Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Are You Teaching Perimeter of a Shape?


I love teaching perimeter and area! Seriously, if I could, I would teach it all year! Need a fence? Need carpet? Maybe I should just get a job working for Lowe's or Home Depot!

From experience I had found that my children knew how to find the perimeter and given the perimeter, they could find the missing side. But when testing came, the shapes were unusual, awkward and just plain boring. Let's face it, no child WANTS to take standardized tests, but the more skills we give them, the more success they will have. AND the less likely to give in and just fake the answers.


Are You Teaching Perimeter of a Shape? Find printables, center games and task cards at Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebie Friday Free Download post. 

My favorite tip to help students not miss any sides or double over in their counting of sides is to have them place a dot in the top left hand corner of the shape and then make a tally mark while they mark off and count each side. They will know that they are finished when each side has a tally mark. This tip is especially successful when it is an irregular shape that bends in and out like number 5 and 6 on this image. 
 Are You Teaching Perimeter of a Shape? Find printables, center games and task cards at Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebie Friday Free Download post.


Next have them write the answer in the middle of the figure so they will not forget when they are reading the four choices for A, B, C and D, etc.
 Are You Teaching Perimeter of a Shape? Find printables, center games and task cards at Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Freebie Friday Free Download post.
Using markers also creates a sense of fun and something different in math, so I would recommend using markers when you practice this skill. Speaking of practicing this skill... I have a free worksheet for you at TeacherSherpa. If you are looking for more task cards, center games and printables, I've listed them below from my TpT store.

More Perimeter Resources

Perimeter and Area Center Games, Printables and Task Cards Bundle

Perimeter Center Games, Task Cards and Printables Bundle

Perimeter Pete - Finding Perimeter Center Games, Task Cards and Printables

Perimeter Penny - Finding the Unknown Side Center Game, Task Cards, & Printables

Perimeter Task Cards for Perimeter of Shapes

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My Awesome Animals Color By Code Dollar Deals!

Your students will ADORE these Awesome Animals Color By Numbers! Try these dollar deals out today! Awesome Animals Color Your Answers Worksheetcome complete with answer keys, just print and go!  I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Awesome Animals Color By Code Dollar Deals
 
Some of my very favorite Dollar Deals from TpT are these Amazing Awesome Animals that I created. These Awesome Animals will bring such delight to your students. Use them for morning work, center time, homework. They are a terrific way to review and practice the skill they need.

If you like these printables, each one has a matching Color By Code or Color By Number. The Dollar Deals ARE NOT part of the larger resources, some are the same animals, but touch on a different skill. So if you purchase the Addition Dollar Deal and need more, the matching, Color By Numbers Awesome Animals Mixed Addition has five MORE worksheets for you to use. I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! :)

 Your students will ADORE these Awesome Animals Color By Numbers! Try these dollar deals out today! Awesome Animals Color Your Answers Worksheetcome complete with answer keys, just print and go!  I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

 Your students will ADORE these Awesome Animals Color By Numbers! Try these dollar deals out today! Awesome Animals Color Your Answers Worksheetcome complete with answer keys, just print and go!  I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas 
 
 Your students will ADORE these Awesome Animals Color By Numbers! Try these dollar deals out today! Awesome Animals Color Your Answers Worksheetcome complete with answer keys, just print and go!  I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
 
 Your students will ADORE these Awesome Animals Color By Numbers! Try these dollar deals out today! Awesome Animals Color Your Answers Worksheetcome complete with answer keys, just print and go!  I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
 
 Your students will ADORE these Awesome Animals Color By Numbers! Try these dollar deals out today! Awesome Animals Color Your Answers Worksheetcome complete with answer keys, just print and go!  I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
 
 Your students will ADORE these Awesome Animals Color By Numbers! Try these dollar deals out today! Awesome Animals Color Your Answers Worksheetcome complete with answer keys, just print and go!  I hope these resources allow you to spend more time with your family and friends while bringing some joy to your students' day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas



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Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words?

Your students' Spring Fever has hit, but we must continue on..... say it enough times and you might be able to get out of bed, JK ;) If you need to review short vowels, or more specifically, short u words, I have a terrific Color By Code for you. Use it for seatwork, center work, rti, tutoring, homework, anytime your students need a little bit of fun!
Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words? Color By Code Short U Words  Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included.
Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words? Color By Code Short U Words  Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This reading resource includes:
* Five Short u Pages
* Five Answer Keys
Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words? Color By Code Short U Words  Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Short u Words Included in the Resource:
bus, bud, bug, but, cut, cup, 
dug, fun, gun, gum, Gus, gut,
hum, hug, hut, jug, jut, lug, 
mug, nun, nut, pun, pug, pup, 
rub, run, rug, sun, sum, and tug.

Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words? Color By Code Short U Words  Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
The pages have similar words, so the students have to focus...
Is it b-u-t? or Is it b-u-g?


Terrific for an Emergency Sub Tub or Homework!
Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words? Color By Code Short U Words  Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.

Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words? Color By Code Short U Words  Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas


Looking for Something Fun for Short U Words? Color By Code Short U Words  Your students will adore these FIVE Short u Words Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing important vowel and reading skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these Color By Code Worksheets with all five Answer Keys included. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

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Are You Looking for Some Adorable Spring Printables to Review Numbers and Colors?

Are You Looking for Some Cute Spring Lessons to Review Numbers and Colors? Ten or Twenty Pages to Download, From Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work.
This math resource includes:
* Ten Know Your Numbers Color By Code Pages
* Ten Answer Keys

and the matching....
Are You Looking for Some Cute Spring Lessons to Review Numbers and Colors? Ten or Twenty Pages to Download, From Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
These high interest black and white printables are great for small groups, morning work, homework or seat work.
This vocabulary resource includes:
* Ten Know Your Colors - Color By Code Pages
* Ten Answer Keys

also available ....
Are You Looking for Some Cute Spring Lessons to Review Numbers and Colors? Ten or Twenty Pages to Download, From Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
These high interest black and white printables are great for introducing or reviewing numbers and colors.
This resource includes:
* Twenty Know Your Numbers - Color By Number Pages

* Twenty Know Your Colors - Color By Code Pages

* Ten Answer Keys

Are You Looking for Some Cute Spring Lessons to Review Numbers and Colors? Ten or Twenty Pages to Download, From Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work. This math resource includes: * Ten Know Your Numbers Color By Code Pages * Ten Answer Keys #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
These high interest black and white printables are great for seat work, homework or small group work. This math resource includes: * Ten Know Your Numbers Color By Code Pages * Ten Answer Keys #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas



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Do You Need A Great Center Game for Reviewing 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.
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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Looking For Something to Review Rounding to Estimate the Sum?

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Games  at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
This math resource includes:
Four center game pages in color AND
Four center game printable pages in black and white to use as a Make and Take Math Center!
Two MATH CENTER signs, one in color and one in gray scale.
Teacher directions and common core sheet in color and gray scale.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Games at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Center Game Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate the Sum Task Cards, Center Games and Color By Code Printables at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
Rounding to Estimate the Sum Color Your Answers Rounding to Estimate the Sum BUNDLE

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Looking For Some New Easter Alphabet Color by Code for Your Classroom?

Have you ever noticed Spring Break either comes too early or too late? Too early and you have a LOOOOOOONG stretch until summer vacation. Too late and you have a LOOOOOOONG stretch from the New Year until Spring Break! I'm a math person, so in my perfect world I would be able to count the number of days from the January return date to the last day of school.... divide by two and Bingo-Bongo, that is the date where Spring Break would be!! Sadly, the school board members who decide on the school schedules are not the ones who have to be in a kindergarten classroom when Spring Fever hits! It's warming up and everything is blooming, but with Spring Break Vacation looming ahead, Spring Fever  usually hit while you're needing to review. My Color By Codes can help you keep a consistent item at one of your literacy centers so that it is completely student directed and the routine is the same each week. Some of the very best 20 minutes of direct teaching you have each day is your small group time. When centers run smoothly, your small group time is less likely to be interrupted.
Your students will adore these Easter Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing the uppercase and lowercase alphabet at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. TEN Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten, a Color By Code Printables for some Easter and Spring Fun in your Classroom! Ten adorable matching Easter Color Your Answers worksheets and ten ANSWER KEYS for Easter. Perfect for your Kindergarten class during Spring for your countdown to the end of the year! Terrific for review and rti small groups. Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten Worksheets. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Your students will adore these TEN Easter Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing the alphabet at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. 
Your students will adore these Easter Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing the uppercase and lowercase alphabet at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. TEN Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten, a Color By Code Printables for some Easter and Spring Fun in your Classroom! Ten adorable matching Easter Color Your Answers worksheets and ten ANSWER KEYS for Easter. Perfect for your Kindergarten class during Spring for your countdown to the end of the year! Terrific for review and rti small groups. Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten Worksheets. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
As always, answer keys are included. 
Your students will adore these Easter Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing the uppercase and lowercase alphabet at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. TEN Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten, a Color By Code Printables for some Easter and Spring Fun in your Classroom! Ten adorable matching Easter Color Your Answers worksheets and ten ANSWER KEYS for Easter. Perfect for your Kindergarten class during Spring for your countdown to the end of the year! Terrific for review and rti small groups. Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten Worksheets. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This resource includes FIVE Color Your Answers Easter Know Your Lowercase Alphabet with Mixed Letters and 
Your students will adore these Easter Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing the uppercase and lowercase alphabet at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. TEN Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten, a Color By Code Printables for some Easter and Spring Fun in your Classroom! Ten adorable matching Easter Color Your Answers worksheets and ten ANSWER KEYS for Easter. Perfect for your Kindergarten class during Spring for your countdown to the end of the year! Terrific for review and rti small groups. Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten Worksheets. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
FIVE Know Your Uppercase Alphabet with Mixed Letters

A total of TEN Color By Code Printables for some Easter and Spring Fun in your Classroom! Ten adorable matching Easter Color Your Answers worksheets and ten ANSWER KEYS for Easter. Perfect for your Kindergarten class during Spring for your countdown to the end of the year! 
Terrific for review and rti small groups.
Your students will adore these Easter Color By Code worksheets while learning and reviewing the uppercase and lowercase alphabet at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. TEN Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten, a Color By Code Printables for some Easter and Spring Fun in your Classroom! Ten adorable matching Easter Color Your Answers worksheets and ten ANSWER KEYS for Easter. Perfect for your Kindergarten class during Spring for your countdown to the end of the year! Terrific for review and rti small groups. Color By Code Easter Mixed Alphabet Uppercase and Lowercase for Kindergarten Worksheets. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Your students will adore these Easter Color By Numbers worksheets while learning and reviewing important 1 - 9 number and teen number 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 Color By Code Easter Math Know Your Numbers and Know Your Teen Numbers, a Color By Numbers Printables for some Easter and Spring Fun in your Classroom! Ten adorable matching Easter Color By Number worksheets and ten ANSWER KEYS for Easter. Perfect for your Kindergarten class during Spring for your countdown to the end of the year! Terrific for review and rti small groups.


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