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Polar Express Learning Pack for K-1 Learners

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K - 1st, Homeschool
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This Polar Express Learning Pack is loaded with literacy and math activities {nearly 200 pages}!! It’s a GREAT fit for K-1st learners, although there are certainly activities that preschoolers and 2nd graders could use, too!

This pack also contains 4 EDITABLE activities that can be modified and adapted for lots more learning. See the editable notes below.


Within the literacy section of the pack are these activities:

1. Phonological Awareness & Beginning Phonics Activities

*rhyming word hot chocolate matching

*syllable clip cards

*beginning sound letter matching

*beginning sound stamping worksheet

*beginning letter sounds train sorts {with pictures}

*middle short vowel sounds train sorts {with pictures}

2. Phonics & Spelling Activities

*short and long vowel train sorts {with words}; includes “oddball” *train cars and EDITABLE PAGE, too!

*written sorts for spelling phonics words

*Roll & Read Game Board {EDITABLE!!}

*Polar Express Dice

*spelling little words from bigger words such as, Polar Express, Hot Chocolate, Silver Bell, and Merry Christmas

*tickets with letters for spelling activities

3. Comprehension & Writing Activities

*picture comprehension sort – it’s in the story or not in the story

*book and movie comparison sort

*book and movie comparison worksheet

*sequencing cards – using pictures, sentences, and numbers

*sequencing worksheets

*vocabulary cards

*figure of speech hunt

*comprehension questions and writing pages


Within the math section of the pack are these activities:

1. Numbers

*dot pages for numbers 1-10 and 11-20

*dot pages for 1 die

*rote counting mazes {for numbers 1-200}

*ordering numbers {EDITABLE PAGE!!}

*greater than, less than train cars {EDITABLE PAGE!!}

*even and odd game with 3 levels of play

2. Operations & Algebraic Thinking

*cut and pattern cards

*ways to represent or make numbers train sorts {1-20}

*dot pages for addition to 12 {number sentences included or use two dice}

*12 Squares game for 2 players {addition, subtraction, beginning *multiplication and division can also be included}

*addition game

*double digit addition game {no remainder}

*double addition recording sheet

*base ten game with jingle bells

3. Measurement & Data

*roll & tally activities

*roll & graph activities

*roll, tally, graph and record activity

*money {for penny, nickel, dime, and quarter}

*telling time to hour, half hour, and quarter hour activities

4. Geometry

*2D shapes attributes matching

*3D objects attributes matching

*pattern block building mats

*pattern block graphing

5. Word Problems

*word problems based on the Polar Express theme

*word problem recording sheet {for showing work}

*writing word problems {number sentence is given; students write a word problem}


You MAY use these printables with: the children in your home {home preschool setting included}or your own class of students. Please do not share your purchased pack between classroom teachers. Thank you for your honesty in this matter.

You MAY NOT use these printables to: share between classrooms (see above), share with an entire homeschool group or co-op

sell, host, reproduce, giveaway, or store on any other site (including a blog, Facebook, 4Shared, Dropbox, etc.

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