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 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!

Grab all five Dolch words games as part of bundle here!



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!

Grab the games for Fry's first 400 words as part of a bundle here!



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).