Monday, May 13, 2013

Sharing Great Ideas for Summer!

Are you getting ready for summer? We are:)

Here, in Panama, the rainy season is just starting! While some of you are gaining more sunshine we seem to be loosing it!

Things have been winding down a bit here, so we are looking for some fun things to do! I have also started assessing my curriculum this past year and my students progress so I can start planning again!

I listed below a few fun and different things we have done for the end of the year and summer. I hope you find something useful!

k-1st Summer Fun Measurement Data Weight Scale Math Centers Common Core

This is a fun way to learn how to use a scale! My kids loved it and I´m sure yours will too!

You can either build the scale yourself for the kids to use or let them help you and build one for themselves to take home- it´s super easy and takes less then 15 min!

Then just print out the colorful summer paper weights, laminate if you want with the mats and your all ready to go!

There are also fun summer worksheets that are all common core aligned and reinforce all that measuring and weighing.

I also included Common Core Standard posters for you to reference and bulletin boards.

k-1st Equally Yoked Measurement Data Weight Scale Math Centers Common Core

This is another activity reinforcing those same Common Core Standards, with a slightly different theme. You'll find the same activities with different graphics, so don't get rid of those scales just yet!!! You can use them again with this pack:)

Making the scale is super easy and takes less then 15 min!

Just print and laminate and your ready to go!

The fun worksheets that are all common core aligned and reinforce all that measuring & would be a great addition to a farm theme unit or animal using.

Iincluded are cute Common Core Standard posters for you to reference and posting.

8 Student Activity Worksheets
7 pages of cute Common Core Posters
1 page of scale label name cards
1 page of “yokes” with >,<, = cards
11 pages of colorful picture paper weights for your scale activities
3 weight sorting mats
Scale Instructions

Here are some pictures of our scales...

super just need a straw, paper clips, a clothes pin, some tape, and string!

The instructions and everything you need are included in both of the above products!

I Can Toucan - Rainforest Birds Craftivity, Book, Coloring Sheets, and Song

Here is a picture of the newest update I made to this product! If you have purchased this, please download it again to get the mask templates! This fun toucan mask was made out of foam. It could also be made out of card stock or construction paper!
FREE mask template - just right click and save!

The templates above are the smaller version. The larger version is included in the full pack found in my store!

This would make a great addition to your Bird Unit, Rainforest Unit, or just a simple 1 day activity to add to Reading Fluency!

This is a cute Little Book, Craftivity, and Song I made called “I can toucan”. There are also three different style Toucan posters and coloring sheets included.

It can be used separately or combined with the other activities.

Included in the book are: tying shoes, getting dressed nice, eating fruit, eating eggs, eating

nuts, standing on tippy toes, listening quietly, being giving & kind, hopping, and sitting under a tree -Just like a toucan!:)

The final page says “..I Can toucan & you can too!”

The toucan craftivity and song instructions are also included

with paper cut out templates for the toucan craftivity. Suggestions for the song include pretend body movements like pretending to tie your shoe and whispering quietly with finger to lips during that part of the song. ( of course real props are fun too or just use whats fun for your little ones:)

We sang a Little song to the tune of “Good Night Ladies” using the words of this book, colored in the pages, put a

little handle on it with a pipe cleaner, and did the paper craftivity.

We also used this to reinforced positive behaviors

in a fun way and to teach our little ones a little bit more about what they have in common with rainforest Toucans!

There are 4 colored pages (2 book pages per sheet) and 7 black & white pages (14 book pages) just waiting to be

colored in! With a total of 22 possible book pages there are many different ways you could use these. All in one day,

over a period of time, coloring sheets, etc…

I Can toucan! I Can have fun and learn about Rainforest Toucans and so can you!:)

The Ultimate Party Organizer & Planner
Are you planning an end of the year party or summer party?
Do you want to get organized and have less stress??
If so then this is for you!!
Just print out as many as you need every time you are planning a party & you're ready to go!

Included you´ll find everything you see in the preview download plus a FREE cover page!
-Cover page
-Guest List Check off sheet and organizer
-To do List and Shopping List
-Party Outfit organization sheet with cut off shopping list
-General Party Plan Organization Sheet
-Party Games Organization Sheet with cut off shopping list
-Decoration Organization Sheet
-Party Foods Organization Sheet
Easy Peasy to get organized today!

-Print Out all pages you need
-Hole punch and put in three ring binder putting cover page in page protectors
-put in comb binder ( laminating front and back cover) with pocket dividers

(add printouts, receipts and insert more pages if you need too!)
-put everything in a sliding bound protection notebook

I hope you have found something helpful for your end of the year planning!
Just click on any of the pictures, they will take you to that product in my store!
Just  click on the preview dowload to get your FREE page!

Be sure to check out the other links below...
Preschool Corner


Hang in there, summer is just around the corner!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

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