Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween, Ghosts, Bats, & Counting

Lately, I haven't had as much time for blogging as I would like. Other areas of my life have been demanding a lot of my time. My husband will be having a major surgery soon and we have been busy dealing with all the related issues. We are also trying to fit in as much family time as we can before that.
However, I am trying to blog at least once a week. Although, I will blog more often if I am able.

I was talking to my daughter's pre-k teacher this week. She told me that my daughter was having some difficulty with 1:1 correspondence for numbers greater than 10. So, I made two activities to help her practice counting up to 20. I hope you can use them too. I bought the miniature bat and ghost erasers at target to use as counters. Although you could use any counters you have.

My little girl has been enjoying these. I think they would be great for pre-k and kindergarten. They would also be good for first graders needing some review.  Just click on the pictures to grab the game. I'd love it if you would leave a comment if these are useful for you.

Here is a bat counting activity. It goes up to 20.

Here is a ghost counting activity. It goes up to fifteen. I also included a recording sheet for this one. 

If your interested in seeing some of the great math centers other teachers are doing, stop by Chalk Talk's Math Workstation Linky Party by clicking here.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Noun Posters

It's been a LONG week. So, this will be a short post. It was the end of our 9 weeks and we completed benchmark tests. In between the tons of tests, we continued working on nouns this week.

I like my students to have resources to reference when they need it. So, I created some posters to help explain them to my students and I think they came out nicely. So, I thought I would share them with you. Just click here or on the picture to download a copy.



Saturday, October 1, 2011


Last week we learned about nouns. My students learned that a noun is a person, place, thing or animal. They got it pretty easily.

Now it is time to move on to proper and common nouns. Distinguishing between them is usually a little more difficult for my first graders. The hardest part usually is remembering to capitalize them in sentences. That takes a lot of practice.

I made a little word sort activity to help my students practice distinguishing between common versus proper nouns while reviewing that nouns are people, places, animals, and things. You can grab it as a freebie. Just click here or on the pictures. I hope it is helpful to you. If you would like to read another post about nouns and get the free posters I made to go with this sorting activity, click here.


If you are looking for some other ideas on teaching vocabulary and grammar, PreK + K Sharing is hosting a linky party on language, vocabulary, and grammar. Stop by, check out what other teachers are doing, and share your own ideas. Just click here.