Holiday Math Scoot Games and More

Sunday, November 27, 2016
It's right around the corner, y'all! DECEMBER!!
With the holiday buzz that is currently taking over my classroom, I have been trying to incorporate movement as much as possible into my lesson plans. Since we are learning about solving addition and subtraction equations, I made a couple of holiday themed Scoot games to use during math workshop. They'll be a lot of fun, but also a great formative assessment to see how everyone was doing with addition/subtraction facts, mental math, and applying strategies. 
Click here to download your free copy of Santa Scoot!

Click here to download your free copy of Gingerbread Scoot! 
The Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to shop this time of year! Last week, I found these adorable Santa and Snowmen candy holders that I turned into dice shakers. They made the cutest addition and subtraction math stations! Maybe your Dollar Tree has them, too! If so, you can download the recording sheet I used to go with them here

Happy Teaching!! Falalalala:) 

Winter Super Sentences in a Snap: Mentor Sentence Printables

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Do you use mentor sentences in your classroom? If not, it's never too late to get started! I just finished and posted the winter edition of my Super Sentences in a Snap pack! It has everything you need (minus the books) to teach your students about sentence structure, grammar skills, and writer's craft using mentor sentences! In just a 10 minute daily lesson, you will cover so many ELA skills! The best part is that these mentor sentence lessons are designed to support all levels of learning. The sentences included were selected from popular winter themed books (see the list below). Everything is print and go ready to save you tons of prep time! 

What's included?
Print and Go.....
*Teacher Guides
*Sentence Posters
*Sentence Pocket Chart Cards
*Sentence Journal Strips
*Sentence Building Strips (two options: in order and mixed up)
*Editing Eyes activity (for each sentence)
*Journal Labels
***Students will need a composition book for their "Super Sentence Journal".

I picked the mentor sentences from my favorite and popular winter themed read alouds!!

Gingerbread Baby
The Polar Express
The Snow Globe Family
Sneezy the Snowman
Tacky the Penguin
The Mitten
Substitute Groundhog
Grace for President
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

For more info and a free sample, click here 


Word Work Made Easy!

Monday, November 21, 2016
I believe in doing anything and everything to encourage and inspire my students to fall deeply in love with words! Each day we explore phonics, our spelling words {these follow a specific spelling pattern}, and sight words during word work time.  Last fall, I finally updated and spiced up our word work activities by creating one of my favorite new word work resources. It's made changing out stations print and go easy...and my students can't wait to work with them! Of course, we still also enjoy word building games, letter magnets, letter tiles, dry erase boards/markers, etc., but our new and improved word work tower is a BIG hit!  It's where I organize 10 different word work stations every few weeks. There's something for everyone! Each station has a recording sheet to keep students accountable. 
Download my word work tower labels <here>!

Here are some of our word work favorites...

You can find all of these activities in my 
Spelling in a Snap pack here
        Click here to download a few freebies!