January 21, 2013

FEBRUARY GOOD MORNING WORK - MATH + PK1 FUN

I managed to get this latest Good Morning Work (Math) Packet up on TPT more than a week ago, but I just couldn't seem to get a post out about it.  Busy as all get out . . . sounds very familiar I bet . . . teaching and "runnin' like crazy" go hand in hand :)  
CLICK HERE to grab this packet!
I know many of you have heard my Good Morning Work spiel, but just in case you haven't I will take you through a brief Cliff Notes version.  I have been working on creating collections of morning warm ups for firsties that are aligned with the common core.  My main goal is to draft a month's worth of worksheets that can be completed independently by most of your kiddos at this time of the year.  I also "chunk" my concepts.  In other words, the pack targets a specific set of skills for five days in a row before moving on to cover 3-4 different common core standards.  I have found that this helps kiddos feel more successful and you get a handful of "extra minutes" each morning to take care of biz-nas!



This month covers a whole lot of everything - addition, subtraction, word problems, fact families, missing addend, skip counting, comparing/ordering numbers, odd/even, tallying, months of the year, date writing, time (hour and half hour), and shapes.  

Does this sound like something that you might like to run with in your class? Well, why don't you, "Try 'em before you buy 'em??"  Below you will find some pages to try out with your crew.  If you like what you see, come on back and snag the whole pack!  
CLICK HERE to download these free "tester" pages!

Now, I am going to veer off a bit and chat with you about my weekend.  If you happened to catch my last post, you might know that I was slated to host a presentation at the PK1 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on Sunday (my very first speaking gig).  Well, despite being up against a VERY tense 4th Quarter for the SF 49'ers and holding the very last time slot in the conference, I had a surprising turnout!  They crowd was super sweet and I had a great time. 


But, my weekend luck didn't stop there.  I had the opportunity to hang with one of my ALL time favorite bloggers . . . the one and only Fran from Kindergarden Crayons!!  I have always admired this classy lady and her fantastic work, but this trip took my respect level through the roof.  We had the most amazing chats filled with oodles of laughs.  Fran even attended my session and helped pass out my handouts . . . I can't tell you how nice it was to have a friendly face in the crowd as I dishing out my ideas.  I heart you to the moon and back sweet Fran.  I cannot wait to catch up in person again soon!  

If you don't already follow fantastic Fran . . .
take a moment and click her bloggy button below.
Trust me on this one!!!

Alright my friends, I better get to gettin' this evening.  I need to make sure everything is in order for school tomorrow and I still want to catch that new Kevin Bacon show on FOX tonight.  Oh . . . I almost forgot . . . the February Good Morning Work Packet (Reading) will be up by next Saturday at the very latest!  Thanks for visiting and I'll see you again soon!  



16 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks like a wonderful morning work pack, Kelley! Give fantastic Fran a hug for me...LOVE her!
    Annie:)

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    1. Annie . . . whoop-de-whoop . . . another favorite of mine! Now that's what I call a run of really good luck. Thanks for poppin' over for a visit :)

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  2. I can vouch for Kelley's Good Morning Work! It is FANTASTIC! I love how the skills are chunked so that once you give directions for one chunk, the rest of the pages from that chunk are able to be done independently by most kids! The format is great and so are the skills she chooses!

    And, Kelley, congrats on your first speaking gig - I surely wish I could have been there!!!

    Growing Firsties

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    1. Oh Lisa . . . you are the sweetest. Thanks so much for the kind words about my Good Morning Work. I am so happy to hear that you dig 'em too!

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  3. Thanks so much for the samples. I have wondered how the morning work pages would work with my class. So I am printing them up and giving them a go this week. I love how you are offering us the chance to try before you buy. Thanks,
    Maria
    First Grade Carousel

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    1. You are very welcome. Please let me know how it goes!

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  4. Kelley,
    You were the best part of the kindergarten conference. I loved spending time with you and just so you know... we are pretty adorable in this picture. You rocked it out with your content and enthusiasm. It was the best way to end the weekend. I hope we spend a lot more time together.
    Love you,
    Fran

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    1. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO . . . you are one in a million my friend!

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  5. I'm really happy to see that everything went great. . . I knew you'd rock it out. You'll have to let us know when you are taking your presentation on the road so I can be one of the first to sign up. ~ SIDE NOTE~ you got to hang out with Fran???? HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!!

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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    1. Stacy! It was a fun conference . . . and hangin' with Fran made for such a wonderful weekend. I will be over on the 12th for your Linky :)

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  6. I have been looking for something like this FOREVER, and am so glad i found you! I just downloaded the whole Feb math pack & was wondering if you have the February Reading packet up yet?? Thanks so much - my kiddos will love this & it will give me that extra RTI/assessment time in the morning! :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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    1. Hooray!!! SO glad to hear that you like it. I will have the reading one available by Saturday at the latest. I am shooting for Thursday or Friday, but it we will see where the week takes me :) Thanks so much for poppin' in and for the purchase :)

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  7. OMG!!! How did I drop the ball and not see your post. Just saw you on Fran's blog and Oh MY WORD! Can we be BFF?! You completely remind me of my bestie from elementary school! :)

    Love putting faces to names!

    :)

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    1. Girl . . . you are on my short list of people that I want to meet. Which state are you in again??

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    2. The other side of the Country....FL! :( I am trying to make it out to the I Teach K National convention this summer in Vegas!!!

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  8. Hi Kelley
    Fran is the best. She had me cracking up at a bloggy meet up last year in Irvine. Love her, cute picture BTW too.
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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