Thursday, July 20, 2017

New Math Freebies for Shark Week

Hi, Teaching Friends!

I see them on the horizon ... the fins. And I see all those cool Shark Week shows that are about to begin on the Discovery Channel.

And I see the boatloads of shark freebies!  Whether you're teaching summer school or year-round school, homeschooling or - good grief! - back in school already, or maybe you're busy planning for your new class, you know that the shark theme is pretty much unbeatable among the primary crowd. So let's take best advantage of that enthusiasm, right?

I've blogged about Shark Week for several years, and have a growing collection of shark-themed freebies old and new to share with you. So, let's dive in right now {uh-oh... shark pun!} and start scooping them up!

By the way, I've fallen in love with these adorable Surfin' Sharks from Dandy Doodles on TpT! I use these cuties again and again because they've got so much personality! You'll see them surfacing again and again in these freebies ... oh, darn, another shark pun!

Freebie #1:

Here's a game for practice with /not/ contractions. School of Sharks can be used as a board game, or just print up the 16 sets of contraction cards for a matching activity. It's a sample activity from my Oceans of Fun resource, a set of 16 cross-curricular activities which you can find here at my TpT store.

Freebie #2:

Spark some jawesome writing with this roll-and-write freebie! Just roll your die twice to come up with a character and a setting for a fun shark-y story starter.

Freebie #3:

This one might look like it's just for my for my PreK and kindergarten friends, but don't be fooled by the cover.  When you download it, you'll find not just shark-themed number cards, but ideas for eight games that need nothing else but the number cards to play. These games will take you right up through second grade! Please excuse their pun-y names! Click here to download.

Freebie #4 {here's the new one!}:

Two first grade math games!

Here are two shark-themed first grade math games for you.  Shark-in-the-Dark is a sample from Missing Addends Games, and Shark Frenzy  is from the Missing Subtrahends set.  Each of the sets includes ten one-page games.  Like your sample games, these are low-prep and easy to use, with no cards to print, cut, or lose! :)

If you like the simplicity and convenience of using single page games like these, you'll find over 300 of them when you visit the One-Page Games category at my store!

Have fun with Shark Week activities ... and I won't even be the one to tell you to stay out of the water! :)

Happy Teaching!


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