Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mardi Gras

Fun for primary students.
Learn about Mardi Gras.

Activities for students to recall facts.

Differentiated Informational text.

A little word work.

A little math!

Terrific vocabulary cards for posting and a craft.

Thank you Activity Village.

Kindergarten NGSS

This kindergarten science packet meets the NGSS standards:
K-ESS3-1, K-ESS2-2, K-LS1-1

There are opening activities for plants and animals.

Vocabulary cards are available for posting as well as word work.

The key facts are available for posting.
There is a key fact page for students.
There is a cover for a workbook if you wish to use the materials in that manner.

There is a life cycle page, plant sort page, and a label me page.

Experiments are available for hands on experiences.
These are followed by observations and reflections.

The packet ends with a life cycle activity on apples.
Simple, fun, educational and a great snack.

Animals also includes key concepts, a cover for a workbook and a key page for students.

Vocabulary and word work pages.

Mini booklets for reading and activities to reflect and assess.

Life cycle activities with big words key to the animal theme.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Kindergarten NGSS

I have had several requests after preparing my NGSS for 1st grade to prepare a NGSS Kindergarten set.  To date I have two ready to post.  The first is weather and meets the standards K-ESS3-2, K-ESS2-1, K-ESS2-2, KPS3-1, K-PS3-2.
The packet begins with colorful vocabulary with pictures and activities to practice reading and understanding these key words.  They are perfect for the literacy center.
The key concepts are written for posting or for you to keep close at hand.
There is a cover for those of you who would like to put the pages in a booklet for each child.
There is a letter for parents for that Home/School Connection.  
There is an anchor chart for students with key facts.

Weather is a combination of sun, wind, rain, snow and temperature.
Each key concept has an anchor chart for posting and a complete mini lesson for you.
For the students there is and IMAGINE THAT and then a THINK ABOUT IT for allowing students to think about the key concept.
These are often followed by and activity page for review or assessment.
People measure weather conditions to describe and record the weather and notice patterns 
The cards allow students to make choices and then gather in their groups to discuss the choice they made.
Pictured are some of the activities for forecasting.
They are perfect for answering questions and making comparisons.
Here you see daily forecast ideas as well as a page that accompanies the first concept.

Some weather is very dangerous and can cause damage to homes, schools, stores and even people.
There is a description page on 4 severe storms.

 The sun warms the Earth’s surface.
Find it here.
The force an motion covers the standards K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2.
This packet is filled with suggested experiments simple for you to set up and easy for the students to participate in.
The pattern is similar to the Weather packet.
A key concept is introduce.
An IMAGINE THIS is presented and students THINK ABOUT IT.
Following that a complete lesson is prepared for you.

Key concepts are listed, a cover for pages if you want, a parent letter, and a page with key concepts on Force and Motion.


In the next two weeks I will finish the others to complete the bundle for the complete year.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

120 Days of School...Cool!

With the new standards many of us are looking at celebrating 120 Days of School instead of 100.
And others may choose to celebrate both.
This packet is filled with suggestions and activities to help your 120th day to be perfect with 120 SMILES from all!

There is vocabulary for posting and a countdown to the 120th day.
There is also a reward certificate in color or black and white.
I usually stick a little treat to it like "Smarties".

Parent communication includes a letter explaining the special day of celebration and what you need their support with.  It also includes reminder slips for the shirt and for the snack item.
There is a Counting Mat to include for counting snack items.

There are gum ball machines for counting.  I love using Qtips and colorful paint for making 120 gum balls.  
There is a writing activity about the snack and an "I can...___ in 120 seconds" challenge.

Headbands come in black and white and color.
There are glasses for students to decorate and wear as well as the number 120 to decorated and put on a stick. I hang ribbons on it for the celebration.

Activities are provided to write about their shirts and about the celebration.
Thinking about the number 120 and what they would like or not like as well as a graphic organizer.
Writing pages are included but not shown here.
 There is also an explanation on making number puzzles for students using number grids on color paper to 120.  They will LOVE these.

An interactive mini book is included and a creative thinking page on what they imagine they will be like at 120 years old.