## Friday, March 30, 2012

### The Calendar Game

Here is my new game that I would be delighted to share with you.

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As students play this game they will practice orally saying the name of the day of the week and the ordinal number for that date.  For example: "Today is Thursday. It is the eighteenth day of the month.

I created these Math Talk Cards (as suggested by Debbie Diller's book, Math Stations) to assist the students as they play the game. To save paper as you print it, I made two math talk cards per page.

Write a comment and let me know it you like it. Of course, Click Here to obtain a copy of the game from my Google Documents.

Deborah Devine ﻿

## Thursday, March 22, 2012

### 2-D Dominoes and Flashcards that meet Common Core Standards

Consider reviewing your daily Calendar activities and updating them to reflect the new Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Use the set of flashcards of the 2-dimensional shapes-square, rectangle, circle, hexagon and triangle to develop an anchor chart that lists "What Our Class Noticed About These Flat Shapes". The anchor chart would then grow with student information about what they are noticing about the shapes as they do activities during center, calendar, or math instructional time.

The "math talk" card (suggested by Debbie  Diller in her book "Math Work Stations") could be used while the students play the game to ensure that a rich vocabulary is being used while playing the game.
The dominoes, which use the same images as the flashcards,  could then be used as a follow-up practice activity at the end of the month as a summarizing activity. The domino game could be played in whole group with groups of 2 or 4 students, OR be placed in a math center for small groups of two or four children. There are 5 pages or dominoes or 40 dominoes.

 Flashcards are in English and Spanish Click here for a copy of the dominoes and flashcards in my Google documents account.  Only one more day of school until spring holiday. Then I get to organize my home office and do our families' Tax Return.(the only time during the year that I don't like math)........... sigh. Deborah Devine

## Monday, March 19, 2012

### Annie's Bunnies Love to Add and Subtract on a Grass-lined 10 Frame

I made it so much better!  AND....it's all based on the Common Core Mathematical Standards for Operations and Algebraic Thinking.﻿
 5 pages of Situational Problems Based on the Common Core
Deborah Devine
P.S. It's so darn cute!

## Saturday, March 17, 2012

### Annie's Bunnies Love to "ADD TO" on the Grass-lined Ten Frame

Here's a fun way to get your students adding sums up to 5 with Annie's Bunnies and the grass-lined ten frame that I created for you.
I placed two ten-frames on a page so you could cut them apart and save paper. They would be darling printed in color and laminated for the students to use each day during Daily Calendar Time. I also created a set of problems that follow a format suggested by the Common  Core Standards, and can be used with the ten frame.

One problem could be acted out each day. There is also a writing page that could be used for the students to create their own story.
So...

Deborah Devine

## Thursday, March 15, 2012

### Everyday Math Kindergarten Student Response Sheets for the "Center Activity Cards"

Do you currently teach the Everyday Math Kindergarten Curriculum and have a set of "Center Activity Cards" from the 2010 or 2012 Editions? Do you use them? These 63 student response sheets will make them immediately USABLE! Tracking students responses makes students accountable and provides you a picture of their thinking. Some of the sheets extend the activities. These colorful sheets look great in color or in black and white. Let me do the work for you!!!

Here is the link to my Teachers pay Teachers store where you can find them for \$5.99 for the set of 63 pages.  I've put hours and hours into their development. I'm really proud of the final product and hope you will like them too.
Deborah Devine

### Ten-Frame Demonstration Cards

This set of 25 full page 10-Frame Cards can be used for Teacher Demonstration purposes when working on the development of the landmark numbers of five, ten, and twenty.  They can be used to support addition strategies, place value, and understanding the "teens".
Deborah Devine

## Wednesday, March 14, 2012

### 3-D Dominoes and Flashcards that Meet the Common Core Geometry Standards

Consider reviewing your daily Calendar activities and updating them to reflect the new Kindergarten Common Core Standards. Use the set of flashcards of the 3-dimensional shapes-cube, cone, cylinder, and sphere to develop an anchor chart that lists "What Our Class Noticed About These Solid Shapes". Each week feature a different 3-dimensional shape and add it to the Calendar Bulletin Board Area (or Smartboard Calendar). The anchor chart would then grow with student information about what they are noticing about the shapes as they do activities during center, calendar or math instructional time.

The dominoes, which use the same images as the flashcards,  could then be used as a follow-up practice activity at the end of the month as a summarizing activity. The domino game could be played in whole group with groups of 2 or 4 students, OR be placed in a math center for small groups of two or four children. There are 5 pages or dominoes or 40 dominoes.

The "math talk" card (suggested by Debbie  Diller in her book "Math Work Stations") could be used while the students play the game to ensure that a rich vocabulary is being used while playing the game.
 5 pages of dominoes

## Tuesday, March 13, 2012

### Center Activity Cards from Everyday Math

Here are two of the Student Center Response Pages that I created in my new 64 page packet to use with the Kindergarten
Center Activity Cards
from Everyday Math.
Tomorrow night they will be available in my Teachers Pay Teachers account for only a download cost of \$5.99.  If you do the math.... that is less than 10 cents a page.
More tomorrow!!!!

Deborah

## Friday, March 9, 2012

### Reader's Theatre Script Titled- Working Together:The Fact Family Triangle

I wrote this  readers theater script called:
Working Together: The Fact Family Triangle
The characters in the play are Part, Part, Total (or Whole), and the Narrator.

I think it would be fun for a 3rd or 4th Grade Class to present to a First or Second Grade Class as a play. The costumes are minimal and the message is important. No need to memorize the script as I would just present it in Reader's theater format.

Let me know if you plan to try it in your class as this is my first attempt at writing a play about a math concept.

Deborah Devine

## Tuesday, March 6, 2012

### Positional Word Flashcards in English and Spanish

I made these flashcards for the Kindergarten Teachers in my district to use during daily Calendar Time.

The Common Core Standard for Kindergarten in the area of Geometry states: "Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, besides, in front of, behind, and next to."

I envision the teachers focusing on one positional word each day during the month of May. Each student would have a small cardboard box, and a small pompom in a plastic bag. When the teacher presents the positional word of the day, the students would use their box and pompom to illustrate the meaning of the word.  Next,  the teacher would review words already discussed and the students would show their meaning using the box and pompom.

Deborah Devine﻿
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