March Math & ELA Kindergarten Pack - No Prep FREEBIES
I love teaching kindergarten in March! It is truly incredible how far students have come since they first walked through my door last August. Most of my students entered kindergarten without being able to identify single letter or number, and here they are reading, writing, adding, subtracting and MORE!
We are making tons of progress with our kindergarten math and ELA standards… and having fun in the process! Take a peek at what we are doing in kindergarten this month, and enjoy the March FREEBIES to try with your students as well!
A peak at our ELA activities...
We are in full swing tackling the standards… mastering our sight words, solidifying CVC words, learning all about sequencing and practicing comprehension skills.
We are becoming writers and authors, being number wizards (they have gotten so good with teen numbers since January), learning how to add and subtract within 10, more than/less than, and getting fluent with sums of 5. PLUS… SO much more!
This month we are going to be practice beginning blends too!
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 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.
I also always include a monthly writing prompt, “I see” monthly booklets (emergent readers), a goal setting sheet and labeling practice.
We are always practicing our CVC words!
A few versions of this CVC practice are included and are great practice for handwriting as well.
Do you work on sequencing and comprehension with your kinder students?
We start these pages in the fall, and they have come so far! Quite a few don't even need my help anymore and they enjoy the routine of these worksheets each month (these activities are in all of my monthly no prep packs.)
For both of these activities, we start whole group. I read it aloud first, then we choral read the passages together and then they buddy read with the partner sitting next to them.
For the comprehension passage, I then read the questions and we do think, pair, share (Think about the question and answer, turn to their partner and then share their thoughts.) I show them how to find the answer and they circle/color the key words in the passage.... then we can answer the questions on the dotted lines!
Similar to the comprehension page, I read the LUCKY SEQUENCING first to the class whole group and then we read it chorally.
We then underline the key words and 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!)
The students also enjoy the Lucky CVC words and Sight Word Scramble activities.
My kinders have mostly mastered CVC words by now, but middle sounds are still the trickiest for them.
The Shamrock Middle Sound activity is a great little assessment (or activity) just to see who has it and who still needs practice.
Students also practice writing, CVC words and have to use context clues to do the Lucky CVC Sentences and CVC Matching worksheets.
Here is a fun FREEBIE for you to try with your students!
To practice word families, we do the Sorting Word Families activity and Color Word Families. This is a great next step after CVC words to help them recognize spelling patterns and help with automaticity in their reading.
This month we are also starting beginning blends (fl, tr, dr, etc.) with the Shamrock Blends worksheet.
To practice march vocabulary and use problem solving skills we do the Lucky Sentences activity (there is a vocabulary word bank at the bottom of the page.) I save these two activities for the end of the month.
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 March!)
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: with, like, come, two, see, this
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.
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A peak at our 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 ways to make ten and numbers 11-20… the teen numbers! We started teen numbers in January, and most of my students understand them now. These worksheets are great practice using ten frames and number lines.
More than/Less than is always a tricky concept for kids. I always include number lines for references. I teach my students to always find the numbers on the number line, and then they can answer the question. Two activity pages are included - one for 1-10 and one for 11-20.
My kids always love the Count, Compare and Write activities!
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All of these activities follow the Kindergarten Common Core Math standards.
Practice those teen numbers by making the sneaky leprechaun hop to 10! Also make teen numbers by adding the pots of gold. These are great activities for our common core number and operations in base ten unit.
My students also stay busy with the teen numbers with the cut/paste one more one less activity.
Basic addition and subtraction pages are included as well.
This month also includes 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. We are also constantly reviewing one more/one less, counting on and skip counting by 5s and 10s.
This huge March Math and Literacy Pack pack has over 85 pages of fun, engaging CCSS aligned activities to teach the math and ELA standards for Kindergarten!
All the work is done for you!
Everything is Common Core aligned and ready to teach! Activities are fun and engaging for students.
Perfect for direct instruction, small groups, homework, fast finisher tubs, sub folders, and more!
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