March 25, 2012

{Let’s Celebrate .. Easter!}

 

Tomorrow we start our Easter festivities. We will do fun Easter activities for the next two weeks. But, the last week will be cut short. We have a huge egg hunt/party on that Thursday and we don’t go to school on Good Friday. So, we really only have 8 days to enjoy the bunnies and eggs!

I wanted to share some of my Easter plans with you.  The links to everything are scattered through out this post and also will be listed at the bottom for easy reference!


I have a pack of Easter Math Centers listed on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Here is the link: Easter Math Centers

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There are five great center activities in this pack. This is definitely  geared more towards first and second graders. Sorry kindergarten friends.. my first graders are at the point where I am challenging their brains and making them work harder! {There is only 8 weeks left until first grade is …over!}

Here is what is included:

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Double Digit Math Facts- we are working on having to rewrite the math facts going “up and down/ vertical” so that they can do the one’s place then the ten’s place. This center has 12 cards with math facts going horizontal. Students have to rewrite the math facts on the recording sheet and answer. There are no regrouping math facts in this activity.

** If double digit math facts are something you are working on .. I do have another Easter center activity listed on TpT.

Easter Basket Double Digit Center


Counting by 4’s

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We have been working on counting by 3’s and 4’s the last few weeks. My first graders are LOVING this challenge!

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In this activity students put the number cards in order from 4-100 then fill in the recording sheet.

If counting by 4’s are a little too hard for you..

I do have a counting by 2’s activity listed on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Easter Bunny Counting by 2’s.


Story Problems

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There are 6 story problem cards and a recording sheet. Students are asked to write the math fact and answer for each story problem.


Telling Time 3 Part Match

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This is practice for telling time to the five minute intervals.

It’s a three part match. There are 16 clock cards, 16 digital clock  cards and 16 word cards.

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The clock cards are also numbered so you can use the recording sheet too.


Money Match

Oh boy! I am really excited about this center.. but it is going to make my little one’s brain really work!

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They will have to match 2 cards {a pink and blue} that have the same money amount to a green card that has a given total.

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There is no recording sheet to go with this activity. I plan on using it just as a matching game. I also will have a bucket of “play money” for them to use. If a card says “7 nickels”.. some of mine will probably need to get 7 nickels out of the bucket so they can actually use them to count. That’s ok.. I believe that’s a great thinking strategy!


If you are interested in buying these centers. They are $5.00 and listed on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Easter Math Centers

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We will also be making this REALLY simple bunny this week!

You can download the pieces for free if you interested in making it.

Easter Bunny Craft

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I also have two cut the letters apart and spell the word activities. One spells Easter and the other spells April.

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The letters fit perfect on a sentence strip.

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Sometimes, I just copy the letters on construction paper and have my students use whatever color they want to spell the word. Other times, I copy on white paper. Then, I give them directions using ordinal and color words. For example: Color the first letter pink. Color the fourth letter blue.

You can download both of these from google docs.

Cut and glue the letters to spell words- April & Easter.


Here are all the links:

Easter Math Centers (TpT $5.00)

Easter Counting by 2’s (TpT $2.00)

Easter Double Digit Math Facts (TpT $2.00)

Easter Bunny Craft (TpT- Free)

Easter Cut and Spell the Words – April and Easter (Google Docs – Free)


 

Have a blessed week! I am thankful that I teach in a school where we get to talk about the real meaning of Easter. My first graders will be going to Bible class first thing in the morning. Last week they were told the story of the crucifixion and tomorrow they will hear about the resurrection.

Because HE lives.. I can face tomorrow.

xoxo, kacey

15 comments:

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

This all looks super! Thank you for the Easter Craft! It is too cute!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Kristin said...

Your stuff is the cutest ever!!! My FAVE!!! I am off for two weeks so Easter will be skipped . . . but I am super jealous that you get to talk about the real meaning of Easter. That is awesome!!!! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Laura said...

These look super! Isn't it interesting that public schools are not allowed to discuss the REAL meaning of Easter, yet we get Good Friday and Monday off??? Hmmm...
Have a great week!!


Laura
Peace, Love, and First Grade

diditeach said...

Everything looks so cute and very engaging ! I feel very blessed that I can teach about Jesus' death and resurrection. Great to read that on your blog.

Kelley Cirrito said...

Looks great! Sounds like your kids are going to be busy busy busy!!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Love the bunny craft!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

It is all so cute.
I'm glad too that your class learns the real story behind Easter. :)

Mrs. Saoud said...

I just purchased and printing out now! Thank you.

Cheryl

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

I just have to say how much I always love seeing your centers! They always look so great!

♥ Jen
The Teacher's Cauldron

Second Grade News said...

I love your centers. They are so bright and cheerful. I teach at a Catholic school so, I know how special it is to be a part of your students spiritual growth and development. I super cool. Have you ever heard of the term F.R.O.G.- forever reliant on God? Our first grade teacher uses the frog them in her room for this very reason. Just thought I would pass it along.

Anna said...

I absolutely love everything you do! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kacey, I LOVE your stuff! It's all so cute! I have a quick, random question.. Where did you get the backgrounds/borders (stripes, polka dots, chevron) for these games? I would love to know! Thanks!

Tabby said...

I should say that this is a great tool for teaching kids especially toddlers. I love the drawings and its simplicity. Thanks for posting this.

Gail A said...

I am in awe of your work! I've been teaching a long time, but have no idea how to create the beautiful packets you've created! Now I am a reading coach and need to create things like this for my teachers, but have no idea how to do it. Can you offer some help?

Prasad Kumar said...

Very crafty creation! I so love it. This will definitely be shared to my Easter 2014 pinterest board - that's if you will allow me to.

Happy Easter
Prasad