Number sense in kindergarten and first grade is where we usually start in our math instruction. To help students become more fluent in their understanding of numbers, I have three fun math games students can play to practice. All three games are SUPER simple. You’ll just need to print and play. I particularly like these […]
Who doesn’t need a new addition game to change things up a little?! I wanted to share this FUN and free card game that is perfect for first and second-grade students practicing their addition skills. The game is called 31 and all you need to play is a deck of cards and some cubes […]
Hands-on math. I love it, I live for it, I believe in it. Nothing keeps my students engaged more than getting their hands on a piece of the action. I spent this past year focusing on math and trying to come up with tons of engaging activities, lessons, and games for first grade students.
I am so happy to share some brand new, silent e fluency passages I made… and they are FREE! These phonics “read & illustrate” passages are the perfect way to assess students understanding of what they are reading. There are 2 activities for each of the following phonics skills: a_e i_e o_e u_e […]
My first grade students LOVE playing math games and so do I! It is a great way for my kids to practice fluency with the skills we have just learned. I also love playing games for the social skills aspect: – Who goes first? – Taking turns – Playing fairly – Working together – Being […]
Just dropping by this morning to share this FREE St. Patrick’s Day close reading passage and fun poem for the holiday coming up! Included in this mini-pack is a nonfiction passage about the holiday with a vocabulary sheet and a comprehension sheet for students to answer using text evidence. They questions are set up in […]
Ahhh.. the holidays are coming… The air is crisp, the leaves here in Massachusetts are all shades of orange, yellow, and red and most of them have made their way to the ground already! With all the excitement, I know my first graders always needed high engagement. Anything that could keep my students […]
Apple cider donuts, picking pumpkins off the vine, hayrides… that is what Fall is all about, right?! I am feeling oh, so in the season and thought I would make this free math center for your younger students to practice their number sense! Students simply count up the seeds (or better yet, identify […]