Easter Writing

This Easter Writing idea is a great way to keep kids engaged before Easter and you will also get a great Easter writing display. The kids will be so proud when they see what they have created. 

   

To make the Easter Quilt, students do the writing activity on one of the Easter quilt square pages then color the other squares.

These are a few of the Easter quilt square pages. There are 7 different writing prompts to choose from and each one comes in two different formats. 

   

   
When they are finished writing and coloring, the squares can be displayed together to make an Easter Quilt. 

   
The Easter Writing Quilt is available from Teachers Pay Teachers at www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Writing-2438087.

Hop over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to learn about it now! 
Happy Easter! 

St. Patrick's Day Math Games and More

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner it is a great time to get into some fun, green math.
With Leprechauns, shamrocks and lots of green the kids will enjoy these math games and activities so much that they won't even know they are 'doing math'!

Click on the images below to find out more about these sets of printables. 

Also make sure you check out the great Shamrock math ideas below. 

St. Patrick's Day Math Games, Puzzles and Brain Teasers

Printable St. Patrick's Day games, puzzle sheets and task cards

St. Patrick's Day Math Freebies

                      



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St. Patrick's Day Math Games Grade by Grade

 
St. Patrick's Day Math for First Grade with board games and print and play math game sheets. 

St. Patrick's Day Math for Second Grade with board games and print and play math game sheets. 

St. Patrick's Day Math for Third Grade with board games and print and play math game sheets. 

St. Patrick's Day Math for Fourth Grade with board games and print and play math game sheets. 

Green Makes Math Fun

   


These games can be printed in color on white paper or card or print them on green to give them a touch of St. Patrick's Day! 

Shamrock Math Ideas

Here a few simple ideas for some Shamrock math. These are a great way to bring a touch of St. Patrick's Day into your classroom. 
   
Draw a shamrock and write the numbers in a skip counting pattern in it BUT leave out 2 of the numbers. The challenge for your students will be to find the missing numbers. 


Next Shamrock math challenge is to draw a Shamrock and then fill it with 5 or 6 numbers. Make sure that 2 of the numbers add to a third number on the shamrock. The challenge is to find 2 numbers that will add to a third number on the Shamrock. You can make the numbers as simple or as difficult as you like. 

   

The next Shamrock Challenge is an odd one out challenge. Students have to find the odd one out in the Shamrock and give their reason for it being the odd one out. Can you find the odd one out in each of the shamrocks above? 

I hope this gives you enough math to keep your little leprechauns out of mischief for the next few days! :) 
Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

St. Patrick's Day Writing Prompts

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner so why not use this special day as a motivator for getting kids to write! St. Patrick's day is perfect for getting kids excited about writing.

I have created a few things that you can use to get kids enthusiastic about writing this March.

                 
They can write about leprechauns, making wishes, Ireland or plan a St. Patrick's Day party. 
Sometimes all they need is a sentence starter to get their imaginations firing! 

St. Patrick's Day Writing Quilt

If you would like to get kids writing and creating an interesting display of their writing, then you will love the St. Patrick's Day Writing Quilt Squares.

Their are 7 St. Patrick's Day Writing Prompts to choose from and each one comes in two different formats - 4 quilt squares to a page or 2 quilt squares to a page. You use them all or use just one.

The children do the writing activity on the sheet then color the small quilt squares.

They then cut out the large square and these can be displayed with their classmates' squares to make a large St. Patrick's Day writing quilt display. 

The St. Patrick's Day Writing Quilt Squares are available from my Teachers Pay Teachers store at
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-2425319


         

     

 
       
If you would like to create a St. Patrick's Day Writing Quilt like the ones above go to http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-2425319

17 St. Patrick's Day Writing Prompts

I have listed 17 St. Patrick's Day Writing Prompts below the image but you can also download a pdf of this image from this link.
 
 

 
1. At the end of a rainbow I found …

2. If I found a pot of gold I would …

3. If I were a leprechaun, I would …

4. The day I caught a leprechaun …

5. I think I am lucky because …

6. Write the instructions for how to catch a leprechaun.

7. Describe what a leprechaun would wear.

8. Give 5 facts and 5 opinions about Ireland.

9. Would you like to be a leprechaun? Why or why not?

10. What if everything was green – give 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages.

11. Who would you like to give a pot of gold to and why? 

12. Plan a St. Patrick’s Day party. Plan the food, music, games and activities. 

13. You can only eat green food for a week. Plan a menu for the week.

14. What do you think lies at the end of the rainbow? 

15. Write an acrostic poem for St. Patrick’s Day.

16. If you caught a leprechaun and had three wishes, what would they be? 

17. Which would you rather have, a pot of gold, a leprechaun or a four leaf clover? Why?

 
I hope this give the kids something to write about!
 
Till next time,
 

Leap Year Math Freebies

Celebrate the Leap Year with these Leap Year Math Games Freebies.

Of course they are all about the number 29! :)

 
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You can download them now from
 
Happy Leap Day!!!!! :)


New Year Math Freebies, Ideas and More!

 
Welcoming the start of 2016 is a great time to play around with numbers!
So today I really want to share these New Year math ideas with you!
 
- A great New Year Number of the Day Idea
- My new 2016 New Year Number of the Day Sheets and Posters!
- A New Year Math Dice Game
- and My updated New Year Math Games Freebie
 

2016 New Year Number of the Day

A great math activity to start the 2016 New Year is to make 2016 the Number of the Day.
I did this last year and it worked a treat! So of course I had to share it this year!
You can make your own and select the skills that suit the abilities of your kids
or you can use the ready made posters or worksheets that I have created for the new 2016 year.
 

2016 New Year Number of the Day Sheets and Posters

 
 
I have created 2 versions of the 2016 Number of the Day - a basic version and a more complex advanced version.
Each is in black and white to be used as a worksheet and also color which can be used as a poster or projected onto your smartboard.


I know that you will want to use these again next year so I have added versions for 2017-2020 and also a blank version so that you can add any year that you like!




These are available from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store at
 

New Year Dice Game

My favorite math games are ones that are really simple to prepare, simple to learn and simple to play.
This game is ideal for the New Year and can be set up in a second! :)
 
To play the 2016 dice game you will need to write 20 and 16 twice on a sheet of paper like the one below.
There are 2 versions of the game.
Basic game - Players take turns to roll 5 dice and add the numbers. If they add to 20, the player covers 20 or crosses it out. If they add to 16, the player covers or crosses out 16. The first player to cover both is the winner.  
 
 
 
Advanced game - If you really want them to think, then have each player roll 3 dice. They then have to create an equation using the 3 dice to make 20 or 16. For example, if a player rolls 1, 3 and 4, they could make (1+3)x4 to make 16. They then cover or cross out the 16. First player to cover both 20 and 16 is the winner.
 
So simple but great math practice! :)

New Year Math Games Freebie

If you want more math games, then I have updated my New Year Math Board Game Freebie for 2016! There are 3 math board games and a print and play game sheet.
You can download it now at

  

  
 
Well I hope that gives you a few ideas for New Year Math!
Till next time,
Wishing you and the kids,
a Happy and Prosperous 2016!