Practice telling digital and analog time to the hour and half hour by making a clockapillar.
Reinforce coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar & dollar) with this quick, easy and fun coinapillar craft. Teachers can make a sample of each one to use as a springtime money bulletin board and/or make extra sets to use as an independent puzzle center, or to use to play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.
Practice a variety of word work with The Very Hungry Wordapillar. I've included patterns, an at word family sample, plus a list of ideas of word categories to make caterpillars for. Children can design their own caterpillar head, color my template, or simply add wiggle eyes and a smile to a colorful circle of construction paper.
Whether you do this activity at the beginning of the school year for a back to school icebreaker, or in fall, for October or November, this owl craftivity, is a wonderful way to get to know your students, or for students to get to know their classmates better. Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board. A caption could be: "Owl Stars!"
This is a quick, easy and fun game that you can make for an independent alphabet center, which will help reinforce upper and lowercase letter identification. This packet will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be updated and put in Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over.
Often teachers are so busy teaching, that sometimes they can miss important things that are happening in their students' lives. Putting up a tweet board on a door, wall or bulletin board, helps you stay informed and builds community. A more caring classroom will be created. This is a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to grab your copy today:Sweet Tweets.
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.