Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Groundhog Facts FREEBIE

Do you a favorite Groundhog Day nonfiction book you like to read? My favorite is by Gail Gibbons. I love all her books. 

I record facts on an anchor chart and then have the students pick their favorites to add to their own graphic organizer in preparation for doing some informative writing. 


I am currently obsessed with the adorable clip art from Creating4 the Classroom so I made a new cuter graphic organizer that I am sharing with you for FREE!

 Go grab yourself a copy in my TpT store




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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Good Morning, Groundhog!

 Groundhog Day is coming up. Have you ever read Good Morning, Groundhog?

 It is a Ready Freddy book I have used in guided reading groups.


This book study packet includes many skills:

* comprehension questions

* predictions

* story structure focus

* opinion writing

*graphic organizer to compare/contrast the two stories


I added this as a TpT Digital Activity for those who are distance learning.

You can grab my 2 book packet in my TpT store.



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Monday, January 25, 2021

Gilbert and the Lost Tooth

Did you know that February is Dental Health month?  Gilbert and the Lost Tooth is a great choice to use with guided reading groups or book clubs. I have a great packet to go along with this book.


I love Diane de Groat books, don't you? 

Are you distance learning and your student's don't have the book? I updated the packet to include a link to a YouTube reading. I put it through SafeShare.tv to remove the ads and distracting content for your students. I also added a QR code if you would find that easier to assign. If you already own this packet you can download these additions for FREE in your 'My Purchases" page. That is also where you can see all of your past purchases that have been to TpT Digital Activities.

I added this to TpT Digital Activities and got you started by making the text boxes for you. I am curious  what the feedback on the user side has been for TpT Digital Activities? Anyone have thoughts?

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Google Version of Groundhog 10 More 10 Less

I made a Google Slides version of Groundhog 10 More 10 Less.


Head over to my TpT store to grab your copy!


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Groundhog 10 More and 10 Less

 Need a cute Groundhog Day math center or distance learning activity?

In this 30 card Boom deck, students will display their understanding of place value and addition and subtraction by typing ten more or ten less than the given number. Click the submit button to check your answer and advance to the next card. Audio directions are included.

Standards:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.C.5

Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Groundhog Ending Punctuation

Need a February or groundhog-themed literacy center or distance learning activity?

In this 20 card Boom deck, students will read or listen to each sentence and click the correct ending punctuation. Audio directions and reading of each sentence are included. 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.B Use end punctuation for sentences.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Valentine's Day Multiplication Bump Digital and Print

Do your students love to play Bump? Could you use a digital version now but would also like a print version for next year? This Valentine's Day set includes 12 Multiplication games covering the facts 1-12. Addition and Subtraction version also available. 25% off today for followers.

*GIVEAWAY* Leave me a comment saying if you are teaching in person, remote, or hybrid and I will pick a winner to receive this for FREE!⁠

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Valentine's Day BUMP Addition & Subtraction {Digital & Print}

Do your students love to play Bump? Could you use a digital version now but would also like a print version for next year?

This Valentine's Day set includes 7 addition and subtraction games including Making 10, Addition to 12, Addition to 20, Doubles, Doubles Plus 1, Subtraction Within 12, and Subtraction Within 20.

*GIVEAWAY* Leave me a comment saying if you are teaching in person, remote, or hybrid and I will pick a winner to receive this for FREE!⁠

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

FREE Digital Penguin Making Words Activity

Could you use a free, fun penguin-themed digital activity? 

Students love to compete to see how many words they can create from the letters in the word 'penguins.' This is a Google Slide in which the letters can be manipulated and text boxes have already been made for the students to enter their words.  

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Listening Center Upgrade & Digital Version

Students love listening to a story but sometimes I've felt they don't get much out of the response sheets.  I really wanted worksheets that would assess their comprehension and give them a chance to practice all the analysis skills I taught them. 

So I starting making a worksheet for each listening center story. Not only are there comprehension questions, but I include different skills such as sequencing events or identifying story elements. I also included differentiated skill-based worksheets aligned to the Common Core. 22 standards by my count.


The QR codes for 24 stories, professionally read by famous actors, have been put through SafeShare.tv so your students are not exposed to ads or other distracting content. QR codes are fun and easy to scan with the camera of a tablet or smartphone. If you have an older device, you may need an app but there are many free ones such as QR Scanner. 



I was going to wait until I had 40 done for an entire year but they take a while to make so I figured I'd upload what I had so other teachers could use them this semester. My plan is to keep adding books to this packet. If you buy it now, you will be notified when I update the packet and get the additions for FREE. 



Since many of us are distance learning, I have included a digital Google Slides version that can be easily assigned to your remote students. I have also included a link to the stories if your students do not have a device that can read QR codes.


Skills covered include:

•Answering comprehension questions

•Sequencing events

•Determining a word’s meaning

•Identifying story elements

•Telling fiction from nonfiction

•Predicting

•Inferring

•Character analysis

•Identifying cause and effect

•Determining the moral or lesson

•Opinion writing


Books Included:

A Bad Case of Stripes

As Fast as Words Could Fly

Brave Irene

Carla’s Sandwich

Catching the Moon

Chester’s Way

Clark the Shark

Enemy Pie

Guji Guji

Hanukkah in Alaska

Harry the Dog

Here Comes the Barge

I Need My Monster!

Library Lion

Rainbow Fish

Romeow & Drooliet

Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch

Sophie’s Masterpiece

Stellaluna

The Sneetches

The Kiss That Missed

The Tooth

When Pigasso Met Mootisse

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge


As always, this will be 25% off for a full day after I upload it to TpT so make sure you are a follower of my store (click the green star) so you don't miss out. Click HERE to purchase.

I'd love to give a copy away to a loyal follower so leave me a comment with your email below so I can pick a winner. You can also email me at jenn@finallyinfirst.com if you don't like to make your email public.

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Valentine's Day Math Puzzles

Need a cute Valentine's Day math center or distance learning activity?



 In this Valentine's Day digital Boom card deck, students will use algebraic thinking to determine the value of each image in addition and subtraction problems within 20. These logic problems are a fun way for 1st and 2nd graders to practice basic facts while building problem solving skills. Students will type the answer in the box and receive instant feedback. 

Audio directions included.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.B.3

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.B.4

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.5

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.D.8

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.A.1

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

NEW Valentine's Day Syllables Boom Cards!

In this 20 card Boom deck, the student reads or listens to the Valentine's Day-themed word and clicks the correct number of syllables. Includes audio directions and optional reading of each word. Perfect for distance learning or literacy centers.


Words: heart, cupid, love, cupcake, chocolate, donut, pig, penguin, valentine, owl, lollipop, cocoa, roses, broken, candy, flower, letter, friendship, mailbox, balloon

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.B

Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3D

Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound 

to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Adding 3 Numbers Word Problems Boom Cards

 Need a cute math center or distance learning activity?


In this 30 card Boom deck, the student will read or listen to word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20. Includes audio directions and optional reading of the word problems not to mention different adorable clipart on each card!

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.A.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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I go back tomorrow and I have a new student, one stuck in Russia so that time change will be fun, and meetings at lunch and after school! I expect to be wiped out!!!


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Sunday, January 3, 2021

FREE Winter Sentence Scrambles

 Could you use a FREE Winter Scrambled Sentences literacy center?




Click HERE to get your free copy from my store. 

I hope you had a relaxing break. I was a sloth and it was wonderful. Although I missed my family coming to celebrate the holiday, I did notice that not having a houseful of people constantly underfoot kept my inner Grinch at bay. Normally, accidentally using 4 times the amount of garlic powder in my Christmas gravy would make me feel like I ruined the day. But this year, my husband and I just looked at each other, shrugged, and said, "2020!" I managed to salvage the gravy but then in the craziness we forgot to serve the green beans. How did none of us notice they were missing until we were cleaning up? "2020!"

 Wishing everyone a great start to 2021!


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Friday, January 1, 2021

Comparing Two-Digit Numbers

Need a cute digital math center or distance learning activity? In this 30 card Boom deck, students compare two two-digit numbers and click on the correct symbol >, =, or <. Audio directions are included.


Standards:

CCSS 1.NBT.3 Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

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