Friday, February 17, 2012

Fabulous Friday Freebies with the Common Core in mind

Happy Friday everyone!  I wasn't  in my classroom today as I was home with my son who has strep throat. :(  Thankfully once the meds began working, he was feeling sooo much better.  I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that this nasty bug doesn't visit anyone else in our family.    While my son was resting, I had a chance to work on my new classroom theme.  I can't wait to put it all together.  I'm going with the black and white polka dot and daisy theme that Schoolgirl Style had posted.  Love it!

I wanted to share some Friday Freebies with you. I tried to find "freebies" this week that tied into the Common Core Standards:

#1 from Mrs. R. is a list of Character Traits that students can keep in their reading journal and use when mapping out a character from a story.  This freebie ties into 3.3 Common Core Standard for Literature.

#2-#4 from Laura Candler are several items that I found in her file cabinet.  The first one is called  Character Read and Roll this ties into 3.3 of the Common Core Standard for Literature. Another free resource I found is  called "Paper Chain Connections". Students will create a paper chain as they write down connections  that they make in the text that they are reading.  This ties into 3.1 Common Core Standard for Literature.  The last resource I want to share from Laura Candler is math problem solving.  This page has many word problems to choose from that use perimeter, fractions, addition, subtraction, and so forth.  These items tie into many of the Common Core Standards for math in which students must be able to solve "real world" problems.

#5 from Diane Buchanan is a set of 52 math vocab  posters related to terms found on standardized tests.  These would be great to keep up in your classroom all year long.  Reminds students of things such as perimeter, mean, median, mode, improper fraction and etc.  

When you are finished here, please stop on over at Just Reed for a fabulous giveaway.   To celebrate 300 followers Ashley is giving away a personalized binder from Initial Outfitters.  Please check it out!

COMING SOON is my first blog giveaway!  The giveaway item is still in the "works" but I'm hoping that it will be a gift certificate to Erin Condren. I'm really excited about this!  Stay tuned!  I'm hoping to have this posted on President's Day.

Enjoy your weekend!



vicky1970 said...

Hi Krista,
I found you from a commment on another blog. I see you are fairly new to blogging too. I am your newest follower. COme check out my blog and we can encourage one another. I will pop in often. :o)
~ Vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

KRISTA said...

Thanks Vicky! I will stop by and check out your blog!

Have a great weekend!


Amber P. said...

Thanks for you comment and following my blog! I'm your newest follower too! :)

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

KRISTA said...

Thanks Amber!


Heather's Heart said...

Your blog is so cute!

I am your newest follower! I would love for you to visit me when you get the chance!

It sounds like your classroom is an amazing place to be! =)

Heather's Heart

KRISTA said...

Thanks Heather! I added your button to my page. Thanks for stopping by!