My Favorite March Resources
My favorite March resources for first grade teachers is here! March always seems to fly by to me. It might be because I got married in March, had my first baby in March, had maternity leave with my second in March… So maybe it flies by because I’ve rarely taught in March, but I digress. For a lot of schools, teachers are out for spring break and the weather might be starting to warm up for those of us in the midwest. March usually marks the beginning of fourth quarter too which means we are seeing our students look more like second graders than first graders, which is exciting! I’m going to share some of my favorite March resources with you below.
Spring Color By Code
The spring color by code is one of my favorites. It has a variety of ELA and math skills so you can use it any time. Phonics skills include: short vowels, long vowels, soft c & g, double consonants, vowel teams, trigraphs, digraphs, suffixes, and r-vowels. Math skills include: 2-D shapes, 3-D shapes, addition within 10, subtraction within 10, addition within 20, subtraction within 20, missing addends, and time. You can find it here.
March Word Work
I had a lot of fun with the word work themes for March. There’s many basketball and St. Patrick’s themed activities to practice different phonics skills and sight words. Students love this word work because they get to choose which way they are going to practice their words. It’s engaging and fun and they never get bored. Find it here.
St. Patrick’s Day Color By Code
This is another color by code, but all the pages are St. Patrick’s Day themed. Phonics skills include: short vowels, long vowels, soft c & g, double consonants, vowel teams, digraphs, blends, and r-vowels.
Math includes: 2-D shapes, ten frames, addition within 10, subtraction within 10, addition within 20, and time. You can find it here.
Reading Response Sheets
If you haven’t been using reading response sheets yet, now is a great time to start. By now, your students should be starting to write about their reading. The reading response sheets are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and have all the reading skills included. These are great for whole group, small group, partner work, or center work. I used them in my listening to reading center. Students would write about their reading after listening to a story on the computer. You can find them here.
Shapes Small Group Game
In the spring is usually when we start teaching shapes. I love to use Pop The Balloon! in my guided math group to reinforce skills we are learning in class. So, I would pull out the shapes version of this game with my small group. To play, each student gets a card. Students start at the bottom and make their way to the top, saying what each shape is. It’s great review and is meaningful to the students. They have fun and ask to play the game over and over. You can read more about Pop The Balloon! in this blog post. You can find Pop The Balloon! Shapes here.
See More Spring Themed Resources
You can find more spring themed resources by heading to my store here!