February 5, 2015

Valentine's Day Center & a FREEBIE

February is when I get to do one of my favorite bulletin boards! When we discuss Valentine's Day, we talk about how everyone is special. It's a great way to get in some more of those friendship building activities and show that we are truly a classroom community that cares about each other. I put up a bulletin board called "The Best Part of Me". Each student has to decide what they like best about themselves and then explain why. These turn out great and I love hearing their responses!
You can grab these writing prompts for FREE to use with this bulletin board by clicking here.

I've recently updated my Valentine's Literacy & Math Bundle and added a few new games! Here's a preview of everything that's included! 
We are working on reading and building CVC words, so I added this game to the bundle. My students did great building these words! I always like to use age appropriate clipart, so students will know what word they need to spell without having to ask adults what the image is. I used letter tiles, but you could use magnets, dry-erase markers, alphabet beads, etc. 
To work on reading simple CVC words more, we played Sort the Mail which works on real and nonsense words. After we sorted the cards, we worked on the middle sound they heard in the word, put the real words into sentences, and came up with rhyming words. When I create a game, I like to find multiple ways to play it. We were able to work on many skills during small group with this 1 game.
To continue to work on words, we played this Valentine Friends Word Family game which comes with 30 word families so you can differentiate the game depending on your student's skill level. Included are short vowel and long vowel word families. The students simply sort the words to the correct word family, then record their answer on the worksheet provided. 
I'm sure you've seen me post about these worksheets to work on missing numbers and comparing numbers. We use them to help us practice for mClass math assessments. This product comes with colored versions to use in sheet protectors for centers or black & white versions to use as worksheets. 
This new Counting Cupcakes game is one I added to the Valentine's day bundle this year. It works on number sense skills including numbers, number words, ten frames, dice, tally marks, and 1-1- correspondence to 10. The students say what number they have on their card, spin the spinner, and move around the game board. My students are competitive so they love anything with a game board. 
This game below is part of my Sweet Subtraction game that has 2 games and a set of worksheets to work on subtraction. I put this paper into a sheet protector so students can use dry-erase markers and use this over and over. They simply had to use both spinners, then subtract those numbers and find the answer. 
We are working on skip counting, so I made some cut & paste worksheets for counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Click here to get this counting by 5s worksheet FREE!! This game also comes with number cards for students to sequence. Grab all of these games and more in my Valentine's Day Literacy & Math bundle!

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