Penguins and Colors

Teaching Children, Colors My World With Love

The easy reaader, My Penguin Color booklet is  terrific for your penguin theme and a fun way to review colors and color words.

Students read the simple sentences, trace, write and color the color words. They can also color the penguin and the featured object.

There's plenty of room for students to draw the featured noun in the sentence, or write that word as well.

To nail even more standards, have student circle the beginning word capital letter, as well as the ending punctuation.

When everyone has completed their booklet, read it aloud as a whole group, so you can cover concepts of print.

While doing so, remind them that there are spaces between words and that they are reading from left to right and top down.

I've also included a cute certificate of praise.

In keeping with the color theme, I also wrote My Winter Colors booklet, which helps review Common Core State Standards: RF.K1a, RF.k1c, RF.K3c

It follows the same format as the penguin booklet does.  The sentences feature winter things that are a specific color, such as white snowflakes.

The last page offers a writing prompt.  Students write what their favorite winter color is and then name something that color and draw a picture of it.

Both of these booklets make nice activities for your winter Daily 5 work.

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## Mitten Activities

1-2-3 Come Color Mittens With Me!

Is the weather outside frightful?  Do your students wear mittens?  Do you have a mitten theme going on?  Then you’re sure to enjoy, this easy reader booklet entitled, My Many Colored Mittens.

Students read, trace and write the color words and then color the mitten the appropriate color.

The 21-page packet also includes:

• 2 graphing extensions
• a writing prompt to make a class book
• 3 skill sheets
• 10 traceable color word flashcards
• 14 traceable word card flashcards
• Use the cards for games like Memory Match & "I Have; Who Has?"
• 10 cards to make covers so you can turn the flashcards into Itty Bitty Booklets
• 10 colored mittens + a blank template for students to color their own mittens +
• a certificate of praise.

Another favorite mitten-themed easy reader of mine, is The Mystery Of The Lost Mitten.

Students enjoy solving the mitten mystery, while they work on colors, spatial directions, cutting, and gluing fine motor skills as well as listening and following directions.

Make the booklet a special keepsake by have students glue their photo on the last page.

For more mitten-themed activities, click on the link to go to that category in my shopping cart.  Simply scroll down, 'til you find something that fits your needs.

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## Color Words and Scarecrows

Creative Writing With A Scarecrow--Not So Scary!

This cute scarecrow helps reinforce reading, writing and cutting skills, as students enjoy reviewing the pretty colors of fall that their scarecrow sees.

Students trace the color sight words and can either make a scarecrow out of construction paper or simply color one.

The pages of the booklet are cut out, sequenced and glued to his tummy. The master has 4-on a page for easy printing.

Because it focuses on color words, the booklet makes  a great activity for "word work" during Daily 5.

When everyone is done, read the book as a whole group reinforcing concepts of print and reviewing Common Core Standards.

Students will be able to take the booklet home and share it with their families, which will help reinforce lessons learned in school further, as well as build their self-esteem.

The scarecrows also make an adorable bulletin board.  Cover the top half of the board with sky blue construction paper and the bottom half with a cornfield-colored background. For a 3-D effect, you may want to lash a few real cornstalks on either side of your bulletin board.

Sprinkle your students work so that the scarecrows are dotted around the cornfield.  A few crows suspended from fishline flying from the ceiling adds the finishing touch.  I have a crow activity in the the November Arts and Activities book

A title for your board could be any of the following: Great Work Worth Crowing About! OR: Not So Scary Lessons In Mr(s) ______________ Class! OR: Just Hangin' Around Doin' Good Work In ________________'s Class!

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