-addition and subtraction mixed
-insects and life cycles
Remember to look at the border color on each picture and match it to the description below.
Yellow- Math-We used these Grouchy Ladybug themed ten frames to complete the addition problem to 10. The problems using algebraic reasoning. For example, one card would read 4+ __ =10 and the ten frame would have 4 pieces filled in. Each kid would have to to find the missing number and they can use the ten frame to help them. I had 5 sets to choose from, each with the same problems but different creatures from the book in each.
Orange- writing- We did this Mailbox activity with real and nonsense words in the -ay family. Students read the -ay words and color them if they are real. Then the write the real words in the lines at the bottom.
Red- Reading- We played a sight word memory game with some cute frogs cutouts. Students had to find the sight word matches and play the game. Of course, they loved it and learned some great words along the way. We used the tricky pairs to make each learner think…like cold and could, went and want, goes and does, etc.
Purple- Phonics- We did this Grouchy Ladybug syllable sorting activity. I had to go over the pictures several times, even though they related to the creatures from the book, but it was a great practice of syllables.
Blue- Unit- We put the life cycle of a Ladybug together. I also let my kids keep the ladybug land in the middle of the table, which is such a hit. The fun part is our ladybugs have already gone from just black to yellow spots/stripes on them! SO COOL!
Green- Unit-We reviewed time to the hour using this activity. Students had to match the leaves to the sheet, tell the time, write the time, and draw the hand to the hour on the sheet. EVERY SINGLE KID OF MINE DID GREAT!
I hope you get a few great center ideas from this post and come up with some amazing hands on learning activities in your classroom.