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Buddy Binders {Math & ELA}

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

What is a buddy binder?
It's a binder filled with fun and engaging activities for any pair in your class. This pack is jam-packed with 28 ELA and Math buddy activities.
The pack is designed to be assembled and stored in two binders for easy organization. Assembly instructions and a shopping list is included!

Once assembled these binders can be used throughout the entire year. If laminated, these binders could be used year to year without have to reprint and relaminate.

**No Math activities require student copies. 8 of the ELA activities require copies. I plan on copying a few for each of those activities to start the year, but then use the Buddy Binder Sign-In Sheets (included in binder) to gauge which activities need more.

Use the first couple of days of school to introduce each activity to the entire class and teach how to care and put away the activities.

Ideal for:
- Early finishers
- Students who need improvement on social skills
- Reward for great choices/behavior
- Classmates who need to learn to work together

Math Activities:
Story Problem Switch
Read That Clock
Place Value Order It
Odd and Even War
Around the Number
Finish the Line
Comparing Cards
Match the Money
Roll & Add
Roll & Subtract
Make Another Way
To 100 We Go
To 100 We Go With Tally Marks

ELA Activities:
Interview with a Creator
Kid’s Theater
Expanding Vocabulary
Word Champion
Story Sequencing
Put the Pieces Together
Photograph Facts and Opinions
Why Did That Happen?
Simple 2 Super
We Are Card Creators
Fact Cards Frenzy
Splitting It All Up
Name & Spell It Face Off
Read All About It

Check out my blog post on this pack!

Buddy Binder Math Only Pack

Buddy Binder ELA Only Pack

File comes as a compressed folder with two PDF documents.
Both documents are identical except one is color and one is black/white.
Total Pages
500+
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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I still need to get these put together but I cannot wait! They look amazing! THank you for all your hard work!
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On  October 9, 2013Krista Wallden (TpT Seller) said:
So glad to have this file! I had been eyeing it for a while! So many options for using these activities/games! Great work as always :)
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On  October 6, 2013Swimming into Second (TpT Seller) said:
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This is so worth the money! The activities are original, useful, and engaging! :)
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On  August 22, 2013Debbie Pierce (TpT Seller) said:
Amazing! Full of ideas, great instructions for assembly, very detailed and a wide variety of activities. This is a great addition to any classroom. It can be used for center activities or for those kids who finish early and need something to do.
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These will be an awesome addition to my math centers for my third graders! Thanks!
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I CANNOT wait to start using this in my classroom. Perfect for Gomez and Gomez bilingual pairs!
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On  August 18, 2013Soaring Through Second (TpT Seller) said:
I am so excited to get these printed and start using them with my second graders as early finishers! Thank you so much! :)
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On  August 18, 2013,  Buyer said:
This is probably the best product I've ever bought on TPT. It is GREAT! The activities are fun and different. I love all the ELA activities because they really have the kids be creative!!!
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I cannot wait to get these organized for this year! Awesome! I already bought binders to put hem in!
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On  August 15, 2013,  Buyer said:
Perfect for my busy Grade 2 classroom!!! A great option for those students who are early finishers.
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On  August 11, 2013Katie Leseman (TpT Seller) said:
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On  August 7, 2013Rachel Lamb (TpT Seller) said:
I am so excited to use these this year! I know they will make my centers so much easier and kid-friendly! the kids are going to love these games!
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On  August 5, 2013Lemonade Stand (TpT Seller) said:
This is amazing! I have always been searching for activities for those struggling students and those early finishers!!! Thank you for a great product!
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On  August 1, 2013Lesson Plans and Lattes (TpT Seller) said:
I'm excited to set this up in my room this year! The activities are creative (especially the ELA ones). I love that there are pictures to use to show students what materials they need for each game (what a good idea!). The black and white version has some backgrounds to keep it cute while saving ink which is great because I can't print in color at school. Thank you for making this!
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On  April 13, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is EXACTLY what Evaluator's want to see when they come into our classrooms - student engagement WITH teacher's role being that of facilitator!! This resource is "Spot On!!!" Students LOVE the Buddy Binders!!!! Brilliant idea - Thank you!!!
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On  March 31, 2014,  Buyer said:
Well thought out activities. It takes a while to put together.
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On  March 23, 2014Learning with Lucy (TpT Seller) said:
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On  March 8, 20142 Super Teachers (TpT Seller) said:
WOW...this is an AMAZING bundle!!! So much work! We are extremely happy with our purchase!☺♥
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On  March 5, 2014Amy Carver (TpT Seller) said:
Awesome! Can't wait to get these binders together and put in use! Thanks!!
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On  August 18, 2013,  Candace S. asked:
This product look so awesome! Would this be appropriate for 1st grade use?
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On  August 18, 2013Creekside Teacher Tales answered:
Hi Candace! Thanks for your interest in this product! I actually had a first grade teacher edit this product for me. After discussing with her, we both agreed that if your first graders can read independently for the most part, they would be successful at many if not all of these activities!
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On  November 25, 2013,  Erin R. asked:
I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!! I would love to purchase this for third grade. Do you think the activities would be too easy for them?
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On  August 1, 2013April Johnson (TpT Seller) asked:
Do you have any plans to split these up and sell individually per subject? My school is departmentalized and I teach math and science, so I do not need the ELA portion. I would be really interested if that was an option. Thank you!
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On  August 1, 2013Creekside Teacher Tales answered:
I am working on this right now! Should be posted shortly :)
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On  July 31, 2013,  Rebecca W. asked:
Will a lot of copies need to be made or if I have it in the binders and laminated will that be all? I'm just curious as I don't get a lot of copies for the year.
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On  July 31, 2013Creekside Teacher Tales answered:
I just updated my description because I meant to include that! I'm sorry about that! None of the Math activities require student copies. 8 of the ELA activities require copies. I plan on copying a few for each activity to start the year, then check the sign-in sheet every now and then to gauge what is being used and what might need more.
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Buddy Binders {Math & ELA}
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Buddy Binders {Math & ELA}
Buddy Binders {Math & ELA}