Friday, June 4, 2010

Number Matching Cards

When found K-3 Teacher Resources, I found a gold mine of materials. They  provide printable hands on materials that you can easily incorporate in your classroom. They offer free materials but in order to get the good stuff, you have to subscribe for $17 and it's well worth it. Your subscription allows access for an entire year. Ok enough with the advertisement lol I came across there number matching cards from 10-100 which consist of the numeral, the written word and a corresponding place value card. The ideas and lessons you can create with these are limitless ! All you have to do is print them out, cut them and laminated them (for durability though not necessary)   By the time you are done cutting them out, you will have over 20 cards. I placed them in separate ziploc bags so they don't get mixed up.

We made a huge number chart on the floor from 1 to 100 (to get the numbers 1-9, I printed from their number 1-10 matching game) I let my 3 year old help while calling out the numbers. My King called out random numbers and had our 5 & 6 year old find the number he called out. My son worked on matching the numbers with their word and place value card
We counted by 2s,5s,10s, worked on odd and even numbers............


I also displayed numbers leaving spaces so the children can add the correct numbers
 I also displayed a series of  number patterns so my son could find the pattern and find the diference between the numbers.



There are so many ways you can use these cards.  I have used these for my 1 year old all the way up to my 9 year old and I love it !
PEACE

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Syllabication Rules Cards

I am now working on syllables with my son and wanted to make something that he could refer to. There is only so much room on a wall for posters and I have already met my limit :) so I have been scaling my reference materials down a bit and have been creating things that take up a lot less space, yet efficient enough in content for mastering comprehension.  I started my web surfing and almost immediately cam across this gem. I found this site with syllabication rules already formatted for printing and cutting. I printed them out, laminated them, and punched a hole in the upper right hand corner. If you don't have a laminator, you can print the sheets out on cardstock paper for more durability. I used a plastic loose leaf snap ring to keep the cards together. I have already seen him use them quite a few times without being prompted and I was quite pleased to see that.


Here is a close up of what the loose leaf snap rings look like. They are very inexpensive (about $1.50 for a pack of 10) and you can find them easily online.