Back to School Fun!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Summer's that means it's time to prepare for the beginning of the upcoming school year...haha! I'm always in teacher's a strength & a weakness of mine!! BUT I absolutely love taking advantage of my "free time" to brainstorm ideas for when my new little bunch of first graders arrive!!My creativity thrives when I have time to rest, relax, and recharge!! Ahhhhhh, I heart you summertime!!!! 

Centers are a huge part of my classroom routine! I like to go ahead and begin introducing (slowly) how my kiddos should work during center time during the first full week of school (we start on a Wed.).  Usually, I pull small reading groups during our center time, but during the first two weeks, I just circulate the room....praising...and well ummm, redirecting my heart out!!! To start the year out with a BANG, I made a "Back to School" themed math and literacy center packet!!! It includes 5 hands on math centers that focus mainly on basic number sense skills. The 5 hands on literacy centers focus on phonics, alphabetical order, sentence structure, and writing. I can't wait to use them after I enjoy every minute second of my summer vacation!!!

Here's a little sneak peak of all the goodies in this packet!

Here's a lil' something for YOU! In one game, your smarties drop two counters on the game board and use the numbers the counters land on to make addition/subtraction number sentences.  Using the same game board, your kiddos can also drop two counters and write which is the greater/lesser number. Click on the picture for the two school themed number toss activities!!!

If you want to check out my Back to School Math and Literacy Center Packet {80 pages} just click HERE to go to my TpT store.

Hope everyone is having a great day!!!


Elisabeth said...

This looks AMAZING! Thanks for the freebies!:) I'm just like you.. already thinking about next year!! I LOVE your blog! :)


Mrs. Pollard said...

Wow, this is great! Thanks for the fun freebie. I, too, am thinking and planning ahead to next year... and crossing my fingers I stay in 1st grade.

Anna Brantley said...

Thanks, lovely ladies! I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes to plan like crazy!!! Too many ideas, not enough time.....

Thanks for checking out my blog:)


The Lesson Plan Diva- Teacher Resources said...

Thank you! It seems we have the same type of first week! LOL Circullate-Redirect! lol