Thursday, October 19, 2017

Homophones Interactive Notebook Freebie

Wow!!!!  It has  been a long time since I have blogged.  Where does the time go?  I wanted to talk about homophones and how we are using this handy little freebie in our classroom.  We started off with a little jingle to remember what a homophone was.  It goes like this (I just added a little jingle to it but you could add any little tune)

                  "Homophones:  Sound the same but spelled differently!   Sound the same but spelled differently! 


  It stuck with my little learners as soon as we began the chant to begin our lesson.  I wanted to create something interactive with my learners that we could add to our notebooks to review and refer back to.  Since we are heavily into soccer season at my house I decided to use that when I began to create.


Here is what we did!  Stay tuned freebie below.  :) 

  We cut out our title/definition and began cutting out the soccer balls to color. 
Next , we placed them in our notebook matching up the homophones.  After we matched up our homophones then we made it interactive by writing the short definitions of the words underneath so my students could look back as a reference. 

If you like what you see and want your own copy you can get it here:


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kicking-up-Homophones-Interactive-Notebook-Free-3447455
 



 
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Number and Word recognition Math Centers

One of the skills we have been working on this year is learning how to count up to 100.  We are happy to say we mastered that goal.  We are going to try and take it a step further as we prepare for next year.  I want my students to see how these numbers are written so if they come across them in their reading they can see how numbers are represented numerically and in their literature.  As we  wrap up the year I wanted to add this to our math centers that we could do together as a class in those final days leading up to summer vacation.  Best of all you can grab yours for free


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Math-Number-Recognition-Center-Activity-2543217
My plan is to print several out on cardstock and laminate.  We all know the drill right?  I would break my class into small groups and then we would spin away.  As students work I will be walking around and monitoring their progress and looking to see how things are progressing.  Now just a side note we would have several explicit lessons on number words and we would start off very simple with the spinner 0-7. 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Math-Number-Recognition-Center-Activity-2543217

Number word mats. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Math-Number-Recognition-Center-Activity-2543217
 
 
 
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