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:

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