Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Themed Smartboard/Activinspire Games Giveaway

Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away... so it's time for a thanksgiving themed giveaway!  I made a bunch of new games for the smartboard and promethean board to incorporate phonics and phonemic awareness skills with this turkey themed holiday!

You can win this bundle of five games by guessing my favorite thanksgiving side dish - the first person to get it correct wins!

These thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board games are perfect for your classroom - not only are they adorable, but they're self checking also!

You can check out each of the individual games below!

 This thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to have your students practice CCVC words - just have your students read the word at the top of the page and find the picture that goes along with the word.       This thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to have your students practice middle short vowel sounds - just have your students drag the missing vowel into the word shape and erase the acorn to see if you're correct!

This Thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!  Write the blend you hear at the end of the word. Erase the pilgrim's hat to see if you were correct.      This Thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!  Just have students read the CVC word at the top of the page and touch the correct picture.  If they're right, they'll hear a turkey gobble!      This Thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!  Have students spell the CVCe word at the top of the page, then figure out the "value" of the word by adding up the numbers on the tiles... this game is the perfect way to incorporate math into your ELA lessons!

Don't forget... you can win all of these games by guessing my favorite Thanksgiving side dish!

Monday, November 17, 2014

I'm back... with a FREEBIE!

Hello blog friends! It's been far too long since I have posted here but I didn't forget about all of you!  Please accept this Goldilocks and the Three Bears freebie as my sincere apology for my prolonged absence from writing.


 This FREE set of writing books includes 5 days worth of differentiated lessons for your students that address various ELA skills, such as comprehension, alphabet recognition, and phonemic awareness... all using the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

This book is the first in a series of differentiated writing books for Kindergarten.  These books focus primarily on the fairy tales and folk tales included in the Core Knowledge scope and sequence for Kindergarten.


This writing book has your students work on so many different ELA skills over the five day sequence:
  • Day 1: Summarizing a Story using Illustrations (p. 3-4)
  • Day 2: Identifying Uppercase Letters (p. 5)
  • Day 3: Identifying Lowercase Letters (p. 6)
  • Day 4: Beginning Sounds (p. 7-8)
  • Day 5: Sounding Out Words (p. 9-10)

Oh, and did I mention that these books are differentiated?
  • Book A: Approaching Level
  • Book B: On Level
  • Book C: Above Level
Day 1 is the same for all three books, but days 2-5 are slightly different.  The pages look almost exactly the same, but the work is slightly different (e.g. for day 2, students with book A have to find 10 letters and students with book C have to find 16).

I'm going to post a series of these books (and have a giveaway of course!), but in the meantime - enjoy this freebie!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Incorporate Addition with Sight Words With These Fun Smartboard/Promethean Board Games

I always have students in my class who LOVE math - they will sit there counting in their spare time and pick up on new math concepts without even blinking.  Then... it's time to work on our sight words and they automatically aren't interested... they don't even want to put in the effort!  (Does anyone else have these types of students or is it just me!?)

Well... I figured it out:  make them think they're doing math when they're really doing ELA!  My mathematically inclined students LOVE these games... and don't even realize they're practicing their sight words in the process of doing addition!

I decided to bridge off of the concept of Scrabble to have students add up the value of words.

I made a few games for the Dolch Sight Words:

Word Value Game for Dolch Pre-Primer Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!           Word Value Game for Dolch Primer Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!


Word Value Game for Dolch 1st Grade Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!           Word Value Game for Dolch 2nd Grade Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Word Value Game for Dolch 3rd Grade Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!

I also made a few games for the Fry Words:

Word Value Game for Fry's 1st 100 Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!           Word Value Game for Fry's 2nd 100 Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!


Word Value Game for Fry's 3rd 100 Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!           Word Value Game for Fry's 4th 100 Words - Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Be the first person to comment on this blog post and I'll send you all of the games for free!  Don't forget to leave your email address!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ending Blends Games for Smartboard/Promethean Board and an Ending Blends FREEBIE!

Hey everyone!  I felt so bad when I realized how long it had been since I last blogged and figured I should repay you with a fantastic freebie and a quick giveaway!

Let's start with the freebie... an ending blends video that will be perfect for introducing the concept with your class (or reviewing it!):
FREE Ending Blends Video: Perfect for introducing or reviewing the concept with your class!

Now, for a bunch of games on the same topic:

Ending Blends/CVCC Word Shapes Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!           Ending Blends/CVCC Words in Silly Sentences for Smartboard/Promethean Board!  The kids won't even know they're learning with this game!


Ending Blends/CVCC Words in Silly Sentences for Smartboard/Promethean Board!          Ending Blends/CVCC Word Value Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!  Love how this incorporates math and ELA!

 
 Ending Blends/CVCC Words Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board! And it's self checking!

If you want to grab all five of this games in a bundle, click the picture below.  It'll save you 30%!

Ending Blends/CCVC Words BUNDLE of 5 Smartboard or Promethean Board Games!  Save 30% by buying the bundle!

And of course, for a quick giveaway: the first person to comment on this will get all of the games for free!  Just be sure to leave me your email address! 

(And if you're not first, stay tuned for another blog post full of games tomorrow - with a giveaway of course!)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to Put Pictures Side By Side in Blogger

Hi everyone!  I know it's been a few weeks, but I'm finally getting around to my blog and my Tech Tuesday post!



This was very popular on the poll!


Before you start the tutorial, I want to forewarn you that doing this can be kind of intimidating since it involves code.  I have my fingers crossed for you that you finish it in steps 1-3 (which involves no code)... but if not, just follow the steps in order.  Good luck!



Copy this code:
<br>
<table><tbody>
<tr><td>photoa
</td><td>photo b
</td></tr></tbody></table>
<br>


Here are my two pictures side by side:

http://www.pinterest.com/JessicaKings/tutorials-blogging-tips-and-tricks/
http://www.pinterest.com/JessicaKings/tutorials-using-technology-to-make-life-easier-for/ 

 You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
 Download this tutorial here! 
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

For next week's poll, I'll add another blogger option: how to show HTML code on your blog (similar to what I did after step 5, above).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Giveaway of Smartboard/Promethean Board Games for CVCe Words!

My Kindergarten students are obsessed with the song "Super E" from YouTube!  I can't wait to start a unit on CVCe words with them!  In the midst of making homemade spinach ravioli, I made 5 games that focus on a Super E/Magic E ending for the Smartboard and the Promethean board. 

Super E / CVCe Find the Picture Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!Super E / CVCe Sentence Arranging Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


Super E / CVCe Middle Vowel Sounds Game for Smartboard or Promethean BoardSuper E / CVCe Word Shapes Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


Super E / CVCe Word Value Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


Super E / CVCe BUNDLE of 5 Smartboard or Promethean Board Games


Now for the giveaway... I've been hard at work making homemade spinach ravioli.  I made four trays like the one below (and less than last year!)  Guess how many I made this year!  Whoever has the closest guess to how many I made by 10:00 tomorrow morning wins!




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More Spring Smartboard Games & a Quick Giveaway!

In my classroom, I teach the core part of phonics in the morning, then review our new topic (and previous topics) at the end of the day after snack.  It's nice to have Smartboard games that the students can manage independently... and of course, it helps if they're cute!

I've been hard at work making phonics and phonemic awareness games for my students and I have SIX new games to share with you!


Spring Beginning Blends: "bl" and "br" Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Spring Closed Syllables Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Spring Ending Blends: Spelling CVCC Words for Smartboard or Promethean Board

Editing Spring Themed Sentences for Smartboard or Promethean Board

Spring Themed Ending Blends Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board

Spring Themed Middle Vowel Sounds Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


I also added these games to my Spring Smartboard/Promethean bundle if you want to save 40% on all 12 Spring themed games I currently have up for sale.

Bundle of Spring Themed Smartboard and Promethean Board Games - 14 Games - Save 40%


Now of course, for a quick giveaway.  I'm making my grandma's famous spinach ravioli again this Easter.  Yesterday, I made the stuffing and dough, and today I'll start making a million tiny ravioli (okay, not a million, but last year we made 723 ravioli... yikes!)

Anyway... how long did it take me to make the spinach stuffing?  I rounded the time to the nearest 15 minutes.  Whoever guesses correctly first will win all FOURTEEN games!