Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentines Flip and Add Bump Game Freebie

I created this addition bump game to put in my Math Workstations for Valentines day. I love games that look pretty. I feel like they catch the student's eye, and they get excited to play. If you would like to download it, click the link below. Please take a second to leave feedback on the product.

Hopefully it's warming up wherever you live! It's still in the 20's here. Blah! I am so ready for warmth. :)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spin & Compare

We are working on place value right now. We start off learning how to compare numbers by using this poem:

Mr. Gator likes to munch
on juicy numbers for his lunch.
Small numbers make his belly sore,
big numbers make him shout for more!
When Mr. Gator takes a bite,
large numbers feed his appetite.

I found this poem here:Poem

I made an interactive freebie to go along with comparing numbers. Click the link below to download!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Predicting and Inferring

I made a little freebie to give your students while you are working on making predictions and inferring. My students use this packet during their independent reading time. They will choose a book from their book bin and write a prediction they made and something they inferred while reading that book. We then get together and share their inferences and predictions at the end of Reader's Workshop.
If you would like this freebie, click the link below!

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Free Borders

I love borders. I own so many, and create so many, but always feel like I could use more.
Here's some free borders I created. If you download please take a second to leave feedback!

If you would like to purchase a pack of borders you can find those here:

Seriously..borders just make me ...happy. :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Freebie- Homework/Morning Work

Our school corporation has a homework policy. First grade must have math homework twice a week. Normally I send home math fact practice, however that's not always beneficial for all of my students. I have a few exceptionally high students that know their Math facts forwards and backwards. I find some time to enrich these students. We've worked on double digit addition and subtraction and now I am moving them to rounding. I know a lot of 3rd graders struggle with rounding, so I figured I'd go ahead and get home of my first graders ahead of the game.

Click below to get some rounding freebies- Rounding to the tens and rounding to the hundreds.

Enjoy your last few days of school before Christmas break!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Helping Others

I love Christmas time... for so many reasons.
One of those reasons is Christmas stories. I LOVE reading Christmas stories to my class. In fact, I think most of our days revolve around different Christmas stories once we are in December.

I read my class the book The Best Christmas Ever. After we are finished reading, they will go back to their desk and write about a time they helped someone. You could honestly use this prompt with a number of books. You wouldn't even have to read a book in order to use this prompt. You could even find a way to use it as a personal narrative.

Click on the link below to download the freebie!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fairy Tales

We have been working on a unit for fairy tales. We are reading a fairy tale and then a fractured fairy tale. The students are finding character traits to describe the characters in both fairy tales. We then discuss how the character has changed when the point of view (from who is writing the book) has changed.
They are loving it-- and so am I. I am working on a fairy tale reader's response and writing unit. I will post it when I am done. For now though, I am going to put a page from they packet up as a freebie.
Click on the link below the picture. Enjoy! (And, if you download- please leave me feedback!)

Have a wonderful, chilly day!