Monday, September 5, 2011

Doubles Game and Doubles + 1 Game

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Doubles + 1

Friday, August 12, 2011

Multiplication Games

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x 5
x 6
x 7
x 8
x 9
x 10

Thursday, August 4, 2011

2 cute new blogs that are worth checking out!

Question - Advice Needed Please

I am thinking of creating my first unit to sell on TPT.  I have an idea that I think would work well, but I think I could make it even better by using some real pictures.  That is where my question comes in -- where can I find real pictures that would be legal to include in a packet?

I read a post by a fellow blogger within the past few days who recently experienced some issues with using a picture taken by someone else, and I don't want to have those problems!  Any helpful ideas?  I appreciate any advice.

Don't worry, I will continue to post free items on here as well.  I am still looking for a teaching position, and very few have been posted in our area this summer - it is so depressing!  I thought that making items to sell on TPT would give me something to do and possibly justify at least some of the clip art purchases I have made over the last 6 months or so!

Thank you for your help!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Subtraction and Multiplication Games

Hey all,

I would have had these posted earlier, but I started reading The Hunger Games and could not put it down!  I ordered Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) and Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) from Amazon, and I am expecting to receive them today - I can't wait!!!  I can't believe I waited so long to read these books - if you have not read them yet, start now!
Or you can wait until after you download these games...  I have a few subtraction games (-2, -3, -4, -5) and a few multiplication games (x1, x2, x3, x4) to share today.  I am still planning on creating a doubles addition game, a doubles plus one addition game, multiplication games for x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, and x10, and division fact games.  Any other requests?
Click on the pictures below to download the games!  As before, if you download my games, please consider leaving a comment (I love comments!) and/or becoming a follower of my blog.  Thanks!!!
-2 facts

-3 facts
-4 facts
-5 facts
x1 facts
x2 facts
x3 facts
x4 facts

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Addition and Subtraction Games

I have gotten good feedback on the other games I have posted based on "Bang!," and so I thought I would try making some math games that will be played the same way.  Click on the pictures below to download the games.  If you download my games, please consider leaving a comment (I love comments!) and/or becoming a follower of my blog.  Thanks!!!

+0 facts
+1 facts

+3 facts
+4 facts
+5 facts
+6 facts
+7 facts
+8 facts
+9 facts
+10 facts
-1 facts
Numbers - 10
Numbers + 10
Tens - 10
Tens + 10
+2 facts

That's all for now!  I have some more games in mind like this, I will post them when I am finished!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Out of the Mouths Of Babes Linky Party

Mrs. Dillard is hosting a linky party to share all of the funny things that kids say. This made me think of when I was student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom. For Right to Read Week, every classroom chose a country to study. Our class was studying New Zealand, and one of the facts that we learned was that there are more sheep than people in that country. The next day, one of my students proudly brought in a sign she had made at home the night before:

"New Zealand has a lot more sheep than people. Let's make more people than sheep. Let's go!"

I'm not exactly sure how she planned on making more people...  lol 

Click the button below to head over to Mrs. Dillard's blog to join the linky party!

Also, don't forget to join my printer linky party!  Click here to go to that post.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Printer Linky Party

My printer has been working overtime since I entered the wonderful world of teacher blogs!  This is the printer I currently have:

It is a Canon Pixma iP2600.  Overall, I like it a lot.  I got it from Wal-Mart for around $30, maybe a little less.  I have had it for a while now (I think about 2 years), and purchased it to replace a similar Canon printer.  I buy ink at Sam's - they have a pack with 2 black cartridges and 1 color cartridge for about $48, which is quite a bit cheaper than purchasing the cartridges separately at other stores.  I seem to go through ink pretty quickly though - admittedly, I do print a TON of things, but it makes me wonder what else is out there printer-wise.  Who better to ask than my fellow teacher-bloggers and blog-stalkers?  I doubt many people print from their home printers as much as we do!  

Let's see if we can figure out the best printer/ink combo for printing out our great blog finds!  Link up below to share your printer/ink info and how you feel about your printer's performance!  

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Long Vowel Bee! Game and Monster Words Game (words with -ough and -augh)

This game has word cards with long vowels.  We played the game and then I had the students sort the cards based on the long vowel that they heard (so we had piles for long a, long e, etc.).  Then we looked at each of those piles separately and sorted them by the vowel patterns (such as ace, ai, ay, etc) so that students could see the patterns that make the long vowel sound.  Of course, you can just play the game too!  Click on the bee to download the Long Vowel Bee Game:
Words with -ough and -augh can be difficult for students, so I created the next game to provide them with a chance to practice these words.  After we played this game, I asked the students to sort the cards into piles of their choice.  The sorting seemed to help them, and the next time we played the game it seemed much easier for them.  Click on the monster to download the Monster Words Game:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

List of Priorities Planning Sheet

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Two New Shark! Games

I have been working at a summer camp for struggling readers the past few weeks, and my kids at all levels have been LOVING the Shark games.  Several of them even asked if they could play the game at home, so I printed out gray scale copies of the game at their level for them on colored paper so that they could have their own copy, and they were very excited.
I have 2 new versions of the Shark! Game to share.  The first uses the Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word List.

The second game can be used for letter identification and/or to practice letter sounds.

You should be able to click on the pictures to download the files.  This is the first time that I have used Scribd, so let me know if you have any issues with downloading!

Links to the other Shark! Games:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Amelia Bedelia

One of the last things we did before school was out was have students read an Amelia Bedelia book in a small group and talk about the idioms.  We were short on time, so I only had my students write down 3 of the idioms in their book, but I made sheets for 4 and 5 idioms also.

Amelia Bedelia - 3 idioms
Amelia Bedelia - 4 idioms
Amelia Bedelia - 5 idioms


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hey all,

I am still alive, I have just been super busy!
I have gotten several emails lately about people having trouble downloading things from my blog.  Sorry about that - not sure what is going on. If you have trouble, feel free to email me with what you want and I will send it to you.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Digital Storytelling

A few months ago, I saw posts about digital storytelling on two great blogs I follow: One Extra Degree and Ms. M's Blog.  I think I am going to try this out myself in a few weeks, so today I compiled some links with information about digital storytelling.  Click on the picture to download - hope you find it useful! 
(Edit - for some strange reason, now when you click on the link it says something about so many people viewing/downloading it and reaching a quota, so it won't open the file...  I am so loving Google Docs lately...  Anyway, if you want this list of links and it won't open for you, feel free to email me and I will send it to you.)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Winner of the Fantastic Fairy Tale Giveaway is...

Congratulations Tammy Daniels!  You will receive an email shortly!
Thank you all for entering and thank you to Brooke Perry at Primary Perspective for allowing me to give one of her fantastic units away!  If you are interested in purchasing her Fairy Tale unit, head over to her TPT store!

Inferring Word Meaning

I just made this and thought I would post it in case anyone else can use it.  Click on the picture to download.


Have you seen the "Student Interactives" available from  They are free and they look like they will be very useful!  They have a bunch of different interactives available for grades K-12.  I can't wait to see what my kids think of these!

P.S. Don't forget that my giveaway ends tonight at 7pm!  Make sure you enter to win Brooke Perry's fantastic Fairy Tale Unit!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fantastic Fairy Tale Giveaway!

Wow - I can't believe I have over 300 followers!  I am so grateful for every single one of you, and I LOVE reading all of your blogs too! 

On to the interesting part - the giveaway!

The very talented Brooke Perry from Primary Perspective has agreed to give a copy of her brand-new Fairy Tale Unit to one of my followers!  We will be doing a Fairy Tale unit soon, so I bought a copy last night right after she posted it to TPT.  I am so glad that I did!  It is 48 pages of fun activities that both you and your students will love!

You can have up to 3 chances to win.  Please leave a separate comment for each of these and leave your email address! 
1. Follow Brooke's blog, Primary Perspective, and leave a comment here telling me that you do.
2. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me that you do.
3. Leave a comment sharing something that you do when teaching Fairy Tales.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, April 10 at 7pm.  Good luck!

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