Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Items From Vista Print

Still addicted...these are some ideas from projects I've created over the past year.  Some include clipart I uploaded. I usually try to do this when they offer free upload deals. Get on their email list to receive specials.

Small Car Magnets

Thanks to my friend, Jenna for this cute version of the Super Challenge magnet. :)

Thanks to my friend, Angie, for the idea for this magnet.

Small Totes


Small Postcard

More Grammar Songs

Here is my latest attempt at Grammar Songs. These are for Unit 5 in the first grade Reading Street Series but could be used by anyone. They're silly but fun...I'm hoping the kids learn something about grammar from them. :)

P.S. I also added a song for adjectives that compare.  It's really Unit 4 but I got a little behind.

Unit 5 Grammar Songs

Comparative Adjectives Song

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Goo Monster Sort

I was inspired by an /oo/ sort I saw on someone's blog but I've been "stalking" blogs so much, I can't remember which one. I modified the sort and added some monster cards for a work station this week. Thanks to the teacher with the original idea!!!  Also, thanks to everyone who has been sharing such great ideas and printables on your blogs. It has been truly inspiring and my kids love all the activities.

Goo Monster Sort

Dino Suffix Game

We're doing the suffixes -ly and -ful and /oo/ sound this week so I made this game based on something I saw on someone else's blog. I can't for the life of me remember where I saw the idea or I would give credit. If you happen to see this...thanks for the inspiration!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grammar Review Dunk

My kids love to play basketball and so I created a game to review nouns, adjectives, and verbs. I'm going to divide the kids into teams and if they can correctly name the part of speech of each word card then they get to shoot the basketball in the basket (soft basketball toy and unused wastebasket that closely resembles a basketball basket :).  I also made some title cards so you can sort the words, too, on the pocket chart at the same time. Have fun!

Grammar Review Dunk Game

Making Words Chicktionary

Okay, I admit it...I have a little addiction to a game on my iPhone called Chicktionary. I play it ALL the time. Somehow it is relaxing to me....weird but true. I told my kids about it and decided to make their own version of Chicktionary.  We'll see if they become as addicted as me. :)

Making Words Chicktionary

Friday, March 18, 2011

Compound Words Shuffle

We are studying compound words this week as our spelling words and I have been trying to come up with some fun ways to practice spelling these challenging words. I woke up this morning with the song "Cupid Shuffle" in my head (don't all goes back to a workshop I did) and thought what if we did the "Compound Word Shuffle" but danced as we sang and spelled the words. My kids seem to like to move and sing so maybe they will like it.  We'll see...

Check out YouTube for a video on how to do the dance.  I changed it up and used the words "east" and "west" instead of left and right since we're also talking about cardinal directions this week, too. Hey, you have to integrate where you can! :)

Compound Words Shuffle

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grammar Songs

As the "Queen of Random" I will probably be posting random things that just "pop" into my head (again a side-effect of my undiagnosed ADD :). This year I've created some grammar songs to go along with the grammar skills presented in our Reading Street Series. I've compiled them by units but anyone can use them by just looking through them and pulling out the particular songs you need when you need them. I have three units of songs with 6 songs in each and will be working on one for unit 5. I only have one song for unit 4 because that unit was pretty much just about adjectives and I compiled all the information into one song (feeling a little lazy that unit :). My kids love the songs because I've tried to make them fun and easy for them (and me) to sing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Comparative Adjectives Game

I've been inspired by some of the other blogs I've seen so I've created a game for one of our stories in our reading series, Scott Foresman Reading Street. It goes with the story Henry and Mudge but can be used anytime when you are studying comparative adjectives (adding -er and -est to adjectives). Click below to download the game.

I'm Such a Bad Blog Momma!

Blame it on my ADD (self-diagnosed, of course). I'm so bad about starting projects and not following through. Lately, though, I have found such wonderful teacher blogs and I've been encouraged to rejoin the Blog World again. We'll promises but I'll try to nurture my blog a little bit more. I'm looking at how Google docs. works and will hopefully be able to upload some printables soon. Cross your fingers!