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

Two Free Color By Code Back to School Vocabulary Worksheets
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

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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.

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
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?

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.
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.
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.
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.
I also have an additional three resources for teaching this concept.

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.

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!

{Including Recording Sheet and Answer Key.}

36 Task Cards, Recording Sheet and an Answer Key that can also be used as a student self-checking sheet.
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!

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Your Students Will LOVE Playing I Have, Who Has? With These Alphabet Cards!

Honestly, there is nothing better than sitting in the AC, watching a great movie, and printing, laminating, cutting, & organizing resources for the next school year. It helps with the stress levels during the school year. :) I hope this is a resource that your students will enjoy learning with as much as mine have.

This I Have Who Has Game Includes:
1 Teacher Direction Sheet
20 Bright Alphabet Cards - in Alphabetical Order
20 Bright Alphabet Cards - in Mixed Order

Terrific for an Emergency Substitute Tub, Folder or Binder!

Click here to see all of my I Have, Who Has? Resources!

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Fern's Freebie Friday ~ Memorial Day Word Search & Answer Key!

Free Memorial Day Word Search & Answer Key!

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Stress? What Stress - Much Too Much To Do....

Stress? What Strrrrrreeeesssss?!

I want to tell you a quick story, and you might think it is a work of fiction, but every word of it is true..... when I first started teaching in 1989, teachers were given four to five days AFTER the students' last day to pack up their classroom, do their cum folders, close out their IEPs, book and furniture inventory, report cards, plan together for summer school or next year, group students by classes for the following year ....

SERIOUSLY, nothing was removed from the walls UNTIL THE STUDENTS LEFT.... imagine that, you didn't have to pack up and possibly move your classroom while school was still in session, you didn't have to do report cards two weeks before the last day, you didn't have to close out all your student files a month in advance ..... I know, CRAZY right?! We actually were able to TEACH until the end of the school year, throw a party and then hug & kiss them good bye on the last day!

If your school district is like my last one, everything has to be done before the last day of school because you have to turn your keys in and administrators have to do a walk of your room and your paperwork needs to be turned in and and and and and...the list goes on. It is not your admins' fault, it is the school board that thinks, "Let the teachers work on their own time, during nights and weekends, to do all those tasks. Teachers don't need PAID days after school is over...." Sadly, free labor, is free labor and usually it is the students that suffer the most. As a mom, this trend saddens me, but as a teacher, it is real life and things need to get finished during student contact hours.

I really enjoy creating resources that are engaging, yet still fun for a primary student. Lately, I've created many Color Your Answers with a Spring and a Summer theme. Depending on your grade level and your students' abilities, you can give them a page a day or bind them into a mini-book that they can complete individually as they have extra time. These color by code style pages are excellent at keeping your students engaged more than putting another video on to watch. There is nothing better than having your principal walk in and everyone is reviewing math until the very end! I hope these resources give you some time to get all your end of the year chores finished in time.

By request for my ESOL and ESE teachers, all four.

Also, for the lower grades, my Color for Fun series brings some much need joy back into the classroom.

They are perfect for this time of year too!