Star Student Activity

Help students identify qualities of ‘star students’ in your learning environment with our fun worksheet!

Begin your lesson with a talk about what star students look like. Why do we need them? What qualities do they have? Record these ideas on chart paper so students can use them as a model for when they complete the worksheet.

Ask students to model ‘star student’ behavior in short role play scenarios to demonstrate the expectations in your classroom.

This page is available in the Bonus Library of our Pond VIP membership.

We want star students in our learning space!

We want star students in our learning space!

Fact Families Craft

Help students remember relationships between numbers in addition and subtraction fact families with our easy-to-prep math craft.

Just print, color, cut and paste before recording an addition/subtraction fact family.

This printable is available in the Bonus Library of our Pond VIP membership.

Fact Family Craft - explore relationships in addition and subtraction

Fact Family Craft - explore relationships in addition and subtraction

Two big shapes to color and cut - perfect for little learners!

Two big shapes to color and cut - perfect for little learners!

Background page ready to use if you choose!

Background page ready to use if you choose!

Starfish Lacing Card

We added this exclusive freebie to the Bonus Library this week!

From the template provided make some fun threading (or lacing) cards for your little learners to use as they work on their fine motor coordination. 

Just print, laminate, cut, hole-punch and use with wool or pipe cleaners. So. Much. Fun! 

Starfish Lacing Card for fine motor coordination

Starfish Lacing Card for fine motor coordination

Use pipe cleaners or thread to lace or sew in the holes!

Use pipe cleaners or thread to lace or sew in the holes!

Count and Clip to 20

These versatile counting cards are perfect for little learners who are just beginning to count groups of objects and match them to numerals.

As well as finding the numeral to match each collection, students can learn to write the numeral by tracing the number too!

This easy-prep math center is in our Pond ViP Exclusive Library ready and waiting for you!

Clip the correct number with a clothespin

Clip the correct number with a clothespin

Trace each number with a dry-erase marker!

Trace each number with a dry-erase marker!

Numbers 1 to 20 are included!

Numbers 1 to 20 are included!

Count By 5s

Freshly added to the Exclusive Library in Pond ViP is a set of counting cards perfect for display or to use in math activities and centers.

These starfish shaped cards feature numbers 1-200 with an emphasis on counting by 5s.

Cut them out, laminate them and use them for a gorgeous number line in your classroom.

The Exclusive Library in Pond ViP is a growing permanent collection of premium printables that are not available anywhere else. We’d love to have you join!

Count to 200 by 5s!

Count to 200 by 5s!

Use as a gorgeous classroom display or for activities and games.

Use as a gorgeous classroom display or for activities and games.

Starfish 4 - One Page Math Game

We just added a new one page math game to the Bonus Library!

The Bonus Library brings our ViPs every freebie that we share on our blog or in our newsletter in one convenient location. Never worry about missing something special from us - especially flash freebies - you will find them in the Bonus Library permanently!

Starfish 4 sees your learners adding counters, of 4 colors, to the playing grid. They must plan their moves to ensure their is only one of each color in each row. It is tricky, but loads of fun and super easy to prep.

As your learners play again and again they will modify, replan and refine their strategy to win. Wonderful mathematical thinking!

Starfish 4 one page math game

Starfish 4 one page math game

Print just one page and team with counters for a fun mathematical thinking game!

Print just one page and team with counters for a fun mathematical thinking game!

Ladybug Directed Drawing

We added all the printable pages you need to make gorgeous ladybug (or ladybird) directed drawing art projects with your lovely little learners!

You may have seen the video and steps for this drawing over on our main blog.

Your little ones will draw and color a whimsical ladybug character. Encourage them to draw additional features and details in their work. Why not extend the learning and have them write a story to accompany their creative work.

As a ViP you can prep this activity in minutes. Simply log into your account and head to the ViP Exclusive Library to print the steps and writing pages - there are 4 to choose from!

Enjoy ViPs - we love you!

The ‘Classic Draw’ project is one of 4 projects styles to choose from in your printable pack!

The ‘Classic Draw’ project is one of 4 projects styles to choose from in your printable pack!

Stitched Letters - Bulletin Boards Made Easy!

A recent ‘newsletter exclusive freebie’ was a set of versatile ‘Stitched Letters’ for making amazing messages, signs and bulletin board titles in your classroom.

Pond ViPs, we saved it in the Bonus Area for you just in case you missed it! This area will eventually contain all of the blog and newsletter freebies we have sent out since 2009! It is taking a while to build, but we add to it each week for your convenience.

Included is:

  • letters a-z in upper case

  • numbers 0-9

  • some basic punctuation

Please note that the style of n is in lowercase, as was the font we used to create this set.

Enjoy!

Print these giant letters and numbers on colored paper and use them to create fun and engaging messages and signs.

Print these giant letters and numbers on colored paper and use them to create fun and engaging messages and signs.