My students absolutely LOVE making and collecting “sliders”.
We do one each month to match our theme and whatever standard I want them to practice.
I gave them that name because children “slide” a strip of paper through a “window” in a crafty little graphic, that displays numbers, letters
, or 2D shapes
The cutting & sliding are great for strengthening
finger muscles too.
There are 5 cat graphics
in this packet, (full-page & 2-on-a-page) as well as 3 different sizes
for the sliders, so you can make more than one.
If you’re a big “Pete the Cat”
fan, have children color their cats various shades of blue
, or if you want your students to get in some cutting practice, run off the patterns on blue construction paper.
I’ve included shoe patterns
If you’re not into Pete
, or have a pet
or cat theme
going on, skip the shoes, and run the cats off on a variety of colors or have children color their cat pattern however they want.
All of the cat patterns come with
and without shoes
There are “sliders” (number strips) for sequencing numbers
as well as 1-30
; plus a strip for counting backwards
from 10-0 or 20-0, as well as strips for skip counting
by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s.
There’s also a slider for uppercase
letters, as well as lowercase
letter strips, plus a strip of 2D shapes
plus a “shoe slider”
that reviews colors/coloUrs
the numbers/letters and color
the 2D shapes/shoes on their slider strips.
If you’re working on patterning
, have children choose 2-3 colors to show an AB-AB, ABC-ABC
Sliders are very helpful for reinforcing those toughie teen numbers
, and are especially great for visual learners
They are also a super-fun homework
assignment, and especially helpful for your ESL, SPED or struggling students, who need a bit more practice.
My favorite thing about sliders is that they are a quick, easy
way for me to review, as well as whole-group assess
a variety of standards, by playing a “Show me the number, letter, color or shape” game
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy practicing standards with a cool cat
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