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15 Mar
Learning Games

I recently created a gift basket from Teaching Heart to be used in a auction for a fundraiser…  It included games for learning. I thought I would share the games in the baskets and the printables used to make them. Above is a regular Jenga game turned into a fun math game!  Played just like Jenga except after you pull your piece you need to solve the addition problem.  The printables for this game and the cover for the box can be found here!! The game above is a Spring Themed Roll, Double, Plus 1, and Cover game.  You can get this game here! This is a Dinosaur Sight Word Primer Game. ... 

14 Mar
Whole Brain Teaching While Subbing - Scoreboard

As most of you know, I am subbing in k-4 classrooms this year.  I have to say, it really isn’t so bad.  The worst thing about subbing is wishing I was in my own classroom again…  That part is depressing, but the rest is pretty fun and happy.  Since I had years in my own classroom, I think subbing is somewhat easier than when I went into subbing when I first started teaching back in 1997.  I also think being a parent of younger children also makes you have a different perspective on the teaching job (but that is a whole post by itself). I have many tips and tricks that have been... 

7 Mar

Hi everyone!  Here are a few St. Patrick Day resources found on Teaching Heart that you will want to check out! A Little Color Green Book (k-2) (Click to download for free) A fill in the blank book for your students to complete. This is found in our St. Patty Pack Click here to download the free St. Patrick’s Day Printables! If you love our free printables. come check out these as well! You can see the full packet here and here too! You only need to print one sheet per student. The students cut out the playing pieces. Then they take turns rolling the dice and collecting all the items the... 

1 Mar
cupcakes american girl

Wanted to share a few pictures from my daughter’s party with four of her friends.  Just a little sleepover fun. The girls brought dolls to make shirts and hats for.  It was a fun time!!! Here are some pictures and links. Oreo balls dipped in pink – recipe here. Tea-pot Piñata – click here!  It was a HIT!  It’s the one request my daughter asked for…  she wanted a piñata.  It shipped easily and in great condition from Amazon! The picture above shows the American Girl Fortune Tellers that the girls loved…  I loved them and ended up buying a few sets to... 

28 Feb
Pittsburgh Apron

My daughter’s grade level studies the city of Pittsburgh.  One of the ways they celebrate their learning is by having a Pittsburgh Day put on by the parents and the teachers.  The eight teachers set-up four stations that the eight classes rotate through.  It’s a great idea!  Lots of artwork displayed around the school. The students rotate through the four stations when they arrive in the AM.  The main center being the pierogi making center.  A classroom is set-up with tables and all supplies to make pierogies. The student work with parents using the recipe below.  The trays... 

24 Feb
St. Patrick's Day Free Bump Dice Game

St. Patrick’s Day is a-coming…  will you have a wee little bit of fun?  I have a few games you may want to try.   I just updated my Patty Day Games Packet with a 30 card bingo and a few other goodies.  To celebrate I thought I would share a free bump activity.  You can see the full packet here and here too! You can download the free bump game – Click here to download the free resource!   You can see the full packet here and here too! Hope this gets you excited about March!  

11 Feb

I created this printable a few years ago and it is downloaded often around this time of year.  Today there were 700 downloads!!!  That must mean many of you can use candy at your parties – you are lucky!!!    All you need is my printable (Click to Download Minute to Win It Sheet!), 8 V-day M&M’s, 5 Candy Heart, 1 Red Vine, and 2 Swedish Fish. I put all the candy each player would need for the game in a baggie with the idea that part of the game would be taking it all out and laying it on the sheet. Can they finish the sheet so it looks like the one below in a minute?  Or does... 

8 Feb
Left Right Post Office Dice Game for Vday Party!

Excited to play this at my daughter’s school when all the third graders will get to roll the dice and play a game of Left, Right, Center (Post Office)!!! SET UP: Each die in LRP has a single envelope on three of its sides; the other sides are marked with an L, an R, and a picture of a Post Office Box. You need at least three people to play, but there is no upper limit on number of players. You will need three dice and each player needs three envelope graphics (used as tokens). Place the large US Mail Box in the middle of the table. Put the dice in the middle of the table and give each player... 

7 Feb
Cupcake Math for Grades 2 and 3

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  I thought I would share a free printable that would be great to use this week as your morning warm-up in grades two to three or just to print and use as extra practice of math facts at home. But before that…  have you had the 100th day celebration yet?  I was in grade two this week when they were celebrating the 100th day… so I had to think quick for some fun activities to celebrate this fun day of being 100 days smarter… Luckily, I had roll to 100 with me from the Teaching Heart 100th Day packet and the kids loved playing the games... 

1 Feb
Kindergarten Subtraction Ideas Topic * Envisions

My extended time working with the best Kindergarten team is over.  I am sad because it reminded me of the people I use to work with when I was teaching in the Seattle area.  I am sad it is over but happy that the teacher I was in for is better and ready to return. I had so much fun teaching subtraction lessons in Kindergarten the last week and a half using Envision Math Topic 8.  I supplemented and differentiated the lesson with a few fun activities that I thought I would share…   Printables will be free at the end of the post. To teach the vocabulary in the lessons, I created picture... 

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