Are you teaching with 10 frames? This bookmark is a quick, easy and fun activity to help reinforce counting to 10 with a 10 frame. There are six on a master page for quick printing.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Back To School Activities With Me
As children head back to school, it's helpful if you can do some early assessing with your kinders and firsties to see where everyone's at, yet that can be time consuming and really not all that fun for your kiddos the first week of school, when they're already antsy sitting through rules, regulations and procedure talks.
It's a wonderful back to school packet that you can use for a variety of activities.
Fill in your students' names on the "Look who's been spotted" worksheet. I've included templates for preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade, plus a blank one to write in whatever you're teaching.
Students find their name and color the circle their favorite color. Be sure and include your name on the heart.
Having simple worksheets like this gives your students something to do, and allows you a few minutes to work one-on-one with them.
To quickly and easily whole group assess where your students are at, play the "I spy" games for numbers, shapes, plus upper and lowercase letters. They'll have fun and you can see at a glance who's having difficulty.
The packet also includes 2 writing prompt activities. I've designed these as extra large bookmarks, with 2 on a page. Students can choose one, color it and complete the prompt.
It's a quick home-school connection that lets parents know what their child did that day.
I've included completed samples for you to share as well.
Another writing activity is D is for dog. Students can roam the room and spot items and words that start with the letter Dd.
If you do Daily 5 this is a nice option.
The packet also includes a Whose Name Is On The Bone? activity. Because my Y5's were learning how to recognize their name, I filled a dog dish (I bought mine at The Dollar Store) with paper bones that I had written their names on.
For a few minutes each day, I'd hold up a bone and the child who recognized their name would bark. I know it sounds silly, but they absolutely LOVED this. As time permitted, we'd do 3-6. To help get the "wiggles" out, after they had sat through whatever else I had planned for carpet time, I'd play the song Who Left The Dogs Out?
They'd pretend to be puppies and crawl around on all fours singing and barking 'til the song ended. I'd reign them in and we'd transition to our next activity. (Too cute and rather hilarious!)
Click on the link for a nice YouTube video featuring the song and cute dog animation. Who Let The Dogs Out? For a shorter version, sung by kids and showing some nice dance moves for them to imitate, click on this link: Who Let The Dogs Out?
As another simple fill-in, I've also included 4 dog-themed bookmarks in color as well as black and white, plus one you can give for good behavior.
Click on the link to view/download the Back To School Puppy Packet. Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN away.
Work's done for today, so I'm off to play. As always, summer is flying way too fast!!!
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." -Scott Adams
Your students can make the cupcake for themselves or for one of your new students who will be coming in the fall. What a nice surprise to find in or on their desk on the first day of school. I also have a simple writing prompt option, where students color a cupcake on a bookmark that says: "Wishing you a sweet year!" They can leave a note underneath.
Have your current students make this owl writing prompt "craftivity" for your next year's students. Packet includes bookmarks, with templates for preschool through 3rd grade, plus a blank pattern.
Three posters with the most popular vowel digraphs that fit the "When two vowels go walking..." rule. Use them as anchor charts, or print the posters off for your students and have them write examples of words that they find that apply to this rule. These vowel posters are a special FREEBIE in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over to grab them today.
If you teach the rule, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking." you'll enjoy these "craftivities." This packet will be FREE for an entire year. After which time it will be revamped & become part of my 137-page jumbo "Vowel Villains & When 2 Vowels Go Walking Packet" in my TpT shop.
I love making bookmarks to give to my students, and March Is Reading Month is a marvelous time to hand them out.
I try to design some of them around standards so they become a helpful checklist that students can refer to.
My first graders used to keep them in a pocket taped to the side of their desks. My Y5’s kept theirs in their work folders.
The Pool Ball counting bookmark counts forward to 10.
I’ve also included large balls for teacher flashcards. Laminate, cut out, punch a hole in the top and put on a split ring.
I’ve included a smaller set for students. They can sequence them forwards and backwards and can also put them on a split ring made out of a bended paperclip.
These make great Memory Match games as well as a cute number line to hang on the wall too.
Click on the link to view/download pool ball counting bookmark.
The Blast Off With Me bookmark is a nice visual for students to “see” counting backwards from 10-0. I’ve also included cards and tips for several games.
Click on the link to view/download Blast Off Bookmark.
Finally, I’ve designed 3 spring bookmarks. Tuck them in Take Home folders, backpacks, or leave in or on a desk as a nice surprise.
Click on the link to view/download spring bookmarks.
For more bookmarks that you can use as monthly praise slips and incentives click on the link. I have a pre-colored set and ones that are just black and white so that students can color them.
Click on the link to view/download Praise slip-bookmark incentives.