## Sunday, August 30, 2015

### Space Theme Number Anchor Charts {Space Theme Number Printables}

 Running above my math focus board are the Number Anchor Charts. I uses these as a reference for the students during small group and also during centers.

Space Theme Number Anchor Charts include the following:

The number anchor chart incorporate the numeral, base ten blocks, tally marks, ten frames, number word, counting fingers, addition, and dominoes.

The rocket numbers come in three sizes:

(20) Approximately 8.5” x 11” individual number anchor charts.
(20) Approximately 5.5” x 5.5” individual number anchor charts.
(20) Approximately 4.25” x 5.5” individual number anchor charts.

 The above picture is how I use the Number Anchor Chartsas part of my Daily Focus Board.
I use all of the 8.5”x 11” Number Anchor Charts along the top of my math focus board for the students to see during small group. I use the 5.5”x 8.5” size number anchor chart cards as part of my daily focus. I pin the numbers that I am focusing on for that week on the board. I also use them as flashcards. The 4.25”x 5.5” size number anchor chart cards I use in my writing center for the students to use to practice writing and identifying the number.

Directions: It is recommended to print on card stock and laminate for durability.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

### Rocket Numbers 1 to 32 {Space Theme Number Printables}

I use the 5.5” x 8.5” Rocket Numbers 1 to 32 on the floor in my classroom. This is where the students lineup to leave the room. I reserve number 1 as the line leader’s spot, number 2 as the door holder’s spot, and since I have only 22 students; number 22 is reserved for my caboose. To vary how the students line-up I use the 2.25” x 3.25” size Rocket Numbers. At the beginning of the year, I draw the number from my jar and the student takes the smaller number rocket has to match up the number on the floor using 1:1 correspondence. As the year progresses I will show them the number and they will have to find the matching number. At the end of the year I will call the number out and they will have to find it on the floor without visual support.

Below is a picture of the Number Rockets in use in my Pre-K classroom. Each rock is on of 10 primary colors. Another idea to vary the way the students lineup is to call out a color rocket and have the students find the matching color rocket to stand on.
Rocket Numbers 1 to 32 include the following:

• (32) Approximately 5.5” x 8.5” individual rocket numbers.
• (32) Approximately 4.25” x 5.5” individual rocket numbers.
• (32) Approximately 2.25” x 3.25” individual rocket numbers.

Directions: It is recommended to print on card stock, trim along the black border leaving a white edge, and laminate for durability.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

### Alphabet Anchor Charts {Letter Printables}

This is the first school year that I have used the Alphabet Anchor Chart cards in my Pre-K classroom. The students like the bright colors and simple graphics. I designed the Alphabet Anchor Charts to use as an alphabet frieze, my Daily Focus Board, and flashcards for my Writing Center. The picture below show the letter cards for Tt, Hh, and Ss. The 5.5" x 8.5" size cards in use on my Daily Focus Board.

Alphabet Anchor Charts include the following:
Each alphabet anchor chart contains the upper and lowercase letters, (3) pictures starting with the letter and the name of the picture under it, and at least (4) additional words beginning with the letter. The only exception is the letter Xx. The letter “X” contains words that have the letter “X” in it. Each alphabet anchor chart is color coordinated to match the chevron border. The alphabet anchor charts come in three sizes:

• (26) 8.5” x 11” individual letter anchor chart.
• (26) Approximately 5.5” x 8.5” individual letter anchor chart.
• (26) Approximately 4.25” x 5.5” individual letter anchor chart.

I use all of the 8.5”x 11” Alphabet Anchor Charts along the top of my dry erase board for the students to see during large group. I use the 5.5”x 8.5” size alphabet anchor chart cards as part of my daily focus. I pin the letters that I am focusing on for that week on the board. I also use them as flashcards. The 4.25”x 5.5” size alphabet anchor chart cards I use in my writing center for the students to use to practice writing, identifying the letter, and words starting with that letter.

Directions: It is recommended to print on card stock and laminate for durability.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

## Sunday, August 23, 2015

### All About the Letter Rr {Letter of the Week SMARTboard Activities}

The "R" Box
Decorate a box with the letter "R". Inside the box place items or pictures of items that begin with the letter "R". This also works well if you use pictures, and have each child in turn draw out one picture and tell it's name and what they would do with it.

Acrobatic "R"'s
Divide the children into groups of threes. Have the children in each group lie on the floor and use their bodies to form the letter "R". Let the children in each group trade places and form the letter "R" again, so each child gets a turn at being a different part of the "R".

Fill in the Missing Word:  All of your guesses should begin with the /r/ sound like in robot.
• I have a handle. I am used to gather up leaves outside. I am a  __________. (rake)
• I can be made of silver or gold. You wear me on your finger. I am a ___________. (ring)
• I am the color of cherries, strawberries, and crayons. I am the color _______. (red)
• I have two long sides and two short size. I am the shape of a door. What shape am I? _________. (rectangle)
Circle and Find: Have students practice reading environmental print. Use newspapers, junk mail, and/or sales flyers and have them highlight all of the letter Rr’s using a  highlighter.

Read the Sentence! Count the Words!: Directions: Read the sentence. Count how many words begin with the /r/ sound. Count how many words are in the sentence.
• I like the color red.  __________
• I like my green robot. __________
• I like raisins. __________
• I like to rake leaves. __________

I have put together a collection of songs and read a-loud books about the Letter R.

Book List:

SMARTBoard Activities:

There are over 35 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter, critical thinking, and math concepts. All About the Letter Rr is perfect for whole group, small group, and individual practice on the SMARTBoard or on a computer with the SMARTNotebook software installed.

Vocabulary Words

Let’s Write the Letter – Rr

Write the Missing Letter: Look at the picture and write the beginning missing letter.

Rr is for Robot: Help Robby Robot find his rocket by following the upper and lowercase letter R to the rocket.

Which One Comes Next? Look at the pattern and finish the pattern.

Which One Does Not Belong? Look at the letters and pictures and put an X on the picture(s) that do not belong.

Let’s Sort by Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Rr: Sort the raindrops by upper and lowercase letter R.

Let’s Sort: Sort pictures by the beginning /r/ sound onto the rug. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the letters and graph how many of each.

Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the pictures and graph how many of each.

Write the Beginning Letter Sound: Look at the picture and write the beginning letter sound.

ABC Order

Search a Word: Look for words beginning with the Letter R. All words are hidden across and there is only one word per line.

Say! Trace! Read! Write! Use the letter tiles to build the word.

Let’s Build the Letter Rr: Use the shapes to construct the upper and lowercase letter Rr.

Puzzles: Put together CVC and 4 letter puzzles all beginning with the letter R.

Color by Number Color by number to find the missing letter.

Balloon Pop Pop the balloons and decide if the picture begins with the /qu/ sound.

Size Sort Sort the letter by small and large. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Color Sort Sort the letter by color. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Directions: To view the Notebook file choose: VIEW> 100%. It is recommended NOT to save the file once you have downloaded and extracted. This way the game does not have to be re-set.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a  Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a  Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a  Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a  With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

Contact:
• If you have any suggestions and/or comments to make this learning packet better, please feel free to email me at:
• If you find a mistake or typo in the packet, please email me at: so I can fix the error and send you a revised packet.

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### All About the Letter Qq {Letter of the Week SMARTboard Activities}

The "Q" Box
Decorate a box with the letter "Q". Inside the box place items or pictures of items that begin with the letter "Q". This also works well if you use pictures, and have each child in turn draw out one picture and tell it's name and what they would do with it.

Acrobatic "Q"'s
Divide the children into groups of threes. Have the children in each group lie on the floor and use their bodies to form the letter "Q". Let the children in each group trade places and form the letter "Q" again, so each child gets a turn at being a different part of the "Q".

Fill in the Missing Word:  All of your guesses should begin with the /qu/ sound like in quarter.

• It's a blanket made up of many pieces sewed together. It's a  __________. (quilt)
• It's round, and worth .25 cents. It is a ___________. (quarter)
• When we are in the library we must be _______. (quiet)
• It's a small wild bird that lives in a covey. It can not fly but flutters like a chicken. It's a _________. (quail)

Circle and Find: Have students practice reading environmental print. Use newspapers, junk mail, and/or sales flyers and have them highlight all of the letter Qq’s using a  highlighter.

Read the Sentence! Count the Words!: Directions: Read the sentence. Count how many words begin with the /qu/ sound. Count how many words are in the sentence.

• I see the queen.  __________
• I see a quail. __________
• I see a quiet boy. __________
• I see a quilt. __________
I have put together a collection of songs and read a-loud books about the Letter Q.

Book List:

SMARTBoard Activities:

There are over 35 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter, critical thinking, and math concepts. All About the Letter Qq is perfect for whole group, small group, and individual practice on the SMARTBoard or on a computer with the SMARTNotebook software installed.

Vocabulary Words

Where is the Letter Qq: Circle the upper and lowercase letter Q.

Let’s Write the Letter – Qq

Write the Missing Letter: Look at the picture and write the beginning missing letter.

Qq is for Queen: Help Queen Quin find her quilt by following the upper and lowercase letter Q to the quilt.

Which One Comes Next? Look at the pattern and finish the pattern.

Which One Does Not Belong? Look at the letters and pictures and put an X on the picture(s) that do not belong.

Let’s Sort by Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Qq: Sort the quarters by upper and lowercase letter Q.

Let’s Sort: Sort pictures by the beginning /qu/ sound onto the quilt. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the letters and graph how many of each.

Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the pictures and graph how many of each.

Write the Beginning Letter Sound: Look at the picture and write the beginning letter sound.

ABC Order

Search a Word: Look for words beginning with the Letter Q. All words are hidden across and there is only one word per line.

Say! Trace! Read! Write! Use the letter tiles to build the word.

Let’s Build the Letter Qq: Use the shapes to construct the upper and lowercase letter Qq.

Puzzles: Put together 5 letter puzzles all beginning with the letter Q.

Color by Number Color by number to find the missing letter.

Balloon Pop Pop the balloons and decide if the picture begins with the /qu/ sound.

Size Sort Sort the letter by small and large. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Color Sort Sort the letter by color. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Directions: To view the Notebook file choose: VIEW> 100%. It is recommended NOT to save the file once you have downloaded and extracted. This way the game does not have to be re-set.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a  Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a  Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a  Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a  With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

Contact:
• If you have any suggestions and/or comments to make this learning packet better, please feel free to email me at:
• If you find a mistake or typo in the packet, please email me at: so I can fix the error and send you a revised packet.

Credits:
www.KevinandAmanda.com (Free Fonts)
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ashley-Hughes-38 (Graphic Images)
www.MyCuteGraphics.com (Graphic Images)

### All About the Letter Pp {Letter of the Week SMARTboard Activities}

The "P" Box
Decorate a box with the letter "P". Inside the box place items or pictures of items that begin with the letter "P". This also works well if you use pictures, and have each child in turn draw out one picture and tell it's name and what they would do with it.

Acrobatic "P"'s
Divide the children into groups of threes. Have the children in each group lie on the floor and use their bodies to form the letter "P". Let the children in each group trade places and form the letter "P" again, so each child gets a turn at being a different part of the "P".  Take picture of the kids making the letters and make an alphabet book for the library.

Fill in the Missing Word:  All of your guesses should begin with the /p/ sound like in pig.

• I am an animal. I am a type of bear. I am black and white. I am a  __________. (panda bear)
• I am an animal. I can be big or small. Sometimes I am pink and squeal. I am a ___________. (pig)
• On my birthday I will invite my friends to come to my _______. (party)
• The color you make by mixing red and white is ________. (pink)

Circle and Find: Have students practice reading environmental print. Use newspapers, junk mail, and/or sales flyers and have them highlight all of the letter Pp’s using a  highlighter.

Read the Sentence! Count the Words!: Directions: Read the sentence. Count how many words begin with the /p/ sound. Count how many words are in the sentence.

• I see the pink pig.  __________
• I see a purple pen. __________
• I see pickles. __________
• I see a big stack of pancakes. __________

I have put together a collection of songs and read a-loud books about the Letter P.

Book List:

SMARTBoard Activities:
There are over 45 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter, critical thinking, and math concepts. All About the Letter Pp is perfect for whole group, small group, and individual practice on the SMARTBoard or on a computer with the SMARTNotebook software installed.

Vocabulary Words

Where is the Letter Pp: Circle the upper and lowercase letter P.

Circle the Letter Pp: Circle the letter P in the nursery rhyme, “Peter Piper.”

Let’s Write the Letter – Pp

Write the Missing Letter: Look at the picture and write the beginning missing letter.

Pp is for Pig: Help Petunia Pig find her pancakes by following the upper and lowercase letter P to the pancakes.

Which One Comes Next? Look at the pattern and finish the pattern.

Which One Does Not Belong? Look at the letters and pictures and put an X on the picture(s) that do not belong.

Let’s Sort by Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Pp: Sort the pigs by upper and lowercase letter P.

Let’s Sort: Sort pictures by the beginning /p/ sound into the pan. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the letters and graph how many of each.

Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the pictures and graph how many of each.

Write the Beginning Letter Sound: Look at the picture and write the beginning letter sound.

ABC Order

Search a Word: Look for words beginning with the Letter P. All words are hidden across and there is only one word per line.

Say! Trace! Read! Write! Use the letter tiles to build the word.

Let’s Build the Letter Pp: Use the shapes to construct the upper and lowercase letter Pp.

Puzzles: Put together CVC and 4 letter puzzles all beginning with the letter P.

NEW

Color by Number Color by number to find the missing letter.

Balloon Pop Pop the balloons and decide if the picture begins with the /p/ sound.

Size Sort Sort the letter by small and large. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Color Sort Sort the letter by color. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.

Directions: To view the Notebook file choose: VIEW> 100%. It is recommended NOT to save the file once you have downloaded and extracted. This way the game does not have to be re-set.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a  Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a  Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a  Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a  With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

Contact:
• If you have any suggestions and/or comments to make this learning packet better, please feel free to email me at:
• If you find a mistake or typo in the packet, please email me at: so I can fix the error and send you a revised packet.

Credits:
www.KevinandAmanda.com (Free Fonts)