Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Rounding -- Freebie

Here's my last Halloween treat for you. It's a rounding game that you can either post as a write the room activity, put in a math station, or use as a Scoot activity.
Students draw a card and round the number to the nearest ten and hundred.
Just click on the pic above to get the freebie.
Happy Fall, Y'all!

Don't forget to click {HERE} to enter my giveaway for the Rockin' Reading game from Educational Insights.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Literal and Nonliteral Language -- Halloween Freebie!

Halloween is the perfect time for some extra practice on distinguishing between literal and nonliteral language. Put these cards in a literacy station and let your kiddos have some fun!
Just click on the pic above to get the freebie!
Happy Fall, Y'all!

Go {HERE} to enter my giveaway for a copy of a  Rockin' Reading game from Educational Insights.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Need a Break?

Need a break from all the Halloween mayhem but can't lose instructional time by doing a craft?
Educational Insights has the perfect solution!
Rockin Reading is a great way to practice all those Reading skills with a twist. It's designed for two to four players, but you can also play it in teams. All the questions are aligned to the Common Core standards. Players might have to read a Tweet about a concert or a review of the latest CD. Whatever they're reading, they'll be practicing determining the main idea, reading for details, making inferences, understanding figurative language and many more skills as they play. I loved the Rock 'n Roll theme, especially the tour bus that holds the cards!
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Even and Odd Pumpkins - Freebie

Print this file, add counters, and you've got a fun activity for determining if a number is even or odd. Your kiddos can work the problems together in a math station or do them individually and record them in their math journals.
Just click on the pic above to get the fun!
Happy Fall, Y'all!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

It's a Number Hunt! - Freebie

If you need an activity for Halloween Day to keep your kids focused, yet still have a little bit of fun, try this number scavenger hunt. It gets the kiddos up and moving around the room. Hide the candy corn cards around the room, give your students the recording sheet (or have them make their own to save copies), and turn them loose!
Students must solve the problems and record them under the correct heading.

Just click on the pic above to get your freebie.
Happy Fall, y'all!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Spooky Writing

I've joined up with my friends at A Classy Collaboration as part of the Trick or Freebie Blog Hop.
Harness the Halloween spirit in your room by giving your kiddos something to write about. Cut out the spooky cards and put in a brown paper bag. Glue the directions on the bag and you are ready to go!
Your little spooks draw two cards from the bag and use them to write a narrative.

I've included a graphic organizer to help them plan their stories and a rubric to help your assessment.
Click on either of the images above to get the freebie.
Happy Fall, y'all!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spooky Place Value and Problem Solving -- Freebie!

We gave the Constructed Response Assessments in math yesterday. I tested a small group of students and realized they had trouble working the problems because they weren't able to transfer a math problem that was written horizontally to a vertical form and place all of the numbers in the correct place value. 
This freebie is a simple way to practice adding and subtracting numbers, being sure to write the numbers in the correct place value position. Students pick two cards and use the numbers to write one addition and one subtraction problem. They must write the problem on their paper and solve it. 

Just click on the picture above to get the freebie.

And on a not-so-spooky note, I just received word that I'm twenty-seven on the list of the Top Fifty Teacher Blogs published by Teacher Certification Degrees. Click on the pic below to visit their site and see the list.

Happy Fall, y'all!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Reflexive Pronouns - Freebie

I think one of the hardest skills for a second grader is mastering reflexive pronouns. I keep popping the skill into literacy stations for review all year long! Here is a Halloween game for some fun practice. If the kiddos get the answers correct, they get a point.
Just click on the pic above to get the freebie.
Happy Fall, y'all!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Take a Trip through the Haunted Forest - Freebie

Review the prefix re- with this fun game!
Your kiddos won't even know they are working. Print and laminate, add markers for moving around the board and a coin for flipping, and you are all set to go.
Just click on the pic above to get the file.
Happy Fall, y'all!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Trick or Freebie

Get ready for some fun treats, no tricks!
A Classy Collaboration is hosting a blog hop full of Halloween treats from October 24 through Halloween. I've got a fun goodie planned for you. If you aren't following A Class Collaboration, just click on the pic below to start following now!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Asking and Answering Questions - Freebie

When I was in sixth grade, our teacher gave us Social Studies homework every night. We had to read a chapter and write questions over what we read AND had to include the answers to the questions. She used the questions almost every day after lunch to play baseball to review what we read. And guess what? We knew the material!

Click on the pic above to get a sheet to give your students to encourage them to write good questions based on a seasonal book. They work with a partner and get the other child to answer the questions.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Arrays - Freebie

Here's a little array practice with a fun Halloween theme for your kiddos. Give them the cards and have them build an array on the grid to match the candy card.
Just click on the pic above for the freebie!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Go Boo! Multiplication Version -- Freebie

I loved playing Go Fish when I was a little girl. My kiddos still love playing it today. Here's a version called Go Boo that's a fun way to practice multiplication facts.

Just click on the pic above to get your copy of the game.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's a Party! Freebie

I've spent all afternoon watching the Walking Dead marathon and working on my Journeys packets. What a combination!
My eyes are bleary and it's time to go to bed, but I wanted to upload this freebie for you. 
It's a fun game to practice multiplying by ten. Print off the game, add a calculator, and let your kiddos get to work.
Just click on the pic above to get the file.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Spooky Multiple Meaning Words -- Freebie!

Do your kiddos need more practice with multiple meaning words? Let these ghosts help! Once they match up the words and meanings, they choose two sets of words and use them to write sentences.
Just click on the pic above to get the freebie! If you use this with your kiddos, please leave me a comment and let me know if they liked it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monster Multiplication -- Freebie!

I am loving this fall weather! It's getting me in the mood for Halloween and that's getting me in the mood for some new freebies for you!
We have to be sure our students are fluent in the multiplication facts. Here's a fun game to help you achieve that goal. Set a timer, deal the cards, and watch the fun start.
Just click on the pic above to get the file.
Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite way to practice multiplication facts.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Screeching ABC Order -- Freebie

Here's another Halloween freebie for you.
Common Core standards require students to use a dictionary to check spelling and definitions of words. Here's a fun way to give your students practice using ABC order to help develop the skill of finding words in a dictionary.

Just click on the pic above to get the file.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Boo! Let's Bump! -- Freebie

Working on multiplication facts fluency? One of my favorite ways to work on facts is to play Bump.
Run off the game board by clicking on the pic below. 

I usually run the game boards off on card stock and stick them in a plastic page protector. I use the two colored disks that come with most math manipulative kits as the markers. Click on the links below for more info.

Have fun playing Bump!
It's Fall, y'all!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Boo! Verb Freebie!

Boo! Can you believe it's the first of October?
It's one of the most exciting times of the year in an elementary school. Here's a freebie on verbs to help get you in the Halloween mood.
It's a card game to help your kiddos practice distinguishing between action and being verbs.
Just click on the pic above to get the game.