Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's {FREEBIE} Fry Time!

It all started last weekend when I took my son to McDonald's after a long trip to get the oil changed...his reward for being patient and good!  So he opens up his happy meal and brings out the cutest french fry container!  I hadn't realized they changed how they did the happy meals because it's been forever since we have gone.  Anyways, he pulls that container out and I immediately remember an idea I saw a while back about fact families and fries.  So I got the manager to donate a bunch of containers and this is what I came up far!

Since we are working on fact families right now, I decided to set up a math station that sorts the facts into the correct container.  I made the fries out of a pool noodle and wrote the facts with a sharpie.  The best part is with a wet cloth you can wipe them off and reuse again for different facts or a whole different sort!  Love it!

I also made a follow up sheet to practice writing fact families after the sort.  Of course, after I did all the work I googled "french fry fact families" and found the post to the original idea.  My activity is slightly different, but I could have saved myself some time with the worksheets by just using hers.  Here is the link for the original idea...thanks to Christie at First Grade Fever for the idea. 

I also used some of the containers and fries I made to do a review rhyming sort.  I also created a follow up sheet. (The picture is sideways, but you get the idea.)  My kiddos love sorting activities and were excited to see these new ways to sort!

If you are interested in my french fry sorting sheets, you can find them {HERE}!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

{FREEBIE} to Celebrate 100+ Followers

Here I am Sunday night exhausted from a busy, but great weekend.....not ready to start the work week.  But I did finish my time {FREEBIE} I Have, Who Has as promised.  My kiddos love I Have, Who Has activities so I can't wait to play this with them this week.  Just click on the picture and it will link you to it!  I can't post it to my TpT store because I used my new Scrappindoodles clock clipart and I do not have a license to give stuff away for free on there.  Hope someone out there can find this useful!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Celebrating 100+ Followers Giveaway Contest!!!

I have been MIA and while I was, I reached 105 followers!!! Wow! I do believe that deserves a celebration of a freebie! I don't have anything right now, but I hope to very soon! I believe it will be ready in a short TIME from now....until then I can do a giveaway!  Keep reading.....

I just updated my Literacy Workstation "I Can" task cards, which took forever but long overdue! I don't know about you, but we were getting in a slump of blah-ness and needed some new tasks. So my Firsties and I came up with a few and now I have over 80 task cards for only $5.50 at my TpT store. Be sure to check them out! I keep adding to it and would love to hear ideas of what else I can add.  Here are the tasks included:

Phonics Station
·       ABC puzzle
·       ABC game
·       rhyming dominoes
·       word wall spinners
·       code words
·       sight word Candyland
·       Roll, Code, Keep
·       ABC ball toss
·       play popcorn game
·       rhyming puzzle
·       word families
·       power towers
·       Sight word Uno
·       sort words
ABC/Word Station
·       magnets
·       stamps
·       play Boggle
·       play-doh
·       play scrabble
·       play roll and say
·       Tic, tac, toe
·       partner’s back
·       build words with letter blocks
·       magnadoodles
·       word wall spinners
·       power towers
·       play hangman
Classroom Library
·       read the pictures
·       read words
·       graphic organizer
·       play reading game
·       retell the story
·       draw mental pic
·       reading spinner
·       choose new books
Big Book
·       read a big book
·       read nursery rhyme chart
·       reading spinner
·       read with a partner
·       fill out graphic organizer
·       look for rhymes
·       underline rhyming words
·       use a pointer
·       hunt for words
·       hunt for digraphs, contractions, compound words
Pocket Chart Station
·       sort names by letters, boys, girls
·       sort by syllables
·       rhyming memory
·       match contractions
·       match vocabulary words
·       match names to pictures
·       sort rhyming words
·       make compound words
·       match rhyming words
·       make sentences
·       make words
·       sort words by sounds
Listening Station
·       listen to story
·       draw mental pic
·       reading spinner
·       play a reading game
·       draw and label the characters
·       draw and label setting
·       fill out graphic organizer
Buddy Reading
·       read the pictures
·       read the words
·       play reading game
·       reading spinner
·       retell the story
·       fill out graphic organizer
Overhead Station
·       do an overhead
·       spell using letter tiles
·       circle rhyming words in poems
·       fill out graphic organizer
Poetry Station
·       highlight rhyming words
·       put poem in order
·       find digraphs, suffixes, long vowels, etc
·       read poems to partner
·       draw mental pic
·       copy poem
Fluency Station
·       read letters
·       read words
·       read phrases
·       read nonsense words
·       read poems
·       play a fluency game

If you are interested in winning a *free* copy of my Literacy Workstation "I Can" Task Cards, here's what to do: very simply follow my blog and answer 1 simple question.  The person closest to the correct answer wins! 

How many fonts do I currently have downloaded onto my laptop??

Also, anyone that blogs about my giveway and lets me know will be entered into a chance at winning any 1 product at my TpT store.  I don't know how to do that random generator thing so I may have to manually pull a name out of a hat...

Good luck!  Giveaway ends St. Patrick's Day Eve!!!  Winners announced St. Patrick's Day morning!!