Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Has Sprung and Games are Fun! Blog Hop

What classroom is complete without some fun games?!  We've got a few favorites here to share with you.  Come hop along with us and grab some fun FREEBIES!

We love using these fluency games for a quick skill building.  We've made them in a projector form to use with the whole class and in a playing card form for small groups. These games can also be great to throw on an iPad and use in a small group.   Right now, we have 3 versions: Nonsense Words, Sight Words, and Number Sense.  Here is a pick into our classroom to see the games in action:

Our SPLAT Number Sense Fluency has been super for improving our kiddos mental math skills when working with numbers.  They are gaining more accuracy in quickly naming 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less than a given number.  This game is broken down into numbers 1-30 and numbers 30-120.  This allows for differentiation and growth.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Splat-Number-Sense-Fluency-Practice-Games-875678
In our BUZZ..Nonsense Word Fluency game, kiddos are practicing to read nonsense words fluently.  This has been great for encouraging our kiddos to read the whole word instead of chunking out the sounds.  This has GREATLY helped our DIBELS testing scores as our version of the test gives a greater emphasis on reading the whole word.
 Here is a FREEBIE Nonsense / Real Word Sort you can grab!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nonsense-Word-Fluency-Practice-Activities-657353

Our Bounce Sight Word game uses the Dolch sight words. There is a Pre-Primer, Primer, First and Second list for both the card game and projector game. 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Fluency-Game-Bounce-687953

Here is sample FREEBIE you can grab from our Bounce Sight Word Fluency game.  This freebie is the projector version of one of the sight word lists. 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOOEpLR1gtclR4Qmc/edit?usp=sharing
Another favorite game type resource in our classrooms are our Math Bags (math centers).  Below you can find the Original Math Bags for grades K, 1st, and 2nd.  Each complete set has a sample freebie you can grab.  The sets are also sold individually in our store.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Bags-for-1st-Grade-THE-COMPLETE-SET-30-Common-Core-Aligned-Math-Centers-749488
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOWWdEdUlMN2Jqcm8/edit
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Bags-for-2nd-Grade-THE-COMPLETE-SET-30-Common-Core-Aligned-Math-Centers-924110
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goON0ZuN3NMNERiQms/edit
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Bags-for-Kindergarten-COMPLETE-SET-35-Common-Core-Aligned-Math-Centers-980713
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOeDB5SEZielc5VEU/edit

Enter our Giveaway to grab a Complete Math Bag Set - You Choose the Grade Level!
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You can also grab all of these fun game products for 20% in our store right now!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/First-Grade-Buddies
 

Head over to see Abbey at A Teacher Mom to grab another super freebie!
http://ateachermom1.blogspot.com/2014/03/spring-has-sprung-blog-hop.html


7 comments:

  1. These games all look great! I don't have a smartboard but do have 2 ipads. Can you tell me where I can learn how to put them onto the ipad? Thanks.
    Cathyg11@gmail.com

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    1. I am also wondering how you put the games on the ipad. alishakruz@gmail.com

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  2. I bought your Kindergarten and 1st grade math bags a while ago and they have been a HUGE hit! Thanks so much for creating such amazing products :)
    Laura
    Differentiation Station Creations

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  3. Fingers crossed!!! :) I'm your newest (and 1000th!) follower to your TpT store!!! :)

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    1. YAY!!!! That's so cool! Can you email us? firstgradebuddies2@gmail.com

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    2. I just got YOUR email. Cool! Thank you! :)

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