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)
I got this original idea from the blog First Grader At Last! http://firstgraderatlast.blogspot.com/2010/10/spooky-shake-up.html
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.
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.
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
Here is a game I made that my students really love! It is called Doubles Plus 1 BINGO. I put the BINGO boards in Communicators and have students use dry erase markers to make an X on each square. I copied the BINGO boards and instructions on colored card stock paper to make it sturdy and cute!