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]]>Kindergarten Math Made Fun Unit 4 is here, and it’s all about Comparing Numbers 1-10!

Teaching students about the relationships between numbers can be so fun! After students have mastered understanding quantities and counting in order, you can start introducing the terms “greater than,” “less than” and “equal to.” I have created some fun, hands-on ways to get your kindergarten students excited to learn these concepts!

**Check out the other Kindergarten Math Units in action:**

Save BIG with the BUNDLE! Available **HERE**

For Unit 4, these are the grade level standards that are covered:

There are 22 Hands-On Centers in Unit 4! It’s HUGE! I’m excited to show you each center and how they work.

First, count each group of objects. Then decide if the first group is greater than, less than or equal to the second group. Use a clothespin to show the answer.

Draw two cards, count the number of acorns and compare the numbers.

Draw two cards, count the number of apples and compare the numbers.

Draw two cards, count the number of pumpkin seeds and compare the numbers.

Draw two cards, count the number of Balloons and compare the numbers.

Count the chocolate chips on each cookie and compare.

Count the sprinkles on each donut and compare.

Count the candies in each jar and compare.

Count the pepperoni on each pizza and compare.

Two players take turns rolling a die. The player who rolls picks a number in the row that matches the die and decides if the first number is greater than, less than or equal to the second. The player who gets the most correct wins! Laminate the page, use 2 different dry erase makers for a quick game that can be played again and again! This center included two different game boards.

Spin both spinners. Build the numbers on the recording sheet and circle the number that is greater. There are a total of 5 different spinner cards in this center.

Count the dots on each side of a domino. Use a clothespin to show greater than, less than or equal to.

Two players each flip a card and place it on the square. The person who has the greater number wins that round and gets to color a cube on a rod. The player who fills the rods first wins the game.

Read the sentence and decide if it is true or false.

Flip a card and decide if the first number is greater than, less than or equal to the second number.

Draw a card, compare the towers and match the card with the correct sentence.

The Feed Me Games are played with 2 or more players. This allows students to count and compare items such as ten frames, numbers, dice, objects and fingers. The person with the greater number feeds the animal. The first person to get rid of all their cards, wins the game!

Two players get half of the cards. Each player turns one card. The player with the greater number feeds the bone to the dog. The person who feeds all of their bones to the dog wins! If the bones have the same number, both players feed the dog!

Two players get half of the cards. Each player turns one card. The player with the greater number feeds the rainbow to the unicorn. The person who feeds all of their rainbows to the unicorn wins! If the rainbows have the same number, both players feed the unicorn!

Two players get half of the cards. Each player turns one card. The player with the greater number feeds the fly to the frog. The person who feeds all of their flies to the frog wins! If the flies have the same number, both players feed the frog!

Two players get half of the cards. Each player turns one card. The player with the greater number feeds the carrot to the bunny. The person who feeds all of their carrots to the bunny wins! If the carrots have the same number, both players feed the bunny!

Two players each turn a card. The player with the card that has the greater number keeps both cards. The player with the most cards wins!

Count the objects in the box. If the number matches the rule at the top of the strip, clip a clothes pin on the box. Each strip has 3 matching boxes.

I chose to store the math centers in Sterilite bins, because they don’t take up too much space. It is a tight fit, but I find that they work nicely for me. However, if you choose, you could store the centers in a larger container as well. Within the bin, each math center is stored in a gallon sized ziplock baggie.

I store the NO PREP Practice pages in a 1-inch binder. I place each practice page in a sheet protector. This allows you to easily grab and copy the pages that you need or have students use a dry erase marker for a quick wipe and write activity.

You can purchase Unit 4 individually **HERE** or

I hope that these units help to make your math time FUN, engaging and successful!

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]]>Kindergarten Math Made Fun Unit 9 is here, and it’s all about SHAPES!

This hands-on, engaging and FUN unit will get kids excited about basic shapes! Not only will they become familiar with shapes and the names of shapes, but students will become MASTERS of these shapes as they learn to manipulate and construct them in multiple ways! Therefore, I am happy to share this hands-on math Unit 9 of the Kindergarten Math Made Fun Curriculum with you!

**Check out the other Kindergarten Math Units in action:**

Unit 4 (Comparing Numbers 1-10)

Save BIG with the BUNDLE! Available **HERE**

For Unit 9, these are the grade level standards that are covered:

To start, roll a die. Then say the name of the shape, and cover a shape that matches. Students can play with a partner or by themselves.

Use pattern blocks to make new shapes for each page.

Use different materials to build shapes such as squares, rectangles, hexagons and triangles.

Choose a picture card. Use pattern blocks to build the picture. Record the number of each shape you used for your picture.

First create pictures with shapes at the bottom of the page. Then glue your shapes to the page and write how many of each shape you used.

Build 4 different Square Puzzles with the different colored puzzle pieces.

**NOTE: **There are 4 different puzzles for each shape. I printed the puzzles on colored paper and laminated them. The** RED **puzzles are** EASY**, the** ORANGE **puzzles are** MEDIUM **in difficulty, the** YELLOW **puzzles are** CHALLENGING **and the** GREEN **puzzles are** EXTRA CHALLENGING**.** ** To start, introduce the easy puzzles first. Then, once students have started to build better problem-solving skills, they can progress to the more challenging puzzles. **NOTE**: For students who may lack spatial awareness, you can print the pages with the dotted lines (the puzzle piece pages) instead of the blank shape. Students can assemble right onto this page and use the dotted lines as a guide. ****SEE TRIANGLE and SQUARE below for example! **

Build 4 different Circle Puzzles with the different colored puzzle pieces.

Build 4 different Triangle Puzzles with the different colored puzzle pieces.

Build 4 different Rectangle Puzzles with the different colored puzzle pieces.

Build 4 different Hexagon Puzzles with the different colored puzzle pieces.

To begin, create shapes on the Geoboards with the given materials. Then record your answers on the recording sheets. For this activity, you can allow students to use many different items to create the shapes, such as dry erase markers, play dough, pipe cleaners or wax sticks.

Count the sides and corners of the shapes. Clip the correct number to match.

Sort the pictures to the correct shape mat: circles, squares, triangles, hexagons and rectangles.

Sort the pictures to the correct shape mat: cubes, spheres, cones and cylinders.

To start, spin the spinner. Then use pattern blocks to cover the honey hive. Keep spinning and playing until the hive is filled.

First, spin the spinner. Then use pattern blocks to cover the pizza pieces and fill the board.

Use a brad and a binder clip to make an easy spinner!

First sort the pictures to match the position of the shape. Then say the position of the shape to the object. For example, the triangle is inside the wagon.

Experiment with the 3D shapes and decide if they can roll, slide and stack. Record the answers on your recording sheet.

First, clip clothespins to the shapes that match. Then record the answers by coloring in the matching shape on your recording sheet.

Complete the pattern puzzles by matching the shapes that come next in the pattern.

For each page, there is a grade level standard attached so you know EXACTLY what you are covering! You can feel confident that ALL the standards for Kindergarten are being covered!

I chose to store the math centers in Sterilite bins, because they don’t take up too much space. It is a tight fit, but I find that they work nicely for me. However, if you choose, you could store the centers in a larger container as well. Within the bin, each math center is stored in a gallon sized ziplock baggie.

I store the NO PREP Practice pages in a 1-inch binder. I place each practice page in a sheet protector. This allows you to easily grab and copy the pages that you need or have students use a dry erase marker for a quick wipe and write activity.

You can purchase Unit 9 individually **HERE** or

I hope that these units help to make your math time FUN, engaging and successful!

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]]>I want kids to know that math is FUN! Therefore, I don’t think we need to “trick” them into thinking that learning math can be fun. On the other hand, providing them with hands-on, engaging and FUN resources will make them WANT to learn math! So I am super excited to share with you Unit 2 of the Kindergarten Math Made Fun Curriculum!

**Check out the other Kindergarten Math Units in action:**

Unit 4 (Comparing Numbers 1-10)

Save BIG with the Bundle available (HERE)

For Unit 2, these are the grade level standards that will be covered:

**Center Number 1: A Bowl of Fish**

To begin, flip a number card and add the number of fish into the fish bowl. You can either use the fish that are included in the center, or you can incorporate snack time by using gold fish crackers as manipulatives! How fun!

**Center Number 2: Spin and Cover**

Spin and cover a bubble with the matching number.

**Center 3: Number Make a Match**

To start, flip over a number card. Then cover the ten frame that matches.

**Center 4: Fruit Count and Clip**

Count the fruit on the card and clip a clothespin to the number that matches.

**Center 5: Base 10 Count and Clip**

Count the base ten blocks on the card and clip a clothespin to the number that matches.

**Center 6: Cupcake Puzzles**

Count the dots on the bottom of the cupcake. Match the top part of the cupcake with the correct number of dots.

**Center 7: Number Puzzles**

Match the number word, number and number of objects to make a complete puzzle.

**Center 8: Count and Match Puzzles**

Count the number of objects on the puzzle and match to the correct number.

**Center 9: Basket of Apples**

Place each apple in the basket that matches that apple.

**Center 10: Ten Frame- Flip and Build**

First, flip a card over. Then build that number on your ten frame mat. Conveniently, you can use any manipulative of your choosing!

**Center 11: Domino Count and Clip**

To begin, count the number of dots on the domino. Then clip the matching clothespin. You can also use number words on the clothespins.

**Center 12: Penny the Piggy- Count and Match**

First, put a penny on each coin space. Then count the coins and match a gold coin to each set.

Center 13: Number Puzzles- Count and Order 11-20

There are a total of 5 number puzzles in this center. So I have made it easy for you to stay organized by placing a different shape next to the number for each puzzle.

**Center 14: Number Strips- Count and Clip**

To begin, count the number in each group. Then clip a clothespin if the group matches the number at the top.

**Center 15: Mystery Puzzles**

This is one of my favorites of Unit 2! To start, count the objects in each box. Then match a puzzle piece to the number. Continue until you’ve finished the puzzle!

Center 16: Spin and Cover One More and One Less

**Center 17: Peanut Numbers**

Count and match the correct peanuts to the number on the tub.

**Center 18: Number Word Books**

Count the books and clip the correct number word.

**Center 19: Backpacks- What is One More?**

Count the back packs and clip the number that is one more.

**Center 20: Pencils- What is One Less?**

Count the pencils and clip the number that is one less.

**Center 21: Math Towers- One Less and One More**

First, spin a number. Write or build the number in the middle. Write or build one more and one less.

**Center 22: How Many?**

First cover the circles with a manipulative. Then count and write the number in the middle. Write one more and one less.

For each page, there is a grade level standard attached so you know EXACTLY what you are covering! You can feel confident that ALL the standards for Kindergarten are being covered!

First, I tell you exactly what you will need for each unit.

You can conveniently store your units in any type of bin. Though, I like the large Sterilite boxes because they are able to hold all of the centers and don’t take up too much space. Although it might be a tight fit, it all fits inside nicely. However, you could go with a larger box if you have more space.

I like to store each center in a gallon sized baggie.

You can Purchase Unit 2 Individually HERE or

To see Unit 1, Click Here!

I hope these math units help to make your math time FUN, hands-on and highly effective!

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]]>I am beyond THRILLED today to share with you a brand new Kindergarten Math Curriculum that is designed to make math **FUN, hands-on** and **engaging** for Kindergarten students! If you are looking to get away from the *boring box curriculum* or even just supplement your current math curriculum, THIS is the Kindergarten Math curriculum for you! You can use the units as a whole math curriculum or as a supplement to any classroom or homeschool math instruction. They can be seamlessly implemented into any math curriculum!

**Here are the 11 Units that will be included in the Kindergarten Math: Math Made Fun Curriculum**

*****Count to 100

*****Addition to 10

*****Subtraction to 10

*****Base Ten Numbers 11-19

*****Measurement and Data

*****Bonus Packet**: Time to the Hour

*****Bonus Packet**: Money: Coins

Get ready to make **MATH FUN**! Hands-on Centers and Practice pages that will get kids EXCITED about math!

Each unit will offer **two components **to help make the math units meaningful and engaging for whole group, small group or individual lessons. This curriculum gives the teacher flexibility and freedom to rearrange the units to fit the needs of his/her students. Since there are so many practice pages and centers in each unit, the teacher can use many of the pages and centers as a spiral review as the year progresses. The more challenging activities would be best suited for this type of approach.

The grade level standards for each practice page and center are clearly indicated on the **Kindergarten Math Standards Sheet**. Therefore, you don’t have to guess as to what standard is being covered. It is a relief to KNOW for sure that **ALL** the standards are being covered. This type of resources makes it easy for the teacher or homeschooler to supplement their current math curriculum or implement these units as new curriculum.

Below, you can see how each page corresponds with the grade level standards for kindergarten. Once you cover the specific pages for a standard with the NO PREP practice pages, you can now refer to the standards page for the centers. In contrast to a scripted word-for-word lesson plan, this math curriculum allows for flexibility, giving the teacher control of the scope and sequence.

**NO PREP Practice Pages-** We all know that kids need a lot of practice to help master math concepts and to help them retain the knowledge. So I’ve made sure that each Kindergarten Math Unit will have a variety of fun **NO PREP **practice/worksheet pages for students to practice, practice, practice! These NO PREP practice pages allow students to master math concepts through **cutting and pasting**, **coloring**, **dice games **and **more**! Best of all, you can refer back to the Kindergarten Math Standards page and see which standard each page covers! Furthermore, you can connect these pages to a center that covers the SAME standard!

**Math Centers-** Each unit will have a variety of math centers or stations to help students practice and apply skills and strategies taught within the math unit. These math centers are purposeful and will help to make each math concept more concrete. Math centers or stations increase student motivation by:

*****Providing meaningful learning opportunities

*****Fostering independence

*****Allowing for differentiation

***Best of all…**they make learning math **FUN!**

*******NOTE:** ALL math centers are also available in black and white. You can print the centers in black and white on colored paper to save on colored ink while still keeping it fun.

This comprehensive and full Kindergarten math curriculum ensures that **all grade level math standards are being covered **in a variety of ways! The units allow for critical thinking, use of manipulatives, fun and engaging practice pages, and interactive centers that are sure to keep your students wanting more math!

There are **22 Hands-On Centers** in this Unit! It is HUGE! I’m excited to show you each center and how it works.

**Center Number 1: Bubble Gum Center**

You can use any type of manipulate with the bubble gum centers. Playdoh is great for building fine motor skills, but counters or pom poms work just as well. Students flip a number card and place the correct number of objects on the gumball machine.

**Center Number 2: Crayon Match Up **

This activity allows students to sort and find the crayons that match each number on the crayon box. The objects on the crayons work with ten frames, counting fingers, dots for subitizing and other common number patterns. Students begin to subitize by seeing “how many” without counting.

**Center Number 3: Count on Caterpillar**

For this center, simply laminate the caterpillars, grab a dry erase marker and lets kids count on. An important Kindergarten skill is to be able to count on from any given number. Students also practice writing the number on the caterpillar body. Just erase and practice!

**Center Number 4:Butterfly Number Match**

This center works on counting. Students count the butterflies and match a ten frame and a number to each set.

I love to mix things up to get the full use out of each center as much as possible. I turned this into another center by adding some mini cubes and snap cubes! Flexibility and creativity can lend itself to more hands-on fun!

**Center Number 5: Numbers Before and After**

Spin the spinner, put the number that you spin in the center, and decide which numbers come before and after.

**Center Number 6: Three in a Row**

For this game, students will roll a die and write the two numbers that come next or the numbers that come before and after. There are two versions of the game so that students have opportunities to work with either number sequences or numbers before and after.

**Center Number 7: Watermelon Seeds One More One Less**

Pull a watermelon card, count the seeds, write the number in the middle. Write the number that comes before and after on the lines, and draw the seeds on the watermelon slices.

**Center Number 8: One Less One More Watermelon Seeds**

Pull a watermelon card, count the seeds, write the number in the middle. Next, write the number that comes before and after the given number.

Another before and after center…

**Center Number 9: Popcorn Roll and Play One More and One Less**

Math has never been more fun! Roll a die and cover a number that is one more than the number on your die! This center has several pages with different dice for rolling one more or one less. Add a little popcorn for your math cover up pieces and you have become “The BEST teacher ever!” This is Math Made Fun!

**Center Number 10: Ice Cream Scoop Numbers**

This center is so much fun! Kids work on counting different objects and matching them up to the number cone. This center also works on identifying number words for quantities of 1-10.

**Center Number 11: Domino Numbers**

I LOVE these jumbo dominos! For this center you need to add some clothespins. On the clothespins you can write the number, the number word or the matching number of dots. By implementing these different types of skills, you are meeting multiple grade level standards!

**Center Number 12: Bubble Gum Counting and Writing Numbers**

Once you laminate these bubble gum machines, simply add a dry erase marker to wipe on and wipe off! The holes on the left can be hole punched and placed on a ring in baggie for storage.

**Center Number 13: Number Word Buses**

In this center, students work on counting the dots on the ten frame and identifying the correct number word.

**Center Number 14: Apple Seeds- What is One More?**

In this cute apple seed math game, students work to count the seeds and identify the number that tells one more.

**Center Number 15: Watermelon- What is One Less**

Count the seeds on the watermelon ten frame and clip the number that is one less.

**Center Number 16: Flower Counting- Count and find a Match**

Student count the dots on the flower ten frame and then find and clip the number of dots that match. This teaches one-to-one correspondence with quantity recognition.

**Center Number 17: Pencil Puzzles**

In this center, students work with puzzles to match the number of objects to the number. Each number has three puzzles. You can break up the set to have only one set of puzzles or have students work in groups to match these self-correcting number puzzles.

**Center Number 18: Apple Tree Math Game**

Students flip a basket of apples and place the correct number of apples on the tree. I used these apple erasers from amazon, but I have also included apple squares in the unit that can be printed.

**Center Number 19: Ten Frame Mats- Flip and Build**

Ten Frame Building mats are a great way for kids to visually subitize numbers. Students flip a card, count the items and build the number on the ten frame mat. You can use any type of manipulative you have: playdoh, counters, pom poms, popcorn, snap cubes or anything else that fits in the squares. Switching up the manipulatives can make this math activity more interesting and fun for kids!

**Center Number 20: Number Towers Count and Build**

There are three different mats to play three different Number Tower games. In the first one, students work on counting dots in ten frame. They snap together the cubes and build a tower for each number.

On this mat, students simply identify each number and snap the correct quantity of cubes to match.

Count the dots and build the tower to match. This is also a great way to work on subitizing.

**Center Number 21: Number Wheels Clip and Match**

For this center, students count the items and clip a clothespin to match. You can write numbers, number words or dots on the clothespins to switch it up and practice different skills. This center has **7 different Number Wheels**!

Use number words and numbers…

Change it up and add some manipulatives!

**Center Number 22: Number Word Match it Up!**

These centers work on identifying number words and matching a ten frame bus, a number or a group of dots. There are two number mats in this center and three sets of cards. Therefore, you can use these for 6 individual centers.

Expand the center even more by allow students to play against each other in a game called Flip to Win! Each student gets a number board. Put all three sets of cards together. Flip a card and match it to a number name on your board. If you draw a card that already has a match on your board, put the card on the side. The first person to fill their board wins the game!

**Color by Dots:** This helps with counting and subitizing, which is an important math skill that kids need to master.

The more challenging practice pages can be used as a spiral review throughout the year!

**Number Hunts:** These pages help students to see numbers in a variety of ways: ten frames, dice, dominos and dots.

**Ice Cream Math:** Another activity where students can master their subitizing skills.

**Let’s Count!** Cut and paste the correct set to each number.

**Let’s Count:** How Many?

Number Practice: Good old fashion Number Word Practice that includes exposure to ten frames.

** Number Word Practice **

**Number Word: Cut and Paste**

One More: This activity works on identifying a set that has one more in it.

Roll and Trace a Number- Mastering number words can be a challenge, but this set is a great way to count and connect number words.

**Roll and Write a Number- **Roll a die and write a matching number.

**Roll, Count and Color**– Roll a die, find an apple that has the same number and color it.

I know that teachers who are organized are more likely to be successful! In my experience, being organized makes us feel more relaxed and able to enjoy the teaching process. It also helps the day go more smoothly. So today I want to show you an easy solution to organizing the Kindergarten Math Units.

I store all of the units inside of sterilite containers. There are 22 math centers in this box. It is a tight squeeze, but they all fit. This is a great option if you are short on space. Costco also sells beautiful containers that are a bit larger.

I like to place each center in a plastic gallon-sized bag.

Each center has a card that explains how to play each game or complete each activity. At the same time, the centers are numbered for easy access and reference for each grade-level standard.

I print and put all of the NO PREP Practice Pages into my binder. This allows me to pull the pages that I need to copy and print. When I am finished, I place them back into the binder. You can also use a dry erase maker with many of the pages, making this a great option if you are limited in the number of copies you are allowed to make.

Each unit has a quick reference guide that highlights the kindergarten standards that are covered in the unit.

One of my absolute **FAVORITE** things about this Kindergarten Math Curriculum is that **EVERY** grade level standard is covered in the bundle! I also tell you exactly which standard each page covers in the NO PREP Binder!

Each center fulfills a specific grade level standard also. Furthermore, this curriculum allows you to connect the practice pages with the centers that correspond to the standard you are working on! Consequently, you can seamlessly implement this curriculum into ANY current curriculum or use it as a stand-alone curriculum!

If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at themoffattgirls@gmail.com.

To see Unit 2 in action, Click Here.

I hope your kids LOVE this math curriculum, and I know it will help make you into a super star teacher!

Happy Teaching!

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]]>Sight words are the most commonly used words in the English language. A majority of the words that we read in a text are considered sight words. Teaching sight words employs a “**whole language approach**” which means it is not phonics based. In my opinion, that is okay! I am a strong advocate of teaching **both** phonics and sight words. Coupled together, we build stronger readers and spellers!

The two most common lists of sight words are the **Dolch list **and **Fry list**. What is the difference between the Dolch and Fry list? **Dolch Sight Words: **The Dolch list was compiled in the early 1900’s and comprise of 50%-70% of all words used in school books, library books, newspapers, etc. **Fry Sight Words: **The Fry list was updated and expanded to include 1,000 words within bands of 100, which make up about 90% of all written language.

**Which one should you use? **Honestly, it probably doesn’t really matter which one you use since they both overlap and cover all major sight words. The most important thing is that you are teaching sight words strategically, consistently and effectively.

**Check out these sight word statistics:**

*12 Sight words make up about 25% of those we read and write.

*100 Sight words make up about 50% of those we read and write.

*About 300 Sight Words account for 75% of those we read and write.

Let’s talk about spelling today, specifically SIGHT WORDS! Teaching a child how to **READ** sight words is **NOT** the same as teaching a child how to **SPELL** sight words! This post will focus on teaching a child how to SPELL sight words. *Children can read far above their ability to spell*, which is why spelling is so important to teach. Strong and confident readers/spellers use both **phonics skills AND sight word recognition** when reading and spelling. The truth is, learning to spell those “tricky” sight words can be a challenge, which is why I created a hands-on approach to spelling sight words with our Build a Word (Sight Word Edition) packets!

I made packets for both the Dolch version and Fry version.

**Included in the BUNDLE Fry’s First 100 Words:**:

the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it, he, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they, I, at, be, this, have, from or, one, had, by, words, but, not, what, all, were, we, when, your, can, said, there, use, an, each, which, she, do, how, their, if, will, up, other, about, out, many, then, them, these, so, some, her, would, make, like, him, into, time, has, look, two, more, write, go, see, number, no, way, could, people, my, than, first, water, been, called, who, am, its, now, find, long, down, day, did, get, come, made, may, part

**Included in the BUNDLE Fry’s 2nd 100 Words:**:

over, new, sound, take, only, little, work, know, place, years, live, me, back, give, most, very, after, thing, our, just, name, good, sentence, many, think, say, great, where, help, through, much, before, line, right, too, means, old, any, same, tell, boy, following, came, want, show, also, around, farm, three, small, set, put, end, does, another, well, large, must, big, even, such, because, turn, here, why, asked, went, meant, read, need, land, different, home, us, move, try, kind, hand, picture, again, change, off, play, spell, air, away, animals, house, point, page, letters, mother, answer, found, study, still, learn, should, America, world

**Included in the BUNDLE Fry’s 3rd 100 Words:**:

high, every, near, add, food, between, own, below, country, plants, last, school, father, keep, trees, never, started, city, earth, eyes, light, thought, head, under, story, saw, let, don’t, few, while, along, might, close, something, seemed, next, hard, open, example, beginning, life, always, those, both, paper, together, got, group, often, run, important, until, children, side, feet, car, miles, nights, walked, white, sea, began, grow, took, river, four, carry, state, once, book, hear, stop, without, second, later, miss, idea, enough, eat, face, watch, far, Indians, really, almost, let, above, girls, sometimes, mountains, cut, young, talk, soon, list, song, being, leave, family, it’s

**Included in the BUNDLE Pre-Primer Edition:**:

a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you

**Primer Edition:**

all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on , our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yet

**First Grade Edition:**

after, again, an, any, ask, as, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when

**Second Grade Edition:**

always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don’t, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, of, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your

**Third Grade Edition:**

about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm

The Build a Word Packets (Sight Word Edition) come with **TWO VERSIONS, **which allows you to differentiate according to the skill levels of your students!

**Version #1** Each sight word is broken down into boxes. These boxes allow students to see how many letters are in the sight word and minimally support the type of letter. For example, m’s and w’s will be a bit wider, l’s and i’s will be a bit skinner. This small amount of visual support helps student gain confidence while building words.

**Version #2:** This is a single box version that requires students to build the sight word independent of the width of the boxes. However, the single box version still provides minimal support by showing the student how many letters are needed to build the sight word. This version would be used with students who need less visual support. This would be considered the next level up.

I wanted these packets to be **EASY** to use and versatile! You can prepare them two ways. You can print, laminate and cut them into individual cards to be placed on a binder ring. Or you can print the pages, place them in sleeve protectors, and put them in a binder. The second option is less time-consuming, and it gives you the option to use a dry erase marker to have students practice writing the words!

Once you’ve prepared them, your spelling work and/or centers are ready to go! If you are working with small groups, you could pull a few pages out of your binder and let the students spell the words.

We work on spelling 2-3 pages a day. You can use the plastic letters, a dry erase marker, scrabble letters, bottle caps with letters written on them or just about any other alphabet piece! This activity is meant to be fun and hands-on, so the more variety the better!

When these packets are used consistently and consecutively, teachers and parents are able to help students become confident spellers of those tricky sight words…one sight word at a time!

Each sight word has **three easy to read sentences** to help the students fill in and spell the predictable sight words. If a student is unable to figure out what the sight word is, you can tell them the word. The ultimate goal is to be able to SPELL the sight word! And yes…each packet comes with a key.

If your students are still struggling with** READING sight words**, you will want to take a different approach. One of the most effective ways to teach a child to learn how to read is to help them master their sight words. Confident and fluent readers have a strong sight word recognition. Combined with phonics, sight words play a crucial role in reading success. When students know sight words **on demand**, they are able to work on decoding other words. Reading becomes less frustrating and more strategic. This allows teachers and parents to target phonics skills and sight words that students students are still struggling with. Here are some of my favorite sight word resources for learning to READ sight words.

This activity allows students to work on a specific sight word in 7 different ways! Identifying sight words with a variety of fonts and published styles, tracing the sight word, color by the code, highlighting the specific sight word, using it in a simple sentence, boxing it up and building the word.

**Dolch Sight Word Super Stars Bundle available:** HERE

**Fry Sight Word Super Stars Bundle available:** HERE

Learn and earn with sight word cash! This really makes learning sight words FUN! Each time a student learns to read (or spell) the sight word, they get the sight word buck. They continue to read and collect their sight words. At the end, they can turn in their sight words for a fun treat or prize. I printed mine on colored paper, laminated them for durability and hole punched them so they can go on a ring. EASY….FUN and very motivating!

**Dolch Sight Word Money Bundle available:** HERE

**Fry Sight Word Money Bundle available:** HERE

WEARABLE Sight Words Watches! These have always been a HUGE hit with my girls! Kids get to color, cut and wear their sight word watch for the day! Since the sight word watches are printed on paper, they do tear. You can keep them on longer by adding a piece of clear tape around the entire watch. They are only meant to stay on for a day, so this works like a charm! Some teachers have even gone so far as to laminated each sight watch so students can wear them again and again. Throughout the day, have students say the sight word, spell the sight word and use the sight word in a sentence. Ask…What time is it? The students answer with the sight word on the watch. For example, it is THE time or T-H-E time. FUN…FUN…FUN!

**Dolch Sight Word Watches available:** HERE

**Fry Sight Word Watches available:** HERE

Grow your own sight word caterpillar! Each time your students learn a new word, add it to the caterpillar and watch it GROW! Read more about our sight word caterpillar HERE!

Are you looking for more sight word resources? Check out all of our sight word packets here:

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]]>R-Controlled Vowels are often referred to as the “**Bossy R**” because the r bosses the vowel to change its sound. The vowel and the r usually stay in the same syllable. Since my youngest needs a little extra practice with these Bossy R words, I decided to create some **NO PREP** packets to help master these words in a FUN way! These packets have a wide variety of activities to allow you to differentiate your students’ needs to help them thoroughly master the Bossy R words.

R-Controlled Vowel words can be a challenge for kids to sound out and spell. It is important for students to learn about r-controlled sounds and to be able to recognize them so they can read and spell more complex words. Often, students who have not mastered r-controlled vowels mispronounce and misspell these words. For example, if a student were to read the word cord, he or she may read the o as a short o sound and separate it from the r sound, making the word sound like card instead of cord. Also, when spelling the word cord, they may try to add a silent e or a vowel team to make a long o sound, like cored or coard. Once students have learned and mastered this phonics skill, they should be able to read and write most r-controlled vowel words correctly.

The bundle covers the ar, or, er, ir and ur vowel sounds. There are three packets in the bundle: ar words, or words and er, ir and ur words together. When introducing/teaching the er, ir and ur sounds, it is important to note that these last three r-controlled vowels all make the /er/ sound. Since students cannot know which spelling is correct just by the sound itself, they need practice. When student see the words in a variety of ways and in different formats, they begin to “see” and memorize which option goes with each word.

Let’s take a look at some of the packet “in action”…

There are 3 packets in the Bundle include the ar, or and er, ir, ur packets.

In order to help your students build fluency with these tricky words, I have some** FREE Bossy R Posters for you**! Click HERE to grab them!

I like to print full-size posters for the wall and the mini version to put on a binder ring so that students can have it at their desks or at a word work center.

To print mini versions:

1. Open your file in Adobe Reader

2. Hit File…Print…Select MULTIPLE and change the pages per sheet to 4. Be sure to select the pages that you want to print. For this FREEBIE, you will want to select pages 5-9

You can also use this method to print out other mini versions of posters!

I hope you enjoy this freebie and this phonics packet! Grab the Bundle (HERE).

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]]>I am thrilled to share with you this * Division Bundle *that will help students practice, reinforce and master basic division facts! There are 9 different packets in this bundle, allowing students to practice division facts in many different ways! All of the

Here are a few ways to help organize your bundle, depending on how you want to teach/reinforce each division fact.

**Option #1** You can print the packets and place them in labeled drawers for easy access and differentiation. The labels shown here are included as a freebie in the bundle.

Here is a sneak peek of what are in our math bins…

**Option #2** You can print the packets and separate them into 12 individual bundles (one for each fact). Also included in the bundle are cover sheets for each math fact and review sets (not shown below).

**Option #3** If you are looking to save on paper, you can print the pages, place them in sleeve protectors and put them in a binder. Add a dry erase or vis-a-vis marker and you are ready to go! This option makes differentiation for a variety of students easy and quick! Perfect for centers during math rotations and it saves on paper!

#1 in the Bundle… Roll and Solve

#2 in the Bundle…True or False

#3 in the Bundle…Solve and Find

#4 in the Bundle…Spin to Win

#5 in the Bundle…Fact Families

#6 in the Bundle…Tic-Tac-Toe

A fun options for the Tic-Tac-Toe is to print on colored paper.

#7 in the Bundle…Solve the Riddle

#8 in the Bundle…Spin and Divide (**EXCLUSIVE FREEBIE**) with purchase of the Bundle

#9 in the Bundle…Timed Tests

Try it before you buy it! Here is sampler FREEBIE for you!

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The Build a Word Packets allow students to see patterns in words by implementing strategic phonics into their spelling. Within the bundle, there are **6 targeted phonics patterns** that build strong spellers by utilizing a hands-on approach.

**CVC Words –**Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words build the foundation for the rest of the implemented phonics patterns. This packet allows students to build 84 words!

**2. Blends – **(also known as consonant clusters ) blends are two or three consonants in words that make a distinct sound. The packet works with L-Blend, S-Blend and R-Blend words with 114 cards.

**3. Digraphs – **a combination of two letters that represent one sound. There are 6 main digraphs in this packet: sh, th, ch, ck, ph, and wh.

**4. R-Controlled Vowels – **When the letter “**r**” follows a vowel it effects the sound the vowel makes. This packet includes 42 cards that will work with the ar, er, ir, or and ur sounds.

**5. Long Vowels – **Long vowels say their own name. They can work together with a “silent e,” or they can work together with another vowel. In this packet of 171 cards, the following vowel patterns will be covered: **Long A: **a_e, ai, ay **Long E: **ea, ee, ey, y **Long I:** i_e, ie, igh, y **Long O: ** o_e, ow, oa, oe **Long U:** u_e, ue, ew, ui

**6. Diphthongs:** When a vowel has a noticeable change within the same syllable, it is considered a diphthong. Basically, a diphthong is a type of vowel sound that is made up of a combination of two individual vowel sounds within the same syllable. The diphthongs included in the 91-card packet are as follows: au, aw, ew, oo, oi, oy, ow, and ou.

Beginning spellers and readers start by sounding out CVC (consonant- vowel -consonant) words. If students know their letter sounds, they can transition to sounding out simple CVC words. CVC words allow students to work on blending consonants and short vowels.

Next in the phonics progression, student move onto **Blends** and **Digraphs**. You can continue with the **R-Controlled Vowels** and **Long Vowels**. Finally, you can introduce **Diphthongs.** Soon, I will be releasing a **Trigraphs** Packet to the bundle too!

No problem! Turn a high prep product into a low/ **NO PREP Folder**! Just print the pages, place them in sleeve protectors and practice!

I hope this hands-on approach to spelling makes learning FUN!

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]]>There are not enough genuine opportunities for students to learn, practice and revisit grammar and language arts skills. Many of these skills can be boring and/or overwhelming for kids to learn, especially when they are not given a variety of ways to learn these skills. This is why I created our 2nd Grade Grammar and Language Arts Bundle! I wanted to **take the BORING OUT** of important skills and incorporate activities that are fun, hands-on and highly effective. These language arts and grammar packets not only help students learn about these skills, they help students **MASTER** these skills! The **NO PREP** packets give students many opportunities to practice a specific language arts and grammar skill on different levels.

**Let’s take a look at a few of these packets up close, starting with our Nouns Packet!**

Each Packet has a **Cover Page** to introduce the topic…

Each packet will incorporate an **interactive flip book**. I like to print this page on colored paper. Students begin by cutting out their flip book and pasting the left side to a blank composition notebook. Once the flip book is inside the notebook, students flip the flaps and give examples for the types of nouns on the outside. This is a wonderful way for students to revisit, review and easily reference the skill they learned! Remember, we are going for mastery! This flip book includes common nouns, proper nouns, plural nouns and irregular nouns.

Under the proper noun flip, she wrote Audrey, Disneyland, Moppy (our dog), Daisy (our other dog) and Sophia. This flap of the flip book reminds students that the nouns that name a person, place or thing, and get a capital letter are called proper nouns. The **BEST** part about these interactive flip books is that you can continually refer back to them as a review.

**Let’s take a look at some of the noun pages in action…**

In this example, we are reading a short passage, identifying the different types of nouns and highlighting each type of noun. We used red pencil for a person, orange for a place, yellow for a thing and green for animals. This simple activity helps students deliberately identify and record different types of nouns.

Once the passage is highlighted, students record their answers in the columns below.

Graphing Nouns covers proper nouns, common nouns, singular possessive and plural possessive…

In this activity, students read the tiles of the books and categorize them by people, places, animals and things. In this example, we grabbed some colorful stickers and used them to color code the books! Such a simple, yet fun and effective way to practice nouns!

Sort and write the nouns in the correct column…

Let’s make it fun! Here we did a scavenger hunt around the house for nouns. I let her wander around the house and do this activity completely on her own. I wanted to see what she knew and to see if there was anything we needed to revisit. She did a GREAT job and she was pretty proud of herself!

Sorting Common and Proper Nouns..

Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns with Word Searches…

Roll and Write a Plural Noun…

Plural Nouns Cut and Paste

**Adjectives** are one of the first parts of speech that we teach students. This packet not only introduces adjectives, but takes it up a notch to **master adjectives**!

Write sentences using adjectives…

Identifying Adjectives…

**Pronouns Packet**

Here is the Pronoun Flip Book that helps students understand personal pronouns, possessive pronouns and reflexive pronouns.

The Color by Pronoun has your student identify whether or not a word is a pronoun, and then has them decide what types of pronouns they are.

This **BUNDLE **covers all of the important skills needed to master in 2nd grade. The bundle is meant to help you teach and reinforce important grammar and language arts skills in a highly effective way. These are the skills and packets included in the **Mega Bundle**:

**1.** Types of Sentences **2.** Subject and Predicate **3.** Sentences, Fragments and Run-ons **4.** Nouns (singular, regular plural, irregular plural, possessive) **5**. Action Verbs **6.** Verb Tenses **7.** Pronouns **8.** Adjectives **9.** Adverbs **10.** Conjunctions **11.** Time Order Words **12.** Capitalization **13.** Commas **14.** Letters (Writing a letter) **15.** Synonyms and Antonyms **16.** Related Words **17.** Multiple Meaning Words **18.** Context Clues **19.** Homophones **20.** Prefixes and Suffixes **21.** Alphabetical Order **22**. Dictionary Skills **23.** Compound Words **24.** Contractions

Language Arts and Grammar Bundle – This is a growing bundle that you can grab at a discount until all the packets have been added!

We will keep updating this post with more pictures as we continue to master our way through 2nd Grade Grammar and Language arts!

And here is the Language Arts and Grammar Mega Bundle for 1st Grade too!

Capitalization and Punctuation (1st Grade)

Sentence Parts- Subject and Predicate (1st Grade)

Alphabetical Order (1st Grade)

Types of Sentences (1st Grade)

More pictures coming soon, so stay tuned!

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]]>Subitizing is not a term that we use often, but it * is* an important mathematical concept that can greatly benefit student achievement.

We teach subitizing by exposing students to number patterns that they can immediately recognize. **We train their brains** to see organized groups of numbers. When students can successfully subitize, they are able to mentally **compose** (bring together) and **decompose** (break apart) numbers. They are able to quickly add numbers together without counting one by one.

For example, if a student knows that a full ten frame equal ten, and half of a ten frame equals 5, they are able to visually and/or mentally compose the numbers to make 15.

Students use subitizing to decompose numbers….

In effort to make subitizing hands-on, fun and highly effective, I created these engaging NO PREP Subitizing packets!

These subitizing packets allows students to work with consistent patterns of dots, dice, ten frames, counting sticks and other familiar math patterns. Best of all, students get to color and play their way to successful subitizing!

Students roll a die. They place a game piece on a matching number. For example, if they roll a three, they look for an item that has three. This pattern can occur in a die, ten frame, tally marks, fingers or any other organized pattern. This fun game helps students **train their brain** to immediately **see and know the number**. This simple activity helps students move on from one by one counting. Math becomes more effortless, quicker and FUN! This would be considered Level 1, where the numbers are less than 10.

Once you move onto Level 2, the numbers increase and it becomes much more challenging. As you can see…we LOVE this game! I am currently using this as a review for my 2nd grader, who sometimes struggles to “see” the numbers immediately. These fun subitizing games will help us MASTER this concept!

Since the numbers are higher, we move on from dice to spinners. Begin by spinning the spinner with a paperclip and pencil. Cover the number that matches your spin.

We used what we had around the house…bug counters. For two players, each person gets a color for their game pieces. The first person with 5 in a row wins the game!

We worked hard on training our brain to “see” the numbers automatically! The conversation was AMAZING! When she spun a 17 for example, she would search the gameboard for an organized set of numbers that made up 17. She finally found one with a full ten frame plus 7 more! She can calculate pretty well, but this simple review is helping her brain automatically see the numbers!

Kids LOVE to color, so why not teach subitizing by coloring? The patterns on the coloring pages are organized in a way that kids can immediately recognize sets of numbers. That being said, if students start off by counting the numbers, that’s fine too. However, we want to move them on from one by one counting to be able to visually “**chunk**” those numbers and immediately **KNOW** the amount.

Grab the BUNDLE and SAVE! Click HERE

The Fall Subtilizing Packet is available {HERE}.

The Spring packet is filled with fun ways to make subitizing effective! Kids will be begging to play their subitizing games!

Be the First to Fill Your Board! These games allow students to play by themselves, with a partner or in small groups! Simply flip a card and cover the answer.

Just print the game boards on color paper, print the pieces on color paper, laminate and PLAY!

The great thing about these boards is that you can play AGAIN and AGAIN!

MAZES!!! These are AMAZINGLY FUN! Color your way through the maze, finding only the numbers indicated!

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And here is a Free Subitizing Sampler Packet for YOU!!!

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