Mar 10, 2012

Freebie St. Patrick's Day Monster Patterns

It's beginning to look like spring around Ohio here lately.  The weather forecast for next week is 60-70 degrees for most of the week.  No complaints from us.  This coming Friday is the end of our 9 weeks, so we will be wrapping up some things this week.  Basically I am done assessing except for subtraction.  We did some fun subtraction centers last week that the kids loved and helped them really understand the process of subtracting.  This week, we will hit subtraction hard, review a lot of math standards through our St. Patrick's Day Math Center Packet, and do some worksheets throughout the week for Fluently Adds Within 5 for Subtraction.

We have been discussing lately what the word fluently means!?  We basically agreed that the students should be able to solve 6 subtraction problems in a couple of minutes with or without manipulatives.  They should be able to solve at least 5/6 correctly in that amount of time.  The addition standard for this was very easy for most kids, but counting backwards is more difficult for kids.
What is your district doing to reach this standard of the word fluently?  Leave us a comment so we know what other districts are thinking.  Our first/second grade classes give timed test over the facts to 10 and facts to 18.  Then those students have to get certain amount of problems correct with a certain amount of time.  We felt as kindergarten teachers, we didn't really want to start giving timed test, but we did feel there needed to be a time limit on solving 6-8 problems.

Here is a fun pattern freebie that I plan on doing this week in one of my centers.  Hope you can use it as well.  Check back this week for additional St. Patrick's Day math, literacy, and fluency ideas.  Lots of pictures coming this week, too!!

March Monster Patterns


Lori Rosenberg said...

So cute! Thanks for the freebie!


FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

So cute!!

First Grade Blue SKies

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing the freebie! My class loves patterns, so they will be really into this. :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Chrissy said...

Thank you! Question--Should the last pattern on page 1 say "ABB"? :-)


Busy Bees said...

Thanks. We changed it to ABB.

Heather's Heart said...

I love this. Thank you so much for sharing and for having such a generous heart! =)

Heather's Heart