Saturday, March 1, 2014

Las Palabras del Tesoro

"Las palabras del Tesoro"  is a fun game to reinforce reading of Spanish high frequency words with first graders. You only need a couple of dice, a dry erase marker and one of the 30 different boards included in the game.

One player rolls the dice, finds and reads the word in his opponent's board and marks it down, treasure caught!! A recording sheet is also included so students can write the words too.

It includes 60 boards (30 different boards in full color and 30 black and white boards)
Recording sheet.


Kindergarten, Second grade versions coming soon!!!






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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Calendar Math- March

This Calendar Math presentation will help you reinforce your morning routine with different activities and skills. Suitable for grades K-3 and available in Spanish or English, this calendar will make the perfect companion for your daily routine.   All activities are kid friendly and have been designed with monthly themes.  This month our featured March Calendar includes beautiful St. Patrick's Day backgrounds and images.
Whether you have a Smartboard™, Promethean™, EASITEACH™ or MIMIO™ board, this calendar is a must have in your classroom :) My kiddos just love it and, and they have made an incredible progress in Math with this routine.

There are 12 slides that include:

  • Monthly Calendar for kiddos to fill in.
  • Daily weather and weather data chart. 
  • Interactive thermometer 
  • Number of the day, a chart for students to represent a number in five different ways.
  • Hundred chart to record 1 more and less, and 10 more and less. 
  • Place Value
  • Ten frames
  • Patterns, set a pattern unit and have your kiddos represent it with pictures, numbers and letters.
  • Analog and digital clocks with labels for each hand. 


Free updates for life included!! Every time the calendar is updated you will instantly receive an email letting you know of the new update and how to download it.






Available for PROMETHEAN/ ACTIVBOARD™, SMARTBOARD™, MIMIO™, and EASITEACH™. Click on your software to find your calendar :)


ENGLISH


SPANISH


Don't forget to check our bundles! When you buy a 12 month set you get 12 calendars for the price of 10!!!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dr. Seuss -Elements of a story

Dr. Seuss' birthday is almost here and my kiddos couldn't be more excited!!! We have a bunch of activities to celebrate Read Across America and of course we will READ, READ and READ!! 
The Cat in The Hat, The Lorax, Fox in Socks, and other favorites will be included in our school-wide celebration. 

This year I will be using a graphic organizer to recognize elements of a story to have students respond to some of our readings.  


Inspired by one of my favorite Dr. Seuss' books Horton Hears a Who, this graphic organizer will be my freebie this week.  This freebie includes an English and a Spanish version. 
Hope you find it useful!! Enjoy :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Word Treasures- A High Frequency Words Game for First Graders

Word treasures is a fun game to reinforce reading of high frequency words with first graders. You only need a couple of dice, a dry erase marker and one of the 30 different boards included in the game.

One player rolls the dice, finds and reads the word in his opponent's board and marks it down, treasure caught!! A recording sheet is also included so students can write the words too.

It includes 60 boards (30 different boards in full color and 30 black and white boards)
Recording sheet.


Kindergarten, Second grade and Spanish versions coming soon!!!






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Informative writing

We are just finishing our informative writing unit and it is amazing how easily my students are going through non-fiction books and finding facts and ideas. They just love it!!  But, it was not like that from the beginning :(  It has been a long way since introducing the word "fact" and have them make sense of what it really meant.

I used this graphic organizer since the very first time we started reading informative texts, and it helped my kiddos a ton! After the first couple of weeks they were masters of facts and main ideas!




After a while we started using it for their research projects, so they could outline their ideas and then put them together in their reports. 

I thought it would be helpful to share it, with so many of us trying to hit those Writing standards!!

It includes an English and a Spanish version. Hope you find it useful!!!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cooperative Learning Group Roles in Problem Solving

I have been using cooperative learning strategies in my classroom to keep my students engaged and accountable in their own learning process. These posters have helped me a lot when letting my students know what their roles and responsibilities are when it comes to problem solving steps and strategies.


I usually assign each child a number from 1 to 5 and then use the posters to help them understand what their jobs are, next class, different assignment and so on.
Every student and every classroom is different so use them as you consider to fit your students' needs.
Hope you find them useful, happy teaching!!!!!


Click to download English or Spanish


Friday, January 31, 2014

Calendar Math- February


This Calendar Math presentation will help you reinforce your morning routine with different activities and skills. Suitable for grades K-3 and available in Spanish or English, this calendar will make the perfect companion for your daily routine.   All activities are kid friendly and have been designed with monthly themes.  This month our featured February Calendar includes beautiful Valentine's backgrounds and images.
Whether you have a Smartboard™, Promethean™, or MIMIO™ board, this calendar is a must have in your classroom :) My kiddos just love it and, and they have made an incredible progress in Math with this routine.

There are 12 slides that include:

  • Monthly Calendar for kiddos to fill in.
  • Daily weather and weather data chart. 
  • Interactive thermometer 
  • Number of the day, a chart for students to represent a number in five different ways.
  • Hundred chart to record 1 more and less, and 10 more and less. 
  • Place Value
  • Ten frames
  • Patterns, set a pattern unit and have your kiddos represent it with pictures, numbers and letters.
  • Analog and digital clocks with labels for each hand. 


Free updates for life included!! Every time the calendar is updated you will instantly receive the new version right in your mailbox.





Available for PROMETHEAN/ ACTIVBOARD™, SMARTBOARD™, MIMIO™. Click on your software to find your calendar :)