Friday, June 8, 2018

check out this great freebie

Hi everyone,
As teachers we know how important it is to have a firm understanding of prefixes. Research shows the importance of building students’ vocabulary. When students learn and review prefixes they see relationships between and among languages. Many prefixes have a basis in Latin – also the basis for Spanish. Unknown words or new vocabulary can be figured out by students when they use their knowledge of prefixes.

That being said, check out this great freebie:

This 27 page game packet increases your students' abilities to identify number prefixes in Spanish and gain meaning of unfamiliar words through play. By playing the 3 games included in PREFIJOS DE LOS NUMEROS students become familiar with these great prefixes. They learn that simply understanding and recognizing number prefixes can help them interpret the meaning of unfamiliar words, both mathematical and non-mathematical. This game package includes black line masters for:
-Bulletin board number prefix introduction sheets
-Game board
-Game cards
-Concentration cards.
-A variety of games
-Activities to send home
-Easy to use teacher's guides
-Easy game assembly

Check out this site for more game and activities for teaching Math Prefixes in any language!

Math Prefix Activities

Happy Teaching,

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Higher and Lower

Hi everyone,
I stumbled upon a very helpful game to use to enhance the ordering skills of young children.

is a web-based ordering game, where students click on a card to show it's value.  Students order the card from higher to lower value.  You can use the pictures of objects with younger students and the numerical forms with older students. 

This site allows you to choose to order the following concepts:

  • objects or numbers to 10
  • objects or numbers to 20
  • fractions
  • time
  • decimals
  • and more!

The best part is that this game will also allow you to input your own cards for numbers, fractions, and measurement.

Check it out!  Click here.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer is here! 
Are you looking for a way to connect with students and their parents over the summer?  Mailing off a list of summer activities that promote literacy and math during the vacation months might be what you are looking for. Many times parents ask us for ideas of things they can do at home with their children during the summer, but lose the list as summer sets in.  Mailing them a checklist of summer activities connects you with them.   
Here is a list of great weekly activities parents can choose from:
·      Library Time!  Go to the public library once a week

·      Old and Young! Visit a senior center once a week and read someone there a book.

·      Estimate It!  Keep an estimation jar and have your kids guess the amount once a week!  Make sure they count the beans, rocks, etc. to verify their estimation.

·      Clean Up Day.  Choose a local park to visit weekly.  Pick up any trash you find and then have a picnic!

·      Journal Time.  Once a week have your child write in a summer journal.  Orally review the week together and then give your child time to write about the events of the past week.

·      Wrap It Up! At the beginning of the summer pick out 8 to 10 books that your child wants to read. Wrap them up in gift-wrap and once a week let your child chose the book he/she will read for that week.

·      Game Day!  Reserve one day a week for game day.  Gather together several games and let your children choose which game they want to play.  Young children can build math skills by playing go fish or concentration with a simple deck of cards.

·      Research It!  Catch bugs and research them with you kids!  Great fun and builds investigation skills in your children.

·      Put on a Play!  Once a week read a play with your children.  Dress up and act it out.  This is a great way to continue literacy during the summer.

·      Local Museum.  Call your local museum and ask when they offer free hours. In the summer many museums offer free hours and days.

·      Lemonade Stand!  Teach your child about money and responsibility by having a lemonade stand once a week during specific hours.  Shopping, counting change, and determining profit are all great Math skills for your child!

·      Keep in Touch! Let your kid write a family newsletter once a week.  This is a great way to learn about summarizing as they describe the weeks activities.  Kids can type up the newsletter, add photos and send them out to all the grandparents.

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

1st grade Math Vocabulary lists

Hi everyone,

Granite School District's has a super math vocabulary resources and 1st grade Math Vocabulary lists that was updated in June of 2013! 

Their Math Vocabulary lists are aligned to Common Core State Standards and have definitions.  Here is a sample:

English 1st Grade CCSS Vocabulary Word List
Revised 6/3/13

Additive Identity Property of 0
analog clock
Associative Property of Addition
bar graph
bar model
closed shape
Commutative Property of Addition
composite shape
count back

That is not all they do!

Granite School District also made great word wall cards you can print out.  







Each word has 3 cards:

    1. Word

    2. Word and visual

    3. Word, visual, definition

     Granite School District's website also has Parent Guides to the common core, curriculum maps, assessments and more!

Click on over to this great website and start downloading your math vocabulary words today!

Click here!

Happy Teaching,


Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday Freebie

Hi everyone,
Here is a basic graph to use when keeping track of math facts over time.  This freebie  can help you and your students stay organized.  This is a great "show and tell" piece at conference time. 

Click here to download

Click here to download

Happy Teaching!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Reading 2 Digit Numbers

Hello everyone,

Have you seen our great Readng 2 Digit Numbers packet?  Are you looking for the perfect way for students to identify and read 2 digit numbers? 
Click here to view this great product in our Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Identifying and reading 2 digit numbers is an essential skill for young learners. With this 25-page math game packet you can develop this skill in your students. Watch as your students learn to effortlessly read numbers 2 digit numbers in standard, word form and written form.  This package includes 5 Math Games: ✔ Reading 2 Digit Numbers ✔ I Have It! ✔ Concentration ✔ Flashcard Mania ✔ Match It Up  ALSO INCLUDED: ✔ Homework Black lines  This game package includes black line masters for: •Game board •Game cards (written form) •Game cards (numerals) •Assessment •Homework sheets •Quick game assembly •Teacher friendly game instructions
 Try this 25-page math game packet and watch as your students learn to effortlessly read numbers 2 digit numbers in standard, word form and written form.  This is an essential skill for young learners.

This package includes 5 Math Games:
✔ Reading 2 Digit Numbers
✔ I Have It!
✔ Concentration
✔ Flashcard Mania
✔ Match It Up

✔ Homework Black lines

This game package includes black line masters for:
•Game board
•Game cards (written form)
•Game cards (numerals)
•Homework sheets
•Quick game assembly
•Teacher friendly game instructions

Click here to view this great product in our Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Happy Teaching,

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

All the Common Core Math Vocabulary Resources you need!

Hello everyone,
I was searching the web recently and found an awesome site for Common Core Math Vocabulary.  

Granite School District in Utah has some of the best resources for Common Core Math Vocabulary and they are ready for you to download and print for FREE!

They have a great website that includes vocabulary cards that are kid friendly.  Each word has 3 cards. The first is the word only, the second includes a graphic representation, and the third also includes a definition.

This site is packed with resources for building math vocabulary including
 games such as this one:

Talk a Mile a Minute

Materials: Word lists, timer Instructions:

1. In this game, students are given a list of 6 words that have been organized into categories. One player will give the clue words while the other player tries to guess the word on the screen within a 60 second time limit.

2. Divide the class into pairs. Player 1 and 2 sit together facing each other. One player faces the screen and the other player has their back to the screen.

3. The player facing the screen will be the “talker” and is provided with a list of words on the screen. The talker tries to get their partner to say each of the words by quickly describing them. The talker may not use gestures, rhyming words, or any variation of the word on the list.

For example, in the first list below, the talker must not say the word shape when giving the clues. For the word square, the talker might say something like, “It has 4 equal sides, AND 4 equal angles.”

Rectangle Square Circle Triangle
Right Triangle Trapezoid
Units of Measure
Inches Meters
Hours Square Yards

4. The talker keeps giving clues until their partner identifies the first word in the category. The talker then moves to the next word in the category until all words have been guessed the set time ends.

5. Players change places and a new round begins with the other player now designated as the talker. 

If you are looking to add to your instruction of Math Vocabulary...this great site has it all.

 Happy Teaching 

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