Friday, July 1, 2016

Math Bundle...CCSS...Games, Activities, Tools, Vocabulary!

I am so excited about this updated bundle!!
It is filled with a FULL YEAR of games, tools, and activities to support Common Core Standards as well as any math program your school might use.
It is perfect for building math concepts, number sense and strategies.
The tools, games, and activities are ideal for small groups, centers, parent helpers, enrichment and remediation.
Games encourage communication and active partner participation.
The packet covers 16 topics.
Each topic contains I can cards and poster for displaying.
It also includes a Focus Chart for students to "TAKE HOME" and share with parents.
It includes the "big idea" and what skills are being stressed.
The tools include vocabulary cards related to the topic as well as graphic organizers, mats, and tools to help students succeed with the new skills introduced.
Each topic has at least 10 games and activities to support learning.
They are played with partners, small groups, or independently.
These are ideal for parent helpers, centers, "take home" activities to play with families and more!
Here are samples of the topics.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Let's Write...ELA CCSS

So excited about this product and think it will provide YOU a chance to really improve your student's writing.  It is leveled to provide experiences that are challenging for EVERY student in your classroom.
The packet begins with lots of teacher information.
There is a September calendar.
CCSS are identified that will be focused on for the month.
Lesson Plans are included for each topic.
The teacher lesson plans include detailed information on introducing the lesson, literature for engaging students, and samples to share with students so that by the time they enter the workbook they have ideas and skills to focus on!
Each month the workbook will provide 4 practice lessons.
September includes:
Summer Vacation
Back to School
My Family
Johnny Appleseed
The workbook will include 3 or 4 leveled graphic organizers, and then "sloppy copy" for the first write.  These include editing information with a student check list and teacher check list.
It is suggested that Level One students move right to the writing journal.
Their activities are very guided where Level Two and Three increases in difficulty and opportunity for extended writing.
This is a closer look at some of the organizers provided in the Johnny Appleseed section.
Notice the differentiation.
After gathering their ideas and editing their first write students will go to their Journal.
They will do a final copy for publishing.  Again notice the levels pages.  Note: not shown here but the packet includes another lined page for those needing more space.
Shown here is the class cover to create a class book if you wish.

You can keep the journals and return them at the end of the year OR you can send them home monthly.
Each lesson includes a skill as well.
Lesson One...Summer Vacation...Punctuation
Lesson Two...Back to School...Connecting word AND
Lesson Three...My Family...Pronouns
Lesson Four...Johnny Appleseed...Adjectives
Are your ready?
Let's Write!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Plants...Growing our knowledge!

Just love this packet!!
Here are a few of my favorite things!!


Kids love learning about insects!
Perfect opportunity for research and fun!
Topics include with literature suggestions.

                                                                                             Great crafts for your room or bulletin boards.

Literature suggestions and vocabulary for posting.
This is a sample.

Here are some of my favorite activities included in the packet.