Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring-a-licious Fun!

Here is a little peek at our Spring-a-licious week!

Missing addends are usually painful for my little nuggets. They love when they have center activities! Does the cuteness help them? I'd say so!

In ten years I have NEVER had math stations.... just call me ineffective. I wouldn't change this for the world! I feel like I have helped my students with these challenging CCSS concepts with all the hands on review.

We have struggled with greater than/less than this year. The more exposure they get, the better! Once upon a time when our standard was to 20 or even 50 it wasn't as difficult but now that it is 120+ it's difficult. 
Double digits in first grade?????? Thanks Common Core! It is overwhelming but they do understand with lots of practice! 

How about some Spring-a-licious fraction action? The cutesy chevron doesn't hurt the eyes either! I wish they had this rug still :o( 
Mental math=kicking and screaming! When you give them a dry-erase marker..not so much.
Prepositions.....seriously? I'm pretty sure I remember learning this in middle school or maybe 3rd grade! I do remember this..............I don't think colored ink & centers were even invented back then! 

How about some Spring-a-licious Fact or Opinions? Holy cuteness! 
EOY Dibels is right around the corner........need some practice!

Noun, Verb, Adjective word sort.....never can have enough practice with this concept! After they were finished, they used some these Spring-a-licious words to write a Spring-a-licious story during Work on Writing. 
If only the Chicagoland weather was as nice & bright as these centers! They were all like "What's the sun?"
Spring ABC order is always a hit! I made sure to put this center out right away. After they were all finished I put the word cards in our vocab pocket chart located in our writing center.

Click on any pic above or HERE to purchase my SPRING-A-LICIOUS Common Core aligned unit! It will be on sale all week long! 
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I have been a pinning maniac creating an EOY board. I plan on throwing my fabulous firsties a totally peaced out PARTAAAY! They are working towards a goal & they know I can throw a PARTAAY so they will obtain it! Follow my Pinterest board here & stay tuned! 



  1. WOW!! This is a wonderful and thought provoking post! So, my kiddos are not the only ones who struggled with missing addends? THANKS for the post!
    Smiles and stop by anytime!

  2. Cute Cute and double cute, not to mention how their big beautiful brains are growing.

  3. I just bought your awesome Spring a licious centers. I can't wait to print them and use them! Thank you! Its nice to to know your kids are struggling with the same things mine are!


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  5. I am just getting into the blogging world and you have such wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing. I see your party pin board has a lot of Minute to Win It ideas... did that last year with my kiddos and they LOVED it... we could have done it the whole week! SO fun!

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