Thursday, June 30, 2011


I met Kelli, at Castles and Crayons, the other day at a math workshop and
we discovered we both have teacher blogs!  
Who knew?  Well, Kelli is having a giveaway -- a $15 Target gift card.  
Check out her blog . . . 

And there's MORE!
Jena, from First Grade with Miss Snowden, is giving away a personalized BLOG MAKEOVER 
for four lucky people.  Check out her adorable blog!

And that's not ALL!  
Leea, from Set this Circus Down, is hosting a new blog linky party!  She's also giving away a
$25 gift card from Amazon.

Erica's Elementary Excitement is giving away a $50 gift card from Lakeshore and
a $25 gift card from Target!  WOW!

And, Tammy, at Live, Love, Laugh is celebrating 50 followers with a giveaway of jewelry!
Check it out!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Love My Pet Bingo Games

I don't know about you, but my little first graders have always loved to play any kind of BINGO game, soooooo . . . I just had to create some more after making my Watermelon Bingo game.  I'm putting up my PET BINGO games -- one for DOGS and one for CATS!  I think my students will have a great time playing these games at the beginning of the year.  I've named all the SWEET little DOGS and CATS with simple, short vowel names so my kiddos can read the names with greater success.  ENJOY!

Click the words PET BINGO to download both DOG & CAT games from Google Docs!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Another fabulous giveaway at Teaching in High Heels!

Someone's Having a Great Giveaway!

Everyone better get on over to Ms. White's blog at First Grade Blue Skies for her terrific giveaway!  I don't know about you, but I can always use a Target or Amazon Gift Card!

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Watermelon Bingo! YUM! YUM!

Hey everyone!
I've been working on some beginning of the school year activities and want to share my Watermelon Bingo game with you.  It's one of those games that . . .
  • Will help me quickly observe students that have good number recognition
  • Will establish small group rules and procedures
  • Will help the students get to know one another

I'm working on several other Bingo games and will post those soon.  
Hope you and your students enjoy them!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cloud High Frequency Word Game

I’ve been a scrapbooker for many years, but it just finally occurred to me to use some of my scrapbook paper to create some fun games for my students!  I created this game for practicing high frequency words.  The students can match the words or read the words depending on their ability level.

The scrapbook paper I used is from American Crafts.  I typed the high frequency words on clear labels (Avery 8660) and put one word on each cloud.  Then I made cloud cards for the words along with some “Lose Your Turn” cards.  I copied these on blue cardstock. 

Click HERE to download the Cloud HFW Game for FREE with Google Documents.  Hope your students enjoy it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The beach is calling my name . . .

School is out for summer and I trust all my teacher friends are enjoying their time off.  I have to admit I slept late and napped my first three days off.  But then, I started working on a couple of those school projects I've held in the back of my head.  I'll be putting some of them on my blog soon.

Have a wonderful summer everyone!