A few years ago, I came across Sunny Days in Second Grade's Weekly Word Wizards and Math Magic sets. They are just amazing! I have used them for the last few years and absolutely loved them. In the past, my students have been a bit below level. Sunny's sets are made for second graders, but my third graders still loved them. They covered lots of the same skills we hit in third grade and provided a great review of what they had learned in second grade. My students literally cheered when I would pass them out! They were a valuable resource. I think she makes them specifically for first grade as well. They are worth checking out!
This year, I needed something with just a bit more challenge. I still wanted to use the same format because the kids love it and it's a great way to squeeze in a variety of skills on one paper. So, I attempted to make my slightly grown-up version of Sunny's. I hope she doesn't mind! Because I tailored these specifically to my class, some of the skills may not fit what you and your class are working on, but I wanted to offer them to you anyway.
One of my goals for myself and this blog is to do a lot more sharing of free stuff. It's great when I put lots of time and energy into a specific product and can offer it for sale, but in reality, I make LOTS of things that I would never take money for. When I make something for my kiddos, I know another teacher somewhere could use it somehow. That's what teachers do- we share! So, my resolution (never mind that it's February) is to do a lot more sharing when I can, so I'm starting with these.
I have only made a few, but you can get a general idea of the overall skills I cover from the images.
The word study sets cover antonyms, synonyms, analogies, pronouns, verbs, capitalization, common/proper nouns, abc order, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, reading vocabulary, etc. Not every set is exactly the same, depending on what I felt like my kids needed to practice.
The math sets cover a variety of skills including addition and subtraction with regrouping, subtraction across zero, rounding to the nearest ten and hundred, comparing and ordering numbers, money, time, measurement, word problems, multiplication, division, fact families, etc.
CLICK HERE to get a copy for yourself.
My kids are having great success with these and I am able to pinpoint the exact skills specific students are struggling with. Because the format is so versatile, I can easily create individualized sets for different students depending on what they need extra practice with.
When you download, it will be in PDF form. If you would like me to send you the PowerPoint version so you can edit them for your class, leave your e-mail in the comments and I will send them your way!
I also went through and added all of the previous freebies I have offered in the past to a new page. Just click on the 'Freebies' tab up at the top of the page and they are all there for you! I hope you can find something useful for you and your students!
Have a great Sunday!