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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Columbus Day Mini Math and Literacy Unit and a Freebie

I cannot believe that Columbus Day is already right around the corner, which also means, Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming soon! I don't know about all of you, but this school year seems like it's just flying by! We have been knee-deep in team planning, tons of professional development and we just found out it's our year to rewrite curriculum. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to up my Coke and Dr. Pepper drinking to 5 cans a day to make it through the next few weeks.

Today, I carved out time to work on a Columbus Day mini unit. On the actual Columbus Day holiday, our local Fire Department is coming for Fire Safety Week and I won't be able to do a lot of these activities with my kiddos this year. However, I hope that some of you will have more time than we do.


I just created a Columbus Day Mini Math and Literacy Unit and posted it on TpT. It's filled with activities that cover Math and ELA Common Core State Standards, as well as, several Social Studies expectations. The unit is 48 pages long and should go well with most of the books that you will be reading to your students. Click on the picture above or any of the pictures below to take you to the unit on TpT!
 


Columbus Day Mini Math and Literacy Unit includes:
  • Pages 2-3: We Celebrate Columbus Day Song (Color and Black/White) (Freebie) 
  • Pages 4-9: We Celebrate Columbus Day Pocket Chart Song and Pictures 
  • Pages 10-15: Would you like to be an explorer? Graph, Headers, and Analyzing Class Results Response Sheet(Color and Black/White) 
  • Pages 16-19: Number Slit Book (Numbers 1-5) 
  • Pages 20-26: Ten Frame, Base Ten Block and Number Match Up 1-10 
  • Pages 27-31: Syllable Sort and Self-Check Sheet 
  • Pages 32-34: Skip Counting by 10's 
  • Pages 35-36: What Comes Next? 
  • Pages 27-42: Write the Room Picture Cards and Response Sheet 
  • Pages 43-45: Pattern Cards 
  • Pages 46-47: Spin and Graph
Click on the picture below to download a freebie song from the packet. It's called We Celebrate Columbus Day and can be sung to the tune of Jolly Old St. Nicholas.

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19 comments:

  1. I love the graphics you have used. This looks wonderful. Thanks.
    Kirsty
    littlelearners101@gmail.com

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  2. It's great! I love the clip art, too. There's so much you can do with a theme. Thanks!

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    2. Thank you, Sheri! I just emailed the unit to you!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  3. This looks like a great mini-unit! Am I really the first to comment?! :)

    Taryn
    Taryn.Ryan@fairfieldsfuture.org

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    1. You were close to being first. :) Everyone must have been typing at the same time! I just emailed the unit to you!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  4. This looks awesome!
    Marcy
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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  5. Missed it again! But it is cute!

    Rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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    1. Today is your lucky day! :) I just emailed the unit to you!

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  6. Looks great! Adding to wish list!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  7. Oh, your Columbus Day unit looks wonderful! Great center ideas. I will snatch up your song to sing too.
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com

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  8. Barb (teacherbarbie@hotmail.com)September 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Love it! You are one talented lady!!!

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  9. This unit looks so awesome! I wish we were in school for Columbus Day, but it falls while we are on our 2 week break. :(

    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Come by my blog to win SCENTOS markers!!

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  10. What a cute song! I can't wait to use it.

    Thanks,
    Ann

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  11. Can I have this unit emailed to me too Marlana?

    anniebanks52@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  12. Hey is there anyway I can have this unit emailed to me?? I wanna use it with my K kids!!!

    xomichel24ox@aol.com

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    1. Hello! You can purchase and download the mini unit from my TpT store. Here's the link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christopher-Columbus-Day-Mini-Math-and-Literacy-ELA-Unit-340656.
      If you are wanting the freebie song, just click on the picture to download the song for free. :)

      Blessings,
      Marlana

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