•I can match word families to read rhyming words. You will get TONS of options here. Each vowel sound has its own animal. A is a polar bear, E is a walrus, I is a seal, O is a puffin, and U is a wolf. Cut out the animals from the scene. Use only the word families you desire. Put the animals in a bag and place the mats on the table. Students should read the word and match it to the correct word family mat.
•I can build/write words using digraphs. Each digraph family has a different animal and 4 words to build. Students can either write the sounds on the ice floes using the black and white option. Another options include using the color rich option pieces to build the word onto of the black and white ice floe.
•I can build three letter words. Cards include all 5 vowel sounds so you can pick and choose which cards you desire to you for your students from the 72 cards. Students write the three letter words on the spaces provided.
•I can match letters and initial sounds. Students can match the uppercase and lowercase letters. Another option includes initial sound picture matching.
•I can measure length- students can use the provided rulers to measure the animals. There are two different rulers and four different response sheets to level learning. One ruler uses numbers to measure while the other ruler uses numbers AND colors. Students can write in the number and/or color for those specific response sheets. I also created 4 versions of the monuments to measure each with different color lines. This is simple to help with organizing, sorting, and student use. You will find 4 versions of the animals for small group use.
•I can make or match sets up to 20. You will 4 color coded mats for numbers 1-20. Students can either color in the ten frame to make the number given OR students can match the fish ten frame pieces to match to that number.
•I can compare weight using ten frames and numbers. Students take the mats and pieces. Looking at the numbers given, students mat the card to the mats based on weight. Another option is to COMPARE the numbers first, then use that comparison to place card on the scale.