Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Fall with 2 Fabulous Freebies!!

Goodbye Summer! Hello Fall!

 I love the season of Fall! Here in California it certainly doesn't feel like fall with temperatures in the 80s!! I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures, warm sweaters, boots, great holidays, and all things apples and pumpkins! In celebration of this new season I have 2 great freebies for your classroom!

This is a great game to play during math centers and it is a great way for students to practice their number recognition and cooperation. These roll and cover games are popular in the primary grades and really fun! This game can can be played where each student gets their own paper and they take turns rolling the dice. Whatever number they roll they have to cover the number with a chip or counter OR they can color in the number. The first student to have all numbers covered is the winner!

If your students like competitive games, this game is perfect for your students! They each get their own paper and take turns rolling 1 die. Depending on the number that they roll, that is how many boxes they color in. They take turns doing this until they reach the top of the tree. The first one to reach the top is the winner!

If you like these products be sure to rate them! Hope you and your students enjoy these fabulous fall freebies! 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Beginning of the Year Self Portraits

I hope all you teachers out there are having a great start to the new school year! One of the best things about teaching kindergarten is being able to see so much growth during the year! Writing is one area that I love seeing the growth as you can compare the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I especially love showing parents at conferences just how far their child has grown within the first 2-3 months of school! I have always done a first day and last day of school self portrait. This activity is a great way to see growth from the beginning and end of the year especially with how the students write their name and how they draw themselves.

If you want to try this activity with your students, you can purchase the kindergarten self portrait in my store here. I also have a version that is for all grades which can be purchased here