Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Teaching Simple Fractions

I LOVE teaching math!  When I was teaching in the classroom math was my FAVORITE subject to teach. By the end of the year  my students love it, too!  It makes me happy when kids get excited about math and really master a concept.

Simple fractions is on our list of things to learn this coming year and I wanted to create a packet that was jammed packed with hands-on and interactive learning!  I wanted to implement as many different ways of learning fractions as possible.  I am THRILLED with our new Simple Fractions NO PREP packet because this little Moffatt Girls LOVES it!  We are learning simple fractions in a hands-on and engaging way!

The BEST part is that I just PRINT!  NO PREP, NO costly colored ink, NO laminating!
Here is what is included in this NO PREP Packet:
*A Rainbow of Fractions - Color each fraction bar according to the color code. Helps students see how each group of fractions compare to a whole fraction.
*A Rainbow of Fractions II - Same as a Rainbow of fractions except students color the bars in different groups to see how they compare to a whole.
*A Rainbow of Fractions III - Works with smaller fractions such as 1/8, 1/10, 1/12 and 1/16. This allows student to see how the parts of a smaller fraction relates to a whole fraction.
*Fraction Mini-Booklet - The mini-booklets is a self-contained one page interactive booklet that explains a whole fraction, the numerator and denominator.  
*Fraction Page - Students are required to color 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4 of a fraction.  After looking at a shaded fraction, students are asked to identify the shaded part and the part that is not shaded.
*Color the Fraction - Color the fractions by 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4 of each fraction. After looking at a shaded fraction, students are asked to identify the shaded part AND the fraction that is not shaded.
*Roll and Color a Fraction I - This interactive game allows 1 or 2 student to roll a die, and color a fraction in the column. (This page uses circles)
*Roll and Color a Fraction II - This interactive game allows 1 or 2 student to roll a die, and color a fraction in the column. (This page uses rectangles)
*Read and Color the fraction  I - This page will help students read the fraction word and coloring the stated fraction of a circle.
*Read and Color the fraction II - This page will help students read the fraction word and coloring the stated fraction of a rectangle.
*Cut and Paste a Fraction I- Students cut and paste a fraction that matches the shaded parts with squares.
*Cut and Paste a Fraction II- Students cut and paste a fraction that matches the shaded parts with circles.
*Pizza Fractions - Follow the direction to make the perfect pizza. Students will add toppings onto different fractions of the pizza.
*Ice Cream Fractions - Read the recipe for the perfect ice cream cone! Color the scoops according to the recipe.
*A Piece of Pie Word Problems - Read the word problems and divide the different parts of the pie on the 9 different word problems. 
*Let's Share! Students use the color code to color the correct number of fractions for Bill and Jane's School Supplies.
*I Understand Parts of a Group - Color the correct parts of each lunch item.
*Gumball Fractions I - Color the gumballs according to the color code. Cut and paste the gumballs onto the gumball machine (uses eights)
Gumball Fractions I - Color the gumballs according to the color code. Cut and paste the gumballs onto the gumball machine (uses tenths)
*Colorful Gumball Fractions - Students will pick three different colors to color the set of gumballs. Next, students record their fractions with the correct numerator and denominator. 
*Coloring Fractions - Students color the fraction according to the directions. Next, students record the colored parts of the fraction AND the fraction that is not colored.
*Spin and Color a Fraction I - This FUN and interactive page allows students to make a spinner with a pencil and paperclip. They will spin the spinner and color a fraction to match their spin. (uses 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4)
*Spin and Color a Fraction II - This FUN and interactive page allows students to make a spinner with a pencil and paperclip. They will spin the spinner and color a fraction to match their spin. (uses 2/4, 2/3 and 2/5)
*Fraction Word Problems I - Students read the word problems and draw to match.  
*Fraction Word Problems II - Students read the word problems and draw to match.  
*Ten Frame Fractions I - Students look at the written fraction and color the ten frame to match.
*Ten Frame Fractions II - This page requires students to read the fraction word, write the numerator and color the ten frame to match.
*Base Ten Fractions I - Look at each fraction and color the base ten rod to match.
*Base Ten Fractions II - This page requires students to read the fraction word, write the numerator and color the base ten rod to match.
*Domino Fractions I - Look at the domino and read the fraction.  Color the circles to show the fraction in each domino.
*Domino Fractions II - Look at the domino and read the fraction.  Color the circles to show the fraction in each domino.
*Roll and Draw a Fraction - Roll two dice. Place the smaller number on top (numerator) and the larger number (denominator). Divide and color the circles to show your fraction. 
*Color and Compare Like Fractions I- Color each circle to match the written fraction. Compare the fractions with a <, >, or = sign.
*Color and Compare Like Fractions II- Color each circle to match the written fraction. Compare the fractions with a <, >, or = sign.
*Color by Fraction - This FUN coloring page allows students to read the written fraction and use the color code to color the correct shaded fraction in the picture!


We started out with A Rainbow of Fractions so we could see the fraction bars at work...


Color the fraction according to the word form...

This was great for connecting the written to the number form...


Roll and Color a Fraction!  So much FUN!  
The idea is to roll a die and color a fraction in the column according to the written fraction...
 


Pizza Fractions! 
Like most kids, this little honey LOVES pizza so she was more than happy to follow the directions and adding the correct topping to different fractions of the pizza!

4/8 of the pizza had pepperoni, 2/8 had olives and so on…

A Piece of Pie Word Problems!  

She made a few mistakes, but self-corrected them :)

I hope you find this resource FUN and highly EFFECTIVE!
Available {HERE)








Sunday, July 27, 2014

Back to School NO PREP Packets and a SALE!

Back to School is just around the corner and I am super excited to start this new school year!  There are so many things to do at the start of a new school year and life can get a bit hectic.  Therefore, I wanted to create some NO PREP Back to School packets that would make learning some basic skills exciting!  These packets are loaded with FUN, hands-on and engaging activities!

The BEST part about these packets is that there is NO PREP for the busy teacher!  NO laminating, NO costly colored ink, NO cutting, NO FLUFF! Just print and teach!

Here is what is included in this packet:
*Uppercase Apples -Write the uppercase letter on each apple.
*Lowercase Apples - Write the lowercase letter on each apple.
*Color by upper and lowercase letters (A-D)
*Color by upper and lowercase letters (E-H)
*Color by upper and lowercase letters (I-L)
*Color by upper and lowercase letters (M-P)
*Color by upper and lowercase letters (Q-T)
*Color by upper and lowercase letters (U-X)
*Now I know My ABC's - Filling in the missing letters, both upper and lowercase.
*Letter Patterns - Trace the upper and lowercase letters. Write the letter that comes next in the pattern.
*What Comes Next? ABC Order
*Roll and Trace the ABC's - Roll a die and trace a letter in the column (A-F)
*Roll and Trace the ABC's - Roll a die and trace a letter in the column (M-R)
*Roll and Trace the ABC's - Roll a die and trace a letter in the column (S-X)
*Letter Sort - Cut and Paste the apples by upper and lowercase letters.
*Letters or Words? Cut and paste the apples by letters or words.
*Two or Three Letters - Cut and sort the apple words by two or three letters.
*Letter Sounds A and B - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds C and D - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds E and F - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds G and H - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds I and J - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds K and L - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds M and N - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds O and P - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds Q and R - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds S and T - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds U and V - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds W and X - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Letter Sounds Y and Z - Trace the upper and lowercase letter. Cut and paste the pictures that match the beginning sound of that letter.
*Glue and Trace a Sight Word set 1- Trace the sight words the and see. Cut and paste to match.
*Glue and Trace a Sight Word set 2- Trace the sight words can and you. Cut and paste to match.
*Glue and Trace a Sight Word set 3- Trace the sight words and and of. Cut and paste to match.
*Make a New Word - Trace the letter in the row. Write the letter on each line to make a new word.
*Beginning Sounds Set 1- Write the beginning sound for each picture.
Beginning Sounds Set 2 - Write the beginning sound for each picture.
*Roll a Die and Color a Sound I - Roll a die, look at the picture in that column and color (or bingo dot) the correct sound).
*Roll a Die and Color a Sound II - Roll a die, look at the picture in that column and color (or bingo dot) the correct sound).
*I Know my Color Words - Color and cut out the cans of paint. Paste them to the correct sentence that matches the color word.
*Where Do I Live? Cut out each animal. Glue to the correct home and trace each animal name.
*I Can Sort Like Things - Cut and paste the picture to the correct category.
*School Supplies (Counting 1-5) - Count the number of items in each group and color the number.
*Dot..Dot NOT a Lot! Look at the glue bottle and put a small dot of glue on each dot.
*Left and Right - Trace the words Left and Right.  Listen to your teacher and follow directions for adding details to the left and right hands.
*I Know my Phone Number - Write the Number for your phone number in the boxes. Color the numbers in your phone number.  Complete the sentence.
*I Know my Address- Write your address on the lines.
*Rhyme Time! Say the name of each picture. Cut and paste the picture that rhymes.
*What Doesn't Belong? Look at the 4 items in each row. Decide what does NOT belong in each group.
*Ten Frame Match Up- Cut and paste the ten frames to match the number. 
*About Me - Fill in the lines to complete a sentence about you.
*A Book About School - Cut out the mini-booklet, staple, cut and read. (Included color words and counting)
*Color Words I - Cut and paste the correct color words to the correct bucket of paint.  (red, orange, yellow and green)
*Color Words II - Cut and paste the correct color words to the correct bucket of paint.  (blue, purple, black and white)
*Numbers 1-4 Look at the numbers in each box. Cut and paste the correct domino and ten frame. 
*Numbers 5-8 Look at the numbers in each box. Cut and paste the correct domino and ten frame. 
*Apple Patterns - Cut out the picture and paste to complete the pattern.
*Roll and Trace a Number - Roll a die and trace the number in the column.
*I Can Count, Color and Write (1-5) - Count each school time, color the ten frame to match and write the number on the line.
*I Can Count, Color and Write (6-10) - Count each school time, color the ten frame to match and write the number on the line.
*Missing Apples - Cut and paste the missing apples in each row. 
*I Can Measure - Cut out the base ten ruler on the side.  Use it to measure the items to the nearest unit. 
*I Can Identify and Sort Shapes by Size I - Cut and paste the shape from smallest to largest (circle, triangle and square)
*I Can Identify and Sort Shapes by Size II - Cut and paste the shape from smallest to largest (rectangle, oval and rhombus/diamond)
*Roll and Color - Roll a die and color a number, ten frame or tally mark that matches your roll.
*Roll and Color - Roll a die and color a picture with the die that matches your roll.
*Color by Number Set 1
*Color by Number Set 2
*Color by Dots I - Count the dots (1-5) and use the color code to color the picture.
*Color by Dots II - Count the dots (5-8) and use the color code to color the picture.
*Tops and Bottoms Puzzle (Cut out the pieces of the puzzle. Glue the correct tops to the correct bottoms.
*Time for School Puzzle - Cut out puzzle pieces and glue to make a picture. Sentence on the bottom: I like school.
*Monkeying Around Puzzle - Cut out the puzzle pieces and glue to make a picture.
*Beep…Beep - Cut out the puzzle pieces and glue to make a picture.
*Numbers 1-10 Puzzle - Cut out the pieces. Put them in order from 1-10.
*The Yellow Bus - Cut out the puzzle. Put the school bus in order to make a picture. Read and copy the sentence on the line. 
*Apple Tree - Cut out the puzzle, put the apple tree in oder to make a picture. Read and copy the sentence on the line.

Here is what is included in this packet:
*Boxin Up our ABC's - Box up upper and lowercase letters in the ABC Boxes
*School Supply Syllables - Color a dot for each syllable in the word
*CVC Short a Word Detective - Write the beginning, middle and ending sound for each CVC word *CVC Short e Word Detective - Write the beginning, middle and ending sound for each CVC word
*CVC Short i Word Detective - Write the beginning, middle and ending sound for each CVC word
*CVC Short o Word Detective - Write the beginning, middle and ending sound for each CVC word
*CVC Short u Word Detective - Write the beginning, middle and ending sound for each CVC word
*Long and Short Vowel Sounds Set 1 - Use the color code to color the pictures with the long and short a vowel sounds on the apples
*Long and Short Vowel Sounds Set 2 - Use the color code to color the pictures with the long and short e vowel sounds on the glue bottles
*Long and Short Vowel Sounds Set 3 - Use the color code to color the pictures with the long and short i vowel sounds on the glue bottles
*Long and Short Vowel Sounds Set 4 - Use the color code to color the pictures with the long and short o vowel sounds on the glue bottles
*Long and Short Vowel Sounds Set 5 - Use the color code to color the pictures with the long and short u vowel sounds on the glue bottles
*Rhyming Words - Write 4 rhyming words for each CVC word
*Spin and Color Set 1 - Spin the spinner and read a sentence in the column. Color the picture to match the spin (short a words)
*Spin and Color Set 2 - Spin the spinner and read a sentence in the column. Color the picture to match the spin (short e words)
*Spin and Color Set 3 - Spin the spinner and read a sentence in the column. Color the picture to match the spin (short i words)
*Spin and Color Set 4 - Spin the spinner and read a sentence in the column. Color the picture to match the spin (short o words)
*Spin and Color Set 5 - Spin the spinner and read a sentence in the column. Color the picture to match the spin (short u words)
*Sound it Out Set 1 - Look at the pictures and color the beginning, middle and ending sounds. Write the word on the line and read the simple sentence.
*Sound it Out Set 2 - Look at the pictures and color the beginning, middle and ending sounds. Write the word on the line and read the simple sentence.
*Sound it Out Set 3 - Look at the pictures and color the beginning, middle and ending sounds. Write the word on the line and read the simple sentence.
*Spin and Color - Spin the spinner and color a picture that has an -at, -an or -ap word on it.  
*Cut and Paste a Rhyme - Cut and paste the picture that matches the rhyme on each glue bottle.
*A Pair of Rhymes - Color the scissors that have a pair of rhyming words. Write a rhyming word for 3 pairs of scissors.
*A Book of Rhymes - Color the books that have a pair of rhyming words. Write a rhyming word for 3 notebooks.
*Real and Nonsense Words - Read the CVC words.  Cut and paste the real and nonsense words into the correct categories. 
*Short Vowel Word Sort - Cut and paste the words to the correct post it note according to short vowels
*What's My Punctuation? Read the simple sentences, cut and paste a question mark or a period at the end
*Color by R-Blend - Write the beginning blends fr, gl, pl and cl at the beginning of each word. Color by the color code.
*Color by L-Blend - Write the beginning blends fl, gl, pl an cl at the beginning of each word. Color by the color code.
*Editing Sentences Set 1 - Rewrite each sentence using a capital letter and the correct ending punctation
*Editing Sentences Set 2 - Rewrite each sentence using a capital letter and the correct ending punctation
*Make Words in September - Cut out the September letter tiles, rearrange them to make new words and write the words on the lines
*A Complete Sentence - Read the simple sentences. Cut and paste them into the correct columns, a complete sentence or not a sentence
*Roll, Add and Color a Ten Frame - Roll two dice, add them up and color the ten frame that matches your roll
*Roll, Add and Color a Stick Kid - Roll two dice, add them up and color a stick kid that matches your roll
*Roll, Add and Color a Tally Mark - Roll two dice, add them up and color a set of tally makes that matches our roll
*Time for School - Cut and paste the correct digital time to match the correct analogue time
*Spin and Write a Sight Word Set 1 - words: after, could, know and some
*Spin and Write a Sight Word Set 2 - words: every, when, going and from
*Spin and Write a Sight Word Set 3 - words: give, were, again and thank
*Greater Glue Bottles - Color the glue bottle with the larger glue bottle
*More or Less than 50 - Use the color code to color the apples that are less than 50 and more than 50
*Sticky Number Bonds - Complete the Number Bond and then write the number sentence
*Tally Up! Count the tally marks in each group. Cut and paste the correct number
*Count and Tally Notebooks - Look at the number on each notebook. Write the correct number of tally marks
*Colorful Crayons - Solve each addition problem on the crayon. Color by the code according to sums of 5 or less and 6 or more
*Number Lines 1-20 - Fill in the missing numbers on each number line
*Number Combinations - Cut and paste the number combinations that make the correct sum
*Comparing Numbers with Dominos (set 1) - Count the dots on each pair of dominos. Write the number on the lines. Color the domino that has more
*Comparing Numbers with Dominos (set 2) - Count the dots on each pair of dominos. Write the number on the lines. Color the domino that has more
*Domino Math Facts I - Cut and paste the domino that matches the math fact
*Domino Math Facts II - Cut and paste the domino that matches the math fact
*Ten Frame Addition - Cut and paste the dice that match the numbers.  Add them up and color the ten frame
*Roll and Count with Ten Frames - Roll a die, count a ten frame set and write the number on the line
*Let's Make 10 with Ten Fames - Roll a die and complete a number sentence in the column to match the ten frame
*Spin and Solve - Spin the spinner and solve a math sentence in the column by counting the dots on the domino and writing a matching number sentence
*Before, Between and After - Look at the number on each pencil and fill in the numbers that are missing
*Skip Counting by the Code - Skip count by 2's and 5's and color by the code
*Number Order - Look at the number on each pencil and put the numbers in order from least to greatest
*Backpack Number Words - Read the number word on each backpack and write the number to match  (1-20)
*Nouns and Verbs - Read the words on the paint buckets and color by the code (nouns and verbs)
*Nine Different Combinations - Color the erasers to show 9 different ways to make 9. 
*Show Ten Ways to Make 10 - Color the base ten rods to show 10 different ways to make 10
*Follow Directions with Positional Words - Follow the directions to color the pictures and paste to the correct spots
*Roll and Solve 1 - Roll a die, count a set of rods and unit cubes in the column. Write the number of tens and ones in all
*Roll and Solve II - Roll a die, count the set of ten frames. Write the number of tens, ones and in all
*One More and One Less - Look at the number on the middle lunch bag, write the number that comes before and after each number
*School Supply Subtraction - Solve each subtraction problem by crossing out the items subtracted
*Graphing School Supplies - Count the school supplies and color the graph to match
*Roll, Add and Color a Base Ten - Roll a die two times, Record your roll and color the sum on the rods. Write the sum.
*Roll, Add and Color - Roll two dice, add them up  and color the picture
*Roll, Add and Color - Roll 2 dice, add them up and color the number
*Spin and Subtract - Spin a number on the spinner, subtract from 10 and write the equation. Use the number line to help. 
*Roll and Add - Roll 2 dice, write the numbers in the boxes and add them up to make an equation.
*About Me - Complete each sentence and draw picture to match.
*I Know My Phone Number - Write the numbers for your phone number in the boxes. Color the numbers and complete the sentence.
*I Know My Address -  Write your address on the lines
*Sight Word Bookmarks - All Dolch Sight Words for 1st grade on 2 bookmarks
*ABC Order Set 1 - Cut and paste the word in ABC order. Use one or more of the words to write a complete sentence.
*ABC Order Set 2 - Cut and paste the word in ABC order. Use one or more of the words to write a complete sentence.
*ABC Order Set 3 - Cut and paste the word in ABC order. Use one or more of the words to write a complete sentence.
*Let's Write About it Set 1 - Look at the picture and write about what you see. Use the word bank to help.
*Let's Write About it Set 2 - Look at the picture and write about what you see. Use the word bank to help.
*Let's Write About it Set 3 - Look at the picture and write about what you see. Use the word bank to help.
*All About Me - Complete the All About me page by answering the questions and drawing a picture to match
*My Teacher - Draw a picture of your teacher. Write about your teacher.
*My Classroom - Draw a picture of your classroom. Write about  your classroom.

You can grab these packets and all of our other resources in my store for 20 % off today and tomorrow! 
(Thanks to Tara West for creating this adorable button!)

 Things I am currently working on:
*Setting up my "classroom" - BIG blog post to come
*Creating 2nd Grade resources - now available: Simple Fractions (more to come)
*Emergent Readers (sets 6-10) Sets 1-5 available {HERE}
Enjoying the rest of my summer :)







Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sight Word Make a Match!

Learning how to read is such an exciting journey and a HUGE part of reading involves SIGHT WORDS!  I finished updating our Sight Word Make a Match packets and I am super happy that the littlest Moffatt Girl LOVES them!

Here are some interesting statics about sight words:
*12 Sight Words make up 25% of those we read and write.
*100 Sight Words make up 50% of those we read and write.
*About 300 Sight Words account for 75% of those we read and write!

Needless to say, sight words are a huge focus when learning how to read.  When kids can master those "tricky" sight words, they are able to focus on sounding out the other words.  
Sight Word Make a Match! The different fonts helps kids read and recognize words in a variety of printed and published styles!

I don't want to just create "worksheets", but I want our learning to purposeful, engaging and FUN!  The Sight Word Make a Match packets hit a home run!  
There was coloring...

Coloring is also good for building fine motor skills...
Sight Word Make a Match! The different fonts helps kids read and recognize words in a variety of printed and published styles!

On this sight word page we focused on the word "like".  Although it is a sight word, I was still able to do a little phonics instruction.  Sophia is learning the rule of the "Magic e" and she quickly identified it in the word "like".  We decided that we would color the i and the e the same color since they work together to make one sound.  
Sight Word Make a Match! The different fonts helps kids read and recognize words in a variety of printed and published styles!

We pulled out the Bingo Dabbers (I picked mine up at Lakeshore) and dotted the likes red and the other words green.  This was almost like a craft for her :)  
Sight Word Make a Match! The different fonts helps kids read and recognize words in a variety of printed and published styles!

Then came the cutting...

And some glueing!  She seems to get a little giddy when we pull out the glue.  I could have had her use the glue stick, but squeezing those glue bottles are SO good for building muscles in the hand and preparing her for writing.

Sorting and pasting...
Sight Word Make a Match! The different fonts helps kids read and recognize words in a variety of printed and published styles!

The finished product!  I was surprised at how much time she took on this activity.  She really enjoys all the engaging components to learning a sight words.  At the end of the sheet, she mastered the word like, even spelling the word! 
Sight Word Make a Match! The different fonts helps kids read and recognize words in a variety of printed and published styles!

On this sheet we just colored the focused word pink and the other words blue.  We played a game to see how many of the other words she could read.  This is a great way to spiral review the sight words as your student(s) learn them.
Sight Word Make a Match! The different fonts helps kids read and recognize words in a variety of printed and published styles!

a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up. we, where, yellow and you.

all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with and yes.
after, again, an, any, ask, as, by, could,every, fly, from, tie, going, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, and when.
20% saving and included the pre-primer, primer and 1st grade packets!

I hope these packets make learning FUN and engaging for your kids!







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