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Adorable Color By Numbers Ocean Animals for Addition and Subtraction

If you are teaching summer school, looking for a packet to put together for your students to avoid the summer slump, need something fun for the end of the year, or like me, live and work in Florida, these Ocean Animal Color By Numbers for Addition and Subtraction are adorable! A perfect way to reinforce skills and yet still have some joy in your classroom work day!
Color By Numbers Ocean Animals Mixed Addition and Mixed Subtraction
This is one of my favorites, because the shark is smiling!
I know, once an elementary school teacher, always an elementary school teacher, we tend to personify every animal, but still, he sure is cute!

One of my very favorite color by numbers bundle is this one, Color By Numbers Ocean Animals Mixed Addition and Mixed Subtraction.
 Color By Numbers Ocean Animals Mixed Addition and Mixed Subtraction at TeacherspayTeachers.
Your students will adore these Color Your Answer worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. Ten Ocean Animals Color Your Answers Worksheets for Addition and Subtraction Color By Code Bundle, with Color Coded Answer Keys Included.

This math resource includes:
* Five Mixed Addition pages.
* Five Mixed Subtraction pages.
* Ten Color Coded Answer Keys


These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.

If you only need addition for a review or subtraction for an introduction, they are also available separately.


This math resource includes:
* Five Mixed Addition pages.
* Five Color Coded Answer Keys




This math resource includes:
* Five Mixed Subtraction pages.
* Five Color Coded Answer Keys



This is one of my very favorite worksheets in the bundle, I didn't put a frame around it since I included an ocean "floor" underneath the seahorse.
 He would be perfect for the students to do the math, color and then cut off the code box, for a mini-art project.

Click here to read more about incorporating some fun into your classroom with my Color By Numbers and Color By Codes and how strongly I feel about having JOY everyday for our 6, 7, 8 year old students in the primary grades. 
 TURNING ACADEMIC COLOR BY NUMBERS INTO A FUN CLASS ART CENTER BY FERN SMITH'S CLASSROOM IDEAS


Odd and Even Number Lessons and Resources for You

I've created a center game for my second grade teacher friends for use in your classroom math center during your math small group time! Continue reading for a lesson idea about how to teach, review and spiral odd and even numbers. 

Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers

Most of you start the year reviewing odd and even numbers. Especially if your district uses Go Math, Odd and Even Numbers are the first lesson in chapter one. In kindergarten I review odd and even numbers every.single.day! While we are learning our numbers, we are also learning to take them apart, to decompose them. Math standards state that kindergartners need to show how any number 1-10 can be created using a variety of addends. This daily calendar activity is perfect.

Every day during calendar I place one more red "cookie" in the tens frame on the board to represent the number of SCHOOL DAYS we've been in school that month. Then we chant while I point to the cookies, "One cookie for Mrs. Smith, one cookie for me." Discussing how we have an even number of cookies for the party or one left over!
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

I like to also expand this lesson daily for my higher level students, to expose them to fractions. On the odd days, the cookie left over can be split into two halves, two parts, and we are all happy because in our little party of two people, life is fair and equal again.

This is what it looks like as we pass the tenth day of school in a month....
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Which is perfect because we also have to learn to decompose numbers into their tens and ones!

As the school year rolls on, to keep this fun and interesting, I teach my helpers to stand at the board and point, some months the helper will say, "A cookie for Mrs. Smith, a cookie for me." Other months they can pick a friend and say, "A cookie for Suzie, a cookie for me." Then they know to finish up the lesson asking the class, is it an odd number or even number. It's adorable y'all! It seriously doesn't get old and they love it.  

Click here to visit my other post, Are You Getting Ready to Teach Even or Odd Numbers? and learn another way to teach odd and even numbers. 
Center Game Includes:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Also Available in a Bundle
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Perfect for an emergency substitute teacher folder!


Fun Color By Code For 3D Shapes Perfect For Assessment

 Color By Code For Math Remediation Basic 3D Shapes Mary Had A Little Lamb

Color By Code For Math Remediation Basic 3D Shapes Mary Had A Little Lamb

If you are looking for a resource for math remediation while still giving your students some confidence while reviewing important math skills, you will love this series. 
These five Color By Code worksheets focus on Basic 3D Shapes with a cute Mary Had A Little Lamb theme. The five pages have only a few color selections and only a few shapes, to help your students focus on the repetitive pattern of cone, cube, cylinder, pyramid, and sphere. 
All the while giving your students a fun and exciting review of important math skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. 
As always, answer keys are included. 

 Color By Code For Math Remediation Basic 3D Shapes Mary Had A Little Lamb
This math resource includes:* Five Pages with the basic 3D shapes of cone, cube, cylinder, pyramid, and sphere.* Five Answer Keys


Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages

Don't you just love seeing the growth your students make in a year? Their drawings, their writings, so cute, cute, cute! ♥ 
I have a wonderful Freebie for Pre-K to 5th Grade. It includes a "First Day of School" and a "Last Day of School" page for each grade, even a blank for multi-leveled school students.
Free Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Your students will love showing up on the first day of school and creating a self-portrait. You will love how happily engaged they are so you can meet those last few parents at the door.

I wrote a previous post {click here to read it} about crayon management on the first day of school. Today, in addition to pictures of this freebie, I've added a few more comments to help you with the stress of the first day of school.

For Pre-K I recommend just setting out just one large Ticonderoga My First Pencil already sharpened and a small party pack size of Play-Doh. Once they finish their portrait, with or without help from a parent or classroom aide, they can open the gift of Play-Doh to give you, the teacher, a few more minutes talking to the parents or answering any of their last minute questions.  

Free Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
For Kindergarten, I recommend a small Ziploc baggie, sandwich or snack size, with the basic 8 pack of colors. In the center of the table you can have a cup or basket with a few packs of the Crayola Multicultural Crayons for their use.

By only having 8 crayons to start, your kindergarteners can start working on the basic colors. I wrote a post {click here to read it} about using crayons for the first few days of having a non-English speaking student in your class that also has great tips for teaching your kindergartener about reading color names from the crayon label. 


Click Here to Read More About Learning Color Names #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Click Here to Read More About Learning Color Names

A couple of ways you can get the 8 crayons in the baggie before the boys and girls come to school.

1. If your meet the teacher or open house is before the first day of school, many of your students will bring their supplies that night. No matter what your school list states for Kindergarten, still pull out the basic 8 colors and you can add the rest of the colors to their pencil box later. Or add all those red-oranges, orange-reds to your art center. 

2. Goodwill and Salvation Army stores have crayons, snatch up any unused ones for your supplies and make the baggies over the summer.

3. When the back to school supplies hit Target and Wal*Mart in June {hahaha, I know, way toooooo soon!} it is worth a few of your own pennies when the boxes are on sale for twenty-five cents. Then store the crayons your students bring in for refills later in the year.

4. Many years, students move in and out of your classroom and you might have an overstock of crayons. Use those and then replace your supply with the new crayons your students bring in the first week.

5. Ask your friends for donations to your class.

6. Add them to the latest trend #ClearTheList when asking for donations. Click here for the inexpensive Crayola Basic 8 pack at Amazon.
  
Free Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
For First Grade, I use to lay out markers.... all together now, ooooohhhhhhhh, aaaahhhhhh! Children love markers and they sure are messy on paper, but joyful to use! In this picture, I had bought some gifts for my family from Amazon and each one came in a mid-size white gift box. Counting the top and bottom separately, nine of the gifts gave me 18 white boxes, just perfect for having 8 markers on the first day of school.


Free Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
My second grade example has a sandwich baggie that can hold the 10 count of markers. After I took this picture I noticed that I only had 9 in the baggie, I guess the gray marker is still on summer vacation :) 


Free Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
ln this free resource I have also included First Day of School and Last Day of School pages for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

Free Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Free Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Back to School and Apple Themed Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to 2nd Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
I have other Coloring Pages for your class in my TpT Store. Instead of a self-portrait, welcome your boys and girls with back to school pictures or an apple picture at their seat. Just add crayons or makers!
Back to School and Apple Themed Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to 2nd Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Back to School and Apple Themed Coloring Pages for grades Pre-K to 2nd Grade from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

 Back to School Coloring Pages and Apples Coloring Pages Bundle from Fern Smith at #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas


FERN'S FREEBIE FRIDAY ~ EVEN AND ODD NUMBERS COLOR BY NUMBERS FREEBIE
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Do You Need Center Games and Worksheets For Long Vowels and Short Vowels?

Students are ready to study long and short vowels and the connection between them when they can read word families (like hat, sat, cat, fat, etc.) and when they are starting to include vowels in their spellings. Center Games and Worksheets at TpT from #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Long and Short Vowels

Students are ready to study long and short vowels and the connection between them when they can read word families (like hat, sat, cat, fat, etc.) and when they are starting to include vowels in their spellings. During this stage, a student might consistently attempting to spell long vowels words, but confusing the spelling, for example, RANE for rain. This is a perfect time to add word work to their day comparing and contrasting long and short vowels.

One of my favorite series of vowel resources that I've created comes with a lot of hands on materials to make your centers, small group and seat work time easier for you and enjoyable for the students.

Today I'm going to share with you the Long e and Short e resource. Once your students are use to the games and printables in this resource, it is the same for a, i, o and u, just with the different appropriate words.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
The resource comes with:
*Center Sign and/or Center Folder Cover
*Teacher’s directions
*Student’s directions
*Center Game Cards
*Interactive Notebook Activities
*Student worksheets, great for assessment
*Answer Keys / Student Self-Check Sheets
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowels-969068 
One set of cards with just the words for sorting.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
 Printable worksheets.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
One set of cards with the words and picture clues. 
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Student directions included.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT. 
 
Help in a variety of student levels.
Sort by picture clue cards only.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
One set of cards as pictures only for your different student levels.
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Sorting by words only.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.
Interactive Notebook Activities
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Vowel Sorting Short e & Long e Center Games and Interactive Notebook Activities at TeachersPayTeachers, TpT.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowels-969068
This example is sorting the cards that have the words AND the picture clues.
Common Core Listing
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowel-Sorting-Short-e-Long-e-Center-Games-and-Interactive-Notebook-Activities-947055
 Three ways to play to differentiate for your students' needs.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowel-Sorting-Short-e-Long-e-Center-Games-and-Interactive-Notebook-Activities-947055

I hope you have enjoyed this post and gained some ideas to help teach your emerging readers with some long and short vowel fun!
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