Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall into First Grade: Common Core Math & Literacy Activities for the Season

Happy Almost Fall Y'All! 
Can you believe it? 
We are knee neck deep in first grade and the days are flying by faster than we can count to 100...or 26 for one of us, but we will be pulling that friend aside for a little one on one assistance ASAP

We are working hard to learn all of our procedures in class, and are trying ever so diligently to get our "Workshop" going as well. You might know this time as Centers, Small Groups, Guided Reading Time ~ Basically that time when us teachers need to be left alone! working with our loves in smaller groups.  You know? To meet their needs!

We have forever and always called it Workshop...not so much for the "shop" aspect, but more for the "work". We love to point out that this compound word has the little word "work" in it - As in them-working-the whole time! They immediately catch on, then take a severe and swift turn into left field, equating us to Santa and themselves to elves. This is definitely first grade!! In our heads, we give a "Ho, Ho, Ho" and play along, as long as it means our little elves will work their little fingers to the bone all the way until the holidays! 

It got us thinking...working until the holidays...Hmmm

The Result?
Fall into First Grade: Common Core Math and Literacy Activities for the Season

With Common Core Standards in full swing, we wanted to give our Firsties as many opportunities as possible with these gems. We also know there are only so many hours in each day, and the list of standards to cover is longer than Santa's Naughty List...we hope. The school bells went off in our heads ~ Workshop! 

We created over 15 Math and Literacy activities tied to the first grade common core standards for our biggest unit yet! 
We're not going to fall into first grade, we're going to leap right in because centers are planned and prepped until winter...
And, they all cover the Common Core!
Fall Leaves, Fall!

Here's a peek at a few of the activities included ~


How did we make those cutie patootie pumpkins?
 
Spray paint yourself a batch of lima beans orange, 
then use a black permanent marker to draw a jack-o-lantern face!

Each activity includes Teacher Notes for quick prep and a ready to use Directions Card with activity instructions, extension or variation ideas for differentiated learning, and the Common Core standard printed right there for easy reference! With a whopping 110 pages, you'll be set for the season, with maybe even a little time for yourself to exercise the "shop" part of Workshop with all the time you'll be saving in lesson plans! 
Bring on Fall Y'all!

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6 comments:

  1. This unit looks great! I am so impressed!
    Michelle :)

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  2. Looks cute!!!!!!!! I understand about "counting to 26!" Mine is counting to 29! LOL! I'm off to take a closer peek! I just had wrist surgery a few hours ago, but gosh dang, I WILL browse Blogger with one hand!!!

    Megan

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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  3. Verrrry impressive!! So happy to have found you!! I saw a comment you made on Apples and ABCs and hopped over here. What a great blog you have!!

    Would be so honored to have you stop by mine in your spare time (ha!).

    My Thirty One giveaway is going for another 24ish hours. :-)
    Growing Firsties

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  4. Great unit! So excited to use it during Workshop. LOVE the pumpkin lima beans! Too cute. - StephScott

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  5. I've been loving you ladies in the TPT forum and now I'm loving you on your blog!! Your spray paint pumpkin beans are TOO CUTE!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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