October Math Intervention


I'm so thrilled to be finished with this pack and have it printed
and ready to go for October!
I've got an intervention group during math workshop that's
going to love this stuff.

I plan on making a math intervention pack each month to
keep my materials new and exciting for my students. It's
so funny how kids get excited about having fun, seasonal clipart
on everyday stuff!
And if it motivates them and helps them enjoy the extra
math practice, then I'm all for it. :)

This pack includes lots of stuff...here is a sample.

October themed ten frames that I'm using
with my new erasers from Target dollar spot.
{go get some!}

120 Charts to practice oral counting and skip counting!

I'm LOVING these handwriting sheets I made.
The "highlighted" section helps them see the upper
and bottom half of the lines a little better.
I included some in color, to laminate and have students use with
dry erase markers, and some black line masters you can highlight
{I do this in some of my kiddos reading workbooks ahead of time and it helps
them A LOT with their handwriting!}

Number identification practice...

You can do so many different activities with these number and
number word cards...ordering, matching, memory games, etc.

You know I love me some dot pattern cards!
And fun colors with bats!? Yes, please!

Which is more...and which is less :)

I also included part-part whole mats in this pack but forgot to
take a picture of them!

You can find my October Math Intervention Pack in my TpT
store here!
I'll be giving it away for free to the first two friends to comment
on this post who leave their email!
Have a fab evening. :)

{graphics by misstiina.com}


Blurt Chart Freebie!!!

I'm thrilled to share this freebie with you today
because its been SO helpful in my first grade

I first saw the idea for a "blurt chart" on Dana's blog.
After searching a little more, I found several teachers
who mentioned this book, My Mouth Is A Volcano by
 Julia Cook.

I LOVE this book! It explains so well for kids how others feel
when they get interrupted and why its disrespectful.
My firsties really liked the book too and loved how the
author compares someone blurting out to a volcano erupting!
They thought that was very cool. :)

So, I read this book to my students and then explained and implemented
my blurt chart.

When a student interrupts, I'll tell them to take a volcano
down. You wouldn't believe how much this decreased the blurting
our first day using it!
At the end of the day, they get a star ticket {our school-wide behavior
system} for each volcano they have left.
They love this part!
To create your own blurt chart, you need poster board,
ruler, marker, velcro, and the graphics of the title
and volcanoes.
You can grab my freebie of the graphics I used for my
blurt chart below. 
First, I added the title and then used my ruler and sharpie
to draw all the lines and numbers.
I laminated the posterboard for durability and to use
year after year.
Then I added the velcro to the board and the little volcano
graphics I had copied onto colored paper and laminated.
I used an overhead projector marker to write in their
names, so I can easily clean off and use again.
Click on the pic below if you'd like to use
my freebie!


Word Family goodies!

 What a month that was!
I'm still a little tired, but not as exhausted as I was
the first two weeks of school.
I'd kind of forgotten how different 1st graders are
at the beginning of the year compared to 2nd graders.
{did my student teaching in 1st}
Waaayyyy different, but I love it!

I'm hoping this is the end of my blogging dry spell.
Even though I wasn't writing much, I did keep up with
my blog reading.
Can't let that get away from me, can I? :)

I've been finding that kinder blogs have become VERY useful
to me lately. It's the perfect glimpse into where my kiddos
were last year and so many fabulous ideas to help
me rethink and simplify routines, procedures, directions, and such
for my first graders.
I'm working my way through Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten's past posts
and all I can say is WOW!
So much inspiration!

I wanted to share my latest products with you guys.
I was inspired by a word family bulletin board set
from the teacher store that I've had my eye on for quite some time.
But it's a whoppin' $20!
Seriously!?! It's just cardstock people!
{Sometimes I can be kind of cheap when it comes to certain
things. Think Father of the Bride.}

So I decided to make my own since I could definitely
use these now that I'm in first grade.

 The file includes 22 different word family posters.
They are legal size {8.5 by 14"} so there is plenty
of room to brainstorm words with your students
and write them on the posters!
{I laminated mine and will use dry-erase markers
so I can use them year after year}

The 22 word families included are:
-ice, -og, -ish, -ing, -ox, -ar, -all, -an, -oat, -ip, -ap, -at, -ig, -ay, 
-en, -eep, -uck, -oy, -un, -ail, -ell, -ag
I'm sure I will get requests to add more families to this pack,
however I won't be adding more right away...probably when
I get several requests and have the time to find clipart and update them!
{If you purchase this file, you can download it again for free
when I add more for!}

You can purchase the word family posters here.

I couldn't stop at just posters, because I LOVE it
when things coordinate, soooooo I made three additional
resources to go along with the posters!

 The file includes two different sizes of student
books to choose from.

 Or full-page...

My students will record words for each family after we write our list together
on the poster.
Then, they'll have this resource in their desk to use when writing.
Purchase here.

Word Hunts

A word hunt for each family is included and I'll be using
these for whole group activity at first.
I don't have a smart board {I wish I did!},
but I still make this an interactive whole group activity.
I can scan and project it onto my overhead screen and use
my wireless slate where the kids can take turns using the digital highlighter
to find the word family words.
OR, I just had a document camera installed so I can use that
to project it and use the wireless slate.
These are great for independent practice as well. :)
Purchase here.

Draw and Write Foldables

 These are little foldable books for each family where 
students can choose three words from the family to write
and illustrate. Great for literacy centers!
Purchase here.

I can't wait to start implementing these into my
reading block and literacy centers!

The first 3 people to comment will get a FREE
copy of the posters!!!
{don't forget to leave your email}