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1-2-3 Come Practice, Review and Assess With a Bunny and Me

Spring has sprung and it's time to review some of those Common Core Standards you've been teaching all year. 

Sigh.... as we all know, just because our little ones passed an assessment months ago, if we didn't continue to practice it throughout the year, sadly, a few of them did not retain that information.

bunny crafts, bunny activities, bunny games, Popsicle stick crafts, Posicle stick activities, craft sticks activities, Easter games, Easter crafts, Easter activities, spring assessments, assessment games, common core review, common core assessments, common core games, contraction activities, contraction games, antonym activities, synonym activities, color words, number words, shape games, shape activities, 2D shapes, 3D shape activities, 3D shape gamesWith that in mind, I designed the very versatile  "I'm All Ears" game packet that will make reviewing a variety of standards quick, easy and fun. 

I don't know about your kiddos, but I've found that if I make a game for anything, I've grabbed my Y5's attention and can easily have them focused for a nice chunk of time.

Use the large and small bunny for a center activity, assessment, or game.  Run off the large and small bunny heads on ivory construction paper; laminate and trim.

Program large and small craft sticks with whatever you'd like to reinforce.  Keep each set in their own Baggie. 

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Here are some ideas:

  • uppercase-lowercase letters
  • number-number word
  • number-group/set
  • contraction-words that make up the contraction
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • equation-answer
  • color-color word
  • shape-shape word
  • 2 words-compound word
  • singular-plural
  • long or short vowel sound to a matching word example

As you can see the possibilities are endless!  I hope this makes those end of the year reviews a bit more fun and less tedious.  Click on the link for the "I'm All Ears" For Common Core Bunny Game Packet

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My timer's ringing, so I'd better check the "No Peek Chicken".  It's one of my favorite recipes and smells delicious.  Wishing you a carefree day.

"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers!" -Thomas Tusser

 

 1-2-3 Come Do Some Super-Fun Grinch Activities With Me

There are so many activities out there for Seuss's Cat in the Hat, that I wanted to design some things with another popular character. 

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These are mini cards that include upper and lowercase letters, numbers from 0-120, 11 number word cards, twelve 2D shape cards, twelve 3D shape cards, 35 contraction cards, 94 "GR is for GRinch" gr word blend cards, and 11 color word cards!

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Students can also sort the number cards into odd and even piles and sequence them.

Play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games with the number word cards and their matching number cards.

The shape cards, as well as the color cards, work in the same way.  You can also play these games with the letter cards, matching an uppercase letter to a lowercase one. 

There are a number of options you can use for the container.  I bought a green bucket from The Dollar Store.  Currently, they have all sorts of pails and buckets for the Easter season.  

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So that the Grinch’s face, easily fits over the top of the bucket, I glued it to half of a sturdy paper plate. Fold his “mouth” on the dotted line so that children can flip it up and drop the Grinch “food” cards inside the bucket.

Add a green "hair" feather at the top, for extra pizzazz, and hold the plate down with some glue dots.  The packet includes labels to decorate your container.  Store each set of “food” cards in their own Ziploc Baggie inside the bucket. 

To play, simply pass out whatever cards you want to practice with to your kiddos, then call out a word, letter, number etc.  The child holding that card comes up, reads and shows it, then "feeds" the hungry grumpy Grinch.

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The container in the photo, is from a 10-pack of Mr. Clean erasers that I bought at Sam’s Club. Cascade, as well as other dishwashing detergents, also use this type of container.  (It's the detergent that comes packaged in little pillows.)

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Both of them are in the  Rhyming & Writing Are a Cinch With the Grinch packet. 

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They jot these down on the left side.  On the right side, they list things that make them "Grinchly and grumpy".  

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Grinch activities, grinch crafts, rhyming activities, Seuss crafts, common core Seuss, Seuss writing prompts, grinch games, how the grinch stole christmas, GR word blends, word blend activities, contractions, contraction cards, list of contractions, contraction games, Daily 5 word work for March, Daily 5 word work for Seuss, Seuss common core, common core seuss, alphabet games, alphabet cards, alphabet activities, number cards 0-120, shape activities, shape cards, 2d shapes, 3D shapes, shape cards, shape games, number words, color words, On the front, students glue their photo face over the Grinch's, after they color it. 

On the back, they list all of the words that they can think of that rhyme with whatever word you assign.  I chose Grinch and Seuss

Samples of both are included, so you can easily show examples to your students, to help explain what you want them to do.

Grinch activities, grinch crafts, rhyming activities, Seuss crafts, common core Seuss, Seuss writing prompts, grinch games, how the grinch stole christmas, GR word blends, word blend activities, contractions, contraction cards, list of contractions, contraction games, Daily 5 word work for March, Daily 5 word work for Seuss, Seuss common core, common core seuss, alphabet games, alphabet cards, alphabet activities, number cards 0-120, shape activities, shape cards, 2d shapes, 3D shapes, shape cards, shape games, number words, color words, Well that's it for today.  It felt good to get a few more things checked off my too-long "To Do" list.  Feeling overwhelmed, definitely makes me feel "Grinchy". 

My feet have hit the floor running, as there's lots to do today.  Wishing you a "Seuss-tastic" day, filled with giggles galore.

 "So be sure when you step, step with care and great tack, and remember that life's a great balancing act!" -Dr. Seuss

1-2-3 Come Learn Contractions and Color Words With Me!

I wanted to make another activity to help students learn and practice contractions.  Since spring is just around the corner, I thought I'd design contraction eggs.  You can use them for Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham lessons or someting related to spring or Easter. 

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If you need a transition activity after reading Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham, then run the templates off on various shades of green.  You could also revisit this activity for St. Patty's Day too.

If you'd like it to be an activity students can do through out spring, then run off the templates on a variety of bright and pastel colored construction paper.  You can keep the laminated eggs in a basket.

I've included a blank set of eggs for you to program with upper and lowercase letters, word wall words, spelling words, equations or whatever else you can think of, to make games for your students.

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Another egg activity that I think your students will enjoy is an egg color matching game.

Students can match either the colored egg yolk to the color word, in a face up fashion, or flip the cards over and match a colored egg with a color word egg, as a Memory Match game.

If you have plastic eggs, have students twist them apart and match the colors and color words that way.  Students can also play "I Have; Who Has?"  i.e. "I have the color word egg yellow.  Who has the yellow egg?"

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Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything that you think others will find helpful.

"Why fit in, when you were born to stand out!" -Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

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