Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Sight Word Toss

Hey all, this year I haven't been timely at all with my postings.  So, if you are still in school, I hope you will be able to use this.  I got the idea from a blog I saw last year and I'm sorry but I can't give the credit to who's blog it was.  If you see this and it is yours, please let me know.  Anyway, here it is and the directions are on the sheet.  Merry Christmas everyone.  I know it's early, but tomorrow is our last day, so I've been saying it a lot lately!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Make a Sentence

This is like the make a word, but it uses words that make sentences.  Cut out each sheet and put into it's own baggie, there are 4 altogether. The students make a sentence from the words. Then the students record what they made on to the recording sheet.  I've made all of these activities because it's getting so close to our Winter Break and the kids need something a bit different than the usual stuff I have them using.  There is so much energy in the air and it's only December 7th.  Actually, I'm enjoying watching the kids excitement grow each day during this time of the year.  We only have 7 more school days until our break.  But hey, who's counting!

Merry Make a Word

Here's another make a word.  Same rules apply as the previous one.  This one has more opportunities to find words, so it should be easier for the kids.   

Make a Word: Gingerbread Boy

Here's my first attempt at a "Make a Word" game.  Students manipulate the letters of Gingerbread Boy to make as many different words as possible.  I included a recording sheet for the kids to write the words they have made.  We haven't done anything like this in my class this year, so I'll see how it goes tomorrow.  I know some may have a hard time with making several different words, but I think they will have fun with this concept.  We've been working hard on the strategy "chunky monkey", so I'll be able to see if they can apply it in a different context.  Enjoy!

Early Fact Family

Hello everyone.  I made this game today for math to help the kids understand (we've worked on this a lot) that 4 plus 6 is the same as 6 plus 4.  If you have been following my blog, you may remember my "Baby Algebra" game.  I sort of used this concept to show the kids what equal means and it morphed into this game.  The kids work with a partner and they each roll a dice.  Depending on what you are working on (addition or subtraction), the kids write the amount that is on the dice in the two circle boxes.  Then they write the equation in the first box and the flip or reverse in the second box.  My hope is that this will help with their understanding of facts when we get to fact families. It's not pretty, but the kids had fun with this one so I thought I'd share.