October Vocabulary & Spelling with Circle Letters

This circle letter resource is designed to give younger students the ability to see a word and then spell it using circle letter manipulatives. This resource can be used to reinforce letter learning, letter sounds, formation of words and much more.

With an October-theme, students will love creating / forming words that are related to Halloween such as bat, web, pumpkin, squash, candy, spider, cat, leaf and house. You will receive two copies of each word mat (color and b/w).

You can use for whole class instruction, small group interactions or in centers.

Here are 2 examples of variation of use:
#1 For whole class instruction, make transparencies using the colored word mats. Give students prepared circle letters (instructions included) and the b/w word mats. As you display each transparency, students can follow along and spell each word on their word mat using their circle letters.

#2 For centers, laminate and attach each colored word mat to a metal backing (such as a small cookie sheet). Laminate and cut out the circle letters and attach a magnet on the back of each. Students can then use the circle letters to spell each word on the metal backed word mat! FUN!!

Want to teach additional October-themed vocabulary words? Simple! Just make a list, and as you teach each word, have students use their circle letters at the desks to spell each word!

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Additional resources for more October learning:

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October Math Centers for 1st Grade

Looking for FUN, colorful, October-themed Math Centers for 1st Grade? Here are the resources you need to create several center activities for your students!

Here is what this resource includes..

  • Number Cards (Halloween candy): 1 -120
  • Number ‘Word’ Cards (Halloween candy): One to One Hundred Twenty
  • Math Mats – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division (I included the multiplication and division just in case you want to use with older students or have advanced students!
  • Place Value Mats (ones, tens, hundreds)
  • Bingo Game
  • Spinners (Great to use with your math mats!)
  • Graphing Activity

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Other fun Fall / October Resources to consider:

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Positive Affirmation Posters for Growth Mindset

Research indicates that there is a positive correlation between positive affirmations and self-esteem! That’s why I have created my latest product: 20 Positive Affirmation Posters for Growth Mindset.

Available in my TPT – Creations by LAckert – Store

This resource includes 20 colorful, student-centered, self-affirming quotes designed to be used in any PreK, Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd grade classroom.

The affirmations are deliberately simple for use with younger students!
Use throughout your classroom or display one at a time (one week at a time) as you teach and reinforce each affirmation.

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Using Teaching Videos for Reading Instruction

The most important thing to foster when teaching is student engagement. If students are engaged, they are learning. Using videos (the right kind of video) in the classroom is one aspect of using a multimedia approach or strategy which can truly engage students.

So how do you choose the correct types of videos for your classroom. To truly engage students, a video (or accompaning materials) should require something of the students. Students should be asked to actively think and participate.  That is why I’ve created several teaching videos to help teachers engage students during reading instruction – specifically learning (or review of) word families.

How do my word family videos engage students?

  •  First, I’ve created the videos with a cute “Monster Detective” theme! These little colorful monsters are fun and inviting….
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  •  Second, I’ve created the videos to directly engage students in the ‘hunt to solve the mystery of finding the correct words‘…
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    After each ‘mystery’ is presented, the video gives students time to think and select the word before showing the correct answer…
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    (If a teacher believe the student(s) need additional time to solve the mystery than what I have provided, it is easy for the teacher to simply pause the video.)

    At the end of the video, students will continue to be engaged as they review all the words in the video…

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    (As with the earlier segments of the videos, the review section gives students time to think about which word is the correct one! )

  •  Third, to engage students even more, I provide a student workbook that directly corresponds with each video.
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    The student workbook can be used along side the video, after a video is watched, for homework or any way the teacher believes is most appropriate for his/her students!

As of 7/18/19, I’ve created in this Word Family Video series the following:

7 Videos for short a word families

  1.  –ab
  2.  –ad
  3.  –ag
  4.  –am
  5.  –an
  6.  –ap
  7.  –at

 5 Videos for short e word families

  1.  –et
  2.  –en
  3.  –eg
  4.  –ed
  5.  –ell

I will be continually adding new word family videos to my TPT store! You will be able to find them here.

Math Review Skills for 1st Grade – Winter / Snowman Themed

 

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This WINTER – Snowman – Themed 1st grade Math packet has been designed to use for reinforcement of skills, in math centers, for seat work or to give as homework. Perfect for January or any winter month!

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Skills covered in this packet:
2 digit and 3 digit addition with sums up to 20, 30
Addition of Doubles
Addition of 10’s
Subtraction
Even & Odd
Number words to 19
Comparisons: Greater than / Less than
Comparisons: Tallest/Shortest, Smallest/Largest
Completion of number sentences
Fact Families
Number Patterns
Skip Counting
Before and After

Ordinal Numbers
Graphing – Reading a Graph / Creating Graphs
Telling Time
Reading a Thermometer
Counting Money: Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters (Less than $1.00)
Fractions: Comparing and Recognizing

Can also be used for advanced Kindergarten or remedial 2nd grade.

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Snow Themed / Winter Unit for Firsties! (NO PREP)

When it is cold out and you want a FUN, NO PREP – Snow themed – unit to provide hours of learning for your firsties, this is it!

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See what’s inside:

Language Arts Skills include reading comprehension, sentence sequencing, handwriting / copy work, snow vocabulary work, phonics (“sn” words), rhyming, poetry, punctuation (period, question mark or exclamation mark), complete sentence identification, noun or verb

Math Skills: Symmetry, single digit addition and subtraction, even vs odd, number words, graphing, size comparison, telling time, counting money, greater than / less than

Science: Learning about how snow forms and the five different types of crystals formed at various temperatures.

Fine Motor Skills: Handwriting, Tracing, Drawing, Cutting and Pasting

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Valentine’s Day themed Math Resources

Preparing for your February Math classes? Looking for ways to make Math lessons fun and Math review holiday themed? Here are several resources for Prek – 3rd grade!

PreK-Kindergarten

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Sweet Math -n- More

27 pages of Math for young learners! Use as thematic morning work during the month of February, use in a Math center or send home for extra, reinforcement and practice of skills.

Skills include: recognition of numbers and number words, counting, simple addition and subtraction, finding the missing number, comparing numbers (biggest / smallest), finding differences, creating similarity, color by number, tracing, coloring, cutting and matching.

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1st Grade

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Valentine Math for 1st Grade

17 pages of Valentine’s Day / Heart themed work covering the following skills:
– single digit addition (with and without carrying)
– double digit addition (with and without carrying / Sums to 20 / Sums to 30 / by 10s)
– even / odd recognition
– single digit subtraction
– double digit subtraction (with and without borrowing / numbers to 20 / numbers to 30)
– probability
– roman numerals
– patterns
– ordinal numbers
– in/out ‘function’ tables
– reading a pictograph

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2nd – 3rd Grades

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Graphing Activities

Students will love these hands-on, creative activities and at the same time, practice their graphing skills! Students will love creating ‘Heart Butterflies’, ‘Heart Animals’ and using Valentine Heart candies in these graphing activities!

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Multiplication Rummy – Valentine Themed Card Game

Multiplication Rummy Card Game – Great center game to help your students learn (and practice) their multiplication skills!

Game Pieces included in this download:
– 96 math cards
– 2 wild cards
– Cover for the back of each card

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Valentine Math Review

This NO PREP packet has a lot of FUN and engaging activities to keep kids learning and reviewing skills during the month of February…with a Valentine’s Day them! * 77 Student Pages *

You do not need to laminate, prep or use any color ink! These activities are perfect for morning work, math centers, homework folders and more!

Includes:
2 digit addition (worksheets for ‘no carry’ and ‘carry’)
2 digit addition word problems
2 digit subtraction (worksheets for ‘no borrow’ and ‘borrowing’)
Mixed addition/subtraction word problems (some worksheets designed in ‘test prep’ format)
Find the missing addend and subtrahend worksheets
3 digit addition (worksheets for ‘no carry’ and ‘carry’)
Even/Odd identification
Roman numerals (I, V, X, L) – identification, conversion, addition
Critical Thinking skill worksheets
Order of Operations
Place Value: Building 3 and 4 digit numbers / Expanding numbers
Skip Counting by 50, 100, 250
Rounding to the nearest 10 and nearest 100
Telling time: nearest hour, half hour, 5 minutes and minutes
Counting coins
Fractions: identifying, comparing and naming
Equivalent Fractions
Multiplication: Writing equations
Multiplication: 1-12
Multiplication word problems
Division word problems
Measurement: Reading a ruler
Geometry: Shape identification (cone, cube, pyramid, sphere, pentagon, rectangular prism
Geometry: Vertices, faces, sides, edges
Geometry: Finding the perimeter

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Snowman Themed Learning

Looking for Snowman-themed, Winter learning resources? Here are 3 designed for elementary level students (PreK-2nd Grade).

Snowman Literacy Unit (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade)

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This Snowman Literacy Unit (Letters, Digraphs, Blends and Sight Words) Pre-Primer to 2nd Grade download can be used in a variety of ways for Pre-K thru 2nd grade, especially in literacy centers!

This unit includes:
* Upper and lower case letter cards
* Sight word cards (Dolch Pre-Primer, Primer, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade)
* Beginning digraph cards
* Ending digraph cards
* Beginning blend cards
* Final blend cards
* Word Mats for 9 beginning digraphs
* Word Mats for 7 ending digraphs
* Word Mats for 20 beginning blends
* Word Mats for 20 final blends
* Word Mat to match upper and lower case letters
* 2 Snowman poem posters
* 6 Literacy center posters

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Math Center materials – Snowman themed (Kindergarten – 1st Grade)

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Create a variety of Math Centers with this Winter, Snowman themed resource designed for Kinders and Firsties!

Included:
* Number cards 1-100
* Number word cards 1 – 100
* Number and number word posters 1 – 20
* Number strips 1-100 (by tens)
* Shape posters – Square, Rectangle, Circle, Oval, Diamond, Pentagon, Hexagon, Triangle, Trapezoid
* Blank number cards and strips
* Snowman counters

Suggested uses are included!

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Snowman Graphing for 2nd and 3rd Grades (Winter Math Activities)

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Looking for fun Winter Math activities? Check out my Snowman Graphing for 2nd and 3rd Grades unit. Your students will have fun creating unique ‘dressed’ snowmen. After all are complete, the graphing activity(ies) can begin!Great as a whole class activity, or in cooperative groups and/or centers. This has been created for 2nd and 3rd grades, however younger or older students might enjoy as well.

Directions (included in the download):

Snowman Activity Directions
(Students will have fun creating their own unique snowman!)
Distribute or place copies of the following snowman pages. On each page will be 1 snowman and several colored articles of clothing.
Students are to cut out each piece along with the snowman and then begin to create unique snowmen by gluing the clothing of their choice on to his/her snowman. (One page of this download provides the snowman template page without color. Use this page if you desire to have students color the article of clothes themselves.)

Snowman Graphing Directions
After all the snowmen have been created, work as a class to create a graph (or graphs) showing the articles of clothing (and their colors) that were used! This can be a very simple graph for younger students or can be multiple graphs displaying much greater detail. This download does provide some ‘simple and ready to use’ graphs for students if more
detailed ones are not assigned or demonstrated. Also included our uncolored articles of clothing which can be colored and used on the
provided graphs.

Ideas:
Use the first half of this activity (the creation of the snowmen) as a center activity.
Divide students up into cooperative groups and have them work to create a graph (or multiple graphs) of the snowmen created by group members.
Create a bulletin board around the activity displaying the snowmen as well as a graph (or graphs created).

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NEW Color & Create a Story Worksheets spark CREATIVITY!

Most children have a natural creative streak but sometimes it is hard for them to get an idea out of their heads and onto a piece of paper. That’s why I’m currently creating my NEW “Color & Create a Story” Worksheets.

These are all designed to spark children’s imagination by providing them a picture on which to base their story. First, your child (or students) will color a picture. Then, they are given space to create a story about the picture!

Here are several examples of my NEW worksheets:


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