Thursday, February 6, 2014

Simple Subjects and Compound Subject Shamrocks

As I look at my calendar, I realize time is ticking in regards to what I still have left to teach, and even reteach for that matter.  I have a great product in my room for covering a variety of skills, Mountain Language and Mountain Math.  The problem however, is that I find it takes just a bit too much time to set up so when I use it, there are just days I can't get to it in time and the kids have no morning work.  I looked at purchasing a set of morning work from another source, but didn't find what I was looking for, so....

I just made it.  I love it!!!

I just created the first month's set of Daily Math and Language for the month of February!  There will be a new packet each month set around the seasonal theme of that month. I've set it up in an easy to follow template, and planned the scope and sequence so that it is covers easier skills earlier in the year, and progresses to more difficult ones. And of course, its all around common core! I've always wanted to do this, and I really don't know what came over me, but I finally had the motivation! I found the cutest clip art at Melonheadz on TPT, and I think that is what actually motivated me.  Crazy huh?  But I just love great clip art!

I've also used it for homework and my parents are glad to get a chance to be involved and also see what skills we are mastering in our classroom.  As I've mentioned before, I received a new document camera this summer, so I've been using that each day to go over our Daily Math and Language resource for February, and I have my kiddos use red pens to check it themselves. 

The best thing... because of the daily repetition, they are quickly picking up on skills they've struggled to grasp for months! 
The other best thing...  I don't have to HUNT for material!  I have it all ready to go.   A whole month's worth at a time.  My kiddos also love the great seasonal clip art and ask if they can color it when they are finished! 

If daily practice of 3rd grade math and language skills are something that could benefit you in your classroom, then I hope you'll go check it out! 

Daily Math and Language: February.  I'm currently working on March and April!  I'll give you some sneak previews here on my blog, before I actually finish it and post it to TPT, probably a free sheet or two will show up here and there, so keep checking in. 

In addition to this awesome new resource, Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and so is Presidents Day.  I have already posted some great free products for each, so go back to a couple of older posts to grab them, and more are to come soon.  

 Here, however are two loved favorites of mine and my daughter's, just in time for Valentines Day. 

1. Sorting Valentines Parts of Speech Center and Bingo Game
There are 20 different bingo cards in this product, along with long list of word cards designed for sorting, recording sheets and much more. 
2.  Puppy Love Multiplication Flash Cards and Board Game - This is one I use all the time with my daughter at home, learning those facts.  She is so focused whenever I attach a game to it.  Grab your copy today and you can use this all year long.  Great for RTI as well!

Grab this Valentine Freebie while you are here!

And here is a FREEBIE for March...
grab it now so you'll have plenty of time to photocopy and laminate. 
Post these shamrocks around your classroom as task cards. 
Give students a recording sheet and have them decide if the sentence contains an simple subject or a compound one

This will be great practice before State testing,
and will provide a little Irish fun in the process.

Click on the image above to get your free copy.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


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