Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inching Along with Measurement

Hi, Teaching Friends!

A ruler in the hands of an untrained kiddo is a dangerous pretty much useless tool. Some seem to take to measuring very easily, but for others, lots and lots of practice is in order.

Here's a fun game for practicing using rulers to draw straight lines (a skill on its own, as anyone who's watched a child follow a spiraling ruler can attest to!), as well as drawing lines of a given length.

To play "Don't Cross the Line!", each of your students will need paper, a ruler, and a pencil. Call out
lengths from one to 12 inches. Students will draw a line of that length. The object of the game is to keep drawing lines, but never cross another line. (Okay, it's not actually a game, but they think it is, so they want to keep at it for a long time! Yay, lots of practice!) It's fun to keep interest high by letting them join in with you as you remind them, "Don't cross the line!"

Here are a few ways to vary the game:
For a longer game, use 12X18 paper.
For a more strategic game, use 9X12.
For more fun calling out the lengths, write 1-12 on scraps of paper and allow students to pick from them without peeking.

Need more practice or an assessment for measurement to the nearest inch? Check out this set of differentiated printables at my TPT store!

Quick reminder: Today is the last day to enter the giveaway at Teachers Notebook for three copies of Compare and Contrast. Click on the image to enter.

Stop back tomorrow for a great Spring Science Blog Hop!

Happy Teaching!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Short A Freebie

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Here's a quick little freebie for short a words. Your kiddos will have fun finding and circling words, and also enjoy the built-in challenge of counting the words they circle. Enjoy!

Remember to stop by my Teachers Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers stores this weekend, where you'll find all of my Easter resources on sale for half price - stock up for next year!

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

50% Off All Easter Resources This Weekend

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Are you one of those smart, shop ahead, got everything under control people? Well, then I've got a sale for you!

Fill up your basket with some new resources at half price so you'll be all ready next year when spring comes around. All of my Easter resources at both Teachers Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers are half price today and tomorrow!

Click to see and save!

                                    At Teachers Notebook                At Teachers Pay Teachers

                                                              At Teachers Pay Teachers

                                   At Teachers Notebook                  At Teachers Pay Teachers

                                        At Teachers Notebook        At Teachers Pay Teachers

                                                               At Teachers Pay Teachers

                                                           At Teachers Pay Teachers


Have a wonderful Easter...

Happy Teaching!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Science Linky Party!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

It's time for a new linky party! First graders love learning about the world around them, so let's share our best ideas for teaching three of the most popular topics for spring science - plants, animals, and weather.

Please share your blogposts and freebies below. Paid resources are also welcome, but please mark them with a "$".

I'd appreciate the favor of pinning and mentioning the linky in your blogposts, Facebook, etc. Thanks!

Thanks for sharing.  Happy Teaching!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Addition Freebie, Plus a Giveaway You Won't Want to Miss!

Hello, Teaching Friends!

I want to give you the scoop on the HUGE giveaway happening over at Teacher Tam's Educational Adventure!

There are four packages being given away for PreK through 3rd grade. Each package includes over $50 in resources PLUS a $25 gift card for Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook. My Spring Riddles set is included in Package 3. Enter all four giveaways for your chance to win BIG! Just click on the image above to go directly there.

Also, here's a brand new spring addition freebie! Great for subitizing, it will also give your kindergarteners (pre-K's, too!) practice counting on or adding two to the numbers 1-6.

Just click on the picture to get it at Teachers Notebook! Enjoy!

Happy Teaching!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Earth Day, a Giveaway, and Even a Spring Freebie!

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Hope that you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! I was poking around in my garden today and found a few earthworms wiggling around. Spring!!!

Earth Day is on the horizon, so I decided to bundle together my three products for natural resources.
You'll now find these two...

... plus this Scoot/Read the Room set...

...bundled together.  Bought separately, they'd be $13.50.  In this bundle, they're $11.00.
Click on the cover to see it.
Did you know that I'm giving away three copies of my ELA Scoot Games at Teachers Notebook?
Click on the cover to enter to win this set of seven games.
And now for your spring freebie! Here's a 120 chart game for spring, with lots of practice counting up and back by tens and by ones. Click on the picture to collect your copy at Teaching Blog Roundup. Enjoy!
Thanks for reading and for stopping by today. Have a lovely week!
Happy Teaching!

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