Tuesday, January 28

Common Core Crunch - February ELA & Math

Even with cold days off of school, my class is running out of January Crunch Pages...both ELA and Math...So I've been staying up late to get February Math done...

Recently we changed our get-back-from-lunch-just-before-math-starts routine...and my class is LOVING the Math Crunch!

Our routine used to be "Ways To Make" the number of the day using addition, subtraction, tallies, coins, etc...Now it's one of the Math Crunch Pages that a student distributes to table spots as we are lining up for lunch.

If they finish it and math hasn't begun quite yet, then they flip to the back side and work on Ways to Make until we begin.

Love this new routine!

Hint...Hint...Hint...make sure you stick with me to the VERY END of the post. :)

If you're interested in buying them together, they are bundled at a discount...

Growing Firsties

The ELA pack has a variety of February related printables...Groundhogs Day, Presidents Day, Valentines Day & Dental Health.
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You can see more details below.

The Math pack has a variety of February related printables...Groundhogs Day, Valentines Day & Dental Health.
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You can see more here:

The ELA packs are available in two larger bundles, as well.

Another big help in my classroom is this Part Part Whole pack, found in the Skill Builder Series.

 P.S. If you haven't downloaded this Freebie yet, with the Super Bowl coming up, you might want to. :) Click the cover pic to download...

Hope you're staying warm!!!

Saturday, January 18

FREEBIE Mania - Five for Friday!

We made it, we made it!!


Of a Full Moon Week!!

Almost all freebies to share this week... :)

1) Y'all supported me into the Top 100 on TpT two weeks in a row a few weeks ago...

I promised a freebie as a way to say thank you!

Wa - La!

It's finally done!!!




2. My nine year old son is too stinkin' cute lately...the boy is OBSESSED with Harry Potter. For a recent 3 hour round trip drive to go skiing for the day, this is what he brought...
At the time, he was about 100 pages into the top book...but wanted to make sure he had enough just in case. Adorable.

3. With the Superbowl coming up (boo...the Packers are not in it)...thought you might want to download this FREEBIE if you haven't already...

4. My friend Emily over at Curious Firsties wrote this AWESOME SAUCE blog post this week about how she teaches her students about fluency...I love the simple genius of it!

And...check out her blog design...she DID IT HERSELF!!!

While you're there, you may want to link up with her linky, too!

5. Valentines Day will be here sooner rather than later and last year I had my students make one of these as their Valentine note to their family...it was a big hit!

Now it's your turn to go link up with Doodlebugs! Wish her a Happy Birthday while you're there! :)


Sunday, January 5

January MATH Common Core Crunch

I decided to expand my Common Core Crunch collection to include Math packs...I use and ADORE my ELA Crunch Collection and have been wanting some Math ones, too...but just didn't get around to it until break...

My first pack is for January and I'm already working on February!

This month includes:

The Preview file always includes 3 freebies, so you can Try It Before You Buy It....

And...you can by the Bundled set of Math + ELA, too!

If you'd like to peek at the contents of the ELA pack, head over to this blog post {HERE}.

You'll notice that I included coin identification and counting...despite money not being a specific CCSS...it is a very important skill to teach first graders to prepare them for second grade standards on money.

Here are the specific contents for this month...which has the themes of: New Years, Martin Luther King, Jr & Winter.

They are seriously SOOOOO helpful!!! I have used them for....

independent practice

skill-based centers



sub tub

morning work

There are 26 pages in all...here are pics of some of what's included!

Don't forget to download the Preview over on TpT for your 3 try-before-you-buy-freebie pages!!

You can click the cover picture or click {RIGHT HERE}...to snag it up on TpT.

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