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Sunday, February 21, 2016

K-2 Curriculum Bundle

Don't miss this resource-packed curriculum bundle that's available on Educents for a limited time! It includes over $100 worth of products for only $19.99! The resources cover reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for K-2. 

Two of my products are included in this bundle. The first one is "Sight Word Sentences Add and Read for Spring." This set of printables helps students practice sight words, addition, AND fluency. One thing I love about this resource is that students of different reading levels can play it at the same time! Note that, in the picture below, a kindergartener and a second grader can play together! 

The second product is "Addition Fun with Friends." This is a set of multipurpose task cards to help students practice addition facts. They can be used as a card game, task cards, or for a game of Scoot! 

This curriculum bundle contains 20 different resources that are just right for K-2. 
CLICK HERE to take a look! 

Happy teaching! 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine Write the Room FREEBIE!

Hi, everyone! I have a NEW freebie for you! My write the room freebies have been quite popular, so I thought you could use a set for Valentine's Day, too! Plus, I just love it when students are up and moving around WITH A PURPOSE! 

This set makes a super easy writing center. Just print a copy, laminate, and add a dry erase marker! Or . . . print the small blackline copy and cut it in two. These make wonderful little sheets for students to write on and take home. 

As I was making this set, my husband said, "But honey, there aren't many words that begin with V." True. So, if you don't have a word in your room that starts with V, you can just have students fill in the lines with any word. This would be a great way to differentiate the activity by having your high flyers search for words that begin with each letter. 

To grab your FREE set, please click on the picture below. The link will take you to Google Docs where you can download a copy for your classroom. Since this is a FREE resource, feel free to share it with others!

Happy teaching! 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FREE Bump Addition Games for All Year! K-3

I love it when students are engaged, learning, AND having fun! Bump games are a great way for students to practice math facts. They work well in math centers, for early finishers, as small group practice, or as a take home activity. Here are a few that I have gathered in one spot for your convenience. Download a few and have bump games available for your students throughout the year! 

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Back to School
Welcome Back Bump from Sunny Days
     This set includes addition, multiplication, AND blank versions! 

Back to School Bump from Differentiation Station Creations
     This set includes a printable page with the game. 

     What a great addition to a fall unit on apples! 

Halloween Bump from Games 4 Learning
     Two game boards are included in this set: addition and subtraction. 

Boo Bump from Teacher Tam
     This set includes games for addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

Grandma Thanksgiving Roll and Cover from Mary Lirette
     I use one of the games from this set as a bump game, too. It's fun to put a copy of the "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" book (Alison Jackson) in a bag with this game and send it home. Students love it! 
Fall Addition Bump from Covered in Glitter and Glue
    Here's another fun, fall-themed version of bump! 

100th Day Bump from Susan Montague
     Here's another fun activity to add to your 100th Day celebration! 

Groundhog Bump from Kathy Law
     A cute resource for Groundhog Day is always a plus! 

Valentine Bump from Easy Peasy Primary Resources
     Your students are sure to "love" this version! 
You Stole My Heart Game from Hilary Lewis
     There are addition and multiplication games in this set. 

Polar Pals Bump Games from Sandy's Learning Reef
     This set has games for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Isn't this one cute?! 

Winter Sports Bump from Sweet Integrations
     This set includes a blank board, too!

Gingerbread Bump by Teacher Tam

     Here's another one of my bump games. It has boards for adding 2 numbers and 3 numbers. There are also boards in Spanish! 

Snowman Bump from Kathy Law
     This game covers addition doubles facts.

     How cute are these little guys?!

Christmas Bump from Primary Packrat
     This set would be great to use at home over the break! 
Holly Jolly Bump from Carla Hoff
     This set has several bump games. It includes both full color and blackline versions.


Bump in the Garden from Miss Galvin Learns
    Let's hop to some addition practice with this eye-catching game!

St. Patrick's Day Game Set (including bump) from Sweet Integrations
  This set includes a game of bump, a board game, and a roll and cover game.

Easter Bump from Sheree Peterson
     This set includes 4 different version of bump. 

Springtime Bump from Tracy Smith
     Bump games like this one work well as math centers, for early finishers, as a home activity, or for small group practice. 

Butterfly Bump from Linda's Learning Loot
     This would make a fun addition to a science unit on butterflies! 

Fiesta Fun Bump for Cinco de Mayo from Alicia Coletti
     I love finding colorful resources like this one! What a fun way to celebrate!

Summer Bump Game from Teaching Trove
     Things that remind me of the beach are my favorite! This game is sure to be a favorite with your student(s), too! 

Lemonade Bump from Kim Mueller EdD
     My own kids LOVE lemonade, so I just had to include this version! 

Summer Math and Literacy Freebie--and a Bump Game--from Teacher Tam
     This set includes an ice cream themed bump game! 

Great for any time of the year!

Bubblegum Bump from Mrs. Nelson is Missing
     Here's some colorful addition practice for your students! 

Super Bump from Paiges of Learning
   Your students will think this version of bump is just "super!"

Bow Wow Bump from That's So Second Grade
     For the first game, students will add 2 numbers and subtract the sum from 20. The second game is multiplication bump. 

Ninja Bump from Sunny Days
     I had to include this in honor of my youngest son--the ninja! 

Space Bump from Kindergarten Couture
    This game is perfect to include in a unit about space! 

Birthday Bump from Kathy Law
     Here's another bump game for doubles facts.

I hope you found a few practice games that your students will love!
Happy teaching!

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Sight Word Practice FREEBIE!

Here's a very useful SIGHT WORD FREEBIE from Jessica at Deep in the Heart of Teaching. This 11-page set has students write, spell, and trace the following words: go, my, the, see, can, we, to, is, up, am, & at. 

My preschooler is just beginning to work on sight words, so he completed some of the pages yesterday. Each page provided just enough practice to reinforce the sight word. 


Jessica says to use "letters that are the shape of the letter instead of letter tiles for beginning learners/readers. This ensures that the tactile learner can feel the shape of the letter as well as see it." I know working with the letters (a set WITHOUT magnets from Dollar Tree) was my son's favorite part! 

Just click on the picture below to download a set for your student(s)! 

Happy teaching!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sight Word Game FREEBIE!

Here's a FREE sight word game from Stacy at Teacher's Take Out! It covers Fry's first 100 words.

My son is learning to read CVC words, so I thought we'd start working on some beginning sight words. As you can see, I tried to pick several that he can "sound out" (at, in, it) and a few more easy ones (I, a, to, the). The pile in the picture has several words, but we focused on about 8-10 today. 

My preschooler really enjoyed playing this game! We often use SquinkiesTM  as game pieces--which he loves! Plus, I colored the spaces to make the path easier for him to see. We'll be using the game a lot this summer! 

Teaching Tip
Stacy says that this game is "great for centers, small group, or for 2-player games." You can even use the cards to play different games. You could make 2 copies of the words for a matching game. I plan to put 5-8 on the table and ask my son to find certain words. Since recognition is easier than recall, I think this version of the game will help him to notice differences in the words AND increase his confidence in reading. Personally, I LOVE to send games like this home in ZiplocTM bags for some fun reading practice with family members.

Just click on the picture below to grab a copy for your student(s)! 

 Happy teaching!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kindergarten Math and Literacy Pack for Summer (No Prep!)

Could your student(s) use a review of kindergarten math and literacy this summer? If so, then take a look! 

This math and literacy pack includes 44 pages of kindergarten materials. It would make a great review of the basics so that your child avoids the "summer slide!" The pack has pages that focus on letter sounds, upper- and lowercase letter matching, CVC and CVCe words, counting, addition, subtraction, sight words, writing sentences, and more! Every page has a fun, engaging summer theme! 

What's Included

Writing in the Sand & Beach Letter Match: On these pages, students will match and write upper- and lowercase letters. 
Summer Sounds & Beginning Sounds: These 2 pages have students match an object with its beginning sound. 
Summer Scramble & Sunny Day Scramble: Students cut out and rearrange letters to make CVCe words. 
Sets of Summer: Here, students count each set of objects (<10) and write the numbers.
We Love to Count & Let's Count Seeds: On these pages, students cut out objects and glue the correct quantity of them to match each number.
Lemonade Stand & Pack a Picnic!: Here, students match each quantity of 10s and 1s with the correct teen number.
Catching Fireflies & Adding Ants: These pages have addition problems showing the objects. 
Summer Subtraction & Subtracting Shells: These pages have subtraction problems showing the objects. 
Add Within 5 & Surf and Subtract: These pages have addition and subtraction problems with sums and minuends of less than 5. 
Share the Surfboards & Share the Ice Cream: With these pages, students will practice matching sets of the same number.
Read, Write, and Draw (#1-#3): These 3 pages each provide students with a sentence to copy and space to illustrate the sentence. 
Summer Sentence Fun, Writing in the Sand, Summer Splash, & Watermelon Fun: For each of these pages, students will cut out a scrambled sentence, arranged the sight words in the correct order, and copy the sentence. 
2 Roll, Read, and Color pages: Here, students roll one die and read the corresponding sight word sentence. The first person to read the same sentence four times (developing fluency) wins! 
Water Balloon Sort, Sandwich Sort, Let's Go to the Beach, Shells by the Seashore & Sunny Sort: For these pages, students read and sort short vowel words according to word families. 
Sight Word Sort & Backyard BBQ: Here, students read and sort sight words according to the number of letters in each word. 
Sight Word Spin: This is a fun sight word game to play with 2 players. 
Sweet Treat Spin & Catching Bugs: These are CVC word games to play with 2 players.
How Many Water Balloons? & Wendy Loves Watermelon: For these games, students will spin and count the number of objects. 
Summer Shape Sort: On this page, students will sort the summer objects according to shape. 
Color and Graph: Students will identify and color shapes, then graph them. 
Campers Like to Count!: Here, students will cut out and glue the numbers in the correct position from 1 to 20. 
Keep on Counting!: For this page, students will cut out and glue the numbers in the correct position from 21 to 50. 

Just click on the picture below to take a look at this math and literacy summer review pack for kindergarten! 

Click on the picture to see it on Teacher's Notebook.

Happy teaching! 

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