Dinosaur Addition, Numbers, Craft and More!

Hi friends! How is your week going? Just beginning for some of you I suppose. I am staring down hump day and have to say, am glad to see the back of last week. We had a 'super storm' here in NSW and it was not pretty. Six days later we are still cleaning up and getting back to some sort of 'normal'. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts to families that lost their homes and/or loved ones. 

My little man and I got crafty this morning and put together these bright dinosaurs. I used a template that I have offered for free here on my blog and glued them to bright card stock. 


You can find the template HERE if you would like to make one too.

I have also checked another 'revision' off my list, and updated my Dino Rock number activity. This will help your students with counting, sequencing numbers and numeral identification. 


The aim is to get their dino friend to the palm tree by jumping from rock to rock. Once laminated, these make fun write'n'wipe activities. 



Dinosaur Add Up is another fun write'n'wipe activity and will help your students understand addition.

Each dinosaur card has an addition problem displayed and students trace the spikes to assist in finding the answer.


You could also use them to encourage an understanding of 'counting-on'. Ask your students to record each of the numbers in a different colour and once the first number of spikes have been traced, they can trace the other and 'count-on' to find the total. 


Find them both in my TpT store!


Have a great day friends!

Day 10


Hi my friends!

Just a short blog post today, to let you know that Day 10 of my clipart celebration has been posted over at my clipart blog. 

Click on any of these links to find posts with details of my daily celebrations. Some offers have expired, but many are still available. 


I hope to be back very soon.

Have a great day!

Earth Day Art Project

Here is an art project for Earth Day! This can be done on newspaper to encourage the idea of recycling with your students.



Give them each a sheet of newspaper and direct them in the following drawing:

 


 


 

I used a black oil crayon to do the drawing and then mixed up some food colouring with water for the paint. I find that the food colouring mixture works better on newsprint and gives a lovely smooth and vibrant result. 

 

Once dry, I trimmed the edges and it is ready for display! 


I love collecting and finding art project ideas and pin them to my Art Ideas pinterest board. Click below to find and follow my board!


Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great weekend! 

Five for Friday

It is time for my favourite link-up of all time - Five for Friday! Thanks goodness Kacey provides an avenue for us to celebrate the 'random' in life. 

Here are 5 random things from my week.




1. Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper rice crackers. Hello my new love. Not to mention a cheddar cheese and earl grey hot tea accompaniment. Heaven at 4pm.




2. Praise the lord for grandmas. We ran out of foam sheets half way through a pinterest-inspired craft session. My mum does not live too far away and a quick phone call and she brought supplies to the rescue. 
Now..... there may or may not have been something urgent I had to cast my attention to - resulting in me handing over the craft reins to the expert. There also may or may not have been a trail of Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper crumbs to my desk...

If you feel crafty - and you have an 8 year old that likes to make cutie-pie homes for her 4000 stuffed toys, check out THIS pin!


3. My old love. Well, one of them. We finally got around to a husband-and-wife-date-night-thingy. First one in quite some time for us.  Was very relaxing and just what we needed. 


4. Old man koala having HIS afternoon tea. Head back, trying to reach the nicest leaf on the branch. Visiting this character has become a school vacation tradition for us, and he did not disappoint. 


5. New resource! I have a free sample page for you, from my new 'Build it Up: 1-30 Caterpillars" file. These will help your students with counting, numeral identification and writing numerals. 



Download a sample from Google Drive HERE

And click on the image below to find the full packet - it is on sale for a few days only!


Please head over to Doodle Bugs to find more 'Five for Friday' posts! 



Have a great one!

The Frog Pond





 

The Frog Pond is a printable game that is included in my Numbers to 20 Ultimate Pack 2

It is a game I used to sell on eBay and I have revised to include in my printable packets. 



It will help students understand the process of multiplication and guide them through the process of making equal groups and finding the total. The recording worksheet will introduce your students to the multiplication symbol in a supported format. 


 

 The Frog Pond is available individually now - click HERE to find it


It is also available in a bundle - click below to find it - along with 19 other games.



Thank you so much for stopping by today!



A little bit of zoo and a hullabaloo!


I have a simple cut and past number matching activity that is perfect for preschool and kindergarten early number lessons - find it at the bottom of this post. But first...



I wanted to share with you some additions to some of our growing bundles.

Today I added a zoo themed reader and write the room.


 



I also made a zoo themed 'Let's Write' writing prompt. These are all available individually, however if you have the bundles - you can access them in your existing download link!


I am thrilled to finally scratch 'update plant log' from my to-do list. I have been wanting to do this for about a year and am so pleased with how the freshen-up panned out. 


Your students can participate in an in-class science experiment to watch their own seed grow. I suggest planting them on cotton in a clear plastic cup so they can observe and record the development of the plant. 

Their observational recording book is shaped like a cup - they will draw in exactly what they see each day!


And speaking of plants growing - let's talk ice-cream building.

Because they're related. 
I finished a fun new resource this week that has been brewing for a little while. My first graders LOVE changing one letter in a word to make a new one. We start off with one word and write a big long chain of words on the board as they all suggest ideas. It tends to keep going. And going. And going. Even hours later, they are still suggesting a word that will go next. 

It's the small things. 


'Build It Up: cvc Ice Creams' will help your students record such learning. This packet covers cvc words, and I have started another for more challenging words. 

Students trace each word, snip the scoops and then glue them in place. Too easy. And kinda cute.

Speaking of glue. I know - too true......

It's 'Cut and Glue Hullabaloo'! This new packet has been in the works for a few months. I have added a page or two each day. It is a nice simple resource full of practical cut-and-paste reversion worksheets. I like activities like these for fast finishers and table work.  The procedure for completing them is very straight-forward and students will not get into a pickle working on them independently. 
This first edition covers a range of basic kindergarten skills in a 'matching' format. 


You can try one for free today!




Grab it HERE at Google Drive

Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

- Mel 


Thank you so much for stopping by friends, have a great day!