Monday, June 10, 2013

Math Common Core and Other Classroom Books

My Kindergarteners LOVE our class books.  They are always reading them and asking to take them home to show their parents.  I laminate the pages, punch two holes in each page, use two book rings to hold them together- and they last all year long!

Today I was playing around with ideas for a Math Class Book to make next year, including lots of our Common Core Standards.  I will make the book with my children from next year's class, but here are some sample ideas I thought of so far. :)  My camera was acting up- but you get an idea. 

(for some reason that picture reminded me of The Breakfast Club group!  Anybody remember that movie?  :)

 These guys CRACKED me up! :)

I had to take advantage of my twins for "same."  :)
There are so many other ideas! I keep writing them down. I just wanted to share the idea. 

Here are some sample pages of the other class books that we made this year:

The first two full weeks of school are our "Color Weeks."  Each day the children wear a specific color.  We make a "Colorful Class" book and a "Crazy Colorful Class" book with silly pictures. 



Here is another beginning of the year book we make that helps us learn each other's names:

Our "Feelings" book is one of my favorites. I save this book from every year and love to look back at all of them.  This little sweetie just joined our class before Spring break, so we had lots of fun looking through this book learning friends' names.

Our "Opposites" book is another favorite every year.


I made a Sight Word Prezi using these class pictures, and then printed them off and made a book for each child to take home as another way to practice our sight words.

For this book, we read Block City and lots of other construction books.  I kept them out by our block area so the children could read them or use them for ideas when they created.
Then, after the children created a special block structure of their own, I took pictures and we made our own "Block City" class book.  Here are some samples:


Thanks for visiting!  :)  Happy Book-Making!


  1. Carolyn, your self made books are so great! Kids like to see themselves in the pictures, they feel more confident when working with maths concepts and so on :) Really nice idea!

    1. Thank you! I love making them with the kid- and they are always fun to have out when parents come to the class, too. :) Thanks for writing.
      Carolyn :)

  2. Wonderful idea - I've made some class books, but I really like the things you've done!

    1. Thank you, Sara! I always like to see other people's ideas. :)
      Thanks for commenting!

  3. WOW! What great details in this post! Thank you so much for posting all the pictures this week to share such great ideas! I'm definitely going to give these a try.
    Whimsy Workshop 

  4. Thank you, Susanna! I had fun with them and the kids love them- so win-win! :)


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