Owl Themed Student Binder Covers For Your Classroom Organization

This resource comes with the 
following student binder covers:

Do You Have a Owl Themed Classroom ? Your students will love these daily work folder covers for their student binders and you will love how organized these folders make your classroom management easier! There are SIX different character / color schemes included with this resource. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeachersPayTeachers.
 Language Arts Folder,   Take Home Folder,   Phonics Folder
Do You Have a Owl Themed Classroom ? Your students will love these daily work folder covers for their student binders and you will love how organized these folders make your classroom management easier! There are SIX different character / color schemes included with this resource. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeachersPayTeachers.
Science Folder,   Social Studies Folder,   Writing Folder
Do You Have a Owl Themed Classroom ? Your students will love these daily work folder covers for their student binders and you will love how organized these folders make your classroom management easier! There are SIX different character / color schemes included with this resource. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeachersPayTeachers.
Work Station Folder,   Center Folder,  Word Work Folder
Do You Have a Owl Themed Classroom ? Your students will love these daily work folder covers for their student binders and you will love how organized these folders make your classroom management easier! There are SIX different character / color schemes included with this resource. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeachersPayTeachers.
 Spelling Folder,   Vocabulary Folder,    Reading Group Folder
Do You Have a Owl Themed Classroom ? Your students will love these daily work folder covers for their student binders and you will love how organized these folders make your classroom management easier! There are SIX different character / color schemes included with this resource. Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeachersPayTeachers.
 Math Folder,   Homework Folder,   Reading Folder

Use one character/color for your high reading group. 
Use a different character/color for your middle group, etc.
     
     * Helps the children learn organizational skills, no more papers shoved into their desks.

You can print them on colored paper with black ink only to save money and they turn out just as adorable!

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New Fall Themed Counting Numbers 0 - 10 Task Cards For Your Classroom

New Fall Themed Counting Numbers  0 - 10 Task Cards For Your Classroom from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
I've created some new task cards this week that are just as cute as can be!! Counting numbers 0 - 10 and I've included a recording sheet and number cards for a variety of uses.

These task cards are wonderful for your small groups, centers, tutoring, scoot, read the room, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! Students can match the answers with the included number cards, or on white boards. They can write the answers in your classroom journals or the included recording sheet. Perfect for an assessment grade for the week. 


New Fall Themed Counting Numbers  0 - 10 Task Cards For Your Classroom from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
Recording Sheet and Answer Key Included

New Fall Themed Counting Numbers  0 - 10 Task Cards For Your Classroom from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
Addition Numbers Cards Are Also Included

New Fall Themed Counting Numbers  0 - 10 Task Cards For Your Classroom from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
 Addition Numbers Cards Are Also Included
Here's one of my favorite tips... I store my task cards in these FREE Rubbermaid containers....you know the ones that lunch meat come in? I love them, they are a perfect size for task cards and then the container doesn't go to waste.

New Fall Themed Counting Numbers  0 - 10 Task Cards For Your Classroom from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
Perfect for Independent Work or Center Time

Here is each individual set of task cards, as well as the bundle.

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Do You Teach Using Place Value to Add?

Tips, Tricks, Lesson Plans, Centers, Task Cards, Color By Numbers and Resources to Teach Using Place Value to Add to Your Class.

Children learn at an early age that numbers simply go on and on, rote counting to a point of boredom or if they are counting items, counting until they run out of items. As they mature, we need to teach them an easier way of counting items, by using the built in system of GROUPS AVAILABLE, groups of tens, hundreds, thousands, etc. 

Once they have the basics of addition or adding these groups, they are ready to break apart larger numbers to be able to count them in groups, for ease, for speed, simply for a higher understanding of mental math.


For example:
 


Many adults do this automatically in their head, we look at the hundreds, tens and ones, add them quickly and then add them all to get a final total.

Even with ones rolling into tens, and tens rolling into hundreds, this is still an easy and effective way to solve problems with three and four digit numbers. But, it is a skill that has to be taught. Most math standards introduce this skill in second grade with tens and ones, then introducing thousands in third grade.

Using Place Value to Add with a Hands-On Lesson:
Give your small groups multiple bundled items....
1. Coffee stirs or straws banded into hundreds, tens and ones with rubber bands or twist ties.
2. Quart bags with 100 beans, snack bags with 10 beans, and beans {ones} not in baggies.
3. Macaroni in baggies. Anything that you can buy inexpensively in bulk works.
4. Base Ten Counting Blocks, etc.
Give them many problems to work out with and without regrouping of their items.
  
Another Using Place Value to Add Lesson:
An excellent way to introduce or review this skill is with partners and white boards. Let each student write a problem on their board, {or for a more GUIDED LESSON, you write two set problems on the overhead camera} then the students exchange white boards and solve the problem using the expanded place value method. 
Allow time for multiple problems and math practice.

I've created multiple resources to help with this skill.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-Go-Math-17-Addition-Multi-Digit-Numbers-Within-1000-Center-Game-1309667

I like to use this center to also reinforce the students' calculator skills. Do you have mobile devices? iPhones? iPads? Whip them out and use the calculator app with this center. Students can also use paper and pencils, or white boards, but calculators add a bit of fun too!
These highly engaging center games are quick and easy to prep and can be used for a variety of games... concentration, match game, go fish, gin rummy, scoot, read the room, self checking, even perfect for assessments. Your center time can run smoothly and with very little prep from you!  


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-Go-Math-17-Color-By-Numbers-Addition-of-Multi-Digit-Numbers-to-1000-1351958

Your students will adore these Color Your Answer worksheets while learning and reviewing place value, break apart method addition skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included.  

Click here for the Color Your Answers Printables for the Addition of Multi-Digit Whole Numbers Within 1,000.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-Go-Math-17-Color-By-Numbers-Addition-of-Multi-Digit-Numbers-to-1000-1351958

This resource includes:
Page 1 - Color by Code No Regrouping
Page 2 - Color by Code with Regrouping
Page 3 - Color by Code Mixed Regrouping and No Regrouping
Page 4 - Multiple Problems Worksheet No Regrouping
Page 5 - Multiple Problems Worksheet With Regrouping
Pages 6 - 10 Matching Answer Keys


Pages 4 and 5 are perfect for a weekly assessment grade.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-Go-Math-17-Addition-Multi-Digit-Numbers-Within-1000-Center-Game-1309667

Another fun way to use this center is with place value dice. The students can lay out the matching dice, work each group, ones, tens, and hundreds, then I tell them to "go to the bank" {the container,} and get the correct dice they need for the answer. They can add dice to the column when there is regrouping too. Just something a little different, but keeps them up and moving and with a hands-on extra activity. This activity is fun to model in small group and then a week later use it at your math center as a spiral review.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-Go-Math-17-Color-By-Numbers-Addition-of-Multi-Digit-Numbers-to-1000-1351958

FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. FIVE answer keys are also included.



I like to make my centers self-correcting. You can use matching stickers or symbols on the back. It works really well on card stock and laminated cards!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-Go-Math-17-Color-By-Numbers-Addition-of-Multi-Digit-Numbers-to-1000-1351958

Task Cards are Also Available for This Skill
3rd Grade Go Math 1.7 Addition Multi-Digit Whole Numbers Within 1,000 Task Cards

3rd Grade Go Math Lesson 1.7 Addition of Multi-Digit Numbers to 1000 Bundle

Today's Lesson:

Use any of the links below to read more...


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Turning Academic Color By Numbers Into A Fun Class Art Center

Turning Academic Color By Numbers Into A Fun Class Art Center by Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.Color By Numbers
Just Add Scissors, Glue and Construction Paper!
Being a Navy wife, I've moved and been in a few different schools where it was "rigor" "structure" "academic" "waste no time" whatever they call the demands at your school, you know what I mean.... But seriously, our primary students are 6, 7, 8 years old, they need SOME FUN, they need SOME JOY! We want them to love school and return daily refreshed and excited about learning new things. 

Once the students do the math and the coloring on a Color By Code or Color By Number and you have checked it {if you want an assessment grade, or don't even worry about checking it.} They can cut the cute animals out and during a center, create a cute little take home art project. 

Is this ART? LIKE .... hands on, let them create anything with any medium and become Picasso ART? NO, it is not. But it is an excellent skill for young children to color, cut, paste and design. Some creativity while working on their fine motor skills. 
 
Turning Academic Color By Numbers Into A Fun Class Art Center by Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
The above sample is part of my UK Version Colour By Numbers, with grey for gray and colour for color. But is is also a perfect example of how you can ALSO use my Color Your Answers to demonstrate some basic art skills. 

For Example - Shading

Shading is used in drawing for depicting levels of darkness on paper by applying media more densely or with a darker shade for darker areas, and less densely or with a lighter shade for lighter areas. 
The two whales were both colored with the SAME BLACK crayon. The top whale I used a lot of pressure and made sure the crayon wax added a lot of color and depth, allowing the whale to look BLACK. The bottom whale I barely colored with the black crayon, applying very little pressure, creating a gray whale WITHOUT a gray crayon. If you model that on your overhead camera, you've given your students a basic art technique with or without an art teacher! 
Turning Academic Color By Numbers Into A Fun Class Art Center by Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

American English Version
Turning Academic Color By Numbers Into A Fun Class Art Center by Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
 
Addition and Subtraction Available Too
Turning Academic Color By Numbers Into A Fun Class Art Center by Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.


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Using Seasonal Sticky Notes For an Adorable Classroom Number Line!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Using Seasonal Sticky Notes in the Classroom for a Working Number Line.
Creating a Daily Classroom Number Line
One of my favorite things to do, is a Morning Meeting at my classroom calendar. Many skills can be tucked into a quick ten minutes in the morning. Seasonal sticky notes are a terrific way to keep track of the number of days we've been at school. Even with the upper elementary grades I loved doing this because as the year rolls on, they have a visual number line, in groups of ten, to help as an anchor chart for multiplication, division, even some intermediate level students still need support with basic addition and subtraction facts....

Directions and Materials:
* 20 - 21 different seasonal sticky note pads, you will need 10 of each type. Ellison die cuts will also work well.
* Pre-cut a strip of ribbon, cash register tape, construction paper, etc. to the length of TEN seasonal sticky notes. About four feet for the store bought sticky notes.
* Place on an empty area next to your calendar. It will grow and fill the space as school progresses.
* Each day write the number for that school day and place on the ribbon. This is also a great job for the class helper. It is always very hot in Florida when we go back in August, so I use some summer themes and then progress to the cute back to school stuff for September, fall for October, etc.
* As each day unfolds you will have created in groups of ten, a working number line for your classroom.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Using Seasonal Sticky Notes in the Classroom for a Working Number Line.
Perfect for a visual anchor chart for a large variety of math skills.

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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Number Cards 1 -20

Free Number Cards 1 -20 Printables for Multiple Classroom Uses from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeacherspayTeachers. 

Today's Freebie Friday is a cute little packet of number cards 1 - 20. Print them one to a page, two to a page or as shown in the picture on the white paper, four to a page! 
Ideas for Using Number Cards in the Classroom:
1. Use number cards for a hundreds chart
2. Use number cards for a 120 chart.
3. Use number cards to create a number line around the classroom counting out the 180 days of school. Click here to read my blog post. 
4. Print the number cards on hard stock and use them at centers to play match games, concentrations, go fish, etc.
5. Use these number cards to label your cubbies, bins, tables, seats... print them 8 to 12 to a page with your printer software and print on a color that matches your classroom.


Free Number Cards 1 -20 Printables for Multiple Classroom Uses from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeacherspayTeachers.


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