Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Station #1 - Egyptian Bump
Station #2 - "1 Master, 2 Subjects, 4 Game Boards, Same Rules"We're using the math version for the next two weeks.
You can get your freebie here.
Station #4 - Count and Match Memory
I made this simple game using the ton of stickers I had on hand.
Basically, I put a specific number of stickers on two separate cards (I used 0 through 10). I used as many different stickers as I could find to increase the difficulty. To play, the kids have to find the two cards with the same number on them. Once all the cards are paired up, the person with the most cards wins!
Station #5 - TEN!
A retired teacher game me this deck of cards with large numbers. I removed the royalty, but kept the Jokers.
To play, each child draws a card from the stack. Each time they draw a card, they try to see if their cards add up to 10. When they reach 10 or over, they put the cards aside in a pile and draw a fresh card the next time it's their turn. The ace counts as 1. Whoever draws a Joker has to put all their won cards back into the bottom of the pile. Once all the cards are drawn, the person who has the most wins!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Station #1 - Computers and Listening Center
Here's what we're listening to these next two weeks.
Station #2 - Highlight a Letter
These two weeks we're doing O and P.
Station #3 - "1 Master, 2 Subjects, 4 Game Boards, Same Rules"
This is the Language Arts edition. You can find more information here.
Station #4 - Sight Word Bottle (with rice and green words)
Find the 10 sight words and write them down.
Station #5 - Guided Reading with me
Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Sometimes I like to break up the old routine, and pit the kids against each other (partners or teams, it doesn't matter). Depending on the subject we're on, I can give them numbers, shapes, letter sounds, words, etc., and the first person to write it correctly (and raise their hand to show they're finished) gets a sticker (or a hand stamp, etc.) It really gets interesting if I pit boys against girls!
Monday, February 24, 2014
A fellow teacher made me a copy of a blank game board she found to use, and I was trying to figure out what to use it for, when I got an idea (always a dangerous thing, right?)
I made copies of the board, and glued them to old file folders.
Next, I put tally marks on one and shapes on the other for my math.
For my language arts, I put the number words on one board, and color words on the other.
(Remember, since a die is six-sided, you're restricted to only six possible answers.)
The HOW TO PLAY rules are simple. Each child gets a marker. They roll the die. They must roll the exact answer in order to move their marker to the next space. Example: If they are on the III (3), they must roll a 4 to move to the next space. First to reach the Three Bears' House wins.
With the math folder, they can do the tally mark set one week, and the shapes the next. Ditto for the language arts folder - number words one week, and color words the next. This gives each folder a two- or four-week lifespan.
Also, I can change up my dice. For the tally marks, I can use a regular dotted die, or one with the actual numbers. Same for the number words game board. Below, you can see the color word die I made.
So, with 1 blank master, I was able to cover 2 subject areas with 4 game boards, yet the rules on How To Play remain the same, so there's no confusion on what to do. And these can go in both my language arts and math stations.
Friday, February 21, 2014
These are my Math stations for the weeks of 2/17 and 2/24.
Station 1 - Yahztee
I found this freebie here. This week we're using the number version. Next week we'll use the number WORD version. I bought a die-in-a-die for them to use, and they're loving it!
Station 2 - They have to put together a giant floor puzzle.
Station 3 - Calendar Math
They have to copy the February calendar onto their blank template.
Station 4 - Blast Off!
I've had this game for some time. It's a lot like the "Gingerbread Man" game. I took a rocket and divided it into 6 sections. My students are using a tally mark die to roll and determine which rocket part to put on their template.
Station 5 - Race to 50
You can get this freebie game here. I'm using a number WORD die (with cheat sheet this week) for them to determine how many squares to color in.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
These are our Language Arts stations for the weeks of 2/17 and 2/24.
Station 1 - Guided Reading with me (we read from our readers). Afterwards, they pair up and work on their sight words.
Station 2 - Write the room. This time we're looking for the "purple" words. In addition, I took a few words out into the hallway for them to find. They loved getting to go out of the room to search for them.
Station 3 - Computers and Listening Center
This round we're listening to the story of The Very Greedy Bee. (Click here for info.)
Station 4 - Color Sight Word Dominoes
I made this set using blank templates. There is a "cheat sheet" for them to use to help them learn the color sight words.
Station 5 - Valentine Heart Sentences
I got this Freebie Valentine Sentence Scramble here.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
I made this little worksheet, gave one to each student, and placed a bowl of Sweetheart heart candies in the middle of them. The object was to copy the saying on the little candies onto the heart forms. Once all the forms are filled, they could eat the candies.
Click the picture below to get the full-size version you can save and print.