Saturday, September 9, 2023

Math and Literacy Centers

Now that everyone is back to school and getting settled in, it's time to start those literacy and math centers. This post is jam packed with ideas and resources to get you started! You can find the "Counting Apple Seeds Activity" above here. 

Students LOVE these feeding activities! It's crazy how adding in just this one little component can increase engagement through the roof! This one is versatile and can be used for matching letters and/or beginning sounds. Find it here.

Students can't get enough of these two! They love feeding bananas to the monkey and peanuts to the elephant while practicing counting and 1:1 correspondence. 

They'll also love feeding gas to the car while practicing their sight words with this one that includes all of Fry's first 100 sight words. Or you may prefer this one that focuses on just the first 25 sight words. 

Students love catching fireflies with the magnetic net while practicing reading and writing sight words. Just add a paperclip to each card to make it magnetic. :)

Got to keep them motivated and engaged and these fun letter cookies do the trick every time! You might be saying, "Oh too much prep!" That's what I always think when I see circles...EEEK! But friends, that's why these circle cookies are all designed to be easily cut with a 2" circle punch. Wahlah! Work smarter, not harder!

Practice letter or sound matching with these mats you can find here

These school cuties are always fun and enticing for littles. And if you really like these check out the matching alphabet posters here.

You most likely already have your alphabet posters up, but you can print these four to a page and use them as flashcards in one of your literacy centers.

If you love all the things with googly eyes like me, you might also like these shape cuties.

The only thing I think students love more than the "FEED ME" activities are these "Pop It Smash Games." Students love anything with Playdoh so these are always a crowd pleaser. You can find all of the POP IT games here.

This SHAPE SMASH is also a fun one that uses playdoh. 

If your students are working on word building and CVC words, these word building mats make an excellent literacy center and all of the letters are stored right on the mat, so no letter tiles to pull out or keep track of. Here's a peek on the inside.

Gumball Mixup and Pencil Mixup are a couple more fun ones that put a fun twist on building CVC words. 

This is a fun one to transition your students from beginning sounds to building CVC words. You can find it here.

Before and After and Number Order are also center favorites. 

Grab this counting freebie here.

Students always perk up when there's Tic Tac Toe involved and these Tic Tac Toe games include 8 different literacy centers and phonics games.

These Doubles Posters are a must have in your math centers when you begin to introduce doubles.

Now for you...the teacher! One of the reasons we do centers is to give us a chance to work with students in small groups, 1:1, or to assess students. So these are for you!

You can get a closer inside look at the assessment binder here.

These phonics drills are quick and easy to administer and review each day. Students progress from reading sounds to words to reading the sounds and words in sentences. You can find both of these fluency drills here.

And no year is complete without "The Ultimate Teacher Word Choice" binder! This will be your best friend when customizing word lists or choosing the just right words and/or phrases when working with your students. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Back to School Resources - Day 6 SEL and Social Skills

It's the last day of my back to school blog series! If you missed any of the days, you can always go back and check them out! 

Day 6 - SEL and Social Skills

Social Skills for a Year! Finding social skills curriculum as you know, is very difficult which is why I created this social skills curriculum for my students! Lessons for every week of the school year at a level that's easy for students to relate to.

Our Goals is a great way for your students to set goals for themselves and display them in your classroom!

Teach children about good character and how to make good choices with these Character Trait Discussion Cards!

Display a positive affirmation in your classroom each week with these light box inserts!

These coping strategy cards are excellent for any calming area. 

Students in the calming area also enjoy coloring these mandalas with our Positive Affirmations Coloring Book!

Help students make good choices with these social emotional learning activities!

Set the tone for a positive mindset with these "Positive or Negative" task cards!

Catch students making good choices with these positive take home notes!

This is an effective tool for your most challenging students! Cool Points Chart!

Cool or not cool? Another effective tool for your challenging students.

That wraps up the 6-day "Back to School" blog series. Go back and check out any of the previous posts that you missed! The only thing I think I missed is life skills. So stay tuned in the near future for a "Life Skills" resource post. :)


Monday, July 31, 2023

Back to School Resources - Day 5 Math Resources

Welcome to my back to school blog series where I'm sharing my hottest and newest back to school resources in six different categories! 

Day 5 - Math Resources

These math strategy posters are one of my top sellers and both also include a "one-pager" to keep at student's desk or to send home. 

Here's a look at the one-pager included and the addition and subtraction set also now includes a neutral colored set too! Choose from rainbow or neutral. Find the addition/subtraction posters here and the multiplication/division posters here.

Display these on your wall to help your students learn to count by tens.

Color Posters! Display these to help your students learn colors. They make a beautiful wall display and compliment any rainbow themed classroom.

Speaking of colors...if your students are learning colors, they'll love this fun color smash game.

Work on number fluency with these fun back to school themed Mystery Numbers.

Counting has never been more fun than with these next counting activities! Your students will love feeding the pencil and crayon while counting. Find this activity here.

These TASK MATS not only cover counting, but also following directions, listening skills, and life skills all-n-one!!

Flippits for math computation and number sense! Have math skills right at your fingertips with these 11 handy task card rings that students can work on independently. 

Break out those ten frames with these fun numbers, counting, and ten frames activities here.

Bus Addition with ten frames!

Apple addition with ten frames!

Morning work or daily review designed specifically for special education with continuous review built in. These sheets target not only math, but also calendar, sight words, and phonics all on one sheet...and cover the ENTIRE year!

Saving the best for #1 top selling math resource, MENU MATH!!

Didn't see what you were looking for? Click here to see even more math resources!

Stay tuned tomorrow for Day 6 - SEL and social skills!