Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy 100th Day!!! (Freebies included)

I LOVE celebrating the 100th Day of School. I'm not sure where the idea came from, but whoever thought it up is s GENIUS! It is such a memorable day for kids. As teachers, we can come up with fun, new ways to teach the standards.

I created this amazing Mini Unit for the 100th Day of School.  There are 14 activities to keep you class engaged all day or even all week.

I LOVE this anchor chart for reading 100 books. I have students read to themselves, buddy read, listening center, and teacher stories. If I read a book, I let all of my students record the title because they all heard the story. If they buddy read, both students write down both books. It really isn't hard to get the class to read 100 Books.

My Class LOVED these little books to write 100 words. I also created cards the adorable 100 Cake cards with the first 100 Fry Words. For this activity, in a small group, students pulled a card out of the bucket and wrote it down. Most kids wrote 20 words or less. Next year, I will probably have them write 20 words a day for 5 days, ending on the 100th day.

All the kids read 100 words, in a small group with a parent. I LOVE these books because the kids can take them home and practice reading the words at home. It also includes the first 100 Fry words.

The kids really liked this flipbook for counting by 10's to 100. Each page has ten frames for kids to fill out. By the time they get to the last page, they are 10 10 frames.

How cute are these gumball machine counting by 5's cards and flipbook? For the counting by 5 flip book, I had students fill in the five frames with q-tips. Everything is more fun with a q-tip, right? This was my FAVORITE activity.

Each student also got a 100th Day Workout Book. This was the BEST BRAIN BREAK. Through out the day, I called out different activities, such as toe touches or jumping jacks. Students stopped what they were doing, did ten exercises and then recorded it in their book. When the class started to get a little crazy, this provided a much needed break. LOVED IT!

I ask each student to bring in a small snack to share.You can get this 100th Day snack organizer FREE HERE.

 What 100th day would be complete without a fruit loop necklace? Okay, this is the second year I have done this and it is NOT my favorite. I have tried string and yarn. Both seem to get frayed on the fruit loops. My parent helper kept having to cut the ends. Next year, I will try that stretchy string.

What 100th Day would be complete without a 100th Day hat? I also created certificates to celebrate the 100th day. You can get all 3 of these FREE HERE.

You can get all 14 activities, 100 pages, ON SALE for only $4!!!! Even if you miss the sale, it is only $6. This forever low price is my way of wishing you all a HAPPY 100th DAY!!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Making 5 and 10 FREEBIE

Happy February! I know, it has been awhile. I have been having so much fun in my classroom, but I have not been doing an amazing job at sharing those ideas with you all. That is all about to change though. I am linking up with a group of Kindergarten Teachers for an I Teach K Linky. We all of amazing FREEBIES to share with you. I have a fabulous little FREEBIE to share with you all today.

By the end of Kindergarten, students are expected to fluently add and subtract within 5. We started working on this standard in small groups before Winter Break, but now it is a DAILY MATH CENTER. I have several different games for working on Making 5, but we all know, Kindergarteners get bored of playing the same game. I created this easy to play Four in a Row Game. Students turn over a five frame card and determine how many more they need to make 5. Then, they cover that number space. Whoever gets Four in a Row first wins.

Like many of you, I have Kindergarten students who have already mastered how to Make 5, so  also included Make Ten. This game is easy to prep and it is an ink saver. You can print it out in black and white on any colored paper you may have. You just need to cut the Make 5/Make 10 cards and cut out the squares to cover.

You can grab this FABULOUS FREEBIE in HERE. Please let me know what you think.

Ready to see what else is happening in the I Teach Kinder Party? Check out all of these other amazing blog posts.