1-2-3 Come Do Some Kite Craftivities With Me
Kites is a theme that my kiddos enjoy in March. With that in mind, I created some quick, easy & fun lessons that involve kites and cover a variety of standards. I'm sharing 4 of my all-time favorites today, along with a kite-themed FREEBIE.
No matter what grade I taught, my students LOVED making glyphs, and since the shamrock glyph that I posted a few days ago has been so popular, I decided to create a kite one.
Glyphs are a quick, easy & interesting way to practice & assess listening & following directions. Since this is one of my report card standards, glyphs also provide a "hard copy" to use as proof that a child does or doesn't.
Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board, as each one will be different! Glyphs are also an interesting way to get to know your students.
To practice data collection & analysis, as well as process of elimination, have students pick a partner to "interview", to help them figure out which glyph is their partner's.
I've included a data collection worksheet for this, challenging students to try and solve the "mystery" with the least amount of questions.
I've also included 6, whole-group graphing extensions, so you can practice another math standard.
Next up is my latest alphabet wheel: Kk is for Kite. Dollar Deal-Alphabet Wheels, are a super-fun way to practice letters, and build the vocabulary needed to give an example of a word, with that beginning sound.
They feature 7 nouns that begin with that letter, and come in black & white, as well as full-color, so that you can use a colorful one for an independent center and use the black & white pattern for a whole-group or individual word work activity, where kiddos make their own.
I've also included a worksheet where students trace & write the words in alphabetical order.
Next is a set of 18 print & go, “Can Do!” Common Core kite worksheets, that cover a nice variety of standards.
There are full-page patterns, as well as 2-on-a-page templates, plus an "I Spy" game cover, if you want to collate them into a little workbook for your kiddos.
Fun for your students and easy-peasy for you!
This is an interesting little something, that you can send as homework to do over spring break.
There are several options for this kite craftivity. Children can simply make a kite clock to practice digital & analog time.
You can also use this as a whole-group or individual assessment tool.
Call out a time. While sitting at their desks, children arrange the paperclips to show that time. You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Students can also play the “Time Flies” kite game. After children have made their kite clocks, complete with 12-digital time “kite ties” glued to a string, (no times are put on the ties yet) they begin the game.
Students pick a partner and take turns rolling first one dice, to get the 1 to 6 O’clock times.
Whatever number they roll, is the number that they write on their analog kite clock. They also write the digital time on the appropriate digital kite tie.
When they have all 6 numbers done, they roll two dice, adding them together to get the 7-12 O’clock times.
The first one to complete their kite clock, or the one with the most times filled in when the timer rings, is the winner.
I've also included an assessment worksheet, a "special note" poster, plus 4 clock face options.
Today's FREEBIE also features a kite. It's a "High Flying With Patterns!" Game, Craft, & Whole-Group Assessment Tool.
Use as an independent math center, run off the patterns on a variety of colors of construction paper, laminate, and trim.
Punch a hole in the bottom point of the kite and add a yarn tie.
Students pick a card and show that pattern by arranging the various colored kite ties on the string.
Another option is to do this as a whole group "craftivity", allowing each child make their own kite.
You can whole-group assess, by choosing cards and having children arrange their “kite tail strips” appropriately. You’ll be able to see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Later, have students pick their favorite pattern and glue the appropriate colored kite strips to their yarn tie.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I have a few more kite activities to finish up, then it's on to some "wind stuff".
Wishing you a day filled with luscious, fresh air and happy nature-filled moments.
"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." -Hans Christian Andersen
1-2-3 Come Play A Telling Time Game With Me!
I keep telling myself "April showers bring May flowers" to help chase the dreary-drip feelings away, because of all the incessant rain we've had here in Michigan for the last 4 days straight.
I do love how the air smells, but still, a little sunshine would certainly be welcome.
Since it was pouring outside, I decided to make a rain game to help students review and practice telling time to the hour in one game, and telling time to the half hour in another. (Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3)
Students spin the clock spinner. Whatever number they land on, children write the digital time at the top of the raindrop, and then draw hands for that time on their analog clock as well.
If the paperclip spinner lands between two numbers they may choose either. The first one with all of their raindrops filled in and colored is the winner.
If you want everyone to practice completing the clocks, then have those who have finished, color the children or the turtle on the page 'til everyone gets done.
If you'd like to review simple addition, instead of using the spinner, have students use 1st one, and then 2 dice to achieve the time.
Click on the link to view/download It's Time To Play In The Rain.
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1-2-3 Come Tell Time With The Lorax And Me!
I think the Truffula trees are really cute. When I was paging through the book, The Lorax, I loved all of the pastel colors. What a pretty place to visit.
The trunks seemed to be a great vehicle for digital time, so I decided to design a telling time game, with a Lorax clock, that would be nice practice for telling time to the hour. There are 2 different games in the It's Truffula Time packet.
In the first game, students play in groups of 2-4, taking turns spinning the Lorax clock. Whatever analog time they land on, they trace the digital time on their Truffula tree trunk.
Students can also use the Lorax spinner clock, to write numbers on their mini-clock recording sheet. For this game, they can substitute dice for a spinner, rolling first 1 die for clock times 1-6.
After they have filled in all of those times, students then roll 2 dice, and add them together, to get the times greater than 6.
If you want students to practice more analog time, simply add a small paperclip with the larger one, to make hands on the clock. After students have recorded their number, they show that time on the Lorax clock.
Students can use your sample clocks that you've made for the game, or if you have time, allow students to make their own clocks. It's a great way to whole-group assess.
You can run the Trufulla tree tops on copy paper and have students color, cut and glue their tree top to their digital answer sheet, or to expedite things, and add a bit more pizzazz, you can run the master off on yellow, turquoise and pink construction paper.
Students choose a top and trim it. Click on the link to view/download the Lorax Truffula Telling Time packet.
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1-2-3 Come Tell Time With Me!
If you need a clock, telling time templates to make games and activities, or assessment worksheets for assessing analog and digital time, this is the packet for you.
Choose from a variety of digital and analog clocks to help you teach the Common Core State Standard:1.MD.3
I've designed both large teacher clocks for demonstration purposes, as well as matching mini clocks for students to make and manipulate.
Run off and glue the clock templates to construction paper or a paper plate for durability. Add paperclips or tag board hands for students to manipulate.
I've also included fraction clocks to show 5 after, quarter after, and half past, so that you can review this vocabulary and another Common Core Math Standard as well.
These clocks make nice telling time anchor charts to refer to.
Calling out a time and having students move the hands to make that time, and then holding up their clock, is a quick, easy and fun way to whole group assess.
There are a variety of blank as well as filled-in clocks so students have an opportunity to learn as they make their clock.
I truly believe that "doing" leads to understanding. Why give a child a pre-made plastic clock, when you can build their self-esteem, by having them make their own.
Writing in numbers on their clocks, will help reinforce time concepts as well.
I also have several different telling digital and analog time assessment sheets so students can record answers and give you a paper trail of accomplishment for their student portfolio's or file.
You can make these into games, by orally giving students a time for them to record on their answer sheet.
You can also hold up your clock and have students shoot up their hand to tell you what time it is, or use the assessments as an "I Spy!" the time activity.
Click on the link to view/download the clock templates.
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1-2-3 Come Play A Game With Me!
Whenever I design a lesson I try to theme it to something that is going on during the month I'll be teaching it.
Since February is Dental Hygiene Month, a lot of teachers do lessons involving teeth.
I thought it would be fun to design a "Tooth Time" activity, so that you could review telling time to the hour.
It's a nice plug in for your other dental activities, as it's always time to remember to brush your teeth.
There are 2 different ways to play the game.
For one game, students spin the tooth clock. Whatever time they land on, they write down the digital time on their toothbrush log.
The first one to fill in all of the times, or has the most completed, when the timer rings, is the winner.
In the second game students practice their math skills.
Children roll first one dice, 'til they have filled in their tooth clock from 1-6. When they have accomplished that, they roll two dice and add them together, so they can fill in the remaining times.
Click on the link to view/download the Tooth Time Games.
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1 2 3 Come Tell Time With Me!
Woo hoo! After days of designing this "Telling Time" packet for you, it's finally done, and 145 pages long!
I think these cards will be a fun way for you to teach/review the Common Core State Standard: 1.MD.3
There is a set of analog and digital time cards for telling time to the hour and half hour for EVERY month!
I've included two sets for August. One set has a summer theme, the other has a back-to-school theme.
Set up a section of wall and make it into your "What Time Is It?" board.
My large seasonal teacher clocks would look cute in the middle.
I've also included an assessment page + a blank set for each month, so you can program with whatever.
There's a tip sheet with lots of ideas of how to use these cards, including games and puzzles; + kaboom bomb cards.
Run off a set for your kiddo's, have them include the cover, so children can make a monthly Itty Bitty Time booklet out of the cards.
Click on the link to view/download the Telling Time Through The Calendar packet.
For more telling time activities, click on the link to go to that section of my website.
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