February Math & ELA Pack - FREEBIES
Teaching in February can be so fun! Valentine's Day is a bright spot in this long, dreary winter that seems to go on and on. I love decorating the classroom with hearts and I deck everything out in festive pink and red Valentine decor (and this year I am adding lots of gold splashes!) It is a fun excuse to talk about all the things we appreciate and love, and the kiddos get really into it!
We are also making tons of progress with our math and ELA standards... and having fun in the process! Take a peek at what we are doing in kindergarten, and enjoy the February FREEBIES to try with your students.
I give you a ton of easy, no prep tools in my monthly Kindergarten No Prep Math & Literacy Packs. My goal with these is to teach the standards in a fun, hands on and spiraling way that makes your teaching life easier.
Try a bunch of these activities for FREE from my February No Prep Pack! Simply scroll though this post, print and teach!
We are in full swing tackling the standards… mastering sight words, solidifying our CVC words, learning all about sequencing and practicing comprehension skills. We are becoming writers and authors, being number wizards (we are solidifying numbers 11-20 this month!), learning how to add and subtract within 10, more than/less than, and getting fluent with sums of 5. PLUS... SO much more!
By now, my students have mastered rhyming and syllables, but I still include these practice pages in every one of my monthly no prep packs. I also always include a monthly writing prompt, "I see" monthly booklets (emergent readers), a goal setting sheet and labeling practice.
My students like the routine of these pages. We set goals every month, and I keep them in a portfolio for parents at the end of the year. It is an awesome way to document their progress! I do the same with their writing prompts.
We are starting to work on word families! There are a number of pages in this pack that practice this including a cute groundhog coloring word family worksheet. Easy no prep practice with reading word families (see photo above.)
The Label the Groundhog activity is perfect for groundhogs day.
Have you started working on comprehension skills with your students?
They do SO well with these pages! I read the story first to the whole class, then we choral read it 1-2 times. Then we read the question and practice underlining the answer in the story. Then we can write the answer on the line. My kids are becoming little rockstars at this as we have done these in my other monthly packs (please note the photos of these worksheets shown here are not formatted for printing.)
We are also working on our sequencing skills. I teach my students the key words to look for such as first, next, then, and finally.
Similar to the comprehension page, I read it first to the class whole group and then we read it chorally. We then underline the key words, discuss the pictures. Finally, they can cut/glue/color the pictures to place the story in the correct order! I then have my kiddos practice retelling the story to their table buddies (I love listening to them do this - it is so cute!)
My students have mastered first and last sounds, but it doesn't hurt to review. I included practice pages that I use for my few kiddos who still need additional work with this skill.
We love practicing CVC words right now, so quite a few activities address reading, spelling, writing and matching CVC words. I especially love the Lovely CVC Words worksheets since they have to use picture and context clues to figure out which word would make sense in the blank.
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How do you practice sight words? This pack comes with a ton of sight word activities! My kiddos especially love to make the little booklets (a bonus sight word activity for the month of February!)
Try a booklet with your students for FREE!
To help my students new master sight words, I use the same three tools for each word.
1) Color it, trace it, build it worksheet
2) Sentence building worksheet (I always love to throw in writing where I can!)
3) Fluency passage (helps them see the new word in context.)
Using this same approach every month saves me so much time in explaining the expectations and directions for this activity. I have them trained in exactly what is expected and they love the routine! All the work is done for you!
The six words we focus on for the month of February are: what, on, got, has, is, who
All of my Monthly No Prep Packs have this same set up for sight words! Each pack comes with these tools for teaching six new words a month.
Every month comes with worksheets addressing 2D and 3d shapes, numbers 1-10, ordering by size, etc. In math this month, we are practicing numbers 11-20… the teen numbers!
These worksheets have students practicing teen numbers using base ten blocks, ten frames, number lines and more!
All of these activities follow the Kindergarten Common Core Math standards.
Basic addition and subtraction pages are included as well as story problems where students can draw the problem, fill in the equation and solve.
We practice sums of 5 every month to help my students become fluent with their facts.
My students can count to 20, but they always need practice writing and ordering the numerals.
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This huge February Math and Literacy Pack pack has over 90 pages of fun, engaging CCSS aligned activities to teach the math and ELA standards for Kindergarten!
All the work is done for you!
Perfect for direct instruction, small groups, homework, fast finisher tubs, sub folders, and more!
Grab this No Prep FEBRUARY Pack HERE
Did you grab your FREE week of February Kindergarten Seat Work?!