Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect can be a tricky lesson to teach. It usually takes students multiple exposures to understand and master it. I want to share with you how I teach it. I use multiple resources, including several read alouds, picture sorts, flip books, and writing.

This Cause and Effect Activity pack has everything you need to teach cause and effect. There are anchor charts, picture sorts, a student flip book, what would happen questions, graphic organizers for any book, discussion questions for any book, Craft and activities for Click, Clack, Moo, and Craft and Activities for Bear Wants More. There is also a suggested reading list with additional books.


This Anchor chart can be displayed on a projection screen or hung up in the classroom. 

 This picture sort will help students to visualize and think about what the cause and effect are. Thisworks great in a pocket chart.


You all know I LOVE flip books! I love how this reinforces the picture sort.


This graphic organizer can be used with any story. Students can draw or write their answer.

  Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type is a great book for teaching cause and effect. I have included this craft and graphic organizer, cause and and effect word cards, and a circle map.


I also have a craft, graphic organizer, Thinking Map, and cause and effect cards for Bear Wants More.

There are additional discussion questions that can be used with any book that has a cause and effect.I know your class enjoys all of these activities!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Fall Math Crafts and Activities

Happy Fall, my friends! I can't believe it is already October! This school year is flying by!!!! I am excited to share some of my favorite Fall Math Crafts and Activities. There is even a freebie for you!

 Do you remember my Winter Math Crafts? Now, I have Fall Math Crafts. You get three fall math crafts AND three Math Centers. The Winter crafts focused on sums of 5 and sums of 10s. Since my Kindergarteners aren't ready for sums, I also included number sense. All three crafts and centers include number sense, sums of 5, and sums of 10. I couldn't leave my 1st grade teachers hanging.
Haven't purchased the Winter set yet? You can buy the BUNDLE, which includes Fall, Winter, and Spring Math Crafts. You can find that one HERE.
 My class LOVED this apple craft. I picked 10, but you could pick ANY Number. If you are working on addition, use two colors of apples.

 The matching centers include number sense, making 5 and making 10 ten frames.
 How cute is this wreath? If you are still working on number sense, you could do one color. There is also larger leaves for making 5.
 Matching cards are always a hit. Yes, you get these number sense ones AND sums of 5 and Sums of 10. Perfect for differentiation.


I LOVE this scarecrow craft from my Fall Math Crafts, but I decided he needed a different hat. You get both hats, so you can choose which one you want. These are a great way to work on math, fine motor skills, and listening skills. Plus, you get to decorate your classroom.

I found these golden pumpkins at Hobby Lobby. How cute are they????

This Free Scarecrow is an oldie but goodie. Students count how many of each shape they use and write it. The straw adds to the rectangles. You can get this FREE Template HERE.

These are a few more of my favorite Fall Resources that I think you will enjoy.