First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year

First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
First Grade Literacy and Math Centers - Full year
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First Grade Literacy and Math Centers
This bundle pack consists of 730+ pages and includes 29 fun and engaging products combined into one HUGE bundle. This package provides you with a lifelong tool for setting up your literacy and math centers.

To purchase these items individually it would cost you $83.25. By buying the bundle pack you will save 40% off!

Your students will love undertaking these literacy & math center activities! Check out the links below.

Literacy Centers Included
Literacy Choice Boards
Complete and Incomplete Sentences - Sorting Fun
Simple and Compound Sentences - Fall Sorting Fun
Superhero Go Fish - Short & Long Vowels
Popcorn Center - Verb Tenses
Popcorn Center - Noun Sort - Person, Place or Thing
Sight Word Sorting
Label it - Community Helpers
Roll a Die - Sight Words
Create a Cupcake - Expanding Noun Groups
Figurative Language - Ocean Theme Task Cards
Roll a Die - Spelling Games
Character Trait Activities
I Have Who Has Games - Sight Words
All About Me - Dice Games
Reading Comprehension - Dice Games
Higher Order Thinking Skills - Task Cards
Similes - Printables

Math Centers Included
Sorting 2D and 3DShapes
Place Value Task Cards - Superhero Theme
Four in a Row Math Game - Numbers up to 120
Open Ended Math Task Cards
Tally the Money
Money Posters and Sorts
Fun Fact Family Activities
Booklets – Word Problems
Booklet – Morning Work
Fall Theme - Teen Number Task Cards
Differentiated Math Games
Create a Cupcake - Addition facts
Part Part Whole Frame Clip Cards

Literacy Centers

Literacy Choice Boards
Included in this pack is 2 sets of 10 weekly literacy choice boards in color and black and white. There is one for each week of the term. The literacy choice boards are designed to use 4 days a week from Monday-Thursday.

Students select 2 boxes to work on a day during your literacy block. The duration of each activity is 20 minutes. Once they have completed a box they color their box in with a colored pencil. They work independently on each task while the teacher pulls out groups for guided reading/writing.

It is very user-friendly for students to use and understand as it is has visual clues for most boxes. Each week there are 4 activities that are the same: journal writing, read with a buddy, silent reading and read to self. Read to self is where they select a book from their book box (books catered for their ability level) and complete the activity. Other activities included in this literacy contract: are a variety of written and spelling activities and it also incorporates some activities with Mathematics and Science.

Superhero Go Fish - Short and Long Vowels
Looking for a fun way to review short & long vowels? This 'Superhero Go Fish Game' is perfect for reviewing short & long vowels with your students! Great game to incorporate into your literacy centers and keep students engaged.This activity includes 2 sets of 46 superhero digraph playing cards in color and black lined. Short vowels included: short o, short a, short u and short o. Long Vowels included: ai, ay, a_e, ee, ea, i_e, y, igh, oo, u_e, ew, oa & o_e.

Product Includes
Each of the playing cards is included in color and black lined.
• Teacher instructions - full instruction on how to play the game.
• 46 colored superhero short & long vowel cards.
• 46 black lined superhero short & long vowel cards.

Print, cut and laminate superhero heading cards onto hard card stock paper for durability.

Fairy Tale Theme - Complete and Incomplete Sorting Fun
This fairy tale sentence sort is a fun and engaging way for your students to identify complete and incomplete sentences. For this activity students will read the sentences and sort them accordingly. This activity is great to use in your daily literacy centers.

Activity includes:
• Teacher Instruction page
• Magic Mirror headings for complete and incomplete sentences
• 32 sorting cards
• a recording sheet - photocopy twice and print back to back
• Answer sheet

Simply print and laminate the sheets onto hard card stock paper for durability.

Spring Theme - Simple and Compound Sentences - Sorting Fun
Spring Simple and Compound Sentences Sort is a fun and engaging way for your students to identify and revise their sentences. For this activity students will sort the sentences into the correct category: simple or compound. This activity is great to use in your daily literacy centers.

This pack includes two sets in color and black lined version:
• Teacher instruction sheet
• Three Posters - Definition and example of simple and compound sentences. Poster including the conjunctions: for, and, nor, boy, or & yet.
• Fifteen Spring/Easter simple sentences
• Fifteen Spring/Easter compound sentences
• Two headers - simple and compound
• Student response sheet - black and white only
• Answer sheet - black and white only

Simply print and laminate the sheets onto hard card stock paper for durability. Then cut and the sorts are ready to be used in your literacy centers. Students could also copy their simple and compound sentences into their writing books.

Popcorn Center - Verb Tenses
Fun and engaging verb tenses popcorn sorting center to provide your kids with practice with sorting verbs under the correct heading: past or present tense. This center (in color and black line) consists of popcorn bucket headings, 36 popcorn pieces, student response sheet and answer sheet.

Product Includes
Verb tenses sorting center is available in color and black and white line.
• 2 popcorn bucket headers - past and present tense
•18 past tense popcorn pieces
•18 present tense popcorn pieces
•Student recording sheet
•Answer sheet
•Preparation and instruction sheet

Popcorn Center - Noun Sort - Person, Place or Thing
Fun and engaging noun sorting center to provide your kids with practice with sorting nouns under the correct heading: person, place or thing. This popcorn sorting center (in color and black line) consists of popcorn bucket headings, 36 popcorn pieces, student response sheet and answer sheet.

Product Includes
Noun sorting center is available in color and black and white line.
•3 popcorn bucket headers - person, place, thing
•12 people popcorn pieces
•12 place popcorn pieces
•12 thing popcorn pieces
•Student recording sheet
•Answer sheet
•Preparation and instruction sheet

Roll a Die - Spelling
These vibrantly colorful spelling dice games are a great activity for literacy centers.The games are targeted towards lower primary.

There are 4 different Roll a Die spelling games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of two of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (colour).

On each game it includes a variety of activities catering for various learning styles.

Label it - Community Helpers
This community helper pack includes a series of worksheets for students to practice labeling a picture. Each of the labeling worksheets includes an answer sheet which can also be displayed as an anchor chart on the bulletin board. Students can either write the labels or cut and paste them.

Community helpers included
♥Firefighter, doctor, teacher, policeman, garbage collector, mechanic, vet, nurse, chef, detective, crossing guard and a mailman.

Product includes worksheets in color and black lined:
♥ Teacher instructions
♥ Labeling worksheets for community helpers - students write the labels or cut and paste them into the boxes.
♥ Answer sheets included



Expanding Noun Groups- Create a Cupcake
Expanding Noun Groups (Create a cupcake) is a fun and engaging way for students to learn about expanding noun groups.

This pack includes ready to go printables that assists students to grasp the concepts of nouns and noun groups.

The pack consists of:

* Teacher instructions - how to complete the activities and ideas for differentiation.
* 16 (8 color, 8 black and white) cut and paste printable worksheets - students cut the top of the cupcakes and glue it to the matching base to create noun groups.For example - The yellow sun. These worksheets are for students who require extra support in literacy and it also helps develop their fine motor skills.
* 16 (8 color, 8 black and white) cut, write and paste worksheets. Students are to write an article and an adjective on the top of each cupcake. Then they cut and paste each one to the matching base. These worksheets are for students who require further extension.
* 1 answer sheet - answers to cut and paste worksheets. Answers will vary when students create their own noun groups.

Sight Word Sorting
This pack is a fun way for students to practice their sight words in class! This product includes 84 of the Dolch Pre-Primer and Primer Sight Words and is designed to get students to actively explore their words. There are a variety of sorts you can use in class, which are great to differentiate according to student's ability levels. The sorts include sorting words into:
- 2 letters and 3 letters
- 3 letters and 4 letters
- 4 letters and 5 letters
- short vowels and long vowels
- 1 syllable and 2 syllables

This sight word packet can be incorporated into the following: Literacy Centers, word work activities, choice boards, morning work, homework and whole class activities. This packet includes 2 sets of 10 sorts, colored and black and white versions. The colored version is great to use when modelling the sorts to the class and it can then be displayed on the bulletin board.

Figurative Language - Ocean Theme Task Cards
These figurative language task cards are great to use when reviewing similes, metaphors and alliteration. The ocean themed SCOOT task cards comprise of multiple choice questions.. There are 2 sets of 24 task cards in this pack in color and black lined.

Product Use

• SCOOT Game
• Literacy center
• Early finisher activity
• Small group work

Product Includes
Each of the task cards below is available in color and black lined.
• 8 task cards - alliteration
• 8 task cards - similes
• 8 task cards - similes or metaphor
• Teacher Instructions
• Student response sheet and answer sheet

Reading Comprehension - Dice Games
This packet contains 8 vibrantly colored reading comprehension, dice games that can be used with any book. The games are suitable for any primary grade level and can be used with a variety of stories and text types. The games will actively engage students and enhance their comprehension skills. This pack can be incorporated into your daily literacy centers, small group or independent work.

The Roll a Die activities include activities for before, during and after reading. Students will roll a die and complete the matching activity for the number. Students will:
* Make connections, visualize, make inferences, make predictions, form questions and summarize.
* Design new covers for their book
* Describe the settings, character qualities and appearances
* Higher Order Thinking skills (based on Debono's 6 thinking hats) - write about what they like, dislike, describe how characters felt and how they felt whilst reading the story.
* Word skills - hunt for rhyming words, endings, starting sounds and blends.
* Hunt and tally various punctuation marks - exclamation marks, full stops, question marks, capital letters and speech marks.

Roll a Die - All About Me
These engaging and fun dice games are a great activity for literacy centers.

There are 3 different Roll a Die games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of two of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (favourite, colour).

On each game it includes the following topics:
* List your favorite book
*Write about your favorite movie
*Who is your favorite superhero?
*Write about your most memorable moment at school.
* List your pets
* I am special because........
* List your favorite colors
* Draw and label your favorite sport
* Draw your family
* Write about your favorite subject.
* Create a collage of your favorite foods.
* Who is your best friend? What qualities do you like about him/her?
*When I grow up I want to be a........
*Create a list of things you like to do.
*Goals you hope to achieve
* My birthday is ..............
* Draw and label your home
*Describe your appearance

Character Trait Activities
Chracter Traits - This pack has everything you need when undertaking a unit on character traits. There are a variety of great activities for students to consolidate their understanding of character traits. These activities would be great to use in: reading and writing Activities, literacy centers or morning work.

The pack entails the following:

• 2 pages - Teacher instructions

• 92 vibrantly colored word wall cards - character traits

• two sets of 5 fill in the blank character trait activities and answer sheets in color and black and white for characters from the stories Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella.

• two sets of 21 wanted posters in color and black and white for characters listed from the fairy tales above and an A-Z worksheet where students list character traits of characters.

Task Cards - Higher Order Thinking Skills
This pack includes 2 sets of 25 engaging task cards which promote students higher order thinking skills. It includes a zip folder which contains:
• 25 colored task cards
• 25 black & white task cards

The cards are based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Edward Debono's 6 thinking hats. Included are superhero cliparts to capture student's attention and to get them thinking about characters.

Simply print and laminate to use for a variety of activities in class. It caters for all grades in Primary. The black and white set is great to reproduce to save on ink and can therefore produce multiple copies for your literacy centers.

Roll a Die - Sight Words
Sight Word Games Roll a Die pack is a fun and interactive way for students to learn their sight words! There are 6 vibrantly colored sight word dice games to laminate and use in your classroom. Students simply roll a die and complete the activity for that number. The activities cater for student's learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Great for literacy centers, daily 5, homework, group work and consolidation of sight words.


Similes - Printables
This ocean theme, similes pack is sure to engage your students and provide them with a fun way of learning their similes and enhancing their vocabulary skills and descriptive writing.

This pack includes:
- anchor chart - what is a simile
- 10 black and white worksheets - complete the simile
- 10 colored worksheets - complete the simile
- 10 ocean themed writing paper for students to write descriptions

Sight Words - I Have Who Has Games
I Have, Who Has Game Card Bundle pack (superhero theme) is designed for students to practice their sight words. This bundle pack includes 3 popular 'I Have, Who Has?' games. This bundle pack allows you to differentiate according to the students ability levels in your class. In total, there are 93 sight words included:

*Game 1 - Pre-Primer - 31 selected words: a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red and run.

* Game 2 - Primer - 31 selected words: all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, out, out, please, pretty, ran and ride.

* Game 3 - 1st Grade: after, again, an, any, ask, as, by, could, every, fly, from, give, going, had, has, her, him, his, her, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put and round.

These games are very engaging and a heap of fun for the whole class to play. Perfect for daily revision for students to practice their sight words. Also great for transitions during subjects or before lunch and home time. Hope your students enjoy these brightly colored and fun games!

Math Resources

Sort the Shapes
Shapes - Sort 2D shapes and 3D shapes in a variety of ways. The differentiated sorting activities reinforces shape recognition, curved & straight edges, corners, shapes that roll and stack, quadrilaterals and real life 3D objects.

This shape sorting pack focusses on both 2D and 3D shapes and it includes differentiated worksheets to cater for the needs of your students. For students who are more capable at reading they sort the shapes by words whilst students who require more support sort the shapes by pictures.

This fun sorting pack consists of the following:

♦ Sort shapes into 2D & 3D shapes - 2 worksheeets - sort pictures and words (see example in preview)
♦ Sort Shapes into curved and straight edges - 2 worksheets - sort pictures and words
♦ Sort shapes into shapes that roll, stack or both
♦ Sort shapes into quarilaterals and not quadrilaterals - 2 worksheets - pictures and words.
♦ Sort shapes into cubes, cones and rectangular prisms
♦ Sort shapes into spheres and cylinders
♦ Answer sheets for all of the worksheets above

Place Value Task Cards - Superhero Theme
Place Value- Place Value Print & GO Superhero Themed pack consists of 30 vibrantly colored task cards. These task cards are perfect for revising Base 10 blocks and place value.

Each place value card contains Base 10 blocks with tens and ones up to one hundred and adorable superhero graphics with bright blue starburst background. There is also a student response sheet included and answer sheet.

Tally the Money
Money Activities - Your kiddos will have fun tallying their coins and notes in this math station activity. This activity provides a fun and engaging way to revise coin and note identification, tally marks and mental calculations.

This money activity was designed to be implemented in your weekly math stations in class. There are two versions available: color and black and white.

Included in this money kit is:
♥ Teacher instructions
♥ Coin cut outs - heads and tails
♥ Note and dollar value in words cut outs - up to $20
♥ Two sets of coin tally boards with heads of dime, penny, nickel, quarter and dollar
♥ Two sets of coin tally boards with tails of dime, penny, nickel, quarter and dollar
♥ Two sets of note tally boards

Money Posters and Sorts
Money Posters and Sorts - This kit includes two sets of five money posters: penny, nickel, dime, quarter and one dollar bill. Each set comes in bright, bold and colorful backgrounds with funky fonts.

It also includes various money sorts in color and black and white. Your kiddos will have fun sorting coins in their math stations. This activity provides a fun and engaging way to revise coin and one dollar note identification. Please see the preview to see a snap shot at the various sorts available.

Four in a Row Math Game - Numbers up to 120
Four in a Row math game is a fun way for students to review 2 and 3 digit numbers. The games includes a variety of numbers up to 120: popsicle sticks/bundling sticks, partitioning of numbers, standard numbers, expanding numbers, and place value of numbers.

Product Includes
Each game below is available in color and black lined.
• Teacher’s guide on how to play and preparation
• Variations to the game
• Sample—of what a winning game looks like
• Calling Cards - 32 numbers - numbers up to 120
• 4 game boards—expanding numbers - e.g. - 100 +10 +5 (color or black lined)
• 4 game boards—expanding numbers - e.g. - 6 tens, 4 ones (color or black lined)
• 4 game boards—word form (color or black lined)
• 1 game board— popsicle sticks/bundling sticks (color or black lined)
• 1 checklist to monitor students recognition of numbers up to
120

These game boards are engaging and a great way for students to consolidate their concepts in number. This packet is targeted primarily for students in first grade. However, it can be used for younger students or older depending on their ability level.

First Grade Open Ended Math Task Cards
Want to challenge your students thinking in Math? These open ended task cards are designed for first grade to promote higher order thinking skills. There are 32 task cards included in color and black lined. The task cards consist of a variety of topics: number, operations, chance, 2D and 3D shapes, length and fractions. Each task card has an open ended question, which will challenge your students to think of a number or possible answers.

This pack includes:
• Teacher instruction sheet
• Product use
• Two sets of 32 task cards in color and black lined - open ended math questions on each task card.

Example - Task Card 1
The answer is 10. What is the question?
•5 + 5 =
•Double 5
•Half of 20
•What is the difference between 10 and 20?
•What is the sum of both of your hands?
•What is one third of 30?
•How many years in a decade?
•The class had 20 students. Half of them sat down. How many students were still standing?

There are so many possible questions that students could come up with. For each task cards students could record their answers on mini whiteboards, boards, or in their math books.

Simply print and laminate the task cards onto hard card stock paper for durability. Print a class set of student response sheets.

Fact Families
This products includes 21 cut and paste worksheets plus two 12 page mini booklets (color and black and white) for students to practice their fact families!

Students simply cut and paste the missing number in each box. These worksheets are great for Math centers, morning work, independent work, small group work, assessment or homework.

The mini booklet includes 12 pages with a title page, example and 10 daily activities for students to complete each day to develop their understanding of fact families. In each activity students complete the tens frame, partitioning frame and write the facts below for the fact families. Simply print each page and staple together to make a booklet.

Booklets - Addition and Subtraction
There are 2 booklets available for students to work on their problem solving skills in addition and subtraction. Each booklet contains 6 word problems for students to solve and an example page.

Morning Work - Numbers up to 100
Each Number pack includes: graphic organisers, place value, partitioning, expanded form and fact families.

This number pack includes a selection of numbers up to 100. It is designed for students in Year one to two depending on their ability level. The worksheets are great for morning work, maths centers, homework or independent work.

By undertaking these number activities daily for a month, students are consolidating their number skills. Each activity focuses on: writing numbers in word form, expanding numbers into tens and ones, partitioning numbers and writing fact families.
There is an answer sheet on page 2. If you would like to create your own numbers for students to work on, there is a blank template.

Winter Theme - Teen Number Task Cards
These Winter theme {core aligned} task cards are a fun way to practice teen numbers. The cards are great to play as a game of Scoot where students are engaged and moving around the room. This kit provides additional practice for students to identify teen numbers in tens frames, base ten blocks, place value and counting Winter themed pictures.

Product Use
♥ Math centers
♥ Assessment
♥ Scoot
♥ Early finishers

This pack includes two sets in color and white background with colored clip art:
• Teacher instruction sheet
• 32 task cards in color - students record teen number on their student response sheet.
• Duplicate set with white background and colored clip art - 32 task cards
• Student response sheet
• Answer sheet

These cards will assist your students in building upon their number sense skills for counting teen numbers, identifying numbers using tens frames and base ten blocks, and numbers before, after and in between teen numbers.

Simply print and laminate the task cards onto hard card stock paper for durability. Print a class set of student response sheets and answer sheets.


Part Part Whole Clip Cards
Part Part Whole Frame Clip Cards - fun math center for students to practice their doubles, near doubles and rainbow facts/friends of ten by using part, part whole frames. In this activity students clip a clothes pin on the correct number for the missing part. 28 clip cards are included with either a missing part or a whole.

For this activity you will need a container of clothes pins. An alternative to clothes pins is to use whiteboard markers. Students simply circle the correct number with a whiteboard marker.

Create a Cupcake - Addition Facts
Addition Facts (Create a cupcake) is a fun and engaging way for students to recall and revise their addition facts.

In each activity students cut and paste the top of the cupcakes to match the sums. The worksheets consists of:

* zero facts
* count on 1 facts
* count on 2 facts
* count on 3 facts
* double facts
* near double facts
* rainbow facts
* Add 9 facts
* Add 10 facts
* Example sheet

Differentiated Math Games - Ocean Theme

Math Games - This Ocean Themed Math Games. This packet is a fun way for students to revise and consolidate their math mental skills in addition and multiplication. The games are differentiated to suit the needs of your students. It suits all primary grade levels as all classes have students at different ability levels in Math.

The packet includes:
• Teacher’s guide on how to play and preparation
• Variations to the game
• Color and b/w versions of each game board
• 3 level games for each ocean theme - dolphin, cave, shark

Details of game:
These ocean themed games can be played with 2-6 players. Print and laminate duplicate copies of each game boards (2-6) on hard card stock paper. To play these games you will need 6 sided dice and 12 sided dice depending on the level game you select (see below). Each player selects a game card. Roll a die to see which player goes first. The player with the highest roll goes first. Next roll a die. Write the number in a star. Take turns until all the stars have a number. Add all the numbers. The player with the highest score wins.

Differentiation:
• Level 1 – No star top corner - For students who have difficulty mentally calculating numbers provide them with unifex cubes or counters to assist them with adding their total scores.

• Level 2 – 1 star- To extend students (Game boards with a star top right hand corner): use 12 sided dice. Students roll 2 dice add the total then write the number inside the star. The player with the highest score at the end wins.

• Level 3 – 2 stars – Extension – (Game board with 2 stars top right hand corner). Use 12 sided dice. Students roll 2 dice and multiply them. Then add the total and write inside the star. The player with the highest score at the end wins.


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