Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Odd and Even Birdies Sort

Bird Cards
Odd/Even Birds 
Sorting Mats

You will need to write the odd/even numbers on the birds.

**For some reason whenever I upload my documents to Google Docs, they become distorted. So I apologize if the pictures and text are out of whack. (For example I am pretty sure the sorting mats are really off. Each should be just one page with a big bird house, the words Odd and Even on top of the bird house)


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Shake-Up

I got this original idea from the blog First Grader At Last!

Since then I have made a similar Wintery Shake-Up and now Spring Shake-Up.
I used egg cartons and flower erasers for the game. I also put some extra flower erasers in a cute container to use as counters.

Put 2 erasers inside of the egg carton and write numbers on each hole. Students shake the egg carton and open to see what 2 numbers the erasers landed on. Then they add or subtract the 2 numbers. 

Spring Shake-Up Egg Carton Label
Spring Shake-Up Recording Sheet

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oh No! Sight Word Game

Here is a game that my kids love. Not sure where I got the idea from, I think from my 1st year teacher mentor. (If it is from a blog, let me know!)  I just made my own cover and taped it to an empty Slim Jim container. I write sight words on craft sticks and try to change out the sight words every 6 weeks. Students take turn taking a stick and reading the sight word. If they are unable to read it, they put it back in. If they can read it, they get to keep it. If a student draw the Oh No! stick then they have to put back all of their sticks.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Efforts to Save Texas Schools

Being a 1st year teacher I have very little job security right now. With the help of my sister, I have been doing all I can to help save our schools. Here are some photos:

Save Texas Schools Rally in Austin, Texas and the Education Rally in Fort Worth, Texas

Visit and "like" our Facebook page at to find out how you can help save our schools! :) Click here!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hatching Chicks -ch word sort

Fun, new game I just made! :)

Click here to download the Recording Sheet

Spin, Say and Write Sight Words

This game goes in my Wordplay station every week. I change out the boards and spinners each week with new sight words.
I use a paper clip and brad to make the spinner.
Students take turns spinning. When they land on a sight word they must find it on their board, say and then write it.
You can change the spinners and boards to have any words you want!
Click here to download