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!
A Peak at February No Prep Reading and Writing Activities
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.
My kinders love the "I see" monthly booklets (emergent readers).
We read them, trace the sentences and then read to a partner to practice fluency. Students then get to take these books home to share with their families.
I also always include a goal setting sheet, a monthly writing prompt, and labeling practice.
This month, the prompt is, “I love ______________ because…..” and it is always fun to see what the kids write.
The labeling practice this month is perfect for Groundhog’s Day!
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.
The Color Word Families activity is perfect for Groundhog’s Day too!
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. After this 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.
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 Sight Words and CVC words right now, so quite a few activities address reading, spelling, writing and matching CVC words.
Print this CVC MATCHING worksheet for free below!
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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.
A Peak at February No Prep Math Activities
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.
More than/less than can still be a little confusing for some of my students, and I have found that using number lines really helps them see where one number is in relation to the other number.
I also use number lines when teaching teen numbers. As shown in the activity above, the student starts at number 10, and we practice “hopping up” the number line to the correct teen number. You can see my complete math unit on teen numbers HERE
We practice skip counting every month, and these are great pages for my fast finishers (or sub tubs!)
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.
Students can color the hearts to match the equation, and then fill in the answer on the line.
My students can count to 20, but they always need practice writing and ordering the numbers.
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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 prep work is done for you!
Perfect for direct instruction, small groups, homework, fast finisher tubs, sub folders, and more!
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Only $2.80/monthly pack when purchased in the bundle!