Friday, April 28, 2017

Color Sight Word Puzzle

Here is a fun game to play with your students. This game is a great way to practice color recognition, reading, and more!
Putting a puzzle together can be challenging for those without much experience. However, it will flexing your students brain muscles, and improve fine motor skills.
Puzzles are a great option for your early finishers, morning work, or even intervention groups.
Puzzles work well as individual work, partner work, and small group work.
Students with special needs also do well with these, once they understand the concept.

Just print and cut on the lines and you have instant engaging activity.

Color Sight Words Puzzle

I recommend printing them on cardstock and laminating them.
You can put them into plastic baggies.

There are 6 puzzle sets, 8 pieces to each puzzle.


Puzzle Classroom Game

You can make your sets color coded by printing the cards on the white side of the scrapbook paper. In case you do not have scrapbook paper, I added a different zig-zag background paper for each puzzle set.
Color Puzzle Background


I also added a color saving version, for those like me, who wants to save on ink. :)



Each puzzle piece has 6 colors. The student assembles the puzzle by matching the colors.



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Puzzle-3131848

Students can play with each puzzle set (8 pieces) separately. You can also make the game more difficult by playing with 2 or more puzzle sets.



Colors included in this set are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, gray/grey, black and white.

Happy Teaching!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FREE Telling Time Worksheets

 Just a quick post to share my newest telling time freebie with my teaching friends.

Telling time can be daunting for kiddos! Do you need some engaging resources to reinforce telling time? I use these worksheets to reinforce telling time as well as assess how well my students read the time on a clock.


If you are interested in the unit where the above example was taken from, you can take a look at it in my Teacher Pay Teachers store.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-Worksheets-3084557

This packet includes 26 telling time worksheets.

This packet covers:
A - Time to the hour
B - Quarter past the hour
C - Time to the hour and quarter past the hour
D - Time to the half hour
E - Time to the hour and time to the half hour
F - Time to the hour, time to the half hour and quarter past the hour
G - Quarter to the hour
H - Time to the hour and quarter to the hour
I - Quarter to the hour and quarter past the hour
J - Time to the hour, quarter past the hour, half past the hour
and quarter to the hour
K - Z Time to the nearest five minutes, covers all of the above

Helps to meet common core standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 - Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
2.MD.C.7 - Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes using a.m. and p.m. 

You can download my FREE sample page, go ahead and grab your free telling time worksheet:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Sample-Telling-Time-Worksheets-3084587

Need other telling time activities? Check out my telling time resources HERE.






Thursday, March 9, 2017

Telling Time Bundle

 Help you kids master telling time with this bundle. This packet is loaded with  hands on activities that make telling time fun.
All my telling time resources are color coded in the same way
1. pink set - time to the hour
 2. pink set - time to the hour with am, pm
 3. blue set - quarter past the hour
 4. orange set - time to the half hour
 5. green set - quarter to the hour
 6. yellow set - time to the nearest 5 minutes

 You can differentiate easily by customizing with target pages.

Helps to meet common core standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.B.3 - Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
2.MD.C.7 - Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes using a.m and p.m

Telling Time packets available in my store separately and in this bundle: 
This resource is a cut and paste activity. Students have to read the time, cut them out, color them, and paste them under the proper clock. When your students finish this activity you will get four great posters to display.
Color and black and white version included.
 







To make the clip cards you simply:
- cut around the edge,
- fold in half and
- glue.
You can laminate them if you like.

Use a clothespin. Pick the answer. Flip the card over to check is it correct.








 I have who has is an easy-to-play game, a great way to practice with the whole class.

Six I have, who has games included.
149 cards in total. +149 cards B&w version

The cards are color coded:
1. pink set - time to the hour - 13 cars
2. pink set - time to the hour with am, pm - 24 cards
3. blue set - quarter past the hour - 24 cards
4. orange set - time to the half hour - 24 cards
5. green set - quarter to the hour - 24 cards
6. yellow set - time to the nearest 5 minutes - 40 cards

Directions for use are also included.


 These task cards and game cards will give your students plenty of practice.

- Time to the Hour
- Time to the Half Hour
- Quarter to the Hour
- Quarter Past the Hour
- Time to the nearest 5 minutes

This kit includes:
-144 task cards
- 6 different recording sheets
- Bang cards

Task cards are super effective, simple and fun resources for any centers, stations, partner work, individual work, classroom games. You can use these cards to play Bang or Scoot classroom game.

You can differentiate easily by customizing with target pages.

Scoot is a great game to play with task cards. Simply place a task card on each desk in your classroom. Students move around the classroom answering questions. Children will answer the questions on their answer sheets.
Say “SCOOT!” when you want them to move to the next number. You can go as fast as you like. Then you can check the answers with the class.

If you want to play BANG classroom game, just add some Bang cards, place all the cards in a pile on the table and get ready to play the game! Players take turns to take a card. If they know the answer, they keep the card. If the player is incorrect, the card goes back under the pile. Continue taking turns and collecting correctly answered cards. If students get a BANG card, they have to give all of their cards back to you. The player with the most cards wins the game.

Telling Time Task Cards
These clock labels will help your students learn to tell time. Just print, laminate, cut and place around your clock. The labels are in five minute intervals. I have also included o'clock, quarter past, quarter after, half past, quarter to and quarter before.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Telling Time Task Cards

I finished up Telling Time Task Cards and Bang Classroom Game 2in1 that goes with my other telling time sets.
All my telling time products are color coded in the same way.

pink set - time to the hour
blue set - quarter past the hour
orange set - time to the half hour
green set - quarter to the hour
yellow set - time to the nearest 5 minutes


 This kit includes:
-144 task cards
Task cards are super effective, simple and fun resources for any centers, stations, partner work, individual work, classroom games.
Scoot is a great game to play with task cards. Simply place a task card on each desk in your classroom. Students move around the classroom answering questions. Children will answer the questions on
their answer sheets. Say “SCOOT!” when you want them to move to the next number. You can go
as fast as you like. Then you can check the answers with the class.



- 6 different recording sheets


- Bang cards

My kiddos love playing Bang, so I added a set of Bang cards because my students always get excited for a new packet. I can't wait to play this game with them next week. 
 
This product is for sale at my TpT store.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-Task-Cards-and-Bang-Classroom-Game-3040205


Do you like FREE? Go ahead and grab your free What Time is it Play-dough Mats

http://kandmclassroom.blogspot.rs/2017/01/telling-time-by-hour-half-hour-quarter.html


Monday, February 20, 2017

20+ Free Fabulous Easter ClipArt Sets

Choosing the best clip art plays a big role in creating worksheets and activities for your classroom. Here are some amazing FREE Easter clip art sets that will make your resources attractive! They are free so grab them! Click each picture to head on over to their blogs.

20+ Free Easter Clip Art Sets


By: Chirps Graphics

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Lace-Easter-Eggs-Clip-Art-Set-Chirp-Graphics-1766225

By: EduClips

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Spring-Chicks-Clip-Art-Bundle-Educlips-Clipart-1134290

By: Creative Clips

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Freebie-Bunny-Belly-Frames-Creative-Clips-Digital-Clipart-1757558

By: Graphics From the Pond

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Egg-Cup-Fun-Easter-Graphics-From-the-Pond-565620

By: Whimsy Workshop Teaching

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/All-Ready-For-Easter-Kids-Clip-Art-Whimsy-Workshop-Teaching-1795920

By: Teaching in the Tongass

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-Duck-Clipart-Free-1764892

By: DSart

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/EASTER-FREE-Clipart-color-and-blackwhite-2389834

By: Teaching in the Tongass

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Bunny-Clipart-Free-2447014

By: DSart
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-KIDS-and-Eggs-Digital-Clipart-color-and-blackwhite-2420303

By: Prince Padania

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Bunny-Spring-Clip-Art-FREEBIE-1760941

By: DSart

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-RABBIT-Digital-Clipart-color-and-blackwhite-2410707

By: Yans Factory

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Eggs-Frames-Borders-Freebie--1784088

By: Dorky Doodles

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Egg-Alphabet-Digital-Clip-Art-1116501

By Confetti Graphics

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREEBIE-Rainbow-Carrots-Clip-Art-Set-10-Piece-Easter-Spring-Counting-2463407

By: DSart

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chick-Message-Board-FREE-Digital-Clipart-color-and-blackwhite-2406486

By: ZippadeeZazz

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Egg-Alphabet-Clipart-for-Bulletin-Boards-2448962

By: Studio Elska

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chalkboard-Easter-Eggs-Clipart-Studio-Elska-FREE-2460463

By: Trioriginals

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-P4-RAINBOW-Egg-Bunnies-P4-Clips-Trioriginals-Clip-Art-3020006

By: Be Merry Clipart

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-Bunny-FREEBIE-1776455

By: Paper Moon Clipart

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Clip-Art-Paper-Moon-Clip-Art-2414756

I am loving all these Easter sets! Which one is your favorite?

For more FREE clip art sets, follow my Free Clip Art for Teachers board on Pinterest!



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Word cards

Today I'm sharing a set of word cards and printable letter tiles.They can be used together as a cut and paste activity or separately.

The letter tiles are a cheaper version of Bananagrams and Scrabble tiles. You can cut the letters and collect them in a pill organizer. And voila you are ready for word work.

Pill Organizer

If you choose to make word cards (CVC words, sight words) you can use them to play any game that requires or involves word cards. Read more and find game ideas and freebies in my older posts:
 Bang or Kaboom Must-Have Classroom Game
 Vocabulary Games and Activities - Growing Resource.
How to Make Bottle Cap Alphabet

To get your free Word Cards and Letter Tiles printable click on the picture below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B851ovZ-tkAgaTZJUDZBT0hMMWc/view?usp=sharing

If you need more ideas how to play with letter tiles and word cards be sure to check out all the ideas bellow:

Game of the Month: Bananagrams from whatdowedoallday
Matching Alphabet Beans Literacy Game from theimaginationtree
Four Ways to Use Bananagrams Tiles to Aid Letter and Word Recognition from thisfineday


And this isn't all, for more word work ideas, follow my Word Work board on Pinterest!




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bang or Kaboom Must-Have Classroom Game

In case you need a super effective, simple and fun activity for your classroom you must try this game for sure! If you are not familiar with the game BANG! or KABOOM!, here it is.
I stumbled upon this awesome game over at Come Together Kids blog. Once my kids learned to play this game it became our class favorite.

It's super easy to make.

What do you need for this game?
- flashcards or popsicle sticks
- a few BANG cards
- a can
- optional: jar labels, scrapbook paper if you want to decorate your can.

The best part about this game is that it is easily adaptable. You can use it for letters, sight words, numbers, math facts, etc. It is great to review almost any concept. Depending on the grade, it can be kept very basic, or made much more complex.


HOW TO PLAY:
Place all the cards or sticks in your can and get ready to play the game!
Players take turns pulling out a word card from a can. If they know the answer, they keep the card.
If the player is incorrect, the card goes back into the container.
Continue taking turns and collecting correctly answered cards.
If students get a BANG card, they have to give all of their cards back to you.
The player with the most cards wins the game.

Teacher tips:
I like to put up to five copies of the same word in the jar, especially when we use new lexical sets.

If you don't want to spend the time designing your own game... I've done that part for you. Check it out bellow.

First I found myself in a need for some scrapbook paper.

scrapbook paper


 Then, I created can labels in similar colors:

Bang Classroom Game Jar LabelBang Classroom Game Jar Label


And voila, here is our BANG CAN.

Bang Classroom Game

 I made these labels in b&w version for my students. A few of them made this game at home and play BANG with their siblings and/or parents ever since.

Before all that we made tons of word cards. I designed these letter tiles for a cut and paste activity in order to help accurate spelling. This is an inexpensive version of Montessori movable alphabet.

Letter Tiles


Whenever there were a few spare minutes in a lesson we cut those letters and collected them in a pill organizer.

Alphabet Cards

Then we made lots of word cards and a few BANG cards.

Bang Classroom Game Word Cards


Bang Vocabulary Classroom Game Printables

You can find this and other vocabulary games in my Vocabulary Games and Activities - Growing Resource with FREE updates for life. Once you buy this resource, you will receive the updates for FREE!
I will increase the price of this product each time I add a new pack, so you save more by purchasing early! New word cards and new classroom games are being added continually!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-Games-and-Activities-Growing-Resource-2572264


 For more classroom games visit my Classroom Games board on Pinterest: