May in Kindergarten - FREEBIES
I can't even believe May is almost here. Time just flies in spring! This might just be my favorite time of year to teach kindergarten.
In nine short months, my kinder cuties have gone from not being able to recognize the first letter in their name, to READING!
This never fails to amaze me. Not only that, but they are little writers and authors, they can add and subtract, write their numbers to 20 (if not more!) and plus they are just sweet little problem solvers. Their brains are little sponges, and I just love that they love to learn!
Scroll through this post to see what we are up to this month and grab a few fun FREEBIES to try with your class!
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!
Plus, we are now learning beginning blends, digraphs, and long vowels!
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.
We do these mini readers every month (each monthly pack comes with one), and by now my students know the routine. I have moved these to a literacy centers and my kiddos love completing their very own May book.
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.
My kiddos have been reading and writing CVC words all Spring, and now we are tackling word families!
Students can color the umbrellas if they wish and then read each word. They cut and paste them under the correct umbrella. I find this really helps with their automaticity and fluency. These activities are great for fast finishers, literacy centers or even whole group. Easy and fun practice and no prep for you! These also make excellent literacy centers.
Are your students using correct punctuation? This is a fun and easy worksheet for students to practice placing the correct punctuation at the end of each sentence. I then have students write the complete sentence underneath for additional practice.
This pack also comes complete with color by sight words as well as color by word families. We love these pages!
You can try the color by word families for FREE below!
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My kiddos love the mystery word sentences. I love that it incorporates so many skills with one single activity page.
They have to read the sentence, look at the picture and use the word bank clues to fill in the missing word. I have them work with a partner on this.
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!
The six words we focus on for the month of May are: come, what, got, we, has, was
All the work is done for you!
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 SPRING 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!)
If you have your kiddos make a Mother's Day Card, there is one included in this pack! There is also a cute "All About My Mom" page that is so adorable to watch them fill out. I love to see what they write about their moms, and it makes an adorable keepsake if you laminate them.
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. We always review counting by 5's, 10's, counting on and story problems.
We practice story problems, counting and ordering numbers 1-20, and sums of 5 this month. We do these activities almost every month with different themes, so most of my kiddos have these skills mastered by May. It is so fun to see!
Although some content included is new and challenging, other pages make for quick and easy review, and also make sub prep a breeze!
Counting how many with teen numbers can be tricky. Students can forget which objects they have already counted and get confused. I try to have them start with TEN, and simply count up from there. For example... 10, 11, 12, 13!
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.
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A list of everything that is included…
May No Prep Literacy Activities
★"I See May" booklets
★Rhyming Cut & Paste
★Label the Bird
★CVC words - two differentiated versions included
★Sight Word Practice - six focus words (come, what, has, we, got, was) --->Sight word "Read it, Trace It, Color It, Build It" --->Sight word scramble --->Sight word Sunshine matching cut/paste ---> Sight word fluency passages ---> Sight word sentences
★ May goal setting
★ Complete the sentence (with picture/context clues/word bank)
★ Color by word family
★Color by Sight Word
★Word family sorting cut/paste
★ Sequencing - two activities!
★ Comprehension passage with questions
★ May Writing Prompt - with sentence starter
★ May Vocabulary cut/paste
★ Sorting groups (language standard) Sunny/Rainy Day activities
★Digraphs (two activities)
★Long Vowel/Silent -e practice
★Mother's Day Activity
★Mother's Day Card
May No Prep Math Activities
★Count How Many - TWO VERSIONS! 1-10 and teen numbers
★More than/Less than - TWO VERSIONS - counting objects 1-10 and teen number numerals
★Count, compare write the spring objects
★Ten Frame Flowers - making 10
★One More/One Less (1-10) & (11-20)
★Sunshine Counting 1-20 "Counting On" cut/paste
★ May Addition and Subtraction Story Problems
★Sums of 5 Flowers
★ More than/Less Than 10 using a number line - cut/paste
★Teen Numbers using Ten Frames
★Teen Numbers - Counting On
★Skip Counting by 5s
★Skip Counting by 10s
★Basic Addition/Subtraction worksheets
★ 2D/3D shape sorting - cut/paste
★ 2D/3D shape coloring
★ Birdie Base ten counting cut/paste
★ Number line addition to 10
★Ordering by size
★Sorting by weight
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!