Springtime Freebies



Hello darlings!  I have a short and simple blog post for ya!  We all love freebies anyway, so let's get to the goods!  I'm teaming up with some amazing bloggers for the Springing into Learning Blog Hop!  Check them out!  

My Spring Freebie is all about Differentiation and reviewing skills for state testing.  In third grade, we are currently working on fractions which means skills like four digit addition and subtraction, multiplication, and division get the back burner.  But I don't want my kiddos losing those skills!  So... I created these very simple skill games.  All you need is a paper clip and a pencil for the spinner!

I use these games in the Game portion of my Math Rotations.  You can read all about Math Rotations here.  Since my kiddos are already in groups, I can assign them a specific game to play.  For example, I might want my advanced students to work on the Purple Spinner which includes all four skills, but my struggling learners will use the Green Spinner that focused on addition and subtraction.

What are you waiting for? Download this freebie and start having some fun Buzzing About Math!






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Commas. Commas, and more Commas



Do your kiddos remember their commas?  Mine do!  (okay, most of the time)  I don't introduce commas by telling the kiddos the rules.  Instead, I have them come up with the rules themselves.  I give them a Comma Hunt paper and with a partner, they search through books to find three different ways that they see commas being used by real authors.  They try to find 3 examples to prove it is a rule.  Then they try to come up with a rule to present to the class.  

Once we discuss possible rules as a group, we create an anchor chart together.  I have the rules printed out and cut out already, so that I can easily glue them on.  We talk about the rules one at a time and the kiddos are THRILLED when they discover their rule is real!  I use examples the kiddos give me to record on the anchor chart.




For the next lesson, students search through books to find one example of each rule being used correctly.  They love this.  It gives them a real sense of ownership because they were involved in "making" these rules.  I tell them to make sure the authors used commas correctly, so the kiddo think they are looking for an author to make a mistake. =)

We leave the anchor chart up all year, and my little darlings refer to it often.  Enjoy!



Are you getting ready for Spring?  Check out these SEVEN Literacy Centers!

Grab the Curious About Commas Freebie by clicking the comma pics above.  Do you have any tips or tricks to help your kiddos with commas?

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