Sunday, December 10, 2017

Winter and Christmas Math Crafts for First Grade!

This winter, make it easy on yourself by incorporating easy-to-prep, FUN math craftivities to reinforce first grade math skills in the classroom. Students enjoy cutting, pasting and matching to create unique projects that can be easily differentiated to meet the needs of all learners in your classroom. Math craftivities are visually appealing, and make instant eye-catching bulletin board displays. Check out some more below, and score a freebie while you’re here!

Snowball Number Bonds (up to 20)
Students will practice their ability to form number bonds up to 20 while making a fun snow scene. 

Reindeer Make a Number
Students will choose a red reindeer nose with a number on it, and then complete a word problem and decorate antlers to reflect that number. There are 10 different noses to choose from!

Arctic Favorite (Graphtivity)
Students will survey their friends, families or school staff to find out what arctic animal is the favorite! Then, they will record results on an interactive graph craft.

Holly Addition
Students will look at numbers and decompose them into 2 smaller numbers while making eye-catching holly leaves. Even better—there are over 20 options that provide many opportunities for student practice!

Snowman Equation (true or false equation sort)
Students will decide if equations are true or false, and then sort them on an adorable snowman craft that they can personalize.

Even and Odd Trees
Decorate festive Christmas Trees by sorting light bulbs by even and odd numbers!

Santa’s Counting by Stockings
Create a fun fireplace scene while practicing skip counting skills. Stockings include numbers that involve skip counting by 3’s, 5’s and 10’s, so students have the opportunity to work on multiple skills.

Snowman Fact Family
Students will have multiple opportunities to create fact families on a fun snowman that they put together themselves. Try hanging them on student lockers for an eye-catching display! Grab these adorable snowmen as a freebie on us right here to use with your own students this winter! 

If you want to see more, check out the seasonal craftivities on Teachers Pay Teachers! We also bundled all 4 seasons together as well as 6 holidays at a discounted price.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Our Favorite Things TPT Gift Card Giveaway

Did you hear the EXCITING news? Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Sale Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th. Our entire store including MEGA BUNDLES and our YEAR-LONG POCKETBOOK MEGA BUNDLE will be 25% off! For a chance to win a $10 gift card for the big TPT sale AND a resource of your choice (excluding the year long bundles):
            1. Comment below with your favorite resource of ours that
            you would like to win.
            2. Click through to any of the links to follow our TPT store!
            3. Winners will be selected Monday night by 7pm EST.

We put together a list of “Our Favorite Things” in our store! These resources are tried and true by the educators behind Double Dose of Learning and these are our favorite! 

Science and Social Studies YEAR LONG POCKETBOOK MEGA bundle! This resource is TOP WISHLISTED item in our store! This resource has over a year’s worth of content-related units for grades 1-3 and perfect for special education classrooms as there are options for differentiation. Each unit has multiple PowerPoint presentations, comprehension workbooks and more! It has over 2,000 pages! You will not be able to get this resource at this low price again as we add units, the price will go up.

Christmas Math Craftivities for First Grade {Counting by,Making Ten, Even/Odd, Skip Counting} These adorable math crafts have been a hit in our classrooms as well as hundreds of others! They make an easy bulletin board display, they increase engagement towards math skills during the craziest time of the year!  With the TPT sale, this resource is only $4.00! 

Katie K. commented about this resource"Loving this!!! Perfect for my students to show their learning in a fun way. It's going to look great on our bulletin board and parents are going to love it. AND it's at their independent level. Teacher win!!"

Winter Holidays {MEGA} Research Unit: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Las Posadas: This resource is perfect for grades 2-4. It is JAM-PACKED with tons of resources to fill your December calendar up with non-fiction comprehension strategies, morning work, art and writing extensions and so much more! Of course its all Last year we were blown away with how much our own students were able to recall from the unit and they loved taking home their comprehensive pocketbook portfolio of all the work that they did throughout the month. If you want a closer look at this unit, check out a previous blog post here.
 4  Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters MEGA pocketbook unit. This resource is our TPT BEST SELLER and for good reason. It’s relevant in so many ways and it’s easy to tie in current events. Plus, it’s a great way to get those boys in your class excited about ELA, Non-Fiction and writing, right? We liked to pair this unit with book studies from the “I survived” series by Lauren Tarshis. If you want a closer look at this unit, check out this previous blog post here.

Ashley I. commented about this resource: "As a first year teacher I was in panic! My school curriculum included severe weather and I had No idea where to start. Finding this unit was truly a blessing. Everything one can need to help our kiddos enjoy and learn at the same time !! Highly recommended!!"

 5 And, of course, our NEWEST, HOT OFF THE PRESS POCKETBOOK UNIT....(drum roll please...) Winter Olympics Pocketbook Unit for grades 1-3. We are thrilled to have created this for teachers to easily teach about the upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This bundle includes 6 full units: Ancient Olympics, Modern Olympics, Olympic Snowboarding, Olympic Figure Skating, Olympic Bobsleigh and Olympic Ice Hockey! {January and February Social Studies and ELA plans? CHECK. MARK.} 

Thank you for checking out "Our Favorite Things" list! Don't forget to click through an image to follow our store or click here. Then, leave a comment below with YOUR favorite resource for a chance to win that resource and a TPT Gift Card for the Big SALE!