Knowing how to make 10 quickly and easily is a super valuable skill for our students' future addition and subtraction success. We all know that more practice = more progress, so we should be giving our students as many different chances to practice making 10 as possible. 10 frames are an awesome tool for teaching our students to make 10. Filling up 10 frames one manipulate at a time provides students with valuable counting practice, and helps them become more able to quickly identify how many objects are in a 10 frame without needing to count. Filling 10 frames is also great for practicing 1:1 correspondence - students learn that only one thing can go in each box. It also teaches directionality and le retour à la ligne suivante  - they must fill their frame from left to right, just like when you read! The more practice our students can have with making 10 and using 10 frames, the better. I have a great game to share with you today that incorporates both of these things. It ...
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  As teachers, we have SO MUCH to do. So many things to juggle, so many outcomes to cover in fun & engaging ways, and so much coffee to drink. ;) And if you know anything at all about me, you probably know I like prepping as little as possible . Having a life outside of school is super important to me, and I try and find as many ways as I can to ensure I provide my students with awesome learning opportunities, while never spending more time prepping an activity than my students spend doing it. ( exception - Giant Sight Word Twister ) I seek out effective and low/no prep activities, and when I find them, I sing their praises from the rooftops! I am always on the hunt for engaging activities to get as many students speaking as much as possible, because one area where my students seriously struggle is communicat...
The end of the school year is sneaking up on us once again. I am sure you know that this can be a stressful time of year for some of our students, as they realize that big changes are on the horizon. For our students who crave stability, they can feel anxious about the idea of going to a new teacher, learning a new routine, and making new friends. So, what can we do to help? One thing that I love to do every year to help ease the transition of my students into grade one is create end of the year memory books together. Creating a memory book helps my students focus on the positives of the year we spent together, and feel relieved knowing that they can always look back and remember their year with me. And, it is fun for me to look back, reflect, and remember, too! Sending home a memory book with your students can also help invite and encourage conversations at home about the highlights of your students' year, the things that they learned, and the special activities they di...
The end of the school year is almost here! And let's face it - this time of year can be HARD. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the kids are ready for a BREAK. It can be challenging for them to focus with the beautiful weather calling their names, and I'm sure that you can use all the help you can get. There is absolutely no shame in gathering up all of the fun and free summer-themed resources en français that you can find to help keep your students happy and engaged while you hang on and enjoy the ride! Here are five of my favourite FREE resources in French that are perfect for this time of year! 1. EEK! REQUIN I have posted about this game before, but in case you missed it, it is a freebie both in my TPT store and in my Free French Resource Library. It offers your students one last chance to practice their letter recognition before vacation. And, it's engaging and fun - no one wants to roll an EEK!  and get eaten by the shark! Grab in here...