Monday, November 29, 2021

Cyber Sale!

 Happy Cyber Monday! Are you shopping the sales today? I hate to shop in person so online is my jam.

My TpT store will be on sale today and tomorrow so you might want to check it out. 

Bundles are definitely the best deal since you can take 25% off the already discounted price! Here are a few of mine but I have over 250 products so I bet you will find something you will like.

Click HERE to visit my store. Don't forget to use the code: CYBER21 to get the extra 5% off!


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

True or False Equations Boom Cards

Looking for a cute, no prep digital math center? 

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 for directions 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.


Click HERE to purchase this deck. 


Monday, November 22, 2021

Turkey Subtraction Boom Cards

 Could you use a no prep but highly engaging math center for this Thanksgiving week?

This turkey-themed digital 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!  Click HERE for directions on assigning and hiding Boom cards.



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.

Click HERE to see this deck in action and HERE to purchase.


Sunday, November 21, 2021

Thanksgiving Syllables Boom Cards

Looking for an easy literacy center idea for Thanksgiving week?
Boom cards are engaging for the students and easy for teachers to assign.

 This 20 card Boom deck practices the skill of counting syllables and includes audio directions and reading of each word.


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

Don't have enough devices for a center? You could also practice whole group by projecting your teacher device. 

Click here to try this deck in action or HERE to purchase it. 


Monday, November 8, 2021

Thanksgiving Nouns FREEBIE center

Here is another Thanksgiving freebie literacy center for you! I tape the cards around the room and use it as a read the room activity but it can also be put in a tub as a traditional center.

If you have classroom devices, the QR code can be scanned to check the answers but the center can be used without the QR codes, as well. Click HERE to grab your FREEBIE. I also have other center activities if you like this one.


Sunday, November 7, 2021

Turkey Informative Reading and Writing

Would you like your students to tackle a nonfiction research study of turkeys but you are not sure where to start? I have assembled interesting non-fiction facts that you can read as a class. These pages are also great to practice identifying text features. There are several note-taking and organizer pages to choose from. 

Click HERE to go check it out.


Saturday, November 6, 2021

Thanksgiving ABC Order Freebie

Looking for a cute FREE Thanksgiving literacy center? This cut and paste activity comes in three versions so you can easily differentiate. 

Click HERE to grab this FREE Thanksgiving ABC Order printable. I have lots of other Thanksgiving center ideas in my store.


Sunday, August 29, 2021

1st Grade Math Activities & Games

I don't know about you, but I have never been fully satisfied with any math curriculum and always supplement. Over the years, I have made activities that correlate to professional development books I have read or created games for my math centers on skills that needed more practice.

I put 16 of these engaging games and activities into a new 1st Grade Math Activities & Games bundle so you can save big during the TpT sale. If you look back through this blog, you will see many posts about using these in my classroom. For example, you can read all about me adding Dot Talks after a Common Core training to work on the skill of subitizing. 

Click HERE to go check out everything that is included. I also have a few other FREE math activities you might want to check out.

Did you know if you buy a bundle and already own a resource included in the bundle, you can email TpT and they will refund the individual resource price?

I'm off to see what other goodies I can add to my wishlist. I love shopping, especially when it doesn't involve trying anything on. ;-)


Saturday, August 28, 2021

Letter Fishing Freebie and a Sale

Are you teaching or reviewing letter identification and sounds? This Letter Fishing Freebie makes for a fun center or you could even use it whole group with the fishbowl technique. (Ha, ha, pun not intended!)

 Did you hear TpT is hosting a BONUS Back-to-School sale? 

I have been back for 2 weeks but I know a  lot of lucky people go back after Labor Day. Everything in my store will be 20% off, including bundles. 

Here are some of the hot sellers at the beginning of the year:

Spelling errors introduced 2nd semester.

Super motivating for students!

Now with the ability to add your own words!

I also have a PPT version.

Craft and reusable writing templates with examples.

Check out my many Boom card decks!

Lots if fun math games!

I have assessment checklists for K, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

I have over 200 products and lots of freebies so I hope you find something in my store that makes the start of your year great!


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Back-to-School Planning & freebies

Have you started planning for the new school year? This summer seems to have flown by faster than any other I can remember. I have been dragging my feet, not wanting to admit the new year is upon us.  I am still feeling burnt out from last year so I think I will take advantage of the TpT sale and let some other talented authors help me out. 

I have these Back-to-School items already made if they can save YOU some time. 

I have many but this has been a popular one lately!

Posters for each step!

I have lots of Boom cards!

and don't forget to check out all the FREEBIES I have in my store!

I hope I have something that will make your return to school easier.  Remember to use the code to get the extra percentage off during the sale!

I usually like to make a lot of my own resources but I am declaring this year a mental health focus year so I am going to check out TpT so I can go back to my book!! I have 4 more days before meetings start. When do you go back?


Sunday, May 16, 2021

Hiding or Changing the Total Number of Boom Cards

I think you know by now that I am a big fan of Boom Cards. Today I wanted to share two tips for teachers.

Tip #1 You can change the total number of cards your students play.

Sometimes the deck has more cards than you want the student to play in one sitting. 

Tip #2 You can hide specific cards.

Perhaps the deck has a few cards that include a skill you have taught yet or are a bit too difficult.

Here is quick video to show you how!


Monday, April 19, 2021

Coins Bundles of Boom Cards & Google Slides

Do your students need to practice the prerequisite skills needed for counting money in CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.C.8?

I made 4 spring puzzle reveal money decks, in increasing difficulty, for Boom cards and Google Slides.

The Identify Coins & Values deck shows the front of back of each coin and the student needs to click on the correct name of the coin. The second half of the deck asks the student to identify the value of each coin. 

Students will recognize the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar since I have used realistic images. Each time the student clicks the correct answer, a piece of the spring puzzle is revealed. 

Counting Coins: Pennies, Nickels & Dimes asks students to count the coins and click on the correct total. Each correct answer earns a piece of the spring puzzle.

Coins: Pennies, Nickels, Dimes & Quarters increases the difficulty a bit.

And finally, Counting Coins: Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters & Half Dollars. 

Visit my TpT store to grab them individually or save on the bundle!