October 25, 2014

Silent e S'mores

One of my Fall favorite products is something  I made awhile back, but was waiting for some cool Fall weather to get it out for centers. This Silent e S'mores game can be played a few different ways to allow for more engagement. 

Students will find a picture and then spell out the word using the s'more cards. Teach students how to build a s'more so they know that to build the word correctly by using 2 graham crackers, chocolate, and a marshmallow.
Grab a twig and let students roast a marshmallow over the fire for added fun!!
Students can spell the word horizontally like the pictures above, or stack the cards to make a real s'more.
Finally, students can record their answer on the worksheets provided. 

October 20, 2014

Literacy & Math Center Activities for Halloween

Halloween is coming soon and it's such a fun time of year! I just updated my Halloween Bundle that includes tons of literacy and math centers! These engaging centers work on letters, sounds, CVC words, sentences, numbers, counting, 1-1 correspondence, and more.
This simple file folder game is working on 1-1 correspondence using ten frames, numbers, and number words! 
 My students love playing this Halloween math game. They draw a number card, say the number (1-20), and then get to move around the board. However there are some tricky cards in the pile such as lose a turn or take a card from a friend. This game can be played many different ways to allow for differentiation. 
 My students love playing "war" during free time, so I started creating "war" games for math centers. This includes numbers 1-100 and they have a blast playing this! 
I am so excited about this Spin-a-Spider game that I just created. I made 4 different versions: numbers 1-10, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, and color words. I also have directions where this can be played like the game BUMP or this child just covered the shapes as he spun. There are also black/white versions so this can be used as a worksheet as well. 
This CVC game is a great way to get students to start to read simple words and then find the matching picture. This game also includes cards where students fill in the CVC word. 
Another favorite game in my class is scrambled sentences. I have SO many versions of scrambled sentences because my students keep asking for them. Students get to build 5 sentences about Halloween and then record their sentences on a worksheet. I love working with them on scrambled sentences, because it works on so many skills: sentence structure, sight words, punctuation, capitalization, etc. My students have started to learn to always put the word with the uppercase letter at the front and then the card with a punctuation at the end. Then they work on the rest of the words. They feel so confident when they get the sentences completed!
Have you grabbed this FREEBIE in my store yet If not, go get it NOW!!! The whole game is included in my Halloween packet, but you can grab a few of the worksheets by clicking here. I have a colored version for centers or a black/white version to be used as a worksheet for students to work on numbers 1-20.
Did you hear that Halloween is on a Friday this year, woohoo!!! :)