Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas, Snowmen, and...Robots?!

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I am officially the worst blogger ever.  I fail to post things in a timely manner!  We were so busy with Christmas activities that I completely forgot to post things to my blog!  But my New Year's Resolution is to start posting things early enough so that my followers can actually use them before it is out of season!  Hahaha...we'll see how that goes!

Here are a few very random things...

This was how I decorated our classroom door for Christmas!
It was so easy & cute!  It looks like a giant wrapped present!

I wrote the names of my students on the polka dots, just for fun!
The cute jingle bell door hanger was from the Dollar Tree for $1!  Score!

  I already had the wreath, which fit perfectly over our circular windows.
I got the wreath from Big Lots last year!  They had other colors, too!

I absolutely LOVE decorating my Promethean Board with tacky tinsel!
When it is Halloween, I have an orange border with pumpkins that I put up!
The green/red tinsel & the two candy canes are from the Dollar Tree...$1 each!  Wahoo!!!

And this cute, soft elf came from Dollar General for a few dollars.  He is very adorable!
"Sadly", he did not cause a lot of mischief this year...
Maybe next year I will get into the whole "Elf of the Shelf" thing with my students.  

Okay...UPDATE!  I had originally made a Snowman Poke subtraction game that only covered facts from 10.  But I am happy to announce that I spent wayyyyy too much time making one that covers facts from 20! Yeah, it ended up being 230 cards!!!!!!!!!  AHHH!!!  But hey, more is better than less...right?  RIGHT?!

Click the picture below to go to my store and purchase this fun game for $5.  I'm telling you, my kids LOVE this game.  Plus, there are SO many cards that they never get bored playing it because they are all different!

Last game for this post!  Starting the first week back in January, 1st grade will be learning about Fractions.  This is a new unit that has been added along with our Common Core standards.  I am excited to try it out!  So I made a game to help my students practice identifying fractions, both numerically and as pictures.

This game is called Build-A-Bot:  Fractions.  Students will roll a die with fractions on it.  They must identify the fraction and find the matching numerical fraction on their robot game board in order to add a robot part. The first one to finish building their robot is the winner!  Fun fun fun!  Can't wait for my kids to try this out!

Click on the picture below to buy it from my TPT store for only $3!

Whew....thanks for hanging in there!  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!