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America Math Pack – 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

America Math Pack 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

This math pack celebrates America with 6 centers and activities. Perfect for your students who need hands-on learning and not just another worksheet.

The pack is designed primarily for first grade, but could also work in kindergarten or second grade depending on student ability.

All student sheets are provided in both color and black/white.

This math pack is part of my larger America Literacy and Math Pack. It also has a coordinating America Literacy Pack.

Graphing America! – Students will sort and count the cards with different objects. They will then fill in the bar graph with the appropriate number.

July Calendar Task Cards – Students will answer the task card questions by using the provided calendar filled with information. They will then write their answers on their recording sheet.

Measure with the Stars! – Students will cut out a ruler of stars and use it to measure various objects on task cards. They will record their answers on their sheet.

Adding Change – Students will add the change pictured on the cards and write their answers on the recording sheet.

Help George Washington Get Home – Students will follow the path of odd numbers to get Washington back to his home.

Addition and Subtraction Story Problems – Students will determine if the story problem on the task card is addition or subtraction and then write the correction equation on the recording sheet. There are two sets of cards. One is simple addition of single digits and the other set is double digit with no regrouping/borrowing. The teacher can choose the appropriate set for her class. OR Use the easier set at the beginning of the year and the more challenging set later in the year.

Bonus Activities

America Word Search – Fun America-themed word search. No backwards or diagonal words.

Memory Game – Fun game for center time or early finishers.

America Math Pack - 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
America Math Pack - 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
America Math Pack - 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
Price: $5.00

 

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America Literacy Pack – 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

America Literacy Pack 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

This literacy pack celebrates America with 23 centers and activities. Perfect for your students who need hands-on learning and not just another worksheet.

The pack is designed primarily for first grade, but could also work in kindergarten or second grade depending on student ability.

All student sheets are provided in both color and black/white.

This literacy pack is part of my larger America Literacy and Math Pack. It also has a coordinating America Math Pack.

Literacy

Word Bank – A printable sheet word bank with 42 relevant words for any America-related unit. Teacher can laminate and put in centers or hand out for students to use during the unit.

Word Wall Cards – A set of 42 word wall cards on red and blue star backgrounds.

President True or False – Students will cut out statements and determine if they are true or false. They will glue them in the correct section of their sheet.

Scrambled Sentences – There are two options for this activity. In the first, students will unscramble the sentence on the six card set. They will write the correct sentence on the recording sheet. OR There is also a worksheet with the scrambled sentences (no cards) that can be unscrambled and written down.

America ABC Order – Students will put four words on each task card in ABC order and write on recording sheet.

Write the Room – Students will complete write the room tasks. There are four sheets in this pack: short/long vowels, common/proper nouns, 1-2-3-4+ syllables, and person/place/thing.

President versus King Venn Diagram – Students will brainstorm the differences and similarities between a king and president.

George Washington versus Abraham Lincoln Venn Diagram – Students will brainstorm the differences and similarities between the two presidents.

If I Were President – Students will write a brief statement and illustrate four things they would do if they were president.

My American Favorites Mini Book – Students will fill in blank of up to 12 different favorites and illustrate each half page. The teacher may choose as many different topics/pages as she would like.

America Cross Out – Students will cross out the word in each row that doesn’t belong with the rest. They will then write a few sentences at the bottom using some of the words listed above.

My July 4th History Book Mini Book – Students will learn fascinating facts about July 4th and illustrate each page.

How To Become President – Students will list five steps to becoming president.

Dear Mr. President – Students will write a letter to the president.

Four Great Things about America – Students will write about four things they think are great about America.

My Favorite Place in America – Students will write about their favorite place in America and illustrate it as though it is a newspaper article.

America List It! – Students will attempt to write one word about America for each letter of the alphabet.

I Love America! – Students will tell what they like about America by writing one word for each letter in “I Love America”

How Many Words? – Students will write as many words as they can using the letters in “Washington, D.C.”

Reading Response – Students will illustrate the Beginning, Middle, End and My favorite part.

A Story Map – Students will identify Title, Author, Characters, Setting, Beginning, Middle and End.

A Story Web – Student will identify Title, Author, Main Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution.

America and The President Writing Papers – Titled pages with lines for writing and a large box on top for illustrating. Includes both primary dotted lines and regular lines options for both topics.

Other

America Word Search – Fun America-themed word search. No backwards or diagonal words.

Memory Game – Fun game for center time or early finishers.

Inauguration Day KWL – Explore Inauguration Day with this KWL activity.

America Literacy Pack - 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
America Literacy Pack - 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
America Literacy Pack - 23 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays
Price: $6.50

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Black History Month Fun Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games, Circle Time

Black History Month Fact Cards – Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games

If you are looking for a fun and simple way to learn during Black History Month, check out my Black History Month Fact Cards. I learned so much while researching these and I know you and your children/students will enjoy them too!

Black History Month Fact Cards are a quick, flexible, colorful and fun way to expand your unit! Start building interest in your topic each morning with these 28 fascinating fact cards that go beyond the basics.

One teacher shared:
“My kids are addicted to reading these facts cards every morning. If I forget to read one, they are sooo quick to remind me. And the parents are learning too! During conferences, I had many parents tell me how much they had learned from their children when we read the apple and pumpkin cards. Thanks!”

These cards are used multiple ways by teachers and parents in many grades. I love reading about all the different ways teachers and parents use them in their home and classroom!

Quick Fun Fact – Read the fact card each day and store them in a small basket where the students can look at them again and again. Or keep the set on a ring.

Fact of the Day Bulletin Board – Read a fact each day and display the cards on a special bulletin board or foam board.

Hallway Display – One teacher displayed them on the hallway chalkboard outside her door so many students and adults could read them.

Calendar Pocket Chart – Put a fact behind each number on the calendar and have a different student take it out each day. You can then display on bulletin board.

Geography Extension – Put the cards on a wall map with a string that points to where it ties in.

Go Fish – Create two sets and use for a game of Go Fish.

Memory Game – Create two sets and use for a Memory Game.

Scavenger Hunt – Use the cards to create a Scavenger Hunt.

School Bulletin Board – One kindergarten class had two students take the fact of the day down to the office each morning, “teach” the fact to the office staff, and then display the cards on the office bulletin board for everyone in the school to see.

The cards are 3×3 and there are 6 on a page. I made them small so they easily slide behind your date cards on the calendar pocket chart. They are also a good size for small hands if using them for a game. I also made them smaller to find the balance between making them colorful, but not taking too much ink when you print them.

The cards are unnumbered so they can be used in any month and in any sequence. You can use all the cards in the set or only a portion. This provides maximum flexibility for the teacher’s schedule. Use one set all month or use parts of two sets depending on your needs.

Also included is a hyperlinked list of the relevant websites where the facts were located.

Black History Month Fun Fact Cards
Black History Month Fun Fact Cards
Black History Month Fact Cards - 28 Cards for Unit Extension Activity, Bulletin Board, Games
Price: $3.00

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Christmas Fun Sentence Scramble – Differentiated for multiple grades

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This FREE Christmas Fun Sentence Scramble activity is a great way to reinforce sentence concepts and comprehension. There are TWO sets of cards so teachers and homeschoolers can use the set most appropriate for their students.

Set one: Sentence cards have correct capitals and punctuation. Students only need to put words in order and copy onto their recording sheet.

Set two: Sentence cards have no beginning sentence capitals or punctuation. Students must make this correction when writing sentences.

Student sheet is provided in both color and black and white.

Enjoy this freebie and check out my many other literacy and math activity packs!

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December Literacy and Math Pack – 17 Centers and Activities for Christmas

December Literacy and Math Pack - 17 Centers and Activities

Ho ho ho! It’s time for some December and Christmas fun! This pack is full of 17 themed math and literacy centers and activities. Lots of ready to use ideas with all sorts of holiday fun and Christmas cheer!

These activities are appropriate primarily for First Grade but will also work with Kindergarten and Second Grade depending on the ability levels of the students.

The design is clean and uncluttered to help students focus on the learning activity at hand.

Student pages are included in both color and black/white.

The 45-page packet includes a wide variety to last for a few weeks. Here is what is included.

Literacy

Rhyming Match Center – Students will find the rhyming long vowel word cards and record the pair on their sheet.

My Christmas Favorites Book – Students will complete the various sentences about their holiday favorites. There are twelve different pages so the teacher can choose the ones she would like to use whether it is just five, eight or all twelve!

Christmas Words ABC Order Center – Students will choose three cards to put in ABC order and record them on their sheet. They will then choose three different cards and do the same. They will repeat this four times until they have used all twelve cards.

Label the Christmas Tree – Students will label the parts of the picture using words from the word bank.

Label the Gingerbread House – Students will label parts of the picture using words from the word bank.

Christmas Syllables Write the Room – Students will record Christmas words grouping them by whether they have 1, 2, 3 or 4+ syllables.

Santa Letter – Students will write a letter to Santa. Two versions include primary and standard lines.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree – Students will list the steps to decorate a Christmas tree.

Christmas List It – Students will try to think of one Christmas word for every letter of the alphabet.

Reindeer Can, Have, Are – Students will write facts about reindeer.

Fall versus Winter Venn Diagram – Students will compare and contrast fall and winter using a Venn diagram.

Math

December Calendar Center – Students will answer questions on task cards while referring to a December calendar filled with information. They will record their answers on their sheet.

Number Ordering Center – Students will order six sets of six cards each from least to greatest. They will record their answers on their sheet.

Help Santa Get Home – Students will color the squares with odd numbers to create a path to get Santa home.

Fill in the Math Sentence – Students will add a + or – to the number sentence to make it correct.

Time for Fun! – Students will write the time for the clock (half hour and hour).

It’s a Sweet Time – Students will write the time for the clock (half, quarter and three-quarter hour).

 

December Literacy and Math Pack - 17 Centers and Activities for Christmas
December Literacy and Math Pack - 17 Centers and Activities for Christmas
December Literacy and Math Pack - 17 Centers and Activities for Christmas
Price: $7.00

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Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers

Here are three different Thanksgiving-themed KWL graphic organizers that will work great for your Thanksgiving study!  You can choose from Pilgrims, First Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving depending on the focus of your study unit.

First Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

Each one contains two KWLs – one horizontal and one vertical. Just print and go!

Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers

This is a great way to assess your students’ prior knowledge, discover what interests them, and then do a quick assessment at the end.

Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers - Charts for Pilgrims or Thanksgiving Units
Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers - Charts for Pilgrims or Thanksgiving Units
Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00
First Thanksgiving Unit KWL Chart - Graphic Organizers
First Thanksgiving Unit KWL Chart - Graphic Organizers
First Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00
Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers - Two Charts for Thanksgiving Units
Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers - Two Charts for Thanksgiving Units
Thanksgiving KWL Graphic Organizers
Price: $1.00

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FREE Pilgrims Sentence Scramble Activity – Differentiated for multiple grades

FREE Pilgrims Sentence Scramble Activity - Differentiated for multiple grades

This FREE Pilgrim Sentence Scramble activity is a fun way to reinforce sentence concepts and comprehension. There are TWO sets of cards so teachers and homeschoolers can use the set most appropriate for their students.

Set one: Sentence cards have correct capitals and punctuation. Students only need to put words in order and copy onto their recording sheet.

Set two: Sentence cards have no capitals or punctuation. Students must make this correction when writing sentences.

Enjoy this freebie and check out my many other literacy and math activity packs!

 

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