Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ideas and Eyes, please...Common Core Crunch - March...

I'm thrilled to be finishing up the March edition of Common Core Crunch and I'm super excited about it!!!

UPDATE - It is now available on TpT! Click this link or on any of the pictures...

There are 3 FREEBIES in the Preview, so make sure and download it!

Common Core Crunch is a monthly series of Common Core aligned English Language Arts and Writing printables centered around each month's major holidays or themes.

No cutting.

No laminating.

Just copying.

And thinking.

And learning.

I have used them for:

daily warm up

skills practice during the school day


with substitute teachers

They are so gol-durn handy to have ready!

The debut version - February - sold very well and it's even still selling, over half-way through the month!

March themes

St. Patrick's Day

Daylight Savings 


Here's a preview of some of the pages...

Does this seem like I'm headed in the right direction?

Would love your input...

Tell me in the comments about a skill you'd like to see...and I'll randomly choose some winners to send it to once it's completed!

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  1. So fabulous Lisa! We are having the best time using your February Crunch packet. I love, love, love the sorts. I love the long and short vowel sorts and the inference pages! It is so wonderful to have everything together in a packet. I just ran the entire packet off for all my kids - they keep it in their unfinished work folder and we work on it various times throughout the day. Love it!

  2. These look great! Maybe you could add something for practicing past, present, and future verb tenses.
    I would love to win a copy.
    Sharon McBee
    Buggy for First Grade

  3. I would L:OVE a copy! Would like to see present and past tense verbs, Verb endings ( -s,-ed,-ing)... Thanks! wendy

  4. Love your Common Core Crunch! Hope to be a lucky winner! Would love to see maybe some more practice in sentences. Example: circle the punctuation mark or underline the nouns, etc.

  5. Possessive nouns are always hard for my students. They also struggle with verb endings.

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

  6. What about prefixes and suffixes?

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  7. Love it so far! How about fact and opinion? Would love a chance to win a copy.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  8. Looks awesome!! I also would love to see fact and opinion practice :-)

    Mr. First Grade

  9. Love it! The material you have so far looks great. I really like (and can surely use in March)the noun/verb and noun/adjective activities!
    More Than Math by Mo

  10. Would love to see comprehension skills. I'm a follower of your blog!

  11. Love, love, love this idea! How about adjectives? I'd love to win this...:O) New follower of your blog!

  12. I love this! I would totally use this with my firsties!

  13. This looks great! I would love to see sentences mixed up that make a paragraph....topic sentence, transition words, closing sentence. I can't seem to find this anywhere for my firsties and it would be great with your monthly themes.

  14. Oops...just in case, here is my email:

  15. Would love mixed up sentences using the theme word s and different punctuation.

  16. I realized I didn't leave my email address.
    Sharon McBee
    Buggy for First Grade

  17. This looks great! How about something with punctuation - asking or telling sentences, or answering a simple question with a complete sentence.

  18. Looks GREAT so far!! Here are my suggestions: what about any type of phonics/sound sorts (vowel digraphs, dipthongs, etc.) or punctuation practice...that is something they always need help with!

    For the Love of First Grade

  19. Very cute Lisa. Phonics is always something to include in first grade work---for some reason, you can never get enough practice! ;)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  20. Punctuation and capitalization would be great! Those seem to always get first graders!

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  21. Agh! It helps if I add my email address!

  22. Looks awesome! I like literacy centers as much as the next girl, but the cutting and laminating can be too much some weeks. Can't wait to see the finished product!!

  23. Looks great Lisa!! Let me know if I can help with your 500 follower giveaway!! :)

  24. I have been getting your email updates for awhile now but I just starting following and I am #500! I would love to get a copy of this. Also I would love to see some work with dividing syllables.

  25. OK, So I am currently using your FEB. CRUNCH in these ways: Writing prompt for Daily 5 Work on Writing. The word sorts are used for morning work and/or D5 Word Work choice, and the fill-in's are great little quizzes at the end of the week!
    I am bubbling with excitement to get my little hands on this baby!!!! YAY!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe