Monday, 11 March 2013

Freebies for St Patrick

I just don't know where the time is going. It seems like just yesterday that we were planning for Christmas, and BOOM! now it's almost Easter! Although I wish somebody would tell the weatherman - today we've had the most horrible snow flurries and daytime temperatures of minus 2 (all thanks to that guy they call Mr Windchill Factor..)!

So, in just 6 days we have another holiday upon us - St Patrick's Day. Being Welsh myself, I'm not quite sure I understand the wholesale buy-in to this day, but I am so thankful to my Irish neighbours for giving us the excuse to celebrate - I definitely buy-in to the whole concept of a holiday...!

I've seen some fantastic stuff flying around in Blogland - I wish I was a kid with teachers as inventive as you. I've been busily trying to completed a few bits and pieces of my own - one in particular has been on TPT and TN for a while now, but I clean forgot to blog about it...! So I thought I'd post a quick reminder of the freebies and low priced items you can snag from my shops, just in time for the big day. As most of these are my efforts from last year, they are not available on TN (too lazy to post...). Pop along to my shop to see lots more St Patrick's Day items, as well as a whole host of spring and Easter stuff.

A cute set of reward cards for your kiddos on St Patty's Day. Four sets: homework passes, lunch with teacher, dip in the reward chest and blank for your own message.  

A maths resource with a cute St Patty's Day theme. 8 pages, including title, accreditation, partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units, building 3 digit numbers using hundreds, tens and units, an activity identifying the value of digits, and blank pages for you to insert your own numbers. Just $1 
Give these bookmarks to your kiddos as a treat, reward or simply to say Happy St Patrick's Day.

A set of three different types of bookmarks: one with slogans, one blank for you or your kiddos to personalise them, and one with lines to guide handwriting.

This resource is packed full of ideas for Literacy Centres, all with a St Patrick's Day theme. The 28 page set comprises:

Blends match
Patrick's Punctuation Perfection
Writing Prompts
Story Plan
Writing Paper
Patty's Poems Acrostics and Frameworks

Well worth the price.

These cards aim to rehearse multiplying the x3, x6 and x9 tables

The cards are suitable for use as flashcards or can be played as a matching game. Two blank pages of shamrocks are included for you to add your own number sentences and solutions if desired.
This is also available in my shop for x2, x4 and x8 tables at the same giveaway cost.
A set of adding and subtracting cards with a cute St Patty theme.
These cards aim to rehearse:

adding and subtracting to 10
adding and subtracting to bridge 10
using known number facts to add and subtract large numbers.

The cards are differentiated to make them suitable for K-3, with a blank page of shamrocks for you to add your own number sentences and solutions.

Laminate the cards with the questions on one side and the answer on the reverse for children to work on independently or in pairs, use as flashcards, or introduce a measure of competition with a team game.
A really cute resource with a St Patty theme, that can be used in a variety of ways. Use the cards to practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Laminate them for durability and use time after time. Your kiddos are sure to love them!

10 pages comprising 7 pages of blank bingo cards, cover, accreditation and ideas for games.

A maths resource with a cute St Patty's Day theme. 8 pages, including title, accreditation, partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and units, building 3 digit numbers using hundreds, tens and units, an activity identifying the value of digits, and blank pages for you to insert your own numbers.

 Now for something a bit newer...

Drum roll please - drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The next two resources are the latest additions to my catalogue. I haven't made an awful lot for St Patrick's Day this year, but I hope you'll like these:

A pack that helps with the teaching of common long I vowel sounds. Children sort the phoneme/digraph cards by long vowel sound and record them on the sheet provided. Includes directions, words cards, sort cards and record sheets. 

Are you looking for something a little bit different for St Patrick's Day? Then look no further.

This is a great maths and science investigation that your children are sure to love. Children plan and carry out a fair test to find out whether a tall child can jump further than a short child and vice versa. Children plan who will be responsible for each task, what resources they will need and how they will measure (standard or non-standard measurements). They measure each other and analyse the results. They then use the information they have gathered to make predictions about who will jump the furthest. Finally, they record the outcomes of their test, and graph the results. Children are encouraged to work together as a team. The activities introduce children to fair testing, surmising and prediction, as well as developing their skills in recording scientific experiments. Running through the whole investigation is a strong maths theme. 

The pack includes:

Planning sheet
Height record sheet
Measuring analysis sheet
Predictions sheet
Jump record sheet
Jump analysis sheet
Graph sheet with scale pre-marked in 10cm intervals
Graph sheet left blank for own scale

This resource is fully aligned to the following CCSC standards for G2 Maths:

Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes

Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimetres, and metres

Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object.

Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. 

May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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