Sunday, December 15, 2013

Buttons Buttons COMBO

Inspired by the book Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, I recently posted a freebie book at TPT and TEACHERS NOTEBOOK, to help my students as they learn to read, write and count numbers. I found my students to have trouble easing into the TEEN numbers so when I designed the book, I removed the pages with numbers 1 and 4. This also helped maintain the formatting of the Easy to Assemble books. If you're not familiar with the format, the books print out READY to go to the copy machine, copy and fold. There's no need to shuffle papers or make excessive  folds. I know from my own teaching how much time all of that takes. Especially when making books for two sessions of Kindergartners.
So to try and accommodate requests for numbers 1-10 AND provide support for students as the move into learning to work with the teen numbers ( 11 & 12), I combined all of the BUTTONS BUTTONS books in my files into a COMBO pack.  I hope this helps ;-)
Please head over to my TPT or TEACHERS NOTEBOOK shops to get your updated copy….by the way….yes, its FREE! ;-)

Happy Teaching…..

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Measuring Ribbons

I was looking for a quick Math Center activity with a "Holiday Flavor". I created a packet that helps students as they begin measuring (non-standard units). The options include a book, which can be copied and given to each student. Or a set of "gifts" that can be printed. laminated and placed in a Math Center. There is a recording sheet to place in the center for students to keep track of their results. I recommend using pennies for measuring, but any small unit of measure can be used (small buttons, beans, flat beads, etc. Please note while the formats look different, the ribbons in the book and on the center cards are almost identical in size. However, I'm not so sure the students would necessarily notice. You choose the way you want your students to practice measuring, or your could even use BOTH.
 In all there are 13 gifts with ribbons to measure.
Click over to my shop at TPT or Teachers Notebook to get a copy for your class.