Monday, November 28, 2011

Gingerbread Subtraction Card Game

I have a great subtraction card game that my first graders are LOVING!  It requires a deck of cards with the face cards removed to play, and I found some adorable gingerbread playing cards for just $2.00 at Joann Fabrics.  They inspired me to make this game!  Click on the picture to go to my blog and download it for yourself!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

So Thankful, Word Work ideas & a Black Friday Sale!

I have been a busy girl making word work games for my kiddos. I made 18 different games so far that go along with the Kindergarten & 1st grade Core Curriculum. It all started with a sight word game I created. I saw how much fun my students had learning & that was it. I couldn't stop & my kiddos can't get enough. They want to play this every day BUT they only get it once a week, maybe twice if their good. This is by far the BEST creation I have come up with up to date! Check out the contraction game I made for FREE!

I linked up with Rachele & Natalie over at What the Teachers Wants thankful linky party. In case you missed my So Thankful post check it out here! 

I just put EVERYTHING in my TPT STORE 15% off for today only! Shop till you drop! 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Caps for Sale! A New Twist! ALSO Gingerbread Correction!!

FIRST, I corrected the links for my gingerbread activities!  Please click on the pictures in that post to go directly to the activities!!

NEXT!  Hey everyone!  I just taught a wonderful lesson incorporating goods and services as well as counting money!  I read aloud the book "Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina, and as a class we discussed different elements, such as how much the caps were sold for, the difference between the country and the town, and finally if a cap was a good or a service.  I then created a practice page for my first graders to practice with!  On this page they have to decide how much to sell their cap for (under $1.00).  Then the students cut out coins and show this amount of change two different ways!  This sparked a really interesting discussion about what was expensive and cheap, and what they would sell their own caps for.  It was a great social studies lesson, and if you click below you can go to my blog to download it for yourself!

First Grade Friends

Monday, November 14, 2011

I've got a new look!

I've got a brand new look! You'll have to come and check it out and grab my new button.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Label It Christmas! and a freebie!

Just in case you missed the post on my blog this weekend,
here is what I have been working on:

 Find it on TPT and Teachers Notebook
This time I included 15 color mats for stations and 3 B&W ones for student/whole group use
Here is an example of one mat included in the pack:
 And because I love you guys, here is a holiday labeling freebie to celebrate my newest listing!
Just click on the above picture and download your free copy.  It is not in the labeling pack, it is just an extra mat with a graphic I got with the membership I won to Graphics Factory from the Moffat Girls!!
If you like it, leave some love below! =)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gingerbread Fun!

If you are ready for some Gingerbread activities and a great Writer's Workshop lesson on verbs, check out my blog!  My first graders are in the process of creating a "Gingerbread Village" so many of my posts will now be incorporating gingerbread men!  I have posted a couple to get started.  Click on the link below to download them for yourself on my blog!
<<Images provided by Scrappin' Doodles>>

First Grade Friends

Snowmen ALert!

Check out my blog for a  new post about these little fellas!

I know some of you already had snow this year...but here in Alabama, we don't get much so we have to make snowmen however we can! lol
Have a great Sunday night everyone!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Common Core Organization Idea

Looking for a way to organize your Common Core Standards Posters?
Visit my blog to check out what I've been working on!

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