Showing posts with label Grade 1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grade 1. Show all posts

Friday, November 28, 2014

Addition Word Work - Reading and Math Combined Activity

I love activities that do double the work without your child even knowing it. So how about reading and math at the same time - I know right, that is a mind blower!

This activity is fun and makes your little one concentrate. It uses skills such as sounding the words, addition, brain-strengthening and more.

I put it together the other day to use during the up and coming holidays -for those "I'm Bored" moments. I have made three difficulty levels - Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3.

What you have to do is write each of your spelling words on a sheet of paper. Find each of the letters in the word, add up the numbers and write down the sum for each word.

Example: For the word Bag, you would add: 3+ 1+ 13 , Which would give you the sum of: 17


Addition Word Work - Grade 1




Addition Word Work - Grade 2




Addition Word Work - Grade 3



Thursday, November 27, 2014

100 High Frequency Words

I have put together a range of 100 High Frequency Word themes for you to use. I used the Rocket Theme on my sons bedroom wall, I cut all the rockets out - it only took me one evening to do it.
If you would like the aliens and planets as well, please leave a comment. These all have quite a number of pages because it is 100 words - just letting you know.

The rockets have been up on the wall for a while and we have played many games: Before bedtime we try to make sentences with the words - I usually "lose" because my sentences  never seem to make sense (I like to check if he is really listening to me),sometimes we use flash lights to shine on the words. Another one is we try to say as many words as we can under one minute. It is super fun.


I have also included a Read and Write booklet, because I found that now my son is learning new words, and is always asking me to spell words when he writes his sentences. 
Any new word that I spell for him, he now writes it down in the word book, so now that his word book has got a good couple of words in, he checks his book before asking me to spell a word - Absolute Bliss - Its no fun when his favorite topic of the week is his lizard and I have to spell Lizard every day!





























Thursday, July 31, 2014

Goal setting and point charts for your kids.



Create lasting habits with these charts and point cards. Get your kids motivated to do things for themselves. Encourage independence and your child’s confidence will sky rocket. This activity is the perfect tool for helping your child develop life skills.  All the charts you need in one go.


This activity includes:
  • 1x Big A3 point chart system - Print in A3
  • 1x Chore Chart
  • 1x Daily List chart
  • 1x Goal Chart
  • 1x Weekly planner
  • Directions for use
Pages: 5
Grade: pre-school, Grade R, Grade 1, Grade 2

 Goal Setting and Point Chart - Directly download here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

How to use the charts and Point cards.

Before starting any new routine with your child, discuss it with them first and make it fun.

The Big A3 point card system.
Each cloud has 10 stars inside. This chart is for all the small things you would like your child to do. Like, sharing, using their manners, being quiet when asked, doing their home-work. Each time your child does what they are asked to do, you can mark a star. You can either reward your child after just one cloud or after the whole card has been marked.

The Goal Setting Chart.
Teach your child about goals by actually setting one for your child. For example, getting themselves dressed in the morning, learning to tie shoe laces. Place the card somewhere easy to see everyday. Set a goal, and choose a reward, like an outing with dad or lunch with mom or movies with the whole family. Add a mark on the chart every time the desired behaviour is achieved. If your child skips, you can decide to start from the beginning, take one away or just keep going.

Don't forget to remind your kids to keep doing the desired behaviour. Just because the fun of earning the prize is over doesn't mean it's time to go back to the way it was before!

My Daily List
Write down all the daily things you would like you child to do. Examples are: Make my bed, say my prayers, get dressed, do my hair, Eat breakfast, brush my teeth, school Bag ready. Homework, Give hugs, Go to bed on time.

The Chore Chart
Write down what chores you would like your child to do. For example: feed the pet, open the curtains, and help with dinner.

The School Weekly Planner
Stick on your fridge to keep track of your child’s school schedule, for example: P.E, bakers day, library and extramural.

Monday, July 28, 2014

AppleTree Play Dough Maths - Basic maths skills



This is a fun activity for encouraging early and basic maths skills using Apple Scented Play Dough and a set of die. Using this math activity will help your child in areas of counting, subitising, numbers and basic addition and subtraction sums.


This activity includes:
  • 1x Apple Tree mat, A4
  • Directions for play
  • 4x early learning math games
  • Apple Play Dough Recipe
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R, Grade 1



Apple Tree Play Dough Maths - Basic Math Skills: Directly Download by clicking here.

The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.
There are a number of ways these materials can be adapted for different age groups and abilities in areas of counting, subitising, numbers and basic addition and subtraction sums.
What is subitising?
Subitising refers to immediately knowing how many items lie within a visual scene for a small number of items. It is to have a rapid and confident judgement to know at a glance and without counting to identify the number of items in a group. For example, when a dice is thrown the ob-server at a glance, immediately and accurately knows how many dots lie on the face of the dice without counting.

You will need:
  • Apple scented play dough – Directions on how to make it are given to you.
  • The apple Tree mat
  • A set of Die


How to play.
The apple scented play dough is used to create play dough apples which are placed on the tree depending on the maths activity that is being done.
The Apple Tree Play Dough Maths can be used in a number of ways:

1. Subitising – rolling one or two dice and creating that number with play dough apples on the tree. Move the play dough apples around the tree to find different ways of presenting this number.
2. Counting – rolling one or two dice and counting the number thrown, then re-creating this number again but this time as apples on the play dough tree mat. Children will count and re-count to make sure they have the correct number of apples as thrown on the dice.
3. Addition – this can be done on one or two play dough tree mats. Throw one dice and create this number of play dough apples on the tree. Then roll the dice again and ‘add’ how many more apples to the tree. How many apples are in the tree?
4. Subtraction – This is done a little different to the addition as it only uses 1 dice. Place 6 play dough apples on the tree and then throw one dice. Remove the number of play dough apples from the tree that is shown on the dice. How many play dough apples are left on the tree? For older children this can be done starting with 12 play dough apples on the tree and then subtracting the amounts shown on the two dice.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Island Jumping - Free Printable - A pirate themed, active game to practice the alphabet, words, numbers, colours, emotions and shapes.

An active way to play and learn. A pirate themed game that children will love. Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes.


Island Mat, Pirate boat, Spinner, Gold coins, Tresure chest


This activity includes:
• 1x Pirate Boat “home base” mats
• Island mats
• 1x spinner
• Gold paper coins
• 1x treasure box mat
• Directions for play

Pages: 12
Grade: Pre-school, Grade R, Grade 1

Island Jumping: Practice the alphabet, numbers, sight words, emotions, colours or shapes. Directly download by clicking here!


The File is a Compressed Zip File, like winzip and winrar.
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading.
If you need a program to unzip files you can download Winrar here.

What you will need:
  • A good idea is to laminate the sheets after printing so that you may use them over again.
  • Print as many island mats/ coins as you need.
  • You will need a white board marker
  • A brad or paper holder for the spinner
  • Scissors, for cutting out the coins and arrows

How to play.

On the Spinner mat, write with a whiteboard marker pen, the words or letters you will be practicing, you don’t have to use all the spaces, you may also add more lines to the spinner for more words/ letters. Write the same words onto the island mats.
Place the Island mats on the floor in a big circle shape; secure them with prestik so they don’t slip around. Place the Pirate Boats “home Base” mat in the middle of the islands. Place each mat far enough apart so your child will be able to make the jump from island to home base boat.

Your job is to spin the spinner and call out the word/letter that the arrow lands on, you child starts by standing in the home base boat and has to jump to the correct word/letter island.

When you spin again, your child will have to jump back to home base each time to get to the correct word/letter; she/he may not jump from island to island.
Each time your child gets the correct answer, he/she gets a gold coin, which you then place on the treasure box mat. In order for the game play to flow nicely, place the gold coins on the treasure box mat instead of handing the coins to your child to keep.

Tip: You may use this game to practice colours, letters, words, emotions, shapes.

If the white board marker does not come off the mats nicely after play, use rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits to remove the white board marker pen.