Saturday, October 6, 2012

Product Swap! (Fall Literacy & Math!)

Round 2 is finally here!!
I had so much fun last time when I paired up with Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business (see that post {here}) so I knew I had to participate again!

This time I have been paired with the lovely Angelia of:
She teaches special education in a resource room setting for K-2.  She shares some fabulous ideas that you can use whether you teach regular ed or sped.  Make sure you stop by her blog and say hi....but before you do....take a look at some of her things that I will be using in my classroom over the next few weeks!

Have you seen her adorable It's Fall! Literacy & Math Centers?  It includes 4 literacy centers and 4 math centers.  I am in love with the CVC squirrel/acorn match cards!  I have my cards laminated, cut and ready to go for station time when we return from Fall Break.

Here is how I plan to use the cards:
I am going to distribute all of the "squirrel" cards to the students in my small group.  I found a decorative bucket at the Target Dollar Spot that I am going to use to store the "acorn" cards.  My kiddos are going to take turns drawing an acorn card.  If the picture on the card matches the word on one of their squirrel cards, they will get to keep it and set the match aside.  If it doesn't match, they will return the acorn card to the bucket and it will be the next person's turn.  I think this will be an exciting way to practice our blending.  (*I plan to use this activity in my top reading group.)

Here's another one we will be doing from Angelia's fall center pack:
We have worked heavily on numbers 0-5 over the last month and are now ready to move on up to 10.  Though I have not officially introduced the terms "even" and "odd" yet, I think this will be a wonderful math lesson for my small group.  I love how the handout includes a section for drawing out the number.  I used pumpkin erasers for my picture, but as you can see, the students can draw (or use manipulatives) to count out the number and the circle the pairs.  This will definitely help the learners visualize what it means to have an even number or an odd number.  Love it!

This pack includes several other centers that are perfect for 1st grade (and can be adapted for K or 2) such as: blends, digraphs, ABC order, addition, place value, and skip counting.

In addition to the Fall Literacy and Math Centers, Angelia sent me a second seasonal product of hers for my class!  This one is called Candy, Candy, Candy and it is aligned to Common Core Math for 1st and 2nd grade!
I'm printing off multiple copies of the adorable Greater Than/Less Than mat right now....I'm going to let my students work in partners with a deck of cards to practice comparing numbers.  Too cute!

I better keep the laminator on for a little while longer....  :)
Thanks Angelia for letting me use your wonderful things in my classroom!

You can visit Angelia's store {HERE} or click on the product images above to go directly to the packs I mentioned in this post.  She's having a sale right now!

Make sure you stop by her blog to see which product of mine she is blogging about today! :)

Thanks to Jessica too for hosting these awesome product swaps!!


  1. Too cute!! Love these fall small group activities.

  2. Great activities! I'll have to check out the Candy product. Sounds great, too!

    Heather at TeachItToday

  3. Thanks so much for your awesome post! I LOVE how your ideas make the centers even better than they were before!!

    Extra Special Teaching

  4. Absolutely adorable! I'm going to go broke with all the products I have in my cart!! Thanks for joining for the swap :) I hope you'll sign up for the next!

    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏
    Enter Product Swap #3


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