Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On a Roll- Word Blend Game

This is a game I just made for Meara to practice creating word blends. She and I take turns rolling both a number(1 or 2 syllables) and blend cube. Then we create a word based on the results of the cube writing a one or two for the syllable of the word on the recording sheet. At the end we tally the number of syllables for each blend to determine which blend had the highest number of syllables.
They can be found at the links below:
Blend Cube 

On a Roll recording sheet

Number 1 and 2 Cube

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Storing Learning and File Folder Games

A few years ago I started looking for a storage solution for the file folder games that we were collecting. We started adding duct tape to the spine of the folder and punching holes in it to be placed inside of a three ring binder. This became a great solution for us. In the past week I have been searching the Internet for wonderful FREE printables to use in our home school classroom for second grade. I realized that most of the games I found needed a storage solution that was easy for our daughter to get out and put away on her own. This same concept worked using 9x12 envelopes, everything stores easily and neatly inside (this time I used clear packing tape).

It was hard for us to keep up with the small pieces that went with each file folder game so we started storing them in sandwich bags. We added hole punches to the bag and the folder and secured the bag with brags.

Here are a few of the wonderful places I found this week and used in the past for FREE printables:

A Place to Share

Differentiation Station

First Grade...a la Carte

Preschool Printables

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Addition

It's been cRaZy busy in our house. God gave us a beautiful sweet baby to add to our Irish clan, sweet baby Matthias. After some sickness when he was first born and again when he was ten weeks old requiring hospitalization he is now happy and healthy! We took a month and a half off from school so we are finishing first grade this week. We will have a week break and power on in to second grade. I am looking forward to blogging again. Hopefully, you all will still check in to see what we have to share! ;-)