6 Tips for Teaching First Grade Writing

About Number Sense Activities Number sense activities don’t have to be complicated. Kids improve their number sense skills every time they count, explore numbers, or find out “how much” there is of something. Work these number sense activities into your day and watch your children’s math confidence soar. String a rope across the classroom and attach some numbers to it with clothespins to make a giant number line. Give kids papers to hang up on their clothesline and ask questions such as, “Where will 40 go? How do you know?

Crazy for First Grade: Beginning of the Year Math Stations in First Grade

Wednesday, March 5, Spring into First Grade! Math and Literacy Centers for the Season Spring is in the air! Or, at least it should be right about now

Free Printable Math Centers for Numeracy Finding meaningful numeracy activities is overwhelming. But there is a page on The Measured Mom with 10 different clip printables!

Before I implemented math stations in my 5th grade classroom, I envisioned them as elaborate “centers” around the room where students would go to play games or complete activities. But who has time to create those cute little centers? And even if we had the time, who has enough space in their classrooms to set up all those centers?! Fortunately, I learned that math stations don’t have to be elaborate, complicated, OR picture perfect!

Math stations, or math centers, can be nothing more than a set of directions along with the task cards or other materials for the activity. The best math station activities are highly engaging and often involve partners working together. The activities can be completed at a table, at a student desk, or even while sitting on the floor!

As you can see from these pictures, that’s where my students enjoyed working. Differentiation is the buzz word in education, but the challenge is finding the time to plan and prepare activities that meet the needs of all of our students. Upper elementary students need differentiation as much as younger students, but figuring out how to differentiate can be a daunting task.

Math: Centers

Shelby Golden Find out how to set up a math center for first graders with this article. You’ll learn more about ideas for these centers and discover fun activities and games for your students. Setting up Math Centers General Goals and Ground Rules You can set up your math center in a variety of ways, as long as you focus on providing students with an effective way to practice and improve the mathematics skills they’re currently learning in class.

Centers should be a daily part of class and, and students should understand what’s expected of them when they use the center. Talk with students about how they should act during center time, focusing on sharing, taking turns and cleaning up after themselves.

Sep 21,  · French Fry Math Center FREEBIE & a Super-Big Thank You! A big “Hey!” to everyone! Labels: awards, freebie, math activities, math centers. 11 comments: Dee September 21, at AM. first grade and second grade and absolutely LOVED each one of them! I really enjoy creating and sharing fun activities that instill a love of Author: First Grade Fever! by Christie.

Grade Seven Math Games Another worksheet for practicing counting and reading numbers. This time, the child must match the printed number against the box with the correct number of circles. Good for grades kindy The Tangram Puzzle is a simple jigsaw puzzle that originated in China over years ago. Despite its apparent simplicity, there are a huge number of patterns the pieces can be arranged into.

This site has a Printable Tangram Puzzle for you to download and cut out. Good for grades kindy to 4 Dice of Destiny is two games in one! There’s a simple game Dice War for kindy or pre-K kids to learn counting, and the much more complicated battle game that it morphed into when I was play-testing Dice War with my pre-teen, not pre-K son. All you need is some dice and for the complex game for older kids a pack of ordinary playing cards.

Read the rules of Dice of Destiny here, and have a quick game now! Good for grades kindy to 7 Kindy Bingo has some printable 3×3 bingo cards, suitable for kids who know the numbers 1 through Each set of three numbers appears at most once in the set of cards. If you don’t want to have a winner after only three numbers are called out, the web page explains which three numbers can be your first three.

Good for grades kindy and 1 Do you have a group of kindy kids struggling to remember addition sums up to 10? Try this math board game on them.

First Grade Curriculum & Lesson Plan Activities

CollectCollect this now for later matilda Christmas Tree Blend Puzzles is the perfect addition to your literacy centers this holiday season. This free printable is great for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students. This free printable is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Free second grade worksheets and games including, phonics, grammar, couting games, counting worksheets, addition online practice,subtraction online practice, multiplication online practice, hundreds charts, math worksheets generator, free math work sheets.

We’ve waded through place value and double and triple addition and subtraction with regrouping which felt like a slow climb up a roller coaster and now we’re enjoying the fun ride downhill. Seriously, after struggling with chapters that ranged from ridiculously easy which I’m not allowed to skip over to chapters and questions so hard I actually had kids in tears, moving into measurement feels like a breeze!

Math is fun again, yay! We’ve been using our rulers and handmade yardsticks directions and pix HERE to measure all kinds of things all over the school. Even after we really understood how to use a ruler and got an idea of the length of an inch and a foot, we still had some trouble deciding when to use each one. So, of course I made a game to practice! In this game students play in pairs and decide whether they should use inches or feet to measure a given object like a newborn baby or length of a car.

Directions for play are listed right on the game board. Click on the pic to download your free copy from Teachers Pay Teachers. Thanks so much to those of you who have already stumbled upon it and took the time to leave a sweet comment!

1st grade word problem worksheets

Everything you need to teach First Grade: In this Zipped file, you get all the materials to complete a 4 station Fall Celebration. But, these centers can be done as individual activities with your class in Kindergarten, First, or even Second Grade. We use our learned property words to identify and describe different things in fall. We use our sensed to describe and compare as well.

Sep 22,  · When I first moved from 2nd grade to 1st grade I realized that what I did in 2nd grade was not going to work for my cute little 1st graders! Of course I turned to my more experienced teammates and pinterest for : First Grade Spies.

My favorite subject to teach is reading. I love meeting with small groups and listening to them read each and every day. I often get asked: I believe in a “happy hum” of chatter in my classroom although most of the centers are actually pretty quiet, because the students are so engaged. Let me explain how my ELA centers work. First of all, I have a 90 minute ELA block. So I teach whole group for 30 minutes, then do 4 rotations of centers that are 15 minutes each. During whole group instruction, I teach the target skills for the week such as phonics, comprehension skills, vocabulary, sight words, etc from our basal series.

I have a large number of students, so I had to break my centers up into two-day rotations to get through them all.

First (1st) Grade Skills and Grade Level Help at Internet 4 Classrooms

Sunday, September 22, Writing centers that work like a charm!! How do you manage writing centers? When I first moved from 2nd grade to 1st grade I realized that what I did in 2nd grade was not going to work for my cute little 1st graders! Of course I turned to my more experienced teammates and pinterest for inspiration. I loved all the writing center menus that I saw online but when I tried those it was too many choices for my students and then spent their time choosing or fooling around and making mulitple choices per center rotation.

Beginning of the Year Math Stations in First Grade Teaching math to my first graders at the beginning of the year involves a lot of modeling routines, procedures, and new games/activities.

Once you think they’ve got it down, I recommend busting out the Fraction Flowers!! I included this activity in a bunch of different ways because I love it so much. The craft makes a super duper cute bulletin board! I love the way ours turned out! Sorry for the notsohumblebrag but I can’t help it – I love, love them and they were a lot of fun to make! Can someone help me think of a cute bulletin board title?

I can’t figure out exactly what I want it to say: It’s differentiated as well so you can choose how much to challenge your students. Each of those options also comes in pre-made where the flower is already put together as a pretty flower like you see above OR mixed up in pieces for students to sort and build their own flowers. For the craft, I just printed the premade black and white flowers so all you had to do is color in the fraction either half of or fourth of, color the rest of your flower, and then cut and glue it to the construction paper.

What I recommend if your students are up for the challenge or you have a select few that are and you have the time, have them sort the petals to the right flower first! It’s an awesome sorting activity that adds even more learning to the craft. They’ll put the petals with the right flowers and arrange them to build their flowers.

First Grade Schoolhouse: Halloween Math and Calendar Math

Math Essential Standards – 1st Grade Hey there! I have had this blog on my mind for a while now, but man oh man, I swear life gets busier by the day! I’m not sure if it’s the age of my children and all that they’re involved in, working full time and being a mom to 4, the stress of keeping up on everything at school, including RTI, or what, but yeah, you could say I’ve been busy! First of all, I just have to say how proud I am of all my cute little firsties.

They are doing so great with reading this year and the majority of my class is on grade level. Thank you parents, volunteers and everyone else!!

Mar 10,  · Missing Addends, Word Problems & a FREEBIE! Oh, Daylight Savings, how I love thee and hate thee all the same! but it has been one of the BEST things I’ve ever implemented into my first grade classroom. 10 November Centers for Math and Literacy! And a FREEBIE! 4 years ago Teach On. Classroom Tour, 3rd Grade,

Love of books is the best of all. I had so much fun and got to meet the fabulous Kim Adsit. I presented my Literacy Center Ideas. I created a few new ones that I thought I’d share with y’all today. I just love this clipart! In this activity, the student or students will pick a PBJ sandwich from the sandwich container and color in one box under the appropriate column.

There are 6 copies of all 10 sight words. The cupcake accent pieces are from Trend. I typed short vowel words on the back of each cupcake. Two for each word family. Students have to match the two cupcakes that belong in the same word family and record it on the recording sheet.

Literacy & Math Ideas: Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Writing Centers

Bank on It In the game below, the students roll a regular dot die. They cover up the coin on their mat which corresponds to the number they rolled. The first person to fill their bank wins. Your more advanced students could count all the money in their bank at the end of the game. You could use counters or plastic coins to cover the coins on the banking mat.

Nov 28,  · I am homeschooling a precocious almost 4 year old who is doing grade one work and reading second grade level. We are doing Singapore Math, but it has become boring and tedious and I have been looking for math games to play with her to practice rote things like mental math.

View our full disclosure policy here. No more holiday themes to inspire and motivate little minds. Addition and Subtraction Winter Math Mats Your students are going to love these cute mitten math mats! The winter math mats are suitable for kindergarten and 1st grade. You can use them in your homeschool or traditional classroom. I like to put them in my math center. You could also use them in small groups or send them home for students to use at home for extra practice. It also makes this activity more effective when children can use dry erase markers to write in the math equations.

Addition Students will start by rolling 2 dice or one die, twice and then writing the number in the equation at the bottom of their addition math mat printable in the first box. Students will then build the equation with cotton balls or another wintry themed math manipulative like snowflake scatter to represent the corresponding number rolled on the die in the first half of the mitten to show one part of the whole.

Students will repeat these steps for the second half of the mitten.

Kids Learn Math with Fun Activities