Tuesday, February 24, 2015

March NO PREP Packets

March is such a fun month for us! Since my birthday falls on St. Patrick's Day, I LOVE to celebrate the month with some St. Patrick's Day themed printables!  I have packed these March NO PREP packets with tons of fun, hands-on and engaging resources! Like all of our monthly NO PREP Packets , there is NO FILLER, NO FLUFF, NO unnecessary printing, NO laminating, NO use of costly colored ink, and best of all…NO PREP!

Here is what is included in this packet:
*Real Words or Silly Words? Color by the code
*Let's Rhyme! Write CVC rhyming words on the clovers
*Rhyming Clues- Cut and paste the clue that matches the picture.
*Animal Clues - Read the simple sentences and cut and paste the clues that match the picture.
*Roll, Trace and Read a Sight Word- roll the die, read and trace a sight word in the column. (Dolch pre-primer sight words)
*Sight Word Scramble- unscramble the sight words on the pot of gold: big, like, see, you, and, can, said, she and the.
*CVC Scramble- Use the picture to unscramble simple CVC words (short a words)
*CVC Scramble- Use the picture to unscramble simple CVC words (short e words)
*CVC Scramble- Use the picture to unscramble simple CVC words (short i words)
*CVC Scramble- Use the picture to unscramble simple CVC words (short o words)
*CVC Scramble- Use the picture to unscramble simple CVC words (short u words)
*CVC Cross Word Puzzle with Simple Sentences - Use the CVC pictures to sound out words and put them in a sentence. (short a words)
*CVC Cross Word Puzzle with Simple Sentences - Use the CVC pictures to sound out words and put them in a sentence. (short e words
*CVC Cross Word Puzzle with Simple Sentences - Use the CVC pictures to sound out words and put them in a sentence. (short i words
*CVC Cross Word Puzzle with Simple Sentences - Use the CVC pictures to sound out words and put them in a sentence. (short o words
*CVC Cross Word Puzzle with Simple Sentences - Use the CVC pictures to sound out words and put them in a sentence. (short u words
*Color by Word Family- Use the color code to color the picture according to the word families: -at, -og, -ip, -ug
*Sentence Building I - Unscramble the words, cut and paste to make a sentence. Rewrite the sentence.
*Sentence Building II - Unscramble the words, cut and paste to make a sentence. Rewrite the sentence.
*Sentence Building III - Unscramble the words, cut and paste to make a sentence. Rewrite the sentence.
*Label and Write- Label the picture by using the word bank. Write a simple sentence about the picture. 
*Real or Silly Words? Read the words on the hats and color the real and silly words according to the color code.
*Find the Real and Silly Words- find the words hidden in the picture. Record the words in the correct columns.
*CVCE - Cut and paste- Build the word and write a sentence (long a words)
*CVCE - Cut and paste- Build the word and write a sentence (long o words)
*CVCE - Cut and paste- Build the word and write a sentence (long o words)
*Read and Color- Read the simple sentences and color the picture to match.
*I Can Read and Spell CVC words- Roll a die, sound out the letters for each picture and box them up.
*I Can Read Simple Sentences (short a words) - Write the missing CVC word in each sentence. Color each picture after you use the word.
*I Can Read Simple Sentences (short e words) - Write the missing CVC word in each sentence. Color each picture after you use the word.
*I Can Read Simple Sentences (short i words) - Write the missing CVC word in each sentence. Color each picture after you use the word.
*I Can Read Simple Sentences (short o words) - Write the missing CVC word in each sentence. Color each picture after you use the word.
*I Can Read Simple Sentences (short u words) - Write the missing CVC word in each sentence. Color each picture after you use the word.
*R-Blends- Look at each picture, dot the beginning blend that matches. Write the beginning blend for each word.
*Read and Sequence - A Pot of Gold - Read the simple story, sequence the story buy cutting and pasting the pictures to show comprehension.
*My Pot of Gold Book- Cut out the mini book, read and draw a picture to match each sentence.
*Roll, Add and Color- Roll 2 dice, add them up and color a number that matches.
*Counting On- Trace the number on the coin, count on to 20.
*Skip Counting by 5's- Write the missing numbers on each gold coin from 5-100.
* I Can Count to 100! Use a dot marker to dab your way to 100 on the maze.
*Skip Counting by 10
*Number Bonds- Finish the number bond for each pot of gold.
*Time by the Hour- Read the time for each clock, dot (or color) the correct time.
*Subtraction to 10- Trace the numbers, cross out the items that should be subtracted and write the difference.
*Roll and Solve- Roll a die and use the number line to solve addition problems up to 10.
*I Can Add to 5- Cut out the built in manipulatives to add up to 5.
*I Can Subtract up to 5- Cut out the built in manipulative to help you subtract.
*I Can Add to 10- Cut out the built in manipulative to help you add up to 10.
*I Can Subtract to 10- Cut out the built in manipulative to help you subtract up to 10.
*Tally Marks to 20 I- Count the tally marks, cut and paste the number to match.
*Tally Marks to 20 II- Count the tally marks, cut and paste the number to match.
*Time to the Hour- Cut and paste the time that matches each clock.
*Ten Frames- Cut and paste the number that matches each ten frame.
*Number Words- Count the items in each set. Write the correct number words using the word bank.
*Spin and Color a Number Word- Spin the pot of gold and dot or color a coin that matches your spin. Number words up to ten.
*Measurement- Cut out the built in ruler to help you measure each item.
*Addition up to 10- Solve the problems (sums of 7, 8, 9, 10) on the clovers and color according to the code.
*Addition Sentences- Write a number sentence to represent the shaded and unshaded items in the set.
*Subtraction Sentences- Write a number sentence for each group of items. 
*Before and after I- Cut and paste the numbers that come before and after. 
*Before and after II- Cut and paste the numbers that come before and after. 
*If I found a pot of gold…. Writing Prompt

Here are a few of the March printables in action…

Real or Silly Words?
Roll a die, read the word and use the color code to dot the word..

Anything that involves rolling a die is FUN!


 The end result!
We sounded out 30 words and decided if they were REAL or SILLY!

Let's Rhyme!
Read the word on the clover and write 3 more words that rhyme!

Roll, Read and Trace a SIGHT WORD!




She had to place the winner ribbon on the column that won first place :)

I Can Count to 100 Maze!
Dot your way from 1-100! Such a fun way to practice counting to 100 and correctly identifying the numbers.



Too much FUN!

Working with R-Blends!
Dot the beginning r-blend for each word.

She cracked herself up with this one!
She would say, "It's a DRess, not a FRess!"
This was such a good way to work on reading those beginning blends.



Then we practiced writing the beginning blends in the boxes.

I didn't realize she would be SO excited over our CVC Crossword Puzzles!
I think she felt like her big sister because she was able to do a crossword puzzle!

Next, put the words into the SIMPLE SENTENCES!
So much learning is just ONE page!

Dot the correct time by the hour...

Quick and easy way to practice TIME...

Color by Word Family
This simple coloring page works on reading 20 different CVC words and color words!


March NO PREP Packet (1st Grade)
 Here is what is included in this packet:
*Pots of Gold (Cut, sort and paste verbs and nouns)
*Find the Hidden Digraphs (th, ch and sh) record in the correct column
*Find the Hidden L-Blends (bl, gl, cl) record in the correct column
*Find the Hidden R-Blends (br, cr, fr) record in the correct column
*Find the Hidden R-Controlled Vowels (ar, er, ir, or, and ur) record in the correct column
*Find the Long and Short Vowel Words and record in the correct column
*-ar Controlled Vowels- Use the word bank to fill in the missing r-controlled words for each sentence.
*-er Controlled Vowels- Use the word bank to fill in the missing r-controlled words for each sentence.
*-ir Controlled Vowels- Use the word bank to fill in the missing r-controlled words for each sentence.
*-or Controlled Vowels- Use the word bank to fill in the missing r-controlled words for each sentence.
*-ur Controlled Vowels- Use the word bank to fill in the missing r-controlled words for each sentence.
*Who Own's it? (possessive pronouns)
*Pronouns (replacing proper nouns with pronouns)
*Mixed Up Sentences (unscramble and write the words to make a complete sentence)
*Super Sentences (Write a few descriptive sentences about the picture)
Adverbs Word Search - Use the word bank to find the adverbs in the word search. Use the words to complete the sentences. 
*Roll and Write Grammar- Roll and die and write a word to match the given part of speech for common nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and proper nouns.
*Golden Sentences (identify complete and incomplete sentences)
*Sorting Sounds (Cut, sort and paste long vowel sounds)
*Sentence Sorting (Cut and paste complete and incomplete sentences into the correct boxes)
*Non-Ficition and Fiction (Read the titles on the books and sort-cut and paste)
*Colorful Hats (Color by the code: nouns, verbs and adjectives)
*Compound Words (Write the compound words, put them in ABC order and write a sentence)
*ABC Order
*Plural and Possessive Nouns (cut and paste)
*Conjunctions (read two sentences and add a conjunction to make one sentences)
*Long Vowel Sounds (Long a- Box up the word and write a sentence)
*Long Vowel Sounds (Long e- Box up the word and write a sentence)
*Long Vowel Sounds (Long i- Box up the word and write a sentence)
*Long Vowel Sounds (Long o- Box up the word and write a sentence)
*Long Vowel Sounds (Long u- Box up the word and write a sentence)
*Comprehension Check - Read the short story and answer the comprehension questions. 
*Missing Addends up to 20 ( Color by the Code) Find the missing addend for each number sentence.
*Roll and Color a Fraction- Roll a die and color a fraction accordingly (One half, one third, two thirds, one fourth, two fourths, three fourths)
*Doubles Plus ONE- Double the given number and write an equations. Add 1 to the sum and write another equation.
*Doubles Plus TEN- Double the given number and write an equations. Add 10 to the sum and write another equation.
*Mystery Letter (solve the addition and subtraction problems and color by the code)
Addition and Subtraction (True or False) Color by the code.
*Fact Families- Complete each fact family.
*Mystery Addition up to 20 with 3 addends - Use the symbols to solve the equations
*Mystery Double Digit Addition (NO Regrouping) Use the symbols to solve the equations. 
*Word Problems
*Roll, Add and Color (roll 3 dice, add them up and color the picture)
*Whose pot of Gold? (Answer the questions by using the compass rose)
*Greater, Less or Equal? (Solve the problems and answer the questions)
*Counting Gold Coins (put the coins in order from Least to Greatest and Greatest to Least)
*Counting Coins (Count the money and answer the questions)
What's the Time? (Add 30 minutes to the time and draw hands on each clock)
*Lucky Shapes (Read the shape riddles, cut and paste)
*Let's Make Change (Count the coins, cut and paste the two answers under each pot of gold)
*A piece of Pie (Color the correct fraction for each pie. Fill in the blanks)
*Let's Count (Use the code to count by 1's and 5's - answer the questions)
*Count On! (Count and record the total amount of coins)
*Fact Families (Use the numbers to make fact families on each pot of gold)
*A pot of Gold Journal Prompt

Here is what is included in this packet:
*I Can Classify Groups of Words- Cross out a word that doesn't belong, write another word that belongs in the correct category. 
*Cause and Effect- Look at the pictures. Write a possible cause and effect for each.
*Drawing Conclusions- Read the clues and answer the questions. Draw a picture to match your answer.
*Expanding Sentences- Replace each underlined words to make the sentence more descriptive. 
*Making Inferences- Read the sentence and look at the picture clues. Make an inference.
*Dictionary Skills and ABC Order- Put the words in ABC order. Look up each word, write the guide words and the page you found it on in the dictionary.
*Diphthongs ow and ou - Read the words on the sign. Find the boxes that match the shape of the word. Box up each word.
*Diphthongs oi and oy - Read the words on the sign. Find the boxes that match the shape of the word. Box up each word.
*Short -oo Sound Riddles- Put all the words in ABC Order. Read the clues to the riddles and write the correct word.
*Long a Sound Riddles- Put all the words in ABC Order. Read the clues to the riddles and write the correct word.
*Long e Sound Riddles- Put all the words in ABC Order. Read the clues to the riddles and write the correct word.
*Long i Sound Riddles- Put all the words in ABC Order. Read the clues to the riddles and write the correct word.
*Long o Sound Riddles- Put all the words in ABC Order. Read the clues to the riddles and write the correct word.
*Long u Sound Riddles- Put all the words in ABC Order. Read the clues to the riddles and write the correct word.
*Making New Words with the word Leprechaun- Cut out the letter tiles to make as many new words as you can.
*Classifying- Read the story about Jane's Birthday Party. Group things that are the same by writing the correct answers in the boxes.
*Finding the Details in an Informational Text- Read the informational text about Hummingbirds. Highlight the correct parts of speech. Find the answers to the crossword puzzle in the text.
*Penmanship with Poetry- Trace the March poem in cursive and then practice writing the March poem in cursive.
*Parts of a Butterfly- Label the parts of a butterfly. Research butterflies and fill in the graphic organizer.
Find the Grammar- Look at the picture. Find and write the correct parts of speech under the correct category.
*Quotation Marks- Add quotations marks to show who is speaking in each sentence. Underline the verbs and circle the nouns.
Roll and Write the Grammar- Roll a die and write that specific part of speech: verb, adverb, noun, pronoun, adjective, preposition.
*ABC Order to the 2nd Letter- Put each set of words in ABC order.
*ABC Order to the 3rd Letter- Put each set of words in ABC order.
*Supporting Details I- Label the lifecycle of a butterfly. Read the topic sentence. Use the picture to write supporting details that relate to the topic. 
*Supporting Details II- Label the lifecycle of a frog. Read the topic sentence. Use the picture to write supporting details that relate to the topic. 
*Sequence of Events- Lifecycle of a Flower. Put the pictures in order from 1-6. Tell what happened in each picture.
*Mystery Addition with Regrouping- Use the symbols to solve the addition problems.
*Make your Own Mystery Addition with Regrouping- Use the symbols to solve the addition problems.
*Mystery Subtraction with Regrouping- Use the symbols to solve the subtraction problems.
*Measuring in Centimeters- Use a centimeter ruler to measure the distance of each route the leprechaun took to find the pot of gold.
*Measuring in Inches- Use an inch ruler to measure the distance of each route the leprechaun took to find the pot of gold.
*Measurement with Centimeters- Look at the measurement for each item and answer the questions. 
*Word Problems with feet and inches
*Word Problems with Grams
*Telling Time to the 5 Minutes
*Types of Sentences- Read each sentence. Decide if it is a statement, command, question, or exclamatory sentence. Cut and paste the answer.
*2 Digit Numbers with Regrouping- Find the pot of gold with the greatest sum in each row. Write it on the board.
*Pictograph- Use the pictograph to help you answer the questions. 
*Mental Math up to 1,000.
*Money: Adding and Subtracting. Use the prices on the tags to answer the questions. 
*Measurement in Meters- Use the map to answer the questions.
*Triple Digit Subtraction - Spin and Subtract with Regrouping- Spin a number on each spinner. Write the equation and subtract.
*Triple Digit Addition - Spin and Add with Regrouping- Spin a number on each spinner. Write the equation and add.
*Money: Counting Coins- Count the coins and write the amount for each toy.
*Money: Show the change. Draw the coins needed to buy each toy. Use the least amount of coins possible. 
*Roll and Solve 3 Digit Subtraction- roll a die and solve a math problem in that column.
*Roll and Solve 3 Digit Addition- roll a die and solve a math problem in that column.


These journal prompts have been such a WONDERFUL addition to our daily writing! 
I have a little girl who begs me to do another one and another one! 
To me…that is success!
Each journal prompts has:
 "I Can Statements…"
An illustrated word bank
A place to draw
Prompts with and without traceable starter sentences.

Here are the prompts that are included in this packet:
*Place to draw a picture to support the writing.
Writing Prompts Included:
*When it rains
*St. Patrick's Day
*The weather
*I like to read
*My favorite insect
*When I fly a kite
*Today I feel
*A rainbow
*A baby bird
*My favorite sweet
*On my sundae
*A frog
*Frogs like
*When I see the doctor
*I like (different dogs)
*Cats like to 
*In my smoothie
*At bedtime
*My Dad and I
*My Mom and I
*In the forest





Monday, February 16, 2015

Classroom Pictures!

The Moffatt Girls Classroom!
I am SO excited to finally be able to share some photos of our classroom with you!  
This classroom has been a labor of LOVE and something we have been working on for quite some time.  Although the space is small and the ideas are simple, this is the classroom of my dreams.

Nearly everything in this room was built and made by The Moffatt Man! 
I feel very thankful to have a husband who can make such beautiful things!


This built in bookcase stores all of our daily teaching resources. 
The top part of the bookcase allows me to quickly access our resources throughout the day.  Instead of searching and waisting time looking for something that I need, everything is right there and ready to use.      
All of those bright and beautiful containers can be found at The Container Store!  

I could probably live in an all white house, but our classroom needs a POP of color. 
I used orange, yellow, blue and green containers to help organize our resources.

The orange containers are math resources and supplies.  
Each box has designated items so that I know where to find everything. 
I have containers for math games, base ten manipulatives, math facts, shelves for our NO PREP math worksheets, and containers with different manipulatives.

This color coded organization allows me to know exactly where to find each subject.  
Although the subjects for each color stays the same, I am constantly changing the resources and supplies in the containers.  For example, if you take a look at the picture above with the treasure chest, you will see a box labeled "Math Games". I have a TON of fun math games that we use and I change these out every week or two. 
 This allows me to make sure that I am using all of the fun resources that we have.  
If I can't see it, I won't use it.
The yellow boxes below are for our "Reading Resources."  
We have a lot fun things in there that I need quick and easy access to.  I have times like a magnifying glass, reading games, dice, paperclips for spinners, a mini boggle word game and more.  

Since I use play-doh a lot, I keep a box ready to go.  
This is part of our Ready2Read supplies and you can read more about that {HERE}.
That post will also show what is inside that box.
I also use stickers quite a bit, so I have a designated box just for stickers!

The girls know exactly where to find their math, reading, history, science, art supplies, handwriting, writing, and craft supplies because it is all color coordinated. 
They girls also know that they are EXPECTED to put things back.  
I have labeled all of our boxes so that they know exactly where to put each item. 
It is EASY to keep the space organized when everything has a specific space.
My moto: "Everything has a place and everything goes in its place".

On the bottom part of the bookcase, The Moffatt Man built cupboards so I can store all of the extra resources that we use.  We have math games, reading games, puzzles, science supplies and more underneath. This keeps me organized and I am able to easily grab what I need.
I pull resources from these cabinets to stock the game section above.  

On the right side of the cabinet are blue and green containers.  
These containers store things that we use on a weekly basis.  We have kinetic sand, paints, craft supplies, history supplies, science resources and spanish resources.

This is probably my FAVORITE piece in our school room.  
The Moffatt Man picked this old school street sign up at a flea market a couple of years ago.  
LOVE this!

One of my favorite features about our classroom is the dutch door. 
 We live in Southern California and we get a lot of sunshine. I open then door, which leads to our backyard, on a daily basis.  It give us fresh air and lots of natural light.  
When it "recess time", I just open the door!

Here is a picture of our history space.
It is pretty simple, but something we refer to constantly.  We have The World Map, a map of the United States and cards for each of the presidents (which we are currently working on).

Next to the whiteboard, I have our Fluency Strips. You can read more about our Fluency Strips {HERE}.  
I placed them on hooks low enough for easy access since we also use these on a daily basis.  
When we are done working on a set, we just put them right back!
It's organized, it's ready to go, and they the girls know exactly where they go.



This is our whiteboard. 
 I LOVE this whiteboard and use it all the time!
Since my 2nd Grader is working on parts of speech, I placed these posters right above the whiteboard.  I certainly don't plan to keep them up all year long, but will replace them with another important learning piece once we have mastered these parts of speech.

I picked up this magnetic whiteboard for about $100 at Staples .
The shelf on the bottom of the whiteboard was custom made by The Moffatt Man to hold our erasers, pointing sticks and dry erase markers.

I LOVE this little caddy! 
 I picked up this magnetic container from The Container Store…of course!
This keeps all of our dry erase markers in one space!  I know where they are and where to find them!
I also LOVE to label things, so I stick our labels on everything! 
Labels bring a cohesive feel to a room and tell everyone exactly what belongs in that space!

On the right side of our whiteboard is my pocket chart.  
I primarily use the pocket chart for our Ready2Read word family cards, but I also use it for other things.

This is our table! 
 I LOVE this table!  
Custom built by The Moffatt Man, this table is large enough for all three of us to work together.  
I didn't want individual desks with separate spaces.  I wanted one large desk that would allow us to work together in one space.  Since I sit at the end of the desk, I can reach over and help both girls as they are working. 
At first I thought I wanted a white table, but our white tables get marked up and dirty looking pretty quickly.  The Moffatt Man suggested quarter sawn oak, since that is what they used in old schoolrooms.  I am so glad we didn't go with white!  I LOVE how the wood brings a warm feeling to our white room.

The chairs are from Crate and Barrel.

This little caddy from The Land of Nod helps keep us organized!
We use these supplies DAILY!  This caddy make them easy to access and to put back! 
This simple caddy keeps our space clean and tidy.

In our caddy we have:
*Markers
*Shapes
*Glue Sticks/scissors/hole punch
*Colored pencils

 On the left of the bookcase I have our trash can, which I also picked up from The Container Store.
Underneath the trash can is a box that saved my sanity!
In this box, I store all of our paperwork.
Everything that the girls do on a monthly basis gets stored in this box at the end of each month.
You can read more about this {HERE}.

When you walk into our classroom, this bookcase is directly on the left. 
I use this space to organize most of our Ready2Read resources and supplies.
Be sure to read more about how we organize Ready2Read {HERE}.

This bookcase is from Pottery Barn Kids.

These containers (from non other than The Container Store),
 hold all of our Ready2Read resources and more.  
They are super easy to access and ready to use.  
If I am unorganized and wasting time trying to find something, then our day is less effective!
We get less learning done and everyone feels frustrated…especially me!

If we need dot markers, I just grab them. 
If we need construction paper or lined paper, it's right there!


I try to keep our classroom looking as clutter free as possible, but I also want our resources to be accessible.  I placed our Sight Word Tablets on the hooks of the end cap of our Ready2Read bookcase. 
 Just grab and go!  If I didn't have a specific place for them, they would end up in a pile somewhere and we wouldn't use them.


Once we master all of our sight words, I can easily place something else on these hooks.
In order to keep our room effective, I need to always rethink things.
If it doesn't work, I'm not afraid to change it.
If it is no longer effective, we redo it. 

This is our Ready2Read Word Wall!
We have a designated space for Ready2Read because it is our core reading curriculum!
The littlest Moffatt Girl refers to her Sight Word Caterpillar and Word Family Garden words all of the time! We read and review on a daily basis! We need access to this space, which is why we have a designated spot for Ready2Read.

That about wraps up the tour of our classroom!   
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!
Annie 








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