December 29, 2011

Monkeys! Centers on TpT

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I really love monkeys- I do!

They are one of my favorite units to teach- and I really hate to admit that I love something that much.. and I have not taught monkeys in 5 years! Seriously! I have been at my current school for five years and I have not taken the “monkey box” out of storage until recently. It was time…

Bring on the Five Little Monkeys, Curious George, Goodnight Gorilla, Caps for Sell, and more.. I am ready! I must freshen up my monkey knowledge so we can actually learn a few new facts about these fun animals! I would love to hear from you if you teach monkeys.. share with me please!

I just listed a fun monkeys pack on Teachers Pay Teachers- with some great center activities!

Monkey Centers on Teachers Pay Teachers

{Free} Recording Sheets

 

So, here is what is included in the pack on Teachers Pay Teachers….


Calendar Questions

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There are 12 cards with questions about what I call “the calendar”… days of the week, months, date, etc..

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I did not number these incase you don’t like one of them- or if something is too hard/easy.. But, I plan on numbering mine so this can be an independent center where my students read the question and record their answer on their recording sheet.


Monkey Memory/Concentration Match

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My first graders will LOVE this version of memory match. We will do it together first then I will put it in with another center so they can play when they finish their work. It has 6 pairs- so its not too hard- but not too easy! A perfect independent game!


Count by 2’s!

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Bless my little monkeys.. but some of them have the hardest time counting by 2’s… so the more practice the better! These cards go from 0-60 and will be a perfect pocket chart center.


Numbers!

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The numbers range from 0-200. I am going to have my students put them in order from least to greatest! I made this recording sheet for them to write the numbers- but I might skip it. There are 40 monkey cards.. and that is going to take toooooo long. So I think we will just order them in the pocket chart.

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You can also sort even & odd numbers.

We will also probably play “battle” with these when I do groups. It will be fun – and another way we can get use out of the cards!


Grammar Sentences

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12 cards- Do they need a question mark or a period??

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On the recording sheet- they will put a ? or . in the box to show me what each sentence needs.


Doubles! Doubles! Doubles!

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The recording sheet can be used after they do the cards- or while they matching them. Either way. I will probably have my little ones do the card match in the pocket chart THEN go back to their seats to do the paper.

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Are those little girly monkeys with the bows not precious!


Labeling!

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So many different ways to use this part of the packet!

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The first thing my students will probably do will write the words using the monkey that has the parts already labeled.

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Then- we REALLY {I mean, really ! ) need lots of extra writing practice! So, why not use the labeled picture to do some practice writing.

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Here is a glimpse of EVERYTHING the packet has..

Click the links below to purchase the centers or download the sheets for free! {thank you!!!}

Monkey Centers on Teachers Pay Teachers

{Free} Recording Sheets

Please do share any monkey ideas you have!! I am trying to plan a few fun activities plus actually teach some monkey facts .. if you have any suggestions please share!!

xoxo, kacey

8 comments:

Erika said...

Your stuff is always so adorable and professional. What is Battle and how do you play it?
2B Honey Bunch

Kerri said...

I love your stuff. I can't wait until I'm in first grade next year to use some of your great center packs.
What do you use to create your stuff? It looks so awesome.
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Kimberly said...

I love it! Your blog is amazing!
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Beth said...

These look great!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love it!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Stephanie said...

i love your designs. They are very precise and adorable. I do wish that they were sometimes sold individually. I don't have time to do all of your activities but would love to zero on on specific skills. Thanks

Jenna said...

so cute! i absolutely love your center packets and love that this one can be used any time of the year!

Hannah said...

Just bought these... so cute!! I always love your activities! ~Hannah