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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Time To the Five Minutes Task Cards

Just in time for a back to school review, FREE Time to the FIVE MINUTES task cards.
→24 Task Cards in color.
→24 Task Cards in black and white.
→1 Recording Printable Worksheet.

→1 Answer Key Sheet.
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Perfect for a sub tub, homework or 
a Parent Math Night.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Free Time to the Five Minutes Task Cards, Recording Sheet and Answer Key at TeachersPayTeachers. {Fern's Freebie Friday!}
 Recording Sheet and Answer Key Included
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Free Time to the Five Minutes Task Cards, Recording Sheet and Answer Key at TeachersPayTeachers. {Fern's Freebie Friday!}
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Fern's Freebie Friday - Goldilocks and the Three Bears for Kindergarten Week 3, Small Group, Seatwork & Centers Freebie!

The following items are to help you have a little something ready, maybe make it during this summer, or have a parent volunteer create it for you, so that week three of Kindergarten will be a little less stressful than the first two weeks! J
For your favorite traditional version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Write “3” and “three” on the board or an anchor chart and explain that this is WEEK THREE and that you will be studying all the exciting things related to 3… Goldilocks and  The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, the number 3, triangles, etc. Review your expectations for small group and have the students transition to their first new group. The items in this freebie are to help you on your first day, usually the Monday of Week Three to have a consistent theme related to Goldilocks and The Three Bears Freebie on TeacherspayTeachers.  #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Week Three is a wonderful time to introduce your expectations and behaviors during small groups. 

Traditionally, the first two weeks of Kindergarten needs to focus on procedures, rules, expectations and all of the other joyful things that your students need to become a productive school citizen!

But week three, week three I really love, you are getting to know your little friends better and this resource will help you stay focused on academics, but enjoy getting to know your students better while explaining and modeling small group procedures.


Start your morning reading your favorite traditional version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Write “3” and “three” on the board or an anchor chart and explain that this is WEEK THREE and that you will be studying all the exciting things related to 3… Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, the number 3, triangles, etc. Review your expectations for small group and have the students transition to their first new group, using your classroom chart, a PowerPoint, a wheel chart, whatever you use.
 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Kindergarten Week 3 Small Group & Centers Freebie
The items in this freebie are to help you on your first day, usually the Monday of Week Three to have a consistent theme related to Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

Directions for Each Page
Use these for your first small group meeting. Lay out the four cards and go around the table, one student at a time telling about their favorite character and why. Talk, teach and review that at the small group table when one student talks, the others show respect by listening and that they will each have a turn. Next, have them take turns talking about their favorite part of the story. The point of this 15 to 20 minute small group time isn’t so much about what they learned from the Three Bears, but more about you getting to know your students and your students getting to know what behavior is expected when “we” work together at the small group table.


 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Kindergarten Week 3 Small Group & Centers Freebie #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This page and the answer key are for your students who are working at “Seatwork” for the 15 to 20 minutes of your literacy small group time. Many teachers allow their seatwork students to all sit together to help each other, some teachers prefer students only working in pairs, and some teachers like their small group seatwork time to be an independent time, so that the students are not chatty.  Your choice and each year you might do something different based on the behavior of the group you have that year.
Fern's Freebie Friday - Goldilocks and the Three Bears for Kindergarten Week 3, Small Group, Seatwork & Centers Freebie!

Use these sorting cards for your third group, your literacy station, your reading center, your workstation, whatever you want to call this third group. I have found if you only allow this group to be on your classroom "gathering" rug it helps with crowd control and the minute you see one student getting carried away and moving off of the rug, you can quickly redirect them. 


There are a variety of ways you can use these cards, the boys and girls can stretch them out on the floor in order, or you can have them place the cards in order in a pocket chart. You can print one, two or three separate sets of the same cards and split your third group into smaller groupings of 2, 3, or 4 students in a group. Also included is a center game cover for your folder, envelope or Ziploc baggie.


For your next round of small group lesson time, I’ve included three different math ideas to practice small group time during your math block. This first set of cards can be used for a simple math lesson of sorting items while still discussing Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

1. Lay out only the bear cards, ask questions like, “How many bears were in our story?” “Does the order in which I lay out the cards matter?” “Will we still have 3 bears if I place the cards down with Mama Bear first, then Baby Bear second and finally Papa Bear third?” etc.
2. You can continue this lesson with “How many chairs?” “How many beds?” “How many bowls of porridge?” reviewing over and over “3” “three” and “first, second, and third.”
3. Next you can have the students work together to match up each bear with their respected items.
4. Now, introduce the Goldilocks cards and what she did to each item. If time, you can also continue to use these cards for sequencing, beginning, middle, and ending, as well as story order and character traits.

 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Kindergarten Week 3 Small Group & Centers Freebie
This page and the answer key are for your students who are working at “Seatwork” for the 15 to 20 minutes of your math small group time. Many teachers allow their seatwork students to all sit together to help each other, some teachers prefer students only working in pairs, and some teachers like their small group seatwork time to be an independent time, so that the students are not chatty.  Your choice and each year you might do something different based on the behavior of the group you have that year.
Fern's Freebie Friday - Goldilocks and the Three Bears for Kindergarten Week 3, Small Group, Seatwork & Centers Freebie!


Use these sorting cards for your third group that is at your Math Center. Like your reading rotations, if you only allow this group to work on your classroom rug, it helps with crowd control and the minute you see one student getting carried away and moving off of the rug, you can quickly redirect them. There are a variety of ways you can use these cards, the boys and girls can stretch them out on the floor in order, or you can have them place the cards in order in a pocket chart. You can print two sets of the cards and lay them upside down on the rug for a Match Game. You can print one, two or three separate sets of the same cards and split your third group into smaller groupings of 2, 3, or 4 students in a group. Also included is a center game cover for your folder, envelope or Ziploc baggie.


Other items you might like for Week Three

 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Syllable Sort Center Games
 Alphabet Matching Centers With a Three Little Pigs Theme
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Syllable Sort Center Games Alphabet Matching Centers With a Three Little Pigs Theme
 Color By Number For Math Remediation Numbers 1 to 5 with The Three Little Pigs
 Alphabet Cards and Worksheets for Mystery CVC Word Fun Center
Color By Number For Math Remediation Numbers 1 to 5 with The Three Little Pigs Alphabet Cards and Worksheets for Mystery CVC Word Fun Center
 Student Binder Covers - Goldilocks and the Three Bears Student Work Folder Cover
 Three Little Pigs Place Value Math Center Games
Student Binder Covers - Goldilocks and the Three Bears Student Work Folder Cover Three Little Pigs Place Value Math Center Games

I hope you enjoy this freebie {click here to download it} and that it is something that you will be able to use for many years!
Sincerely,

Fern 



Dolch Word Reviews Are Perfect for Your Literacy Center Time!

Need something for this busy time of year to review Dolch words? I have a couple of bundles that can help!
Color By Code Dolch 200 Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color Your Answers worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list. Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!
Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color Your Answers worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list. Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!

Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list.

Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color Your Answers worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list. Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!

Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. 

Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color Your Answers worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list. Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!


Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! 

Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color Your Answers worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list. Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!

Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!

Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color Your Answers worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list. Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!


This reading resource includes:
* TWENTY Answer Keys

 Your students will adore these TWENTY Dolch Words - Dolch 200 Color Your Answers worksheets while learning and reviewing ALL 200 words from the Dolch 200 list. Practice the Dolch Word reading skills at the same time as having some joy and fun of coloring in your classroom! You will love the no prep, print and go Color By Code Worksheets with Answer Keys Included. Bind them altogether for independent seat work, pass one out each morning for morning work / bell work. Perfect for homework that will not have confused and angry parent emails! Perfect for emergency substitute classroom work, answer keys included to help the sub. The possibilities are endless!  This reading resource includes:  * Five Dolch 200 - List 5  * Five Dolch 200 - List 6  * Five Dolch 200 - List 7  * Five Dolch 200 - List 8  * TWENTY Answer Keys

 Color By Code Dolch 100 Discounted Bundle


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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Worksheets

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers. 
Two Free Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Worksheets
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.
Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie
Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables, Perfect for Your Students' Desks on the First Day of School!

This free resource includes:
2 color by code worksheets focusing on back to school vocabulary
2 answer keys

 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Freebie - Two Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Printables at TeacherspayTeachers.


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Are You Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred?

Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred
Most third graders start the year with learning how to round to the nearest ten or hundred. If you're like me, your planning already for back to school so it will not be as last minute and stressful.

For most third graders, rounding to the nearest ten is a review. But if it isn't for your class, a great way to introduce this concept (or review it) is to project a number line 0 to 10 on the board, or even, if your projector is flexible, on the floor. 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.

I have included this number line, online or if you click on the picture, you can print a permanent copy in the free resource I've provided
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.
Give your students, one at a time, an index card with a number, 0 to 10, on it. Have the student come to the front of the room, card in front of them and stand at the number. Then they need to hop, skip or just walk to the number that is closer 0 or 10. Let everyone have a turn, then if you have time they can create a 60 to 70 or 80 to 90 number line on paper and you can project their image for the whole class.
Why Teach Rounding?
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.

Once your students have a solid foundation of rounding up or down based on how close they are to 0 or 10, you can introduce the rule: 
  • If that digit is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, you will round down to the previous ten. (Or in the case of zero, the LACK of a ten.)
  • If that digit is 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, you will round up to the next ten.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.
Next, I have included rounding charts, for your overhead, center reference chart or an anchor chart. You can even print and laminate a copy for each student and use them year after year. 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.
Give the students any type of counter, coin, unifix cube, etc. and call out a number. Let them slide to left or right depending on HOW CLOSE they are to 20 or to the 30.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.
Next, reintroduce the concept, but with 0 to 100. I've included a a chart for rounding to the nearest hundred by tens, but you can give a child the number 324 and have them point between 320 and 330 to teach them in rounding to the nearest 100, the ones column doesn't factor into the rounding, they only need to look at the tens column. This concept might take longer, so call 418 and have them slide their counter to 400 or 500. Then call 481 explaining that then numbers might look the same, but that they need to pay close attention to the tens column. These charts can also be used for circling the number and creating their own arrows to the answer.
See picture below.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.
Click here to download this free resource.
I also have an additional three resources for teaching this concept.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred at TpT, TeacherspayTeachers.
{Including Answer Keys}
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred at TpT, TeacherspayTeachers.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred. 
This preview image shows you the five pages that are included. These are perfect for morning work, bell work if you teach more than one class, homework, center work, a pre-test or a post test. 
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.
Save it for later in the year for small group remediation or RTI. Answer keys are included, making it perfect for a substitute folder or sub tub!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.


 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred at TpT, TeacherspayTeachers.
{Including Recording Sheet and Answer Key.}
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred at TpT, TeacherspayTeachers.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.
 36 Task Cards, Recording Sheet and an Answer Key that can also be used as a student self-checking sheet.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred at TpT, TeacherspayTeachers.
Use this game for matching, Go Fish, concentration, Around the World, the possibilities are endless. Once your children quickly master the directions, their time is better spend mastering the skill taught.  




Also includes a black and white version, perfect for a Make and Take workshop with parents!


Prefer a bundle? All three resources together for you.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Resources for Teaching Rounding to the Nearest Ten or Hundred.

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