Posted in Classroom Resources, Common Core, Common Core Literacy, Fifth Grade, First Grade, Fourth Grade, Language Arts, Poetry, Posters, Second Grade, Sixth Grade, Third Grade on April 26, 2013
Spring is here… it’s a great time to learn about poetry and other creative pursuits.
What is a haiku?
A haiku (俳句) is a type of Japanese short poem. Traditionally, haikus have consisted of 17 syllables, with:
- Five syllables in the first line
- Seven syllables in the second line, and
- Five syllables in the third line
However, haikus do not have to follow this format… many famous Japanese haikus are simply short poems with a “cutting” (or juxtaposing) rhythm, often about nature or everyday objects or occurrences. It’s also fun to tell stories using poetry as a medium.
It’s a lot of fun to create your own haiku poems… it takes a bit of work to follow the rules for lines and syllables in haikus and write something that does not sound choppy. It’s not enough to simply write 17 syllables worth of prose from beginning to end… the syllables per line rule means that the haiku should flow a certain way, in a manner that is moving and rhythmic. Getting kids to compose their own haikus is a great way to help them practice following other English grammar rules.
A poster about haikus
Here is a poster that will help you to explain haikus to your children or students in your classroom. The best part about this poem is that it is a poem about haikus, written using haikus! As such, your students can learn about the nature of haikus by reading a short series of haikus.
Common Core poetry lessons
If you’re teaching your students English language arts and literacy lessons according to the Common Core State Standards, here is a packet that you can use to teach poetry. In this packet can be found lessons where students can learn about and compose a variety of different types of poems, including:
- Shape poems
- Alphabet poems
- Autobiographical poems
- Alliteration poems
- Color poems
… and more. If you have been teaching poetry in your classroom, and have been writing other types of poems that are not found in this packet, please let me know! I’d be interested in learning about other, different styles of poetry, and how to create new, unique types of poems.
First, Second, Third, and Fourth Grades
Common Core standards: 1.RL.4, 1.RL.10, 2.RL.4, 2.RL.10, 3.RF.4b, 3.RL.10, 4.RL.2, 4.RL.10
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I hope you have a great day
I’ve already stressed the importance of allowing kids to use their imagination to play, craft, and dream. I believe that allowing kids to “run wild” with their imaginations, creating and molding their environments in ways unique and interesting to them, will help them grow into successful and imaginative adults with a flair for creativity and entrepreneurship.
One reason that it’s important to get kids creating is that it can help lead to a habit of writing. By drawing, painting, coloring, or crafting in interesting and challenging ways, the cognitive tools will start to form that will allow children to get their thoughts down on paper in the form of stories, poetry, or prose. The craft of storytelling seems to be an innate human practice; there is something fascinatingly human about our ability to tell and pass down imaginative tales. Getting kids creating and using their imaginations will help them to learn and appreciate this skill.
If you’re interested in helping your child to take the first step toward creative writing, here’s a fun way you can go about it:
1. Have the child draw, paint, or sculpt a creative scene
Ask your child to create a scene on a piece of paper with paint or crayons. If he or she is quite young, you can use finger paints! The important part of this exercise is to help the child to create a scene… even if it is a fantastical scene that makes no sense! Explain to the child that the piece of paper is an environment, and that the things on the piece of paper – in the scene – are spatially together: flowers, trees, a tall house, a girl playing with a balloon, a boy walking his dog.
If you prefer, you can have your child sculpt the scene using molding clay, or you can even have the child set up the scene using a collection of toys or manipulatives.
2. Ask the child to describe what is happening in the scene
The child’s imagine has already kicked into gear during the creation of the scene; now it’s time to get that creativity out in the form of words. Ask the child what’s happening in the scene, and to describe the actions of the characters that have been drawn. This particular step helps move what’s happening in the scene from the visual to the textual – into words, phrases, sentences, and clarifying statements. Have the child describe the scene to you, pointing out details where necessary. Try not to interrupt or lead the child’s narrative in any specific way.
3. Ask the child questions about the scene
Ask your child pointed questions about the scene. What is the little boy doing? Does he notice the girl with the balloon? Do they know each other, and if so, how? When are they going to go back into the house? Do the flowers smell pretty? Get the child to imagine the life in all of the things that he or she has drawn into the scene, even beyond what is scribbled on the page. The scene becomes a miniature world of the child’s own creation, with whatever rules or interactions he or she chooses to add. It becomes a moment in time, with a past, a present, and a possible future.
By interacting with children in this manner about something that they’ve crafted, you can spark all kinds of creative processes. With continued use of exercises like this one, it will not be long before children can start telling creative stories straight out of their heads, with detailed descriptions, well thought-out characters, and interesting plots. Just remember to let your children’s imaginations go wherever they take them; don’t “correct” them if their scenes don’t fall into your perceived conception of reality. And while this goes without saying, I’m going to say it anyway – have fun with it!
Here’s a free tool for you to use to review, organize, and categorize your lessons by Common Core standard. I know that I’m looking forward to using it myself!
Reviewing your Common Core lessons
With this tool, you can keep a record of which lessons, activities, worksheets, or chapters that you have used with your class, and which ones were the most effective. These will help you to record and categorize the work that you’ve completed with your students during the school year, and can help jog your memory when re-teaching the activities in later semesters or academic years.
Here are the fields you will find on the sheet, and how to fill them out:
Activity: The name of the worksheet or activity that you completed with your class.
Rating: A rating, out of five, that you can give the activity. This will help you to pick out the most effective lessons and activities for next time.
Common Core skills reviewed: Which Common Core State Standards were practiced during the lesson or activity. For example, 1.OA.2, 3.L.4, and so on.
Date: The date that you did the activity or worksheet with your class.
Duration: How long it took to complete the activity.
Source: Where you found the activity. For example, if it was found on a web page, put the URL of the web page so that you can find it again. Or if it was found at a TPT or TN store, put the seller’s name in the box, or the URL where you found the activity on the site. Similarly, if it was a handout or an activity from a textbook or workbook, you can indicate that here.
Notes / Suggestions for next use: Any notes or observations from using the worksheet in your class, or suggestions for ways to make your activity more effective or more engaging for the next time or times that you use it in your classroom.
I hope that you find this worksheet useful! Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions for the worksheet – for example, extra fields or information that you would find useful on the sheet – please feel free to leave a comment and let me know. You can download the reviewing tool in PDF format here:
Quick Common Core Literacy bundles
If you’re looking for Common Core-aligned English language arts activities to use with your students, we have released bundles of our Quick Common Core literacy packets. These feature a wide variety of different Common Core worksheets for reading and English language arts that you can provide to your students as practice sheets, warm-up work, or homework assignments. They are all available at our Teachers Pay Teachers store; there are also Quick Common Core Math bundles that you will find on that site. Here are the packets, from kindergarten to fifth grade:
Common Core standards: K.L.1, K.L.2, K.L,3, K.L.4, K.L,5, K.L.6
Common Core standards: 1.L.1, 1.L.2, 1.L.3, 1.L.4, 1.L.5 1.L.6
Common Core standards: 2.L.1, 2.L.2, 2.L.3, 2.L.4, 2.L.5 2.L.6
Common Core standards: 3.L.1, 3.L.2, 3.L.3, 3.L.4 3.L.5, 3.L.6
Common Core standards: 4.L.1, 4.L.2, 4.L.3, 4.L.4 4.L.5, 4.L.6
Common Core standards: 5.L.1, 5.L.2, 5.L.3, 5.L.4, 5.L.5, 5.L.6
All the best with your Common Core teaching and assessments, and with reviewing and categorizing your Common Core-aligned lessons and activities!
What time is it? It’s time for a free worksheet, of course!
Here’s a free download of a connect-the-dots activity with a twist. Your students should connect the dots on the face of the clock, then figure out what time it is based on the hands that they have drawn. This gives students practice with multiple Common Core skills… counting, following ordered numbers, and of course, telling the time!
While this worksheet is designed for second and third grade students, it can be used with first graders… though be aware that the first grade Common Core standard for telling the time only indicates that children should learn their hours and half hours, while this worksheet features a time with a quarter hour (the correct answer to the puzzle is 8:15). That said, it can’t hurt to teach this skill early, as the worksheet can also be fun for this grade level, and can help those students with skills with counting and learning numbers.
Common Core task cards for second and third grade
If you’re looking for more Common Core activities for your classroom, we have made some new products this week – Common Core task cards. There are ten cards each in six scenarios – including a trip to the beach, a visit to the veterinarian, and helping a farmer work on the farm – where kids can practice their Common Core mathematics skills in work centers in your classroom. These cards are available for second grade and third grade.
First and Second Grade Common Core Standards for Mathematics
This worksheet aligns with the following standards:
- 2.MD.7, Number & Operations in Base Ten:
Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
- 3.MD.1, Number & Operations in Base Ten:
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
Easter is fast approaching! So, some of my blog friends and I decided to do a blog hop. Hop from blog to blog from March 15th to March 17th to get your freebies at each blog. When you visit each blog make sure to enter to win a basket full of lesson packets plus a gift certificate. You can enter on each blog so that you have better odds of winning one of the prize packages. Each blogger is donating a lesson packet for the prize basket. Each of us will choose a winner. The winners will get ALL the lesson packets from ALL the bloggers. Also Steve, the owner of Teachers Notebook
has also generously donated our grand prize which is a $100 Teachers Notebook gift certificate. One lucky person will win it. The more blogs you visit and enter, the greater your chances are that you will win. So HOP TO IT!
I’ll be giving away a copy of my Easter Quick Common Core for second grade. Each problem in this packet is aligned with the Common Core standards for 2nd grade.
to find out more about Easter Quick Common Core at my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.
I also created a fun new Easter freebie for you and your students to enjoy. Click HERE
to download my Subtraction Easter Baskets freebie.
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Now that you’ve entered my contest, it’s time to hop to my friends’ blogs to see their great prizes and freebies. Don’t forget to enter their contests too for extra chances at winning the grand prize Teachers Notebook’s gift certificate and for a basket full of lesson packets!
The winner will be announced on our Facebook pages on Monday, March 18th.
If you are a parent of a school-aged child, you will know where I’m coming from when I say that parenting takes a great deal of time and effort! During a typical weekday you may be shuttling your kids to and from primary or elementary school, taking them to soccer or hockey practice, bringing them to piano or violin lessons, feeding them, bathing them, making sure they complete their chores and homework, and getting them ready for bed. By the time they’ve finished all of the things they’ve got lined up for the day, there’s hardly any time left for TV, leisure reading, or relaxation.
Sometimes it leaves you wondering how you manage to pack so many different activities into a single 24-hour day!
Supplementing a child’s education
So what do you do if you want to supplement your child’s education with lessons of your own? There may be topics that you are interested in teaching your children that they might not have the opportunity to learn in school – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or other religious topics, gardening or environmentalism, cultural history, or advanced science (our son loves LEGO Mindstorms and other robotic toys and books). As most schools do not teach these subjects, you will have to find time in your busy schedule to fit them in if you want your child to experience them.
Tips for planning your daily homeschooling
So you want to fit in some extra teaching – maybe even only a half an hour or so – into the busy schedules of yourself and your children? It may sound overwhelming, but if it’s a priority for you, it is certainly doable. I recommend a three-staged approach. Note that if you’re a stay-at-home parent who has decided to homeschool their school-aged children full-time, these tips can also help you determine a more comprehensive homeschooling regimen.
1. Record how you and your family spend your time
In order to figure out when and where you can teach your children supplementary topics, you first need to figure out where your time is currently going. Do you know how much time you spend getting ready for school, preparing meals, doing chores, exercising, or watching television? Knowing where your time is spent is the first step toward maximizing it.
Take a tally (perhaps using an Excel spreadsheet, or even on a piece of paper) of how much time you spend per day completing what activities. You might notice that you’re spending more time than you think on certain things, and not as much time as others. Once you’ve figured out where the time goes, you can then decide how you’d rather spend it.
I’m not necessarily saying that you want to take an inventory of your daily routine because you want to cut time out of it to do other things. You might find time that you can spend participating in daily teaching and learning activities that is already available on your schedule. For example, you might find out that there is a half hour of free time each morning where your children are waiting for the school bus to arrive, or a half hour just before dinner where they are watching TV, lounging around, or otherwise unoccupied. You might decide to fit your daily teaching activities into one of those time slots.
2. Plan your daily lessons
If you know what you’re planning on teaching your kids, you can maximize that small amount of time that you have to work with them. Create a daily planner of the lessons that you plan to teach, or the worksheets, activities or centers that you plan to complete. You can maximize your kids’ overall education if you look to teach things that they normally wouldn’t learn in the classroom.
Don’t over-plan your lessons… take it in easy chunks. The goal is for both you and your children to enjoy the time you’re spending together… lesson should be fun and educational activities; they should not seem like chores or punishments. Plan activities that are fun and engaging.
There are lots of places that you can find cheap or free lessons. Many web sites (including this one!) provide plenty of free worksheets and activities that you can use in your daily teaching. If you’re interested, here are links to a few Pinterest boards filled with free lesson plans, worksheets, teaching tips, and activities that you can search through depending on grade level to find things for your and your kids to do.
3. Make a habit of your daily activity
Your mind tends to learn best a little bit at a time. That is to say that if you study every day for half an hour a day for a week, your brain will tend to comprehend and remember more than if you were to study for a three and a half hour stretch on a single Saturday. That’s why it’s important to make a habit of your teaching… your mind and your children’s minds will get into a comfortable routine of teaching and learning, and you’ll be able to maximize the impact of your efforts.
Pick a time every day that works for you and your family according to the inventory of your daily routine that you’ve created according to Step 1. Realize that minds work best in the morning… if you can find a time early in the day to teach and learn, that may be the best time to schedule your daily lessons.
If your children are not motivated to complete their daily lessons, it’s up to you to find ways to motivate them. The best motivation is if the activity is fun and challenging to work on… if kids enjoy what they’re doing and are proud of their accomplishments, they will look forward to their daily homeschool class. You can also give rewards to your children for the hard work that they do for you in your homeschooling lessons. TV watching or video game time can be used as rewards, as can books, toys, or magazines. A weekly allowance should be used as a reward for completing chores, lessons, and other activities, and not taken for granted.
If you work with your children for a little bit every day – even if only for 15 minutes each day – you will find that, over time, your teaching will go a long way, and your children will learn a great many interesting things. Just make sure that your teaching time is fun for everyone, including yourself… if it’s not, you may need to work harder to find unique or creative activities that you can use to perk up your lessons.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons! It’s a time for renewal and rebirth, when the countryside where we live is dotted with lots of colorful flowers. It’s also a great time to celebrate the outdoors.
If spring fever is showing in your home or classroom, and you want to bring a little bit of the magic of springtime to your students, here is a free worksheet featuring math wheels in the form of spring flowers that you can use to have your children practice their math skills according to the Common Core State Standards for their grade level. The way I’ve designed these worksheets, you can use this single worksheet of math wheels to suit multiple grade levels:
Math wheels for first grade
First grade students can use the math wheels to practice addition, adding the number in the center of each flower to the numbers in each flower’s middle ring, and then writing their answers in the petals of the spring flowers.
Math wheels for second grade
Second grade students can use this as a subtraction activity. They should subtract the numbers in the middle rings of the math wheels from the numbers in the center of each flower.
Math wheels for third and fourth grade
Third and fourth grade students can use the math wheels to practice their skills with multiplication by multiplying the number in the center of each flower with the numbers in that flowers middle ring. They can also be used as a review for fifth grade students.
Addition, subtraction, and multiplication
Alternatively, you can practice a variety of different skills on each piece of paper, using one flower for addition, one flower for subtraction, and one flower for multiplication.
You can download the worksheet in PDF format here:
Spring Common Core Math Craft Centers
If you think your students might be interested in working on more Common Core math activities with a spring theme (including more number wheels to complete), we do have some Common Core-aligned craft centers for K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students available at our Teachers Pay Teachers store:
Common Core standards: K.CC.2, K.CC.3, K.CC.7, K.OA.2, K.OA.3, K.CC.1, K.CC.5, K.CC.1, K.G.4
Common Core standards: 1.NBT.3, 1.OA.5, 1.OA.6, 1.OA.7, 1.G.1
Common Core standards: 2.OA.2, 2.NBT.2, 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5, 2.G.1
Common Core standards: 3.OA.7, 3.NBT.2, 3.NBT.5, 3.G.2
I hope you have a wonderful and colorful springtime!
Brian writes: Classroom environments are great places to learn… but there’s also something wonderful about being outside in the great outdoors, learning about science, nature, and the circle of life. Most children connect with the outdoors, and ours are no exception.
It’s been a chilly and rainy winter here in northwest France, but Saturday was an unusually nice day, so we decided to take our kids (and our Shetland Sheepdog) for a walk in a forested wetland area near our house. Forested wetland areas are also commonly known as a swamps, though this swamp was not as swampy as some that I’ve visited in Florida and South Carolina. This particular park was deserted save for ourselves… we had the run of the place! And while it is most certainly still winter here in France, signs of the coming spring were definitely there.
Being in the woods made me think of some of the things that you can do, either with your students or your own children, to learn about nature in the springtime. This of course made me want to write a post about it, and share it here! Note that you can click on all of the photos to make them bigger if you want to see our adventures in greater resolution.
So here are some of the things that you can do to learn about nature in the spring:
Witness the rebirth and renewal of life
Springtime is a wonderful time of year when the earth starts to renew itself. Flowers start to grow, hibernating creatures come out of hiding, and the land turns green and lush. Taking your children outside during this time can be like visiting a fairyland.
One of the wonderful ways you can experience the rebirth and renewal of life during the springtime is to visit a still pond where frogs have laid their egg masses. In the park we visited there was a large pond in the clearing in the middle of the woods that held thousands of frog eggs surrounded by a gelatinous goo. Some similar frogspawn is currently sitting on our windowsill at home – some of the tadpoles have already emerged and are swimming around, eating the bits of fish food and frozen lettuce that we have been feeding them.
There is also a wide variety of beautiful plants that start to emerge from the soil or come into bloom in the springtime. Some flowers or blooms will start to sprout on trees even before much of the forest foliage starts to arrive, creating an interesting landscape, both stark and colorful. You can also find the shoots of tulips and other bulb flowers sprouting from the ground.
Taking a springtime walk is a great opportunity to teach your kids the difference between annual and perennial flowers:
- Annual plants: Complete their entire life cycle during a single year (most seed based vegetables and garden plants)
- Perennial plants: Live for two years or more (tulips, trees, bushes)
Study an ecosystem
An ecosystem is a distinct “community of life” – living plants, animals and microbes that exist in harmony with the land they live on and the other living creatures surrounding them. Together these living organisms are linked together, sharing soil, air, and water, and forming a circle of life together.
The forest we visited was a terrific ecosystem to explore in the middle of the farmlands of eastern Brittany. While we were there we explained to our children how the animals and plants in the area live together in harmony, and demonstrated how certain types of plants or animals tended to clump together in certain habitats that were best suited for their existence.
Understand the importance of protecting the environment
The wetland that we visited in Brittany is a protected zone… the government of France spends money to keep the area healthy and to preserve its natural state. There were several signs posted throughout the park explaining the wetland and why it is important to respect and protect it. It is a difficult lesson to learn, but children should be aware that much of our natural world is in danger. If our youth grow up to understand the importance of ecosystems and of individual species of life, they will be more likely to want to protect it and fight for it when they become teenagers or adults.
While you’re teaching students about ecosystems, spend some time demonstrating the many threats that our precious ecosystems are facing… the clear-cutting of our forests, the pollution and overfishing of our oceans, and the danger to a wide variety of different species of animals due to hunting and poaching, global warming, and other human-induced threats.
Exercise your bodies
Getting outdoors and exercising your bodies is important if you want to live a healthy, active life. Children should understand the importance of proper exercise and good nutrition as daily habits. If you’re outside, your students will be getting exercise hiking, running, playing and exploring. While learning and having fun, they’re also helping to promote their own good health.
The park that we visited had several stations set up beside the walking paths where children could either learn something about the environment or do something to exercise and stay fit. I find France is very good for this sort of thing – most of the parks or gardens that we have visited in our region have had similar activities for people to use to stay fit and keep active. This particular park had some of the activity zones integrated right into the landscape; for example, the rocks in this picture have a climbing wall attached to them with handholds and footholds that children can use to climb to the top.
Let’s face it. Spring is a muddy season. Why not have fun with it?
If you’re going tromping outdoors in the spring, have your kids wear some watertight rain boots or galoshes that they can use to “go bogging”. Encourage them to tromp through the mud, to step into the springs, or go wading in the shallow ponds or creeks – while being sure not to damage the environment or hurt any of the creatures living in those areas, of course. Our children (and yes, our dog, too) got down and dirty with the environment and had a great time exploring and feeling like they were a part of nature.
We had a great afternoon in the park this weekend. Our kids learned a lot about nature and the environment, and had a terrific time spending the day outside in the fresh air. Today we woke up to another cold day, with frost on our windows and a nip in the air, which reminded me that spring isn’t quite here yet! But spring is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to when it finally does arrive… when it does, I’ll be taking many more walks with my kids in the countryside.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your winter, and have a wonderful spring!
Brian writes: Over the weekend we went to a Chinese New Year party at a community hall in a nearby town here in Normandy. As this year is the Year of the Snake, most of the crafts the kids made and the activities and workshops they completed were snake-themed! We had a fun day out together with our friends and their kids, so I thought I’d write a quick article about the day here. I also hope that this post might give you a few ideas about crafts, activities and centers that you can complete with your own children or students to learn about and celebrate Chinese New Year.
The first activity the kids completed was an at-home activity: writing and illustrating a story about a snake. The story could be any sort of story! Both of our kids composed their own stories and brought them to the hall.
Our daughter and her Chinese New Year story about a snake – she worked hard on it!
Arriving at the community hall, where the Chinese New Year party took place
Once we arrived at the party, the kids immediately got involved with working on a variety of different pre-planned activities. Each child received a worksheet with questions to answer about snakes, and a drawing to complete and color. They also created a Chinese Zodiac calendar and some colorful hanging snake decorations that they cut out and colored in however they chose.
Chinese New Year crafts and activities – a worksheet to complete, a Chinese Zodiac calendar, and some snakes to cut out and color (click to enlarge)
The kids also painted Chinese New Year masks, using a variety of different materials – paint, crayons, feathers, glitter, pipe cleaners, beads, foil, and colorful construction paper. This was a lot of fun!
Creating colorful masks and other crafts
Painting a Chinese New Year mask
When the crafting was done, the kids all got together at a long table to eat a variety of snacks and other foods that each of the sets of parents had brought to the party. Our family brought the pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate… our son and daughter both helped to make them.
Pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate are easy to make – simply melt the chocolate and roll the pretzel stick tips in it; then cover the melted chocolate in sprinkles or other colorful confectionery. When the chocolate dries, the pretzel sticks are easy to pick up and eat, and make for a colorful and creative snack.
The Europeans had never seen this sort of thing before! This made us happy – we’re always glad to introduce something North American to our British and French friends!
The snack table, laden with all sorts of stuff to eat
In all, we had a fun day out, and our kids got to learn about the Chinese New Year tradition – and even a little bit about snakes. I hope that you’re having a terrific February so far, and if you are celebrating Chinese New Year, I hope it is wonderful!
Posted in Common Core, Common Core Literacy, Common Core Math, First Grade, Fourth Grade, Language Arts, Literacy, Mathematics, Second Grade, Third Grade on February 9, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day takes place on March 17th – a day that is rapidly approaching! St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and in the United States and elsewhere around the world, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by wearing a lot of green clothes and – for those who are old enough – drinking a pint of Guinness!
Here’s a bit of trivia for you – did you know that St. Patrick was not Irish? He was a Romano-Briton who was captured by Irish raiders and arrived in Ireland a slave. He is celebrated for the missionary work that he did in Ireland and was instrumental in bringing Christianity to the Irish.
Common Core activities for March
St. Patrick’s Day takes place in the middle of March, so why not lead up to the holiday by practicing math and literacy skills aligned with the Common Core State Standards? Here are four packets for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, with worksheets and activities aligned with the Common Core standards, per grade level, for mathematics and English language arts. The artwork and stories within these booklets are original and created by ourselves.
Common Core standards: 1.RI.1, 1.RF.4, 1.W.2, 1.L.1, 1.L.2, 1.L.3, 1.L.4, 1.L.5, 1.OA.1, 1.OA.2, 1.OA.4, 1.OA.5, 1.OA.6, 1.OA.7, 1.NBT.1, 1.NBT.2, 1.NBT.3, 1.NBT.4, 1.NBT.5, 1.NBT.6, 1.MD.1, 1.MD.2, 1.MD.3, 1.G.3
Common Core standards: 2.RI.1, 2.RF.4, 2.W.2, 2.L.1, 2.L.2, 2.L.3, 2.L.4, 2.L.5, 2.OA.1, 2.OA.2, 2.OA.3, 2.NBT.2, 2.NBT.3, 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.6, 2.NBT.7,, 2.NBT.8, 2.MD.5, 2.MD.6, 2.MD.7, 2.G.2, 2.G.3
Common Core standards: 3.RI.1, 3.RI.4, 3.RF.4, 3.W.2, 3.L.1, 3.L.2, 3.L.5, 3.L.6, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.6, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.8, 3.NBT.1, 3.NBT.2, 3.NBT.3, 3.NF.1, 3.NF.2, 3.NF.3, 3.MD.1, 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7
Common Core standards: 4.RL.1, 4.RL.4, 4.RF.4, 4.W.2, 4.W.4, 4.L.1, 4.L.2, 4.L.5, 4.L.6, 4.OA.4, 4.OA.5, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2, 4.NBT.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 4.NF.3, 4.NF.4, 4.NF.5, 4.NF.6, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 4.MD.3, 4.MD.7, 4.G.2, 4.G.3
I hope you have a fantastic month of March. And when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, I hope that you and your students have a green day!