January No Prep Math & Literacy Pack - FREEBIES
Whew! December is over and the new year is here!
I love January because I always get a burst of energy after the long break off from school. I think we all kind of need this as teachers to recharge our batteries and start fresh.
I sure miss my kindergarteners' sweet faces and I am excited to see them bouncing through the door.. ready to learn and get back at it!
We have A LOT to do too! From now until Spring Break we push hard and make incredible strides.
I give you a ton of easy, no prep tools in my monthly Kindergarten No Prep Math & Literacy Packs. My goal with these packs is to teach the standards in a fun, hands-on and spiraling way that makes your life easier.
Try a bunch of these activities for FREE from my January No Prep Pack!
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A peak at our reading and writing activities this month…
I include a labeling activity in each month’s pack that is perfect for an easy, no prep literacy center.
We are also in full swing tackling the standards… mastering sight words, solidifying our letter names and sounds, learning all about CAP, becoming writers and authors, being number wizards (we are starting numbers 11-20 this month!), learning about 2D and 3D shapes, more than/less than, and 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 and goal setting activity.
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.
Most of my kiddos have mastered first sounds, but I still include activities to practice and review this skill.
Students are at different academic levels, so I differentiate some of the worksheets to provide the appropriate amount of scaffolding.
Have you started sequencing with your students? This cut and paste activity is perfect for this time of year with kindergarten.
I have students underline the sequencing words in the story and then we cut and paste the pictures in order.
We are tackling CVC words like no other right now!
Middle and last sounds are still tricky for some students, but most are catching on. I use Elkonin boxes, sentence context clues, picture matching and more to help get them where they need to be.
Sorting word families is a fun activity to help students recognize spelling patterns. They can cut and paste the words under the correct snow cloud.
Mastering sight words is also a top priority. We generally learn 1-2 new words a week.
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 January are: of, me, you, he, you, that
All of my Monthly No Prep Packs have this same set up for sight words!
At the end of January, I use this sight word scramble as a little assessment tool to see which students mastered the six new words we learned.
Enjoy this sight word scramble FREEBIE!
I first read it whole group, then they trace the sentences, color the pictures and we split off to read them with partners. Then they get to take them home and read them to their families.
They are so proud of their little books!
By January, they get the routine enough that this becomes an independent literacy center, and we are practicing so many CAP skills.
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A peak at our math activities this month…
There are so many useful tools included in this pack to help you and your students.
When first get back from break, I spend a week reviewing - 2D and 3d shapes, numbers 1-10, ordering by size, etc.
In math this month, we are getting ready to tackle numbers 11-20... the teen numbers!
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My kids enjoy the snowmen number lines, snowflake ten frames and the snowmen base ten worksheets. I like to expose my students to a variety of ways of making teen numbers.
Also included are one more/one less activities, counting on and skip counting (5s and 10s) - all common core aligned activities.
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I encourage my students to find and circle the numbers on the number line.
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Other important Common Core math skills we are tackling this month include more than/less than, addition and subtraction(including story problems), sums of five, and counting to 20.
This No Prep Math and Literacy Pack for January is aligned with the kindergarten common core standards and is engaging for your students!
Perfect for direct instruction, small groups, homework, fast finisher tubs, sub folders, and more!
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