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March is upon us, and with that comes the anticipated arrival of spring and St. Patrick’s Day! We like to put a little seasonal twist on some of our learning activities, and these March Clothespin Clip Cards are doing just the trick and giving us practice with some super important skills. This clip card set includes 216 cards to get your students working on math and reading skills while simultaneously building up their fine motor skills!
CVC and Sight Words
While our February clip cards worked on CVC words well too, this month brings a fun unscrambling challenge! My kids were excited to see if they could figure out the words “hidden” in the shamrocks! This one is scrambled a,p, and c. They got it – it spells CAP!
They are reading sight words like crazy these days too, so this sight word match was fun for them to match sight words and read them aloud to each other. It is editable – which means I (and you!) can quickly change them to any words we need!
I love hearing from other teachers, and this month I had a fabulous email asking me to create some simple sentence clip cards. My kids are starting to read up a storm as well, and these cards are so helpful at getting them to pay close attention to what they are reading.
Each sentence is made up of sight words, cvc words, and color or number words. Each sentence has a missing sight word. In order to know which word is missing, kids really need to read the sentence and see what makes sense!
I love that this really gets their brains thinking and adds in some comprehension as well!
Subtraction Within 10
My kids are starting to love subtraction, especially when we act it out with manipulatives or story problems. These clip cards provide a visual for kids by showing an entire set and then showing some removed.
We picked the shamrock card first. There were 5 shamrocks, but 2 are crossed off. How many shamrocks are left? My kids counted up 1, 2, 3. There were 3!
We solved it, but our job was to clip the equation that best matches. I love how this got them thinking not just about an answer, but what an equation looks like as well.
We found it – 5-2=3!
Skip Counting by 10
We can count by 10’s very well and do it all the time, but these cards provide us a challenge in that they start at random multiples of 10, and we have to think about the number that is missing!
Being able to count ahead 10 from a number is a vital skill as kids head into first grade and begin solving higher math problems, so this really gets us thinking and building on our knowledge!
Addition and Subtraction to 10
While kindergarteners are required to be fluent within 5 for addition (if you are a Common Core state) they also need to know and understand how to solve problems within 10. These leprechauns are here to help!
These cute little guys provide some practice with basic addition and subtraction, and my kids were ready to clip the answers! I usually provide a number line at the center as a support if kids need it.
Number Bonds to 10
Oooh the tricky number bonds! These are truly a challenge for many of my kids, but we are up for it! Their job was to find the missing number to complete the bond.
I think it is fun to put out manipulatives like shamrock table scatter or something similar if you can to let them build the equations. This gives them a visual of the problem.
For example, if they know they have 8 total, they can quickly grab 8 manipulatives and lay them out. They can see from the card that one part is 4, so they can move 4 away and see that 4 remain. So the missing number is 4!
I find that in kindergarten the visual part is almost always necessary with number bonds to develop that deeper understanding.
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