Thursday, December 31, 2020

Penguin Ending Punctuation

Need a January or penguin-themed literacy center or distance learning activity? In this 20 card Boom deck, students will read or listen to each sentence and click the correct ending punctuation. Audio directions and reading of each sentence are included.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.B Use end punctuation for sentences.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Winter Syllables Boom Cards 25% off

Winter Syllables Boom Cards make a great center or distance learning activity. Includes 20 cards with audio directions and optional audio for each word. I did not have it auto play so your students could have the practice of trying to decode the words on their own first.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Sale on Snowman True or False Equations

 Are you a loyal follower of my TpT store? I've started giving followers a 25% discount when I post a new product! So go click on that green star so you know when I post something new.

In this snowman-themed digital Boom deck, students will determine if the given addition or subtraction equation is true or false. Perfect for a first or second grade no-prep math center or distance learning. Great for fact fluency! Cards 1-20 are within 10 and cards 21-40 are within 20 so you have the option to differentiate. I love Boom cards because the students get instant feedback and I get a quick assessment of their skill.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

FREE Grinch Bang Game

 Unfortunately, I have the nickname Grinch in my family because I have been known to let the holiday rush get to me. Although it is a bummer that my house will not be filled with visiting family this pandemic year, perhaps a silver lining may be that I don't feel as overwhelmed.

Anyway, I saw an image of the Grinch and it reminded me that many years ago I made a bang game and shared it. I haven't met a class yet that doesn't enjoy bang games.  

I made doubles and doubles plus one cards but a blank set is also included if you want to change the skill. 

Click HERE to go grab your FREE game. Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Winter Math Puzzles

I finished another set of Boom cards just in time for the sale!

 Each card has different clipart from all your favorite artists! You can try a playable preview HERE.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

TpT Sale!

 My entire store is on sale!

Bundles are an absolute steal since they were already discounted and now this sale on stop!

and I have some new items I think you might like...

or you can grab one of my best sellers.

You may want to follow my store by clicking on the green star so you know when I add new products  ( over 150 so far) or have a flash sale.

Have fun shopping!  


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Math Puzzle Boom Cards

 Do you have some smarties that are up for a challenge?

These logic problems are are a fun way to practice basic facts while building problem solving skills. 

And they hit so many standards:








I am in process of making a whole series of these. Each card has different clipart so it takes a while but I think that it will add to the fun. Isn't Creating4 the Classroom clipart so cute?

You can click HERE for a playable preview.

If you haven't tried Boom cards yet, I highly recommend them. They are easy to assign for centers or distance learning The students get immediate feedback and you can see their results which is awesome to check understanding.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas Turkey True or False Equations

My obsession with Boom cards continues. I have made over 30 decks now. They work on any device and are easy to assign as a center or distance learning activity.

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In this holiday turkey-themed deck, students will determine if the given addition or subtraction equation is true or false. Cards 1-20 are within 10 and cards 21-40 are within 20 so you have the option to differentiate.

Click HERE to check out the helpful post Lessons for Little Ones did on assigning and hiding Boom Cards.



Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 - 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.


Relate counting to addition and subtraction


Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.


Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Reindeer Informational Reading, Writing, and Craft

This unit includes everything you need for a nonfiction research study of reindeer!

Included in this packet:

* information "book" including text features such as title page, table of contents, headings, bold print, captions, labels, map, and glossary. I project on the screen so we can read together.

*teaching tips

*anchor chart suggestions and printables

*graphic organizers for taking notes

*writing organizer (different line options)

*writing paper (different line options) 

*craft directions and templates

*fiction/non-fiction suggestions

* CCSS alignment

You can grab your copy in my TpT store.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Christmas Syllables Boom Cards

In this 20 card deck, the student reads or listens to the Christmas-themed word and clicks the correct number of syllables. Includes audio directions and reading of each word. Perfect for distance learning or literacy centers.

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words: elf, tree, snowman, Santa, star, sleigh, presents, candy, reindeer, lights, cookies, gingerbread, ornament, stocking, train, sack, carolers, list, decorate, bow.


Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound 

to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Thanksgiving ABC Order FREEBIE

 I like cut and glue center activities because not only do they practice the targeted skill but kids these days (wow, am I 90?) struggle with their scissors so they need all the practice they can get!

This FREEBIE has 3 versions! Click HERE to download.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Feast: A Subtraction Strategy Game {FREEBIE}

I made this game to practice the subtraction strategy of using addition facts (specifically doubles) to solve a subtraction question. I asked my students to use the included sentence frame as they solved each question. If they could do this correctly they put a counter over a picture on their FEAST board. The first player to completely cover their board is the winner.

I also included blank cards if you would like to change the skill.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Aligned to the CCSS 1.OA.6

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Turkey Subtraction Within 20 Boom Cards

This turkey-themed deck includes 40 cards that ask a student to click on the answer to subtraction problems within 20. If you'd like to only practice within 10, you can hide the last 20 cards until your students are ready!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Thanksgiving Clusters with S FREEBIE

This Thanksgiving-themed Read the Room activity would be perfect for literacy centers or word work. This packet focuses on decoding clusters with s and requires students to match the word to the corresponding picture. 

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Thanksgiving Nouns QR Code Center FREEBIE

 I tape these around the room so the students can walk around with clipboards. 

The students read the sentence and write the nouns in the matching box.
After they are done, the student grabs an iPad (or other device) to scan the QR code to check their work.

You can still use this center even if you don't have technology, it just won't be self-checking.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Thanksgiving Syllables Boom Cards

 I am completely hooked on Boom Cards. They are great for distance learning or for in-person centers. I love that I can look and see how my students did, even when they are at home.

Click HERE to see a live preview and then HERE if you'd like to purchase these.

Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.


Thursday, November 5, 2020

How to Cook a Turkey Writing FREEBIE

 Asking young children how to cook a turkey can be hilarious! In this FREEBIE, I include  a writing organizer, sentence frame, writing paper, and class book cover.

One year the responses were so funny I sent a copy of the whole book home to the parents so they could also enjoy a chuckle.

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