Thursday, June 30, 2022

Comparing Numbers Freebie - Free Math Curriculum Posters and Worksheets

 Comparing Numbers Freebie - Free Math Curriculum Posters and Worksheets


Have you ever tried to teach your learners about comparing numbers, only to have them stare back at your blankly like you've just explained Einstein's Theory? Introducing kids to new symbols when they've just gotten used to addition and subtraction symbols can be a bit confusing. 

We start them off with counting, number sense, and number lines - so they may KNOW that 55 is greater than 22, but adding in a new symbol can mess that all up!


That is exactly why I made this freebie for all of you - and my own kids!

Trying out a few ways to explain this concept can be tricky without having to pull out the old gator mouth explanation! And don't get me wrong, I love that one - but for some kids that can confuse them even further! Why are learning about hungry gators in math class??


In this unit I've included a few very simple posters and anchor charts you can hang up to remind kids how to compare numbers. You can also use them to teach! I have included:

  • Symbol posters showing each symbol and what it means (< > =)
  • Symbols on a number line, can be a great visual for some learners
  • Comparing tens and ones with two examples (see the picture above)
  • Worksheets - I have also included a few different worksheets...


Your learners will be able to put what you have taught them into practice by either circling a symbol or writing it in themselves. There is a version with numbers to 10 and a version with numbers to 100 for different levels of learners too.

I really hope you and your learners enjoy this unit and it helps you out in the classroom or homeschool!

You can download it instantly below

**Please share the link to this blog post when sharing this resource, NOT the Google link. Thank you!**

**Please share the link to this blog post when sharing this resource, NOT the Google link. Thank you!**

DOWNLOAD THE FREE COMPARING NUMBERS UNIT HERE


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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

New French Vocabulary Printable Freebie - La nourriture - Food

 Free French Vocabulary Unit - La nourriture - Food

Have you seen my other Free French vocabulary units? Check them out here!

If you are trying to help your child(ren) or learners learn French, then starting with some simple vocabulary words and phrases is a great way to start. Food is something we deal with every day - most of us do eat at least 3 times per day!

Every time you cook, eat or even buy food at the grocery store, you have an opportunity to include some French vocabulary in your day. 


I made this unit, just like my clothing unit, to include as many vocabulary words as possible while keeping things easy. Every word is divided into food groups. Each vocabulary word also begins with the correct pronoun to make a sentence with it.

For example, instead of just writing 'la tarte' you will find 'de la tarte'.

This is so that your learners can make actual working sentences with these words, like

"Aujourd'hui j'ai mangé de la tarte" - "Today I ate some pie"

This is a great way to teach vocabulary words in French because it takes your learners beyond just parroting words and into actually using them.


That is another thing that I have included here - sentence writing prompts!
Your learners can use the included pages, or you could just the stems and write them on a blackboard or whiteboard for them to answer in their journals.

There are two prompts 
  • Qu'est-ce qu'ils mangent? (What are they eating)
  • Qu'as-tu mange aujourd'hui? (What did you eat today?)
Each page also comes with an optional sentence starter.


You'll also be happy to find translation pages if you're not already  French speaker, or do not know a lot of French yet. As long as you know basic pronunciation rules, you'll be good to go!

I also have made a small sheet of some useful words and phrases to use in sentences such as "et" (and) and names in French for meals.


I do really hope this unit helps you and your learners learn some new French vocabulary and ways to express yourself en français

*please do not share the google drive link, but the link to this page when sharing this resource. Thank you!*




Get the French vocabulary game "Dans ma Valise" for only $2 in my TeachersPayteachers Shop!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Free French Worksheets - Clothing - Les Vêtements Color and Write Book

 


Welcome to another great FREEBIE post! This one is a new subject I am adding to my educational arsenal - French!

Where we live in Quebec, Canada, we are required to learn French in our homeschools and schools. Since the official language of the province is French it is an important skill to start teaching our kids at a young age - it is something they will need when they're older and want to work or even just communicate in everyday life.

I started designing these vocabulary books (more coming soon!) to use with either beginner language learners or as reminders for our more advanced kiddos of some basic vocabulary while they're writing or speaking. 

Each booklet comes with a cover and some vocabulary pages. On each vocabulary page, you'll notice a little 'm' or 'f' in the corner. These stand for 'masculin' or 'feminen' in French. Nouns in French are given genders, and there are no super-defined rules for which kind of noun has which kind of gender, so it's important to have kids read and write down plenty of nouns to learn this rule.

Feminine nouns will have the pronoun 'la' or 'une' in front of them. If there is more than one it will be 'des' or 'les'

Masculine nouns will have the pronouns 'le' or 'un' in front of them, or the plurals 'des' or 'les'.

The really great thing about these books is that they come with pages that teach your learners to write in French! In this book, you'll find the last few pages offer 3 options.

  • A coloring page with a girl asking What is she wearing? And a place to write an answer. 
  • A coloring page with a boy asking What is he wearing? And a place to write an answer
  • A coloring page asking WHat are you wearing today? And a place to draw and write an answer.
All of the pages have the beginning of the sentence written in. You could use these for writing, but also for speaking. After getting dressed every morning, you could ask your child "Qu'est ce que tu portes aujourd'hui?" And they could answer you "Aujourd'hui je porte une robe et des chausettes" .

I have also included a translation page so that you know what all of the words and phrases mean!

As with my other freebies, you can download this freebie instantly from Google Drive below! All I ask is that you share the link to THIS blog post or blog when sharing this resource - not the Google Drive link! 




Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Free Science Journal 2: Mixtures with Matter!


Did you get science journal 1? If not, click here! 

 Mixtures! What kid does not love mixing up their own potions and 'recipes'. I know all of mine have always loved it! In fact, after making this journal I cannot wait to use it with my own kiddos too.

Mixtures are an important part of the K-2 science curriculum. Introducing kids to the concept of mixtures is not only a ton of fun but allows them to recognize that there are many different mixtures in the world - not just the ones we make ourselves!

DO your kids love mud puddles? A mud puddle is a great example of a mixture! Dirt and water come together to form a muddy mix that little feet and hands just seem drawn to. After the water evaporates, the dirt and water separate again - amazing!

Of course, there are the mixtures we make every day. Pouring milk into cereal, mixing up a salad dressing, baking a cake - all of these are examples of mixtures that you can point out to your child/learner.

Teaching our kids about mixtures also helps set them up for a deeper understanding of the science behind them later on. For example, in the journal an experiment has kids mixing rocks or blocks with water, then mixing salt or sugar with water. Kids can see that the salt will dissolve, but the blocks and rocks will stay. Awesome! At this age, there is no need to explain more - unless, of course, your learner(s) want to! 

But later on, when they are older and looking more closely at mixtures and changing matter, they can use their previous knowledge of mixtures to help them come up with questions and experiments.

I have included a few simple explanation posters and activities in this science journal. I have also included something I am so excited to share with my youngest - a mixture recipe book!


If you are a homeschooler or teacher in Quebec, this unit will help cover the progression in Science and Technology under Material World - Matter - Mixtures.

You can read more about that on my Quebec homeschool page!

If you want to grab this freebie, just scroll down below the next picture!


Click here to Download Free Science Journal 2 - Mixtures



Monday, June 20, 2022

Free Science Journal For Grades k-2: Investigating Matter

 Free Printable Science Journal for Properties of Matter in Grades K-2


Science! What kid doesn't love a fun experiment, cool project or even video they find online all about their favourite animal. Learning and teaching science can be plenty of fun for both kids and parents, but sometimes proving that your child or student has learned anything can be difficult. How do you bring all of that real-world learning into a homeschool portfolio or proof of learning? You make it as fun as possible!

That is my hope with these printable science journals - this one the first in the series. On my new site, Quebec Homeschool Helps, I have been trying my best to make up a fun and easy way for homeschool parents in my own province to prove their learning. But you don't have to live here to enjoy these printables - they can be used by anyone!


Take the above example from the science journal - learning about translucent, transparent and opaque objects or substances. I have included an anchor chart or poster that is fun and easy to understand. Your child might already know what these three words mean, but proving that in a learning portfolio can be tricky. Here I've included a simple worksheet that allows students to fill in vocabulary words, as well as a simple activity in which they can discover whether objects are translucent, transparent, or opaque using a flashlight.

It's a simple way to show learning in science!


Since these journals will also follow a progression of learning, you could also use them as a base to build your own curriculum! Just fill in the subjects with books from the library and youtube videos!


Here is another fun activity found in this journal - a texture hunt. Kids learn about different textures through the included poster. They then go on a texture hunt around their home or outside and find things that have certain textures. There's a blank one for them to fill in too!



I really hope that these can be a help in your home or classroom! I will be using them with my own kids too! More for cycle 1 (what we call grades 1 and 2 here in Quebec) and for grades 3-6 will come out in the coming weeks too!

To download this freebie just scroll down below the picture!
**Please remember that if you'd like to share this freebie, to share this page and not the google link. But please do feel free to make printed copies for your class or friends - just please leave my URL (MessyBeautifulFun.com) on the pages. Thank you so much!**







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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Free Math Journals for Grade 1-2 - Free Math Curriculum Printables

 


Have you ever tried using a math journal with your learners? 
Math journals are not only a fun addition to math lessons for most kids, but they're also a great way to assess kids learning, and challenge them to think differently about math.

Jen thinks that 6 + 4 = 12. Ryan thinks that 6 + 4 = 10. Who is correct? Show how you know.
Questions like these are included in the journal - I have also included different levels (same question but with 12 + 12 as the equation, for example) for different learners. 

So how to answer a question like that?

That's up to your kids! They show their answer with a drawing, a sentence, maybe a number line. The idea is that kids can show their math skills AND vocabulary AND thinking all in one step.


Here are a few more examples of some questions and how kids might answer them:


Pages like these show which strategies your learners are using most.


Writing their own problems when given a question is a great way to bring a fresh take on problem-solving.


There are similar vocabulary pages for addition and subtraction, as well as comparing.


Some pages ask kids to think outside the box of using numbers only.


Many questions have 2 different levels to cater to different skills.

There are 25 questions in all!

This also means that this journal could be used for two years, especially for homeschooled kiddos.

Grab the free download below

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Download the free Math Journals here!




Want more math? Check out these resources below!





Numbers to 20 Pages

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Free Math Curriculum - Day trip - Situational Problem for Grades 3 to 4 (Cycle 2)

 Free Situational Problem in Mathematics


I have another AMAZING freebie for you - another situational math problem!
If you missed the first one I released (which is also free!) you can grab it here!

What is a situational math problem?
Think of a project-based learning situation, except it's written all on one page. Kids need to figure out the pacing, planning, and answers themselves (with some guidance from you, of course!)

Unique to the Quebec Curriculum, situational math problems help students think through real-life scenarios and use a bunch of the math skills they have been learning to figure out a solution. In many of these problems, there is no one correct solution, but a few possibilities. That is the case with this one.

How do we solve a situational problem?
My advice is, if this is your first problem, take it s-l-o-w!
Here is an example of how you might work it out:

Day 1
Spend the first day you work on it reading through the problem and highlighting any important information. 
Next, use the "What I know" sheet to write this information down (this is optional, but really helps!)

Day 2
Today figure out how you will solve the problem. Use the "What I Need to Do" sheet to write down all of the steps you might need to take.  Help your learner(s) figure out what sort of math skills they might need to use, and any tools they might need to have on hand, like manipulatives or a calculator.

Day 3
Today get working on the problem! Take your list of what needs to be done and start.
Help your learner here and let them take breaks when they need to. Remember that this is a lot to work through, especially if it is the first time you're solving a situational problem.

Day 4
Continue working on the problem. If you solved it all yesterday, check it over together.
I have included an "answer sheet" but since there is no right answer, this is really just to guide you, as the teacher, to help your learner(s) figure out what to do.

Day 5
Go over any mistakes together and try to help your learner see why they didn't come out correctly. The point here isn't to stress them out about "wrong answers", but to help them figure out what might have gone wrong. 

Once you solve the problem in full, be sure to give your learner (and yourself!) a good round of applause! That is a LOT of thinking work!

What if it's too difficult?
I suggest trying a lower level. But PLEASE don't feel bad about this or even mention to your child it's a lower level. Just suggest maybe you should start with a simpler problem and work your way up to more difficult ones. Remember, all kids are on different levels of learning, no matter what grade they are in. Situational problems can be really complex and involve a lot of brain power!


You can download this situational problem below for FREE! It's a great math exercise to do with your homeschooled child(ren) or even in a classroom instead of a regular math assessment!

What Skills Does it involve?
This situational problem involves 
multiplying 2-digit numbers by one-digit numbers and ten
elapsed time
addition and subtraction
money
maps

Download it below!
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