Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rock, Paper, Scissors...Sneaky Silent e!

I just posted a brand new Rock, Paper, Scissors game!  This one is great practice for reading CVCe (silent e) words.  If you haven't tried a Rock, Paper, Scissors game yet.....you are missing out!  They are super fun for the kids and make for a great partner game, small group or center, and/or tutoring activity.  I'm up to 26 Rock, Paper, Scissors games now!  Phew.  You can check out all the math and reading versions of this game {here}.  Make sure to download the free ones while you are there!

Here are some pictures of the latest game.  :)
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Morning Messages!

It's time for a new month of morning messages! :)
Here are a few screenshots from this month's messages:


 I realize many schools have Spring Break in March.  However, I went ahead and included 32 messages so you can pick and choose which ones to use this month.  As always, I've included a few messages that correlate with seasonal books.  This month I have messages for:

 Check out the description on TpT to see the list of 30+ skills covered this month.  The themes include: Read Across America (You-Know-Who's Birthday), St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Insects, etc.

Like with previous months I've included 2 greetings for each message as well as a color and black and white copy for each.  You download a zip file with all 4 documents inside the folder.

You probably know by now that I'm in the process of creating Meaningful Morning Messages for each month of the year.  I use an old overhead projector to project the messages on to my white board so that my students can write directly on the board each morning.  It's easy for me....I just pick a transparency and place it on the projector...and it is easy for my kids to write on and wipe off.  Do you have to use an overhead?  Absolutely not! I do because it works for me in my classroom space.  You could also project them on a Smartboard, with a document camera, print and laminate them, etc.  I love making these messages even more interactive by including manipulatives as well like in the picture.  For this message (found in January's pack), one student filled in the 10 frame on the board while the rest of my students followed along with ten frame boards and magnets.  Fun for all.  :)

March's will be on SALE through Monday, March 2nd.  Click {here}

Happy March!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Food, Fish & Feline Fun...plus another FREE Station!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Food-Fish-Feline-Fun-March-Stations-1730311
If you are like me then you have Seuss on the brain!! Next week is the beginning of March! :)
My latest set of stations is perfect for some of those favorite books you will be pulling out next week.  Each station includes an "I Can" and 1-2 reproducibles to go along with the station activity.  Here are some pictures of everything included.  {FREEBIE at the end!}

You can get all 7 of these stations right here!
 I'm offering one of these stations for FREE {here}.  I hope you like it! :)
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Clovers, Rainbows and Leprechauns! Oh My! {and a FREEBIE!}

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Clovers-Rainbows-Leprechauns-Oh-My-10-ELA-and-Math-Stations-1721117I'm so excited about these ELA and Math stations!  I will admit...I do not usually spend a lot of time on St. Patrick's Day.  Mostly because we are usually on Spring Break on March 17th but also because there is so much going on at my school the week before.  However, I usually let my students make leprechaun traps in the days leading up to our time off.  Last year's group of kiddos told me that was one of their favorite activities of the year {Really!?!} so I vowed to do even more with the holiday this year.  With March quickly approaching I figured I better get on it!  :)
I created a pack of 5 ELA and 5 Math Stations.  Each station includes an "I Can" and 1-2 reproducibles to go along with the station activity.  Here are some pictures of everything included.  {FREEBIE at the end!}

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 I'm offering one of these stations for FREE {here}.  I hope you like it! :)
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Is it REALLY almost Dr-You-Know-Who Time? {Throwback Freebies!}

I can not believe it is almost March!  That means it is time to pull out a few freebies to help celebrate a certain author.  :)

How about a Throwback Tuesday?


Let's start with today's craft.  Hang tight for a freebie at the end!

Today we read Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.  Love that story!  We made this adorable craft to go with it:

We started by coloring a paper plate gray.  While the kiddos were making sure all of the white was covered on their plate I was busy trying to perfect a pattern of elephant ears for them to trace.  After the plate was colored and the ears were traced on to purplish construction paper, we added details to the face and cut a hole in the center of the plate for the trunk.  We used a gray sock on our hand/arm (from a pack in the men's department) for the trunk.  Then we wrapped a pipe cleaner around a large pom-pom to resemble the "clover" that Horton places the "speck" on.  The speck was a mini pom-pom that we glued on top.  Voila! Horton and his speck in less than 30 minutes! :)

We've been up to a lot of whimsical fun this week but we are pulling it into our station work too.  My kids have loved practicing time with this one:

Here's a count the room activity and a place value match we have used for reviewing teen numbers in math.

You can grab both of the number sense activities for free by clicking here or the image below.  I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose- Differentiated Freebie

It's February already...how is it already almost Valentine's Day??  I will be pulling these roll and cover games out next week after reading There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose.

Just like in the previous months' versions I've included 3 different levels: Rolling 1 die and covering the number, rolling 2 dice and covering the sum, and rolling 3 dice and covering the sum.  Enjoy!

{Grab all 3 games for FREE by clicking the picture.}
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If you need it, here is where you can grab a copy of this fun book:

Make sure to download all of my other Roll and Cover games that go along with this series.  You can find them all {here}.

:)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Morning Messages for February!

I am SO excited about February's morning messages!  Maybe it's because of all of the adorable graphics throughout... but creating this made me feel like spring is almost here! :) Here are a few screenshots from this month's messages:
 I realize there are only 28 days in February and that not all 28 of those are school days.  However, this pack includes 34 messages so you can pick and choose which ones to use this month.  As always, I've included a few messages that correlate with seasonal books.  This month I have messages for:


Check out the description on TpT to see the list of 30+ skills covered this month.  The themes include: Valentine's Day, Groundhog's Day, Presidents (Washington and Lincoln), Martin Luther King, Jr., Chinese New Year, Dental

Like with previous months I've included 2 greetings for each message as well as a color and black and white copy for each.  You download a zip file with all 4 documents inside the folder.

You probably know by now that I'm in the process of creating Meaningful Morning Messages for each month of the year.  I use an old overhead projector to project the messages on to my white board so that my students can write directly on the board each morning.  It's easy for me....I just pick a transparency and place it on the projector...and it is easy for my kids to write on and wipe off.  Do you have to use an overhead?  Absolutely not! I do because it works for me in my classroom space.  You could also project them on a Smartboard, with a document camera, print and laminate them, etc.

February's will be on SALE through Monday, February 2nd.  Click {here}

Happy February!