Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beautiful Spring Weather = Pure Bliss!

I don't know about you... but I am LOVING this gorgeous spring weather that we are having in Wisconsin this week. It totally makes all of the difference in my patience and my motivation!! (and it does the same for my kiddos too!) Posted this photo on Facebook this morning. I knew it was going to be a great day! I could just FEEL IT! :)

"Sun is shining, Starbucks in hand, and cute new tubs for my math centers.
It's going to be a good day!"

Now for a quick post with a few FREEBIES!
Since coming back from winter break, we have been focusing on long vowel spelling patterns for our phonics work. LONG E can be so tricky because of the different patterns so I put together this Long E printables pack... including { rainbow writing - nice & neat handwriting practice - ABC ordering - word sorts - sentence writing - connect 4 games } all focusing on LONG E patterns of EE and EA. The thing that I am enjoying about using these is that they are truly "print and go" with the exception of the connect four games (in which you need to cut out the cards-- still, that's easy!).
For the full pack of LONG E PRINTABLES, visit my TPT store! It's only $2.00!

One skill that we really work on in first grade is telling time to the five minute mark. Common Core requires first graders to tell time to the hour and half hour, but our Everyday Math series expects students to tell time to the 5 minutes. This is a skill that first graders need lots of practice with and I am always trying to think of new ways to practice!!
I saw this idea on Pinterest last year... I can't track down the pin anymore, but I made these cardstock dice. One dice has the "hour" time and the other dice has the "minutes." Students roll the dice and then make it on their clock. Perfect for partner practice or individual practice during math workshop! Grab a FREE COPY OF THE TELLING TIME DICE here. Enjoy!
A few other fun practice tools... Click the links to visit my TPT store!
Telling Time Bingo (whole class set)
Enjoy these fun freebies! Now I need to get out and enjoy this fabulous weather!

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