Saturday, May 4, 2013

End of the Year Fun

Howdy! Can you believe that is already May? Crazy!

I am in NC and we still haven't tested and we still have right around a month left.  

So in the midst of testing, teacher paperwork and end of the year craziness, I needed something that was fun, independent, quiet and still meaningful. So these were born! 

My students love these “color by codes!” They are a great way to practice important math skills.

This printable pack includes 12 "Color By Code" Math Printables perfect for reviewing Third Grade Common Core Standards! Including Rounding, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division Equations, Multiples of 10, Missing Factors and Missing Divisors!

Click Here on on the picture to check them out!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daily Language Practice

Third grade is a huge year for language concepts, and it seems like with the Common Core, we are learning something new each week.  I created this resource as a quick daily practice to help keep my students skills sharp throughout the whole year.

 photo DailyLangPracticePreview.jpgThis packet provides 9 weeks of daily language review and practice that includes proofreading, parts of speech, prefixes, multiple-meaning words, and reference skills.  Each week combines fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, and short answer questions.

I have used this packet for whole-group review, morning bell work, and even a quick literacy center.  

You can find this product in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.   

For more Common Core aligned teaching ideas, please visit my blog, Down the Hall in Third.  Enjoy!  


Monday, April 15, 2013

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane: Autobiography Freebies

My students write autobiographies in writing workshop as part of a larger unit of study in reading workshop of biographies and historical fiction. This project is great for building the home/school connection as students talk with their families about their memories and baby story. The finished books make great family keepsakes too.

I've provided a variety of 30 printable pages (table of contents, timeline, poems, memories, and more). Students can pick and choose so each book is as totally unique as the special author. You can get this packet totally free in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

For more Common Core aligned teaching ideas, click over to visit me at Ms. Fultz's Corner.

Math Stations or Centers in a Snap!

We are all crunched for time these days. Even as a tutor, I wanted some materials that I could throw together at a moments notice when I saw a skill that my student needed help with now.  I created these awesome things called 3-5 Common Core Aligned Playing Card Math Mats (say that 5 times!).  The title though tells us exactly what it is!

Every math mat has been aligned with the Common Core and it's easy to see which standard has been met.  Let's look at the anatomy of a math mat.

In the upper right hand corner, you'll see an oval with the Common Core Standard written inside.  At the top we have clearly written directions for the student.  Over to the left in a banner is the skill that is being worked on.  The rectangles in the center are used to write inside of or place cards in (if there is enough room).

I like to have mine printed out and slid into a sheet protector so I can use them again and again.  All that would be needed to throw together this center or station is a deck of cards, a dry erase marker, and the playing card math mats.  Many teachers use them for early finisher students too, differentiation activities, and test prep games.

My students really enjoy using these math mats.  They are fun and less intimidating than a page full of math problems.  I love watching them cruise through the practice and they feel much more confident with the skill after they are done.

You can view the entire product (66 pages) before you purchase it over at Teachers Pay Teachers.  These are a deal at $8.00.  There also is just grade 3 available.  I think they are awesome, but don't take my word for it, read the comments in the ratings section.

Adrianne is the author of The Tutor House.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Math Intervention! {Elapsed Time}

Are your students struggling with elapsed time?  I've found that elapsed time is one of the more difficult concepts for my students to "get" easily.  This Math Intervention pack helped my RTI students meet grade level standards with a scaffolded approach.
This lesson addresses the intervals of time portion of the following Common Core Standard:
CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Lessons Included:
1- Introduction to Time- review telling time on an analog clock, make a clock, 2 intro time word problems
2- Time Number Lines- 3 time problems and graphic organizer for elapsed time
3- More in Depth with Time Number Lines- graphic organizer then 3 time problems
4- Creating Word Problems- solve personalized word problem, students write their own elapsed time word problem
5- Big Problems (more difficult time word problems)- 3 time problems and 1 time graphic organizer
6-7 Big Word Problem Task Cards- 6 task cards with time word problems
8- Progress Quiz- 4 question quiz

Check it out at my TpT Store, The Science Penguin.
For more Common Core aligned teaching ideas, please visit my blog

Friday, April 12, 2013

Math Vocabulary Word Wall Cards: 3rd, 4th, and 5th

My name is Gina and I'm from Beach Sand and Lesson Plans. I'm so excited to be a part of this new collaborative board! This is a great opportunity to share resources and products that will help us all on the road to Common Core. Here is South Florida we are just starting the journey. CCSS will be fully implemented in grades 3-5 by 2014. We will take our FCAT test until then and switch to the PARCC during the 2014-2015 school year. CCSS are still fairly new to us. I have been reading and listening and thinking about these standards in order to be prepared when it is upon us!

I have created 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade CCSS math vocabulary cards. Since I could not find an "official" list of vocabulary, I combined lists I found and after reading through the standards, decided on the ones I thought were most important. Each set contains word cards with a visual representation of the definition. The 5th grade set contains more cards with definitions included. I hope you find many uses for this class resource!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Task Card Fun In the Sun

Hi! I'm Amber from Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher  I'm so excited to be a part of this new collaborative blog!  I think this will be a great place to learn more about CCSS products and ideas to use in the classroom.

I'm a third grade teacher in North Carolina. This is our first year implementing Common Core in NC and so far I love it!  I really enjoy the new math standards.  With the old NC Standard Course of study we had to cover so much, I never had enough time to teach everything well.  Now, we can spend so much time on solving problems, that students really get a great foundation of number sense.  

One way that I like to practice word problems in my class is through task cards.  Task cards are great because you can use them to play games such as Scoot, small group work or even early finisher work!  I have lots of task cards at my store. You can click here to check them out. 

If you haven't tried using task cards before, I have a freebie for you!  It's getting awfully warm here in NC, so these have a fun summer & beach theme!  They align to Third & Fourth Grade CCSS, but they would be great review for 5th graders. Click on the picture below to download them! 

For more Common Core aligned teaching ideas, please visit my blog Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher.